Tag Archive: congenital heart disease

Dec 1 2017

World Aids Day, Be My Sugar Award, Puberty and Bone Density, Stents vs. Shunts

This first of December, we’re recognizing World Aids Day by sharing the latest research from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia investigators who partnered with the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Botswana, and the Botswana Ministry of Health through the Botswana-UPenn partnership, in order to address sub-Saharan Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. Alongside their findings published last week, our news roundup also includes special congratulations to Diva De León-Crutchlow, MD, on a “sweet” new award from Congenital Hyperinsulinism International, and novel research findings from our investigators who study cardiology, genetics, and puberty.

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Nov 8 2017

Is Mindfulness Important for Mothers of Babies With Heart Conditions?

The Findings:

A cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) filled with tiny infants connected to collections of tubes and buzzing monitors can be an intimidating and overwhelming place for a mother who is worried about her newborn with congenital heart disease (CHD). A Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia team of nurse researchers conducted a qualitative study in which mothers of babies who have a complex heart condition described the post-diagnostic period, surgery, and the CICU stay as extremely stressful. The researchers also examined mothers’ coping mechanisms, and they identified mindfulness as a potential helpful early intervention tool to reduce mothers’ stress.

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Nov 3 2017

Weight and CHD, Tumor Biology, I-ACT Grant, Mitochondrial Disease Guidelines

As the November chill settles in, warm up to new scientific discoveries and novel projects for improving children’s health from our researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In our roundup of research headlines, we share the latest findings on the biology of pediatric low-grade gliomas – the most common childhood brain tumor – congratulate Christopher Forrest, MD, in his role as co-investigator of a new FDA-funded clinical trials network, and give you the highlights on two new papers from researchers in mitochondrial medicine and cardiology.

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Mar 10 2017

Lemonade Day Hero Ambassador, Cost-Conscious CHD Care, Environmental Data Collaboration, Philly Research Consortium, Predicting EOS

CHOP Research In the NewsSummertime lemonade stands and a trip to Disney World have more in common than just the whimsy of childhood: They are just a few of the places where you’ll find members of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia community sharing knowledge to improve pediatric research and treatments.

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Mar 18 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Obesity, PTSD, and Alice in Wonderland

CHOP Research NewsWelcome to our latest weekly summary of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! This has been a full week, including multiple studies of genetic influences on weight in childhood, a useful autism research explainer, findings on long-term impacts of congenital heart disease, and a neurological phenomenon with a literary namesake.

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Dec 9 2015

Genes Found Linking Infants’ Heart Disease and Brain Development

heart diseaseHalf of infants born with severe congenital heart disease go on to develop neurodevelopmental disorders, which may include cognitive, motor, social, and language impairments.

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Aug 25 2015

Researchers Using EEG Find Seizures in Newborns After Cardiac Surgery

seizureIt is imperative for clinicians to detect and treat seizures that may occur in newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have cardiac surgery.

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Jul 30 2014

Unique Collaboration Leads to “Dream Teams” to Advance Pediatric Research

dream teamTwo dedicated “dream teams” of investigators will shape innovative solutions to address unmet pediatric medical needs, as part of a research partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Jun 27 2014

CHOP Announces Fetal Neuroprotection Program

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program which builds onto already growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus.

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Feb 22 2013

Some Kids With Heart Defects May Experience Abnormal Growth Regulation

heart defectsChildren who are born with complex heart defects like congenital heart disease can often have poor growth. A new study from a pediatric cardiologist and her team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that that this poor growth may stem from factors beyond deficient nutrition, and may include abnormalities in overall growth regulation.

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