Author Archives: keithbarrington

About keithbarrington

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

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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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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