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Innovations in Pediatrics | Winter 2020

University Hospitals has earned accreditation as a Comprehensive Care Center for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) by the Adult Congenital Heart Association. The UH ACHD program provides multidisciplinary care for patients through strong collaboration between UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, with seamless transition between children's and adult heart care services.  Learn more about UH ACHD program.

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine, in partnership with University Hospitals, is pleased to offer virtual reality training to UH physicians and employees. The VR platforms are designed to advance health equity for Ohio’s Medicaid population by increasing awareness of social determinants of health.  One of three VR training platforms, Families Living in Poverty, is a 40-minute, 360 degree video where participants make critical decisions while managing day-to-day challenges such as housing, transportation, and childcare. Drs. Marie Clark and Claudia Hoyen led the Families Living in Poverty VR design and development team.  Dr. Michael Konstan is the PI for the Medicaid Equity Simulation Project at CWRU, funded by the Ohio Department of Medicaid. For more information visit equityVRtraining.org.

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology is a participating site in a pivotal clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of Insulet’s Omnipod Horizon, an automated insulin delivery (AID) system that uses continuous glucose monitor (CGM) readings to automatically adjust basal insulin delivery in patients with Type 1 diabetes. The results from this study will be submitted to the FDA later this year to support approval of Omnipod Horizon, the first AID system using a Dexcom G6 CGM with the Omnipod insulin pump that can be controlled by an application on a locked-down smartphone. Learn more about Endocrinology research news.

Kristie Ross, MD, Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology is lead author of a longitudinal study titled “Severe asthma during childhood and adolescence” published in The Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. The study showed for the first time that approximately half of childhood severe asthma resolves during adolescence, and that the resolution of severe asthma during adolescence was as likely in girls as it was in boys, contrary to the initial hypothesis. Data from the study will be important for planning future therapeutic trials in this population. Learn more about UH Rainbow Pulmonology research news.

 

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