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St. Louis Children’s Hospital After Hours, SLCH’s First Pediatric Convenient Care Location, ...

11/13/2017
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Introducing St. Louis Children’s Hospital After Hours – providing medical care for illnesses and injuries by specially-trained pediatric providers. When most pediatrician offices are closed, After Hours offers a kid-focused and lower cost alternative to ERs and urgent care centers. Listen in as Beth Schickler discusses this important service and how it was developed after community physicians recognized a need to provide quality after-hours care to their patients when their office is closed.

Duration: 00:09:06


Pediatric Anesthesiology: Frequently Asked Questions

10/30/2017
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The anesthesiologists at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provide care for children of all ages. Our team includes board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists, certified nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners and pediatric anesthesia fellows. In the segment, Dr Thomas Cox discusses pediatric anesthesiology and the most common questions parents ask regarding anesthesia.

Duration: 00:08:41


Abnormal Liver Labs in Children

10/23/2017
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In this segment, Yumirle (Yumi) Turmelle, MD, joins the show to discuss the possible causes and treatment options for abnormal liver labs in children and when to refer to a specialist.

Duration: 00:15:14


Treatment Options for Clubfoot

10/16/2017
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About one baby in every 1,000 in the United States is born with clubfoot. Almost half of those babies have bilateral clubfoot where both feet have the deformity. The wonderful news is that there is a non-surgical treatment that, with rare exceptions, can correct clubfoot and help children live normal lives. Clubfoot requires a proper medical evaluation and will not resolve on its own. In this segment, Dr. Matthew Dobbs joins the show to discuss treatment options for club foot available...

Duration: 00:09:27


The Risks of Anesthetic Neurotoxicity in Infants and Children

10/9/2017
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In December 2012, SmartTots released its first Consensus Statement on the Use of Anesthetics and Sedatives in Children. Its purpose was to provide guidance to health care providers and parents with regard to research findings that suggest anesthetics may be harmful to the developing brain. SmartTots has now updated the statement in light of recent research. The results of these research studies demonstrate that exposure to some anesthetics and sedatives can cause memory and learning...

Duration: 00:10:20


Preparing for Flu Season

10/2/2017
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We are heading into flu season, so it is time for pediatric offices to get prepared! Certain populations are at a higher risk of having serious flu-related complications, including pregnant women, children younger than 5 years old, children with chronic medical conditions and anyone who lives with any of the above mentioned populations. In this important segment, Dr Rachel Orscheln discusses this years flu vaccine, the latest recommendations on the nasel spray and educating patients on...

Duration: 00:06:37


Late Side Effects from Chemotherapy

9/25/2017
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Childhood cancer survival is one of the greatest success stories of medicine in recent years. Since the 1970's, the cure rate and number of survivors has grown dramatically. As the number of survivors of childhood cancer continues to grow, so does knowledge of the late effects of cancer treatment. More than two-thirds of young adult survivors of childhood cancer eventually experience at least one "late effect," with some survivors experiencing more. Late effects can occur in any organ or...

Duration: 00:09:39


CAR-T Cell Therapy at Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

9/18/2017
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According to the National Cancer Institute, the foundations of cancer treatment have typically been surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Now, however, immunotherapy has become what many in the cancer community now call the "fifth pillar" of cancer treatment. One that is emerging onto the scene is an approach called adoptive cell transfer (ACT), collecting and using patients' own immune cells to treat their cancer. There are several types of ACT, but the one that seems to be...

Duration: 00:13:52


Pediatric Cancer Predisposition Program at Siteman Kids

9/11/2017
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Thirty percent of the approximately 12,500 children diagnosed with cancer each year may have a genetic cause for their disease. A promising area of research in childhood cancer is genomic medicine, in which the genes of children with certain cancer diagnoses are closely examined. Advances in this field have shown that certain childhood cancers are related to specific genetic variations. Some of these same genetic changes may also cause other physical or developmental differences, and when...

Duration: 00:11:02


Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital: New Advancements in Pediatric Oncology Therapy

9/4/2017
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St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH) and Siteman Cancer Center have joined forces against pediatric cancer by establishing "Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital. The partnership is focused on caring for children and adolescents with cancer, using the latest, most effective treatments, in a setting that's specifically geared to younger patients and their families. In this segment, Dr. Bob Hayashi discusses Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital and the exciting new...

Duration: 00:07:46


Caring for a Patient with a Kidney Transplant

8/28/2017
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The outlook for pediatric kidney transplant has dramatically improved during the last two decades and continues to improve in part due to the surgical techniques developed and ongoing research at Washington University School of Medicine. An early pioneer in pediatric kidney transplant, St. Louis Children's Hospital remains a leader in the field, achieving a graft and patient survival rate well above the national average over the past decade. In this segment, Dr. Vikas Dharnidharka...

Duration: 00:11:58


Torticollis (Wry Neck or Loxia)

8/21/2017
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The Torticollis Clinic at St. Louis Children's Hospital provides treatment for mild to severe cases of congenital (present at birth) muscular torticollis. This condition results when an infant's neck muscle is shortened, causing the neck to twist. Although some extremely mild cases may resolve on their own, most need some type of treatment. In this segment, Dr Matthew Dobbs, a Washington University pediatric orthopedic surgeon at St. Louis Children's Hospital, discusses Torticollis (Wry...

Duration: 00:08:48


Autism Intervention

8/14/2017
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According to the CDC, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) now affect approximately 1 in 88 American children. ASDs can have lifelong effects on individual functioning in areas such as learning, relationships, and independence in daily life. In this segment, John Constantino, MD, Washington University pediatric psychiatrist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of a comprehensive assessment for intervention planning—and describes the next steps in the intervention process...

Duration: 00:12:38


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

8/7/2017
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Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a term for a group of problems a baby experiences when withdrawing from exposure to narcotics. It is estimated that 3 to 50 percent of newborn babies have been exposed to maternal drug use, depending on the population and area of the country. In this segment, Dr Steve Liao, MD, Washington University Neonatal-Perinatal medicine physician at St. Louis Children's Hospital, discusses NAS and when a pediatrician should refer to a specialist.

Duration: 00:15:41


Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

7/31/2017
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In response to a growing patient population, the newly-established Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides care to kids and adolescents who identify as a gender different from the sex they were assigned at birth. Listen in as Christopher Lewis, MD, & Sarah Garwood, MD discuss the cultural shift that has catapulted the need for these services.

Duration: 00:16:36


Treatment for Vascular Ring

7/24/2017
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Vascular ring refers to a group of abnormalities of the aorta and its branches. It can cause breathing problems and feeding problems in infants and children. In this segment, Peter Manning,MD, discusses vascular ring and the new advancements, technology and research being done to improve treatment outcomes.

Duration: 00:14:41


Injury Prevention In Youth Athletes

7/10/2017
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For young athletes, coaches and parents, the beginning of various sports seasons means young athletes of all ages face the challenges of injuries that range from sprains, cuts and bruises on up to more serious problems. This year there's also a new state law in Missouri aimed at protecting student athletes from concussions. Jeffrey Nepple, MD joins the show to help pediatricians, coaches and school personnel take the steps necessary to keep kids on the field and healthy when they play...

Duration: 00:11:13


Neurofibromatosis: Research and Clinical Care

7/3/2017
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The Neurofibromatosis Comprehensive Care Team at St. Louis Children's Hospital provides detailed patient assessments and works with referring physicians, allied health professionals and agencies to deliver state-of-the-art medical services both locally and nationally. Neurofibromatosis affects different people in different ways. As a team, we work with our patients and their families to care for the whole person. To do so, all team members at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington...

Duration: 00:10:30


The Female Athlete Triad

6/26/2017
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Eating less to lose weight or play better can lead to big problems for girls who play sports. If young female athletes don’t get enough calories to make up for what they burn during practices and games, they might miss their periods and have weak bones. The combination of a poor diet, periods that aren’t regular and weak bones is called the female athlete triad. In this segment, Terra Blatnik, MD discusses the symptoms of the female athlete triad, how it can cause health issues later in...

Duration: 00:07:52


Infectious Diseases in Children

6/19/2017
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infectious disease are caused by pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi) that spread directly or indirectly from one person to another. The most common infectious diseases are the common cold, flu, strep throat, the stomach flu, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Depending on the type of infectious disease you might in contact with, the symptoms can vary. For example, symptoms for the common cold include: runny...

Duration: 00:11:48

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