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  1. Butler TJ, Suresh GK, Lavin JP, Oehlert JW, Schriefer JA, Halamek LP for the Vermont Oxford Better Births and Communication Working Group. Development of a Multi-center Multidisciplinary Simulation-based Perinatal Team. Asian Journal of Clinical Pediatrics and Neonatology Apr-Jun 2013: 31-35
  2. Chambers C, Chisholm J, and Schriefer J. "Respiratory Quality Improvement in the NICU." RT For Decision Makers In Respiratory Care. RT Magazine. 7 Feb. 2013. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. link to article.
  3. Hull MA, Fisher JG, Gutierrez IM, Jones BA, Kang KH, Kenny M, Zurakowski D, Modi BP, Horbar JD, Jaksic T. Mortality and Management of Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Olsen SL, Dejonge M, Kline A, Liptsen E, Song D, Anderson B, Mathur A. Optimizing Therapeutic Hypothermia for Neonatal Encephalopathy. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb;131(2):e591-603. Epub 2013 Jan 6.
  5. Rogowski JA, Staiger D, Patrick T, Horbar J, Kenny M, Lake ET. Nurse staffing and NICU infection rates. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 May 1;167(5):444-50. Epub 2013 Mar 18.
  6. Soll RF, Edwards EM, Badger GJ, Kenny MJ, Morrow KA, Buzas JS, Horbar JD. Obstetric and neonatal care practices for infants 501 to 1500 g from 2000 to 2009. Pediatrics. Epub 2013 Jul 15.
  7. Vohra S, Reilly M, Rac VE, Bhaloo Z, Zayack D, Wimmer J, Vincer M, Ferrelli K, Kiss A, Soll R, Dunn M. Study protocol for multicentre randomized controlled trial of HeLP (Heat Loss Prevention) in the delivery room. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Sep;36(1):54-60 Epub June 2013 11
  8. Al-Hosni M, Duenas M, Hawk M, Stewart LA, Borghese RA, Cahoon M, Atwood L, Howard D, Ferrelli K, Soll R. Probiotics-supplemented feeding in extremely low-birth-weight infants. J Perinatol. 2012 Apr;32(4):253-9. Epub 2011 May 5.
  9. Boghossian NS, Horbar JD, Murray JC, Carpenter JH for the Vermont Oxford Network. Anthropometric charts for infants with trisomies 21, 18, or 13 born between 22 weeks gestation and term: The VON charts. Am J Med Genet Part A. 2012 Feb;158A(2):322-32. Epub 2012 Jan 13.
  10. Boghossian NS, Horbar JD, Carpenter JH, Murray JC, Bell EF; Vermont Oxford Network, Major Chromosomal Anomalies among Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Vermont Oxford Network. J Pediatr. 2012 May;160(5):774-780.e11. Epub 2011 Dec 16.
  11. Eppstein MJ, Horbar JD, Buzas JS, Kauffman SA. Searching the clinical fitness landscape. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49901. Epub 2012 Nov 14.
  12. Horbar, JD, Carpenter JH, Badger GJ, Kenny MJ, Soll RF, Morrow KA, Buzas JS. Mortality and Neonatal Morbidity Among Infants 501 to 1500 grams from 2000 to 2009. Pediatrics. 2012;129(6):1019-1026. Epub 2012 May 21.
  13. Lake, E.T., Staiger, D., Horbar, J., Cheung, R., Kenny, M., Patrick, T., Rogowski, J. Association Between Hospital Recognition for Nursing Excellence and Outcomes of Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2012;307(16):1709-1716.
  14. Nelson KB, Bingham P, Edwards EM, Horbar JD, Kenny MJ, Inder T, Pfister RH, Raju T, Soll RF. Antecedents of neonatal encephalopathy in the Vermont Oxford Network Encephalopathy Registry. Pediatrics. 2012; 130(5): 878-886. Epub 2012 Oct 15.
  15. Pfister RH, Bingham P, Edwards EM, Horbar JD, Kenny MJ, Inder T, Nelson KB, Raju T, Soll RF. The Vermont Oxford Neonatal Encephalopathy Registry: rationale, methods, and initial results. BMC Pediatrics. 2012 Jun 22; 12(1): 84.
  16. Archer JM, Yeager SB, Kenny MJ, Soll RF, Horbar JD. Distribution of and Mortality From Serious Congenital Heart Disease in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatrics. 2011 Feb;127(2):293-9. Epub 2011 Jan 10.
  17. Dunn MS, Kaempf J, de Klerk A, de Klerk R, Reilly M, Howard D, Ferrelli K, O'Conor J, Soll RF; for the Vermont Oxford Network DRM Study Group. Randomized Trial Comparing 3 Approaches to the Initial Respiratory Management of Preterm Neonates. Pediatrics. 2011 Nov;128(5):e1069-e1076. Epub 2011 Oct 24.
  18. Horbar JD, Soll RF, Edwards WH, The Vermont Oxford Network: a community of practice. Clin Perinatol. 2010 Mar;37(1):29-47.
  19. Liu WF. The impact of a noise reduction quality improvement project upon sound levels in the open-unit-design neonatal intensive care unit. J Perinatol. 2010 Jul;30(7):489-96. Epub 2009 Dec 10.
  20. Mercier CE, Dunn, MS, Ferrelli KR, Howard DB, Soll RF, and the Vermont Oxford Network ELBW Follow-up Study Group. Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants from the Vermont Oxford Network: 1988-2003. Neonatology. 2010 Jun;97(4):329-38. Epub 2009 Nov 24.
  21. Payne NR, Finkelstein MJ, Liu M, Kaempf JW, Sharek PJ, Olsen S. NICU practices and outcomes associated with 9 years of quality improvement collaboratives. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar;125(3):437-46. Epub 2010 Feb 1.
  22. Pfister RH, Goldsmith JP: Quality improvement in respiratory care: Decreasing bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Cl Perinatol. 2010; 37 (1), 273-293.
  23. De Nisi G, Berti M, Malossi R, Pederzini F, Pedrotti A, Valente A. Comparison of neonatal intensive care: Trento area versus Vermont Oxford Network. Ital J Pediatr. 2009 Mar 14;35(1):5.
  24. Fitzgibbons SC, Ching Y, Yu D, Carpenter J, Kenny M, Weldon C, Lillehei C, Valim C, Horbar JD, Jaksic T. Mortality of necrotizing enterocolitis expressed by birth weight categories. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1072-5; discussion 1075-6.
  25. Kaempf JW, Campbell B, Brown A, Bowers K, Gallegos R, Goldmsmith JP. PC02 and Room Air Saturation Values in Premature Infants at Risk for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Journal of Perinatology 2008 28:48-54.
  26. Laudert S, Liu WF, Blackington S, Perkins B, Martin S, Macmillan-York E, Graven S, Handyside J; NIC/Q 2005 Physical Environment Exploratory Group. Implementing potentially better practices to support the neurodevelopment of infants in the NICU. J Perinatol. 2007 Dec;27 Suppl 2:S75-93.
  27. Tucker, AL, Nembhard IM, Edmondson AC. Implementing New Practices: An Empirical Study of Learning in Hospital Intensive Care Units. Management Science 2007 53:894:907.
  28. Zupancic JAF, Richardson DK, Horbar JD, Carpenter JH, Lee SK, Escobar GJ, and the Vermont Oxford Network SNAP Pilot Project Participants Revalidation of the Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology in the Vermont Oxford Network. Pediatrics 2007 119: e156 - e163.
  29. Atwater A, Hartmann E, Brown B, Carteaux P, Freeman M, Hegwood P, Michael L, Rikli J, Secrest J, Bauman B, Plsek P Evaluation and Development of Potentially Better Practices for Staffing in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S134-140.
  30. Dunbar A, Sharek P, Mickas N, Coker K, Duncan J, McLendon D, Pagano C, Puthoff T, Reynolds N, Powers R, Johnston C. Implementation and Case Study Results of Potentially Better Practices to Improve Pain Management of Neonates. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S87-94.
  31. Dunn M, Reilly M, Johnston A, Hoopes R, Abraham M. Development and Dissemination of Potentially Better Practices for the Provision of Family-Centered Care in Neonatalogy The Family-Centered Care Map. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S95-107.
  32. Ford S. Leick-Rude MK, Meinert K, Anderson B, Sheehan M, Haney B, Leeks S, Simon S, Jackson J. Overcoming Barriers to Oxygen Saturation Targeting. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S177-186.
  33. Horbar JD, Plsek PE, Leahy K, Schriefer J. Evidence-Based Quality Improvement in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine: The NIC/Q 2002 Experience. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S57-202.
  34. Horbar JD, Plsek PE, Schriefer J, Leahy K. Introduction to Evidence-Based Quality Improvement in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine: The NIC/Q 2002 Experience. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S57-64.
  35. Jackson J, Ford S, Meinert K, Leick-Rude MK, Anderson B, Sheehan M, Haney B, Leeks S, Simon S. Standardizing Nasal Cannula Oxygen Administration in the Intensive Care Nursery. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S187-196.
  36. Johnston A, Bullock C, Graham J, Reilly M, Rocha C, Hoopes R, Van Der Meid V, Gutierrez S, Abraham M. Implementation and Case Study Results of Potentially Better Practices for Family-Centered Care: The Family-Centered Care Map. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S108-114.
  37. Kantak A, Grow J, Ohlinger J, Adams H, Knupp A, Lavin J. Management of High Order Multiple Births: Application of Lessons Learned Because of Participation in Vermont Oxford Network Collaboratives. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S159-169.
  38. Lavin J, Kantak A, Ohlinger J, Kaempf J, Tomlinson M, Campbell B, Fofah O, Edwards W, Allbright K, Hagen E, Suresh G, Schriefer J. Attitudes of Obstetric and Pediatric Health Care Providers Toward Resuscitation of Infants Born at the Margins of Viability. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S169-176.
  39. Lefrak L, Burch K, Caravantes R, Knoerlein K, DeNolf N, Duncan J, Hampton F, Johnston C, Lockey D, Martin-Walters C, McLendon D, Porter M, Richardson C, Robinson C, Toczylowski K. Sucrose Analgesia: Identifying Potentially Better Practice Strategies. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S197-202.
  40. Mills M, Sims D, Jacob J. Implementation and Case Study Results of Potentially Better Practices to Improve the Discharge Process in the NICU. Pediatrics 2006 Suppl 2:S124-133.
  41. Ohlinger J, Kantak A, Lavin J, Fofah O, Hagen E, Suresh G, Halamek L, Schriefer J. Evaluation and Development of Potentially Better Practices for Perinatal and Neonatal Communication and Collaboration. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S147-152.
  42. Payne NR, Lacorte M, Sun S, Karna P, Lewis-Hunstiger M, Goldsmith J. Evaluation and Development of Potentially Better Practices to Reduce Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) in Very Low Birth Weigh Infants. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S65-72.
  43. Payne NR, Lacorte M, Karna P, Chen S. Finkelstein M, Goldsmith J, Carpenter J. Reduction of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) After Participation in the Breathsavers Group of the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Neonatal Intensive Care Quality Improvement Collaborative (NIC/Q 2002). Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S73-77.
  44. Rikli J, Hegwood P, Atwater A, Bauman B, Brown B, Carteaux P, Hartmann E, Hilton S, Michael L, Norton L, Secrest J, Sprague P, Plsek P. Implementation and Case Study Results of Potentially Better Practices for Staffing in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S141-146.
  45. Sharek P, Powers R. Koehn A, Anand S. Evaluation and Development of Potentially Better Practices to Improve Pain Management of Neonates. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S78-86.
  46. Sharek PJ, Horbar JD, Mason W, et al. Adverse Events in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Development, Testing, and Findings of a NICU-focused Trigger Tool to Identify Harm in North American NICUs. Pediatrics 2006 Oct;118(4):1332-40.
  47. Sims D, Jacob J, Mill M, Fett P, Novack G. Evaluation and Development of Potentially Better Practices to Improve the Discharge Process in the NICU. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S115-123.
  48. Walsh, MC, Qing Yao, Horbar JD, Carpenter JH, Shoo Lee, and Ohlsson A. for the NICHD Neonatal Network; Vermont Oxford Network (VON) and Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN)Changes in the Use of Postnatal Steroids In Three Large Neonatal Networks. Pediatrics 2006; 118:e1328-1335.
  49. 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; Jun;117(6):2080-92.
  50. Zabari M, Suresh G, Tomlinson M, Lavin J, Larison K, Halamek L, Schriefer J, Implementation and Case Study Results of Potentially Better Practices for Collaboration Between Obstetrics and Neonatology to Achieve Improved Perinatal Outcomes. Pediatrics 2006 118 Suppl 2:S153-158.
  51. Leviton, L C. and Horbar, JD. Cluster Randomized Trials for the Evaluation of Strategies Designed to Promote Evidence-Based Practice in Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 2005; 599: 94-114.
  52. Morales LS, Staiger DO, Horbar JD, Carpenter J, Kenny M, Geppert J, Rogowski J. Mortality Among Very Low Birthweight Infants in Hospitals Serving Minority Population. Am J Pub Health 2005 95(12):2206-2212.
  53. Edwards WH, Conner JM, Soll RF for the Vermont Oxford Network Neonatal Skin Care Study Group. The Effect of Prophylactic Ointment Therapy on Nosocomial Sepsis Rates and Skin Integrity in Infants with Birth Weights of 501 to 1000 g. Pediatrics 2004; 113:1195-1203.
  54. Horbar JD, Carpenter JH, Buzas J, Soll RF, Suresh G, Bracken MB, Leviton LC, Plsek PP, Sinclair JC. Collaborative Quality Improvement to Promote Evidence-Based Surfactant for Preterm Infants: A Cluster Randomized Trial. BMJ 2004;329:1004.
  55. Horbar JD, Carpenter JH, Buzas J, Soll RF, Suresh G, Bracken MB, Leviton LC,Plsek PE, Sinclair JC, for the members of the Vermont Oxford Network. Timing of Initial Surfactant Treatment for Infants 23 to 29 Weeks Gestation: Is routine practice evidence-based? Pediatrics 2004;113: 1593-1602.
  56. Lucey JF, Rowan CA, Shiono P, Wilkinson AR, Kilpatrick S, Payne NR, Horbar JD, Carpenter J, Rogowski J, Soll RF. Fetal Infants: The Fate of 4172 Infants With Birth Weights of 401 to 500 Grams-The Vermont Oxford Network Experience (1996-2000). Pediatrics 2004; 113:1559-1566.
  57. Payne NR, Carpenter JH, Badger GJ, Horbar JD, Rogowski J. The Marginal Increase in Cost and Excess Length of Stay Associated With Nosocomial Bloodstream Infections in Surviving Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatrics 2004;114:348-355.
  58. Rogowski JA, Staiger DO, Horbar JD, Variations in the quality of care for very low birth weight infants: Implications for policy. Health Affairs 2004;23:88-97.
  59. Rogowski JA, Horbar JD, Staiger DO, Kenny M, Carpenter J, Geppert J. Indirect Versus Direct Hospital Quality Indicators for Very Low Birth Weight Infants. JAMA 2004; 291:202-209.
  60. Baker GR, King K, MacDonald JL, Horbar JD. Using Organizational Assessment Surveys for Improvement in Neonatal Intensive Care. Pediatrics 2003;111:e419 (Suppl E)
  61. Brown MS, Ohlinger J, Rusk C, Delmore P, Ittmann P, on Behalf of the CARE Group. Implementing Potentially Better Practices for Multidisciplinary Teambuilding: Creating an Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Culture of Collaboration. Pediatrics 2003;111:e482 (Suppl E)
  62. Burch K, Rhine W, Baker R, Litman F, Kaempf JW, Schwarz E, Sun S, Payne NR, Sharek PJ. Implementing Potentially Better Practices to Reduce Lung Injury in Neonates. Pediatrics 2003;111:e432 (Suppl E)
  63. Carteaux P, Cohen H, Check J, George J, McKinley P, Lewis W, Hegwood P, Whitfield JM, McLendon D, Okuno-Jones S, Klein S, Moehring J, McConnell C. Evaluation and Development of Potentially Better Practices for the Prevention of Brain Hemorrhage and Ischemic Brain Injury in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatrics 2003;111:e489 (Suppl E)
  64. Conner JM, Soll RF, Edwards WH. Topical ointment for preventing infection in preterm infants. [Systematic Review]. Cochrane Neonatal Group. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2003
  65. Girish SV, Leaf AA. International benchmarking in neonatal intensive care: the Vermont-Oxford Network. Clinical Governance Bulletin 2003;3:8-10
  66. Horbar JD, Plsek PE, Leahy K, Schriefer J. Evidence-Based Quality Improvement in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine: The NIC/Q 2000 Experience. Pediatrics 2003:111:e395-e547 (Suppl E)
  67. Horbar JD, Plsek PE, Leahy K, Schriefer J. Introduction to Evidence-Based Quality Improvement in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine: The NIC/Q 2000 Experience. Pediatrics 2003;111:e395 (Suppl E)
  68. Horbar JD, Plsek PE, Leahy K. NIC/Q 2000: Establishing Habits for Improvement in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Pediatrics 2003;111:e397 (Suppl E)
  69. Jackson JK, Vellucci J, Johnson P, Kilbride HW. Evidence-Based Approach to Change in Clinical Practice: Introduction of Expanded Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Use in an Intensive Care Nursery. Pediatrics 2003;111:e542 (Suppl E)
  70. Kaempf JW, Campbell B, Sklar RS, Arduza C, Gallegos R, Zabari M, Brown A, McDonald JV. Implementing Potentially Better Practices to Improve Neonatal Outcomes After Reducing Postnatal Dexamethasone Use in Infants Born Between 501 and 1250 Grams. Pediatrics 2003;111:e534 (Suppl E)
  71. Kilbride HW, Powers R, Wirtschafter DD, Sheehan MB, Charsha DS, LaCorte M, Finer N, Goldmann DA. Evaluation and Development of Potentially Better Practices to Prevent Neonatal Nosocomial Bacteremia. Pediatrics 2003;111:e504 (Suppl E)
  72. Kilbride HW, Wirtschafter DD, Powers RJ, Sheehan MB. Implementation of Evidence-Based Potentially Better Practices to Decrease Nosocomial Infections. Pediatrics 2003;111:e519 (Suppl E)
  73. Kuzma-O'Reilly B, Duenas M, Greecher C, Kimberlin L, Mujsce D, Miller D, Walker DJ. Evaluation, Development and Implementation of Potentially Better Practices in Neonatal Intensive Care Nutrition. Pediatrics 2003;111:e461 (Suppl E)
  74. McLendon D, Check J, Carteaux P, Boyle D, Buchanan DS, Clark SE, Cohen HS, George JA, Klein SA, McKinley P, Michael L, Moehring J, Okuno-Jones S, Secrest JW, Whitfield JM. Implementation of Potentially Better Practices for the Prevention of Brain Hemorrhage and Ischemic Brain Injury in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatrics 2003;111:e497 (Suppl E)
  75. Moore K, Coker K, DuBuisson AB, Swett B, Edwards WH. Implementing Potentially Better Practices for Improving Family-Centered Care in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: Successes and Challenges. Pediatrics 2003;111:e450 (Suppl E)
  76. Ohlinger J, Brown MS, Laudert S, Swanson S, Fofah O, on Behalf of the CARE Group. Development of Potentially Better Practices for The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a Culture of Collaboration: Communication, Accountability, Respect, and Empowerment. Pediatrics 2003;111:e471 (Suppl E)
  77. Rogowski J. Using Economic Information in a Quality Improvement Collaborative. Pediatrics 2003;111:e411 (Suppl E)
  78. Saunders RP, Abraham MR, Crosby MJ, Thomas K, Edwards WH. Evaluation and Development of Potentially Better Practices for Improving Family-Centered Care in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Pediatrics 2003;111:e437 (Suppl E)
  79. Sharek PJ, Baker R, Litman F, Kaempf JW, Burch K, Schwarz E, Sun S, Payne NR. Evaluation and Development of Potentially Better Practices to Prevent Chronic Lung Disease and Reduce Lung Injury in Neonates. Pediatrics 2003;111:e426 (Suppl E)
  80. Suresh G. Don't Believe Everything You Read in the Patient's Chart. Pediatrics, May 2003; 111: 1108 - 1109.
  81. Horbar JD, Badger GJ, Carpenter JH, Fanaroff AA, Kilpatrick S, LaCorte M, Phibbs R, Soll RF. Trends in Mortality and Morbidity for Very Low Birth Weight Infants, 1991-1999. Pediatrics 2002;110:143-151
  82. Horbar JD., Rogowski J, Plsek PE., Delmore P, Edwards WH., Hocker J, Kantak AD., Lewallen P, Lewis W, Lewit E, McCarroll CJ., Mujsce D, Payne NR., Shiono P, Soll RF, Leahy K, Carpenter JH., for the NIC/Q Project Investigators of the Vermont Oxford Network Collaborative Quality Improvement for Neonatal Intensive Care. Pediatrics 2001;107:14-22
  83. Plsek PE, Greenhalgh T. Complexity Science: The Challenge of Complexity in Health Care. BMJ 2001;323:635-628
  84. Plsek PE, Wilson T. Complexity Science: Complexity, Leadership, and Management in Healthcare Organizations. BMJ 2001;323:746-749
  85. Rogowski JA, Horbar JD, Plsek PE, Schuurmann Baker L, Deterding J, Edwards WH, Hocker J , Kantak AD, Lewallen P, Lewis W, Lewit E, McCarroll CJ., Mujsce D, Payne NR., Shiono P, Soll RF., and Leahy K. Economic Implications of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Collaborative Quality Improvement. Pediatrics 2001;107:23-29
  86. Sharek PJ, Benitz WE, Abel NJ, Freeburn MJ, Mayer M, Bergman DA. Effect of an Evidence-Based Hand Washing Policy on Hand Washing Rates and False-Positive Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid Culture Rates in a Level III NICU. Journal of Perinatology 2001;21
  87. Soll RF, for the Vermont Oxford Network Steroid Study Group. Early Postnatal Dexamethasone Therapy for the Prevention of Chronic Lung Disease. Pediatrics 2001;108:741-748
  88. Suresh GK, Horbar JD, Kenny M, Carpenter JH for the Vermont Oxford Network. Major Birth Defects in Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Vermont Oxford Network. Journal of Pediatrics 2001;139:366-373
  89. Whitfield J, Charsha D, Sprague P. In search of excellence - the Neonatal Intensive Quality Improvement Collaborative. BUMC Proceedings 2001;14:94-97
  90. Bernstein IM, Horbar JD, Badger G, Ohlsson A, Golan A for the Vermont Oxford Network. Morbidity and mortality in growth restricted very low birth weight newborns. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2000;182:198-206
  91. Soll RF and Edwards WH. Emollient ointment for preventing infection in preterm infants. [Systematic Review]. Cochrane Neonatal Group. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2000
  92. Finer NN, Horbar JD, Carpenter JH for the Vermont Oxford Network. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the very low birth weight infant: The Vermont Oxford Network experience. Pediatrics 1999;104:428-434
  93. Horbar JD, The Vermont Oxford Network: Evidence-Based Quality Improvement for Neonatology. Pediatrics 1999;103:350-359
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  95. Plsek PE. Quality Improvement Methods in Clinical Medicine. Pediatrics 1999;103:203
  96. Finer Neil N, Horbar JD for the Vermont Oxford Network: Delivery Room CPR in Premature Infants: The Vermont Oxford Network Experience. Pediatr Res 1998;43:173A (Poster Session)
  97. Horbar JD, for the Vermont Oxford Network. Increasing Use of Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy Between 1990 and 1993 in the Vermont Oxford Network. Journal of Perinatology 1997;17:309-313
  98. Horbar JD,Badger GJ, Lewit EM, Rogowski J, Shiono P for the Vermont Oxford Network. Hospital and Patient Characteristics Associated With Variation in 28-Day Mortality Rates for Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatrics 1997;99:149
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  102. Horbar JD, Leahy K for the investigators of the Vermont-Oxford Trials Network. An Assessment of Data Quality in the Vermont-Oxford Trials Network Database. Controlled Clinical Trials 1995;16:51-61
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Articles and Abstracts from the Center for Patient Safety in Neonatal Intensive Care (Sponsored by the Vermont Oxford Network)

  1. Yeager SB, Horbar JD, Greco KM, Duff J, Thiagarajan RR, and Laussen PC. Pretransport and Posttransport Characteristics and Outcomes of Neonates Who Were Admitted to a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Pediatrics 2006; 118:1070-1077.
  2. Zupancic JAF et al. Systematic review of the evidence base for devices and pharmaceuticals in neonatology. Pediatric Academic Societies 2006 Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Poster Presentation. May 1, 2006.
  3. Gray JE, Ursprung R, Edwards WH, Horbar JD, Nickerson J, Plsek P, Shiono PH, Suresh G, and Goldman DA. Patient Mis-identification in the NICU: Quantification of Risk. Pediatrics 2006 Jan;117(1):e43-7.
  4. Ursprung R, Gray JE, Edwards WH, Horbar JD, Nickerson J, Plsek P, Shiono PH, Suresh G, and Goldman DA. Real Time Patient Safety Audits: Improving Safety Every Day. Qual Saf Health Care, 2005; 14: 284-289.
  5. Ursprung R, Gray J, Edwards W, Horbar J, Nickerson J, Plsek P, Shiono P, Suresh G, Goldmann D. Random Patient Safety Audits: Introduction of a Novel Safety Tool to a Large NICU Collaborative. Pediatric Academic Societies 2005 Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. Poster presentation May 16, 2005.
  6. Edwards W, Nickerson J, Gray J, Goldmann D, Plsek P, Shiono P, Suresh G, Ursprung R, Horbar JD. Parents’ Perspectives on Errors in Neonatal Intensive Care. (Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA Platform Presentation by W Edwards May 1, 2004). Pediatr Res 2004;55:435 A.
  7. Gray JE, Goldmann DA. Medication errors in the NICU: Special Patients, Unique Issues. Arch Dis Child November 2004; 89 (11) 472-473
  8. Gray J, Ursprung R, Goldmann D, Suresh G, Edwards W, Plsek P, Shiono P, Nickerson J, Horbar JD. Patient Mis-Identification in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Qualification of Risk. (Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA Poster Presentation May 4, 2004). Pediatr Res 2004;55:519 A.
  9. Suresh G, Horbar JD, Plsek P, Gray J, Edwards WH, Shiono PH, Ursprung R, Nickerson J, Lucey JF, Goldmann D. Voluntary Anonymous Reporting of Medical Errors. Pediatrics 2004;113:1619-1627.
  10. Ursprung R, Gray J, Hughes K, Nickerson J, Plsek P, Shiono P, Edwards W, Suresh G, Horbar JD, Goldmann D. Random Audits for Patient Safety in the NICU. (Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA Platform Presentation by R Ursprung May 1, 2004). Pediatr Res 2004;55:435 A.
  11. Gray J, Goldmann D, Ursprung R, Edwards W, Plsek P, Shiono P, Suresh G, Horbar J. NICU Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS): The Need for Population- Specific Critical Lab Result (CLR) Definitions. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 4, 2003. (poster presentation). Pediatr Res 2003;53:381A
  12. Suresh G, Horbar J, Plsek P, Edwards W, Goldmann D, Gray J, Lucey J, Shiono P, Ursprung R. Voluntary Anonymous Reporting of Medical Errors in Neonatal Intensive Care. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 5, 2003. (poster presentation). Pediatr Res 2003;53:426A

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Abstracts

  1. Lake ET, Staiger D, Horbar J, Kenny M, Patrick T, Rogowski J. Poorer Outcomes in Hospitals with High Concentrations of Black Babies are related to Inferior Nursing Resources. AcademyHealth 2013 Annual Research Meeting (Podium) and at the AcademyHealth Disparities Interest Group (Poster) Baltimore, MD, June 2013.
  2. Hallowell SG, Spatz DL, Hanlon AL, Lake ET. Falling Far Short of the Surgeon General's Recommendation: A National Picture of Human Milk for Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care. AcademyHealth 2013 Annual Research Meeting and Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, Baltimore, MD, June 2013. (Poster)
  3. Mercier C, Howard D, Ferrelli K, Soll R. Parent Derived Measures of Follow-up Outcomes for Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. May 4, 2013. (Platform Presentation)
  4. Pfister R, Edwards E, Soll R, Bingham P, Inder T, Nelson K, Raju T, Horbar J. Do Infants Treated With Hypothermic Therapy In Routine Practice Meet The Eligibility Criteria From the Original Randomized Trials? Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. May 4, 2013. (Platform Presentation)
  5. Soll R, Badger G, Kenny, M, Morrow K, Edwards E, Buzas J, Horbar J. Trends In Practice In The Care Of Very Low Birth Weight Infants 2000 To 2009. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. May 2013. (poster)
  6. Soll, R, Ferrelli K, Morrow K, Edwards E, Horbar, J. Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Pulse Oximetry Quality Audit. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. May 2013. (poster)
  7. Soll, R, Ferrelli K, Morrow K, Edwards E, Horbar, J. Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Delivery Room Quality Audit. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. May 2013. (poster)
  8. Soll, R, Ferrelli K, Morrow K, Edwards E, Horbar, J. Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) Quality Audit. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. May 2013. (poster)
  9. Horbar, JD, Carpenter JH, Badger GJ, Kenny MJ, Soll RF, Morrow KA, Buzas JS. Mortality and Neonatal Morbidity Among Infants 501 to 1500 grams from 2000 to 2009. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. April 28, 2012. (Platform Presentation).
  10. Lake E, Rogowski J, Horbar J, Staiger D, Kenny M, Patrick T, Cheung R. Nursing Unit Organization & Very Low Birth Weight Infant Outcomes in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. 2012 Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues Interest Group Meeting, AcademyHealth 2012 Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL, June 2012. (poster)
  11. Reilly MC, Vohra, S, Dunn M, Ferrelli K, Rac V, Vincer M, Wimmer J, Zayack D, Soll R. The Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Heat Loss Prevention (HeLP) Trial. Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. April 29, 2012. (Platform Presentation).
  12. Lake E, Hallowell S, Patrick T, Rogowski J, Horbar J, Staiger D. The Associations between Nurse Education, Experience and Certification and Nurse-Patient Ratios in the NICU. Eastern Nursing Research Society 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions. Philadelphia, March 2011. (paper)
  13. Bingham PM, Carpenter JH, Horbar JD, Kenny MJ, Inder T, Nelson K, Pfister R, Raju T, Soll R. Diagnosis and Treatment of Neonatal Seizures in a Neonatal Encephalopathy Registry. Pediatric Academic Socieities’ Annual Meeting. Vancouver, CA. May 1, 2010. (Platform Presentation).
  14. Hull MA, Jones BA, Carpenter JH, Kenny M, Michelle J, Zurakowski D, Horbar JD, Jaksic T. Surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis in the United States: current practice and mortality. Presented by Melissa A. Hull, 41st Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, May 2010, Orlando, FL, USA
  15. Inder T, Bingham PM, Carpenter JH, Horbar JD, Kenny MJ, Nelson K, Pfister R, Raju T, Soll R. Neuroimaging in the Vermont Oxford Network. Pediatric Academic Socieities’ Annual Meeting. Vancouver, CA. May 2, 2010. (Platform Presentation).
  16. Jones BA, Hull MA, Carpenter JH, Kenny M, Michelle J, Zurakowski D, Horbar JD, Jaksic T. Mortality of neonatal spontaneous intestinal perforation: a multi-institutional assessment. Presented by Brian A. Jones, 41st Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, May 2010, Orlando, FL, USA
  17. Lake E, Patrick T, Rogowski J, Horbar J, Staiger D, Kenny M, Cheung R. Acuity-Adjusted Nurse Staffing, Neonatal Staff Nurses' Education, Experience and Practice Environments Account for Variation in Outcomes for VLBW Infants in NICU. 5th Annual Research Summit of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Scottsdale, AZ, April 2010.
  18. Lake E, Patrick T, Rogowski J, Horbar J, Staiger D, Kenny M, Cheung MR. The Three Es: How Neonatal Staff Nurses' Education, Experience and Environments Impact Infant Outcomes Poster. Association of Women’s Health Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses 2010 Annual Meeting: Poster. Nashville, TN, June 2010.
  19. Lake E, Staiger D, Horbar J, Cheung R, Kenny M, Patrick T, Rogowski J. Nurse Staffing, Education, Experience, and Work Environment and Very Low Birth Weight Infant Outcomes in Neonatal Intensive Care. 3rd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists. Ithaca, NY, June 2010. (paper).
  20. Lake E, Patrick T, Rogowski J, Horbar J, Staiger D, Cheung Rd, Kenny M. Linking Nursing Resources in Neonatal Intensive Care to Very Low Birthweight Infant Outcomes. 2010 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. Washington, DC, September 2010. (paper)
  21. Nelson K, Bingham PM, Carpenter JH, Horbar JD, Kenny MJ, Inder T, Pfister R, Raju T, Soll R. Antecedents of Neonatal Encephalopathy in the Vermont Oxford Network. Pediatric Academic Socieities’ Annual Meeting. Vancouver, CA. May 4, 2010. (Poster Presentation).
  22. Pfister R, Bingham PM, Carpenter JH, Horbar JD, Kenny MJ, Inder T, Nelson K, Raju T, Soll R. Hypothermia in Practice, Initial Observations from the Vermont Oxford Network. Pediatric Academic Socieities’ Annual Meeting. Vancouver, CA. May 2, 2010. (Poster Symposium).
  23. Archer JM, Yeager S, Kenny M, Soll R, Horbar JD. Distribution and Mortality of Life-Threatening Congenital Heart Disease in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Presented at Academy of Pediatrics Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Young Investigator Presentations, Washington, DC. October 16, 2009. (Abstract appears in Congenital Heart Disease 2009;4:398-420.)
  24. Lake E, Rogowski J, Horbar J, Staiger D, Kenny M, Patrick T, Cheung MR. Acuity-adjusted Staffing, Nurse Practice Environments, and NICU Outcomes. Paper. Vermont Oxford Network Quality Congress, Washington, DC, December 2009.
  25. Lake E, Rogowski J, Horbar J, Staiger D, Kenny M, Patrick T, Cheung MR. Better VLBW Infant Outcomes in Nursing Magnet Hospitals Paper. 2009 International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Baltimore, MD, October 2009.
  26. Lake E, Rogowski J, Horbar J, Staiger D, Kenny M, Patrick T, Cheung MR. Nursing Unit Organization & Very Low Birth Weight Infant Outcomes in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Poster. AcademyHealth 2009 Annual Research Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 2009.
  27. Lake E, Rogowski J, Horbar J, Staiger D, Kenny M, Patrick T, Cheung MR. Better VLBW Infant Outcomes in Nursing Magnet Hospitals. Poster. 2009 Child Health Services Research Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 2009.
  28. Patrick T, Lake E, , Horbar J, Staiger D, Rogowski J. A Five-Level Measure Of Infant Acuity Explains A Substantial Amount Of The Variation In Staffing Across NICUs. (T Patrick, E Lake, J Horbar, D Staiger, J Rogowski). Poster. 2009 National Association of Neonatal Nurses Meeting, Houston, TX, September 2009.
  29. Lake E, Rogowski J, Horbar J, Staiger D, Kenny M, Patrick T, Cheung MR.Nurse Staffing, Environments, and NICU Outcomes. Vermont Oxford Network Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, December 2008.
  30. Nembhard, I. M., Tucker, A. L., Bohmer, R. M. J., Horbar, J., & Carpenter, J. (2008). Improving patient mortality rates: The impact of front-line staff collaboration on quality of care. Paper presented at the Academy Health's Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC (June 8-10, 2008).
  31. Nembhard, I. M., Tucker, A. L., Bohmer, R. M. J., Horbar, J., & Carpenter, J. (2008). Improving patient mortality rates: The impact of front-line staff collaboration on quality of care. Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA (August 8-13, 2008).
  32. Mercier C, Ferrelli K, Howard D, Soll R, the Vermont Oxford Network Follow Up Study Group. Determining the Incidence of Severe Disability for Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants Using a Parental Questionnaire Pediatric Academic Societies 2007 Annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, CA, May 5, 2007. Poster Symposium.
  33. Mercier C, Ferrelli K, Howard D, Soll R, the Vermont Oxford Network Follow Up Study Group. Changes in Postnatal Steroid Use and Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatric Academic Societies 2007 Annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, CA, May 5, 2007. Poster.
  34. Horbar JD, Carpenter JH. What is comprehensive care for extremely low birth weight infants? Pediatric Academic Societies 2006 Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Platform Presentation. April 30, 2006.
  35. Walsh MC, Yao Q, Horbar JD, Carpenter JH, Lee S, Ohlsson A. Changes in Postnatal Steroid (PNS) Use in VLBW Neonates in 3 Large Neonatal Networks. Pediatric Academic Societies 2005 Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. Poster presentation May 16, 2005.
  36. Horbar JD. Carpenter J. Nosocomial Infection in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: We Can Do Better! Pediatr Res 2004;55:404 A.
  37. Mercier C, Conner J, Howard D, Cohen H, Dunn M, Magoon M, Wilson-Costello D, Soll R, and the Vermont Oxford Network Follow-Up Study Group. More than 1001 Infants Weighing Less Than 1001 Grams (g) at Birth: Health and Developmental Outcome. (Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA Poster Presentation May 4, 2004). Pediatric Research 2004: 55;4 482A.
  38. Morales LS, Staiger D, Horbar JD, Carpenter J, Kenny M, Geppert J, Rogowski J. Mortality among Very Low Birth Weight Infants in Hospitals Serving Minority Populations. Presentation by Leo Morales: Academy Health Research Meeting, San Diego, CA. June, 2004. (Abstract to appear in Health Services Research).
  39. Zupancic JAF, Horbar JD, Richardson DK, Carpenter JH, Lee S, Escobar G, VON SNAP Pilot Project. Performance of the Revised Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology in the Vermont Oxford Network. (Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA. Poster Presentation May 4, 2004). Pediatr Res 2004;55:521 A.
  40. Horbar JD, Carpenter J. Nosocomial Bacterial Infection in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: We Can Do Better! Hot Topics in Neonatology. December 8, 2003. Washington, DC.
  41. Conner JM, Karagas M, Cole B, Edwards WH, and Soll RF. Risk Factors of Nosocomial Gram-negative Sepsis in Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, May 2003. Pediatr Res 2003; 53:446A
  42. Horbar JD, Bracken M, Buzas J, Carpenter J, Leviton LL, Plsek PE, Sinclair J, Soll RF, Suresh GK. Cluster Randomized Trial of a Multifaceted Intervention to Promote Evidence-based Surfactant Therapy. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 4, 2003. (platform presentation). Pediatr Res 2003;53:368A
  43. Mercier C, Conner JM, Howard D, Cohen H, Magoon M, and Soll RF for the ELBW Follow-up Centers. Expanded Follow-up of Health and Developmental Outcome of Infants with Birthweight (bw) Less than 1001 Grams. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, May 2003. Pediatr Res 2003; 53:4 494A
  44. Payne NR, Carpenter JH, Badger GJ, Horbar JD, Rogowski JA. The Marginal Cost of Nosocomial Bacteremias in Survivng Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 4, 2003 (poster presentation). Pediatr Res 2003;53:372A
  45. Rogowski J, Staiger D, Horbar JD, Kenney M, Carpenter J, Geppert J. Quality-based Selective Referral for Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Presented at International Health Economics Association, San Francisco, CA, June 2003
  46. Rowen CA, Lucey JF, Shiono P, Wilkinson A, Kilpatrick S, Payne N, Horbar JD, Carpenter J, Rogowski J, Soll RF. Fetal Infants: The Fate of 4172 Inborn Infants with Birth Weights of 401-500 grams. The Experience of the Vermont Oxford Network (1996-2000). Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 5, 2003 (platform presentation). Pediatr Res 2003;53:397A
  47. Soll RF, Conner JM, and Howard D, for the Early Surfactant Replacement Study Group. Early Surfactant Replacement Therapy in Spontaneously Breathing Premature Infants with RDS. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, May 2003. Pediatr Res 2003; 4213C
  48. Conner JM, Cole B, Karagas M, Nelson E, Flood AB, Edwards WH, and Soll RF. Variation Among 41 Medical Centers in Systemic Antibiotic Utilization During the First 28 Days of Life in Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants 501 to 1000 g Enrolled in a Randomized Clinical Trial. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, May 2002. Pediatr Res 2002;
  49. Horbar JD, Carpenter J, Soll RF, Suresh G, Buzas J, Sinclair JC, Bracken MB. Association between early surfactant treatment and lower mortality for infants 23 to 29 weeks gestation. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. April 29, 2001 (poster session). Pediatr Res 2002:51:Page 348 A
  50. Horbar JD, Carpenter J, Soll RF, Suresh G, Buzas J, Sinclair JC, Bracken MB. Factors associated with the timing of the first dose of surfactant for infants 23 to 29 weeks gestation. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. April 29, 2001 (poster presentation). Pediatr Res 2002:51: 348 A
  51. Horbar JD, Carpenter J, Soll RF, Suresh G, Buzas J, Sinclair JC, Bracken MB. Trend to earlier initiation of surfactant therapy from 1998 to 2000. Pediatr Res 2002;51:407A (abstract)
  52. Mercier CM., Conner JM, and Soll RF, for The Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant Follow-Up Group. Survival and Outcomes of Infants with Birth Weight Less Than 1001 grams. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, May 2002. Pediatr Res 2002;51:4 292A
  53. Staiger DO, Rogowski JA, Horbar JD, Kenny M, Geppert J, McClellan M. Improving Provider Profiles for Assessing Quality of Care. Annual Research Meeting of the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy, Washington, DC, June 23-25, 2002. (platform presentation, presented by J Rogowski)
  54. Suresh GK, Leviton L, Horbar JD. Factors affecting surfactant therapy for preterm infants-Findings from focus groups. Pediatr Res 2002;51:420A (abstract)
  55. Edwards WH, Conner JM, Soll RF for the Vermont Oxford Network. The Effect of Aquaphor Original Emollient Ointment on Nosocomial Sepsis Rates and Skin Integrity in Infants of Birth Weight 501 to 1000 Grams. Pediatr Res 2001;49:388A (abstract)
  56. Horbar JD, Badger GJ, Carpenter JH, Fanaroff AA, LaCorte M, Phibbs R, Soll RF for the members of the Vermont Oxford Network. Trends in mortality and morbidity for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants: The Vermont Oxford Network Experience, 1991-1999. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. April 29, 2001 (platform presentation) Pediatr Res 2001:49:303A
  57. Soll RF, for the Vermont Oxford Network Steroid Study Group. Early Postnatal Dexamethasone Therapy for the Prevention of Chronic Lung Disease. Pediatr Res 1999;45:226A
  58. Horbar JD, Badger G for the Vermont Oxford Network. Decreasing Mortality and Other Trends for Infants 501 to 1500 gms (1991-1995). Pediatr Res 1997;41:199A
  59. Horbar JD, Bernstein IM, and the Vermont Oxford Network. Neonatal Outcomes Associated with Intrauterine Growth Restrictions. J Soc Gynecologic Invest 1996;3:249A (presented by Bernstein IM, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Philadelphia, PA, 1996)
  60. Mercier CE, Honeyfield PR, Ohlsson A, Horbar JD for the Vermont Oxford Neonatal Network: Survival of infants with birth weight (BW) less than 501 grams. Society for Pediatric Research, Washington, DC May 1996. (Poster Session) Pediatr Res 39:273A, 1996
  61. Horbar JD, Badger GJ, Lewit EM, Rogowski J, Shiono P for the Vermont-Oxford Neonatal Network. Effects of annual patient volume and presence of a residency program on differences among neonatal intensive care 28-day mortality rates for infants 501 to 1500 grams. Pediatr Res1995;37:360A
  62. Horbar JD, Badger GJ, Lewit EM, Rogowski J., Shiono P. for the Vermont-Oxford Neonatal Network. Variation among neonatal intensive care units in 28-day mortality rates for infants 501-1500 grams. Pediatr Res 1995;37:360A
  63. The Vermont Oxford Trials Network: A Multicenter Randomized Trial Comparing Natural Surfactant Extract to Synthetic Surfactant in the Treatment of RDS. Society for Pediatric Research, Seattle, Washington, May 1994. (Poster Session) Pediatr Res 1994;35:295A

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Vermont Oxford Network Publications

  1. Horbar JD, Leahy K, Handyside J, editors. NICQ 2007: Improvement in Action. Vermont Oxford Network. Burlington, Vermont. 2010
  2. Vermont Oxford Network: Member Instructions for Submitting Electronic Data, Version 3.0. June 2001. Burlington, Vermont (Version 4.0 2002, Version 5.0 2003, Version 5.04 2004, Version 6.04 2005, Version 7.06 October 2005, Version 8.02 July 2006, Version 9.01 June 2007, Version 10.4 May 2009, Version 11.1 April 2010, Version 12.0 May 2010, Version 12.1 March 2011, Version 13.1 May 2011, Version 14.0 July 2012)
  3. Vermont Oxford Network: Neonatal Encephalopathy Registry: Manual of Operations, Version 1.3 May 2006, Burlington, Vermont (Version 2.1 February 2009, Version 3.7 October 2009, Version 4.0 2010, Version 5.0 November 2010, Version 6.0 November 2011, Version 6.1 April 2012)
  4. Vermont Oxford Network: eNICQ User's Guide (2004, 2005, 2006) Burlington, Vermont
  5. Vermont Oxford Network: Vermont-Oxford Network Expanded Database Summaries. Burlington, Vermont. (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  6. Vermont Oxford Network Database: Manual of Operations, Release 3.2. December 1996. Burlington, Vermont. (Release 3.3 December 1997, Release 4.0 1999, Release 5.0 2000, Release 6.0 2001, Release 7.0 2002, Release 8.0 2003, Release 9.0 2004, Release 10.0 2005, Release 11.0 2006, Release 12.0 2007, Release 13.0 2008, Release 14.0 2009, Release 15.0 2010, Release 15.2 April 2011, Release 16.0 November 2011, Release 16.1 January 2012, Release 16.2 February 2012, Release 16.3 March 2012, Release 16.4 November, 2012, Release 17.0 November 2012)
  7. Vermont Oxford Network Database: Manual of Operations, Part 1: Guidelines for Database Participation, Burlington, VT. (Release 1.0, November 2010.)
  8. Vermont Oxford Trials Network Database Project: Vermont-Oxford Database Project Annual Reports. Burlington, Vermont. (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)
  9. Vermont Oxford Network: Vermont-Oxford Network Database Summaries. Burlington, Vermont. (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  10. Vermont Oxford Neonatal Network Database: Manual of Operations, Release 2.1. January 1995. Burlington, Vermont. (Release 3.1 1996)
  11. Vermont Oxford Trials Network Database Project: Manual of Operations. August 1989. Burlington, Vermont. (Release 1.0 1991, Release 2.0 1993)

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Selected Citations to Vermont Oxford Network or Its Database

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  • Brownell EA, Lussier MM, Hagadorn JI, McGrath JM, Marinelli KA, Herson VC. Independent Predictors of Human Milk Receipt at Neonatal Intensive Care Uni Discharge. Am J Perinatol. 2013 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print]
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  • 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. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Mar; 48(3):245-9.
  • 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. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2539.
  • Kaempf JW, Wu YX, Kaempf AJ, Kaempf AM, Wang L, Grunkemeier G. What happens when the patent ductus arteriosus is treated less aggressively in very low birth weight infants? J Perinatol. 2012 May;32(5):344-8. Epub 2011 Aug 4.
  • 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 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print]
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  • Wallingford B, Rubarth L, Abbott A, Miers LJ. Implementation and evaluation of “golden hour” practices in infants younger than 33 weeks’ gestation. Newborn Infant Nurs Rev. 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. J Paediatr Child Health. 2011 Nov; 47(11):824-31.
  • Lorenz JM. Survival and long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of the extremely preterm infant. A systematic review. Saudi Med J. 2011 Sep;32(9):885-94.
  • 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. Adv Neonatal Care 2011 Oct;11(5):357-62.
  • 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. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2011 Sep;21(9):542-7.
  • Del Prato F, Di Matteo A, Messina F, Napolitano M. [PICC: central venous access by the peripheral route. Medical-nursing aspects]. Minerva Pediatr. 2010 Jun;62(3 Suppl 1):161-3. Italian.
  • 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. Reprod Health. 2010 Jun 30;7:14.
  • Little GA, Horbar JD, Wachtel JS, Gluck PA, Muri JH. Evolution of Quality Improvement in Perinatal Care. In Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy III.: Enhancing Perinatal Health Through Quality, Safety and Performance Initiatives (TIOP III). March of Dimes. 2010.
  • 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 Paediatr. 2010 Aug;99(8):1135-8.
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  • 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. PDF (586.2 KB) The Journal of Neonatal Nursing 2009 Jul/Aug;28(4).
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  • Schouten LM, Hulscher ME, van Everdingen JJ, Huijsman R, Grol RP. Evidence for the impact of quality improvement collaboratives: systematic review. BMJ 2008 Jun 28;336(7659):1491-4. Epub 2008 Jun 24. Review.
  • Eichenwald, Eric C and Stark, Ann R, Are postnatal steroids ever justified to treat severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia? Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2007; 92: F334-F337
  • Leaf A, Rose C, and Ramsay L. Strategies for getting preterm infants home earlier. Archives Diseases of Childhood 17 October 2007. doi:10.1136/adc.2005.093039
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  • Nelson EC, Bataldan PB, Edwards WH, Godfrey MM, Johnson JK. Developing High Performing Microsystems. In Quality by Design a Clinical Microsystems Approach. Nelson EC, Bataldan PB, Godfrey MM, editors. Jossey-Bass. San Francisco, CA. 2007
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  • Vanhaesebrouck S, Zonnenberg I, Vandervoort P, Bruneel E, Van Hoestenberghe MR, Theyskens C. Conservative treatment for patent ductus arteriosus in the preterm. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2007 Jul;92(4):F244-7. Epub 2007 Jan 9
  • 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. J Pediatr (Rio J) 2007 Jan-Feb;83(1):27-32. Epub 2006 Dec 18.
  • 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 Mar; 117(3):704-13.
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