Encouraging news about tiny babies survival in Canada!

With each week of pregnancy, the baby’s chances improve for survival.

In all Canadian infants in 2018 who received resuscitation, survival is approximately as follows:

At 22 weeks, approximately 34 out of 100 infants survive

At 23 weeks, approximately 50 out of 100 infants survive

At 24 weeks, approximately 75 out of 100 infants survive

At 25 weeks, approximately 80 out of 100 infants survive

At 26 weeks, approximately 90 out of 100 infants survive

At 27 weeks, approximately 91 out of 100 infants survive

(from the recently published 2018 Canadian Neonatal Network/Canadian Preterm Birth Network Annual Report)

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Meeting with Ms Emiko Hayashi, president of Japanese parent group for preterm birth

Thank you to Ms Emiko Hayashi, president of Japanese parent group for preterm birth, for meeting with me, her son and Dr Tetsuya Isayama, a Japanese neonatologist and Head, Division of Neonatology, National Centre for Child Health and Development. Congratulations Ms Hayashi on starting this amazing group of 3,000 parents! Thank you for sharing your parent resources! Ms Fabi Bacchini from Canadian Premature Babies Foundation is keen to share CPBF resources with your members hence I will be putting you in touch!

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Great visit to Tokyo’s National Centre for Children’s Health and Development (NCCHD)!

Thank you to Drs Sago, Ito and Isayama for a wonderful  visit to Tokyo’s National Centre for Children’s Health and Development (NCCHD)! I enjoyed learning more about each of your research along with Dr Tomo Suzuki’s. Congratulations on your new evidence-based approach to PTB management! I enjoyed the opportunity to speak with your colleagues in Neonatology, Obstetrics, Ob Medicine, Ob Anesthesia, Pharmacology and your trainees!

Visit to Nagano and Azumino City

I appreciated Professor Nakamura’s hospitality in Nagano and Azumino City!  It was great to discuss neonatal and antenatal management of preterm birth with him and Drs Masayo KokuboKeisuke NakajimaMiyoko Terao, and Dalia Rodriguez Reyes (from Monterrey, Mexico). Thank you for a wonderful visit and delicious dinner in “the Japanese Alps” as you taught me your area is called, with good reason!

McMaster remains tops for research intensity

We are pleased to learn that for a third year consecutively, McMaster is the most research-intensive university in Canada! On average, researchers at McMaster earned $439,500 (more than 2x the national average), and McMaster’s total sponsored research income has increased by more than $12 million from last year to a total of $391.6 million. We are excited to learn about the future advances in research that McMaster has to offer in the coming year!

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