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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943749/family-structure-and-childhood-anthropometry-in-saint-paul-minnesota-in-1918
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Evan Roberts, John Robert Warren
Concern with childhood nutrition prompted numerous surveys of children's growth in the United States after 1870. The Children's Bureau's 1918 "Weighing and Measuring Test" measured two million children to produce the first official American growth norms. Individual data for 14,000 children survives from the Saint Paul, Minnesota survey whose stature closely approximated national norms. As well as anthropometry the survey recorded exact ages, street address and full name. These variables allow linkage to the 1920 census to obtain demographic and socioeconomic information...
2017: History of the Family: An International Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937148/transition-from-paediatric-to-adult-ophthalmology-services-what-matters-most-to-young-people-with-visual-impairment
#2
A O Robertson, V Tadić, J S Rahi
PurposeTo identify the views and experiences and thus the transition-related needs of young people with visual impairment (VI), so as to inform future practice and policies.Patients and methodsQualitative study of 17 young people aged 16-19 years (ie the conventional transition age threshold) with VI (best-corrected acuity logMAR worse than 0.48) and without additional impairments, drawn from a sampling frame of paediatric ophthalmology patients attending Great Ormond Street Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK)...
September 22, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929965/-a-negleted-bacteria-with-a-case-bartonella-henselae
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Kamuran Türker, Bekir Çelebi, Şeyda Andaç, Pınar Bulut, Şenay Yalçın, Saniye Dolhan
Bartonella henselae the causative agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), is a gram-negative, coccobacillus, facultative intracellular bacterium CSD usually presents as a clinical form of benign local lymphadenopathy (LAP) but sometimes it may progress to severe life threatening complications. Despite the fact that CSD is known to be a common disease, which is one of the important causes of local LAPs in the world, there are few publications in our country. For the diagnosis, the clinician should suspect for CSD and has to ask to the patient whether there is a story of cat scratch or not...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898499/pacific-islands-families-pif-study-housing-and-psychological-distress-among-pacific-mothers
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Janis Paterson, Leon Iusitini, El-Shadan Tautolo, Steve Taylor, Jane Clougherty
OBJECTIVE: In a sample of Pacific mothers living in New Zealand, we examined: 1) maternal reports about seven specific major housing problems (too small, difficult to get to from the street, in poor condition, damp, cold, presence of pests, too expensive); and 2) associations between these housing problems and maternal psychological distress, adjusting for some maternal sociodemographic characteristics. METHODS: The Pacific Islands Families longitudinal study follows a cohort of Pacific children born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2000 and their parents...
September 12, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898269/faecal-carriage-of-ctx-m-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-among-street-children-dwelling-in-mwanza-city-tanzania
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Nyambura Moremi, Heike Claus, Ulrich Vogel, Stephen E Mshana
BACKGROUND: Data on ESBL carriage of healthy people including children are scarce especially in developing countries. We analyzed the prevalence and genotypes of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (EPE) in Tanzanian street children with rare contact to healthcare facilities but significant interactions with the environment, animals and other people. METHODOLOGY/ PRINCIPLE FINDINGS: Between April and July 2015, stool samples of 107 street children, who live in urban Mwanza were analyzed for EPE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866425/impact-of-commuting-exposure-to-traffic-related-air-pollution-on-cognitive-development-in-children-walking-to-school
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Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol, Ioar Rivas, Mònica López-Vicente, Elisabet Suades-González, David Donaire-Gonzalez, Marta Cirach, Montserrat de Castro, Mikel Esnaola, Xavier Basagaña, Payam Dadvand, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Jordi Sunyer
A few studies have found associations between the exposure to traffic-related air pollution at school and/or home and cognitive development. The impact on cognitive development of the exposure to air pollutants during commuting has not been explored. We aimed to assess the role of the exposure to traffic-related air pollutants during walking commute to school on cognitive development of children. We performed a longitudinal study of children (n = 1,234, aged 7-10 y) from 39 schools in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) who commuted by foot to school...
August 31, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865066/spatial-distribution-and-human-health-risk-assessment-of-mercury-in-street-dust-resulting-from-various-land-use-in-ahvaz-iran
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Ahad Nazarpour, Navid Ghanavati, Michael J Watts
Mercury as a toxic element and its associated health hazard has been an important topic of research for urban pollution for many years. In this paper, the spatial distribution, pollution assessment, and health risk associated with Hg in roadside dust 96 street dust samples, representing differing land-uses, have been investigated. Land-uses included residential areas (RA), industrial areas (IA), public gardens (PG), roadside areas (RS), and suburban areas (SA) in the city of Ahvaz, Iran were investigated. Compared with other cities, the concentration of Hg in Ahvaz was considerably higher with a mean value of 2...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852374/smokefree-signage-at-children-s-playgrounds-field-observations-and-comparison-with-google-street-view
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George Thomson, Nick Wilson
BACKGROUND: Although there is global growth in outdoor smokefree areas, little is known about the associated smokefree signage. We aimed to study smokefree signage at playgrounds and to compare field observations with images from Google Street View (GSV). METHODS: We randomly selected playgrounds in 21 contiguous local government areas in the lower North Island of New Zealand, all of which had smokefree playground policies. Field data were collected on smokefree signage along with dog control signage to allow for comparisons...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841170/contaminations-sources-and-health-risks-of-trace-metal-loid-s-in-street-dust-of-a-small-city-impacted-by-artisanal-zn-smelting-activities
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Tingting Wu, Xiangyang Bi, Zhonggen Li, Guangyi Sun, Xinbin Feng, Lihai Shang, Hua Zhang, Tianrong He, Ji Chen
To investigate the impact of artisanal zinc smelting activities (AZSA) on the distribution and enrichment of trace metal(loid)s in street dust of a small city in Guizhou province, SW China, street dust samples were collected and analyzed for 10 trace metal(loid)s (Cr, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Sb, Pb, and Hg). Meanwhile, the health risks of local resident exposed to street dust were assessed. The result showed that the average concentrations of 10 elements were Zn (1039 mg kg(-1)), Pb (423 mg kg(-1)), Cr (119 mg kg(-1)), Cu (99 mg kg(-1)), As (55 mg kg(-1)), Ni (39 mg kg(-1)), Co (18 mg kg(-1)), Sb (7...
August 25, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841110/assessment-of-spring-cranioplasty-biomechanics-in-sagittal-craniosynostosis-patients
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Alessandro Borghi, Silvia Schievano, Naiara Rodriguez Florez, Roisin McNicholas, Will Rodgers, Allan Ponniah, Greg James, Richard Hayward, David Dunaway, N U Owase Jeelani
OBJECTIVE Scaphocephaly secondary to sagittal craniosynostosis has been treated in recent years with spring-assisted cranioplasty, an innovative approach that leverages the use of metallic spring distractors to reshape the patient skull. In this study, a population of patients who had undergone spring cranioplasty for the correction of scaphocephaly at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children was retrospectively analyzed to systematically assess spring biomechanical performance and kinematics in relation to spring model, patient age, and outcomes over time...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817378/health-policy-making-for-street-children-challenges-and-strategies
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Fatemeh Abdi, Sara Esmaelzadeh Saeieh, Nasibeh Roozbeh, Mansoureh Yazdkhasti
Background The phenomenon of street children is a bio-psychological and social issue that not only harms children, but also endangers the health of a society. In line with the national programs for the development and promotion of street children's health in Iran, health policy making and essential strategies for this group of children will be presented in this paper. This paper will discuss the main issues and challenges of street children's health and, also, health policy and guidelines for this population...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802393/paediatric-injection-medialisation-laryngoplasty-recent-great-ormond-street-hospital-experience
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K A Stephenson, L Cavalli, A Lambert, J Fleming, E Lawes, S Gupta, C G Jephson, L A Cochrane
INTRODUCTION: Unilateral vocal fold paresis may significantly impair the vocal quality and laryngeal competence of a child. Relatively little literature relates to injection medialisation laryngoplasty (IML) in children and previous reports have involved small numbers of heterogenous cases. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of paediatric patients managed by our multidisciplinary specialist voice clinic undergoing IML for unilateral vocal fold paresis...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753091/neuroendoscopic-surgery-in-children-does-age-at-intervention-influence-safety-and-efficacy-a-single-center-experience
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Amy L Bowes, Josh King-Robson, William J Dawes, Greg James, Kristian Aquilina
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to review the safety of pediatric intraventricular endoscopy across separate age groups and to determine whether intraventricular endoscopy is associated with an increased risk of complications or reduced efficacy in infants younger than 1 year. METHODS In this retrospective cohort study, 286 pediatric patients younger than 17 years underwent intraventricular endoscopy at Great Ormond Street Hospital between December 2005 and December 2014. The primary diagnosis, procedure, and complications were recorded...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752024/local-environment-and-social-factors-in-primary-school-children-s-afterschool-commute-in-china
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John Zacharias, Bai Zhen, Xili Han, Yunshi Huang
The rapid decline in young children's active commutes to and from school has prompted investigations into ways to raise activity levels. The period after school is recognized as very important in the daily activity regime of primary school children. In this study, we examine the relative effects of local environmental factors and socio-economic status on children's after-school commute mode choice. Environmental factors are pedestrian priority streets, street intersection density, motorways, shops, and play spaces...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735839/epidemiology-of-proximal-humeral-fractures-a-detailed-survey-of-711-patients-in-a-metropolitan-area
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Daniele Passaretti, Vittorio Candela, Pasquale Sessa, Stefano Gumina
BACKGROUND: Literature lacks data concerning several epidemiologic aspects of proximal humeral fractures (PHFs). METHODS: This retrospective study included 711 consecutive patients (209 men, 502 women) who sustained a PHF in the last 3 years. Participants were divided into 2 groups, adults and children. Data regarding age, sex, date, and fracture side were collected. According to the mechanism of injury, we arbitrarily distinguished 7 subgroups. PHFs were classified according to the head-greater-lesser-shaft (HGLS)-Hertel classification and to the Salter-Harris classification using x-ray and computed tomography imaging...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708951/control-of-a-community-outbreak-of-hepatitis-a-in-an-area-of-low-endemicity-wales-2016
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J Vaz, C Floyd, B Mason, A G Shankar, H Lewis
Incidence of hepatitis A in Wales is low (average of 0.48/100,000 inhabitants from 2004-2015). We describe a community outbreak of hepatitis A involving 3 schools (primary and secondary) in South Wales between March and June 2016 and reflect on the adequacy of the control measures used. Anyone in South Wales epidemiologically linked to a serological and/or RNA positive confirmed case of hepatitis A during the 15-50 days before onset of symptoms (diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, nausea, AND jaundice, or jaundice-associated symptom) was defined as a case...
July 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707239/microplastic-pollution-in-deposited-urban-dust-tehran-metropolis-iran
#17
Sharareh Dehghani, Farid Moore, Razegheh Akhbarizadeh
Environmental pollutants such as microplastics have become a major concern over the last few decades. We investigated the presence, characteristics, and potential health risks of microplastic dust ingestion. The plastic load of 88 to 605 microplastics per 30 g dry dust with a dominance of black and yellow granule microplastics ranging in size from 250 to 500 μm was determined in 10 street dust samples using a binocular microscope. Fluorescence microscopy was found to be ineffective for detecting and counting plastic debris...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696375/is-the-grass-always-greener-in-suburban-neighborhoods-outdoors-play-in-suburban-and-inner-city-neighborhoods
#18
Mika R Moran, Pnina Plaut, Dafna Merom
Children's outdoors play (OP) is an important source of physical activity that has been decreasing in recent years due to changes in neighborhood design, parent safety concerns and child sedentary leisure. However, few studies examined such determinants from children's perspectives. This study explores environmental and socio-cultural aspects of children's OP using a qualitative and quantitative approach. Data was collected in two phases: (1) a survey on OP and related variables among 5th and 6th graders (10-12 years old) (n = 573); and (2) a mapping activity and semi-structured interview among a subsample of the survey (n = 80)...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679422/prevalence-of-diarrhoea-and-risk-factors-among-children-under-five-years-old-in-mbour-senegal-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sokhna Thiam, Aminata N Diène, Samuel Fuhrimann, Mirko S Winkler, Ibrahima Sy, Jacques A Ndione, Christian Schindler, Penelope Vounatsou, Jürg Utzinger, Ousmane Faye, Guéladio Cissé
BACKGROUND: Diarrhoeal diseases remain an important cause of mortality and morbidity among children, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In Senegal, diarrhoea is responsible for 15% of all deaths in children under the age of five and is the third leading cause of childhood deaths. For targeted planning and implementation of prevention strategies, a context-specific understanding of the determinants of diarrhoeal diseases is needed. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors of diarrhoeal diseases in children under the age of five in Mbour, Senegal...
July 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671984/reclaiming-streets-for-outdoor-play-a-process-and-impact-evaluation-of-juega-en-tu-barrio-play-in-your-neighborhood-an-intervention-to-increase-physical-activity-and-opportunities-for-play
#20
Andrea Cortinez-O'Ryan, Andrea Albagli, Kabir P Sadarangani, Nicolas Aguilar-Farias
BACKGROUND: New strategies are required to create supportive physical and social environments for children and promote active free-play. Juega en tu Barrio (JETB; Play in your Neighborhood) was designed and implemented to explore the effectiveness of closing a street in a low-to-middle income neighborhood in order to increase children's outside play and physical activity. METHODS: A pretest-posttest design with control group was employed to investigate the intervention effects in a subsample of 100 children, 51 from the intervention neighborhood and 49 from the control neighborhood...
2017: PloS One
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