Topic List : Pediatrics
Heart pump for a young patient
Lizneidy Serratos, a patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, became the smallest person in the country to receive a HeartMate 3 ventricular assist device.
Concussion study in high school football
Three Bay Area high school football teams have been outfitted with mouthguards that measure head motion. Stanford scientists hope to use the data to better understand what causes concussions.
Institute hosts inaugural symposium Nov. 16
The scientific community and public are invited to attend a daylong research symposium highlighting the work of researchers affiliated with the institute. Registration is free.
Effort to help teens with severe mental disorders
Stanford Children’s Health and the Children’s Health Council have launched RISE, an intensive mental health outpatient program for adolescents ages 14-18.
What to know about concussions
Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, co-director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center, is the lead author of the newly published CDC Guidelines on the Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children. In a recent interview, she explained what families should know about concussions.
Toll of armed conflict in Africa
A Stanford-led analysis of the indirect impact of armed conflict in Africa shows that as many as 3.5 million infants born within 30 miles of combat were killed over two decades.
Innovations in kids’ MRI scans
Stanford pediatric radiologist Shreyas Vasanawala is tailoring MRI equipment to children. His work allows young patients to receive faster MRI exams that require less anesthesia.
Device helps kids with autism read looks
Wearing a device that identifies other people’s facial expressions can help children with autism develop better social skills, a Stanford pilot study has demonstrated.
Impaired reward circuitry in autism
Deficits in the brain’s reward circuit are linked to social deficits in children with autism and may point the way toward better treatments, according to a new Stanford study.
New leadership at children’s health foundation
Cynthia Brandt Stover, who led the Smithsonian Institution’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, will lead a 98-member staff at the foundation.