CHB-Connect is a new way to connect individuals—including parents, children and members of the community who may be interested in participating in clinical research studies—with researchers the hospital.
Individuals who register will be able to select specific medical areas of interest or register as a healthy participant. At the same time, researchers with IRB-approved protocols at Children's Hospital Boston can access the registry's database and contact individuals in the registry to find out if they're interested in participating in specific studies. Registering is fast and secure.
Register as a volunteer: childrenshospital.org/connect
Register as an investigator: crp-apps.chboston.org/connect
Hiep Nguyen, MD, director of the Robotic Surgery Research and Training Center, and Carlos Estrada Jr., MD, assistant in Urology, have developed a tool to help pediatricians and family practitioners determine the probability of resolution of vesicoureteral reflux.
More information: childrenshospital.org/vur
Watch Hiep Nguyen, MD, co-director of the Center for Robotic Surgery, perform an intravesical ureteral reimplantation procedure using robotic-assisted surgery to correct vesicoureteral reflux in a 6-year-old patient. Also, learn more about procedures employing the da Vinci Surgical System, such as pyeloplasty, continent urinary diversion and bladder augmentation.
Check it out: childrenshospital.org/webcasts
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common virus transmitted in utero and present in one out of every 200 births, often results in permanent hearing loss. When diagnosed promptly after birth, anti-viral medications can often prevent or slow down the progression of the hearing loss. Margaret Kenna, MD, MPH, FACS, associate in Otolaryngology, is part of the CMV Task Force, a coordinated team ofphysicians and audiologists at Children's, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's working on an initiative to screen babies for CMV infection.
If you suspect CMV in a newborn or if a patient has failed a newborn hearing test and needs further evaluation: 617-355-6832 or 617-355-8852
A Practical Approach to Pediatric Anesthesia
By Robert Holzman, MD, FAAP, and Thomas Mancuso, MD, FAAP, of Children's Department of Anesthesiology, with David Polaner, MD, FAAP.
This new edition of the comprehensive guide to pediatric anesthesia focuses on the pediatric patient, clinical and operational aspects of pediatric anesthesia, and anesthetic management of normalities and abnormalities of organ systems.
Quick and Easy Recipes for Teens
Children's Center for Young Women's Health (CYWH) has released the second edition of its cookbook, which offers 120 recipes with detailed nutrition information analyzed by Children's nutritionists, health guides and several vegetarian and ethnic recipes. The book is $24.95 and all proceeds support CYWH programs.
The Menstrual Cycle and Adolescent Health
Edited by Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, of the Bone Health Program, with five others.
This volume features the results of a meeting held at the National Institutes of Health to advance the goal of having the menstrual cycle accepted and understood as a marker of general health in adolescent girls.