The e-Journal of Neonatology Research

Your open access, online source for everything in neonatology

Volume 2, Issue 3, Summer 2012

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The Colorado Theater Shooting


What do neonatologists think about assault weapons / fire arms?


High Flow Nasal Cannula Use Correlates with Improved Outcomes in the Louisiana Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (LNQIC)

Phillip V. Gordon and Rebekah E. Gee (on behalf of the LNQIC)


Oxygen Therapy during Resuscitation of Preterm Infants: A Retrospective Analysis

Todd Peters, Talkad Raghuveer, Paula Delmore, Carolyn Ahlers-Schmidt, and Barry Bloom


Characteristics, Mortality and Outcome of Acquired Anasarca in the NICU

Joseph B. Philips, III, Joshua J. Lovvorn, Laura H. Nye, and Monica V. Collins


Infants Born to Mothers with Pre-Gestational Diabetes Have a Higher Risk of Developing Neonatal Hypocalcemia

Samrat U. Das and Pratibha Ankola


Neonatal Caregiver’s Use and Belief’s About Donor Milk

Jonathan R. Swanson, Phillip V. Gordon and Susan Orlando



A Moment of Silence…

Phillip V. Gordon



1. Goldstein RF, Cotten CM, Shankaran S, Gantz MG, Poole WK, for The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Influence of gestational age on death and neurodevelopmental outcome in premature infants with severe intracranial hemorrhage. J Perinatol. 2012 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print]

2. Wadhawan R, Oh W, Vohr BV, Saha S, Das A, Bell EF, Laptook A, Shankaran S, Stoll BJ, Walsh MC, Higgins R. Spontaneous intestinal perforation in extremely low birth weight infants: association with indomethacin therapy and effects on neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18-22 months corrected age. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2012 June 9. [Epub ahead of print]

3. Garner RS, Burchfield DJ. Treatment of presumed hypotension in very low birthweight neonates: effects on regional cerebral oxygenation. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2012 July 10. [Epub ahead of print]

4. Lorch SA, Baiocchi M, Ahlberg CE, Small DS. The differential impact of delivery hospital on the outcomes of premature infants. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print]

5. Bordessoule A, Emeriaud G, Morneau S, Jouvet P, Beck J. Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist improves patient-ventilator interaction in infants as compared with conventional ventilation. Pediatr Res. 2012 May 11. [Epub ahead of print]

6. Shankaran S, Pappas A, McDonald SA, Vohr BR, Hintz SR, Yolton K, Gustafson KE, Leach TM, Green C, Bara R, Petrie Huitema CM, Ehrenkranz RA, Tyson JE, Das A, Hammond J, Peralta-Carcelen M, Evans PW, Heyne RJ, Wilson-Costello DE, Vaucher YE, Bauer CR, Dusick AM, Adams-Chapman I, Goldstein RF, Guillet R, Papile LA, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Childhood outcomes after hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy. N Engl J Med. 2012; 366(22):2085-92.

7. Todd DA, Wright A, Broom M, Chauhan M, Meskell S, Cameron C, Perdomi AM, Rochefort M, Jardine L, Stewart A, Shadbolt B. Methods of weaning preterm babies <30 weeks gestation off CPAP: A multicentre randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2012; 97(4):F236-40.

8. Janvier A, Farlow B, Wilfond BS. The Experience of Families With Children With Trisomy 13 and 18 in Social Networks. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]

9. Polin RA and the Committtee on Fetus and Newborn. Management of neonates with suspected or proven early-onset bacterial sepsis. Pediatrics. 2012; 129(5):1006-15.

10. McAdams RM, McPherson RJ, Mayock DE, Juul SE. Outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants given early high-dose erythropoietin. J Perinatol. 2012 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]


Pros and cons of fluconazole prophylaxis in very low birth weight infants:

1. Manzoni P, Mostert M, Latino MA, Pugni L, Stolfi I, Decembrino L, et al. Clinical characteristics and response to prophylactic fluconazole of preterm VLBW neonates with baseline and acquired fungal colonisation in NICU: data from a multicentre RCT. Early Hum Dev. 2012 May;88 Suppl 2:S60-4.

2. Clerihew L, Austin N, McGuire W. Prophylactic systemic antifungal agents to prevent mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight infants. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Oct 17;(4):CD003850.

3. Manzoni P, Stolfi I, Pugni L, Decembrino L, Magnani C, Vetrano G, et al. A multicenter, randomized trial of prophylactic fluconazole in preterm neonates. N Engl J Med. 2007 Jun 14;356(24):2483-95.

4. Manzoni P, Leonessa M, Galletto P, Latino MA, Arisio R, Maule M, et al. Routine use of fluconazole prophylaxis in a neonatal intensive care unit does not select natively fluconazole-resistant Candida subspecies. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Aug;27(8):731-7.

5. Kaufman D, Boyle R, Hazen KC, Patrie JT, Robinson M, Grossman LB. Twice weekly fluconazole prophylaxis for prevention of invasive Candida infection in high-risk infants of <1000 grams birth weight. J Pediatr. 2005 Aug;147(2):172-9.


Not all herbs are created equal!

–Marijuana use may increase the risk of delivering preterm

Another reason to argue against bed-sharing

–Co-sleeping increases desaturation events

Neonatal provisions intact in reauthorization of Pediatric Research Equity Act

–Neonatal expert to be on panel of Pediatric Review Committee of the FDA

A bill before Congress to increase medical residency slots

–The bipartisan Physician Shortage Reduction and Graduate Medical Education Accountability and Transparency Act (HR 6352)


Vermont Oxford Study of Oxygen Sat Limits for ROP

Grab Bag

Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium – Fall 2012 Neonatal Symposium

AAP National Conference & Exhibition – Perinatal Section Program

PAS 2013 – Abstracts Submissions Due November 15th

Perinatal Research Society – Oct 14 – 16th 2012


There were no rejected manuscript(s) and zero rejected letter(s) for this volume (we will NOT publish specific information about individual rejections).

Written by Dr Phillip Gordon

August 11th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

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