Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The 2014 Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence recognize faculty from The Perelman School of Medicine who exemplify the highest values of innovation, commitment to service, leadership, dedication to patient care, and scholarship and teaching.
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A landmark new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 90 percent of leukemia patients treated with a groundbreaking form of cellular therapy achieved complete responses.
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Dr. Bailey and colleagues observed an increased risk of obesity with greater antibiotic use, particularly for children with four or more exposures to broad-spectrum antibiotics in early childhood.
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Known as the microbiome, this complex collection’s potential role in early weight gain and obesity has become a fascinating area of scientific exploration.
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The Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day Thursday, Sept. 18, brings together almost 300 national organizations, including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, in support of making funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority.
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CHOP has long investigated biodegradable nanoparticles for medical use. With diameters ranging from a few tens to a few hundreds of nanometers, these particles are 10 to 1000 times smaller than red blood cells.
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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.
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A study at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia aims to establish reference data for children ages 1 to 5 using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), a test that measures bone density.
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What one researcher describes as asthma, another might call reactive airway disease. Unfortunately, such examples demonstrate the lack of a common pediatric research terminology, which presents a barrier to data reuse, sharing, and integration.
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A study led by a CHOP neonatology expert showed that infants with severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) diagnosed and treated under modern protocols remain at risk of nonvisual disabilities, even if blindness can be averted in most children.
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