Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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.

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Apr 16 2015

Simulation of Peer Review Sheds Light on Bias in Grant Funding

Investigators may be taken aback by the results of a simulation study published in the journal Research Policy by T. Eugene Day, D.Sc., of the Office of Safety and Medical Operations at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, assessing how much bias is needed before grant funding decisions are swayed.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/simulation-of-peer-review-sheds-light-on-bias-in-grant-funding/

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.

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Apr 02 2015

Researchers Suggest NTRK3 Gene Mutation Contributes to Heart Defects

Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are searching for genes that could be linked to the presence of heart defects, and they recently reported on mutations in the gene NTRK3.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-suggest-ntrk3-gene-mutation-contributes-to-heart-defects/

Mar 31 2015

Driven by Patients: CHOP’s Cutting-Edge Fetal Surgery to be Featured on PBS

The work of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s N. Scott Adzick, MD, an internationally recognized fetal surgery pioneer, will be featured in the new documentary series Twice Born.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/driven-by-patients-chops-cutting-edge-fetal-surgery-to-be-featured-on-pbs/

Mar 30 2015

Watch CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES

The history of our understanding and approach to cancer are at the center of CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a film directed by Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns. The documentary, which features the Cancer Center at CHOP, will air in three parts on March 30, 31 and April 1 at 9 …

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Mar 25 2015

Technology Helps Overcome Barriers to Vaccination

Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, commented about a study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics that described an approach to using health information technology to increase vaccination coverage.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/technology-helps-overcome-barriers-to-vaccination/

Mar 23 2015

View Amazing Images in Honor of Brain Awareness Week

Neuroscientists worldwide celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Brain Awareness Week, March 16-22.

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Mar 20 2015

Researchers Honored for Using Video to Better Understand Alarm Fatigue

ECRI Institute selected an innovative study conducted by patient safety researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who aimed to objectively measure alarm fatigue as a finalist for its 9th Annual Health Devices Achievement Award.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-honored-using-video-better-understand-alarm-fatigue/

Mar 18 2015

Vaccinating Against Diseases, Without a Vaccine

Last month, Dr. Farzan published a study in Nature that describes his team’s creation of a new molecule that prevents monkeys from being infected with simian/human immunodeficiency virus.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/vaccinating-against-diseases-without-a-vaccine/

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