Tag Archives: Resuscitation

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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Another extremely flawed guideline on periviable deliveries

Oh Dear, here we go again… This is a joint statement from ACOG and the SMFM. There is some good in here, but you’d think they could at least get the facts right. “Delivery before 23 weeks of gestation typically … Continue reading

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What if 5 were the magic number?

Our weeks are made of 7 days. An entirely arbitrary unit of measurement, based on an idea that 7 is magical, so there are 7 continents, 7 seas, 7 days of the week. Or maybe because you can easily divide … Continue reading

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