World’s First Bilateral Hand Transplant on a Child Performed at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the surgical team successfully transplanted...
27-Jul-2015 10:30 PM EDT
Using existing drugs, such as lithium, to restore basic biological processes in human cells and animal models, researchers may have broken a long-standing logjam in devising effective treatments for human mitochondrial diseases.
20-Jul-2015 8:30 AM EDT
Researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma have detailed how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to exploit this knowledge to design better treatments for children.
25-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT
Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children. Children with these genetic variants could especially benefit from activities and diets promoting bone...
29-Jun-2015 10:00 AM EDT
On Retiring, Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams Reflects on 50 Years at CHOP as a Pioneering Pediatric Neuropathologist
Rorke-Adams, 86, was the only female president in the 188-year history of Philadelphia General Hospital. She went on to become acting chair of Pathology at CHOP, president of the American Association of Neuropathology, a Penn professor, and an...
22-Jun-2015 6:00 AM EDT
Steven D. Douglas, M.D., received the Paradigm Builder Lectureship Award of the International Society for NeuroVirology on June 4. The Award recognizes Douglas’s 40 years of work in the biology of immune cells and HIV infection.
16-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Short boys are three times more likely than short girls to receive recombinant human growth hormone treatment for idiopathic short stature (ISS), even though in a general pediatric population, equal proportions of both genders had ISS.
15-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT
Researchers say that the ability to "diagnose" the skills teen drivers lack may provide opportunities for better driving practice in a safe environment, so that teens are better prepared to navigate hazardous situations when they take to the road...
8-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT
An international group of more than 800 medical experts at the nation’s largest pediatric cardiology conference are discussing challenges in treating congenital heart disease in fetuses, neonates, children and young adults.
11-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST
Pediatric Concussion Experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Comment on Guidelines Released Today on Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion
Guidelines released today by Canadian pediatric emergency medicine researchers are in line with the work that has been taking place over the past several years at CHOP to help improve pediatric concussion diagnosis and treatment and standardize...
25-Jun-2014 4:20 PM EDT
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Youth Sports-Related Concussion Expert Available To Discuss White House Concussion Summit
28-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Expert Media Availability: One Year After Sandy Hook, Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Youth Violence?
10-Dec-2013 8:00 PM EST
25-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT
Federal Report, JAMA Study, and National Tragedies Converge to Point Spotlight on Mental Health in America
16-Jan-2013 7:00 AM EST
Dr. Cindy Christian, the director of Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,is available to share her expertise about child sexual abuse, its impact on victims and the entire family.
10-Nov-2011 8:00 AM EST