Category Archive: Sleep Center

Dec 7 2017

In Memory of Carole Marcus, MBBCh, Pioneering Pediatric Sleep Researcher

Curiosity is one of the driving traits of a stellar researcher, and throughout her career, pioneering sleep researcher Carole Marcus, MBBCh, had an unwavering fascination with sleep medicine. Upon her unexpected recent death, we take a look back over her years of exceptional leadership and clinical research as director of the Sleep Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the CHOP Clinical and Translational Research Center/Center for Human Phenomic Science. She also worked closely with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania as associate director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, and was an outstanding and generous mentor for many fellows and faculty, having earned the CHOP Faculty Mentor Award in 2015.

Read the rest of this entry >>

Jun 16 2017

Alex’s Lemonade Kickoff, Baby Sleep Study, Military Families, Driving with ADHD, Reducing ED Pain

CHOP Research In the NewsRounding out a week of soaring temperatures and some exciting research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we bring you this week’s headline highlights.

Read the rest of this entry >>

Jun 17 2016

CHOP Research In the News: New Sleep Times, Plastic Bronchitis, Exercise and Bone Strength, Military Families’ Healthcare Needs

CHOP Research In the NewsOur news highlights this week include new evidence-based sleep recommendations; a new champion for helping military families navigate children’s healthcare issues; a lifesaving solution to a mysterious surgical side effect; and an encouraging finding to help children predisposed to fragile bones grow up stronger.

Read the rest of this entry >>

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.

Read the rest of this entry >>

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.

Read the rest of this entry >>

Mar 6 2015

Study Shows No Reprieve From Sleep Problems During Pregnancy

pregnancyNew research by a sleep expert at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shows that a high prevalence of a spectrum of sleep problems occurs across all months of pregnancy, and that napping during the day should be considered the norm for moms-to-be.

Read the rest of this entry >>

Feb 9 2015

Researchers Developing Reliable Measures of Children’s Sleep Health

sleep healthChristopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD, a CHOP pediatrician, recently received a two-year grant to develop PROMIS pediatric sleep health measures that will fill this gap and enable patients and their families to express exactly how health conditions and treatments affect their sleep.

Read the rest of this entry >>

Dec 8 2014

Obese Teens With OSAS Show Impaired Neurobehavioral Functioning

OSASObesity and OSAS often exist simultaneously, and both conditions have been associated with neurobehavioral changes such as problems with regulating emotions, school performance, attention, and alertness.

Read the rest of this entry >>

Aug 20 2014

New Study Focuses on Nasal Steroids as OSA Treatment

nasal_steroidsResearchers from the Sleep Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are set to launch the “Steroids for Pediatric Research in Kids (SPARK)” trial in September that will investigate the use of nasal corticosteroids as a possible treatment for OSAS.

Read the rest of this entry >>

Apr 15 2014

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

sleep apneaWhile obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a relatively common condition, affecting about 2 percent to 4 percent of young children, the scientific community is just opening its eyes to pediatric sleep disorders.

Read the rest of this entry >>