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2014-07-10 00:20:46

--CHOP-Led Research Finds Link between Hotter Days, Kidney Stones in U.S. Adults and Children-- PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. "We found that as daily...

2014-07-09 16:28:42

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate athletes and their parents about sports-related concussions and to protect the mental and physical health of their athlete-patients, especially with regard to return-to-play decisions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125711 Matthew Kirschen, M.D., PhD, a fellow in critical care medicine and an...

2014-07-09 16:26:49

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate athletes and their parents about sports-related concussions and to protect the mental and physical health of their athlete-patients, especially with regard to return-to-play decisions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125711 Matthew Kirschen, M.D., PhD, a fellow in critical care medicine and an...

2014-07-07 12:28:59

Engineered Cells Known As CTL019 Are the First Therapy of Their Kind to Obtain Designation PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A University of Pennsylvania-developed personalized immunotherapy has been awarded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed and refractory adult and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The investigational therapy, known as CTL019, is the first personalized cellular therapy for the...

2014-06-30 12:32:32

--CHOP Study: Patients with Specific Gene Variants May Require Higher Doses of Pain-Control Drugs-- PHILADELPHIA, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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....

2014-06-26 16:25:11

CHOP Expert Leads Telemedicine Study Aimed at Improving Outcomes in Underserved Children PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens at a remote central reading center successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized medical evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of treatable blindness. Findings from a new multicenter study strengthen...

2014-06-25 08:30:37

This first-of-its-kind program brings together the deepest expertise to protect prenatal brain development in children with congenital heart defects PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus, this Program will systematically investigate innovative therapies...

2014-06-23 16:21:33

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's TeenDrivingPlan helps parents optimize quantity, variety of driving practice for better on-road results. PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2014 Research released today by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that TeenDrivingPlan (TDP), a web-based intervention designed to help parents more effectively supervise driving practice, improved the driving performance of pre-licensed teenagers....

2014-06-23 08:28:24

--Large Study Analyzes C-Sections, Induced Births Done Without Medical Indication, Adding to Risks for Infants-- PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large new study, covering millions of U.S. births over 15 years, finds that substantial numbers of babies, nearly one in 25, are born earlier than medically justified, through elective cesarean sections and elective induced labor. The study reinforces long-standing recommendations by professional medical and public...

2014-06-22 20:20:25

Over 300 children who received prenatal care at CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment gathered with their families to celebrate 18 years of hope PHILADELPHIA, June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1,500 people from 22 states came together today at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to celebrate the 18(th) annual Family Reunion hosted by the Hospital's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140622/120397 The...


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call-note
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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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