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Continuous Antibiotics Not Necessary for Many Children with Common Prenatal Abnormality, Study Shows
A study published in late July in the Journal of Pediatric Urology found that, in most cases, continuous antibiotics for children with a prenatal diagnosis of enlarged kidneys, or antenatal hydronephrosis, is often unnecessary. Daniel B. Herz, MD, is a urologist at Nationwide Children's and lead author of the recent paper.
Regional Anesthesia for Pediatric Knee Surgery Reduces Pain, Speeds Recovery
Research published in the June issue of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics suggests that a technique called femoral nerve block reduces pain after pediatric knee surgery, allowing most procedures to be outpatient. The study co-authors are Kevin E. Klingele, MD, chief of Orthopedics, and Tarun Bhalla, MD, director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Preeclampsia May Share Cause with Disorders Such as Alzheimer’s
Irina Buhimschi, MD, director of the Center for Perinatal Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, led a study on how preeclampsia, a deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related condition, may share pathophysiologic characteristics with conditions such as Alzheimer’s. The study was published in Science Translational Medicine in July.