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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466967/a-pediatric-death-audit-in-a-large-referral-hospital-in-malawi
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Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Rachel Mlotha-Mitole, Emily J Ciccone, Alyssa E Tilly, Jennie M Montijo, Hans-Joerg Lang, Michelle Eckerle
BACKGROUND: Death audits have been used to describe pediatric mortality in under-resourced settings, where record keeping is often a challenge. This information provides the cornerstone for the foundation of quality improvement initiatives. Malawi, located in sub-Saharan Africa, currently has an Under-5 mortality rate of 64/1000. Kamuzu Central Hospital, in the capital city Lilongwe, is a busy government referral hospital, which admits up to 3000 children per month. A study published in 2013 reported mortality rates as high as 9%...
February 21, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466965/neutropenia-after-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-is-associated-with-coronary-artery-lesions-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease-a-case-control-study
#2
Zhenquan Wang, Fengfeng Weng, Chen Li, Hongying Shi, Zhangke Tang, Huixian Qiu, Yue'e He, Rongzhou Wu, Maoping Chu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate differences in laboratory parameters, clinical presentation, and incidence of coronary artery lesions (CAL) between children with neutropenic and non-neutropenic Kawasaki disease (KD). METHODS: All consecutive KD patients that presented to the Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University in Wenzhou, China between January 2005 and December 2015 were included in this study. Patients were divided into two groups (KD with neutropenia (NKD) and KD without neutropenia (NNKD)) based on whether or not they developed neutropenia during the course of treatment...
February 21, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466963/pediatric-severe-asthma-a-case-series-report-and-perspectives-on-anti-ige-treatment
#3
Virginia Mirra, Silvia Montella, Francesca Santamaria
BACKGROUND: The primary goal of asthma management is to achieve disease control for reducing the risk of future exacerbations and progressive loss of lung function. Asthma not responding to treatment may result in significant morbidity. In many children with uncontrolled symptoms, the diagnosis of asthma may be wrong or adherence to treatment may be poor. It is then crucial to distinguish these cases from the truly "severe therapy-resistant" asthmatics by a proper filtering process...
February 21, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466960/high-dose-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-modulates-immune-tolerance-in-premature-infants
#4
Pin Liu, Lijun Li, Panpan Fan, Junwen Zheng, Dongchi Zhao
BACKGROUND: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is commonly used to improve the immunomodulatory effects, although its regulatory effect on premature Treg cells is unclear. The purpose of this study is to study the effect of high dose of IVIG (HD-IVIG) on Treg cells expression and cytokine profile in premature birth. METHODS: Fifty-two premature infants were enrolled in this study and thirty-one premature infants who were suspected to have intrauterine infection received HD-IVIG (1-2 g/kg) at the first day of birth; the remaining 21 premature infants were assigned as the control group...
February 21, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458356/prevalence-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-symptoms-and-their-associations-with-sleep-schedules-and-sleep-related-problems-among-preschoolers-in-mainland-china
#5
Hui Cao, Shuangqin Yan, Chunli Gu, Sumei Wang, Lingling Ni, Huihui Tao, Ting Shao, Yeqing Xu, Fangbiao Tao
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children is an increasing public health concern. The identification of behavioral risk factors, including sleep quality, has important public health implications for prioritizing behavioral intervention strategies for ADHD. Herein, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of high levels of ADHD symptoms and to explore the association between sleep schedules, sleep-related problems and ADHD symptoms among preschoolers aged 3 to 6 years in mainland China...
February 19, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458353/isolated-unilateral-temporalis-muscle-hypertrophy-in-a-child-a-case-report-with-literature-review
#6
Jagath C Ranasinghe, Chandani Wickramasinghe, Ganganath Rodrigo
BACKGROUND: Temporalis muscle hypertrophy is a rare entity of masticatory muscle hypertrophy. All types of masticatory muscle hypertrophies have been documented of which temporalis muscle hypertrophy is one. Temporalis muscle hypertrophy is most commonly bilateral and usually associated with other types of masticatory muscles hypertrophy such as masseter or pterygoid hypertrophy. However, isolated unilateral temporalis muscle hypertrophy is extremely rare and only 9 cases have been reported to date in English literature since 1990 with only two patients less than 18 years...
February 19, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458342/maternal-socio-demographic-and-psychological-predictors-for-risk-of-developmental-delays-among-young-children-in-mongolia
#7
Amarjargal Dagvadorj, Duurenbayar Ganbaatar, Olukunmi O Balogun, Naohiro Yonemoto, Bayasgalantai Bavuusuren, Kenji Takehara, Rintaro Mori, Moe Akahira-Azuma
BACKGROUND: Factors influencing child development are not well studied in developing settings, and especially in Mongolia. This cohort study examined the relationship between maternal socio-demographic and psychological conditions on risk of young child developmental delay. METHODS: A total of 150 children aged between 13 ~ 24 months old participated in this study. The participants were randomly selected from a pre-existing cohort of 1297 children who were involved in a study on infant bilirubin nomogram development conducted at a tertiary health facility in Mongolia between 2012 and 2013...
February 19, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458337/hiv-1-transmission-and-survival-according-to-feeding-options-in-infants-born-to-hiv-infected-women-in-yaound%C3%A3-cameroon
#8
Anne Esther Njom Nlend, Annie Carole Nga Motaze, Arsene Sandie, Joseph Fokam
BACKGROUND: Evidence of 24-months survival in the frame of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) cascade-care is scare from routine programs in sub-Saharan African (SSA) settings. Specifically, data on infant outcomes according to feeding options remain largely unknown by month-24, thus limiting its breath for public-health recommendations toward eliminating new pediatric HIV-1 infections and improving care. We sought to evaluate HIV-1 vertical transmission and infant survival rates according to feeding options...
February 19, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458335/integrated-children-s-clinic-care-iccc-versus-a-self-directed-care-pathway-for-children-with-a-chronic-health-condition-a-multi-centre-randomised-controlled-trial-study-protocol
#9
Thuy Thanh Frakking, John Waugh, Hsien-Jin Teoh, Doug Shelton, Susan Moloney, Donna Ward, Michael David, Matthew Barber, Hannah Carter, Sharon Mickan, Kelly Weir
BACKGROUND: Children with chronic health conditions have better health-related outcomes when their care is managed in a personalised and coordinated way. However, increased demand on Australian ambulatory care hospital services has led to longer waitlist times to access specialists and appropriate intervention services; placing vulnerable children at increased risk of poorer short-term (e.g. social difficulties) and long-term (e.g. convictions) health and social outcomes. Traditional approaches to increasing frequency and service of delivery are expensive and can have minimal impact on caregiver burden...
February 19, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452600/patterns-of-paediatric-end-of-life-care-a-chart-review-across-different-care-settings-in-switzerland
#10
Karin Zimmermann, Eva Cignacco, Sandra Engberg, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Nicolas von der Weid, Katri Eskola, Eva Bergstraesser, Marc Ansari, Christoph Aebi, Reta Baer, Maja Beck Popovic, Vera Bernet, Pierluigi Brazzola, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Regula Buder, Sandra Cagnazzo, Barbara Dinten, Anouk Dorsaz, Franz Elmer, Raquel Enriquez, Patricia Fahrni-Nater, Gabi Finkbeiner, Bernhard Frey, Urs Frey, Jeannette Greiner, Ralph-Ingo Hassink, Simone Keller, Oliver Kretschmar, Judith Kroell, Bernard Laubscher, Kurt Leibundgut, Reta Malaer, Andreas Meyer, Christoph Stuessi, Mathias Nelle, Thomas Neuhaus, Felix Niggli, Geneviève Perrenoud, Jean-Pierre Pfammatter, Barbara Plecko, Debora Rupf, Felix Sennhauser, Caroline Stade, Maja Steinlin, Lilian Stoffel, Karin Thomas, Christian Vonarburg, Rodo von Vigier, Bendicht Wagner, Judith Wieland, Birgit Wernz
BACKGROUND: Paediatric end-of-life care is challenging and requires a high level of professional expertise. It is important that healthcare teams have a thorough understanding of paediatric subspecialties and related knowledge of disease-specific aspects of paediatric end-of-life care. The aim of this study was to comprehensively describe, explore and compare current practices in paediatric end-of-life care in four distinct diagnostic groups across healthcare settings including all relevant levels of healthcare providers in Switzerland...
February 16, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452581/prospective-observational-study-on-assessing-the-hemodynamic-relevance-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-with-frequency-domain-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#11
Christoph E Schwarz, Antonio Preusche, Martin Wolf, Christian F Poets, Axel R Franz
BACKGROUND: What constitutes a hemodynamically relevant patent ductus arteriosus (hrPDA) in preterm infants is unclear. Different clinical and echocardiographic parameters are used, but a gold standard definition is lacking. Our objective was to evaluate associations between regional cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (rcStO 2 ), fraction of tissue oxygen extraction (rcFtO 2 E) measured by frequency domain near-infrared spectroscopy (fd-NIRS) and their correlation to echocardiographic, Doppler-ultrasound, and clinical parameters in preterm infants with and without a hrPDA...
February 16, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452578/clinical-and-genetic-study-of-20-patients-from-china-with-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome
#12
Mingyan Hei, Xiangyu Gao, Lingqian Wu
BACKGROUND: Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a rare congenital syndrome with no racial difference. The objective of this study is to report the clinical characteristics and genetic study of 20 CdLS cases from China. METHODS: This is an observational study. Suspected patients were referred for further confirmation, clinical treatment, and genetic testing under voluntary condition. Demographic data and family history, data of clinical manifestations including facial dysmorphism and developmental delay of each patient were collected...
February 16, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452576/assessing-retention-in-care-after-12-months-of-the-pediatric-development-clinic-implementation-in-rural-rwanda-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#13
Scheilla Bayitondere, Francois Biziyaremye, Catherine M Kirk, Hema Magge, Katrina Hann, Kim Wilson, Christine Mutaganzwa, Eric Ngabireyimana, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Evelyne Shema, David B Tugizimana, Ann C Miller
BACKGROUND: In Africa, a high proportion of children are at risk for developmental delay. Early interventions are known to improve outcomes, but they are not routinely available. The Rwandan Ministry of Health with Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima created the Pediatric Development Clinic (PDC) model for providing interdisciplinary developmental care for high-risk infants in rural settings. As retention for chronic care has proven challenging in many settings, this study assesses factors related to retention to care after 12 months of clinic enrollment...
February 16, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448926/histologic-chorioamnionitis-in-preterm-infants-correlation-with-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-at-term-equivalent-age
#14
Claire Granger, Alicia J Spittle, Jennifer Walsh, Jan Pyman, Peter J Anderson, Deanne K Thompson, Katherine J Lee, Lee Coleman, Charuta Dagia, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie Cheong
BACKGROUND: To explore the associations between histologic chorioamnionitis with brain injury, maturation and size on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of preterm infants at term equivalent age. METHODS: Preterm infants (23-36 weeks' gestational age) were recruited into two longitudinal cohort studies. Presence or absence of chorioamnionitis was obtained from placental histology and clinical data were recorded. MRI at term-equivalent age was assessed for brain injury (intraventricular haemorrhage, cysts, signal abnormalities), maturation (degree of myelination, gyral maturation) and size of cerebral structures (metrics and brain segmentation)...
February 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444663/gender-related-differences-in-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-and-lifestyle-behaviors-in-treatment-seeking-adolescents-with-severe-obesity
#15
Lisa Ha Barstad, Pétur B Júlíusson, Line Kristin Johnson, Jens Kristoffer Hertel, Samira Lekhal, Jøran Hjelmesæth
BACKGROUND: Obesity during adolescence is associated with cardiovascular mortality in adulthood. The adverse obesity-related cardiometabolic risk profile is already observed in adolescence. We aimed to examine possible gender differences in cardiometabolic risk factors and lifestyle behaviors among adolescents with severe obesity, hypothesizing that boys would have both a higher prevalence of the metabolic syndrome as well as less healthy lifestyle behaviors than girls. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of treatment-seeking adolescents with severe obesity who attended the Morbid Obesity Centre at Vestfold Hospital Trust and who were consecutively enrolled in the Vestfold Register of Obese Children between September 2009 and September 2015...
February 14, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444654/the-comparison-of-perceived-health-related-quality-of-life-between-australian-children-with-severe-specific-language-impairment-to-age-and-gender-matched-peers
#16
Kristy Nicola, Pauline Watter
BACKGROUND: Children with specific language impairment often present with multiple comorbidities, which may adversely affect both participation in play and academic performance, potentially impacting a child's health-related quality of life. This study 1) explored the suitability of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Version 4.0 Generic Core Scales (PedsQL™) for use with a typically developing Australian control group, and 2) compared the health-related quality of life between a control group and Australian children with severe specific language impairment...
February 14, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444643/sonographic-evaluation-of-adrenal-size-in-neonates-23-to-41-weeks-of-gestation
#17
Shigeo Iijima
BACKGROUND: Fetal adrenal gland size is known to have a positive correlation with both gestational age and estimated body weight. In contrast, some clinical observations suggest that maturation of the adrenal stress response occurs after 30 weeks of gestation. In this study, adrenal gland size at birth in extremely preterm to term neonates was investigated using ultrasonography to evaluate the adrenal developmental pattern and the impact of prematurity and perinatal factors. METHODS: The area of the right adrenal gland was measured in the first 3 h of life in 350 neonates and corrected for birth weight (BW) to determine the corrected adrenal area index (cAI)...
February 14, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439736/clinical-evaluation-of-two-different-protein-content-formulas-fed-to-full-term-healthy-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Liotto Nadia, Orsi Anna, Menis Camilla, Piemontese Pasqua, Morlacchi Laura, Condello Chiara Cristiana, Giannì Maria Lorella, Roggero Paola, Mosca Fabio
BACKGROUND: A high early protein intake is associated with rapid postnatal weight gain and altered body composition. We aimed to evaluate the safety of a low-protein formula in healthy full-term infants. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted. A total of 118 infants were randomized to receive two different protein content formulas (formula A or formula B (protein content: 1.2 vs. 1.7 g/100 mL, respectively)) for the first 4 months of life. Anthropometry and body composition by air displacement plethysmography were assessed at enrolment and at two and 4 months...
February 13, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439733/measuring-empathy-in-pediatrics-validation-of-the-visual-care-measure
#19
Michele Arigliani, Luigi Castriotta, Anna Pusiol, Annachiara Titolo, Enrico Petoello, Alberto Brun Peressut, Elisabetta Miorin, Iana Elkina, Federico Marzona, Davide Cucchiaro, Elisa Spanghero, Matteo Pavan, Raffaele Arigliani, Stewart W Mercer, Paola Cogo
BACKGROUND: Empathy is a key element of "Patient and Family Centered Care", a clinical approach recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, there is a lack of validated tools to evaluate paediatrician empathy. This study aimed to validate the Visual CARE Measure, a patient rated questionnaire measuring physician empathy, in the setting of a Pediatric Emergency Department (ED). METHODS: The empathy of physicians working in the Pediatric ED of the University Hospital of Udine, Italy, was assessed using an Italian translation of the Visual Care Measure...
February 13, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439702/bcg-vaccination-in-southern-rural-mozambique-an-overview-of-coverage-and-its-determinants-based-on-data-from-the-demographic-and-health-surveillance-system-in-the-district-of-manhi%C3%A3-a
#20
Elena Marbán-Castro, Charfudin Sacoor, Ariel Nhacolo, Orvalho Augusto, Edgar Jamisse, Elisa López-Varela, Aina Casellas, John J Aponte, Quique Bassat, Betuel Sigauque, Eusebio Macete, Alberto L Garcia-Basteiro
BACKGROUND: Over the past four decades, the World Health Organization established the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) to foster universal access to all relevant vaccines for all children at risk. The success of this program has been undeniable, but requires periodic monitoring to ensure that coverage rates remain high. The aim of this study was to measure the BCG vaccination coverage in Manhiça district, a high TB burden rural area of Southern Mozambique and to investigate factors that may be associated with BCG vaccination...
February 13, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
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