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Which Children Are at Risk After a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

When children have a mild traumatic brain injury with intracranial hemorrhage, how long do they need to stay in the hospital? Which patients should go to the intensive care unit? What neuroimaging should physicians do—and how often do they need to...
30-Nov-2022 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How Does Bladder Exstrophy Impact Mental Health?

A new study finds that patients’ mental health and quality of life change as they grow to adulthood. Research from the Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is shedding new light on an area that traditionally has received scant...
29-Nov-2022 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Senta Georgia, PhD, Receives Hutton Rising Star Award From Fellow Beta Cell Researchers

The principal investigator in the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is being honored at WRISG—the Western Region Islet Study Group’s beta cell research meeting. Senta Georgia, PhD, first...
22-Nov-2022 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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From Severe Ebstein Anomaly to a Normal Heart

How an intraoperative decision to do a cone procedure gave a 13-day-old neonate a normal heart
21-Nov-2022 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Podocyte Protectors: NIH Awards CHLA’s GOFARR Laboratory Additional Grants to Combat Chronic Childhood Kidney Disease

CHLA has received a new five-year award of $3.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research the underlying mechanisms that lead to kidney failure and to develop new treatments to protect kidney function.
18-Nov-2022 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Should You Take Your Child to the Emergency Room, Urgent Care—or Call the Doctor?

As a parent, your number one goal is keeping your child safe and healthy. When is it time to head to the emergency department (ED)—and when is it best to call your child’s doctor, or go to an urgent care center?If it's not an emergency, calling...
17-Nov-2022 6:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Program Shortens ICU Stays By 57% After Pediatric Liver Transplant

A pioneering protocol developed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is reducing overall opioid use, speeding rehabilitation and shortening intensive care unit (ICU) stays for pediatric liver transplant patients—including infants as young as 5...
9-Nov-2022 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Time to Extubate Varies Widely After Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis

Nearly two decades ago, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was among a handful of centers that pioneered mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) for infants with airway obstructions due to micrognathia (undersized jaw).
3-Nov-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Going Beyond Lung Care for Babies With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

The Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program takes a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to support each baby’s overall development. For Manvi Bansal, MD, one of the biggest challenges of caring for babies with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
7-Nov-2022 8:05 AM EST

How Do You Measure Success in Autism Clinical Trials?

Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD, shares early findings—and a critical challenge—from the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials. How do you know if a treatment for autism is effective? That’s a question that has no easy answer—due in...
31-Oct-2022 8:05 AM EDT

Rx for Healthy Kids: Schedule Routine Immunizations

Keeping your child safe and healthy is a multifaceted priority for families, starting with the ride home from the hospital in a properly installed car seat.
28-Oct-2022 8:05 AM EDT

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Is First to Use New Device to Remove Atrial Blood Clot

A team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles recently became the first in the world to use a novel, basket-shaped retrieval device to successfully remove a large right atrial thrombus (blood clot).
19-Oct-2022 1:50 PM EDT

Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine: Eleven Key Questions Answered

With the vaccine for children ages 6 months and older approved, the experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provide guidance for families. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone approved to receive a...
27-Jun-2022 3:05 PM EDT

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Intravenous Immunoglobin Therapy Shows Promise Treating Children with Down Syndrome Regression Disorder

Intravenous Immunoglobin Therapy Shows Promise Treating Children with Down Syndrome Regression Disorder. The experimental treatment, used in combination with psychotropic medication, is helping 80 percent of the more than 120 patients in the...
16-Mar-2022 10:05 PM EDT

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Achieving Excellence in Infant Mitral Valve Repairs

Preoperative planning—and a multidisciplinary approach—foster success in complex repairs of congenital mitral stenosis. For babies and children with congenital mitral stenosis, it’s well-established that repairing the mitral valve leads to...
15-Mar-2022 7:05 AM EDT

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Boosting Infant-Family Mental Health in the NICCU

Many neonatal intensive care units offer mental health services that are focused on parents and caregivers. But at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the innovative Stein Tikun Olam Infant-Family Mental Health Initiative supports mental health for...
26-Jan-2022 7:05 AM EST

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