• Foundational Work •
• 2011 •
• 2015 •
• 2004 •
White-Traut,R., Lessen, B., Berbaum, M., McFarlin, B. (2004) Feeding readiness in preterm infants: The relationship between preterm behavioral state and feeding readiness behaviors and efficiency during transition from gavage to oral feeding. MCN The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing 30(1):52-9 · November 2004.
• Collaborative Research •
• 2019 •
Lessen Knoll, B., Daramas, T. & Drake, V. (2019) Randomized trial of a prefeeding oral motor therapy and its effect on feeding improvement in a Thai NICU. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurse, 48(2), 176-188.
Mahmoodi, N., Lessen Knoll B., Keykha, R., Jalalodini, A., & Ghaljaei, F. (2019) The effect of oral motor intervention on oral feeding readiness and feeding progression in preterm infants. Iranian Journal of Neonatology, 10 (3),58-63.
Ghomi, H., Yadegari, F., Soleimani, F, Lessen Knoll, B., Noroozi, M & Mazouri, A. (2019) The effects of premature infant oral motor intervention (PIOMI) on oral feeding of preterm infants: A randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 120, 202-209.
• 2020 •
Bolzan, G., Knoll, B., Prade, L., Cuti, L., Silveira, F., Yamamoto, R. & Weinmann, A. (2020) Sensory-oral motor stimulation program and vibratory stimulus on the oral feeding performance of preterm infants. JOGNN [under review].
• Independent Research •
• 2013 •
Mahmoodi, N., Zareii, K., Mohagheghi, P., Eimani, M., & Rezaei-Pour, M. (2013). Evaluation of the effect of the oral motor interventions on reducing hospital stay in preterm infants. Bihdad, 2(3), 163-166.
Saehoong, S., Daramas, T., & Pookboonmee, R. (2013). A systematic review of oral stimulation to enhance sucking and swallowing in preterm infants. Ramathibodi Nursing Journal, 19, 293-307. [SYSTEMATIC REVIEW]
• 2014 •
• 2015 •
Tian, X., Yi, L., Zhang, L., Zhou, J., Ma, L., Ou, Y., … Song, G. (2015). Oral Motor intervention improved the oral feeding in preterm infants: Evidence based on a meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis. Medicine, 94(31), 1-10.
doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001310 [META-ANALYSIS]
• 2016 •
Greene, Z., O’Donnell, C.P.F., & Walshe, M. (2016). Oral stimulation for promoting oral feeding in preterm infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, 1-64.
doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009720.pub2 [SYSTEMATIC REVIEW]
Li Linlin, Chen Jingli, Cui Guofeng, et al. (2016) Effects of oral feeding promotion project in preterm infants. Chinese Journal of Modern Nursing, 22(24), 3489-3493.
Osman, Atiat A., Ahmed, Eman S., Mohamed, Hend S., Hassanein, Farok E. & Brandon, Debra (2016). Oral motor intervention accelerates time to full oral feeding and discharge. International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies, 5 (2), 228-233.
• 2017 •
Kamitsuka, M. D., Nervik, P. A., Nielsen, S. L., & Clark, R. H. (2017). Incidence of nasogastric and gastrostomy tube at discharge is reduced after implementing an oral feeding protocol in preterm (< 30 weeks) infants. American Journal of Perinatology, 34, 606-613.
Kim, S.N., Kim, Y.A, Jeon, M.H., Kim, D.S. & Kim, H. I. (2017). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of oral stimulation interventions on the transition from tube to oral feeding in premature infants. Journal of Korean Clinical Nursing Research, 23(2), 151-160.
doi: /10.22650/JKCNR.2017.23.2.151 [META-ANALYSIS]
• 2018 •
Arora, K. Goel, S, Manerkar,S. et al. (2018) Prefeeding oromotor stimulation program for improving oromotor function in preterm infants: A randomized controlled trial. Indian Pediatrics, 55 (8), 675-678.
Osman, Atiat (2018) Oral feeding readiness and premature infant outcomes. Journal of Neonatal Nursing
Available online Dec 8.
Thakker, P.A., Rohit, H.R., Das, R.B., Thakker, U.P & Singh, A. (2018) Effect of oral stimulation on feeding performance and weight gain in preterm neonates: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics and International Child Health.
Zhang, L., Wang, Y., LE, Q., Wu, L., & Yu, J. (2018) Evidence-based nursing practice of oral movement intervention in premature infants. Chinese Nursing Management, 18(5), 701-705.
• 2019 •
Rhooms, L., Dow, K., Brandon, C., Zhao,G. & Fucile, S. (2019). Effect of unimodal and multimodal sensorimotor interventions on oral feeding outcomes in preterm infants: An evidence-based systematic review. Advances in Neonatal Care, 19 (1), E3-E20.
doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000546 [SYSTEMATIC REVIEW]
Skanning, D., Carlsen, E., Brodsgaard, A., Kyhnaeb, A., Pedersen, M., Ravn, S., ... Kronborg, H. (2020) Randomised oral stimulation and exclusive breastfeeding duration in healthy premature infants. Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics.
• SUMMARY •
16 RCTs on PIOMI
1 fidelity study on PIOMI
2 meta-analysis & 4 Systematic Reviews that included PIOMI
"I wanted to express a very sincere thank you for sharing your clinical expertise and educator excellence with the NICU family here at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital in the Lehigh Valley. The seminar was refreshing, interesting and a valuable tool and strategy to offer our NICU population. The NICU family inclusive of all the Nurses, Physicians and Therapists look forward to enriching and enhancing the lives of the neonatal population with the use of the PIOMI tool. WE all look forward to enriching our professional talents through continued communication and dialogue. A sincere thank you for your time energy and talent."
Brian J. Smith, PT, MHA
Team Lead Pediatric Service Line
Pediatrics and NBSC
LeHigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital