In recent years, stroke diagnoses have increased in pediatric patients on ECMO, according to a new Cleveland Clinic-led study. Hany Aly, MD, Chair of Neonatology and author of the study, explains.Read More
Delayed Cord Clamping: Can 90 Seconds Make a Difference in Hemodynamic Outcomes?
Cleveland Clinic neonatologists led a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the hemodynamic effect of delayed cord clamping at 30 seconds versus 120 seconds.
G-Tubes and Tracheostomies in Neonates: Trends in Placement and Survival
Researchers at Cleveland Clinic led a large epidemiological study examining trends and outcomes associated with tracheostomy and G-tube placement in extremely low birth weight infants over a 25-year-period.
Epidemiological Evaluation of Neonatal Outcomes Using Large National Database
Investigators conducted epidemiological outcomes studies associated with acute kidney injury, platelet transfusion and Ebstein’s anomaly, respectively, in a neonate patient population. How these findings are laying the groundwork for future clinical studies.
Reducing Length of Stay in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Infants Born 35 Weeks or Greater
In an effort to decrease this length of stay, caregivers in this NICU identified several opportunities for intervention and developed a process improvement project with a goal of reducing the length of stay by 20%for infants born at or beyond 35 weeks of gestation.
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Bedside Webcams Provide Solace to Parents of NICU Babies
Extended NICU stays present a unique challenge to parents, who struggle to desire their desire to be present at their infant’s bedside with the need to return to work or care for other children at home. Bedside webcams may help reduce this parental distress, according to a new study.
A Culture of Quality Prevents CLABSIs in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants
Extremely low birth weight infants are at heightened risk of developing central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) during their extended NICU stays. Creating a culture of quality and eliminating variability in practice are essential aspects of a quality program aimed at improving outcomes for the tiniest patients.
By a Nose: Audit Program Lowers Rates of Chronic Lung Disease in Preterm Infants Supported With CPAP
Nasal injuries are common in NICU patients receiving continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) support. Neonatologist Hany Aly, MD, explains how Cleveland Clinic Children’s ensures that the CPAP nasal interface is properly adjusted for each infant.
Characterizing Neonatal Outcomes of Cardiac Procedures Using the National Database
Using data from multicenter national database with both a large number of patients and a wide range of practice variations allows researchers to compare prevalence and outcomes of patients with congenital heart defects.
Best Practices in the Care of Late Preterm Infants
Often overlooked, infants born between 35 and 37 weeks are still at risk of complications. Neonatologist Sreenivas Karnati, MD, discusses best practices for pediatricians.
Hypothyroidism in Newborns From Overexposure to Iodine in the NICU
Research suggests excessive exposure to iodine in the NICU is likely responsible for hypothyroidism in preterm infants, but there are measures that can be taken to reduce iodine absorption. Neonatologist Hany Aly, MD, explains.