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John A. Kohler Sr.

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Neonatology

Selected Publications


Measuring Parental Presence in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Journal Article Am J Perinatol · January 2022 Parental presence is believed to improve outcomes for infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). As a result, NICU policies and procedures have evolved to support parental presence, and a growing number of studies examine the role of ... Full text Link to item Cite

Dissemination of Quality Improvement Project Results After Local Presentation

Journal Article American Journal of Medical Quality · November 2021 Full text Cite

Fathers' Visitation of Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during the First Week of Life.

Journal Article Am J Perinatol · July 2021 OBJECTIVE: The perceived fragility of extremely preterm neonates may deter paternal visitation early during the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay. We retrospectively analyzed the correlation between paternal visitation of very low birth weight (VLBW ... Full text Link to item Cite

Improved Use of Human Milk, Growth, and Central Line Utilization With Standard Feeding Roadmap in an Academic NICU.

Journal Article Nutr Clin Pract · August 2020 BACKGROUND: Before the initiation of a standardized feeding roadmap in our regional, level IV academic neonatal intensive care unit, utilization of central lines was high, and initiation of enteral feeds delayed in the very low-birth-weight population (<15 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Publication Bias Among Conference Abstracts Reporting on Pediatric Quality Improvement Projects.

Journal Article Am J Med Qual · 2020 This study evaluated progress to publication of pediatric quality improvement (QI) projects initially presented as national conference abstracts, according to project findings and other characteristics. QI abstracts were identified among presentations at t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Demonstrating the relationships of length of stay, cost and clinical outcomes in a simulated NICU.

Journal Article J Perinatol · December 2016 OBJECTIVE: Health-care leaders place significant focus on reducing the average length of stay (ALOS). We examined the relationships among ALOS, cost and clinical outcomes using a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) simulation model. STUDY DESIGN: A discret ... Full text Link to item Cite

Medicaid policy changes and its detrimental effects on neonatal reimbursement and care

Journal Article Journal of Health Care Finance · September 1, 2015 BACKGROUND: In 2008, North Carolina Medicaid changed the way it classified neonatal care by adopting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) classification system. By changing the classification syste ... Cite

Human milk versus formula after gastroschisis repair: effects on time to full feeds and time to discharge.

Journal Article J Perinatol · August 2013 OBJECTIVE: To determine if the choice of enteral feeds after gastroschisis repair relates to the time to achieve full feeds and time to discharge. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of infants with gastroschisis from 2000 to 2010 examined demographics, da ... Full text Link to item Cite

Libman-Sacks endocarditis in pediatric patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Journal Article Pediatr Cardiol · December 2012 A 16 year old female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus presented to rheumatology clinic with a new I-II/VI honking-quality mitral regurgitation murmur. The patient was initially evaluated by transthoracic echocardiogram that revealed mitral valve r ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Drosophila protein palmitoylome: characterizing palmitoyl-thioesterases and DHHC palmitoyl-transferases.

Journal Article Fly (Austin) · 2008 Palmitoylation is the post-translational addition of a palmitate moiety to a cysteine residue through a covalent thioester bond. The addition and removal of this modification is controlled by both palmitoyl acyl-transferases and thioesterases. Using bioinf ... Full text Link to item Cite