General Academic Pediatrics Research

With an international reputation for research focused on ear infections, the Division of General Academic Pediatrics of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC continues to explore treatment strategies for acute otitis media (AOM). These efforts are well funded and include support from the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, the division has taken on a leadership role as a Clinical Treatment Center for a nationwide study to evaluate the effectiveness of certain antimicrobials in preventing recurrences of urinary tract infections in infants with vesicoureteral reflux.

Among the division’s far-reaching areas of study are exploration of the relationship between maternal mental health and child outcomes; and vitamin D insufficiency and calcium nutrition among preadolescent African-American children.


Clinical Studies

Recurrent Acute Otitis Media

Efficacy of Tympanostomy Tubes for Children with Recurrent Acute Otitis Media

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Acute Sinusitis & Antibiotics

Efficacy of Antibiotics in Children with Acute Sinusitis: Which Subgroups Benefit?

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Treatment of Acute Otitis Media (AOM), 10 versus 5 Days of Antibiotics

Efficacy of Short-Course Antimicrobial Treatment for Young Children With Acute Otitis Media and Impact on Antimicrobial Resistance

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Urinary Tract Infection NIH Observational Study (CUTIE)

Careful Urinary Tract Infection Evaluation (CUTIE) Study of Risk Factors for Renal Scarring in Children after Urinary Tract Infection

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Urinary Tract Infection - Short Course Therapy (SCOUT Study)

Short COurse Therapy for Urinary Tract Infections in Children (SCOUT)

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Urinary Tract Infection Treatment with Corticosteroids (STARRS Study)

STeroids to Actively Reduce Renal Scarring (STARRS): Corticosteroids for Children with Febrile Urinary Tract Infections

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Defining Vitamin D Insufficiency

Defining Vitamin D Insufficiency in School-Age Children: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Vitamin D3

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D3VH Study – Vitamin D and Vascular Health

Vitamin D3 and Vascular Health in Obese Children

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Our Researchers

Amanda S. Dumas