Karna Murthy

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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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Brain Hypoxia-Ischemia Medicine & Life Sciences
Gestational Age Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2012 2016

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 619 Citations
  • 47 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

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

Machut, K. M. Z., Datta, A., Stoller, J. Z., Rao, R., Mathur, A., Grover, T. R., Billimoria, Z. & Murthy, K., Sep 1 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 212, p. 131-136.e1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Continuity of Patient Care
Length of Stay
Patient Transfer
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Mechanical Ventilators
Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Birth Weight
Short Bowel Syndrome
Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and bloodstream infection in congenital diaphragmatic hernia

on behalf of the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium’s (CHNC) Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Focus Group, Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Perinatology. 39, 10, p. 1384-1391 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Urinary Tract Infections
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias

Small-for-Gestational Age Birth Confers Similar Educational Performance through Middle School

Murthy, K., Karbownik, K., Garfield, C., Falciglia, G. H., Roth, J. & Figlio, D. N., Sep 1 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 212, p. 159-165.e7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Age
Birth Certificates
1 Citation (Scopus)

Withdrawal of Life-Support in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium (CHNC), Feb 1 2019, In : Pediatric neurology. 91, p. 20-26 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brain Hypoxia-Ischemia
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Induced Hypothermia