Category Archive: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Jul 23 2015

Clinical Network Aims to Advance Food Allergy Research

food allergyFood Allergy Research & Education, a leading advocacy organization, launched the FARE Clinical Network on June 29 and named CHOP as one of its 22 centers for excellence.

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Jul 22 2015

Researchers Identify Predictors of Recurrent UTIs

UTIsRon Keren, MD, MPH, at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a research study that aimed to identify the risk factors that may contribute to why some children go on to develop recurrent UTIs.

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Jul 15 2015

Steven Douglas, MD, Honored as Paradigm Builder in HIV Neurovirology

NeuroVirologySteven D. Douglas, MD received the Lectureship Award from the International Society for NeuroVirology (ISNV). The Lectureship Award recognizes a leading investigator for a systematic body of scientific research in neurovirology.

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Jul 14 2015

Trends in Antipsychotic Use Among Youth in Foster Care Raise Concerns

AntipsychoticAntipsychotics are a powerful class of medications that increasingly have been prescribed to children to treat disruptive behaviors, particularly for those in foster care. The trend is a disturbing one that has the attention of Pennsylvania state officials.

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Jul 6 2015

Experts Target Mitochondrial Dysfunction After Pediatric TBI

TBIThe World Health Organization predicts pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) will become a major cause of death and disability of children within the next several years.

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Jun 30 2015

Researchers Pinpoint Mutations in Relapsed Neuroblastoma

neuroblastomaAn international collaboration of researchers has identified several progressive series of mutations that occur in tumor cells responsible for aggressive subsets of neuroblastoma that relapse after chemotherapy.

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Jun 23 2015

No Difference in Outcomes for Premature Infants Enrolled in RCTs

premature infantsMany families of premature infants quickly become familiar with a powerful research tool called a randomized clinical trial (RCT). Neonatologists may invite them to participate in RCTs, as they investigate ways to help prevent, treat, and manage the myriad complications that can occur when these babies’ organs are not ready for life outside their mothers’ wombs.

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Jun 9 2015

Sleep Medicine Researcher Receives Prestigious Achievement Award

sleep medicineDr. Marcus continues to find practicing sleep medicine extremely gratifying because she often sees how diagnosing sleep problems and then recommending appropriate therapies can make a huge difference in patients’ and families’ lives.

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Jun 7 2015

Researchers Help to Improve Young Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life

cancer survivorGoli Mostoufi-Moab, MD, MSCE, a dual-certified pediatric oncologist and endocrinologist at CHOP, has taken the lead to study endocrinopathies, affecting up to 40 to 60 percent of childhood cancer survivors.

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May 19 2015

Children With Nightly Bedtime Routines Have Better Sleep Outcomes

bedtime routineA consistent bedtime routine makes a difference in children’s sleep outcomes, according to a study that included mothers of 10,000 young children from 14 countries.

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