Pediatric Partners: April 2018
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Parents Are Talking is a new digital resource designed to help parents and caregivers talk to young people about puberty, healthy relationships, and other sexual health issues. It includes information about health topics, advice for communicating with tweens and teens, interactive forums where users can ask questions of experts and other parents, and more.
This episode explores the origins, health benefits, and uses of the anti-inflammatory diet with Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS. She discusses the data-based origins of the diet; foods to focus on, including a sample menu for kids; and how the diet can help improve outcomes and health, especially for patients with chronic conditions attributed to inflammation.
A new emergency department pathway for the evaluation and treatment of a child with a suspected pelvic fracture outlines assessment of hemodynamic stability, imaging studies, possible consults, acute and long-term complications, and related resources and considerations.
Pediatric psychologist Christina Rouse, PsyD, will work directly with the medical team in the Division of Urology to help children and adolescents improve daily functioning in context of diagnoses such as voiding dysfunction, surgical reconstruction, spina bifida, and differences of sex development. She is now seeing patients at Main Campus and will extend her practice to Princeton and Voorhees in the fall.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia now offers patients and families the option of choosing a waterproof cast liner as an alternative to the traditional cotton cast liner. Waterproof liners are available for all cast types (other than post-op cases) and at all CHOP casting locations.
The “Midliners Group” is a weekly physical therapy group for infants 3 – 8 months of age with congenital muscular torticollis. This seven-week program starts May 16 or 17 with an individualized PT evaluation, followed by weekly group therapy sessions and an individual re-evaluation on June 27 or 28. Caregivers will learn how to perform exercise to improve their child’s neck range of motion, head control and motor development in a supportive setting.
A Symposium on Hypertension, Lipid Abnormalities, and Obesity
On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, members from CHOP’s Divisions of Cardiology, Nephrology, and Endocrinology invite you to learn more about the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk factors in children. The symposium will include presentations on hypertension guidelines, obesity in children and adolescents, hyperlipidemia in children and adolescents, and more. The event will be held at the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research. Stay tuned for more information.
Have you tried our full-service Clinician Priority Phone Line yet? Call 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) and press 2 to be connected to the on-call physician or nurse practitioner in the CHOP program you specify. Patient families can also use this line and press 1 for assistance. Find other easy ways to get in touch.
Link2CHOP is a real-time, web-based portal that gives you easy access to your patients’ CHOP medical records and makes the referral process smooth and streamlined. Log in to expedite appointments and see materials scanned to the chart. If you’re not already using the system, make sure you sign up and get started!
We want to hear from you! We encourage feedback from our partners. Please contact us at PhysicianReferralSer@email.chop.edu with questions, suggestions or concerns. If you change your address, add new physicians, or have any new information you want to share with us, be sure to update your information.