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ParadigmHealth Completes Seven Presentations at the 2007 Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. -- ParadigmHealth, the leading provider of Neonatal Care Management services nationwide, completed 7 poster presentations at the 2007 Pediatric Academic Societies' (PAS) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, May 5-8th. PAS is a partnership of four individual pediatric organizations, The American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, ands its affiliations include more than a dozen pediatric subspecialty groups. The meeting is the largest, most prestigious meeting dedicated to pediatric research and education in the world, with over 6,700 pediatric health care providers in attendance this year.

ParadigmHealth's clinical team completed its presentations in partnership with the Department of Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University/duPont Hospital for Children and Drexel University, College of Medicine.

1) Changing Use of Surfactant Over 6 Years and Its Relationship to Chronic Lung Disease. Euming Chong, MD; Jay Greenspan, MD; Sharon Kirkby, MSN; Jennifer Culhane, PhD and Kevin Dysart, MD.

2) The Impact of the 5-minute Apgar Score on Infants < 1000 Grams. Angela McGovern, MD; Sharon Kirkby, MSN; Jay Greenspan, MD; Jennifer Culhane, PhD; David Webb, PhD and Kevin Dysart, MD.

3) The Use of Systemic Corticosteroids in Infants < 1000 Grams. Kevin Dysart, MD; Sharon Kirkby, MSN; Jennifer Culhane, PhD; Thomas Miller, PhD and Jay Greenspan, MD.

4) Cost Trend of Late Preterm Babies 2000-2005. Roy Schneiderman, MD and Sharon Kirkby, MSN.

5) NICU Needs of the Late Preterm Infant. Sharon Kirkby, MSN; Jay Greenspan, MD; and Steve Gwiazdowski, MD, FAAP.

6) Complication Rates for Moderate Preterm Infants Born Small for Gestational Age. Sharon Kirkby, MSN; Wendy Turenne, MS; Jennifer Culhane, PhD; David Webb, PhD and Susan Adeniyi-Jones, MD.

7) Does Health Insurance Status Influence Discharge Care for Preterm Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia? Susan Adeniyi-Jones, MD; David Webb, PhD; Sharon Kirkby, MSN; Jennifer Culhane, PhD and Jay Greenspan, MD.

"These presentations are representative of the depth and breadth of the ParadigmHealth NICU Database, experience of our Neonatal staff and the unique collaborative partnership we have with Practicing Neonatologists across the country," said Dr. Michael Kornhauser, Chief Medical Office at ParadigmHealth. "ParadigmHealth is pleased to present our experience at the PAS meeting to others involved in caring for sick newborns."

About ParadigmHealth

ParadigmHealth is a provider and integrator of care and disease management services for health plans and employers. The company's care management services and innovative technologies work in concert to improve quality and lower costs by matching the appropriate information and intervention with the individual needs of patients and families. ParadigmHealth's services focus on the management of premature and medically complex neonates and patients with late-stage cancer, end-of-life care issues, multiple co-morbidities, and severe trauma. ParadigmHealth has managed over 150,000 patients nationwide. Visit
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