Monthly Archives: December 2014

Therapeutic Hypothermia: How low can we go?

A report of secondary outcomes from a trial, prior to the report of the primary outcomes should, in general I think, be resisted. Having said that, we reported the secondary outcomes of the CAP trial before we had the primary … Continue reading

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Counselling parents when their infants have CNS injury.

Marcus Brecht and Dominic Wilkinson have just published an interesting study detailing treatment limitation discussions in the NICU which came after diagnosis of major CNS injury, and what happened to the babies after these discussions. There is a lot which … Continue reading

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Not neonatology : the antipodes, week 2

The rain slowed down towards the end of our week in Auckland, and then we headed north for a stay in Paihia. Paihia is the main town on the Bay of Islands, one of the places where Captain Cook made … Continue reading

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Predicting Outcomes?

A new publication and an editorial address some of the issues around whether we can predict outcomes in preterm infants. This was a large cohort study from the NICHD network, the usual multi-multi-multi-author paper, 34 authors wrote this paper apparently, … Continue reading

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Not neonatology: le grand tour

We have decided as a family to take a break, a pseudo-sabbatical to visit the down-unders, learn about their culture, present at conferences, and generally focus on de-stressing and self-improvement. The 3 kids are out of school, and will be … Continue reading

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Lactoferrin and the bowel

There’s a lot of activity in Lactoferrin research recently, this protein is very promising as prophylaxis against infections and perhaps also against necrotising enterocolitis. First of all a study giving bovine lactoferrin to newborn piglets which showed a stimulatory effect … Continue reading

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The Power of Parent’s Touch.

My friend and colleague Marsha Campbell-Yeo is part of the Centre for Pediatric Pain research. She has just produced a video about controlling pain in young babies, which you can see here: My only beef is that all the parents … Continue reading

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