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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350450/cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-analysis-of-nutritional-status-of-school-children-from-bumbire-island-united-republic-of-tanzania
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Ornella Comandini, Gabriele Carmignani, Alessandro Cipriano, Giovanni Carmignani, Deodatus Tiba, Elisabetta Marini
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the nutritional status of schoolchildren from Bumbire Island (Tanzania) from cross-sectional and longitudinal perspectives. METHODS: During 2014 and 2015, we collected anthropometric measurements in a sample of 437 schoolchildren (226 males, 211 females; 5-16 years). A sub-sample of 126 children were measured in both surveys. Socio-demographic data have been taken and dietary habits investigated. The accuracy of age data was checked. Malnutrition prevalence was calculated according to the WHO references and the z-score criteria...
January 19, 2018: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343315/subclinical-inflammation-affects-iron-and-vitamin-a-but-not-zinc-status-assessment-in-senegalese-children-and-cambodian-children-and-women
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Marion Fiorentino, Marlène Perignon, Khov Kuong, Chhoun Chamnan, Jacques Berger, Frank T Wieringa
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the acute-phase response (APR) during inflammation on Fe, Zn and vitamin A biomarkers to allow accurate evaluation of micronutrient status in populations. DESIGN: Ferritin (FER), soluble transferrin receptor (TfR), retinol-binding protein (RBP), Zn, α1-acid glycoprotein and C-reactive protein concentrations were measured. Correction factors (CF) for each biomarker were calculated as the ratio for groups at different stages of inflammation v...
January 18, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341385/biological-and-behavioral-correlates-of-body-weight-status-among-rural-northeast-brazilian-schoolchildren
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Fernanda Karina Dos Santos, Marcos André Moura Dos Santos, Marcelus Brito Almeida, Isabele Goes Nobre, Gabriela Goes Nobre, Wylla Tatiana Ferreira E Silva, Thayse Natacha Gomes, José António Ribeiro Maia, Carol Góis Leandro
OBJECTIVES: The increase in the prevalence of overweight/obesity in youth is a public health problem worldwide; however, few studies have investigated its prevalence and correlates in children from the Brazilian Northeast region rural zone. The purpose of this study was (1) to estimate the prevalence of children's weight status according to sex, age, and birth weight categories; and (2) to investigate the links between biological and behavioral factors and weight categories. METHODS: The sample comprises 501 children (248 girls), aged 7-10 years, classified as low weight, normal weight, overweight, and obese using body mass index cut-points...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338803/socio-demographic-inequalities-in-the-clinical-characteristics-of-dengue-haemorrhagic-fever-in-the-city-of-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-2007-2008
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Sheila Moura Pone, Yara Hahr Marques Hökerberg, Patricia Brasil, Cecília Carmen de Araújo Nicolai, Rogério Ferrari, Raquel de Vasconcellos Carvalhaes de Oliveira
In 2007-2008, the city of Rio de Janeiro underwent an epidemiological change, with increases in the incidence in children and in severe forms of dengue. To describe the clinical profile and spatial distribution of dengue we performed an ecological study based on dengue surveillance data using the Brazilian classification (2005): dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue with complications. χ 2 test was used to describe the clinical and socio-demographic variables (P < 0.05). Spatial distribution of incidence and case-fatality was explored with thematic maps, Moran and Geary indices (P < 0...
January 17, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335050/are-hypomineralized-primary-molars-and-canines-associated-with-molar-incisor-hypomineralization
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Maria Jose da Silva Figueiredo Sé, Ana Paula Dias Ribeiro, Lourdes Aparecida Martins Dos Santos-Pinto, Rita de Cassia Loiola Cordeiro, Renata Nunes Cabral, Soraya Coelho Leal
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of and relationship between hypomineralized second primary molars (HSPM) and hypomineralized primary canines (HPC) with molar-incisor hypomineralization (MIH) in 1,963 schoolchildren. METHODS: The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) criterion was used for scoring HSPM/HPC and MIH. Only children with four permanent first molars and eight incisors were considered in calculating MIH prevalence (n equals 858); for HSPM/HPC prevalence, only children with four primary second molars (n equals 1,590) and four primary canines (<small>n</small> equals 1,442) were considered...
November 1, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334867/increasing-prevalence-of-emotional-symptoms-in-higher-socioeconomic-strata-trend-study-among-danish-schoolchildren-1991-2014
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Pernille Due, Mogens T Damsgaard, Katrine R Madsen, Line Nielsen, Signe B Rayce, Bjørn E Holstein
AIMS: The aims of this study were: (a) to examine trends in daily emotional symptoms among 11- to 15-year-olds from 1991 to 2014 in Denmark, and (b) to examine trends in social inequality in daily emotional symptoms, that is, whether the differences in prevalence between adolescents with parents of varying occupational social class changed over time. METHODS: We combined seven comparable cross-sectional Health Behaviour in School-aged Children surveys ( N=31,169)...
January 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333865/parental-supervision-and-discomfort-with-children-walking-to-school-in-low-income-communities-in-cape-town-south-africa
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Abigail Simons, Karin Koekemoer, Ashley van Niekerk, Rajen Govender
Objective The risk of pedestrian injury is compounded for children living in low-income communities due to factors such as poor road and pedestrian infrastructure, reliance on walking as a means of transport, and compromised supervision. Parents play an important role in child pedestrian safety. The primary objective of this study was to examine the effects of child pedestrian variables on parental discomfort with regard to letting their child walk to and from school and on the frequency of adult supervision...
January 15, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333817/anthropometric-and-biochemical-assessment-of-nutritional-status-and-dietary-intake-in-school-children-aged-6-14-years-province-of-buenos-aires-argentina
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Lorena Lázaro Cuesta, Analía Rearte, Sergio Rodríguez, Melina Niglia, Horacio Scipioni, Diego Rodríguez, Rosalía Salinas, Claudia Sosa, Stella Rasse
INTRODUCTION: Childhood obesity is a global epidemic. School age and adolescence are critical stages for the implementation of eating and lifestyle habits. OBJECTIVE: To assess anthropometric and biochemical assessment of nutritional status and dietary intake in children, their relationship with socioeconomic factors and georeferencing. METHODS: Cross-sectional study in schoolchildren aged 6-14 years from the District of General Pueyrredon, during August-November 2013...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326503/impact-of-dental-trauma-on-quality-of-life-among-11-14-years-schoolchildren
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Ibrahim Hassan El-Kalla, Hanaa Mahmoud Shalan, Rabaa Abo Bakr
Background: Traumatic injuries are common dental problems in pediatric dentistry that may influence the children's quality of life. Aim: the aim of this study is to assess the impact of traumatic dental injuries (TDI) and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among Egyptian schoolchildren aged 11-14 years. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out involving a sample of 11700 schoolchildren from public and private schools of Mansoura city, Egypt...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324967/theoretical-saturation-in-qualitative-research-an-experience-report-in-interview-with-schoolchildren
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Luciana de Cassia Nunes Nascimento, Tania Vignuda de Souza, Isabel Cristina Dos Santos Oliveira, Juliana Rezende Montenegro Medeiros de Moraes, Rosane Cordeiro Burla de Aguiar, Liliane Faria da Silva
OBJECTIVE: report the experience of applying the theoretical data saturation technique in qualitative research with schoolchildren. METHOD: critical reading of primary sources and compilation of raw data, followed by thematic grouping through colorimetric codification and allocation of themes/types of statements in charts to find theoretical saturation for each grouping. RESULTS: colorimetric codification occurred according to previously established themes: bodily hydration; physical activities and play; handling of sickle-cell disease; feeding and clothing...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320886/contribution-of-preventive-methods-in-controlling-caries-among-saudi-primary-schoolchildren-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Jehan AlHumaid, Zainah Salloot, Asim Al-Ansari, Maha El Tantawi, Yousef AlYousef, Fahad Al-Harbi
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the association between caries preventive measures including regular dental checkups, twice a day tooth brushing using fluoridated toothpaste and pit and fissure sealants on one side and the presence of caries among primary schoolchildren in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016 including 1198, 6-12-year-old children from 13 randomly selected schools. The outcome variable was caries presence...
January 11, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318115/evaluation-of-the-change-in-the-prevalence-of-overweight-and-obesity-in-schoolchildren-in-south-west-turkey-from-2005-to-2014
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Tuğba Koca, Selim Dereci, Özgür Pirgon, Mustafa Akçam
Background: To examine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among schoolchildren in our region and to compare the results with previous studies conducted in the same region in 2005 and 2009. Methods: This study was conducted at seven primary and three high schools in the center of the province of Isparta, Turkey in 2014, randomly selected for two studies of obesity five and nine years previously. Students were weighed and measured, and BMI was calculated. The results were then compared with those from 2005 and 2009...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317557/prevalence-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-normal-weight-and-overweight-preadolescent-children-in-haryana-india
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Manoja Kumar Das, Vidyut Bhatia, Anupam Sibal, Abha Gupta, Sarath Gopalan, Raman Sardana, Reeti Sahni, Ankur Roy, Narendra K Arora
OBJECTIVE: To document the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic parameters among normal-weight and overweight schoolchildren. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Thirteen private schools in urban Faridabad, Haryana. PARTICIPANTS: 961 school children aged 5-10 years. METHODS: Ultrasound testing was done, and 215 with fatty liver on ultrasound underwent further clinical, biochemical and virological testing...
December 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314343/does-asthma-affect-school-performance-in-adolescents-results-from-the-swedish-population-based-birth-cohort-bamse
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Sara Nilsson, Maria Ödling, Niklas Andersson, Anna Bergström, Inger Kull
BACKGROUND: Asthma is common among schoolchildren and may influence quality of life and school attendance. However, it is unclear if asthma affects school performance. The aim of this study was to examine if different phenotypes of asthma affect school performance during adolescence. METHODS: The study population consisted of 1,715 adolescents from a population-based birth cohort, followed to age 16 with questionnaires and clinical examinations. Asthma was defined as at least 4 wheeze episodes or at least 1 wheeze episode in combination with inhaled steroids in the last 12 months...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313946/impact-of-different-detection-criteria-on-caries-estimates-and-risk-assessment
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Luana Severo Alves, Cristiano Susin, Nailê Damé-Teixeira, Marisa Maltz
AIM: This study aimed to compare the prevalence and extent of dental caries according to the standard World Health Organization (WHO), modified WHO and International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) criteria among 12-year-old Brazilian schoolchildren and to assess the impact of these detection criteria on the assessment of sociodemographic risk indicators for dental caries. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey used a multistage probability sampling strategy to select a representative sample of 12-year-old schoolchildren...
January 5, 2018: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305766/a-novel-lips-assay-for-insulin-autoantibodies
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Daniela Liberati, Rebecca C Wyatt, Cristina Brigatti, Ilaria Marzinotto, Maurizio Ferrari, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Emanuele Bosi, Ben T Gillard, Kathleen M Gillespie, Frans Gorus, Ilse Weets, Eric Balti, Lorenzo Piemonti, Peter Achenbach, Alistair J K Williams, Vito Lampasona
AIMS: Insulin autoantibodies (IAA) are often the first marker of autoimmunity detected in children in the preclinical phase of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Currently, the vast majority of laboratories adopt the radiobinding micro-assay (RBA) for measuring IAA. Our aim was to replace RBA with a novel non-radioactive IAA Luciferase Immuno Precipitation System (LIPS) assay with improved performance. METHODS: We developed (pro)insulin antigens with alternative placements of a NanoLuc™ luciferase reporter (NLuc)...
January 5, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305232/comparison-of-different-maximal-oxygen-uptake-equations-to-discriminate-the-cardiometabolic-risk-in-children-and-adolescents
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Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Jorge Mota, Antonio Garcia-Hermoso
OBJECTIVE: To determine the ability of 8 different maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) equations to discriminate between low and high cardiometabolic risk, and to determine cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) cutoffs associated with a more favorable cardiometabolic risk profile in Colombian children and adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: In a cross-sectional study, CRF was estimated using the 20-m shuttle run test in 2870 schoolchildren (54.5% girls) from Bogota, Colombia. We computed a metabolic syndrome score (MetScore) as the sum of the age- and sex-standardized scores of waist circumference, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, glucose, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304069/naso-and-oropharyngeal-bacterial-carriage-in-nursing-home-residents-impact-of-multimorbidity-and-functional-impairment
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Anja Kwetkat, Wolfgang Pfister, Diana Pansow, Mathias W Pletz, Cornel C Sieber, Heike Hoyer
OBJECTIVE: From April 2013 to February 2014 we performed a multicentre prospective cross-sectional study in 541 German nursing home residents. We determined pharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae (primary objective) and other bacteria (secondary objective) in naso- and oropharyngeal swabs by culture-based standard procedures and explored the influence of multimorbidity and functional status on bacterial carriage. METHODS: Socio-demographic data, vaccination status, multimorbidity, nutrition and functional status defined by Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment were evaluated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301577/ethnic-disparities-in-children-s-oral-health-findings-from-a-population-based-survey-of-grade-1-and-2-schoolchildren-in-alberta-canada
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Congshi Shi, Peter Faris, Deborah A McNeil, Steven Patterson, Melissa L Potestio, Salima Thawer, Lindsay McLaren
BACKGROUND: Although oral health has improved remarkably in recent decades, not all populations have benefited equally. Ethnic identity, and in particular visible minority status, has been identified as an important risk factor for poor oral health. Canadian research on ethnic disparities in oral health is extremely limited. The aim of this study was to examine ethnic disparities in oral health outcomes and to assess the extent to which ethnic disparities could be accounted for by demographic, socioeconomic and caries-related behavioral factors, among a population-based sample of grade 1 and 2 schoolchildren (age range: 5-8 years) in Alberta, Canada...
January 4, 2018: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301119/cause-and-clinical-presentation-of-anaphylaxis-in-singapore-from-infancy-to-old-age
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Si Hui Goh, Jian Yi Soh, Wenyin Loh, Khai Pin Lee, Sze Chin Tan, Wei Jian Kenneth Heng, Irwani Ibrahim, Bee Wah Lee, Wen Chin Chiang
BACKGROUND: The study objective was to compare age-related differences in the cause and clinical presentation of anaphylaxis. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of patients visiting the emergency department for anaphylaxis. Data were collected from 3 emergency departments from 1 April 2014 to 31 December 2015. Patient electronic records with the diagnoses of allergy, angioedema, urticaria, and anaphylaxis (ICD-9 codes 9953, 9951, 7080, 9950, 7089) were screened and cases fulfilling World Allergy Organisation criteria for anaphylaxis were included...
January 5, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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