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  1. Bestowed in honor of Dr. Ruth Lawrence's contribution to the field of breastfeeding medicine, the annual award will be presented in Dr. Lawrence’s name to recognize a medical fellow or postdoctoral scholar for their research in the science of human milk.

    The International Conference on Human Milk Science and Innovation (ICHMSI) invites potential applicants to submit an entry for Award consideration. The Award winner will be notified on August 1, 2018. The Award will be presented during the annual ICHMSI scientific meeting held each September. The Award recipient will receive US$10,000 plus travel costs to the scientific meeting, and will have the honor of presenting their research paper during the Conference.

    Deadline for the application is 15 June 2018.

    The conference ICHMSI will take place 5-7 September 2018, Pasadena, CA, US.

    Read more about the award here: http://www.humanmilkscience.org/award

    and more about the conference here: http://www.humanmilkscience.org/conference


  2. There was an interesting discussion in the 99nicu Slack channel, we'd like to share here, posted by @rehman_naveed

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    a PICC inserted and secured, good position. After 3 days CXR done for pulmonary reasons and surprisingly PICC pulled in cross the heart, liver and went down in IVC quite lower down. Pulled back and again over night pulled in.

    Do you have ever such experience? Any thoughts why it pulled in, what force drive it in. 
    I never seen such a phenomenon that PICC pulled in to such an extent?

     

    The following comments reported a similar episode with a UVC, but alternative explanations were the human factor (was the PICC really backed as intended) and the possibility of material stretching (could the PICC line plastic be stretched while backing?) Also, the possibility of PICC line displacement with arm position was also raised (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16758187)

    If you have further comments to this episode, please share here!

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  3. (posting on behalf of @AlanGroves)

    We will be holding a New York Neonatal Echocardiography course on 17th-18th March 2017. This is the 8th course which we have run internationally, and the content of the course continues to evolve. The course is now for two full days, including lectures and 6 hours of small group teaching with hands on practical scanning in children and on neonatal echo simulators.

    Full details of the 2017 course can be found here - http://neonatalechoskills.com/nyc2017.html

    If clinicians are interested in attending we recommend early booking since prior courses have been over-subscribed. I am happy to provide further information about the course – members should feel free to email me directly.

    Many thanks for your time,

    Dr Alan Groves, MBChB, BSc, FRCPCH, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medicine
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine
    525 E. 68th Street, Suite N-506
    New York, NY 10065
    alg2049@med.cornell.edu

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  4. 99nicu has become a partner of the 6th International Arab Neonatal Care Conference (ANCC2016) that will take place in Dubai, UAE From 29th September-1st of October 2016.

    The meeting is an international hub for neonatologists, pediatricians, researchers, nurses and other health care professionals to join leading international faculty and exchange knowledge.

    Visit http://ancc2016.com for more information!

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  5. (we are posting this on behalf of the Pediatrix Medical Group)

    We are seeking a neonatal nurse practitioner to join our team of BC neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners to provide in-house coverage for Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Missouri. The system includes a 36-bed, Level-IIIB NICU, a 12-bed Level-IIIA NICU, as well as Level-II NICU and well-baby coverage. Saint Luke’s Hospital, a regional perinatal referral center, has more than 450 admissions annually and offers comprehensive neonatal care with advanced ventilator support and a collegial working environment. Active NNP involvement in the practice’s QI initiatives, unit function and education is available for those interested. Completion/sign on bonus for this practice. To learn more about our practice, please visit Pediatrix Medical Group of Kansas. (Locum tenens or part-time opportunities also available).

     

    Set amongst gently rolling hills on the south bank of the Missouri River, Country Living Magazine proclaimed this sophisticated city as one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets. With over 200 fountains it is has earned the nickname, “City of Fountains,” and claims to have the second most in the world, just behind Rome. The region has earned a reputation for being one of the best places to live in the nation – and for good reason. It offers an affordable cost of living, low crime rates, renowned schools, active nightlife, dedicated sports scene and some of the most famous shopping and restaurants in the world. Most importantly, it’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going and forward-thinking. That's why Kiplinger Magazine and other publications have rated Kansas City as one of the 50 Smart Places to Live! In fact, Kansas City also made Lonely Planet’s Top 10 places to visit in 2014. Whether you prefer living in an urban loft to old-style neighborhoods to sprawling suburbs, there is something for everyone. It’s a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

    Benefits of our national medical group include:

    • Variety of locations and practice settings
    • Clinical quality improvement, research and education opportunities
    • Leadership opportunities
    • Access to robust clinical information systems
    • Cross specialty collaboration and networking opportunities
    • Administrative and business development support

    We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits including:

    • Health (choice of two PPO options), life, vision, dental and disability insurance 401(k)
    • Annual CNE allowance
    • Relocation assistance
    • Employee stock purchase plan
    • Stability in an organization with more than 30 years of healthcare industry experience
    • Professional liability insurance and assistance with mandatory hospital credentialing and state licensing, and reimbursement of associated fee
    • Relocation assistance

    Contact Pat Parnell at pat_parnell@pediatrix.com or 800.243.3839 x5621

     

     

     

     

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  6. We are very happy to announce that Acta Paediatrica is now a Supporting Partner of 99nicu.
     
    Acta Paediatrica will be contributing to our technical costs (domains, licenses, web hosting, technical consultants etc).
     
    We hope to upgrade the technical platform for 99nicu with a completely re-written and new version of the software we use. But, we need expertise help for this and are therefore very glad about a grant from Acta Paediatrica.
     
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  7. Live among flowering desert, rolling hills, winding riverbeds, rugged canyons, and pine-topped peaks, all beneath a clear, blue sky.

    A Southern Arizona hospital is seeking (1) NNP or Neonatal PA to staff an 18-bed, Level IIEQ NICU and 36-bed, Level III teaching NICU.

    Full-time position; 42-hour work week. Day/night shift rotation. Some 24-hour shifts available for the Level IIEQ unit. Typical day shifts are 8A-5P, while nights are 5P-8A.

    No transport responsibility.

    At least 2 years of NNP or Neonatal PA experience preferred, but the hospital will consider a new NNP graduate pending good references and extensive interviews.

    It is important that the NNP/PA like to teach and be adaptable to the dual environments.
    Excellent benefits package that includes 401K company contribution.

    **MSN + NCC (or NCCPA) required. This is a full-time position and relocation is required.

     

    (this first job opening is originally published on Neonatalstaff.com by Kelly LinkousIf you want to apply, do that here)


  8. The ProPrems Trial investigated the use of probiotics in very preterm infants. The study has been reported at meetings, but the full article will be published in Pediatrics in December.

    The primary outcome was late onset sepsis, but the finding given most publicity was reduction of NEC. Keith Barrington, neonatologist in Canada and blogging at neonatalresearch.org, argued that probiotics should now be used as NEC prevention and that future research should focus on refining probiotic therapy, not comparing it with placebo.

    In the new 99nicu Poll we ask about your practise regarding probiotics as NEC prevention. Please also comment your votes. If you use probiotics, please share your experience.

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  9. Call for Papers

    I am writing to cordially invite you to submit or recommend papers to the Journal of Clinical Neonatology (JCN), an open access journal. The JCN is now indexed in the PubMed central. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in the area of neonatal-perinatal medicine.

    Best regards

    http://www.journalonweb.com/jcn/

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/2109/

    Saleh Al-Alaiyan, MD, FRCPC

    Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical Neonatology


  10. The latest Leading article is about the importance about communication with parents and we figured this was a good moment to launch a 99nicu Poll about feedback from parents.

    We have heard from colleagues around the world that some collect parental feedback regularly, for example from a questionnaire, while others don't ask parents for feedback at all.

    Please respond whether you collect feedback in your NICU, and if yes, explain how you do it in a comment below!


  11. Prophylactic treatment with indomethacin was shown to reduce the risk of severe IVH in the 1990s.

    (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8134206)

    However, follow-up studies later showed that indomethacin prophylaxis did not improve mortality or neurodevelopmental outcomes. These findings are summarized in a Cochrane review from 2010.

    (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD000174.pub2/abstract)

    The 99nicu Poll for June and July is about such NSAID prophylaxis and whether you have and/or still use it.


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    Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs, Sixth Edition (LANGE Clinical Science) [Paperback]

    Tricia Gomella (Author), M. Cunningham (Author), Fabien Eyal (Author), MD Tricia Lacy Gomella (Editor), MD M. Douglas Cunningham (Editor), MD Fabien Eyal (Editor)

    This is a reference manual that delivers all that it promises and more. It is easy to read. With just the right amount of detail and gives the quick information on a variety of subjects. It contains a through listing of common problems, procedures, diseases, and drugs that we use in the NICU every day. It is very helping determine that next step of evaluation and treatment and care for the patients that we serve as well. The book itself is an incredible resource. This is an excellent resource! Excellent for NNPs and anyone else who works in the NICU!

    Briefly summarize of the content:

    • If covers Basic Management from Antepartum and Intrapartum Fetal Assessment to Neonatal Bioethics in the Basic Management Session.
    • Under Procedures if covers common procedures such as Arterial Punctures for obtaining blood gases and labs to placement of Umbilical Artery Catheters to the things that we see less frequently like Pericardiocentesis.
    • It has a section on On – Call Problems that are more routine like mangment of ABG’s to the emergent problems like pneumothorax, Traumatic Delivery’s, Seizures and many more.
    • It also contains information of a variety of subjects from ABO Incompatibilities, to Congenital Heart Disease, Inborn errors of Metabolism, Meningitis, and Respirtory Synctial Virus, and the list could go on.
    • It also contains a handy reference on Neonatal Pharmacology that has not only the commonly used medications in the NICU but also effects of drugs and substances in pregnancy and breast feeding.
    • This book has also added for your convenience common abbreviations used in Neonatology, Growth charts, Isolation Guidelines and many more references at your finger tips.

    The best thing of all is that it is very compact and easy to carry with you.

    Patricia Lyon-Barrett BSN RN

    John Peter Smith Hospital

    1500 S. Main St.

    Fort Worth, Texas 76104

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