Monthly Archives: May 2018

PAS 2018 No7: Protecting tiny noses

#NeoEBM My blog posts are automatically tweeted. A group of twitterers got together at PAS and suggested that this hashtag should become a marker of neonatal Evidence Based Medicine posts. Great initiative! Now I have to find out how to … Continue reading

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PAS 2018: why can’t we get the Apps/website even close to being OK?

The PAS 2018 App was an improvement over the disaster that was 2017. At least searches often worked, and you could create a schedule. But if I wanted to search for the presentations, even my own, of which I was … Continue reading

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PAS 2018 No6: Brett, the HUNTER

Brett Manley from Melbourne is now the person in the world with the greatest trial experience in the use of high flow nasal cannulae in the newborn. He has been the HIPSTER, and is now the HUNTER, I can’t find … Continue reading

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PAS 2018 No5: the trial with no name… propranolol for early RoP, a proper trial.

As far as I can see, this trial has no acronym, which isn’t a big deal, but it also doesn’t show up on trial registry searches, which is a big deal. Trials must be registered before starting them, it ensures … Continue reading

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PAS 2108 No4: you little SCAMP!

In the part of England where I was born and spent the early years of my life, and where my parents are from, the Manchester region, ‘scamp’ was a sort of affectionate term for a young child who had done … Continue reading

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PAS 2018 No3: Should we TOLERATE the PDA?

This was another large multicenter trial, designed to determine if routine attempts to close a moderate to large PDA at the end of the first postnatal week decreases the duration of patency, and the incidence of the combined outcome “need … Continue reading

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PAS 2018 No2: let’s STOP-BPD

The STOP-BPD trial was a multicenter trial from Holland, (registered as NTR2768) over 180 babies were randomized to each arm of this trial, they were <30 weeks or less than 1250 g at birth, and were still ventilated at 2 … Continue reading

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