Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical CenterPediatric Experts and Innovations
Leonard Tow 2011 Humanism Medicine Award
Yvonne M. Friday, M.D., co-chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan and director, Undergraduate Education at the Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University, has received the Leonard Tow 2011 Humanism in Medicine Award. Award recipients are recognized for exemplary compassion, competence and respect in the delivery of care.
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Dialysis and Transplant Associate Directors Named
Tej K. Mattoo, M.D., DCH, FRCP (UK), chief, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension at the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan and professor of pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine announced the appointments of Gaurav Kapur, M.D. to associate director, Dialysis Program, and associate director, Fellowship Training Program and Amrish Jain, MD, asociate director, Transplant Program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan.
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JULY 2011 | INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Rare Epilepsy Surgery for Patient with Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (LKS)
Hunter Oginsky was put on a variety of medications to try to manage his seizures, but the medications were not successful and seemed to cause speech and memory problems. After further testing, a neurologist at their local hospital suspected Hunter may have Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, (LKS). Their local doctor in Flint suggested to Hunter's parents that Hunter should be seen at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan for further testing since the disease is so rare. “We were told that many neurologists may never see a case of LKS,” said Hunter's mother.
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Non-surgical Treatment for Infants with Sagittal Craniosynostosis
Pediatric neurosurgeons at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan are pioneering a non-surgical treatment for infants with sagittal craniosynostosis. According to an article published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, the surgeons found a molding helmet alone may be as effective in treating sagittal craniosynostosis as a molding helmet with endoscopic strip craniectomy.
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Breakthrough in Pain Management for Infants with Sickle Cell Anemia
The results may not be unexpected, but they’re important: The first study of hydroxycarbamide (hydroxyurea) in infants with sickle cell anemia shows this mild chemotherapy drug is safe and effective in reducing pain and other complications of the disease in infants.
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New Endoscope Attachment Provides 3D Visualization for Pediatric Neurosurgeons
While 3D endoscopes are commercially available, none are small enough for use in pediatric neurosurgical applications. But a neurosurgeon at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan is developing a special attachment to convert a tiny, 2mm neurosurgical endoscope into a 3D device without increasing the weight or size of the scope.
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