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Was adding placement of EKG leads to NRP a good idea after all?
Is it a good idea to place EKG leads during neonatal resuscitation? And is the good old stethoscope still an important tool? Read this blog post by Michael Narvey.
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Hy tape
Do you fixate nasal ET tubes with the Hy Tape?
If yes, please share your experience!
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AVEA VG
Does anyone have experience using a proximal flow sensor with an AVEA ventilator in Volume Guarantee mode? What is the smallest volume that can be reliably delivered?
Please share your experience!
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Breast milk messes in the NICU
Breast milk spills are a normal part of pumping and feeding infants in the NICU.
How do you manage milk spills/spots?
What solutions do you use for cleaning and who is responsible for getting the work done?
Please share your input into this discussion!
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Next 99nicu meetup coming up in 2019!
Next 99nicu meetup coming up in 2019!
Bookmark 7-10 April , for travels to...
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VZIG not available, what can i do ??
Urgent question in the forums: what to do for an infant exposed to chickenpox at delivery when no VZIG is available. Please share your comments!
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Hospital or Home Based Therapy For Neonatal Abstinence?
Hospital or Home Based Therapy For Neonatal Abstinence?
A valid question put fw by Michael Narvey in another thoughtful blog post.
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Post-discharge apnea monitoring in extr preterm infants?
Post-discharge apnea monitoring in extr preterm infants?
Do you recommend it and if yes, how?
Please share your comments (and guidelines, if any).
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Dose of antibiotics for infant with hydrops fetalis
Dose of antibiotics for infant with hydrops fetalis - how would you dose-adjust on weight? Share your thoughts!
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Skin to Skin - Guideline
Skin to Skin - do you have formalised guidelines how to get extremely preterm infants skin-2-skin (resp support/lines/temp instability etc)? Please share!
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Surfactant lavage!
Do you perform surfactant lung lavage in your unit?  If “Yes”, share when and how you do this!
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How long should we treat preterm infants with caffeine?
How long should we treat preterm infants with caffeine?
New great blog post by Michael Narvey. You will get confused on a higher level :)
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Anti-reflux medications after esophageal atresia repair - it is used in your settings?
Anti-reflux medications after esophageal atresia repair - it is used in your settings?
If yes, how?
And why?
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Next generation sequencing in the NICU
Next generation sequencing (NGS) can have a high diagnostic yield in the patients admitted to NICU with suspected genetic disorder.  However, because of cost (and other reasons) this testing is not always available. Reply to a 2-question poll and comment!
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Would you dare? Intubation on parent's chest
Would you dare to intubate an infant on a parent's chest?
Read this spotted:NICU blog post and share what you think about it!
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Methylene Blue
Anyone with experience in the use of Methylene Blue for hypotension refractory to multiple pressors?
Please share comments and experience!
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Practicing neonatologist in the Netherlands
Any practicing neonatologists in the Netherlands here? A members seeks info about the logistics of using a United States board certification in the Netherlands. Any insight will be greatly appreciated!

 

 
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Empiric Antibiotics for NEC
What are folks using as empiric antibiotics for NEC in your local units?
Share your strategies!
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Big Thinking at the Dept of Brilliant Ideas
Big Thinking at the Dept of Brilliant Ideas.
New blog post by Stefan Johansson in the Global Village of Neonatology, about an exciting and community-driven project.
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We welcome our new blog writer Paul Crossley, founder of 1in10
We welcome our new blog writer Paul Crossley, NICU Dad and founder of 1in10!
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Skin care of the tiniest
Skin care of the tiniest - how do you do it?
Please share your guidelines!
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Still performing awake intubations in newborns? Maybe this will change your mind.
Still performing awake intubations in newborns?
Maybe this will change your mind.
Read this great post by Michael Narvey!
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The Finnish way of caring
Read the first post "The Finnish way of caring" in our new blog "spotted:NICU", by a Katarzyna Piątek, jr doctor from Poland. With a hobby to visit NICUs around Europe!
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A baby with feeding difficulty
Virtual NICU Alert: infant with feeding difficulty, what could be the problem? The case history (with video clip) is posted in the virtual NICU, i.e. you need to log in to read/see and comment.
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Clinical scales in NICU really used
What clinical scales or scores do you use in NICU (except Apgar score)?
Silverman, Downes, GCS pediatric, Sarnat? What else?
Please share your practices here!
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