Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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