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Make the Diagnosis: Fall 2021

AB is an 11-year-old girl who presents to the emergency department, with her father, with a concern for constipation and abdominal pain.

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News at CHOP: Fall 2021

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Gil Binenbaum, MD and Sarah Tasian, MD

A multi-institutional study from the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet), led by CHOP, analyzed the effectiveness and side effects of 2 main classes of ADHD medication prescribed to preschool- age children, stimulants like methylphenidate and alpha 2-adrenergic agonists, such as guanfacine.

Pediatric Reflections Fall 2021

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Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, MSCE, Jeanette Trella, PharmD, BCCPS, and Lauren Longo, MSPH

Some of the most heart-wrenching cases we handle at the Poison Control Center at CHOP are the result of easy access to unsecured over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines, often among toddlers or young adults.

Unexplained Childhood Obesity? Consider Genetic Causes

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James is a 3-year-old male with developmental delay and rapid weight gain/obesity. Prenatal history was unremarkable. His birth weight was 50th percentile and length was 90th percentile at birth. Soon after birth, he started showing feeding difficulties, poor suck/coordination, and aspiration.

Alumni Notes Fall 2021

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The last time I wrote, in the spring of this year, I specifically stated: “I think we are seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel—I sure hope so!” Seems like that was a little too hopeful.

22Q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Common but Underrecognized

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Illustration of Chromosome 22

Five-year-old “Peter” presented to Clinical Genetics following evaluations by 27 subspecialists who were unable to provide his 2 physician parents with a unifying diagnosis to explain his seemingly disparate constellation of findings. But Peter’s parents were relentless in attempting to resolve their son’s diagnostic odyssey.

Alumni Notes Summer 2021

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I think we are seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel—I sure hope so! It’s been a long slog, but I hope all of you are safe and happy and well.

Disparities in Asthma Outcomes: Personal Touch Can Make a Difference

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A few years before Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia launched the Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) in 1997, our colleagues in the Emergency Department sent weekly tallies of how many patients from CHOP’s original off-site primary care practice at 39th Street came to the ED for asthma-related problems.