Dec 02 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Hypertension, Cancer Survivors’ Parents, Breastfeeding, Antibiotics, Allergies

CHOP Research In the NewsWelcome back to our regular roundup of research news from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! Now that we are bringing you these updates biweekly, we have an even richer collection of stories to share. This week’s highlights include an important update for clinicians to recognize that hypertension risk may be underdiagnosed in children; research on the ongoing needs of childhood cancer survivors; findings about what it takes for working mothers to continue breastfeeding their babies successfully; a new study getting underway in an effort to reduce children’s exposure to antibiotic side effects while also reducing resistant bacteria; and a national update on the state of knowledge about food allergy prevalence. Read on for the details.

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Nov 29 2016

Post-Election Look at the Future of Children’s Health

children's healthThe presidential election will usher in new leadership for our country in January but is raising speculations now about how the new administration will address important questions and issues related to the health of children and adolescents.

Some of those issues – particularly with respect to the healthcare programs available for children – were at the forefront long before the election even took place. CHOP’s PolicyLab noted in a recent blog post that 2017 was already shaping up to be a challenging year for children and adolescents.

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Nov 22 2016

Leukodystrophy Research, Advocacy Mission Critical for New Program Director

LeukodystrophyA special space is open on the walls of Adeline Vanderver, MD’s, new office for a framed collage of “Commander” Massimo “Mo” Damiani, a toddler wearing an orange jumpsuit who looks ready to join a NASA astronaut team. Dr. Vanderver, a child neurologist and geneticist, helped to pinpoint his rare subtype of leukodystrophy, a group of inherited degenerative diseases that affect the white matter in the brain and spinal cord. Gratified to have a diagnosis after three years of searching, Mo’s father sent Dr. Vanderver the portrait with the message, “Mission Accomplished.”

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Nov 18 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Body and Mind, Stayin’ Alive, ADHD Guidelines, Innovation Leadership

CHOP Research In the NewsWelcome back to our regular roundup of research news from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! Research at CHOP helps children wherever they are, whether in a primary care doctor’s office, in the hospital, in the community, or at home. This week’s stories cover all the bases.

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Nov 15 2016

Q&A: How Pediatricians Can Help Suburban Families in Poverty

povertyThe shiny picture of the American dream sometimes belies underlying struggles. This may be especially true in suburban communities, where demographic shifts in the last decade have left growing numbers of families experiencing poverty or near-poverty conditions in which they struggle to pay the bills. And that has serious implications for children’s health.

Cornerstone recently sat down with Deepak Palakshappa, MD, an attending physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who conducts research on ways to address food insecurity —the inability to afford sufficient, quality food to sustain a healthy lifestyle —in families seen in pediatric practices.

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Nov 11 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Vaccine Safety, Emotions and Driving, Concussion Discussions, Surgical Excellence Award

CHOP Research In the NewsIt has been a whirlwind week for most Americans, so if you need to break away from political news to catch up with your science news, you’ve come to the right place. This installment of In the News starts with an important study for patients with rare primary immunodeficiency diseases at risk of side effects from the rubella vaccine. Next, a new Research in Action blog post reminds all drivers — and especially young, inexperienced ones — to not flip out when they encounter stressful driving situations. And then a pediatric concussion expert takes us on a tour of her recent educational opportunities that furthered her understanding of concussion diagnosis and treatment. We end with the exciting news that CHOP’s surgeon-in-chief won a Surgical Excellence award for advancing the care of children with congenital hyperinsulinism. Read on for more details.

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Nov 08 2016

‘Adulting’ Gets Complicated During Shift From Pediatric to Adult Medical Care

adultingA new word is catching on to describe the sometimes overwhelming life stage of learning to behave like a grown-up: “adulting.” For youth with chronic diseases, adulting has complexities beyond coming to grips with doing their own laundry. They must transition to a new system of adult-centered medical care, which can be daunting.

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Nov 04 2016

CHOP Research In the News: From Good Starts to Young Adult Transitions

CHOP Research In the NewsWelcome back to another weekly roundup of research news from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! This week’s stories start with celebrating healthy beginnings with an honor for a researcher who focuses on the health needs of vulnerable newborn babies, then transitions through a weighty childhood health concern with a major news report about lead paint poisoning in Philadelphia and a CHOP expert’s discussion of how policy should address the vital need to protect young children. Finally, we conclude with the transition into adult care from pediatric neurology, with the recommendations of a panel led by a CHOP expert. Read on to join us on this journey through the pediatric research lifespan.

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Nov 01 2016

CHOP Honors Superhuman Abilities of Clinical Research Coordinators

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATORS

2016 CRC RE@CH Award winners, Sarah Noon, MS, CGC (left) and Eileen Ford (right)

Not all superheroes wear masks and capes. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, clinical research coordinators are the often-unsung superheroes doing important work in plain clothes and in plain sight. A good coordinator makes the process of participating in clinical studies easy and enjoyable for families while capably navigating the hidden complexities of running a study behind the scenes. And CHOP is home to many such staffers who are not only good, but super.

The fourth annual Clinical Research Coordinator RE@CH Award ceremony, hosted by CHOP’s Clinical Research Support Office and held Oct. 19, honored 16 nominees, two winners, and the entire community of clinical research staff at CHOP for excellence — and it featured a superhero theme, of course.

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Oct 28 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Inspirational Patients, Pioneering Fetal Surgery, Trauma Recovery, ADHD Overdiagnosed in ASD, AAP Annual Meeting

CHOP Research In the NewsAlthough October is just ending, we’re already looking ahead to the New Year in this week’s installment of In the News. Read about two inspirational patients, a mother and daughter who fought neuroblastoma, who will join their physician Yael Mossé, MD, a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia childhood cancer researcher, on a Rose Parade® float to celebrate their perseverance and dedication to research.

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