Nationwide Children's Research News

Stopping Progression of Tissue Injury after Button Battery Ingestion
Sep 05, 2019

Stopping Progression of Tissue Injury after Button Battery Ingestion

Button battery injuries in children have been increasingly severe, resulting in devastating injuries and even death. Button batteries damage esophageal tissue through isothermic hydrolysis reactions, resulting in alkaline caustic injury, which leads to tissue necrosis. Prompt removal of the battery is critical to minimizing damage. However, when children swallow a button battery, the injury can progress even after it is removed.

Aug 15, 2019

Screening for Cervical Spine Risk Factors Could Reduce CT Scans by Half

Study finds identifiable risk factors ED staff can use for evaluation, avoiding over 100,000 unnecessary scans annually.

Study Finds No Correlation Between Brain Function and Head Impacts After Two Seasons of Youth Tackle Football
Jul 11, 2019

Study Finds No Correlation Between Brain Function and Head Impacts After Two Seasons of Youth Tackle Football

To date, most studies that have attempted to understand connections between neurocognitive function and sub-concussive head impacts have been retrospective – and inconclusive.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives $2.8 Million Grant to Participate in Federally-Funded Pediatric Research
Jul 08, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives $2.8 Million Grant to Participate in Federally-Funded Pediatric Research

The Emergency Medicine department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently received a four-year, $2.8 million grant to continue leading one of the six U.S. Research Node Centers for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), the first federally-funded pediatric emergency medicine research network.

Hidden in Plain Sight: New Study Finds Personal Care Products Send a Young Child to the Emergency Room Every Two Hours
Jun 17, 2019

Hidden in Plain Sight: New Study Finds Personal Care Products Send a Young Child to the Emergency Room Every Two Hours

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that 64,686 children younger than five years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries related to personal care products from 2002 through 2016 – that is the equivalent of about one child every two hours.

Jun 06, 2019

Study Shows Increase in Ingestions of Marijuana by Children in U.S.

In a study published online in Pediatric Emergency Care, researchers at the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined the relationship between state marijuana legalization and the rates of unintentional ingestions of marijuana in children under six years old.

Jun 03, 2019

Despite Safety Standard, Laundry Packet Exposures Increase in Older Children, Adults; Decrease in Young Children

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 found a modest decrease in calls for children younger than 6 years of age following adoption of a 2015 product safety standard but an increase in calls for older children and adults.

May 24, 2019

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy Treatment for SMA Developed at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Today, the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital praised the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its approval of Zolgensma® for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) following decades of research in its Center for Gene Therapy to help patients with neuromuscular diseases.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dedicates Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
May 21, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dedicates Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital dedicated the hospital’s Research Institute as the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This naming recognizes Mrs. Wexner, whose ongoing, passionate advocacy has ushered in a period of unprecedented transformation at the hospital.

May 20, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dedication of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

WHAT: The dedication of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and announcement of the Allen Distinguished Scholar in Pediatric Research WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:30 a.m. – Media Tour of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute 11:30 a.m.