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Neonatology Research and Innovation

Research efforts at Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Section of Neonatal Medicine are focused on making advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of premature infants.

The research interests of the physician-scientists within the Section of Neonatal Medicine are vast, but the primary focus is on the prevention of complications of prematurity. By working directly with the Center for Perinatal Research – one of the eleven Centers of Emphasis at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, investigators are using basic science and translational research to develop cutting-edge interventions designed to prevent premature delivery.

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Clinical researchers at Nationwide Children's are committed to identifying new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases, taking research discoveries from the lab to the patient's bedside.

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Neonatology Research Areas of Focus

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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.

The Medications Saving Preemies May Surprise You
Many may not know part of the comprehensive care for premature babies includes medications such as Sildenafil, better known as Viagra, and caffeine.

Predicting Preeclampsia Using Alzheimer's Tools
New research has identified a potential cause of and a better diagnostic method for preeclampsia, one of the most deadly pregnancy-related conditions in the world.

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

Breastfeeding Success is Impacted by Diabetes Status of Mother
Women diagnosed with diabetes before or during pregnancy are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding than women without diabetes, a new study suggests.

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.

Esophageal Function Implicated in Life-Threatening Events
Study suggests infants that experience ALTEs have abnormal esophageal and airway function compared to healthy babies.

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.

Predicting Developmental Impairment
Diffusion MRI may help detect cerebral damage and delayed maturation in extremely preterm infants.

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

Breast Milk Bought Online Often Contaminated
Three-fourths of breast milk bought online contains bacteria known to cause illness, necessitating education about infant feeding.

Helping Infants Protect Themselves from BPD
Researchers hope to avoid damage from hyperoxia by stimulating infant’s production of protective antioxidants.

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Ohio Perinatal Research Network

Nationwide Children’s is leading the effort with The Ohio State University Colleges of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing and The Ohio State University Medical Center to better understand preterm births and find prevention methods.

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