Category Archive: Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness

Aug 30 2016

Investigators Put Their Studies Into Drive With CPCE Pilot Grants

CPCEThe CPCE Pilot Grant Program offers funding opportunities twice a year to CHOP investigators conducting clinical effectiveness studies. The recipient of the Fall 2015 Pilot Grant Award was Nicolas Bamat, MD, and the two recipients of the Spring 2016 award were Sagori Mukhopadhyay, MD, MMSc, and David I. Chu, MD.

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Aug 5 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Mean Girls, PROS Anniversary, a Research Hero, and Breastfeeding, Immunization Awareness

CHOP Research NewsAugust is perfect for lazy summer days, but our pediatric research news never rests. So whether you’re lounging by the pool or relaxing in a shady hammock, pull up In the News to find out the science that is hot at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Aug 2 2016

Laws Limiting School Junk Food Sales and Ads Show Potential to Impact Obesity

ObesityIn many cafeterias these days, the sloppy joe special and individual carton of milk comes with a side of state laws. Targeting a childhood obesity rate that seems stuck at a too-high rate of 17 percent, state and local legislators across the U.S. have introduced policy-based efforts to intervene.

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May 10 2016

Using Sociology to Outsmart Superbugs

SuperbugsOne of the biggest looming threats to humanity’s future is a monster of our own inadvertent creation. This isn’t a summer superhero movie plot. It’s the frightening reality of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and other microbes, which arise over time as more bugs are exposed to more drugs, and evolve resistance to their effects.

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Jan 20 2016

New Director of Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network

Alexander FiksAlexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wears many hats, and he is adding one more with his recent appointment as director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network.

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Jul 30 2015

Researchers Launch New Investigations With CPCE Pilot Grants

CPCEIf scientific research were like building a house, pilot studies would be the foundation. Their purpose is to establish solid evidence that will attract external support for large-scale studies. The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is giving three investigators the tools that they need to get to start digging.

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Jul 22 2015

Researchers Identify Predictors of Recurrent UTIs

UTIsRon Keren, MD, MPH, at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a research study that aimed to identify the risk factors that may contribute to why some children go on to develop recurrent UTIs.

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May 5 2015

New Guideline Curbs Overuse of Antibiotics for Tonsillectomies

tonsillectomyThe American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published a guideline in 2011 recommending that “clinicians should not routinely administer or prescribe perioperative antibiotics to children undergoing tonsillectomies.”

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Mar 25 2015

Technology Helps Overcome Barriers to Vaccination

vaccinationAlexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, commented about a study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics that described an approach to using health information technology to increase vaccination coverage.

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Feb 23 2015

CPCE Supports New Pilot Projects on Clinical Decision-Making

CPCE_CROPWinners chosen for the fall round of the CPCE’s Pilot Grant Program will focus on two projects that aim to have an impact on clinical decision-making.

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