CPCE News Archives

Elizabeth Lowenthal's study showing association between lack of parental attendance at clinic visits and poor outcomes for teen HIV patients published in JAMA Pediatrics, featured on foxnews.com
April 02, 2015 http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/03/31/teens-with-hiv-fare-worse-when-parents-dont-come-to-clinic-appointments/

CPCE Researcher Chris Bonafide's Alarm Fatigue Project Honored by ECRI Institute
March 22, 2015 http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/researchers-honored-using-video-better-understand-alarm-fatigue/

Kristen Feemster quoted in New York Times SundayReview "The Vaccine Lunacy: Disneyland, Measles and Madness”
January 31, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-disneyland-measles-and-madness.html?_r=0

Evan Fieldston quoted in US New & World Report article "Sent Home Too Soon? The Difficult Art of Hospital Discharge"
January 30, 2015 http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2015/01/29/sent-home-too-soon-the-difficult-art-of-hospital-discharge

Greg Tasian featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Pediatric Kidney Stones are on the Rise"
January 27, 2015 http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/01/27/Pediatric-kidney-stones-are-on-the-rise/stories/201501270003

Ron Keren published JAMA Pediatrics article "Comparative Effectiveness of Intravenous vs Oral Antibiotics for Postdischarge Treatment of Acute Osteomyelitis in Children"
December 22, 2014 http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2022276

Congratulations to CPCE's Pamela Weiss, the 2014 winner of the Spondylitis Association of America’s Young Investigator Award.
December 18, 2014

Chris Feudtner publishes Pediatrics article "Potential Drug−Drug Interactions in Infant, Child, and Adolescent Patients in Children’s Hospitals"
December 18, 2014 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/12/09/peds.2014-2015.abstract

Greg Tasian appears on 6abc News’ "Raising Healthy Kids" report
October 29, 2014 http://6abc.com/health/raising-healthy-kids-kidney-stones/371267/

CHOP Research Institute blog features article written by CPCE’s Greg Tasian and Ron Keren that looked at the prevalence of the first imaging study that children obtain when they are evaluated for kidney stones.
October 27, 2014 http://www.research.chop.edu/current-imaging-practices-kidney-stones-deviate-guidelines

CPCE’s Jeff Gerber presents study results that suggest that the benefits of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship program diminish when advice to healthcare providers is stopped.
October 10, 2014 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/833120

CPCE’s Susan Coffin quoted in US News article on Enterovirus outbreak
October 01, 2014 http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/09/17/enterovirus-outbreak-leaves-health-officials-guessing

Case Report entitled "Severe delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction due to anti-D in a D+ patient with sickle cell disease" co-authored by Jennifer Wilkes, MD has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
August 05, 2014

Evan Fieldston, MD, MBA, MSHP publishes Health Affairs blog post about viewing frontline clinician slack as a strategic investment
August 01, 2014 http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/08/01/seeing-clinician-slack-as-a-strategic-investment/

CNBC press release discusses study led by CPCE investigator Greg Tasian that reveals link between temperature and kidney stone presentation
July 10, 2014 http://www.cnbc.com/id/101824701

CPCE faculty member Julia S. Sammons interviewed for “Putting Us All at Risk for Measles” on nytimes.com
June 26, 2014 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/putting-us-all-at-risk-for-measles/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

CPCE faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHPR shares commentary on eliminating exemptions to childhood vaccines
May 01, 2014 http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/67114-lets-put-a-stop-to-parents-opting-out-of-vaccinations-for-their-kids?linktype=hp_topstory

CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE appears on 6ABC News' "Raising Healthy Kids" report
April 09, 2014 http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/health&id=9497935

CPCE faculty member Pamela Weiss MD MSCE co-leads team in update of JIA treatment guidelines
October 01, 2013 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/art.38092/pdf

Chris Feudtner MD PhD MPH publishes study of pediatric mortality rates in males vs females in Pediatrics
September 02, 2013 http://proxy.library.upenn.edu:2082/pubmed/23999952

Study by Mary Leonard MD MSCE and team published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism shows impact of long-term inflammation and glucocorticoid therapy in childhood crohn disease.
August 04, 2013 http://proxy.library.upenn.edu:2082/pubmed/23690309

Results of antimicrobial stewardship intervention led by Jeff Gerber MD PhD published in Journal of the American Medical Association
June 12, 2013 http://proxy.library.upenn.edu:2082/pubmed/23757082

CPCE faculty member Elizabeth Lowenthal's study comparing 2 pediatric antiretroviral treatment regimens for HIV shows superiority of efavirenz over nevirapine per study published in May 1 JAMA
May 08, 2013 http://proxy.library.upenn.edu:8928/article.aspx?articleid=1682940

CHOP team led by CPCE's Chris Bonafide MD MSCE creates vital signs reference curves for children in hospitals, publishes in journal Pediatrics
March 11, 2013 http://proxy.library.upenn.edu:2121/content/131/4/e1150.long

New York Times article discusses study of association of antibiotic exposure with IBD led by CPCE faculty members Theoklis Zaoutis and Susan Coffin
November 19, 2012 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/antibiotics-are-a-gift-to-be-handled-with-care/

Research team led by Jeffrey Gerber MD PhD MSCE reports successful strategy for reducing inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics
October 19, 2012 http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/45780-chop-team-offers-strategy-to-tackle-antibiotic-resistance/

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine publishes results of study by CPCE Director Ron Keren MD MPH which identifies research priorities for evaluation of inpatient conditions
October 01, 2012 http://proxy.library.upenn.edu:2082/pubmed/23027409

Study led by CPCE Associate Director Theoklis Zaoutis MD MSCE provides evidence of IBD link with antibiotic overuse
September 24, 2012 http://www.newschannel34.com/webmd/story/Antibiotics-May-Raise-Bowel-Disease-Risk-in-Kids/LGEALe7CQ0qdGCowDYEuqg.cspx

Study of link between child abuse rates and home foreclosure rates by Joanne Wood MD MSHP, published in Pediatrics, reported by KYW News Radio, Philadelphia Inquirer and others
July 18, 2012 http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/07/17/childrens-hospital-finds-link-between-home-foreclosures-and-child-abuse/

Wall Street Journal Market Watch reports on improved method to measure effectiveness of Rapid Response Systems developed by CHOP/CPCE research team led by Christopher P Bonafide MD MSCE
April 05, 2012 http://www.marketwatch.com/story/childrens-hospital-researchers-say-new-measure-may-improve-rapid-response-systems-treatment-of-critically-ill-patients-2012-03-21

CPCE Associate Director Theoklis Zaoutis MD MSCE named as editor of the new Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, which released its first issue this month.
March 30, 2012 http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2012/03/pediatric-infectious-diseases-society-releases-first-issue-of--new-journal.aspx

Academic Pediatrics Fellow Senbagam Virudachalam MD will be presented with the Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award at the Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting to be held April 28-May 1 in Boston MA, for her project, "Understanding and Improving Home Food Preparation Practices in Families with Young Children"
March 08, 2012

Theoklis Zaoutis MD MSCE and Priya Prasad MPH quoted in Infectious Diseases in Children cover story on battling HAI
February 16, 2012 http://www.pediatricsupersite.com/view.aspx?rid=91469

Philly.com quotes CPCE faculty member Kristen Feemster MD MPH MSHP on Pertussis outbreak in Philadelphia schools
February 08, 2012 http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healthy_kids/138925369.html

Study of Epidemiology of Clostridium Difficile by CHOP investigators led by Jason Kim MD MSCE is highlighted by SHEA Journal Club
February 08, 2012 http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/shea/issues/2012-02-08/3.html

Guidance for Clinicians on the Resurgence of Measles is the topic of Medscape post by Kristen Feemster MD MPH MSHP
February 02, 2012 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/757704

David Rubin MD MSCE co-authors study published in Pediatrics on increased rate for prescribing of concomitant antipsychotic medication to children in foster care.
November 21, 2011 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2011/11/16/peds.2010-2970.abstract?rss=1

Chris Feudtner MD PhD MPH presents at American Public Health Association annual meeting on ethical implications of mandating flu vaccinations for healthcare workers
November 03, 2011 http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/APHA/29430

Study by Jason Kim MD MSCE regarding risk factors and outcomes in children with severe C. Difficile infection published in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
October 25, 2011 http://proxy.library.upenn.edu:2069/pubmed/22031485

David Mandell ScD presents findings on economic impact of Autism at International Meeting for Autism Research in San Diego
May 11, 2011 http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/news/20110511/child-with-autism-may-affect-family-income?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Study highlighting differences between pediatric and adult palliative care programs led by Chris Feudtner MD PhD MPH published in Pediatrics
May 09, 2011 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org

Today's Hospitalist interviewed Evan Fieldston, MD, MBA , on his recent research in understanding admissions, patient flow, and staffing workload, specifically at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
May 06, 2011 http://todayshospitalist.com/index.php?b=articles_read&cnt=1225

Samir S Shah MD MSCE receives Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2011 Young Investigator Award for independent and productive research representing outstanding contributions to pediatric infectious diseases.
May 06, 2011

At the 2011 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Christopher Forrest, MD, PhD, will be presenting his abstract entitled, "Improving the Quality of Otitis Media Care with EHR-Based Clinical Decision Support and Performance Feedback: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial", which was awarded most outstanding research submitted for presentation in the Call for Papers themes.
May 05, 2011 http://www.partneredresearchcenter.org/Files/2011%20Best%20Abstracts.pdf

CPCE Director Ron Keren MD MPH is among Top 20 NIH RO1 Award Recipients for FY 2010
May 04, 2011 http://www.principalinvestigators.org/special-edition-top-20-nih-ro1-awards-spotlighted/

Joanne N. Wood, MD, MSHP, reported at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Denver that there is a significant link between mortgage delinquency and foreclosure and the rate of hospital admissions for injuries from child abuse.
May 03, 2011 https://egmnblog.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/housing-troubles-linked-to-a-spike-in-child-abuse-admissions/

Chris Feudtner MD PhD MPH, a CPCE faculty member, consulted for Courier Post story on chronic illness in childhood.
April 13, 2011 http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20110413/LIVING03/110413042/Chronic-illnesses-lead-to-a-childhood-of-limitations?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

USA Today story on trend toward earlier onset of puberty includes discussion with CPCE faculty member Chris Feudtner MD PhD MPH.
April 11, 2011 http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting-family/story/2011/04/Girls-hit-puberty-earlier-than-ever-and-doctors-arent-sure-why/45989054/1

Evan Fieldston, MD MBA is quoted in Medical News Today about winning the Young Researchers Award from The Society of Hospital Medicine
March 16, 2011 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219252.php

Bias in Child Abuse Assessments found in study by CPCE faculty member Joanne Wood MD MSHP, reported online in journal Pediatrics
August 18, 2010 http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/96043

The Hospitalist features Evan Fieldston MD MBA MSHP and his research on workload and quality of care.
August 05, 2010 http://www.the-hospitalist.org/details/article/806225/What_Leads_to_Lower-Quality_Patient_Care.html

Study by CPCE faculty member David Mandell ScD published in Psychiatric Services shows autism diagnosis occurs later in Medicaid enrolled children.
August 02, 2010 http://psychservices.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/61/8/822

CPCE Associate Director Theoklis Zaoutis MD MSCE quoted in American Medical News on his recently published study of increased MRSA infection rates
June 03, 2010 http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/05/31/prsd0603.htm

AAP Smartbrief highlights Dr. Amanda Paschke's study of association between antimicrobial exposure and drug resistant UTIs
March 03, 2010 http://www.smartbrief.com/servlet/wireless?issueid=2F0CF97B-499A-4123-A05B-6DE12C5716AE&lmid=10507783

USA Today cites 2005 study by Ron Keren MD MPH and Susan Coffin MD MPH on complications of influenza in children with neuromuscular disorders
February 18, 2010 http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-02-18-flukids18_CV_N.htm

Bronchiolitis research by CPCE faculty member Joe Zorc MD reported on Pediatric Supersite
February 04, 2010 http://www.pediatricsupersite.com/view.aspx?rid=60622

Editorial co-authored by CPCE Director Ron Keren on usefulness of antimicrobial prophylaxis for treatment of UTI in children published in New England Journal of Medicine
October 29, 2009 http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/361/18/1804

CPCE Investigators, led by PI Theoklis Zaoutis MD MSCE, awarded federal contract to study antibiotic use in children with UTIs
September 14, 2009 http://www.nih.gov/news/health/sep2009/niaid-02.htm

Pediatrics article by CPCE Investigator Leslie Raffini MD MSCE describing increase in venous thromboembolism in children's hospitals is highlighted by Modern Medicine
September 11, 2009 http://www.modernmedicine.com/modernmedicine/Modern+Medicine+Now/In-Hospital-Pediatric-Diagnosis-of-VTE-Up-70-Perce/ArticleNewsFeed/Article/detail/625288?contextCategoryId=40149

Dr. Amanda Paschke's study of association of prior antibiotic use with increased risk of resistant UTI reported in Pediatric News
July 01, 2009 http://www.pediatricnews.com/article/S0031-398X(09)70152-3/fulltext

Journal Watch cites Dr. Dan Elliott's study of Treatment of Pediatric Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
June 12, 2009 http://infectious-diseases.jwatch.org/

CPCE Faculty Member Samir Shah MD MSCE, Receives Excellence in Research Award from Society of Hospital Medicine at annual meeting, May 14-17, 2009
May 27, 2009 http://www.hospitalmedicine.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Press_Releases&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=21955

CBC News and Fox Business cite Ron Keren's Archives of Disease in Childhood article on visual observation to detect Jaundice in newborns.
March 22, 2009 http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/03/25/jaundice-newborns.html

Journal Watch cites Pediatrics article by Joanne Wood MD, on Skeletal Surveys in Infants with Suspected Abuse
February 25, 2009 http://www.jwatch.org/cgi/search?fulltext=skeletal+surveys

Philadelphia Inquirer quotes Susan Coffin MD MPH, CPCE Associate Director, in article on influenza treatment resistance
January 12, 2009 http://www.philly.com/inquirer/home_region/20090112_Early_flu_strains_this_season_resistant_to_treatment.html

Journal Watch features Pediatrics manuscript by CPCE faculty member Jason Kim MD on incidence of C-difficile
January 07, 2009 http://infectious-diseases.jwatch.org/

CPCE Director Ron Keren's talk at annual AAP meeting reported in Dec. 2008 Infectious Diseases in Children
December 22, 2008 http://idinchildren.com/200812/uti.asp

ABC News quotes CPCE faculty member David Rubin MD MSCE on Kinship Care study results
November 10, 2008 http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=6199776&page=1

CPCE Associate Director Susan Coffin MD MPH presents "Preventing Healthcare Associated Infection in the NICU" at 24th Annual NANN Conference
September 27, 2008 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/584655

CPCE Associate Director Theoklis Zaoutis MD MSCE quoted on FDA Approval of Expanded Use of Caspofungin Acetate
August 06, 2008 http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/news/852571020057CCF68525749D00521DBD

NPR features interview with Dr. Samir Shah on his study of the cost of errors at children's hospitals
June 03, 2008 http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/06/02/childrens_hospitals/#

Dr. David Rubin quoted in Atlanta Journal Constitution on recently published Study of Outcomes for Children in Kinship Care
June 03, 2008 http://www.ajc.com/health/content/shared-auto/healthnews/cdev/616122.html

CPCE faculty Samir Shah's study of Corticosteroids and Mortality in children with bacterial meningitis published in JAMA
May 07, 2008 http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/299/17/2048

Study by CPCE members David Rubin MD and Louis Bell MD on factors influencing immunization decisions published in Pediatrics, reported in Advance
April 30, 2008 http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/editorial/content/editorial.aspx?cc=112848

Continuity of care study by CPCE faculty member Evaline Alessandrini MD MSCE reported in Science Daily
March 03, 2008 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080303072646.htm

CPCE Director's Jaundice Study Results Reported by UPI.com
January 10, 2008 http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Health/2008/01/10/test_predicts_risk_of_serious_jaundice/5816/

CPCE Announces Pilot Grant Program
December 12, 2007 http://stokes.chop.edu/intranet/events/notice_detail.php?id=644

CPCE investigators' study of prophylactic antibiotic therapy for recurrent UTIs named as one of "Top Ten Pediatric Stories of 2007" by Journal Watch Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
December 07, 2007 http://pediatrics.jwatch.org/cgi/gcf?gcaall_buttontext=Show+ALL&gcaall=jwpeds%3B2007%2F1212%2F4&gcaall=jwpeds%3B2007%2F1212%2F3&gcaall=jwpeds%3B2007%2F1212%2F2&gcaall=jwpeds%3B2007%2F1212%2F1&gca=jwpeds%3B2007%2F1205%2F1&gcaall=jwpeds%3B2007%2F1205%2F1&gcaall=jwpeds%3B2007%2F1205%2F2&showCheckedImage.x=51&showCheckedImage.y=12

CPCE Associate Director, Susan Coffin, MD, Quoted by The Philadelphia Inquirer Regarding Recent MRSA Concerns
October 20, 2007 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/10687227.html

Hospital Launches Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
October 11, 2007 http://stokes.chop.edu/forms/btob/Oct07BtoB.pdf

NY Times reports on CPCE Director Ron Keren's study of prophylactic use of antibiotics for treatment of recurrent UTI
July 17, 2007 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/17/health/17regi.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin