Monthly Archives: February 2020

We are all treaty peoples

We are all treaty peoples if we live in North America! We, at least the “we” who are concerned about such things, have a tendency to think that the treaty people are only the aboriginal descendants of those who had … Continue reading

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They really are CRAP! C-ReActive Protein: “Hazardous Waste”.

I have railed against the use of C-Reactive Protein, CRP, on this blog previously, it was my analysis that the CRP is sensitive, but with very poor specificity, both for early-onset sepsis, and for late-onset sepsis. A new systematic review … Continue reading

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What is hypoglycaemia? Part 3. Part of the answer!

The only way that we can find the answer to the question of what threshold blood sugar we should use to treat babies with low blood sugars is a prospective RCT, and Behold! Look! Lo! How say you? (van Kempen … Continue reading

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What is hypoglycemia? part 2

The new statement from the CPS, and many others, don’t discuss which measurement that we are really interested in, is it blood glucose, or plasma glucose? The different data sources are discussed as if they were all measuring the same … Continue reading

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What is hypoglycaemia? Part 1.

The Canadian Pediatric Society has just published new guidance for screening and treatment of infants at risk for neonatal hypoglycaemia. The older statement needed to be revised, in particular to include the use of oral glucose gel as an option, … Continue reading

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The jaundiced eye of the beholder

Well, this is disappointing, the amazing results from Iowa regarding the outcomes of infants born at 22 and at 23 weeks gestation have now been published in the February print edition of the Journal of Pediatrics. What is disappointing about … Continue reading

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