Gentle Ventilation of the Preterm Infant
This is a broad-spanning project that involves the generation
of a database of all infants less than1500 grams born at UTMB. The
database will allow quality assurance assessments and retrospective
clinical investigations in addition to enhancing prospective clinical
Projects we have done include comparing neonatal outcomes
during a two year period before and after the initiation of continuous positive pressure ventilation as the main means of
ventilation of premature infants, and examining the impact of
administering Vitamin A to neonates under 1000grams. Current research
involves examination of interventions for ventilated neonates with
- Early Management Changes, Including Surfactant and Nasal
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment at Delivery, Lowered
Oxygen Saturation Goals, and Early Amino Acids Administration: An
Historical Cohort Study. Pediatrics 2008; 121: 89-96.
- Geary C, Rafael Fonseca, Melinda Caskey, Michael
Malloy. Improved Growth and Decreased Morbidities in <1000 g
Neonates After Early Management Changes. J. Perinatology 28:347-353,
- Geary,C.and Whitsett J.:Inhaled nitric oxide
foroligohydramnios-induced pulmonary hypoplasia: A report of two cases
and review of the literature. J. Perinatol.22:82-85,2002.
- Geary CA, Akinbi H,Korfhagen T., Boucher RC, Koller
B, Jobe A, Rice W.Increased susceptibility to Pseudomonas
Aeruginosa in Double Purinergic Receptor (P2Y1 and P2Y2)
Knockout Mice. AmJ Physiol LungCell Mol Physiol. 2005 Nov; 289
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Migita DS and Christakis DA.Philadelphia,©2003.
- Geary,Cara. Hyaline Membrane Disease in The
Saint-Francis Guide to Pediatrics.
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- Geary,Cara A, and Jeffrey A. Whitsett. Amniotic
Fluid Markers of Fetal Lung Maturity in Intensive Care of the Fetus
and Neonate.Elsevier Mosby.Editor:A.R.Spitzer. Philadelphia.