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  1. The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of body mass index category, as well as of demographic and socioeconomic factors on the participation in organized physical activity (OPA) of schoolchi...

    Authors: Vilelmine Carayanni, Elpis Vlachopadopoulou, Dimitra Koutsouki, Gregory C. Bogdanis, Theodora Psaltopoulou, YannisManios, Feneli Karachaliou, Angelos Hatzakis and Stefanos Michalacos

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:491

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  2. The monoclonal antibody, palivizumab is licensed for use in high-risk infants to prevent severe illness caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The level of its use and compliance with current jurisdictio...

    Authors: Ruomei Xu, Parveen Fathima, Tobias Strunk, Nicholas de Klerk, Thomas L. Snelling, Peter C. Richmond, Anthony D. Keil and Hannah C. Moore

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:490

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  3. Health-related quality of life (HQoL) indicators are considered valid measures of patient assessment in physical, mental and oral healthcare. This study aimed to examine the evidence on the relationship of ora...

    Authors: Ladan Fattah Moghaddam, Mario Vianna Vettore, Azadeh Bayani, Amir-Hossien Bayat, Elahe Ahounbar, Morteza Hemmat, Bahram Armoon and Yadolah Fakhri

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:489

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  4. There is no globally accepted definition for dosing error in adult or pediatric practice. The definition of pediatric dosing error varies greatly in the literature. The objective of this study was to develop a fr...

    Authors: Nadia Roumeliotis, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Paula Rochon, Anna Taddio and Chris Parshuram

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:488

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  5. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have called for research into the role of biomarkers, and specifically procalcitonin (PCT), for the early diagnosis of serious bacterial infections ...

    Authors: Thomas Waterfield, Julie-Ann Maney, Mark D Lyttle, James P McKenna, Damian Roland, Michael Corr, Bethany Patenall, Michael D Shields, Kerry Woolfall and Derek Fairley

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:487

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  6. The number of technology-dependent children (TDC) is increasing in South Korea, but available healthcare services after their discharge are poor. This study aimed to examine how TDC and caregivers live at home...

    Authors: Yu Hyeon Choi, Min Sun Kim, Cho Hee Kim, In Gyu Song, June Dong Park, Dong In Suh and Hyung-Ik Shin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:486

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  7. Very low birth weight (VLBW) infant thermal instability upon neonatal intensive care unit admission has been associated with respiratory morbidity; however, the association between ongoing thermal instability ...

    Authors: Jane L. Ralphe, Susan G. Silva, Robin B. Dail and Debra H. Brandon

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:485

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  8. Kawasaki disease (KD) is an idiopathic systemic vasculitis that predominantly damages coronary arteries in children. Various pathogens have been investigated as triggers for KD, but no definitive causative pat...

    Authors: Yuka Torii, Kazuhiro Horiba, Satoshi Hayano, Taichi Kato, Takako Suzuki, Jun-ichi Kawada, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Seiji Kojima, Yusuke Okuno, Tomoo Ogi and Yoshinori Ito

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:482

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Although gout is rare in children, chronic sustained hyperuricemia can lead to monosodium urate deposits progressing to gout, just as in adults. This study assessed prevalence and characteristics of gout and a...

    Authors: Shuichi Ito, Tomoko Torii, Akihiro Nakajima, Takeshi Iijima, Hiroshi Murano, Hideki Horiuchi, Hisashi Yamanaka and Masataka Honda

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:481

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  10. Typhoid fever caused by Salmonella enteric serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) is a common cause of morbidity in the world. In 2017, 14.3 million cases of Typhoid and paratyphoid fever occurred globally. School age children...

    Authors: Bernie Endyarni Medise, Soedjatmiko Soedjatmiko, Hartono Gunardi, Rini Sekartini, Hindra Irawan Satari, Sri Rezeki Hadinegoro, Angga Wirahmadi, Mita Puspita, Rini Mulia Sari, Jae Seung Yang, Arijit Sil, Sushant Sahastrabuddhe and Novilia Sjafri Bachtiar

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:480

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  11. Little is known about physical development of children with Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS). This study aims to evaluate the anthropometric characteristics of children with CZS up to 12 months.

    Authors: Rita de Cássia Oliveira de Carvalho-Sauer, Maria da Conceição Nascimento Costa, Enny S. Paixão, Natanael de Jesus Silva, Florisneide Rodrigues Barreto and Maria Gloria Teixeira

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:479

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  12. Primary carnitine deficiency (PCD) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting the carnitine cycle and resulting in defective fatty acid oxidation. Neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis caused by citrin deficienc...

    Authors: Yiming Lin, Weihua Lin, Yanru Chen, Chunmei Lin, Zhenzhu Zheng, Jianlong Zhuang and Qingliu Fu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:478

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological problems among children. The aim of this survey was to assess the knowledge and attitude among preschool staff in Shanghai regarding epilepsy.

    Authors: Liyan Qiu, Lixiao Shen, Junli Wang, Fang Ren, Mingyu Xu, Fan Jiang, Xiaoyang Sheng, Fei Li and Feng Li

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:477

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  14. Good oral health (OH) is essential for physical, social, mental health, and overall quality of life. This study assessed the usefulness of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in changing oral health-related b...

    Authors: Mahmood Karimy, Peter Higgs, Shaghaygh Solayman Abadi, Bahram Armoon, Marzieh Araban, Mohammad Reza Rouhani and Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:476

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  15. There is a great need in low- and middle- income countries for sound qualitative and monitoring tools assessing early childhood development outcomes. Although there are many instruments to measure the developm...

    Authors: Ying Li, Lei Tang, Yu Bai, Shuhang Zhao and Yaojiang Shi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:475

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  16. During the first period of life, critically ill as well as healthy newborn infants experience recurrent painful procedures. Parents are a valuable but often overlooked resource in procedural pain management in...

    Authors: Emma Olsson, Martina Carlsen Misic, Randi Dovland Andersen, Jenny Ericson, Mats Eriksson, Ylva Thernström Blomqvist and Alexandra Ullsten

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:474

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. To evaluate the effects of interventions on children’s and adolescents’ overall physical activity (PA) for boys and girls separately and to appraise the extent to which the studies haven taken sex/gender into ...

    Authors: Carolin Schulze, Yolanda Demetriou, Sandra Emmerling, Annegret Schlund, Susan P. Phillips, Lorri Puil, Stephanie E. Coen and Anne K. Reimers

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:473

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The implications of congenital Zika Virus (ZIKV) infections for pediatric neurodevelopment and behavior remain inadequately studied. The aim of this study is to investigate patterns of neurodevelopment and beh...

    Authors: Paula Fabiana Sobral da Silva, Sophie Helena Eickmann, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes, Ulisses Ramos Montarroyos, Marilia de Carvalho Lima, Celina M. Turchi Martelli, Thalia Velho Barreto de Araújo, Elizabeth B. Brickley, Laura Cunha Rodrigues, Fabiana Cristina Lima da Silva Pastich Gonçalves, Maria Durce Costa Gomes Carvalho, Wayner Vieira de Souza and Demócrito de Barros Miranda-Filho

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:472

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  19. No consensus has been reached on capillary blood reference intervals for platelet parameters in full-term neonates. We aimed to establish neonatal capillary blood reference intervals for platelet parameters an...

    Authors: Dongyan Cui, Yan Hou, Ling Feng, Guo Li, Chi Zhang, Yanli Huang, Jiubo Fan and Qun Hu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:471

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  20. Rosai- Dorfman Disease (RDD) is a benign condition of unknown aetiology which is characterized by non-neoplastic proliferation of histiocytes. Pathophysiology and natural history remain obscure due to the low ...

    Authors: Tharmini Danisious, Mathula Hettiarachchi, Chanuka Dharmadasa and Heshan Jayaweera

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:470

    Content type: Case report

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  21. The hospital patient pathway for having treatment procedures can be daunting for younger patients and their family members, especially when they are about to undergo a complex intervention. Opportunities to me...

    Authors: Lisa Aufegger, Khánh Hà Bùi, Colin Bicknell and Ara Darzi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:469

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  22. With increased use of telehealth, interventions to improve infant sleep environments have not been explored. This study sought to assess the feasibility and efficacy of using electronic health record patient p...

    Authors: Ethan A. Canty, Benjamin N. Fogel, Erich K. Batra, Eric W. Schaefer, Jessica S. Beiler and Ian M. Paul

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:468

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  23. Suicide is the leading cause of death among Japanese adolescents. However, knowledge gaps regarding contemporary demographics and factors associated with suicidality among Japanese adolescents are a major conc...

    Authors: Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Masakazu Mimaki, Kenshi Koyanagi, Natsuko Tokita, Yoriko Kobayashi, Ritsuko Hattori, Ryuta Ishii, Michiko Matsuoka, Yushiro Yamashita, Zentaro Yamagata, Takashi Igarashi and Paul E. Croarkin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:467

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  24. The high proportion of birth weight in Ethiopia is hypothesized to be due to inadequate maternal diet which is associated with poor nutrition education during pregnancy. There was no study that evaluated the e...

    Authors: Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew, Getu Degu Alene and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:466

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  25. Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) is one of the main causes of epiphora in infants, and antibiotics are usually used as a conservative therapy in the first year. Yet, little is known about the b...

    Authors: Xiao-Yu Zheng, Bonnie Nga Kwan Choy, Ming-Ming Zhou, Cai-Ping Shi and Zheng-Yan Zhao

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:465

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  26. Globally, millions of children attend Outside School Hours Care. Children’s activity in this setting is critical to meeting daily physical activity recommendations. Guidelines are evidence-based statements int...

    Authors: Rosa Virgara, Lucy Lewis, Anna Phillips, Mandy Richardson and Carol Maher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:463

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  27. The objective of the study was to identify areas of risk for the appearance of tuberculosis in children and their association with social inequalities in a municipality in southeastern Brazil.

    Authors: Yan Mathias Alves, Thaís Zamboni Berra, Luana Seles Alves, Ivaneliza Simionato de Assis, Marcos Augusto Moraes Arcoverde, Antonio Carlos Vieira Ramos, Luiz Henrique Arroyo, Laura Terenciani Campoy, Alexandre Tadashi Inomata Bruce, Felipe Lima dos Santos, Ludmilla Leidianne Limirio Souza, Juliane de Almeida Crispim and Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:462

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  28. Renal abscess in children is a rare and severe form of infectious kidney disease that is responsible for several serious complications. In this report, we describe a previously healthy 5-year-old girl with a r...

    Authors: Hiroki Kitaoka, Jun Inatomi, Hayato Chikai, Keiko Watanabe, Tadayuki Kumagai, Ayako Masui and Nobutaka Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:461

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Transcobalamin (TC) transports vitamin B12 from blood into cells. TC II deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. It is characterized by failure to thrive, diarrhoea, pallor, anaemia, pancytopenia or ...

    Authors: Shihong Zhan, Fangfang Cheng, Hailong He, Shaoyan Hu and Xing Feng

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:460

    Content type: Case report

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  30. The emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR) has become a major public health concern worldwide. This resistance is caused by enzymes-mediated genes (i.e., extended spectrum bet...

    Authors: René Dembélé, Ali Konaté, Oumar Traoré, Wendpoulomdé A. D. Kaboré, Issiaka Soulama, Assèta Kagambèga, Alfred S. Traoré, Nathalie K. Guessennd, Awa Aidara-Kane, Amy Gassama-Sow and Nicolas Barro

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:459

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  31. There is growing concern as regards the emergence of metabolic disorders among children living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) worldwide. However, there is paucity of data on the correlates of meta...

    Authors: Ijeoma Onyinye Ohuche, Ugo Nnenna Chikani, Elizabeth Eberechi Oyenusi, Justus Uchenna Onu and Abiola Oduwole

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:458

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  32. Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC) is the most severe and potentially lethal complication of Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) which might occur following definitive surgery. Our objectives were: 1) to com...

    Authors: Gunadi, Afnandito Valeno Risky Sukarelawanto, Azmi Ritana, Naisya Balela, Wayan Julita Krisnanti Putri, Dian Nirmala Sirait, Vincentia Meta Widya Paramita, Andika Purba Sasmita, Andi Dwihantoro and Akhmad Makhmudi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:457

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  33. X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) is a rare inherited X-linked primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID). One such disease, X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) deficiency, is characterized by...

    Authors: Ru-Yue Chen, Xiao-Zhong Li, Qiang Lin, Yun Zhu, Yun-Yan Shen, Qin-Ying Xu, Xue-Ming Zhu, Zhen-Jiang Bai and Ying Li

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:456

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Childhood obesity represents a serious global health crisis. Apelin and its receptor system are widely distributed throughout the central nervous system and have been demonstrated to serve a role modulating fe...

    Authors: Kanjana Suriyaprom, Banchamaphon Pheungruang, Rungsunn Tungtrongchitr and Orn-uma Y. Sroijit

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:455

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  35. The Global Trigger Tool (GTT),which is a method using “triggers” to review medical record retrospectively to identify possible adverse events. Several studies showed that the GTT was effective. However, there ...

    Authors: Yi Liu, Junfeng Yan, Yunfei Xie and Yuan Bian

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:454

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  36. Body mass index (BMI) and skeletal age (SA) are important indicators of individual growth and maturation. Although the results have not been unified, most studies indicated that accelerated skeletal maturation...

    Authors: Dandan Ke, Dajiang Lu, Guang Cai, Jing Zhang, Xiaofei Wang and Koya Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:452

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  37. Effects of zinc with and without iron co-supplementation on child development are uncertain therefore the aims of this systematic review were to explore whether supplementation with zinc alone and zinc with ir...

    Authors: Firoozeh Sajedi, Soheila Shahshahani, Hesam Ghiasvand, Zahra Mosallanezhad and Shiva Fatollahierad

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:451

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  38. Young children and those with chronic medical conditions are at risk for complications of influenza including cardiopulmonary compromise. Here we aim to examine risks of mortality, clinical complications in ch...

    Authors: Laxmi V. Ghimire, Fu-Sheng Chou and Anita J. Moon-Grady

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:450

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  39. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is becoming increasingly prevalent of late. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) has a significant role in folate metabolism. Owing to the inconsistencies and inconclusive...

    Authors: Yan Li, Shuang Qiu, Jikang Shi, Yanbo Guo, Zhijun Li, Yi Cheng and Yawen Liu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:449

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  40. Haemoptysis is an uncommon presenting symptom in children and is usually caused by acute lower respiratory tract infection or foreign body aspiration. We report a rare case of right unilateral pulmonary vein a...

    Authors: Martin Ngie Liong Wong, Ing Ping Tang, Yek Kee Chor, Kiew Siong Lau, Anne Rachel John, King Ching Hii, Olive Pei Yi Lee, Wooi Kok Lim and Hannah Pei Koon Tan

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:448

    Content type: Case report

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  41. In order to achieve improved weight status, behavioral pediatric obesity treatment is resource intensive. Mobile Health (mHealth) is more accessible than standard care but effective approaches are scarce. Ther...

    Authors: Linnea Johansson, Emilia Hagman and Pernilla Danielsson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:447

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  42. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is caused by immune-mediated destruction of the β-cells. After initiation of insulin therapy many patients experience a period of improved residual β-cell function leading to partial dise...

    Authors: Anne Julie Overgaard, Jens Otto Broby Madsen, Flemming Pociot, Jesper Johannesen and Joachim Størling

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:446

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  43. Extravasation injury resulting from intravenous therapies delivered via peripheral intravenous catheters or umbilical and peripherally inserted central venous catheters is a common iatrogenic complication occu...

    Authors: Kam Ming Chan, Janita Pak Chun Chau, Kai Chow Choi, Genevieve Po Gee Fung, Wai Wa Lui, Meme Suk Ying Chan and Suzanne Hoi Shan Lo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:445

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  44. Citrin deficiency (CD) is a recessive metabolic disease caused by biallelic pathogenic variants in SLC25A13. Although previous studies have reported ketosis in CD, it was observed at the time of euglycemia or mil...

    Authors: Yoichi Wada, Natsuko Arai-Ichinoi, Atsuo Kikuchi, Osamu Sakamoto and Shigeo Kure

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:444

    Content type: Case report

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  45. Biting objects was a parafunctional oral habit among children with special care needs. Chewing or biting toothbrushes could expedite the process of toothbrush wear. However, few studies evaluated the deteriora...

    Authors: Ni Zhou, Hai Ming Wong and Colman McGrath

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:443

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  46. Strong evidence for a causal role of environmental factors in a congenital anomaly is still difficult to produce. The collection of statistical data is crucial for gaining a better understanding of the epidemi...

    Authors: Arthur Lauriot Dit Prevost, Michael Genin, Florent Occelli, René-Hilaire Priso, Remi Besson, Caroline Lanier and Dyuti Sharma

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:442

    Content type: Research article

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