Tag Archives: Systematic Reviews

Happy New Review no. 2; Inhaled NO in the full term infant

We have also updated the Cochrane review of inhaled NO in the term infant. (Barrington KJ, Finer N, Pennaforte T, Altit G. Nitric oxide for respiratory failure in infants born at or near term. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! And Happy Reading; an update of the Cochrane review: nitric oxide in the preterm

A major revision of the Cochrane review of inhaled nitric oxide gas in the preterm infant is now available. (Barrington KJ, Finer N, Pennaforte T. Inhaled nitric oxide for respiratory failure in preterm infants. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). … Continue reading

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Inhaled steroids for BPD?

In a recent post I promoted a new Barrington rule for meta-analysis (it probably already existed somewhere but I am claiming priority anyway, it’s a “post-truth” kind of thing). The rule was that in a systematic review you shouldn’t pool … Continue reading

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Re-evaluating what is really friendly to babies

Many hospitals are very proud of being “baby friendly” or are trying to achieve “baby friendly hospital” certification, under the WHO initiative. Unfortunately many parts of that program are not evidence-based, such as (as one example) the ban on soothers … 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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Hey, doctor, leave those guts alone!

Intestinal function is often sluggish after preterm delivery. Establishing early enteral nutrition, the goal of all of us, is interrupted often by repeated regurgitation, or large residuals (if you measure them) or abdominal distension. There are also reported correlations between … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates: Recent Nutritional Publications part 2.

Breast Milk and how to use it Colacci M, et al. Growth and Development in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants After the Introduction of Exclusive Human Milk Feedings. American journal of perinatology. 2016(EFirst). This is a before and after study … Continue reading

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