Monthly Archive: August 2015

Aug 27 2015

Research, Clinical Care Combine to Improve Childhood Arthritis

When children with multiple swollen joints come to the Center for Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease for treatment, and then a few weeks later they are back on the field playing sports, their energy is contagious for pediatric rheumatologist Pamela Weiss, MD MSCE.

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Aug 25 2015

Researchers Using EEG Find Seizures in Newborns After Cardiac Surgery

It is imperative for clinicians to detect and treat seizures that may occur in newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have cardiac surgery.

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Aug 20 2015

Vismodegib’s Activity Tested in Medulloblastoma Subgroups

Tom Curran, PhD, FRS, of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, contributed to an article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology assessing the efficacy of a drug called vismodegib (Erivedge) in a subgroup of patients with recurrent medulloblastoma.

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Aug 18 2015

Researchers Testing Video to Increase Teens’ Acceptance of HPV Vaccine

About 79 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), and 14 million people become newly infected each year.

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Aug 13 2015

Hospitals Missed Screening Opportunities for Child Abuse

More than 1,500 children die from child abuse in the U.S each year, and many more are injured. Hospitals, however, may be missing opportunities to protect these young victims of abuse.

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Aug 11 2015

PEDSnet Awarded $8.6 Million to Support Clinical Data Research Network

PEDSnet, a patient-centered clinical data research network led by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, received $8.6 million in funding to continue its discovery and implementation of new ways to provide the best care and outcomes for children.

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Aug 06 2015

Home Plate Study Hits the Ground Running on Healthy Food Prep

Senbagam Virudachalam MD, MSHP, faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab, is leading a three-year study to test a community-based intervention that helps parents of toddlers practice healthy food preparation.

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Aug 04 2015

New Ways Needed to Predict, Treat Relapsed Leukemia

Despite advances in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment, between 15 and 20 percent of children who achieve an initial complete remission will relapse. They may need more intensive therapy or alternative approaches, but physicians do not yet have a reliable way of predicting which patients are at high-risk of relapse.

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