Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 31 2014

CKiD Study Spurs New Insights Into Chronic Kidney Disease

Identifying the best strategies to slow the progression to kidney failure for children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a constant challenge for clinicians.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/ckid-study-spurs-new-insights-chronic-kidney-disease/

Jul 30 2014

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

Two 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/unique-collaboration-leads-dream-teams-advance-pediatric-research/

Jul 28 2014

CIRP Engineering Expert Accepts New Leadership Role

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) proudly announced the promotion of Kristy Arbogast, PhD, to co-scientific director.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/cirp-engineering-expert-accepts-new-leadership-role/

Jul 23 2014

Platelet Granule Formation Gives Insight Into Rare Disease

Cell biologists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute speculate that platelet granules hold the key to unlocking the mechanisms behind Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/platelet-granule-formation-gives-insight-rare-disease/

Jul 21 2014

Putting a Dollar Amount to Autism Pays Off

Autism spectrum disorders have an enormous price tag, and experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are hoping that all those dollar signs add up to increased attention on new research and more coordinated ways to support patients with autism throughout adulthood.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/putting-dollar-amount-autism-pays/

Jul 17 2014

Study Shows Evaluators Can Screen for Eye Disease Remotely

A study published in JAMA Ophthalmology shows trained evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-shows-evaluators-can-screen-eye-disease-remotely/

Jul 15 2014

CHOP Researchers Discover Postsurgical Pain Gene Variants

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child’s need for pain-control drugs.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-researchers-discover-postsurgical-pain-gene-variants/

Jul 10 2014

Electrocardiogram Use Varies for Infants With ALTEs

The most common underlying diagnoses related to ALTEs are gastroesophageal reflux and upper respiratory illness. Clinicians also consider cardiac causes, but no standardized method is used to evaluate patients with ALTEs, especially with regard to electrocardiograms (ECGs) as a diagnostic tool.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/electrocardiogram-use-varies-infants-altes/

Jul 08 2014

60 Minutes Revisits Cancer Therapy Pioneered at CHOP

Australia’s 60 Minutes recently revisited its story from last year about the revolutionary immune therapy treatment spearheaded by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/60-minutes-revisits-cancer-therapy-pioneered-chop/

Jul 07 2014

PolicyLab Reports on Students Involved With Child Welfare

A report released in June by PolicyLab revealed that 17 percent of Philadelphia public school students have been involved with child welfare and it described the educational barriers that these students face.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/policylab-reports-students-involved-child-welfare/

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