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Hong Ren, Zhixiong Zhou, Wenxi Kevin Liu, Xiujiang Wang, Zenong Yin
AIM: This study examined the relationships between energy balance-related behaviours outside school hours and obesity in Chinese primary school students. We also explored the influence of gender on those relationships. METHODS: The study sample was a cross-sectional cohort of 5,032 Chinese children who were enrolled in grades 1-6 in primary schools in five Chinese cities and whose mean ages ranged from 7.3 to 11.9 years. The children's parents completed a survey on their child's height, weight and energy balance-related behaviours outside school hours...
October 19, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Christian Guilleminault, Shehlanoor Huseni, Lauren Lo
A short lingual frenulum has been associated with difficulties in sucking, swallowing and speech. The oral dysfunction induced by a short lingual frenulum can lead to oral-facial dysmorphosis, which decreases the size of upper airway support. Such progressive change increases the risk of upper airway collapsibility during sleep. Clinical investigation of the oral cavity was conducted as a part of a clinical evaluation of children suspected of having sleep disordered breathing (SDB) based on complaints, symptoms and signs...
July 2016: ERJ Open Research
K A Waters, A Lowe, P Cooper, S Vella, Hiran Selvadurai
BACKGROUND: In Cystic Fibrosis (CF), early detection and treatment of respiratory disease is considered the standard for respiratory care. Overnight polysomnography (PSG) may help identify respiratory deterioration in young patients with CF. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 46 patients with CF, aged 8-12years, from a specialist clinic in a tertiary paediatric hospital. Daytime pulmonary function, shuttle test exercise testing and overnight PSG were studied...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
L K Reckley, S A Song, E T Chang, B B Cable, V Certal, M Camacho
OBJECTIVE: To systematically search for studies reporting outcomes for adenoidectomy alone as a treatment for paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea and use the data to perform a meta-analysis. METHODS: Nine databases, including PubMed and Medline, were systematically searched through to 1 April 2016. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement was followed. RESULTS: A total of 1032 articles were screened and 126 full texts were reviewed...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
M Khalid-Raja, K Tzifa
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the activity of paediatric otolaryngology services required for children with Down's syndrome in a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: A review of the paediatric otolaryngology input for children with Down's syndrome was performed; data were obtained from the coding department for a two-year period and compared with other surgical specialties. RESULTS: Between June 2011 and May 2013, 106 otolaryngology procedures were performed on children with Down's syndrome...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
M Merino-Andreu, A Alvarez-Ruiz de Larrinaga, J A Madrid-Perez, M A Martinez-Martinez, F J Puertas-Cuesta, A J Asencio-Guerra, O Romero Santo-Tomas, M J Jurado-Luque, F J Segarra-Isern, T Canet-Sanz, P Gimenez-Rodriguez, J Teran-Santos, M L Alonso-Alvarez, D Garcia-Borreguero Diaz-Varela, B Barriuso-Esteban
One of the main objectives of the Spanish Sleep Society is to promote healthy sleep in both the general population and in health professionals. This document aims to conduct a review of the current scientific literature on sleep habits that can serve as the basis on which to establish a set of general recommendations, regarding healthy sleep, for use by the general population in Spain as well as to identify the main challenges faced by research into sleep habits. The document has been developed by a multidisciplinary team made up of members of the Spanish Sleep Society who are experts in paediatric sleep medicine, clinical neurophysiology, pulmonology, neurology, chronobiology, physiology and psychology...
October 3, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
Kokui Elikplim Pomevor, Augustine Adomah-Afari
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess available human resources for neonatal care and their skills, in order to explore health providers' perceptions of quality of neonatal care in health facilities in Ghana. Design/methodology/approach Data were gathered using qualitative interviews with health providers working in the maternity and paediatric wards and midwives; direct observation; and documentary review at a regional hospital, a municipal hospital and four health centres in a municipality in a region in Southern Ghana...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
M F Bastida-Pozuelo, M M Sánchez-Ortuño
: WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: Paediatric sleep problems are clinical conditions that often coexist with other mental health problems and meet criteria that warrant the implementation of screening procedures, including high prevalence, and significant clinical impact. Researchers have designed the BEARS, a user-friendly paediatric sleep screening tool that seems to increase the amount of sleep information recorded, as well as the likelihood of identifying sleep problems during routine health encounters...
October 2016: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Kiran Maski, Judith A Owens
Sleep problems are frequently encountered as presenting complaints in child neurology clinical practice. They can affect the functioning and quality of life of children, particularly those with primary neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, since coexisting sleep problems can add substantially to neurocognitive and behavioural comorbidities. Additionally, symptoms of some sleep disorders such as parasomnias and narcolepsy can be confused with those of other neurological disorders (eg, epilepsy), posing diagnostic challenges for paediatric neurologists...
October 2016: Lancet Neurology
Dale L Smith, David Gozal, Scott J Hunter, Mona F Philby, Jaeson Kaylegian, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal
Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children has been associated with inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, but the associations between SDB severity and the type and severity of behavioural disruption are unclear.1022 children aged 5-7 years old prospectively underwent sleep studies and behavioural assessments through completion of standardised instruments. Participants were subdivided into four categorical groups based on the apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI; measured per hour of total sleep time (hTST)), i...
September 1, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
F van Markus-Doornbosch, A J de Kloet, M A M Berger, S A M Lambregts, R Wolterbeek, T P M Vliet Vlieland
OBJECTIVE: To assess the degree of fatigue in children and youth after traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury (TBI and NTBI) and related factors. METHOD: Follow-up study including patients with a hospital-based diagnosis of acquired brain injury (ABI), aged 4-20 years at onset and their parents. Parents and children (dependent on age) completed the Paediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale (PedsQL™ MFS), which measures general fatigue (GF), sleep/rest fatigue (SRF) and cognitive fatigue (CF)...
August 26, 2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
Magda Kaczor, Michał Skalski
Insomnia presents an increasing and significant health issue in paediatric population. As the problem had grown over past decade, it became recognised by the specialists dealing with children and adolescents. In a recent study American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry members were asked about their experience with patients complaining about sleep disturbances. Doctors reported that sleep was a problem for 1/3 of their patients out of which 1/4 required pharmacotherapy [1]. Multiple studies concerning adults confirmed significance of healthy sleep in optimal cognitive, emotional, social and biological functioning...
2016: Psychiatria Polska
Gonzalo Pin Arboledas, Víctor Soto Insuga, María José Jurado Luque, Cleofe Fernandez Gomariz, Inés Hidalgo Vicario, Amalia Lluch Rosello, Pedro José Rodríguez Hernández, Juan Antonio Madrid
Insomnia is very common during childhood (30% of children under 5), and causes a serious cognitive and emotional consequence in learning, as well as significant medical comorbidity. It also affects the quality of life, not only of the child, but also of the whole family. Paediatrician training in its diagnosis and treatment is usually poor. For this reason a consensus document is presented on the management of insomnia in children and adolescents. This has been developed by members of the Spanish Paediatrics Association, the Spanish Sleep Society, the Spanish Society of Paediatric Outpatient and Primary Care, the Spanish Adolescent Medicine Society, the Spanish Child and Adolescent Society, and the Spanish Paediatric Neurology Society...
July 27, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
Rajiv Sinha, Sumantra Raut
Nocturnal enuresis often causes considerable distress or functional impairment to patient and their parents necessitating a multidisciplinary approach from paediatrician, paediatric nephrologist, urologists and psychiatrist. Mechanisms of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis are mainly nocturnal polyuria, bladder overactivity and failure to awaken from sleep in response to bladder sensations. Goal oriented and etiology wise treatment includes simple behavioral intervention, conditioning alarm regimen and pharmacotherapy with desmopressin, imipramine and anticholinergic drugs...
July 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
Laura Combe, Ishaq Abu-Arafeh
This is a retrospective study of all patients presenting to our paediatric unit with status dystonicus (SD) over a period of five years. Anonymous information was collected and a descriptive analysis is made. There were four episodes of SD in three children between 11 and 15 years of age. All children are known to have severe dyskinetic cerebral palsy and presented with an acute or sub-acute deterioration in their symptoms. Symptoms were triggered by infections in three of the four episodes. Early features included frequent and repetitive generalized muscle spasms, poor swallowing, poor sleep, distress and pain...
November 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Romeo Patini, Mariantonietta Arrica, Enrico Di Stasio, Patrizia Gallenzi, Massimo Cordaro
OBJECTIVES: A systematic review was conducted to assess the effectiveness of MRI in evaluating upper airway structures in children affected by obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). METHODS: A literature search was performed in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, Scopus and PubMed databases from their inception to 31/03/2016, including available randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials published in English assessing the use of MRI integrated with traditional polysomnography (PSG) among children up to 15 years of age affected by OSAS...
September 2016: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
Alessandro Amaddeo, Annick Frapin, Brigitte Fauroux
Use of long-term non-invasive ventilation is increasing exponentially worldwide in children of all ages. The treatment entails delivery of ventilatory assistance through a non-invasive interface. Indications for use of non-invasive ventilation include conditions that affect normal respiratory balance (eg, those associated with dysfunction of the central drive or respiratory muscles) and disorders characterised by an increase in respiratory load (eg, obstructive airway or lung diseases). The type of non-invasive ventilation used depends on the pathophysiological features of the respiratory failure...
July 13, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
C N Hart, N Hawley, A Davey, M Carskadon, H Raynor, E Jelalian, J Owens, R Considine, R R Wing
BACKGROUND: Paediatric observational studies demonstrate associations between sleep, television viewing and potential changes in daytime activity levels. OBJECTIVE(S): To determine whether experimental changes in sleep lead to changes in children's sedentary and physical activities. METHODS: Using a within-subject counterbalanced design, 37 children 8-11 years old completed a 3-week study. Children slept their typical amount during a baseline week and were then randomized to increase or decrease mean time in bed by 1...
July 15, 2016: Pediatric Obesity
Josh Griffin, Alicia Heald, Lucy Davidson, Alison L Kent
AIM: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) remains one of the largest causes of infant mortality worldwide, and despite widespread educational campaigns compliance to safe sleeping guidelines remains low in many areas. Hospital staff play a significant role in educating parents on safe sleeping recommendations and providing appropriate sleeping environments for infants. The aim of the study was to evaluate adherence to safe sleeping guidelines in a special care nursery (SCN) and general paediatric ward (GPW)...
May 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Judith Aron-Wisnewsky, Karine Clement, Jean-Louis Pépin
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and more importantly its hallmark, chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), are established factors in the pathogenesis and exacerbation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This has been clearly demonstrated in rodent models exposed to intermittent hypoxia, and strong evidence now also exists in both paediatric and adult human populations. OSA and CIH induce insulin-resistance and dyslipidemia which are involved in NAFLD physiopathogenesis. CIH increases the expression of the hypoxia inducible transcription factor HIF1α and that of downstream genes involved in lipogenesis, thereby increasing β-oxidation and consequently exacerbating liver oxidative stress...
August 2016: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
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