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Featured article:The fortification method relying on assumed human milk composition overestimates the actual energy and macronutrient intakes in very preterm infants

Call for papers: Maternal and child health in the sustainable development goal eraTo achieve recommended nutrient intakes in preterm infants, the target fortification method of human milk (HM) was proposed as an alternative to standard fortification method. We aimed to compare assumed energy and macronutrient intakes based on standard fortified HM with actual intakes relying on measured composition of human milk (HM), in a cohort of HM-fed very preterm infants. Read here 


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Aims & scope

Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on a broad range of topics related to the physiological and pathological conditions of women during preconceptional, perinatal, and postpartum periods; and of fetuses and newborn infants during and beyond their initial hospital stay. The topics within these subjects could include, but are not limited to, the etiology, epidemiology, clinical issues, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and short and long-term outcomes.

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Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology is affiliated with the CROWN initiative, Core Outcomes in Women’s Health. CROWN is an international initiative, led by journal editors, to harmonise outcome reporting in women’s health research. We are coming together to address the widespread, unwarranted variation in reporting of outcomes. CROWN’s main aim is to encourage researchers to report core outcome sets for key conditions in women’s health.

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About the Editors

Dr. Satyan Lakshminrusimha is Chair of Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis (USA). His research interests include persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), neonatal resuscitation and oxygen therapy.

Satyan is a is a prolific author having written and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters and a dedicated researcher. He is the recipient of National Institutes of Health, American Academy of Pediatrics and Canadian Paediatric Society grants in his role as the director of the Center for Developmental Biology of the Lung, where he is leading cutting edge research to transfer innovative discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside through clinical trials. He is interested in incorporating medical illustrations to enhance  teaching medical professionals and parents.

Satyan is also a committed tenured professor of neonatal and pediatric medicine teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals earning him recognition as “Mentor of the Year 2016” from the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research in recognition of sustained excellence as an educator and mentor of medical students, pediatricians-in-training, and Pediatric faculty.

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Dr. Irina Burd is Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University.  She was recruited to the Johns Hopkins University to spearhead the development of the field of Fetal Medicine and Fetal Neurology, and is the founder and Director of the Johns Hopkins Integrated Research Center for Fetal Medicine, and Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship. 

Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Burd earned Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University (Summa Cum Laude) and completed the combined Rutgers University/Princeton University MD/PhD Program.  She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Thomas Jefferson University and her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Burd developed research program studying the pathogenesis of fetal brain injury with exposure to intrauterine inflammation, and studies prenatally used neuroprotective agents to prevent cerebral palsy and a spectrum of neurobehavioral outcomes. She is studying how assessment of placental anatomy and function can be utilized for evaluation of fetal brain injury in utero, and guidance for administration of neuroprotective and immunomodulatory therapies. For her work and her unique area of expertise, Dr. Burd was selected as a Chair of NICHD Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine Subcommittee.


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