Long-Term Study Shows That Surgical Skill And Other Factors Affect Survival Rates In Children With Brain Tumors
In a study led by Paul M. Zeltzer, M.D., a neurooncology specialist at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, doctors at 40 medical centers and children's hospitals nationwide have found that in treating children who have certain malignant brain tumors, a "tried-and-true" chemotherapy protocol provides better results than a newer, more experimental method. This study was so carefully designed and controlled that it will likely serve as a "gold standard" for future research projects.
Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"
Well-meaning parents who give their babies "designer" bottled waters to drink may be unwittingly contributing to their young children's dental problems, according to Denis Weintraub, D.D.S., a pediatric dentist, orthodontist and dental anesthesiologist who is co-director, Hospital Dentistry, Ambulatory Care Center Dental Clinic at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Many children's dental problems could be easily avoided with early check-ups -- 12 months old is the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommendation -- that include examination and education on proper dental care.
Cedars-Sinai Pediatrician/Neonatologist Offers Tips For Parents Of Premature Babies
Alan H. Klein, M.D., a pediatrician/neonatologist on the medical staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, offers parents of premature babies tips on getting through a trying time of life. Dr. Klein is the author of a recently-released book with a central theme of "family-centered care." The book is intended to help parents become active members of the health-care team, even in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Young Patients Get State-Of-The-Art "TLC" In Cedars-Sinai's New Pediatric Emergency Facility