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

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Medical Journal Abstracts on Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

How growth due to infant nutrition influences obesity and later disease risk

-6 days ago -  How growth due to infant nutrition influences obesity and later disease risk

Infant nutrition has a major impact on immediate outcomes and long-term health and later disease risks, such as obesity and related disorders, a phenomenon referred to as ‘metabolic ...

The implications of obesity on pregnancy outcome

Fri 20 Feb 2015 -  The implications of obesity on pregnancy outcome

Obesity is considered by the World Health Organisation to be a disease and is defined as a condition of excess body fat to a degree where it causes impairment to the health of an individual. The ...

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.

Clinical Trials

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

16-10-2014

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)

27-08-2014

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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