This week we are reviewing articles from a variety of Journals, including Pediatrics, Neonatology, Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatric Research, Journal of Perinatology and the famous Cochrane Library.
We touched on a multitude of topics. A paper from PEDIATRICS reviewed old data on the association between phototherapy and childhood cancer. It was fascinating to see that the association was really hinging on certain confounders and that once adjusted for them the initial association disapeared. We also reviewed a paper looking at the effects of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), which showed that being IUGR is a stronger risk factor for long term neurodevelopmental impairment than prematurity itself! You will surely enjoy this episode which also includes discussions on the effect of caffeine on preterm babies' sleep, a review of early corticosteroids for the prevention of BPD published by none other than Pr. Lex Doyle in the Cochrane Library. And finally a novel, and very cool way, to measure umbilical line position in preterm babies.
Article titles and links are timestamped below. Enjoy.