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Teen Depression, The Effects Of Sexting, And The Latest On Asthma: Just Some Of The Topics Explored In New Research From Montefiore-Einstein

Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Posted on: 05 May 18
Teen Depression, The Effects Of Sexting, And The Latest On Asthma: Just Some Of The Topics Explored In New Research From Montefiore-Einstein Studies Revealed at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Highlight Montefiore Einstein's Dedication to Children's Health

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NEW YORK, May 5, 2018

NEW YORK, May 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical investigators from the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine will present findings on a broad range of children's health topics, ranging from adolescent depression to asthma, at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS). The meeting takes place May 5 – 8 in Toronto, Canada.

"The diversity of research showcased at PAS reflects how dedicated my colleagues at Montefiore and Einstein are to improving the lives of the children we care for in our hospitals, outpatient practices, schools and community," said Daphne, Hsu, M.D., interim chair of pediatrics at Montefiore and Einstein and physician-in-chief at CHAM. "I hope their work inspires clinicians around the country and the world to provide children with care that is always based on cutting edge scientific evidence."

Some of the research presented by Montefiore Einstein physicians and scientists includes: 

Project RedDE: Reducing Missed Diagnoses of Depression in Adolescents: A Virtual Quality Improvement Collaborative
Heather O'Donnell, M.D., Sunday, May 6 – 8:30am. Platform presentation – Convention Center 802A

  • Adolescent depression is a common, but often missed condition. Investigators from primary care pediatric practices across the country worked together on a quality improvement effort that has shown a significant reduction in missed diagnoses of adolescent depression.

Sexting and Teen Boys and Girls: Associations with Sexual Abuse and Violence
Kanani Titchen, M.D., Sunday, May 6 – 12:00pm. Platform presentation - Convention Center 201A-D

  • A study of 555 boys and girls found that one in five boys and one quarter of girls had sent a sext, and that sexting is associated with sexual abuse.

MEDRITES – Improving the Discharge Medication Process in a Tertiary Care Children's Hospital
Kaitlyn Philips, DO, Tuesday, May 8 – 11:30am. Platform presentation – Convention Center 701B

  • A quality improvement effort led by CHAM investigators tackled how to standardize the hospital discharge medication process, leading to a 47 percent improvement in parental knowledge and adherence to discharge medications.

Associations Between Participation in After-School Activities (ASA), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Severity, and School Functioning Among Children with ADHD
Nicole Brown, M.D., Saturday, May 5 – 1:15pm. Poster #337 – Convention Center Exhibit Hall DE 

  • Children with ADHD are at high-risk for poor school attendance and adverse school behaviors. However a study of more than 4,000 children found that participation in after-school activities can lower risk of moderate to severe ADHD and missed school days.

Associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences, Asthma Severity, and Emergency Room Visits in Children with Asthma
Nicole Brown, M.D., Tuesday, May 8 – 7:30am. Poster #532 - Convention Center Exhibit Hall DE

  • Researchers examined associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and parent-reported respiratory difficulties, asthma severity, and emergency room visits in a national sample of 4,030 children with asthma. They found that high ACE scores are associated with increased risk of respiratory difficulties, parent-rated moderate to severe asthma, and emergency room visits in children.

Determinants of Ambulatory Follow-Up after an Asthma Hospitalization in an Urban Minority Population
Kaitlyn Philips, DO, Tuesday, May 8 – 7:30am. Poster #531 - Convention Center Exhibit Hall DE

  • Asthma is a leading cause of pediatric hospitalizations. To prevent hospitalizations and readmissions, CHAM investigators looked into frequency of outpatient visits, and found that only 2/3 of children hospitalized for asthma attended a 14-day follow-up appointment. They were surprised to find that regular outpatient visits in the year after hospitalization did not reduce the likelihood of future readmission.

Researchers for each of the above studies, as well as other Montefiore and Einstein faculty, are available to speak with media.

In addition to research presentations, Montefiore Einstein faculty are leading career development sessions and workshops, including one on Saturday, May 5 on one of the most pressing topics of our time: the role of pediatric providers in improving firearm safety.

Several Montefiore Einstein faculty will also be receiving awards and recognitions during the meeting:

  • Kaitlyn Philips, D.O., will receive the Academic Pediatric Association Research Award for Best Abstract by a Fellow for MEDRITES – Improving the Discharge Medication Process in a Tertiary Care Children's Hospital platform presentation.
  • Anne Fuller, M.D., will receive the Society for Pediatric Research Fellow Clinical Research Award for Top Clinical Abstract for her poster Material Hardships and Health Care Utilization among Low-Income Children with Special Health Care Needs.
  • Rahil Briggs, Psy.D, Founder of the Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program at Montefiore Health System and Associate Professor , Department of Pediatrics & Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Einstein, will receive the Academic Pediatric Association's Health Care Delivery Award during the APA Membership Meeting.

About Montefiore Health System
Montefiore Health System is one of New York's premier academic health systems and is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of 10 hospitals, including the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and close to 200 outpatient care sites. The advanced clinical and translational research at its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular care, pediatrics, and transplantation, to its preeminent school-based health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system providing coordinated, comprehensive care to patients and their families. For more information, please visit www.montefiore.org. Follow us on Twitter and view us on Facebook and YouTube.

About Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the nation's premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. During the 2015-2016 academic year, Einstein is home to 731 M.D. students, 193 Ph.D.students, 106 students in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program, and 278 postdoctoral research fellows. The College of Medicine has more than 1,900 full-time faculty members located on the main campus and at its clinical affiliates. In 2015, Einstein received $148 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This includes the funding of major research centers at Einstein in aging, intellectual development disorders, diabetes, cancer, clinical and translational research, liver disease, and AIDS. Other areas where the College of Medicine is concentrating its efforts include developmental brain research, neuroscience, cardiac disease, and initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities. Its partnership with Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein, advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. Through its extensive affiliation network involving Montefiore, Jacobi Medical Center—Einstein's founding hospital, and three other hospital systems in the Bronx, Brooklyn and on Long Island, Einstein runs one of the largest residency and fellowship training programs in the medical and dental professions in the United States. For more information, please visit www.einstein.yu.edu, read our blog, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and view us on YouTube.

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