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Date registered: December 4, 2012

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  1. Research Needed to Address Unique Health Needs of Adolescents With HIV — May 21, 2015
  2. Pilot Grant to Support Genetic Eosinophilic Esophagitis Investigation — May 20, 2015
  3. Children With Nightly Bedtime Routines Have Better Sleep Outcomes — May 19, 2015
  4. Research at CHOP: It’s Not Just a Job, It’s an Adventure! — May 15, 2015
  5. The Brain is Important: CHOP Expert Discusses False Brain Tumor Syndrome — May 14, 2015

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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/

Apr 30 2015

Researchers Developing Registry for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

While pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a relatively rare problem in pediatrics, the frequency of the diagnosis and PH-related hospitalizations are rising.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-developing-registry-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension/

Apr 28 2015

Antipsychotic Use May Increase Diabetes Risk in Some Children

Researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab recently published the largest study to date documenting the significant diabetes risk to children with a prescription for antipsychotics.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/antipsychotic-use-may-increase-diabetes-risk-in-some-children/

Apr 27 2015

Minimal Improvement in Infants’ Neurodevelopment After Cardiac Surgery

The most common complication for children who undergo CHD surgery in infancy is neurodevelopmental disability.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/minimal-improvement-in-infants-neurodevelopment-after-cardiac-surgery/

Apr 24 2015

Scientists Explore Gene Silencing as Novel Approach to Dystonia

Scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are comparing two molecular therapy techniques for Dystonia — RNA interference (RNAi) and antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs).

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/scientists-explore-gene-silencing-novel-approach-dystonia/

Apr 23 2015

Center for Injury Research and Prevention Engineering Students Honored

Two undergraduate engineers from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) were recently honored during CHOP Research Poster Day.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/center-for-injury-research-and-prevention-engineering-students-honored/

Apr 22 2015

Investigation Bolsters Use of Variant Protein in Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Using gene therapy to produce a mutant human protein with unusually high blood-clotting power, scientists have successfully treated animals with the bleeding disorder hemophilia.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/investigation-bolsters-use-of-variant-protein-in-hemophilia-gene-therapy/

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