Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 09 2015

Pathways in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Open New Possibilities

Finding out Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) causes could be extremely important to understanding human development at all levels, which is why Ian Krantz, MD, medical director of the Center for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and Related Diagnosis at CHOP, and his colleagues have dedicated the past two decades to research that is piecing together the basic biology of CdLS.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/pathways-in-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome-open-new-possibilities/

May 08 2015

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Funds Support Rapid Discovery of New Therapies

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to pediatric cancer research, uses the proceeds from its cookie sales and other fundraising events to provide grants to support the work of scientists at five of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/cookies-for-kids-cancer-funds-support-rapid-discovery-of-new-therapies/

May 07 2015

Study Team Uses Virtual Visits to Help Families Transition to Home

A pilot quality improvement project underway at CHOP aims to reduce the emotional and operational stress on families returning home by conducting virtual visits via video chat on mobile devices a few days after children are discharged.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/study-team-uses-virtual-visits-to-help-families-transition-to-home/

May 06 2015

Gynecologist’s Studies Aim to Improve Adolescent Girls’ Health

Adolescent gynecologist Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH is leading two studies: a clinical trial, and an analysis of data from two large datasets of adolescent girls’ health in the U.S.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/gynecologists-studies-aim-to-improve-adolescent-girls-health/

May 05 2015

New Guideline Curbs Overuse of Antibiotics for Tonsillectomies

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published a guideline in 2011 recommending that “clinicians should not routinely administer or prescribe perioperative antibiotics to children undergoing tonsillectomies.”

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-guideline-curbs-overuse-of-antibiotics-for-tonsillectomies/

May 04 2015

Precision Medicine Trial to Focus on Children With Advanced Cancers

A new research opportunity under development as part of its Project:EveryChild, called Project:EveryChild Pediatric MATCH, aims to use the power of precision medicine to potentially provide investigational therapies for some children with advanced cancers.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/precision-medicine-trial-to-focus-on-children-with-advanced-cancers/

May 01 2015

New CHOP Research Center Will Address Pediatric Health Disparities

The Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Disparities Research (CPHD) will work to “identify, describe, and understand disparities in care and care practices among perinatal and pediatric patients.”

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-chop-research-center-will-address-pediatric-health-disparities/

» Newer posts