Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Neonatology Publications

Below are listed selected publications by faculty members in the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For a more complete list, please click on the faculty member’s name to the right side of the page.

Selected Books and Book Chapters

Dizon M. Endogenous Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells and Regenerative Responses to Brain Injury. In: Sun T, editor. 2012. Neural Stem Cells and Therapy. Rijecka: InTech
deRegnier RA, Georgieff MK. Fetal and Neonatal Iron Metabolism. In: Fox WW, Polin RA, Abman S, editors. 2011. Fetal and Neonatal Physiology. Philadelphia: Elsevier
deRegnier R, Desai S. Fetal Development. In: Bremner JG, Wachs TD, editors. 2010. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, Volume 2, Applied and Policy Issues, 2nd Edition. Hoboken NJ: Wiley-Blackwell
deRegnier R. Auditory Recognition Memory in Infancy. In: deHaan M, editor. 2007. Infant EEG and Event-Related Potentials. East Sussex, England: Psychology Press
Dizon ML, Szele FG. The Subventricular Zone Responds Dynamically to Mechanical Brain Injuries.. In: Levison S, editor. 2005. Mammalian Subventricular Zones: Their Roles in Brain Development, Cell Replacement and Disease.. New York: Springer
Porta NFM, Steinhorn RH. Nitric oxide and alternative pulmonary vasodilators. In: Spitzer A, editor. 2005. Intensive Care of the Fetus and Neonate. St. Louis: Mosby
De Plaen I, Porta NFM, Steinhorn RH. Neonatal Critical Care: Neonatal Diseases of the Digestive Tract. In: Green T, Franklin W, Tanz RR, editors. 2004. Pediatrics: Just the Facts. New York: McGraw Hill Professional
Porta NFM, Steinhorn RH. Neonatal Critical Care: Genitourinary Conditions. In: Green T, Franklin W, Tanz RR, editors. 2004. Pediatrics: Just the Facts. New York: McGraw Hill Professional

Selected PubMed Publications

Racial/ethnic differences in weekend delivery after induction of laborFalciglia GH, Grobman WA, Murthy K.
Journal of Perinatology. 2015 Jul 9;doi:10.1038/jp.2015.76.
ISSN: 07438346
Right ventricular cyclic nucleotide signaling is decreased in hyperoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension in neonatal miceHeilman RP, Lagoski MB, Lee KJ, Taylor JM, Kim GA, Berkelhamer SK, Steinhorn RH, Farrow KN.
American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2015 Jun 15;308(12):H1575-H1582.doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00569.2014.
ISSN: 03636135
Increasing incidence of the neonatal abstinence syndrome in U.S. neonatal ICUsTolia VN, Patrick SW, Bennett MM, Murthy K, Sousa J, Smith PB, Clark RH, Spitzer AR.
New England Journal of Medicine. 2015 May 28;372(22):2118-2126.doi:10.1056/NEJMsa1500439.
PMID: 25913111 ISSN: 00284793
SOD2 activity is not impacted by hyperoxia in murine neonatal pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells and miceGupta A, Perez M, Lee KJ, Taylor JM, Farrow KN.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015 Mar 19;16(3):6373-6390.doi:10.3390/ijms16036373.
ISSN: 16616596
Downward Economic Mobility and Preterm Birth: An Exploratory Study of Chicago-Born Upper Class White MothersCollins JW, Rankin KM, David RJ.
Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2015 Feb 6;19(7):1601-1607.doi:10.1007/s10995-015-1670-9.
ISSN: 10927875
Linking fat intake, the intestinal microbiome, and necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infantsRobinson DT, Caplan MS.
Pediatric Research. 2015 Jan 10;77:121-126.doi:10.1038/pr.2014.155.
PMID: 25303279
Impaired fetoplacental angiogenesis in growth restricted fetuses with abnormal umbilical artery doppler velocimetry is mediated by aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator (ARNT)Su EJ, Xin H, Yin P, Dyson M, Coon J, Farrow KN, Mestan KK, Ernst LM.
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015 Jan;100(1):E30-E40.doi:10.1210/jc.20142385.
ISSN: 0021972X
The Early Introduction of Complementary Foods in Preterm InfantsBraid S, Harvey EM, Bernstein J, Matoba N.
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2015 Jan 5;doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000000695.
ISSN: 02772116
Parenteral nutrition use and associated outcomes in a select cohort of low birth weight neonatesRobinson DT, Shah S, Murthy K.
American journal of perinatology. 2014 Nov;31(11):933-938.doi:10.1055/s-0033-1363770.
PMID: 24515618 ISSN: 10988785
Cord blood biomarkers of vascular endothelial growth (VEGF and sFlt-1) and postnatal growth: A preterm birth cohort studyVoller SB, Chock S, Ernst LM, Su E, Liu X, Farrow KN, Mestan KK.
Early Human Development. 2014 Apr;90(4):195-200.doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2014.01.003.
PMID: 24480606 PMCID: 24480606 ISSN: 03783782 Regulation of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension by vascular smooth muscle hypoxia-inducible factor-1αBall MK, Waypa GB, Mungai PT, Nielsen JM, Czech L, Dudley VJ, Beussink L, Dettman RW, Berkelhamer SK, Steinhorn RH, Shah SJ, Schumacker PT.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2014 Feb;189(3):314-324.doi:10.1164/rccm.201302-0302OC.
PMID: 24251580Inflammatory signaling in NEC: Role of NF-κB, cytokines and other inflammatory mediatorsHunter CJ, De Plaen IG.
Pathophysiology. 2014 Jan;21(1):55-65.doi:10.1016/j.pathophys.2013.11.010.
ISSN: 09284680
Placental pathologic changes of maternal vascular underperfusion in bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension
Mestan KK, Check J, Minturn L, Yallapragada S, Farrow KN, Liu X, Su E, Porta N, Gotteiner N, Ernst LM.
Placenta. 2014 Jan;35(8):570-574.doi:10.1016/j.placenta.2014.05.003.
PMID: 24906549NICU follow-up care: The developmental and advocacy perspectivesAndrews B, Myers P, Osterhout P, Pellerite M, Zimmerman A, Msall M.
NeoReviews. 2014 Jan;15(8):e336-e343.doi:10.1542/neo.15-8-e336.
ISSN: 15269906
Peroxiredoxin-5 targeted to the mitochondrial intermembrane space attenuates hypoxia-induced reactive oxygen species signallingSabharwal SS, Waypa GB, Marks JD, Schumacker PT.
Biochemical Journal. 2013 Dec 15;456(3):337-346.doi:10.1042/BJ20130740.
PMID: 24044889Docosahexaenoic and arachidonic acid levels in extremely low birth weight infants with prolonged exposure to intravenous lipidsRobinson DT, Carlson SE, Murthy K, Frost B, Li S, Caplan M.
Journal of Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;162(1):56-61.doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.06.045.
PMID: 22878111 ISSN: 00223476
Neonatal host defense against staphylococcal infectionsPower Coombs MR, Kronforst K, Levy O.
Clinical and Developmental Immunology. 2013 Jan;2013:doi:10.1155/2013/826303.
PMID: 23935651A Neonatal Model of Intravenous Staphylococcus epidermidis Infection in Mice <24 h Old Enables Characterization of Early Innate Immune ResponsesKronforst KD, Mancuso CJ, Pettengill M, Ninkovic J, Power Coombs MR, Stevens C, Otto M, Mallard C, Wang X, Goldmann D, Levy O.
PLoS ONE. 2012 Sep 6;7(9):doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043897.
PMID: 22970147Cord blood 8-isoprostane in the preterm infantMestan K, Matoba N, Arguelles L, Harvey C, Ernst LM, Farrow K, Wang X.
Early Human Development. 2012 Aug;88(8):683-689.doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2012.02.002.
PMID: 22425039Universal admission screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a level IIID neonatal intensive care unit: The first 9 monthsMyers PJ, Marcinak J, David MZ, Zychowski DL, Boyle-Vavra S, Weber S, Daum RS.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2011 Apr;32(4):398-400.doi:10.1086/659153.
PMID: 21460494 ISSN: 0899823X
Sildenafil therapy for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: not quite yet.
Farrow KN, Steinhorn RH
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association 2012 Jan; 32(1):1-3
PMID: 22202953
Genomic Sequencing in Clinical Trials.
Mestan KK, Ilkhanoff L, Mouli S, Lin S
Journal of translational medicine 2011 Dec 30; 9(1):222
PMID: 22206293
Hydrocortisone Normalizes Oxygenation and cGMP Regulation in Lambs with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn.
Perez M, Lakshminrusimha S, Wedgwood S, Czech L, Gugino SF, Russell JA, Farrow KN, Steinhorn RH
American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology 2011 Dec 23; :
PMID: 22198909
Hypoxia triggers AMPK activation through reactive oxygen species-mediated activation of calcium release-activated calcium channels.
Mungai PT, Waypa GB, Jairaman A, Prakriya M, Dokic D, Ball MK, Schumacker PT
Molecular and cellular biology 2011 Sep; 31(17):3531-45
PMID: 21670147
Pre-term neonate with intestinal failure, feeding issues.
Robinson DT, Steinhorn RH
Pediatric annals 2011 Aug; 40(8):404-6
PMID: 21815602
National trends and racial differences in late preterm induction.
Murthy K, Holl JL, Lee TA, Grobman WA
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2011 Jun 15; :
PMID: 21803322
Trends in induction of labor at early-term gestation.
Murthy K, Grobman WA, Lee TA, Holl JL
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2011 Feb 21; :
PMID: 21345413
The bone morphogenetic protein antagonist noggin protects white matter after perinatal hypoxia-ischemia.
Dizon ML, Maa T, Kessler JA
Neurobiology of disease 2011 Feb 17; :
PMID: 21310236
Characterization of a necrotizing enterocolitis model in newborn mice.
Tian R, Liu SX, Williams C, Soltau TD, Dimmitt R, Zheng X, De Plaen IG
International journal of clinical and experimental medicine 2010; 3(4):293-302
PMID: 21072263
Fatty Acid Binding Proteins and Peribronchial Angiogenesis in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
Ghelfi E, Karaaslan C, Berkelhamer S, Akar S, Kozakewich H, Cataltepe S
American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology 2010 Dec 22; :
PMID: 21177979
Epithelial Cell Death is an Important Contributor to Oxidant-Mediated Acute Lung Injury.
Budinger GR, Mutlu GM, Urich D, Soberanes S, Buccellato LJ, Hawkins K, Chiarella SE, Radigan KA, Eisenbart J, Agrawal H, Berkelhamer S, Hekimi S, Zhang J, Perlman H, Schumacker PT, Jain M, Chandel NS
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2010 Oct 19; :
PMID: 20959557
Mitochondrial oxidant stress increases PDE5 activity in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.
Farrow KN, Wedgwood S, Lee KJ, Czech L, Gugino SF, Lakshminrusimha S, Schumacker PT, Steinhorn RH
Respiratory physiology & neurobiology 2010 Sep 3; :
PMID: 20804862
Hypoxia-ischemia induces an endogenous reparative response by local neural progenitors in the postnatal mouse telencephalon.
Dizon M, Szele F, Kessler JA
Developmental neuroscience 2010 Aug; 32(3):173-83
PMID: 20616554
Exploring weathering: effects of lifelong economic environment and maternal age on low birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm birth in African-American and white women.
Love C, David RJ, Rankin KM, Collins JW
American journal of epidemiology 2010 Jul 15; 172(2):127-34
PMID: 20576757
Body temperature effects on lung injury in ventilated preterm lambs.
Ball MK, Hillman NH, Kallapur SG, Polglase GR, Jobe AH, Pillow JJ
Resuscitation 2010 Jun; 81(6):749-54
PMID: 20299144
Placental inflammatory response is associated with poor neonatal growth: preterm birth cohort study.
Mestan K, Yu Y, Matoba N, Cerda S, Demmin B, Pearson C, Ortiz K, Wang X
Pediatrics 2010 Apr; 125(4):e891-8
PMID: 20308216
Premedication for nonemergency endotracheal intubation in the neonate.
Kumar P, Denson SE, Mancuso TJ
Pediatrics 2010 Mar; 125(3):608-15
PMID: 20176672
Hypoxia triggers subcellular compartmental redox signaling in vascular smooth muscle cells.
Waypa GB, Marks JD, Guzy R, Mungai PT, Schriewer J, Dokic D, Schumacker PT
Circulation research 2010 Feb 19; 106(3):526-35
PMID: 20019331
Antenatal and postnatal corticosteroid and resuscitation induced lung injury in preterm sheep.
Hillman NH, Pillow JJ, Ball MK, Polglase GR, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH
Respiratory research 2009; 10:124
PMID: 20003512
Nutrient deficiencies in the premature infant.
Shah MD, Shah SR
Pediatric clinics of North America 2009 Oct; 56(5):1069-83
PMID: 19931064
Platelet-activating factor induces the processing of nuclear factor-kappaB p105 into p50, which mediates acute bowel injury in mice.
Liu SX, Tian R, Baskind H, Hsueh W, De Plaen IG
American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology 2009 Jul; 297(1):G76-81
PMID: 19460845
Differential patterns of 27 cord blood immune biomarkers across gestational age.
Matoba N, Yu Y, Mestan K, Pearson C, Ortiz K, Porta N, Thorsen P, Skogstrand K, Hougaard DM, Zuckerman B, Wang X
Pediatrics 2009 May; 123(5):1320-8
PMID: 19403498
Cord blood biomarkers of the fetal inflammatory response.
Mestan K, Yu Y, Thorsen P, Skogstrand K, Matoba N, Liu X, Kumar R, Hougaard DM, Gupta M, Pearson C, Ortiz K, Bauchner H, Wang X
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 2009 May; 22(5):379-87
PMID: 19529994
Transgenerational effect of neighborhood poverty on low birth weight among African Americans in Cook County, Illinois.
Collins JW, David RJ, Rankin KM, Desireddi JR
American journal of epidemiology 2009 Mar 15; 169(6):712-7
PMID: 19179359
High and low body temperature during the initiation of ventilation for near-term lambs.
Ball MK, Jobe AH, Polglase GR, Kallapur SG, Cheah FC, Hillman NH, Pillow JJ
Resuscitation 2009 Jan; 80(1):133-7
PMID: 19013704
Milrinone enhances relaxation to prostacyclin and iloprost in pulmonary arteries isolated from lambs with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.
Lakshminrusimha S, Porta NF, Farrow KN, Chen B, Gugino SF, Kumar VH, Russell JA, Steinhorn RH
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies 2009 Jan; 10(1):106-12
PMID: 19057444

Leslie Caldarelli, MD
Meghan Coghlan, MD
James W Collins, MD, MPH
Isabelle De Plaen, MD
Raye Ann O deRegnier, MD
Maria Dizon, MD
Sarah H Donahue, MD
Anne Downey, MBBChBAO
Gustave Falciglia, MD, MSCI
Kathryn N Farrow, MD, PhD
Jessica Fry, MD
Arika Gupta, MD
Aaron Hamvas, MD
Natalia Henner, MD
Janine Y Khan, MD
Kenny Kronforst, MD
Megan Lagoski, MD
Kerri Z Machut, MD
Colleen Malloy, MD
Nana Matoba, MD
Karen K L Mestan, MD
Karna Murthy, MD
Patrick J Myers, MD
Marta Perez, MD
Nicolas F Porta, MD
Mary E Robbins, MD
Daniel T Robinson, MD
Chitra Sachs, MD
Paul T Schumacker, PhD
Malika D Shah, MD
Shawn M Smith, MD
Stephanie Baehl Voller, MD
Gregory B Waypa, PhDSushmita Yallapragada, MD