Nationwide Children's Research News

Feb 15, 2024

Midwest Pediatric Device Consortium Launches to Accelerate Innovation in Pediatrics

Columbus, OH—February 15, 2024 —Today, the Midwest Pediatric Device Consortium (MPDC), a new consortium led by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Cincinnati Children’s, and Cleveland Clinic Children’s launched to utilize the resources of the

Feb 12, 2024

Study Finds Adolescents with Concussion May Benefit from More Activity Earlier

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that when it comes to concussion recovery, activity type matters. In a study published today in British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers found that limiting screen time and returning to school early following a concussion may speed up recovery.

Jan 22, 2024

New Study Finds Liquid Laundry Detergent Packet Exposure Burden among Young Children Remains; Increase in Exposures among Older Children, Teens, and Adults

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center investigated trends in calls to poison centers across the country for exposures to liquid laundry detergent packets. The study investigators identified declines in the number, rate and severity of liquid laundry detergent packet exposures among children younger than 6 years. However, the exposure burden remained high. Additionally, exposures have increased among older children, teens and adults.

Jerry Mendell, MD, Announced as King Faisal Prize Laureate in Medicine
Jan 18, 2024

Jerry Mendell, MD, Announced as King Faisal Prize Laureate in Medicine

Jerry Mendell, MD, senior advisor in the Center for Gene Therapy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is this year’s recipient of the King Faisal Prize for Medicine for his contributions toward the screening, diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases, including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and limb girdle muscular dystrophy.

Dec 11, 2023

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Becomes Authorized Treatment Center for Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been designated an authorized treatment center for CASGEVY™ (exagamglogene autotemcel (exa-cel)), a gene therapy for the treatment of sickle cell disease.

Nov 28, 2023

How Can Health Care Systems Research Improve Health Equity?

In the United States, health care inequities based on racial and ethnic sociodemographics are pervasive and persistent. Research has shown the systems that deliver health care have both contributed to and maintain these disparities. Quality improvement programs and health policy innovations have led to modest improvements in equity, but research on which approaches work best and how to scale promising programs is limited.

Nov 16, 2023

Study Shows Amount and Days of Opioids Prescribed at Discharge Decreased After 2017 Ohio Prescription Opioid Cap Law

In a new study, published in PLOS One, researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, Center for Pediatric Trauma Research, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Orthopedics, and Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital compared the amount of opioid analgesics prescribed to children following enactment of the Ohio Opioid Cap Law with historical controls.

Oct 23, 2023

Probiotics Delivered in Biofilm State Protect the Intestines and Brain in NEC Model

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s have been working on a novel solution to prevent NEC. They have developed a novel probiotic system that harnesses the durability of biofilms to improve the administration of probiotics to patients. It has been licensed to Scioto Biosciences. Their latest study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, describes the use of a biofilm formulation of Limosilactobacillus reuteri (Lr) to prevent NEC in a piglet model.

Oct 18, 2023

Nationwide Children's Hospital to Expand Mental and Behavioral Health Research

Nationwide Children's Hospital has created a new Institute for Mental and Behavioral Health Research, significantly expanding opportunities to seek a better understanding of mental and behavioral health in children and to develop better diagnostics, treatment and preventative strategies. Leading this new institute will be Eric Youngstrom, PhD, a nationally renowned psychologist specializing in the relationship of mood and psychopathology, and the clinical assessment of children and families.

Oct 09, 2023

Study Finds GERD Less Likely Cause of Fussiness in Irritable Infants

In a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that high-risk infants who express irritability and arching of their backs likely are not suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).