Pediatrics

The latest pediatrics news from the N.C. Children's Hospital, UNC Health Care, and the UNC School of Medicine.

UNC-led project dramatically reduces newborn bloodstream infections in North Carolina

UNC-led project dramatically reduces newborn bloodstream infections in North Carolina

A quality improvement project championed by the UNC-led Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC) resulted in a 71 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in 13 North Carolina NICUs, avoiding 110 infections annually and saving 17 lives a year. Study results were published in Pediatrics, official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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Physicians often fly blind on medication dosing in premature infants

Physicians often fly blind on medication dosing in premature infants

Despite government efforts to promote research on medications used in children, huge gaps persist in knowledge about medication safety and efficacy in the most vulnerable — newborns receiving care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) — according to a study by UNC researchers.

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Taking on the System

Taking on the System

Tina Schade Willis, a pediatric ICU doctor and winner of the UNC Fuller Award, works to improve teamwork among hospital staff to benefit patients and their families.

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Kids movies send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity

Kids movies send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity

Many of the most popular children’s movies from recent years feature both “obesogenic” behaviors and weight-related stigmatizing content, a study by UNC researchers finds.

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A Prize for Perrin

A Prize for Perrin

UNC School of Medicine pediatrician Eliana Perrin earns award for work on childhood obesity.

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Conquering Chromatin

Conquering Chromatin

Five questions for Greg Wang, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.

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RN: Real Nurses - Donovan Hazard

RN: Real Nurses - Donovan Hazard

Donovan Hazard, an RN in the Newborn Critical Care Center at N.C. Children's Hospital, is also a bow hunter.

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UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on newborn genome mapping

UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on newborn genome mapping

Dr. Cynthia Powell of N.C. Children's Hospital and Dr. Jonathan Berg of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will answer your questions in a live Facebook chat at noon (12 p.m.) Eastern time on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns

UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns

Researchers at UNC plan to sequence the entire genome of 400 infants to determine what useful clinical data can be acquired through the tests.

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Sen. Kay Hagan visits UNC's CASTLE program in Durham

Sen. Kay Hagan visits UNC's CASTLE program in Durham

While there, Sen. Hagan met Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old boy from Charlotte, N.C. who is able to hear now after receiving an auditory brainstem implant at UNC as part of an FDA-approved investigational trial. A video showing Grayson hearing his father's voice for the first time has garnered more than 1 million views on YouTube.

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RN: Real Nurses - JoAnne Kroesen

RN: Real Nurses - JoAnne Kroesen

JoAnne Kroesen, a nurse at North Carolina Children's hospital specialty clinics, is also a volunteer with Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue.

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Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC

Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC

A North Carolina nonprofit organization and a UNC Hospitals volunteer partnered to bring an 8-year-old girl with congenital heart problems to UNC for medical treatment.

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RN: Real Nurses - Sarah Hassing

RN: Real Nurses - Sarah Hassing

Sarah Hassing, an RN in the PICU at North Carolina Children's Hospital, can make a cake look like almost anything.

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N.C. Children's Hospital named one of 'America’s Best'

N.C. Children's Hospital named one of 'America’s Best'

This is the sixth straight year that N.C. Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals."

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UNC Fetal Care Program featured on WRAL

WRAL recently aired a segment on two surgeries that were performed at UNC Hospitals on babies during the time of c-section. UNC and Vanderbilt are the only hospitals in the Southeast to perform this procedure.

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Gene discovered for Native American myopathy

Cynthia Powell, MD, MS, professor of Pediatrics and Genetics, is part of a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and the University of Michigan that identified the gene, STAC3, for a severe neurological condition that affects some members of the Native American Lumbee tribe in North Carolina.

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Rapid Response Team achieves success at N.C. Children's Hospital

Rapid Response Team achieves success at N.C. Children's Hospital

The N.C. Children's Hospital has seen major reduction in cardiac arrests thanks to its Rapid Response Team. Last week WRAL featured the extraordinary results of the Rapid Response Team.

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Coyne-Beasley elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Coyne-Beasley elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, is professor of pediatrics. The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is a multidisciplinary society with an active international membership devoted to advancing the health and well-being of adolescents.

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Pediatric Residents "Harlem Shake" for Neurofibromatosis (NF)

Pediatric Residents "Harlem Shake" for Neurofibromatosis (NF)

UNC Pediatric Residents rotating at Moses Cone Hospital made their own "Harlem Shake" video -- the latest viral video craze.

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RN: Real Nurses - Bren Sparling

RN: Real Nurses - Bren Sparling

Bren Sparling, an RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, says she has always been a creative person.

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