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2014-04-08 08:28:39

Recommendations emphasize advances in treatment since original publication 10 years ago KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed with more than a decade's worth of new research and data, Bradley Warady, MD, a physician at Children's Mercy Hospital, led efforts to update the "Optimal Care of the Infant, Child, and Adolescent on Dialysis" recommendations for providing care to pediatric dialysis patients. The recommendations were published online by the American Journal of...

2014-02-25 13:46:52

Policy statement suggests ways to improve drug safety and efficacy in children With less than half of medications including specific labeling for children, Kathleen Neville, MD, MS, a physician at Children's Mercy Hospital, recently led an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committee in updating the policy with new recommendations guiding the off-label use of drugs in pediatric patients. The policy statement, "Off-Label Use of Drugs in Children," was published online today in the March...

2014-02-24 08:30:08

Policy statement suggests ways to improve drug safety and efficacy in children, aligning with mission of Children's Mercy to improve patient outcomes KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than half of medications including specific labeling for children, Kathleen Neville, MD, MS, a physician at Children's Mercy Hospital, recently led an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committee in updating the policy with new recommendations guiding the off-label use of...

2013-12-24 16:20:32

Children's Mercy pain management expert provides perspective on new data highlighting efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of pediatric migraine KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Psychological therapy plus medication appears to be the most effective treatment strategy for chronic migraine in children, but it may take time for the medical system to widely adopt this approach, says an editorial in the current issue of the Journal of the American...

2013-12-09 08:30:29

Findings from nationwide study led by Children's Mercy researcher highlighted at American Society of Hematology Meeting KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The addition of a monoclonal antibody called gemtuzumab combined with standard chemotherapy has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of relapse and increase rates of disease-free survival in pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Post-treatment relapse rates are a major indicator of potential for...

2013-11-01 08:26:42

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is excited to announce two new members to its surgical team: pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jaclyn Hill and plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Lee. Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is Houston's first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children. For more information about pediatric surgery at Texas Children's, visit texaschildrens.org/surgery. "With the arrival of Drs....

2013-10-25 16:24:00

Researchers from Children's Mercy Hospital Present Findings at American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 63rd Annual Meeting KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., announced today the availability of a cost-effective, broad genetic screen for use in the diagnosis of pediatric genetic diseases. Called TaGSCAN (Targeted Gene Sequencing and Custom Analysis), the test screens for more than 750 diseases that are the...

2013-10-24 12:26:03

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Mercy Hospital (CMH) in Kansas City, MO, the Midwest Clinical Coordinating Center for the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study, today announced an extension of funding for nearly $5 million over five years from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), with co-funding from the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institute of Child...

2013-09-04 12:32:49

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. has received a research grant for $5.86 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. The grant allows Children's Mercy to assess the benefits of making STAT-Seq, currently the fastest whole genome analysis in the world, routine for diagnosis of acutely ill...

2013-06-11 00:20:46

Children's ranked in neonatology, cardiology & heart surgery, and pulmonology as part of 2013-2014 Best Children's Hospitals MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has been honored by U.S. News & World Report as a 2013-2014 Best Children's Hospital. Children's has been ranked on the list every year since the program's inception in 2007. For the sixth year in a row, Children's was ranked in neonatology. Children's has the...