Monthly Archives: November 2018

Who needs an EEG?

Clinical neurologic evaluation of our patients in the NICU is limited; a careful detailed neurologic exam can only reveal so much in newborns who can’t cooperate or communicate. Many of our patients need ancillary testing to reveal what is going … Continue reading

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Mur d’espoir

Il y a maintenant, près de l’entrée principale de notre unité de soins intensifs néonatals à CHU Sainte Justine, un mur avec plusieurs pancartes sur lesquels on peut lire les témoignages de familles et enfants qui ont passée dans la … Continue reading

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Cochrane Neonatal Reviews #EBNEO

Cochrane Neonatal Reviews are now freely available full text at https://public.vtoxford.org/cochrane-at-von/ Thanks to the Vermont Oxford Network for making this possible.

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Ethical issues in the NICU

Two new articles by John Lantos address ethical issues, one is explicitly about the NICU, the other is relevant to our issues, but uses an older child case as the example. The article in the FPNEJM is 8 pages long … Continue reading

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The 2018 Apgar award, and the 2018 Bartholome Award

Virginia Apgar Award The most prestigious award given to an individual who has made major contributions to neonatology, by the AAP, is the Virginia Apgar award. This year the deserving recipient is Saroj Saigal. Saroj has worked for most of … Continue reading

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“The war to end all wars” 100 years on

Among the many moving ceremonies to mark the centenary of the Armistice, a series of portraits of casualties of the first world war were stencilled in the sand around Britain, the project is called “Pages of the Sea”, which is … Continue reading

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Under Pressure…

This post “under pressure” isn’t about the classic collaboration between David Bowie and Queen at Live Aid, rather it is about how to wean CPAP. Should we trial preterm babies off for a period every day, or either progressively reduce … Continue reading

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