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2021

Intentional youth firearm injuries linked to sociodemographic factors

A new study led by researchers at Children’s National Hospital, finds that sociodemographic factors related to intent of injury by firearm may be useful in guiding policy and informing tailored interventions for the prevention of firearm injuries in low-income youth.
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Children’s National Hospital joins 10 other leading children’s hospitals and Phlow Corp. to form coalition to address pediatric drug shortages

Children’s National Hospital joins in announcing the launch of a groundbreaking Children’s Hospital Coalition: Powered by Phlow (CHC). This first-in-kind coalition brings together some of the top children’s hospitals across the nation, in collaboration with Phlow, to provide certainty in availability and access for key medicines necessary to sustain life and conquer disease and to address the nation’s broken essential medicines supply chain.

Children’s National Hospital researchers find premature birth disrupts Purkinje cell function, resulting in locomotor learning deficits

Children’s National Hospital researchers explored how preterm birth disrupts Purkinje cell function, resulting in locomotor learning deficits. The study brought together a cross-disciplinary team of neuroscientists and neonatologists to devise a unique and novel method of analyzing neural circuitry of mice while they underwent movement exercises.

Children's National Hospital performs first minimally invasive spinal tether surgery in region

On Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, Children’s National Hospital performed the first anterior vertebral body tethering procedure for a child in the Washington, D.C. area. The device is a recently approved option for treating kids with idiopathic scoliosis, the most common type of scoliosis. It allows for gradual correction of a spinal deformity through the natural growth of the spine, leading to improvements in spinal alignment while maintaining spinal flexibility.
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Children’s National Hospital unveils top artificial intelligence models in COVID-19 Grand Challenge to improve lung diagnostics

The top 10 results have been unveiled in the first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Lung CT Lesion Segmentation Grand Challenge, a groundbreaking research competition focused on developing AI models to help in the visualization and measurement of COVID specific lesions in the lungs of infected patients, potentially facilitating to more timely and patient-specific medical interventions.