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Children's National Hospitalist Calls for National Benchmarks to Improve Care for Hospitalized Patients with Asthma, Pneumonia, and Bronchiolitis

Kavita Parikh, MD, a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s National Health System, and other hospitalists across the country have recommended achievable national benchmarks to improve clinical care of patients hospitalized with asthma, pneumonia, and bronchiolitis, which are among the leading causes of pediatric hospital admissions.

Children's National Psychiatry Department Expands with New Eating Disorders Clinic

Children’s National Health System’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine recently expanded with the addition of a new eating disorders clinic. The clinic, led by Finza Latif, MD, Director, Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison and Emergency Services, complements services provided by the Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Clinic within the Adolescent Health Center by providing family-based therapy in an outpatient setting.

Children's Researchers Focus on Biomarkers to Treat Neonatal Brain Injury

To improve treatments of babies with perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a major cause of brain injury in newborns, Children’s National Health System researchers have focused on a physiological biomarker, Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which can help better predict neurological outcomes, including whether different cooling patterns can improve care.