Q: How does the process of speaking to families begin? A: A call to STA is required on all patient deaths and all imminent patient deaths. At Children’s, it’s generally the nursing staff, physicians or nurse practitioners who make the call to us. The organ donor protocol begins with a referral of a patient that [...]
With the help of the Nephrology team at Children’s, Maria Alias and her husband came up with a treatment plan that would allow their two sons with kidney failure, Najib and Safie, to maintain as regular lives as possible. They elected for both of them to do peritoneal dialysis at home every night while they [...]
Children’s Med Dallas is an unprecedented look behind the walls of Children’s Medical Center. Watch this promo of the season finale and then visit Facebook to see the episode in full.
Maria Alias had no idea what nephrophthisis meant when she brought her two sons, Safie and Najib, from Malaysia to America in 2005. But she learned very quickly in the summer of 2011. The boys’ father noticed that Najib, then 6, had uncontrollable tremors in his hands one morning in July when Maria was out [...]
Let’s be honest. Every episode ending in a cliffhanger makes us all anxious. We want to know how these patients who we’ve come to know and care for turn out. Moreover, we want to know that those patients turn out well. Well, we’ll get our wish this Saturday on the series finale. How has Rylynn [...]
This Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on WFAA, you’ll get to see some of the hardest and sweetest issues that parents of Children’s patients face. Episode 6 of Children’s Med Dallas picks up the stories of two families in the NICU who were introduced in Episode 5. You’ll get to see how newborn Dakayta fares following [...]
It’s common knowledge in the medical community that viruses like the flu mutate and adapt to maneuver around the latest immunizations. In fact, that’s the reason we have to get flu shots every year – because the strains of the flu we were immunized against in prior years have evolved and require us to develop [...]
Hello All. My name is Andy and I wanted to share my story with St. Baldrick’s. You can raise money by having people donate money to your cause and at the end of the event you have your head shaved as a thanks to everyone. Right now I am 15 years old and this March [...]
Episode 5 of Children’s Med Dallas focuses on the youngest and smallest patients at Children’s – the ones who occupy our neonatal intensive care unit or NICU. You’ll get to see three families who entrust their babies’ lives to our staff, believing that the “Level 3C” NICU accreditation means the most delicate and complex cases [...]
March 28, 2012: Watch as CBS 11 reporter Jay Gormley interviews Children’s Medical Center cardiologist Dr. Colin E. Kane on the dangers of synthetic marijuana.