Join Cook Children's health professionals as they present Doc Talk, a new podcast series keeping you on the edge of pediatric programs, research, life-changing treatments and the latest news that advances the care we provide to kids.
Research, Oncology, Pharmacology and the Pediatric Precision Medicine Journey
41:36The causes of tumors in children and young adults are different than those in adults. Yet, much of the diagnoses and treatments for pediatric patients have been based on those from adults. But thanks to great strides in research, that's changing. Dr. Anish Ray, Dr. Kelly Vallance. and Dr. Heidi Trinkman take us on a journey through research, oncology, and pharmacology and their impact on pediatric precision medicine.
Treating pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction: constipation, incontinence and pain, oh my!
38:30Children and teens can have difficulty with bladder and bowel incontinence (leaking urine or stool), constipation, pain when using the restroom (dysuria) or pelvic pain. There are myriad reasons why kids have pelvic floor issues. This could be due to pelvic floor dysfunction, muscle imbalance or diet, Join us in a lively discussion with Cook Children’s pediatric pelvic floor therapists Caitlin Smith, MOT, OTR/L, and Kathy Manthuruthil, PT, DPT, PCS, CPST on the many causes and when to refer patients to pediatric pelvic floor rehabilitation/
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Hyperinsulinism. Blazing new trails in treating and curing this rare disease.
41:19Join Cook Children’s team of experts on blazing new trails in treating and curing hyperinsulinism (HI) for children across the nation and around the globe. Hear what’s being done to cure more patients and expand treatment most difficult cases.
Pediatric palliative epilepsy neurosurgery – giving kids a brighter quality of life
41:02There is a misconception that palliative means end of life care. But that's not how we think about palliative surgery at all. Palliative surgery is when we're looking at not necessarily curing something, but alleviating something. Cook Children’s Palliative epilepsy neurosurgery explains how kids with intractable epilepsy are getting a better quality of life.
Breaking barriers in pediatric surgery, and beyond
27:15Any surgery can be challenging and come with risks. But when that surgery involves children, it comes with a unique set of things the surgery team has to consider that are very different from adults. Dr. Kanika Bowen-Jallow delves into how those differences impact both the surgical team and patient outcomes. Meet the speaker Meet Dr. Bowen-Jallow Related information Cook Children's Pediatric Surgery Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: Effects of Socioeconomic, Demographic, and Hospital Characteristics on Cost, Length of Stay, and Type of Procedure Performed. - Abstract - Europe PMC A call to action: Multi-disciplinary care and treatment of obesity in pediatrics - PubMed (nih.gov) Wearable Activity Tracking Device Use in an Adolescent Weight Management Clinic: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial - PubMed (nih.gov) One Size Does Not Fit All: Sociodemographic Factors Affecting Weight Loss in Adolescents. - Abstract - Europe PMC Cook Children’s Endocrinology REACH Clinic Breaking barriers: Meet the 9th black female pediatric surgeon in the U.S. GMA: Woman makes history as 9th Black female pediatric surgeon in US Cook Children’s community task force leading discussion on suicide prevention and mental health Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Doctor Groups Ask for Tougher Stance on Kids’ Sugary Drinks They're active, eat healthy … and they have high cholesterol? https://www.checkupnewsroom.com/theyre-active-eat-healthy--and-they-have-high-cholesterol/
Exploring pediatric audiology and advancing development for children with hearing loss
48:07Dr. Lisa Vaughan, manager, Cook Children’s Audiology Program takes us on a deep dive into the exciting research, osseointegrated devices and technological advancements, the latest treatments in pediatric audiology, along with the challenges and rewards for children with hearing loss.
Exciting endomicroscopic breakthroughs for children with rare or complicated gastrointestinal conditions
17:09Cook Children's pediatric gastroenterologist, Clifton Huang, M.D., shares fascinating insights into the advancing treatments and procedures, including endomicroscopy, that are bringing new hope for children with rare or complicated conditions.
Beyond neuroscience research boundaries. Creating limitless possibilities.
29:07Dr. Scott Perry, Medical Director of Neurosciences and Dr. Christos Papadelis, Director of Neurosciences Research along with Dianna Grado, Clinical Coordinator for Neurosciences Research, explore how breaking research boundaries creates limitless possibilities, paving the way for world-class research – and results once thought impossible for kids and young adults with neurological disorders. Meet the speakers Meet Dr. PerryMeet Dr. PapadelisDianna Grado, RN Related information Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Research Center Clinical Research Adult Genetic Epilepsy Clinic Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Movement Disorders Movement Disorders Clinic Cerebral Palsy Clinic Cook Children’s Neurology Cook Children’s Neurosciences Research Center Dodson Neuro Research Endowment The Arcuate Primary steps for primary care: Sleep disorders in epilepsy and cerebral palsy Infantile Spasms- Primary Steps for Primary Care Staring Spells – Primary Steps for Primary Care Febrile Seizures – Primary Steps for Primary Care The Arcuate – Neuroscience Research Early Identification and Improving Life-Long Outcomes in Cerebral Palsy Patients New-Onset Seizure Clinic Seeks to Decrease Wait Time for Initial Evaluation BE FAST to Recognize the Signs of Pediatric Stroke Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain to Stop Child’s Daily Seizures Teen Becomes First in North Texas to Undergo Landmark Brain Surgery for Epilepsy Transcript 00:00:11 Host: Hello and welcome to this edition of Doc Talk. We're honored and excited today to be speaking with key researchers at Cook Children's Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center. We're joined by Dr. Scott Perry, Medical Director of N
As pediatric congenital heart patients age out, where do they go?
28:52With the growing number of pediatric congenital heart patients growing up thanks to ever improving medical care, Dr. Scott Pilgrim takes us inside one of the few programs in the nation that bridges the gap to adult care without missing a beat. Meet the speaker Meet Dr. Pilgrim Related information Cook Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conditions Cook Children's Heart Center Specialty Programs Cook Children’s Heart Center Coming home: nurse returns to Cook Children’s for open heart surgery Diving heart first Heart-to-heart. Mother and daughter share the same cardiologist Transcript 00:00:02 Host Hello and welcome to Cook Children's Doc Talk. Today we're talking with Dr. Scott Pilgrim, who is the medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program here at Cook Children's. Dr. Pilgrim is board-certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, pediatric cardiology and adult congenital cardiology. Prior to coming to Cook Children's, Dr. Pilgrim founded the adult congenital heart disease program at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center in Long Island. Today, under his leadership, the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program at Cook Children's Medical Center has shown tremendous growth with over 500 adult visits every year. Welcome Dr. Pilgrim. 00:00:42 Dr. Pilgrim Thank you. 00:00:43 Host So growing up with a sister who had heart surgery as a child had a major influence in your life, and ultimately led you to your role here at Cook Children's as medical director of the ACHD program, compared to many other cardiac specialties, adult congenital as a specialty is relatively new, can you give us a little history. 00:01:03 Dr. Pilgrim So, as you mentioned, my sister was born with a congenital heart disease. And so growing up with this in my family, it became of interest to me at a very young age. But as a field, congenital heart disease is something that has been around obviously, for several decades, this field of adult congenital heart disease has grown primarily because of the success stories that we've had in pediatric cardiology, namely, the surgical outcomes and the longevity of patients related to improved surgical care, improved surgical technique, you know, recognizing disease, early on fetal diagnosis, and so on and so forth. And so the incidence of congenital heart disease really hasn't changed. But the lifespan of individuals growing up with congenital heart disease has tremendously improved. And so when we think about the growth of adult congenital heart disease in the country, it really has grown out of necessity, because these kids are now growing up and becoming adults. In fact, the number of adults with congenital heart disease now far outweighs the number of children with congenital heart disease in th
Talking Cellular Immunotherapy, CAR T-Cell Therapy and Eradicating Pediatric Cancer
14:05Dr. Holly Pacenta, Pacenta takes us into the future of curing and treating pediatric cancer through the use of the patient's own immune system to target the cancer. At the forefront of the technology is CAR T-cell therapy targeting relapsed and refractory B-ALL cells to eradicate cancer with minimal side effects. Meet the speaker Meet Dr. Pacenta Related information Cook Children's Cellular Immunotherapy program Cook Children’s Leukemia and Lymphoma care Cook Children's Oncology program Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Transcript 00:00:02 Host: Hello and welcome to Cook Children's Doc Talk. Our guest for this episode is pediatric hematologist oncologist Dr. Holly Pacenta. Dr. Pacenta began her career at Children's Hospital Colorado, where she developed her primary interest in new treatments for children with relapsed leukemia, including immunotherapy, cellular therapy and targeted therapy. She has been heavily involved in research, has published several works and received awards and recognition for her work. Today, Dr. Pacenta oversees the Cellular Immunotherapy program at Cook Children's where she and the oncology team are very excited about providing CAR T-cell therapy to patients with relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL. Cellular immunotherapy introduces a new era in the treatment of children and young adults here at Cook Children's. Welcome Dr. Pacenta. We are very excited to have you here to talk about this incredible program and CAR T-cell therapy. 00:01:01 Dr. Pacenta: Thank you so much for having me. 00:01:03 Host: Can you start by giving us a little background on the cellular immunotherapy program and an overview of immunotherapy and CAR T-cell therapy? 00:01:11 Dr. Pacenta Sure. So I think first to give an overview of immunotherapy and CAR T-cell therapy, we think at the forefront of the future of curing and treating pediatric cancer is to use, help use the patient's own immune system to target the cancer. So that's what immunotherapy is. Immuno meaning the immune system in therapy meeting treatments, so using the immune system to help treat your own cancer. And then CAR T-cell is a form, kind of a hybrid, of cellular immunotherapy. So we use one of the cells as part of the immune system, the T cells that typically help fight infection, and those get sent to a lab where they're reprogrammed to target the leukemia. So that's CAR T-cell therapy is. Then, our cellular immunotherapy program is a dedicated group of oncologists and stem cell transplant doctors here at Cook Children's along with some supportive services like pharmacy, dieticians, psychologists, etc., that will help provide these types of therapies to our patients. 00:02:13 Host: So KYMRIAH® is the CAR T-cell therapy currently approved for pediatric treatment of children and young adults with refractory or relapsed B-cell ALL, why this particular condition? 00:02:26 Dr. Pacenta: Immunotherapy and cellular therapy are a big interest in pediatric cancer in general. And there has b