Tag Archives: Randomized Controlled Trials

Just needle it! #NeoEBM

I didn’t post much about last year’s PAS (and I am not sure I will have the energy in future years either) there are often disappointments and surprises, abstrracts presented as platforms in important sessions that should not have been, … Continue reading

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PAS 2018: the wrap-up.

A general comment about these PAS 2018 blog posts. I think we should be very careful about changing practice based on an abstract. We should respect peer review, with all its limitations, and we should always consider new research in … Continue reading

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PAS 2018 No7: Protecting tiny noses

#NeoEBM My blog posts are automatically tweeted. A group of twitterers got together at PAS and suggested that this hashtag should become a marker of neonatal Evidence Based Medicine posts. Great initiative! Now I have to find out how to … Continue reading

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PAS 2018 No6: Brett, the HUNTER

Brett Manley from Melbourne is now the person in the world with the greatest trial experience in the use of high flow nasal cannulae in the newborn. He has been the HIPSTER, and is now the HUNTER, I can’t find … Continue reading

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PAS 2018 No5: the trial with no name… propranolol for early RoP, a proper trial.

As far as I can see, this trial has no acronym, which isn’t a big deal, but it also doesn’t show up on trial registry searches, which is a big deal. Trials must be registered before starting them, it ensures … Continue reading

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PAS 2108 No4: you little SCAMP!

In the part of England where I was born and spent the early years of my life, and where my parents are from, the Manchester region, ‘scamp’ was a sort of affectionate term for a young child who had done … Continue reading

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PAS 2018 No3: Should we TOLERATE the PDA?

This was another large multicenter trial, designed to determine if routine attempts to close a moderate to large PDA at the end of the first postnatal week decreases the duration of patency, and the incidence of the combined outcome “need … Continue reading

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