July

A Guide to the Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Hypertension

The Section of Nephrology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has developed this practice tool, including a diagnostic algorithm, for primary care providers.

A Successful Alternative to Traditional Open Ureteral Reimplantation

The minimally invasive vesicoscopic ureteral reimplantation approach can equal the open success rates, and patients experience less pain and scarring.

Combination Treatment Increases Remission of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Children

Low-dose thiopurines combined with allopurinol improved some outcomes for patients originally on thiopurines alone.

Could Antimicrobial Peptides Be Biomarkers for Obstructive Uropathy?

New research reveals the expression of antimicrobial peptides — long associated only with infections — in children with obstructive uropathy, creating potential for a wide range of clinical applications.

Splinting Alone is Effective for a Wide Range of Pediatric Mallet Finger Injuries

The largest known study of outcomes in children shows the large majority have no residual lag after the use of common splints.

Statewide QI Project Reduces Hospital Stays for Babies With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

A quality improvement effort shared among 52 NICUs in Ohio shows that protocols developed at large academic hospitals can be applied successfully in hospitals of all sizes.

When Should Breastfed Babies Be Supplemented?

Vanessa L. Shanks, MD, neonatologist and medical director of the Lactation program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, answers this commonly asked question from primary care providers.

Which Patients With Cystic Fibrosis Will Respond Best to Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor?

This common drug combination is associated with changes in lipid and amino acid metabolic pathways, raising the possibility of biomarkers to predict clinical response.