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November 25, 2021

SickKids study identifies potential predictor for developing cystic fibrosis for children with an inconclusive diagnosis

Researchers have identified for the first time a potential biomarker that could be used as a predictive tool in the care of children with CFSPID, an inconclusive cystic fibrosis diagnosis.

November 18, 2021

SickKids scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Julien named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Dr. Jean-Philippe Julien is one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® for 2021, recognized for his contributions to antibody research and commitment to research translation.

November 12, 2021

SickKids named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the seventh straight year!

SickKids has once again been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada! This is the seventh year in a row our organization has received this honour.

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November 11, 2021

Recognizing the contributions of veterans and military personnel to SickKids research on Remembrance Day

Researchers at SickKids look to understand the effects of PTSD and other health concerns among Canadian military personnel and veterans.

November 10, 2021

Canada must be ready to transition into new era of genomic medicine

SickKids clinicians and scientists call for a national, coordinated strategy on genomic medicine to support adoption of genome sequencing as a standard-of-care diagnostic test.

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November 10, 2021

Choosing Wisely at SickKids means holding off on X-raying infant bronchiolitis cases coming to the ED

Instead of offering peace of mind, confirmatory X-rays in infant bronchiolitis cases can result in incorrect diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia, according to an article by Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-In-Chief, in The BMJ.

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October 22, 2021

Largest international study of rare childhood brain cancer shows early molecular diagnosis and aggressive therapy could improve patient outcomes

SickKids researchers offer new insights into the features of ETMR brain tumours and outline potential guidelines for testing and treatment approaches.

October 8, 2021

Study confirms efficiency of app that quickly assesses risk of cancer predisposition syndromes in children with cancer

A screening tool developed at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and SickKids is able to differentiate between a low or high likelihood of having a cancer predisposition syndrome in children and youth with cancer.

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October 4, 2021

SickKids launches COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service for children, youth and their families

Book a confidential phone call with a SickKids clinician to ask your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and youth.

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October 3, 2021

World-first: Experts at UHN, Sinai Health and SickKids develop plan to save critically ill mother and her baby

UHN, Sinai Health and SickKids collaborated to support a pregnant patient with pulmonary hypertension and her baby.

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October 1, 2021

SickKids named No.1 paediatric hospital in the world by Newsweek

SickKids is proud to be ranked the top paediatric health-care centre in the world, according to Newsweek's 2022 World's Best Hospitals list.

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September 30, 2021

A moment of silence on Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

SickKids remains committed to continuing to examine and decolonize hospital practices on our reconciliation journey and to support culturally safe services for children and families. SickKids will observe a moment of silence today to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools.

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