Monthly Archives: November 2013

Preterm Babies are Human Beings Too

The Canadian Medical Association Journal has just published a Commentary by 2 neonatologists from the USA. Batton D, Batton B: Advocating for equality for preterm infants. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2013. The commentary is in response to the CPS recent … Continue reading

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100,000 page Views!

I guess I am now an established blogger… just over 300 posts in about 18 months, 100,000 page views from 151 different countries. For a while I thought I must be blocked in China, but I now have had 2 … Continue reading

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Palivizumab for late preterm infants, can we afford it?

It is quite clear that palivizumab reduces the incidence of RSV disease, and probably also the severity, among those who still get it nevertheless. It is just as clear that it is extremely expensive. If RSV is likely to make … Continue reading

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Neonatal Mortality: good news… could do better.

The new report of the WHO Global Health Observatory notes that child mortality, infant mortality and neonatal mortality have all fallen substantially in the last 23 years. The efforts toward obtaining the millennium goals are bearing fruit. http://www.who.int/gho/child_health/mortality/neonatal_infant_text/en/index.html The detailed … Continue reading

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