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Kamlesh Vasant Athavale

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Neonatology
DUMC Box 102509, Durham, NC 27710
2400 Pratt Street, 8th Floor, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Publications


Early pumping frequency and coming to volume for mother's own milk feeding in hospitalized infants.

Journal Article Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association · May 2023 ObjectiveTo identify daily pumping frequencies associated with coming to volume (CTV: producing > 500 milliliters of milk per day by postnatal day 14) for mothers of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).Study designWe compar ... Full text Cite

Tricuspid regurgitation and left ventricular eccentricity as a measure of heart failure in the newborn patient with a vein of Galen malformation: illustrative case.

Journal Article J Neurosurg Case Lessons · October 10, 2022 BACKGROUND: Successful management of a vein of Galen malformation (VoGM) in the newborn patient requires a highly coordinated team approach involving neonatologists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventionalists. In ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparison of short-term outcomes of 35-weeks' gestation infants cared for in a level II NICU vs mother-baby, a retrospective study.

Journal Article J Neonatal Perinatal Med · 2022 BACKGROUND: Late preterm infants are at high risk for medical complications and represent a growing NICU population. While 34-weeks' gestation infants are generally admitted to the NICU and 36-weeks'gestation infants stay in mother-baby, there is wide prac ... Full text Link to item Cite

Patterns of phlebotomy blood loss and transfusions in extremely low birth weight infants.

Journal Article J Perinatol · December 2019 OBJECTIVE: Characterize frequency and volume of blood draws and transfusions in extremely low birth weight infants in the first 10 weeks of life. STUDY DESIGN: We included infants with a birth weight <1000 g born 23 0/7-29 6/7 weeks gestational age (GA) an ... Full text Link to item Cite

Effects of pressure support during an acute reduction of synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation in preterm infants.

Journal Article J Perinatol · June 2005 BACKGROUND: During weaning of synchronized intermittent mandatory rate in preterm infants, the spontaneous breaths must overcome the resistance of the endotracheal tube and the disease-induced respiratory loads. Pressure Support (PS) can be used as an adju ... Full text Link to item Cite

Acute effects of inhaled nitric oxide on pulmonary and cardiac function in preterm infants with evolving bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Journal Article J Perinatol · December 2004 BACKGROUND: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) reduces pulmonary vascular resistance by preferential vasodilation in ventilated lung units. In experimental animals, iNO also reduces airway resistance by smooth muscle relaxation. Hence, there may be a therapeutic r ... Full text Link to item Cite