Tag Archive: congenital heart defects

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.

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Apr 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Plastic Bronchitis, Baby BMI, Voice at the Vatican

CHOP Research In the NewsEvery week is full of discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among the highlights this week are a significant discovery and new treatment option in a heart surgery complication that affects young patients; a study of how to predict infants’ later obesity risk; and a CHOP cancer immunotherapy story hitting the world stage at an international conference.

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Apr 27 2015

Minimal Improvement in Infants’ Neurodevelopment After Cardiac Surgery

neurodevelopmentThe most common complication for children who undergo CHD surgery in infancy is neurodevelopmental disability.

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Apr 2 2015

Researchers Suggest NTRK3 Gene Mutation Contributes to Heart Defects

heart defectResearchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are searching for genes that could be linked to the presence of heart defects, and they recently reported on mutations in the gene NTRK3.

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Apr 28 2014

Surgery Timing Affects Brain Injury in Infants With CHD

heart defectJennifer Lynch, a University of Pennsylvania physics graduate student who investigates biomedical optics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, researched how the timing of surgery influences brain injury in newborns with HLHS.

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