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Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

Controlled Diuresis Model Manages Heart Failure

New strategy employs urine monitoring frequently for detailed guidance.
African American nurse speaking with a pregnant woman and her partner in hospital ward.
Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Minding Alerts to Long QT Syndrome Reduces Stillbirth

Early intervention when fetal heart rates go awry can mitigate morbidity and mortality risks.
Mother and doctor smiling at a happy young girl lying down in a hospital bed

Study Suggests Shorter Antibiotic Course for Medically Complex Children

In a group of hospitalized children, readmissions for UTI were fewer among those given short-course IV antibiotics.
Nurse reassures girl lying down in an MRI machiine
Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery

Silent Cerebral Infarct Complicates Sickle Cell

Preventing these small brain injuries in childhood can improve cognitive functioning and help adults avoid major strokes.
Male staff guides an elderly woman to an MRI machine
Neurology & Neurosurgery

Ultrasound Breakthrough Treats Pain Noninvasively

Grant empowers researchers to test their fMRI-guided ultrasound system on essential tremor and post-stroke pain.

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Device Monitors Activities in Kids with Broken Bones

Activity trackers will help researchers monitor children’s adherence to activity restrictions and incidences of displacement.

Tailored Messaging Aims to Boost Cancer Trial Recruitment

Culturally targeted education could help address cancer disparities among African Americans and Latinos.

Regenerative Medicine for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Phase 3 CELLEBRATE trial is underway testing autologous muscle cell grafts for sphincter repair.

Rural Youth with T1D Struggle to Connect with Monitoring Technology

Children living outside of urban areas are less likely to report using CGMs, despite benefits.

Study Examines Puberty in Girls with Autism

Researchers are seeking girls with and without autism to join study; participating families to receive education, resources.

Clinicians Call on Clickbusters to Streamline Alerts

Program optimizes clinical-decision support alerts and helps build a culture of continuous evaluation.