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Raphael Patcas, Hubertus Jm van Waes, Moritz M Daum, Markus A Landolt
OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of children visited by the Tooth Fairy, the child-related factors that influence the likelihood of her visit, and the parent-related variables that affect the amount of money the Tooth Fairy leaves. DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire study. SETTING: Zürich, Switzerland. PARTICIPANTS: 3617 parents of children (mean age of children, 6.8 years; 51.9% girls) who had lost at least one deciduous tooth received a self-developed questionnaire; 1274 questionnaires were returned (35...
December 11, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227338/associations-between-early-family-meal-environment-quality-and-later-well-being-in-school-age-children
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Marie-Josée Harbec, Linda S Pagani
OBJECTIVE: Past research suggests a positive link between family meals and child and adolescent health. Although researchers have often relied on how often families eat together, this may not capture the complexity of the experience. Using a birth cohort, this study examines the prospective associations between the environmental quality of the family meal experience at age 6 years and child well-being at age 10. METHODS: Participants are 1492 children of the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227330/total-bile-acid-levels-are-associated-with-left-atrial-volume-and-cardiac-output-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Andrei M Voiosu, Signe Wiese, Theodor A Voiosu, Jens Hove, Flemming Bendtsen, Søren Møller
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bile acids (BAs) are potent signaling molecules involved in the regulation of several metabolic and functional aspects of cardiovascular homeostasis. BA pool alteration in cirrhosis may contribute toward the development of hemodynamic and cardiac disturbances. We aimed to investigate the association between total BA levels and echocardiographic and biochemical markers of cardiac dysfunction in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: Cirrhotic patients were enrolled prospectively in this hypothesis-generating study and evaluated for cardiac and hemodynamic dysfunction through clinical, echocardiographic, and biochemical means...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227265/-peculiarities-of-the-analysis-of-the-level-of-proinflammatory-cytokins-in-the-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children
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A Akhaeyva, D Zhupenova, T Kenzhetaeva, A Kysabekova, S Dzhabaeva
The high specific gravity in the structure of morbidity in children of all age groups, complicated course, determines the urgency of studying the clinical and diagnostic aspects of community-acquired pneumonia. In recent years, interest has been growing in the study of the child's cytokine status. A number of studies indicate that cytokines regulate the severity and duration of the inflammatory process. In this regard, the study of the possibility of determining the level of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-6 , TNF-α) is of great practical importance for assessing the prognosis of community-acquired pneumonia in children...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226546/small-supernumerary-marker-chromosome-15-and-a-ring-chromosome-15-associated-with-a-15q26-3-deletion-excluding-the-igf1r-gene
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András Szabó, Márta Czakó, Kinga Hadzsiev, Balázs Duga, Zsolt Bánfai, Katalin Komlósi, Béla Melegh
Array comparative genomic hybridization is essential in the investigation of chromosomal rearrangements associated with epilepsy, intellectual disability, and dysmorphic features. In many cases deletions, duplications, additional marker chromosomes, and ring chromosomes originating from chromosome 15 lead to abnormal phenotypes. We present a child with epilepsy, cardiac symptoms, severely delayed mental and growth development, behavioral disturbances and characteristic dysmorphic features showing a ring chromosome 15 and a small supernumerary marker chromosome...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226493/a-prospective-study-comparing-perioperative-anxiety-and-posthospital-behavior-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-vs-typically-developing-children-undergoing-outpatient-surgery
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Anila B Elliott, Amy Lewandowski Holley, Alexandra C Ross, Amy O Soleta, Jeffrey L Koh
BACKGROUND: Research describing the experience of youth with autism spectrum disorders in the perioperative setting is limited. This study compared youth with autism spectrum disorder to typically developing children in the perioperative setting and examined group differences in: child anxiety, parent anxiety, premedication patterns, induction compliance, and changes in behavior postprocedure. METHODS: Participants were 60 youth (32 with autism spectrum disorder, 28 typically developing) of ages 2-19 years undergoing outpatient surgery and their parents...
December 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226139/stochastic-dosimetry-for-the-assessment-of-children-exposure-to-uniform-50%C3%A2-hz-magnetic-field-with-uncertain-orientation
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E Chiaramello, S Fiocchi, P Ravazzani, M Parazzini
This study focused on the evaluation of the exposure of children aging from five to fourteen years to 50 Hz homogenous magnetic field uncertain orientation using stochastic dosimetry. Surrogate models allowed assessing how the variation of the orientation of the magnetic field influenced the induced electric field in each tissue of the central nervous system (CNS) and in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of children. Results showed that the electric field induced in CNS and PNS tissues of children were within the ICNIRP basic restrictions for general public and that no significant difference was found in the level of exposure of children of different ages when considering 10000 possible orientations of the magnetic field...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226124/epigenetic-and-neural-circuitry-landscape-of-psychotherapeutic-interventions
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Christopher W T Miller
The science behind psychotherapy has garnered considerable interest, as objective measures are being developed to map the patient's subjective change over the course of treatment. Prenatal and early life influences have a lasting impact on how genes are expressed and the manner in which neural circuits are consolidated. Transgenerationally transmitted epigenetic markers as well as templates of enhanced thought flexibility versus evasion can be passed down from parent to child. This influences gene expression/repression (impacting neuroplasticity) and kindling of neurocircuitry which can perpetuate maladaptive cognitive processing seen in a number of psychiatric conditions...
2017: Psychiatry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225945/reproductive-maternal-neonatal-and-child-health-in-conflict-a-case-study-on-syria-using-countdown-indicators
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Jocelyn DeJong, Hala Ghattas, Hyam Bashour, Rima Mourtada, Chaza Akik, Amelia Reese-Masterson
Introduction: Women and children account for a disproportionate morbidity burden among conflict-affected populations, and yet they are not included in global accountability frameworks for women's and children's health. We use Countdown to 2015 (Millennium Development Goals) health indicators to provide an up-to-date review and analysis of the best available data on Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey and internally displaced within Syria and explore data challenges in this conflict setting...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225937/use-of-standardised-patients-to-assess-quality-of-healthcare-in-nairobi-kenya-a-pilot-cross-sectional-study-with-international-comparisons
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Benjamin Daniels, Amy Dolinger, Guadalupe Bedoya, Khama Rogo, Ana Goicoechea, Jorge Coarasa, Francis Wafula, Njeri Mwaura, Redemptar Kimeu, Jishnu Das
Introduction: The quality of clinical care can be reliably measured in multiple settings using standardised patients (SPs), but this methodology has not been extensively used in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study validates the use of SPs for a variety of tracer conditions in Nairobi, Kenya, and provides new results on the quality of care in sampled primary care clinics. Methods: We deployed 14 SPs in private and public clinics presenting either asthma, child diarrhoea, tuberculosis or unstable angina...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225485/patterns-and-correlates-of-co-occurrence-among-multiple-types-of-child-maltreatment
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Kihyun Kim, Ferol E Mennen, Penelope K Trickett
This study examined the patterns and correlates of the types of maltreatment experienced by adolescents aged 9-12, participating in an ongoing longitudinal study on the impact of neglect on children's development. Using case record abstraction, the study compared the child protection classification and findings from the case record abstraction with regard to the rates of four types of maltreatment (i.e. physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect) as well as co-occurrence across multiple types of maltreatment...
February 2017: Child & Family Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225339/early-speech-development-in-koolen-de-vries-syndrome-limited-by-oral-praxis-and-hypotonia
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Angela T Morgan, Leenke van Haaften, Karen van Hulst, Carol Edley, Cristina Mei, Tiong Yang Tan, David Amor, Simon E Fisher, David A Koolen
Communication disorder is common in Koolen de Vries syndrome (KdVS), yet its specific symptomatology has not been examined, limiting prognostic counselling and application of targeted therapies. Here we examine the communication phenotype associated with KdVS. Twenty-nine participants (12 males, 4 with KANSL1 variants, 25 with 17q21.31 microdeletion), aged 1.0-27.0 years were assessed for oral-motor, speech, language, literacy, and social functioning. Early history included hypotonia and feeding difficulties...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225154/development-of-a-predictive-model-for-blood-transfusions-and-bleeding-during-liver-transplantation-an-observational-cohort-study
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Luc Massicotte, François Martin Carrier, André Y Denault, Pierre Karakiewicz, Zoltan Hevesi, Mickael McCormack, Lynda Thibeault, Anna Nozza, Zhe Tian, Michel Dagenais, André Roy
OBJECTIVE: Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) frequently is associated with major blood loss and considerable transfusion requirements. The goal of this study was to define the risk factors for multiple transfusions and major bleeding during OLT and to help identify higher risk patients that could benefit from targeted interventions. DESIGN: OLTs were studied for this observational cohort study. SETTING: Community hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 800 consecutive OLTs were studied...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224774/australian-children-with-cleft-palate-achieve-age-appropriate-speech-by-5-years-of-age
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Antonia Chacon, Melissa Parkin, Kate Broome, Alison Purcell
INTRODUCTION: Children with cleft palate demonstrate atypical speech sound development, which can influence their intelligibility, literacy and learning. There is limited documentation regarding how speech sound errors change over time in cleft palate speech and the effect that these errors have upon mono-versus polysyllabic word production. The objective of this study was to examine the phonetic and phonological speech skills of children with cleft palate at ages 3 and 5. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational design was used...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224659/bronchial-artery-embolization-for-the-treatment-of-acute-hemoptysis
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M Cody O'Dell, Anne E Gill, C Matthew Hawkins
Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening condition often defined as coughing up 300-600mL of blood in 24 hours in an adult, or >8mL/kg in 24 hours in a child. Although the definition is controversial, one should view massive hemoptysis as any volume of expectorated blood that can cause respiratory failure. This is because mortality in the setting of hemoptysis is usually associated with asphyxiation, rather than exsanguination. Massive hemoptysis accounts for only about 5% of cases of hemoptysis, but when treated conservatively, has a reported mortality rate between 50% and 85%...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224232/physical-activity-and-family-based-obesity-treatment-a-review-of-expert-recommendations-on-physical-activity-in-youth
#16
REVIEW
C Foster, J B Moore, C R Singletary, J A Skelton
Targeting physical inactivity in children is pertinent to aiding in the decrease of childhood obesity rates. Only 33% of adolescents are obtaining the recommended goal of at least 60 min of physical activity per day. The objectives of this review are to summarize professional recommendations for physical activity and exercise in children and adolescents, and identify family-centred strategies that can be implemented by weight management clinicians. Clinically oriented recommendations and policy statements from professional organizations were identified through literature and internet searches, summarized using rubrics of aerobic, muscle strengthening and bone strengthening exercise, then examined for details on family-based focus, inclusion of child developmental stage and age, and application to the prevention and treatment of obesity...
December 10, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223888/neighborhood-crime-undermines-parenting-violence-in-the-vicinity-of-households-as-a-predictor-of-aggressive-discipline
#17
Jorge Cuartas
Child discipline is a central component of parent-child interactions. Evidence suggests corporal discipline impairs children's physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development and compromises their future chances, especially since it is more frequently used against at-risk children. Using geocoded data for 1209 children under the age of five and their mothers, this study analyses the relation between the occurrence of crimes in close proximity to households in four major urban municipalities of Colombia and a particularly violent corporal discipline practice: hitting children with objects...
December 7, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223808/perfluoroalkyl-acid-levels-in-first-time-mothers-in-relation-to-offspring-weight-gain-and-growth
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Irina Gyllenhammar, Barbro Diderholm, Jan Gustafsson, Urs Berger, Peter Ridefelt, Jonathan P Benskin, Sanna Lignell, Erik Lampa, Anders Glynn
We investigated if maternal body burdens of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) at the time of delivery are associated with birth outcome and if early life exposure (in utero/nursing) is associated with early childhood growth and weight gain. Maternal PFAA body burdens were estimated by analysis of serum samples from mothers living in Uppsala County, Sweden (POPUP), sampled three weeks after delivery between 1996 and 2011. Data on child length and weight were collected from medical records and converted into standard deviation scores (SDS)...
December 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223775/association-between-prenatal-bisphenol-a-and-phthalate-exposures-and-fetal-metabolic-related-biomarkers-the-hokkaido-study-on-environment-and-children-s-health
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Machiko Minatoya, Atsuko Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Yu Ait Bamai, Sachiko Itoh, Jun Yamamoto, Yu Onoda, Kazuki Ogasawara, Toru Matsumura, Reiko Kishi
Bisphenol A and phthalates are widely detected in human urine, blood, breast milk, and amniotic fluid. Both bisphenol A and phthalates have been suggested as playing a role in obesity epidemics. Exposure to these chemicals during fetal development, and its consequences should be concerning because they can cross the placenta. Thus, this study aimed to assess the association between prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates, and cord blood metabolic-related biomarkers. Maternal serum was used during the first trimester, to determine prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223767/evaluation-of-a-national-pediatric-subinternship-curriculum-implemented-through-individual-learning-plans
#20
Linda R Tewksbury, Cristina Carter, Lyuba Konopasek, Sandra M Sanguino, Janice L Hanson
OBJECTIVE: The Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics and Association of Pediatric Program Directors developed a Pediatric Subinternship (CAPS) Curriculum for use with an individualized learning plan (ILP). The authors determined which learning objectives (LOs) pediatric subinterns selected when provided the CAPS Curriculum, summarized students' self-reported progress, and determined feasibility of ILPs in subinternship. METHODS: Students from 10 medical schools completed a standardized ILP during pediatric subinternship...
December 6, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
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