PTN News

  • FDA changes lithium label to reflect appropriate dosing for children November 1, 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated the label for the drug lithium to include appropriate dosing for children. The change was made after a trial supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) showed that lithium was safe and effective for children with bipolar disorder. ...
  • PTN Spotlight: Paula Delmore, Wesley Medical Center October 29, 2018 Paula Delmore has actively participated in the support of clinical research for the past 30 years. Although the majority of her expertise is in the role of site study coordinator, she has served in the roles of multi-site coordinator, sub-investigator, and principal investigator. Her main strengths lie in her attention to detail and solid understanding ...
  • Database locked for SCAMP study October 29, 2018 The Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) has locked the database for the Antibiotic Safety in Infants with Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections (SCAMP) study. The study, which enrolled its first patient in 2014, is designed to assess the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of three commonly prescribed antibiotic regimens for infants with intra-abdominal infections. Complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) are common ...
  • PTN intern credits experience in STAR Program with passion for medical research August 13, 2018 Daniel Gorham was a 17-year-old high school student when his mother, a data scientist at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, showed him an article about the Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program. Although he dismissed the idea at first, he began reading up on the program and became more intrigued. He applied in 2016, and ...
  • NICHD renews federal contract for Pediatric Trials Network June 21, 2018 The Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) was recently awarded a contract by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to design and lead pediatric trials over the next eight years. “Over the last eight years, we have been able to conduct 26 clinical trials in 13 different therapeutic areas enrolling over 8,000 ...
  • Annual STAR Program for aspiring researchers now under way June 19, 2018 The Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program welcomed 21 participants at its kickoff event today. Now in its sixth year, the program provides hands-on research experience for undergraduate students, high school students, and high school teachers during the summer academic break. “The STAR program is an excellent way for students to learn more about clinical research ...
  • PTN creates data repository to aid in pediatric research May 7, 2018 Randomized clinical trials are considered the gold standard in clinical research. However, they often require a great deal of time and cost, and may not be feasible to conduct in vulnerable populations such as premature infants. To overcome these difficulties, the Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) developed a repository of electronic health record (EHR) data gathered from ...
  • PTN to present at PAS 2018 Meeting in Toronto April 18, 2018 The Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) will be presenting its research at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting May 5-8 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. The annual PAS Meeting brings together thousands of researchers, academics, and clinical care providers united by a common mission: to improve the health and well-being of children worldwide. ...
  • PTN welcomes first sites in Australia March 27, 2018 The Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) welcomed its first two Australian sites in February. Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne are now participating in PTN’s Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs in Infants and Children (POPS) study. The sites are currently involved in the Paediatric Trials Network Australia (PTNA), a counterpart of PTN that ...
  • Groundbreaking study to assess safety of drugs passed through breastmilk February 13, 2018 The Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) is undertaking a groundbreaking study to assess the safety of commonly used off-patent medications when they are given to breastfeeding mothers. The study will track how different drugs are passed through breastmilk to determine dosing levels that are safe for both mom and baby. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
 
 

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