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.


A Newborn With Severe and Refractory Hypoglycemia
Journal of Neonatology
DOI: 10.1177/09732179231172280

Experiences of Mothers of Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Advances in Neonatal Care
DOI: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000001071

Impact of Perinatal Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Infection on Early Health Outcomes among Infants Born from 2020 to 2021 in British Columbia, Canada
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
DOI: 10.1155/2023/9968774

Factors Associated with Umbilical Venous Catheter Malposition in Newborns: A Tertiary Center Experience
American Journal of Perinatology
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1726385

Coached, Coordinated, Enhanced Neonatal Transition (CCENT): protocol for a multicentre pragmatic randomised controlled trial of transition-to-home support for parents of high-risk infants.
BMJ open
Orkin J and Major N and Esser K and Parmar A and Couture E and Daboval T and Kieran E and Ly L and O'Brien K and Patel H and Synnes A and Robson K and Barreira L and Smith WL and Rizakos S and Cohen E
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046706
PubMed: 34233983

31 Strengthening care for infants with medical complexity during the transition from the neonatal intensive care unit to the community
Paediatrics & child health
Kieran E and Dyck Chan L and Shivananda S

42 The Impact of Home Respiratory Support on Developmental Outcomes in Very Preterm Infants
Paediatrics & child health
McRae L and Kieran E and Luu T and Shivananda S and Synnes A

Specific Risks for the Preterm Infant
Pediatric Surgery: General Principles and Newborn Surgery: Volume 1
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-43588-5_9

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

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

Outcomes of Neonates with Complex Medical Needs
Advances in Neonatal Care
Kieran, E. and Sara, R. and Claydon, J. and Hait, V. and De Salaberry, J. and Osiovich, H. and Shivananda, S. and Forsythe, P.L.
DOI: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000639

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
Kieran, E.A. and O'Sullivan, A. and Miletin, J. and Twomey, A.R. and Knowles, S.J. and O'Donnell, C.P.F.
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-312193

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neonatal respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) referrals
Irish Medical Journal
El-Khuffash, A. and Kieran, E. and Palmer, K. and Molloy, E.

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
Kieran, E.A. and Walsh, H. and O'Donnell, C.P.F.
DOI: 10.1136/adc.2010.203190

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


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.


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

Medical Staff Engagement and Workplace Improvements Health Authority Engagement


Research Group Members

Mimi Kuan, Research Coordinator
Nicole Loewen