Category Archive: Division of Infectious Diseases

Aug 11 2017

Toyota Collaboration, CHOP Most Wired, Breastfeeding in the N/IICU, Weighing In on Ear Infections and E-Cigarettes

CHOP Research In the NewsEar infections, e-cigarettes, and exciting collaborations, oh my! In this week’s research news roundup, we followed the trails of our clinicians and investigators as they used expertise and evidence to weigh in on mainstream health issues.

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Apr 21 2017

Breastfeeding Practices, Cardiac Life Support, Vaccination Schedules, Face Recognition Diagnosis, American Academy Election, AAPOS Award

CHOP Research In the NewsThis week in the news, those sorts of everyday queries – whether they’re about how to breastfeed, why parents should follow a vaccine schedule, or how mechanical circulatory support devices work – led to exciting headline-making stories.

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May 10 2016

Using Sociology to Outsmart Superbugs

SuperbugsOne of the biggest looming threats to humanity’s future is a monster of our own inadvertent creation. This isn’t a summer superhero movie plot. It’s the frightening reality of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and other microbes, which arise over time as more bugs are exposed to more drugs, and evolve resistance to their effects.

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Mar 25 2016

CHOP Research In The News: Quantum Award, Bone Health, Antibiotics and Weight Gain

CHOP Research In the NewsNews abounds this first week of spring, and we bring you fresh insights from new scientific studies cultivated by experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. But first, take a moment to celebrate a special award that recognizes the dedication of pediatric oncologist Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, MSCE.

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Feb 26 2016

CHOP Research In The News: Cardiology Meeting, Superbugs, Ethics of MRT

CHOP Research In the NewsResearchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia were on the road this week. Our weekly In The News update first takes us to sunny Orlando, Fla., where the 19th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease began Feb. 24.

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Feb 19 2016

CHOP Research In the News: T-Cell Therapy, Zika Virus, and Autism Screening

CHOP Research NewsNew findings in cancer immunotherapy, controversy over recommendations for universal autism screening, and Zika virus are among this week’s highlights.

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Feb 12 2016

CHOP Research In The News: Teaching About Human Milk, Teen Depression

CHOP Research In the NewsImproving exclusive human milk feedings for NICU infants is a major public health issue in India, where Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Breastfeeding and Lactation Program, spent two weeks teaching nurses and physicians about human milk and implementation of her 10 Step Model for Human Milk and Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Hospitals.

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Jun 16 2015

Fear Shouldn’t Drive Policy: CHOP Expert Offers Vaccine Commentary

vaccineNoting “vaccine-preventable diseases remain a significant threat to children’s health,” in a recent editorial The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP, calls for “ongoing vigilance.”

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May 5 2015

New Guideline Curbs Overuse of Antibiotics for Tonsillectomies

tonsillectomyThe 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.”

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Dec 10 2014

Prevention Bundle Reduces Hospital-acquired Infection in Pediatrics

infectionThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is striving to improve care after they determined the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) at CHOP was significantly higher than the national average in 2010.

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