Tag: Pediatric Care

Study: bariatric surgery effective for pediatric weight loss, but may adversely affect bone health

Editor's Note What researchers say is the first systematic review and meta-analysis to report on bone health outcomes from pediatric bariatric surgery shows the procedure is highly effective at achieving weight loss amid a childhood obesity crisis of epidemic proportions. However, the surgery also could put patients at greater risk…

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By: Matt Danford
February 23, 2024
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“MomForce” takes on the talent shortage for Atlanta pediatric healthcare provider

Editor's Note Children's Healthcare of Atlanta aims has an unusual strategy for addressing the healthcare worker shortage: providing a pipeline for parents who want to rejoin the workforce.  Officially known as “MomForce,” this pipeline of fresh talent launched in 2013. As reported in Becker’s Hospital Review January 5, the number…

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By: Brita Belli
February 13, 2024
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How the “tripledemic” impacts pediatric ED care

Editor's Note According to a new study from the University of Michigan, a surge in multiple respiratory viruses was associated with different pediatric acute care across emergency departments (EDs) across the state. The findings appeared in JAMA Network Open on December 7. The study used data from more than 2.7…

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By: Brita Belli
January 3, 2024
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Children being increasingly treated at children’s, not general, hospitals

Editor's Note A new study finds that children are now much more likely to be treated at children’s hospitals concentrated in a few locations as opposed to general hospitals, JAMA Network October 30 reports. This represents a dramatic shift that has taken place over the past 20 years, according to…

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By: Brita Belli
November 14, 2023
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AI tool can ID pediatric patients at risk of blood clots

Editor's Note An artificial intelligence (AI) tool called CLOT (Children’s Likelihood of Thrombosis) developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center accurately identified pediatric patients at high risk for blood clots in a clinical trial. The findings were reported in JAMA Network on October 13. The researchers analyzed the electronic health records…

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By: Brita Belli
October 19, 2023
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Smaller volume blood draw tubes can prevent excess blood loss in sickest patients

Editor's Note Using a tube that collects about half the blood of a standard tube will still provide enough blood for a lab test while reducing transfusions for critically ill patients, a new investigative study published by JAMA Network reports. The study, titled "Small-Volume Blood Collection Tubes to Reduce Transfusions…

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By: Brita Belli
October 13, 2023
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Study: Effective ACE screening builds trust, reveals vital patient information

Editor's Note This recent study of five pediatric clinics in Los Angeles County, California, found that when clinic staff performed screening for adverse childhood experience (ACE), they were able to elicit important patient information and build trust, with no adverse events reported. The study, titled "Clinician and Staff Perspectives on…

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By: Brita Belli
September 27, 2023
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Postoperative session: PACU Boarding and Patient Experience—There are No Beds in the House!

Editor's Note “What happens when two worlds collide?” asked one of the speakers when discussing the combination of the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) and the inpatient unit at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The speakers were Cohen Children's Sharon Goodman, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CPNP, director, pediatric service line; Kristen Martin, MSN,…

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By: Bridget Brown
September 21, 2023
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center earns top honors in US News Best Children's Hospital Honor Roll

Cincinnati Children’s Hosptial Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, was ranked the nation’s top hospital by US News & World Report in its 2023-2024 Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas…

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By: Lindsay Botts
June 21, 2023
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Study: Weight-loss surgical procedures among teens on the rise

Editor's note According to a research letter, titled “Use of metabolic and bariatric surgery among US youth” and published by JAMA Pediatrics on May 30, “more young people between the ages of 10 and 19 are undergoing weight-loss surgeries,” Chief Healthcare Executive June 1 reports. This emerging trend has prompted…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 8, 2023
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