November NRSP Featured Publication – Dr. Katelyn Desorcy-Scherer

Nursing Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to highlight this month’s Featured Publication in the NRSP November Newsletter!
This month’s Featured Publication is authored by Katelyn Desorcy-Scherer, PhD, RN, and Assistant Professor.
Very-low birthweight (VLBW) infants are at high risk for many health problems, including acute gastrointestinal injuries and sepsis. Evidence suggests a strong link between underdeveloped intestinal microbiomes and poor health outcomes. Dr. Desorcy-Scherer and colleagues sought to examine if sociodemographic factors may be related to which microorganisms make up the intestinal microbiome in VLBW infants. Though a secondary data analysis, they found sociodemographic factors to have limited association with patterns of colonization for most microorganisms in VLBW infant microbiomes, but recommend further examination of select microorganisms like Staphylococcus.
Desorcy-Scherer, K*., Torrez Lamerti, M.F., Weaver, M., Lorca, G. L. & Parker, L. A. (2023). Sociodemographic factors and intestinal microbiome development in preterm, very low birth weight infants. American Journal of Perinatology. DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1769793
*UW-Madison School of Nursing

This post was authored by Emma Schaefer on 11/28/2023.