Category Archives: Neonatal Research

Single Family Rooms in the NICU

We have just moved to a brand new NICU, with 80 beds, in 60 single family rooms, and 10 twin rooms. It is enormous, and beautiful, each room has a parent space with a smallish pull out bed (not enough … Continue reading

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Running for Neonates, and their families

On April the 23rd I will be running a half marathon, as part of the PAF-Néonat team of Sainte Justine Hospital. We are raising funds for the partnering with families program, which involves parents in clinical care, research and education … Continue reading

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Reading Research: Subgroups and Observational studies

In publications of randomized controlled trials, subgroup analyses are frequently performed. The idea behind such analyses being to determine whether one group or another has a different result to the overall results, for example, whether boys or girls have more … Continue reading

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Survival of extremely preterm babies, part 3. A regional European comparison. If you don’t treat them, they will die.

Hard on the heels of the publication discussed in the previous post, a new publication comparing interventions and outcomes for babies at the same sort of gestational ages from 12 regions in 5 different European countries (if we can still … Continue reading

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Survival of extremely preterm babies in a national cohort, and a comparison of nations.

As a follow up to my last post, a new article from Norway details the survival to one year of age, and the neonatal morbidities of babies born at 22 to 26 weeks gestation in the whole country in 2013-2014. … Continue reading

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Improved survival and improved Bayley scores among infants born in the periviable period.

If you were to report survival and other outcomes among infants with a very high risk of dying or having long-term impairments, why would you include babies for whom a decision was made to let them die? Let me put … Continue reading

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Fluid restriction to prevent BPD?

In response to my previous post, one of the comments was a question about fluid volumes in the first few days of life, and whether fluid and/or sodium intake was important for the development of BPD during the early neonatal … Continue reading

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