Horacio S. Falciglia, MD

Academic Affiliation

Professor Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics

Fax 513-872-4979

Email horacio.falciglia@cchmc.org


Meconium aspiration syndrome; pathophysiology


Relationship of selenium status to sepsis in extremely premature infants 

Horacio Falciglia, MD, serves as the director of the Vermont Oxford Database, where he finds his work both challenging and interesting. This work allows the division to compare local (Cincinnati) neonatal outcomes, morbidities, and mortality in premature infants under 1500 grams with 600 other NICUs in the US and abroad. Dr. Falciglia also enjoys sharing years of clinical experience with new graduates and students as he teaches medical students and residents at the bedside. Dr. Falciglia's past research on meconium aspiration has been exciting and rewarding, and his research is leading to the understanding of the pathophysiology of this complex disease. The incidence of this disease has been drastically reduced through research and improved perinatal care.

MD: University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1967.

Residency: Pediatrics, Lincoln Hospital, Albert Einstein College, 1973.

Fellowship: Neonatology, New York University, Bellevue Hospital, 1976.

Certification: General pediatrics.

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Falciglia H. Exchange-Transfusion in Newborn Infants. Book Chapter, Ed Panamericana, 2007;7:113-140.

Falciglia HS, Johnson JR, Sullivan J, Hall CF, Miller JD, Riechmann GC, Falciglia GA. Role of antioxidant nutrients and lipid peroxidation in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Perinatol. 2003 Feb;20(2):97-107.

Falciglia HS, Henderschott C, Potter P, Helmchen R. Does DeLee suction at the perineum prevent meconium aspiration syndrome? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1992 Nov;167(5):1243-9.

Falciglia HS. Failure to prevent meconium aspiration syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 1988 Mar;71(3 Pt 1):349-53.