Edward F Donovan
Affiliation: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
- Intensive home visiting is associated with decreased risk of infant deathEdward F Donovan
Child Policy Research Center, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave, MLC 7014, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
Pediatrics 119:1145-51. 2007..The goal was to test the hypothesis that participation in a community-based home-visiting program is associated with a decreased risk of infant death...
- Infant death among Ohio resident infants born at 32 to 41 weeks of gestationEdward F Donovan
Child Policy Research Center, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:58.e1-5. 2010..The aim of this study was to determine gestational age-specific, adjusted infant mortality rates for Ohio...
- Use of a body proportionality index for growth assessment of preterm infantsIrene E Olsen
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
J Pediatr 154:486-91. 2009..To evaluate the utility of weight-for-length (defined as gm/cm(3), known as the "ponderal index") as a complementary measure of growth in infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs)...
- Risk analysis and an alternative protocol for reduction of screening for retinopathy of prematurityMichael B Yang
Department of Ophthalmology Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
J AAPOS 13:539-45. 2009..To determine whether a multivariate risk model can select infants with low-risk eyes for an alternative protocol that reduces retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening without loss of effectiveness...
- Putting evidence-based clinical practice guidelines into practice: an academic pediatric center's experienceWendy E Gerhardt
Center for Professional Excellence, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:226-35. 2007..CONCLUSIONS: Keys to success include a rigorous methodology, tools that place the evidence in the hands of providers at the site of care, feedback on outcomes, and an environment that encourages evidence-based care...
- Parental angst making and revisiting decisions about treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorderWilliam B Brinkman
Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 3039, USA
Pediatrics 124:580-9. 2009..Despite availability of effective treatment options, initiation of treatment is variable and persistence with therapeutic regimens is poor...
- The Investment Case for Preventing NICU-Associated InfectionsEdward F Donovan
Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Executive Committee and James M Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Am J Perinatol 30:179-84. 2013..Conclusion Potentially avoidable costs of care associated with bloodstream infection can be used to justify investments in the reliable implementation of evidence-based interventions designed to prevent these infections...
- Understanding variation in vitamin A supplementation among NICUsHeather C Kaplan
Divisions of Neonatology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Neonatology, ML 7009, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
Pediatrics 126:e367-73. 2010..We examined and characterized variation among NICUs in the use of vitamin A supplementation for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely low birth weight infants...
- Using improvement science to increase accuracy and reliability of gestational age documentationBeena D Kamath
Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, TriHealth, Ohio 45229, USA
Am J Perinatol 29:217-24. 2012..01). GA reliability can be increased using standardized improvement science methods. Better communication of GA will enable better clinical decisions and foster population-based perinatal research...
- Ohio statewide quality-improvement collaborative to reduce late-onset sepsis in preterm infantsHeather C Kaplan
Perinatal Institute, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave, MLC 7009, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
Pediatrics 127:427-35. 2011..We hypothesized that these methods would result in a 50% reduction in nosocomial infection...
- Epidemiology of necrotizing enterocolitis temporal clustering in two neonatology practicesJareen Meinzen-Derr
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
J Pediatr 154:656-61. 2009..To develop a statistical method for defining clusters of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) cases in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
- Bias in reported neurodevelopmental outcomes among extremely low birth weight survivorsLisa Castro
Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 3039, USA
Pediatrics 114:404-10. 2004..The purpose of this study was to investigate possible bias in the evaluation of neurodevelopment and somatic growth at 18 to 22 months' postmenstrual age among extremely low birth weight (ELBW) survivors (401-1000 g at birth)...
- Early bubble CPAP and outcomes in ELBW preterm infantsVivek Narendran
Division of Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0541, USA
J Perinatol 23:195-9. 2003..CONCLUSIONS: Early bubble CPAP reduced delivery room intubations, days on mechanical ventilation, postnatal steroid use and was associated with increased postnatal weight gain with no increased complications...
- Race, gender, and clinical risk index for babies (CRIB) score as predictors of severe retinopathy of prematurityMichael B Yang
Department of Ophthalmology Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 3039, USA
J AAPOS 10:253-61. 2006....
- Contributions of infertility treatment to very-low-birth-weight multiple birth infants receiving neonatal intensive careLaura Nickles Hashimoto
Divisions of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:401-6. 2004..CONCLUSION: Of VLBW multiples receiving neonatal intensive care, 47% are associated with infertility treatment. Infertility treatment does not influence outcomes in VLBW multiples...
- Promoting the uptake and use of evidence: an overview of the problemMarya Strand
Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 7014, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039, USA
Clin Perinatol 30:389-402. 2003..Studies should also rigorously evaluate alternative methods of disseminating the primary study's findings and identify the characteristics of clinicians, patients, and parents associated with practice change...
- Community supports after surviving extremely low-birth-weight, extremely preterm birth: special outpatient services in early childhoodSusan R Hintz
Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:748-55. 2008..To determine special outpatient services (SOS) use, need, associated factors, and neurodevelopmental and functional outcomes among extremely preterm infants at 18 to 22 months' corrected age...
- Aggressive vs. conservative phototherapy for infants with extremely low birth weightBrenda H Morris
University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
N Engl J Med 359:1885-96. 2008..It is unclear whether aggressive phototherapy to prevent neurotoxic effects of bilirubin benefits or harms infants with extremely low birth weight (1000 g or less)...
- Trends in neonatal morbidity and mortality for very low birthweight infantsAvroy A Fanaroff
Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:147.e1-8. 2007..To document the mortality and morbidity of infants weighing 501-1500 g at birth according to gestational age, birthweight, and sex...
- Risk factors for early death among extremely low-birth-weight infantsSeetha Shankaran
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:796-802. 2002..4; 95% CI, 1.3-1.6), and lower birth weight per 50 g (95% CI, 1.2-1.4). CONCLUSION: Early death (<12 hours of age) among extremely low-birth-weight infants may reflect an assessment of non-viability by obstetricians and neonatologists...
- Neurodevelopmental outcome of premature infants after antenatal phenobarbital exposureSeetha Shankaran
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:171-7. 2002....
- Minimal ventilation to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely-low-birth-weight infantsWaldemar A Carlo
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Neonatology, 35233, USA
J Pediatr 141:370-4. 2002..CONCLUSIONS: With the sample size studied, minimal ventilation did not reduce the incidence of death or BPD. The reduced ventilator support at 36 weeks in the minimal ventilation group warrants further study of this intervention...
- Neurodevelopmental and growth outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants after necrotizing enterocolitisSusan R Hintz
Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, 750 Welch Rd, Suite 315, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Pediatrics 115:696-703. 2005..The objective of this study was to compare growth, neurologic, and cognitive outcomes among ELBW survivors of SurgNEC and MedNEC with NoNEC at 18 to 22 months' corrected age...
- Neurodevelopmental outcome of extremely low birth weight infants with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus requiring shunt insertionIra Adams-Chapman
Department of Pediatrics Division of Neonatology, Emory University School of Medicine, 46 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Pediatrics 121:e1167-77. 2008..We aimed to evaluate neurodevelopmental and growth outcomes among extremely low birth weight infants who had severe intraventricular hemorrhage that required shunt insertion compared with infants without shunt insertion...
- From outdated to updated, keeping clinical guidelines validEloise Clark
Int J Qual Health Care 18:165-6. 2006
- Changes in pathogens causing early-onset sepsis in very-low-birth-weight infantsBarbara J Stoll
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
N Engl J Med 347:240-7. 2002..The change in pathogens over time from predominantly gram-positive to predominantly gram-negative requires confirmation by ongoing surveillance...
- Late-onset sepsis in very low birth weight neonates: the experience of the NICHD Neonatal Research NetworkBarbara J Stoll
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Pediatrics 110:285-91. 2002..Strategies to reduce late-onset sepsis and its medical, social, and economic toll need to be addressed urgently...
- Whole-body hypothermia for neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathySeetha Shankaran
Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Wayne State University, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
N Engl J Med 353:1574-84. 2005..Hypothermia is protective against brain injury after asphyxiation in animal models. However, the safety and effectiveness of hypothermia in term infants with encephalopathy is uncertain...
- Effects of antenatal glucocorticoids on outcomes of very low birth weight multifetal gestationsLaura Nickles Hashimoto
Division of Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH 45229-3039, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:804-10. 2002..CONCLUSION: If exposed to antenatal glucocorticoids, very low birth weight infants of multifetal gestations and very low birth weight singleton infants have similar risks of death or major morbidity...
- Effect of parenteral glutamine supplementation on plasma amino acid concentrations in extremely low-birth-weight infantsBrenda B Poindexter
Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA
Am J Clin Nutr 77:737-43. 2003..Currently available amino acid solutions are likely to be suboptimal in their supply of phenylalanine, tyrosine, or both for these infants...
- To tap or not to tap: high likelihood of meningitis without sepsis among very low birth weight infantsBarbara J Stoll
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pediatrics 113:1181-6. 2004..Because CSF cultures were performed only half as often as BCs, this discordance in blood and CSF culture results suggests that meningitis may be underdiagnosed among VLBW infants...
- Delivery room continuous positive airway pressure/positive end-expiratory pressure in extremely low birth weight infants: a feasibility trialNeil N Finer
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, 200 W Arbor Dr, 8774, San Diego, CA 92103 8774, USA
Pediatrics 114:651-7. 2004....
- Predictors of death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants with respiratory failureN Ambalavanan
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
J Perinatol 28:420-6. 2008..To identify the variables that predict death/physiologic bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants with severe respiratory failure...
- Outcomes of safety and effectiveness in a multicenter randomized, controlled trial of whole-body hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathySeetha Shankaran
Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Pediatrics 122:e791-8. 2008..Whole-body hypothermia reduced the frequency of death or moderate/severe disabilities in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in a randomized, controlled multicenter trial...
- Very low birth weight preterm infants with surgical short bowel syndrome: incidence, morbidity and mortality, and growth outcomes at 18 to 22 monthsConrad R Cole
Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, 2015 Uppergate Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Pediatrics 122:e573-82. 2008....
- Use of evidence to reduce child health disparities in the U.S.: an introduction to this issue of public health reportsEdward F Donovan
Public Health Rep 120:366-9. 2005
- Association between urinary lactate to creatinine ratio and neurodevelopmental outcome in term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathyWilliam Oh
Department of Pediatrics, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
J Pediatr 153:375-8. 2008..To assess the association between urinary lactate to creatinine ratio (ULCR) and neurodevelopmental outcome in term infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and examine the effect of hypothermia on the change in ULCR...
- Predicting outcomes of neonates diagnosed with hypoxemic-ischemic encephalopathyNamasivayam Ambalavanan
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
Pediatrics 118:2084-93. 2006..The goals were to identify predictor variables and to develop scoring systems and classification trees to predict death/disability or death in infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy...