Today, it is increasingly recognized that children have the right to research that meets their unique needs. Children are not little adults and often don't respond to medical care in the same way adults do. Some illnesses and conditions are only seen in infants and children. Thus, research needs to include children to ensure they have the best available treatment, now and in the future. Research needs to involve children so that doctors can know how best to care for children.
Clinical researchers at Nationwide Children's are committed to identifying new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases, taking research discoveries from the lab to the patient's bedside.
A few recent clinical research studies are listed below. For a complete listing of all clinical research studies at Nationwide Children's that are currently recruiting participants, from cancer and gene therapy to adolescent health and diabetes, please choose from the topics in the links menu on the left.
Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT)
Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of forty sites in the United States participating in this multi-center research study designed to find out which of three commonly used, FDA-approved drugs best stops established status epilepticus. Read more.
Research Study for Males 10 Years and Older with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
The purpose of this study is to see if both spironolactone and eplerenone (Inspra), generic drugs used in other types of heart conditions, help maintain heart and lung function in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Read more.
Pediatric Stroke: Impact on Cerebral Connectivity and Social Competence Project
This project will help us find out more about how children and their families adjust after children have suffered a stroke, by comparing children between ages 7-18 who have either suffered a stroke with children who are healthy. Read more.