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Pediatric Academic Society SONPM Journal Club
The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (AAP-SoNPM) Journal Club is an online forum for trainees and early neonatologist to critically evaluate medical literature relevant to the care of newborn infants. Authors are encouraged to submit a constructive and well reasoned critical review of available literature related to neonatology. The Journal Club articles will be peer-reviewed by the AAP-SoNPM Editorial board before being published online. Click on the link below for detailed Instructions for Authors.
Preparing for boards this year? Or just want to keep up to speed on your imaging skills? Check out this ebook on neonatal MRI. More resources on the author’s website, Dr Mary Rutherford, a neonatal neurologist.
Tips for the Early Career Neonatologist
As an early career neonatologist, especially as an educator, one has to juggle many academic endeavors at the same time. Many of these are unique to this career phase. Attached is an article from the leaders of the Early Career Medical Educators from Canada where they consolidate their knowledge into 12 succinct tips.
As a neonatal fellow and neonatologist in your career, you will receive and respond to a lot of e-mails. Professionalism is very important in all aspects of your career and this includes managing and responding to your e-mail in a courteous manner. Here are some tips about using email in a professional manner.
Compensation for Neonatologists
If you are a graduating fellow you are probably thinking about what salary you would be making in your first job. Dr.Eric Horowitz lead the collection of this information from practicing neonatologists around the country. While several resources exist that estimate compensation for neonatologists, the goal of this survey was to assess clinical and non-clinical work environments, geographic location, and scope of productivity and compensation. Knowledge is power and this resource will make you an informed job seeker in Neonatology.
Hot Off The Press
Experts in neonatal nutrition have gathered the growing body of evidence in how we feed and grow our preterm infants. “The ‘Evaluation of the Evidence to Support Practice Guidelines for the Nutritional Care of Preterm Infants: The Pre- B Project’ is the first phase in a process to present the current state of knowledge and to support the development of evidence-informed guidance for the nutritional care of preterm and high-risk newborn infants.”
Ever wonder about those A/B and D’s? Do the events really result in long-term consequences? This study shows that prolonged events in the first 3 months of life lasting a minimum of 60 seconds is associated with adverse outcomes at 18 months.
Neonatology Review: Q & A
Editors, Dr. Brodsky and Dr. Martin, have granted us permission to reproduce these questions.
When does the bone marrow become the primary site of hematopoiesis in the fetus?
Which of the following is a correct response?
A. 1 to 2 weeks' gestation
B. 5 to 10 weeks' gestation
C. 11 to 15 weeks' gestation
D. 16 to 20 weeks' gestation
E. 22 to 25 weeks' gestation
Maureen E. Sims, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
Ischemia to the brain during labor may be created by mechanical forces from a variety of causes including: excessive uterine activity, prolonged and dysfunctional labor, malposition, marked molding, cephalopelvic disproportion, instrumented delivery, and difficult delivery. If significant fetal stress occurs and reserves are depleted during labor, cardiac output may be reduced, and hypoperfusion (ischemia) of the brain may result from the inadequate cardiac output.
Statistics: Always More to Learn!
Data sharing for clinical trials will soon be a requirement for publication in many recognized medical journals. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors is asking for your feedback and comments to their proposed requirements by April 18, 2016.
Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Proposal From the Internal Committee of Medical Journal Editors
How do you envision its implementation? Share your feedback to the ICMJE
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AAP TECaN TWEETS
The Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) group now has a twitter account to help disseminate important AAP information.
Please follow us on Twitter@TECaNchat.
Section on Perinatal Pediatrics
The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics is the home organization for specialists in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and also welcomes affiliate members working in related disciplines. At a membership of nearly 3,500, the Section is the largest specialty group of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers and this is accomplished through the Section's core activities in the realms of advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers.
Articles of Interest
District VIII Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Meeting
July 7-10, 2016
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