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POTENTIAL COCHRANE REVIEW TITLES

Neonatal Group
(as adapted from NRG list January 2007)

PLEASE READ: this is only a list of potential vacant titles identified as priority
within the SEA-ORCHID project. To ensure a title is vacant the review group
coordinator, Diane Haughton (haughton@mcmaster.ca), must be contacted and
the appropriate process of title registration followed. Further information can be
obtained from the Neonatal Group http://cochrane.mcmaster.ca/neonatal.

Those listed under Person/Country expressed an interest in registering these titles


at the meeting in Khon Kaen, February 2007.

Vacant Titles Person/Country


Method, technique of resuscitation of the newborn
1. Types of resuscitation equipment used for newborns
requiring resuscitation
2. Formal resuscitation training courses for reducing [Existing title may require
mortality and morbidity new authors]

Interventions for thermal protection of neonates


3. Interventions to reduce heat loss at birth in term
and/or full-size babies
4. Relative humidity in LBW infants in incubators
5. Abdominal skin temperature controlled at 35 vs 36
vs 37oC in LBW infants in incubators
6. Abdominal skin temperature for LBW infants under
radiant warmers
7. Continuous subthermoneutral environment from 1-3
weeks for LBW babies in incubators
8. Plastic heat shield or plastic blanket for reducing
heat loss in very low birth weight infants in incubators
9. Plastic heat shield or plastic blanket for reducing
heat loss in LBW infants under radiant warmers
10. Topical paraffin for reducing heat loss in very low
birth weight infants in incubators
Hypothermia
11. Rapid vs slow re-warming after hypothermia in
hypothermic LBW infants

Comparison of whole diets

12. Dilute vs full strength formula in preterm or VLBW Fauziah (IND)


infants

Vitamin and mineral supplementation in term and


preterm infants

13. 400 IU vit D/day in human milk-fed term infants

14. Sunshine exposure in human milk fed term infants

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15. Folic acid in preterm infants

16. Supplemental calcium and phosphorus in formula


fed preterm infants

Parenteral feeding of neonates

17. Non-protein energy intake of 67 vs 48 kcal/kg day


in starved LBW infants

18. Varying the proportion of non-protein energy Tunjung (IND)


provided as lipids in parenterally fed neonates

19. Scalp vein needles vs Teflon catheters in neonates


receiving parenteral infusion by peripheral vein

Intermittent positive or negative pressure ventilation

20. Phenobarbital in intubated, ventilated low birth


weight infants

Interventions for prevention or treatment of patent


ductus arteriosus in neonates

21. Indomethacin and furosemide versus furosemide


alone in infants with symptomatic PDA

Aminophylline

22. Aminophylline in VLBW infants

Corticosteroids

23. Hydralazine for BPD

Interventions for the prevention or treatment of


neonatal blood disorders

25. Exchange transfusion vs fresh frozen plasma


and/or platelets vs supportive care in consumptive
coagulopathy

25. Continuous vs intermittent heparin in neonates


with umbilical artery catheter

26. Full dose vs low-dose heparin in neonates with


umbilical artery catheter

Interventions for the prevention or treatment of


neonatal infections

27. Ceftriaxone vs ampicillin and chloramphenicol for


infants with bacterial meningitis
28. Cefotaxime vs ampicillin and chloramphenicol for
infants with bacterial meningitis
29. Early discharge for newborns
Cord and skin care
30. Hexachlorophene baths vs baths without
hexachloraphene for newborns
31. Hexachlorophene baths vs water baths for

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newborns
32. Hexachlorophene baths vs soap baths for newborns
33. Hexachlorophene baths vs detergent baths for
newborns
34. Chlorhexidine vs soap baths for newborns
35. Detergent baths vs water or soap baths for
newborns
36. Washing vs bathing for newborns
Nos. 30-36 could be combined into one review on baths/skin care for newborns
37. Triple dye cord care vs soap baths for newborns
38. Triple dye cord care vs hexachlorophene baths for
newborns
39. Silver sulfadiazine vs soap in newborns
40. Silver sulfadiazine cord care vs triple dye for
newborns
41. Bacitracin cord care vs providone-iodine vs silver
sulfadiazine for newborns
Nos. 37-41 could be combined into one review on cord care
42. Alterations in breast-feeding for prevention and
treatment of neonatal jaundice
43. Alterations in formula-feeding for prevention and
treatment of neonatal jaundice
44. Glycerin suppository for prevention and treatment
of neonatal jaundice
Hans (MAL) plus 2
45. Intermittent phototherapy for neonatal jaundice other phototherapy
titles under discussion
Interventions for the prevention or treatment of
retinopathy of prematurity
46. ACTH for infants with early retrolental fibroplasia

Supporting parents and promoting attachment

47. Skin-to-skin contact for mother-infant pairs

48. Parental support during transition from hospital to


home in parents of healthy and sick infants

49. Siblings visits to NICU for siblings of NICU patients

50. Public health nurse visit for parents of recently


discharged newborns

51. Educational curriculum focused on child


development, family support and pediatric followup for
parents of LBW preterm infants and their newborns

52. Extra baby carrying for mother-infant pairs

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