Monthly Archives: November 2012

Long term outcomes to adolescence of extremely low birth weight babies

Litt JS, Taylor HG, Margevicius S, Schluchter M, Andreias L, Hack M: Academic achievement of adolescents born with extremely low birth weight. Acta Paediatrica 2012. A large cohort of babies born in the mid 90’s (n over 200) was followed … Continue reading

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Weekly Updates #14

Jiang ZD, Ping LL, Chen C, Wilkinson AR: Brainstem auditory response findings in preterm infants after necrotizing enterocolitis. Acta Paediatrica 2012, 101(12):e531-e534. Auditory brainstem response latencies were longer in preterm infants who had had NEC (when they reached term) compared … Continue reading

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Dressing Down

This is an innovative Randomized Controlled Trial. Hofmann J, Zotter H, Kerbl R: How to dress as a paediatrician? Acta Paediatrica 2012, 101(12):1260-1264. “One hundred and seven children and 72 parents were visited by a paediatrician randomly wearing one of … Continue reading

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Probiotics in a Canadian NICU

We occasionally have parents who request ‘alternative’ therapies for their babies in my unit, not many, as I think very often parents are rather overwhelmed by the efficacy and intensiveness of a modern NICU. On two occasions in my career I have … Continue reading

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101 posts, 20,000 page views, 105 countries!

When I started this blog I intended it mostly for my own trainees, with the hope that others might find it useful, and that the energy expended for my fellows (and colleagues) could help others struggling like me to stay … Continue reading

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Slow codes, show codes, and no-codes in neonatal intensive care

This is the title of a live webinar debate, Nov 29th, 12-1pm Organized by the Children’s mercy Hospital, Kansas City. The Information for the Webinar is as follows: Every NICU or PICU doctor has faced the following situation:  A baby … Continue reading

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Weekly Updates #13

Tin W, Brunskill G, Kelly T, Fritz S. 15-Year Follow-Up of Recurrent “Hypoglycemia” in Preterm Infants. Pediatrics. 2012. A very long term follow up of a study by my friend Win Tin in the North East of England. They were … Continue reading

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