#043 - Journal Club 21

#043 - Journal Club 21


Kangaroo care, blood gases of preterm babies, marijuana and pregnancy, TORCH, antiracism in the NICU and more!

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Thank you for tuning in for journal club. This week is packed with interesting article. Daphna and I discuss Kangaroo care, first gases in preterm babies, family integrated care, PDA, feeding protocols, TORCH, Marijuana, racism and long term management of preterms with respiratory disease.

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Kangaroo mother care had a protective effect on the volume of brain structures in young adults born preterm
AimThe protective effects of Kangaroo mother care (KMC) on the neurodevelopment of preterm infants are well established, but we do not know whether the benefits persist beyond infancy. Our aim was ...
Association of umbilical cord blood gas values with mortality and severe neurologic injury in preterm neonates <29 weeks’ gestation: a national cohort study
Umbilical cord arterial and venous blood gas values reflect the acid-base balancestatus of a newborn at birth. Derangement in these values has been linked to poorneonatal outcomes in term and late preterm neonates; however, the utility of thesevalues in preterm neonates of <29 weeks’ gestation is…
Family Integrated Care Model and Paternal Mental Health Outcomes During Neonatal Hospitalization
This cohort study examines the association of a family integrated care model vs standard neonatal care with mental health outcomes among fathers of preterm neonates.
STORCH Infections Among Very Low Birth Weight and Preterm Infants: 2018–2020
Syphilis, toxoplasmosis, other infections (varicella zoster virus, parvovirus B19), rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex virus (STORCH) infections may result in neonatal disease and neurologic sequalae.1 Population-based prevalence rates of STORCH infections among very low birth weight (VLBW…
Oral versus intravenous paracetamol for patent ductus arteriosus closure in preterm infants - Pediatric Research
Pediatric Research - Oral versus intravenous paracetamol for patent ductus arteriosus closure in preterm infants
Delayed introduction of progressive enteral feeds to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants - Morgan, J - 2013 | Cochrane Library
Birth Outcomes of Neonates Exposed to Marijuana in Utero
This systematic review and meta-analysis compares adverse neonatal outcomes among mothers exposed to marijuana during pregnancy vs mothers not exposed to marijuana during pregnancy in 16 cohort studies.
Antiracism in the Field of Neonatology: A Foundation and Concrete Approaches
Neonatal patients and families from historically marginalized and discriminated communities have long been documented to have differential access to health care, disparate health care, and as a result, inequitable health outcomes. Fundamental to these processes is an understanding of what race and e…
Inhaled Corticosteroids Alone and With Long-Acting β2 Receptor Agonists in Preterm-Born Children
This randomized clinical trial compares the use of inhaled corticosteroids alone or in combination with long-acting β2 agonists in spirometry measures and exercise capacity in preterm-born school-aged children.

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