Children’s of Alabama PedsCast

Children’s of Alabama PedsCast

The Children’s of Alabama PedsCast is a pediatric sub-specialist peer-to-peer podcast focused on research, innovative programs and advances in pediatric health care at Children’s of Alabama. Featured speakers include physicians, surgeons, clinical specialists and other experts in the field of pediatrics.

Episodes

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Lung injury is a common complication in children following cardiac surgery. Mechanical ventilation is often required to support patients for hours to days in the intens...

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Dr. Jonathan Byrnes is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Medical Director of Cardiac ECMO, at Children's of Alabama. During this episode of PedsCast, Dr. Byrnes will discuss the unique aspects of a multicenter anticoag...

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Carmen Tong, D.O., is the director of robotic surgery at Children's of Alabama and Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). On this episode of PedsCast, Dr. Tong discusses a quality improveme...

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Traci Jester, M.D. is the director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Children’s of Alabama and is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Jester serves as the Co-Director of Inflammatory ...

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December 14, 2023
elbow-fracture-studies

Dr. Kevin Williams is an orthopedic surgeon at Children’s of Alabama and Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Williams’ clinical interests are in general pediatric orthopedic surgery with emphasis in pediatric sports medicine. During ...

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Dr. Michael Siefert is the Medical Director of Pediatric Renal Transplantation at Children's of Alabama and UAB. Today Dr. Seifert will be discussing pediatric kidney transplantation and the risks involved, as well as how Children's of Alabama is a national lea...

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biliary-atresia-updates-and-thoughts-on-primary-liver-transplantation-as-treatmentDr. Marcos Pozo, Director of Transplant Services at Children's of Alabama, discusses updates on biliary atresia and the consideration of primary liver transplantation as a treatment.
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June 9, 2023
hpv-vaccines

Wendy Landier, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, serves as Associate Professor, School of Nursing Associate Director, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship for UAB. Dr. Landier's practice at Children's of Alabama is in the Hematology/Oncology Division.

Dr. Landier has provided two studies...

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The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) program is designed to advance medical research on rare diseases by providing support for clinical studies and facilitating collaboration, study enrollment and data sharing. Through the RDCRN consor...

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neonatal-research-network-the-maternal-fetal-medicine-unit-network-and-the-global-networkDr. Wally Carlo has agreed to be interviewed in an upcoming PedsCast podcast. He is the Division Director of Pediatric Neonatology at Children’s/UAB, holds the Edwin M. Dixon Professor of Pediatrics endow...
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April 14, 2023
sensory-awarenessChildren’s of Alabama understands that the hospital can be stressful for children and adolescents who respond differently to the sensory inputs of their environment. Dr Michele Kong discusses the sensory pathway at Children’s of Alabama that offers children resources to decre...
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u-s-cancer-outcomes-networkDr. Bhatia serves on a committee to Implement personalized pathways for cancer follow-up care in the United States.
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first-contact-for-primary-care-pediatric-migraine-action-planFirst Contact for Primary Care is a pediatric migraine action plan established to support community physicians and nurse practitioners in caring for their patients with primary headache disorders.
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coa-s-neurology-division-and-the-nih-study-for-duchenne-muscular-dystrophyMichael A. Lopez, M.D., Ph.D., has received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to expand the current understanding of the role of a...
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the-relationship-of-folic-acid-and-birth-defectsJeffrey Blount, M.D., M.P.H, is the director and co-founder of the Global Alliance for the Prevention of Spina Bifida (GAPSBiF). This
organization seeks to use science-based advocacy to promote global fortification of food and salt with folic aci...
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children-s-of-alabama-set-to-launch-new-pancreas-program-in-early-2023Dr. Chinenye Dike will be discussing the new pancreas program at COA and UAB.
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October 3, 2022
food-is-medicineDr. Daniel Feig leads the Food Is Medicine Program at Children's of Alabama. In this episode, he explains how changing a child's diet and eating habits can help treat some childhood illnesses.
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pican-nicks-neonatal-dialysisIn this episode, Dr. David Azkenazi talks about neonatal dialysis practices at Children's of Alabama and how the hospital serves patients through the Pediatric and Infant Center for Acute Nephrology (PICAN) and educates clinicians with its Neonatal and Infant Cour...
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September 19, 2022
golden-weekThe University of Alabama at Birmingham Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit created the Golden Week program to improve outcomes for infants born prematurely at 28 weeks’ gestation or earlier. The program has resulted in a 30 percent relative risk reduction in infant mortality or ...
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