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.
Infants Discharged From NICUs Have a Reduced Neurological Response to Touch
The degree of prematurity and the number of painful procedures experienced are independently associated with brain response attenuation; findings reinforce the importance of supportive touch and avoiding pain for babies in neonatal intensive care units.
How a QI Intervention Lowered Breast Milk Errors in a Busy NICU
Bedside barcode scanners and dedicated milk preparation technicians helped drive the decline.
Targeted Evaluation and Management of Difficult NICU Feeders Lead to Better Long-Term Outcomes
Individualized oral feeding strategies allow many neonates to be discharged without gastrostomy tubes, resulting in improved neurodevelopmental milestones at 2 years of age compared to gastrostomy-fed infants.
NSAIDs for Patent Ductus Arteriosus Do Not Improve Important Outcomes in Infants Born Preterm
A large comparative effectiveness study found no significant association between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory treatment and odds of mortality or bronchopulmonary dysplasia, supporting a conservative treatment approach.
How to Reduce Necrotizing Enterocolitis in the NICU
A QI project with simple, inexpensive interventions significantly lowered the NEC infection rate in one of the country’s largest neonatal units.
How To Better Manage Pain in Newborns
A recent AAP policy statement focuses on nonpharmacologic interventions to limit neonate suffering.
Can a Baby on Noninvasive Respiratory Support Be Fed Orally?
Recent studies suggest that orally feeding infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia who are on nCPAP or nasal cannula may have benefits – and does not necessarily result in aspiration or GERD, as was once feared.
Sensory-focused Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for Infants and Toddlers with Cerebral Palsy
Effective for older children with CP, a randomized clinical trial is studying a modified version of the therapy for infants and toddlers.
Despite Safety Concerns, Nearly 1 in 4 Babies in NICUs Receive Acid Suppressive Medication
Numbers have dropped in recent years, however, as physicians heed warnings.
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Weaning Babies with NAS Better and Faster
Collaboration shows strict adherence improves outcomes for newborns of opioid users.
Extremely Premature Infants Benefit from Early Extubation Attempts
Early attempts are associated with shorter hospital stays and lower incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, even if reintubation is necessary.
What’s new and what’s ahead?
Ohio Perinatal Research Network