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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155850/pre-pubertal-exposure-with-phthalates-and-bisphenol-a-and-pubertal-development
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Monika Kasper-Sonnenberg, Jürgen Wittsiepe, Katharina Wald, Holger M Koch, Michael Wilhelm
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiological studies indicate associations between childhood exposure with phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) and the pubertal development. We examined associations between the pre-pubertal phthalate and BPA body burden and the longitudinally assessed sexual maturation of eight- to thirteen-year-old children. METHODS: We started with eight- to ten-year-old children in the baseline study and quantified phthalate metabolites and BPA in 472 urine samples (250 boys; 222 girls; mean age: 8...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155241/multilocus-sequence-typing-based-analysis-of-moraxella-catarrhalis-population-structure-reveals-clonal-spreading-of-drug-resistant-strains-isolated-from-childhood-pneumonia
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Yinju Du, Haijian Zhou, Fei Wang, Shengnan Liang, Lihong Cheng, Xiaofei Du, Feng Pang, Jinjing Tian, Jinxing Zhao, Biao Kan, Jianguo Xu, Juan Li, Furong Zhang
This work revealed the drug resistance and population structure of Moraxella catarrhalis strains isolated from children less than three years old with pneumonia. Forty-four independent M. catarrhalis strains were analyzed using broth dilution antimicrobial susceptibility testing and multilocus sequence typing (MLST). The highest non-susceptibility rate was observed for amoxicillin (AMX), which reached 95.5%, followed by clindamycin (CLI) (n=33; 75.0%), azithromycin (AZM) (61.4%), cefaclor (CEC) (25.0%), trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT) (15...
November 15, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155118/patterns-of-neuroendocrine-coupling-in-9-year-old-children-effects-of-sex-body-mass-index-and-life-stress
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Sarah R Black, Matthew D Lerner, Elizabeth A Shirtcliff, Daniel N Klein
Previous investigations have explored stress and pubertal hormones in parallel; it has been a recent development, however, to explore the relationships between different hormones during puberty, and how this hormonal cross-talk may be influenced by the environment. The current study investigated neuroendocrine coupling, or the extent to which hormones are correlated within the individual, and also investigated early life stressors that may influence coupling. Participants were 405 adrenarcheal children (mean Tanner stage=1...
November 16, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154657/trajectories-of-parental-engagement-in-early-childhood-among-dual-earner-families-effects-on-child-self-control
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Tiago Ferreira, Joana Cadima, Marisa Matias, Joana Marina Vieira, Teresa Leal, Karine Verschueren, Paula Mena Matos
Parental engagement in positive activities with the child may show significant variation across time, assuming a crucial influence on child development. In dual-earner families, work-family conflict can interfere with parental engagement, with negative consequences for children's behavior. The current study examined the change trajectories of mothers' and fathers' engagement in early childhood, analyzing whether these trajectories are influenced by parents' work-family conflict and whether they predict child behavioral self-control...
November 20, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154632/auditory-over-visual-advantage-of-sensorimotor-synchronization-in-6-to-7-year-old-children-but-not-in-12-to-15-year-old-children-and-adults
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Yan Mu, Yingyu Huang, Chao Ji, Li Gu, Xiang Wu
The superiority of the auditory over visual modality in sensorimotor synchronization-a fundamental ability to coordinate movements with external rhythms-has long been established, whereas recent metronome synchronization work showed that synchronization of a visual bouncing ball was not less stable than synchronization of auditory tones in adults. The present study examined synchronization to isochronous sequences composed of auditory tones, visual flashes, or a bouncing ball in 6- to 7-year-old children, 12- to 15-year-old children, and 19- to 29-year-old adults...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153880/food-allergy-is-an-important-risk-factor-for-childhood-asthma-irrespective-of-whether-it-resolves
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Evelien M Vermeulen, Jennifer J Koplin, Shyamali C Dharmage, Lyle C Gurrin, Rachel L Peters, Vicki McWilliam, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Terence Dwyer, Adrian J Lowe, Mimi L K Tang, Katrina J Allen
BACKGROUND: The risk of developing asthma in those with early food allergy is unknown, particularly when early life food allergy has resolved. OBJECTIVE: To understand whether challenge-proven food allergy in infancy increases the risk of asthma at age 4 years, using data from a population-based cohort. METHODS: A total of 5,276 12-month-old infants were recruited using a population-based sampling frame. Infants underwent skin prick test to egg, peanut, and sesame and those with a detectable skin prick test result had oral food challenges...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153739/cultural-diversification-of-communicative-gestures-through-early-childhood-a-comparison-of-children-in-english-german-and-chinese-speaking-families
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Alicia Y Kwon, Claire D Vallotton, Mechthild Kiegelmann, Kim Hughes Wilhelm
Previous literature has demonstrated cultural differences in young children's use of communicative gestures, but the results were mixed depending on which gestures were measured and what age of children were involved. This study included variety of different types of gestures and examined whether children's use of communicative gestures varies by their cultural backgrounds and ages. 714 parents of children (6-36 months old) from U.S.A. English-, German-, and Taiwan Chinese- speaking countries completed the questionnaire on their children's use of each gesture described in the survey...
November 16, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153020/-williams-beuren-syndrome-williams-syndrome-case-report
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Györgyi Miklós, György Fekete, Irén Haltrich, Miklós Tóth, Péter Reismann
Williams syndrome is a rare genetic disorder, that occurs equally in all ethnic groups and both sexes. The diagnosis might be missed during childhood in mild cases. However, establishing the diagnosis is important, not only to find the cause of intellectual disability but to look for cardiovascular, endocrine, psychiatry, urology and other conditions, which can occur at any age in the patients' lifetime. This case report presents the story of 47-year-old woman, who was admitted with haematemesis. During her stay on the ward, in the light of the distinctive facial features, mental retardation, and social behaviour patterns, the possibility of Williams syndrome emerged...
November 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151829/validation-of-poiba-how-do-we-eat-questionnaire-in-9-10-years-old-schoolchildren
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Carles Ariza, Teresa Arechavala, Sara Valmayor, Gemma Serral, Albert Moncada, Luis Rajmil, Anna Schiaffino, Francesca Sánchez-Martínez
Background: It is difficult to obtain good food reports with Food Frequency Questionnaires (FFQ) among children. In addition, validated questionnaires are scarce. Objective: The aim of this study was to validate the 'POIBA-How do we eat?' (POIBA-HDWE) FFQ and whether it could be administered to children under 10 years of age. Design: We validated the FFQ POIBA-HDWE as part of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Program (POIBA project) in Barcelona. Forty-two out of 63 primary school students (9-10 years old) answered three questionnaires: FFQ POBA-HDWE; another questionnaire, 'POIBA-How do our children eat?' (POIBA-HDOCE), which was administered to the children's parents; and the 24-h recall computer program 'Young Adolescents' Nutrition Assessment on Computer' (YANA-C), which was used on three different days as a gold standard...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149632/brain-structural-differences-between-73-and-92-year-olds-matched-for-childhood-intelligence-social-background-and-intracranial-volume
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Stuart J Ritchie, David Alexander Dickie, Simon R Cox, Maria Del C Valdés Hernández, Ruth Sibbett, Alison Pattie, Devasuda Anblagan, Paul Redmond, Natalie A Royle, Janie Corley, Susana Muñoz Maniega, Adele M Taylor, Sherif Karama, Tom Booth, Alan J Gow, John M Starr, Mark E Bastin, Joanna M Wardlaw, Ian J Deary
Fully characterizing age differences in the brain is a key task for combating aging-related cognitive decline. Using propensity score matching on 2 independent, narrow-age cohorts, we used data on childhood cognitive ability, socioeconomic background, and intracranial volume to match participants at mean age of 92 years (n = 42) to very similar participants at mean age of 73 years (n = 126). Examining a variety of global and regional structural neuroimaging variables, there were large differences in gray and white matter volumes, cortical surface area, cortical thickness, and white matter hyperintensity volume and spatial extent...
October 16, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148828/increased-cellular-aging-by-3-years-of-age-in-latino-preschool-children-who-consume-more-sugar-sweetened-beverages-a-pilot-study
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Janet M Wojcicki, Rosalinda Medrano, Jue Lin, Elissa Epel
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in adults and older children find that sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption increases risk for obesity and cellular aging, as measured by leukocyte telomere length (LTL). METHODS: In a previously described, San Francisco-based Latino birth cohort, where telomere length was measured at birth, we evaluate the relationship between beverage consumption (including SSB and 100% fruit juice), obesity, and LTL at 2-3 years old, as well as change in LTL from birth...
November 17, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146650/benefits-and-risks-of-iron-interventions-in-children-brisc-protocol-for-a-three-arm-parallel-group-randomised-controlled-field-trial-in-bangladesh
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Mohammed Imrul Hasan, Sheikh Jamal Hossain, Sabine Braat, Michael John Dibley, Jane Fisher, Sally Grantham-McGregor, Fahmida Tofail, Julie A Simpson, Shams Ei Arifeen, Jena Hamadani, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Sant-Rayn Pasricha
INTRODUCTION: Anaemia is a major global health problem affecting about 43% of preschool children globally and 60% of 6-24-month-old children in rural Bangladesh, half of which is attributed to iron deficiency (ID). Although WHO recommends universal supplementation with iron or home fortification with iron-containing multiple micronutrient powders (MMPs) to children under 2 years, evidence for benefits of these interventions on childhood development (a key rationale for these interventions) and harms (especially infection) remains limited...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145905/-a-girl-with-a-tumour-on-the-thorax
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M B Notenboom-Kool, W Opstelten
A healthy 1-year old girl visits her general practitioner with a solitary dome-shaped tumour on her thorax. The lesion is about one cm in diameter and is present since several months. Pathological research reveals a solitary giant molluscum contagiosum. This is a common viral disease of the childhood. In contrast to this case, mollusca contagiosa typically present as several small papules.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145295/extrarenal-teratoma-with-nephroblastoma-in-the-retroperitoneum-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yanan Li, Chuanfen Lei, Bo Xiang, Fuyu Li, Chuan Wang, Qi Wang, Siyuan Chen, Yi Ji
RATIONALE: Teratoma with nephroblastoma is a rare disease. The most common site at which teratoma with nephroblastoma occurs is the kidney. The mechanisms underlying the development of teratoma with nephroblastoma have not been fully elucidated. PATIENT CONCERNS: In the current report, we describe the clinical characteristics of a 3-year-old girl with a complaint of a painless abdominal mass in the upper right side of the body. Ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed a cystic-solid mass with a clear boundary...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145249/prospective-associations-between-measures-of-gross-and-fine-motor-coordination-in-infants-and-objectively-measured-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-in-childhood
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Guillermo F López Sánchez, Genevieve Williams, Daniel Aggio, Domenico Vicinanza, Brendon Stubbs, Catherine Kerr, James Johnstone, Justine Roberts, Lee Smith
One important determinant of childhood physical activity and sedentary behavior may be that of motor development in infancy. The present analyses aimed to investigate whether gross and fine motor delays in infants were associated with objective and self-reported activity in childhood. Data were from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, a prospective cohort study, involving UK children born on or around the millennium (September 2000 and January 2002). When children were 9 months old, parents reported children's fine and gross motor-coordination, and at 7 years, sports club attendance and daily TV viewing time...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144024/epidemiology-of-type-1-diabetes-in-polish-children-a-multicentre-cohort-study
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Mieczysław Szalecki, Marta Wysocka-Mincewicz, Anna Ramotowska, Artur Mazur, Lucyna Lisowicz, Iwona Ben-Skowronek, Joanna Sieniawska, Bożena Klonowska, Dorota Charemska, Jolanta Nawrotek, Irena Jałowiec, Artur Bossowski, Milena Jamiołkowska, Beata Pyrżak, Grażyna Miszkurka, Agnieszka Szypowska
BACKGROUND: The incidence of childhood Type-1 diabetes (T1D) varies greatly between populations and the estimates and/or predictions of the rates would aid in adequate planning of health care resources. The study's aim was to assess the incidence of T1D in the paediatric population of eastern and central Poland. METHODS: In this cohort study covering the period from January 2010 to December 2014 data were collected for children and adolescents below 18 years of age with newly diagnosed T1D, living in eastern and central Poland...
November 16, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143638/water-sanitation-and-hygiene-interventions-for-acute-childhood-diarrhea-a-systematic-review-to-provide-estimates-for-the-lives-saved-tool
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Nazia Darvesh, Jai K Das, Tyler Vaivada, Michelle F Gaffey, Kumanan Rasanathan, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: In the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era, there is growing recognition of the responsibilities of non-health sectors in improving the health of children. Interventions to improve access to clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene behaviours (WASH) represent key opportunities to improve child health and well-being by preventing the spread of infectious diseases and improving nutritional status. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of studies evaluating the effects of WASH interventions on childhood diarrhea in children 0-5 years old...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142791/management-of-massively-enlarged-multiple-hydatid-cysts-in-the-liver-of-a-pediatric-patient
#18
Faizan Yasin, Haider Ghazanfar, Salman Assad, Sumbal A Bhatti
Multiple hydatid cysts in the liver are a very rare occurrence in childhood. We present a similar case in a nine-year-old girl, a resident in a rural community, who presented with two hydatid cysts in her liver. The cysts were operated upon by a pediatric surgeon. The laboratory findings of this patient showed peripheral blood eosinophilia, elevated white blood cells, and liver enzymes. The serology was positive. The ultrasonography showed cystic masses in the liver, and the diagnosis of hydatid cysts was eventually confirmed by computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen...
September 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142650/early-childhood-development-and-iranian-parents-knowledge-a-qualitative-study
#19
Elham Habibi, Firouzeh Sajedi, Hosein Malek Afzali, Nikta Hatamizadeh, Soheila Shahshahanipour, Frances Page Glascoe
Background: Early childhood is the most important step throughout the lifespan and it is a critical period continuing to the end of 8-year-old. Mothers' knowledge is one of the important aspects of child development. The goals of this study were to determine the situation of knowledge in Iranian parents about the concept and the importance of early childhood development (ECD) and determining the sources of parental knowledge about ECD from the perspective of parents and grandparents. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted based on the directional content analysis in 2016...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141822/epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-paediatric-population-in-slovenia-a-descriptive-nation-wide-study
#20
Neli Bizjak, Damjan Osredkar, Mirjana Perković Benedik, Saša Šega Jazbec
BACKGROUND: Although multiple sclerosis usually affects young adults, paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (pMS) is increasingly recognized in the past ten years. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence of pMS in Slovenia and to characterize the clinical, laboratory and neuroradiological characteristics of pMS at the disease onset. METHODS: We performed a national retrospective descriptive study including all patients diagnosed with pMS between January 1992 and June 2017...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
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