Monthly Archives: May 2018

The PAS-meeting App, revisited

I received a comment on my previous post about this issue about the 2018 PAS meeting from the executive director of the meeting, Eileen Fenton. She told me that the permanent record of the abstracts is an issue they are … Continue reading

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ECMO for ARDS

Although this isn’t neonatal it is a great study with an unfortunate conclusion… There has long been controversy about the place of ECMO for adults with ARDS. To resolve this a French multicentre trial randomized adults who were very sick … Continue reading

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At last, something men are better at than women!

That is, giving blood for babies, at least maybe. The introduction to this new publication notes something that I was not aware of, that plasma donated by women is associated with a substantially greater frequency of transfusion related complications than … Continue reading

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Placement of umbilical catheters

This is not a very new article, but it still appears to be on-line only. I wrote the draft of this post a while ago then forgot about it, but I think it is a valuable publication. Lean WL, et … Continue reading

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Integrating families more in their babies’ care is a good thing!

Giving families a much greater role in the care of their infants is a really important advance and much of what Karel O’Brien and the team at Mount Sinai have done is what should be done in all our NICUs.  … Continue reading

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Just needle it! #NeoEBM

I didn’t post much about last year’s PAS (and I am not sure I will have the energy in future years either) there are often disappointments and surprises, abstrracts presented as platforms in important sessions that should not have been, … Continue reading

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PAS 2018: the wrap-up.

A general comment about these PAS 2018 blog posts. I think we should be very careful about changing practice based on an abstract. We should respect peer review, with all its limitations, and we should always consider new research in … Continue reading

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