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Elba Simon-Fayard, MD
Professor, Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Research & Grantsmanship    Funded Research Project (PI)
  • Breast Pump Suction patterns for engorgement, sore nipples, mastitis, plugged ducts and other breast issues ( 7/2006 - 12/2008 )
  • Postnatal weight gain of hospitalizaed extremely low birth weight (ELBW) and Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) infants from birth to 36 weeks post conceptional age - Phase Two ( 7/2006 - 12/2008 )
  • Comparison Modes of Presenting the Prenatal Consultation ( 12/2006 - Present )
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity: Incidence, Optimal Screening and Effects of Erythropoietin, Dexamethasone, and Steroids in a retrospective population ( 7/2006 - Present )
  • Database for NICU patients screened for ROP ( 7/2006 - Present )
  Funded Research Project (CI)
  • A Phase III Randomized, Double-blind, multi-center clinical trail comparing the safety and efficacy of Veronate versus placebo for the prevention of nosocomial staphylococal sepsis in premature infants (birth weight 500-1250gm) ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • An Open Label, Multicenter, Phase 2, Pilot Evaluation of Surfaxin (Lucinactant) delivered as an aerosol via nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) in the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants ( 7/2005 - 3/2006 )
  • A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial on the Use of Pre-Emptive Morphine Infusion in Asphyxiated Term and Near-Team Neonates ( 7/2006 - Present )
  • Use of Opioids in Asphyxiated term neonates: Effect on Brain metabolites measured with proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ( 7/2006 - Present )