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Aloka L. Patel, MD

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Board Certification:
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • High-risk newborns
  • Neonatal care
Research Interests:
  • Human milk
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Gut microbiota
  • Infant growth
Languages Spoken:
  • Hindi
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Cost Savings of Human Milk as a Strategy to Reduce the Incidence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Infants.
    Johnson TJ, Patel AL, Bigger HR, Engstrom JL, Meier PP
    2015 Mar 3
  2. Enteroviral Meningoencephalitis Complicated by Central Diabetes Insipidus in a Neonate: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Jones G, Muriello M, Patel A, Logan L
    J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
    2015 Jun
  3. Goals for Human Milk Feeding in Mothers of Very Low Birth Weight Infants: How Do Goals Change and Are They Achieved During the NICU Hospitalization?
    Hoban R, Bigger H, Patel AL, Rossman B, Fogg LF, Meier P
    Breastfeed Med
    2015 Jul-Aug
  4. Longitudinal Survey of Microbiota in Hospitalized Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Infants.
    Patel AL, Mutlu EA, Sun Y, Koenig L, Green S, Jakubowicz A, Mryan J, Engen P, Fogg L, Chen AL, Pombar X, Meier PP, Keshavarzian A
    J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.
    2015 Jul 29
  5. Transforming growth factor-ß2 is sequestered in preterm human milk by chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans.
    Namachivayam K, Coffing HP, Sankaranarayanan NV, Jin Y, MohanKumar K, Frost BL, Blanco CL, Patel AL, Meier PP, Garzon SA, Desai UR, Maheshwari A
    Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol.
    2015 Aug 1
  6. Economic benefits and costs of human milk feedings: a strategy to reduce the risk of prematurity-related morbidities in very-low-birth-weight infants.
    Johnson TJ, Patel AL, Bigger HR, Engstrom JL, Meier PP
    Adv Nutr
    2014 Mar
  7. The pediatric cardiology pharmacopeia: 2013 update.
    Severin PN, Awad S, Shields B, Hoffman J, Bonney W, Cortez E, Ganesan R, Patel A, Barnes S, Barnes S, Al-Anani S, Gupta U, Cheddar YB, Gonzalez IE, Mallula K, Ghawi H, Kazmouz S, Gendi S, Abdulla RI.
    Pediatr Cardiol. 2013
    2013 Jan
    34(1):1-29. doi: 10.1007/s00246-012-0553-8. Epub 2012 Nov 29.
  8. Cost of morbidities in very low birth weight infants.
    Johnson TJ, Patel AL, Jegier BJ, Engstrom JL, Meier PP.
    J Pediatr. 2013
    2013 Feb
    162(2):243-249.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.07.013. Epub 2012 Aug 19.
  9. Supporting breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care unit: Rush Mother's Milk Club as a case study of evidence-based care.
    Meier PP, Patel AL, Bigger HR, Rossman B, Engstrom JL.
    Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013
    2013 Feb
    60(1):209-26. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.10.007. Review.
  10. Management of breastfeeding during and after the maternity hospitalization for late preterm infants.
    Meier P, Patel AL, Wright K, Engstrom JL
    Clin Perinatol
    2013 Dec
  11. The institutional cost of acquiring 100 mL of human milk for very low birth weight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit.
    Jegier BJ, Johnson TJ, Engstrom JL, Patel AL, Loera F, Meier P
    J Hum Lact
    2013 Aug
  12. A TLR5 (g.1174C?>?T) variant that encodes a stop codon (R392X) is associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
    Sampath V, Garland JS, Le M, Patel AL, Konduri GG, Cohen JD, Simpson PM, Hines RN
    Pediatr. Pulmonol.
    2012 May
  13. The NFKB1 (g.-24519delATTG) variant is associated with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants.
    Sampath V, Le M, Lane L, Patel AL, Cohen JD, Simpson PM, Garland JS, Hines RN.
    J Surg Res. 2011
    2011 Jul
    169(1):e51-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2011.03.017. Epub 2011 Apr 1.
  14. Improving the use of human milk during and after the NICU stay.
    Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Patel AL, Jegier BJ, Bruns NE.
    Clin Perinatol. 2010
    2010 Mar
    37(1):217-45. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2010.01.013.
  15. Efficacy of fluconazole prophylaxis for prevention of invasive fungal infection in extremely low birth weight infants.
    Aziz M, Patel AL, Losavio J, Iyengar A, Berven M, Schloemer N, Jakubowicz A, Mathai T, McAuley JB
    Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.
    2010 Apr
  16. An exclusively human milk-based diet is associated with a lower rate of necrotizing enterocolitis than a diet of human milk and bovine milk-based products.
    Sullivan S, Schanler RJ, Kim JH, Patel AL, Trawöger R, Kiechl-Kohlendorfer U, Chan GM, Blanco CL, Abrams S, Cotten CM, Laroia N, Ehrenkranz RA, Dudell G, Cristofalo EA, Meier P, Lee ML, Rechtman DJ, Lucas A
    J. Pediatr.
    2010 Apr
  17. Calculating postnatal growth velocity in very low birth weight (VLBW) premature infants
    Patel AL, Engstrom JL, Meier PP, Jegier BJ, Kimura RE
    J Perinatol
    2009 Sep
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