Neonatology Research and Innovation

Advances in Neonatal GERD

Two new studies from the lab of Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD, provide insights into diagnosing, classifying and treating gastroesophageal reflux disease in newborns.

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When Should Breastfed Babies Be Supplemented?

Vanessa L. Shanks, MD, neonatologist and medical director of the Lactation program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital answers this commonly asked question.

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Can Complications For a Baby Born Preterm Be Predicted?

A pilot study looks to assess the role of genetics in this question

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New Newborn Screening Approach Allows for Earlier Detection of Menkes Disease

Targeted next-generation DNA sequencing can enable improved clinical outcomes for any genetic disorder not detectable through other biochemical newborn screening methods.


Neuroscience-based Multicomponent Intervention for Arm Impairment in Patients With Cerebral Palsy

A large clinical trial demonstrated intervention effectiveness and safety for developing sensory and motor systems with improvements in reach smoothness, and developmental abilities.

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Prevention and Treatment of Early-Onset Sepsis in Newborns

Early-onset sepsis remains a potentially fatal condition among newborns, particularly preterm infants. According to a new study, ongoing surveillance is required to optimize prevention and treatment strategies.

Additional Research

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Although most infants fully recover from BPD and have few long-term health problems as a result, BPD can be a serious condition requiring intensive medical care.

Feeding Disorders

Feeding difficulties can arise from a combination of gastrointestinal, esophageal, behavioral, neurological, structural, cardiorespiratory and metabolic origins.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis Research

Primarily seen in premature infants, necrotizing enterocolitis is the most common and most serious gastrointestinal disorder among hospitalized preterm infants.

Neonatal Nutrition and Maternal Factors

Without proper weight gain, newborns are at risk for delays in mental development.  

Prematurity Prevention Research

Clinicians and scientists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are spearheading research at the population, clinical and laboratory levels to inform prematurity prevention strategies.

Neurological Development in Premature Infants

To improve long-term quality of life for high-risk newborns, investigators at Nationwide Children’s are working to prevent perinatal/neonatal brain injury.

Extremely Premature Infant Care

Today, the survival rate at Nationwide Children’s for babies born at 23 weeks is 63 percent.