Research Citing Vermont Oxford Network

The international standard for neonatal intensive care comparative research, Vermont Oxford Network is often referenced in abstracts of published articles. Additionally, VON members use data collected as a result of participation in the Network for research and evaluation of local neonatal intensive care unit quality improvement efforts. Vermont Oxford Network’s Policy on Data Use provides guidelines on use of data by members.

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Mari G, Bursac Z, Goedecke PJ, Dhanireddy R. Factors associated with improvements in mortality and morbidity rates of very-low-birth-weight infants: A cohort study. Glob Pediatr Health. 2018 Apr 6;5:2333794X18765366. PubMed: 29662925

Sigurdson K, Morton C, Mitchell B, Profit J. Disparities in NICU quality of care: a qualitative study of family and clinician accounts. J Perinatol. 2018 Apr 5; Epub ahead of print. PubMed: 29622778

Burhouse A, Lea C, Ray S, Bailey H, Davies R, Harding H, Howard R, Jordan S, Menzies N, White S, Phillips K, Luyt K. Preventing cerebral palsy in preterm labour: a multiorganisational quality improvement approach to the adoption and spread of magnesium sulphate for neuroprotection. BMJ Open Qual. 2017 Oct 12;6(2):e000189. PubMed: 29450301

Bhatt D, Travers C, Patel RM, Shinnick J, Arps K, Keene S, Raval MV. Predicting mortality or intestinal failure in infants with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr. 2017; 191: 22-27. PubMed: 29173311

Gibbs L, Tooke L, Harrison MC. Short-term outcomes of inborn v. outborn very-low-birth-weight neonates (less than 1500 g) in the neonatal nursery at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. S Afr Med J. 2017; 107(10): 900-903. PubMed: 29022536

Gamaleldin I, Harding D, Siassakos D, Draycott T, Odd D. Significant intraventricular hemorrhage is more likely in very preterm infants born by vaginal delivery: A multi-centre retrospective cohort study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Sept 21; Epub ahead of print. PubMed: 28934915

Roberts JC, Javed MJ, Hocker JR, Wang H, Tarantino MD. Risk factors associated with intraventricular hemorrhage in extremely premature neonates. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2017 Sept 8; Epub ahead of print. PubMed: 28901997

Harer MW, Vergales B, Cady T, Early A, Chisholm C, Swanson JR. Implementation of a multidisciplinary guideline improves preterm infant admission temperatures. J Perinatol. 2017 July 20; epub ahead of print. PubMed: 28726791

Chee YY, Wong MS, Wong RM, Wong KY. Neonatal outcomes of preterm or very-low-birth-weight infants over a decade from Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong: comparison with the Vermont Oxford Network. Hong Kong Med J. 2017; 23(4): 381-6. PubMed: 28684649

Ricard CA, Dammann CEL, Dammann O. Screening tool for early postnatal prediction of retinopathy of prematurity in preterm newborns (STEP-ROP). Neonatology. 2017; 112(2): 130-136. PubMed: 28501874

Huston RK, Kaempf JW, Wang M, Wang L, Grunkenmeier GL, Cohen HS. Calcium chloride in neonatal parenteral nutrition: A 15 year experience. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2017;10(1):33-38. PubMed: 28304321

Viswanathan S, Lau C, Akbari H, Hoyen C, Walsh MC. Survey and evidence based review of probiotics used in very low birth weight preterm infants within the United States. J Perinatol. 2016; 32(12): 1106-1111. PubMed: 27583387

Talavera MM, Bixler G, Cozzi C, Dail J, Miller RR, McClead R Jr, Reber K. Quality improvement initiative to reduce the necrotizing enterocolitis rate in premature infants. Pediatrics. 2016; 137(5): e20151119. PubMed: 27244778

Knutson A, Park ND, Smith D, Tracy K, Reed DJ, Olsen SL. Just-in-time Training: A novel approach to quality improvement education. Neonatal Netw. 2015;34(1):6-9. PubMed: 26803040

Demise A, Gebrehiwot Y, Worku B, Spector JM. Prospective audit of avoidable deaths in institutional stillbirths and early neonatal deaths at Tikur Anbessa Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. African Journal of Reproductive Health. 2015; 19(4): 78-86.

Hagadorn JI, Brownell EA, Lussier MM, Parker MG, Herson VC. Variability of criteria for pasteurized donor human milk use: A survey of U.S. neonatal ICU medical directors. JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016; 40(3): 326-333. PubMed: 25267184

Pinheiro JM, Munshi UK. Factors contributing to endobronchial intubation in neonates. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2015;16(1): 54-58. PubMed: 25310232

Malkar MB, Gardner WP, Mandy GT, Stenger MR, Nelin LD, Shepherd EG, Welty SE. Respiratory severity score on day of life 30 is predictive of mortality and the length of mechanical ventilation in premature infants with protracted ventilation. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2015;50(4): 363-369. PubMed: 24616279

Courtney J, Roginson U, Craig S, Mayes C. PC.38 Quality improvement initiative to reduce nosocomial infection rates. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition. 2014;99 Suppl 1:A52-53. PubMed: 25021274

Smith C, Becher J, Orme J, Freer Y, Abbot-Smith C, Johnston E, Stenson B, Boardman J. 6.10 A quality improvement initiative for reducing late onset infection among very low birth weight infants. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition. 2014;99 Suppl 1:A10-11. PubMed: 25020918

Vendettuoli V, Bellù R, Zanini R, Mosca F, Gagliardi L; for the Italian Neonatal Network. Changes in ventilator strategies and outcomes in preterm infants. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition. 2014;99(4): F321-324. PubMed: 24846520

Brownell EA, Lussier MM, Hagadorn JI, McGrath JM, Marinelli KA, Herson VC. Independent predictors of human milk receipt at neonatal intensive care unit discharge. American Journal of Perinatology. 2014;31(10): 891-898. PubMed: 24347254

Bellù R, Gagliardi L, Tagliabue P, Corchia C, Vendettuoli V, Mosca F, Zanini R; Italian Neonatal Network. Survey of neonatal respiratory care and surfactant administration in very preterm infants in the Italian Neonatal Network. Acta Biomedica. 2013;84 Suppl 1:7-11. PubMed: 24049953

Singh R, Gorstein SV, Bednarek F, Chou JH, McGowan EC, Visintainer PF. A predictive model for SIVH risk in preterm infants and targeted indomethacin therapy for prevention. Science Reports. 2013;3:2539. PubMed: 23995978

Klebermass-Schrehof K, Wald M, Schwindt J, Grill A, Prusa AR, Haiden N, Hayde M, Waldhoer T, Fuiko R, Berger A. Less invasive surfactant administration in extremely preterm infants: impact on mortality and morbidity. Neonatology. 2013;103(4): 252-258. PubMed: 23446061

Ali R, Ahmed S, Qadir M, Maheshwari P, Khan R. Penumothoraces in a neonatal tertiary care unit: case series. Oman Medical Journal. 2013;28(1): 67-69. PubMed: 23386951

Vellanki H, Antunes M, Locke RG, McGreevy T, Mackley A, Eubanks JJ, Western M, Emberger J, Paul DA. Decreased incidence of pneumothorax in VLBW infants after increased monitoring of tidal volumes. Pediatrics. 2012;130(5): e1352-1358. PubMed: 23045561

Nguyen TP, Amon E, Al-Hosni M, Gavard JA, Gross G, Myles TD. “Early” versus “late” 23-week infant outcomes. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012;207(3): 226.e1-6. PubMed: 22831809

Kaempf JW, Tomlinson MW, Kaempf AJ, Wu Y, Wang L, Tipping N, Grunkemeier G. Delayed umbilical cord clamping in premature neonates. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012;120(2 Pt 1): 325-30. PubMed: 22825092

Ventura CM, Alves JG, Meneses Jdo A. Adverse events in a neonatal intensive care unit. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem. 2012 Feb;65(1):49-55. Article in Portuguese. PubMed: 22751708

Mandy G, Malkar M, Welty SE, Brown R, Shepherd E, Gardner W, Moise A, Gest A. Tracheostomy placement in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: safety and outcomes. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2013;48(3): 245-249. PubMed: 22570313

Salameh KM, Ur-Rahman S. Improvements in birth weight-specific neonatal mortality rates in the state of Qatar between 2003 and 2010 and a comparative analysis with the Vermont Oxford Network Database Report of 2007: a PEARL study review. Journal of Clinical Neonatology. 2012;1(1): 25-28. PubMed: 24027681

Wallingford B, Rubarth L, Abbott A, Miers LJ. Implementation and evaluation of “golden hour” practices in infants younger than 33 weeks’ gestation. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews. 2012;12(2): 86-96.

Chee YY, Wong KY, Low L. Review of primary hypothyroidism in very low birthweight infants in a perinatal centre in Hong Kong. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2011;47(11): 824-831. PubMed: 21435074

Lorenz JM. Survival and long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of the extremely preterm infant. A systematic review. Saudi Medical Journal. 2011;32(9): 885-894. PubMed: 21894349

Pinheiro JM, Boynton S, Furdon SA, Dugan R, Reu-Donlon C. Use of chemical warming packs during delivery room resuscitation is associated with decreased rates of hypothermia in very low-birth-weight neonates. Advances in Neonatal Care. 2011;11(5): 357-362. PubMed: 22123407

Rahman S, Salameh K, Al-Rifai H, Masoud A, Lutfi S, Salama H, Abdoh G, Omar F, Bener A. Gestational age specific neonatal survival in the state of Qatar (2003-2008) – a comparative study with international benchmarks. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. 2011;21(9): 542-547. PubMed: 21914411

Del Prato F, Di Matteo A, Messina F, Napolitano M. PICC: central venous access by the peripheral route. Medical-nursing aspects. Minerva Pediatrica. 2010;62(3 Suppl 1): 161-163. Article in Italian. PubMed: 21090088

Krauss-Silva L, Moreira ME, Alves MB, Rezende MR, Braga A, Camacho KG, Batista MR, Savastano C, Almada-Horta A, Guerra F. Randomized controlled trial of probiotics for the prevention of spontaneous preterm delivery associated with intrauterine infection: study protocol. Reproductive Health. 2010;7(14). PubMed: 20591191

Luoto R, Matomäki J, Isolauri E, Lehtonen L. Incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in very-low-birth-weight infants related to the use of Lactobacillus GG. Acta Paediatrica. 2010;99(8): 1135-1138. PubMed: 20219023

Murphy BP, Armstrong K, Ryan CA, Jenkins JG. Benchmarking care for very low birthweight infants in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2010;95(1): F30-F35. PubMed: 19723619

Saianda A, Fernandes RM, Saldanha J. Early nasal continuous positive airway pressure versus INSURE in VLBW neonates. Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia. 2010;16(5): 779-795. PubMed: 20927494

Sarkar S, Barks JD. Systemic complications and hypothermia. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 2010;15(5): 270-275. PubMed: 20227357

De Nisi G, Berti M, Malossi R, Pederzini F, Pedrotti A, Valente A. Comparison of neonatla intensive care: Ternto area versus Vermont Oxford Network. Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009;35(1): 5. PubMed: 19490662

Bhola R, Purkiss T, Hunter S, Stewart D, Rychwalski PJ. Effect of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on the incidence of threshold retinopathy of prematurity. Journal of AAPOS. 2009;13(5): 450-453. PubMed: 19840722

Lee L, Girish S, van den Berg E, Leaf A. Random safety audits in the neonatal unit. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2009; 94(2): F116-F119. PubMed: 18676409

Puch-Kapst K, Juran R, Stoever B, Wauer RR. Radiation exposure in 212 very low and extremely low birth weight infants. Pediatrics. 2009;124(6): 1556-1564. PubMed: 19948626

Reynolds RD, Pilcher J, Ring A, Johnson R, McKinley P. The Golden Hour: Care of the LBW infant during the first hour of life one unit’s experience. Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 2009;28(4): 211-219.

Walsh B, McDermott C, Foran A, Clarke T. National neonatal weight policy survey. Irish Medical Journal. 2009;102(6): 179-181. PubMed: 19722354

Chedid F, Shanteer S, Haddad H, Musharraf I, Shihab Z, Imran A, Adma HA, Salman N, Rahmani A. Short-term outcome of very low birth weight infants in a developing country: comparison with the Vermont Oxford Network. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2009;55(1): 15-19. PubMed: 18650218

reiman M, Kujari H, Ekholm E, Lapinleimu H, Lentonen L, Haataja L; PIPARI Study Group. Interleukin-6 polymorphism is associated with chorioamnionitis and neonatal infections in preterm infants. Journal of Pediatrics. 2008;153(1): 19-24. PubMed: 18571528

Pietz J, Achanti B, Lilien L, Stepka EC, Mehta SK. Prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants: a 20-year experience. Pediatrics. 2007;119(1): e164-e170. PubMed: 17145901

Rüdiger M, Iffländer S, Reichert J, Bätzel C, Reiter G, Wauer RR. Which information will be given to parents of preterm infants–a comparison of estimates and local data. Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 2007;35(5): 436-442. PubMed: 17605600

Vanhaesebrouck S, Zonnenberg I, Vandervoort P, Bruneel E, Van Hoestenberghe MR, Theyskens C. Conservative treatment for patent ductus arteriosus in the preterm. Archive of Disease in Children. Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2007;92(4): F244-F247. PubMed: 17213270

Castro EC, Leite AJ. Hospital mortality rates of infants with birth weight less than or equal to 1,500 g in the northeast of Brazil. Jornal de Pediatria (Rio J). 2007;83(1): 27-32. PubMed: 17183415

Wang CJ, McGlynn EA, Brook RH, Leonard CH, Piecuch RE, Hsueh SI, Schuster MA. Quality-of-care indicators for the neurodevelopmental follow-up of very low birth weight children: results of an expert panel process. Pediatrics. 2006; 117(6): 2080-2092. PubMed: 16740851

Finer NN, Powers RJ, Ou CH, Durand D, Wirtschafter D, Gould JB. California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative Executive Committee. Prospective evaluation of postnatal steroid administration: A 1-year experience from the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative. Pediatrics. 2006; 117(3): 704-713. PubMed: 16510650

Llanos M, Adolfo y Grupo Hospital Sotero Del Rio. Morbilidad y mortalidad del RN menor de 1.500 g: Experiencia de un hospital regional de la red internacional Vermont Oxford. Revista Chilena de Pediatria. 2006;77(4): 363-374.

Hentschel J, Berger TM, Tschopp A, Muller M, Adams M, Bucher HU. Swiss Neonatal Network. Population-based study of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very low birth weight infants in Switzerland. European Journal of Pediatrics. 2005;164(5): 292-297. PubMed: 15711958

Kirchner L, Weninger M, Unterasinger L, Birnbacher R, Hayde M, Krepler R, Pollak A. Is the use of early nasal CPAP associated with lower rates of chronic lung disease and retinopathy of prematurity? Nine years of experience with the Vermont Oxford Neonatal Network. Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 2005;33(1): 60-66. PubMed: 15841616

Owens JD, Temple DM, Darling BK, Robbins KK, White CB. Mississippi’s tiniest babies do well. Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association. 2005:46(9): 269-275. PubMed: 16262135

Udaeta-Mora E, Martínez-De-Castro GT, Pérez-Marín P, Carmona-Rodríguez M. Enteral nutrition in the preterm and term newborn with low birth weight. Gaceta Medica de Mexico. 2005;141(4): 283-90. Article in Spanish. PubMed: 16164123

Ellsbury DL, Acarregui MJ, McGuinness GA, Eastman DL, Klein JM. Controversy surrounding the use of home oxygen for premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Journal of Perinatology. 2004;24(1): 36-40. PMID: 14726936

Leviton LC, Orleans CT. Promoting the uptake of evidence in clinical practice: a prescription for action. Clinics in Perinatology. 2003;30(2): 410-417. PMID: 12875362

Bloom BT, Craddock A, Delmore PM, Kurlinski JP, Voelker M, Landfish N, Rodriguez-Pierce M, Swanton D, Rossi J, Ehlen J, Harmon C, Deterding J, Houser F. Reducing acquired infections in the NICU: observing and implementing meaningful differences in process between high and low acquired infection rate centers. Journal of Perinatology. 2003;23(6): 489-492. PubMed: 13679937

Chow LC, Wright KW, Sola A. Can changes in clinical practice decrease the incidence of severe retinopathy of prematurity in very low birth weight infants? Pediatrics. 2003;111(2): 339-345. PubMed: 12563061

Valls i Soler A, Paramo Andrés S, Centerno Monterubio C, Ansó Oliván S, Gortazar Arias P, López de Heredia I, Cotero Lavín A. Morbimortalidad en recién nacidos de muy bajo peso en el control de la calidad de la asistencia perinatal. Anales de Pediatria(Barc). 2003;58(5): 464-470. Article in Spanish.

Ellsbury DL, Acarregui MJ, McGuinness GA, Klein JM. Variability in the use of supplemental oxygen for bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Journal of Pediatrics. 2002;140(2): 247-249. PubMed: 11865280

Blair BM, O’Halloran HS, Pauly TH, Stevens JL. Decreased incidence of retinopathy of prematurity, 1995-1997. Journal of AAPOS. 2001;5(2): 118-122. PubMed: 11304821

Stewart DL. Vermont Oxford Network: Effective and efficient medical care for the neonate. Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association. 2001;99(2): 65-67. PubMed: 11441583

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