Nationwide Children's Research News

Mar 13, 2019

National Survey of Emergency Department Management of Self-Harm Highlights Successes, Room for Improvement

In a study published today in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital describe the results of a national survey to evaluate how frequently evidence-based management practices are used in EDs when treating patients who present for self-harm.

New Study Finds Dramatic Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Kratom Exposure
Feb 21, 2019

New Study Finds Dramatic Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Kratom Exposure

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 1,800 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to kratom from January 2011 through December 2017.

Study provides new clinical guidance that avoids painful tests for infants with fever
Feb 18, 2019

Study provides new clinical guidance that avoids painful tests for infants with fever

A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Columbia University, has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days or younger, are at low risk of significant bacterial infections.

Feb 11, 2019

Poison Control Centers Receive 10 Calls Every Hour for Eye Exposures

A new study published recently by Ophthalmic Epidemiology 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 2000 through 2016 there were nearly 1.5 million calls to US poison centers for eye exposures associated with pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical substances.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital  Announces Plans to Dedicate the Abigail Wexner Research Institute
Jan 25, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Plans to Dedicate the Abigail Wexner Research Institute

Ms. Wexner’s partnership with her fellow board members, Chief Executive Officer Steve Allen, MD, and the Nationwide Children’s executive team made this evolution possible. In recognition of Dr. Allen’s role, Nationwide Children’s will also establish the Allen Distinguished Scholar in Pediatric Research.

Suicide Deaths Among Incarcerated Youth
Jan 23, 2019

Suicide Deaths Among Incarcerated Youth

According to a U.S. Department of Justice survey, from 2000 to 2014, suicide rates were two to three times higher for youth in custody than those in the general population. In a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital looked at circumstances preceding suicide to understand better why this disparity in suicide rate exists.

Dec 21, 2018

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Researchers Review Influences of Maternal Diabetes on Fetal Heart Development

In a comprehensive review recently published in Birth Defects Research, Vidu Garg, MD, and Madhumita Basu, PhD, offer a “state of the science” look at the impact of maternal diabetes, and potential gene-environmental influences in that context, on fetal heart development.

Prenatal Magnesium Sulfate May Not Reduce Cerebral Palsy Severity as Once Believed
Dec 04, 2018

Prenatal Magnesium Sulfate May Not Reduce Cerebral Palsy Severity as Once Believed

A large randomized controlled trial showed in 2008 that when pregnant women at imminent risk of preterm delivery were given magnesium sulfate, their children had reduced rates of moderate or severe cerebral palsy. As a result of the trial, many delivery hospitals implemented magnesium administration policies. A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center calls into question whether these labor-intensive magnesium administrations have an effect outside of the controlled environment of a trial.

Wishes Help Keep Pediatric Patients Out of the Hospital
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. Like many patients with such a serious illness, it affects her daily life and as a result, she was diagnosed with clinical depression. But Cimone’s outlook on life completely changed for the better after her wish of going to Paris.

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.