Guidance issued on feeding of sick newborn babies

Frantz, Simon
June 2001
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);06/30/2001, Vol. 322 Issue 7302, p1562
Academic Journal
Reports that doctors have been absolved of negligence in the use of catheters for the intravenous feeding of sick newborn babies according to a review of the clinical practice by Great Britain's Department of Health. Difference in medical opinion about where to place the catheter; Public concern raised after the death of four babies from cardiac tamponade during insertion of a central venous catheter; Findings and recommendations of the review.


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