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Genomic intensive care: should we perform genome testing in critically ill newborns?

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In newborn intensive care units (NICUs), the science and art of prognostication often have life and death implications. Approximately 5% of infants admitted to NICU die.1 The majority of deaths are preceded by decisions to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment,1 following discussions between the family and clinical team. These decisions are based on an assessment of an infant's chance of survival and on the predicted duration and nature of the infant's survival if treatment is provid...

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10.1136/archdischild-2015-308568

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Wellcome Trust
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Wilkinson, D
Savulescu, J
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086041/Z/08/Z
086041/Z/08/Z
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Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
Funding agency for:
Wilkinson, D
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086041/Z/08/Z
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BMJ Publishing Group
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Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition More from this journal
Pages:
fetalneonatal-2015-308568-fetalneonatal-2015-308568
Publication date:
2015-09-14
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1468-2052
ISSN:
1359-2998
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English
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uuid:fca7da90-fb9e-46f4-a0ac-544096dc2793
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2016-01-19

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