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Groundbreaking Neonatal Research and Clinical Innovations

(From the October 2015 Issue of PediatricsOnline)

From studies into advanced infection prevention measures to developing standardized feeding programs, Neonatology faculty members are investigating the causes of prematurity and how to manage or avoid life-threatening complications. But more importantly, we’re making breakthroughs that are immediately impacting patient outcomes. Here are summaries of several research and clinical developments from the past year. To receive future announcements, be sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter PediatricsOnline.

Conflicting Directions for BPD Treatment
Extreme variation among hospitals ordering BPD medications calls into question the appropriateness of their use and the reason for their prescription.
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Reducing Central Line Infections in Neonates
CLABSIs dropped nearly 90 percent with quality improvement initiative.
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Standardized SIMPLE Feeding Program© Reduces Length of Stay, Costs in NICU
New protocol helps infants achieve full feeds and discharge faster without adverse health effects.
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Viral Respiratory Tract Infections in the NICU
A new study supports the need for more respiratory viral testing of NICU infants with suspected sepsis.
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Potential Shift in Care for CMV-Infected Neonates
Oral doses of valganciclovir for six months improve long-term hearing and neurodevelopment, causing a shift in care for infants born with the disease.
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