Hello friends 👋
Journal club is BACK!!!
We have many many articles to go over today. Most notably the recent publication by the neonatal research network in the New England Journal of Medicine looking at the use of prophylactic hydrocortisone to improve BPD-free survival. We even had the pleasure to ask the lead author Dr. Kristi Watterberg about her thoughts on how to interpret the data. She will also join us for a full interview to be released on April 17th. Look out for this interview.
Daphna reviews some interesting articles about provider concordance regarding goals of care discussion in the nicu and reviews an amazing QI project aimed at reducing length of stay by improving time to full oral feeds.
We also chat about probiotics to reduce NEC, use of glycerin suppositories and whether or not they are associated with increased rates of NEC in preterm infants, and review some interesting neurodevelopmental outcomes from our scandinavian colleagues. Enjoy!