Category Archive: Pediatric Research Consortium (PeRC)

Dec 20 2016

New Strategies Needed to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Antibiotics

Sometimes half is better than whole. That’s the idea behind a new multicenter study that Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is participating in to compare a five-day (short) course of antibiotic therapy with a 10-day (standard) course of therapy to treat community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-strategies-needed-reduce-childrens-exposure-antibiotics/

Jan 20 2016

New Director of Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network

Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wears many hats, and he is adding one more with his recent appointment as director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-director-of-pediatric-research-in-office-settings-network/

Oct 17 2014

Intervention Aims to Promote Effective Practice for ADHD

ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder among children, occurring in about 8 percent of youth. Yet each child experiences symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity differently, so delivering treatment that is responsive to individuals’ specific needs, goals, and family preferences can be time-consuming and complex.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/intervention-aims-promote-effective-practice-adhd/

May 05 2014

Patient Engagement Study Set to Inform National Policy

Clinicians tapping on computers during patient visits has become routine in the era of electronic health records (EHRs). Now families increasingly are being encouraged to spend some screen time on their own entering health-related preferences and goals.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/patient-engagement-study-set-inform-national-policy/