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Autologous gene therapy shows promise for sickle cell disease

December 2, 2018
SAN DIEGO — An adult with sickle cell disease responded positively to autologous gene therapy, providing the first proof that this approach…

Eight researchers receive ASH bridge grants

October 27, 2018
ASH awarded $150,000 each to eight investigators through the society’s bridge grant program, designed to sustain promising hematologic research…
Feature

Pediatricians explore ways to use virtual reality in practice

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2018
Researchers and pediatric specialists are working to find new, innovative ways to use virtual reality to improve patient care. Kate Donovan
Feature

Early school start times have detrimental effects on US teens’ health

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2018
Nearly half of American teenagers report sleep difficulties that affect their daily functioning, according to findings published in the Journal of
In the Journals

Adverse events with moxifloxacin rarely result in treatment discontinuations in children

July 12, 2018
The use of moxifloxacin — a fluoroquinolone not currently approved by the FDA for use in children — is commonly associated with adverse…

Boston Children's Hospital ranked No. 1 by U.S News & World Report

June 26, 2018
Boston Children’s Hospital has been named the nation’s top pediatric hospital for the fifth consecutive year, according to U.S. News

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center named nation’s best for pediatric cancer

June 26, 2018
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been named the best hospital in the nation for children with cancer. The institution tops…
Cover Story

Youth sport superspecialization: A path to injuries, burnout

Orthopedics Today, June 2018
When it comes to youth sports, often it is all about “keeping up with the Joneses.” Young athletes are specializing in a single sport at…

At-home gluten test to be evaluated in clinical studies

April 27, 2018
Two hospitals with ties to the Harvard Medical School Celiac Research Program will investigate an at-home test called Gluten Detective designed to…
In the JournalsPerspective

Very young children at increased risk for post-tonsillectomy complications

April 12, 2018
Healthy children aged younger than 3 years were at increased risk for post-tonsillectomy complications vs. children aged 3 to 6 years, according to…
FDA News

FDA proposes recommendations for labeling gluten in medications

December 15, 2017
The FDA has issued a draft guidance with recommendations on the labeling of oral drug products regarding their gluten content. The agency said it has…

ASH presents Scholar Awards

December 4, 2017
ASH announced the recipients of the society’s 2018 Scholar Awards. The awards — presented to hematologists in the United States and…
Round Tables

Surgical hip dislocation in children is safe for muscles, preserves blood supply

Orthopedics Today, September 2017
This Orthopedics Today Round Table features surgical hip dislocation in children, a procedure described by Reinhold Ganz, MD, about 17 years ago…
In the JournalsPerspective

Routine shoulder ultrasound seen as appropriate for infants with brachial plexus birth palsy

July 20, 2017
Recently published results showed ultrasound screening is appropriate for infants with brachial plexus birth palsy with a passive external rotation…
In the Journals

Healthy Heart Score performs ‘moderately well’ estimating risk for early CVD events

July 19, 2017
In mostly healthy younger adults, the Healthy Heart Score predicted premature atherosclerotic CVD events moderately well, making it a viable tool for…
Meeting News

Enzyme activator could be ‘disease-modifying’ treatment for pyruvate kinase deficiency

June 28, 2017
Enzyme activator AG-348 sustained hemoglobin increases in adults with pyruvate kinase deficiency, according to updated data from a phase 2 trial…

Texas Children’s Hospital ranked No. 1 for pediatric cardiology, heart surgery

June 27, 2017
Texas Children’s Hospital has been named at the best hospital for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. …

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital named nation’s best for pediatric cancer

June 27, 2017
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been named the best hospital in the nation for children with cancer. The institution tops U.S. News

Boston Children’s, CHOP ranked best hospitals for pediatric GI, GI surgery

June 27, 2017
Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranked as the top…

Boston Children’s Hospital named best pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report

June 27, 2017
Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked the No. 1 pediatric hospital in the nation for the fourth consecutive year, according to the…