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  1. Oct. 01, 2022

    Pediatric brain tumor research: Enhancing treatment and quality of life

    Multidisciplinary teams are overcoming challenges and making discoveries in the laboratory and clinic. The efforts include finding new drugs and delivery methods and enhanced radiation protocols.

  2. Oct. 01, 2022

    Multispecialty team provides rapid, individualized care for pediatric brain tumors

    The Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic focuses on children's needs while offering Mayo Clinic's deep expertise. Patients have access to the latest treatments and technology.

  3. Oct. 01, 2022

    Sophisticated imaging and models guide pediatric brain tumor care

    Multidisciplinary teams are overcoming challenges and making discoveries in the laboratory and clinic. The efforts include finding new drugs and delivery methods, and enhanced radiation protocols.

  4. Oct. 01, 2022

    Fertility preservation for children with brain tumors

    Mayo Clinic's Pediatric Fertility Preservation Program provides unique services to children with brain tumors. Neuro-oncologists determine when this option is appropriate to offer.

  5. Sept. 27, 2022

    Ross procedure a durable option for children with aortic valve disease

    This complex surgical procedure offers children a longer timespan between interventions and gives them a higher quality of life.

  6. Sept. 22, 2022

    Thyroid cancer Q&A: The unique needs of adolescents and young adults

    Thyroid cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in adolescents and young adults (AYAs). Mayo Clinic endocrinologist M. Regina Castro, M.D., discusses the unique considerations for AYAs with thyroid cancer.

  7. Aug. 25, 2022

    Study identifies causes of neurodevelopmental syndrome

    Mayo Clinic led an international team that found 15 additional genetic alterations associated with KCNK9 imprinting syndrome. Identifying the syndrome's root cause is key to finding a cure.

  8. July 30, 2022

    National PedsReady assessment: How it can help your medical center

    In this Q&A, pediatric trauma coordinator at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota talks about how this assessment can privately help your facility identify its pediatric readiness strengths and growth edges.

  9. July 27, 2022

    Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, increased risk of developing vision-threatening retinopathy

    A retrospective study shows that children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes developed retinopathy after a shorter diabetes duration and at a higher rate than children with type 1 diabetes.

  10. July 14, 2022

    Novel stem cell therapy for perianal fistula in pediatric patients with Crohn's disease

    Pediatric onset of Crohn's disease is associated with more-aggressive perianal fistula development. New therapy derives stem cells from patients' fat cells to create a plug to close the opening.

  11. July 14, 2022

    Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): Best practices for screening and treatment

    Although NAFLD is the primary cause of pediatric liver disease, not all children with NAFLD are obese, which ma[...]

  12. July 14, 2022

    Technology, AI advancements in pediatric asthma care

    Virtual DOT records short, time-stamped videos of patients taking each dose of a prescribed inhaler. These recordings help health care providers correct and improve inhaler technique for optimal results.

  13. July 14, 2022

    Tracheal wedge excision for pediatric idiopathic tracheal stenosis (PITS)

    A multidisciplinary team at Mayo Clinic Children's Center provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children with PITS, a rare disease that [...]

  14. March 31, 2022

    New protocols expand donor pool for highly sensitized pediatric patients receiving heart transplants

    Use of induction immunosuppression and removal of antibodies that could affect donor hearts allow use of hearts that historically may have been contraindicated.

  15. March 31, 2022

    Expertise in the nuances of diagnosis, management and surgery for vascular rings

    Specialists developed an algorithm to evaluate patient risk, best age for surgery and when birth should occur at hospitals equipped for pediatric heart surgery to correct vascular rings.

  16. March 31, 2022

    New physician guidelines to identify patients at risk of sudden cardiac death

    Updated guidelines help primary care physicians and pediatric cardiologists identify and treat patients at risk of sudden cardiac death.

  17. March 31, 2022

    Innovative endovascular band placement may eliminate or delay surgery for infants with congenital heart disease

    Endovascular band placement regulates blood flow to the lungs, avoiding or delaying surgery for infants with congenital heart disease.

  18. March 31, 2022

    Surgery for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy benefits pediatric patients

    Surgical myectomy produces greater late survival and a better quality of life than the expected survival of pediatric patients with obstruction treated with medical therapy alone.

  19. March 29, 2022

    Emerging therapies for pediatric lysosomal disorders

    Mayo Clinic offers the latest treatments for children with lysosomal diseases. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to minimizing the effects of these rare inherited metabolic disorders.

  20. March 26, 2022

    Pediatric epilepsy: Defining syndromes and applying innovative therapies

    Mayo Clinic uses the latest technology to learn the cause of childhood seizures and to provide treatment as soon as possible. A multidisciplinary team addresses quality-of-life issues.

  21. Feb. 22, 2022

    Spinal anesthesia for pediatric urologic surgeries: Less is more

    Compared with children having the same procedures performed under general anesthesia, pediatric patients who received spinal anesthesia had shorter anesthesia time, surgical time and recovery room length of stay.

  22. Feb. 21, 2022

    Vertebral body tethering: Another option for treating scoliosis in children

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — Fusion surgery has been the long-standing treatment for people with scoliosis - a side-to-side curve of the spine. But other options have become available — including vertebral body tethering for childre[...]

  23. Feb. 05, 2022

    Perspectives on abusive head trauma in infants

    A pediatric emergency medicine physician shares his experiences with abusive head trauma in infants, along with the care provider's role in recognizing and reporting abuse, referral, and avoiding regret.

  24. Jan. 25, 2022

    Babies born in rural settings are more likely to experience trauma during birth, and one way Mayo Clinic is addressing this

    Researchers found that regardless of the patient's race, a rural location was associated with increased odds of birth trauma.

  25. Jan. 07, 2022

    Multidisciplinary sickle cell program includes curative bone marrow transplant

    A pediatric hematologist/oncologist and trained bone marrow transplant physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, describes the program's collaborative approach and her unique role in pediatric sickle cell care.

  26. Jan. 07, 2022

    Data and communication support individualized pediatric retinoblastoma program

    Evidence-based practices and communication with families are key to pediatric retinoblastoma care. Mayo Clinic physicians work collaboratively with one another, the patient's family and global data to advance retinoblas[...]

  27. Jan. 07, 2022

    Coordinated care for innovative treatment of pediatric leukemia

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center offers thorough, accurate diagnoses coupled with individualized therapies provided by highly trained and experienced care teams for patients with pediatric leukemia.

  28. Jan. 07, 2022

    Pediatric sarcoma program focused on long-term quality of life

    Mayo Clinic's pediatric sarcoma program provides the latest therapies, collaborative tumor boards and resources for adolescents and young adults to enhance long-term quality of life for pediatric patients.

  29. Nov. 20, 2021

    Mayo Clinic Cancer Center launches program for adolescents and young adults

    Mayo Clinic Cancer Center offers unique resources to support adolescents and young adults — those diagnosed between ages 15 and 39 — on their journeys with cancer.

  30. Oct. 26, 2021

    Adolescent scoliosis surgery: A nuanced approach nationwide

    Mayo Clinic's neurosurgeons have strong expertise in spinal mechanics, which they apply to scoliosis surgery for individuals regardless of age. State-of-the-art imaging modalities help prevent surgical complications for[...]

  31. Sept. 21, 2021

    3D-printed models enhance pediatric cerebrovascular education and care

    Mayo Clinic's patient-specific, life-sized models help neurosurgeons to visualize the anatomy of rare pediatric cerebrovascular lesions. The goal is to better prepare surgeons to treat young patients with challenging co[...]

  32. Aug. 12, 2021

    Young teen sustains severe pelvic injury in ATV crash: A case study

    A rolled ATV caused a unique injury for a young teen: pelvic fracture. The patient's orthopedic traumatologist shares some pointers for managing this type of injury.

  33. July 27, 2021

    20-year Mayo Clinic study suggests return to play is manageable for athletes with most genetic heart diseases

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — Receiving the diagnosis of a genetic heart disease such as long QT syndrome, which can cause sudden cardiac death, has long been a game-ender for young athletes. But a 20-year study at Mayo Clinic follow[...]

  34. July 20, 2021

    Genomic sequencing shows promise in elucidating genetic causes of strabismus

    Next-generation genome sequencing approaches hold great promise in identifying rare variants associated with strabismus and elucidating the genetic causes of the disorder.

  35. June 19, 2021

    Prenatal repair can improve hindbrain herniation

    About 90% of prenatal myelomeningocele repairs performed at Mayo Clinic reverse brain malformations before birth. The procedure requires multidisciplinary neurological, pediatric and radiologic expertise.

  36. June 04, 2021

    Adaptive sports medicine consultations serving adult and pediatric patients

    Staff use a holistic approach to address specialized needs of physically active adults and children with disabilities.

  37. June 04, 2021

    Prescribing exercise for children with disabilities: Unique considerations and precautions

    Sherilyn W. Driscoll, M.D., reviews the role and importance of exercise in the overall health and fitness of children with disabilities and shares disability-specific considerations and precautions.

  38. April 03, 2021

    Pediatric tracheal surgery: A multidisciplinary team approach to management

    At Mayo Clinic, the current techniques of simultaneous tracheal and cardiac repairs have yielded excellent early and late results for pediatric patients requiring tracheal surgery.

  39. March 20, 2021

    Retinoblastoma: Specialized neuroradiology for optimal care

    Mayo Clinic's experienced specialists work to preserve the child's life, eye and sight.

  40. March 20, 2021

    New technology for the treatment of pediatric epilepsy

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center has a multispecialty team devoted to epilepsy care. New technology and clinical trials offer options even for rare syndromes.

  41. Feb. 15, 2021

    Researchers identify gene implicated in neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers has identified that a chromosome instability gene, USP24, is frequently missing in pediatric patients with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood [...]

  42. Jan. 19, 2021

    Multidisciplinary team approach addresses vocal cord paralysis in children

    At Mayo Clinic Children's Center, patients benefit from evaluations that help identify the cause of their symptoms and reinnervation treatment options that work toward eliminating them.

  43. Jan. 19, 2021

    Mayo Clinic's Pediatric Liver Clinic provides exceptional care for patients requiring transplant

    Mayo Clinic Pediatric Liver Clinic specialists deliver an extensive evaluation to provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for pediatric patients with liver disease.

  44. Jan. 19, 2021

    Comprehensive, innovative approach provides novel treatment and specialized care for patients with pediatric scoliosis

    Mayo Clinic pediatric spine surgeons perform complex tumor, deformity and spine surgeries for patients with severe conditions that require a team-based approach to treatment.

  45. Jan. 19, 2021

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center: A pediatric center of excellence for complex care

    Active collaboration between Mayo Clinic pediatric specialists and local care providers helps ensure that children with medically complex conditions receive high-value care.

  46. Jan. 15, 2021

    Bariatric surgery in children and adolescents at Mayo Clinic

    In Mayo Clinic's adolescent bariatric surgery program, adolescent patients with severe obesity receive education and support to facilitate lifestyle modifications before surgery and close follow-up after.

  47. Dec. 17, 2020

    Promoting fetal survival and lung development for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia

    Fetoscopic endotracheal occlusion (FETO) transforms lung to head ratio and reduces extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use for fetuses diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Learn about risks, survival rates an[...]

  48. Oct. 03, 2020

    Genetic testing reveals cause of mysterious deaths in Amish children

    Molecular autopsy employs genetic testing to understand the cause of sudden death and better predict risk for surviving family members.

  49. Oct. 03, 2020

    Favorable long-term outcomes in pediatric AVM interventions

    Intervention is critical in maximizing the outcomes of pediatric arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Mayo Clinic researchers have found that favorable functional outlooks for pediatric patients with AVMs can persist for[...]

  50. Sept. 15, 2020

    Integrating telemedicine into the Mayo Clinic Urology practice to expand options for patients

    The COVID-19 pandemic provided opportunities to explore telemedicine consults with adult and pediatric urology patients.

  51. Aug. 04, 2020

    Pediatric brain tumors: Rapid and focused care

    Patients referred to Mayo Clinic for pediatric brain tumor can often be seen the next day. A team of specialists works together, drawing on Mayo's broad expertise in neuro-oncology.

  52. May 01, 2020

    Stanniocalcin-1 may have therapeutic potential for retinopathy of prematurity

    Current therapies for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of blindness in preterm infants, have side effects. This study looks at the role of STC-1 in the OIR stress response.

  53. April 11, 2020

    Research focus: Spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure

    Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that the benefit from spina bifida repair performed on a fetus in the womb works beyond the spine to improve the brain structure.

  54. March 27, 2020

    Multidisciplinary management of congenital hand anomalies

    Early referral is key to optimal outcomes for children with congenital hand anomalies. Mayo specialists coordinate to provide their best recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and emotional support.

  55. March 20, 2020

    Managing congenital anomalies with fetoscopic therapy

    Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary teams employ fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion to promote lung growth in utero. The early intervention helps manage severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia successfully.

  56. Jan. 31, 2020

    Mayo Clinic specialists team up to treat rhabdomyosarcoma

    Multidisciplinary teamwork, ongoing research and innovative treatments ― including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and proton beam therapy ― may improve outcomes for pediatric patients with rhabdomyosa[...]

  57. Jan. 31, 2020

    Teamwork, technology give hope to kids with hand anomalies

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center brings broad experience in microsurgery, bone lengthening and straightening, free tissue transfer, and infant and pediatric prosthetics to provide integrated care for children with hand ano[...]

  58. Jan. 31, 2020

    Multiple options for the treatment of children with epilepsy

    At Mayo Clinic Children's Center, research and clinical teams function seamlessly to provide novel therapies to treat seizures and preserve brain function for pediatric patients with epilepsy.

  59. Nov. 27, 2019

    Managing pediatric supraventricular tachycardia

    Advances in ablation technology yield a 95% to 98% success rate and a less than 1% incidence of complications for pediatric patients treated for supraventricular tachycardia.

  60. Nov. 09, 2019

    Fetoscopic repair of myelomeningocele: A minimally invasive option

    Fetoscopic repair of myelomeningocele can provide surgical outcomes for the fetus that are similar to those of open surgery while lessening the risk of preterm birth.

  61. Nov. 05, 2019

    Pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma: Research and new treatment options

    A new trial of adjuvant surgical treatment with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) specifically addresses pediatric patients with relapsed intra-abdominal and pelvic rhabdomyosarcoma.

  62. Oct. 22, 2019

    The Mayo Clinic Pediatric Fertility Preservation Program

    The Mayo Clinic Pediatric Fertility Preservation Program offers both ovarian and testicular tissue cryopreservation to children under Institutional Review Board-approved research protocols.

  63. Oct. 15, 2019

    Pediatric sleep medicine integrates with multidisciplinary clinics to facilitate communication and treatment

    Mayo Clinic's Center for Sleep Medicine team provides multidisciplinary care for children in special populations or with medically complex needs.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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[...]

  67. 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[...]

  68. 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.

  69. 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[...]

  70. 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.

  71. 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[...]

  72. 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[...]

  73. 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[...]

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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[...]

  77. 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.

  78. 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[...]

  79. 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[...]

  80. 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[...]

  81. 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[...]

  82. 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[...]

  83. 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[...]

  84. 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[...]

  85. 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[...]

  86. 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.

  87. Nov. 18, 2016

    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.

  88. Nov. 18, 2016

    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[...]

  89. 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.

  90. 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[...]

  91. 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[...]

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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.