Though clinicians are tasked with doing their very best to extend the same level of care to all patients, the fact remains that disparities exist in care and health outcomes, especially in pediatric patients.
A quick search for the term “shared decision making” on PubMed shows an interesting progression. The term first appears in the title of a 1968 paper on education, and then in five papers in the 1970s. Likewise, it appears in only two papers in the 1980s.
Antimicrobial resistance is spreading around the world, hampering physicians’ capacity for treating bacterial infections swiftly and reliably. Partly to blame is clinical overuse of antibiotics, so researchers are examining ways that clinicians can change or improve their antibiotic stewardship practices.
Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children’s cancer.
Rooted in malfunctions in the power plants that energize our cells, mitochondrial disorders are notoriously complex, with few effective treatments. Now, novel findings may hold great promise for children and adults with mitochondrial disorders.
Using gene therapy to produce a mutant human protein with unusually high blood-clotting power, scientists have successfully treated dogs with the bleeding disorder hemophilia, without triggering an unwanted immune response.