Monthly Archive: March 2015

Mar 13 2015

VEPTR Inventor Dr. Robert Campbell Honored by Pennsylvania Bio

We’re so pleased to announce that Children’s Hospital’s Robert M. Campbell, MD, was honored with Pennsylvania Bio’s Patient Impact Award at the organization’s annual dinner last night for his invention, the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR)!

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/veptr-inventor-dr-robert-campbell-honored-by-pennsylvania-bio/

Mar 13 2015

Study of Rare Disease Reveals Gene Crucial to Immune Defense

Researchers from the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia investigating a serious, rare disease called common variable immunodeficiency have discovered a gene linked to immune defense.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/study-of-rare-disease-reveals-gene-crucial-to-immune-defense/

Mar 11 2015

Technology Focuses on Acne Evaluation, Management

Albert Yan, MD, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and co-developers Elena Bernardis, PhD, and Jianbo Shi, PhD, are creating a software program using computer vision algorithms that will expedite clinical visits for acne and allow physicians to spend more valuable time on patient education.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/technology-focuses-acne-evaluation-management/

Mar 09 2015

CHOP Advocate Dr. Paul Offit Speaks Out for Measles Vaccine

Paul A. Offit, MD, spoke to a number of media outlets about the recent measles outbreaks and the vaccine worries the outbreaks have induced.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-advocate-dr-paul-offit-speaks-out-for-measles-vaccine/

Mar 06 2015

Study Shows No Reprieve From Sleep Problems During Pregnancy

New research by a sleep expert at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shows that a high prevalence of a spectrum of sleep problems occurs across all months of pregnancy, and that napping during the day should be considered the norm for moms-to-be.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/study-shows-reprieve-sleep-problems-pregnancy/

Mar 04 2015

PolicyLab to Study Effect of Narratives on Antipsychotic Prescribing

A team of investigators from PolicyLab recently received an award from the William T. Grant Foundation to examine antipsychotic prescribing practices.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/policylab-study-effect-narratives-antipsychotic-prescribing/

Mar 02 2015

Device Invented by CHOP Expert “Flips” Rare Disease Survival

A device created by a CHOP expert is changing the lives of children with a debilitating rare disease, offering hope of drastically improved outcomes.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/device-invented-by-chop-expert-flips-rare-disease-survival/

Mar 02 2015

Finding New Genetic Syndrome Ends Medical Odyssey for Families

CHOP medical geneticist and researcher Ian Krantz, MD, has been a tireless detective in his efforts to find out what genetic syndrome could be behind Leta’s constellation of symptoms.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/finding-new-genetic-syndrome-ends-medical-odyssey-families/

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