Category Archive: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Mar 17 2015

Researchers Look for Factors Underlying Disparities in Diabetes Care

diabetesA study published in Pediatrics and written by Steven Willi, MD, director of the Diabetes Center for Children at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, took a close look at health care practitioners’ prescribing practices for insulin pumps.

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Mar 13 2015

VEPTR Inventor Dr. Robert Campbell Honored by Pennsylvania Bio

VEPTRWe’re so pleased to announce that Children’s Hospital’s Robert M. Campbell, MD, was honored with Pennsylvania Bio’s Patient Impact Award at the organization’s annual dinner last night for his invention, the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR)!

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Mar 2 2015

Finding New Genetic Syndrome Ends Medical Odyssey for Families

LETA_DNACHOP medical geneticist and researcher Ian Krantz, MD, has been a tireless detective in his efforts to find out what genetic syndrome could be behind Leta’s constellation of symptoms.

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Feb 27 2015

CHOP HIV Expert Consulted About Novel Vaccine Study

HIVThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s own Philip R. Johnson, MD was consulted for a number of articles about an exciting new HIV vaccine study.

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Feb 25 2015

Genetic MEG Study Links Language Delay to Chromosome Deletion

chromosomeAccording to new research, children born with a DNA abnormality on chromosome 16 already linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language.

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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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Feb 6 2015

Project Increases Flu Vaccination in Pediatric Patients With Cancer

vaccinationWhile influenza vaccination is important for all children, it is critical that pediatric patients with cancer get a flu shot because their weakened immune systems leave them especially vulnerable to severe infections.

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Feb 4 2015

CHOP Invited to President Obama’s Precision Medicine Announcement

precision medicineThe Precision Medicine Initiative, which President Obama first announced in his 2015 State of the Union speech, calls for new funding to build a national infrastructure to help sophisticated biomedical data flow from health clinics to DNA sequencing labs and back again as innovative treatments.

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Jan 28 2015

Lessons Learned From OB Unit Closures: Planning, Communication Needed

OB unitAfter a series of hospitals in Philadelphia began closing their maternity programs, the OB units that remained open were strained by surges in patient volume, low workforce morale, and lack of care continuity, according to a new study led by researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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