Research & Clinical Trials
Our neonatologists are actively involved in clinical research to improve the outcomes of critically ill neonates.
Division members are currently participating in the study, “Inhaled Nitric Oxide for the Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Infants” and collaborating with The Neurosciences Institute in San Diego to evaluate the effects of different interventions, including music, on physiological measures of stress in neonates.
Our researchers also recently concluded a multi-center study evaluating the use of Plavix and aspirin to decrease thrombosis in postoperative heart patients with systemic pulmonary shunts.
In our Neuro-NICU program, we are:
- Assessing the effectiveness of initiating hypothermia during transport
- Evaluating anti-convulsant medications that limit seizures
- Testing the effectiveness of a wireless EEG, a stamp-sized wearable patch of tiny circuits, sensors and wireless transmitters that sticks to the skin like a temporary tattoo. It would replace all the wires that are currently used to monitor infants.
Dr. Gail Knight discusses her latest research.