Karna Murthy

  • 694 Citations

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Research Interests

My interests are within the Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium (CHNC: http://www.thechnc.org). The CHNC has developed a database focusing on infants with uncommon congenital anomalies and/or acquired complications related to preterm birth in 34 regional NICUs since 2010 in the United States and Canada. We aim to describe the care and outcomes for a population of critically-ill infants that has not been a traditional area of focus in existing registries. Our long term goals are to: (1) establish standards of care and clinical practice guidelines for infants with uncommon but high-acuity illnesses, (2) increase and improve the knowledge base and evidence of care for these infants, (3) reduce unnecessary variation in their care (4) improve their short- and long-term outcomes and (5) maintain and foster a forum of collaboration to persist with these missions. The contemporary descriptions of the populations, prediction of outcomes, and inter-center variations are ongoing for: infants with severe BPD, surgical necrotizing enterocolitis, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, diaphragmatic hernia, and gastroschisis. These data are helpful in family antenatal counseling, in the design of future clinical trials and collaborative quality improvement initiatives.

Health Services Research in Regional Neonatal Intensive Care; Chronic Neonatal/Infant Respiratory Failure

Chronic respiratory failure in infancy, Diaphragmatic Hernia; Consequences of preterm birth;

Certifications and Licenses

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Training Experience

2001Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)
2005Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Education/Academic qualification

MSCI, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2011

MD, University of Pittsburgh

… → 1998

Research interests

  • Health Disparities
  • Health Services Research
  • Neonatology
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth (including high risk)
  • Respiratory Diseases

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Research Output

  • 694 Citations
  • 52 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

Antimicrobial therapy utilization in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE): a report from the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Database (CHND)

Rao, R., Lee, K. S., Zaniletti, I., Yanowitz, T. D., DiGeronimo, R., Dizon, M. L. V., Hamrick, S. E., Natarajan, G., Peeples, E. S., Murthy, K., Mathur, A. M. & Massaro, A., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Perinatology. 40, 1, p. 70-78 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Center, Gestational Age, and Race Impact End-of-Life Care Practices at Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Units

    Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium (CHNC), Feb 2020, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 217, p. 86-91.e1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Utility of echocardiography in predicting mortality in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia

    on behalf of the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium Severe BPD Focus Group, Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Perinatology. 40, 1, p. 149-156 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Association of Neonatologist Continuity of Care and Short-Term Patient Outcomes

    Machut, K. Z., Datta, A., Stoller, J. Z., Rao, R., Mathur, A., Grover, T. R., Billimoria, Z. & Murthy, K., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 212, p. 131-136.e1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations