Category Archive: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Sep 15 2015

Pediatric Imaging Techniques Shifting Away From Computerized Tomography

Nurse Using Digital Notepad Whilst Visiting Child PatientChildren’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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Sep 2 2015

Precision Medicine Using Genomic Data Challenging in Pediatric Cancer

JAMAAdvances 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.

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Aug 27 2015

Research, Clinical Care Combine to Improve Childhood Arthritis

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.

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Aug 25 2015

Researchers Using EEG Find Seizures in Newborns After Cardiac Surgery

seizureIt is imperative for clinicians to detect and treat seizures that may occur in newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have cardiac surgery.

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Aug 20 2015

Vismodegib’s Activity Tested in Medulloblastoma Subgroups

medulloblastomaTom 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.

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Aug 18 2015

Researchers Testing Video to Increase Teens’ Acceptance of HPV Vaccine

HPVAbout 79 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), and 14 million people become newly infected each year.

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Aug 13 2015

Hospitals Missed Screening Opportunities for Child Abuse

child abuseMore 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.

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Aug 4 2015

New Ways Needed to Predict, Treat Relapsed Leukemia

leukemiaDespite 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.

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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 28 2015

Young Adults Find Selecting Health Insurance Plans Confusing

health insuranceWhile 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.

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