October 2015

Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 30 2015

Driving Safety Research Gets Traction as Business Venture

 Diagnostic Driving, a startup company spun out from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, has spent the past several months accelerating from an idea based on teen driver safety research into a thoroughly researched, successfully piloted business model for improving the safety of corporate automotive fleets.

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Oct 28 2015

More Effective Strategies Needed to Prevent Abusive Head Trauma

AHTWhen parents feel exhausted, stressed, and frustrated by their inconsolable infant, they may reach a flash point and injure their baby. Devastating head injuries can result from forceful shaking and blunt impact.

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Oct 22 2015

Universal Autism Screening in Young Children Under Question

Young Girl Being Held By Female Pediatric DoctorMany parents and clinicians are in a bind between conflicting recommendations about autism. Newly issued recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTSF) suggest that current evidence is not strong enough to justify universal screening for the condition in young children.

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Oct 20 2015

Young Investigator Seeks a Target for Targeted Neuroblastoma Therapy

It is scary to learn your child has neuroblastoma, a tumor of the peripheral nervous system that is the most common cancer in infants. It is scarier still when you get test results that show your child is in the half of neuroblastoma patients whose cancer is very aggressive and high-risk.

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Oct 13 2015

No Rush for Eye Disease Screening in Most Children With Diabetes

Eye_DiseaseSomething surprising happened when Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE, and his colleagues in the Division of Ophthalmology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia examined children with diabetes: They kept failing to find what they were looking for.

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Oct 8 2015

Missing Well Visits Results in Preventive Care Gaps for Preterm Infants

Newborns’ first big journeys into the world often are to well-baby exams at pediatricians offices. These checkups usually are scheduled within the first days or weeks after discharge from the hospital, followed by exams every few months during their first year of life.

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Oct 6 2015

Focus on Vision and Balance Deficits Following Youth Concussion

Recognizing a concussion oftentimes is not crystal clear for clinicians. A young patient with a head injury may report experiencing common concussion symptoms, and yet results from a standard physical exam seem normal.

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