Early Screening Tool Leads to Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chemotherapy can induce a painful peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a chronic condition and common adverse effect for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, have used a mouse model to demonstrate the pivotal role of cholesterol in CIPN, and proposed a novel therapeutic approach to reverse it.

Coal-fired power plant closures tied to fewer asthma ER visits for kids

Sarah Komisarow is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.  She is an applied microeconomist with research interests in public policies that affect children’s health and education.  Her work…

Effect of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on Hypoglycemia in Older Adults With Type 1 Diabetes

Fewer than one in five adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes are successful in achieving the recommended 2019 A1C goal of below 7.5%, and the overwhelming majority fail to achieve the 2020 target of less than 7%. But young people who use continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices can significantly improve their overall blood glucose control, without increasing severe low or high glucose levels, according to findings from a 6-month, multi-center clinical trial. And both severe hypoglycemia (low glucose) and hyperglycemia (high glucose) can lead to emergency care and hospitalization.

Children in Rural Communities at Risk for Poor Lawnmower Injury Outcomes

Children in rural communities are 1.7 times more likely to undergo an amputation after a lawnmower injury than children in urban communities, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The researchers also found that although lawnmower injuries are prevalent throughout the United States, children in Southern and Midwestern states account for more than 80% of pediatric lawnmower injuries.

Reduced Inhaler Use is Safe for Infants with Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated with albuterol delivered via inhalers, despite evidence showing no benefit in most patients. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) redesigned the hospital’s standard treatment for the infection and reduced albuterol use without compromising care.

Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital Partners With Bezos Family Foundation to Advance Early Childhood Development

(New York, NY – November 19, 2019) Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital announced today that it has partnered with the Bezos Family Foundation and Vroom, the Foundation’s early learning program. Their shared purpose involves transforming the environment of six highly trafficked clinic spaces throughout the hospital into places for adults and children to have high-quality interactions that enhance early brain development during the critical years from birth to age five.

Doctor offers unique perspective as father of a child with rare genetic disease

From a professional standpoint, Nathan Hoot, MD, PhD, understands the value of medical research that leads to new, groundbreaking drugs in the treatment of rare diseases. And as an emergency medicine physician, he’s familiar with adjusting ventilators and managing patients’ airways. But the magnitude of these matters also weigh on Hoot personally – as the father of a son with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic disease that affects the part of the nervous system controlling voluntary muscle movement.