The Division of Neonatology provides care for critically ill newborns. Newborns that require neonatal care include, but are not limited to, infants born prematurely or born with low birth weight.
Our fellowship program provides training in all aspects of neonatal-perinatal medicine, including clinical neonatology and research.
We conduct ongoing research in the areas of pulmonary biology, including study of the pulmonary vasculature, cell and molecular biologic studies of acute and chronic lung injury of the newborn, pulmonary hypertension, oxidant lung injury, inflammation and nitric oxide.
The main focus of research in our division is neonatal transition at birth, disorders of neonatal transition and neonatal resuscitation. Faculty members in our division have received funding from the NIH, American Academy of Pediatrics and industry. Faculty and fellows regularly present at Pediatric Academic Society annual meetings.
Clinical research areas of interest include the role of breast milk in preventing nosocomial infection, varying oxygen concentration levels for premature infant resuscitation, post-PPHN systemic hypertension, the effect of dexamethasone on nitric oxide pathway metabolites, osteopenia of prematurity, aspiration and gram-negative pneumonia in the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, booster surfactant during the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and the use of HVAC ultraviolet germicidal irradiation in decreasing nosocomial infection.
We are evaluating the pathophysiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and its relation to prematurity, enteral feeds, ischemia and transfusions.
Since 2011, we have been a part of the NICHD neonatal research network - a consortium of 18 universities and affiliated neonatal intensive care units dedicated to conducting multicenter trials to improve the outcomes for critically ill newborn infants.
The 64-bed NICU at Oishei Children’s Hospital admits approximately 800 to 950 babies each year and has an average daily census of 50 to 55 babies. Oishei is the Regional Perinatal Center for Western New York, serving the eight counties and beyond.
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