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Publications, Abstracts, and Poster Presentations

Past and Current Fellow Publications (2003 – present)

  • Craft A, Bhandari V, Finer NN, The Sy-Fi Study: A Randomized Prospective Trial of Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation Versus a High-Frequency Flow Interrupter in Infants Less Than 1000 G: Journal of Perinatology 2003; 23:14-19.
  • Jain A, Finer NN, Hilton S, Rich W. A Randomized Trial of Suprasternal Palpation to Determine Endotracheal Tube Position in Neonates. Resuscitation 60 (2004) 297-302.
  • Lane B, Finer NN, Rich W. Duration of Intubation During Neonatal Resuscitation. Journal of Pediatrics 2004; 145(1): 67-70.
  • Leone TA*, Finer NN. Neonatal Resuscitation: Beyond the Basics. NeoReviews 2005; 6 (4): e177-181.
  • Leone TA*, Rich W, Finer NN. Neonatal Intubation: Success of Pediatric Trainees. Journal of Pediatrics 2005; 146 (5):638-41.
  • Bennett S, Finer NN, Rich W, Vaucher YE. A Comparison of Three Neonatal Resuscitation Devices. Resuscitation 67 2005; 113-118.
  • Leone TA*, Rich W, Finer NN. A Survey of Delivery Room Resuscitation Practices Among Neonatal Intensive Care Programs in the United States. Pediatrics 2006; 117:164-174.
  • Leone TA*, Lange A, Rich W, Finer NN. Disposable Colorimetric Carbon Dioxide Detector Use As An Indicator of a Patent Airway During Noninvasive Mask Ventilation. Pediatrics 2006; 118(1): e202-4.
  • Leone TA*, Finer NN. Fetal Adaptation at Birth. Current Pediatrics 2006; 16:269-274.
  • Roberts KD, Leone TA*, Edwards WH, Rich WD, Finer NN. Premedication for nonemergent neonatal intubations: a randomized, controlled trial comparing atropine and fentanyl to atropine, fentanyl, and mivacurium. Pediatrics 2006; 118(4):1583-91.
  • Garey D, Leone TA*, Ward R, Borja P, Rich W, Heldt GP, Finer NN. Tidal Volume Threshold for Colorimetric Carbon Dioxide Detectors Available for Use in Neonates. Pediatrics 2008; 121(6):e1-e4
  • Wang CL, Anderson C, Leone TA*, Rich WD, Govindaswami B, Finer NN. Resuscitation of Very Low Birth Weight Neonates Using Room Air or 100% Oxygen. Pediatrics. 2008 Jun;121(6):1083-9
  • Finer NN, Rich WD, Leone TA*, Wang CL. Airway Obstruction during Mask Ventilation of Very Low Birth Weight infants during Neonatal Resuscitation. Pediatrics 2008 Jul 3. (In Press)
  • Vento M, Aguar M, Leone TA*, Finer NN, Gimeno A, Rich W, Saenz P, Escrig R, Brugada M. Using intensive care technology in the delivery room: a new concept for the resuscitation of extremely preterm neonates. Pediatrics. 2008 Nov;122(5):1113-6.
  • Finer NN, Leone TA*. Oxygen Saturation Monitoring for the Preterm Infant: The Evidence basis for Current Practice. Pediatric Research. 2008 Dec 24. (In Press)

*Tina A. Leone – Completed Fellowship on June 30, 2005 and was then hired on July 1, 2005 within the UCSD Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor

Past and Current Fellow Presentations, and Abstracts (2003 – present)

  • Graham AN, Finer NN.  Vancomycin flush technique to prevent coagulase negative staphylococcus infection in VLBW infants: A Prospective Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 3-6, 2003, Seattle, WA.
  • Lane BP, Rich W, Finer NN, Goodmar, J. Neonatal intubation: Duration and success rates by training level. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 3-6, 2003, Seattle, WA.
  • Jain A, Finer NN, Mannino F, Vaucher Y, Heldt G: Randomized single-blinded trial of suprasternal palpation of the endotracheal tube to optimize initial placement and minimize mortality, morbidity and economic costs in premature and term infants. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 3-6, 2003, Seattle, WA.
  • Leone TA*, Rich W, Finer NN, Knodel E. Neonatal Intubation: Success of Pediatric Trainees. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 3-6, 2003, Seattle, WA.
  • Bennett S, Rich W, Vaucher Y, Finer NN. An In Vitro Comparison of Three Neonatal Resuscitation Devices. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 1-4, 2004, San Francisco, CA
  • Tipnis, SM, Vaucher YE, Tipnis NA, Graham AN, Finer NN. Risk of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and Isolated Gastrointestinal (GI) Perforation in Very Low Birth Weight Infants Exposed to Nasal Synchronous Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (NSIMV) Compared to Other Ventilation Modalities. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 14-17, 2005 Washington, DC.
  • Leone TA*, Rich W, Finer NN. Delivery Room Resuscitation Practices Among Neonatal Intensive Care Programs in the United States. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 14-17, 2005 Washington, DC.
  • Guo J, Greenberg M, Finer NN, Heldt GP. Methadone Is a Superior Detoxification Agent Compared to Tincture Opium for Treatment of Neonatal Narcotic Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, April 26-May 2, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  • Sobczak SM, Finer NN. A Standardized Approach to Perinatal Consults for Women with a Threatened Preterm Delivery with the Creation of a Related Competency Tool for Trainees. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, April 26-May 2, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  • Roberts KD, Leone TA*, Edwards WH, Rich W, Finer NN. Premedication for Non-Emergent Endotracheal Intubations in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Randomized Controlled Trial. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, April 26-May 2, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  • Wang CL, Leone TA*, Rich W, Finer NN. Neonatal Resuscitation of ELBW Infants: Time Spent in the Delivery Room. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, April 26-May 2, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  • Garey DM, Ward R, Borja P, Rich W, Heldt GP, Finer NN. Tidal Volume Threshold for Colorimetric CO2 Detectors. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, April 26-May 2, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ahmed SJM, Rich W, Finer NN. The Effect of Averaging Time on Oximetry Values in the Premature Infant. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 5-8, 2007, Toronto, Canada.
  • Kimball AL, Leone TA*, Vaucher YE, Rich W, Finer NN. Admission Status of Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants over the Last Five Years. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 5-8, 2007, Toronto, Canada.
  • Wang CL, Leone TA*, Rich W, Finer NN. Room Air or Oxygen for Resuscitation of Preterm, Very Low Birthweight (VLBW) Neonates. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 5-8, 2007, Toronto, Canada.
  • Ahmed SJ, Sauberan J, Leone TA*, Kim JH. Effects of Ibuprofen and Indomethacin for the Treatment of Patent Ductus Arteriosus on Renal Function and Feeding Tolerance. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE PEDIATRIC ACADEMIC SOCIETIES AND ASIAN SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, May 2-6, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Weiss SA, Vaucher, YE, Finer NN. Parent Satisfaction with Primary Medical Provider Communication in the NICU. POSTER PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/ ASIAN SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH JOINT MEETING, May 2-6, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Leong K, Shivananda S, Lee K-S, Hellman J, Donahue M, Kim JH. Withdrawing Life Sustaining Ventilation in Neonatology: The Health Care Provider Perspective. PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY/ ASIAN SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH JOINT MEETING, May 2-6, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Leong K, Shivananda S, Lee K-S, Donahue M, Kim JH. Withdrawing Life Sustaining Ventilation in Neonatology: The Health Care Provider Perspective. PRESENTED AT THE WESTERN CONFERENCE ON PERINATAL RESEARCH, January 2009, Palm Springs, California. 
  • Sauer C. Routine Human Milk Analysis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. POSTER ACCEPTED AT THE PEDIATRIC ACADEMIC SOCIETIES, May 2-5, 2009, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Katheria A. Functional Echocardiography To Evaluate Transitional Circulation in Infants of Diabetic Mothers. POSTER ACCEPTED AT THE PEDIATRIC ACADEMIC SOCIETIES, May 2-5, 2009, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Garey DM. Supplemental Training To Improve Neonatal Resuscitation Skills in Pediatric Residents. POSTER ACCEPTED AT THE PEDIATRIC ACADEMIC SOCIETIES, May 2-5, 2009, Baltimore, Maryland.

*Tina A. Leone – Completed Fellowship on June 30, 2005 and was then hired on July 1, 2005 within the UCSD Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor