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In Brief | Division News
- UPCOMING NEURONICU CONFERENCE: Our 11th annual NeuroNICU conference entitled "Innovative Care for the Newborn Brain" will be held on the Stanford campus September 26 & 27, 2018. To register, click HERE.
- PICN ROTATION WINS ROTATION OF THE YEAR: At the Stanford Pediatrics Residency Graduation dinner and awards ceremony on June 1, our PICN rotation was awarded Rotation of the Year. This award is voted on and chosen by pediatrics residents.
NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS: Researchers conducting the Neuroimaging and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (NEURO) School Age Follow-Up Study have published several significant findings in Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatrics. Susan Hintz, MD, MS Epi, principal investigator for the study, is the first author of the primary outcomes paper that assesses the relative capabilities of early and late cranial ultrasound and near-term MRI to predict cognitive impairment and disability at early school age in a population of early preterm infants. This was the largest prospective, multi-center study of extremely preterm infants to date to evaluate serial neonatal neuroimaging to predict outcomes at 2 years and 6-7 years. Results showed the positive predictive value of adverse cranial ultrasound (CUS) and MRI findings for cognitive impairment and disability was poor, but the negative predictive value was good to excellent. These findings further highlight the uncertainties in the prediction of complex school age outcomes from perinatal and neonatal findings.
The study was funded by both the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and conducted within the Neonatal Research Network. Krisa Van Meurs, MD, is a co-author on the study.
Two other papers from the Neuroimaging and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (NEURO) School Age Follow-Up Study identified rates of overweight, obesity and hypertension at early school age in the same cohort of children born extremely preterm. Dr. Hintz is senior author on both papers.