Neonatal Skin

Research Goals

  1. To advance our understanding of normal skin development in the fetus, premature and term neonate
  2. To develop evidenced-based treatment recommendations for skin care and skin disease in premature and term neonates.

Background/Historical Perspective

At the inaugural PeDRA conference in 2013, physicians and researchers identified a need for improving our understanding of skin development
and skin care in the preterm and term neonate, and the Neonatal Skin Group was formed.

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Collaborative Research

Short term plans: – Engage potential collaborators, including pediatricians, neonatologists, nurses, and researchers with expertise or interest in fetal/newborn skin development

Research topics of interest: – Utility of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) measurements in care of neonates, including premature neonates – Skin care in premature neonates, including use of emollients – Skin care in full term neonates – Vernix caseosa – Epidermal barrier differentiation in neonatal skin

Research Topics of Interest

  • Utility of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) measurements in care of neonates, including premature neonates Skin care in premature neonates, including use of emollients
  • Skin care in full term neonates
  • Vernix caseosa
  • Epidermal barrier differentiation in neonatal skin

Contact:

Investigators interested in joining the Neonatal Skin group may contact Raegan Hunt, MD, PhD