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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212494/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-children-with-renal-failure-in-the-pediatric-ward-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-cameroon
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Marie Patrice Halle, Carine Tsou Lapsap, Esther Barla, Hermine Fouda, Hilaire Djantio, Beatrice Kaptue Moudze, Christophe Adjahoung Akazong, Eugene Belley Priso
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nephrology is challenging in developing countries and data on the burden of kidney disease in children is difficult to estimate due to absence of renal registries. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and outcomes of children with renal failure in Cameroon. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 103 medical records of children from 0 to 17 years with renal failure admitted in the Pediatric ward of the Douala General Hospital from 2004 to 2013...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212476/the-role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-children-with-pancreatobiliary-and-gastrointestinal-disorders-a-single-center-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alessandro Fugazza, Barbara Bizzarri, Federica Gaiani, Marco Manfredi, Alessia Ghiselli, Pellegrino Crafa, Maria Clotilde Carra, Nicola de'Angelis, Gian Luigi de'Angelis
BACKGROUND: The role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the management of pancreatobiliary and digestive diseases is well established in adults, but it remains limited in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and clinical impact of EUS use in children. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively acquired database of consecutive pediatric (< 18 years) patients presenting an indication for EUS for pancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal disorders...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207976/demographic-differences-in-and-correlates-of-perceived-body-image-discrepancy-among-urban-adolescent-girls-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lorraine B Robbins, Jiying Ling, Kenneth Resnicow
BACKGROUND: Understanding factors related to girls' body image discrepancy, which is the difference between self-perceived current or actual and ideal body size, is important for addressing body-related issues and preventing adverse sequelae. Two aims were to: 1) examine demographic differences in body image discrepancy; and 2) determine the association of body image discrepancy with weight status, percent body fat, physical activity, sedentary behavior, and cardiovascular (CV) fitness among young adolescent girls...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191180/white-affluent-educated-parents-are-least-likely-to-choose-hpv-vaccination-for-their-children-a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-national-immunization-study-teen
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Echo L Warner, Qian Ding, Lisa M Pappas, Kevin Henry, Deanna Kepka
BACKGROUND: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage is below national goals in the United States. Research is needed to inform strategically designed interventions that target sociodemographic groups with underutilization of HPV vaccination. METHODS: Secondary data analysis of the National Immunization Survey-Teen 2013 measured association of sociodemographic factors (e.g., ethnicity/race, insurance) with HPV vaccination among females and males ages 13-17 (N = 18,959)...
December 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187148/the-development-of-the-disco-rc-for-measuring-children-s-discomfort-during-research-procedures
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Mira S Staphorst, Reinier Timman, Jan Passchier, Jan J V Busschbach, Johannes B van Goudoever, Joke A M Hunfeld
BACKGROUND: There is a need for data on children's self-reported discomfort in clinical research, helping ethics committees to make their evaluation of discomfort described in study protocols evidence-based. Since there is no appropriate instrument to measure children's discomfort during medical research procedures, we aimed to develop a generic, short and child-friendly instrument: the DISCO-RC questionnaire (DISCOmfort in Research with Children). METHODS: This article describes the six steps of the development of the DISCO-RC...
November 29, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179758/developmental-performance-of-hospitalized-severely-acutely-malnourished-under-six-children-in-low-income-setting
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Teklu Gemechu Abessa, Liesbeth Bruckers, Patrick Kolsteren, Marita Granitzer
BACKGROUND: Retrospective studies show that severe acute malnutrition (SAM) affects child development. However, to what extent SAM affects children of different ages at its acute stage is not well documented. This study was aimed at comparing the developmental performance of severely acutely malnourished children under six with that of age and gender-matched non-malnourished healthy children. METHODS: The developmental performances of 310 children with SAM (male = 155, female = 155); mean age = 30...
November 28, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179740/childhood-disability-in-malawi-a-population-based-assessment-using-the-key-informant-method
#7
Myroslava Tataryn, Sarah Polack, Linda Chokotho, Wakisa Mulwafu, Petros Kayange, Lena Morgon Banks, Christiane Noe, Chris Lavy, Hannah Kuper
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological data on childhood disability are lacking in Low and Middle Income countries (LMICs) such as Malawi, hampering effective service planning and advocacy. The Key Informant Method (KIM) is an innovative, cost-effective method for generating population data on the prevalence and causes of impairment in children. The aim of this study was to use the Key Informant Method to estimate the prevalence of moderate/severe, hearing, vision and physical impairments, intellectual impairments and epilepsy in children in two districts in Malawi and to estimate the associated need for rehabilitation and other services...
November 28, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166891/pediatric-hospital-admissions-in-indigenous-children-a-population-based-study-in-remote-australia
#8
Philippa J Dossetor, Alexandra L C Martiniuk, James P Fitzpatrick, June Oscar, Maureen Carter, Rochelle Watkins, Elizabeth J Elliott, Heather E Jeffery, David Harley
BACKGROUND: We analysed hospital admissions of a predominantly Aboriginal cohort of children in the remote Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia during the first 7 years of life. METHODS: All children born between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2003 and living in the Fitzroy Valley in 2009-2010 were eligible to participate in the Lililwan Project. Of 134 eligible children, 127 (95%) completed Stage 1 (interviews of caregivers and medical record review) in 2011 and comprised our cohort...
November 22, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166889/overweight-and-obesity-prevalence-among-cree-youth-of-eeyou-istchee-according-to-three-body-mass-index-classification-systems
#9
Audray St-Jean, Salma Meziou, Pierre Ayotte, Michel Lucas
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the suitability of three commonly used body mass index (BMI) classification systems for Indigenous youth. We estimated overweight and obesity prevalence among Cree youth of Eeyou Istchee according to three BMI classification systems, assessed the level of agreement between them, and evaluated their accuracy through body fat and cardiometabolic risk factors. METHODS: Data on 288 youth (aged 8-17 years) were collected. Overweight and obesity prevalence were estimated with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) and World Health Organization (WHO) criteria...
November 22, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162054/-lay-epidemiology-an-important-factor-in-danish-parents-decision-of-whether-to-allow-their-child-to-receive-a-bcg-vaccination-a-qualitative-exploration-of-parental-perspective
#10
Gitte Thybo Pihl, Helle Johannessen, Jette Ammentorp, Jane Schmidt Jensen, Poul-Erik Kofoed
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is used worldwide to prevent infectious diseases. However, vaccination programmes in western countries face challenges in sustaining high coverage rates. The aim of this study was to explore how parents in Denmark make a decision about whether to allow their child to receive a Bacille Calmette Guerin vaccine at birth for the purpose of achieving non-specific effects on the immune system. METHODS: A total of five focus groups were conducted with expectant mothers and fathers...
November 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157212/fine-motor-skills-in-a-population-of-children-in-remote-australia-with-high-levels-of-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-and-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder
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Robyn Doney, Barbara R Lucas, Rochelle E Watkins, Tracey W Tsang, Kay Sauer, Peter Howat, Jane Latimer, James P Fitzpatrick, June Oscar, Maureen Carter, Elizabeth J Elliott
BACKGROUND: Many children in the remote Fitzroy Valley region of Western Australia have prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Individuals with PAE can have neurodevelopmental impairments and be diagnosed with one of several types of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Fine motor skills can be impaired by PAE, but no studies have developed a comprehensive profile of fine motor skills in a population-based cohort of children with FASD. We aimed to develop a comprehensive profile of fine motor skills in a cohort of Western Australian children; determine whether these differed in children with PAE or FASD; and establish the prevalence of impairment...
November 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145822/ultrasonographic-parameters-of-the-liver-spleen-and-kidneys-among-a-cohort-of-school-children-in-sri-lanka
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Dianne Tania Dayanthi Warnakulasuriya, Pattiya Pathirennahalage Uddika Chamila Peries, Yaddehi Arachchillage Chaminda Rathnasekara, KaluArachchige Thushari Madurika Jayawardena, Angappulige Upasena, Anada Rajitha Wickremasinghe
BACKGROUND: Liver, spleen and kidney dimensions on ultrasonography vary with the age, weight and ethnicity. Reference standards of these parameters for normal Sri Lankan children are not available. Our aim was to establish normative data for longitudinal length of liver, spleen and kidneys in healthy children. METHOD: Three hundred fifty-seven children, 5-13 years of age were selected from two randomly selected schools in the Gampaha district in the western province of Sri Lanka...
November 16, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141594/hepatic-paragonimiasis-in-a-15-month-old-girl-a-case-report
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Zongrong Gong, Zhicheng Xu, Chuanfen Lei, Chaomin Wan
BACKGROUND: Paragonimiasis, particularly hepatic paragonimiasis (HP), is a type of zoonotic parasitic disease rarely encountered in infants. There have been only a few reports of HP, and no case of HP has been reported in an infant. CASE PRESENTATION: A 15-month-old girl presented with persistent mild fever with a duration of 1 month, hepatomegaly, and low-density lesions in the right hepatic lobe on abdominal ultrasound and computer tomography. Pathological examination and serum antibody detection were performed to verify HP...
November 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141590/health-nutrition-and-development-of-children-born-preterm-and-low-birth-weight-in-rural-rwanda-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Catherine M Kirk, Jean Claude Uwamungu, Kim Wilson, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Neo Tapela, Peter Niyigena, Christian Rusangwa, Merab Nyishime, Evrard Nahimana, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Christine Mutaganzwa, Eric Ngabireyimana, Francis Mutabazi, Hema Magge
BACKGROUND: As care for preterm and low birth weight (LBW) infants improves in resource-limited settings, more infants are surviving the neonatal period. Preterm and (LBW) infants are at high-risk of nutritional and medical comorbidities, yet little is known about their developmental outcomes in low-income countries. This study evaluated the health, nutritional, and developmental status of preterm/LBW children at ages 1-3 years in Rwanda. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of preterm/LBW infants discharged between October 2011 and October 2013 from a hospital neonatal unit in rural Rwanda...
November 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137607/improved-referral-and-survival-of-newborns-after-scaling-up-of-intensive-care-in-suriname
#15
Rens Zonneveld, Natanael Holband, Anna Bertolini, Francesca Bardi, Neirude P A Lissone, Peter H Dijk, Frans B Plötz, Amadu Juliana
BACKGROUND: Scaling up neonatal care facilities in developing countries can improve survival of newborns. Recently, the only tertiary neonatal care facility in Suriname transitioned to a modern environment in which interventions to improve intensive care were performed. This study evaluates impact of this transition on referral pattern and outcomes of newborns. METHODS: A retrospective chart study amongst newborns admitted to the facility was performed and outcomes of newborns between two 9-month periods before and after the transition in March 2015 were compared...
November 14, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100501/trends-in-diagnostic-approaches-for-pediatric-appendicitis-nationwide-population-based-study
#16
Chih-Cheng Luo, Wen-Kuei Chien, Chen-Sheng Huang, Hung-Chieh Lo, Sheng-Mao Wu, Hung-Chang Huang, Ray-Jade Chen, Hsun-Chin Chao
BACKGROUND: To define the benefits of different methods for diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis in Taiwan, a nationwide cohort study was used for analysis. METHODS: We identified 44,529 patients under 18 years old who had been hospitalized with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis between 2003 and 2012. We analyzed the percentages of cases in which ultrasound (US) and/or computed tomography (CT) were performed and non-perforated and perforated appendicitis were diagnosed for each year...
November 3, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058577/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-pediatricians-on-infantile-colic-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-region
#17
Flavia Indrio, Mohamad Miqdady, Fahd Al Aql, Joseph Haddad, Berkouk Karima, Katayoun Khatami, Nehza Mouane, Aiman Rahmani, Sulaiman Alsaad, Mohamed Salah, Gamal Samy, Silvio Tafuri
BACKGROUND: Regional evidence-based guidelines for the prophylaxis and management of infantile colic are not available for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Allied Against Infantile Functional GI Disorders (ACT) Working Group was created in January, 2015 to determine the knowledge gaps and the current management practices of infantile colic by physicians in the MENA region. The ACT group determined the need for a survey to address these questions. The objectives of the survey were to highlight current clinical practices on the management of infantile colic and to raise awareness on colic severity in the MENA region...
October 23, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931391/umbilical-cord-bilirubin-as-a-predictor-of-neonatal-jaundice-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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