Q: Magazine Issue 3 Sept. 2020 | Page 2

CONTENTS It starts with a A letter from a fellow questioner at Children’s Hospital Colorado At our hospital, as I am sure it has been at yours, the past few months have been a story of collaboration, innovation and exhaustion, with all hands on deck preparing for the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve maneuvered barriers related to testing; implemented strategies for the use and conservation of personal protective equipment; and communicated procedures for donning and doffing, seemingly continuously altering all those procedures as new guidelines and capabilities have emerged. It has been a combination of proactive and reactive measures to brace for the inevitable onslaught of patients — that hasn’t come to most of us, at least not yet. So if we’re on borrowed time, we’re using it wisely. Some of the world’s best and brightest minds are pediatric professionals, and it’s particularly advantageous that they have capacity to explore new ways to prevent infection, treat the symptoms caused by this virus and help patients heal faster. One initiative we’re particularly proud of here at Children’s Colorado is the establishment of a scientific advisory council. This group includes a variety of our subspecialists, from rheumatologists to critical care providers to emergency medicine specialists, who collect and evaluate the latest information on COVID-19 from around the world. It helps guide how we manage patients with COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, and informs our research efforts. We’re grateful for the close collaboration of institutions across the country as we all learn from one another on how to best navigate the remainder of this pandemic. It’s a challenging time, to be sure, both in our personal and professional lives. As a hospital, we’ve been working to foster resilience among our team members. We were grateful for the boost we received from the release of the U.S. News and World Report honor roll, where we ranked No. 6 on the list of top children’s hospitals — a nice leap from our No. 10 ranking last year. We recognize this placement is a combination of both our performance and our reputation among subspecialists around the country, and we are honored to be among the hospitals to which you would entrust the care of your patients. Contents COVID-19 NEWS 4 PULMONOLOGY COVID Chemistry 8 Modify on the Fly 10 A Biobank for the Lifespan BRIEFS 7 SURGERY 2 Inventions in: Pedatric Surgery 12 IMMUNOLOGY Defining a New Primary Immunodeficiency Disorder 14 INFECTIOUS DISEASE Let’s Shake on It 16 ORTHOPEDICS Cutting- Edge ‘Co-bot’ 18 NEONATOLOGY Case Study: Special Delivery SHORT ANSWER 3 COLORECTAL AND UROGENITAL CARE The Pioneer of Pull-Through 8 ORTHOPEDICS The Economics of Safety 14 SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Next Generation ACCOLADES 19 A(:) List Thank you for your support, and know that ours is always available to you — whether in the form of an additional opinion or research collaboration. We highlight several projects in this edition of Q: Magazine that may be of interest. Best wishes to you, your teams and your families as we work towards seeing the end of this pandemic and hopefully a return to a better but assuredly different new sense of normalcy. DANIEL HYMAN, MD Chief Medical and Patient Safety Officer For a digital version of this publication visit: childrenscolorado.org/Qmagazine Share articles with colleagues, discover related research and sign up for our specialty-specific email newsletters. 2 | CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO