Ron Keren

Summary

Affiliation: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc ICD-9 codes for identifying influenza hospitalizations in children
    Ron Keren
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1603-4. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Prioritization of comparative effectiveness research topics in hospital pediatrics
    Ron Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:1155-64. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Consideration of social values in the establishment of accountable care organizations in the USA
    Ron Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Health Organ Manag 26:384-9. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Direct medical cost of influenza-related hospitalizations in children
    Ron Keren
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Room 1524, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1321-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Neurological and neuromuscular disease as a risk factor for respiratory failure in children hospitalized with influenza infection
    Ron Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Generalist Research Group, Department of Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    JAMA 294:2188-94. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Imaging and treatment strategies for children after first urinary tract infection
    Ron Keren
    Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Department of Pediatrics, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 19104, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 19:705-10. 2007
  7. pmc Identifying newborns at risk of significant hyperbilirubinaemia: a comparison of two recommended approaches
    R Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Generalist Research Group, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Arch Dis Child 90:415-21. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials comparing short- and long-course antibiotic therapy for urinary tract infections in children
    Ron Keren
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 109:E70-0. 2002
  9. doi request reprint A comparison of alternative risk-assessment strategies for predicting significant neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in term and near-term infants
    Ron Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e170-9. 2008
  10. pmc Rationale and design issues of the Randomized Intervention for Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR) study
    Ron Keren
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 122:S240-50. 2008

Detail Information

Publications59

  1. pmc ICD-9 codes for identifying influenza hospitalizations in children
    Ron Keren
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1603-4. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Prioritization of comparative effectiveness research topics in hospital pediatrics
    Ron Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:1155-64. 2012
    ..To use information about prevalence, cost, and variation in resource utilization to prioritize comparative effectiveness research topics in hospital pediatrics...
  3. ncbi request reprint Consideration of social values in the establishment of accountable care organizations in the USA
    Ron Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Health Organ Manag 26:384-9. 2012
    ..It assesses the importance of ACOs, defining and articulating the values that will underpin their strategic and clinical decision making...
  4. ncbi request reprint Direct medical cost of influenza-related hospitalizations in children
    Ron Keren
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Room 1524, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1321-7. 2006
    ..Our goal was to determine the cost of influenza-related hospitalization in children with community-acquired laboratory-confirmed influenza and to identify predictors of high hospitalization costs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Neurological and neuromuscular disease as a risk factor for respiratory failure in children hospitalized with influenza infection
    Ron Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Generalist Research Group, Department of Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    JAMA 294:2188-94. 2005
    ..Little is known about the relative contribution of each of these chronic medical conditions to the development of serious influenza-associated complications...
  6. ncbi request reprint Imaging and treatment strategies for children after first urinary tract infection
    Ron Keren
    Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Department of Pediatrics, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 19104, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 19:705-10. 2007
    ..To highlight recent controversies regarding the rationale and effectiveness of imaging and treatment strategies for children who experience a first urinary tract infection...
  7. pmc Identifying newborns at risk of significant hyperbilirubinaemia: a comparison of two recommended approaches
    R Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Generalist Research Group, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Arch Dis Child 90:415-21. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials comparing short- and long-course antibiotic therapy for urinary tract infections in children
    Ron Keren
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 109:E70-0. 2002
    ....
  9. doi request reprint A comparison of alternative risk-assessment strategies for predicting significant neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in term and near-term infants
    Ron Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e170-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this work was to compare the predictive accuracy of alternative risk-assessment strategies used to screen for the risk of significant neonatal hyperbilirubinemia...
  10. pmc Rationale and design issues of the Randomized Intervention for Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR) study
    Ron Keren
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 122:S240-50. 2008
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Visual assessment of jaundice in term and late preterm infants
    R Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 94:F317-22. 2009
    ..To determine the accuracy of predischarge visual assessment of jaundice for estimating bilirubin concentration and predicting risk of significant neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia...
  12. ncbi request reprint The generation gap: differences between children and adults pertinent to economic evaluations of health interventions
    Ron Keren
    General Pediatrics, Pediatric Generalist Research Group, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 22:71-81. 2004
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Notifying emergency department patients of negative test results: pitfalls of passive communication
    Ron Keren
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 19:226-30. 2003
    ..Thus, positive throat culture results are communicated actively and negative results are communicated passively. We sought to determine the effectiveness and safety of such a system...
  14. ncbi request reprint Projected cost-effectiveness of statewide universal newborn hearing screening
    Ron Keren
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 110:855-64. 2002
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Incidence, complications, and risk factors for prolonged stay in children hospitalized with community-acquired influenza
    Susan E Coffin
    Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 119:740-8. 2007
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Randomized Intervention for Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR): background commentary of RIVUR investigators
    Russell W Chesney
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Pediatrics, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
    Pediatrics 122:S233-9. 2008
    ..Such recommendations should be evidence-based...
  17. doi request reprint Effect of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship intervention on broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians: a randomized trial
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Ste 1518, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    JAMA 309:2345-52. 2013
    ..Antimicrobial stewardship programs have been effective for inpatients, often through prescribing audit and feedback. However, most antimicrobial use occurs in outpatients with acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs)...
  18. doi request reprint Racial differences in antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Ste 1518, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 131:677-84. 2013
    ..To determine whether racial differences exist in antibiotic prescribing among children treated by the same clinician...
  19. ncbi request reprint Use of antibiotics in children hospitalized with community-acquired, laboratory-confirmed influenza
    Jennifer J Wilkes
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Pediatr 154:447-9. 2009
    ..A total of 333 of 729 (46%) patients received >2 days of treatment with antibacterial medications, of whom 36% did not have an apparent indication for therapy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Neurologic complications in children hospitalized with influenza: characteristics, incidence, and risk factors
    Jason G Newland
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Pediatr 150:306-10. 2007
    ..To determine the characteristics, incidence, and risk factors for influenza-related neurologic complications (INC)...
  21. pmc Corticosteroids may improve clinical outcomes during hospitalization for Henoch-Schönlein purpura
    Pamela F Weiss
    Division of Rheumatology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Department of Pediatrics, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Room 1539, North Campus, 3535 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 126:674-81. 2010
    ..To characterize the effect of corticosteroid exposure on clinical outcomes in children hospitalized with new-onset Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP)...
  22. pmc Detection of enthesitis in children with enthesitis-related arthritis: dolorimetry compared to ultrasonography
    Pamela F Weiss
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Arthritis Rheumatol 66:218-27. 2014
    ..To evaluate the distribution of enthesitis and the accuracy of physical examination with a dolorimeter for the detection of enthesitis in children, using ultrasound (US) assessment as the reference standard...
  23. doi request reprint Variation in resource use and readmission for diabetic ketoacidosis in children's hospitals
    Joel S Tieder
    Division of Inpatient Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington and Seattle Children s Hospital, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
    Pediatrics 132:229-36. 2013
    ..We sought to characterize variation in hospital resource utilization and readmission for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) across US children's hospitals...
  24. pmc Factors that influence parental decisions to participate in clinical research: consenters vs nonconsenters
    Alejandro Hoberman
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    JAMA Pediatr 167:561-6. 2013
    ..This study identified that nonconsenting parents were better educated, had private insurance, showed lower levels of altruism, and less understanding of study design...
  25. pmc Oseltamivir shortens hospital stays of critically ill children hospitalized with seasonal influenza: a retrospective cohort study
    Susan E Coffin
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:962-6. 2011
    ..The effect of oseltamivir on outcomes of hospitalized children is unknown. The primary objective of this study was to determine whether oseltamivir improves outcomes of critically ill children hospitalized with influenza...
  26. doi request reprint Enthesitis in an inception cohort of enthesitis-related arthritis
    Pamela F Weiss
    The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:1307-12. 2011
    ..To describe an enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) inception cohort and determine which entheses and joints are most commonly affected...
  27. pmc Prolonged intravenous therapy versus early transition to oral antimicrobial therapy for acute osteomyelitis in children
    Theoklis Zaoutis
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, CHOP North, Suite 1527, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 123:636-42. 2009
    ..We sought to compare the effectiveness of early transition from intravenous to oral antimicrobial therapy versus prolonged intravenous antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of children with acute osteomyelitis...
  28. doi request reprint Impact of rapid response system implementation on critical deterioration events in children
    Christopher P Bonafide
    Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia3Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children s
    JAMA Pediatr 168:25-33. 2014
    ..Previous pediatric rapid response system implementation studies have shown variable effectiveness in preventing rare, catastrophic outcomes such as cardiac arrest and death...
  29. pmc Development and impact of an intervention to boost recruitment in a multicenter pediatric randomized clinical trial
    Sonika Bhatnagar
    1University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 53:151-7. 2014
    ..Our primary objective was to develop and evaluate an intervention to increase recruitment in a multicenter pediatric randomized clinical trial (RCT). Our secondary objective was to assess the impact beyond 120 days...
  30. ncbi request reprint Public spending on elders and children: the gap is growing
    Susmita Pati
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 10:1-4. 2004
    ..This Issue Brief evaluates trends in social welfare spending for children and the elderly from 1980 to 2000, and the relationship of national economic trends to public spending patterns...
  31. ncbi request reprint Recurrent urinary tract infections in children: risk factors and association with prophylactic antimicrobials
    Patrick H Conway
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    JAMA 298:179-86. 2007
    ..The evidence regarding risk factors for recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) and the risks and benefits of antimicrobial prophylaxis in children is scant...
  32. doi request reprint Beyond statistical prediction: qualitative evaluation of the mechanisms by which pediatric early warning scores impact patient safety
    Christopher P Bonafide
    Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:248-53. 2013
    ..Despite marginal predictive accuracy in retrospective datasets and a paucity of studies prospectively evaluating their clinical effectiveness, pediatric EWSs are commonly used...
  33. doi request reprint Perioperative antibiotic use for spinal surgery procedures in US children's hospitals
    Lisa M McLeod
    Department of General Pediatrics, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:609-16. 2013
    ..Retrospective cohort study using the Pediatric Health Information System database...
  34. ncbi request reprint Development of a score to predict clinical deterioration in hospitalized children
    Christopher P Bonafide
    Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:345-9. 2012
    ..Previous studies have evaluated vital sign-based early warning scores to detect deterioration that has already begun...
  35. doi request reprint Treatment with oseltamivir in children hospitalized with community-acquired, laboratory-confirmed influenza: review of five seasons and evaluation of an electronic reminder
    Jennifer J Wilkes
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Hosp Med 4:171-8. 2009
    ..When initiated within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms, oseltamivir has been shown to reduce severity and length of influenza illness. Few studies have evaluated the use of oseltamivir in patients hospitalized with influenza...
  36. pmc Variation in inpatient therapy and diagnostic evaluation of children with Henoch Schönlein purpura
    Pamela F Weiss
    Division of Rheumatology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Pediatr 155:812-818.e1. 2009
    ..To describe variation regarding inpatient therapy and evaluation of children with Henoch Schönlein purpura (HSP) admitted to children's hospitals across the United States...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Medical Emergency Team in a Children's Hospital
    Christopher P Bonafide
    Division of General Pediatrics, Departments of Pediatrics, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and
    Pediatrics 134:235-41. 2014
    ..We aimed to model the financial costs and benefits of operating an MET and determine the annual reduction in critical deterioration (CD) events required to offset MET costs...
  38. pmc Effectiveness of decision support for families, clinicians, or both on HPV vaccine receipt
    Alexander G Fiks
    The Pediatric Research Consortium, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 131:1114-24. 2013
    ..To improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates, we studied the effectiveness of targeting automated decision support to families, clinicians, or both...
  39. doi request reprint Patient volume and quality of care for young children hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis
    Lisa McLeod
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:857-63. 2011
    ..To explore the relationship between the volume of children admitted to the hospital with acute gastroenteritis and adherence to recommended quality indicators...
  40. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of hyperbilirubinemia in the term neonate: for a safer first week
    Vinod K Bhutani
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 51:843-61, vii. 2004
    ..We should also provide focused universal education emphasizing adequate lactational nutrition, to decrease severe hyperbilirubinemia and thus prevent kernicterus...
  41. ncbi request reprint Valuing children's health: a comparison of cost-utility analyses for adult and paediatric health interventions in the US
    Joseph A Ladapo
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 25:817-28. 2007
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Medications associated with clinical deterioration in hospitalized children
    Emily J Huang
    Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:254-60. 2013
    ..Surveillance tools using electronic health record data help identify children at risk of deterioration. Existing early warning scores primarily include vital signs, but may benefit from the incorporation of medications...
  43. doi request reprint Association of hospital and provider types on sickle cell disease outcomes
    Sophia Jan
    MSHP, CHOP PolicyLab, 3535 Market St, 15th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Pediatrics 132:854-61. 2013
    ..We determined the effect of hospital type and provider specialty on outcomes of hospitalized A/YA with SCD and acute chest syndrome (ACS)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Previous antimicrobial exposure is associated with drug-resistant urinary tract infections in children
    Amanda A Paschke
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases, 3615 Civic Center Blvd, ARC 1202, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 125:664-72. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of previous antimicrobial exposure on the development of antimicrobial resistance in children with their first urinary tract infection (UTI)...
  45. pmc Development of heart and respiratory rate percentile curves for hospitalized children
    Christopher P Bonafide
    Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th St and Civic Center Blvd, Suite 12NW80, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e1150-7. 2013
    ..To develop and validate heart and respiratory rate percentile curves for hospitalized children and compare their vital sign distributions to textbook reference ranges and pediatric early warning score (EWS) parameters...
  46. pmc Generational differences in U.S. public spending, 1980-2000
    Susmita Pati
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:131-41. 2004
    ..Unlike spending for programs for the elderly, spending for children's programs suffered during recessions. Public discussion about the current imbalance in public spending is needed...
  47. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a novel method for grading heart murmur intensity
    Ron Keren
    Division of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Generalist Research Group, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:329-34. 2005
    ..To determine if heart murmur intensity grading performance can be improved using the heart sounds as an internal reference...
  48. ncbi request reprint Complications of central venous catheters used for the treatment of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis
    Rebecca Ruebner
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 117:1210-5. 2006
    ..To determine the complications and risk factors for complications associated with using central venous catheters (CVCs) for the treatment of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis (AHO)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Measuring health preferences for use in cost-utility and cost-benefit analyses of interventions in children: theoretical and methodological considerations
    Lisa A Prosser
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 25:713-26. 2007
    ....
  50. pmc Longer interdialytic interval and cause-specific hospitalization in children receiving chronic dialysis
    Tamar Springel
    Department of Pediatrics, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:2628-36. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that the risk of hospitalization for hypertension (HTN), fluid overload or electrolyte abnormalities would be increased on the days following a longer interdialytic interval in children...
  51. doi request reprint National trends in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus hospitalization in the United States: 2000-2009
    Andrea M Knight
    From the Division of Rheumatology, The Division of General Pediatrics, and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Rheumatol 41:539-46. 2014
    ..In the setting of recent healthcare advances and emphasis on reduced spending, we aimed to characterize US trends in inpatient healthcare use and mortality for pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  52. doi request reprint Development of a pragmatic measure for evaluating and optimizing rapid response systems
    Christopher P Bonafide
    Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 129:e874-81. 2012
    ..We aimed to develop a valid, pragmatic measure for evaluating and optimizing RRSs over shorter periods of time...
  53. ncbi request reprint National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) conference on kernicterus: a population perspective on prevention of kernicterus
    R Heather Palmer
    The Center for Quality of Care Research and Education, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Perinatol 24:723-5. 2004
    ..Lastly, discovering how to motivate change in existing practices can provide the guidance needed to prevent kernicterus in the US...
  54. ncbi request reprint Flu-related hospitalization in children
    Ron Keren
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 12:1-4. 2006
    ..These findings should help inform clinicians and policymakers in prioritizing their efforts to implement the new recommendations...
  55. ncbi request reprint Does simulation improve patient safety? Self-efficacy, competence, operational performance, and patient safety
    Akira Nishisaki
    Division of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Anesthesiol Clin 25:225-36. 2007
    ..Even so, confidence is growing in the validity of medical simulation as the training tool of the future. The use of medical simulation will continue to grow in the context of multidisciplinary team training for patient safety...
  56. ncbi request reprint Disparities in the evaluation and diagnosis of abuse among infants with traumatic brain injury
    Joanne N Wood
    General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Room 1517, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 126:408-14. 2010
    ..To evaluate in a national database the association of race and socioeconomic status with radiographic evaluation and subsequent diagnosis of child abuse after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in infants...
  57. ncbi request reprint Vesicoureteral reflux: the RIVUR study and the way forward
    Saul P Greenfield
    J Urol 179:405-7. 2008
  58. ncbi request reprint Candidate single-nucleotide polymorphisms from a genomewide association study of Alzheimer disease
    Hao Li
    GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Arch Neurol 65:45-53. 2008
    ..To identify single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with risk and age at onset of Alzheimer disease (AD) in a genomewide association study of 469 438 SNPs...
  59. ncbi request reprint Comparison of alternative diagnostic approaches for managing appendicitis in children: the effect of disease prevalence and spectrum
    Daniel Swarr
    Pediatrics 114:513-4. 2004

Research Grants7

  1. Prediciting Severe Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia
    Ron Keren; Fiscal Year: 2007
    The overall goal of this research career development award is to promote the development of Dr. Ron Keren as an independent patient-oriented clinical researcher. To achieve this goal, Dr...
  2. Risk factors for renal scarring in children after urinary tract infection
    Ron Keren; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..PROJECT NARRATIVE Understanding which children are at the greatest risk of renal scarring after a UTI will allow clinicians to provide more targeted therapies and interventions to prevent this adverse outcome. ..
  3. Clinical Trial of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflu
    Ron Keren; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Relevance: The trial has the potential to substantially impact the diagnostic work-up and management for the tens of thousands of children in the US who develop UTIs each year ..
  4. Risk factors for renal scarring in children after urinary tract infection
    Ron Keren; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PROJECT NARRATIVE Understanding which children are at the greatest risk of renal scarring after a UTI will allow clinicians to provide more targeted therapies and interventions to prevent this adverse outcome. ..
  5. PHIS+: Augmenting the Pediatric Health Information System with Clinical Data
    Ron Keren; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....