Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical CenterPediatric Experts and Innovations
Children's Hospital of Michigan earns prestigious Burn Center Verification
After meeting rigorous standards for specific criteria set by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the Committee on Trauma of the American Colleges of Surgeons (ACS), the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan burn center is now the state's only verified pediatric burn center exclusively dedicated to the needs of children. Last year at Children's, nearly 500 children were treated and admitted for burn injuries, with a spectrum of care that spanned the pre-hospital phase through rehabilitation. Burn Center verification is a mark of distinction and an indicator of high-quality care for the specialized needs of burn patients.

 



FEBRUARY 2011 | INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Pediatric Urology Researchers Study Increasing Rate of Kidney Stones in Children
Kidney stones used to be extremely uncommon in children. Not anymore. During the last 15 years, the incidence of kidney stones seems to have increased significantly in the pediatric population. But why? Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan are studying this question — and several others — as they provide expert subspecialty urology care to children throughout the state.
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New Study Explores Link Between Bed Wetting and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan are studying the link between nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome. Previous studies demonstrate a clear link, but none of the studies were designed to reveal underlying physiological processes — until now.
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RNA Biosignatures May Offer Quick Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections
Instead of looking for the bacteria or virus that cause infection, researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan are developing a new — and potentially faster — way to diagnose bacterial and viral infections in very young febrile infants. By studying RNA biosignatures in febrile less than 60 days of age, researchers hope to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, invasive tests and antibiotic use.
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Photo of Construction progress on the Children's Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Specialty Center - Detroit, with expected completion in 2012.


 
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