Tag Archives: long term outcomes

38 weeks is too early

In New South Wales (the part of Australia around Sydney) their public health databases record not just gestational age, but the mode of delivery and whether there was an induction of labour, or labour prior to caesarean delivery. In the … Continue reading

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Antenatal Steroids closer to term?

A new systematic review in the BMJ (Saccone G, Berghella V. Antenatal corticosteroids for maturity of term or near term fetuses: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMJ. 2016;355:i5044) includes 3 studies which examined the use of antenatal … Continue reading

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What outcomes matter to parents? A new publication

This new publication of ours has been an interesting process, Annie Janvier and I wrote it in collaboration with other parent representatives, Barb Farlow, who we have collaborated with previously, a mother of a little girl who had trisomy 13, … Continue reading

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We found more bad things, that must be a good thing

Frequent readers of this blog will know that I have been critical of the promotion of pre-discharge MRI as a universal screening standard for very preterm babies. The positive predictive value of most findings on MRI at term-equivalent age is … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates: Recent Nutritional Publications part 1.

As there is no way I can catch up after the break, I will post a few ‘neonatal Updates’ to point my readers to things I found interesting over the last couple of months, this first group is all about … Continue reading

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Causes and Consequences of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Sullivan K, et al. The Association between Positive Tracheal Aspirate Cultures and Adverse Pulmonary Outcomes in Preterm Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. American journal of perinatology. 2016(EFirst).  This is an interesting study, with many limitations. 121 intubated VLBW preterm infants … Continue reading

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Is your brain really necessary?

I remember years ago watching a BBC documentary (I think it was BBC) with the tabloid-type title “is your brain really necessary?” it focused on patients with severe hydrocephalus who had normal neurological examinations and normal intellect. One was, if I … Continue reading

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