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Activities within basic science research include a number of projects with the Liver Care Center: Participation in a multicenter study of acute fulminant liver failure Functional-health and quality-of-life assessment in children following transplantation. Also in basic science research, we are exploring the pathophysiology of biliary atresia and are focusing research efforts on the cholangiocyte (epithelial cells that line the bile ducts).
Pectus excavatum is a depression or hollow caused when the sternum is abnormally pushed inward. When the condition is severe, it can lead to compression of the heart and lungs, altering their function, and may require surgery. We are participants in a multi-center study comparing the clinical outcomes of the Nuss (newer, minimally invasive technique) and Ravitch (traditional open technique) procedures.
A wide variety of injury control and research studies are being conducted in trauma research, including: The Home Safe Home Program, which focuses on increasing the use of effective injury prevention devices and behaviors among mothers of infants and toddlers Youth Injury Prevention (YIP), an innovative and highly successful community-based injury prevention initiative developed as partnerships between trauma services and the African-American and Hispanic faith communities Learn more about these and the many other research initiatives in trauma research.
The goal of Teen-LABS is to facilitate coordinated clinical, epidemiological and behavioral research in the field of adolescent bariatric surgery, through the cooperative development of common clinical protocols and a bariatric surgery database.
Learn more about the clinical services provided by the Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Division.
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