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Fun 5: meetings

The consultant tried some different faces before deciding which one to wear to handover. Advertisements

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August Changeover

Thinking of you all today as you either start a new job or work hard to care for your patients while the newbies have induction. Please email me any feedback and tell incomers to neonatal medicine about Neonatal Tips! All … Continue reading

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Tip 14: brachial plexus injury

Complete resolution at 6 months of age: only 65% for Erb’s palsy and <10% for total palsy +/- Horner’s syndrome. Reference: Foad SL. Prognosis following neonatal brachial plexus palsy: An evidence-based review. J Child Orthop, 2009; 3: 459–463.

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Feedback?

Dear followers, So, we’ve reached the end of the tips that I (or some co-writers) have already written and I’ll begin the tips again from number one on Wednesday. If you have any comments, feedback or requests for certain tips … Continue reading

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Tip 241: acute liver failure 2

The more common causes of acute liver failure (ALF) in a neonatal intensive care unit are from ischaemic injury (at birth or after cardiac arrest) and congestive cardiac failure. If the cause is rectified, the liver usually recovers. Other causes … Continue reading

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Tip 240: acute liver failure

Acute liver failure in neonates is not strictly defined. A suggestion is: “a multi-system disorder in which severe impairment of liver function, with or without encephalopathy, occurs in association with hepatocellular necrosis in a patient with no recognised underlying chronic liver disease”. … Continue reading

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Tip 228: CONI Plus

CONI Plus offers help in a similar way to CONI to other families who may have a special reason to be anxious about their baby. They may, for example: be close relatives of a baby that has suffered a sudden … Continue reading

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