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Francesco Cardona

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  1. Please help researchers from Germany with their study: https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/175a5bb
  2. The link for the app has already been posted elsewhere https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/child/encyclopedia/heartpedia But I also commend the website edition. You will find nice videos and illustrations.
  3. Hi @olamedmac Do you know if there is a protocol for delayed cord clamping available online? I have looked into the ressource you recommended at the 99nicu meetup in Copenhagen this year, [https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fped.2018.00372/full] but I havent found answers for the following questions: * best way to keep infants warm during DCC born by caesarean? * is the infant placed on or next to the mother during DCC? Thanks! Francesco
  4. And if you havent seen Ola Andersson's lecture from the 99nicu meetup, go and check it out here:
  5. As I understand it, MRI is better at detecting who will NOT develop severe developmental abnormalities, so that might be of comfort to parents. But as so often - very few things are black and white...
  6. Interesting subject. In Vienna, we prime insulin infusion systems before use. The insulin is prepared as ordered, we start off with 0.05-0.1 IE/kg/h. After 30min, the insulin in the infusion system is discarded and the same amount/dilution prepared with the same system before use. Let me know if you need more information @ChantalNICU
  7. You might want to share this link with parents on your NICU: https://parenting.nytimes.com/health/nicu-care
  8. Francesco Cardona


    The 30th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2019) is a unique multidisciplinary forum for colleagues from around the world to meet and discuss a variety of topics, generating stimulating debates and fruitful collaborations. Join doctors, nurses and other allied healthcare professionals for this outstanding opportunity to take part in cutting-edge workshops, educational sessions and networking opportunities. Learn Morehttps://espnic2019.kenes.com/
  9. A question reaches us via Twitter by Susanna Fustolo-Gunnink: Are there neonatal intensive care units in which hyperconcentrated platelet transfusions are administered? @EBNEO @ccroehr @DrCGale @NeonatalResearc @cwsbattersby @RizKhanahmed @TimWatts1964 @BSantamaria8 @drpaulclarke @Colin37377735
  10. We used Protovit for some months when Soluvit wasnt available for us.
  11. Francesco Cardona


    Start reading here maybe: https://www.nature.com/articles/nrdp201637
  12. Hi, In the hospitals I worked in Austria, the rule was to increase by 10-20ml/kg/d and start on first day. If Colostrum is available this is fed as well. We start with enteral feeds right away on the first day. We give 2-3 hourly feeds. @Vicky Payne who is high/medium/low risk according to your tool?
  13. @bimalc do you have some literature sources you can point to? would love to read up.
  14. We perform LISA routinely on all preterms < 28 wks right after birth. We do not use any premedication or analgesia. We use a gastric tube and Magill forceps for application of surfactant intratracheally. We follow a slightly modified version of the original protocol from Cologne (as published here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)60986-0/fulltext). You can find our publication on our experience with LISA here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23446061 Let me know if you need any more information.
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  16. Most studies I know use "bundles" - so insertion with maximum sterile precautions were used in most settings, but I have not seen any study that only looks at using cap/face-mask in incubators. I would say the possible research question is also one about equipoise.. how much hassle is it to put on cap and mask for a potential higher risk of infection that can have quite deleterious effects. Is sterile material also handled outside of the incubator (i.e. unpacking the catheter etc.)? Then it probably still might make sense.
  17. Thank you for this comment! I was not aware of the 0.5
  18. Cerebral sinovenous Thrombosis comes to mind. What do you mean by abnormal movements? Were you suspecting a seizure?
  19. Here the official invite for all of you! See you in Copenhagen!
  20. We'll think about Finland for another time in that case 🙂 (promised!) Bicycling is pretty popular in this city (2nd clue).
  21. Great news coming up.. After our successful conferences in Stockholm (2017) and Vienna (2018) we will soon announce the location and dates for the next upcoming 99nicu conference. Can you guess where the next 99nicu meetup in 2019 will take place? Post your answer below. ... Solution will follow soon..
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