Monthly Archives: October 2018

All that pneumatoses is not NEC

OK, I know pneumatose is not a verb, but I thought it was a cute title. What is NEC, anyway? Necrotizing Enterocolitis, of course, you might reply. But it’s not as simple as that. The very preterm baby who deteriorates … Continue reading

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Richard Ehrenkranz 1946-2018

I am very fortunate in many ways in my life, including having met, and become friends with, many of the greats of neonatology. One of the those greats was Richard Ehrenkranz, a neonatologist who spent most of his professional life … Continue reading

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Mother’s milk is best, but how best to use it?

A survey of practices in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (the German speaking part) demonstrates the range of practices for handling mother’s own breast milk in very preterm babies. Klotz D, et al. Handling of Breast Milk by Neonatal Units: Large … Continue reading

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Surfactant by nebulisation

After the PAS meeting I blogged about a presented abstract of nebulized lucinactant, which showed a possible reduction in needing intubation among babies on CPAP who received the surfactant, compared to controls. A new publication from Perth (Minocchieri S, et … Continue reading

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Does phototherapy cause epilepsy?

A previous Danish study suggested an association between phototherapy in the neonatal period and a seizure diagnosis in childhood. Like many such studies the analysis was not adjusted for the bilirubin concentration, so if the association is true it might … Continue reading

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Back to blogging

A long break from blogging this summer, with a trip to Vietnam, and other great experiences over the last few weeks. I will put up some of my Vietnamese wildlife photos on a page very soon (mostly birds). I thought … Continue reading

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