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About keithbarrington

I am a neonatologist and clinical researcher at Sainte Justine University Health Center in Montréal

Oxygen is essential for life……

Aiming for slightly higher oxygen saturation targets (low 90s) decreases mortality in the very preterm neonate (compared to the high 80s), and decreases surgical necrotizing enterocolitis, while increasing retinopathy, and the need for retinopathy treatment, in the long term there … Continue reading

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What now for Lactoferrin?

After a long break over Christmas, New Year and several periods of clinical service, I have a few posts that I am developing, hopefully you will all find them useful. Lactoferrin is a molecule present in mammalian milk which acts … Continue reading

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Growing bigger, or growing better?

Babies with postnatal growth failure in the NICU do worse in the long term. This is a statistical association known for a long time. We also know that increasing nutritional intake, in calories and protein can prevent the relative weight … Continue reading

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Who needs an EEG? part 2

I realize that I didn’t answer the question in the title of the previous post. It could even seem that I think the EEG is not a very useful monitor, as many babies were inappropriately treated even when using an … Continue reading

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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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