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Q: Advances and Answers in Pediatric Health

Q: is a quarterly magazine where we highlight some of our groundbreaking research and innovations, featuring the many ways our clinicians work together and across specialties to continually improve patient care and outcomes.

Read some of the latest articles from our current issue. You can also access full digital versions of all Q: magazine issues at the bottom of the page.

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Like the kids we treat at Children's Hospital Colorado, we're creating a culture that continuously inspires curiosity. Doing so unlocks a new realm of pediatrics — one that swaps insular science and medicine for collaborative, progressive approaches to accelerating discovery.

A unique and strong partnership with University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus provides fresh perspectives and invaluable expertise, as do our relationships with national and international research consortiums, industry partners and other children's hospitals.

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Therapeutic approach to treating congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Thanks to a change in mindset, the Colorado Fetal Care Center achieves some of the best survival rates for the most severe cases.

Q: How does aggressive early therapeutic repair on ECMO optimize outcomes?

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Acetaminophen toxicity in premature lungs

Acetaminophen is often used in the NICU to treat patent ductus arteriosus, but given its impact on the liver, researchers wondered how it might affect premature lungs.

Q: Could acetaminophen potentially have harmful effects on developing lungs?

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Type 2 diabetes trends in the COVID era

A consortium of researchers across multiple institutions explored the link between the COVID-19 pandemic and an unprecedented rise in Type 2 diabetes in children.

Q: What are the future implications of the rise in youth-onset diabetes?

Optimizing pediatric liver transplant outcomes with living donors

Too many children die while waiting for a liver transplant, but access to living-donor liver transplants can make all the difference.

Q: How does the largest volume living-donor pediatric liver transplant center in the country optimize patient outcomes?

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3D intracardiac echocardiography

With superior, high-resolution imaging, 3D intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) allows cardiac interventionalists to better navigate complex cardiac procedures.

Q: How is 3D ICE changing the standard of care for cardiac catheterizations?

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Rare and risky: fetal pericardial teratoma resection in utero

When a patient came to Children’s Colorado seeking care for a mass on her unborn baby’s heart, pediatric surgeons faced a difficult decision.

Q: What can the medical community learn from a rare and risky surgery to resect a fetal pericardial teratoma in utero?

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