July 26, 2022
June 27, 2022
This month’s article is on cardiovascular health in adulthood following premature birth and was summarized by Dr. Tom Forbes. Using a large prospective, longitudinal study of extremely premature and low birth weight neonates in Australia, the authors evaluated blood pressures at 25 years of age. This prospective cohort study with an impressive 25-year follow up highlights the less favorable cardiovascular health profiles of infants compared to term-born, healthy controls, particularly in males. For more information, read the complete summary or the article HERE.
May 23, 2022
This month’s article summary by Dr. Cara Slagle highlights the recent Pediatric Research publication by Dr. Matt Harer and colleagues entitled “Renal tissue oxygenation after caffeine administration in preterm neonates.” This hypothesis generating study highlights the large knowledge gaps related to neonatal AKI, renal tissue oxygenation and the need for exploration into potential solutions to mitigate AKI and its consequences. This study demonstrates caffeine administration may increase renal tissue perfusion, a known source of renal injury. It also, interestingly demonstrates variation of increase in oxygenation depending on the baseline oxygenation subgroup following caffeine administration. For more information and to read the summary, please click here.
Apr 18, 2022
We have compiled a list of posters, platforms, and workshops on neonatal kidney topics. We attempted to find as many as we could, but this list is not comprehensive. Make sure to utilize the PAS guide to find them all and where they will be given.
Apr 11, 2022
This month’s article summary is by Six-2 Crew member Dr. Jacob Little (University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital) summarizing the recent Journal of Pediatrics publication by Dr. Cara Slagle and colleagues evaluating the association between urinary NGAL and post-operative AKI in neonates with congenital heart disease. For more information, you can read the article and the summary HERE.