Category: Pediatric Excellence
Contrast Ultrasound in Video Urodynamic Studies Offers Major Benefits for Spina Bifida Patients
Video urodynamic studies use X-rays to observe bladder function, but replacing the X-ray with a contrast ultrasound (ceVUS) has many benefits.
What Are the Long-Term Effects of Scoliosis Treatment? UVA Health Children’s Helps Find Answers
Conducting long-term research on scoliosis provides insights on treatment. But doing research for decades requires a major commitment.
Using Machine Learning & AI to Improve NICU Outcomes
Detecting serious causes of morbidity and mortality in the NICU, like sepsis or NEC, is improved with AI and machine learning tools.
The Search for a Less-Toxic Treatment for Aggressive Leukemias
Targeting fusion proteins may provide an improved therapeutic approach for leukemia patients.
Uncovering RNA’s Role in Heart Development & Defects
RNA-binding proteins are linked to heart defects like hypoplastic left heart syndrome. UVA Health Children's is researching RNA-based therapies for potential treatment options.
Researcher Highlight Q&A: Kevin Pelphrey, MD, Investigates Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Pelphrey's research focuses on a precision medicine approach to diagnosing and treating neurodevelopmental disorders.
Researcher Highlight Q&A: Eric Houpt, MD, Studies Our Microbial World
Eric Houpt, MD, works on diagnostic tests that are accurate and fast to improve treatment options and outcomes for illnesses like diarrhea and tuberculosis.
Should Sports Physicals Include Heart Screenings for Young Athletes?
Researchers at UVA Health Children's examine if sports physical heart screenings can prevent the rare, but devastating, sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes.
Uncovering the Cause of Epilepsy From the Ultrarare Neurological Condition GNAO1
A UVA Children’s pediatric neurologist developed an international registry to find answers.
Why & When Transcatheter Occlusion Is Optimal Treatment for Select Neonates With CLD of Prematurity
This retrospective study provides the framework to determine which infants with CLD of prematurity benefit from transcatheter occlusion for ASD or PDA.