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Study Finds Dexamethasone More Effective than Prednisone for Childhood Asthma Treatment

Dr. Grant Keeney (Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine) authored a study published in Pediatrics that found that dexamethasone may be more effective in treating asthma in children than prednisone. The study found that dexamethasone might lead to fewer side effects like vomiting. Also, children also require only one or two doses of dexamethasone, compared to five days of prednisone.

http://www.dailyrx.com/dexamethasone-asthma-attacks-may-be-alternative-prednisone

dailyRx News, February 12, 2014
 

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Stem cell patent to benefit MCW research

Aug. 29 - Cellular Dynamics International Inc., a Madison-based biotechnology company, was granted a patent for its stem cell production automation process. Ulrich Broeckel, MD, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, discussed the importance of this patent and how it will help research at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MACC Fund: Trapshooting Event Raises More than $100,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

Aug. 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer, a trapshooting event, raised over $100,000 for the MACC Fund. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Database Shows Wide Variance in Costs among Hospitals

Aug. 28 - A new Wisconsin Hospital Association database on hospital costs for various procedures shows a wide variance in costs among southeast Wisconsin’s hospitals. Milwaukee Business Journal

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