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Kumar Ankur, MBBS, MD (PAEDIATRICS), DNB (NEONATOLOGY)

  • Speaker Type: Tongue Tie Symposium 2021, , GOLD Neonatal 2023
  • Country: India
Biography:

Dr. Ankur Bio Update - Dr. Kumar Ankur, MD, DNB is working as an Associate Director & Head of the Department of Neonatology at BLK MAX Super Speciality Hospital Delhi, India. He has been working in the field of neonatology with private and non-goverment organisations for improving neonatal healthcare in the country. He is the national faculty and trainer for FBNC (Facility based neonatal care), Neonatal Resuscitation, Kangarroo Mother Care (KMC) and the national assessor for Neonatology Fellowship accreditation programme of India. He has been invited as an expert speaker, faculty, chairpersons for various national and state level conferences and workshops. He has many publications in national & international journal and authored many chapters, guidelines published by Indian Academy of Pediatrics & National Neonatology of Forum Delhi & India. He is also the co-editor of Handbook of Neonatal Clinical Practices. He is also running training program in neonatal Fellowship for postgraduate students & neonatal nurses. Currently he is also the Secretary of prestigious National Neonatology Forum, Delhi. National Neonatology Forum (NNF) is a strong and large body of more than 8000 neonatologists across India and abroad. NNF has been actively involved in advocacy, policy making, research and ensuring quality health care to newborn for the last 4 decades. He had been past Secretary (2014) & President (2018) of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Central Delhi Branch.

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Tongue-Tie and the NICU: A Neonatologist Perspective
Tongue Tie is an interesting clinical subject with extreme variability in understanding among lactation consultants, neonatologists, pediatricians, speech therapists, pediatric surgeons, and dental/oral surgeons. There is still no consensus on diagnosis and mode of treatment. However, in recent years there seems to increase reliance on cutting the tie despite the lack of robust evidence. As clinicians, we should always give an unbiased approach towards any neonate's feeding-related problem. Holistic systems like simple bodywork and prolonged skin-to-skin contact, and family involvement can often resolve infant feeding issues. Family-centered care (FCC), based on collaborative participation of the family and a team of health care providers, is found to increase infants' well-being in neonatal critical care units. Our own postgraduate student did her dissertation To Determine the Prevalence of Lingual Frenulum in Infants ≥ 1800 grams of Birth Weight Affecting Breastfeeding (Submitted for Publication). We shall be sharing the Indian data and providing more information about the prevalence of tongue-tie in the NICU, how to distinguish between tongue-tie and other common feeding issues in neonates and the importance of holistic care.
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Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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The Golden Hour of Neonatal Life: Improving Outcomes Through Evidence-Based Interventions
Prematurity is the leading cause of death across the globe, mainly in low resource settings. Infants born at less than 32 weeks gestation, are prone to developing hypothermia, hypoglycemia, and hospital acquired infections after birth. For them, the initial 60 minutes of holistic approach is crucial for long-term outcomes. The “Golden Hour” of neonatal life is defined as the first hour of post-natal life in both preterm and term neonates. This concept includes practicing particular evidence based interventions in the initial sixty minutes of postnatal life for better long-term outcomes like marked reduction in hypothermia, hypoglycemia, intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). This presentation will provide a look at the various components of neonatal care that are included in the “Golden hour” of preterm and term neonatal care. Healthcare professionals attending the birth of high risk infants like VLBW (very low birth weight, less than 1500 grams) or high-risk term neonates should be well trained in attending such deliveries and should be able to implement all the management protocols during the golden first 60 minutes of life.
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Presentations: 15  |  Hours / CE Credits: 15.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks