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2016 Marshall Klaus Research Awards
This year, there are 3 types of awards fellows can apply for by the same process:
- Bench or Clinical Research Award (sponsored by AAP, Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute, and March of Dimes)
- Health Services Research Award (sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Newborn Medicine Education Award (sponsored by Brodsky & Martin Neonatology Review Series)
January 23-29, 2016
Register to attend NeoPrep-the neonatal Board Review course sponsored by the section featuring outstanding speakers covering all content related to the ABP Neonatal-Perinatal Board exam. This is an excellent review course featuring plenary sessions with Audience response questions, mock board review questions, calculation sessions, work shops and expert panels sessions.
Two Great Neonatology Web Resources
Pubmed Clinical Queries:
This specialized search query is intended for clinicians and has built-in search "filters" based on research done by R. Brian Haynes, M.D., Ph.D. at McMaster University in Canada. The PubMed Clinical Queries Page is designed to filter one search by three clinical research areas: Clinical Study Categories, Systematic Reviews, and Medical Genetics. The Clinical Study Categories offers five categories to choose from: Therapy (the search default), Diagnosis, Etiology, Prognosis and Clinical Prediction Guides. The Systematic Reviews feature locates systematic reviews and similar articles and the Medical Genetics feature filters citations to topics in medical genetics.
Newborn Early Onset Sepsis Calculator:
This tool is intended for the use of clinicians trained and experienced in the care of newborn infants. Using this tool, the risk of early-onset sepsis can be calculated in an infant born > 34 weeks gestation. The interactive calculator produces the probability of early onset sepsis per 1000 babies by entering values for the specified maternal risk factors along with the infant's clinical presentation. The calculator is based on the published work of Drs. Karen Puopolo, MD, PhD and Gabriel Escobar, MD.
Neonatology Review: Q & A
Editors, Dr. Brodsky and Dr. Martin, have granted us permission to reproduce these questions.
When does the bone marrow become the primary site of hematopoiesis in the fetus?
Which of the following is a correct response?
A. 1 to 2 weeks' gestation
B. 5 to 10 weeks' gestation
C. 11 to 15 weeks' gestation
D. 16 to 20 weeks' gestation
E. 22 to 25 weeks' gestation
Maureen E. Sims, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
Ischemia to the brain during labor may be created by mechanical forces from a variety of causes including: excessive uterine activity, prolonged and dysfunctional labor, malposition, marked molding, cephalopelvic disproportion, instrumented delivery, and difficult delivery. If significant fetal stress occurs and reserves are depleted during labor, cardiac output may be reduced, and hypoperfusion (ischemia) of the brain may result from the inadequate cardiac output.
Statistics: Always More to Learn!
The pulmonary vasculature contributes to alveolar morphogenesis via an autocrine process. Using conditional inactivation of the Vegf-A gene during alveologenesis to alter alveolar-capillary development, the authors found that RA is produced by pulmonary endothelial cells and regulates pulmonary angiogenesis and elastin synthesis by induction of VEGF-A and FGF18, respectively. Inhibition of RA synthesis was also shown to decrease FGF18 and elastin expression and impair alveolarization. Treatment with RA and vitamin A partially reversed the impairment indicating that RA regulates elastin synthesis via FGF18 during lung development.
VEGF and endothelium-derived retinoic acid regulate lung vascular and alveolar development
Yun EJ, Lorizio W, Seedorf GJ, et al. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol.
Heartpedia is an app created by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to visual congenital cardiac anomalies before and after repair. Defects can be visualized in 3D detail. Available for FREE on iPhone, iPad and Android iTunes Apple or Heartpedia App.
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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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