Monthly Archives: May 2015

Delayed cord clamping or cord milking for the very preterm newborn… or both?

What should we be doing, given the current state of the evidence, for the very preterm neonate? I think the evidence is now pretty clear that full-term babies have benefits, and no significant harm, from delayed cord clamping, which has … Continue reading

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A letter from a mother to neonatologists

From the blogger Alison Epps, a mother of an extremely preterm boy, who writes at the blog 22w6d. Below the letter on her blog there are before and after photos of her son James at the age of 4 1/2. Dear NICU … Continue reading

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Paracetamol for the PDA? Maybe not, this time.

Roofthooft DW, et al. Limited effects of intravenous paracetamol on patent ductus arteriosus in very low birth weight infants with contraindications for ibuprofen or after ibuprofen failure. Eur J Pediatr. 2015:1-8. In contrast to the previous study that I blogged … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates

Gaynor JW, et al. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery in Infancy. Pediatrics. 2015. This is an important study of the issue detailed in the title including 1770 infants who had surgery between 1996 and 2009, and who had Bayley II tests performed … Continue reading

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Keeping Central Lines clean, very clean.

Shepherd EG, et al. Significant Reduction of Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections in a Network of Diverse Neonatal Nurseries. The Journal of pediatrics. 2015. This is an observational study from a group which includes a large number of neonatal beds. They … Continue reading

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Annie on the Radio

Annie was interviewed live on air this morning on a CBC radio show called ‘The Current’. She was asked to discuss the NEJM publication from the Neonatal Research Network that I have been blogging about. I don’t know if this … Continue reading

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The meaning of life

At the end of the article written by a parent that I blogged about recently, there was a link to their blog. Their latest post is a musing about the answer to the question “what is life all about?” It … Continue reading

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