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World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP

Ceren Cıralı, Emel Ulusoy, Tuncay Kume, Nur Arslan
BACKGROUND: Functional constipation is a clinical problem with an incompletely understood etiology. Functional bowel diseases have been shown to be related to inflammation in many studies in adults. In this study, we aimed to evaluate leukocytes, C-reactive protein, proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and neopterin levels in children with functional constipation. METHODS: Seventy-six children with constipation and 71 healthy controls (mean age 7.12 ± 3...
March 16, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Xin Li, Di Wang, Chun Yang, Qi Zhou, Suo-Lang Zhuoga, Li-Qiang Wang, Han-Xin Yao, Qin Zhang, Qing Ai, Chen-Xi Yang, Jian-Cheng Xu
BACKGROUND: The development and growth of children influence values of liver function tests. This study aims to establish age- and gender-specific pediatric reference intervals of liver function among Han children in Changchun, China. METHODS: A total of 1394 healthy Han children, aged 2-14 years, were recruited from communities and schools with informed parental consent in Changchun. The levels of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), total protein (TP), albumin (ALB), total bilirubin (TBIL) and direct bilirubin (DBIL) were measured on Hitachi 7600-210 automatic biochemical analyzer...
March 15, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Patrick Ip, Winnie Tso, Nirmala Rao, Frederick Ka Wing Ho, Ko Ling Chan, King Wa Fu, Sophia Ling Li, Winnie Goh, Wilfred Hing-Sang Wong, Chun Bong Chow
BACKGROUND: Proper parent-child interaction is crucial for child development, but an assessment tool in Chinese is currently lacking. This study aimed to develop and validate a parent-reported parent-child interaction scale for Chinese preschool children. METHODS: The Chinese parent-child interaction scale (CPCIS) was designed by an expert panel based on the literature and clinical observations in the Chinese context. The initial CPCIS had 14 parent-child interactive activity items...
March 15, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Joseph B Cantey, Kelsey R Anderson, Ram R Kalagiri, Lea H Mallett
BACKGROUND: Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are the most common cause of late-onset sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and usually require vancomycin treatment. Our objective was to determine whether CoNS are associated with neonatal morbidity and mortality. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of very-low-birth-weight (VLBW, ≤ 1500 g) infants from 1989 to 2015. Exclusion criteria were major congenital anomaly or death within 72 h...
March 13, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Tiago Rodrigues de Lima, Diego Augusto Santos Silva
BACKGROUND: Good sleep quality is an essential component for growth, development, and physical and mental health of the individual, in addition to being a positive indicator of health and well-being. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of poor sleep quality and to identify the association of poor sleep quality with sociodemographic factors, lifestyle, weight status, and associated aerobic fitness in adolescents. METHODS: This study included 1110 students aged 14-19 years from city of São José/SC, Brazil...
March 13, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Eun Song Song, Somy Yoon, Joo Hyun Cho, Eun Mi Yang, Hwa Jin Cho, Young Youn Choi, Jae Sook Ma, Gwang Hyeon Eom, Young Kuk Cho
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is known as systemic vasculitis, and more than half of the patients with KD have myocarditis, which can induce ventricular dysfunction. In this study, we evaluate left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with KD based on the myocardial performance index (MPI) using pulse Doppler (PD) and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI), from the acute to convalescent phases. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 89 children diagnosed with KD from January 2010 to August 2012...
March 12, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Fei Liu, Jian-Hua Mao
BACKGROUND: Calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) are commonly given to transplant recipients of kidneys and other solid organs and to patients with immune disorders, such as steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome, and frequent relapse nephrotic syndrome. Although CNIs remain the most effective available immunosuppressant agent, there is clinical concern regarding possible long-term nephrotoxicity. This concern is especially significant in children who have a longer life expectancy and greater growth rate...
March 12, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Elif Acar Arslan, Tülay Kamaşak, Betül Diler Turgut, İsmail Saygın, Haluk Sarıhan, Ali Cansu
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March 12, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Tim Leon Ullrich, Christoph Czernik, Christoph Bührer, Gerd Schmalisch, Hendrik Stefan Fischer
BACKGROUND: Heated humidification is paramount during neonatal high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy. However, there is little knowledge about the influence of flow rate and mouth leak on oropharyngeal humidification and temperature. METHODS: The effect of the Optiflow HFNC on oropharyngeal gas conditioning was investigated at flow rates of 4, 6 and 8 L min-1 with and without mouth leak in a bench model simulating physiological oropharyngeal air conditions during spontaneous breathing...
March 9, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Maheswari Ekambaram, Matilde Irigoyen, Johelin DeFreitas, Sharina Rajbhandari, Jessica Lynn Geaney, Leonard Edward Braitman
BACKGROUND: In adolescents, there is limited evidence on the independent and additive effect of prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain on infant birth weight. Data also show that this effect may vary by race. We sought to examine the impact of maternal prepregnancy BMI and gestational weight gain on birth weight and risk of large for gestational age (LGA) in term newborns of minority adolescent mothers. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 411 singleton live term infants born to mothers ≤ 18 years...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Paolo Spinnato, Giancarlo Facchini, Alberto Bazzocchi, Ugo Albisinni
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March 7, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Lin Zhang, Ran Chen, Rong Li, Meng-Ying Chen, Rong Huang, Xiao-Nan Li
BACKGROUND: To study the predictive factors of resting energy expenditure (REE) and evaluate the accuracy of predicted equations with indirect calorimeter (IC) in Chinese school-age children, particularly for the obese population. METHODS: Recruited children were from the department of child healthcare in Nanjing children's hospital during July 2014-September 2015. Anthropometric parameters and body composition were measured by bioelectrical impedance. Measured REE was assessed by IC...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Xin-Yu Li, Xin Sun, Jing Chen, Mao-Quan Qin, Zuo Luan, Yi-Ping Zhu, Jian-Pei Fang
BACKGROUND: β-Thalassemia major (β-TM) has become a public health problem in mainland China. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has remained the only cure for β-TM in mainland China since 1998. METHODS: This multicenter retrospective study provides a comprehensive review of the outcomes of 50 pediatric patients with β-TM who received HSCT between 1998 and 2009 at five centers in mainland China. Both related (n = 35) and unrelated donors (n = 15) with complete human leukocyte antigen matches were included...
March 6, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Viswas Chhapola, Soumya Tiwari, Bobbity Deepthi, Sandeep Kumar Kanwal
BACKGROUND: Citation analysis provides insights into the history and developmental trajectory of scientific fields. Our objective was to perform an analysis of citation classics in the journals of pediatric specialty and to examine their characteristics. METHODS: Initially, all the journals listed under the category of pediatrics (n = 120) were identified using Journal Citation Reports. Web of science database was then searched (1950-2016) to select the top-100 cited articles in the above identified pediatric journals...
March 6, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Luca De Carli, Elena Spada, Silvano Milani, Gian Pasquale Ganzit, Lucia Ghizzoni, Melissa Raia, Alessandra Coscia, Enrico Bertino, Simona Bo
BACKGROUND: Since populations are becoming increasingly multi-ethnic, the use of local or international charts is a matter of debate. This study aimed to evaluate how the choice of cut-off thresholds affected prevalence of underweight (UW), overweight (OW), obesity (OB) in 1200 11-12-year Italian adolescents, and how their somatic growth depended on parental origin. METHODS: The height, weight and body mass index were expressed as standard deviation score (SDS) using Italian (ISPED-2006) and UK (UK-1990) charts...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Zhi-Gang Zhang, Fei Chen, Jian-Zhong Chen
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the effect of antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) on reducing antimicrobial resistance rate, antibiotics consumption and multi-drug resistance bacterial infections in the pediatric patients. METHODS: This study was carried out in the Pediatric Center of a tertiary hospital of Shandong Province, China. The study duration was separated into two periods according to introduction of ASP (began from April 2011). Before intervention: from April 2009 to March 2011; after intervention: from April 2012 to March 2014...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Parth Bhatt, Achint Patel, Varun Kumar, Anusha Lekshminarayanan, Viranchi Patel, Srilatha Alapati, Zeenia Cyrus Billimoria
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effect of hospital volume on percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect/patent foramen ovale (ASD) among pediatric patients. METHODS: We identified patients undergoing percutaneous closure of ASD with device using International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedure code 35.52 from the National Inpatient Sample, years 2002-2011. Patients with age ≤ 18 years and primary diagnosis code 745...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Hee Mang Yoon, Jung Heon Kim, Jong Seung Lee, Jeong-Min Ryu, Dae Yeon Kim, Jeong-Yong Lee
BACKGROUND: Appendicolith can cause appendiceal obstruction and acute appendicitis. Its high prevalence may be related to the high perforation rate in pediatric appendicitis. This study assessed the characteristics of appendicolith and its clinical significance in pediatric appendicitis. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed among children and adolescents younger than 17 years who were preoperatively diagnosed with appendicitis in the pediatric emergency department (ED)...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Alexander K C Leung, Benjamin Barankin, Kin Fon Leong
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcal-scalded skin syndrome (SSSS), also known as Ritter disease, is a potentially life-threatening disorder and a pediatric emergency. Early diagnosis and treatment is imperative to reduce the morbidity and mortality of this condition. The purpose of this article is to familiarize physicians with the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of SSSS. DATA SOURCES: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key terms "Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome" and "Ritter disease"...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Karina Miura Costa, Amulya Kumar Saxena
BACKGROUND: Postoperative chylothorax occurs due to trauma to lymphatic vessels and can occur after any thoracic procedure. This study reviewed recent literature to evaluate the management and outcomes of surgical chylothorax in neonates. METHODS: PubMed database was searched for articles in English, Portuguese and Spanish from 2000 to 2016. Data were collected for surgery, chylothorax management, complications, mortality and length of hospital stay (LOS). RESULTS: Twenty studies offered 107 neonates: congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) (n = 76, 71%), cardiac malformations (n = 25, 23...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
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