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Latest Texas Children's Hospital in Houston Stories

2012-02-25 15:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians, researchers and a nurse from the Renal Center at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston received prominent acclaim during the 32nd( )Annual Conference on Dialysis (ADC) held Feb. 26 through 28, in San Antonio, Texas. The conference, sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia, convened an international group of thousands of practitioners and researchers to discuss current developments in the field of renal replacement therapies. It...

2011-12-20 08:21:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Olympia, a premier Texas summer camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 16 located on Lake Livingston in Trinity, Texas, today announced that their new Philanthropy Club donated $4,000.00 this holiday season to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. The donation, given by kids to help kids, will be used to pay for up to 800 prescriptions and/or 125 home medical equipment devices (including nebulizers to administer mist inhaled...

2011-12-16 10:59:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newborns, toddlers and teens who suffer from heart failure and need heart transplantation to survive just got a life-saving pediatric heart pump that buys time and allows them to grow stronger as they wait for a donor heart. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-09-07 07:10:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has discharged its first pediatric Total Artificial Heart patient to wait for a matching donor heart at home. On Aug. 31, 18-year-old Jordan Merecka left the hospital using the Freedom® portable driver, a wearable power supply for his Total Artificial Heart....

2011-08-31 10:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, the first pediatric hospital in the world to implant the only approved Total Artificial Heart into the chest of a teen, is now sending the patient home. Jordan Merecka, 18, will be using the Freedom® portable driver, a wearable power supply that can be carried in a backpack and run his Total Artificial Heart while he waits for a donor heart. To view a video of Jordan and his new backpack, see:...

2011-05-04 16:13:00

HOUSTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A high school prom is a rite of passage that most teens are eager to experience. But for kids who require kidney dialysis three times a week, the prom seems like only a fantasy. Thanks to the caring renal team at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, 80+ teens took part in a special prom with all the expected glitz and glamour. To view a video of prom highlights and the patients' experiences, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvfqVBnhMbI To view the...

2011-02-15 08:24:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During American Heart Month, Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., chief of congenital heart surgery and surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston pays tribute to heart pioneer Dr. Denton A. Cooley, who became Texas Children's first chief of cardiovascular surgery when the hospital opened its doors in 1954. Dr. Cooley, already famed for adult cardiac surgeries, performed the first congenital heart surgeries at Texas Children's on babies...

2010-08-09 16:05:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's August and for many families that means it's time to head back to school. From sleep schedules, nutrition, immunizations, heart health, heat illnesses and more, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston provides parents with tips to ensure their children have a safe, healthy and successful school year. For more information please visit http://bit.ly/texaschildrensbacktoschool. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100809/DC48125) (Photo:...

2010-07-14 12:53:00

Pediatric patient is 1 of 3 in the U.S. to receive heart, lungs and liver in one operation HOUSTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has performed the hospital's first triple-organ transplant on a 16-year-old Brenham resident. The patient, Taylor Sherrouse, underwent a 13-hour surgery on Tuesday, June 22 to replace her heart, lungs and liver, which had been severely damaged by cystic fibrosis. Taylor is one of only three pediatric patients in the...

2010-03-10 17:00:00

HOUSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles D. Fraser, Jr., M.D., an internationally recognized leader in pediatric and congenital heart surgery, has been appointed surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, effective July 1. He will lead a team of more than 100 surgeons representing multiple pediatric surgical subspecialties at one of the nation's largest children's hospitals. (Read a biography and view a slideshow of Dr. Fraser). (Photo:...