Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Feb 06 2015

Project Increases Flu Vaccination in Pediatric Patients With Cancer

While influenza vaccination is important for all children, it is critical that pediatric patients with cancer get a flu shot because their weakened immune systems leave them especially vulnerable to severe infections.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/project-increases-flu-vaccination-pediatric-patients-cancer/

Feb 04 2015

CHOP Invited to President Obama’s Precision Medicine Announcement

The Precision Medicine Initiative, which President Obama first announced in his 2015 State of the Union speech, calls for new funding to build a national infrastructure to help sophisticated biomedical data flow from health clinics to DNA sequencing labs and back again as innovative treatments.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-invited-president-obamas-precision-medicine-announcement/

Jan 28 2015

Lessons Learned From OB Unit Closures: Planning, Communication Needed

After a series of hospitals in Philadelphia began closing their maternity programs, the OB units that remained open were strained by surges in patient volume, low workforce morale, and lack of care continuity, according to a new study led by researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/lessons-learned-ob-unit-closures-planning-communication-needed/

Jan 21 2015

$50 Million Gift to Fund Research Transformation at CHOP

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $50 million gift from Raymond G. Perelman.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/50-million-gift-fund-research-transformation-chop/

Jan 14 2015

Researchers Receive Grant to Study TMJ Biology, Long-term Maintenance

Eiki Koyama, DDS, PhD and Hyun-Duck Nah, DMD, PhD, from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, recently received a grant from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research to study the development of the TMJ.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-receive-grant-study-tmj-biology-long-term-maintenance/

Jan 12 2015

Researchers Lay Groundwork for Novel Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Researchers in the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggest that an intricate pathway crucial to the development of Huntington’s disease (HD) rests on a “biological teeter-totter” that when carefully balanced could help to control this devastating neurodegenerative disorder.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-lay-groundwork-novel-therapy-huntingtons-disease/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-study-factors-may-complicate-concussion-recovery/

Dec 29 2014

Researchers Explore Parents’ Sense of Duty When Child Seriously Ill

Parents of children with serious illnesses often have mixed emotions fluctuating from happiness, pride, and joy to concern, fear, and anger.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-explore-parents-sense-duty-child-seriously-ill/

Dec 19 2014

Benefits Persist in T Cell Therapy for Children with Relapsed Leukemia

An innovative cell therapy for this stubborn form of leukemia continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot clinical trial.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/benefits-persist-t-cell-therapy-children-relapsed-leukemia/

Dec 12 2014

Study Questions Bringing Lunch from Home

To pack a lunch or not to pack a lunch: that is every parent’s question. A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics may supply some answers to the age-old question of what to do about your children’s lunch.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/study-questions-bringing-lunch-home/

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