It is my privilege to introduce this year’s edition of Baylor Neonatology Guidelines, now in the 26th year of its publication. The editors of these guidelines – Drs. Fernandes, Pammi and Katakam – are continuing the legacy of Dr. James Adams and his tradition of generating practical, up-to-date and evidence-based guidelines that provide bedside clinicians with a ready reference for patient care. The editors, section editors, and various authors have worked hard to preserve relevant material from the guidelines and add new relevant information. They have continued to incorporate more and more the GRADE system of categorizing the evidence supporting these guidelines, and expanded the pool of authors in this edition. Community neonatology colleagues, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and fellows are all members of author teams now.
The Baylor Neonatology Guideline book is used extensively in our Newborn Center (including the Mother Baby Unit), the Ben Taub NICU, and our Community Neonatology neonatal units. It ensures consistency of care among the large number of clinicians in our Newborn Center and at multiple locations in the Houston area. It has been, and will remain one of the most valuable resources and a distinguishing asset of the Neonatology Section. In addition, it is a resource for practicing neonatologists all over the world. Most importantly, these guidelines ensure that we provide excellent high-quality care to NICU infants and their families and improve their outcomes. As the Service Chief and Section Head of Neonatology, it has been my honor to support the team of editors and authors who have worked hard to bring us this distillation of evidence, experience, and clinical wisdom.
Gautham Suresh, MD, DM, MS, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Section Head and Service Chief of Neonatology
Texas Children’s Hospital
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