April 2014

Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 30 2014

New Director to Build on Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness’ Success

As the new director of CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE, will do what he enjoys most — create, develop, and build new ideas.

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Apr 28 2014

Surgery Timing Affects Brain Injury in Infants With CHD

heart defectJennifer Lynch, a University of Pennsylvania physics graduate student who investigates biomedical optics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, researched how the timing of surgery influences brain injury in newborns with HLHS.

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Apr 23 2014

Illustrating Commitment to Education, CHOP Research Honors Trainees

As part of its commitment to training the next generation of pediatric pioneers, every year CHOP Research takes time to honor its exceptional trainees, and recently announced the 2014 Distinguished Research Trainee Award winners.

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Apr 22 2014

Rare Disease Project Makes Progress, Empowers

rare diseaseIn the U.S., a disease is considered rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 people. Many rare diseases have genetic origins, and almost 70 percent of Americans affected by a rare disease are children, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).

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Apr 21 2014

Going With the Gut to Build Preterm Infants’ Immunity

At birth, infants move from a sterile environment to one full of microorganisms. They rapidly acquire alterations in their immune systems that help them to survive in this dirty world.

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Apr 15 2014

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

sleep apneaWhile obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a relatively common condition, affecting about 2 percent to 4 percent of young children, the scientific community is just opening its eyes to pediatric sleep disorders.

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