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Francesco Cardona

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  1. Very interesting study. Looking forward to the results and further work on this topic!
  2. We give Ampicillin / Gentamicin. Dose of Gentamicin is 5mg/kg first dose, then 36h later 3.5mg/kg @24h intervals. Step up from Ampicillin if there is evidence of other bacteria (resistant?) from mother
  3. Irish colleagues airlifted Ukrainian patient to Ireland. https://twitter.com/transport_neo/status/1505611005312831494?s=20&t=fP2I3GwnBeaK60jwfwvomA
  4. https://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/sections/press-releases/2022/who-is-working-day-and-night-to-keep-medical-supply-chains-open-and-preserve-ukraines-health-system
  5. Please add any information or resources you have for transporting infants or pregnant women out of Ukraine. We have compiled lists of material for example. Here is a list of needed items for neonatal transport as recommended by Rosemarie Boland, Australian Neonatal Transport Nurse https://twitter.com/piatkat/status/1501482359748706305?s=20&t=RiFIoWIiu5ak4M6HUWYnhw https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vA1Ixm-j7LtbU5nrGULW5zZE5avklXLnRpv9ihsDBlk/edit?usp=sharing Equipment list for neonatal transport.pdf
  6. Irish news have shared images of maternity ward / NICU in the basement of a hospital in Ukraine Twitter link
  7. A report in Time magazine on the situation in the children's hospital in Kyiv https://time.com/6152374/children-hospital-kyiv-ukraine-russia/
  8. What is the best way to contact travel nurses best?
  9. UNICEF has also called for action to help children who are currently threatened due to the war in Ukraine https://www.unicef.org/emergencies/conflict-ukraine-pose-immediate-threat-children
  10. One of the first reports was from a NICU in Dniepro, Eastern Ukraine, featured staff caring for babies in a bomb shelter during the first days of the invasion (feb 24 2022). https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/02/24/world/russia-attacks-ukraine/newborns-at-a-dnipro-childrens-hospital-moved-into-bomb-shelter
  11. Very good topic. I agree with Stefan. CLAMP -> X-RAY (after a few hours) -> PULL I would probably adapt the time frame if it was recurrent or there is concern of recurrence or the child is otherwise unstable. We almost exclusively use pig tail drains at this point. In our opinion they are also more comfortable for the infant and they are placed easily. Our surgical patients though often have straight tubes.
  12. Hi we use the DART scheme as published and rarely change it. For select patients we have done a second round with precisely the same regimen after a couple of days in between. FC
  13. This app might also be helpful in simulating monitors - it is free to download from the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and available on OS, Android and PC https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aap.vitals&hl=en&gl=US
  14. Here is a citation that might help: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103976/ They used high dose with 9mg/kg - compared to standard dosing 1-2mg/kg for severe neonatal Kawasaki. May I ask in what clinical setting you are thinking about using it?
  15. Grand master - that sounds just about right for you, Stefan 😉
  16. After reading this: https://rdcu.be/cqY8Y .. we decided to try for ourselves. It does work! Who uses ultrasound to guide lumbar puncture as well? Do you prefer to access out-of-plane or in-plane? Did you run into any unexpected difficulties? Have you identified any helpful landmarks?
  17. I wonder what the share of babies going home in cars is in different countries.. Might this have an effect? I will add this survey from the US where >96% of NICUs perform a predischarge car seat tolerance screen (CSTS). https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32044465/ Does it help at all? In any case it seems to prolong the stay if an infant fails the screening test. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29269198/
  18. The definition of bronchopulmonary dysplasia that best predicted early childhood morbidity categorized disease severity according to the mode of respiratory support administered at 36 weeks’ postmenstrual age, regardless of supplemental oxygen use.
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