The focus of the research programme in neonatology is the development of high-quality evidence with direct application to clinical practice and improvement of newborn health. The research programme is often multi-disciplinary, unrestricted to methodology and with strong user involvement.
Summary of current research activity
- Development of software for the automatic analysis of preterm Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the brain in preterm growth restricted babies
- Biomarker development
- Use of metabolomics and transcriptomics for the identification and validation of novel biomarkers of catch-up growth and necrotising enterocolitis
- Clinical trials
- Randomised controlled trial of nasal biphasic positive airway pressure vs. nasal continuous positive airway pressure following extubation in infants less than 30-weeks gestation (Extubate).
- Randomised controlled trial of thyroxine in preterm infants under 28-weeks gestation (TIPIT)
- Randomised controlled trial comparing impregnated cleansing wipes with water in infants.
- Randomised controlled trial to assess the impact of olive oil and sunflower oil on a term baby’s skin barrier function (Observe)
Principal Investigator: Dr Suresh Victor