#070 - Journal Club 32

#070 - Journal Club 32


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Despite a busy week, we are happy to present a new episode of Journal Club. Articles mentioned this week in the episode are listed below. And you can claim your CME credit as well.

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Trial of Erythropoietin for Hypoxic–Ischemic Encephalopathy in Newborns | NEJM
Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Trial of Erythropoietin for Hypoxic–Ischemic Encephalopathy in Newborns
Antibiotic exposure prevents acquisition of beneficial metabolic functions in the preterm infant gut microbiome - Microbiome
Background Aberrations in the preterm microbiome following antibiotic therapy have been reported in previous studies. The objective of this study was to probe potential underlying mechanisms between this observation and susceptibility to adverse prematurity-related outcomes. Results Metagenomic shot…
Associations Between Prenatal Urinary Biomarkers of Phthalate Exposure and Preterm Birth
This pooled analysis study examines associations between prenatal urinary biomarkers of phthalate exposure and preterm birth.
Maternal Milk Feeding and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 7 Years of Age in Former Preterm Infants
This cohort study examines whether maternal milk feeding after very preterm birth is associated with cognitive, academic, and behavioral outcomes at school age and whether associations differ according to gestational age at birth, fetal growth status, and infant sex.
Bronchodilator responsiveness and dysanapsis in bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Background The incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) following preterm birth is increasing. Bronchodilators are often used to treat patients with BPD with little evidence to guide therapy. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that there are infant pulmonary function test (iPFT) p…
Policy Statement: Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk
Breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition. The short- and long-term medical and neurodevelopmental advantages of breastfeeding make breastfeeding, or the provision of human milk, a public health imperative. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reco…
Physiologically based cord clamping for infants ≥32+0 weeks gestation: A randomised clinical trial and reference percentiles for heart rate and oxygen saturation for infants ≥35+0 weeks gestation
Shiraz Badurdeen and colleagues evaluate whether physiologically-based cord clamping provides physiological benefits over early cord clamping for infants requiring resuscitation at birth.

Ben mentioned a JAMA editorial on the challenges that breastfeeding can impose on parents here it is:

The Hardest Thing
In this narrative medicine essay, a pediatrician who learned the hard secrets of breastfeeding after the birth of her twins shares how her experience transformed her approach to new parents by acknowledging the difficulty and helping them find support.