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This week Daphna and I had the chance to review some very interesting articles. The topics were broad and included timing of TPN initiation and the effects this decision may have on survival to discharge and comorbidities. We discussed variations in pulse oximetry accuracy and how a patient's skin color could affect pulse oximetry reading. We also reviewed a paper looking at how monitoring heart rate characteristics during a neonate's hospitalization can predict outcomes at 18-22 months of age. We also touched on neonatologist mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and thyroid studies in preterm babies. These articles were a lot of fun to review. Article titles and links are pasted below for your convenience. Enjoy.

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Early versus later initiation of parenteral nutrition for very preterm infants: a propensity score-matched observational study
Objective To evaluate the impact of timing of initiation of parenteral nutrition (PN) after birth in very preterm infants. Design Propensity-matched analysis of data from the UK National Neonatal Research Database. Patients 65 033 babies <31 weeks gestation admitted to neonatal units in England an…
Racial discrepancy in pulse oximeter accuracy in preterm infants - Journal of Perinatology
Journal of Perinatology - &lt;ArticleTitle Language=&quot;En&quot; xml:lang=&quot;en&quot;&gt;Racial discrepancy in pulse oximeter accuracy in preterm...
Multivariable predictive models of death or neurodevelopmental impairment among extremely low birth weight infants using heart rate characteristics
We hypothesized that a cumulative heart rate characteristics (HRC) index in real-timethroughout the NICU hospitalization, alone or combined with birth demographics andclinical characteristics, can predict a composite outcome of death or neurodevelopmentalimpairment (NDI).
The Effect of COVID-19 on the Workload of Neonatologists
To describe the impact of COVID-19 on the neonatology workforce, focusing on professionaland domestic workloads.
Utility of Repeat Testing for Congenital Hypothyroidism in Very Low Birthweight Infants
To assess for possible missed hypothyroidism in very low birthweight (VLBW) infantswhose initial newborn screening (NBS) was within normal reference range.
Preterm to term infant postmenstrual age reference intervals for thyroid-stimulating hormone and free thyroxine - Pediatric Research
Pediatric Research - &lt;ArticleTitle Language=&quot;En&quot; xml:lang=&quot;en&quot;&gt;Preterm to term infant postmenstrual age reference intervals for thyroid-stimulating...