archive-org.com » ORG » R » RCHSD.ORG

Total: 1052

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Hyundai Hope on Wheels Awards Dr. Donald Durden $250,000 for Cancer Research
    cancer The ultimate goal is to bring cancer discoveries to the bedside to translate findings into therapeutic opportunities said Donald Durden M D Ph D Director of Hematology Oncology Research at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California San Diego UC San Diego and Associate Director of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center I am gratified that the Hope Grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels will go toward furthering our important research into fighting childhood cancers Rady Children s is one of 41 recipients of Hope On Wheels 2013 Hyundai Hope Grants In all Hope On Wheels will award 10 25 million in grants in September in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Hope On Wheels has raised more than 72 million in pediatric cancer research funding the past 15 years Since 2005 Rady Children s Hospital has received more than 750 000 from Hope On Wheels The 250 000 Hyundai Hope Grant to Dr Donald Durden was officially presented during a Hope On Wheels Handprint Ceremony at Rady Children s on September 6 During the ceremony San Diego area children battling cancer dipped their hands in colorful paint and placed their handprints on a white 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport the official vehicle of Hope On Wheels Every handprint tells a story and this ceremony celebrates the courageous lives of the children faced with cancer and brings Hope On Wheels community of supporters together Throughout September Hope On Wheels also will conduct a new social media campaign inviting the public to join the pediatric cancer fight and share stories of children battling cancer to raise awareness about this disease that affects nearly 15 000 new children annually in the U

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/hyundai-hope-on-wheels-awards-dr-donald-durden-250000-for-cancer-research/ (2015-03-26)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Newborn Screening Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary With Open House
    Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Newsroom Press Releases Newborn Screening Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary With Open House Newsroom Newborn Screening Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary With Open House About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Newborn Screening Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary With Open House September 5 2013 Newborn Screening is a quick and simple blood test A few drops of blood taken from the heel of a newborn and a simple hearing test are done within hours of a child being born The test required for every newborn ensures that babies born with certain medical conditions get treatment immediately Newborn Screening can detect about 80 disorders including PKU congenital hypothyroidism cystic fibrosis sickle cell disease and many more Every parents wants to ensure that their newborn is perfectly healthy and the Newborn Screening program is helping families do just that said Gail Maher Newborn Screening Nurse Coordinator at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego The test helps prevent disabilities for thousands of newborns and has helped save lives every year Rady Children s is one of seven designated Area Service Centers which serve San Diego Imperial Orange and Riverside counties Last year more than 94 000 tests were performed in the Area Service Center The Newborn Screening program is now in its 50th year Since 1980 the blood test has screened more than 17 million babies and expanded the screening panel from three genetic diseases to 80 different disorders To celebrate this milestone the Newborn Screening program at Rady Children s will host an open house celebration on September 11 from 10 a

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/newborn-screening-celebrates-50-year-anniversary-with-open-house/ (2015-03-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • New Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Offers Specialized Heart Care for Kids
    for Kids Newsroom New Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Offers Specialized Heart Care for Kids About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications New Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Offers Specialized Heart Care for Kids SAN DIEGO August 14 2013 Rady Children s Hospital San Diego today celebrated the grand opening of its new state of the art Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit CVICU Located in a renovated patient care area inside the Rose Pavilion the CVICU will provide the highest level of care to patients from newborns to adults be staffed by critical care physicians and nurses from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit PICU and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU and have the most advanced equipment to help patients get well A full range of cardiac intensive care services will be provided including advanced patient monitoring lab testing radiology exams and ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation technology that circulates blood so that oxygen can be supplied to the body The CVICU will also be ideally suited for heart transplant patients Rady Children s surgeons will perform the first ever pediatric heart transplants at the hospital in the near future Rady Children

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/new-cardiovascular-intensive-care-unit-offers-specialized-heart-care-for-kids/ (2015-03-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Qualcomm and Rady Children’s Team Up to Personalize Asthma Therapy for Kids
    project features Asthmapolis and Zephyr technologies in order to help reduce costs and improve outcomes and seeks to determine whether asthma related therapy can be personalized based on a patient s physiology reducing serious asthmatic attacks emergency room visits hospitalization and associated costs Asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood affecting an estimated 7 1 million children under 18 years of age It is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under 15 The annual direct health care cost of asthma is approximately 50 1 billion Asthma is also one of the leading causes of school absenteeism Asthmatic children currently use inhaled medications when they have trouble breathing or at pre established intervals regardless of their physiological condition The Wireless Reach funded research project uses 3G enabled mobile monitoring devices and web based applications linked to a patient s meter dose inhaler MDI medications to automatically record via a 3G network the date time and location of asthmatic inhaler use The goal of the project is to determine if these indicators can be correlated to the patient s heart rate respiratory rate and activity better individualizing therapy The combined system also uses GPS tracking to provide insight to potential trigger areas and patterns where asthma symptoms occur Fifty patients between the ages of seven and 17 will be recruited into the project from the Pulmonary and Asthma Allergy clinics at Rady Children s Each participating patient and their family will receive a remote monitoring kit and training on how to use it The kit will include two Asthmapolis sensors that snap on inhaled medications to track use one Zephyr BioPatch device that will track heart rate respiratory rate and activity and one Qualcomm Life 2net Hub The devices will utilize Bluetooth technology to wirelessly send patient information to the 2net Hub which will then leverage the 3G network to send the data to the patient s care provider at Rady Children s Patients and their families will have online access to the information through the Asthmapolis mobile apps and patient dashboard They will be able to see trends in patient inhaler use over time They will also receive personalized feedback and education based on the patient s physician provided action plan via email reports messaging or online viewing Clinicians will be able to access the ZephyrLIFE Home portal to view wireless vital sign data which is contextualized with patient activity movement and posture The project collaborators hope that as patients learn more about asthma symptoms their rescue medication use and other trends in individual biometric data they will be able to adjust their medications based on their unique action plan Qualcomm understands that many advances in mobile technology have already changed access to health care and is working to enable even greater transformation in mobile health By working with organizations like Rady Children s Zephyr and Asthmapolis Qualcomm aims to leverage its capabilities in order to expand the impact of mobile technology Rady Children s

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/qualcomm-and-rady-childrens-team-up-to-personalize-asthma-therapy-for-kids/ (2015-03-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Potential Nutritional Therapy for Childhood Neurodegenerative Disease
    Diego a research affiliate of UC San Diego was published in the August 1 issue of the journal Cell Pontocerebellar hypoplasia is a group of rare related genetic neurological disorders characterized by abnormal development of the brain resulting in disabilities in movement and cognitive function Most patients do not survive to adulthood Gleeson and colleagues identified a specific gene mutation that causes pontocerebellar hypoplasia and linked it to an inability of brain cells to generate a form of energy required to synthesize proteins Without this ability neurons die but the researchers also found that bypassing this block with a nutritional supplement restored neuronal survival The goal is to one day use this supplement to prevent or reverse the course of neurodegeneration in humans and thus cure this disease said Gleeson Nucleotides are the main energy source of cells They exist in two forms ATP and GTP While ATP fuels most energy requirements GTP is the source for protein synthesis Mutations in the gene AMPD2 lead to the accumulation of ATP and the subsequent depletion of GTP The result said Gleeson is an imbalance in the cell s energy source which prevents protein synthesis and causes neurodegeneration These patients have what is described in medical textbooks as an untreatable disease yet show mutations in a neuronal pathway that should be amenable to medication said study co author Naiara Akizu PhD a member of Gleeson s lab We chose to bypass this block using AICAR a substance known to improve exercise endurance The researchers tested their AICAR based treatment in genetic models of the disease and in human cells The next step said Gleeson will be to test AICAR in a mouse model of pontocerebellar hyplasia that his lab has created followed by human trials We don t know if AICAR will

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/potential-nutritional-therapy-for-childhood-neurodegenerative-disease/ (2015-03-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Workshop to Focus on Sports Injury Prevention for Young Athletes
    to Focus on Sports Injury Prevention for Young Athletes About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Workshop to Focus on Sports Injury Prevention for Young Athletes July 30 2013 San Diego CA Rady Children s Hospital San Diego and Safe Kids San Diego will host a free community workshop in City Heights focusing on sports injury prevention for young athletes The event will offer parents athletes coaches and trainers important tips and valuable information about some of the most common types of injuries young athletes suffer while playing sports Experts will talk about the importance of sports physicals and provide details on a free program offered by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services that provides free physicals and pre participation exams Other topics include head injuries concussions and proper hydration An estimated 2 6 million children and teenagers under 19 years old are treated in emergency rooms for sport related injuries across the United States every year Our goal is to keep kids in the game and together with Safe Kids San Diego we are committed to help reduce these injuries by educating parents coaches and young athletes said Mary Beth Moran Injury Prevention Manager at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego and Coordinator for Safe Kids San Diego Many of these sport injuries can be easily prevented The workshop will take place on Wednesday July 31 from 3 to 4 30 p m at the City Heights Wellness Center 4440 Wightman Street Suite 200 San Diego The Wellness Center is a partnership between Rady Children s and Scripps Health About Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Rady Children s Hospital San Diego is a 475 bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/workshop-to-focus-on-sports-injury-prevention-for-young-athletes/ (2015-03-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Falling TVs Injuring a Growing Number of Children in the U.S.
    States The study also shows that children are treated in emergency rooms every 30 minutes for injuries related to falling televisions During the 22 year study more than 380 000 children were seriously injured many of them under 5 years old 215 children died as a result of their injuries It s very important that television sets are anchored to the wall said Mary Beth Moran Injury Prevention Manager at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Furniture should also be designed to support TVs and the furniture should be anchored to the wall as well to help prevent injuries commonly seen in emergency rooms all across the United States Some of the injuries the Rady Children s trauma team has seen over the years include lacerations broken arms and legs severe head and neck injuries and concussions Circumstances vary but in many cases the child was attempting to climb to get to a television and either pulled the TV off of the furniture or pulled both the furniture and television onto themselves Parents should avoid putting remote controls toys or other items that children may want on top of a television IMPORTANT FACTS Newer televisions are front heavy and easier to tip over They are becoming substantially larger and have been popular in recent years Televisions especially larger ones on inadequate or unstable supports pose a serious injury risk to children Many of the injuries in San Diego have occurred as a result of televisions being placed on top of tall dressers and bookcases WHAT PARENTS CAN DO Use an anchor and or angle brace to secure furniture to the wall Place your television on a low piece of furniture as far back as it will go Make sure the television stand is sturdy is designed for and can handle

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/falling-tvs-injuring-a-growing-number-of-children-in-the-u-s/ (2015-03-26)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Rady Children’s Named 2013 “Most Wired” Hospital
    as one of the country s Most Wired hospitals The annual survey honors U S hospitals that have made intelligent investments in IT infrastructure and implementation that promote business objectives support patient safety and quality and provide integration between the hospital physicians patients and the community To achieve Most Wired status hospitals must do more than just purchase and install new technology they must also demonstrate meaningful use of the tools This award is not an IT award but an award for the entire hospital for their use of IT said Albert Oriol Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Rady Children s Without the engagement and teamwork between leadership IT the clinicians and the business and administrative functions of the hospital we would not have made the list To be recognized as a Most Wired hospital hospitals must meet specific requirements in each of four focus areas infrastructure business and administrative management clinical quality and safety and clinical integration If any of these requirements is not met then the organization does not achieve the Most Wired designation This year s Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation said Rich Umbdenstock President and CEO of the American Hospital Association The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that IT can help improve efficiency This year marks the 15th anniversary of Health Care s Most Wired Survey In that time hospitals and health care systems have made great strides in establishing the basic building blocks for creating robust clinical information systems aimed at improving patient care Among some of the key findings this year Sixty nine percent of Most Wired hospitals and 60 percent of all surveyed hospitals report that medication orders are entered electronically by physicians This represents a significant increase from 2004 results when only 27 percent

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/rady-childrens-named-2013-most-wired-hospital/ (2015-03-26)
    Open archived version from archive



  •