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Make the Diagnosis: Winter 2022

Kiyanna is a 9-year-old girl of mixed parentage (mother is Caucasian and father is African-American) who presented with abdominal pain, gas, headaches, and dizziness for the last 3 years of increasing severity and frequency, especially since March 2020.

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Alumni Notes Winter 2022

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I have invited our wonderful chief residents to provide an update on the residency training program at CHOP. As we start to emerge (hopefully) from this pandemic, we recognize the extraordinary work our residents have done to meet these difficult times. Enjoy these interesting updates from our chiefs.

News at CHOP: Winter 2022

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Middleman Pavilion

The Middleman Family Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, King of Prussia, CHOP’s second hospital, opened at the end of January 2021. We are thrilled to offer area families the family-centered care CHOP is known for closer to their homes.

Pediatric Reflections Winter 2022

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In addition to getting your patients vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, making sure they’re up to date on their other vaccines, and being extra alert for pandemic- induced (or -exacerbated) mental health problems, here’s one more item for your checklist: heightened risk of obesity.

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.