Recent contributions of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network (NRN) regarding obstetrical perinatal interventions and neonatal delivery room practices include the following: the impact of multiple antepartum factors including maternal diabetes, hypertension, obesity and mode of delivery on outcomes of extremely preterm newborns, effects of delayed delivery interval for extremely preterm multiples, effects of antenatal steroids on preterm newborn outcomes and the impact of antenatal magnesium sulfate therapy on neurodevelopmental outcomes for extremely preterm infants. NRN studies also contribute important evidence for neonatal delivery room resuscitation guidelines including umbilical cord management and maintenance of euthermia immediately after birth. The updated NRN outcome calculator helps better counsel families regarding possible outcomes for the most immature newborns if resuscitation is attempted at birth. Thus, the NRN provides substantial information regarding effects of perinatal management on newborn infants.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology