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2011-03-07 15:56:55

The doors to a specialized pediatric HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Tanzania opened today in Mbeya, the region with the second highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. While Tanzania, home to about 1.4 million people with HIV/AIDS, has made significant strides in HIV/AIDS treatment, pediatric care continues to be a key area of need. It is estimated that there are currently 140,000 children in Tanzania living with HIV/AIDS. Only 8 percent of these children are currently receiving...

2011-02-01 22:09:29

Rice bioengineers, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's physician-scientists zap tumors with light-activated nanoparticles Rice University bioengineers and physician-scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have successfully destroyed tumors of human brain cancer cells in the first animal tests of a minimally invasive treatment that zaps glioma tumors with heat. The tests involved nanoshells, light-activated nanoparticles that are designed to destroy...

2011-01-20 00:00:52

Texas Children's Hospital becomes first pediatric hospital in the nation to harness Voalté at the point of care Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Voalté announced today that Texas Children's Hospital will become the first pediatric facility in the country and the first hospital in Texas to use iPhones with Voalté's innovative solution for point-of-care communication. The hospital will roll out iPhones in the new West Campus facility and maternity center over the...

2010-12-17 12:57:18

Histiocytosis is considered a rare disease but doctors at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service would argue the accuracy of that label. They are seeing more and more patients with the disease and that has led to important research advances. "Our knowledge of this disease has skyrocketed over the last three years," said Dr. Kenneth McClain, professor of pediatrics "“ hematology/oncology at BCM and director of the Histiocytosis Program at...

2010-12-16 11:53:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- December marks the 10-year anniversary of the formation of the world-renowned Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service (TCCC&HS), a joint center of Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Histiocytic Diseases, disorders of the immune system that are difficult to diagnose and define, include Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and other even...

2010-11-09 16:43:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark A. Wallace, president and chief executive officer of Texas Children's Hospital, received the 2010 Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) Distinguished Service Award on Nov. 6 at their annual meeting awards luncheon in San Antonio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101109/DC98514) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101109/DC98514) "We are very pleased to present this award to Mark A. Wallace," said Dr. Richard Lampe,...

2010-11-05 13:17:00

New clinical research center will capitalize on remarkable discoveries by testing the efficacy of potential new treatments for pediatric neurological ailments and diseases HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Bird Circle announced today that it will provide grants totaling $1 million to Texas Children's Hospital within an anticipated five to 10 year period to establish The Blue Bird Circle Clinical Research Center. This new center will support clinical trials...

2010-10-21 15:24:00

Participants review progress of 39-month study HOUSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investigators from Texas Children's Hospital and 16 other top pediatric heart centers in North America came together in Houston to analyze results from their 39-month national clinical trial of the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), a German-manufactured pediatric mechanical heart. To learn more about the study, see: http://bit.ly/bfrA1J (Photo:...

2010-10-14 12:11:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Liver tumors affect more than 300 children in the United States each year and management of these children requires coordinated comprehensive care from experts in many disciplines. To answer this problem, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine announced today the formation of a new Liver Tumor Center that brings together renowned specialists in all aspects of liver cancer who will utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the most...

2010-10-08 13:14:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of United Recovery Systems, LP, a leading account receivables management company, made a charitable contribution to Texas Children's Hospital, one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101008/DA79233) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101008/DA79233) The money was raised during the company's annual employee appreciation day but doing so required the cooperation of both...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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