Growth & Undernutrition – Infant Clinical Research

Studies analyzing challenges surrounding term infant growth and development.

Challenges For The Newborn Following Influenza Virus Infection

This review summarizes the challenges newborns' immune systems experience fighting influenza virus and opportunities for developing vaccines.

Alexander-Miller MA. Front Immunol. 2020;11:568651. Published 2020 Sep 16. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2020.568651

RSV Disease in Infants: Can We See a Brighter Future?

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been identified as a major global priority; however, preventative measures for infants worldwide have yet to be implemented. New technologies could help address the leading cause of hospitalization in infants.

Baraldi E, Checcucci Lisi G, Costantino C, et al. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2022;18(4):2079322. doi:10.1080/21645515.2022.2079322

Catch-Up Growth in Infants & Young Children With Faltering Growth (FG): Expert Opinion to Guide General Clinicians

This study reports practical recommendations for general clinicians on how FG should be defined in different young child populations at risk, how FG should be assessed and managed, and the role of catch-up growth after a period of FG.

Cooke R, Goulet O, Huysentruyt K, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023;77(1):7-15. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000003784

Pediatric Malnutrition Screening Tools

Nutrition screening tools have been developed for pediatric patients to help facilitate the identification of kids at risk for malnutrition. This review provided an overview of recent progress in screening methods.

Hulst JM, Huysentruyt K, Joosten KF. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2020;23(3):203-209. doi:10.1097/MCO.0000000000000644

The Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection During Baby's First Year

A study of infants who developed RSV in the first year of life: incidence, hospitalization, treatment, and concurrent acute otitis media.

Thomas E, Mattila JM, Lehtinen P, Vuorinen T, Waris M, Heikkinen T. J Infect Dis. 2021;223(5):811-817. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiaa754

The Role of Nutrition in Brain Development: The Golden Opportunity of the "First 1000 Days"

This article focused on brain development in late fetal and early postnatal life. Evidence presented showed how nutrition can support optimal brain development before the age of 3 years.

Cusick SE, Georgieff MK. J Pediatr. 2016;175:16-21. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.05.013

SARS-CoV-2 Exposure from Healthcare Workers to Infants

This study evaluated the risk and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from positive healthcare workers to infants in the NICU and the postnatal ward.

Shaiba LA, Hadid A, Abdulghani SH, Hussain SA, Shah PS. [published online August 27, 2021]. Am J Perinatol. 2021;10.1055/s-0041-1735215. doi:10.1055/s-0041-1735215

Clinical Study of 2'-FL HMO Reviewed

In this video, John T Stutts, MD, MPH, discusses a clinical study that evaluated growth, tolerance, and outcomes of infants fed infant formula with and without 2'-FL HMO compared with infants fed breast milk.

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