Neonatal Skin Care
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 Care Focused Study Group is driven by the goals to (1) advance our understanding of normal skin development in the fetus, premature and term neonate, (2) develop evidence-based treatment recommendations for skin care and skin disease in preterm and term neonates, and (3) understand the role of skin in disease states of preterm and term infants.
Specific areas of research include best skin care practices in neonates, vernix caseosa, epidermal barrier differentiation in neonatal skin, and the role of dermatologic consults in the NICU. The Neonatal Skin Care Focused Study Group is committed to engaging pediatricians, neonatologists, nurses, and researchers with expertise or interest in fetal/newborn skin development in their activities.
The Neonatal Skin Care Focused Study Group is chaired by Helen Shin, MD of Hackensack University Medical Center, and vice-chaired by Jeannette Jakus, MD of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.
- Evaluation of skin care practices in the neonatal ICU setting
- Management of afebrile neonates with pustules
- Neonatal Cutaneous Microbiome Predictors of Infantile Eczema
- The Relationship between the Cutaneous Microbiome and Skin Barrier in Infantile Atopic Dermatitis
- Unraveling Determinants of the Early Cutaneous Microbiome
Studies Seeking Collaborators
Schoch, Jennifer, et al. “Skin microbiome sampling in the preterm neonate” Pediatric Dermatology (2022).
Thomas, Christina, et al. “Treatment practices in the management of scabies in infants younger than two months” Pediatric Dermatology (2021).
Schoch, Jennifer, et al. “The infantile cutaneous microbiome: A review” Pediatric Dermatology (2019).
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