Journal Club

Journal Club



  1. Management of non-vigorous newborns born through meconium stained amniotic fluid.
    Sourabh Verma, Tara M. Randis - New York University School of Medicine, New York

    EBM Lesson: Assessing Validity of Cohort Studies

  2. Is prophylaxis with early low-dose hydrocortisone in very preterm infants effective in preventing Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia?
    Neha Kumbhat, Alexis S. Davis, MD, William E. Benitz.  Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

    EBM Lesson: Statistical heterogeneity

  3. Morphine Compared to Placebo for Procedural Pain in Preterm Infants: Safety, Efficacy and Equipoise.
    Omri David Soffer, Laura Cornelissen, Christy Cummings, Charles Berde. Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

    EBM Lesson: Ethical challenges in conducting randomized controlled trials of analgesics in newborns

  4. Does ventriculomegaly without hemorrhage impact neurologic and behavioral outcomes of premature neonates?
    Ashley M. Lucke, Joseph L. Hagan, Michael D. Weiss - Children’s National Medical Center, DC; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; University of Florida, Gainesville.

    EBM Lesson: Logistic Regression Analysis

  5. ​Early Limited Formula for Breastfeeding Infants: Too Much or Just Enough? 
    Miren B. Dhudasia, Dustin D. Flannery, Sagori Mukhopadhyay – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    EBM lesson: Superiority, equivalence, and non-inferiority randomized controlled trials

  6. Andrew J. Groberg, and Jay M. Dintaman. Can Laryngeal Mask Airway Be Used for Surfactant Administration In Neonates?
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

    EBM lesson: Interpreting trials stopped early 

  7. Joshua Clive Anchan, Nicholas Ryan Carr, Haashif Aqeeb Ahmad. Neonatal hypoglycemia: Is there a neurodevelopmental impact in early childhood?
    Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Pediatrix Medical Group of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

    EBM lesson: Sensitivity Analysis

  8. Kelsey A Montgomery, DO, MHA and Rebecca S Rose,. Can Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure be used as a primary respiratory support for infants with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome? Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. 

    EBM lesson: Permuted Blocked Randomization.

  9. Can Mixed Lipid Emulsion Prevent Parenteral Nutrition Associated Cholestasis? 
    Kate Tauber and David Clark; Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

    EBM lesson: Chi Square Test

  10. Delayed Cord Clamping in Preterm Infants: Is it Time to Become Standard Practice?
    Elizabeth Sager, MD, Joseph Hagan, Shweta Parmekar - Texas Children's Hospital

    EBM lesson: Adjustment for Multiple Comparisons

  11. Should We Target Higher or Lower Oxygen Saturation Targets in the Preterm Infant?
    Sarah Drennan and Edgardo Szyld - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma, USA

    EBM Lesson: Individual Participant Data versus Aggregate Data in Meta-analyses

  12. Is Early Caffeine Therapy Safe and Effective for Ventilated Preterm Infants?
    Viral G Jain, Vivek Saroha, Ravi Mangal Patel, Alan Jobe - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Hospital & Emory University

    EBM Lesson: Baseline imbalance in patient characteristics between treatment arms.

​​* Complete list of Journal Club Articles can be accessed on the AAP collaboration site here and in the Journal of Perinatology​.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (AAP-SONPM) Journal Club is a collaboration between the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, and the International Society for Evidence-Based Neonatology (EBNEO). All the Journal Club articles are peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Perinatology. 

Goals of the Journal Club are:

  • To provide a forum to critically evaluate medical literature relevant to the care of newborn infants.

  • To provide a forum for the exchange of dialogues between those involved in neonatal care. 

For submitting an article and instructions for authors:
To review instructions, download information here

If interested in submitting an article, please reserve your article by emailing Dr. Viral Jain.

Editorial Board:

Haresh Kirpalani, MD, MSc
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Alan Jobe, MD, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Clyde Wright, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

John Zupancic, MD, ScD
Boston Children Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Dmitry Dukhovny, MD, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA

Ravi Mangal Patel, MD, MSc
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Statistical Editor:
Claire Levek, MS
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

​AAP SONPM Journal Club Founder and Co-Editor:
Viral G. Jain, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

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