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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279454/comparison-and-validation-of-two-mathematical-models-for-the-impact-of-mass-drug-administration-on-ascaris-lumbricoides-and-hookworm-infection
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Luc E Coffeng, James E Truscott, Sam H Farrell, Hugo C Turner, Rajiv Sarkar, Gagandeep Kang, Sake J de Vlas, Roy M Anderson
The predictions of two mathematical models of the transmission dynamics of Ascaris lumbricoides and hookworm infection and the impact of mass drug administration (MDA) are compared, using data from India. One model has an age structured partial differential equation (PDE) deterministic framework for the distribution of parasite numbers per host and sexual mating. The second model is an individual-based stochastic model. Baseline data acquired prior to treatment are used to estimate key transmission parameters, and forward projections are made, given the known MDA population coverage...
March 2017: Epidemics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262932/nonrandom-acts-of-kindness-parasympathetic-and-subjective-empathic-responses-to-sadness-predict-children-s-prosociality
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Jonas G Miller, Jacob N Nuselovici, Paul D Hastings
How does empathic physiology unfold as a dynamic process, and which aspect of empathy predicts children's kindness? In response to empathy induction videos, 4- to 6-year-old children (N = 180) showed an average pattern of dynamic respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) change characterized by early RSA suppression, followed by RSA recovery, and modest subsequent suppression during positive resolution of the empathic event. Children's capacity for this pattern of flexible RSA change was associated with their subjective empathic feelings, which were concurrently associated with more sympathetic and prosocial responses to others...
November 2016: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215791/does-ethnicity-influence-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-healthy-individuals-a-systematic-review
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Tamara L Blake, Anne B Chang, Mark D Chatfield, Helen L Petsky, Leanne T Rodwell, Michael G Brown, Deb C Hill, Margaret S McElrea
BACKGROUND: Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is used clinically as a biomarker of eosinophilic airway inflammation. Awareness of the factors influencing FeNO values is important for valid clinical interpretation. METHODS: We undertook a systematic review of PubMed, Cochrane Library, Scopus and Web of Science databases, as well as reference lists of included articles to evaluate whether ethnicity influences FeNO values, and to determine if this influence affects clinical interpretation according to current guidelines...
February 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149578/review-of-tracheobronchial-foreign-body-aspiration-in-the-south-african-paediatric-age-group
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Tamer Ali Sultan, Arjan Bastiaan van As
Children, and in particular young children under the age of three, are the most vulnerable for aspiration and ingestion of foreign bodies (FBs). The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town is the only children's hospital in South Africa and is unique in having a dedicated trauma unit for children under the age of 13 as part of its institution. Core activities of Childsafe South Africa (CSA), located at the hospital, are data accumulation and interpretation, development of educational programmes, health inculcation and advising in legislation involving child health...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146069/enhanced-living-by-assessing-voice-pathology-using-a-co-occurrence-matrix
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Ghulam Muhammad, Mohammed F Alhamid, M Shamim Hossain, Ahmad S Almogren, Athanasios V Vasilakos
A large number of the population around the world suffers from various disabilities. Disabilities affect not only children but also adults of different professions. Smart technology can assist the disabled population and lead to a comfortable life in an enhanced living environment (ELE). In this paper, we propose an effective voice pathology assessment system that works in a smart home framework. The proposed system takes input from various sensors, and processes the acquired voice signals and electroglottography (EGG) signals...
January 29, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118804/the-foot-abduction-characteristics-following-steenbeek-foot-abduction-brace
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Anil Agarwal, Anubrat Kumar, Madhusudan Mishra
PURPOSE: We prospectively investigated the foot abduction characteristics following Steenbeek foot abduction brace (SFAB) use in corrected clubfeet. The foot abduction achievable in SFAB with knee flexion and extension was calculated to find the effectiveness and stretch exerted by it. METHODS: Only children with corrected idiopathic clubfeet using SFAB for greater than 3 months were enrolled. The foot abduction with and without brace in knee extended and flexed positions was measured...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118082/conservation-abilities-visuospatial-skills-and-numerosity-processing-speed
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Katharina Lambert, Birgit Spinath
The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations between elementary school children's mathematical achievement and their conservation abilities, visuospatial skills, and numerosity processing speed. We also assessed differences in these abilities between children with different types of learning problems. In Study 1 ( N = 229), we investigated second to fourth graders and in Study 2 ( N = 120), third and fourth graders. Analyses revealed significant contributions of numerosity processing speed and visuospatial skills to math achievement beyond IQ...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Learning Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073319/no-clinically-relevant-effects-in-children-after-accidental-ingestion-of-panaeolina-foenisecii-lawn-mower-s-mushroom
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Katharina M Schenk-Jaeger, Katharina E Hofer-Lentner, Bettina Plenert, Dagmar Eckart, Bettina Haberl, Gabriele Schulze, Janine Borchert-Avalone, Uwe Stedtler, Rudolph Pfab
INTRODUCTION: Panaeolina foenisecii is one of the most common and widely distributed lawn mushrooms in Europe and North America, and frequently involved in accidental mushroom ingestion, mainly in children. Nevertheless, there is contradictory information regarding the toxicity profile of P. foenisecii in the literature. Objective of the study was to assess clinical effects with particular attention on psychoactive properties of P. foenisecii in case of accidental oral exposure. METHODS: This observational case series is based on prospectively collected data on mushroom poisoning using a structured data collection form, and it was performed in seven poisons centres in Germany and Switzerland...
March 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024268/validation-of-autonomic-and-endocrine-reactivity-to-a-laboratory-stressor-in-young-children
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Leslie E Roos, Ryan J Giuliano, Kathryn G Beauchamp, Megan Gunnar, Brigette Amidon, Philip A Fisher
The validation of laboratory paradigms that reliably induce a stress response [including hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and autonomic nervous system (ANS) activation], is critical for understanding how children's stress-response systems support emotional and cognitive function. Early childhood research to date is markedly limited, given the difficulty in establishing paradigms that reliably induce a cortisol response. Furthermore, research to date has not included a control condition or examined concurrent ANS reactivity...
November 29, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002840/suprasegmental-characteristics-of-spontaneous-speech-produced-in-good-and-challenging-communicative-conditions-by-talkers-aged-9-14-years
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Valerie Hazan, Outi Tuomainen, Michèle Pettinato
Purpose: This study investigated the acoustic characteristics of spontaneous speech by talkers aged 9-14 years and their ability to adapt these characteristics to maintain effective communication when intelligibility was artificially degraded for their interlocutor. Method: Recordings were made for 96 children (50 female participants, 46 male participants) engaged in a problem-solving task with a same-sex friend; recordings for 20 adults were used as reference. The task was carried out in good listening conditions (normal transmission) and in degraded transmission conditions...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987413/intervention-recommendations-and-subsequent-access-to-services-following-clinical-assessment-for-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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Jacqueline Pei, Lauren Baugh, Gail Andrew, Carmen Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) experience multiple difficulties requiring various interventions. Researchers have called for investigation into service use with respect to clinically recommended interventions. AIMS: To examine intervention recommendations for children with FASD/PAE and subsequent access to these recommended interventions. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Intervention recommendations following FASD assessment were examined for children (1-17 years)...
January 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968821/willingness-to-have-a-second-child-among-women-with-gynecological-disease-in-china-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Jiang Xiu Xiu, Wu Rui Jin, Liu Yan Min, Pan Min Zhu, Xu Kai Hong, Lin Jun
BACKGROUND: With the end of 35 years of the one-child policy in China, the second-child policy presents a challenge for maternity hospitals. We aimed to inform configuration of medical resources by investigating willingness to have a second child in women with risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: We did a cross-sectional study in two hospitals in Zhejiang province, China. We surveyed women aged 30-45 years with gynecological disease (6000 in a university hospital and 6000 in a county hospital) by questionnaire, between January and April, 2016...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940779/neuropsychological-follow-up-after-neonatal-ecmo
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Raisa M Schiller, Marlous J Madderom, Jolanda J C M Reuser, Katerina Steiner, Saskia J Gischler, Dick Tibboel, Arno F J van Heijst, Hanneke IJsselstijn
OBJECTIVE: To assess the longitudinal development of intelligence and its relation to school performance in a nationwide cohort of neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) survivors and evaluate predictors of outcome at 8 years of age. METHODS: Repeated measurements assessed intelligence of neonatal ECMO survivors at 2, 5, and 8 years (n = 178) with the use of validated, standardized instruments. Selective attention (n = 148) and type of education were evaluated in the 8-year-olds...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930588/three-cases-of-mumps-virus-and-enterovirus-coinfection-in-children-with-enteroviral-meningitis
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Mojtaba Rasti, Manoochehr Makvandi, Niloofar Neisi, Azarakhsh Azaran, Nasrin Rastegarvand, Davod Khalafkhany, Emad Jahangirnezhad, Ali Teimoori, Maryam Hadian, Abdolnabi Shabani, Ahmad Shamsizadeh, Roya Nikfar, Mehran Varnaseri
Several viruses are responsible for aseptic meningitis; however, in the region of Southwest Iran, the role played by each virus is still not very well known. The aim of this study is to determine the relative frequencies of mumps virus, herpes viruses, and enteroviruses, as well as coinfections among them, in patients with aseptic meningitis.In this cross-sectional study, samples of cerebrospinal fluid were collected between December 2012 and December 2013 from patients under 14 years, who were hospitalized in Abuzar Children's Hospital in Ahvaz, Southwest Iran (the only children's hospital in Khuzestan province and Southwest Iran)...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898980/feasibility-of-macular-integrity-assessment-maia-microperimetry-in-children-sensitivity-reliability-and-fixation-stability-in-healthy-observers
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Pete R Jones, Narmella Yasoubi, Marko Nardini, Gary S Rubin
Purpose: To assess the feasibility of macular integrity assessment (MAIA) microperimetry (MP) in children. Also to establish representative outcome measures (differential light sensitivity, fixation stability, test-retest reliability) for children without visual impairment. Methods: Thirty-three adults and 33 children (9-12 years) were asked to perform three monocular MAIA examinations within a single session (dominant eye only). Results: Children exhibited poorer test-retest reliability than adults for measures of both mean sensitivity (95% coefficient of repeatability [CoR95] = 2...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895939/malaria-moderate-to-severe-anaemia-and-malarial-anaemia-in-children-at-presentation-to-hospital-in-the-mount-cameroon-area-a-cross-sectional-study
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Irene Ule Ngole Sumbele, Sharon Odmia Sama, Helen Kuokuo Kimbi, Germain Sotoing Taiwe
Background. Malaria remains a major killer of children in Sub-Saharan Africa, while anaemia is a public health problem with significant morbidity and mortality. Examining the factors associated with moderate to severe anaemia (MdSA) and malarial anaemia as well as the haematological characteristics is essential. Methodology. Children (1-14 years) at presentation at the Regional Hospital Annex-Buea were examined clinically and blood samples were collected for malaria parasite detection and full blood count evaluation...
2016: Anemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856090/cystatin-c-and-cardiac-measures-in-children-and%C3%A2-adolescents%C3%A2-with-ckd
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Tammy M Brady, Kelly Townsend, Michael F Schneider, Christopher Cox, Thomas Kimball, Peace Madueme, Bradley Warady, Susan Furth, Mark Mitsnefes
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is highly prevalent among children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Cystatin C is an established marker of kidney function and an emerging biomarker for CVD events. We quantified the relationship between cystatin C level and cardiac structure and function over time among children with CKD and assessed whether cystatin C level and diastolic function retained an association after accounting for kidney function. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study...
February 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846417/threat-interpretation-and-parental-influences-for-children-with-asthma-and-anxiety
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Gemma Sicouri, Louise Sharpe, Jennifer L Hudson, Jo Dudeney, Adam Jaffe, Hiran Selvadurai, Sarah Lorimer, Caroline Hunt
Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent in children with asthma yet very little is known about the cognitive and parent factors that may underpin this relationship. The present study investigated interpretation biases in children with asthma and anxiety and their parents, and whether parent-child discussions influenced children's interpretations. Eighty-nine parent-child dyads were included across four groups: children with asthma and anxiety, children with anxiety only, children with asthma only and healthy children (aged between 8 and 13 years old)...
February 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788403/preschool-children-use-space-rather-than-counting-to-infer-the-numerical-magnitude-of-digits-evidence-for-a-spatial-mapping-principle
#19
Francesco Sella, Ilaria Berteletti, Daniela Lucangeli, Marco Zorzi
A milestone in numerical development is the acquisition of counting principles which allow children to exactly determine the numerosity of a given set. Moreover, a canonical left-to-right spatial layout for representing numbers also emerges during preschool. These foundational aspects of numerical competence have been extensively studied, but there is sparse knowledge about the interplay between the acquisition of the cardinality principle and spatial mapping of numbers in early numerical development. The present study investigated how these skills concurrently develop before formal schooling...
October 24, 2016: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749630/association-of-delay-in-appendectomy-with-perforation-in-children-with-appendicitis
#20
James A Meltzer, Sergey Kunkov, Jennifer H Chao, Ee Tein Tay, Jerry P George, David Borukhov, Stephen Alerhand, Prince A Harrison, Jeffrey Hom, Ellen F Crain
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether increased time from emergency department (ED) triage to appendectomy is associated with a greater risk of children developing appendiceal perforation. METHODS: We performed a multicenter retrospective cohort study of children younger than 18 years hospitalized with appendicitis. To avoid enrolling patients who had perforated prior to ED arrival, we included only children who had a computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrating nonperforated appendicitis...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
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