Continuous glucose monitoring – better glucose control?

A single center randomized trial from Italy in very-low-birth-weight infants compared the titration of the glucose infusion rate using continuous glucose monitoring versus periodic glucose measurement using bedside glucometers (with the continuous values hidden from clinicians). In both arms of…

WWLST in VLBW Neonates

A retrospective 18-center analysis of data on very low birth weight infants found that discussions about withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy (WWLST) occurred more often in infants 22 – 24 weeks gestation (27%)┬áthan in those 27-28 weeks (6%). There…

Venous thrombosis in neonates

Venous thromboembolism is being increasingly diagnosed in neonates and is the result of a disturbance of the delicate balance between procoagulant and anticoagulant factors in neonatal blood. The primary risk factors are the use of central venous catheters, and prematurity.…