Affiliation: Tufts Medical Center
- Toward multi-scale computational modeling in developmental disability researchO Dammann
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Division of Newborn Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
Neuropediatrics 42:90-6. 2011..In particular, designing multi-scale computational models should be considered by developmental neuroscientists interested in helping reduce the risk for developmental disabilities...
- Interinstitutional variation in prediction of death by SNAP-II and SNAPPE-II among extremely preterm infantsOlaf Dammann
Division of Newborn Medicine, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
Pediatrics 124:e1001-6. 2009..Illness severity scores predict death among infants admitted to NICUs. We know of no study limited to a population defined by an extremely low gestational age...
- Immaturity, perinatal inflammation, and retinopathy of prematurity: a multi-hit hypothesisOlaf Dammann
Division of Newborn Medicine, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Early Hum Dev 85:325-9. 2009..To explore the relationship among markers of infection/inflammation in their association with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)...
- Topography of cerebral white-matter disease of prematurity studied prospectively in 1607 very-low-birthweight infantsK C Kuban
Department of Pediatrics, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
J Child Neurol 16:401-8. 2001....
- Mediators of fetal inflammation in extremely low gestational age newbornsO Dammann
Neuroepidemiology Unit, CA 505, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Cytokine 13:234-9. 2001..Such studies would also add to our understanding of the possible role of inflammatory mediators in the pathophysiology of the major complications of extreme prematurity...
- Fetal growth restriction is not associated with a reduced risk for bilateral spastic cerebral palsy in very-low-birthweight infantsO Dammann
Neuroepidemiology Unit, CA505, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Early Hum Dev 64:79-89. 2001....
- What explains away the increased risk of histological chorioamnionitis in African-American mothers of very-low-birthweight infants? Developmental Epidemiology Network InvestigatorsO Dammann
Neuroepidemiology Unit, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 14:20-9. 2000..We discuss the possibility that this set of confounding variables conveys, in part, the same information as the variable African-American, and also perhaps information about the availability and/or utilisation of prenatal health care...
- Brain damage in preterm newborns: might enhancement of developmentally regulated endogenous protection open a door for prevention?O Dammann
Neuroepidemiology Unit, Department of Neurology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Pediatrics 104:541-50. 1999..We suggest that research into networks of developmentally regulated endogenous protectors (such as oligotrophins) is necessary to broaden our perspectives in brain injury prevention in preterm newborns...
- Hypocarbia during the first 24 postnatal hours and white matter echolucencies in newborns < or = 28 weeks gestationO Dammann
Neuroepidemiology Unit, CA 505, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Pediatr Res 49:388-93. 2001..In the multivariable analyses, the association diminished after adjustment with a hypocarbia propensity score (odds ratio = 1.7; 95 % confidence interval, 0.8-3.2) or with potential confounders...
- Possible strategies to protect the preterm brain against the fetal inflammatory responseO Dammann
Neuroepidemiology Unit, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Dev Med Child Neurol Suppl 86:18-20. 2001..Appropriate observational and experimental studies are needed before clinical interventions can be initiated...
- Symptom-limited stair climbing as a predictor of postoperative cardiopulmonary complications after high-risk surgeryM Girish
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02135, USA
Chest 120:1147-51. 2001..The number of days in the hospital postoperatively decreased with a patient's increased ability to climb stairs. CONCLUSIONS: Symptom-limited stair climbing offers a simple, inexpensive means to predict POCs after high-risk surgery...