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2011-04-18 19:55:48

Passport for Care, an innovative, web-based system that guides health care for pediatric cancer survivors, is poised to have an even wider impact as it is now being made available to the more than 220 institutions of the Children's Oncology Group. The system was developed at the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies at Baylor College of Medicine. System generates individualized recommendations The Passport for Care website allows...

2011-03-31 01:22:18

Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine today announced the creation of the Texas Children's Center for Global Health and the appointment of renowned physician-scientist Dr. Russell E. Ware as director. Focusing primarily on medically underserved populations, Texas Children's Center for Global Health will address major causes of child morbidity and mortality globally. It will also provide screening, treatment and education to positively impact critical global health issues...

2011-03-22 15:58:41

Chevron Africa Latin America Exploration and Production Company has signed a Cooperation Protocol with the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatrics AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children's Hospital and the Republic of Angola today in Luanda, Angola to establish the West African nation's first comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease program. Chevron is supporting the Angola Sickle Cell Initiative with $4 million over 4 years. BIPAI, a joint program of Baylor College of Medicine and...

2011-03-10 11:06:00

HOUSTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that Texas Children's has become the world's first pediatric hospital to complete the first phase of certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The hospital intends to use the Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplant for their patients who received a heart transplant as children and now require mechanical support as a bridge to their...

2011-03-07 17:01:00

New pediatric emergency center, hospital services and outpatient clinic to serve one of nation's fastest-growing pediatric populations HOUSTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital today announced the opening of West Campus, its first suburban hospital, located at I-10 and Barker Cypress in Houston, Texas. Designed, equipped and staffed exclusively for children, the 515,000 square-foot Texas Children's Hospital West Campus offers both inpatient and...

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...


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