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  1. Feb. 19, 2019

    Top-of-the-line treatment for Wilms' tumor

    Mayo Clinic's Fertility Preservation Program, 3D modeling, minimally invasive surgery techniques and proton beam therapy improve survival rates for children with Wilms' tumor.

  2. Jan. 18, 2019

    Bronchoscopy: Highly specialized diagnosis and care

    Mayo Clinic pediatric pulmonologists provide expert diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy spanning infancy into adulthood for patients with breathing problems ranging from common to extremely challenging.

  3. Jan. 18, 2019

    Cochlear implants: Early intervention to optimize language outcomes

    Mayo specialists perform cochlear implantation for children with a range of hearing-loss etiologies, including auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder and progressive hearing loss. In children with residual hearing, cochl[...]

  4. Jan. 18, 2019

    Enhanced pain management for pectus excavatum surgery

    A multimodal system involving the insertion of paravertebral catheters that pump a local anesthetic to the intercostal nerves after pectus excavatum surgery typically leads to decreased use of pain medications, improved[...]

  5. Jan. 18, 2019

    Strabismus: The importance of timely, specialized care

    Pediatric ophthalmologist Brian G. Mohney, M.D., discusses Mayo Clinic's approach to treating strabismus, which affects nearly 1 in 20 children.

  6. Jan. 18, 2019

    The complexities of pediatric motility disorders

    Pediatric gastrointestinal motility disorders are common and sometimes considered benign. Yet often these disorders, such as constipation, dysphagia, abdominal distension, chronic nausea and vomiting, and acid reflux, h[...]

  7. Jan. 18, 2019

    Avoiding recurrence of patellofemoral instability

    Understanding and treating all aspects of patellofemoral instability, coupled with early intervention, are key to preventing recurrence of instability and pain for children with sports-related injuries.

  8. Jan. 18, 2019

    Fetal surgery: Early intervention to improve outcomes

    Rare, congenital anomalies — including pulmonary hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia and fetal lower urinary tract obstruction — carry significant risk of mortality and disability. New surgical met[...]

  9. Jan. 11, 2019

    Neonatal brachial plexus injuries: An integrated approach

    Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary team approach to neonatal brachial plexus surgery allows for surgical reconstruction tailored to the individual patient's needs — nerve surgery, tendon transfers and shoulder-to-han[...]

  10. Dec. 05, 2018

    Innovative management strategy for a fetus with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and intact atrial septum

    Mayo pediatric cardiologists have used an ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure without cardiopulmonary bypass for an open-heart operation. The novel, sequential approach provides a promising strategy for mana[...]

  11. Oct. 02, 2018

    5 common misperceptions about penicillin allergies

    True or false: The majority of people who report allergies to penicillin are not truly allergic. Take this short quiz to better understand common misperceptions about penicillin allergies.

  12. Sept. 18, 2018

    Pediatric limb salvage: Team approach to orthopedic oncology

    Mayo Clinic specialists work together to maximize outcomes for children with long bone sarcomas.

  13. Sept. 06, 2018

    Multidisciplinary care and smooth transitions for children with congenital heart disease

    State-of-the-art echocardiography and expertise in complex cardiac conditions help Mayo specialists diagnose and treat patients with congenital heart disease. For patients who need heart transplantation, a Mayo protocol[...]

  14. March 07, 2018

    Cataract surgery for infants and children

    Pediatric eyes feed the brain clear images of the world so that the brain can learn to process vision. Cataracts that are present in a newborn for only a few months before removal can impact future vision profoundly.

  15. March 07, 2018

    Scoliosis: Research to improve patient treatment

    Mayo researchers use high-throughput RNA sequencing laboratory analysis of Mayo Clinic Children's Center biobank-collected waste tissue to identify genetic factors that might make children susceptible to idiopathic scol[...]

  16. March 07, 2018

    Coordinated care for children with vascular anomalies and malformations

    Malformation type and location determine the specialists and procedures required for treatment. At Mayo Clinic, pediatric patients with vascular anomalies generally complete imaging on Monday, see specialists Tuesday mo[...]

  17. March 07, 2018

    Robotic-assisted urologic surgery

    Robotic-assisted pediatric urologic surgery, used most commonly for procedures involving kidney reconstruction or treatment of vesicoureteral reflux, decreases scarring and pain and minimizes hospital stays and the amou[...]

  18. March 07, 2018

    Quality of life for kids with ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory bowel disease

    For children whose chronic ulcerative colitis can't be managed with medication, single-incision laparoscopic ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is a safe alternative to standard laparoscopic-assisted IPAA and can reduc[...]

  19. March 07, 2018

    New standards in pediatric airway reconstruction

    Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of an international effort to build a body of evidence to guide decision-making about treatment of pediatric patients with complex breathing problems who require complex airway reconstruc[...]

  20. Jan. 23, 2018

    Pediatric cardiogenic shock: What is the role of medical and mechanical circulatory support?

    Pediatric cardiogenic shock is a nonspecific and challenging clinical scenario of decompensated heart failure and impending cardiovascular collapse. Prompt identification, evaluation and treatment of cardiogenic shock c[...]

  21. Nov. 17, 2017

    Electroconvulsive therapy for adolescents: Make sure it's on the menu

    This review study finds electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) safe and effective for refractory adolescent psychiatric illness. For patients to benefit from ECT, however, psychiatrists must keep this therapy on the list of po[...]

  22. Oct. 13, 2017

    Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology, Third Edition, available

    Published by Springer-Verlag New York, the textbook contains 823 pages that detail the current diagnostic management and treatment of neuro-ophthalmological diseases in children.

  23. Sept. 26, 2017

    Life after Fontan palliation

    Mayo Clinic is currently enrolling patients who underwent Fontan procedures in the Role of Sildenafil for Fontan Associated Liver Disease (SiFALD) Study — the first study exploring alternative therapy for liver di[...]

  24. Sept. 23, 2017

    Advances in pediatric spine deformity care

    Orthopedic pediatric surgical teams in Mayo's pediatric spine deformity treatment program ensure maximum safety for patients, improve their comfort postoperatively and markedly reduce their length of hospital stay.

  25. Feb. 25, 2017

    Innovative approaches improve limb salvage in pediatric patients with cancer

    Advances including adjuvant chemotherapy regimens, improved imaging and custom implants have improved the five-year survival rate for local pediatric bone cancers to 60 to 80 percent.

  26. Jan. 05, 2017

    6-year-old undergoes rib stabilization surgery

    Mayo Clinic trauma surgeon Brian D. Kim, M.D., made history in 2016 when he performed the world's first surgical rib fracture stabilization in a 6-year-old boy with severe chest injuries.

  27. Dec. 08, 2016

    Does donor stool affect FMT outcomes in kids?

    Current Mayo Clinic protocols require that children undergoing fecal microbial transplant for recurrent C. difficile infection supply fresh, familial donor stool. A new study is evaluating whether frozen stool from anon[...]

  28. Nov. 12, 2016

    Still no optimal treatments for pediatric AP

    The incidence of pediatric acute pancreatitis (AP) has increased over the last two decades due to better recognition in children. Most kids recover quickly with supportive care. But those with recurrent AP may experienc[...]

  29. Oct. 11, 2016

    Critical airway management in kids

    Anatomical differences between children and adults complicate emergency airway management, especially for providers with little pediatric experience.

  30. Sept. 29, 2016

    Team approach to valve-in-valve therapy: Innovations in treatment of bioprosthetic systemic AV valve dysfunction

    Mayo's structural heart team provides comprehensive care to patients who have previously undergone surgery to replace the mitral or tricuspid valve with a tissue bioprosthesis. Existing dysfunctional bioprosthetic valve[...]

  31. July 02, 2016

    Helping kids cope with trauma

    As the front line in treating children and families dealing with traumatic stress, emergency providers not only manage pain and injuries but also provide emotional support and ensure ongoing psychological and social car[...]

  32. July 02, 2016

    Pediatric torso injuries present unique challenges

    A child's unique anatomy makes torso injuries more challenging to diagnose and manage — and often more severe — than similar injuries in adults.

  33. July 01, 2016

    When it's kids vs. trampolines, kids often lose

    Despite efforts to make trampolines safer, kids are getting injured in increasingly inventive ways. Many have displaced fractures that adult providers may not feel comfortable treating.

  34. May 06, 2016

    Many centers unprepared for pediatric mass casualties

    Children have historically been an afterthought in disaster planning. But as mass casualty incidents involving children become more common, pediatric disaster care should be a top priority.

  35. March 18, 2016

    Easing transition and transfer for pediatric patients with IBD

    Medical, physical and psychosocial barriers challenge young patients with IBD as they transition to self-management and the adult health care system. Mayo Clinic is developing programs to help ease the way.

  36. Jan. 28, 2016

    Pediatric ventricular arrhythmia in a normal heart

    When a child presents with ventricular arrhythmia, specific causes warrant consideration and guide the subsequent work-up and treatment strategy.

  37. Jan. 08, 2016

    Mayo develops new decision aid for pediatric CT

    PECARN guidelines accurately identify children at high risk of TBI after minor head trauma, but are ambiguous about kids at moderate risk. New guidelines aim to fill the gap.

  38. Oct. 03, 2015

    Knowing what to look for is the first step in helping abused kids

    Emergency providers are often the only advocates abused children have. Performing a comprehensive evaluation is imperative, not only to provide timely medical care, but also to help keep kids safe.

  39. Nov. 15, 2013

    Children with congenital esotropia are at increased risk of developing mental illness

    Children with congenital esotropia are more likely to develop mental illness - Rochester Epidemiology Project research indicates that children diagnosed with CET are more likely to have mental illness diagnoses by their[...]

  40. Fertility preservation: Efforts to improve quality of life in children facing gonadotoxic therapy

    Recent advances in reproductive endocrinology allow cryopreservation of prepubertal boys' testicular tissue and girls' ovarian tissue before they begin cancer therapy known to impact fertility adversely.

  41. Telemedicine brings neonatologists to high-risk newborns' bedside

    Mayo neonatologists use emergency video telemedicine to support community providers during high-risk deliveries at 10 Mayo Clinic Health System sites. The program ensures that 100 percent of newborns have access to adva[...]