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Heads up?

A new RCT published in the Journal of Perinatology suggests that a midline head position with head elevated at 30 degrees might reduce severe intracranial hemorrhage. (Kochan M, et al. Elevated midline head positioning of extremely low birth weight infants: … Continue reading

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Its now or… later? A good question to ask ELVIS.

This study probably wins the prize for the best trial name in neonatal history, the Early or Late Ventricular Intervention Study, ELVIS. de Vries LS, et al. Treatment thresholds for intervention in posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilation: a randomised controlled trial. Archives … Continue reading

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Time to abandon the Papile classification? (part 2)

As I mentioned in the last post, the initial report of outcomes by Bassan and others showed that the infants with severity score 0, (unilateral haemorrhage without midline shift affecting one zone) had reasonably good outcomes, 7 of 8 had … Continue reading

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The end of the Papile classification? (part 1)

In 1978 Lu-Ann Papile published a landmark article detailing the incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in 46 VLBW preterm infants using CT scanning, describing the differing extent of hemorrhage that may be seen, and developing a grading system (there are … Continue reading

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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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Under Pressure….

Colm O’Donnell once wrote an article with a whole line from a David Bowie song embedded in the article’s title (O’Donnell CPF. Turn and face the strange – ch..ch..ch..changes to neonatal resuscitation guidelines in the past decade. Journal of Paediatrics … Continue reading

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Delayed cord clamping or cord milking for the very preterm newborn… or both?

What should we be doing, given the current state of the evidence, for the very preterm neonate? I think the evidence is now pretty clear that full-term babies have benefits, and no significant harm, from delayed cord clamping, which has … Continue reading

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