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Phoenix Children’s Medical Connection

Welcome to Phoenix Children’s Medical Connection. Here you will find the latest in research, clinical innovation and continuing medical education from Phoenix Children’s experts. We hope you find this resource helpful to you and your practice; we invite you to come back often to stay abreast of the latest developments.

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Cardiology and Heart Surgery |View More

An Update of Invasive Implanted Hemodynamic Monitoring in Patients With Fontan Circulation News

An Update of Invasive Implanted Hemodynamic Monitoring in Patients With Fontan Circulation

What are the safety, utility, and prognostic implications of invasive implanted hemodynamic monitoring (IHM) using the CardioMEMS™ HF System (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois) in patients with Fontan circulation (FC)?

Morbidity and Mortality in Adult Fontan Patients After Heart or Combined Heart-Liver Transplantation News

Morbidity and Mortality in Adult Fontan Patients After Heart or Combined Heart-Liver Transplantation

An increasing number of adult Fontan patients require heart transplantation (HT) or combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT); however, data regarding outcomes and optimal referral time remain limited.

Clinical Outcomes of Adult Fontan-Associated Liver Disease and Combined Heart-Liver Transplantation News

Clinical Outcomes of Adult Fontan-Associated Liver Disease and Combined Heart-Liver Transplantation

The impact of Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD) on post-transplant mortality and indications for combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT) in adult Fontan patients remains unknown.

Fetal Care and Neonatology |View More

Phoenix Children’s Opens 44,000-Square Foot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit News

Phoenix Children’s Opens 44,000-Square Foot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Children’s opened its new 44,000-square-foot Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Thomas Campus on Wednesday, May 15.

Researchers at Phoenix Children’s First in the World to Produce Mouse Lungs in Rats News

Researchers at Phoenix Children’s First in the World to Produce Mouse Lungs in Rats

Research conducted at the Phoenix Children’s Research Institute at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix reports the successful generation of a mouse lung in a rat, according to a paper published in the American Journal ...

Phoenix Children’s Researcher Awarded $3 Million Grant to Develop New Therapy for Lung Diseases in Premature Babies News

Phoenix Children’s Researcher Awarded $3 Million Grant to Develop New Therapy for Lung Diseases in Premature Babies

An internationally renowned research scientist at the Phoenix Children’s Research Institute at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has been awarded a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health ...

Neurology and Neurosurgery |View More

Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's 2023 Innovation Report Symposium

Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's 2023 Innovation Report

This 2023 Innovation Report offers a small window into what distinguishes Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s as one of the pre-eminent pediatric neuroscience institutes in the country.

Laser Surgery – Changing Management and Outcomes of Hypothalamic Hamartomas/Update on Laser Surgery for Pediatric Epilepsy News

Laser Surgery – Changing Management and Outcomes of Hypothalamic Hamartomas/Update on Laser Surgery for Pediatric Epilepsy

Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) has emerged as a promising minimally invasive treatment for hypothalamic hamartoma with much improved safety and better efficacy. The technology combines the instant effect of thermal ablation ...

Advances In Craniosynostosis Repair News

Advances In Craniosynostosis Repair

Innovations in craniosynostosis management and cranial vault remodeling have improved diagnosis, preoperative planning and treatment resulting in improved patient outcomes and more personalized care...

Orthopedics |View More

Twin Soccer Athletes with Simultaneous ACL Tears - Which Graft Would You Chose? News

Twin Soccer Athletes with Simultaneous ACL Tears - Which Graft Would You Chose?

Identical twins served as soccer team captains for a charter school in west Phoenix. Both suffered anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries during their junior year soccer season within a five-week period.

First Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection Course Held in Addis Ababa News

First Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection Course Held in Addis Ababa

In a groundbreaking initiative to advance pediatric healthcare in LMICs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia played host to the inaugural AO Alliance/CURE Children’s Hospital of Ethiopia Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection Course, bringing together ...

Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing in Osteoarticular Infections With a Focus on Pediatrics: Current Concepts and Clinical Applications News

Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing in Osteoarticular Infections With a Focus on Pediatrics: Current Concepts and Clinical Applications

Osteoarticular infections (OAI) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Cultures and serology are some of the gold standards for identifying infection but are often unable to provide a timely diagnosis or a diagnosis at all.