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Caroline de Oliveira Cardoso, Natália Dias, Joana Senger, Ana Paula Cervi Colling, Alessandra Gotuzo Seabra, Rochele Paz Fonseca
This systematic review aimed to characterize empirical studies on neuropsychological interventions to stimulate executive functions in children with typical development. Searches were conducted according to the PRISMA method. Nineteen (19) studies on the analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programs in pre-school and school children were obtained. There was a predominance of studies that used computerized cognitive training, most of them involving the stimulation of working memory. Others used pen and paper forms, or hybrid tasks, and some programs used a school curriculum approach aiming to improve self-regulation...
October 25, 2016: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
O Melin-Herrera, A Flores-Plascencia, A T Jaimes-Torres, E A Sánchez-Valdivieso
INTRODUCTION: Gastric volvulus is rare in the pediatric population. CLINICAL CASE: We report here a case of a patient of 5 years of age. COMMENTS: For its rarity, it requires a high degree of suspicion by the clinician, making it generally diagnosed very late which increases mortality.
January 15, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
Ozan Gokdogan, Cagil Gokdogan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to determine the level of noise in nurseries and pre-schools and also to compare measured levels with standard levels and evaluate the teachers' level of annoyance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The level of noise was measured in three different schools. A total of 162 students, whose ages were between 3 and 6 years, and 12 teachers were included the study. Every age groups' level of noise was measured during sleeping, gaming, and eating activity...
September 2016: Noise & Health
Liejy Agnes Landim, Marcia Luiza Dos Santos Beserra Pessoa, Amanda de Castro Amorim Serpa Brandão, Marcelo Antonio Morgano, Marcos Antônio De Mota Araújo Marcos Antônio de Mota Araújo, Maurisrael De Moura Rocha, José Alfredo Gomes Arêas, Regilda Saraiva Dos Reis Moreira-Araújo
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional intervention in pre-school children using cookies prepared with wheat flour enriched with iron and folic acid (CWFFeFA) and cookies prepared with cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) flour fortified with iron and zinc and wheat flour enriched with iron and folic acid (CCFFeZn + WFFeFA). OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the ingestion of CWFFeFA and CCFFeZn + WFFeFA by pre-school children, using the cowpea variety BRS-Xiquexique, to control iron-deficiency anaemia...
September 20, 2016: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Paula Kersten, Margaret Dudley, Shoba Nayar, Hinemoa Elder, Heather Robertson, Robyn Tauroa, Kathryn M McPherson
BACKGROUND: Screening children for behavioural difficulties requires the use of a tool that is culturally valid. We explored the cross-cultural acceptability and utility of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for pre-school children (aged 3-5) as perceived by families in New Zealand. METHODS: A qualitative interpretive descriptive study (focus groups and interviews) in which 65 participants from five key ethnic groups (New Zealand European, Māori, Pacific, Asian and other immigrant parents) took part...
October 12, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
Somashekhar Marutirao Nimbalkar, Dipen Vasudev Patel, Ajay Gajanan Phatak
OBJECTIVE: Micronutrient deficiencies can lead to anemia, growth restriction, and poor motor and cognitive development. A clinical trial was planned to assess the impact of nutritional supplementation on cognitive measures in preschool children. Conducting clinical trials in children is difficult due to underlying laws, hesitation of the research community, and difficult enrollment. We carried out a questionnaire-based feasibility survey to assess the interest of parents towards participation in such a nutrition-based study...
2016: PloS One
Katrien Vermeire, Leslie Wexler, Andrea Vambutas
We present a 3-year old boy with Leopard syndrome. His clinical manifestations included a congenital bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. He underwent cochlear implantation on the right side at age 1 year and on the left side at age 1.5 years. The patient is doing very well and mainstreamed in a regular pre-school program with a teacher of the deaf and home based speech therapy. Bilateral cochlear implantation in the case of a child with Leopard syndrome can be successful.
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Bozhena Zoritch, Ian Roberts, Ann Oakley
BACKGROUND: The debate about how, where and by whom young children should be looked after is one which has occupied much social policy and media attention in recent years. Mothers undertake most of the care of young children. Internationally, out-of-home day-care provision ranges widely. These different levels of provision are not simply a response to different levels of demand for day-care, but reflect cultural and economic interests concerning the welfare of children, the need to promote mothers' participation in paid work, and the importance of socialising children into society's values...
October 11, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Lisa M Barnett, Jo Salmon, Kylie D Hesketh
BACKGROUND: Almost half of young children do not achieve minimum recommendations of 60 daily minutes in physical activity. Physical activity is potentially an important determinant of the development of motor competence in children. This study is one of very few longitudinal studies in this area and the first to investigate early childhood physical activity as a predictor of subsequent motor skill competence. METHODS: Children were assessed as part of the Melbourne InFANT Program longitudinal cohort study at 19 months, 3...
October 10, 2016: BMC Public Health
Mark R Hobbs, Susan Mb Morton, Polly Atatoa-Carr, Stephen R Ritchie, Mark G Thomas, Rajneeta Saraf, Carol Chelimo, Anthony Harnden, Carlos A Camargo, Cameron C Grant
AIM: Infectious disease (ID) hospitalisation rates are increasing in New Zealand (NZ), especially in pre-school children, and Māori and Pacific people. We aimed to identify risk factors for ID hospitalisation in infancy within a birth cohort of NZ children, and to identify differences in risk factors between ethnic groups. METHODS: We investigated an established cohort of 6846 NZ children, born in 2009-2010, with linkage to a national data set of hospitalisations...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Maria Grazia Melegari, Elena Vittori, Luca Mallia, Alessandra Devoto, Fabio Lucidi, Raffaele Ferri, Oliviero Bruni
OBJECTIVE: To assess the features of sleep in preschoolers with ADHD by means of questionnaire and actigraphy. METHOD: Twenty-five ADHD and 21 age-matched typically developing (TD) preschool children underwent the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) for ages 1½ to 5 and Pre-School-Age Psychiatric Assessment interview. Sleep was assessed by means of a modified Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children and wrist actigraphy for at least 5 days. RESULTS: Children with ADHD, compared with TD, showed higher scores in CBCL Withdrawal (58...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Attention Disorders
Ameneh Khatami, Braden Rl Rivers, Alexander C Outhred, Alison M Kesson
AIM: A prospective observational study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of oropharyngeal carriage of Kingella kingae in healthy Australian pre-school children. METHODS: Screening for carriage of K. kingae as well as Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus agalactiae, Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenzae, and K. kingae was undertaken using a single bacterial throat swab taken from well children aged 6 months to 4 years. Standard laboratory procedures were used for culture and identification of organisms...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Gillian C Hall, Robert Mr Tulloh, Louise E Tulloh
PURPOSE: To provide expected incidence rates of Kawasaki disease after vaccination in routine clinical practice and as recommended within a pre-school National Immunisation Programme (NIP). METHODS: A post-immunisation risk period when Kawasaki disease onset might be associated with vaccination was defined as 28 days. Immunisation records for children under 6 years were identified from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database of electronic UK primary health care records (2008-2012) and linked to previously validated cases of Kawasaki disease with an assigned date of onset...
September 21, 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Goiuri Alberdi, Aoife E McNamara, Karen L Lindsay, Helena A Scully, Mary H Horan, Eileen R Gibney, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
UNLABELLED: The aim of this paper was to systematically review the published evidence on the relationship between the type of childcare and risk of childhood overweight or obesity. The databases PubMed, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library and EMBASE were searched using combinations of the various search terms to identify eligible observational studies published between 2000 and May 2016 in English. Fifteen publications from 7 countries matched the inclusion criteria. The most commonly reported childcare arrangements were centre-based (e...
October 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Elżbieta Pac-Kożuchowska, Paulina Krawiec, Agnieszka Mroczkowska-Juchkiewicz, Beata Mełges, Agnieszka Pawłowska-Kamieniak, Katarzyna Kominek, Dorota Gołyska
BACKGROUND: Poisoning among children is a current issue in pediatrics. The pattern and risk factors of poisoning are heterogeneous and vary within the same country. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze the determinants in the incidence and nature of poisoning between urban and rural children, in order to identify children at higher risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study entailed a retrospective analysis of the medical records of 848 children admitted to the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of Lublin, Poland, due to exposure to poison from July 2008 to December 2012...
March 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
M Leinung, Y Zaretsky, B Ernst, B Vaerst, T Stöver, C Hey
BACKGROUND: The audiological treatment of children with aural atresia makes high demands on physicians and acousticians. Conventional hearing systems are often not tolerated by children and therefore do not meet the needs of the early and efficient therapy of hearing disorders. Aim of the present study was the evaluation of the audiological functional gain in children with uni- and bilateral aural atresia provided with the middle ear implant Vibrant Soundbridge(®) (VSB(®)) below the age of 6 years as well as the analysis of parents' satisfaction assessed with questionnaires...
September 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
Priyanka Sehrawat, K K Shivlingesh, Bhuvandeep Gupta, Richa Anand, Abhinav Sharma, Monica Chaudhry
AIM: To assess the oral health knowledge, awareness and associated exercised practices of pre-school children's mothers in Greater Noida, India. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The sampling frame for this study was chosen via convenient sampling. It comprised 598 mothers of children aged between 2 and 5 years, attending the paediatrics division of a government and four private hospitals in Greater Noida. A pre-tested questionnaire was distributed to the participants which comprised questions on the participant's sociodemographic characteristics and 23 statements regarding their knowledge, attitude and practices towards their child's oral health...
July 2016: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
Akihito Takeuchi, Takashi Yorifuji, Kyohei Takahashi, Makoto Nakamura, Misao Kageyama, Toshihide Kubo, Tatsuya Ogino, Katsuhiro Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Doi
BACKGROUND: Small for gestational age (SGA) birth is linked with neurological deficits among children at pre-school age, but the evidence is still limited on whether such deficits are still observable at school age. We investigated the association between SGA birth and behavioral development at school age among full-term infants. METHODS: We analyzed data from a large, Japanese, nationwide, population-based longitudinal survey that started in 2001. We restricted the study participants to children born at 37-41weeks of gestation with information on birth weight and behavioral outcomes at 8years of age (n=33,795)...
September 10, 2016: Brain & Development
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Keep toddlers toddling, and you will reduce the chance of them becoming obese in the future. That is the conclusion of a survey of physical activity among pre-school children that relates exercise to body mass index (BMI) scores.
September 12, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
Indra Kraft, Jan Schreiber, Riccardo Cafiero, Riccardo Metere, Gesa Schaadt, Jens Brauer, Nicole E Neef, Bent Müller, Holger Kirsten, Arndt Wilcke, Johannes Boltze, Angela D Friederici, Michael A Skeide
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that neurobiological anomalies are already detectable in pre-school children with a family history of developmental dyslexia (DD). However, there is a lack of longitudinal studies showing a direct link between those differences at a preliterate age and the subsequent literacy difficulties seen in school. It is also not clear whether the prediction of DD in pre-school children can be significantly improved when considering neurobiological predictors, compared to models based on behavioral literacy precursors only...
September 5, 2016: NeuroImage
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