Read articles from the March 2019 issue of PediatricsOnline

Leena Nahata, MD

A Guide to Creating a Pediatric Fertility Preservation Program

An international network of providers who helped develop programs in their home institutions have developed a roadmap for others who want to do the same.

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A New Protocol for Endoscopic Pancreatic Function Tests in Children

After realizing that testing methods varied widely, pediatric gastroenterologists are suggesting a uniform approach to ensure an accurate assessment of pancreatic function.

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A New “Rule” for Differentiating Stable Buckle and Other Distal Radius Fractures

Pediatric stable buckle fractures rarely occur less than 1 centimeter from the physis, a finding that may help radiologists and orthopedic surgeons better tailor treatments.  

Seth Alpert, MD

A Successful, Office-based Approach to Cicatrix After Circumcision

The combination of two commonly used treatments may ultimately have better outcomes than either treatment alone.

Curtis J. Daniels, MD

An Implantable Monitoring Device for Congenital Heart Disease Patients

The device could reduce the need for repeat heart catheterizations in single ventricle patients.

Kevin Klingele

Announcing the Center for Hip Preservation

Led by department chief Kevin Klingele, MD, the center brings together clinicians from orthopedics, radiology, physical therapy, physical medicine and more.

M. Brian Becknell, MD, PhD

End-stage Renal Disease in Children with Obstructive Uropathy Is Predicted by Common Clinical Markers

Frequently measured clinical markers can predict end-stage renal disease in children with obstructive uropathy, according to a new study published in Pediatric Nephrology.

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Evaluating Common Sports Injuries in Primary Care

Adolescents sustain more than 2.5 million sports-related injuries per year, and a large majority are related to the knee or shoulder. Concussions, if improperly handled, may lead to life-threatening complications.

John David Spencer, MD

John David Spencer, MD, Named Nephrology Division Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

An accomplished physician-scientist, Dr. Spencer’s research primarily focuses on basic and translational science related to antimicrobial peptide biology in the urinary tract.

Pablo J. Sanchez, MD

The Risks of Ongoing Antibiotic Treatment for Preterm Infants

A recent study suggests infants born preterm with very low birth weights need daily assessments to minimize overall exposure to antibiotics.

Kevin M. Flanigan, MD

Whole Exome Sequencing Reveals Ultra-Rare Neuromuscular Disorders

Clinical use of large-scale genetic screening helped end the diagnostic odyssey for many patients with nonspecific neuromuscular phenotypes.

New Guidelines for Home Oxygen Therapy in Pediatric Patients

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has just released the first national clinical practice guidelines for home oxygen therapy in children.

Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility Conference

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host the inaugural Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility Conference in conjunction with the 6th Annual Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction Conference and the 6th Annual Colorectal Nursing Conference, November 14-16, in Columbus, Ohio.

Upcoming Educational Conferences

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