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NICU Case Discussions

The Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine multidisciplinary Case Discussion conferences are hosted twice monthly. The topics are drawn from interesting medical problems faced by one or more of our NICU patients and/or current controversies in neonatal-perinatal medicine. The Case Discussions frequently serve as a launching ground for new clinical practice guidelines.


1/3/17: Use of Abdominal Ultrasound in the Diagnosis for Necrotizing Enterocolitis
(Presenters: Sarah Tracey, MD, Cathy Chen, MD, Judy Estroff, MD & Richard Parad, MD, MPH)


1/5/16: aEEG Working Group
(Presenter: Mohamed El-Dib, MD, Marcia Philip, RN, Brian Walsh, MD, Jennifer Fluckiger, RN, BSN, France Fung, MD, Deirdre Greene, MS, RNC-NIC, VA-BC, Silvia Patrizi, MD and Arnold Sansevere, MD)

1/19/16: Oral Feedings in Patients with NCPAP/HFNC
(Presenters: Pamela Dodrill, PhD, CCC-SLP, Keith Hirst, MS, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C and Carmina Erdei, MD)

2/2/16: Turkey Safety Chest Tube Kit and Zika Virus
(Presenter: Terri Gorman, MD)

2/25/16: Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn: Contemporary Issues in Diagnosis and Management
(Presenter: Linda Van Marter, MD, MPH)

3/1/16 Postnatal Growth Restriction of Preterm Babies
(Presenter: Christoph Fusch, MD, PhD, FRCPC)

3/15/16: Near Term Brain MRIs for Preterm Born Babies
(Presenters: Mohamed El-Dib, MD, and Carmina Erdei, MD)

4/5/16: Pericardiocentesis and Thoracocentesis/Thoracostomy Workshop
(Presenters: Saima Aftab, MD and Lauren Ruoss, MD)

4/19/16: Post–hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus
(Presenter: Brian Walsh, MD)

5/17/16: Initiation of Enteral Feeds in the VLBW Populations
(Presenter: Jeanne Carroll, MD)

6/7/16: Should Delayed Cord Clamping be the First Step in Neonatal Resuscitation of Extremely Preterm Babies?
(Presenter: John Kattwinkel, MD)

9/20/16: Pneumothoraces
(Presenter: Terri Gorman, MD)

10/4/16: Clinical Use of NIRS in the NICU
(Presenter: Mohamed El-Dib, MD)

11/8/16: To File or Not to File: Challenging Clinical-Social Cases for the Perinatal Team
(Presenter: Michael Prendergast, MB BCh BAO, PhD)

11/15/16: Neonatal Refeeding-like Syndrome
(Presenters: Deirdre Ellard, MS, RDN, LDN & Hunter Rametta, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC)

12/20/16: The Hottest Topics from Hot Topics
(Presenters: Terri Gorman, MD & Terrie Inder, MBChB, MD)


1/16/15: Assessment and Treatment of Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Refining our Approach
(Presenters: Christopher McPherson, PharmD and Michael Prendergast, MB BCh BAO, PhD)

1/20/15: Management of Bilirubin and Use of Phototherapy
(Presenters: Asimenia Angelidou, MD, Steven Ringer, MD and Lillian O’Leary, RN)

2/3/15: High Flow Nasal Cannula Use in the NICU
(Presenters: Keith Hirst, MS, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C and Kendra Woo, RRT)

2/16/15: Deaths in the NICU: Logistics and Follow-up
(Presenter: Simon Manning, MD)

3/3/15: The History of Oxygen and Oxygen Saturations
(Presenter: Saima Aftab, MD)

3/17/15: Care of the Late Preterm Infant
(Presenter: Lise Johnson, MD)

4/7/15: Pharmacologic Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
(Presenters: Christopher McPherson, PharmD and Richard Parad, MD, MPH)

4/21/15: Introduction to Rehabilitation Services in the NICU
(Presenters: Alicia Savini, OTR-L and Nicole DePalma, PT, DPT)

5/5/15: Airway Curriculum Study
(Presenter: Joshua Nagler, MD)

5/19/15: Hypoglycemia
(Presenter: Sarbattama Sen, MD)

6/2/15: Introduction to QI
(Presenters: Nneka Nzegwu, DO and QI Committee)

6/16/15: Introduction to Development
(Presenters: Kim Lubin, Hank Gen, and Rachel Warner)

9/15/15: High Frequency Jet Ventilation
(Presenter: Greg Shelton, BSRC RRT-NPS)

10/6/15: Adverse Events and Disclosure
(Presenter: Claire McGowan, NP, JD)

10/20/15: Updates to NRP Guidelines
(Presenter: Saima Aftab, MD)

11/3/15: CLABSI Updates
(Presenter: Nneka Nzegwu, DO and Tricia Blaine, RN, BS, RNC)

11/17/15: Pneumothorax
(Presenters: Linda Van Marter, MD, MPH and Lawrence Rhein, MD)

12/16/15: Neonatal PDA Management and Assessment
(Presenter: Terri Gorman, MD)


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