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February
12,
2020
| 03:45 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As part of the ESPGHAN Polyposis Working Group, Thomas M. Attard, MD worked to gain consensus among pediatric GI specialists about how to diagnose juvenile polyposis syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, and familial adenomatous polyposis. The
January
22,
2020
| 07:50 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Obesity affects nearly 13.7 million children and adolescents in the U.S., and numbers continue to rise. Children with obesity face a significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). Endocrinologists and nurse practitioners in the
January
15,
2020
| 06:29 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Juvenile polyps are the most common intestinal polyps diagnosed in children. Sporadic juvenile polyps, which means five or fewer polyps, are thought to harbor little malignant potential, with a low likelihood of recurrence. Because this low number

Latest Blog Entries

August
05,
2019
| 05:16 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Dr. Alan Gamis, Associate Division Director, Section of Oncology Childhood cancer research plays a critically important role when it comes to treating and curing the disease, but the reality is very few cancer therapies are developed for kids.
March
12,
2019
| 09:18 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The help that the Children’s Mercy Human Performance Lab provided Martin, the 5-year-old with cerebral palsy featured recently in Inside Pediatrics Season 3, is available to a wide range of children with neuromuscular and/or gait disorders. The
March
06,
2019
| 05:26 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Dr. Naim Mitre, Pediatric Endocrinology The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of the neck and plays an important role in the body. It produces hormones that control brain development and growth in babies, and
December
13,
2018
| 09:55 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Jayden Wood with Dr. Alka Goyal, Pediatric Gastroenterology Children’s Mercy provides Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), a procedure to treat patients with recurrent infections of a bacteria called Clostridium Difficle (C Diff), which causes

Children’s Mercy Kansas City:
Where Research Transforms

We’re always looking for new ways to battle childhood disease. That means scientists and doctors working together, breaking down barriers and never being afraid to innovate. Because research matters.