Nationwide Children's Research News

Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws
Nov 19, 2019

Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated the barriers high schools across the country face when implementing state concussion laws. The study, published today in Journal of Adolescent Health, found that many high schools reported challenges implementing and enforcing the three main parts of state concussion laws.

Study Shows Media Overlook Best Practices when Reporting a Celebrity Suicide Death
Nov 01, 2019

Study Shows Media Overlook Best Practices when Reporting a Celebrity Suicide Death

A study published today in JAMA Network Open by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined suicide reporting guideline adherence by the media for the suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The study found that some media coverage of the Spade and Bourdain deaths did not adhere to several of the suicide reporting guidelines.

Study Finds Black Youth are Attempting Suicide More Often than All Other Racial and Ethnic Groups
Oct 14, 2019

Study Finds Black Youth are Attempting Suicide More Often than All Other Racial and Ethnic Groups

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth 12-18 years old in the United States, and in 2017 alone, suicide accounted for more than 2,200 deaths among this age group.

Oct 07, 2019

Study Shows Over-The-Counter Medications Most Commonly Used in Cases of Attempted Suicide by Self-Poisoning in Youth, Adolescents

A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among youth and adolescents are higher in rural communities, higher during the academic school year and involve common medications found in many households.

Childhood Cancer Research Team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Awarded $10.2 Million Moonshot Grant
Sep 30, 2019

Childhood Cancer Research Team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Awarded $10.2 Million Moonshot Grant

The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health announced it has awarded one of its Cancer Moonshot grants to Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, chief of the division of Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant and Elaine Mardis, PhD, co-executive director of the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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.