An up-to-date list of current academic endeavours being pursued at participating sites.

Toronto, Canada

  • Diagnosis, management and outcomes of preterm infants with acute and chronic pulmonary hypertension

  • Right ventricle in pulmonary hypertensive crisis in neonates

  • Acute care physiology in relation to late-onset sepsis in the NICU

  • Non-invasive cardiac output monitoring in preterm neonates

  • Transitional hypotension in microprems

  • Pharmacological and surgical management of patent ductus arteriosus

  • Neurohemodynamic monitoring and its relevance in extreme preterm infants

  • Flow vorticity, energy losses and intraventricular pressure gradient in the transitional period studied by blood speckle imaging

  • Validation of echocardiographic measures of pulmonary hypertension in neonates

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Vancouver, Canada

  • Myocardial dysfunction and hemodynamic changes in septic shock

  • Cerebral perfusion changes & adverse respiratory outcomes after patent ductus arteriosus ligation

  • Cardiovascular adaptation in preterm neonates with and without fetal growth restriction

  • Echocardiographic predictors of adverse clinical outcomes in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Boston, USA

  • Assessment of right ventricle-pulmonary vascular coupling physiology and importance in acquired and congenital heart disease

  • Acute care physiology in relation to necrotizing enterocolitis in the neonatal and cardiac intensive care units

  • Management of hemodynamic compromise in neonates suffering from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Iowa City

Preterm Infants

  1. - Early TNE evaluation of Ultra-Low Birth Weight Infants during the Transitional Period and Physiology Guided Management

  2. - Hemodynamic Effects of Late Surfactant in ELBW infants

  3. - Early Prediction of PDA in ELBW infants

  4. - Fenoldopam and Acute Kidney Injury during Indomethacin Treatment for hemodynamically significant PDA

Term Infants

  1. - Right Ventricular Function and Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

  2. - Right ventricular function in the setting of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

  3. - Nitric Oxide Responsiveness and myocardial function in acute Pulmonary Hypertension

  4. - Role of Echocardiography simulator in neonatal training

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Dublin, Ireland

  • Early targeted treatment of PDA in high risk preterm infants based on a risk severity score

  • Pulmonary hemodynamics and cardiac function in children with trisomy 21

  • Adjunctive role of milrinone in management of pulmonary hypertension in term and near term infants

  • Role of deformation imaging in delineating cardiovascular phenotype in neonatal disease states

  • Impact of gestational age and neonatal morbidities on cardiovascular development in premature infants

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