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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341820/il-23-gene-and-protein-expression-in-childhood-asthma
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Soheila Alyasin, Reza Amin, Ali Fazel, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Seyed Hesamedin Nabavizadeh, Hossein Esmaeilzadeh, Maryam Babaei
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the chronic inflammation of airways characterized by eosinophilic infiltration, mucus overproduction, airway hyper-responsiveness and airway remodeling. These changes are induced mostly by cytokines which are produced by T helper (Th) 2 cells. Recently, the role of interleukin-23 (IL-23) in the pathogenesis of adult allergic asthma has been studied. OBJECTIVE: To explore IL-23 serum levels and its expression in persistent asthma compared with healthy children younger than five years old...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337168/working-memory-capacity-as-a-factor-influencing-the-relationship-between-language-outcome-and-rehabilitation-in-mandarin-speaking-preschoolers-with-congenital-hearing-impairment
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Ming Lo, Pei-Hua Chen
Memory processes could account for a significant part of the variance in language performances of hearing-impaired children. However, the circumstance in which the performance of hearing-impaired children can be nearly the same as the performance of hearing children remains relatively little studied. Thus, a group of pre-school children with congenital, bilateral hearing loss and a group of pre-school children with normal hearing were invited to participate in this study. In addition, the hearing-impaired participants were divided into two groups according to their working memory span...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333409/missed-opportunities-for-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-pre-school-children-admitted-to-hospital-with-lower-respiratory-tract-infection
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Tony Walls, Erika Stark, Philip Pattemore, Lance Jennings
AIM: To describe the usage of multiplex polymerase chain reaction on nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) samples in pre-school children presenting with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) at Christchurch Hospital, and its impact on the use of antibiotics empirically and at discharge. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 237 children, ages 3 months to 5 years, admitted to hospital during the winter months of 2012-2015 with a diagnosis of community-acquired LRTI...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318482/cross-sectional-analysis-of-eating-patterns-and-snacking-in-the-us-feeding-infants-and-toddlers-study-2008
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Denise M Deming, Kathleen C Reidy, Mary Kay Fox, Ronette R Briefel, Emma Jacquier, Alison L Eldridge
OBJECTIVE: To explore eating patterns and snacking among US infants, toddlers and pre-school children. DESIGN: The Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) 2008 was a cross-sectional national survey of children aged 6-47 months, weighted to reflect US age and racial/ethnic distributions. Dietary data were collected using one multiple-pass 24h recall. Eating occasions were categorized as meals, snacks or other (comprised of all feedings of breast milk and/or infant formula)...
March 20, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290729/evidence-for-the-treatment-of-co-occurring-stuttering-and-speech-sound-disorder-a-clinical-case-series
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Rachael Unicomb, Sally Hewat, Elizabeth Spencer, Elisabeth Harrison
PURPOSE: There is a paucity of evidence to guide treatment for children with co-occurring stuttering and speech sound disorder. Some guidelines suggest treating the two disorders simultaneously using indirect treatment approaches; however, the research supporting these recommendations is over 20 years old. In this clinical case series, we investigate whether these co-occurring disorders could be treated concurrently using direct treatment approaches supported by up-to-date, high-level evidence, and whether this could be done in an efficacious, safe and efficient manner...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278357/factors-associated-with-the-health-and-cognition-of-6-8-year-old-children-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
#6
Oluwakemi R Ajayi, Glenda Matthews, Myra Taylor, Jane Kvalsvig, Leslie L Davidson, Shuaib Kauchali, Claude A Mellins
OBJECTIVE: To investigate 6-8 year-old children's health, nutritional status and cognitive development in a predominantly rural area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. METHODS: Cohort study of 1383 children investigating the association of demographic variables (area of residence, sex, pre- school education, HIV status, height for age and haemoglobin level) and family variables (socioeconomic status, maternal and paternal level of education), with children's cognitive performance...
March 9, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274054/occlusal-traits-of-primary-dentition-among-pre-school-children-of-mehsana-district-north-gujarat-india
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Shoba Fernandes, Dhvani Gordhanbhai Patel, Eraveni Ranadheer, Jayasudha Kalgudi, Jaysukh Santokì, Shaila Chaudhary
INTRODUCTION: Aesthetic and functional problems in the dentofacial complex among children are often attributed to the disturbances in the dentofacial growth and development. This can be recognized during routine dental visits. This study pursued to assess the occlusion of the primary dentition in three to five-year-old children. AIM: To study the occlusal traits of the primary dentition in a group of three to five-year-old North Gujarat children of Mehsana district and the variation in their occlusion relative to age and gender in the same group...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273551/the-importance-of-spatial-orientation-and-knowledge-of-traffic-signs-for-children-s-traffic-safety
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Aleksandar Trifunović, Dalibor Pešić, Svetlana Čičević, Boris Antić
Pre-school children, as well as children from lower grades in primary school, who although rarely, completely independently participate in traffic, represent a vulnerable population from the standpoint of traffic safety. The greatest number of children were injured or killed in road traffic crashes on their way from home to kindergarten or school. Mostly due to lack of experience, children's behavior is confusing and often reckless and hasty. Safe behavior in the traffic environment demands certain cognitive skills...
March 5, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271558/factors-influencing-uptake-of-measles-mumps-and-rubella-mmr-immunization-in-site-dwelling-gypsy-roma-and-traveller-g-t-communities-a-qualitative-study-of-g-t-parents-beliefs-and-experiences
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P Newton, D M Smith
BACKGROUND: Increasing immunization in the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (G&T) community is a key priority for improving health outcomes in this community. This study aimed to explore G&T parents: (1) beliefs about childhood immunization; (2) beliefs about the risks of immunization and non-immunization; (3) perceived obstacles to, and facilitators of, immunization and (4) views on increasing immunization levels. METHOD: A cross-sectional, qualitative study was conducted comprising of five focus groups with 16 site-dwelling G&T women with pre-school aged children...
March 7, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270199/linking-families-with-pre-school-children-from-healthcare-services-to-community-resources-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Jacky Burns, David I Conway, Wendy Gnich, Lorna M D Macpherson
BACKGROUND: Poor health and health inequalities persist despite increasing investment in health improvement programmes across high-income countries. Evidence suggests that to reduce health inequalities, a range of activities targeted at different levels within society and throughout the life course should be employed. There is a particular focus on addressing inequalities in early years as this may influence the experience of health in adulthood. To address the wider determinants of health at a community level, a key intervention which can be considered is supporting patients to access wider community resources...
March 8, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269531/a-tunable-digital-ishihara-plate-for-pre-school-aged-children
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Orazio Gambino, Ester Minafo, Roberto Pirrone, Edoardo Ardizzone
Colors play a fundamental role for children, both in the everyday life and in education. They recognize the surrounding world, and play games making a large use of colors. They learn letters and numbers by means of colors. As a consequence, early diagnosis of color blindness is an crucial to support an individual affected by this visual perception alteration at the initial phase of his/her life. The diagnosis of red-green color deficiencies (protanopia or deuteranopia) is commonly accomplished by means of the Ishihara test, which consists of plates showing dots with different sizes where some of them compose numbers within a gamut of colors while the ones composing the background have different colors...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265795/brief-report-the-ados-calibrated-severity-score-best-measures-autism-diagnostic-symptom-severity-in-pre-school-children
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Lisa D Wiggins, Brian Barger, Eric Moody, Gnakub Soke, Juhi Pandey, Susan Levy
The severity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often measured by co-occurring conditions, such as intellectual disability or language delay, rather than deficits in social interaction, and restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule calibrated severity score (ADOS CSS) was created to facilitate comparison of the diagnostic features of ASD independent of related conditions over time. We examined the relationship between the ADOS CSS, ADOS total score, and clinician rated degree of impairment (DOI) in the Study to Explore Early Development...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262704/il-33-st2-immune-responses-to-respiratory-bacteria-in-pediatric-asthma
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Isabell Hentschke, Anna Graser, Volker O Melichar, Alexander Kiefer, Theodor Zimmermann, Bettina Kroß, Patricia Haag, Paraskevi Xepapadaki, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos, Christian Bogdan, Susetta Finotto
Here we investigated the relationship between local bacterial colonization and anti-bacterial immune responses in pre-school asthmatic and control children within the EU-wide study PreDicta. In this cohort of pre-school asthmatic children, nasopharyngeal colonization with Gram-negative bacteria such as Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis was found to be associated with the highest interferon beta (IFNβ) and IL-33 levels in the nasal pharyngeal fluids (NPF). IL33R-ST2 was found induced in the blood of asthmatic children with additional Gram + bacteria in the nasopharynx (Gr+/-)...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262079/assessment-of-nutrition-and-physical-activity-practices-using-self-report-and-observation-in-early-care-and-education-across-multiple-us-states
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Teresa M Smith, Casey Blaser, Cristy Geno Rasmussen, Julie Shuell, Catherine Plumlee, Amy L Yaroch
OBJECTIVE: The National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives (ECELC) Project aims to promote healthy physical activity and nutrition environments, policies and practices in early care and education (ECE) programmes across multiple states. The present pilot study sought to assess changes to the physical activity and nutrition practices in a sub-sample of ECE programmes participating in the ECELC using the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation (EPAO). Additionally, it sought to compare results with the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC)...
March 6, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257658/acute-appendicitis-in-young-children-less-than-5%C3%A2-years-review-article
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REVIEW
Hamdi Hameed Almaramhy
Despite wide spread availability of sophisticated diagnostic imaging, acute appendicitis in pre-school children remains a diagnostic challenge. Most of these children present late, often with complications e.g. appendicular perforation, abscess formation and peritonitis and as result hospital stay is prolonged and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality.The purpose of this article is to review peculiar features of acute appendicitis in preschool children.
January 26, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257043/minerals-and-trace-elements-intakes-and-food-consumption-patterns-of-young-children-living-in-rural-areas-of-tibet-autonomous-region-p-r-china-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Michael Dermience, Françoise Mathieu, Xiao Wei Li, Stefanie Vandevijvere, William Claus, Viviane De Maertelaer, Ghislaine Dufourny, Li Bin, Dechen Yangzom, Georges Lognay
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Several studies revealed clinical signs of stunting and rickets among rural populations of Tibet Autonomous Region (T.A.R.), and especially amid children. Further, these populations are affected by a bone disease named Kashin-Beck disease (KBD). However, little is known about the dietary status of this population. This survey aimed to assess the usual intakes of young Tibetan children living in rural areas around Lhasa for energy, water, and ten minerals and trace elements (Na, K, Ca, P, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn, and Se) involved in bone metabolism...
March 1, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241892/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-common-and-is-associated-with-overweight-in-mexican-children-aged-1-11-years
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Amada Flores, Mario Flores, Nayeli Macias, Lucía Hernández-Barrera, Marta Rivera, Alejandra Contreras, Salvador Villalpando
OBJECTIVE: To assess vitamin D dietary sources, intake and 25-hydroxyvitamin D status and their association with individual and sociodemographic characteristics in Mexican children. DESIGN: Data obtained from 2695 children aged 1-11 years from the Mexican National Health and Nutrition Survey (2012) were analysed. Diet was assessed by a 141-item FFQ. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D was measured by a chemiluminescent assay. RESULTS: Mean vitamin D intake was 3·38 (se 0·09) µg/d (135·2 (se 3·6) IU/d) among pre-school children and 2·85 (se 0·06) µg/d (114·0 (se 2·4) IU/d) in school-age children...
February 28, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241813/anaemia-in-hospitalised-preschool-children-from-a-rural-area-in-mozambique-a-case-control-study-in-search-for-aetiological-agents
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Cinta Moraleda, Ruth Aguilar, Llorenç Quintó, Tacilta Nhampossa, Montserrat Renom, Augusto Nhabomba, Sozinho Acácio, John J Aponte, Delino Nhalungo, Ariel H Achtman, Louis Schofield, Helder Martins, Eusebio Macete, Pedro L Alonso, Clara Menéndez
BACKGROUND: Young children bear the world's highest prevalence of anaemia, the majority of which is of multifactorial aetiology, which in turn hampers its successful prevention. Even moderate degrees of anaemia are associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Despite this evidence, there is a lack of effective preventive programs and absence of consensus in the safety of iron supplementation in malaria areas, which reflects the poor understanding of the contribution of different aetiologies to anaemia...
February 28, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236281/effect-of-dark-discolouration-and-enamel-dentine-fracture-on-the-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-of-pre-schoolers
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J Ramos-Jorge, A C Sá-Pinto, I Almeida Pordeus, S Martins Paiva, C Castro Martins, M L Ramos-Jorge
AIM: To determine the effect of different types of dental trauma on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among pre-school children. METHODS: Four hundred fifty-nine Brazilian pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years were submitted to an oral examination in the school environment for the evaluation of dental trauma using the criteria proposed by Andreasen et al. (2007). Parents answered a questionnaire on the OHRQoL of the children using the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) and another one on socio-demographic characteristics of the children and their families...
February 24, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231310/breastfeeding-and-the-risk-of-respiratory-tract-infections-after-infancy-the-generation-r-study
#20
Ilse Tromp, Jessica Kiefte-de Jong, Hein Raat, Vincent Jaddoe, Oscar Franco, Albert Hofman, Johan de Jongste, Henriëtte Moll
BACKGROUND: The protection of breastfeeding against respiratory tract infections in the first year of life has often been suggested. Few studies examined the effect of breastfeeding on respiratory tract infections after infancy. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between breastfeeding with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) and upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) after infancy up to 4 years of age (n = 5322). METHODS: This study was embedded in The Generation R study, a Dutch population-based prospective cohort study from fetal life until young adulthood...
2017: PloS One
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