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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332104/exhaustive-mathematical-analysis-of-simple-clinical-measurements-for-childhood-pneumonia-diagnosis
#1
Keegan Kosasih, Udantha Abeyratne
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the leading cause of mortality for children below 5 years of age. The majority of these occur in poor countries with limited access to diagnosis. The World Health Organization (WHO) criterion for pneumonia is the de facto method for diagnosis. It is designed targeting a high sensitivity and uses easy to measure parameters. The WHO criterion has poor specificity. METHODS: We propose a method using common measurements (including the WHO parameters) to diagnose pneumonia at high sensitivity and specificity...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332103/parental-behaviors-and-sleep-wake-patterns-of-infants-and-toddlers-in-hong-kong-china
#2
Xin-Ting Yu, Avi Sadeh, Hugh Simon Lam, Jodi A Mindell, Albert Martin Li
BACKGROUND: To describe the sleep patterns of children below 36 months in Hong Kong, and evaluate the associations between parental behaviors and childhood sleep/wake patterns. METHODS: Parents of 1049 infants and toddlers completed an internet-based expanded version of the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire. RESULTS: Total sleep duration (P<0.001), frequency (P<0.001) and duration (P<0.001) of nocturnal awakenings decreased with age, whereas the longest sleep duration (P<0...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332102/health-problems-among-street-children-seeking-care-in-the-center-for-social-and-preventive-medicine-in-egypt
#3
Hoda Ibrahim Rizk, Nihal Mohamed El Rifai, Hana Mohamed Aboulghar
BACKGROUND: In Egypt, around 1 million children are on the streets. Street children's health is an issue that is not well researched. The objective of the current study was to determine the health problems of a targeted group of street children seeking medical care and to generate a hypothesis about the positive/negative role of street children care organizations. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done on 2169 street children who sought medical care at El-Basma clinic at the Center for Social and Preventive Medicine in Cairo University Children Hospital from January 2011 to July 2014...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332101/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-stages-of-behavior-change-for-physical-activity-in-adolescents-a-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Heloyse Elaine Gimenes Nunes, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Eliane Cristina de Andrade Gonçalves
BACKGROUND: To analyze prevalence and factors associated with stages of behavior change for physical activity in adolescents. DATA SOURCES: A search was performed in SciELO, PubMed, PsycINFO, SPORTDiscus and LILACS. The search terms were "behavior change" OR "stages of change" OR "stages of readiness" OR "readiness to change" OR "transtheoretical model" OR "process to change" OR "decisional balance", and "motor activity" OR "physical activity" OR "physical exercise" and "adolescent" OR "students"...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332100/expression-of-programmed-death-1-and-its-ligands-in-the-liver-of-biliary-atresia
#5
Pan-Liang Wang, Jun Wang, Ying Zhou, Xiao-Song Chen, Ke-Jun Zhou, Jie Wen, Jian-Jun Zhang, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND: An aberrant immune response is the predominant pathogenetic factor in biliary atresia (BA). Programmed death-1 (PD-1) and its two ligands, programmed death ligand-1 and programmed death ligand-2 (PD-L1 and PD-L2, respectively) play an important inhibitory role in immune reactions. We aimed to illustrate the expression of these molecules in BA. METHODS: Liver specimens were obtained from infants with BA during the Kasai procedure (early BA) and liver transplantation (late BA)...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276002/different-cutoff-values-of-methacholine-bronchial-provocation-test-depending-on-age-in-children-with-asthma
#6
Eun Lee, Young-Ho Kim, Seungbong Han, Song-I Yang, Young-Ho Jung, Ju-Hee Seo, Hyo-Bin Kim, So Yeon Lee, Ji-Won Kwon, Soo-Jong Hong
BACKGROUND: Bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) is a fundamental pathophysiological characteristic of asthma. Although several factors such as airway caliber can affect BHR, no study has established age-dependent cutoff values of BHR to methacholine for the diagnosis of asthma in children. We investigated the cutoff values of the methacholine challenge test (MCT) in the diagnosis of asthma according to age. METHODS: A total of 2383 individuals aged from 6 to 15 years old were included in this study...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276001/allergy-march-of-chinese-children-with-infantile-allergic-symptoms-a-prospective-multi-center-study
#7
Qi Gao, Yi-Xin Ren, Yong-Ge Liu, Lin Ma, Xiao-Hong Gu, Wei-Xi Zhang, Li Liu, Xiao-Jia Zhai, Li Xiang, Kun-Ling Shen
BACKGROUND: Allergy march refers to progression of allergic diseases from infantile food allergy to the development of asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR). Evidence come mostly from studies in European countries. This study aimed to investigate allergy march in Chinese children with infantile food protein allergy (FPA) with a special focus on the effect of different formula interventions. METHODS: From 2008 to 2010, 153 infants diagnosed with FPA were recruited in five tertiary hospitals across China...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194694/thyroid-status-of-iodine-deficient-newborn-infants-living-in-central-region-of-turkey-a-pilot-study
#8
Osman Bastug, Levent Korkmaz, Hulya Halis, Seyma Memur, Sabriye Korkut, Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Mehmet Adnan Ozturk, Selim Kurtoglu
BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency (ID) during the fetal and neonatal periods can lead to neonatal hypothyroidism. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of ID on the thyroid hormone level of newborns living in Turkey. METHODS: Between 1998 and 2013, 71 newborns with a urinary iodine concentration <100 μg/L were recruited into the study. Data on thyroid volume, free triiodothyronine (fT3), free thyroxine (fT4), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and thyroglobulin (Tg) were collected from all newborns, and on breast milk iodine from their mothers...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194693/standards-of-admission-capillary-blood-glucose-levels-in-cesarean-born-neonates
#9
Tatiana Smolkin, Irena Ulanovsky, Pnina Carasso, Imad R Makhoul
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hypoglycemia (NH) and cutoffs remain undefined. Our center screens all cesareandelivered (CD) neonates for NH. We sought to define standards of admission capillary blood glucose levels (ACBGLs) in CD neonates who were at the lowest risk for hypoglycemia. METHODS: Of 4947 neonates, 519 met all 14 inclusion criteria. These highly-selected neonates were apparently the healthiest, least-stressed, earliest to be admitted to nursery and at lowest-risk for hypoglycemia...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194692/role-of-cftr-mutation-analysis-in-the-diagnostic-algorithm-for-cystic-fibrosis
#10
Michelle Ratkiewicz, Matthew Pastore, Karen Sharrock McCoy, Rohan Thompson, Don Hayes, Shahid Ijaz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene mutation identification is being used with increased frequency to aid in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF) in those suspected with CF. Aim of this study was to identify diagnostic outcomes when CFTR mutational analysis was used in CF diagnosis. CFTR mutational analysis results were also compared with sweat chloride results. METHODS: This study was done on all patients at our institution who had CFTR mutation analysis over a sevenyear period since August 2006...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130750/pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-ribavirin-therapy-enhances-bone-mineral-density-in-children-with-chronic-genotype-4-hcv-infection
#11
Ahmed Megahed, Nanees Salem, Abeer Fathy, Tarik Barakat, Mona Abd El Latif Alsayed, Suzy Abd El Mabood, Khaled R Zalata, Ahmed F Abdalla
BACKGROUND: The impact of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) on bone mineral density (BMD) has been well studied in adults with a relative paucity of data in children, especially concerning effect of treatment with pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) plus ribavirin (RV). In the current work, we assessed prospectively changes in BMD in children with CHC before, during, and after treatment. METHODS: Forty-six consecutive children with noncirrhotic genotype 4 CHC were subjected to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at baseline, 24 weeks, 48 weeks of therapy and 24 weeks after treatment...
January 27, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130749/effects-of-methylprednisolone-or-immunoglobulin-when-added-to-standard-treatment-with-intravenous-azithromycin-for-refractory-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-children
#12
Li-Shen Shan, Xin Liu, Xin-Yuan Kang, Fei Wang, Xiao-Hua Han, Yun-Xiao Shang
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia has increased considerably in recent years. To evaluate the effi cacy of combined treatment of azithromycin with intravenous immunoglo-bulin (IVIG) or methylprednisolone in children with refractory Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (RMPP). METHODS: Children with RMPP were randomly allocated to group A [intravenous azithromycin (IA)+ methylprednisolone], group B (IA+IVIG) or group C (IA alone). Following a 7-day treatment, group C patients were randomly separated into two sub-groups: group C1 (IA+methylprednisolone) and group C2 (IA+IVIG)...
January 27, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120236/outcomes-and-risk-factors-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-neonates
#13
Anucha Thatrimontrichai, Natthaka Rujeerapaiboon, Waricha Janjindamai, Supaporn Dissaneevate, Gunlawadee Maneenil, Supika Kritsaneepaiboon, Pattama Tanaanantarak
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in neonates has been associated with high mortality and poor outcome. This study aimed to compare the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of VAP and non- VAP conditions in neonates. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Thailand from January 2014 to December 2014. All neonatal patients who were ventilated more than 48 hours were enrolled. RESULTS: There were 128 enrolled patients...
January 25, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120235/identifying-key-genes-associated-with-hirschsprung-s-disease-based-on-bioinformatics-analysis-of-rna-sequencing-data
#14
Wei-Kang Pan, Ya-Fei Zhang, Hui Yu, Ya Gao, Bai-Jun Zheng, Peng Li, Chong Xie, Xin Ge
BACKGROUND: Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) is a type of megacolon induced by deficiency or dysfunction of ganglion cells in the distal intestine and is associated with developmental disorders of the enteric nervous system. To explore the mechanisms of HSCR, we analyzed the RNA-sequencing data of the expansion and the narrow segments of colon tissues separated from children with HSCR. METHODS: RNA-sequencing of the expansion segments and the narrow segments of colon tissues isolated from children with HSCR was performed...
January 25, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120234/ataxia-telangiectasia-in-turkey-multisystem-involvement-of-91-patients
#15
Hacer Akturk, Murat Sutcu, Ayper Somer, Sanem Piskin, Manolya Acar, Meral Ozmen, Umut Altinoglu, Burak Tatli, Nuran Salman
BACKGROUND: Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a genetically based multisystemic disorder. We aimed to make a comprehensive evaluation of multisystem involvement in AT by describing clinical features and outcome of 91 patients. METHODS: Medical records of the patients who were diagnosed and followed by a multidisciplinary approach during a 27-year period (1988-2015) were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: Forty six female and 45 male patients with a mean follow-up period of 39...
January 25, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101780/update-of-the-spectrum-of-mucopolysaccharidoses-type-iii-in-tunisia-identification-of-three-novel-mutations-and-in-silico-structural-analysis-of-the-missense-mutations
#16
Souad Ouesleti, Maria Francisca Coutinho, Isaura Ribeiro, Abdehedi Miled, Dalila Saidane Mosbahi, Sandra Alves
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidoses type III (MPS III) are a group of autosomal recessive lysosomal storage diseases, caused by mutations in genes that code for enzymes involved in the lysosomal degradation of heparan sulphate: heparan sulfate sulfamidase (SGSH), α-N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAGLU), heparan sulfate acetyl-CoA: α-glucosaminide N-acetyltransferase (HGSNAT), and N-acetylglucosamine-6-sulfatase (GNS). METHODS: In this study, we have performed the molecular analysis of the SGSH, NAGLU and HGSNAT genes in 10 patients from 6 different MPS III Tunisian families...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101779/randomized-controlled-trial-of-topical-emla-and-vapocoolant-spray-for-reducing-pain-during-wdpt-vaccination
#17
Navratan Kumar Gupta, Amit Upadhyay, Ajeet Kumar Dwivedi, Astha Agarwal, Vijay Jaiswal, Abhishek Singh
BACKGROUND: Intramuscular vaccination is among the most common source of iatrogenic pain in infants. Vapocoolant sprays are rapid-acting alternative to topical anesthetics. They provide transient anesthesia via evaporation induced skin cooling, and reduce pain due to vaccine injection in children and adults. The objective was to compare the synergistic analgesic effect of eutectic mixture of local anesthetics (EMLA) with breastfeeding (EB group) and vapocoolant spay with breastfeeding (VB group) to that of only breastfeeding (BO group) during whole cell diptheria, pertussis and tetanus (wDPT) vaccination...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101778/eight-novel-mut-loss-of-function-missense-mutations-in-chinese-patients-with-isolated-methylmalonic-academia
#18
Lian-Shu Han, Zhuo Huang, Feng Han, Yu Wang, Zhu-Wen Gong, Xue-Fan Gu
BACKGROUND: Isolated methylmalonic acidemia is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder mostly caused by mutations in the methylmalonyl coenzyme A mutase (MCM) gene (MUT). This study aimed to verify whether missense mutations in MUT in Chinese patients affect the stability and enzymatic activity of MCM. METHODS: Eight Chinese patients were identified with novel mutations. Plasmids carrying the wild-type and mutated MUT cDNA were constructed and transfected into HEK293T cells for functional analyses...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101777/comorbidities-in-down-syndrome-livebirths-and-health-care-intervention-an-initial-experience-from-the-birth-defects-registry-in-southern-thailand
#19
Somchit Jaruratanasirikul, Wannee Limpitikul, Pathikan Dissaneevate, Paveena Booncharoen, Pongsak Tantichantakarun
BACKGROUND: Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal disorder causing mental retardation with a worldwide average prevalence of 1-2 cases per 1000 births. This study aimed to determine the comorbidities associated with DS and the coverage of health care services and developmental interventions for DS livebirths in southern Thailand. METHODS: A total of 149 livebirth DS infants, recruited through the prospective birth defects registry system during 2009-2013 in 3 provinces in southern Thailand, were regularly followed-up every 3-6 months...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101776/plyometric-exercise-and-bone-health-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Alejandro Gómez-Bruton, Ángel Matute-Llorente, Alejandro González-Agüero, José A Casajús, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Many jumping interventions have been performed in children and adolescents in order to improve bone-related variables and thus, ensure a healthy bone development during these periods and later in life. This systematic review aims to summarize and update present knowledge regarding the effects that jumping interventions may have on bone mass, structure and metabolism in order to ascertain the efficacy and durability (duration of the effects caused by the intervention) of the interventions...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
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