The e-Journal of Neonatology Research

Your open access, online source for everything in neonatology

Volume 3, Issue 1, Winter 2013

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We Are Two Years Old!

The editors of the e-Journal of Neonatology Research


What do Neos think about metrics and the importance of continuous quality improvement in their NICU?


1. Levels of Nasal CPAP Applied During the Immediate Post-Extubation Phase: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

Ratchada Kitsommart, Angela Kalyn, Noura Al-Saleem, Marianne Janes, and Guilherme M. Sant’Anna


2. Point of Care Measurement of Hemoglobin and Hematocrit in Newborn Infants Using a Blood Gas Analyzer

Celine Chedid, Aiman Rahmani, Naveed Durrani, Moghis Ur Rehman, Iram Musharraf, and Ahmad Imran


3. Quantifying the Impact of the e-Journal of Neonatology Research

Jonathan Swanson and Phillip Gordon


4. Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and Darwinism (Reviewing the Evolutionary Basis for NEC)

Phillip Gordon


5. Neonatal Caregiver’s Opinions Regarding NEC as a Zero Tolerance Quality Outcome

Jonathan Swanson, Phillip Gordon, and Susan Orlando



Brief Literature Review: How common is accidental decapitation at birth?

The Editors of the e-Journal of Neonatology Research

Kudos to Womens and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (for the best public service announcment during the recent NorthEast Blizzard). We note an unfortunate counterpoint report in New York City.

The Editors of the e-Journal of Neonatology Research


1. Results of a two-center, before and after study of piperacillin-tazobactam versus ampicillin and gentamicin as empiric therapy for suspected sepsis at birth in neonates <1500 g. Chong E, Reynolds J, Shaw J, Forur L, Delmore P, Uner H, Bloom BT, Gordon P. J Perinatol. 2013 Jan 17. doi: 10.1038/jp.2012.169.

2. Prospective crossover comparison between NAVA and pressure control ventilation in premature neonates less than 1500 grams. Stein H, Alosh H, Ethington P, White DB. J Perinatol. 2012 Oct 25. doi: 10.1038/jp.2012.136

3. Congenital heart defects in a large, unselected cohort of monochorionic twins. Pettit KE, Merchant M, Machin GA, Tacy TA, Norton ME. J Perinatol. 2012 Dec 6. doi: 10.1038/jp.2012.145.

4. Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Low Platelets, Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors, and Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants. Brunner B, Hoeck M, Schermer E, Streif W, Kiechl-Kohlendorfer U. J Pediatr. 2013 Jan 23. doi:pii: S0022-3476(12)01524-7. 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.12.035.

5. Late-Onset Sepsis in Very Low Birth Weight Infants from Singleton and Multiple-Gestation Births.Boghossian NS, Page GP, Bell EF, Stoll BJ, Murray JC, Cotten CM, Shankaran S, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Newman NS, Hale EC, McDonald SA, Das A, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. J Pediatr. 2013 Jan 13. doi:pii: S0022-3476(12)01423-0. 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.11.089.

6. Meckel Diverticulum in a Premature Infant: Too Tiny But Still Perforates. Smolkin T, Hayari L, Zohar Y, Steinberg R, Makhoul IR. J Pediatr. 2013 Jan 3. doi:pii: S0022-3476(12)01363-7. 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.11.029. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

7. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare Heated Humidified High-Flow Nasal Cannulae with Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Postextubation in Premature Infants. Collins CL, Holberton JR, Barfield C, Davis PG. J Pediatr. 2012 Dec 19. doi:pii: S0022-3476(12)01291-7. 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.11.016

8. Association of Inhibitors of Gastric Acid Secretion and Higher Incidence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants. More K, Athalye-Jape G, Rao S, Patole S. Am J Perinatol. 2013 Jan 28

9. High Rates of Resolution of Cholestasis in Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Liver Disease with Fish Oil-Based Lipid Emulsion Monotherapy. Premkumar MH, Carter BA, Hawthorne KM, King K, Abrams SA. J Pediatr. 2012 Nov 16. doi:pii: S0022-3476(12)01189-4. 10.1016/j.J Pediatr..2012.10.019.

10. Neurodevelopmental outcomes in the early CPAP and pulse oximetry trial. Vaucher YE, Peralta-Carcelen M, Finer NN, Carlo WA, Gantz MG, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Yoder BA, Faix RG, Das A, Schibler K, Rich W, Newman NS, Vohr BR, Yolton K, Heyne RJ, Wilson-Costello DE, Evans PW, Goldstein RF, Acarregui MJ, Adams-Chapman I, Pappas A, Hintz SR, Poindexter B, Dusick AM, McGowan EC, Ehrenkranz RA, Bodnar A, Bauer CR, Fuller J, O’Shea TM, Myers GJ, Higgins RD; SUPPORT Study Group of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Neonatal Research Network. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 27;367(26):2495-504. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1208506.


Five studies about antibiotic choice and duration with empiric rule out of sepsis in the newborn period

1. Clark RH, Bloom BT, Spitzer AR, Gerstmann DR.   Empiric Use of Ampicillin and Cefotaxime, Compared With Ampicillin and Gentamicin, for Neonates at Risk for Sepsis Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Neonatal Death Pediatrics. 2006 Jan;117(1):67-74

2. Mtitimila EI, Cooke RW. Antibiotic regimens for suspected early neonatal sepsis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004 Oct 18;(4):CD004495.

3. Alexander VN, Northrup V, Bizzarro MJ. Antibiotic exposure in the newborn intensive care unit and the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr. 2011 Sep;159(3):392-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.02.035

4. Stoll BJ, Hansen NI, Sánchez PJ, Faix RG, Poindexter BB, Van Meurs KP, Bizzarro MJ, Goldberg RN, Frantz ID 3rd, Hale EC, Shankaran S, Kennedy K, Carlo WA, Watterberg KL, Bell EF, Walsh MC, Schibler K, Laptook AR, Shane AL, Schrag SJ, Das A, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Early onset neonatal sepsis: the burden of group B Streptococcal and E. coli disease continues. Pediatrics. 2011 May;127(5):817-26. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-2217.

5. Chong E, Reynolds J, Shaw J, Forur L, Delmore P, Uner H, Bloom BT, Gordon P. Results of a two-center, before and after study of piperacillin-tazobactam versus ampicillin and gentamicin as empiric therapy for suspected sepsis at birth in neonates <1500 g. J Perinatol. 2013 Jan 17. doi: 10.1038/jp.2012.169.


Recommended Neonatal Blogs and Sites by Dr Dr Keith Barrington

Public Health Blog Page at Texas Childrens by Steven Abrams

Neonatology on the Web by Ray Duncan

Research Raven – Neonatal Conferences by Good Samaritin

Retrospectoscope – The 50 year anniversary of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy’s Life and Death

Review of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy’s Death

Video of the Kennedys after the death of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy

Fitting Patrick Bouvier Kennedy into the timeline of early surfactant research


NEO:  The Conference for Neonatology, February 19-24, 2013; Orlando, FL

35th Annual Current Concepts in Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Conference, February 25-27, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT

2nd Evidence-Based Neonatology Conference, March 13 -16, 2013; Cairo, Egypt

Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, May 4-7, 2013; Washington, DC

2013 Joint Meeting of the Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium (NBS&GTS) and the International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS), May 5-10; Atlanta, GA

neoFORUM 2013, June 6-7; Morristown, NJ

Aspen/ Snowmass Perinatal Biology Symposium “Fetal adaptation to maternal and placental dysfunction” Aug 24-27, 2013; Snowmass CO

Vermont Oxford Network, Annual Meeting and Quality Improvement Congress, Oct 4-7, 2013; Chicago, IL


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

February 18th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

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