The Lactose Breath Test (LBT), which
confirms the diagnosis of lactose
intolerance, is now available at
Children's Hospital Boston at Lexington. Lactose breath testing appointments will be offered one morning per week. Our Waltham location will also be offering these tests soon.
Schedule an appointment:
or fax the LBT
requisition to 781-672-2145
In April, Children's launched a new 28-page magazine called Vector about its research program. It will come out twice a year and showcase basic, translational and clinical research done at Children's. The first issue is dedicated to the memory of Judah Folkman, MD, founder and director of the Vascular Biology Program, and features several projects inspired by his vision. Other features highlight the work
of Frances Jensen, MD, of the
Department of Neurology and Program in Neuroscience, in identifying new epilepsy targets, and Pedro del Nido, MD, chief of Cardiac Surgery, in developing tools for beating-heart surgery. An expanded, online Vector is also available.
Check it out:
The Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders has published an expanded Web site. New content includes virtual tours of Children's sleep labs, a glossary of sleep medicine terms and a list of frequently asked questions. The site is intended to be a resource for both primary care providers and families seeking to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of sleep
disorders in children.
Cinemavision is a new, state-of-the-art virtual entertainment system that allows patients to watch a movie while having an MRI. A goggle-like apparatus is placed over the patient's eyes, allowing the child to watch a movie as if he/she were watching their own, personal big screen TV. "We've been able to do this with kids who would normally need sedation," says Arnold Cyr, MRI supervisor for Children's Hospital Boston at Waltham. "It's even helped with older kids who suffer from claustrophobia."
Schedule an appointment for MRI, CT,
ultrasound, nuclear medicine procedure,
fluoroscopy or X-ray: 781-216-1100
By Aaron Bernstein, MD, resident at Children's, and
Eric Chivian, MD, director for the Center for Global Health and Environment at Harvard Medical School.
With contributions from more than 100 scientists, this book examines the loss of Earth's biodiversity and its implications for human health. Seven groups of organisms, some of the most endangered on Earth-sharks, bears, primates, amphibians, cone snails, gymnosperms and horseshoe crabs-illustrate the contributions organisms have already made to the field of medicine, and those they could continue to make, if not driven to extinction.
Pediatric Epilepsy Diagnosis and Therapy
By Blaise Bourgeois MD, director of the Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, and doctors John Pellock, W. Edwin Dodson, Douglas Nordlii and Raman Sankar.
This new edition focuses on the
diagnosis, treatment, classification and management of pediatric
epilepsies. Major sections are
dedicated to the basic mechanisms
of the disease, epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and age-related syndromes of epilepsy.
Gift of Experience: Conversations About Hemophilia
By Laura Gray, LICSW, Children's social worker, and Christine Chamberlain.
This book includes interviews with patients at the Boston Hemophilia Center who have the diagnosis of
hemophilia A or B. Included are
anecdotes from doctors, nurses and social workers who have cared for these patients for the past 40 years.