Provider Connection | September/October 2021
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Discover what’s new in pediatric healthcare. Stay on the cutting edge with regular updates on research, medical news, continuing medical education opportunities and more.

New tool for craniosynostosis treatment highlights CHOC Neuroscience Institute’s push to advance care
The recent installation of a new 3D camera system will allow Dr. Suresh Magge and his colleagues at the CHOC Neuroscience Institute to significantly advance CHOC’s efforts to treat craniosynostosis. Learn more about how this tool will pave the way for new, minimally invasive techniques to successfully treat craniosynostosis.

Bien, gracias a Dios
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Rishi Chavan, a pediatric stem cell transplanter and oncologist at CHOC, reflects on the hardships that pediatric cancer patients face. But it’s their positivity and resilience that inspires the entire team at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC to work together to provide the best possible treatment.

CHOC doctors lead study that helps garner FDA authorization for novel autism diagnostic device
A team of CHOC doctors led a study that helped garner recent marketing authorization by the Food and Drug Administration of a digital diagnosis aid that will allow primary care doctors to rapidly and accurately rule out or diagnose autism in patients. Learn more.

LITT: Prolonging life, limiting complications in recurrent medulloblastoma
A CHOC multidisciplinary team, including neurosurgeon Dr. Joffre Olaya and oncologist Dr. Chenue Abongwa, used the minimally invasive interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) to treat recurrent medulloblastoma in a young patient as an alternative to standard-of-care surgical resection. A year after the procedure, the patient showed significant reduction in tumor size and enhancement. Read more about how CHOC’s team is now contributing their follow-up data to a multicenter registry that will help clinicians better understand the efficacy of LITT compared to standard treatment.

AAP offers post-COVID-19 treatment guidance for kids and warns against off-label vaccine administration for children under 12
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers guidance to physicians to treat children who tested positive for a SARS-CoV-2 infection. This includes at least one follow-up conversation or in-person visit to discuss vaccinations, return to everyday activities and residual symptoms. In addition, the AAP issued a statement strongly discouraging off-label COVID-19 vaccine administration to children under 12 years of age.

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