Monthly Archives: May 2015

Should we resuscitate children?

I am going to be deliberately provocative today… for a change. A very interesting study from Japan has reported the results of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children. Goto Y, et al. Decision tree model for predicting long-term outcomes in children with … Continue reading

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Are we family centered? Families don’t think so!

Finlayson K, et al. Mothers’ perceptions of family centred care in neonatal intensive care units. Sex Reprod Healthc. 2014;5(3):119-24. This qualitative study interviewed mothers who had babies in one of three NICUs in the UK which claim to practice family-centered care. As … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates

Aly H, et al. Melatonin use for neuroprotection in perinatal asphyxia: a randomized controlled pilot study. J Perinatol. 2015;35(3):186-91. Thirty asphyxiated infants undergoing hypothermia were randomized to melatonin or not, in a study from Egypt. The melatonin was given enterally, … Continue reading

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What is a perfect baby?

With the recent publication from the NICHD network concerning survival rates of the most immature infants, there has been a lot of discussion. Including a strange article in “the Daily Beast”, by Jeff Perlman. Why he would publish something there … Continue reading

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Genetic variants and NEC risk

This post is out of my usual comfort zone, but I thought I’d write about it as it is fascinating, and might lead to something clinical. I don’t understand any of the lab methodology of this study, except to say … Continue reading

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Cord milking/delayed clamping at the 2015 PAS-meeting

I have tried to go through the abstracts from PAS to find those that had new information, from controlled trials, about the efficacy and safety of cord milking and/or delayed clamping. Mercer and the group from Rhode Island presented the … Continue reading

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Does gestational age matter?

Gagliardi L. On the importance – and unimportance – of gestational age. Acta Paediatrica. 2015;104(6):544-6. This article by Luigi Gagliardi discusses the incidence of white matter injury on head ultrasound across extremely low gestational ages. He was intrigued by Bree … Continue reading

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