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Doctors suspended in child health inquiry

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 15 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:140

Owing to an error in the editing of this news article (1 January, p 9), it was stated that the trial at the North Staffordshire Hospital of a new technique—continuous negative extrathoracic pressure (CNEP)—involved only 122 premature babies, when in fact it involved 244 premature babies. Each arm of the trial comprised 122 babies. Consequently, the two subsequent sentences should have said: “Of the 122 babies treated with the new technique, 28 died and 15 sustained brain damage. Of the 122 babies in the control group, who received conventional treatment, 22 infants died and 10 experienced brain damage.”


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