A propensity-matched cohort study of vancomycin-associated nephrotoxicity in neonates

Con­stance et al, Arch Dis Child Fetal Neona­tal Ed. 2015 Sep 23.  BACKGROUND: The inci­dence of nephro­tox­i­c­i­ty among van­­comycin-treat­ed neonates has been report­ed to range from 2% to 20%. These wide­ly vary­ing esti­mates have led to con­fu­sion and con­tro­ver­sy regard­ing the safe­ty of van­comycin among neonates. OBJECTIVE: Eval­u­ate the inci­dence of nephro­tox­i­c­i­ty among neonates receiv­ing van­comycin con­comi­tant­ly…

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Long-term effects of caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity on sleep at school age

Am J Respir Crit Care Med.  2014; Mar­cus et al RATIONALE: Apnea of pre­ma­tu­ri­ty is a com­mon con­di­tion that is usu­al­ly treat­ed with caf­feine, an adeno­sine recep­tor block­er that has pow­er­ful influ­ences on the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem. How­ev­er, lit­tle is known about the long-term effects of caf­feine on sleep in the…

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Videolaryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation in neonates

Cochrane review, 18 Feb­ru­ary 2015 Back­ground Estab­lish­ment of secure air­way is a crit­i­cal part of neona­tal resus­ci­ta­tion both in the deliv­ery room and in the neona­tal unit. Vide­o­laryn­goscopy is a new tech­nique that has the poten­tial to facil­i­tate suc­cess­ful endo­tra­cheal intu­ba­tion and decrease adverse con­se­quences of delay in air­way sta­bi­liza­tion.…

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Variation in Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease in Infants

 Quar­ter­main, et al Pedi­atrics, 2015 .  ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pre­na­tal diag­no­sis allows improved peri­op­er­a­tive out­comes for fetus­es with cer­tain forms of con­gen­i­tal heart dis­ease (CHD). Vari­abil­i­ty in pre­na­tal diag­no­sis has been demon­strat­ed in oth­er coun­tries, lead­ing to efforts to improve fetal imag­ing pro­to­cols and access to care, but has…

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PORT SAID SIXTH NEONATOLOGY CONFERENCE AGENDA

[wid­get id=“text-2”] Port Said Sixth Neona­tol­ogy Con­fer­ence  22nd – 23rd  Octo­ber 2015  QUALITY STANDARDS FOR NEONATAL CARE    Day 1 Thurs­day 22nd of Octo­ber  ۞ Reg­is­tra­tion 5 pm    ۞  5.30 pm: Con­fer­ence open­ing CHAIR PERSONS   Prof. Abla El Aal­fy  (Exec­u­tive direc­tor of our dream project)   Dr. Adel Tae­lab (Direc­tor of…

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