Peter Ehrlich

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Surgery section of Pediatric Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery)
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Research summary: 


1 Injury Research  The overall goal of our research is to reduce playground fall-related injuries and deaths by 50%.  Our working hypothesis is that a proper biomechanical understanding of how children interact with playground hand-holds will lead to age-appropriate hand rung and rail designs.These will reduce morbidity and mortality from playground falls. /  / 2, Renal Tumors-Hypothesis 1- Therapy for children with Wilms tumor can be further optimized, resulting in higher rates of relapse-free and overall survival with less risk of long- term toxicity, by increasingly relating therapy to risk of adverse outcome as assessed by clinical, pathological and biological  features of the disease. / Therapy for those children with unfavorable histology renal tumors, including anaplastic Wilms tumors, rhabdoid tumors, and clear cell sarcomas of the kidney, can be improved by the addition of novel chemotherapeutic agents to current standard therapy.

Recent publications: 



ehrlich et al Maximum Hand-Rail And Hand-Rung Coupling Forces In Children: The Effects Of Diameter: Handhold diameter affects children's ability to hang on. Human Factors (revisions submitted). Human Factors . 2012.  In Press


Ehrlich et al 1. Clinico-pathologic Findings Predictive Of Relapse In Children With Stage III Favorable Histology Wilms Tumor: The Importance Of Lymph Nodes J Clinical Oncology 


Ehrlich et al Pediatric applied trauma research network: a call to action. J Trauma. 2010 Nov;69(5):1304-1307 Special commentary published simultaneously in Journal of Pediatric Surgery and Journal of Trauma


Ehrlich et al Evaluation of diagnostic performance of CT for detection of tumor thrombus in children with Wilms tumor: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Jun 14. 


US Estimates of Hospitalized Children With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Clinical Trials. Pediatrics. 2011 Dec;129(1):e24-30. 

Two specific Areas of Research / 1. Injury tolerance and biomechanical factors affecting injury in children / 2. Renal Tumors in Children