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Finalists selected for $250K pediatric medical device competition

Twelve finalists have been selected to pitch their pediatric medical device innovation during the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation competition at the Fifth Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium. Hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System, the Symposium will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in San Jose, Calif.

New published study shows incisionless surgery with MR-HIFU highly effective in destroying painful bone tumors

Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovationhave completed a clinical trial that demonstrates how osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone tumor that commonly occurs in children and young adults, can be safely and successfully treated using an incisionless surgery method called magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU).

New Study Identifies Which Physical Features Are Best Indicators of Down Syndrome in Diverse Populations

The study, led by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, used an objective digital facial analysis technology developed by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System to identify the most relevant facial features characteristic in Down syndrome in diverse populations from 12 countries. This NHGRI study is the first to compare and contrast Down syndrome across diverse populations.

Study Finds As Optic Gliomas Grow in Volume, Visual Acuity Decreases

The volume of an optic nerve glioma (OPG) is directly correlated with the likelihood of vision loss in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), according to a study published in the November 2016, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study is the first to use quantitative imaging technology to accurately assess the total volume of individual OPGs in NF1.