Category Archive: Perelman School of Medicine

May 27 2015

Award Celebrates CHOP Expert’s Brain Tumor Research

At the 13th Annual Dream & Promise Gala, set to be held tonight in New York, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation will honor Tom Curran, PhD, FRS, with the 2015 Fred J. Epstein, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/award-celebrates-chop-experts-brain-tumor-research/

May 20 2015

Pilot Grant to Support Genetic Eosinophilic Esophagitis Investigation

CHOP’s Antonella Cianferoni, MD, PhD, recently received a two-year, $140,000 grant to study the genetic underpinnings of the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/pilot-grant-to-support-genetic-eosinophilic-esophagitis-investigation/

May 07 2015

Study Team Uses Virtual Visits to Help Families Transition to Home

A pilot quality improvement project underway at CHOP aims to reduce the emotional and operational stress on families returning home by conducting virtual visits via video chat on mobile devices a few days after children are discharged.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/study-team-uses-virtual-visits-to-help-families-transition-to-home/

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 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 17 2015

Severe Pediatric Sepsis Remains Highly Prevalent Public Health Problem

Severe pediatric sepsis is a challenge for critical care specialists who unfortunately see children in pediatric intensive care units die from body-wide inflammation and subsequent organ damage.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/severe-pediatric-sepsis-remains-highly-prevalent-public-health-problem/

Apr 14 2015

Stay in Touch With Safety During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Teen driver safety researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP are studying common scenarios that involve serious hazards of distracted driving and how they affect novice drivers’ performance.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/stay-in-touch-with-safety-during-distracted-driving-awareness-month/

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