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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900324/a-significant-breakthrough-in-the-incidence-of-childhood-cancers-and-evaluation-of-its-risk-factors-in-southern-iran
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Asma Erjaee, Maryam Niknam, Ahmadreza Sadeghi, Maryam Dehghani, Zeinab Safaei, Saeed Hosseini Teshnizi, Mehran Karimi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This study investigates epidemiologic and practical information about the incidence and risk factors of childhood cancer in a population of Southern Iranian children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total number of 300 cancer patients along with 600 age- and gender-matched healthy control were interviewed by a trained physician regarding their demographic characteristics, and major family-associated risk factors, childhood malignancies. RESULTS: The average annual percentage change for cancers in the studied population is calculated as 45%...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834118/the-transition-to-adulthood-of-young-adults-with-idd-parents-joint-projects
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Richard A Young, Sheila K Marshall, Tim Stainton, Jessie M Wall, Deirdre Curle, Ma Zhu, David Munro, John Murray, Asmae El Bouhali, Filomena Parada, Anat Zaidman-Zait
INTRODUCTION: Parents have found the transition to adulthood for their sons or daughters with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) particularly challenging. The literature has not examined how parents work together and with others in face of this transition nor has it highlighted parental goals in this process. This study used a perspective based on joint, goal-direct action to describe the projects that Canadian parents engaged in together and with others relative to this transition...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831647/novel-biomarkers-of-metabolic-dysfunction-is-autism-spectrum-disorder-potential-for-biological-diagnostic-markers
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Asma M Khemakhem, Richard E Frye, Afaf El-Ansary, Laila Al-Ayadhi, Abir Ben Bacha
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is behaviorally defined by social and communication impairments and restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. There is currently no biomarkers that can help in the diagnosis. Several studies suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction is commonly involved in ASD pathophysiology, but standard mitochondrial biomarkers are thought to be very variable. In the present study we examine a wide variety of plasma biomarkers of mitochondrial metabolism and the related abnormalities of oxidative stress and apoptosis in 41 ASD patients assessed for ASD severity using the Childhood Autism Rating Scales and 41 non-related age and sex matched healthy controls...
August 22, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806234/delirium-in-the-critically-ill-child
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REVIEW
Sharon Norman, Asma A Taha, Helen N Turner
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this article are to describe the scientific literature on assessment, prevention, and management of delirium in critically ill children and to articulate the implications for clinical nurse specialists, in translating the evidence into practice. DESCRIPTION: A literature search was conducted in 4 databases-OvidMEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, PsychINFO, and Web of Science-using the terms "delirium," "child," and "critically ill" for the period of 2006 to 2016...
September 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795898/from-feeling-broken-to-looking-beyond-broken-palestinian-mothers-experiences-of-having-a-child-with-spina-bifida
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Maha Sudki Hmeidan Nahal, Helena Wigert, Asma Imam, Åsa B Axelsson
Spina bifida (SB) is the second most common birth defect worldwide. Mothers of children with SB face extraordinary challenges due to the complicated conditions and disability of their children. Little is known about the impact of these challenges on the mothers' well-being, particularly in Middle Eastern culture, where chronic illness and disability are perceived as a stigma, and care of disabled children has traditionally been the responsibility of the mother. The aim of this study was to illuminate mothers' lived experience of having a child with SB in Palestine...
May 2017: Journal of Family Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766504/the-association-between-serum-tsh-levels-and-bmi-percentiles-in-children-with-primary-hypothyroidism-that-are-chemically-euthyroid-on-levothyroxine-replacement
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Asma Shaoba, Sanjib Basu, Stelios Mantis, Carla Minutti
OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is a association between TSH levels and BMI percentiles in children with primary hypothyroidism who are chemically euthyroid and on treatment with levothyroxine. METHODS: Retrospective cross-sectional study, consisting of review of medical records from RUSH Medical Center and Stroger Hospital, Chicago, IL, U.SA. Children (seen in clinic from 2008-2014) with primary hypothyroidism who were chemically euthyroid and on treatment with levothyroxine for at least 6 months were included in the study...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701637/retention-and-caries-preventive-effect-of-glass-ionomer-and-resin-based-sealants-an-18-month-randomized-clinical-trial
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Asma Al-Jobair, Nouf Al-Hammad, Salwa Alsadhan, Fouad Salama
The objective of this study was to compare the retention and caries-preventive effect of glass ionomer (Fuji Triage) and resin-based (Clinpro) sealants among 6-9-year-old children. This split-mouth, randomized clinical trial covered 35 children/140 fully erupted permanent first molars. Evaluation was conducted by two independent examiners after 6, 12, and 18 months and the data were compared in relation to the children's caries risk and age groups. The Kaplan-Meier survival method and chi-square test were used for analysis...
July 12, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686045/challenges-of-diabetes-management-in-toddlers
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Asma Deeb
Toddlers with type 1 diabetes have distinctive combination of challenges to their families and healthcare providers. A major factor is the difficulty in achieving metabolic control without risking hypoglycemia. The rising incidence of type 1 diabetes in toddlers increases the magnitude of the problem and creates a greater need for providing specialized service to cater for this age group's unique need. Type 1 has a specific disease nature in younger children and its clinical presentation mimics common childhood diseases...
July 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669176/factors-associated-with-delayed-diagnosis-of-lymphomas-experience-with-patients-from-hematology-centers-in-morocco
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Majdouline Obtel, Mohamed Berraho, Naima Abda, Asmae Quessar, Ahmed Zidouh, Rachid Bekkali, Chakib Nejjari
Background: Moroccan cancer patients usually have to go through several steps before they are diagnosed. It is important to assess factors associated with diagnosis delay for lymphomas, which might have significant effects on survival. The aim of this study was to determine factors leading to late diagnosis of lymphomas. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with three hematology centers in Morocco in 2008, to analyze the impact of sociodemographic and clinical factors on delay-time from symptoms to diagnosis...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619084/unusual-clinical-outcome-of-primary-hyperoxaluria-type-1-in-tunisian-patients-carrying-33_34insc-mutation
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Ibtihel Benhaj Mbarek, Saoussen Mdimeg, Amira Moussa, Dorsaf Zellama, Hayat Kaarout, Jaouida Abdelmoula, Abdellatif Achour, Saoussen Abroug, Asma Omezzine, Ali Bouslama
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), is a rare and heterogeneous disease and one of major causes of renal insufficiency in Tunisia, caused by mutations in the AGXT gene. 33-34InsC mutation, was mainly described in children with a severe clinical feature leading to early death, but it was uncommonly reported in adult patients. METHODS: Common mutations in AGXT were tested using PCR/RFLP technique in 111 patients (68 adult, 43 children) with suspected PH1...
June 15, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603940/outcome-of-prenatally-diagnosed-fetal-heterotaxy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Danilo Italo Pio Buca, Asma Khalil, Giuseppe Rizzo, Alessandra Familiari, Silvia Di Giovanni, Marco Liberati, Daniela Murgano, Alessandra Ricciardulli, Francesco Fanfani, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco D'Antonio
OBJECTIVES: To assess the perinatal outcomes of fetuses affected by heterotaxy. METHODS: Medline, Embase and Cinhal were searched. Only studies reporting a prenatal diagnosis of isomerism were included. The outcomes observed were: associated cardiac and extra-cardiac anomalies, fetal arrhythmias, abnormal karyotype, type of surgical repair and perinatal mortality. The analysis was stratified according the type of heterotaxy syndrome (left, LAI, and right, RAI, atrial isomerism)...
June 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493956/socio-demographic-predictors-and-average-annual-rates-of-caesarean-section-in-bangladesh-between-2004-and-2014
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Md Nuruzzaman Khan, M Mofizul Islam, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Md Mahmudul Alam, Md Mostafizur Rahman
BACKGROUND: Globally the rates of caesarean section (CS) have steadily increased in recent decades. This rise is not fully accounted for by increases in clinical factors which indicate the need for CS. We investigated the socio-demographic predictors of CS and the average annual rates of CS in Bangladesh between 2004 and 2014. METHODS: Data were derived from four waves of nationally representative Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) conducted between 2004 and 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417071/twenty-novel-mutations-in-bckdha-bckdhb-and-dbt-genes-in-a-cohort-of-52-saudi-arabian-patients-with-maple-syrup-urine-disease
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Faiqa Imtiaz, Abeer Al-Mostafa, Rabab Allam, Khushnooda Ramzan, Nada Al-Tassan, Asma I Tahir, Nouf S Al-Numair, Mohamed H Al-Hamed, Zuhair Al-Hassnan, Mohammad Al-Owain, Hamad Al-Zaidan, Mohammad Al-Amoudi, Alya Qari, Ameera Balobaid, Moeenaldeen Al-Sayed
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), an autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism due to defects in the branched-chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase (BCKD) complex, is commonly observed among other inherited metabolic disorders in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This report presents the results of mutation analysis of three of the four genes encoding the BCKD complex in 52 biochemically diagnosed MSUD patients originating from Saudi Arabia. The 25 mutations (20 novel) detected spanned across the entire coding regions of the BCKHDA, BCKDHB and DBT genes...
June 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403940/vitamin-d-replacement-in-children-adolescents-and-pregnant-women-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Marlene Chakhtoura, Sara El Ghandour, Khaled Shawwa, Elie A Akl, Asma Arabi, Ziyad Mahfoud, Robert Habib, Hassan Hoballah, Ghada El Hajj Fuleihan
INTRODUCTION: Hypovitaminosis D affects one-third to two-thirds of children and pregnant women from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in infants, children, adolescents and pregnant women, from the MENA region, the effect of supplementation with different vitamin D doses on the change in 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level reached, and other skeletal and non-skeletal outcomes. METHODS: This is a systematic review of randomized controlled trials of vitamin D supplementation conducted in the MENA region...
May 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398172/men-s-perceptions-of-child-bearing-and-fertility-control-in-pakistan-insights-from-a-peer-project
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Eleanor Brown, Xaher Gul, Aamir Abbas, Asim Nasar, Asma Balal
Notions of masculinity, which promote the role of men as providers and decision-makers, alongside men's opposition to modern forms of contraception, have long been assumed to be a barrier to women's use of contraception in Pakistan. There has been little in-depth exploration of varieties of masculinity and how these may influence men's views of child-bearing or fertility preferences. This study used Participatory Ethnographic and Evaluation Research to explore married men's (aged 18 to 45 years) perceptions of marriage, child-bearing and fertility control...
April 11, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349904/relation-between-dental-caries-and-body-mass-index-for-age-among-schoolchildren-of-jazan-city-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Mir Fa Quadri, Bassam M Hakami, Asma Aa Hezam, Raed Y Hakami, Fadwa A Saadi, Layla M Ageeli, Wafqah H Alsagoor, Mohammad A Faqeeh, Mohammed A Dhae
OBJECTIVE: To analyze and report the type of relation present between dental caries and body mass index (BMI)-for-age among schoolchildren in Jazan region of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study with multi-staged random sampling technique was designed to recruit the sample of schoolchildren. Caries was examined using the World Health Organization recommended "decayed and filled teeth"/"decayed missing and filled teeth (dft/DMFT)" method...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321303/comparative-study-on-treatment-satisfaction-and-health-perception-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-on-multiple-daily-injection-of-insulin-insulin-pump-and-sensor-augmented-pump-therapy
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Tara Hussain, Mariette Akle, Nico Nagelkerke, Asma Deeb
OBJECTIVES: Diabetes management imposes considerable demands on patients. Treatment method used has an impact on treatment satisfaction. We aim to examine the relationship between treatment satisfaction and health perception with the method used for treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: We have interviewed patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus using questionnaires to assess treatment satisfaction and health perception...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260550/quality-of-life-of-malaysian-children-with-chd
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Lai C Ong, Ching S Teh, Joyce Darshinee, Asma Omar, Hak L Ang
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to compare the quality-of-life scores of Malaysian children with CHD and their healthy siblings, to determine the level of agreement between proxy-reports and child self-reports, and to examine variables that have an impact on quality of life in those with CHD. METHODS: Parental-proxy scores of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 core scales were obtained for 179 children with CHD and 172 siblings. Intra-class coefficients were derived to determine the levels of proxy-child agreement in 66 children aged 8-18 years...
September 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190553/cervical-spine-imaging-for-young-children-with-inflicted-trauma-expanding-the-injury-pattern
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Joanne Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Rosemary Vannix, Asma Taha, Amy Young, Alexander Zouros
AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the incidence and pattern of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries in children below 36months with inflicted trauma. METHODS: An IRB approved, prospective cohort study was performed between July 2011 and January 2016. Inclusion criteria were: age below 36months, loss of consciousness after inflicted trauma, and one initial head computed tomography finding: a subdural, intraventricular, intraparenchymal, subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse axonal injury, hypoxic injury, or cerebral edema...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174626/maternal-undernutrition-and-excessive-body-weight-and-risk-of-birth-and-health-outcomes
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Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Md Mizanur Rahman, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Md Mostafizur Rahman, Md Shafiur Rahman, Md Aminur Rahman
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are increasing in low- and middle-income countries, while underweight remains a significant health problems. However, the association between double burden of nutrition and risk of adverse birth and health outcomes is still unclear in Bangladesh. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of maternal undernutrition and excessive body weight on a range of maternal and child health outcomes. METHODS: In this study, we used Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2011 and 2014 data sets to cover the maternal, child and non-communicable diseases related health outcomes...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
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