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Spotlight: Neonatology

(From the January 2015 Issue of PediatricsOnline)

The Section of Neonatology continued to grow in 2014, welcoming four new neonatologists and increasing the faculty to 55 neonatal-perinatal specialists. The medical staff, combined with more than 100 allied health specialists and hundreds of other professionals, cares for more than 4,000 babies each year, making us one of the nation’s largest neonatal networks.

Nationwide Children’s welcomed Pablo J. Sanchez, MD, to the Neonatology faculty in 2014. A board-certified neonatologist and pediatric infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Sanchez is director of Clinical and Translational Research in Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s, a principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research at the Research Institute, and professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His clinical and translational research focuses on perinatal/neonatal infections and antibiotic stewardship. Dr. Sanchez is a principal investigator for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network, and serves on the NICHD Pediatrics Subcommittee Grant Review Panel. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for Infectious Diseases in Children and has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Current Research and Clinical Innovations

Stem Cell Therapies for Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Multiple types of stem cells offer promise for intestinal healing and function in NEC patients.

Brain Imaging Protocol Identifies Delays in Premature Infants
Physicians may now be able to identify preemies most at risk for deficits by using highly reliable imaging techniques developed at Nationwide Children’s.

Getting NICU Babies Home Sooner
Reflexes of the neonatal esophagus offer clues to improve feeding skills, relieve symptoms and reduce NICU stays.

Viral Respiratory Tract Infections in the NICU
Study supports the need for more respiratory viral testing of NICU infants with suspected sepsis.

Improving Steroid Delivery to Neonates
Nebulizer placement near CPAP interface shows improved delivery of aerosolized drug.

Zinc Supplementation Improves Growth in NICU Babies
Study shows zinc supplementation is promising for improving growth in extremely low birth-weight infants with chronic lung disease.

Read more research and clinical innovations from the Section of Neonatology and Center for Perinatal Research.

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