Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago continues to be the top children’s hospital in Illinois with rankings in all 10 specialties, including the Cardiology/Heart Surgery program which has climbed to #2. Other specialties ranked in the top 10 nationally include Urology (#5), Gastroenterology/GI Surgery (#8) and Nephrology (#10).
Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally representative study led by Todd Florin, MD, MSCE, from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is receiving a $15 million gift from the Pritzker Foundation to fund a major initiative to address the critical shortage of pediatric mental health care providers, and the acute lack of access to these services for children and adolescents in Illinois.
In the first study of its kind in the U.S., researchers found that normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that contribute to their difficulties with toileting behaviors.
In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma – the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma – researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use, which means they routinely were not taking in the full dose of medication.
For black male adolescents in Chicago, the rate of firearm homicide dropped by 25 percent from 2016 to 2017, based on the latest available data from the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS) released by the Injury Prevention and Research Center at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.