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Miracles in My Time: Reflections of a Paediatric Respiratory Physician.
  • John Massie
John Massie
Royal Children's Hospital
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Abstract

Miracles, like London buses, just seem to come along. The truth is, there are no miracles, just lots of hard work behind the scenes, minds open to opportunity, serendipity and possibly a little luck. In my time as a paediatric respiratory physician, I have born witness to remarkable advances in treatment that have changed patients' fortunes overnight. Examples of these include artificial surfactant replacement for premature newborns, conjugate haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination, propranolol for infants with subglottic haemangiomas, mandibular distraction for babies with micrognathia, cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulators therapy for patients with cystic fibrosis and antisense oligonucleotide therapy for infants with spinal muscular atrophy. There are lessons to be learned from reflection upon these life transforming treatments, and perhaps it is a good time just to pause and wonder.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

23 Jun 2021Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
28 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
28 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
07 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
21 Jul 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 Jul 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
14 Aug 20211st Revision Received
14 Aug 2021Submission Checks Completed
14 Aug 2021Assigned to Editor
14 Aug 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
19 Sep 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
19 Sep 2021Editorial Decision: Accept