Monthly Archives: March 2015

Not neonatology: trip to the antipodes, last stop on the way back : San Diego

This is the final installment of my travelogue, for on the way back home from Australia, we had been invited to speak at the Annual Conference of the California Association of Neonatologists, now called ‘Cool Topics’. This gave me a … Continue reading

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Not neonatology: trip to the antipodes, week 11. Melbourne!

Our last week before leaving Oz and we were fortunate to be in Melbourse, we managed to arrive the day before their ‘nuit blanche’ a non-stop overnight festival of art and cultural events. Which included, for example, this projection of a … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates

Willson D, et al : The Lack of Specificity of Tracheal Aspirates in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Infection in Intubated Children. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2014, 15(4):299-305. Nosocomial pneumonias in intubated patients are common in adults and older children, in … Continue reading

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Should we be using bevacizumab for retinopathy of prematurity?

 Geloneck MM, Cet al: Refractive outcomes following bevacizumab monotherapy compared with conventional laser treatment: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Ophthalmol 2014, 132(11):1327-1333. In this follow-up of the BEAT-RoP trial, eyes randomized to have laser were more likely to have severe … Continue reading

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Endotracheal Tube Positioning, getting it right, but not too far right.

Our tiny babies have very tiny tracheas. So far you are probably all with me. Putting that tube in the right position is therefore tricky. In particular avoiding the right mainstem bronchus, which is the wrong position, is important. So … Continue reading

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Not neonatology: trip to the antipodes, week 10, Inverloch

After our amazing week in Apollo Bay, we said goodbye to the English contingent, and crossed over to the east side. Melbourne sits above a huge bay, known as Port Philip, we went as far as we could on the … Continue reading

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Not neonatology: trip to the antipodes, week 9, Apollo Bay

After a week in Noosa, we flew to Melbourne, then drove along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay, or, in fact a few km before Apollo Bay. The house we rented was a few meters from the beach, and … Continue reading

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