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Featured Research

Jeremy Adler, MD, MSc

N-of-1 Studies to Improve Symptoms and Individualize Treatment Efficacy in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Despite remarkable advances in treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), 40% of patients continue to have symptoms that are not relieved and have persistent fatigue and poor quality of life. To improve quality of life, individualized approaches to address symptoms troubling to individual patients are needed.

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Featured Faculty

Folafoluwa Odetola, M.D., M.P.H.

Folafoluwa Odetola, M.D., M.P.H.

Fola Odetola, M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine. His research interests focus on the optimization of health care delivery to critically ill and injured children through process evaluation, including health technology assessment within the pediatric critical care unit, and outcomes assessment.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

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Parents struggle with when to keep sick kids home from school

The top factors in parents' decision to keep a child home are concern that the illness will get worse or spread to classmates if the child goes to school. Parents are more likely to keep a child home with diarrhea, vomiting or fever, but send a child to school with a cough or runny nose. 2 in 5 parents of high schoolers view missing tests or instruction as a very important consideration in keeping a sick child home from school.