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University of Manitoba: U of M - Medicine - Pediatrics and Child Health - Neonatology - Critical Review of the Literature

University of Manitoba

U of M - Medicine - Pediatrics and Child Health - Neonatology - Critical Review of the Literature

Critical Review of the Literature

Aproximately twice a month the fellows review a current article from the literature.  The purpose of these sessions is to discuss new and important research in neonatal medicine and to develope critical reading and thinking skills.

Articles Reviewed in 2009

Mar 2   Amplitude-Integrated EEG Is Useful in Predicting Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Full-Term Infants With Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: A Meta-Analysis

Mar 16 Haplotype analysis of ABCA3: association with respiratory distress in very premature infants

Apr 20 Patterns of Respiratory Disease During the First 2 Postnatal Weeks in Extremely Premature Infants

Articles Reviewed in 2008

Jan 21   Dopamine Versus Epinephrine for Cardiovascular Support in Low Birth Weight Infants: Analysis of Systemic Effects and Neonatal Clinical Outcomes

Feb 4    A randomized controlled trial of synchronized nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation in RDS

Mar 3   A comparison of albumin-bolus therapy versus normal saline-bolus therapy for hypotension in neonates

Mar 17 Nasal CPAP or Intubation at Birth for Very Preterm Infants

Apr 21 Does Placental Inflammation Relate to Brain Lesions and Volume in Preterm Infants?

Jun 02 Role of Plasma B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Screening for Hemodynamically Significant Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Neonates

Jun 16 Resuscitation of Preterm Neonates by Using Room Air or 100% Oxygen

Oct 06 Low superior vena cava flow on day 1 and adverse outcome in the very low birthweight infant

Oct 20 Tracheal suctioning is associated with prolonged disturbances of cerebral hemodynamics in very low birth weight infants

Nov 03 Oral Probiotics Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Articles Reviewed in 2007

Jan 15     Neonatal MRI to Predict Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants

Jan 29     Erythromycin and feeding intolerance in premature infants:a randomized trial

Feb 05    A randomized, controlled trial of heparin versus placebo infusion to prolong the usability of peripherally placed percutaneous central venous catheters in neonates: The HIP Study

Mar 19   Hyperglycemia and morbidity and mortality in extremely low birth weight infants

Apr 02    Indomethacin prophylaxis or expectant treatment of patent ductus arteriosus in extremely low birth weight infants?

Apr 20   Population pharmacokinetics and dosing regimen design of milrinone in preterm infants

Jun 18    Changes in myocardial function and hemodynamics after ligation of the ductus arteriosus in preterm infants

Jul 16   Growth and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes After Early Low-Dose Hydrocortisone Treatment in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants

Jul 30   A Multicenter, Randomized Trial of Prophylactic Fluconazole in Preterm Neonates

Sept 17 Early Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy for Term and Near-Term Newborn Infants with Hypoxic Respiratory Failure: Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up

Oct 01 Nasal Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation Versus Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Randomized, Controlled, Prospective Study

Oct 27 Oral Sildenafil in Infants With Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn: A Pilot Randomized  Blinded Study

Nov 05 Nasal continuous positive airway pressure affects pre- and postprandial intestinal blood flow velocity in preterm infants

Articles Reviewed in 2006

Nov 20 Pepsin, a Reliable Marker of Gastric Aspiration, Is Frequently Detected in Tracheal Aspirates From Premature Ventilated Neonates: Relationship With Feeding and Methylxanthine Therapy

Dec 04  Impact of preoperative treatment strategies on the early perioperative outcome in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Dec 18 Hemodynamic Changes After Low-Dosage Hydrocortisone Administration in Vasopressor-Treated Preterm and Term Neonates


   Page Updated April 20  2009

Pediatrics and Child Health, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
CE-208 Childrens Hospital, 840 Sherbrook Street
Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1
Phone: 204-787-8020 Fax: 204-787-4807