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New Website Feature!
Current Articles of Interest


A new and energetic Perinatal Section Website Publications Working Group has been formed over the past several months, This group is tasked with reviewing current literature for Articles of Interest and presenting them on the Section Website. Each month they will select approximately 25 articles as high relevance to the ongoing practice of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. From this list, the group will highlight a handful of articles with short written summaries. All selected articles, including those highlighted and the master list from which they're chosen, will be posted on a new Articles of Interest webpage with links provided to PubMed for each selected paper. All monthly postings will be archived and stored with an eventual goal of creating a searchable, browseable database of noteworthy publications.

This page will offer information of great interest to every neonatologist.

Website Working Group :

Jonathan Mintzer, Page Editor - Stony Brook Children's Hospital
Rachel Chapman - Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Craig Nankervis - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Christopher Rouse - Unted States Naval Hospital Okinawa
Jeffrey Shenberger - Baystate Medical Center

Articles of Interest »

Should you have any feedback, suggestions, questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact Dr. Mintzer directly.

Contact Dr. Jonathan Mintzer »

Focus on Neonatal Encephalopathy

COFN Clinical Report: Hypothermia and Neonatal Encephalopathy

The report summarizes current knowledge of induced hypothermia, points out areas of uncertainty, and lists ongoing and planned clinical trials of adjuvant therapy. The report also emphasizes that infants who are offered cooling should meet criteria outlined in published clinical trials and that cooling take place only in centers capable of providing comprehensive clinical care. In addition, the committee recommends that centers offering cooling establish training and outreach education programs that include awareness and identification of infants at risk for encephalopathy, as well as the appropriate assessment of infants who have encephalopathy.

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Neuroimaging in the Evaluation of Neonatal Encephalopathy

A recent publication in Pediatrics by Barnette et al, using data from the Vermont Oxford Network Neonatal Encephalopaghy Registry, suggests that MRI is superior to CT in evaluation of NE.

>Read the article »


Neonatal Encephalopathy and Neurologic Outcome from the ACOG Task Force

Updated monograph outlines advances in diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of neonatal encephalopathy

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Joint Workshop: Periviable Birth Report of a Joint Workshop by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD, SMFM, and ACOG

This is an executive summary of a workshop on the management and counseling issues of women anticipated to deliver at a periviable gestation (broadly defined as 20 0/7 through 25 6/7 weeks of gestation) and the treatment options for the newborn infant. This article is being published concurrently in the May 2014 issue (vol. 123, no. 5) of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the May 2014 issue (vol. 210, no. 5) of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as in the Journal of Perinatology.

Journal of Perinatology article »




AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Perinatal Section Program

The Perinatal Section has organized another outstanding program at the 2014 NCE October 10-12, 2014 to be held in San Diego.  The program includes a joint session with the Section on Infectious Disease and a session on Sunday focusing on drugs in the NBICU.  We will have the Opening Poster Session and Reception on Friday and Platform presentations as well.

Perinatal Section Program »




Convening the Worldwide Community of Practice: Reducing Major
Morbidities in the NICU

November 1-2, 2014
Sheraton Chicago

Registration for the Vermont Oxford Network Annual Quality Congress and preconference is open. This is a unique opportunity for neonatal caregivers from every discipline to learn with and from visionary leaders, faculty members and frontline practitioners from the U.S. and beyond who are deeply committed to the work of this vibrant community of practice.

Register here »

Pediatrics now features CQI research each month.

Standardizing Umbilical Catheter Usage in Preterm Infants »


Look to the Right Side of this Webpage

Have you ever wondered what is on the side of this webpage? These are useful links to Section events, member tools, NICU tools, educational tools and research tools. There are also links to other useful information for neonatologists, such as links to the March of Dimes and NICHD. Try a few...

Coding Corner

AAP Perinatal Coding Experts, Gil Martin, Stephen Pearlman and others, answer your questions

From Kate Stanley, M.D

Can Neonatal Nurse Practitioners bill the codes 99466/99467 – face to face pediatric critical care patient transport codes (I am assuming the NNPs are members of the group practice, not the hospital)?

The physician coders at Michigan are struggling with this because the CPT description of the code reports that the physician must deliver the transport care. In contrast, the AAP 2014 Coding for Pediatrics indicates that the transport care must be delivered by a physician or qualified health care provider aka: NNP/PA. 

Answers to this and previous coding questions »
Send us your coding questions »
Download the 2014 Perinatal Pediatrics Coding Toolkit »

what is the Section on perinatal pediatrics?

The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics is the home organization for specialists in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and also welcomes affiliate members working in related disciplines. At a membership of nearly 3,500, the Section is the largest specialty subgroup of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers and this is accomplished through the Section's core activities in the realms of advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers.

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