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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Azithromycin in Early Infancy and Pyloric Stenosis

Matthew  et al, Pedi­atrics, Feb­ru­ary, 2015 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Use of oral ery­thromycin in infants is asso­ci­at­ed with infan­tile hyper­trophic pyloric steno­sis (IHPS). The risk with azithromycin remains unknown. We eval­u­at­ed the asso­ci­a­tion between expo­sure to oral azithromycin and ery­thromycin and sub­se­quent devel­op­ment of IHPS. METHODS: A ret­ro­spec­tive cohort study of chil­dren…

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Physical activity programs for promoting bone mineralization and growth in preterm infants Updated

Back­ground:  Lack of phys­i­cal stim­u­la­tion may con­tribute to meta­bol­ic bone dis­ease of preterm infants, result­ing in poor bone min­er­al­iza­tion and growth. Phys­i­cal activ­i­ty pro­grams com­bined with ade­quate nutri­tion might help to pro­mote bone min­er­al­iza­tion and growth. Authors’ con­clu­sions:  Some evi­dence sug­gests that phys­i­cal activ­i­ty pro­grams might pro­mote short-term weight gain…

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