January 2015

Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 30 2015

Bridging the Gap Between Womb and World

preterm babiesInvestigators 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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Jan 28 2015

Lessons Learned From OB Unit Closures: Planning, Communication Needed

OB unitAfter a series of hospitals in Philadelphia began closing their maternity programs, the OB units that remained open were strained by surges in patient volume, low workforce morale, and lack of care continuity, according to a new study led by researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Jan 23 2015

Beyond the Bandages, Nurses Treat Trauma

traumaA recent study from CHOP and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing confirms that pediatric trauma nurses are knowledgeable about practicing trauma-informed care, but points to the need for additional nurse training to help families cope after a child’s injury.

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Jan 14 2015

Researchers Receive Grant to Study TMJ Biology, Long-term Maintenance

TMJEiki Koyama, DDS, PhD and Hyun-Duck Nah, DMD, PhD, from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, recently received a grant from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research to study the development of the TMJ.

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Jan 12 2015

Researchers Lay Groundwork for Novel Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s DiseaseResearchers in the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggest that an intricate pathway crucial to the development of Huntington’s disease (HD) rests on a “biological teeter-totter” that when carefully balanced could help to control this devastating neurodegenerative disorder.

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Jan 9 2015

Research Improves Training, Assessment of Teen Driving Skills

teen drivingTwo studies cited by the Wall Street Journal article were led by CIRP experts. In August, JAMA Pediatrics published a study authored by Jessica Mirman, PhD, that examined the effectiveness of the web-based Teen Driving Plan (TDP) tool in improving teen driving

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