What the world of neonatology research publication can be (from the editor’s desk)
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Original Research Manuscripts
Robert D. Christensen, Vickie L. Baer, and Erick Henry
Jonathan R. Swanson, Tamas Jilling, Jing Lu, Jessica B. Landseadel, Marek Marcinkiewicz, and Phillip V. Gordon
Andrea N. Trembath, Reese H. Clark, Barry T. Bloom, P. Brian Smith, Carl Bose, and Matthew Laughon
Abel Guerra, Jonathan M. King, Betty Alajajian, Elif Isgor, and Murat Digicaylioglu
Letters to the Editor
Alexander B. Kenton MD, FAAP and Kaashif Ahmad MD
A Consensus of 69 Academic Neonatology Section Heads
Editor’s Choice: Top 10 studies in neonatology
1 A Randomized Trial of Prenatal versus Postnatal Repair of Myelomeningocele. Adzick NS, Thom EA, Spong CY, Brock JW, Burrows PK, Johnson MP, Howell LJ, Farrell JA, Dabrowiak ME, Sutton LN, Gupta N, Tulipan NB, D’Alton ME, Farmer DL; the MOMS Investigators. New England Journal of Medicine.
A prospective, well powered, randomized trial of fetal surgery with neurodevelopmental follow up.
2 Early postnatal hypotension is not associated with indicators of white matter damage or cerebral palsy in extremely low gestational age newborns. Logan JW, O’Shea TM, Allred EN, Laughon MM, Bose CL, Dammann O, Batton DG, Kuban KC, Paneth N, Leviton A. Journal of Perinatology.
A solid secondary analysis of a prospective observational trial designed to test the prevalent belief that lower blood pressures in asymptomatic ELBW infants lead to neurologic injury.
The first study to demonstrate an association between early administration of ibuprofen and spontaneous intestinal perforations, suggesting a similar safety profile to that of indomethacin.
4 Cerebral oxygenation is depressed during sleep in healthy term infants when they sleep prone. Wong FY, Witcombe NB, Yiallourou SR, Yorkston S, Dymowski AR, Krishnan L, Walker AM, Horne RS. Pediatrics.
A very intriguing use of NIRS technology to investigate a contributing etiology of SIDS.
A solid retrospective analysis that gives one pause about waiting until 24 weeks to give antenatal steroids.
6 Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Triplets or Higher-Order Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. Wadhawan R, Oh W, Vohr BR, Wrage L, Das A, Bell EF, Laptook AR, Shankaran S, Stoll BJ, Walsh MC, Higgins RD; for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Pediatrics.
A solid retrospective analysis with an unsurprising result that may help with selective reduction counseling.
7 Statewide NICU Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates Decline After Bundles and Checklists. Schulman J, Stricof R, Stevens TP, Horgan M, Gase K, Holzman IR, Koppel RI, Nafday S, Gibbs K, Angert R, Simmonds A, Furdon SA, Saiman L; the New York State Regional Perinatal Care Centers. Pediatrics.
A before and after study demonstrating that intention based interventions work on the large scale, but site disparities persist despite implementation of such interventions.
A well done analysis of our financial reality.
A very nice approach to the question of calcium / phosphate metabolism in chronic lung disease.
Interesting and potentially useful analysis, made possible by the exclusion of spontaneous intestinal perforations, demonstrating that there is a discrete temporal window within which NEC onset occurs (it’s timing is an inverse logarithmic function to that of gestational age at birth).
A Moment for Mechanism (progesterone)
There was one rejected manuscript(s) and zero rejected letter(s) for this volume (we will NOT publish specific information about individual rejections).