The early months of life are critical to the health and well-being of babies and their families. Yet many questions remain regarding skin development and skin care in both preterm and term neonates. PeDRA’s Neonatal Skin Working Group is driven by the goals to (1) advance our understanding of normal skin development in the fetus, premature and term neonate, and (2) develop evidence-based treatment recommendations for skin care and skin disease in premature and term neonates.
Specific areas of research include studying the utility of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) measurements in care of neonates, best skin care practices in neonates, vernix caseosa, and epidermal barrier differentiation in neonatal skin. The Neonatal Skin Working Group is committed to engaging pediatricians, neonatologists, nurses, and researchers with expertise or interest in fetal/newborn skin development in their activities.
The Neonatal Working Group is chaired by Christine Lauren, MD of Columbia University and Raegan Hunt, MD, PhD of Texas Children’s Hospital. Contact us if you’re interested in getting involved!
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