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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931391/umbilical-cord-bilirubin-as-a-predictor-of-neonatal-jaundice-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kelsey D J Jones, S E Grossman, Dharshini Kumaranayakam, Arati Rao, Greg Fegan, Narendra Aladangady
BACKGROUND: Hyperbilirubinaemia is a major cause of neonatal morbidity. Early identification of those infants most at risk might allow the development of targeted primary preventative therapy and follow-up. The objective of this study was to assess whether arterial umbilical cord bilirubin (aUCB) level at delivery predicts the development of neonatal jaundice in term deliveries. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of hospital biochemistry records identified term deliveries with recorded aUCB...
September 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851410/the-influence-of-socioeconomic-factors-on-choice-of-infant-male-circumcision-provider-in-rural-ghana-a-community-level-population-based-study
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Thomas Gyan, Kimberley McAuley, Natalie Strobel, Sam Newton, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Karen Edmond
BACKGROUND: The influence of socio-economic determinants on choice of infant male circumcision provider is not known in areas with high population coverage such as rural Africa. The overall aim of this study was to determine the key socio-economic factors which influence the choice of infant male circumcision provider in rural Ghana. METHODS: The study investigated the effect of family income, distance to health facility, and cost of the circumcision on choice of infant male circumcision provider in rural Ghana...
August 29, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835237/gestational-age-at-birth-and-behavioral-problems-from-four-to-11-years-of-age-birth-cohort-study
#3
Iná S Santos, Fernando C Barros, Tiago Munhoz, Alicia Matijasevich
BACKGROUND: Studies conducted mainly in high-income countries have shown that preterm births are associated with increased risk of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of behavioral problems from middle-childhood to early-adolescence according to gestational age at birth in a middle-income setting. METHODS: A population-based birth cohort (n = 4231) in Pelotas, Brazil, was followed-up in several occasions from birth to 11 years...
August 23, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835221/quality-of-life-and-trust-among-young-people-with-narcolepsy-and-their-families-after-the-pandemrix%C3%A2-vaccination-protocol-for-a-case-control-study
#4
Karin Blomberg, Agneta Anderzén Carlsson, Lars Hagberg, Östen Jonsson, Lena Leissner, Mats H Eriksson
BACKGROUND: The extensive vaccination programme against swine flu resulted in an increased incidence of narcolepsy among children and adolescents. There is a need to explore if these young persons' experiences have affected their trust in healthcare, their willingness to participate in future prevention programmes, and their contacts with the healthcare system. The overall aim is to identify factors important for the life-situation of children and adolescents with narcolepsy and their families, and factors that correlate with trust in healthcare...
August 23, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830462/factors-associated-with-diarrheal-morbidity-among-under-five-children-in-jigjiga-town-somali-regional-state-eastern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Hailemichael Bizuneh, Fentabil Getnet, Beyene Meressa, Yonatan Tegene, Getnet Worku
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of underfive diarrhea in Somali Regional State, Ethiopia is one of the highest in the country. This study attempted to examine the multiple factors associated with underfive diarrhea and how they might influence its prevalence in Jigjiga, Somali regional state, Ethiopia. METHODS: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted from February 15 to 28, 2015. Multistage sampling technique was used to collect data from 492 mothers via household survey...
August 23, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830465/emerging-val-ganciclovir-resistance-during-treatment-of-congenital-cmv-infection-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Beatriz Morillo-Gutierrez, Sheila Waugh, Ailsa Pickering, Terence Flood, Marieke Emonts
BACKGROUND: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is an important illness that is a common cause of hearing loss in newborn infants and a major cause of disability in children. For that reason, treatment of symptomatic patients with either ganciclovir or its pro-drug valganciclovir is recommended. Treatment duration of 6 months has been shown to be more beneficial than shorter courses; however, there is uncertainty regarding emergence of resistance strains, secondary effects and long term sequelae...
August 22, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810848/erratum-to-safety-and-tolerability-of-bifidobacterium-longum-subspecies-infantis-evc001-supplementation-in-healthy-term-breastfed-infants-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
#7
Jennifer T Smilowitz, Jackelyn Moya, Melissa A Breck, Chelsea Cook, Annette Fineberg, Kathleen Angkustsiri, Mark A Underwood
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August 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764764/sclerosing-mesenteritis-in-a-5-year-old-chinese-boy-a-case-report
#8
Cui-Ping Liang, Min Yang, Pei-Yu Chen, Lan-Lan Geng, Ding-You Li, Si-Tang Gong
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare fibroinflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that primarily affects the mesentery of the small intestine during late adult life. Only about twenty pediatric cases have been reported to date, but none has been reported in Chinese children. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old Chinese male presented with a 4-week history of recurrent bloating, abdominal pain, anorexia and vomiting. On admission, physical examination showed a severely distended abdomen...
August 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764675/the-role-of-cognitive-stimulation-at-home-in-low-income-preschoolers-nutrition-physical-activity-and-body-mass-index
#9
Saskia Op den Bosch, Helena Duch
BACKGROUND: Early childhood obesity disproportionately affects children of low socioeconomic status. Children attending Head Start are reported to have an obesity rate of 17.9%.This longitudinal study aimed to understand the relationship between cognitive stimulation at home and intake of junk food, physical activity and body size, for a nationally representative sample of 3- and 4-year old children entering Head Start. METHODS: We used The Family and Child Experiences Survey 2006...
August 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750614/determinants-of-overweight-with-concurrent-stunting-among-ghanaian-children
#10
Benedicta K Atsu, Chris Guure, Amos K Laar
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition (undernutrition and overnutrition) is a major public health problem in Ghana -affecting growth and development of individuals and the nation. Stunting and overweight are of particular interest, as recent national surveys show a rising trend of overnutrition and stubbornly high burden of stunting among Ghanaian children. There are currently no data on the simultaneous occurrence of overweight and stunting within individuals in Ghana. This paper presents the burden, the individual-level, and contextual determinants of overweight with concurrent stunting among Ghanaian children...
July 27, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743238/determinants-of-stunting-and-severe-stunting-among-burundian-children-aged-6-23-months-evidence-from-a-national-cross-sectional-household-survey-2014
#11
Sandra Nkurunziza, Bruno Meessen, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Catherine Korachais
BACKGROUND: Burundi is one of the poorest countries and is among the four countries with the highest prevalence of stunting (58%) among children aged less than 5 years. This situation undermines the economic growth of the country as undernutrition is strongly associated with less schooling and reduced economic productivity. Identifying the determinants of stunting and severe stunting may help policy-makers to direct the limited Burundian resources to the most vulnerable segments of the population, and thus make it more cost effective...
July 25, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738883/recurrent-c-g1636a-p-g546s-mutation-of-col2a1-in-a-chinese-family-with-skeletal-dysplasia-and-different-metaphyseal-changes-a-case-report
#12
Jing Chen, Xiaomin Ma, Yulin Zhou, Guimei Li, Qiwei Guo
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the COL2A1 gene cause type II collagenopathies characterized by skeletal dysplasia with a wide spectrum of phenotypic severity. Most COL2A1 mutations located in the triple-helical region, and the glycine to bulky amino acid substitutions (e.g., glycine to serine) in the Gly-X-Y repeat were identified frequently. However, the same COL2A1 mutations are associated with different phenotypes and the genotype-phenotype relationship is still poorly understood. Therefore, the studies of more patients about the recurrent mutations in COL2A1 will be needed for further research to provide more comprehensive clinical and genetic data...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738850/brain-biomarkers-and-pre-injury-cognition-are-associated-with-long-term-cognitive-outcome-in-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#13
Amy A Wilkinson, Maureen Dennis, Nevena Simic, Margot J Taylor, Benjamin R Morgan, Helena Frndova, Karen Choong, Craig Campbell, Douglas Fraser, Vicki Anderson, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Russell Schachar, Jamie Hutchison
BACKGROUND: Children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are frequently at risk of long-term impairments of attention and executive functioning but these problems are difficult to predict. Although deficits have been reported to vary with injury severity, age at injury and sex, prognostication of outcome remains imperfect at a patient-specific level. The objective of this proof of principle study was to evaluate a variety of patient variables, along with six brain-specific and inflammatory serum protein biomarkers, as predictors of long-term cognitive outcome following paediatric TBI...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738818/health-related-quality-of-life-and-pain-in-children-and-adolescents-a-school-survey
#14
Kristin Haraldstad, Knut-Andreas Christophersen, Sølvi Helseth
BACKGROUND: Pain problems are common in children and adolescents. Measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) can be used to assess children's subjective perspectives of pain experience and its impact on their life. The aims of the study were to describe HRQoL and the prevalence of pain in a nonclinical population of children and adolescents, and to analyze the relationships between HRQoL, pain, sex, and age in a sample of children and adolescents aged 8-18 years. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved a cluster sample of 20 randomly selected schools drawn within a region of Norway...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728551/reduced-glutathione-and-glutathione-disulfide-in-the-blood-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficient-newborns
#15
Zhen-Hua Gong, Guo-Li Tian, Qi-Wei Huang, Yan-Min Wang, Hong-Ping Xu
BACKGROUND: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is commonly detected during mass screening for neonatal disease. We developed a method to measure reduced glutathione (GSH) and glutathione disulfide (GSSG) using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for detecting G6PD deficiency. METHODS: The concentration of GSH and the GSH/GSSG ratio in newborn dry-blood-spot (DBS) screening and in blood plus sodium citrate for test confirmation were examined by MS/MS using labeled glycine as an internal standard...
July 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724434/individual-contextual-factors-in-the-validation-of-the-bernese-pain-scale-for-neonates-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study
#16
Eva Cignacco, Karin Schenk, Bonnie Stevens, Liliane Stoffel, Dirk Bassler, Sven Schulzke, Mathias Nelle
BACKGROUND: The Bernese Pain Scale for Neonates (BPSN) is a multidimensional pain assessment tool that is already widely used in clinical settings in the German speaking areas of Europe. Recent findings indicate that pain responses in preterm neonates are influenced by individual contextual factors, such as gestational age (GA), gender and the number of painful procedures experienced. Currently, the BPSN does not consider individual contextual factors. Therefore, the aim of this study is the validation of the BPSN using a large sample of neonates with different GAs...
July 19, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724432/the-role-of-peer-victimization-in-the-physical-activity-and-screen-time-of-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Jodie A Stearns, Valerie Carson, John C Spence, Guy Faulkner, Scott T Leatherdale
BACKGROUND: Negative peer experiences may lead adolescents with overweight and obesity to be less active and engage in more sitting-related behaviors. Our study is among the first to empirically test these associations and hypothesized that 1) peer victimization would mediate the negative association between body weight status and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), and 2) peer victimization would mediate the positive association between body weight status and screen time. Differences by gender were also explored...
July 19, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720085/my-child-cannot-breathe-while-sleeping-a-report-of-three-cases-and-review
#18
Won Hee Seo, Minkyu Park, So-Hee Eun, Seonkyeong Rhie, Dae Jin Song, Kyu-Young Chae
BACKGROUND: Sudden breath-holding episodes during sleep in young children are potentially related to sudden infant death syndrome and other life-threatening events. Additionally, these episodes can negatively affect child's growth and development. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we present 3 cases of preschool children with similar paroxysmal nocturnal waking events associated with choking that had different etiologies (nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy, nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux disease, and parasomnia, respectively)...
July 18, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716081/impact-of-a-nurse-led-telephone-intervention-on-satisfaction-and-health-outcomes-of-children-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-and-their-families-a-crossover-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Béatrice Fonjallaz, Laura Rio, Sandra Zoni, Pierluigi Ballabeni, Joachim Rapin, Christophe Gueniat, Michaël Hofer
BACKGROUND: Children suffering from rheumatic disease are faced with multidimensional challenges that affect their quality of life and family dynamics. Symptom management and monitoring of the course of the disease over time are important to minimize disability and pain. Poor disease control and anticipation of the need for treatment changes may be prompted by specialist medical follow-up and regular nurse-led consultations with the patient and families, in which information and support is provided...
July 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716018/prediction-of-extubation-readiness-in-extremely-preterm-infants-by-the-automated-analysis-of-cardiorespiratory-behavior-study-protocol
#20
Wissam Shalish, Lara J Kanbar, Smita Rao, Carlos A Robles-Rubio, Lajos Kovacs, Sanjay Chawla, Martin Keszler, Doina Precup, Karen Brown, Robert E Kearney, Guilherme M Sant'Anna
BACKGROUND: Extremely preterm infants (≤ 28 weeks gestation) commonly require endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation (MV) to maintain adequate oxygenation and gas exchange. Given that MV is independently associated with important adverse outcomes, efforts should be made to limit its duration. However, current methods for determining extubation readiness are inaccurate and a significant number of infants fail extubation and require reintubation, an intervention that may be associated with increased morbidities...
July 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
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