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Andrej Vitushka

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About Andrej Vitushka

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    National Research Center "Mother and Child"
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    Minsk, Belarus
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    Premature infants, prevention of brain lesions (IVH, PVL), cardiac support and monitoring of hemodynamics, management of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, aEEG and EEG in neonatology

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  1. Ok, thanks. And what about severe umbilical cord acidemia cut-off -- 7.0 or 7.1?
  2. Dear Dr. Johansson. Thanks for the great job and sharing it with us. What do you think how elective C-section will influence the umbilical artery pH? What cut-off for cord blood acidosis do you use in practice -- 7.1 or 7.0? Sometimes we conflict with obstetricians about severity of acidosis, so in the light of this trial does it make sense to say that for example pH withing lower 5 to 10th percentile is a moderate acidosis? Many thanks.
  3. Hypothermia in preterm babies

    But how long do you use bag? First 3-5 days or longer?
  4. Thanks a lot dear colleagues :)!
  5. Dear colleagues! Maybe someone knows about similar courses in Europe (preferably Poland, Germany, Baltic or Skandinavian countries, but not mandatory)? How is possible to get and brush up echo skills for neonatologist? Unfornunately, I missed seminar from in Netherlands but currently there is no information about next seminar in our continent. Many thanks!
  6. FFP use protocol needed

    Just sent by forum message. Enjoy!
  7. FFP use protocol needed

    Thanks for response! Vitamin P -- it's a nice definition :)! Could you please clarify how coagulation tests are taken -- from new vein (newly inserted UAC, UVC or periferal artery cath) only or some other variants are OK?
  8. FFP use protocol needed

    Dear colleagues! Greetings from Belarus! We're updating our clinical protocols. Please share with us your experience of Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) transfusion in non-surgical NICU. Do you use it only in case of bleeding, or bleeding and abnormal coagulation tests should be combined? Or abnormal tests alone is a good reason for FFP (e.g. in ELBW infants). What is bleeding -- fresh IVH III or minor pulmonary hemorrhage also matters? Which thresholds of coagulation tests you use? I've found useful paper on the issue. A table from it with coagulation parameters is attached to this post. Please have a look and tell briefly do you use the same numbers? Clin Perinatol. 2015 Sep;42(3):639-50. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2015.04.013. Epub 2015 May 16. Fresh Frozen Plasma Administration in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Evidence-Based Guidelines. Motta M1, Del Vecchio A2, Chirico G3. Sincerely, Andrej Vitushka, NICU of National Research Center "Mother and Child", Minsk, Belarus. FFP tab.doc
  9. 1st 99nicu Meetup, 12-15 June 2017

    Coagulation tests. Are they useful in prediction of IVH and other bleedings in preterm and term infants? Maybe some novelties in IVH and PVL prevention. Hope it is not too naive questions 😊. Thanks!
  10. Vitushkamd , welcome to 99nicu :)