Nationwide Children's Research News

Nov 13, 2018

Wishes Help Keep Pediatric Patients Out of the Hospital

Cimone Stills, 15, has a medical condition that has caused her to have multiple seizures a day for most of her life. Specifically, she has treatment-resistant generalized epilepsy because of a genetic variation.

Nov 05, 2018

Youth TBI Laws Promote Head Injury Evaluation in Emergency Department

To help reduce the effects of TBIs in youth sports, all 50 states and the District of Columbia enacted state youth TBI laws between 2009 and 2014. A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined the effectiveness of these laws by looking at sports and recreation mild TBI (mTBI)-related emergency department (ED) visits for children ages 5 to 18 years before and after TBI legislation was enacted in each state. Specifically, researchers looked at ED visits from 2006 through 2014 for  diagnosis of mTBI and compared them with diagnoses of moderate to severe TBI, minor head injury, and long bone fracture.

Oct 25, 2018

Smoke Alarms Using Mother’s Voice Wake Children Better than High-Pitch Tone Alarms

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – When residential fires happen at night while people are sleeping, deaths are more likely to occur. Smoke alarms are important for preventing these deaths, yet many young children don’t wake up to traditional high-pitch tone alarms.

Oct 23, 2018

Omega Fatty Acid Supplement for Toddlers Born Preterm

Premature birth can affect children’s early brain development, such that children born preterm sometimes struggle in school or with behavior problems. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty act that plays important roles in early brain development.

Oct 15, 2018

Cumulative Sub-concussive Impacts in a Single Season of Youth Football

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In an investigation of head impact burden and change in neurocognitive function during a season of youth football, researchers find that sub-concussive impacts are not correlated with worsening performance in neurocognitive function.

Aug 03, 2018

Housing for Health

In a recent publication in the journal Pediatrics, researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital present a case study for treating a neighborhood as a patient.

Jul 19, 2018

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Announces $19.1 Million in Grants to Fund Lifesaving Childhood Cancer Research

Physician scientists in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are St. Baldrick’s Foundation grant recipients

A Better Way to Administer Probiotics?
Jul 11, 2018

A Better Way to Administer Probiotics?

Researchers have designed a delivery system to treat premature infants with necrotizing enterocolitis that may have applications beyond the NICU

Bicycle-related Injuries Send 25 Children to Emergency Departments Every Hour
Jun 25, 2018

Bicycle-related Injuries Send 25 Children to Emergency Departments Every Hour

A new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, published online in Accident Analysis & Prevention, found that from January 2006 through December 2015, more than 2.2 million children age 5-17 years were treated in US hospital emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries. This averages 608 cases per day or 25 every hour.

A Medication Used to Treat Opioid Dependence Can Cause Serious Health Consequences for Exposed Children
Jun 25, 2018

A Medication Used to Treat Opioid Dependence Can Cause Serious Health Consequences for Exposed Children

A new study published online today by Pediatrics and conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that from January 2007 through December 2016 there were more than 11,000 calls to US Poison Centers for pediatric exposures to buprenorphine – a prescription opioid medication used to treat opioid use disorder.