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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441062/measles-cases-among-adolescents-in-southern-pakistan-2012-2015-the-case-for-revisiting-vaccination-strategies
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Sadia Shakoor, Erum Khan, Muhammad Imran Rajput, Wali Muhammad Rahimoon
AIMS: Surveillance of adult measles in Pakistan is a challenge as it does not enjoy the status of a reportable disease unlike childhood cases and therefore cases remain undetected and unreported or misdiagnosed. Consequently no data or estimates of young adult cases, seroprevalence, or estimates of susceptible preadolescent or young adult population exist. We have presented both laboratory conformed and clinically suspected cases of measles occurring in adolescents and adults in the southern province of Sindh in Pakistan...
April 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438524/trajectories-of-mental-health-related-service-use-among-adolescents-with-histories-of-early-externalizing-problems
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Yuko Okado, Emily Ewing, Christina Rowley, Damon E Jones
PURPOSE: To inform efforts to reduce costly service utilization, the present study examined longitudinal trajectories of mental health-related outpatient and residential service use among at-risk youth with a history of early externalizing problems. METHODS: A cohort of 809 children in the Fast Track Project, a multisite longitudinal study of children at risk for conduct disorder, were followed prospectively from kindergarten through 12th grade. They resided in high-risk areas with high rates of poverty, crime, and violence...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424952/preadolescents-emotional-and-prosocial-responses-to-negative-tv-news-investigating-the-beneficial-effects-of-constructive-reporting-and-peer-discussion
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Mariska Kleemans, Luise F Schlindwein, Roos Dohmen
Watching news is important for preadolescents, but it may also harm their well-being. This study examined whether applying insights from positive psychology to news production can reduce this potential harm, by reducing negative emotional responses and enhancing positive emotional responses to negative news, and by encouraging prosocial intentions. Moreover, we explored whether peer discussion strengthened these effects. Preadolescents (n = 336; 9-13 years old; 48.5% female) were exposed to either constructive (solution-based news including positive emotions) or nonconstructive news...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414940/sexual-reoffense-trajectories-with-youths-in-the-child-welfare-system
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L M Grossi, Alexandra Brereton, Austin F Lee, Ann Schuler, Robert A Prentky
The present study sought to determine whether the persistence of problematic sexualized behaviors (PSBs) committed by boys in the Massachusetts child welfare system would lend support to previous taxonomies categorizing offenders as early-onset/life course-persistent, adolescence-onset/adolescence-limited, or childhood-limited in their offending behavior. We examined the persistence of PSBs in a male sample (N=638; age range: two to 17), using a retrospective longitudinal archival design. Procedures involved a comprehensive archival review of records from the Department of Children and Families...
April 14, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399489/gender-differences-in-risk-factors-for-cigarette-smoking-initiation-in-childhood
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Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Robert J Wellman, Erin K O'Loughlin, Erika N Dugas, Jennifer O'Loughlin
INTRODUCTION: We investigated whether established risk factors for initiating cigarette smoking during adolescence (parents, siblings, friends smoke; home smoking rules, smokers at home, exposure to smoking in cars, academic performance, susceptibility to smoking, depressive symptoms, self-esteem, school connectedness, use of other tobacco products) are associated with initiation in preadolescents, and whether the effects of these factors differ by gender. METHODS: In spring 2005, baseline data were collected in self-report questionnaires from 1801 5th grade students including 1553 never-smokers (mean age=10...
April 4, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390856/a-case-study-of-a-preadolescent-with-osteopathia-striata-with-cranial-sclerosis
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Doreen W Ng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379824/fitwits-tm-leads-to-improved-parental-recognition-of-childhood-obesity-and-plans-to-encourage-change
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Bethany A Edwards, Jonathan R Powell, Ann McGaffey, Valerie M P Wislo, Elaine Boron, Frank J D'Amico, Linda Hogan, Kristin Hughes, Ilene Katz Jewell, Diane J Abatemarco
INTRODUCTION: Brief tools are needed to help physicians and parents reach consensus on body mass index (BMI) categories for children and to discuss health-improving behaviors. This study tested the Fitwits(TM) intervention with interactive flashcards and before and- after surveys to improve parents' perceptions of children's BMI status. METHODS: We enrolled 140 parents and their 9- to 12-year-old children presenting for well child care, regardless of BMI status, scheduled with 53 Fitwits-trained physicians...
March 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362023/kinematic-study-of-standing-long-jump-in-preadolescents-before-the-occurrence-of-maximum-growth-age
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Matilde Espinosa-Sánchez
The aims of this study were to identify the kinematics characteristics of the standing long jump (SLJ) performance in groups of Mexican girls and boys, with a chronological age such that theoretically, corresponds to the age before the occurrence of the maximum growth. The jump distance is largely dependent on the kinematic values at the time of takeoff. A calculation method was used from video recordings of the sagittal projection of jumps. The location of the body mass center at takeoff was the source for measuring the kinematic values...
January 26, 2017: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361571/correlation-between-ecg-changes-and-early-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-preadolescent-footballers
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M Zdravkovic, B Milovanovic, S Hinic, I Soldatovic, T Durmic, G Koracevic, S Prijic, O Markovic, B Filipovic, D Lovic
The aim of this study was to assess the early electrocardiogram (ECG) changes induced by physical training in preadolescent elite footballers. This study included 94 preadolescent highly trained male footballers (FG) competing in Serbian Football League (minimum of 7 training hours/week) and 47 age-matched healthy male controls (less than 2 training hours/week) (CG). They were screened by ECG and echocardiography at a tertiary referral cardio center. Sokolow-Lyon index was used as a voltage electrocardiographic criterion for left ventricular hypertrophy diagnosis...
March 1, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359682/anticipatory-representations-of-reward-and-threat-in-perceptual-areas-from-preadolescence-to-late-adolescence
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Philippa Howsley, Liat Levita
This study examined whether changes in perceptual processes can partially account for the increase in reward-orientated behaviour during adolescence. This was investigated by examining reinforcement-dependent potentiation to discriminative stimuli (S(D)) that predicted rewarding or threatening outcomes. To that end, perceptual event-related potentials that are modulated by motivationally salient stimuli, the N170 and Late Positive Potential (LPP), were recorded from 30 preadolescents (9-12 years), 30 adolescents (13-17 years), and 34 late adolescents (18-23 years) while they completed an instrumental task in which they emitted or omitted a motor response to obtain rewards and avoid losses...
March 12, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349875/intact-non-word-repetition-and-similar-error-patterns-in-language-matched-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-pilot-study
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Aparna Nadig, Anjali Mulligan
PURPOSE: We investigated whether enhanced auditory short-term memory may contribute to the learning of novel word forms in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We also evaluated whether delayed but qualitatively normal, versus atypical, cognitive processes underlie non-word repetition in this population via a detailed error analysis. METHOD: English-speaking children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (who had significant language delay) and typically-developing children matched pairwise on language ability were compared on the Syllable Repetition Task (Shriberg et al...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343759/incidence-of-postsuppression-virologic-rebound-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-asian-adolescents-on-stable-combination-antiretroviral-therapy
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Tavitiya Sudjaritruk, Linda Aurpibul, Penh Sun Ly, Thoa Phan Kim Le, Torsak Bunupuradah, Rawiwan Hansudewechakul, Pagakrong Lumbiganon, Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit, Nik Khairulddin Nik Yusoff, Lam Van Nguyen, Kamarul Azahar Mohd Razali, Moy Siew Fong, Revathy A Nallusamy, Nia Kurniati, Viet Chau Do, David C Boettiger, Annette H Sohn, Azar Kariminia
PURPOSE: To assess the incidence and predictors of postsuppression virologic rebound (VR) among adolescents on stable combination antiretroviral therapy in Asia. METHODS: Perinatally HIV-infected Asian adolescents (10-19 years) with documented virologic suppression (two consecutive viral loads [VLs] <400 copies/mL ≥6 months apart) were included. Baseline was the date of the first VL <400 copies/mL at age ≥10 years or the 10th birthday for those with prior suppression...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335688/predictors-of-resourcefulness-in-preadolescent-children
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Ya-Fen Wang, Jaclene A Zauszniewski
Resourcefulness is a set of cognitive-behavioral self-control skills for coping with stress to maintain quality of life. However, research examining precursors in the development of resourcefulness in preadolescents is scant. A cross-sectional approach was used to investigate hypothesized predicting effects of intrinsic contextual factors (children's age, gender, and school performance), extrinsic contextual factors (parents' age, gender, education, income, and resourcefulness), and process regulators (academic stress and dispositional optimism) in a convenience sample of 361 preadolescent-parent dyads...
March 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329460/model-based-comparison-of-the-normal-and-fontan-circulatory-systems-part-iii
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Raymond L Watrous, Alvin J Chin
BACKGROUND: For patients with the Fontan circulatory arrangement, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition, guanylate cyclase activation, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibition, and endothelin receptor antagonism have so far resulted in little or no improvement in [Formula: see text] or peak cardiac index (CI), suggesting that our understanding of the factors that most impact the exercise hemodynamics is incomplete. METHODS: To facilitate comparisons with clinical reports of the exercise performance of preadolescent Fontan patients, we rescaled our previously reported computational models of a two-year-old normal child and similarly aged Fontan patient, extended our Fontan model to capture the nonlinear relationship between flow and resistance quantified from previous computational fluid dynamic analyses of the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC), and added respiration as well as skeletal muscle contraction...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299818/rapid-weight-gain-during-infancy-and-early-childhood-is-related-to-higher-anthropometric-measurements-in-preadolescence
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H Nanri, T Shirasawa, H Ochiai, S Nomoto, H Hoshino, A Kokaze
BACKGROUND: This study examined the relationship between rapid weight gain during infancy and/or early childhood and anthropometric measurements [body mass index (BMI), percent body fat (%BF), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)] in preadolescence by sex. METHODS: Subjects were fourth-grade school children (aged 9 to 10 years) from elementary schools in Ina-town, Japan, in 2010. Measurements of height, weight, %BF and WC were conducted for each subject...
March 16, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264785/temperament-factors-and-dimensional-latent-bifactor-models-of-child-psychopathology-transdiagnostic-and-specific-associations-in-two-youth-samples
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Benjamin L Hankin, Elysia Poggi Davis, Hannah Snyder, Jami F Young, Laura M Glynn, Curt A Sandman
Common emotional and behavioral symptoms co-occur and are associated with core temperament factors. This study investigated links between temperament and dimensional, latent psychopathology factors, including a general common psychopathology factor (p factor) and specific latent internalizing and externalizing liabilities, as captured by a bifactor model, in two independent samples of youth. Specifically, we tested the hypothesis that temperament factors of negative affectivity (NA), positive affectivity (PA), and effortful control (EC) could serve as both transdiagnostic and specific risks in relation to recent bifactor models of child psychopathology...
March 1, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253396/association-of-maternal-smoking-during-pregnancy-and-birth-weight-with-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-children-aged-11-or-12-years-the-copenhagen-child-cohort-2000-eye-study
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Håkan Ashina, Xiao Qiang Li, Else Marie Olsen, Anne Mette Skovgaard, Michael Larsen, Inger Christine Munch
Importance: Both maternal smoking during pregnancy and low birth weight have been implicated in impaired development of the retina. Objective: To investigate the associations of maternal smoking during pregnancy and low birth weight with retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in preadolescent children. Design, Setting, Participants: The Copenhagen Child Cohort 2000 Eye Study is a prospective, population-based, birth cohort study that included all children (n = 6090) born in 2000 in Copenhagen, Denmark...
April 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252195/is-positive-thinking-in-anticipation-of-a-performance-situation-better-than-distraction-an-experimental-study-in-preadolescents
#18
Stephanos P Vassilopoulos, Andreas Brouzos, Haralambos Tsorbatzoudis, Olga Tziouma
The current study compares the effects of experimentally induced positive anticipatory thinking and distraction in preadolescents aged 12-13. Eighty-seven participants were instructed to either engage in positive anticipatory thoughts or perform a distraction task while preparing to perform a sporting activity in front of their peers. Results revealed that trait social anxiety was associated with more negative estimates of sport performance and catastrophic thoughts relating to the impending sport activity...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246900/multimodality-imaging-findings-of-massive-ovarian-edema-in-children
#19
Hisham Dahmoush, Sudha A Anupindi, Bruce R Pawel, Nancy A Chauvin
BACKGROUND: Massive ovarian edema is a rare benign condition that predominantly affects childbearing women as well as preadolescent girls. It is thought to result from intermittent or partial torsion of the ovary compromising the venous and lymphatic drainage but with preserved arterial supply. The clinical features of massive ovarian edema are nonspecific and can simulate tumors, leading to unnecessary oophorectomy. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate imaging features that should alert radiologists to consider the diagnosis of massive ovarian edema preoperatively so that fertility-sparing surgery may be considered...
February 28, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231024/incorporating-behavioral-techniques-into-a-serious-videogame-for-children
#20
Debbe Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about how to design serious videogames for children. The purpose of this article is to describe how behavior change techniques promoting self-regulation were incorporated into a serious videogame to help children consume more fruits and vegetables (FVs) and the extent to which these techniques were used by players. A secondary goal is to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge regarding how to design effective serious videogames for children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research examines the gameplay data from an effective 10-episode online serious videogame promoting FV consumption to preadolescent children in the United States (roughly 9-11-year-olds)...
April 2017: Games for Health
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