Tag Archives: Resuscitation

PAS 2018 No1: SAIL away (and another mention by a science journalist).

For some reason there is a small epidemic (n=2, that’s a pico-epidemic) of articles about probiotics and necrotising enterocolitis this year in the mainstream press. I was interviewed, and I am mentioned again, in this article on the NOVA “next” … Continue reading

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Does tactile stimulation in the delivery room actually do anything?

One of the things that is done in neonatal resuscitation that isn’t part of resuscitating older patients is tactile stimulation. Babies who are apneic and/or floppy often receive stimulation in the form of rubbing the back, patting or flicking the … Continue reading

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The last word on delayed cord clamping in the preterm? Part 2.

I mentioned the second trial I wanted to discuss at the beginning of part 1. Duley L, et al. Randomised trial of cord clamping and initial stabilisation at very preterm birth. Archives of disease in childhood Fetal and neonatal edition. … Continue reading

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Sustained inflation during neonatal resuscitation? Not so fast…

A sustained inflation at birth of an asphyxiated lamb which lasts 30 seconds leads to much more rapid restoration of heart rate and blood pressure than either conventional ventilation or a series of shorter sustained inflations of 5 seconds each. … Continue reading

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New Publication

Just arrived on-line: a systematic review and meta-analysis (I can imagine Annie’s eyes glazing over right now as she reads those words) of neonatal resuscitation programs. Pammi M, et al. Newborn Resuscitation Training Programmes Reduce Early Neonatal Mortality. Neonatology. 2016;110(3):210-24. Available free … Continue reading

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A step forward in neonatal resuscitation. And Oh So Simple.

When you are resuscitating a baby, and you ask, how is the heart rate? What kind of answer do you get? “It’s good” “pulse is a bit slow” “I think its around 80”? As Lou Halamek and his team recount … Continue reading

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Also, still no parents!

My previous post was long enough without addressing another serious deficiency in these guidelines. It is worth its own post. The guidelines are written by doctors. And only doctors (actually only Obstetricians). There is no input mentioned from any other … Continue reading

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