Children’s hospitals are shifting away from imaging techniques that use ionizing radiation and moving toward alternatives that do not pose potential hazards.
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Advances in genomic sequencing hold enormous opportunities for more precise diagnosis of pediatric cancer and then targeting therapies toward the genetic alterations that are driving individuals’ disease.
When children with multiple swollen joints come to the Center for Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease for treatment, and then a few weeks later they are back on the field playing sports, their energy is contagious for pediatric rheumatologist Pamela Weiss, MD MSCE.
It is imperative for clinicians to detect and treat seizures that may occur in newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have cardiac surgery.
Tom Curran, PhD, FRS, of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, contributed to an article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology assessing the efficacy of a drug called vismodegib (Erivedge) in a subgroup of patients with recurrent medulloblastoma.
About 79 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), and 14 million people become newly infected each year.
More than 1,500 children die from child abuse in the U.S each year, and many more are injured. Hospitals, however, may be missing opportunities to protect these young victims of abuse.
Despite advances in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment, between 15 and 20 percent of children who achieve an initial complete remission will relapse. They may need more intensive therapy or alternative approaches, but physicians do not yet have a reliable way of predicting which patients are at high-risk of relapse.
If 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.
While young adults are essential to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the process of applying for health insurance using HealthCare.gov can be confusing.