Author Archives: Dr. Steven Abrams, Neonatologist

About Dr. Steven Abrams, Neonatologist

I am the program director for the neonatology fellowship for Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. My academic interests include absorption and metabolism of dietary minerals in infants and children and nutritional policies and interventions to prevent and treat malnutrition in developing countries. My specialties are neonatology and nutrition. You can follow me on Twitter at @stableisotope.

New Infant Formulas: Are They Really Better?

  The development and subsequent marketing of new products is a universal aspect of the infant formula landscape [see previous article on infant formulas, here]. Marketing of infant formula is … Full Entry »

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Wandering Through The Infant Formula Aisle: A Guide For The Perplexed

When I first started as a pediatric trainee in 1982, if an infant was going to receive a formula, which, unfortunately was most of them back then, there were only … Full Entry »

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Christmas In The NICU: A Doctor’s Perspective

I’ve spent a lot of Christmas days and nights in a NICU. In fact, I’ve spent virtually all of the last 30 of them there. This is not a problem … Full Entry »

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Camp Kesem Comes To Houston

Several years ago, my daughter Ruth, then a college sophomore, changed her name. One day she decided that she was to be known as “Cinnamon”. To say the least, my … Full Entry »

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Update On Managing The Nationwide Shortages Of Medications For Premature Babies

In the fall of 2011, I wrote a blog post about the challenges of dealing with shortages of important medications and intravenous nutrition components in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit … Full Entry »

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