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Latest Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Stories

2013-06-05 12:31:39

CINCINNATI, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As pediatric specialists become increasingly aware that surgical anesthesia may have lasting effects on the developing brains of young children, new research suggests the threat may also apply to adult brains. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report June 5 the Annals of Neurology that testing in laboratory mice shows anesthesia's neurotoxic...

2013-05-08 00:21:54

CINCINNATI, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study shows that pediatric nurse staffing ratios are significantly associated with hospital readmission for children with common medical and surgical conditions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) The study, led by a nurse scientist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, is believed to be the first to examine the extent to which hospital nurse staffing levels are related to pediatric...

2013-05-06 16:25:20

CINCINNATI, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite knowing the risk of serious injury from playing football with a concussion, half of high school football players would continue to play if they had a headache stemming from an injury sustained on the field. In a new study, physicians from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center also report that approximately half of athletes wouldn't report concussion symptoms to a coach. The study will be presented May 6 at the annual meeting...

2013-04-30 23:15:28

An experimental procedure successfully tested in obese laboratory rats may provide a less-invasive alternative to bariatric weight-loss surgery, researchers report online in Endocrinology. Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used a catheter to re-direct the flow of bile from the bile duct into the small intestine, producing the same metabolic and weight-loss benefits as bariatric surgeries such as gastric by-pass. They named the procedure bile diversion, or BD....

2013-04-30 12:26:38

CINCINNATI, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experimental procedure successfully tested in obese laboratory rats may provide a less-invasive alternative to bariatric weight-loss surgery, researchers report online in Endocrinology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used a catheter to re-direct the flow of bile from the bile duct into the small intestine, producing the same metabolic and...

2013-04-24 18:56:34

Researchers report in Nature Genetics they have increased the number of confirmed genes linked to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) from three to 17 — a finding that will clarify how JIA fits into the spectrum of autoimmune disorders and help identify potential treatment targets. Published April 21, the study involves an international research team that analyzed 2,816 JIA cases recruited from more than 40 pediatric rheumatology clinics. It was the largest collaborative patient...

2013-04-24 12:29:17

CINCINNATI, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers report in Nature Genetics they have increased the number of confirmed genes linked to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) from three to 17 - a finding that will clarify how JIA fits into the spectrum of autoimmune disorders and help identify potential treatment targets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Published April 21, the study involves an international research team that analyzed 2,816 JIA...

2013-04-21 20:20:24

CINCINNATI, April 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Broza visited with young Israeli patients and their families on Sunday, April 21 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati Children's is one of the leading pediatric medical centers in the United States in providing care for the rarest and most complex pediatric disorders. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130421/DC98515 ) Cincinnati Children's also collaborates with leading pediatric clinical, academic...

2013-04-16 10:09:36

Researchers have discovered a biomarker that may help prevent a devastating intestinal disease that occurs in one of every 10 early preterm infants. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study may help prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a condition primarily seen in preemies in which bowel tissue dies. The death rate approaches 30 percent. Survivors are at risk for short-bowel syndrome (caused by surgical removal of the small intestine) and neurodevelopmental disability....

2013-03-21 00:20:50

CINCINNATI, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study indicates that a simple saliva test could be an effective tool in predicting violent behavior. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) The pilot study, led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and published this week online in the journal Psychiatric Quarterly, suggests a link between salivary concentrations of certain hormones and aggression. Researchers, led by Drew Barzman, MD, a child...