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Live Web Cast at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Will Address Leading Killer of Children — Traumatic Injuries

Barbara A. Gaines, MD
Director, Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

During a live Web cast grand rounds lecture, Dr. Gaines will discuss the leading killer of children – traumatic injuries. More than 90 percent of child deaths are a result of injury, or trauma.

In a presentation titled “Pediatric Trauma: Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention,” Dr. Gaines will address the most common causes of childhood trauma and underscore the differences between evaluating children with trauma and evaluating adults with trauma. She also will discuss the latest treatments, including cooling therapy for the management of children with traumatic brain injuries, which is being pioneered at Children’s Hospital.

Children’s Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program, one of the busiest pediatric trauma centers in the nation, is led by a multidisciplinary team of trauma surgeons and specialists to provide immediate evaluation, consultation and care. The center is certified as a Level I (highest classification) Pediatric Trauma Hospital by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundations. It’s one of only three in the entire state, and the only one to achieve this status in western Pennsylvania.

The difference in care at a pediatric trauma center can improve the overall outcome and increase survival rate, compared with care at adult trauma hospitals. More than 98 percent of the children admitted to Children’s through the Trauma Program return home with the ability to lead normal lives.

Thursday, May 1, 2008
8 a.m. EDT

Options for Attending:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
3705 Fifth Ave.

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Live via Web cast

View the live Web cast and watch a post-event archived session.


Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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May 21, 2008
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Last Update
May 21, 2008