The Incubator

Ben Courchia & Daphna Yasova Barbeau

A weekly discussion about new evidence in neonatal care and the fascinating individuals who make this progress possible.Hosted by Dr. Ben Courchia and Dr. Daphna Yasova Barbeau.

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As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!________________________________________________________________________________________Show notes and articles can be found on our website: http://www.nicupodcast.comThis podcast is proudly sponsored by Chiesi.

Nov 28

1 hr 9 min

Join us this week for a fascinating discussion about artificial intelligence in neonatology with doctors Kristyn and Andrew Beam. Dr. Kristyn Beam is an attending neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She is also an Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on machine learning applications for neonatal data with a focus on improving our decision-making in the NICU at the point of care and ultimately improving neonatal outcomes.Dr. Andrew Beam is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with secondary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research develops and applies machine-learning methods to extract meaningful insights from clinical and biological datasets, with a special focus on neonatal medicine.Check out the show notes at: https://the-incubator-podcast.ghost.io/031-dr-kristyn-beam-md-mph-dr-andrew-beam-phd/________________________________________________________________________________________As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. enjoy!This podcast is proudly sponsored by Chiesi.

Nov 21

1 hr 6 min

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!________________________________________________________________________________________1:20 - Update on Phototherapy and Childhood Cancer in a Northern California Cohort. https://publications.aap.org/pediatrics/article-abstract/148/5/e2021051033/181342/Update-on-Phototherapy-and-Childhood-Cancer-in-a?redirectedFrom=fulltext10:55 - Hour-Specific Total Serum Bilirubin Percentiles for Infants Born at 29–35 Weeks’ Gestation. https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/51949619:55 - Neurodevelopmental Outcomes following Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Very Preterm Birth. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00667-3/fulltext29:05 - Enteral Iron Supplementation in Infants Born Extremely Preterm and its Positive Correlation with Neurodevelopment; Post Hoc Analysis of the Preterm Erythropoietin Neuroprotection Trial Randomized Controlled Trial. https://jpeds.com/retrieve/pii/S002234762100686740:50 - Caffeine is a respiratory stimulant without effect on sleep in the short-term in late-preterm infants. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-021-01794-y48:06 - Lung Ultrasound for Prediction of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Extreme Preterm Neonates: A Prospective Diagnostic Cohort Study. https://jpeds.com/retrieve/pii/S002234762100661253:45 - Early (< 7 days) systemic postnatal corticosteroids for prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001146.pub6/full61:14 - A novel and accurate method for estimating umbilical arterial and venous catheter insertion length. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01121-7This podcast is proudly sponsored by Chiesi.

Nov 14

1 hr 13 min

Keliana O’Mara, PharmD, is a Pharmacist and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Pharmacy Specialist at WakeMed Health and Hospitals. Keliana is a graduate of UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 at Moses Cone Health System and a neonatal pharmacotherapy research fellowship at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro. Her areas of research interest include neonatal pain and sedation management, dosing accuracy of medication delivery devices in neonates and pediatrics, neurodevelopmental impact of medication use in neonates, and individualized pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics dosing in neonates.You can reach out to Keliana for collaboration and questions at:keliana.omara@gmail.com___________________________________________________________________________________________As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. enjoy!This podcast is proudly sponsored by Chiesi.

Nov 7

58 min 7 sec

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!________________________________________________________________________________________04:00 - Neonatal MIS-C: Managing the Cytokine Storm. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2021/10/19/peds.2020-04209317:33 - Randomized clinical trial investigating the effect of consistent, developmentally-appropriate, and evidence-based multisensory exposures in the NICU. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01078-729:29 - Association of Increased Seizures During Rewarming With Abnormal Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2-Year Follow-up. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/fullarticle/278493037:20 - Randomized Trial to Increase Speech Sound Differentiation in Infants Born Preterm. https://jpeds.com/retrieve/pii/S002234762101028346:36 - Language function following preterm birth: prediction using machine learning. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-021-01779-x48:45 - The bacterial gut microbiome of probiotic-treated very-preterm infants: changes from admission to discharge. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-021-01738-656:30 - Prioritization framework for improving the value of care for very low birth weight and very preterm infants. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01114-6

Oct 31

1 hr 14 min

Dr. Benjamin Rattray is a newborn critical care physician in North Carolina where he serves as Associate Medical Director of Neonatal Intensive Care at the Cone Health Women’s and Children’s Center. He completed a pediatric residency and a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, holds an MBA from LSU Shreveport, and is a Certified Physician Executive. He lives with his wife, three children, and a Golden Retriever in Greensboro, North Carolina.He is the author of the book WHEN ALL BECOMES NEW: A DOCTOR'S STORIES OF LIFE, LOVE, AND LOSS.Learn more at benjaminrattray.com.Purchase Dr. Rattray's book on amazon @ https://amzn.to/3juLpfv____________________________________________________________________________________________________As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. enjoy!This podcast is proudly sponsored by Chiesi.

Oct 24

1 hr 6 min

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!________________________________________________________________________________________02:12 - Health-Related Quality of Life from Adolescence to Adulthood Following Extremely Preterm Birth. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00326-7/fulltext12:45 - Low Birth Weight as an Early-Life Risk Factor for Adult Stroke Among Men. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00632-6/fulltext19:25 - Bloodstream Infections in Preterm Neonates and Mortality-Associated Risk Factors. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00561-8/fulltext31:01 - In‐Hospital Respiratory Viral Infections for Patients with Established BPD in the SARS‐CoV‐2 Era. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppul.2571439:07 - Neighborhood Disadvantage and Early Respiratory Outcomes in Very Preterm Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00643-0/fulltext47:57 - Family history of asthma influences outpatient respiratory outcomes in children with BPD. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppul.2560350:23 - End-of-Life Care Related Distress in the PICU and NICU: A Cross-Sectional Survey in a German Tertiary Center. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fped.2021.709649/full

Oct 17

1 hr 1 min

Dr. Jimmy Turner is a practicing anesthesiologist at Wake Forest. Dr. Turner hosts the physician philosopher podcast and blog where he take an uncurated and unapologetic look into physician life. He also cohosts the podcast Money meets medicine with Ryan Inman where they discuss finance topics that healthcare providers desperately need to know. He is also the author of the book The Physician Philosopher's Guide to Personal Finance. And finally, he is the founder of the alpha coaching experience which helps empower physicians who feel trapped in medicine and helps them practice medicine on their own terms.https://thephysicianphilosopher.com https://thephysicianphilosopher.com/podcasts/the-physician-philosopher/https://thephysicianphilosopher.com/podcasts/money-meets-medicine/https://coaching.thephysicianphilosopher.com/alpha-coaching-experience____________________________________________________________________________________________________As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. enjoy!This podcast is proudly sponsored by Chiesi.

Oct 10

1 hr 4 min

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.enjoy!

Oct 8

19 min 47 sec

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!________________________________________________________________________________________03:20 - Use of Antenatal Corticosteroids at 22 Weeks of Gestation. https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2021/09/use-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-at-22-weeks-of-gestation09:40 - Parent Preferences for Transparency of Their Child’s Hospitalization Costs. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/278439819:55 - Monitoring of carbon dioxide in ventilated neonates: a prospective observational study. https://fn.bmj.com/content/early/2021/08/02/archdischild-2021-322138 31:00 - Medication Use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Changes from 2010-2018. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00860-X/fulltext37:50 - Early-Onset Sepsis Among Very Preterm Infants. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/148/4/e202105245646:15 - Dexmedetomidine versus intermittent morphine for sedation of neonates with encephalopathy undergoing therapeutic hypothermia. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-00998-853:40 - Survival prediction modelling in extreme prematurity: are days important? https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01208-158:50 - Association of time of first corticosteroid treatment with bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppul.2561062:30 - Burnout and Perceptions of Stigma and Help-Seeking Behavior Among Pediatric Fellows. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/148/4/e2021050393

Oct 3

1 hr 10 min

Pr Minesh Khashu is a clinical leader reimagining healthcare with a focus on systemic wide transformation, continuous quality improvement and family centered care. Prof Khashu has held multiple hospital, regional and national leadership roles in neonatal and perinatal care. Professor Minesh Khashu is a neonatologist at University Hospitals Dorset. He is the founder of the special interest group NEC (SIGNEC; signec.org). He also works actively on advocating for fathers' involvement in the NICU, and to that end, collaborated on the development of the neonatal DadPad app. https://signec.orghttps://thedadpad.co.uk/neonatal/Check out his NEC paper on the use of bowel US: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32398270/You can get in touch with Dr. Khashu via:Twitter - @mkrettiwtEmail - mineshkhashu@gmail.com_____________________________________________________________________________________________________As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.enjoy!

Sep 26

1 hr 5 min

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!________________________________________________________________________________________04:10 - Qualitative indications for tracheostomy and chronic mechanical ventilation in patients with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01165-915:40 - Association between Term Equivalent Brain MRI and 2 Year Outcomes in Extremely Preterm Infants: A Report from the PENUT Trial Cohort. https://jpeds.com/retrieve/pii/S002234762100825822:46 - Association of Blood Donor Sex and Age With Outcomes in Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants Receiving Blood Transfusion. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/278371529:30 - Slow advancement of enteral feed volumes to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001241.pub838:29 - Neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm infants enrolled in myo-inositol randomized controlled trial. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01018-5.41:20 - Adverse Events and Associated Factors During Intra-hospital Transport of Newborn Infants. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00859-3/fulltext46:17 - Digital tracheal intubation and finger palpation to confirm endotracheal tube tip position in neonates: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppul.2555152:41 - The DELUX study: development of lung volumes during extubation of preterm infants. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-021-01699-w

Sep 19

1 hr 5 min

Dr. Erik Jensen is an attending neonatologist in the division of neonatology at the Children's hospital of Philadelphia. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.Dr. Jensen’s research seeks to improve the long-term respiratory health of premature infants through: (1) clinical and translational studies that aim to develop evidence-based strategies to prevent and treat BPD; (2) novel characterization of disease severity and phenotypes in BPD; and (3) application of health services research techniques to investigate the association between hospital-level factors and neonatal morbidity and mortality.Dr. Jensen’s research is supported by grant funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the American Lung Association (ALA). He is a member of the International BPD Collaborative pharmacology working group and the International Neonatal Consortium (INC) BPD working group. He has received multiple clinical and research awards. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. enjoy!

Sep 12

1 hr 2 min

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!______________________________________________________________________________________________________Please find the list of articles discussed in this week’s journal club with links to the full text.03:15 - Characteristics and Outcomes of Women With COVID-19 Giving Birth at US Academic Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2782978Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Among Pregnant Women With and Without COVID-19 Infection. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/277918218:15 - Timing of neonatal stoma closure: a survey of health professional perspectives and current practice. https://fn.bmj.com/content/early/2021/08/18/archdischild-2021-322040 28:12 - Newborn Incubators Do Not Protect from High Noise Levels in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Are Relevant Noise Sources by Themselves. https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9067/8/8/70438:23 - Cardiac Performance in the First Year of Age Among Preterm Infants Fed Maternal Breast Milk. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/278354645:55 - Race, language, and neighborhood predict high-risk preterm Infant Follow Up Program participation. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01188-253:30 - Is late treatment with acetaminophen safe and effective in avoiding surgical ligation among extremely preterm neonates with persistent patent ductus arteriosus? https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01194-459:59 - Is it time to study routine car seat tolerance screening in a randomized controlled trial? An international survey of current practice and clinician equipoise. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01167-7

Sep 5

1 hr 9 min

Dr. Diana Montoya-Williams is an attending neonatologist in the division of Neonatology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a clinician scientist in CHOP’s PolicyLab and an assistant professor of Pediatrics in the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She graduated from Harvard College with a degree in the History of Science and received her medical degree from Columbia University. Subsequently, she completed her residency in Pediatrics and her fellowship in Neonatology at the University of Florida. She conducts research on the drivers of racial and ethnic inequities in infant health outcomes. Her recent work has also explored structural and individual factors that confer resilience to poor birth and infant health outcomes among populations vulnerable to discrimination. Dr. Montoya-Williams has a special interest in immigration policies as political determinants of Latinx health outcomes. As a member of CHOP PolicyLab’s Health Equity team, she also engages in legislative and policy advocacy.Dr. Montoya-Williams can be contacted by email: MONTOYAWID@chop.eduor via twitter: @DrDianaMW_____________________________________________________________________________________________________As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!

Aug 29

1 hr 14 min

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!______________________________________________________________________________________________________Please find the list of articles discussed in this week’s journal club with links to the full text.01:36 - Hypothermia for moderate or severe neonatal encephalopathy in low-income and middle-income countries (HELIX): a randomised controlled trial in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(21)00264-3/fulltext16:48 - Preterm or Early Term Birth and Risk of Autism. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2021/08/10/peds.2020-03230025:40 - Neonatal resuscitation in the NICU; Challenges beyond NRP. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apa.1605731:15 - Improving Compliance with a Rounding Checklist through Low- and High-technology Interventions: A Quality Improvement Initiative. https://journals.lww.com/pqs/Fulltext/2021/07000/Improving_Compliance_with_a_Rounding_Checklist.21.aspx38:59 - Initial Laparotomy Versus Peritoneal Drainage in Extremely Low Birthweight Infants With Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis or Isolated Intestinal Perforation: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/9000/Initial_Laparotomy_Versus_Peritoneal_Drainage_in.93407.aspx51:27 - Automated Explainable Multidimensional Deep Learning Platform of Retinal Images for Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/277945454:00 - Neonatal mortality prediction with routinely collected data: a machine learning approach. https://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-021-02788-9

Aug 22

1 hr 4 min

Dr. Brodsky and Dr. Martin are the authors of the renowned books titled Neonatology Review. This series, well known to every neonatal trainee, is currently in its third edition. They have also published other books including Neonatology Review Images and Neonatology Review: Questions & Answers. Dr. Dara Brodsky is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of Education for the department of Neonatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medial Center. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of NeoReviews.Dr. Camilia R. Martin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and the Associate Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Director for Cross-Disciplinary Research Partnerships in the Division of Translational Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA.You can in touch with them by email at:Dr. Brodsky: dbrodsky@bidmc.harvard.eduDr. Martin: cmartin1@bidmc.harvard.eduTheir books can be purchased at the following website:https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/neonatologyreview/______________________________________________________________________________________________________As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!

Aug 15

59 min 33 sec

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please find the titles and links to the articles mentioned in this week's journal club and timestamps for your convenience:02:30 - Effect of Systemic Hydrocortisone Initiated 7 to 14 Days After Birth in Ventilated Preterm Infants on Mortality and Neurodevelopment at 2 Years’ Corrected Age: Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/278231307:50 - Postnatal Corticosteroids to Prevent or Treat Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/51595018:30 - Temporal Trends in Neurodevelopmental Outcomes to 2 Years After Extremely Preterm Birth. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/278214926:00 - An assessment of dexmedetomidine as an opioid-sparing agent after neonatal open thoracic and abdominal operations. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01175-732:23 - Association of time of day and extubation success in very low birthweight infants: a multicenter cohort study. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01168-639:27 - Caffeine citrate for apnea of prematurity—One dose does not fit all a prospective study. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01172-w43:40 - Early High-Dose Caffeine Improves Respiratory Outcomes in Preterm Infants. https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9067/8/6/50148:35 - Low Rate of Spontaneous Closure in Premature Infants Discharged with a Patent Ductus Arteriosus: A Multicenter Prospective Study. https://jpeds.com/retrieve/pii/S002234762100702255:36 - Effects of single family room architecture on parent–infant closeness and family centered care in neonatal environments—a single-center pre–post study. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01137-z60:53 - Asynchronous telemedicine for clinical genetics consultations in the NICU: a single center’s solution. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01070-164:00 - Cortical hemodynamic activity and pain perception during insertion of feeding tubes in preterm neonates: a randomized controlled cross-over trial. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01166-8

Aug 8

1 hr 11 min

Dawn Raffel's book: The Strange Case of Dr. Couney was chosen as one of NPR’s best books of 2018 and awarded a 2019 Christopher Award for books that affirm the highest values of the human spirit. As Dawn Raffel recounts, Dr. Couney used incubators and careful nursing to keep previously doomed infants alive, while displaying these babies alongside sword swallowers, bearded ladies, and burlesque shows at Coney Island, Atlantic City, and venues across the nation. How this turn-of-the-twentieth-century émigré became the savior to families with premature infants—known then as “weaklings”—as he ignored the scorn of the medical establishment and fought the rising popularity of eugenics is one of the most astounding stories of modern medicine. Dr. Couney, for all his entrepreneurial gusto, is a surprisingly appealing character, someone who genuinely cared for the well-being of his tiny patients.----As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.Enjoy!

Aug 1

56 min 32 sec

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!01:50 - Reviewing recordings of neonatal resuscitation with parents. https://fn.bmj.com/content/106/4/34610:55 - Associations between family presence and neonatal intubation outcomes: a report from the National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates: NEAR4NEOS https://fn.bmj.com/content/106/4/39219:28 - A Retrospective Review Following the Addition of Clonidine to a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment Algorithm. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fped.2021.632836/full25:03 - Trial of aerosolised surfactant for preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome. https://fn.bmj.com/content/early/2021/06/09/archdischild-2021-32164530:15 - Interface leakage during neonatal CPAP treatment: a randomised, cross-over trial. https://fn.bmj.com/content/early/2021/06/28/archdischild-2021-32157933:55 - Changes in Physicians' Perceptions and Practices on Neonatal Pain Management Over the Past 20 Years. A Survey Conducted at Two Time-Points. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fped.2021.667806/full39:02 - The Experience of Housing Needs Among Families Caring for Children With Medical Complexity. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/148/1/e202001893747:10 - Home Visiting for NICU Graduates: Impacts of Following Baby Back Home. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/148/1/e202002939752:25 - An Infant Carrier Intervention and Breastfeeding Duration: A Randomized Controlled Trial. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/148/1/e202004971756:37 - Severity of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Among Very Preterm Infants in the United States. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/148/1/e202003000758:41 - Human milk feeding and cognitive outcome in preterm infants: the role of infection and NEC reduction. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-021-01367-z61:27 - Validity of Random Triglyceride Levels in Infants Receiving Parenteral Nutrition. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fped.2021.601915/full62:40 - Degree of ventriculomegaly predicts school-aged functional outcomes in preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-021-01631-2

Jul 25

1 hr 7 min

Juliette Lee is a pediatric nurse from Cambridge in the U.K. She was born extremely preterm in the 1990's and has since worked with other adult preterm to create the adult premie advocacy network (www.adultpreemies.com). She also took part in a large study of former preterm adults that you can find at the following link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31732683/This was undoubtedly a great discussion.Enjoy!As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.

Jul 18

57 min 13 sec

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!03:35 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/278145914:35 - https://jpeds.com/retrieve/pii/S002234762031567523:35  - https://jpeds.com/retrieve/pii/S002234762100229828:40 -  https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.03.04640:08 - https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00219-5/fulltext47:45 - https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00114-1/fulltext51:48 -  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01097-457:08 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-020-00808-763:20 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01082-x68:04 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-00988-w70:35 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-020-00911-974:40 -  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-020-0746-677:14 -  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01021-w78:30 -  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-020-00850-581:02 -  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01081-y82:38 -  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01035-483:50 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-00963-5

Jul 11

1 hr 30 min

Dr. Katherine Horan is a neonatologist from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield Massachusetts. She has gone on multiple field missions with Doctors Without Borders in West Africa. She recounts her experience in various settings including Chad, South Sudan, Mali and the Ivory Coast. She also gives amazing tips on how to get started in global health work for anyone interested.Enjoy!As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.

Jul 4

1 hr 2 min

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!06:05 - Extremely Low Birth Weight and Accelerated Biological Aging. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/6/e202000123013:48 - Early Determination of Prognosis in Neonatal Moderate or Severe Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/6/e202004867819:55 - Use of Probiotics in Preterm Infants.h ttps://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/6/e202105148523:20 - Use of Probiotics to Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/278022828:00 - Comparison of Respiratory Support After Delivery in Infants Born Before 28 Weeks’ Gestational Age. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/278051340:49 - Parent–infant skin-to-skin contact reduces the electrical activity of the diaphragm and stabilizes respiratory function in preterm infants. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-021-01607-251:00 - Lung mechanics and respiratory morbidities in school-age children born moderate-to-late preterm. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-021-01538-y59:00 - Early prediction of neurodevelopmental outcomes at 12 years in children born extremely preterm. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-021-01564-w

Jun 27

1 hr 7 min

Betsy Pilon is the executive director of the nonprofit organization HOPE FOR HIE. Hope for HIE provides awareness, education and support to families and providers dealing with neonatal and pediatric hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.  Learn more at www.hopeforhie.org or on twitter @HopeforHIECheck out the other half of this discussion on just say HIE (hope for HIE's podcast) where we delve into the challenges and opportunities that clinicians face during the care of  patients stricken by HIE.As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.

Jun 20

51 min 28 sec

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!01:30 - Immediate “Kangaroo Mother Care” and Survival of Infants with Low Birth Weight https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa202648613:45 - Influence of different breast expression techniques on human colostrum macronutrient concentrations. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-00989-918:00 - Migration of cyclohexanone and 3,3,5-trimethylcyclohexanone from a neonatal enteral feeding system into human milk. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01036-322:50 - Changes in macronutrients of human milk after bolus feeding: a simulation study. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-020-00899-227:45 - Maternal dietary fat intake during pregnancy and newborn body composition. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-00922-0 32:40 - Body adiposity and oral feeding outcomes in infants: a pilot study. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-00975-134:55 - Breastfeeding and growth trajectory from birth to 5 years among children exposed and unexposed to gestational diabetes mellitus in utero. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-00932-y38:55 - The effects of probiotic supplementation on the gene expressions of immune cell surface markers and levels of antibodies and pro-inflammatory cytokines in human milk. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-020-00875-w45:14 - Comparison of standard versus high-dose ibuprofen for the treatment of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01046-149:00 - Patent ductus arteriosus shunt elimination results in a reduction in adverse outcomes: a post hoc analysis of the PDA RCT cohort. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01002-z56:19 - Temporal and seasonal variations in incidence of stage II and III NEC—a 28-year epidemiologic study from tertiary NICUs in Connecticut, USA. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-00961-761:15 - Invasive mechanical ventilation at 36 weeks post-menstrual age, adverse outcomes with a comparison of recent definitions of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01102-w62:35 - High CPAP vs. NIPPV in preterm neonates — A physiological cross-over study. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01122-6        

Jun 13

1 hr 10 min

Dr. Matt Siuba is critical care physician from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and is the leading thinker of the zentensivist philosophy.  On this episode we dive into the various ways in which we can put zentensivism into practice in the NICU.  Matt Siuba can be found on twitter @msiuba ... Enjoy!As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.

Jun 6

1 hr 4 min

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!01:44 - New Hour-Specific Serum Bilirubin Nomogram. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00489-3/fulltext08:50 - Changes in PDA Treatment Strategy and Respiratory Outcomes https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00356-5/fulltext15:30 -  Outcomes of Extremely Premature Infants Comparing PDA Management Approaches. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00335-8/fulltext20:11 - Effect of Early Targeted Treatment of Ductus Arteriosus with Ibuprofen https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(20)31488-8/fulltext25:30 -  Towards a Rational Approach to Patent Ductus Arteriosus Trials: Selecting the Population of Interest.  https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00016-0/fulltext29:20 - MRI biomarkers in very preterm infants: relationships to perinatal factors. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00003-2/fulltext37:10 -Should Vitamin A Injections to Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Death Be Reserved for High-Risk Infants?  https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00445-5/fulltext44:43 - Information order for periviable counseling: Does it make a difference? https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00307-3/fulltext53:15 - Perinatal Counseling at the Margin of Gestational Viability: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, and How to Navigate a Path Forward. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00115-3/fulltext55:29 - Multicenter validation of the nSOFA score for prognosis in the neonatal intensive care unit. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00460-1/fulltext59:34 - Rates and Determinants of Mother’s Own Milk Feeding in Infants Born Very Preterm. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00388-7/fulltext64:00 - Outcomes of Very Preterm Infants Conceived with Assisted Reproductive Technologies. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00495-9/fulltext65:34 - Implementation of a Standardized Neonatal Intubation Training Package. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00407-8/fulltext68:10 -Development, Reliability, and Testing of a New Rating Scale for Neonatal Encephalopathy. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00324-3/fulltext68:55 - Neonatal Morbidities in Infants Born Late Preterm at 35-36 Weeks of Gestation: A Swedish Nationwide Population-based Study. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(21)00205-5/fulltext

May 30

1 hr 13 min

Dr. Michael Narvey is a Canadian neonatal intensive care physician. He is the section head of neonatology at the University of Manitoba. He maintains a popular and active twitter account (@nicu_musings) with thousands of followers. He is also the founder and main contributor of the blog www.allthingsneonatal.comAs always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.Enjoy!

May 21

1 hr 13 min

As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.Papers discussed in today's episode are listed and timestamped below.enjoy!-----02:18 Arias, A. V., Lucas, D. J. & Shafi, N. I. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis Complicated by Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Case Series. Pediatrics 147, e2020022707 (2020). https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/5/e202002270708:42Kuzniewicz, M. W. et al. Predicting the Need for Phototherapy After Discharge. Pediatrics 147, e2020019778 (2021). https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/5/e202001977818:00Barton, H. J. et al. Medical Device Workarounds in Providing Care for Children With Medical Complexity in the Home. Pediatrics 147, e2020019513 (2021). https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/5/e202001951334:12Fuller, A. E. et al. Mortality Among Parents of Children With Major Congenital Anomalies. Pediatrics 147, e2020028571 (2021).https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/5/e202002857143:06Dhudasia, M. B. et al. Intrapartum Group B Streptococcal Prophylaxis and Childhood Allergic Disorders. Pediatrics 147, e2020012187 (2021). https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/5/e202001218748:29Prakalapakorn, S. G., Greenberg, L., Edwards, E. M. & Ehret, D. E. Y. Trends in Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening and Treatment: 2008–2018. Pediatrics e2020039966 (2021) doi:10.1542/peds.2020-039966. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2021/05/08/peds.2020-03996653:15Villar, J. et al. Association Between Preterm-Birth Phenotypes and Differential Morbidity, Growth, and Neurodevelopment at Age 2 Years. Jama Pediatr 175, 483–493 (2021). https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/277677461:45Chinnappan, A. et al. Fortification of Breast Milk With Preterm Formula Powder vs Human Milk Fortifier in Preterm Neonates. Jama Pediatr 175, (2021).https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2779856

May 13

1 hr 11 min

This week Ben and Daphna sit down with Norwegian neonatologist and cardiologist, Dr. Rune Toms.Dr. Toms is the former medical director of the NICU at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and is now working for Envision Physician Services. At Envision, he is the regional director for neonatology in South Florida, the national director of pediatric cardiology, and the national director of quality and safety.In this episode Rune Toms discusses his upbringing, his path that led him to become a neonatologist and eventually a cardiologist. He also shares with us his passion for art, mindfulness, and his definition of the Scandinavian approach to neonatology.https://www.linkedin.com/in/rune-toms-824018134/As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.enjoy!

May 5

59 min 36 sec

Pilot episode (we apologize for our subpar audio on this one :)Daphna and Ben review some compelling articles that were published in the April edition of the Journal of Perinatology. Please follow the link to access the Journal:https://www.nature.com/jp/volumes/41/issues/4As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd.enjoy!

May 4

1 hr 5 min