Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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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For medical devices, as with many medicines, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. But the need for pediatric medical devices exists, even if proper devices may not.
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Three studies under way at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are looking at potential ways to desensitize children so that they can develop a level of tolerance to peanut protein that would provide some clinical protection against accidental exposure.
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The use of prophylactic antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections associated with vesicoureteral reflux has been controversial, and a multisite clinical trial that The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia participated in is adding to the debate.
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