In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child’s need for pain-control drugs. The findings suggest that at some point physicians may calibrate pain-medication dosages according to a child’s individual genetic makeup.
As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet’s impact on human health, a research team found a link between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 patients in several U.S. cities with varying climates.
Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens at a remote reading center successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of treatable blindness.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Akiva S. Cohen, PhD, recently received a prestigious MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health. A concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) expert, Dr.
A recent award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Ethan Goldberg, MD, PhD will support Dr. Goldberg’s neuronal circuit-related epilepsy investigation. Over the course of this five-year award, Dr.