Category Archives: The CPS antenatal counselling statement

Keep people like this away from the NICU

After my novel-length post earlier, a quick rant. In the few weeks since the NICHD ‘before 24’ paper came out there have been a number of newspaper articles reporting the results, and responses to them. A report in the National … Continue reading

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Annie on the Radio

Annie was interviewed live on air this morning on a CBC radio show called ‘The Current’. She was asked to discuss the NEJM publication from the Neonatal Research Network that I have been blogging about. I don’t know if this … Continue reading

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A CPS statement thought experiment

Its been a while since I ranted about the CPS position statement regarding decision making around extremely preterm delivery. But I am currently in Europe where certain countries have specific thresholds for willingness to provide intensive interventions, thresholds which are … Continue reading

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The voice of Parents, now in print.

Katharina Staub and other parents have written and published an article in Acta Paediatrica. ‘ Our child is not just a gestational age‘. In the NICU babies are often referred to by how many weeks they spent in the uterus, … Continue reading

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Article now listed on PubMed

The commentary that a large group of us wrote in reply to the CPS statement on extreme prematurity is now listed on PubMed. (Janvier A, Barrington KJ,  et al: CPS position statement for prenatal counselling before a premature birth: Simple … Continue reading

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Still Perpetuating Prejudice Against Preterms

Our commentary has just been published in Paediatrics and Child Health, the CPS journal together with a response from the Society. (they seem to be open access, but I am not certain). I am disappointed by the response, but not … Continue reading

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Long term outcomes after Very Extremely Preterm Delivery

Another blog post suggested by a reader, this time from Jim Goodmar from San Diego. This study of neurological and developmental outcomes of babies born before 25 weeks is remarkable in a number of ways. (Herber-Jonat S, Streiftau S, Knauss … Continue reading

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