August 2014

Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug 28 2014

Report on 100 Prenatal Surgeries for Spina Bifida Support it as New Standard of Care

spina bifidaReporting on 100 recent cases of fetal surgery for spina bifida, specialists from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia achieved results similar to those in a landmark clinical trial that established a new standard of care for prenatal repair of this birth defect.

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Aug 26 2014

Investigators Excited to Receive CPCE Pilot Grant Awards

CPCEAny opportunity to get a research project off the ground is greatly appreciated, especially by the two Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia physicians who recently received 2014 Pilot Grant Awards from the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE).

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Aug 20 2014

New Study Focuses on Nasal Steroids as OSA Treatment

nasal_steroidsResearchers from the Sleep Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are set to launch the “Steroids for Pediatric Research in Kids (SPARK)” trial in September that will investigate the use of nasal corticosteroids as a possible treatment for OSAS.

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Aug 18 2014

Investigating a New Approach to Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Many of the major milestones in understanding eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a food allergy that affects the esophagus, began in research laboratories at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Aug 15 2014

Forced Looping Viable Strategy to Reverse Globin Switch

globinInvestigators at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are exploring a new gene therapy approach that aims to reactivate the production of fetal hemoglobin as a potential intervention for patients with sickle cell disease.

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Aug 13 2014

Investigators Explore Safety of Rotavirus Vaccine in NICU

Clinicians in neonatal intensive care units across the country are uncertain about when to administer rotavirus vaccination to infants whose medical conditions require prolonged hospital stays.

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Aug 11 2014

Celebrating Student Contributions to Injury Research

injury researchA recent event at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) celebrated the wide-ranging accomplishments of a number of students who have been working with CIRP staff and investigators.

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