Brain Cancer Risk after CT Radiation Exposure in the Pediatric Population

Amulya Srivatsa Background: Computed tomography is an imaging modality that can provide valuable diagnostic information that is not easily obtained using other imaging techniques. Critically, children experience higher risks of developing radiation-induced cancers compared to adults due to faster cell division, a longer post-irradiation lifespan, and greater local radiation dose…
Engineering Medicine Neuroscience Pediatrics

Elucidating the Effect of Nasopharyngeal, Middle Ear, and Salivary Microbiome Changes and use of Antibiotics on the Development of Acute Otitis Media

Kajol Shah Introduction: Acute Otitis Media (AOM) is a middle ear infection that leads to over 5 million pediatric cases and 30 million healthcare visits annually in the US.1┬áPediatric populations are more likely to get infections because of eustachian tube anatomy, exposure to pathogens in the environment, and genetic differences…
Engineering Medicine Pediatrics