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Would you trust a doctor to decide if you are an appropriate subject for assisted dying? I wouldn't, neither should you, and my colleagues who are not fortunate enough to be retired will be crazy if they allow themselves to be dragged into the process. Proponents of legislative change should man up and face the implications of their proposals, without hiding behind the medical profession.

Medical Videos

An Introduction to Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome and Possible Treatments
An Introduction to Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome and Possible Treatments
An Introduction to Diagnosing Gastroschisis or Omphalocele
An Introduction to Diagnosing Gastroschisis or Omphalocele

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Neurologic disease with pregnancy and considerations for the obstetric anesthesiologist

Thu 28 Aug 2014 -  Seminars in Perinatology

Women with neurologic conditions present a challenge during pregnancy and in the peripartum period. Given the low prevalence of these diseases during pregnancy, most management decisions are guided ...

Additional value of fetal magnetic resonance imaging in the prenatal diagnosis of central nervous system anomalies: a systematic review of the literature

Thu 21 Aug 2014 -  Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Objectives: To analyze literature on the additional value of fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in assessing central nervous system (CNS) anomalies suspected by ultrasound. Methods: A ...

Clinical Guidelines

Antibiotics for early-onset neonatal infection: Antibiotics for the prevention and treatment of early-onset neonatal infection

Aug 2012

Early-onset neonatal bacterial infection (infection with onset within 72 hours of birth) is a..

... significant cause of mortality and morbidity in newborn babies. Parent organisations and the scientific literature report that there can be unnecessary delays in recognising and treating sick babies. In addition, concern about the possibility of early-onset neonatal infection is common. This concern is an important influence on the care given to pregnant women and newborn babies. There is wide variation in how the risk of early-onset neonatal infection is managed in healthy babies.

Neonatal jaundice

May 2010

This guideline provides guidance regarding the recognition, assessment and treatment of neonatal..

... jaundice. The advice is based on evidence where this is available and on consensus-based practice where it is not.

Online CME

Clinical review - Prader-Willi syndrome

This article discusses the genetic inheritance of PW syndrome, the neonatal features and adult complications of the syndrome.

Antenatal and newborn screening - in association with the UK National Screening Committee

After completing this module, you should: understand the principles of screening and how they are applied in practice, know what NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes are available, know where...

Antenatal care for healthy pregnant women

After completing this module you should know: what lifestyle advice is recommended, how to manage common symptoms, what examinations to carry out, what screening to perform, what clinical conditions and...

Clinical Trials

Longitudinal Observational Study on the Course of Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease in Patients Following Newborn Screening (TRACK-CF)


The purpose of this study is to further characterize early CF lung disease in newborns, infants and toddlers with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Levetiracetam Treatment of Neonatal Seizures: Safety and Efficacy Phase II Study (LEVNEONAT1)


LEVNEONAT is a multicentre French clinical trials with the aim to develop new treatment strategies for the treatment of neonatal seizures using Levetiracetam. The purpose of this study is to determine the correct dosing, safety and efficacy for..

... intravenous levetiracetam as first line treatment in term new born babies with seizures. This new anticonvulsivant drug is a promising treatment for seizures in newborns.

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