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  1. Research article

    Offering general pediatric care during the hard times of the 2014 Ebola outbreak: looking back at how many came and how well they fared at a Médecins Sans Frontières referral hospital in rural Sierra Leone

    In Bo district, rural Sierra Leone, we assessed the burden of the 2014 Ebola outbreak on under-five consultations at a primary health center and the quality of care for under-15 children at a Médecins Sans Fro...

    Veerle Hermans, Rony Zachariah, Desalegn Woldeyohannes, Gbessay Saffa, Dauda Kamara, Nimer Ortuno-Gutierrez, Walter Kizito, Marcel Manzi, Petra Alders and Jacob Maikere

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:34

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  2. Research article

    Barriers and enablers of health system adoption of kangaroo mother care: a systematic review of caregiver perspectives

    Despite improvements in child survival in the past four decades, an estimated 6.3 million children under the age of five die each year, and more than 40% of these deaths occur in the neonatal period. Intervent...

    Emily R. Smith, Ilana Bergelson, Stacie Constantian, Bina Valsangkar and Grace J. Chan

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:35

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  3. Study protocol

    Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia in a Marginalized Population on the Thai-Myanmar Border: a study protocol

    This study aims to identify risk factors and the neurodevelopmental impact of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in a limited-resource setting among a refugee and migrant population residing along the Thai-Myanmar bo...

    Laurence Thielemans, Margreet Trip-Hoving, Germana Bancone, Claudia Turner, Julie A. Simpson, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, Michaël Boele van Hensbroek, Patrick van Rheenen, Moo Kho Paw, François Nosten, Rose McGready and Verena I. Carrara

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:32

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  4. Case report

    A novel, putatively null, FGD1 variant leading to Aarskog-Scott syndrome in a family from UAE

    The X-linked condition “Aarskog-Scott syndrome (AAS)” causes a characteristic combination of short stature, facial, genital and skeletal anomalies. Studies elucidated a causative link between AAS and mutations...

    Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh, Fatima Saif, Pratibha Nair, Asma Jassim Binjab, Madiha Mohamed, Mahmoud Taleb Al-Ali and Fatma Bastaki

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:31

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  5. Research article

    Factors behind the success story of under-five stunting in Peru: a district ecological multilevel analysis

    Stunting prevalence in children less than 5 years has remained stagnated in Peru from 1992 to 2007, with a rapid reduction thereafter. We aimed to assess the role of different predictors on stunting reduction ...

    Luis Huicho, Carlos A. Huayanay-Espinoza, Eder Herrera-Perez, Eddy R. Segura, Jessica Niño de Guzman, María Rivera-Ch and Aluisio J.D. Barros

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:29

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  6. Research article

    MR imaging for detection of trampoline injuries in children

    The recreational use of trampolines is an increasingly popular activity among children and adolescents. Several studies reported about radiological findings in trampoline related injuries in children. The followi...

    E. Hauth, H. Jaeger, P. Luckey and M. Beer

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:27

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  7. Research article

    Long-time sickness absence among parents of pre-school children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and down syndrome: a longitudinal study

    Taking care of a child with special needs can be draining and difficult and require a lot of parental time and resources. The present study investigated the long-term sickness absence of parents who have child...

    Idunn Brekke, Elena Albertini Früh, Lisbeth Gravdal Kvarme and Henrik Holmstrøm

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:26

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Neonatal screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia in Southern Brazil: a population based study with 108,409 infants

    Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an autosomal recessive disorder associated with inborn errors of steroid metabolism. 21-hydroxylase enzyme deficiency occurs in 90 to 95% of all cases of CAH, with accum...

    Cristiane Kopacek, Simone Martins de Castro, Mayara Jorgens Prado, Claudia Maria Dornelles da Silva, Luciana Amorim Beltrão and Poli Mara Spritzer

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:22

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  9. Research article

    A case control study investigating factors associated with high infant death in Saiha district of Mizoram, India bordering Myanmar

    Infant mortality has dropped considerably in India over the last 5 years. A sharp contrast to this decline in national average of infant mortality is the rate recorded during 2014–2015 from the southernmost di...

    Alok K. Deb, Shanta Dutta, Chhaihlo Hnichho, Mary Vanlalpeki, Hli Thapi Phosa, Khaila Rakhu, Samuel Lalfakawma Fanai, Manoj Chakrabarti and Samiran Panda

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:23

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Comparison of developmental milestone attainment in early treated HIV-infected infants versus HIV-unexposed infants: a prospective cohort study

    Infant HIV infection is associated with delayed milestone attainment. The extent to which effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) prevents these delays is not well defined.

    Sarah Benki-Nugent, Dalton Wamalwa, Agnes Langat, Kenneth Tapia, Judith Adhiambo, Daisy Chebet, Helen Moraa Okinyi and Grace John-Stewart

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:24

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  11. Research article

    When parents won’t vaccinate their children: a qualitative investigation of australian primary care providers’ experiences

    Increasingly, the experiences and perceptions of parents who decline vaccination are the subject of investigation. However, the experiences of clinicians who encounter these parents in the course of their work...

    Nina J. Berry, Alexandra Henry, Margie Danchin, Lyndal J. Trevena, Harold W. Willaby and Julie Leask

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:19

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  12. Research article

    What drives attitude towards telemedicine among families of pediatric patients? A survey

    Telemedicine has been recognized as a way to improve accessibility, quality, and efficiency of care. In view of the introduction of new telemedicine services, we conducted a survey through a self-administered ...

    Luisa Russo, Ilaria Campagna, Beatrice Ferretti, Eleonora Agricola, Elisabetta Pandolfi, Emanuela Carloni, Angelo D’Ambrosio, Francesco Gesualdo and Alberto E. Tozzi

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:21

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  13. Research article

    The prevalence and factors associated with malnutrition among infants with cleft palate and/or lip at a hospital in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

    To determine the prevalence and factors associated with malnutrition among infants with Cleft palate and/or cleft lip (CP+/-L) at Comprehensive Rehabilitation for Uganda Hospital (CoRSU) in Uganda.

    Martin Tungotyo, Daniel Atwine, Deborah Nanjebe, Andrew Hodges and Martin Situma

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:17

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  14. Research article

    Efficacy, safety and effectiveness of licensed rotavirus vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis for Latin America and the Caribbean

    RotaTeq™ (RV5; Merck & Co. Inc., USA) and Rotarix™ (RV1, GlaxoSmithKline, Belgium) vaccines, developed to prevent rotavirus diarrhea in children under five years old, were both introdu...

    Raúl F. Velázquez, Alexandre C. Linhares, Sergio Muñoz, Pamela Seron, Pedro Lorca, Rodrigo DeAntonio and Eduardo Ortega-Barria

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:14

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  15. Research article

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its associated factors in children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM)

    The objective of the study was to describe the baseline health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a cohort of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), and analyze its associated clinical ...

    Marta Murillo, Joan Bel, Jacobo Pérez, Raquel Corripio, Gemma Carreras, Xavier Herrero, Josep-Maria Mengibar, Dolors Rodriguez-Arjona, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Hein Raat and Luis Rajmil

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:16

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Stunting and severe stunting among children under-5 years in Nigeria: A multilevel analysis

    Stunting has been identified as one of the major proximal risk factors for poor physical and mental development of children under-5 years. Stunting predominantly occurs in the first 1000 days of life (0–23 mon...

    Blessing Jaka Akombi, Kingsley Emwinyore Agho, John Joseph Hall, Dafna Merom, Thomas Astell-Burt and Andre M. N. Renzaho

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:15

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  17. Research article

    Prevalence and risk factors of congenital heart defects among live births: a population-based cross-sectional survey in Shaanxi province, Northwestern China

    Nearly half of the population of Northwest China live in Shaanxi province, but population-based data on the epidemiologic characteristics of congenital heart defects (CHD) in this population is limited. The st...

    Leilei Pei, Yijun Kang, Yaling Zhao and Hong Yan

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:18

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  18. Research article

    Awareness of food allergies: a survey of pediatricians in Kuwait

    Early diagnosis of food allergies (FA) is important for a favorable prognosis. This study aimed to determine the level of awareness of FA among pediatricians in Kuwait.

    Waleed Al-Herz, Khalid Husain, Ahmed Al-Khabaz, Mohamed A. A. Moussa and Fawaz Al-Refaee

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:11

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  19. Research article

    Wasting, underweight and stunting among children with congenital heart disease presenting at Mulago hospital, Uganda

    Children with congenital heart disease are at increased risk of malnutrition. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of wasting, underweight and stunting among children with congenital heart dise...

    Anthony Batte, Peter Lwabi, Sulaiman Lubega, Sarah Kiguli, Kennedy Otwombe, Lucy Chimoyi, Violette Nabatte and Charles Karamagi

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:10

    Published on: 11 January 2017

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