Category Archive: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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 8 2015

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Funds Support Rapid Discovery of New Therapies

Cookies for Kids' CancerCookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to pediatric cancer research, uses the proceeds from its cookie sales and other fundraising events to provide grants to support the work of scientists at five of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers.

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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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May 4 2015

Precision Medicine Trial to Focus on Children With Advanced Cancers

cancer treatmentA new research opportunity under development as part of its Project:EveryChild, called Project:EveryChild Pediatric MATCH, aims to use the power of precision medicine to potentially provide investigational therapies for some children with advanced cancers.

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Apr 27 2015

Minimal Improvement in Infants’ Neurodevelopment After Cardiac Surgery

neurodevelopmentThe most common complication for children who undergo CHD surgery in infancy is neurodevelopmental disability.

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Apr 24 2015

Scientists Explore Gene Silencing as Novel Approach to Dystonia

dystoniaScientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are comparing two molecular therapy techniques for Dystonia — RNA interference (RNAi) and antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs).

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Apr 22 2015

Investigation Bolsters Use of Variant Protein in Hemophilia Gene Therapy

hemophilia_gene_therapyUsing gene therapy to produce a mutant human protein with unusually high blood-clotting power, scientists have successfully treated animals with the bleeding disorder hemophilia.

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Apr 20 2015

Genomic Sequencing Helps Scientists Trace High-risk Leukemia Relapse

leukemiaStephen Hunger, MD and a team of researchers used highly sensitive deep sequencing techniques to see how genetic changes in acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells evolve from diagnosis to remission and relapse.

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Apr 17 2015

Severe Pediatric Sepsis Remains Highly Prevalent Public Health Problem

SPROUT_BLOGSevere pediatric sepsis is a challenge for critical care specialists who unfortunately see children in pediatric intensive care units die from body-wide inflammation and subsequent organ damage.

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