Tag Archive: Infants

Jul 18 2017

Do Researchers Need Standardized Dosing for Infant Anticancer Drug Trials?

Researchers from the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) have developed a new standardized dosing method for anticancer drugs in infants to use across all COG clinical trials. This unified method, based on dose banding and organized into tables for different drugs and dose levels, will address the limitations and variability that researchers can encounter in current methods.

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May 30 2017

Protecting Breastfed Babies in the First Days of Life: Q&A with Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, MD

More mothers are breastfeeding than ever before. However, getting breastfeeding going can be difficult. Babies with inherited metabolic disorders, such as medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (let’s just call it MCAD) can be especially vulnerable to low blood sugar if they aren’t getting enough milk in the early days of breastfeeding.

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Apr 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Plastic Bronchitis, Baby BMI, Voice at the Vatican

Every week is full of discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among the highlights this week are a significant discovery and new treatment option in a heart surgery complication that affects young patients; a study of how to predict infants’ later obesity risk; and a CHOP cancer immunotherapy story hitting the world stage at an international conference.

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Jan 30 2015

Bridging the Gap Between Womb and World

Investigators at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are on the cusp of an innovative approach to caring for preterm babies, one that could radically transform the way they are treated and significantly improve their outcomes.

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Jul 10 2014

Electrocardiogram Use Varies for Infants With ALTEs

The most common underlying diagnoses related to ALTEs are gastroesophageal reflux and upper respiratory illness. Clinicians also consider cardiac causes, but no standardized method is used to evaluate patients with ALTEs, especially with regard to electrocardiograms (ECGs) as a diagnostic tool.

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Mar 22 2013

Research Links Attention, Slower Gaze Shifting in Infants Who Develop Autism

Children who are later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder have subtle but measurable differences in attention as early as 7 months of age, a new study shows. Infants who went on to be diagnosed with autism are slower to shift their gaze from one object to another, according to the researchers, who identified specific brain circuits that seem to cause the slower response.

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