Taking care of the health and life of millions of children and teenagers requires that Pequeno Príncipe Hospital constantly updates itself. To help the teams perform even more precise diagnoses, the institution relies on an Imaging Center. For the past months, the center has gone through an ample modernization of its equipment. This has resulted in being able to offer even more exams to the community.
This is one of the topics covered in the ninth edition of Pequeno Príncipe News, that also features a story about cochlear implants, that make it possible for children with extreme deafness to regain hearing. Pequeno Príncipe is the only pediatric hospital in Brazil allowed to perform this procedure through the national public healthcare system (SUS).
Other topic covered in this edition of the newsletter are the studies conducted by the Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute about evaluating levels of radiation doses in children’s exams. One of the projects research already directly benefits the patients who frequent the Pequeno Príncipe Hospital’s Imaging Center, with reduced doses of ionizing radiation in contrast exams.
Lastly, an article tells the story of the first transplant done in the Hospital, which will complete 30 years in 2019. Ex-patient Roni Figueiredo, who was eight years old at the time, underwent a kidney transplant. Today, he is 38 years old and has been married for 14 years and has a son. He currently works as an emergency ambulance driver in Cordeirópolis, in the state of São Paulo.
Click here and read the full-length articles in the ninth edition of Pequeno Príncipe News.