Neonatal Research Group Dresden

Latest Publication:

Analyzing video recorded support of postnatal transition in preterm infants following a c-section.

Konstantelos D, Dinger J, Ifflaender S, Rüdiger M.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Aug 25;16:246. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-1045-2.



Latest Publication:

Erstversorgung von Früh- und Termingeborenen.

Rüdiger M, Konstantelos D.

Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde. 2016;1-6.



Latest Publication:

Early comprehensive care of preterm infants-effects on quality of life, childhood development, and healthcare utilization: study protocol for a cohort study linking administrative healthcare data with patient reported primary data.

Schmitt J, Arnold K, Druschke D, Swart E, Grählert X, Maywald U, Fuchs A, Werblow A, Schemken M, Reichert J, Rüdiger M.

BMC Pediatr. 2016 Jul 22;16:104. doi: 10.1186/s12887-016-0640-8.



Latest Publication:

Cell Therapy for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Promises and Perils.

Möbius MA, Thébaud B.

Paediatr Respir Rev. 2016 Jun 18. pii: S1526-0542(16)30038-0. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2016.06.001. [Epub ahead of print]



Latest Publication:

Isolation of CD146+ Resident Lung Mesenchymal Stromal Cells from Rat Lungs.

Collins JJ, Möbius MA, Thébaud B.

J Vis Exp. 2016 Jun 17;(112). doi: 10.3791/53782.



Latest Publication:

Mesenchymal stromal cells in the development and therapy of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Möbius MA, Rüdiger M.

Mol Cell Pediatr. 2016 Dec;3(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s40348-016-0046-6. Epub 2016 May 3. Review.



Literature Review Update:

Postpartum anxiety and adjustment disorder in parents of infants with very low birth weight: Cross-sectional results from a controlled multicentre cohort study



Pictures from the latest Symposium have been uploaded (10.04.2016) more



8th European Symposium on Delivery Room Management 2016 - Online Transmission:

We are pleased to announce that a free online interactive transmission of the symposium will be provided for a 3rd consecutive year. Please register under:

Details will be provided via email after registration.



8th European Symposium on Delivery Room Management 2016:

Workshop announcement (EcoCare-PIn):

"Birth cohort study EcoCare-PIn: First results and future plans".

Employing a linkage of health insurance data of a large birth cohort of children (N=139,383) with primary patient-reported data of a

cohort subgroup (N~4,500), the BMBF-funded study EcoCare-PIn follows a methodologically advanced approach in order to analyze:

1) the effects of preterm birth on a broad range of individual, family and health care system outcomes as well as

2) the modifying effects of interdisciplinary treatment concepts.

In this workshop we will present first results of EcoCare-PIn and discuss their relevance with regard to current healthcare provision for preterm born children. Participants are cordially invited to contribute to the identification of further important analyses to be conducted and therefore to an optimum utilization of the excellent data source of EcoCare PIn.



8th European Symposium on Delivery Room Management 2016:

ESCNR Young Investigators Meeting

registrations are now open! more info



8th European Symposium on Delivery Room Management 2016:

Workshop announcement:

''Improve your resuscitation skills using monitoring'' (Colin Morley)

“Learn from the expert”:

minimize CPAP mask leak and practice face mask ventilation skills with different masks and devices ensuring that they are leak free. Learn how to interpret flow and tidal volume waves and adjust each inflation to deliver an appropriate tidal volume. Other topics such as:

- heart rate monitoring,

- SpO2,

- FiO2,

- expired CO2

- video recording of resuscitation.

will be discussed.

Registration under:



8th European Symposium on Delivery Room Management 2016

Industrial Workshop announcement (MONIVENT):

Monivent® Neo is a non-invasive monitoring device, currently under development. It is an add-on to existing manual ventilation equipment, helping the caregiver ensure an effective and gentle treatment during manual ventilation of newborns unable to breathe spontaneously. The airflow given to the baby during the treatment is measured directly in the face mask through the integrated sensor module and the data is wirelessly transferred to the external monitoring unit. ProductFeedback on several critical parameters, such as tidal volume, for evaluation of the treatment are continuosly shown on the external display to guide the caregiver throughout the procedure. This allows the caregiver to make the necessary adjustments to achieve a safe and gentle treatment. The data is stored of analysis and quality assurance purposes.

More info at:



Literature Review Update:

Developmental and behavioral consequences of prenatal methamphetamine exposure:

A review of the Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle (IDEAL) study



Professor Dr. Mario Rüdiger was among the authors of the new ERC neonatal resuscitation guidelines



Literature Review Update:

Videolaryngoscopy to Teach Neonatal Intubation: A Randomized Trial



Announcement - ESCNR Young Investigators Award 2016 - Abstract Submission more



Response from the ''Committee on Fetus and Newborn'' to our recent comment on the APGAR SCORE statement published in "Pediatrics":



Comment on the newly published American Academy of Paediatrics Statement on ''Apgar Score''



Literature Review Update:

Efficacy of Preventative Parenting Interventions for Parents of Preterm Infants on later Child Behavior:

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis



1st announcement - European Symposium on Delivery Room Management 2016

First announcement and preliminary program are available here



Literature Review Update:

The lived experience of fathers of preterm infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:

a systematic review of qualitative studies.



Literature Review Update:

Effects of preeclampsia on the yield of hematopoietic stem cells

obtained from umbilical cord blood at delivery.



Literature Review Update:

A randomised trial of continuous skin-to-skin contact after preterm birth and the effects on

salivary cortisol, parental stress, depression, and breastfeeding



Literature Review Update:

Effectiveness of hospital based video interaction guidance on parental interactive behavior, bonding,

and stress after preterm birth: a randomized controlled trial



Literature Review Update:

Serum- and xeno-free cryopreservation of human umbilical cord tissue as mesenchymal

stromal cell source.



Save the date! The next european symposium on delivery room management will be held from 10th to 11th March 2016.



Photo Gallery from the latest Symposium more



German Patient Safety Award 2015 - Prof. Mario Rüdiger and Dimitrios Konstantelos receive 2nd prize award more



ESCNR Young Investigators Section elections more



The Lancet correspondence more



Announcement - ESCNR Young Investigators Award - Abstract Submission more



1st announcement - European Symposium on Delivery Room Management more



Announcement - GNPI 2017 more



„6th International Medical Acupuncture Congress of Barcelona“ - Eric Anders receives 2nd prize more



EAPS 2014“ - Marius Möbius receives Bengt Robertson Award more



Latest Publikation:

Suctioning habits in the delivery room and the influence on postnatal adaptation - a video analysis.

Konstantelos D, Ifflaender S, Dinger J, Rüdiger M.

J Perinat Med. 2014;16. doi: 10.1515/jpm-2014-0188.

[Epub ahead of print]



GNPI-Wissenschaftspreis 2014“ - Dr. Sascha Ifflaender receives the annual scientific award more



AOK PLUS employees donate 11,000 euros for preterm project ‘’family netwok’’ more



Literature Review Update:

Maternal preterm skin-to-skin contact enhances child physiologic organization and cognitive control across the first 10 years of life (23.03.2015) more



Literature Review Update:

Are parenting interventions effective in improving the relationship between mothers and their preterm infants? (25.01.2015) more



Literature Review Update:

Is synchronized NIPPV (SNIPPV) more effective than nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) and NCPAP in treating apnea of prematurity (AOP)? A randomized cross-over trial (15.01.2015) more



Literature Review Update:

Insufficient vitamin D supplement use during pregnancy and early childhood: a risk factor for positional skull deformation. (21.12.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Pulse Oximetry Measures a Lower Heart Rate at Birth Compared with Electrocardiography. (09.12.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Maternal sensitivity and infant autonomic and endocrine stress responses. (23.11.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Type 2 alveolar cells are stem cells in adult lung. (07.11.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Can traditional birth attendants be trained to accurately identify septic infants, initiate antibiotics, and refer in a rural African setting? (12.10.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

A Parent Questionnaire for Developmental Screening in Infants Born Late and Moderately Preterm (28.09.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Clinical Trial (07.09.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Early growth and neurodevelopmental outcome in very preterm infants: impact of gender. (25.08.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Pulse oximeter sensor application during neonatal resuscitation: a randomized controlled trial. (02.08.2014) more



Latest Publication:

Analyzing support of postnatal transition in term infants after c-section.

Konstantelos D, Ifflaender S, Dinger J, Burkhardt W, Rüdiger M.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:225.



Impressions of a politician (Mrs Susann Rüthrich) that visited our NICU more



Literature Review Update:

Preschool regulatory problems and attention-deficit/hyperactivity and cognitive deficits at school age in children born at risk: Different phenotypes of dysregulation? (12.07.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Preconditioning of Mesenchymal Stem Cells by Sevoflurane to improve their therapeutic potential (09.06.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Helmet therapy in infants with positional skull deformation: randomised controlled trial (24.05.2014) more


Plagiocephaly: Treatment not, prevention! (written by Professor Dr. med. Mario Rüdiger)



Literature Review Update:

Umbilical cord milking improves transition in premature infants at birth (11.05.2014) more



Latest Publication:

Individual course of cranial symmetry and proportion in preterm infants up to 6months of corrected age.

Ifflaender S, Rüdiger M, Konstantelos D, Lange U, Burkhardt W.

Early Hum Dev. 2014 Apr 18, pii: S0378-3782(14)00080-2. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2014.03.008. [Epub ahead of print]



Literature Review Update:

Prevention of hyperoxia-mediated pulmonary inflammation in neonatal rats by caffeine (26.04.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Negative reactivity in toddlers born prematurely: Indirect and moderated pathways considering self-regulation, neonatal distress and parenting stress (13.04.2014) more



Literature Review Update:

Outcomes of extremely low birthweight infants with acidosis at birth (30.03.2014) more


Pictures from the latest Symposium have been uploaded (23.03.2014) more


Dresden Symposium 2014 – Live Transmission Announcement more



2012 and 2013 list of publications, presentations and prizes has been added



Latest Publication:

Positioning of term infants during delivery room routine handling – analysis of videos.

Konstantelos D, Gurth H, Bergert R, Ifflaender S, Rüdiger M.

BMC Pediatrics, 2014: 14:33



5th Symposium Asphyxia & Hypothermia & 6th European Symposium Delivery Room Management:

Meet the Expert session: registration now available more



Literature Review Update:

Predictors of Parenting Stress Trajectories in Premature Infant-Mother Dyads.



Literature Review Update:

Mesenchymal stem cells protects hyperoxia-induced lung injury in newborn rats via inhibiting receptor for advanced glycation end-products/nuclear factor κB signaling.



Literature Review Update:

Postnatal Head Growth in Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Parenteral Nutrition Study.



Literature Review Update:

Oronasopharyngeal suction versus wiping of the mouth and nose at birth: a randomised equivalency trial.



"ESCNR-Young Investigator Award" -6th Symposium Delivery Room Management:

Abstract submission deadline for the "ESCNR-Young Investigator Award" for the 6th Symposium of delivery room management that will be held in Dresden on 6th and 7th March 2014, has been extended to January 19th 2014.



5th Symposium Asphyxia & Hypothermia & 6th European Symposium Delivery Room Management - final program more



Literature Review Update:

Key components of early intervention programs for preterm infants and their parents: a systematic review and meta-analysis.



Literature Review Update:

Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Wharton Jelly in term and preterm newborns – potential of neuroglial differentiation.



Literature Review Update:

Prognostic value of general movements (GM) in late-preterm infants .



Literature Review Update:

We inaugurate the ''literature review'' section, where every research group will regularly comment on current articles.

Current topic: Mask vs. Nasal Tube for postnatal stabilization.



Latest Publication:

Health insurance expenses for children in the first five years of life – a cohort-based analysis.

Jörg Reichert, Maryan Schemken, René Manthei, Rolf Steinbronn, Ulrike Bucher, Michael Albrecht, Mario Rüdiger.

Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen 2013; 107: 451–460.

(In German. Abstract available in English).



Till & McCulloch Meetings, 21-25 October 2013, Banff, Alberta, Canada:

Marius Möbius won the „Strongest Abstract“ and „Best Oral Presentation“ price for his abstract:

''The human fetal lung contains that acquire a deleterious phenotype during oxygen exposure''



Latest Publication:

Prevalence of head deformities in preterm infants at term equivalent age .

Ifflaender S, Rüdiger M, Konstantelos D, Wahls K, Burkhardt W.

Early Human Development. Available online 6 September 2013 (in press)



5th Dresdner Pediatric Intensive Care Symposium , 11-12 October 2013

information, program and registration: click here (available only in German) more



5th Dresdner Herbsttag, 22-23 November 2013

information, program and registration (available only in German)



Latest Publication:

Bacterial contamination of mechanically extracted breast milk.

Mense L, Rößler S, Hanusch R, Roßberg C, Rüdiger M.

Am J Perinatol. 2013 (in press).



GNPI 2013:

Marius A. Möbius won the Poster Prize Award for his poster entitled ''Die mesenchymalen Zellen der fetalen Lunge zeigen Phänotyp und Charakteristika mesenchymaler Stamm- oder Stromazellen (MSCs)''.



Latest Publication:

Three-dimensional digital capture of head size in neonates - a method evaluation.

Ifflaender S, Rüdiger M, Koch A, Burkhardt W.

PLoS One. 2013 Apr 8;8(4):e61274



Latest Publication:

Pulmonary Surfactant Preserves Viability of Alveolar Type II Cells Exposed to Polymyxin B In Vitro.

Stichtenoth G, Herting E, Rüdiger M, Wemhöner A.

PLoS One. 2013 Apr 19;8(4):e62105



1st announcement - European Symposium on Delivery Room Management more



Participation in upcoming congresses - GNPI 2013 more




©2013 Dimitrios Konstantelos