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CHOP Surgeons Find Opioids Over Overprescribed for Elbow Fractures in Children

Opioid drugs prescribed to children for pain relief after a typical pediatric orthopaedic procedure may be significantly overprescribed, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The patients used less than 25...
16-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Pediatric Device Consortium Now Covers All of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium announces a partnership with two programs at the University of Pittsburgh. Formerly the Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium, the PPDC’s new name reflects its statewide reach. The...
16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms in Youth May Be a Red Flag for Other Psychological Issues

Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. However, behaviors that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms (OCS) may represent a red flag for serious psychiatric conditions.
4-Jan-2019 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Can a Video Game-Based “Digital Medicine” Help Children with Autism and Co-occurring ADHD?

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
3-Jan-2019 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neuroblastoma Research

Pediatric oncologist and researcher Yael Mossé, MD, Director of the Neuroblastoma Development Therapeutics Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been named the inaugural holder of the Patricia Brophy Endowed Chair in Neuroblastoma...
13-Dec-2018 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Children's Hospital Celebrates European Commission Approval of First-of-Its-Kind Gene Therapy for Blindness

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia celebrates a pivotal moment in medicine: approval by the European Commission of LUXTURNA® (voretigene neparvovec), the first and only gene therapy for patients with an inherited retinal disease, last month....
5-Dec-2018 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Immunotherapy Pioneers Unveil Updated Efficacy Data of Single Infusion of Tisagenlecleucel CAR T-cell Therapy

Physician-scientists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia presented updated efficacy and safety data on Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) --the first-ever FDA-approved personalized CAR T-cell gene immunotherapy for aggressive blood cancers, at the...
4-Dec-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Ashkenazi Jewish Founder Mutation Identified in Leigh Syndrome

Decades after two brothers died in childhood from a mitochondrial disease, scientists pinpointed the genetic cause as a founder mutation in an Ashkenazi Jewish ancestor. The discoverers say the causative gene should be included in prenatal genetic...
15-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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More than 150 Experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in the 2018 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Over 150 experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will travel to Toronto for this year’s Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting.
5-May-2018 1:05 AM EDT

Over 50 Experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in AAP Annual Meeting

Over 50 experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will address colleagues at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on current issues in vaccine education, autism, sports injuries, gastroenterology,...
15-Sep-2017 6:05 AM EDT

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Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Available to Discuss New CDC Prevalence Data, Autism Treatment & Research During Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month

4-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Experts in Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults Will Discuss Field's Challenges

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

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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

Expert Available to Comment on FDA Plan to Ban “Natural Therapies" for Diabetes

25-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT

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