Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Umbilical cord milking in nonvigorous infants: a cluster-randomized crossover trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Feb;228(2):217.e1-217.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.08.015. Epub 2022 Aug 13. PMID: 35970202; PMCID: PMC9877105. (02/2023)
  • Machine learning for prediction of bronchopulmonary dysplasia-free survival among very preterm infants. BMC Pediatr. 2022 Sep 13;22(1):542. doi: 10.1186/s12887-022-03602-w. PMID: 36100848; PMCID: PMC9469562. (09/2022)
  • Report of a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Positive Newborn after delivery despite negative SARS-CoV-2 testing on both parents Published in American Journal of Perinatology, April 2021 Authors: Benjamin Harding, Farha Vora (04/2021) (link)
  • Perinatal Outcomes of Subjects Enrolled in a Multicenter Trial with a Waiver of Antenatal Consent Am J Perinatol. 2020 Nov 3;10.1055/s-0040-1719184. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1719184 (11/2020) (link)
  • Use of Esophageal Hemoximetry to Assess the Effect of Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusion on Gastrointestinal Oxygenation in Newborn Infants. Am J Perinatol. 2017 Jul;34(8):735-741. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1597993. Epub 2017 Jan 18. PMID: 28099981. Abstract Objectives There are no widely accepted methods of continuously monitoring gut oxygenation in the newborn during packed red blood cell transfusion. We investigated the use of an orally inserted light spectroscopy probe to measure lower esophageal oxyhemoglobin saturations (eStO2) before, during, and after transfusion and made comparisons with abdominal near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) flow. Study Design Thirteen neonates with corrected gestational ages ranging from 22 weeks, 0 day to 37 weeks, 5 days were enrolled. eStO2 and NIRS measurements were recorded continuously for a 25-hour period starting 1 hour prior to starting the 4-hour transfusion. Transabdominal ultrasound was used to measure SMA flow prior to, upon completion, and 20 hours after the transfusion. Results Twelve infants completed the study. eStO2 was well-tolerated and was weakly (r = 0.06) correlated (p < 0.001) with NIRS. Compared with NIRS, eStO2 demonstrated a markedly greater variation in oxyhemoglobin values. NIRS and SMA flow measurements did not change, while eStO2 increased from 48 ± 5% and 45 ± 5% in the pre- and intratransfusion periods to 57 ± 4% in the posttransfusion period (p = 0.03). Conclusion Measurement of eStO2 is feasible in neonates and may provide a continuous and sensitive index of rapid changes in mesenteric oxygenation in this patient population. (07/2017) (link)


  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia associated pulmonary hypertension does not manifest clinically in the form of respiratory severity in the early postnatal period Authors: Srinandini Rao, Rebekah Leigh, Farha Vora, Yoginder Singh, Fu-Sheng Chou Abstract accepted for NeoHeart: Cardiovascular Management of the Neonate, 2022 (08/2022)