Delivering on a Promise

Published On 11/13/2014

Delivering on a Promise is a physician magazine designed to highlight important breakthroughs in pediatric medicine from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Issues of Delivering on a Promise


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Brain Blueprint
New mapping technology improves outcomes

Profile: Dana Giel, MD
Urologist formalizes multidisciplinary OPTIonS Clinic for children with disorders of sexual differentiation

A Genetic Answer
Le Bonheur researcher studies a fatty acid metabolism gene and its ties to racial disparity in health outcomes and pediatric obesity

Heart Healer
Family finds heart surgeon for rare defect in Memphis

A Safe Place
Hospital publishes harm events, data in push to build culture of safety

Fitness in the Classroom
Le Bonheur’s Health Lifestyles Clinic uses gaming technology to develop a collaborative physical education solution for local charter school.

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Surgical Solution
How bariatric surgery could save Memphis teens

Time is brain
New epilepsy gene panel helps Le Bonheur neurologists offer targeted treatment

Smooth transition
Le Bonheur's adult congenital heart program fills gap for pediatric graduates


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A New Heart
Le Bonheur team transplants rare, complex case

Targeting the Flu
Researchers target cell metabolism rather than the virus

Preventing Injuries for 25 Years
How community-wide efforts decrease common pediatric injuries

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Genetic Giants
Le Bonheur's pediatric biorepository is attracting researchers and scientists with its rich warehouse of genetic information.

Young HIV
Le Bonheur's Community HIV Network focuses on preventing HIV transmission during pregnancy and preventing HIV among youths age 13-24.

Tiny Closures
Le Bonheur's Heart Institute pioneered a transcatheter technique to close PDAs in extremely low birth weight, premature infants, which spurred a national trial.


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Alternative Path
Discovering the newest therapies and medications for epilepsy

Separate but Never Apart
Le Bonheur separates second set of conjoined twins

Stronger Hearts
Two years into ambitious plan, Heart Institute achieves STS rating, expands 9 super specialized clinics


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Reshaping Lives
Craniofacial program helps children with facial deformities

Calming seizures
CBD drug trial helps control seizures in children, study finds

Dirty Air
Researchers study how combustion-derived pollution can change metabolism, epigenetic makeup in the womb


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On the mark
Reshaping care for vascular anomalies

Badges of honor
Latest distinctions a win for patients and families

Coming back to Le Bonheur
Umar Boston, MD, to lead new heart transplant programy

Threads of care
Team provides extra support for patients, families

Closer to home
New Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown emergency department opens its doors

Breathing and the brain
Study finds slow, deep breathing positively influences cognition

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Tuberous sclerosis
Building a complex program

Profile: Ramin Alemzadeh, MD
Endocrine chief aims to build top diabetes program

Time out
Daily hospital-wide huddles improve communication, patient safety

Finding the obesity gene
Study shows low levels of BDNF protein may cause growing weight problem

Le Bonheur earns top STS rating
Heart Institute one of 10 programs to receive highest quality rating

Mapping brain function using a multi-modal approach
Researchers test less-invasive methods for pre-surgical brain mapping

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A new blueprint
Le Bonheur Heart Institute sets new vision, built on strong foundation

Profile: Mark R. Corkins, MD
Gatroenterologist builds comprehensive program

Study: Drug effective in reducing TS tumors
Pediatric Nephrologist John Bissler, MD, is changing the face of treatment for tuberous sclerosis patients living with tumors.

Calling for support
Hotline improves state breastfeeding rate

Biorepository opens doors to discovery
Project provides unique opportunity to focus on minority health issues and disparities.

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Ahead of the curve
Le Bonheur/Campbell Clinic team delivers comprehensive treatments for scoliosis

Profile: Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD
Young hearts inspire cardiologist to find research answers

Toxic radicals
Study finds free radical toxins, harmful aerosols in e-cigarettes

Let's talk
Le Bonheur program helps push county teen birth rate down 32 percent

Viral pneumonia most common in children
Results of a recent study could help with improved strategies to prevent and treat pneumonia

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Easy breathing
Asthma program improves health, lowers health care costs

Identifying severe sepis when it happens
Researchers look for innate immunity factors to guide urinary tract infection treatment.

Finding better ways to diagnose appendicitis
Communication between families, care team boosts experience scores

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Mapping the brain
Team questions the gold standard, advocates for noninvasive functional imaging.

Genetic factors
Researchers look for innate immunity factors to guide urinary tract infection treatment.

Improved experience
Communication between families, care team boosts experience scores

Partnering for healthy babies
Nurses supporting families through pregnancy, first two years improves outcomes

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Viral Fix
RSV research opens doors for findings in other respiratory illnesses.

Raising the game
American College of Surgeons verification helps trauma team reach an underserved population

Reconnecting kids to medical homes
Mobile health unit expands pediatric services into region.