Weekly review: Profound genetic deafness gene therapy, measles increases, and more


Get caught up with our journal! Review some of the top stories from the Contemporary Pediatrics website over the last week, and catch up on anything you may have missed.

Thank you for visiting the Contemporary Pediatrics® website. Take a look at some of our top stories from last week (Monday, May 6, to Friday, May 10, 2024), and click on each link to read and watch anything you may have missed.

1.) DB-OTO improved hearing to normal in child with profound genetic deafness

Positive, phase 1/2 preliminary data for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' DB-OTO, an investigational gene therapy for profound genetic deafness, was presented at the 2024 American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) annual conference.

Click here for full commentary and data, in this discussion with Lawrence R. Lustig, MD, chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Columbia University, and clinical trial investigator.

2.) Measles increase: Discussing vaccination with vaccine-hesitant parents

In a time when vaccine hesitancy is contributing to a rise in measles cases, an understanding of why parents are hesitant is key to help change their narrative.

Click here for the full article, part of the May issue of Contemporary Pediatrics.

3.) Child welfare: Now that we know better, let’s do better

Improvement in access to mental health resources for children would decrease vicarious trauma of foster parents and social workers via improved living and working conditions.

Click here for the full article.

4.) Emergency department serves as equitable location for influenza vaccine delivery

Click here to watch the full interview with Courtney Nelson, MD, attending physician, director of Quality Division of Emergency Medicine, Nemours Children's Hospital Delaware; assistant professor of Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

5.) The pediatrician's role in a multidisciplinary pediatric cardiology team

Carissa M. Baker-Smith, MD, MPH, explains how a multidisciplinary team works together to diagnose and treat hypertension, as well as obesity in children.

"We're not going to find the solutions to these problems by working in isolation within our respective fields or offices, we need to get out, include the patients, the community and the decision making, and very importantly, the general pediatricians."

Click here for the full interview.

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