In the spotlight
National Conference & Exhibition
October 23-27, 2015
The AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine program features symposia on "Optiimizing Care for the Neonatal Surgical Patient" and "Contemporary Issues in Perinatal Ethics," award presentations, research abstract presentations and a lecture "What would Sam do? The Promise and Perils of Neonatal Genetic Testing" by Frances S. Collins, MD, PhD.
Two Great Neonatology Web Resources
Neonatal Research Blog - Author: Dr. Keith Barrington
Dr.Barrington is a neonatologist and clinical researcher and chief of service at Sainte Justine University Health Center in Montréal and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Montréal. The blog contains excerpts and thoughtful critique of recently published articles in neonatology often with insight into previously existing knowledge in the particular topic. Definitely worth a busy neonatologist’s time.
Neoknowledge - Author: Dr. Gautham Suresh
Dr.Suresh, Medical Director of the newborn center at Texas Children’s Hospital, designed this resource for health professionals from all over the world who take care of newborn babies. The webpage features summaries of recently published articles relevant to the practicing neonatologist. Apart from the current literature, it also features clinical guidelines, Cochrane reviews, procedural videos and other academic resources of use to the neonatologist.
Neonatology Review: Q & A
Editors, Dr. Brodsky and Dr. Martin, have granted us permission to reproduce these questions.
An asymptomatic neonate is born to a mother with a positive PPD, normal chest radiograph, and absence of clinical disease. The nurse asks if the infant needs to be separated from his mother.
Which of the following is a correct response?
A. A PPD should be placed on the infant and the infant should be separated from the mother until the results from the PPD are available
B. The infant and the mother do not need to be separated
C. The infant should be separated from the mother for 48 hours
D. The infant should be separated from the mother for 1 week
E. The infant should be separated from the mother until she is treated with isoiazid x 1 month
Gastric Perforation in the Neonate
Maureen E. Sims, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
Gastric perforation is a rare complication in neonates, but it is more common in preterm than term babies. The causes are numerous, and the associated signs and symptoms are non-specific. Gastric perforation can present with any combination of abdominal distention feeding intolerance, respiratory distress, poor activity, gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal erythema, or shock. The mortality is high if there is a delay in recognition and surgical repair.
Statistics: Always More to Learn!
Recent advances in science have included the introduction of increasingly sophisticated biostatistical methods and better understanding of the strengths and limitations of existing methods. Fortunately, leaders in the field are now reaching out to advance understanding of the appropriate application of such methods. The following are a representative sample of such publications.
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AAP TECaN TWEETS
The Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) group now has a twitter account to help disseminate important AAP information.
Please follow us on Twitter@TECaNchat.
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 group 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.
Articles of Interest
Spring Perinatal Practice Strategies Workshop
April 8-10, 2016
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