Another amazing publication (insert jokey emoticon here)

This one’s just me, and is a bit of a “how do I do it” article. I recount how I try and keep up with the emerging literature, and then some simple rules for determining if a new publication is worth the effort of trying to analyze the results. I hope people find it useful.

Barrington KJ. How to find and how to read articles in neonatology. Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine. 2015.

The whole issue of the journal is dedicated to clinical research in perinatal medicine, from small single center trials to large multicenter RCTs and on to systematic reviews: their importance, their design, their interpretation. Peter Davis put together an interesting group of authors, I think, and has produced what I hope trainees, and others interested in neonatal clinical research, will find a good resource for several years to come.

BTW, one of the articles is by the amazing Annie Janvier, and our friend and parent collaborator and advocate Barbara Farlow.  Janvier A, Farlow B. The ethics of neonatal research: An ethicist’s and a parents’ perspective. Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine. 2015. My only criticism of that piece is that the apostrophe is in the wrong place. I should be “a parent’s perspective”. Please fix that, Seminars!


About Keith Barrington

I am a neonatologist and clinical researcher at Sainte Justine University Health Center in Montréal
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