Category Archive: Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness

Oct 27 2014

Current Imaging Practices for Kidney Stones Deviate From Guidelines

Kidney specialists across the country agree that the incidence of kidney stones is rising among children, but clinicians are unsettled on which imaging technology to choose first when diagnosing the condition, despite current guidelines that recommend ultrasound as the initial imaging study.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/current-imaging-practices-kidney-stones-deviate-guidelines/

Oct 17 2014

Intervention Aims to Promote Effective Practice for ADHD

ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder among children, occurring in about 8 percent of youth. Yet each child experiences symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity differently, so delivering treatment that is responsive to individuals’ specific needs, goals, and family preferences can be time-consuming and complex.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/intervention-aims-promote-effective-practice-adhd/

Aug 26 2014

Investigators Excited to Receive CPCE Pilot Grant Awards

Any opportunity to get a research project off the ground is greatly appreciated, especially by the two Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia physicians who recently received 2014 Pilot Grant Awards from the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/investigators-excited-receive-cpce-pilot-grant-awards/

May 12 2014

PCORI-Funded Study to Compare Broad, Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics

Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, recently received an approximately $1.8 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to compare the effectiveness of broad and narrow-spectrum antibiotics in treating acute respiratory infections.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/pcori-funded-study-compare-broad-narrow-spectrum-antibiotics/

May 05 2014

Patient Engagement Study Set to Inform National Policy

Clinicians tapping on computers during patient visits has become routine in the era of electronic health records (EHRs). Now families increasingly are being encouraged to spend some screen time on their own entering health-related preferences and goals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/patient-engagement-study-set-inform-national-policy/

Apr 30 2014

New Director to Build on Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness’ Success

As the new director of CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE, will do what he enjoys most — create, develop, and build new ideas.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-director-build-center-pediatric-clinical-effectiveness-success/

Jan 30 2013

Comparing Oral and Intravenous Antibiotics

Ron Keren, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, was recently awarded nearly two million dollars from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to lead a study examining whether oral antibiotics are as effective at treating infection over an extended period as PICC lines.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/comparing-oral-and-intravenous-antibiotics/

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