Winter 2005

Perspective

Hospitalists are a key part of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital's dedication to improving communications before, during and after hospitalization.

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Hospitalists Knit Together Inpatient Care

Using a model that has proven successful for adult hospital patients, pediatricians specializing in hospital-based care — pediatric hospitalists — have an increasingly important role in coordinating all aspects of a child's care at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

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Bone Marrow Transplantation Without a Perfect Match

Morton J. Cowan, M.D., and his colleagues have found that transplanting peripheral blood stem cells from a haplocompatible donor can often result in a successful transplant if T cells are removed.

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Promoting Leadership in Caring for the Underserved

The Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved, or PLUS, program was created to train and inspire future leaders in pediatrics to identify and address the varied issues that affect the health of the underserved.

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Alternatives for Children with Scoliosis, Hip Dysplasia

Innovative procedures are offering children and young adults more options for treating developmental malformations of the hip and spine.

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Researchers Study Dangers of Stroke in Children, Infants

In recent years, researchers at UCSF and elsewhere have discovered that stroke in children and infants is much more common than previously recognized, and that the consequences of pediatric stroke are more serious than widely believed.

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CME Courses

See information on upcoming continuing medical education courses.

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