Topic List : Pediatrics
Conjoined twins separated
Two-year-old twin sisters Erika and Eva Sandoval are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit following their Dec. 6 separation surgery.
Podcast: Addressing mental illness in California
The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission was formed to oversee the expansion and transformation of the state’s county mental-health service systems.
Child’s life saved by experimental drug
Four-year-old Zoe Harting is doing well after participating in a phase-2 clinical trial of the first drug for a deadly genetic disease, spinal muscular atrophy type 1.
PTSD changes brains of boys, girls differently
A brain region that integrates emotions and actions appears to undergo accelerated maturation in adolescent girls with PTSD, but not in boys with the condition, a Stanford study has found.
Teen beliefs about marijuana
A survey of hundreds of California high-school students shows that teens don’t understand the risks of marijuana use, and are more likely to smoke it if they have seen marijuana ads.
Children in high-mortality hotspots
A new spatial analysis from Stanford shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial…
Vantage Point: Growing up at Packard Children’s
Misty Blue Foster was born prematurely to a heroin-addicted mother, who died when Misty was 5. Suffering neglect in foster care, she nevertheless found kindness and encouragement at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Sylvester becomes associate dean
The pediatric surgeon and hospital leader will build support for Stanford’s clinical and translational research in child health.
Pediatric cancer grants announced
Kara Davis, Melissa Mavers and Liora Schultz awarded St. Baldrick’s Foundation grants.
Extra chemo ineffectual against rare bone cancer
Osteosarcoma patients with tumors that haven’t responded well to the standard chemotherapy regimen have unimproved outcomes and more side effects when given two additional drugs, a large international trial has found.