Smartphones, sports injury, and stories about science: This week in our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research roundup, 2018 is in full swing as our investigators made media headlines for their work to advance children’s health. Keep reading to learn about the different ways researchers at CHOP study the benefits and drawbacks of teens’ smartphone use, why research led by concussion experts at our Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) was featured in a recent philly.com article, and how experts in the Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program are weighing in on vitamins and supplements for mitochondrial disease.
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After a year of huge headlines for children’s health, we’ve finally arrived at our last roundup of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research news for 2017. The latest developments cap off a benchmark year of discovery, with new advances in treating childhood blindness, novel initiatives to study traumatic brain injury, and wonderful stories from a variety of media outlets that highlight the efforts and accomplishments of our Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program and The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics. We think this edition’s collection of news items herald exciting things to come in 2018!
Our news highlights from this week cover some provocative topics in pediatric research, from serious teen violence in Philadelphia neighborhoods to head trauma injuries in student athletes across the country. Read on for details about the latest research developments and projects at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Recognizing a concussion oftentimes is not crystal clear for clinicians. A young patient with a head injury may report experiencing common concussion symptoms, and yet results from a standard physical exam seem normal.
The World Health Organization predicts pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) will become a major cause of death and disability of children within the next several years.
Few healthcare issues reach the presidential podium and ESPN headlines, but the topic of sports-related concussions in youth scored both, gaining momentum as a national priority.
Most severely injured children experience improved cognitive function while they are in inpatient rehabilitation.