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Kavita Parikh, M.D., M.S.H.S.

Racial, ethnic disparities in pediatric readmission rates for chronic disease vary by health condition

Disparities in pediatric readmission rates for chronic conditions such as asthma, depression, diabetes, migraines, and seizures vary, with the lowest one-year readmissions recorded for depression and the highest one-year readmission rates seen for seizure, according to retrospective analyses of hospitalizations at 48 children’s hospitals published April 21, 2017 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Drosophila effectively models human genes responsible for genetic kidney diseases

The majority of genes associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) in humans also play pivotal roles in Drosophila renal function, a conservation of function across species that validates transgenic flies as ideal pre-clinical models to improve understanding of human disease, a Children’s National Health System research team reports in a recent issue of Human Molecular Genetics.

First Lady Visits Children's National

First Lady Melania Trump today met with patients, families, doctors and other care team members at Children’s National Health System, to talk about their personal experiences and health care journeys, and how the gift of nature and the beauties of the outdoors can contribute to the healing process.