Child, Newborn and Neonatal Health Supplement- March 2014


Cochrane Reviews


Watson, J et al (2013) Nasal versus oral route for

placing feeding tubes in preterm or low birth

weight infants. Cochrane database of systematic

reviews (Online), 2, pp.CD003952. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text


Author’s Conclusions: There are insufficient data available to inform practice. A large randomised controlled trial would be required to determine if the use of naso- versus oro-enteric feeding tubes affects feeding, growth and development, and the incidence of adverse events in preterm or low birth weight infants.


Young, L et al (2013) Multinutrient fortification of

human breast milk for preterm infants following

hospital discharge. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 2, pp.CD004866.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text


Author’s Conclusions: The limited available data do not provide convincing evidence that feeding preterm infants with multinutrient fortified breast milk compared with unfortified breast milk following hospital discharge affects important outcomes including growth rates during infancy. There are no data on long-term growth. Since fortifying breast milk for infants fed directly from the breast is logistically difficult and has the potential to interfere with breast feeding, it is important to determine if mothers would support further trials of this intervention.



Adams, C-l et al (2014) Co-bedding of multiples in

the neonatal unit: Assessing nurses and

midwives attitude and level of understanding.

Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 20 (2), pp.82-88.

Link to Abstract


Bendix, J et al (2014) Pregnant women's

management of activity restriction during

hospitalisation – A question of yielding and not

feeling deprived of a sense of control. Journal of

Neonatal Nursing, 20 (1), pp.24-30.  Link to Abstract


de Almeida, MFB et al (2014) Hypothermia and

Early Neonatal Mortality in Preterm Infants. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.271-275.e271.

Link to Abstract


Discenza, D (2014) Reducing Noise Levels in the

NICU. Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal

Nursing, 33 (1), pp.41-42. Link to Abstract


Field, D et al (2013) Neonatal ECMO study of

temperature (NEST): a randomized controlled trial.

Pediatrics, 132 (5), pp.e1247-1256. Link to Abstract


Figueras-Aloy, J et al (2014) Metabolic Bone

Disease and Bone Mineral Density in

Very Preterm Infants. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164

(3), pp.499-504. Link to Abstract


Flanagan, CF et al (2013) Factors associated with

early neonatal attendance to a paediatric

emergency department. Archives of Disease in

Childhood, 99 (3), pp. 239-243  Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text


Haddad, H et al (2014) Routine Surveillance

Ultrasound for the Management of Central

Venous Catheters in Neonates. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.118-122. Link to Abstract


Hanley, GE et al (2013) Ethnicity-specific

birthweight distributions improve identification of

term newborns at risk for short-term morbidity.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 209

(5), pp.428 e421-426. Link to Abstract


Healy, P et al (2014) Developments in neonatal

care and nursing responses. British Journal of

Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 23 (1), pp.21-24.

Link to Abstract


Hutchinson, F (2013) Neonatal education in the

North East: A collaborative venture. Journal of

Neonatal Nursing, 19 (6), pp.296-300.

Link to Abstract


Kariholu, U et al (2014) Managing neonatal pain

while rationalising the use of morphine using a

structured systematic approach. Infant, 10 (1),

 pp.30-34. Link to Full Text


Newman, T et al (2014) Human Evolution,

Genomics, and Birth Timing: New Approaches for

Investigating Preterm Birth. NeoReviews, 15 (1),

pp.e17-e27. Link to Abstract


Pinheiro, JMB et al (2014) Decreasing Hypothermia

During Delivery Room Stabilization of Preterm

Neonates. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e218-e226.  

Link to Abstract


Scherman, E et al (2014) Procedural pain in

neonates: Do nurses follow national guidelines?

A survey to Swedish neonatal units. Journal of

Neonatal Nursing, 20 (1), pp.31-36. Link to Abstract


Sengupta, S et al (2013) Adverse neonatal

outcomes associated with early-term birth. JAMA

Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1053-1059. Link to Abstract


Smith, J et al (2013) Concordance of temperature

measurements in the preterm and term neonate

using three thermometers. Journal of Neonatal

Nursing, 19 (6), pp.309-316. Link to Abstract


Szymczak, SE et al (2014) Impact of NICU design

on environmental noise. Journal of Neonatal

Nursing, 20 (2), pp.77-81. Link to Abstract

Taittonen, L et al (2014) Opinions on the

counselling, care and outcome of extremely

premature birth among healthcare professionals

in Finland. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.262-267.

Link to Abstract

Cardiovascular Complications

Alan, S et al (2013) Management of patent ductus

arteriosus in preterm infants: clinical judgment

might be a fair option. Journal of Maternal-Fetal

and Neonatal Medicine, 26 (18), pp.1850-1854.

Link to Abstract


Alderliesten, T et al (2014) Hypotension in Preterm

Neonates: Low Blood Pressure Alone Does Not

Affect Neurodevelopmental Outcome. The Journal

of Pediatrics,  Published Online 30th January. 

Link to Abstract


Azhibekov, T et al (2014) Transitional

cardiovascular physiology and comprehensive

hemodynamic monitoring in the neonate:

Relevance to research and clinical care. Seminars

in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 19 (1), pp.45-53.

Link to Abstract


Beaulieu, M et al (2014) A Review of Drug Therapy

for Neonatal Hypertension. Neonatal Network: The

Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 33 (2), pp.95-100.

Link to Abstract


Cuna, A et al (2014) B-type natriuretic peptide and

mortality in extremely low birth weight infants

with pulmonary hypertension: a retrospective

cohort analysis. BMC Pediatrics, 14 (1), pp.68.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text


Gupta, S et al (2014) Neonatal hypotension:

Dopamine or dobutamine? Seminars in Fetal &

Neonatal Medicine, 19 (1), pp.54-59.

Link to Abstract


Jeston, S et al (2014) A survey of inotrope and

vasopressor line change practices in Australian

and New Zealand Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 20 (2), pp.69-76.

Link to Abstract


Kluckow, M et al (2013) A randomised placebo-

controlled trial of early treatment of the patent

ductus arteriosus. Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Fetal and Neonatal edition,  99 (2), pp. F99-F104.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text


Mesher, AL et al (2014) Extracorporeal life support

for the neonatal cardiac patient: Outcomes and

new directions. Seminars in Perinatology, 38 (2),

pp.97-103. Link to Abstract


Noori, S et al (2014) Changes in Cardiac Function

and Cerebral Blood Flow in Relation to

Peri/Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Extremely

Preterm Infants. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2),

pp.264-270.e263. Link to Abstract


Oncel, MY et al (2014) Oral Paracetamol versus

Oral Ibuprofen in the Management of Patent

Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Infants: A

Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.510-514.e511. Link to Abstract


Sellmer, A et al (2013) Morbidity and mortality in

preterm neonates with patent ductus arteriosus

on day 3. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal

and Neonatal edition, 98 (6), pp.F505-510.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text


Snedec, N et al (2013) Heart rate variability of

transported critically ill neonates. European

Journal Pediatrics, 172 (12), pp.1565-1571.

Link to Abstract


Westin, V et al (2014) Perioperative nutrition in

extremely preterm infants undergoing surgical

treatment for patent ductus arteriosus is

suboptimal. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.282-288.

Link to Abstract



Kutsch, J et al (2014) Neonatal Skin and

Chlorhexidine: A Burning Experience. Neonatal

Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 33 (1),

pp.19-23. Link to Abstract


Tlougan, BE et al (2013) Congenital erosive and

vesicular dermatosis with reticulated supple

 scarring: Unifying clinical features. Journal of the

American Academy of Dermatology, 69 (6), p

p.909-915. Link to Abstract

Development Issues

Guerra, CC et al (2014) Premature infants with

birth weights of 1500–1999 g exhibit considerable

delays in several developmental areas. Acta

Paediatrica, 103 (1), pp.e1-e6. Link to Abstract


Horemuzova, E et al (2014) Growth charts and

long-term sequelae in extreme preterm infants –

from full-term age to 10 years. Acta Paediatrica,

103 (1), pp.38-47. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text


Leppänen, M et al (2014) Antenatal and Postnatal

Growth and 5-Year Cognitive Outcome in Very

Preterm Infants. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.63-70.

Link to Abstract


Rand, K et al (2014) Impact of the NICU

environment on language deprivation in preterm

infants. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.243-248.

Link to Abstract


Stark, AR et al (2014) Death or

Neurodevelopmental Impairment at 18 to 22

Months Corrected Age in a Randomized Trial of

Early Dexamethasone to Prevent Death or

Chronic Lung Disease in Extremely Low Birth

Weight Infants. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1),

pp.34-39.e32. Link to Abstract



Endocrine, Fluids & Electrolytes

Burattini, I et al (2013) Targeting 2.5 versus 4

g/kg/day of amino acids for extremely low birth

weight infants: a randomized clinical trial. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 163 (5), pp.1278-1282 e1271.

Link to Abstract


Harris, DL et al (2013) Dextrose gel for neonatal

hypoglycaemia (the Sugar Babies Study): a

randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled

trial. Lancet, 382 (9910), pp.2077-2083.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text


Woo, HC et al (2014) Glucose monitoring in

neonates: need for accurate and non-invasive

methods. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal

and Neonatal Edition, 99 (2), pp.F153-F157.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

ENT & Eyes


Bitner-Glindzicz, M et al (2014) Gentamicin, genetic

variation and deafness in preterm children. BMC

Pediatrics, 14 (1), pp.66   Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text


Brogårdh-Roth, S et al (2014) Preterm birth does

not increase the risk of traumatic dental injuries

or unintentional injuries. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3),

pp.331-336. Link to Abstract


Filippi, L et al (2013) Oral propranolol for

retinopathy of prematurity: risks, safety concerns,

and perspectives. The Journal of Pediatrics, 163 (6),

pp.1570-1577 e1576. Link to Abstract


van Sorge, AJ et al (2014) Nationwide Inventory of

Risk Factors for Retinopathy of Prematurity in the

Netherlands. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3),

pp.494-498.e491. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text


Family Support & Ethical Issues


Coppola, G et al (2013) In search of social support

in the NICU: features, benefits and antecedents of

parents’ tendency to share with others the

premature birth of their baby. Journal of Maternal-

Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 26 (17), pp.1737-1741.

Link to Abstract


Guillaume, S et al (2013) Parents' expectations of

staff in the early bonding process with their

premature babies in the intensive care setting: a

qualitative multicenter study with 60 parents.

BMC Pediatric, 13, pp.18. Link to Abstract


Hendricks-Muñoz, KD et al (2013) Maternal and

Neonatal Nurse Perceived Value of Kangaroo

Mother Care and Maternal Care Partnership in the

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. American Journal of

Perinatology, 30 (10), pp. 875-880.  Link to Abstract


Joseph, R et al (2014) Parental Quality of Life:

Caring for an Infant or Toddler with a

Tracheostomy at Home. Neonatal Network: The

Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 33 (2), pp.86-94.

Link to Abstract


Levick, J et al (2014) NICU Parent-to-Parent

Partnerships: A Comprehensive Approach.

Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing,

33 (2), pp.66-73.  Link to Abstract


Magee, J et al (2014) Supporting the bereaved

father in the NICU: A reflective case study.

Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 20 (1), pp.20-23.

Link to Full Text


Phillips-Pula, L et al (2013) Caring for a Preterm

Infant at Home: A Mother's Perspective. The

Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 27 (4),

pp.335-344   Link to Abstract


Sheeran, N et al (2013) The relationship between

maternal age, communication and supportive

relationships in the neonatal nursery for mothers

of preterm infants. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 19

(6), pp.327-336.   Link to Abstract


Tandberg, BS et al (2013) Parents of preterm

evaluation of stress and nursing support. Journal

of Neonatal Nursing, 19 (6), pp.317-326.

Link to Abstract


Treyvaud, K et al (2014) Very Preterm Birth

Influences Parental Mental Health and Family

Outcomes Seven Years after Birth. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.515-521. Link to Abstract

Gastrointestinal Complications


Bizzarro, MJ et al (2014) Concurrent Bloodstream

Infections in Infants with Necrotizing

Enterocolitis. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1),

pp.61-66. Link to Abstract


Kim, JH (2014) Necrotizing enterocolitis: The road

to zero. Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 19

(1), pp.39-44. Link to Abstract


Merhar, SL et al (2014) Brain Magnetic Resonance

Imaging in Infants with Surgical Necrotizing

Enterocolitis or Spontaneous Intestinal

Perforation versus Medical Necrotizing

Enterocolitis. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2),

pp.410-412.e411. Link o Abstract


Miner, CA et al (2013) Factors affecting the

severity of necrotizing enterocolitis. Journal of

Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 26 (17),

pp.1715-1719. Link to Abstract


Ng, PC (2014) Biomarkers of necrotising

enterocolitis. Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal

Medicine, 19 (1), pp.33-38.  Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text


Oncel, MY et al (2014) Lactobacillus Reuteri for

the prevention of necrotising enterocolitis in very

low birthweight infants: a randomised controlled

trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and

Neonatal Edition, 99 (2), pp.F110-F115.

Link to Abstract     Link to Full Text


Oulmaati, A et al (2013) Risk factors of mild rectal

bleeding in very low birth weight infants: a case

control study. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.196.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text


Rohan, T et al (2014) Does administering probiotic

treatment to infants under 1500 g, decrease the

incidence of necrotising enterocolitis? A

systematic literature review. Journal of Neonatal

Nursing, 20 (1), pp.37-42. Link to Abstract


Sangers, H et al (2013) Outcomes of gastric

residuals whilst feeding preterm infants in

various body positions. Journal of Neonatal

Nursing, 19 (6), pp.337-341. Link to Abstract


Singh, A et al (2014) A preterm infant with

progressive abdominal distension. Infant, 10 (2),

pp.65-68.  Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text


Sylvester, KG et al (2014) Urine Protein

Biomarkers for the Diagnosis and Prognosis of

Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Infants. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.607-612.e607. Link to Abstract




Deschmann, E et al (2014) Primary Hemostasis in

Neonates with Thrombocytopenia. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.167-172. Link to Abstract


Joy, R et al (2014) Early versus late enteral

prophylactic iron supplementation in preterm

very low birth weight infants: a randomised

controlled trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood –

Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 99 (2), pp.F105-F109.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text


Rashish, G et al (2013) Spontaneous neonatal

arterial thromboembolism: infants at risk,

diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. Blood

Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: an International Journal in

Haemostasis and Thrombosis, 24 (8), pp.787-797.

Link to Abstract

Infections & Control


Escobar, GJ et al (2014) Stratification of Risk of

Early-Onset Sepsis in Newborns ≥34 Weeks’

Gestation. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.30-36.

Link to Abstract


Fisher, D et al (2013) Reducing central line-

associated bloodstream infections in North

Carolina NICUs. Pediatrics, 132 (6), pp.e1664-1671.

Link to Abstract


Hayat, S et al (2014) An outbreak of ESBL-

producing E.coli in a NICU. Infant, 10 (1), pp.24-28.

Link to Full Text


Hsu, JF et al (2013) Case-control analysis of

endemic Acinetobacter baumannii bacteremia in

the neonatal intensive care unit. American Journal

of Infection Control, 42 (1), pp. 23-27.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text


Jacobs, SE et al (2013) Probiotic effects on late-

onset sepsis in very preterm infants: a

randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 132 (6),

pp.1055-1062. Link to Abstract


Koklu, E et al (2014) Fluconazole Administration

Leading to Anaphylactic Shock in a Preterm

Newborn. Neonatal Network: The Journal of

Neonatal Nursing, 33 (2), pp.83-85.  Link to Abstract


Mikhael, M et al (2014) Serial Neutrophil Values

Facilitate Predicting the Absence of Neonatal

Early-Onset Sepsis. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164

(3), pp.522-528.e523. Link to Abstract


Tekin, R et al (2013) A 4-Year Surveillance of

Device-associated Nosocomial Infections in a

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Pediatrics &

Neonatology, 54 (5), pp.303-308.  Link to Abstract



Hakan, N et al (2013) Acute Peritoneal Dialysis in the Newborn Period: A 7-Year Single-Center Experience at Tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Turkey. American Journal of  Perinatology, Published Online 28th June. Link to Abstract


Knobel, R et al (2014) Laboratory Blood Tests Useful in Monitoring Renal Function in NeonatesNeonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 33 (1), pp.35-40. Link to Abstract



Algra, SO et al (2014) Neurological injury after neonatal cardiac surgery: a randomized, controlled trial of 2 perfusion techniquesCirculation, 129 (2), pp.224-233. Link to Abstract


Balegar, KK et al (2014) Early Cerebral Oxygen Extraction and the Risk of Death or Sonographic Brain Injury in Very Preterm Infants. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.475-480.e471.Link to Abstract


Benders, MJ et al (2014) Feasibility and Safety of Erythropoietin for Neuroprotection after Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.481-486.e482. Link to Abstract


Bolisetty, S et al (2014) Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Extreme Preterm Infants. Pediatrics, 133 (1)pp.55-62.  Link to Abstract


Chalak, LF et al (2014) Biomarkers for Severity of Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy and Outcomes in Newborns Receiving Hypothermia Therapy. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.468- 474.e461. Link to Abstract


Goelz, R et al (2013) Long-term cognitive andneurological outcome of preterm infants with postnatally acquired CMV infection through breast milk. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition, 98 (5), pp.F430-433. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text


Pineda, RG et al (2014) Alterations in Brain Structure and Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Preterm Infants Hospitalized in Different Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Environments. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.52-60.e52. Link to Abstract

Smit, E et al (2014) Xenon as a neuroprotectivetreatment in neonatal encephalopathy. Infant, 10 (1), pp.14-17. Link to Full Text

Nutrition & Feeding Complications


Balain, M et al (2014) Neonatal abstinence syndrome: the role of breastfeeding. Infant, 10 (1)pp.9-13. Link to Full Text


Johnson, P (2014) Review of Macronutrients in Parenteral Nutrition for Neonatal Intensive Care Population. Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 33 (1), pp.29-34. Link to Abstract


Louis, D et al (2013) Superior mesenteric artery Doppler is poor at predicting feed intolerance and NEC in preterm small for gestational age neonates. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 26 (18), pp.1855-1859. Link to Abstract


Monangi, N et al (2014) Vitamin D status of early preterm infants and the effects of vitamin D intake during hospital stay. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 99 (2)pp.F166-F168. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text



Fernández, KS (2014) Solid Tumors in the Neonatal Period. NeoReviews, 15 (2), pp.e56-e68. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

Peri-Viable Neonates


Arnold, C et al (2014) Outcomes following periviable birth. Seminars in Perinatology, 38 (1)pp.2-11. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text


Barrington, KJ (2014) Management during the first 72h of age of the periviable infant: An evidence- based review. Seminars in Perinatology, 38 (1)pp.17-24. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text


Caughey, AB et al (2014) Costs and cost- effectiveness of periviable care. Seminars in Perinatology, 38 (1), pp.56-62. Link to Abstract Link to Full Text


Chauhan, SP et al (2013) Periviable births: Epidemiology and obstetrical antecedentsSeminars in Perinatology, 37 (6), pp.382-388. Link to Abstract


Chervenak, FA et al (2013) Ethical issues in periviable birth. Seminars in Perinatology, 37 (6)pp.422-425. Link to Abstract  


Chien, EK (2013) Prevention of periviable birth: Bed rest, tocolysis, progesterone, and cerclageSeminars in Perinatology, 37 (6), pp.404-409. Link to Abstract


Dupont-Thibodeau, A et al (2014) End-of-life decisions for extremely low-gestational-age infants: Why simple rules for complicated decisions should be avoided. Seminars in Perinatology, 38 (1), pp.31-37. Link to Abstract Link to Full Text


Ehrenkranz, RA (2014) Ongoing issues in the intensive care for the periviable infant— Nutritional management and prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and nosocomial infections. Seminars in Perinatology, 38 (1)pp.25-30. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text


Hankins, GDV et al (2013) Fetal assessment near the limits of viability. Seminars in Perinatology, 37 (6), pp.401-403


Janvier, A et al (2014) Communication with parents concerning withholding or withdrawing of life-sustaining interventions in neonatologySeminars in Perinatology, 38 (1), pp.38-46. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text


Rouse, DJ et al (2013) Magnesium sulfate for cerebral palsy prevention. Seminars in Perinatology, 37 (6), pp.414-416. Link to Abstract


Salihu, HM et al (2013) Survival of pre-viable preterm infants in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Seminars in Perinatology, 37 (6), pp.389-400. Link to Abstract


Sayeed, SA (2014) Peri-viable birth: Legal considerations. Seminars in Perinatology, 38 (1),pp.52-55. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text


Srinivas, SK (2013) Periviable births: Communication and counseling before deliverySeminars in Perinatology, 37 (6), pp.426-430. Link to Abstract


Stokes, TA et al (2014) Teaching antenatal counseling skills to neonatal providers. Seminars in Perinatology, 38 (1), pp.47-51. Link to Abstract Link to Full Text


Wapner, RJ (2013) Antenatal corticosteroids forperiviable birth. Seminars in Perinatology, 37 (6)pp.410-413. Link to Abstract


Wyckoff, MH (2014) Initial resuscitation and stabilization of the periviable neonate: The Golden-Hour approach. Seminars in Perinatology, 38 (1), pp.12-16. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

Respiratory Complications & Support


Aguar, M et al (2014) Minimally invasive surfactant therapy with a gastric tube is as effective as the intubation, surfactant, and extubation technique in preterm babies. Acta Paediatrica, Published Online 15th March.  Link to Abstract


Berger, TM (2013) Neonatal respiratory care: not how, but where and when. The Lancet. Respiratory Medicine, 1 (4), pp.280-282.  Link to Full Text


Brink, J et al (2014) Slide tracheoplasty with concomitant aortic arch repair in a low-weight neonate. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 97 (3)pp.1057-1059. Link to Abstract


Chen, P et al (2014) Current Perspectives for Management of Acute Respiratory Insufficiency in Premature Infants with Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, Published Online 19th March.  Link to Abstract


Collins, S et al (2014) Risk of invasive Haemophilus influenzae infection during pregnancy and association with adverse fetal outcomes. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, 311 (11), pp.1125-1132. Link to Abstract


Committee on Fetus and Newborn (2014) Respiratory support in preterm infants at birthPediatrics, 133 (1), pp.171-174. Link to Abstract


Cucerea, M et al (2014) Diagnostic difficulties in a case of neonatal respiratory distress. Chest, 145 (3 Suppl), pp.449A. Link to Abstract


Cucerea, M et al (2014) Congenital lung malformations: cause of respiratory distress in neonates. Chest, 145 (3 Suppl), pp.451A. Link to Abstract


De Cunto, A et al (2013) Neonatal aspiration: not just meconium. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 6 (4), pp.355-357. Link to Abstract


Demauro, SB et al (2014) Noninvasive respiratory support for neonates. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 26 (2), pp.157-162. Link to Abstract


Fettah, N et al (2014) Surfactant for acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by near drowning in a newborn. Pediatric emergency care, 30 (3), pp.180-181. Link to Abstract


Finer, NN et al (2014) Bedside hemodynamic evaluation for neonates receiving respiratory support. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (4), pp.683- 684. Link to Abstract


Mayer, CA et al (2014) Vulnerability of neonatal respiratory neural control to sustained hypoxia during a uniquely sensitive window of development. Journal of Applied Physiology, 116 (5), pp.514-521. Link to Abstract


Polglase, GR et al (2014) Respiratory support for premature neonates in the delivery room: Effects on cardiovascular function and the development of brain injury. Pediatric Research, Published On Line 10th March.    Link to Abstract


Polin, RA et al (2014) Surfactant replacement therapy for preterm and term neonates with respiratory distress. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.156-163. Doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3443. Link to Abstract


Rais-Bahrami, K et al (2014) Venoarterial versusvenovenous ECMO for neonatal respiratory failure. Seminars in Perinatology, 38 (2), pp.71-77. Link to Abstract


Smith, KM et al (2014) Is age at initiation of extracorporeal life support associated with mortality and intraventricular hemorrhage in  neonates with respiratory failure? Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association,   Link to Abstract


van Hoorn, J et al (2014) Successful weaning from mechanical ventilation in a patient with surfactant protein C deficiency presenting with severe neonatal respiratory distress. BMJ Case Reports, Published Online 19th March.  Link to Abstract


Vitali, F et al (2014) Pilot observational study on haemodynamic changes after surfactant  administration in preterm newborns with respiratory distress syndrome. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 40 (1), pp.26. Link to Abstract Link to Full Text


Zivanovic, S et al (2014) Late outcomes of a randomized trial of high-frequency oscillation in neonates. The New England journal of medicine, 370 (12), pp.1121-1130. Link to Abstract 


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The following sources have been searched for evidence published in the previous three months 

·         NICE Evidence

·         NICE Guidelines

·         Department of Health

·         Kings Fund

·         BMJ Evidence Updates

·         Cochrane Review

Plus the following periodicals

·         Academic Pediatrics

·         ACTA Paediatrics

·         Advances in Neonatal Care

·         Annals of Pediatric Cardiology  

·         Archives of Diseases in Childhood

·         Archives of Diseases in Childhood – Fetal Medicine

·         Archives of Diseases in Childhood – Education and Practice

·         Archives of Disease in Childhood—Fetal and Neonatal Edition

·         BMC Pediatrics

·         Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health

·         Child: Care, Health and Development

·         Clinical and Experimental Allergy

·         Clinical Pediatrics

·         Current Opinion in Pediatrics

·         European Journal of Paediatric Neurology

·         European Journal of Pediatrics

·         Evidence Based Midwifery

·         Fetal Maternal Medicine Review

·         Infant

·         JAMA Pediatrics

·         JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing

·         Journal of Adolescent Health

·         Journal of Allergy

·         Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

·         Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (

·         Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics  

·         Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 

·         Journal of Neonatal Nursing

·         Journal of Paediatric and Child Health

·         Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition JPGN

·         Journal of Pediatric Healthcare

·         Journal of Pediatric Nursing  

·         Journal of Pediatric Surgery  

·         Journal of Pediatrics US

·         Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing

·         Journal of Specialist in Pediatric Nursing

·         Journal of Perinatology

·         Maternal and Child Nutrition  

·         Maternal and Child Health Journal

·         Neonatal Network

·         Neonatology

·         NeoReviews

·         Paediatrics and Child Health  

·         Paediatric Respiratory Review

·         Paediatric Surgery International

·         Pediatric Anaesthesia

·         Pediatric Clinics of North America

·         Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

·         Pediatric Diabetes

·         Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

·         Pediatric Nephrology

·         Pediatric Obesity

·         Pediatric Research

·         Pediatrics

·         Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

·         Seminars in Pediatric Surgery

·         Seminars in Perinatology

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