May 2015

Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 29 2015

Filling Prescriptions After Asthma Hospitalization Reduces Readmissions

AsthmaThe Journal of Pediatrics shows just over 50 percent of a large cohort of pediatric asthma, patients filled beta agonist and oral steroid prescriptions after being hospitalized, and fewer than 40 percent filled inhaled steroid prescriptions.

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May 26 2015

Fresh Whole Blood Lowers Child Heart Surgery Exposure Risk

heart surgeryInfants and children who undergo heart surgery are better off receiving fresh whole blood transfusions from a single donor, compared to receiving component blood from multiple donors, according to new research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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May 21 2015

Research Needed to Address Unique Health Needs of Adolescents With HIV

HIVRecent data has shown that AIDS-related mortality declined from 2005 to 2012 for adults and children, adolescent mortality has increased by 50 percent. What is creating such a huge equity gap in treatment for adolescents?

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May 15 2015

Research at CHOP: It’s Not Just a Job, It’s an Adventure!

researchBookended by references to the 1980s and 1990s — in the form of an iconic U.S. Navy commercial and a discussion of the 1991 measles outbreak in Philadelphia — the 2015 CHOP Research Institute Scientific Symposium offered a snapshot of the inspirational work going on at CHOP every day.

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May 14 2015

The Brain is Important: CHOP Expert Discusses False Brain Tumor Syndrome

brain tumorShana E. McCormack, MD, recently featured on Pediatric Research’s “Pediapod” podcast spoke about her review of pseudotumor cerebri syndrome, also known as false brain tumor, in which patients experience the symptoms of a brain tumor despite not having one.

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May 13 2015

Community Scholar Project Addresses Needs of Gender Variant Youth

gender youth variantPediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Nadia Dowshen, MD, founder and co-director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, wants to help alleviate the frustration of marginalized gender variant youth by improving their access to health resources and services.

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