Bookended 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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Shana 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.
Cookies 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.
The 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.”
A 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.
The most common complication for children who undergo CHD surgery in infancy is neurodevelopmental disability.
Scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are comparing two molecular therapy techniques for Dystonia — RNA interference (RNAi) and antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs).
Using gene therapy to produce a mutant human protein with unusually high blood-clotting power, scientists have successfully treated animals with the bleeding disorder hemophilia.
Stephen 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.
Severe 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.