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SickKids runs only committed interdisciplinary clinic in Canada to help children with rare genetic skin disorder

October 25, 2017

It’s epidermolysis bullosa (EB) awareness day! EB is a rare genetic blistering condition that affects the skin and internal organs. Learn more about how SickKids helps these “butterfly children.”

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SickKids surgeons first to use nerve grafts from patient’s own leg to restore sensation in eye

March 5, 2015

Experts at SickKids have pioneered a novel surgery that restores lost feeling in the eye by transplanting a nerve graft from the patient’s own leg into their eye.

Use of electronic medical records may result in better tracking of childhood obesity rates, new study finds

February 16, 2017

An Ontario research team led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) examined the use of electronic medical records to track rates of overweight and obesity in children.

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SickKids first hospital in North America to use new dialysis treatment for paediatric care

March 10, 2016

The Dialysis and Apheresis team at SickKids have spent the last five years working to implement a new dialysis system called haemodiafiltration to tackle the poor patient outcomes associated with previous forms of dialysis treatments.

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

October 3, 2021

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

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Single-patient gene therapy clinical trial at SickKids carves a path for Precision Child Health

August 15, 2022

A SickKids team of doctors and researchers conducted a gene therapy clinical trial for a child with SPG50, one of the first examples of individualized genetic medicine.

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