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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221517/urban-rural-disparity-in-helicobacter-pylori-infection-related-upper-gastrointestinal-cancer-in-china-and-the-decreasing-trend-in-parallel-with-socioeconomic-development-and-urbanization-in-an-endemic-area
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Xiaoduo Wen, Denggui Wen, Yi Yang, Yuetong Chen, Guiying Wang, Baoen Shan
BACKGROUND: Globally China has the largest urban-rural disparity in socioeconomic development, and the urban-rural difference in upper gastrointestinal cancer (UGIC) is similar to the difference between developed and developing countries. OBJECTIVES: To describe urban-rural disparity in UGIC and to emphasize prevention by socioeconomic development and urbanization in China. METHODS: Age-standardized incidence rates (ASRs) of cancers in 2012 were compared between urban Shijiazhuang city and rural Shexian County, and trends from 2000-2015 in Shexian County were analyzed...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220543/skin-cancer-prevention-campaign-in-childhood-survey-based-on-3-676-children-in-brazil
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Paulo Ricardo Criado, Jorge Ocampo-Garza, Anne Lise Dias, Walter Belda Junior, Nilton Di Chiachio, Aparecida Machado de Moraes, Meire Brasil Parada, Fátima de Oliveira Rabay, Octavio Moraes Junior, Renato Sau Rios, Cristiana Silveira da Silva, Francisco C S Ferreira, Samuel Henrique Mandeulbaum, Cidia Vasconcellos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Primary skin cancer prevention campaigns are essential and more effective among children, not only because of the importance of sun exposure effects during this period, but also because at this age is when individuals are developing behaviors. The Brazilian Society of Dermatology - Regional State of Sao Paulo developed and conducted, the program named "The Sun, Friend of Childhood", a school health education and disease prevention project for children and parents...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219095/compliance-with-the-australian-24-hour-movement-guidelines-for-the-early-years-associations-with-weight-status
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Rute Santos, Zhiguang Zhang, João R Pereira, Eduarda Sousa-Sá, Dylan P Cliff, Anthony D Okely
BACKGROUND: For effective public health and surveillance it is important to document the proportion of young children who meet the new Australian Integrated 24 h Movement Guidelines for the Early Years and how these associate with health outcomes. We aimed to (i) assess compliance with the new Integrated 24 h Movement Guidelines for the Early Years in a sample of Australian toddlers; and (ii) ascertain whether compliance with the guidelines associates with weight status. METHODS: The sample comprised 202 toddlers (104 girls) aged 19...
November 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218501/evaluating-safety-reporting-in-paediatric-antibiotic-trials-2000-2016-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Paola Pansa, Yingfen Hsia, Julia Bielicki, Irja Lutsar, A Sarah Walker, Mike Sharland, Laura Folgori
BACKGROUND: There are very few options to treat multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in children. A major barrier is the duration and complexity of regulatory trials of new antibiotics. Extrapolation of safety data from adult trials could facilitate drug development for children. OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review on the safety of antibiotic clinical trials (CTs) in children (0-18 years) to evaluate the overall quality of safety trials conducted in children and to determine if age-specific adverse events (AEs) could be identified for specific antibiotic classes...
December 7, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215151/brain-connectivity-in-children-is-increased-by-the-time-they-spend-reading-books-and-decreased-by-the-length-of-exposure-to-screen-based-media
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Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, John S Hutton
AIM: This study compared the time spent using screen-based media or reading on the functional connectivity of the reading-related brain regions in children aged 8-12. METHODS: We recruited 19 healthy American children from a private school in Cincinnati, USA, in 2015-6 after advertising the study to parents. The parents completed surveys on how many hours their children spent on independent reading and screen-based media time, including smartphones, tablets, desktop or laptop computers and television...
December 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214403/executive-functioning-academic-skills-and-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-patients-with-brain-tumors-post-proton-radiation-therapy
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Lea M Ventura, Julie A Grieco, Casey L Evans, Karen A Kuhlthau, Shannon M MacDonald, Nancy J Tarbell, Torunn I Yock, Margaret B Pulsifer
Radiation therapy (RT) is integral in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors; however, photon RT (XRT) often results in intellectual decline, executive functioning (EF) deficits, academic underachievement/failure, and lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Proton RT (PRT) provides more targeted therapy, minimizing damage to the developing brain, yet few studies have examined its neuropsychological effects. This study investigated the role of EF in academic skills and HRQoL in a sample of children treated with PRT...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214323/economic-value-of-using-partially-hydrolysed-infant-formula-for-risk-reduction-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-high-risk-infants-not-exclusively-breastfed-in-singapore
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Marc F Botteman, Abhijeet J Bhanegaonkar, Erica G Horodniceanu, Xiang Ji, Bee Wah Lee, Lynette P Shek, Hugo Ps Van Bever, Patrick Detzel
INTRODUCTION: Previous trials have demonstrated reductions in atopic dermatitis (AD) incidence when healthy, high-risk, non-exclusively breastfed infants were fed until four months of age with 100% whey-based partially hydrolysed formula (PHF-W) versus standard cow's milk formula (CMF). We assessed this intervention's cost-effectiveness in Singapore. METHODS: Modelling techniques were used to simulate, from birth to Month 30, the incidence, and clinical and economic burden of AD in high-risk, non-exclusively breastfed infants fed with PHF-W or CMF for up to four months...
December 7, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209922/altered-brain-morphometry-in-7-year-old-hiv-infected-children-on-early-art
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Emmanuel C Nwosu, Frances C Robertson, Martha J Holmes, Mark F Cotton, Els Dobbels, Francesca Little, Barbara Laughton, Andre van der Kouwe, Ernesta M Meintjes
Even with the increased roll out of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), paediatric HIV infection is associated with neurodevelopmental delays and neurocognitive deficits that may be accompanied by alterations in brain structure. Few neuroimaging studies have been done in children initiating ART before 2 years of age, and even fewer in children within the critical stage of brain development between 5 and 11 years. We hypothesized that early ART would limit HIV-related brain morphometric deficits at age 7...
December 5, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208864/how-does-family-structure-relate-with-children-s-language-development-a-cross-sectional-experience-from-urban-slums-in-dhaka
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S Islam, F Nusrat, S A Esha, F Mehrin, A Hilaly, S Shiraji, M I Hasan, F Tofail, J D Hamadani
Family structure is an important factor for children's overall development. In this cross sectional study, we explored how single parenting relates to child's language development in slums of Dhaka city, Bangladesh from 31st August 2010 to 9th February 2011. Children aged 10 to 24 months (n=133), living with mother only and those living with both parents were included. Children's comprehensive and expressive language development was assessed using the Bengali version of Mac Arthur's Communicative Development Inventory (MCDI)...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208342/pediatric-stroke-related-to-lyme-neuroborreliosis-data-from-the-swiss-neuropaediatric-stroke-registry-and-literature-review
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O Monteventi, M Steinlin, M Regényi, E Roulet-Perez, P Weber, J Fluss
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular complications of Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) are poorly documented in the paediatric population. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis from prospectively registered cases of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) from the Swiss NeuroPaediatric Stroke Registry (SNPSR) from 2000 to 2015. Only cases with serologically confirmed LNB were included. In addition, a literature review on paediatric stroke cases secondary to Lyme neuroborreliosis in the same time frame was performed...
November 24, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207445/risk-reduction-of-breast-cancer-by-childbirth-breastfeeding-and-their-interaction-in-korean-women-heterogeneous-effects-across-menopausal-status-hormone-receptor-status-and-pathological-subtypes
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Seok Hun Jeong, Yoon Suk An, Ji-Yeob Choi, Boyoung Park, Daehee Kang, Min Hyuk Lee, Wonshik Han, Dong Young Noh, Keun-Young Yoo, Sue K Park
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of childbirth, breastfeeding, and their interaction with breast cancer (BC) risk reduction, and to evaluate the heterogeneity in the BC risk reduction effects of these factors by menopause, hormone receptor (HR) status, and pathological subtype. Methods: BC patients aged 40+ from the Korean Breast Cancer Registry in 2004-2012 and controls from the Health Examinee cohort participants were included in this study after 1:1 matching (12 889 pairs) by age and enrollment year...
November 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207397/relationship-of-serum-fetuin-a-with-metabolic-and-clinical-parameters-in-german-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Christina Reinauer, Thomas Reinehr, Christina Baechle, Beate Karges, Julia Seyfarth, Katharina Foertsch, Martin Schebek, Joachim Woelfle, Michael Roden, Reinhard W Holl, Joachim Rosenbauer, Thomas Meissner
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The hepatokine fetuin A is upregulated in the metabolic syndrome and in type 2 diabetes (T2D), while its role in adolescent type 1 diabetes (T1D) is unclear. We assessed the relationship between circulating fetuin A levels and metabolic control, comorbidities, and complications in adolescent T1D patients. METHODS: We studied the relationship between serum fetuin A and clinical diabetes-related data from the DPV registry (Diabetes-Pa-tienten-Verlaufsdokumentation) in 172 adolescent T1D patients with early-onset (<5 years) long-standing (>10 years) T1D...
December 5, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206926/impact-of-cleaner-fuel-use-and-improved-stoves-on-acute-respiratory-infections-evidence-from-india
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Prabhat Lamichhane, Anurag Sharma, Ajay Mahal
Background: The use of cleaner fuel and improved stoves has been promoted as a means to lower harmful emissions from solid fuels. However, little is known about how exclusive use of cleaner fuels, mixed fuel use and improved stoves influences children's health. Methods: We compared the impact of using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exclusively with mixed fuel use (LPG plus polluting fuels) and with exclusive use of polluting fuels on acute respiratory infections (ARI) among 16 157 children 0-4 years of age from households in the 2012 Indian Human Development Survey...
December 1, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205916/leptin-in-maternal-plasma-and-cord-blood-as-a-predictor-of-offspring-adiposity-at-5-years-a-follow-up-study
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Dorothy Marie Meyer, Christina Brei, Lynne Stecher, Daniela Much, Stefanie Brunner, Hans Hauner
OBJECTIVE: Perinatal leptin exposure may modulate the risk of adiposity in early childhood. In previous analyses, negative associations between maternal (32 weeks' gestation) and cord blood leptin and offspring body composition at 2 years were observed. METHODS: Associations between maternal/cord blood leptin were assessed with indirect (i.e., body weight, BMI percentiles, sum of 4 skinfold thicknesses), and direct (i.e., ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging in a subgroup) growth and adipose tissue (AT) measurements in 120 children aged 3 to 5 years...
December 3, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204840/survival-outcomes-in-pediatric-recurrent-high-grade-glioma-results-of-a-20-year-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Cassie Kline, Erin Felton, I Elaine Allen, Peggy Tahir, Sabine Mueller
Recurrent pediatric high-grade glioma is a leading cause of cancer-related death in children. We report results of a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating survival outcome in pediatric patients with recurrent high-grade glioma over the last 20 years. MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Review databases were searched for relevant studies reporting on survival outcomes for pediatric patients with recurrent high-grade glioma treated between 1996 and 2016. Progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were calculated cumulatively over all studies, by therapy subgroup, and by decade of treatment...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204689/comparison-between-over-glasses-patching-and-adhesive-patching-for-children-with-moderate-amblyopia-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Su Jin Kim, Hyeshin Jeon, Jae Ho Jung, Kwang Min Lee, Hee Young Choi
PURPOSE: To investigate efficacy of over-glasses patching treatment for amblyopic children using visual function improvement and Amblyopia Treatment Index (ATI) changes. METHODS: In a randomized multi-center controlled clinical trial, 107 children aged 3-7 years with moderate amblyopia (visual acuity in the range of 20/40 to 20/100) were included to receive treatment with either an adhesive skin patch or a fabric over-glasses patch. The patients were prescribed 2 h of patching per day for the sound eye...
December 4, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204607/longitudinal-associations-across-prematurity-attention-and-language-in-school-age-children
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Jamie Mahurin-Smith, Laura S DeThorne, Stephen A Petrill
Purpose: This research note explores the potential role of attention in mediating previously reported associations between language outcomes and prematurity. Method: As a follow-up investigation to Mahurin Smith, DeThorne, Logan, Channell, and Petrill (2014), we employed multilevel modeling to analyze longitudinal data on language and attention collected when children were, on average, ages of 7, 8, and 10 years. The sample of 114 children taken from the Western Reserve Reading and Math Project was selected to oversample children with a history of prematurity while also controlling for differences in confounding influences such as age, gender, parental education, and race...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204193/management-and-outcome-analysis-of-pediatric-unstable-thoracolumbar-spine-injury-large-surgical-series-with-literature-review
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REVIEW
Guru Dutta Satyarthee, M Sangani, Sumit Sinha, Deepak Agrawal
Pediatric thoracolumbar spine fractures are considered rare injuries with paucity of publication across the globe. Further, spine injuries in children are comparatively rarer, and pediatric spine differs from adults, both biomechanically and anatomically; so, adult spine management strategy cannot be applied to pediatric cases, and exact guidelines for management of pediatric spinal injury is lacking. The current study is undertaken to study epidemiology, surgical management, and outcome of pediatric dorsolumbar unstable spine injury...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204115/a-randomized-double-blind-study-assessing-changes-in-cognitive-function-in-indian-school-children-receiving-a-combination-of-bacopa-monnieri-and-micronutrient-supplementation-vs-placebo
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Tora Mitra-Ganguli, Soumik Kalita, Sakshi Bhushan, Con Stough, James Kean, Nan Wang, Vidhu Sethi, Anuradha Khadilkar
Several studies have indicated a chronic cognitive enhancing effect of Bacopa monnieri across different ages and cognitive impairment associated with vitamin and mineral deficiencies in children. Therefore, we investigated the effects of 4-month supplementation with a combination of B. monnieri extract and multiple micronutrients on cognitive functions in Indian school children aged 7-12 years. This was a randomized, double-blind, parallel design, single-center study in which 300 children were randomized to receive a beverage either fortified with B...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203444/stress-and-eating-behaviors-in-children-and-adolescents-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Deborah C Hill, Rachael H Moss, Bianca Sykes-Muskett, Mark Conner, Daryl B O'Connor
It is well established that stress is linked to changes in eating behaviors. Research using adult populations has shown that stress is associated with both increases and decreases in the amount and type of food consumed. However, due to a lack of research reviews, the relationship between stress and eating behaviors in children is unclear. This systematic research review and meta-analysis aimed to identify whether stress is associated with healthy and unhealthy eating behaviors in children aged 8-18 years. Studies were included in the review if they measured stress and included a measure of food consumption...
December 1, 2017: Appetite
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