The e-Journal of Neonatology Research

Your open access, online source for everything in neonatology

Volume 3, Issue 3, Summer 2013

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A Growing number of Pub Med Publications through the e-Journal of Neonatology Research

The editors of the e-Journal of Neonatology Research



1.  Identification of Perinatal Hepatitis B Seropositive Status and Chemoprophylaxis to Prevent Vertical Transmission in a South Bronx Population

Nithi Fernandes, Sonali Malhotra, Evelyn Erickson, Magda Mendez, and Benamanahalli K. Rajegowda


2. Optimizing Lactation Resources during the First Two Weeks is Critical for Exclusive Intake of Maternal Human Milk at Neonatal ICU Discharge

Kimberly D. Ernst, Kimberly L. Judd, Michael P. Anderson and Rebecca L. Mannel


3. A Case of Pentalogy of Cantrell in Twin Girls

C. Tony R. Hampton and Nathan P. Knutson


4. Influence of Maternal Factors on Birth Weights of Neonates

Anshumali Jyothishi, Rajesh K. Padhi and Soumya Mishra



1. The Special Interest Group for NEC (SIGNEC U.K.) Meeting

Minesh Kashu

[PDF] of meeting flyer

[PDF] of commentary

2. Can an Old Dog Learn a New Trick: What is the True Value of Glycerin?

Phillip Gordon


3. Could the Rotavirus Vaccine be Contributing to a Reduction in NEC?

Jonathan R. Swanson and Phillip Gordon




1. Randomized controlled trial of prophylactic rectal stimulation and enemas on stooling patterns in extremely low birth weight infants. Sáenz de Pipaón Marcos M, Teresa Montes Bueno M, Sanjosé B, Gil M, Parada I, Amo P. J Perinatol. 2013 Aug 1. doi: 10.1038/jp.2013.86. 

2. Every 36-h gentamicin dosing in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy receiving hypothermia. Frymoyer A, Lee S, Bonifacio SL, Meng L, Lucas SS, Guglielmo BJ, Sun Y, Verotta D. J Perinatol. 2013 May 23. doi: 10.1038/jp.2013.59.

3. A Population-Based Cohort Study of Breastfeeding According to Gestational Age at Term Delivery. Lutsiv O, Giglia L, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Vera C, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald SD. J Pediatr. 2013 Aug 3. doi:pii: S0022-3476(13)00815-9.  10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.056.

4. Timing of Interventions in the Delivery Room: Does Reality Compare with Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines? McCarthy LK, Morley CJ, Davis PG, Kamlin CO, O’Donnell CP. J Pediatr. 2013 Jul 15. doi:pii: S0022-3476(13)00705-1.  10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.007.

5. Group B Streptococcal Colonization in 160 Mother-Baby Pairs: A Prospective Cohort Study. Berardi A, Rossi C, Creti R, China M, Gherardi G, Venturelli C, Rumpianesi F, Ferrari F. J Pediatr. 2013 Jul 15. doi:pii: S0022-3476(13)00680-X.  10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.05.064.

6. Epidemiology and trends of necrotizing enterocolitis in Sweden: 1987-2009. Ahle M, Drott P, Andersson RE. Pediatrics. 2013 Aug;132(2):e443-51. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-3847

7. Effectiveness of monovalent and pentavalent rotavirus vaccine. Cortese MM, Immergluck LC, Held M, Jain S, Chan T, Grizas AP, Khizer S, Barrett C, Quaye O, Mijatovic-Rustempasic S, Gautam R, Bowen MD, Moore J, Tate JE, Parashar UD, Vázquez M. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e25-33. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-3804

8. Intussusception after rotavirus vaccines reported to US VAERS, 2006-2012. Haber P, Patel M, Pan Y, Baggs J, Haber M, Museru O, Yue X, Lewis P, Destefano F, Parashar UD. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun;131(6):1042-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2554.

9. Prevalence of use of human milk in US advanced care neonatal units. Perrine CG, Scanlon KS. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun;131(6):1066-71. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-3823. Epub 2013 May 13.

10. Prophylactic Indomethacin Worsens Short-Term Respiratory Outcomes in Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants. Mondal T, Chaudhuri D, Li B, Shivananda S, Dutta S. Am J Perinatol. 2013 Mar 1.


Where does late onset GBS meningitis come from? Five manuscripts that put the myth about inadequate therapy in asymptomatic / culture negative infants and late onset disease to rest:

1. Group B Streptococcal Colonization in 160 Mother-Baby Pairs: A Prospective Cohort Study. Berardi A, Rossi C, Creti R, China M, Gherardi G, Venturelli C, Rumpianesi F, Ferrari F. J Pediatr. 2013 Jul 15. doi:pii: S0022-3476(13)00680-X.  10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.05.064.

2. Group B streptococcus late-onset disease: 2003-2010. Berardi A, Rossi C, Lugli L, Creti R, Bacchi Reggiani ML, Lanari M, Memo L, Pedna MF, Venturelli C, Perrone E, Ciccia M, Tridapalli E, Piepoli M, Contiero R, Ferrari F; GBS Prevention Working Group, Emilia-Romagna. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb;131(2):e361-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1231

3. Breast milk as a source of late onset neonatal sepsis. Godambe S, Shah PS, Shah V. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Apr;24(4):381-2.

4. Group B streptococcal carriage in Sweden: a national study on risk factors for mother and infant colonisation. Håkansson S, Axemo P, Bremme K, Bryngelsson AL, Wallin MC, Ekström CM, Granlund M, Jacobsson B, Källén K, Spetz E, Tessin I; Swedish Working Group For The Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Infections. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2008;87(1):50-8.

5. To Feed or Not to Feed?: Case Presentation and Best Practice Guidance for Human Milk Feeding and Group B Streptococcus in Developed Countries. Davanzo R, De Cunto A, Travan L, Bacolla G, Creti R, Demarini S. J Hum Lact. 2013 Mar 18.

The editors of eJNR encourage all fellows in training to read this quarter’s journal club. It is amazing to us how myths surrounding late onset GBS and insufficient treatment continue to thrive.


Recommended Neonatal Blogs and Sites by Dr Dr Keith Barrington

Public Health Blog Page at Texas Childrens by Dr Steven Abrams

Neonatology on the Web by Ray Duncan

Neoknowledge by Dr Gautham Suresh

Research Raven – Neonatal Conferences by Good Samaritan


Retrospectoscope – Why neonatologists might want to think about the efficacy of the rotovirus vaccine…

Rotavirus-associated necrotizing enterocolitis: an insight into a potentially preventable disease? Sharma R, Garrison RD, Tepas JJ 3rd, Mollitt DL, Pieper P, Hudak ML, Bradshaw JA, Stevens G, Premachandra BR. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Mar;39(3):453-7.


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

Perinatal Research Society September 20-22, 2013; Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Chicago IL

NANN’s 29th Annual Educational Conference, October 2-5, 2013 Nashville, Tennessee

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

AAP National Conference & Exhibition, October 26-29, 2013; Orlando, FL

Hot Topics in Neonatology, December 9-11, 2013; Washington, D.C.

Specialty Review in Neonatology, February 18-23, 2014; Orlando, FL

NEO: The Conference for Neonatology, February 20-23, 2014; Orlando, FL

International Neonatology Association Conference (INAC 2014) April 3-5, 2014; Valencia, Spain

Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, May 3-6, 2014; Vancouver, Canada

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses 2014 Annual Convention, June 14-18, 2014; Orlando, Florida


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 19th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

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