Category Archive: Division of Emergency Medicine

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.

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Jun 16 2017

Alex’s Lemonade Kickoff, Baby Sleep Study, Military Families, Driving with ADHD, Reducing ED Pain

Rounding out a week of soaring temperatures and some exciting research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we bring you this week’s headline highlights.

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May 09 2017

Scientific Symposium Emphasizes Future Directions of Research Institute

Synapses were firing throughout the conference room in the Colket Translational Research Building as attendees at the 2017 Research Institute Scientific Symposium held May 2 learned about their colleagues’ intriguing research endeavors.

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May 02 2017

Getting Into a California State of Mind: PAS Meeting Preview

If you’re eager to learn and a creator of change — which pretty much covers everyone here at the Research Institute — then you’ll want to know about what’s happening at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting (PAS), the largest international meeting focusing on research in child health.

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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.

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Jan 05 2015

Researchers Study Factors That May Complicate Concussion Recovery

As the number of children treated for concussions continues to increase, the evidence-based program Minds Matter developed by concussion experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has expanded to clinicians in the emergency room and primary care practices.

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