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Brain remaps itself in child with double hand transplant

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant also is the first child in whom scientists have detected massive changes in how sensations from the hands are represented in the brain. The...Show More Summary

CHOP researchers highlight advances in pediatric heart disease at 2017 AHA scientific sessions

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. Show More Summary

Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Highlight Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease at 2017 A.H.A. Scientific Sessions

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.Show More Summary

Genetic predisposition to later puberty causes lower bone density in children and adults

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) People whose genetic makeup triggers a later-than-average start to puberty have lower bone mineral density, especially in their lower spine. Because adolescence is a critical period for accruing bone, this effect may increase a person's risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures later in life.

Twins born joined at the head go home after 485 days

Twins born joined at the head have gone home to North Carolina, four months after surgery in Philadelphia separated them. The Charlotte Observer reports that Erin and Abby Delaney left the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Monday morning after 485 days. Their parents, Heather and Riley Delaney,...

These conjoined twins spent their lives in a hospital. They just went home — as two.

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Abby and Erin Delaney have gone home — months after being separated in a rare surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Parent-supplied photos allow pediatric dermatology diagnoses with no office visit in most cases

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Using smartphone cameras, parents can reliably take high-quality photographs of their child's skin condition to send to a dermatologist for diagnosis. This finding suggests that direct-to-patient dermatology can accurately provide pediatric dermatology care.

Mindfulness may help mothers cope with stress when their babies have a heart condition

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Mindfulness may offer an active coping mechanism for mothers faced with the stress of having a newborn diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD). Mindfulness, which aims to increase a person's...Show More Summary

New network will advance treatments for children

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) For a variety of reasons, medications and devices specifically developed for children have traditionally lagged behind similar products for adults. A new federally funded program intends to address...Show More Summary

New clinical care guidelines issued for patients with mitochondrial disease

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Physicians who see patients with mitochondrial disease now have a practical new tool -- a set of guidelines for managing and caring for those patients. Occurring in at least one in 4,500 individuals,...Show More Summary

Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with other genes to drive this childhood cancer. Show More Summary

Two firms awarded seed grants to develop medical devices for children

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium has announced its latest round of seed grants to companies developing medical devices for children. The devices are a speech generating system...Show More Summary

Two Firms Awarded Seed Grants to Develop Medical Devices for Children

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced its latest round of seed grants to companies developing medical devices for children. The devices are a speech generating system that allows hospitalized children who cannot speak to communicate to clinicians, and a handheld scanner to detect intracranial bleeding in children, without using radiology.

Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Partner on Visiting Specialty Consultant Program

The Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates (MOHAP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today entered into a memorandum of understanding regarding a pediatric specialty consultation program to provide clinical and educational services to MOHAP hospitals.

CHOP and UAE Ministry of Health partner on visiting specialty consultant program

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) The Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates (MOHAP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today entered into a memorandum of understanding regarding a pediatric specialty consultation program to provide clinical and educational services to MOHAP hospitals.

Researchers identify gene variants linked to a high-risk children's cancer

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Pediatric researchers investigating the childhood cancer neuroblastoma have identified common gene variants that raise the risk of an aggressive form of that disease. The discovery may assist doctors in better diagnosing subtypes of neuroblastoma.

Re-interventions are common in long-term survivors of childhood heart operation

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Among patients who undergo childhood heart surgery for the severe birth defect single-ventricle disease, two-thirds of survivors require a surgical or catheter-based procedure within 20 years. Pediatric cardiology researchers note that doctors should counsel families about the likelihood of re-interventions.

Kathy Shaw, MD, from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Receives Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Emergency Medicine

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is proud to announce that Kathy Shaw, MD, MSCE, FAAP, a national leader in the fields of pediatric emergency medicine and quality and patient safety, has received the prestigious Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine.

CHOP Autism Expert Honored with Prestigious Award During 2017 AAP Conference

Susan E. Levy, MD, MPH, director of the Regional Autism Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is this year's recipient of the Arnold J. Capute Award, given by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The award was presented to her today at the AAP conference in Chicago. Show More Summary

Over 50 Experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in AAP Annual Meeting

Over 50 experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will address colleagues at this year's annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on current issues in vaccine education, autism, sports injuries, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), telemedicine and neonatology, among others.

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