From a jolt of caffeine to a dose of Viagra®, doctors adapt adult drugs for tiny babies
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2014 – By the time you read this article, another baby will be born prematurely in this country. It happens more than 450,000 times each year and the numbers continue to climb. In the last generation alone the number of premature births has risen more than 35 percent.
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Doctors call for new safety standard after more than 17,000 cases charted in 2 years
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2014 – After releasing the results of a new study detailing the dangers of laundry detergent pods, researchers are calling for a national product safety standard in an effort to better protect children.
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From double-dosing to wrong meds, study is first to track mistakes made by adults
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Just in time for cold and flu season, a newly published study is showing how often adults make mistakes when giving medication to children. The study, led by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that medication errors occur in a child every 8 minutes in the U.S., on average, and the numbers are inching up.. . . read more
Doctors Use Ultrasound to Find & Numb Certain Nerves, Eliminate Opioids for Pain
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – Any parent whose child has undergone surgery can tell you how nerve-racking it can be. Not only do parents worry about the pain associated with surgery, but also the drugs that are often used to control it.. . . read more
Doctors are among the first to implant stimulator to help with rare digestive issues
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) June 2014 – Imagine having to undergo hours of treatment every day, just to help your body process the foods you’ve eaten. That’s a painful reality for some children, like 16-year old Heather Rayser of northern California. For the last nine years, Heather has had to use saline and a mixture of medicines fed through a permanent tube in her abdomen, to flush out her digestive system. It is a process that takes hours every day and is often very painful. “I really can’t go anywhere or do much because my treatments take so long,” said Heather.
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