Overview

Dr. Kieran's area of particular research interest is the care of Newborns with medical complexity, who have prolonged admissions to the NICU, and babies who are technology dependent at time of going home.

Publications

Outcomes of Neonates With Complex Medical Needs.
Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Kieran E and Sara R and Claydon J and Hait V and de Salaberry J and Osiovich H and Shivananda S
DOI: 10.1097/anc.0000000000000639
PubMed: 31268866
08/2019

Effect of Early Parenteral Nutrition Discontinuation on Time to Regain Birth Weight in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Lucy Perrem and Jana Semberova and Anne O'Sullivan and Emily A Kieran and Colm P. F. O'Donnell and Martin John White and Jan Miletin
DOI: 10.1002/jpen.1502
01/2019

2% chlorhexidine–70% isopropyl alcohol versus 10% povidone–iodine for insertion site cleaning before central line insertion in preterm infants: a randomised trial
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Emily A Kieran and Anne O’Sullivan and Jan Miletin and Anne R Twomey and Susan J Knowles and Colm Patrick Finbarr O’Donnell
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-312193
10/2017

Positioning newborns on their back or right side for umbilical venous catheter insertion
Acta Paediatrica
Emily A. Kieran and Eoghan E. Laffan and Colm P.F. O'Donnell
DOI: 10.1111/apa.13525
08/2016

A randomised trial of placing preterm infants on their back or left side after birth
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Emily Stenke and Emily A Kieran and Lisa K McCarthy and Jennifer A Dawson and Jeroen J Van Vonderen and C Omar F Kamlin and Peter G Davis and Arjan B Te Pas and Colm P F O'Donnell
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309842
02/2016

Estimating umbilical catheter insertion depth in newborns using weight or body measurement: a randomised trial
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Emily A Kieran and Eoghan E Laffan and Colm P F O'Donnell
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307668
08/2015

Accuracy of length measurements on neonatal umbilical catheters
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Emily A Kieran and Colm P F O'Donnell
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306922
09/2014

Variation in size of laryngoscope blades used in preterm newborns
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Emily A Kieran and Colm P F O’ Donnell
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305880
02/2014

Unlicensed and off-label drug use in an Irish neonatal intensive care unit: a prospective cohort study
Acta Paediatrica
Emily A Kieran and Noreen O'Callaghan and Colm PF O'Donnell
DOI: 10.1111/apa.12541
01/2014

Randomized Trial of Prongs or Mask for Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Preterm Infants
PEDIATRICS
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-3548d
10/2012

Randomized trial of prongs or mask for nasal continuous positive airway pressure in preterm infants.
Pediatrics
Kieran EA and Twomey AR and Molloy EJ and Murphy JF and O'Donnell CP
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-3548
PubMed: 23090339
10/2012

Serum Magnesium in the First Week of Life in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants
Neonatology
D. Noone and E. Kieran and E.J. Molloy
DOI: 10.1159/000335240
01/2012

Neonatal respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) referrals.
Irish medical journal
El-Khuffash A and Kieran E and Palmer K and Molloy E
PubMed: 21667611
03/2011

Survey of nasal continuous positive airways pressure (NCPAP) and nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) use in Irish newborn nurseries
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
E. A. Kieran and H. Walsh and C. P. F. O'Donnell
DOI: 10.1136/adc.2010.203190
11/2010

Speed of data display by pulse oximeters in newborns: a randomised crossover study
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
R. Pinnamaneni and E. A. Kieran and C. P. F. O'Donnell
DOI: 10.1136/adc.2010.186361
07/2010

Research

Coached, Coordinated, Enhanced Neonatal Transition (CCENT)
A multi-centre mixed-methods pragmatic randomized controlled trial: Research results are part of a multi-center collaboration and contribute to the goals of the Child Bright Network to demonstrate the effectiveness of strategies to improve short- and long-term outcomes of children with disability.

Strengthening care for infants with complex medical needs during the transition from the NICU to community care
The overarching goal of this project is to spark action among stakeholders about how to implement the best practices for transitioning children with complex care needs from the newborn to early childhood period.

Grants

Child Health Initiatives Limiting Disability – Brain Research Improving Growth and Health Trajectories”

Medical Staff Engagement and Workplace Improvements Health Authority Engagement

CIHR Grant - “CHILD-BRIGHT