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Researchers find Viagra may cure rare pediatric lymphatic disease

Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital may have discovered a surprising cure for a rare lymphatic condition in children, according to a School of Medicine press release. The sildenafil drug, commonly known as Viagra, has shown potential to cure these malformations and is the subject of a new clinical trial at the School of Medicine and Packard Children’s Hospital.

Lucile Packard takes data in STRIDE

A team at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has adopted a new approach to storing patients’ electronic medical records (EMR) called the Stanford Translational Research Integrated Database Environment (STRIDE), according to a perspective paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This new method allows doctors to compare their current patients with previous patients…