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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.

Clinical Studies

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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Neurodevelopmental Impairment in ELBW Babies Predicted by Often-Unreported MRI Finding
More objective, data-driven MRI scoring system revealed gyral maturational delay as a predictor.

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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.

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Extremely Premature Babies May Benefit from Proactive, Coordinated Care
Study looks to improve outcomes for neonates born at 23 weeks by taking a proactive approach, including shared decision-making between families and health care providers.

Reducing Central Line Infections in Neonates
CLABSIs dropped nearly 90 percent with quality improvement initiative.

Morgan’s Fund Launches NEC Podcast
Premiere episode features Gail Besner, MD, discussing surgical outcomes, her discovery of HB-EGF, and current research.

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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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.

Neonatology News

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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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