Azanna Ahmad Kamar, MD, MBBS, MRCPCH
Dr. Azanna Ahmad Kamar currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer and Consultant Neonatologist at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. She is a University of Malaya MBBS graduate and had spent her paediatric training years at Paediatric Institute Hospital Kuala Lumpur. She subsequently underwent further training in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland. As a paediatrics and neonatal registrar in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, she had worked at the Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin, the Coombe Women and Infants’ University Hospital, and the Rotunda Hospital in central Dublin. She was a member of the Irish National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) team. At present, as a Consultant Neonatologist and Senior Lecturer of her alma mater, she teaches medical as well biomedical engineering students. Her interests are in demographics of infant diseases, management of neonatal and paediatric ethical dilemmas, targeted therapeutic interventions, infant growth and nutrition, and the amalgamation of technology in neonatology. Her desire is to ensure that Malaysia will lead in the field of Neonatology for this region in this East, as a developing country that can assist and create standards of care and guidelines specific to its regional needs, and being pioneering and contemporary in the design of neonatology inventions that matter. She is also a keen bioethics and had received her certificate in Paediatric Bioethics Programmer from Children’s Mercy Hospital in affiliation with the University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA in 2016. She is also the current President of the Perinatal Society of Malaysia.
1. Ju Lee Oei, Ola D. Saugstad, Kei Lui, Ian M. Wright, John P. Smyth, Paul Craven, Yueping Alex Wang, Rowena
McMullan, Elisabeth Coates, Meredith Ward, Parag Mishra, Koert De Waal, Javeed Travadi, Kwee Ching See, Irene
G.S. Cheah, Chin Theam Lim, Yao Mun Choo, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, Fook Choe Cheah, Ahmed Masoud, William Tarnow-Mordi. Targeted Oxygen in the Resuscitation of Preterm Infants, a Randomized Clinical Trial. Pediatrics. Dec 2016, e20161452; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-1452.
2. Polly Soo Xi Yap, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, Chun Wie Chong, Ivan Kok Seng Yap, Kwai Lin Thong, Yao Mun Choo, Mohd Yasim Md Yusof, and Cindy Shuan Ju Teh. Intestinal carriage of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in preterm-infants during hospitalization in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Pathogens And Global Health Vol. 110 , Iss. 6,2016.
3. Lai NM, Ahmad Kamar A, Choo YM, Kong JY, Ngim CF. Fluid supplementation for neonatal unconjugated
hyperbilirubinaemia (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 9. Art. No.:
CD011891. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011891.
4. Lai NM, Taylor JE, Tan K, Choo YM, Ahmad Kamar A, Muhamad NA. Antimicrobial dressings for the prevention of catheter-related infections in newborn infants with central venous catheters. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD011082. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011082.pub2.
5. A Ahmad Kamar, L Machen, M Sheridan-Pereira. An Audit of Management of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the Context of the 2007 European Consensus Guidelines. Pediatric Research 70;496 (November
6. Choo YM, Ahmad Kamar A, Tengku Kamalden TAF, Looi ML, Tan K, Lai NM. Lutein and zeaxanthin for reducing morbidity and mortality in preterm infants (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue Art. No.: CD012178. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012178.
7. Nai Ming Lai, Jacqueline E Taylor, Kenneth Tan, Yao Mun Choo, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, Nor Asiah Muhamad,
Roslaili Khairudin. Antimicrobial dressings for the prevention of catheter-related infections in newborn infants
with central venous catheters. (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5. Art. No.:
CD011082. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011082.
8. Lai NM,Taylor JT, Tan K, Choo YM, Kamar AA, Muhamad NA. Antimicrobial dressings for the prevention of
catheter-related infections in newborn infants with central venous catheters. Journal of Paediatrics and Child
Health 51 (Suppl. 1) (2015), 1138.
9. D. V. Rukumani, A. K. Azanna, D. R. Ardita, T. S. Nee, Y. M. Yusof, S. D. Sekaran, and E. M. Shankar. Recalcitrant methicillin-sensitive coagulase negative Staphylococcus aureus in an extremely low birth weight preterm infant with thrombocytopaenia. J Med Microbiol Case Reports 2014 (1)doi: 10.1099/jmmcr.0.004242.