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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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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.

Browse current research studies being conducted at Nationwide Children’s related to Neonatology

Neonatology Research Areas of Focus

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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.

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.

Neonatology Ranked Top Five in U.S.
U.S.News & World Report again ranks Nationwide Children’s in all 10 specialties, including a top-five ranking in Neonatology.

Advocating for DMD Newborn Screenings
Screening test could mean faster, more effective preventive care for children born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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