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Investigating a Minimally Invasive Alternative to Surgery for Transverse Aortic Arch Obstruction
Investigating a Minimally Invasive Alternative to Surgery for Transverse Aortic Arch Obstruction 150 150 Erin Gregory

A new study evaluates the safety and efficacy of percutaneous balloon-expandable stents for transverse aortic arch obstruction, a form of congenital heart disease. A new study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, conducted by Arash Salavitabar, MD, FSCAI, FPICS, FACC, FAAP, a congenital interventional cardiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and colleagues, evaluates the efficacy and safety…

Telemedicine’s Past, Present and Future Role in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care
Telemedicine’s Past, Present and Future Role in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care 1024 683 Erin Gregory

A recent study sheds light on how telemedicine’s use during the pandemic has reshaped care delivery for children with IBD.   A recent study published in Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition utilized electronic medical record data to compare the volume, duration and nature of office and telemedicine visits for pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel…

Magnetically Controlled Limb Lengthening Devices Safe for Patients With Programmable Implantable Devices, Study Shows
Magnetically Controlled Limb Lengthening Devices Safe for Patients With Programmable Implantable Devices, Study Shows 1024 683 Erin Gregory
Dr. Iobst with patient

Recent study evaluated the safety and efficacy of using magnetically controlled intramedullary nails in patients with programmable implantable devices, shedding light on a previously unexplored area of orthopedic surgery. In a pivotal study published in the Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction, led by Christopher A. Iobst, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Nationwide Children’s…

Addressing Gastrointestinal Disorders to Improve Quality of Life for Individuals With Down Syndrome
Addressing Gastrointestinal Disorders to Improve Quality of Life for Individuals With Down Syndrome 1024 661 Erin Gregory

Down syndrome (DS) affects approximately 1 in 700 children born in the United States, presenting with intellectual disability and distinct physical features. Alongside these challenges, individuals with DS often contend with various medical issues that impact their quality of life (QoL), including gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Recent research published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics,…

Innovations in Pediatric Nephrology and Urology: Spotlight on Congenital Urinary Tract Obstruction
Innovations in Pediatric Nephrology and Urology: Spotlight on Congenital Urinary Tract Obstruction 150 150 Erin Gregory

Congenital urinary tract obstruction poses significant challenges for pediatric patients, compelling innovative approaches in urology. Nationwide Children’s Hospital pioneers research in this field, focusing on understanding the complexities of urinary tract conditions. Two labs within the Kidney and Urinary Tract Center at Nationwide Children’s are spearheading efforts to unravel the intricacies of urinary tract obstruction,…

Transforming Treatment for Paratesticular Rhabdomyosarcoma in Adolescents through Robotics
Transforming Treatment for Paratesticular Rhabdomyosarcoma in Adolescents through Robotics 1024 683 Erin Gregory

Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) has been a crucial component of treating testicular and paratesticular cancers for over a century. Recent advancements in minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic-assisted methods, have expanded the applicability of RPLND, offering reduced morbidity and faster recovery. However, concerns persist regarding the equivalence of oncological outcomes compared to traditional open…

Accelerating Pediatric Medical Device Innovation 
Accelerating Pediatric Medical Device Innovation  150 150 Erin Gregory

The Midwest Pediatric Device Consortium (MPDC) is a unique collective led by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University, designed to facilitate the development, production, and distribution of pediatric medical devices. Comprising a diverse group of leaders in universities, healthcare systems, community organizations, and industry partners across Ohio, the MPDC is committed to transforming…

Enhancing Intestinal Rehabilitation Workflow with Disease-Specific Documentation Tools
Enhancing Intestinal Rehabilitation Workflow with Disease-Specific Documentation Tools 150 150 Erin Gregory

Structured data entry not only reduces the amount of time physicians are spending in the electronic health record but also opens the door for new research. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics by Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Ethan Mezoff, MD, Jennifer Lee, MD, and team has shed light on a promising solution to improve the…

5 Keys to Managing Iron Deficiency in Children Undergoing Intestinal Rehabilitation
5 Keys to Managing Iron Deficiency in Children Undergoing Intestinal Rehabilitation 150 150 Erin Gregory

A new position paper offers recommendations for the evaluation and management of iron deficiency in children undergoing intestinal rehabilitation. Iron deficiency is a prevalent concern among children with certain digestive problems, presenting various health challenges. A position paper from the NASPGHAN Intestinal Rehabilitation Special Interest Group, led by Ethan Mezoff, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at…

Bridging Gaps in Cerebral Palsy Treatment
Bridging Gaps in Cerebral Palsy Treatment 1024 575 Erin Gregory

Researchers investigate disparities in selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) access and follow-up care. A surgical procedure called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) can help improve the lives of young patients living with cerebral palsy (CP) by reducing muscle stiffness in the lower limbs. A recent study published in Pediatric Neurology, conducted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s experts Jeffrey…