Category Archives: Neonatal Research

New insights on intraventricular haemorrhage

A fascinating new study has been published (Tortora D, et al. Differences in subependymal vein anatomy may predispose preterm infants to GMH–IVH. Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2017) looking at cerebral venous anatomy as shown … Continue reading

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Not just neonatology: trip to Buenos Aires

I was in Buenos Aires last week for a tremendous conference. With many excellent speakers (and me!) and the usual amazing hospitality that anyone who has visited Argentina will have received. I promised the participants that I would put my … Continue reading

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Feed and grow

How to measure growth? How to describe growth rates? What does it matter? Several related articles in today’s post, the first two are about how to measure growth in preterm infants: Ashton JJ, et al. Assessing the growth of preterm … Continue reading

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Cochrane reviews

The NICHD, in case you didn’t know, supports the neonatal Cochrane reviews,  they are all on their website at this address. I don’t really like the way they are formatted on their website, you have to click on links to … Continue reading

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Probiotics for extremely preterm infants

The use of probiotics for Necrotising enterocolitis prophylaxis in the very preterm is increasing across Canada. There are apparently, though, centers that will only give them to larger preterm infants, and not to the most immature. I think that is … Continue reading

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The artificial placenta and the end of neonatology

OK, so I guess I had better blog about this article, that it seems almost everyone has been talking about since it was published… I have heard for some years that someone at CHOP (for those who are not “in … Continue reading

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Short courses of Steroids are hazardous… even for adults!

There were a number of things that surprised me in this study. the first was how many adults get short courses of oral steroids in the USA (and for all I know in other countries too). Waljee AK, et al. … Continue reading

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