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2018

Advanced MRI can detect placental perfusion abnormalities in pregnancies complicated by fetal CHD

In pregnancies complicated by fetal congenital heart disease, global placental perfusion was significantly decreased and regional variation of placental perfusion significantly increased as pregnancies progressed, findings that point to non-invasive imaging providing an early warning of placental dysfunction. A Children’s National Health System research team is thought to be the first to report non-invasive, whole placenta perfusion imaging in utero in a study published online Nov. 23, 2017 in Scientific Reports.

Becker’s Healthcare names Children’s National to its list of 2018 “100 great hospitals in America”

Children’s National Health System has been named to the 2018 Becker’s Healthcare list of “100 great hospitals in America” for the third consecutive year. Children’s National is one of 11 pediatric hospitals named to this year’s list, which features hospitals that have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff member and physician satisfaction. 

 
Dr. Hsieh works in his lab.

Charting an underexplored landscape: The genitourinary microbiome

Children's National researcher Michael H. Hsieh, M.D., Ph.D., and co-authors reviewed the effects of the microbiome on a number of urologic diseases that affect children, including urinary tract infection, urge urinary incontinence and urolithiasis.