Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dec 19 2014

Benefits Persist in T Cell Therapy for Children with Relapsed Leukemia

An innovative cell therapy for this stubborn form of leukemia continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot clinical trial.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/benefits-persist-t-cell-therapy-children-relapsed-leukemia/

Dec 12 2014

Study Questions Bringing Lunch from Home

To pack a lunch or not to pack a lunch: that is every parent’s question. A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics may supply some answers to the age-old question of what to do about your children’s lunch.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-questions-bringing-lunch-home/

Dec 03 2014

Optimal Antibiotic Use Wanes Without Clinician Feedback

Clinicians must select antibiotics carefully, in order to maintain their effectiveness and limit antimicrobial resistance. Judicious use of antibiotics has important health benefits for children especially because they are prescribed so frequently, usually for outpatient acute respiratory tract infections.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/optimal-antibiotic-use-wanes-without-clinician-feedback/

Nov 17 2014

Thrombosis Researcher Set to Deliver American Heart Association Lecture

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Sriram Krishnaswamy, PhD, is set to deliver this year’s Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis at this week’s American Heart Association Scientific Sessions annual conference.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/thrombosis-researcher-set-deliver-american-heart-association-lecture/

Nov 10 2014

New Autism Roadmap Website One-stop Resource for Families

The Autism Roadmap is a new website developed entirely as a result of philanthropy and with the expertise of nearly a dozen of the nation’s top autism experts at The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-autism-roadmap-website-one-stop-resource-families/

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 24 2014

Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence Honor Faculty

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/world-class-faculty-honored-achievements/

Oct 20 2014

T-Cell Therapy Leads to Remission in 90 Percent of Leukemia Patients

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/hope-springs-t-cell-therapy-leads-remission-90-percent-leukemia-patients/

Sep 29 2014

Antibiotic Use in Infancy May Play Role in Obesity

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/antibiotic-use-infancy-may-play-role-obesity/

Sep 22 2014

Healthy Weight Program Launches Study on Microbiome

Known as the microbiome, this complex collection’s potential role in early weight gain and obesity has become a fascinating area of scientific exploration.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/healthy-weight-program-launches-study-microbiome/

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