Category Archive: Pediatric Research Consortium (PeRC)

Dec 12 2018

All in the Family: Parents Meaningfully Engaged in Pediatric Research Consortium

Clinician-researchers in the Pediatric Research Consortium (PeRC) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia didn’t have to look far to find specialists to provide novel insights into their research projects: They are the families who are the experts on their children visiting CHOP’s primary care practices.

Four parents from different backgrounds, levels of education, and geographic areas partnered with PeRC in 2013 as a Parent Advisory Board to provide meaningful input to guide implementation of PeRC’s portfolio of research studies. PeRC is a 31-practice, two-state research network with 205 physicians and 41 nurse practitioners who have published about 200 peer-reviewed accepted published manuscripts over the last decade or so.

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Dec 20 2016

New Strategies Needed to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Antibiotics

antibioticsSometimes half is better than whole. That’s the idea behind a new multicenter study that Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is participating in to compare a five-day (short) course of antibiotic therapy with a 10-day (standard) course of therapy to treat community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children.

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Jan 20 2016

New Director of Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network

Alexander FiksAlexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wears many hats, and he is adding one more with his recent appointment as director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network.

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Oct 17 2014

Intervention Aims to Promote Effective Practice for ADHD

ADHDADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder among children, occurring in about 8 percent of youth. Yet each child experiences symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity differently, so delivering treatment that is responsive to individuals’ specific needs, goals, and family preferences can be time-consuming and complex.

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May 5 2014

Patient Engagement Study Set to Inform National Policy

Clinicians tapping on computers during patient visits has become routine in the era of electronic health records (EHRs). Now families increasingly are being encouraged to spend some screen time on their own entering health-related preferences and goals.

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