Tag Archive: patient research

Jan 14 2016

Research Needed to Provide Pediatric Treatment During Disasters

disasterChildren’s health security is a weak spot in disaster preparedness planning, according to a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics that calls for research to be a high priority in order to develop pediatric dosing guidelines and formulations for life-saving medication, equipment, and supplies.

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Dec 15 2015

Blood Test Screening for Food Allergy Has Limited Use in Infant Eczema

food allergyResearchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia wanted to determine how common it is for clinicians to actually see food allergies occur in patients with eczema by performing a blood test during infancy.

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Jun 23 2015

No Difference in Outcomes for Premature Infants Enrolled in RCTs

premature infantsMany families of premature infants quickly become familiar with a powerful research tool called a randomized clinical trial (RCT). Neonatologists may invite them to participate in RCTs, as they investigate ways to help prevent, treat, and manage the myriad complications that can occur when these babies’ organs are not ready for life outside their mothers’ wombs.

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May 29 2015

Filling Prescriptions After Asthma Hospitalization Reduces Readmissions

AsthmaThe Journal of Pediatrics shows just over 50 percent of a large cohort of pediatric asthma, patients filled beta agonist and oral steroid prescriptions after being hospitalized, and fewer than 40 percent filled inhaled steroid prescriptions.

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Mar 20 2015

Researchers Honored for Using Video to Better Understand Alarm Fatigue

Christopher_Bonafide_0139ECRI Institute selected an innovative study conducted by patient safety researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who aimed to objectively measure alarm fatigue as a finalist for its 9th Annual Health Devices Achievement Award.

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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.

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Feb 23 2015

CPCE Supports New Pilot Projects on Clinical Decision-Making

CPCE_CROPWinners chosen for the fall round of the CPCE’s Pilot Grant Program will focus on two projects that aim to have an impact on clinical decision-making.

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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.

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