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Arthur Stacey, Claire Toolis, Vijeya Ganesan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recurrent ischemic events are common in children with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) and put patients at risk for further neurological impairment. This study sought to identify rates and risk factors for recurrent AIS or transient ischemic attack in a cohort of children seen after index AIS and uniformly investigated and managed using contemporary clinical guidelines. METHODS: Case note and radiology review of children >28 days and <18 years of age who presented to Great Ormond Street Hospital from 2005 to 2015 with index AIS...
March 14, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Charlotte F Cole, June H Lee, Abigail Bucuvalas, Yasemin Sırali
Children's media have the capacity to prepare young learners to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to contribute to a more peaceful world. Research suggests international coproductions of Sesame Street and other children's media efforts are linked to positive impact on how viewers perceive themselves and their own cultures, as well as how they perceive others. Creating such media, however, relies on a commitment to a complex development process where the educational needs of children are considered alongside intra- and intergroup dynamics and political realities...
March 2018: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
David C Schwebel, Joan Severson, Yefei He
Various programs effectively teach children to cross streets more safely, but all are labor- and cost-intensive. Recent developments in mobile phone technology offer opportunity to deliver virtual reality pedestrian environments to mobile smartphone platforms. Such an environment may offer a cost- and labor-effective strategy to teach children to cross streets safely. This study evaluated usability, feasibility, and validity of a smartphone-based virtual pedestrian environment. A total of 68 adults completed 12 virtual crossings within each of two virtual pedestrian environments, one delivered by smartphone and the other a semi-immersive kiosk virtual environment...
September 2017: Virtual Reality
Megan Rose Stafford, Mick Cooper, Michael Barkham, Jeni Beecham, Peter Bower, Karen Cromarty, Andrew J B Fugard, Charlie Jackson, Peter Pearce, Rebekah Ryder, Cathy Street
BACKGROUND: One in ten children in Britain have been identified as experiencing a diagnosable mental health disorder. School-based humanistic counselling (SBHC) may help young people identify, address, and overcome psychological distress. Data from four pilot trials suggest that SBHC may be clinically effective. However, a fully powered randomised controlled trial (RCT) is needed to provide a robust test of its effectiveness, to assess its cost-effectiveness, and to determine the process of change...
March 9, 2018: Trials
Joshua Rivenbark, Lily Martyn, Kathryn Whetten, Lavanya Vasudevan
Background: Globally, street children comprise a growing population of vulnerable children. Understanding how they interact with healthcare systems is fundamental to efforts to improve their health and well-being. Methods: We surveyed 75 street- and community-based children in Battambang, Cambodia regarding their healthcare-seeking practices and related stigma. Results: For demographically similar street and community children, hospitals and pharmacies were preferred healthcare institutions, with this choice being motivated by the caretaker's decision or cost...
March 1, 2018: International Health
Erica N Barin, Cory M McLaughlin, Mina W Farag, Aaron R Jensen, Jeffrey S Upperman, Helen Arbogast
Cell phone use has been implicated in driver distraction and motor vehicle crashes, and more recently has been associated with distracted pedestrians. There are limited data on interventions aimed at this important public health issue. We hypothesized that the use of a visual intervention near street crossings would decrease the frequency of distracted behaviors of pedestrians. We performed a prospective observational cohort study examining painted sidewalk stencils reading, "Heads Up, Phones Down" as an intervention to decrease cell phone distractions amongst pedestrians...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Community Health
Abraham Lwidiko, Stephen Matthew Kibusi, Azan Nyundo, Bonaventura C T Mpondo
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents continue to have HIV/AIDS in southern Saharan Africa. Scaling up of HIV services has significantly improved access to ARV and consequently improved on morbidity and mortality related to HIV/AIDS including opportunistic infection. Despite the above efforts, non-communicable conditions including mental disorders such as depression have been observed to contribute to the burden of disabilities about which little is documented. This study, therefore, aimed to determine the magnitude of depressive symptoms and the associated factors among HIV-infected children and adolescents...
2018: PloS One
A E Ghenadenik, L Kakinami, A Van Hulst, M Henderson, T A Barnett
This paper examined prospective associations between built environment features assessed at baseline using direct audits and adiposity outcomes two years later in Montreal, Canada. Data stem from the Quebec Adipose and Lifestyle Investigation in Youth study of 630 children aged 8-10 years with a parental history of obesity. Baseline measurements took place between 2005 and 2008. Follow-up took place between 2008 and 2011. Built environment features were assessed at baseline in up to 10 contiguous street segments around participants' residential addresses using on-site audits...
February 17, 2018: Preventive Medicine
Jackie Street, Heather Cox, Edilene Lopes, Jessie Motlik, Lisa Hanson
OBJECTIVE: Including and prioritising community voice in policy development means policy is more likely to reflect community values and priorities. This project trialled and evaluated a storyboard approach in a deliberative community forum to engage Australian Aboriginal people in health policy priority setting. METHODS: The forum was co-constructed with two Aboriginal community-controlled organisations. A circle storyboard was used to centre Aboriginal community knowledge and values and encourage the group to engage with broader perspectives and evidence...
February 14, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Khurram Khan, Joseph Hardwicke, Rimante Seselgyte, Paul Morris, Guy Thorburn, Loshan Kangesu, Marc C Swan, Bruce Richard
OBJECTIVE: In wide palatal defects, closure of the nasal layer can prove a considerable challenge. Mobilizing nasal flaps posteriorly usually facilitates soft palate closure. However, the defect is often too wide within the hard palate; hence, bilateral vomerine flaps are frequently required. Despite this, there is often a small defect in the nasal layer at the posterior septum (typically equating to the hard-soft palate junction), which has to be left to heal by secondary intention with the resulting increased risk of fistula formation and the potential deleterious long-term effect on speech due to cicatricial migration of the reconstructed levator sling anteriorly...
March 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Jude Mary Cénat, Daniel Derivois, Martine Hébert, Laetitia Mélissande Amédée, Amira Karray
In Haiti, as in several developing countries, the phenomenon of street children has become a major public health issue. These children are often victims of traumas and adverse life events. This article aimed to investigate traumas experienced by street children and their coping and resilience strategies used to deal with adversities in a logic of survival, relying on a mixed method approach. A group of 176 street children, aged 7-18 (n = 21 girls), recruited in Port-au-Prince, completed measures assessing PTSD, social support and resilience...
February 8, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
Roger A Atinga, Irene Akua Agyepong, Reuben K Esena
Policy analysis on why women and children in low- and middle-income settings are still disadvantaged by access to appropriate care despite Primary Health Care (PHC) programmes implementation is limited. Drawing on the street-level bureaucracy theory, we explored how and why frontline providers (FLP) actions on their own and in interaction with health system factors shape Ghana's community-based PHC implementation to the disadvantage of women and children accessing and using health services. This was a qualitative study conducted in 4 communities drawn from rural and urban districts of the Upper West region...
February 5, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
Aditya Mathur, Love Mehra, Vishal Diwan, Ashish Pathak
Injuries are a major global public health problem. There are very few community-based studies on childhood injury from India. The objective of this cross-sectional, community-based survey was to identify the incidence, type, and risk factors of unintentional childhood injuries. The study was done in seven villages and ten contiguous urban slums in Ujjain, India. World Health Organization (WHO) tested tools and definitions were used for the survey, which included 2518 households having 6308 children up to 18 years of age, with 2907 children from urban households and 3401 from rural households...
February 8, 2018: Children
Qi Zhu, Xiaoping Shao, Shaoli Chen, Dingliang Li, Xiaohong Chen, Wenjin Liu, Xianghua Wu, Zengyong Jian, Rutherford Shannon, Huizhen Zheng
OBJECTIVE: A cross sectional community prevalence survey was conducted to investigate the seroepidemiological features of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among children aged 1-14 years in Guangdong Province, and to provide baseline data for the evaluation of HBV disease burden and the impacts of HBV control. METHODS: 2765 children aged 1-14 years old from 16 villages/streets of 8 cities in Guangdong province were recruited as subjects. A blood sample was obtained from each subject...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Francesca Cirillo, Pietro Lazzeroni, Cecilia Catellani, Chiara Sartori, Sergio Amarri, Maria Elisabeth Street
MicroRNAs are involved in multiple pathophysiological networks and in the pathogenesis of a broad spectrum of human disorders, including cancer and inflammatory diseases. Impaired linear growth is encountered in children with chronic inflammatory conditions such as cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel diseases, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, celiac disease and in subjects born intrauterine growth restricted/small for gestational age. Children with inflammatory conditions may also be at risk of developing insulin resistance as a result of the inflammatory process and concurrent therapy...
February 2, 2018: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
Young-Jae Kim, Chanam Lee, Jun-Hyun Kim
Walking is being promoted for health and transportation purposes across all climatic regions in the US and beyond. Despite this, an uncomfortable microclimate condition along sidewalks is one of the major deterrents of walking, and more empirical research is needed to determine the risks of heat exposure to pedestrians while walking. This study examined the effect of street trees and grass along sidewalks on air temperatures. A series of thermal images were taken at the average heights of adults and children in the US to objectively measure the air temperatures of 10 sidewalk segments in College Station, TX, USA...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Kim D Raine, Kayla Atkey, Dana Lee Olstad, Alexa R Ferdinands, Dominique Beaulieu, Susan Buhler, Norm Campbell, Brian Cook, Mary L'Abbé, Ashley Lederer, David Mowat, Joshna Maharaj, Candace Nykiforuk, Jacob Shelley, Jacqueline Street
INTRODUCTION: Unhealthy foods are widely available in public settings across Canada, contributing to diet-related chronic diseases, such as obesity. This is a concern given that public facilities often provide a significant amount of food for consumption by vulnerable groups, including children and seniors. Healthy food procurement policies, which support procuring, distributing, selling, and/or serving healthier foods, have recently emerged as a promising strategy to counter this public health issue by increasing access to healthier foods...
January 2018: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
Petter Lundborg, Kaveh Majlesi
Studies on the intergenerational transmission of human capital usually assume a one-way spillover from parents to children. However, children may also affect their parents' human capital. Using exogenous variation in education, arising from a Swedish compulsory schooling reform in the 1950s and 1960s, we address this question by studying the causal effect of children's schooling on their parents' longevity. We first replicate previous findings of a positive and significant cross-sectional relationship between children's education and their parents' longevity...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Health Economics
Clair Saxby, Kate A Stephenson, Katherine Steele, Sonna Ifeacho, Michelle E Wyatt, Martin Samuels
BACKGROUND: Children with syndromic craniosynostosis frequently suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The aim of the authors' study was to investigate if midface advancement surgery for patients with SC improved the severity of OSA by examining the results of sleep studies before and after surgery. METHODS: A retrospective comparison of the pre and postoperative sleep study data of children undergoing midface advancement surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital between 2007 and 2016...
January 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Dipesh E Patel, Phillippa M Cumberland, Bronwen C Walters, Isabelle Russell-Eggitt, John Brookes, Maria Papadopoulos, Peng Tee Khaw, Ananth C Viswanathan, David Garway-Heath, Mario Cortina-Borja, Jugnoo S Rahi
Importance: There is limited evidence to support the development of guidance for visual field testing in children with glaucoma. Objective: To compare different static and combined static/kinetic perimetry approaches in children with glaucoma. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cross-sectional, observational study recruiting children prospectively between May 2013 and June 2015 at 2 tertiary specialist pediatric ophthalmology centers in London, England (Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital)...
December 28, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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