July 2014

Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 31 2014

CKiD Study Spurs New Insights Into Chronic Kidney Disease

chronic kidney diseaseIdentifying the best strategies to slow the progression to kidney failure for children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a constant challenge for clinicians.

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Jul 30 2014

Unique Collaboration Leads to “Dream Teams” to Advance Pediatric Research

dream teamTwo dedicated “dream teams” of investigators will shape innovative solutions to address unmet pediatric medical needs, as part of a research partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Jul 23 2014

Platelet Granule Formation Gives Insight Into Rare Disease

plateletCell biologists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute speculate that platelet granules hold the key to unlocking the mechanisms behind Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome.

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Jul 21 2014

Putting a Dollar Amount to Autism Pays Off

autismAutism spectrum disorders have an enormous price tag, and experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are hoping that all those dollar signs add up to increased attention on new research and more coordinated ways to support patients with autism throughout adulthood.

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Jul 17 2014

Study Shows Evaluators Can Screen for Eye Disease Remotely

retinopathy of prematurityA study published in JAMA Ophthalmology shows trained evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity.

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Jul 10 2014

Electrocardiogram Use Varies for Infants With ALTEs

ElectrocardiogramThe 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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Jul 7 2014

PolicyLab Reports on Students Involved With Child Welfare

child welfareA report released in June by PolicyLab revealed that 17 percent of Philadelphia public school students have been involved with child welfare and it described the educational barriers that these students face.

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