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Recent Publications/Presentations for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

(Fellows' names underlined)

  • Brown A, Young M. Identifying Risk Factors for Infant Mortality: Characteristics of Infants Who Have Died in the District of Columbia after Hospital Discharge; Infants At Risk in Washington, D.C. Summit, March of Dimes, June 2007.

  • Eick RJ, Abubakar KM, Keszler M. Blood lactate as a marker for late onset neonatal sepsis. Poster presentation. ESPR,Philadelphia, March 2008.

  • Malecela S, Palafoutos J, Peterson M, Cherian Z, Ramasethu J. Use of umbilical cord blood cultures for the diagnosis of early onset sepsis. Platform presentation. ESPR, Philadelphia, March 2008.

  • Bahri M, Vicente GC, Palafoutas JJ, Mehta N. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Determine the Lowest Effective Dose for Adequate Mydriasis in Premature Infants. Platform presentation. ESPR, Philadelphia, March 2008 (ESPR Trainee Travel Award).

  • Bahri M, Eig M, Doroshow R, Baumgart S, Keszler M. Echocardiographic Predictors of Mortality in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Platform presentation. ESPR, Philadelphia, March 2008.

  • Eick R, Montazami S, Abubakar K, Keszler M. Impact of instrumental dead space on pressure support volume guarantee (PS-VG) mode of ventilation in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Platform presentation. ESPR, Philadelphia, March 2008.

  • Eick RJ, Abubakar KM, Keszler M. Blood lactate as a marker for late onset neonatal sepsis. Poster presentation. PAS Annual Meeting, Hawaii, May 2008.

  • Malecela S, Palafoutos J, Peterson M, Cherian Z, Ramasethu J. Use of umbilical cord blood cultures for the diagnosis of early onset sepsis. Poster presentation. PAS Annual Meeting, Hawaii, May 2008.

  • Bahri M, Vicente GC, Palafoutas JJ, Mehta N. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Determine the Lowest Effective Dose for Adequate Mydriasis in Premature Infants. Poster presentation. PAS Annual Meeting, Hawaii, May 2008 (SPR/PAS Fellows Clinical Research Award).

  • Bahri M, Eig M, Doroshow R, Baumgart S, Keszler M. Echocardiographic Predictors of Mortality in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Poster presentation. PAS Annual Meeting, Hawaii, May 2008.

  •  Eick R, Montazami S, Abubakar K, Keszler M Impact of instrumental dead space on pressure support volume guarantee (PS-VG) mode of ventilation in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Poster presentation. PAS Annual Meeting, Hawaii, May 2008.

  • Chowdhury S, Palafoutas J, Ramasethu J. Late Preterm Twins: Increased Neonatal Morbidity. Poster Presentation: ESPR Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2009 (ESPR Trainee Travel Award).

  • Chowdhury S, Palafoutas J, Ramasethu J. Late Preterm Twins: Increased Neonatal Morbidity. Poster Presentation. PAS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 2009.

  • Chowdhury S, Palafoutas J, Ramasethu J. Late Preterm Twins: Increased Neonatal Morbidity. Poster Presentation. AAP NCE Meeting, Washington, DC, October 2009.

  • Sharma S, Abubakar M, Keszler M. Tidal Volume in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Poster presentation. PAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, May 2010.

  • Sharma S, Abubakar M, Keszler M. Tidal Volume in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Poster presentation. ESPR meeting, Philadelphia, March 2010.

  • Nagaraj P, Abubakar KM, Keszler M. Does Bubble CPAP enhance Carbon Dioxide elimination compared to Ventilator-generated CPAP? PAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver May 2010.

  • Nagaraj P, Abubakar KM, Keszler M. Does Vigorous Bubble CPAP enhance Carbon Dioxide elimination compared to Gentle Bubble CPAP? PAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver May 2010.

  • Nagaraj P, Abubakar KM, Keszler M. Does Bubble CPAP enhance Carbon Dioxide elimination compared to Ventilator-generated CPAP? Poster Presentation. ESPR Meeting, Philadelphia, March, 2010.

  • Nagaraj P, Abubakar KM, Keszler M. Does Bubble CPAP enhance Carbon Dioxide elimination compared to Ventilator-generated CPAP? Poster Presentation. 75th Perinatal and Developmental Medicine Symposium, Marco Island, FL. Nov 2009.

  • Keszler P, Nagaraj P, Abubakar KM, Keszler M. What is the Minimum Expiratory Flow Rate That Avoids Re-Breathing of CO2? PAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, May 2010.

  • Rostami N, Keszler M. Validation of visible light tissue oximetry in newborn infants. Poster presentation, PAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, May 2010.

  • Rostami N, Keszler M. Validation of visible light tissue oximetry in newborn infants. Platform Presentation, ESPR Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2010.

  • Brown AM, Abubakar KM, Berg J, Rodan M, Keszler M. Blood Lactate Levels in Potential ECMO Candidates with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN). Platform presentation. ESPR Meeting, Philadelphia, March 2010 (ESPR Trainee Travel Award).

  • Brown AM, Abubakar KM, Berg J, Rodan M, Keszler M. Blood Lactate Levels in Potential ECMO Candidates with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN). Abstract. PAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, May 2010.

  • Sharma S, Palafoutas J, Ramasethu J. Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) in Management of Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN) in Preterm Infants. Abstract E-PAS2011809.

  • Scala M, Berg J, Keszler M, Abubakar KM. Premature Infants Conceived via Artificial Reproductive Technology Are More Immature Than Naturally Conceived Infants of Similar Gestational Age. Poster presentation, PAS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA 2011(E-PAS2011-2917.244).

  • Seo S, Ramasethu, J. Should all neutropenic extremely low birth weight infants receive empiric antibiotics at birth. Poster presentation, ESPR meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012 (ESPR Trainee Travel Award).

  • Seo S, Ramasethu, J. Should all neutropenic extremely low birth weight infants receive empiric antibiotics at birth. Poster presentation, PAS Annual Meeting, Boston, April 2012 (EPAS 3852.664).

  • Dejesso C, Palafoutas J, Ramasethu J. Pain control for lumbar punctures in neonates. Platform presentation. (AAP Fellow Travel award) American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Perinatal Pediatrics. 81st Perinatal & Developmental Medicine Symposium. Neonatal Pain, Stress and Sedation in the 21st Century, Marco Island, FL, November 2012.

  • De Jesso C, Palafoutas, J and Ramasethu, J.   Pain Control and Success Rates of Lumbar Punctures in Neonates in the NICU.  Poster Presentation. (E-PAS2013:2922.297) PAS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2013.

  • Gupta AO, Ramasethu J. Novel, non-animal simulation trainer for chest tube insertion in infants: A teaching module. Platform Presentation, ESPR Meeting 2013, Philadelphia PA (Young Investigator of the Year Award).

  • Gupta AO, Peesay M., Ramasethu J. Umbilical catheter placement without formulas. Platform Presentation, ESPR  Meeting 2013, Philadelphia PA (ESPR Trainee Travel award).

  • Gupta AO, Ramasethu J. Novel, non-animal simulation trainer for chest tube insertion in infants: A teaching module. Poster Presentation; PAS Annual Meeting 2013. Washington DC. (EPAS # 2922.315).

  • Gupta AO, Peesay M., Ramasethu J. Umbilical catheter placement without formulas. Poster Presentation. PAS Annual Meeting 2013. Washington, DC (EPAS # 2922.314).

  • Gupta AO, Rorke J., Abubakar K. Improving the quality of radiographs in neonatal intensive care unit utilizing educational intervention. Platform Presentation: 36th Mid-Atlantic AAP Conference on Perinatal Research 2013, Charlottesville, VA.

  • Ramasethu J, Gupta AO, Seo S, DeJesso C, Montazami S, Barton A, Scala M.  Beyond Intubation: Vital Procedures in the NICU. Workshop conducted at PAS Annual Meeting, May 2013, Washington, DC.  

  • Siva Subramanian, Bahri, M, Vicente, Higgins RD: Retinopathy of Prematurity. eMedicine Journal, January 2008.

  • Siva Subramanian, Bahri, M, Vicente, Higgins RD: Retinopathy of Prematurity. eMedicine Journal, January 2008.

  • Montazami S, Abubakar M, Keszler M. Impact of Instrumental Dead Space on Volume Guarantee Mode of Ventilation in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2009 Feb; 44(2):128-33.

  • Keszler M, Nassabeh - Montazami S, Abubakar K. Evolution of tidal volume requirement during the first three weeks of life in extremely low birth weight infants ventilated with volume-targeted ventilation. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2009 Jul; 94(4):F279-82.

  • Barton AM, Abubakar K, Berg J, Keszler M. The Effect of Arterial pH on Oxygenation Persists Even in Infants Treated with Inhaled Nitric Oxide. Pulmonary Medicine, vol. 2011, Article ID 189205, 6 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/189205.

  • Keszler PA, Nagaraj P, Abubakar K, Keszler M. Effect of variable circuit flow rate during the expiratory phase on CO2 elimination. Research and Reports in Neonatology. Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Pages: 33-37. 24 May 2012.

  • Vicente, G. Vike; Bahri, M; Palafoutas, JJ; Wang, H; Mehta, N: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Determine the Lowest Effective Dose for Adequate Mydriasis in Premature Infants. J AAPOS 2012; Volume 16:365-369. PMID 22929451.

  • Seo S. Vessel localization. In Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology, 5th edition., edited by MacDonald MG, Ramasethu J, Rais-Bahrami K. Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012.

  • Gupta AO. Venipuncture. In Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology, 5th edition., edited by MacDonald MG, Ramasethu J, Rais-Bahrami K. Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012.

  • Gupta AO. Arterial puncture. In Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology, 5th edition., edited by MacDonald MG, Ramasethu J, Rais-Bahrami K. Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012.