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Department of Pediatrics

Discussions & Case Studies

Master
Content

The following is a schedule of discussion topics and case studies that our fellows participate in:

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First Month

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Week 1

Content
  • Orientation to Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, and Ben Taub Hospital
  • Background reading and completion of take-home test
  • Daily attending rounds in the Level 2 nursery or NICU for the rest of the program
  • Discussion: Classification of neonates by weight and gestational age
  • Discussion: Breastfeeding the full-term infant
  • Discussion: Scientific basis of breastfeeding
  • Discussion: Human milk and fortification
  • Discussion: Calculation of calories
  • View: Dubowitz examination film
  • View: Film on development of premature Infants
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Week 2

Content
  • Orientation with Nutritionists/Dietitians of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Orientation to the Early Childhood Intervention Program
  • Discussion: Infant Formulas
  • Discussion: Premature Infant Growth Charts
  • Discussion: Challenges in Feeding
  • Discussion: Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Discussion: Patent Ductus Arteriosis
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Week 3

Content
  • Discussion: Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Discussion: Fluid and electrolyte management
  • Discussion: Parenteral nutrition
  • Discussion: Anthropometric measurements
  • Introduction to a computer-driven neonatal nutrition program
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Week 4

Content
  • Present Case Study of a NICU Patient
  • Discussion: Milk Expression and Storage, Breastfeeding the Premature Infant
  • Discussion: Energy Needs
  • Discussion: The Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents and Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition: Third Edition.
  • Discussion: Blueprint for Nutrition and Physical Activity: Cornerstones for a Healthy Lifestyle, 2nd Edition.
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Second Month

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Week 5

Content
  • Discussion: Protein Needs
  • Discussion: Vitamin E
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Week 6

Content
  • Discussion: Intravenous Lipids and Cholestasis
  • Discussion: Iron
  • Decide special project
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Week 7

Content
  • Participation: Desmond Developmental Follow-up Clinic
  • Discussion: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
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Week 8

Content
  • Discussion: Vitamin D and Calcium
  • Participation: Texas Pediatric Obesity Prevention Programs
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Week 8

Content
  • Discussion: Vitamin D and Calcium
  • Participation: Texas Pediatric Obesity Prevention Programs
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Third Month

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Week 9

Content
  • Present case study of patient from NICU
  • Written case due
  • Discussion: Post Discharge Nutrition and Growth
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Week 10

Content
  • Discussion: Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Discussion: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Discussion/Participation MCH Public Policy and Advocacy
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Week 11

Content
  • In-service Research Presentation
  • Discussion: Vitamin A
  • Discussion: Parental Involvement
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Week 12

Content
  • Special project due
  • Discussion: Role of Neonatal Nutritionist
  • Participation in Texas Children's Pediatric Association (TCPA) Medical Home
  • Additional meetings with other health care providers and centers will be scheduled