Monthly Archives: March 2017

Optimal timing of delivery for women using heroin during pregnancy

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2017-01-01, Volume 216, Issue 1, Pages S124-S125 Research on the optimal timing of delivery for women who use heroin during pregnancy is given in this article. Higher rates of neonatal morbidity are associated with … Continue reading

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Two case reports of unexpected tracheal agenesis in the neonate: 3 C’s beyond algorithms for difficult airway management

In the presented cases, airway malformation and subsequent difficulties upon endotracheal intubation were not adequately communicated between caretakers. The article discuss the aspects of culture, communication, and capnography. To access the full-text article click here

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Causes of death in very preterm infants cared for in neonatal intensive care units: a population-based retrospective cohort study

The aim of this study was to establish the common causes of hospital mortality in a regional preterm population admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The study found that major IVH and ARI were the most common causes … Continue reading

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Topical anaesthesia for needle-related pain in newborn infants

A new Cochrane Systematic Review has found that “overall there is not enough good quality evidence to say if topical local anaesthetics applied to the skin help relieve pain during needle-related pain in newborn infants. Large well-design clinical trials are … Continue reading

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Molecular tests to detect infections in newborn babies

A new Cochrane Systematic Review looking at whether molecular tests detect infection better than the standard culture methods for detecting infection in newborn babies has found that “although there were some issues with selection of newborn babies for this review, … Continue reading

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Using pulse oximetry to tackle congenital heart disease

Pulse oximetry is a way of measuring the level of oxygen in people’s bloodstream. It can be used to detect new babies who might be suffering from critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) and using pulse oximetry to check for it … Continue reading

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