Research Communications

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Date registered: December 4, 2012

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  1. Did a New App Facilitate Faster, Easier Dermatology Consults for Families? — August 17, 2017
  2. Girl Power: Meet CHOP Research Hero, Brynn Connor — August 15, 2017
  3. Toyota Collaboration, CHOP Most Wired, Breastfeeding in the N/IICU, Weighing In on Ear Infections and E-Cigarettes — August 11, 2017
  4. Are We Ready for Self-driving Cars? — August 8, 2017
  5. Got Skills? What it Takes to be a Learning Health System Researcher — August 4, 2017

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Aug 17 2017

Did a New App Facilitate Faster, Easier Dermatology Consults for Families?

Nobody enjoys sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, especially when they have an uncomfortable skin condition. A Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia study team tested a direct-to-consumer mobile app designed to facilitate routine dermatologic consultations for children and adolescents. The pilot study results showed the telemedicine technology was acceptable, easy to use, and expedited care.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/snapshot-science-new-app-facilitate-faster-easier-dermatology-consults-families/

Aug 15 2017

Girl Power: Meet CHOP Research Hero, Brynn Connor

At 2 ½ years old, pediatricians at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia diagnosed Brynn Clare Connor with Rett syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that disrupts a child’s communication, coordination, muscle control, and growth over time. Caused by a mutation in the MECP2 gene, Rett syndrome can occur in both genders but almost exclusively affects girls.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/research-heroes-girl-power-meet-chop-research-hero-brynn-connor/

Aug 11 2017

Toyota Collaboration, CHOP Most Wired, Breastfeeding in the N/IICU, Weighing In on Ear Infections and E-Cigarettes

Ear infections, e-cigarettes, and exciting collaborations, oh my! In this week’s research news roundup, we followed the trails of our clinicians and investigators as they used expertise and evidence to weigh in on mainstream health issues.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/in-the-news-toyota-collaboration-chop-wired-breastfeeding-niicu-weighing-ear-infections-e-cigarettes/

Aug 08 2017

Are We Ready for Self-driving Cars?

Self-driving cars are speedily racing toward becoming an everyday reality, with Congress considering recently introduced bills that would allow the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to oversee the deployment of autonomous vehicles on public roads, pre-empting individual states from issuing local laws.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/ready-self-driving-cars/

Aug 04 2017

Got Skills? What it Takes to be a Learning Health System Researcher

Don’t let those crisp, white lab coats fool you. While researchers share the ultimate goal of reaching new findings that can advance the best possible medical care, they aren’t all the same.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/got-skills-takes-learning-health-system-researcher/

Aug 01 2017

Can Electronic Alerts Help Identify Sepsis in Sick Children?

A two-step electronic alert system successfully reduced missed sepsis diagnoses in children by 76 percent. The new pediatric protocol, which incorporates the use of vital signs, risk factors, and a clinician’s judgment, shows promise as a sensitive and specific tool that can help pediatricians working in the emergency department (ED) save lives.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/snapshot-science-can-electronic-alerts-help-identify-sepsis-sick-children/

Jul 28 2017

Psychology in Media Award, Targeted Cancer Drugs, Dermatology App, CHOP ROP Model, Beckwith-Wiedemann Conference

Read on for more exciting headlines from this week, including highlights from our inaugural “Deciphering Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome” conference.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/in-the-news-psychology-media-award-targeted-cancer-drugs-dermatology-app-chop-rop-model-beckwith-wiedemann-conference/

Jul 27 2017

CHOP Hosts Deciphering Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome Conference

It was weekend of firsts on many fronts, as physicians, genetic counselors, nurses, researchers, and families gathered July 21–23 at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute for the inaugural Deciphering Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) conference. BWS is a rare overgrowth disorder involving genetic and epigenetic changes that occur approximately every one in 10,500 births.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-hosts-deciphering-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-conference/

Jul 25 2017

A Day in the Life of a CRISSP Scholar

I first became interested in neurology when I observed a grade school friend have a seizure. But it wasn’t until after I was chosen to participate in the division of Child Neurology’s annual Neurology High School Scholars Program at CHOP that I decided that I wanted to become a pediatric neurologist.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/crissp-day-life/

Jul 18 2017

Do Researchers Need Standardized Dosing for Infant Anticancer Drug Trials?

Researchers from the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) have developed a new standardized dosing method for anticancer drugs in infants to use across all COG clinical trials. This unified method, based on dose banding and organized into tables for different drugs and dose levels, will address the limitations and variability that researchers can encounter in current methods.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-need-standardized-dosing-infant-anticancer-drug-trials/

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