Monthly Archives: September 2013

10 Things Having A Preemie Has Taught Me About Life

One of the ‘parent of premie’ blogs that I read is ‘Cheering on Charlie’ from a parent of a 26 weeker who is now a beautiful little girl of about 16 months (just about 1 yr old corrected!). I really … Continue reading

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The fetal microbiome

One of the correspondents on the ‘phemonena’ website is Carl Zimmer, who has a newish column at the NY Times about the findings which show that the fetus is not sterile. This is not completely new, but I think it … Continue reading

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New Book

I seem to have spent much of this year writing review articles of one type or another. One of them was for a new textbook on nutrition of the preterm neonate, edited by Sanjay Patole from Perth. There are many … Continue reading

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Pre-SUPPORT, what did we really know?

One of the misplaced criticisms that have been made about the SUPPORT trial and the consent forms was that we should have known before the trial that there would be a difference in mortality, and that there would be a … Continue reading

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Travelling again

I am, for the next few hours, in Sydney Australia, at the end of a productive trip. We had 2 workshops, 1 on the current status of probiotics, the other on the question of consent for perinatal trials, focusing on … Continue reading

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Does gestational age matter?

Taking a break from the SUPPORT brouhaha for a moment, here is a great systematic review from Greg Moore and colleagues in Ottawa. (Moore GP, Lemyre B, Barrowman N, Daboval T: Neurodevelopmental outcomes at 4 to 8 years of children … Continue reading

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Marche pour les prématurés

Last Sunday was the annual ‘marche pour les prématurés’ in Montreal, and several other cities across Québec. Some other towns have their walks this coming Sunday (see the website of Préma-Québec, who organize them). This year the walk was covered … Continue reading

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