eNeonatal Review
VOLUME 10 – ISSUE 2
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OPTIMAL METHODS FOR PREVENTING AND TREATMENT OF NECROTIZING ENTEROCOLITIS

Our guest author is Josef Neu, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Summarize the difficulties impeding progress against NEC, including lack of a clear definition of the disease, inappropriate animal models, and multifactorial pathophysiology.
Discuss challenges in the expeditious diagnosis of and treatment of NEC.
Describe some of the modalities being currently used for prevention of NEC as well as ones that are under development.

This discussion, offered as a downloadable audio file and companion transcript, covers the important topic of Optimal Methods for Prevention and Treatment of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in the format of case-study scenarios for the clinical practice. This program is a follow up to the Volume 10, Issue 1 eNeonatal Review newsletter– Optimal Methods for Prevention and Treatment of Necrotizing Enterocolitis.


Unlabeled/Unapproved Uses
Josef Neu, MD had indicated that he has received grant funding from and served on a scientific advisory panel for Medela, and has served as a consultant to BioGaia/Infant Microbial Therapeutics.
Josef Neu, MD Josef Neu, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Guest Faculty Disclosure
Josef Neu, MD has indicated that there will be no references to unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products.


Release Date
November 25, 2014
Expiration Date
November 24, 2016
Edward E. Lawson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Department of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Maureen Gilmore, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Neonatology
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Lawrence M. Nogee, MD
Professor
Department of Pediatrics – Neonatology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Mary Terhaar, DNSc, RN
Associate Professor
Director, DNP Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland
Anthony Bilenki, MA, RRT
Director Respiratory Care/ECMO Services
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
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STATEMENT OF NEED

NUTRITION
  • Physicians may not be aware of recent evidence-based recommendations on recognizing and treating GERD in neonates.
  • Current neonatal nutritional management practices may be enhanced to optimize and meet the specific needs of low birth weight preterm infants.
  • Current neonatal nutritional management practices may be enhanced to optimize and meet the specific needs of low birth weight preterm infants.
  • Clinicians who treat neonates are uncertain of optimal strategies for prevention and early recognition and treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis.


  • RESPIRATORY-RELATED ISSUES
  • Clinicians may be unfamiliar with some of the newest evidence-based approaches for treating neonatal persistent pulmonary hypertension.
  • Clinicians treating preterm infants may not be fully aware of the most recent developments in optimal management of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and respiratory distress syndrome.

  • intended audience
    The activity has been developed for neonatologists, NICU nurses, and respiratory therapists working with neonatal patients.

    Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes.

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  • Lawrence M. Nogee, MD discloses that he has served as a contributor to UpToDate, Inc, and has been a principal investigator for the American Thoracic Society.

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