May 2014

Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 29 2014

Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity Associated With Functional Disability

retinopathy of prematurityA study led by a CHOP neonatology expert showed that infants with severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) diagnosed and treated under modern protocols remain at risk of nonvisual disabilities, even if blindness can be averted in most children.

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May 28 2014

CHOP, Drexel Consortium to Boost Pediatric Medical Device Pipeline

mecial deviceFor medical devices, as with many medicines, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. But the need for pediatric medical devices exists, even if proper devices may not.

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May 21 2014

Study Reports Outcomes of Tracheostomy in Preterm Infants

preterm infantNeonatologists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia frequently face the intricate decision of whether to place a tracheostomy in a preterm infant with severe lung disease and when to do it. A lack of relevant literature about this procedure makes it a challenging consideration.

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May 19 2014

Study Probes Long-term Seizure Freedom on Ketogenic Diet

seizure freedomMost children with epilepsy can have active and fulfilling lives, with the help of modern therapies. Yet 20 percent to 30 percent of children with epilepsy do not respond to medications, which physicians call medication-resistant or intractable epilepsy.

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May 14 2014

Three Peanut Immunotherapy Studies Under Way

peanut immunotherapyThree studies under way at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are looking at potential ways to desensitize children so that they can develop a level of tolerance to peanut protein that would provide some clinical protection against accidental exposure.

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May 12 2014

PCORI-Funded Study to Compare Broad, Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics

antibioticsJeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, recently received an approximately $1.8 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to compare the effectiveness of broad and narrow-spectrum antibiotics in treating acute respiratory infections.

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