Monthly Archives: January 2013

Transplanting Poo

That’s right, Poo not Pooh; this post is not an AA Milne tribute. The smallest trial in a while at the PNEJM (van Nood E, Vrieze A, Nieuwdorp M, Fuentes S, Zoetendal EG, de Vos WM, Visser CE, Kuijper EJ, … Continue reading

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Testing treatments

Imogen Evans, Hazel Thornton, Iain Chalmers, and Paul Glasziou have written a great book about why we need to do clinical trials, with introductory chapters about how they should be done. The second edition of their book is available free … Continue reading

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Weekly Updates #20

My endnote database got corrupted partway through the week, I nearly had a “crise de nerfs” and it took most of a day to put right… the final solution wasn’t that difficult, but I tried about 15 other things first. … Continue reading

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Let it flow?

There are now accumulating a few trials of the use of high flow nasal cannulae (HFNC) as a means of respiratory support in the newborn Collins CL, Holberton JR, Barfield C, Davis PG: A randomized controlled trial to compare heated … Continue reading

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How do Probiotics and Breast Milk prevent NEC?

The question of the mechanism of action of probiotics and the manner in which breast milk reduces the incidence of NEC are important if we are to figure out for the future how to advance. There are specific components of … Continue reading

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Using YouTube to save babies’ lives

A great series of videos produced by the global health media project are designed to help health care workers diagnose and treat neonatal health problems. I haven’t yet watched them all, but the evaluation of respiratory problems video, and the … Continue reading

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Weekly Updates #19

Scattolin S, Gaio P, Betto M, Palatron S, De Terlizzi F, Intini F, Visintin G, Verlato G: Parenteral amino acid intakes: Possible influences of higher intakes on growth and bone status in preterm infants. J Perinatol 2013, 33(1):33-39. This was … Continue reading

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