Ron Keren

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
ABR 1347
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2155900167
Fax: 2155900426
B.A. (Philosophy)
Princeton University, 1989.
New York University School of Medicine, 1994.
M.P.H. (Clinical Effectiveness)
Harvard School of Public Health, 2001.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Keren studies the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of treatments for common problems in general pediatrics, i.e. prediction and prevention of newborn hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus, the therapeutic and radiological management of children with urinary tract infections (UTIs) and the epidemiology and economics of influenza.

Selected Publications

Coffin SE, Leckerman K, Keren R, Hall M, Localio R, Zaoutis TE: Oseltamivir shortens hospital stays of critically ill children hospitalized with seasonal influenza: a retrospective cohort study. Pediatr Infect Dis J 30(11): 962-6, Nov 2011.

Kim SS, Luan X, Canning DA, Landis JR, Keren R: Association between body mass index and urolithiasis in children. J Urol 186(4 Suppl): 1734-9, Oct 2011.

McLeod L, French B, Dai D, Localio R, Keren R: Patient volume and quality of care for young children hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165(9): 857-63, Sep 2011.

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Behrens EM, Sherry DD, Finkel TH, Feudtner C, Keren R: Enthesitis in an inception cohort of enthesitis-related arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63(9): 1307-12, Sep 2011.

Narus SP, Srivastava R, Gouripeddi R, Livne OE, Mo P, Bickel JP, de Regt D, Hales JW, Kirkendall E, Stepanek RL, Toth J, Keren R: Federating clinical data from six pediatric hospitals: process and initial results from the PHIS+ Consortium. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2011: 994-1003, 2011.

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Localio R, Hall M, Hexem K, Burnham JM, Keren R, Feudtner C: Corticosteroids may improve clinical outcomes during hospitalization for Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Pediatrics 126(4): 674-81, Oct 2010.

Paschke AA, Zaoutis T, Conway PH, Xie D, Keren R: Previous Antimicrobial Exposure Is Associated With Drug-Resistant Urinary Tract Infections in Children. Pediatrics 125(4): 664-72, Mar 2010.

Wood JN, Hall M, Keren R, Schilling S, Mitra N, Rubin DM: Disparities in the evaluation and diagnosis of abuse among infants with traumatic brain injury. Pediatrics 126(3): 408-14, Sep 2010.

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Hexem K, Burnham JM, Leonard MB, Keren R, Localio R, Feudtner C: Variation in inpatient therapy and diagnostic evaluation of children with Henoch Schönlein purpura. J Pediatr 155(28): 812-818.e1. Jul 2009.

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