Nationwide Children's Research News

Oct 12, 2020

Sound the Alarm: Researchers Determine More Effective Ways to Awaken Children and Their Families During a House Fire

When residential fires happen at night while families are sleeping, deaths are more likely to occur. Smoke alarms are important for preventing these deaths, yet research has shown that many pre-teenage children don’t wake up to traditional high-frequency tone alarms. Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Sleep Disorders Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducted a series of studies to identify smoke alarm signals that would more effectively awaken children and other members of the household in the event of a fire.

Aug 27, 2020

Patient-Centered, Age-Appropriate Contraception Counseling Helps Health Care Providers Educate Adolescents About Contraceptive Methods

Preventing unplanned pregnancies in adolescents with effective and easy-to-use contraception is key to ensuring that adolescents do not become parents before they are ready. Adolescents view their health care providers as trusted sources of medical information. Thus, providers are tasked with providing adolescent patients with comprehensive, age-appropriate and nonjudgmental contraception counseling.

Despite Decreases in Recent Years, New Study Finds ATV-Related Head and Neck Injuries Among Youth Continue to Remain High
Aug 10, 2020

Despite Decreases in Recent Years, New Study Finds ATV-Related Head and Neck Injuries Among Youth Continue to Remain High

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed data regarding ATV-related head and neck injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 through 2014 involving patients younger than 18 years of age, and found an average of more than 11,000 children and teens treated for nonfatal ATV-related head and neck injuries annually – that’s approximately 31 children and teens injured each day.

Jul 27, 2020

Study Finds Significant Increase in Number and Severity of Suicide-Related Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers Involving Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

In a new study, researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed the 549,807 calls made to Poison Control Centers (PCCs) in the US for suicide-related cases involving OTC analgesics from 2000 through 2018 and found that both the overall number and rate of these cases increased significantly by 57% and 34%, respectively, during this period.

How a Network of Hospitals Reduced Average Age at Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis to 9.5 Months
May 27, 2020

How a Network of Hospitals Reduced Average Age at Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis to 9.5 Months

Five hospital systems in the United States have become the first in the world to successfully implement, in clinical practice, international CP diagnosis guidelines that were released in 2017. Their efforts, which resulted in an average decrease of 10 months in time-to-diagnosis, demonstrate the practicality and effectiveness of the guidelines for improving age at diagnosis — a key requirement for early interventions, which can improve CP-related developmental outcomes substantially

 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Names CEO of Andelyn Biosciences
May 01, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Names CEO of Andelyn Biosciences

Nationwide Children's Hospital is pleased to announce Mayo Pujols as CEO of Andelyn Biosciences, an affiliate company that will manufacture gene therapy products for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Head-to-Head Comparison Finds Three Anti-Seizure Drugs Equally Effective for Severe Form of Epilepsy
Mar 31, 2020

Head-to-Head Comparison Finds Three Anti-Seizure Drugs Equally Effective for Severe Form of Epilepsy

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – There are three treatment options commonly used by doctors in the emergency room to treat patients with refractory status epilepticus, severe seizures that continue even after benzodiazepine medications, which are effective in controlling seizures in more than two-thirds of

Mar 06, 2020

Study Shows Promising Approach for the Prevention and Cure of Gonorrhea in Women

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – In research recently published in mBio, researchers from the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics have discovered non-antibiotic (host-targeted) therapies for the effective

Nationwide Children's Hospital Celebrates Opening of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion
Feb 28, 2020

Nationwide Children's Hospital Celebrates Opening of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion

Nationwide Children’s Hospital held a Community Dedication Celebration of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion today. At nine stories tall, it is America’s largest and most comprehensive center dedicated exclusively to child and adolescent behavioral and mental health on a pediatric medical campus in the United States.

Dec 12, 2019

Triple Medication Combination Could be Life-changing for Majority of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – A Phase III clinical trial shows that elexacaftor added to ivacaftor and tezacaftor improves lung function and quality of life in cystic fibrosis patients with the most common genetic mutation, F508del.