Monthly Archives: January 2014

Running, skiing, skating… for a good cause

The young leaders’ circle is a charitable organisation that is a partner with the Sainte-Justine Foundation in the winter triathlon fund-raiser that is taking place on February the 7th in Montreal. The funds raised will be going to support maternal … Continue reading

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Osteopathy in the NICU; you’ve got to be joking!

I didn’t mention this article when it first came out as it is so obviously nonsense. It came back to my attention as there is a really well done deconstruction on the blog ‘Science Based Medicine‘ which I strongly recommend … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates

Hallenberger A, Poets CF, Horn W, Seyfang A, Urschitz MS: Closed-loop automatic oxygen control (clac) in preterm infants: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics 2014. This is a report of a small multicenter study of the use of a system built into … Continue reading

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Drug approval in neonates; what to do? and what is this dexmedetty stuff?

Most of the drugs that we routinely use in neonatology do not have a specific license for neonatal use. This is true I think in every jurisdiction around the world, the USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe, but I don’t know … Continue reading

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A history of evidence based medicine

If you’ve got a few minutes to spend in the virtual company of some of the greats of EBM, the JAMA network have a microsite with videos of interviews largely animated by Richard Smith (former editor of the BMJ) http://ebm.jamanetwork.com  Fairly light … Continue reading

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Communicating with parents, and decision making for the extremely immature infant

The other two articles that I mentioned in the last post, from the new issue of Seminars in Perinatology, were written to discuss a framework for decision making for the extremely immature infant. (Dupont-Thibodeau A, Barrington KJ, Farlow B, Janvier … Continue reading

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Three new publications

The latest issue of Seminars in Perinatology has just appeared on line. This is second part of the report of the NICHD, SMFM, ACOG, AAP joint workshop where Annie and I presented. I think these articles are all free access: … Continue reading

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