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New Gene Therapy Trial for Severe Neuromuscular Disorder in Children

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the few centers participating in ASPIRO, an international Phase 1/2 clinical trial of a gene therapy product called AT132 for X-linked myotubular myopathy – a rare disease...
8-Nov-2017 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Early Postoperative Fever in Pediatric Patients Rarely Associated With an Infectious Source


Post-operative fevers in children are rarely due to infection, yet they are often subjected to non-targeted testing. This conclusion has been widely recognized in adult patients undergoing surgery, but this is the first large-scale study to verify...
8-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Drug Improves Muscle Function and Survival in Spinal Muscular Atrophy


More than half of the babies with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who were treated with nusinersen (Spinraza) gained motor milestones, compared to none of the babies in the control group. Infants treated with the drug also had 63...
6-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Virus, a Gene and a Pill Used to Harness the Immune System to Fight Brain Tumor in Children


The first patient in a new Phase 1 gene therapy trial for pediatric brain tumors underwent a leading-edge procedure at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. During surgery to remove the brain tumor, the patient was injected with an...
23-Oct-2017 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

White Children More Likely to Get Unnecessary Antibiotics in Pediatric Emergency Departments


White children with viral diagnoses treated in pediatric emergency departments were up to twice as likely to receive antibiotics compared to minority children, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Although viral respiratory tract infections...
28-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Comprehensive Genomic Analysis Offers Insights into Causes of Wilms Tumor Development

Mutations involving a large number of genes converge on two pathways during early kidney development that lead to Wilms tumor
14-Aug-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Barsness Receives Second PCORI Award to Develop Patient and Family Advisory Board to Help Improve Patient Experience


Katherine Barsness, MD, MS, pediatric surgeon at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has received a second funding award...
18-Aug-2017 6:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Testing Helps Detect Cause of Early Life Epilepsy

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics supports the use of genetic testing, especially with sequencing, as first-line diagnostic method for young children with seizures. Specific genetic factors were found to be the cause of epilepsy in 40 percent of...
25-Jul-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Expert on Cannabidiol Study in Dravet Syndrome

25-May-2017 2:50 PM EDT

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH, ER Physician and Medical Director of Lurie Children's Injury Prevention and Research Center, Is Available for Interviews on Violence Prevention and Gun Control

21-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss How to Talk to Your Children About the Orlando Shooting


14-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Worried About Super Lice? Keep Comb & Carry On

Karen Sheehan, MD, general pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, shares tips on what you need to know about super lice.
29-Feb-2016 5:05 PM EST

Tips From One of the Country’s Leading Lead Expert's


Lead expert Dr. Helen Binns gives general advice for families who want to make sure their kids are not exposed to high concentrations of lead in their water.
19-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST

What You Need to Know About Zika Virus and Microcephaly

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent announcement of a public health emergency of international concern has many individuals searching for information on the Zika virus. Larry Kociolek, MD, Infectious Diseases at Lurie Children’s...
8-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

An Innocent Cough or Something Worse? Lurie Children’s Hospital ID Specialist Offers Tips on Prevention and Recognition of Whooping Cough

27-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST

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