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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics

Elaheh Malakan Rad, Iran Malekzadeh, Vahid Ziaee, Raheleh Rajabi, Zohreh Shahabi
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common cause of acquired myocardial infarction in children. Coronary artery involvement is the most serious feature of this vasculitis syndrome. Timely diagnosis of coronary artery involvement is of utmost importance since it can prevent long-term morbidity and mortality. The current methods for the diagnosis of coronary artery dilation in KD are inconsistent and are also not capable of detecting all the abnormal coronary arteries or the so-called occult dilations present...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Meltem Erol, Ozgul Yigit, Mehmet Tasdemir, Ozlem Bostan Gayret, Ovgu Buke, Aysegul Gunes, Sahin Hamilcikan, Ozgur Kasapcopur
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is an enzyme implicated in the pathogenesis of renal diseases. Renal involvement is the principal cause of morbidity and mortality in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether serum and urinary MMP-9 levels are associated with renal involvement in HSP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated 40 children with HSP (patient group) and 27 healthy volunteer children (control group)...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Mohammad Reza Alipour, Mansooreh Mozaffari Shamsi, Seyedeh Mahdieh Namayandeh, Zohreh Pezeshkpour, Fatemeh Rezaeipour, Mohammadtaghi Sarebanhassanabadi
BACKGROUND: The arterial ductus is a major communicative pathway which is naturally patent in the fetus, connecting the body of the major pulmonary artery to the descending aorta. Although usually closing on its own, the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may remain open in the second postnatal week due to a lack of prompt diagnosis in the initial days of life or an absence of prompt treatment. OBJECTIVES: To prevent the untoward sequelae of patency of the ductus arteriosus, and to avoid invasive surgery at higher ages, the researchers in the present study embarked on determining the effects of oral ibuprofen during the second postnatal week on newborns with patent ductus arteriosus...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Shahin Nariman, Ziba Mosayebi, Setareh Sagheb, Hadith Rastad, Seyyed Saeed Hosseininodeh
BACKGROUND: The survival of neonates who have been admitted to the NICU, especially premature infants with few mortality and morbidity, is the most important attitude. OBJECTIVES: We presumed whether urinary uric acid/creatinine (UUA/Cr) ratio can be a marker of mortality and adverse outcome in neonates which were admitted to the NICU. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All preterm infants admitted to our NICU after birth from March 2014 to April 2015 were enrolled in this prospective cohort study...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Iraj Sedighi, Abdollah Karimi, Ali Amanati
CONTEXT: Universal immunization against Bordetella pertussis has partially controlled the burden of the disease and its transmission. However, according to recent data, the epidemiology of this vaccine-preventable disease has changed. Now, younger infants, adolescents, and adults are at greater risk of infection. This article has studied the interaction between the various factors involved in the changing epidemiology of pertussis and the major obstacles faced by the current strategies in its prevention...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Fesih Aktar, Safak Aktar, Ilyas Yolbas, Recep Tekin
BACKGROUND: Snakebites are an emergency medical condition and require rapid treatment procedures in children. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to present an overview of the demographic characteristics, clinical presentations, laboratory findings, severity, and complications that developed in pediatric patients due to snakebites. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 151 children with snakebite were enrolled in the study. All patients had a history of snakebite obtained between June 2006 and August 2015 retrospectively...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Mahboubeh Firouzkouhi Moghadam, Seyed-Sepehr Hashemian, Masoud Pishjoo, Sanaz Ghasemi, Ahmad Hajebi, Alireza Noroozi
BACKGROUND: About 10 million children worldwide live or work on the street. International reports estimate the prevalence of substance use among street children to be between 25% - 90%, which is who were referredntal disorders and high-risk behaviors. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to report the outcomes of assisted withdrawal of opioid-dependent vulnerable children and adolescents who were referred to child and adolescent psychiatric ward of Ali Ebne Abitaleb hospital, an academic hospital in Zahedan city...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Sepideh Sefidbakht, Sakineh Dehghani, Maryam Safari, Homeira Vafaei, Maryam Kasraeian
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is gradually becoming more common for thorough visualization of the fetus than ultrasound (US), especially for neurological anomalies, which are the most common indications for fetal MRI and are a matter of concern for both families and society. OBJECTIVES: We investigated fetal MRIs carried out in our center for frequency of central nervous system anomalies. This is the first such report in southern Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and seven (107) pregnant women with suspicious fetal anomalies in prenatal ultrasound entered a cross-sectional retrospective study from 2011 to 2013...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Mohammad Zamani, Vahid Zamani, Javad Shokri-Shirvani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Ayse Derya Bulus, Nesibe Andiran, Ali Osman Köksal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Kohwoon Kim, Junseok Kang, Sung Won Kim, Myongsoon Sung
BACKGROUND: Eczema herpeticum (EH) is a herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection superimposed on atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between clinical features and laboratory tests, including skin cultures, total IgE, eosinophil count, eosinophil cationic protein, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25-(OH)D3), in Korean children with AD according to the presence of EH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 380 patients aged 6 months to 18 years who were admitted to Busan St...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Malgorzata Kolpa, Agnieszka Jankowicz-Szymanska, Beata Jurkiewicz
BACKGROUND: Childhood overweight and obesity are common causes of metabolic disorders that persist until adulthood. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of high-normal arterial blood pressure (ABP) in children with excess body weight. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 1,093 schoolchildren aged 10 - 12 years (51% girls and 49% boys) participated in the study. The children's weight, height, body fat percentage (BFP), waist and hip circumference, and ABP were measured...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Mostafa Behjati-Ardakani, Mohammad Golshan, Sedigheh Akhavan-Karbasi, Seyed-Masood Hosseini, Mohammad-Amin Behjati-Ardakani, Mohammadtaghi Sarebanhassanabadi
BACKGROUND: Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a common congenital heart disease. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the clinical course of ASD, as well as its frequency of spontaneous closure and regression of diameter. METHODS: In a study conducted from 2000 to 2011, 192 consecutive patients with an isolated ASD were followed up regularly with periodic echocardiographic evaluations according to a standardized protocol. The study was conducted in two series of patients: infants and children and adults...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Mohammad Mehdi Bagheri, Pedram Niknafs, Fatemeh Sabsevari, Mohammad Hosein Torabi, Bahareh Bahman Bijari, Elahe Noroozi, Hamid Mossavi
BACKGROUND: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a common cause of morbidity. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of oral Acetaminophen and oral Ibuprofen for the closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants. OBJECTIVES: This study demonstrated that, there was no significant difference between treatment of PDA with either oral Acetaminophen or oral Ibuprofen in preterm neonates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This clinical trial, randomized study, enrolled 120 infants, with a gestational age of < 37 weeks, who were admitted in neonatal intensive care unit of Afzalipour hospital, Kerman, Iran, in 2014...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Abdullah Baris Akcan, Mediha Akcan, Servet Ozkiraz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Yoshimitsu Fujii, Eriko Kanda, Masato Hirabayashi, Kenji Mine, Atsushi Ohashi, Shoji Tsuji, Kazunari Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Trisomies 13 and 18 (T13/18) are autosomal trisomy syndromes with dismal prognoses. Deciding whether to perform a chromosomal analysis for the definitive diagnosis is often difficult (even for experienced pediatricians) because representative clinical signs may not be found in all T13/18 neonates. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate any clinical signs that could be useful for screening for T13/18 in participants without the representative clinical signs traditionally found in odd-looking neonates with malformation syndromes...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Zhang Xue-Yan, Li Dong-Mei, Xu Dan-Dan, Zhou Le-Shan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine several factors related to low self-esteem among obese Chinese primary-school students. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between June 2009 and June 2010. A total of 1,410 primary-school students (China grades 4 - 6) in Changsha city were divided into normal weight (n = 1,084), overweight (n = 211), and obese groups (n = 115) according to world health organization (WHO) growth standards for body mass index (BMI)...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Fatemeh Tavakoli, Kokab Namakin, Mahmood Zardast
BACKGROUND: The high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) level has been shown to have a significant role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and atherosclerosis. Low vitamin D levels have been shown to be correlated with dyslipidemia, but limited data exist on indigenous children. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on HDL-C levels in school-aged Iranian children. METHODS: In this prospective controlled clinical trial, 47 healthy children (23 boys) aged 10 - 14 years, students of Birjand (Iran) elementary schools, were selected and randomly divided into two groups...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Fatma Demet Arslan, Muhittin Serdar, Elif Merve Ari, Mustafa Onur Oztan, Sureyya Hikmet Kozcu, Huseyin Tarhan, Ozgur Cakmak, Merve Zeytinli, Hamit Yasar Ellidag
BACKGROUND: In order to apply the right treatment for hemostatic disorders in pediatric patients, laboratory data should be interpreted with age-appropriate reference ranges. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determining age-dependent reference range values for prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen tests, and D-dimer tests. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 320 volunteers were included in the study with the following ages: 1 month - 1 year (n = 52), 2 - 5 years (n = 50), 6 - 10 years (n = 48), 11 - 17 years (n = 38), and 18 - 65 years (n = 132)...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Zahra Ahmadinejad, Zahra Abdi Liae, Saideh Salehizadeh, Sedighe Mansori, Neda Alijani
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B infection is a universal concern. This infection can lead to chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. Neonates born to HBsAg-positive mothers are at high risk of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, especially for HBeAg-positive mothers or neonates who have not received hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIg) and HBV vaccines. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of post-exposure prophylaxis in these infants to prevent infection...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
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