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.
To see current research studies being conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital, search the options below.
BLINK: Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids
The purpose of this study is to determine whether soft bifocal contact lenses (typically used to help people older than 40 see up close) slow the progression of nearsightedness in children ages 7-11. Read more.
CITT: Convergence Insufficiency Attention and Reading Trial
The purpose of this study is to look at the effect of treatment for convergence insufficiency on reading and attention in 9-13 year olds who have sore or tired eyes, headaches, blurred vision, frequent loss of place or poor concentration when reading. Read more.
Egg Nutrition Study
This study is seeking overweight men ages 18-50 to understand how eggs can help regulate blood glucose responses and improve cardiovascular health in men. Read more.
Natural Herbal Supplement Study
We are looking for Type 1 diabetics between 10-40 years of age who have been using a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for at least the last three months, to study whether Capros, an all-natural, over-the-counter herbal supplement, can lower blood glucose levels. Read more.
Sudden Cardiac Death in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Incidence and Prevention Patient Registry
The purpose of this study is to find out what the risk of Sudden Cardiac Death is in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Researchers also want to find out if having an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) will benefit patients by preventing Sudden Cardiac Death related to abnormal heartbeats. Read more.