Synapses were firing throughout the conference room in the Colket Translational Research Building as attendees at the 2017 Research Institute Scientific Symposium held May 2 learned about their colleagues' intriguing research endeavors. The four sessions' themes aligned smartly with the Research Institute's strategic planning process and overall mission of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Let's say you want to buy a new television. You probably would do some digging and compare each brand's best features and consult reviews from other consumers before making a purchase. The decision-making process isn't always as straightforward, however, when you're faced with making a choice about your healthcare. Compelling information about the benefits and harms of a medical test,
PRagMatic Pediatric Trial of Balanced vs. nOrmaL Saline FlUid in Sepsis (PRoMPT BOLUS) is a clinical trial to compare two commonly used treatments for pediatric sepsis to see if one is more effective and safer than the other. The treatments in this study are two different intravenous fluids: normal saline and lactated Ringer’s.