Yona Nicolau


Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
School of Medicine


M.D., Carol Davila University, 1999

Phone: (714) 456-6933
Fax: (714) 456-7658
Email: ynicolau@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Bldg 56, Ste 600
Mail Code: 4490
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Extremely Low Birth Infants, Chronic Lung Disease, Neonatal respiratory physiology
Publications
“The Effect of Ventilator Rounds on Respiratory Outcome in VLBW Infants in a Regional Tertiary Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit” – Y. Nicolau, T. Nguyen, S. Hutson, A. Hopper- Platform presentation, Western Society of Pediatric Research Conference, Carmel California, 2017
 
“Decreasing Chronic Lung Disease by Introduction of Bubble Continuous Airway Pressure (CPAP) in Very Low Birthweight”– Y. Nicolau, T. Nguyen, M. Tiras, A. Hopper, Platform Presentation, Southern Society of Pediatric Research Conference, New Orleans Louisiana 2017
 
“Massive pneumatosis without necrosis: A case report of clostridium perfringes sepsis in an extremely low birth weight infant” Nicolau Y., Bany-Mohammed F.B, Carpenter P.M. Uy C. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2015
 
“Outcomes of surrogate pregnancies in California and hospital economics of surrogate maternity and newborn care” Nicolau Y, Puekeypile A, Merritt T. A, Goldstein M., Oshiro B. World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2015 November
 
“Is Freezing an Issue with Pulse Oximetry Pulse Rate in the Delivery Room?” Mitchell R. Goldstein, MD, FAAP, Elba Fayard, MD, Diana Trupp, MD, Tabitha Solomon, MD, Yona Nicolau, MD, Adam Czynski, DO, W. Scott Pintelon, BS, Adrian Lavery, MD, T. Allen Merritt, MD, Raylene M. Phillips, Poster Presentation AAP National Conference and Exhibition, 2014
 
“Pulse Oximetry Monitoring in the Delivery Room: Are All Technologies Equal?” MR Goldstein Adam Czynski, DO, Sunhwa Kim, MD, Aprille Febre, MD, W. Scott Pintelon, BS, Yona Nicolau, MD, Andrew Hopper, MD, Linda Yang, MD and Ricardo Peverini, MD Poster Presentation AAP National Conference and Exhibition, 2014
 
“The Impact Of Vibratory Ventilation On The Oxygenation Index In Neonates.” Goldstein MR, Hopper A, Merritt TA, Tong C, Terry M, Tiras M, Nicolau Y, Fayard E, Peverini R. American Thoracic Society. Poster Presentation, ATS International Conference, San Diego, California, 2014.
 
“Identifying Patterns in Time Series Data – Using Neural Networking to Predict the Continued Presence of Normal Variation in High Frequency Ventilation.” Goldstein MR, Tong C, Tiras M, Merritt TA, Nicolau Y, Lavery A, Fayard E, Peverini R. Poster Presentation 31st Conference on High Frequency Ventilation of Infants. Snowbird, Utah 2014
 
“Using Pulse Oximetry to Monitor High Frequency Oscillation. Goldstein MR, Tong C, Tiras M, Merritt TA, Nicolau Y, Lavery A, Fayard E, Peverini R. Poster Presentation 31st Conference on High Frequency Ventilation of Infants. Snowbird, Utah 2014
 
“Use of Pulse Oximetry in the Delivery Room (DR): Comparison of Two Different Oximetry Technologies. Goldstein MR, Fayard E, Martorell L, Trupp D, Truong G, Solomon T, Czynski A, Lavery A, Nicolau Y, A Morkos, MD1, Kim S, Phillips R, Febre A, Ibrahim T, Merritt TA, Hopper A, Peverini R. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting 2014
 
“Effect of MN(III) tetrakis (4-benzoic acid) Porphyrin on retinal mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation in a rat model of oxygen induced retinopathy”. Jivabhai Patel S, Bany-Mohammed F, Nicolau Y, Inayat M, Franklin K, Robb K, Kenney MK, Strauss A, Beharry K Poster Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint Meeting (PAS/ASPR) Denver, April 2011
 
“siRNA Silencing of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Isoforms, Insulin-Like Factors and Their Receptors in Human Retinal Endothelial Cells”. Yona Nicolau, Fayez Bany-Mohammed and Kay D. Beharry. Poster Presentation. AAP 79th Perinatal and Developmental Medicine Symposium, Marco Island, Florida, November 2011.
 
Small Interference RNA Silencing of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Isoforms, Insulin-Like Factors and Their Receptors In Human Retinal Endothelial Cells”. Yona Nicolau, MD, Arthur Strauss, MD, Fayez Bany-Mohammed and Kay D. Beharry.
Poster Presentation. American Academy of Pediatrics, National Conference, Boston, October 14 2011.
 
Small Interference RNA (siRNA) Silencing of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Isoforms, Insulin-Like Factors (IGFs) and Their Receptors in Human Retinal Endothelial Cells”. Yona Nicolau, Dinh Hoang, Charles Theriot, Cale Franklin, Arthur Strauss, Fayez Bany-Mohammed, Kay D. Beharry.
Platform Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint Meeting (PAS/ASPR) Denver, April 2011.
 
Digital versus analog measurement of transcutaneous PCO2 at lower temperature in neonates”
Y. Nicolau, S. Shook, S. Elliott, Academic Day Symposium, Children Hospital of Central California, Fresno, CA 2009.
 
“Effects and causes of accidental/intentional carbon monoxide poisoning in Romania 1988-1998”.Yona Nicolau. National Medical Board- Romania, Publication date Sept. 1998.
Professional Societies
American Academy of Pediatrics- Fellow
California Association of Neonatologists
San Bernandino Medical Association
Orange County Medical Association
Other Experience
Medical Director Respiratory Care
Loma Linda University 2012—2016

Children's Hospital Blood Gas Lab. Associate Chief
Loma Linda University Children Hospital 2014—2016

Director, High Risk Clinic
Loma Lind aUniversity 2013—2014

ECMO Program Consultant
Loma Linda University 2013—2016

Chair Clinical Competency Commitee
Loma Linda University Neonatal Perinatal fellowship 2014—2016

Principal Investigator
Loma Linda University- Clinical Trial Center 2013—2017

Graduate Programs
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (PD)

Pediatrics

Research Center
Clinical Trial Center Loma Linda University
Last updated
02/07/2017