surgery

Virtual reality to help children during medical procedures
Virtual reality to help children during medical procedures (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Monash University and Monash Children’s Hospital researchers are conducting the world’s largest study of virtual reality headsets to improve the experience of children undergoing needle procedures. Needle procedures, including intravenous cannulas and blood tests, can be extremely distressing for many ... Read More »

Don’t ignore hip pain: Impingement is a growing problem among young, active
Don’t ignore hip pain: Impingement is a growing problem among young, active (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hip preservation specialists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center see patients from their teens through their sixties who have femoral acetabular impingement, or FAI. This condition occurs when the ball of the femur doesn’t fit perfectly into the ... Read More »

Enterocystoplasty in children with genitourinary abnormalities is safe and effective
Enterocystoplasty in children with genitourinary abnormalities is safe and effective (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Enterocystoplasty is a surgical enlargement of the urinary bladder which is performed to improve bladder function as a low-pressure reservoir. “This issue is very important because in children this surgical procedure is very aggressive and we must understand the major ... Read More »

Rates of childhood squint surgery have plummeted over past 50 years
Rates of childhood squint surgery have plummeted over past 50 years (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Rates of surgery to correct childhood squint in England have tumbled over the past 50 years, finds research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. But there’s still a fivefold difference between the areas with the lowest and highest ... Read More »

Catheter placement important for hospitalized children
Catheter placement important for hospitalized children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Location, location, location. A new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study shows the real-estate mantra also holds true when it comes to choosing correct catheter placement in children. The research findings, described online March 18 in JAMA Pediatrics, show that catheters ... Read More »

New warnings about codeine in children
New warnings about codeine in children (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Certain pain medications that contain codeine could prove deadly for some children who have tonsil and adenoid surgery and should be avoided in young children undergoing such procedures. Codeine, long used to treat pain in both children and adults, can ... Read More »

Dwarfism and young children
Dwarfism and young children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers are involved in the only drug trial in the Southern Hemisphere aimed at altering the growth patterns for young children who have achondroplasia, a disorder of bone growth that causes the most common type of dwarfism. It is hoped ... Read More »

Rebuilding a whole heart for children born with only half of one
Rebuilding a whole heart for children born with only half of one (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using a combination of surgical procedures developed over the last 11 years, surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital have established a new approach for rebuilding the heart in children born with a severe heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). ... Read More »

 
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