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Stefan Johansson

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  1. I would like to hear about how you diagnose and manage pneumatosis intestinalis. the background - we sometimes comes across infants (mostly preterms) with some GI symtoms, like blood in stools, but without clinical signs and no lab signs towards NEC. But the xray shows some intramural gas. we usually start conservative NEC TX (fasting, antibiotics, TPN) but stop it after a few days of normal blood tests and if xray normalize. there are some Pubmed reports on this seemingly more benign phenomen but would be great to hear how you handle this.
  2. @mosarrat we do not use this practise but I don't know why. I searched pubmed but could not find any references on decompression. Anyone else knowing more about this?
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    Follow 99nicu on LinkedIn!

    While we have been sharing updates here on Twitter and Facebook for some time, we finally also have a page on LinkedIn. Also follow 99nicu on LinkedIn The web link is https://www.linkedin.com/company/99nicu/ Best regards from the HQ's!
  4. I'd like to share info about a (possibly) not so well-known Evidence Alert service made available by McMaster University. Visit this link and register for alerts on research papers in any field (like neonatology!): https://plus.mcmaster.ca/EvidenceAlerts/Default.aspx Emails do not come often, like ~1-2 /month. The latest included the following papers: Article Title Discipline Rele- vance News- worthiness Efficacy and Safety of EMLA Cream for Pain Control Due to Venipuncture in Infants: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics Pediatric Neonatology 6 6 Enteral lactoferrin supplementation for very preterm infants: a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Pediatric Neonatology 7 6 Therapeutic hypothermia for mild neonatal encephalopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed Pediatric Neonatology 7 5 Just click on the title to review the abstract and/or PubMed record.
  5. Register for the 99nicu Meetup! In the virtual 99nicu Headquarters, we are now very busy with all preparations for our upcoming Meetup, AKA the Future of Neonatal Care conference. This third conference will take place in Copenhagen, 7-10 April, and we are already thrilled about what to come. Our vision for the 99nicu Community is to offer an Internet platform where neonatal staff from all over the world can share questions, experiences and expertise. Therefore, we are grateful to see, as previous years, that our conference “footprints” our global outreach and attracts a truly international group of delegates. There are currently 130 delegates coming from 30 countries, from East to West, from North to South. Naturally, we have room for You as well! What makes the Future of Neonatal Care conference different from other meetings? First of all, our principal idea is the one of postgraduate learning. To provide evidence-based neonatal care, we all need to refresh and refine our knowledge base. That is pretty obvious, as our work as neonatology professionals gravitates around know-how. IMHO, we can all improve here. Secondly, we believe conferences should be a place to exchange expertise and experience, and give anyone a chance to ask questions. Every 45 minute session typically includes a 30 minute lecture, to give sufficient time for discussion. Participants at our previous conferences especially enjoyed “very good discussions” and “plenty of time for questions”. We use the smartphone app sli.do (https://www.sli.do/) to allow immediate feedback from participants. Through polls and multiple-choice-questions during lectures, delegates learn from each other. Most importantly, lecturers also get an opportunity to comment directly on aspects popping up. Thirdly, we aim to place topics in a forward-facing context, how neonatology will develop in the future. Why do we need to know about cord clamping? How should we support breathing of preterm infants? What inotropes shall we use when? Shall discharge MRIs be standard of care for preterm infants? Why do we need to rehearse simulated scenarios? Great program! We are honored to welcome a great set of Faculty members to Copenhagen. To share a few examples: Barbara Schmidt and Haresh Kirpalani lead a workshop on when evidence should change the standard of care, and how to interpret non-inferiority trials Mortein Breindahl will lecture and lead a workshop on neonatal transports, together with Christian Heiring Victoria Payne will share her expertise on prevention of CLABSI David Edwards will challenge our minds about MRIs in preterm infants Liisa Lethonen and Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth will, for the third time, run their highly appreciated workshop on Family-based care Brett Manley will tell us if/how to “Go with (high) flow” Gorm Greisen, Ulrika Ådén and Eduard Verhagen will engage in several lectures and a debate on practices and ethics around the border of viability, and parent-participation in decision-making. As you can see, we have lots to look forward to! Join us at the Future of Neonatal Care in Copenhagen 7-10 April! And yes, we will share take-home messages from the Future of Neonatal Care from our Twitter account @99nicu. As previous years, the hashtag will be #99nicuMeetup
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    CPAP-related trauma

    CPAP nursing is key. We often rotate between prongs and mask if CPAP is given over longer time periods. We may also protect the skin that is pressured (like around the nostrils and nose tip) with a barrier (softish) tape to avoid direct contact with tubings. And read this paper in PLOS One a few weeks by Srinivas Murki et al in Hyderabad/India: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/comments?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0211476
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    MONIVENT - new Partner of 99nicu

    Check out this video about Monivent!
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    MONIVENT - new Partner of 99nicu

    We proudly present MONIVENT as a new Supporting Partner of 99nicu! MONIVENT is a young medtech company dedicated to improve the emergency ventilatory care given to newborn babies in need of respiratory support at birth. About 3-6 % of all newborns end up in this situation, where healthcare personnel today are lacking tools to determine how effective their manual ventilation really is. Monivent® Neo is a non-invasive monitoring device to be used during manual ventilation, measuring the air volume given to the baby with sensors wirelessly built-into the face mask, providing the caregiver with continuous feedback on several critical parameters. A target volume is presented and any volume given outside the recommended interval is clearly indicated by a color change on an intuitive display. MONIVENT recently introduced its first product - Monivent Neo training - used within simulation training on a manikin while a clinical product is currently under development. Learn more about MONIVENT on: http://monivent.se/
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    Evidence Alerts

    DynaMed Plus and McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit are collaborating to provide you with access to current best evidence from research, tailored to your own health care interests, to support evidence-based clinical decisions. This service is unique: all articles (from over 120 premier clinical journals) are pre-rated for quality by highly trained research staff, then rated for clinical relevance and interest by at least 3 members of a worldwide panel of practicing physicians. Here's what we offer: A searchable database of the best evidence from the medical literature An email alerting system Links to selected evidence-based resources
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    Last week for Early Birds!

    A friendly reminder - this is the last week you can register as an Early Bird for our 3rd "Future of Neonatal Care" conference (AKA the 99nicu Meetup), 7-10 April in Copenhagen, Denmark. The program includes important topics such as BPD prevention, cord clamping, HFNC, neonatal transports, transfusions, pain management, NEC-reducing strategies, and management around the border of viability. Furthermore, the last day there will be workshops on EBM, transports, family-centered care and echocardiography. Click here for more information, and to register! Looking fw to meet up in Copenhagen!
  11. Hi all! I was trained to use morphine as premed before (semi-planned) intubation but our protocol and practise has changed to fentanyl as analgesic drug (in addition to atropin, pento and +/- celocurin) What is your experience with stiffening of the chest and laryngospasm? If you use fentanyl, what is your dose and over how many minutes do you inject it?
  12. @satyen75 - thanks for your input. Do I understand you correctly that you do not set the "NEC" label on x-ray findings of intramural gas, IF lab results and clinical signs are all normal? Here's two references on the problem: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11421417 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12736409
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    Learn Neonatal Brain Ultrasound on Youtube!

    One of our fellows showed me these two videos on Youtube, on how to learn brain ultrasound. Both videos are very good! Enjoy Part 1 - anatomy and protocol Part 2 - IVH and PVL
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    Glucose gel in preterm babies

    I agree with the rationale put fw by @rehman_naveed. We have though used gel sometimes in well preterm infants solely on enteral feeds and with sugars in the range of ~1.8-2.0 mmol/L, and where we have tested gel firstm before starting glucose iv. Usually succesfully. I recall the lowest gest-age to be 33+ weeks.
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    Neonatal Difficult Airway Course 2019

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    Last week for Early Birds!

    @talatahmed@sbcglobal.net - I fw your request to the meeting agency, expect a reply tomorrow.
  17. @Maureen Spain Here's the URL: https://www.mproveacademy.com/quality-mprovement/toolkits
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    Learn Neonatal Brain Ultrasound on Youtube!

    If you find such videos on Youtube, please share them in the Hemodynamics forum (here: https://99nicu.org/forums/forum/17-cardiovascular-problems/) When posting a topic or a reply and pasting a Youtube URL, the video is automatically embedded
  19. Thanks for sharing this paper about newborns in humanitarian crises. To expand the topic, I qoute the abstract below:
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    NICU Tools

    Nicutools is here to provide clinicians with a range of useful calculators to help them care for newborn infants. All of these calculators are provided free of charge in the hope of making life a little easier for those who work in Neonatal Intensive Care. Visit http://mobile.nicutools.org and save that URL as a screen bookmark on your smartphone.
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    3rd 99nicu Meetup, 7-10 April 2019

    Our 3rd 2019 Meetup will take place at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark, 7-10 April 2019. While we have the dates and venue set, we have just started to brainstorm about the program. Share your input on topics and speakers here! As previous years, we are specifically interested in topics with a high clinical relevance, shared by dedicated speakers. And yes, we will keep the same format, i.e. a rather short lecture of ~30 minutes, and a ~15 minutes interactive part with polls, questions and discussions IRL and through the sli.do smartphone app. See you in Copenhagen!
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    NCBI Bookshelf - Neonatology

    Free online books and publications related to neonatology.
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    NCBI Bookshelf Neonatology

    Thanks for sharing a great resource!
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    metabolic bone disease of prematurity or neonatal osteopenia

    @Dr Vira - it is indeed allowed to share links but sharing PDF's of publications not open-access (i.e. downloaded from hospital libraries for example) cannot be done. If we find out, we delete such attachments, but the responsibility is the posting member's. We state early in our Terms (agreed upon when registering) that copyrighted material shall not be posted: https://99nicu.org/terms/
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    metabolic bone disease of prematurity or neonatal osteopenia

    @Dr Vira - is the AAP policy available online? @AntoineBachy - I summarize our national guidelines in Sweden, try Google translate http://neo.barnlakarforeningen.se/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/12/Osteopeni-20-dec-2017-reviderad-slutversion.pdf Yes, we do screening in infants based on BW, and screen infants <1500g, and check blood levels of phospate and ALP at 4-6 weeks. given low phospate (<1,6 mmol/L) and/or high ALP (>15 µkat/L), we do x-ray of the wrist and if there is rachitis - we set the osteopenia diagnoses All infants <1500 g are given supplemental Ca/P, and those with rachitis continue until the x-ray of the wrist has normalized. We had this topic on the first 99nicu Meetup in Stockholm, find the (low-tech) video below