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General pediatric medicine and surgery

Section Edited by Kusum Menon

This section considers studies of general medicine and surgical intervention in children and adolescents.

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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Increasing attendances by children (aged 0–16 years) to United Kingdom Emergency Departments (EDs) challenges patient safety within the National Health Service (NHS) with health professionals required to make ...

    Authors: Samah Riaz, Andrew Rowland, Steve Woby, Tony Long, Joan Livesley, Sarah Cotterill, Calvin Heal and Damian Roland

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:303

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  2. Content type: Research article

    In clinical practice there is a need for a specific scale enabling detailed and multifactorial assessment of gait in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy. The practical value of the present study is...

    Authors: Agnieszka Guzik, Mariusz Drużbicki, Andrzej Kwolek, Grzegorz Przysada, Katarzyna Bazarnik-Mucha, Magdalena Szczepanik, Andżelina Wolan-Nieroda and Marek Sobolewski

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:301

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Untreated dental caries is reported to affect children’s nutritional status and growth, yet evidence on this relationship is conflicting. The aim of this study was to assess the association between dental cari...

    Authors: Jed Dimaisip-Nabuab, Denise Duijster, Habib Benzian, Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien, Amphayvan Homsavath, Bella Monse, Hak Sithan, Nicole Stauf, Sri Susilawati and Katrin Kromeyer-Hauschild

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:300

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is increasingly utilized in infants and young children, though associated with high failure rates due to agitation and poor compliance, mostly if patient-ventilator synchronizatio...

    Authors: M. Piastra, A. Pizza, S. Gaddi, E. Luca, O. Genovese, E. Picconi, D. De Luca and G. Conti

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:282

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in childhood. A major challenge for delivering effective services for children with CP is the heterogeneity of the medical condition. Categor...

    Authors: Nihad A. Almasri, Maysoun Saleh, Sana Abu-Dahab, Somaya H. Malkawi and Eva Nordmark

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:276

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Functional hand splinting is a common therapeutic intervention for children with neurological conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupa...

    Authors: Michelle Jackman, Iona Novak, Natasha Lannin, Elspeth Froude, Laura Miller and Claire Galea

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:248

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Our aim was to design a study to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding physiotherapy to conventional treatment for children with functional constipation in primary care. Physiotherapy is ...

    Authors: Jojanneke J. G. T. van Summeren, Gea A. Holtman, Yvonne Lisman- van Leeuwen, Lisa E. A. M. Louer, Alice H. C. van Ulsen-Rust, Karin M. Vermeulen, Boudewijn J. Kollen, Janny H. Dekker and Marjolein Y. Berger

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:249

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Children commonly present to Emergency Departments (ED) with a non-blanching rash in the context of a feverish illness. While most have a self-limiting viral illness, this combination of features potentially r...

    Authors: Thomas Waterfield, Mark D. Lyttle, Derek Fairley, James Mckenna, Kerry Woolfall, Fiona Lynn, Julie-Ann Maney, Damian Roland, Aoife Weir and Michael D. Shields

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:246

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Acetaminophen is a common cause of acute liver failure in pediatrics. Cerebral edema is a significant complication of acute hepatic failure and is associated with increased mortality.

    Authors: Emily B. Austin, Hailey Hobbs, Brian A. Crouse and Anna-Theresa Lobos

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:247

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    In hospital, staff need to routinely monitor patients to identify those who are seriously ill, so that they receive timely treatment to improve their condition. A Paediatric Early Warning System is a multi-fac...

    Authors: Emma Thomas-Jones, Amy Lloyd, Damian Roland, Gerri Sefton, Lyvonne Tume, Kerry Hood, Chao Huang, Dawn Edwards, Alison Oliver, Richard Skone, David Lacy, Ian Sinha, Jenny Preston, Brendan Mason, Nina Jacob, Robert Trubey…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:244

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  11. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the unique features of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children, we wanted to identify whether there might be a strong correlation between the disease phenotype and its prognosis at various ...

    Authors: Xin-Qiong Wang, Yuan Xiao, Xu Xu, Yi Yu, Cheng-Yan Shan, Yan Guo, Ling Gong, Tong Zhou, Shen-Shen Gao, Yao-Zong Yuan, Xiao-Jin Wang and Chun-Di Xu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:229

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Initial studies suggest pharmaceutical grade cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce the frequency of convulsive seizures and lead to improvements in quality of life in children affected by epileptic encephalopathies. Wi...

    Authors: Darren Reithmeier, Richard Tang-Wai, Blair Seifert, Andrew W. Lyon, Jane Alcorn, Bryan Acton, Scott Corley, Erin Prosser-Loose, Darrell D. Mousseau, Hyun J. Lim, Jose Tellez-Zenteno, Linda Huh, Edward Leung, Lionel Carmant and Richard J. Huntsman

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:221

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Bronchiolitis is the most common reason for admission to hospital for infants less than one year of age. Although management is well defined, there is substantial variation in practice, with infants receiving ...

    Authors: Libby Haskell, Emma J. Tavender, Catherine Wilson, Sharon O’Brien, Franz E. Babl, Meredith L. Borland, Liz Cotterell, Tibor Schuster, Francesca Orsini, Nicolette Sheridan, David Johnson, Ed Oakley and Stuart R. Dalziel

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:218

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Renal hypouricemia is a rare heterogeneous inherited disorder characterized by impaired tubular uric acid transport, reabsorption insufficiency and /or acceleration of secretion. The affected individuals are p...

    Authors: Dinesha Maduri Vidanapathirana, Subashinie Jayasena, Eresha Jasinge and Blanka Stiburkova

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:210

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Emergency Department (ED) revisits have often been used as an indicator of medical care quality. This study aimed to quantify the frequency of ED revisits within 72 h of discharge and identify its factors amon...

    Authors: Anwar E. Ahmed, Bashayr I. ALMuqbil, Manair N. Alrajhi, Hend R. Almazroa, Doaa A. AlBuraikan, Monirah A. Albaijan, Maliha Nasim, Majid A. Alsalamah, Donna K. McClish and Hamdan AL-Jahdali

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:205

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Fluid overload (FO) is associated with unfavorable outcomes in critically ill children. Clinicians are encouraged to avoid FO; however, strategies to avoid FO are not well-described in pediatrics. Our aim was ...

    Authors: Franco Díaz, María José Nuñez, Pablo Pino, Benjamín Erranz and Pablo Cruces

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:207

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  17. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to compare the antipyretic efficacy, safety, and tolerability between oral dexibuprofen and intravenous propacetamol in children with upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) presenting with fever.

    Authors: Seung Jun Choi, Sena Moon, Ui Yoon Choi, Yoon Hong Chun, Jung Hyun Lee, Jung Woo Rhim, Jin Lee, Hwang Min Kim and Dae Chul Jeong

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:201

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile systemic vasculitis most commonly seen in children under 5 years old. High-dose aspirin is often administered, but the duration of such treatment varies. Many centers ...

    Authors: Ho-Chang Kuo, Mindy Ming-Huey Guo, Mao-Hung Lo, Kai-Sheng Hsieh and Ying-Hsien Huang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:200

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Low vitamin D levels have been linked to the risk of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in children. Although adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) is the major contributor to childhood SDB, the relationship between ...

    Authors: Ji-Hyeon Shin, Byung-Guk Kim, Boo Young Kim, Soo Whan Kim, Sung Won Kim and Hojong Kim

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:196

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Fever phobia is still a major issue in paediatrics. We report knowledge of a sample of Italian paediatricians performed six years after the release of the Italian guidelines for the management of fever in chil...

    Authors: Elena Chiappini, Antonina Marta Cangelosi, Paolo Becherucci, Monica Pierattelli, Luisa Galli and Maurizio de Martino

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:194

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 7 (IGFBP-7) are suggested to be biomarkers for predicting acute kidney injury (AKI). We compared them with proposed AKI biomar...

    Authors: Zhenjiang Bai, Fang Fang, Zhong Xu, Chunjiu Lu, Xueqin Wang, Jiao Chen, Jian Pan, Jian Wang and Yanhong Li

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:192

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Erythema migrans (EM) is the most common manifestation of Lyme borreliosis (LB), caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. The infection can disseminate into the nervous system and cause Lyme neur...

    Authors: Kesia Backman and Barbro H. Skogman

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:189

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Although it is well established that family-centered education is critical to managing childhood asthma, the information needs of parents of children with asthma are not being met through current educational a...

    Authors: Mandy M. Archibald, Lisa Hartling, Samina Ali, Vera Caine and Shannon D. Scott

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:186

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  24. Content type: Debate

    Network meta-analysis (NMA) is a powerful analytic tool that allows simultaneous comparison between several management/treatment alternatives even when direct comparisons of the alternatives (such as the case ...

    Authors: Reem Al Khalifah, Ivan D. Florez, Gordon Guyatt and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:180

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  25. Content type: Research article

    It has been described that the incidence of testicular microlithiasis is high in several congenital disorders which may be associated with testicular impairment and infertility. Several reports have shown that...

    Authors: Michiko Nakamura, Kimihiko Moriya, Yoko Nishimura, Mutsumi Nishida, Yusuke Kudo, Yukiko Kanno, Takeya Kitta, Masafumi Kon and Nobuo Shinohara

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:179

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The new combination of DTwP-HB-Hib vaccines has been developed in Indonesia following World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation and integrated into national immunization program. The aims of the study wer...

    Authors: Hartono Gunardi, Kusnandi Rusmil, Eddy Fadlyana, Soedjatmiko, Meita Dhamayanti, Rini Sekartini, Rodman Tarigan, Hindra Irawan Satari, Bernie Endyarni Medise, Rini Mulia Sari, Novilia Sjafri Bachtiar, Cissy B. Kartasasmita and Sri Rezeki S. Hadinegoro

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:177

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  27. Content type: Research article

    To measure rates of parental-report of allergic disorders and ED presentations for allergic disorders in children, and to describe factors associated with either.

    Authors: Gerben Keijzers, Amy Sweeny, Julia Crilly, Norm Good, Cate M. Cameron, Gabor Mihala, Rani Scott and Paul A. Scuffham

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:169

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  28. Content type: Case report

    In biliary atresia, the disease process of obliterative cholangiopathy may begin in the perinatal period; however, no chronological evidence exists on how the cholangiopathy progresses to biliary obliteration.

    Authors: Tsugumichi Koshinaga, Kensuke Ohashi, Kakou Ono, Hide Kaneda and Takeshi Furuya

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:158

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Meconium peritonitis is an infrequent congenital disease usually caused by perforation of the fetal digestive tract. Meconium peritonitis resulting from intrauterine appendiceal perforation has been rarely rep...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Yeming Wu, Wenbin Guan, Wenbo Yan, Yuhua Li, Jin Fang and Jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:162

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Victims and perpetrators of child abuse do not typically self-report to child protection services, therefore responsibility of detection and reporting falls on the others. Knowledge on child protection is esse...

    Authors: M. G. Sathiadas, Arunath Viswalingam and Karunya Vijayaratnam

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:152

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The Republic of Malawi is creating a country-wide system of 28 One-Stop Centres (known as ‘Chikwanekwanes’ - ‘everything under one roof’) to provide medical, legal and psychosocial services for survivors of ch...

    Authors: Yabwile Mulambia, Aaron J. Miller, Geraldine MacDonald and Neil Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:145

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal seizures remain a significant clinical problem, and therapeutic options are still not diverse with limited efficacy. Levetiracetam (LEV) is a relatively new and wide spectrum anti-seizure medication w...

    Authors: Ji Yoon Han, Chung Joon Moon, Young Ah Youn, In Kyung Sung and In Goo Lee

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:131

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Paediatric Early Warning Scores (PEWS) are increasingly being used for early identification and management of clinical deterioration in paediatric patients. A PEWS system includes scores, cut-off points and ap...

    Authors: J. F. de Groot, N. Damen, E. de Loos, L. van de Steeg, L. Koopmans, P. Rosias, M. Bruijn, J. Goorhuis and C. Wagner

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:128

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Chylopericardium effusion is characterized by the accumulation of milky effusion in the pericardium. It is often idiopathic but it can be secondary to trauma, chest radiation, tuberculosis and malignancy. If c...

    Authors: Yu-lin Kang, Yun Cui, Ying Wu, Shen Hao, Xin-yu Kuang, Yu-cai Zhang, Wen-yan Huang and Guang-hua Zhu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:127

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Racecadotril is a guideline-recommended option for the treatment of acute diarrhea in children but existing guidelines and previous reviews of the field are based on a small fraction of published evidence. The...

    Authors: Marion Eberlin, Min Chen, Tobias Mueck and Jan Däbritz

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:124

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to evaluate serum parameters of lipid metabolism, homocysteine, soluble adhesion molecules and common carotid artery wall thickness in children from families with early symptoms of ath...

    Authors: Elzbieta Pac-Kozuchowska, Paulina Krawiec and Ewelina Grywalska

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:123

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Cholangitis may affect liver failure of biliary atresia (BA) patients after Kasai portoenterostomy (KP). We examined whether the number of cholangitis episodes could be a prognostic marker for liver transplant...

    Authors: Szu-Ying Chen, Chieh-Chung Lin, Yu-Tse Tsan, Wei-Cheng Chan, Jiaan-Der Wang, Yi-Jung Chou and Ching-Heng Lin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:119

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare life threatening dermatological disorder characterized by extensive epidermal detachment and erosion of mucous membranes. It is typically a side effect of some medica...

    Authors: Xavier Tchetnya, Calypse Asangbe Ngwasiri, Tiayah Munge and Leopold Ndemnge Aminde

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:108

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Emergency rescue lung resection is rarely performed to treat congenital lung cysts (CLCs) in neonates. Many reports have described fetal CLC treatment; however, prenatal predictors for postnatal respiratory fa...

    Authors: Chiyoe Shirota, Takahisa Tainaka, Toshiki Nakane, Yujiro Tanaka, Akinari Hinoki, Wataru Sumida, Naruhiko Murase, Kazuo Oshima, Kosuke Chiba, Ryo Shirotsuki and Hiroo Uchida

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:105

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Topical oestrogen and manual separation are the main treatments for labial adhesions. The aim was to evaluate treatment of labial adhesions and compare the outcome of topical oestrogen treatment with that of m...

    Authors: Ellen Wejde, Ann Nozohoor Ekmark and Pernilla Stenström

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:104

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Advances in perinatal care have markedly increased the prospects of survival for infants born extremely preterm (EP). The aim of this study was to investigate hospitalisation rates and respiratory morbidity fr...

    Authors: Kaia Skromme, Maria Vollsæter, Knut Øymar, Trond Markestad and Thomas Halvorsen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:102

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Germ cell tumors (GCTs) in children are rare neoplasms with diverse pathological findings according to the site and age of presentation. The most common symptoms in children with mediastinal GCTs, which are no...

    Authors: Dong Keon Yon, Tae Keun Ahn, Dong Eun Shin, Gwang Il Kim and Moon Kyu Kim

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:97

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Early detection of and intervention in childhood adversity has powerful potential to improve the health and well-being of children. A systematic review was conducted to better understand the pediatric health o...

    Authors: Debora Lee Oh, Petra Jerman, Sara Silvério Marques, Kadiatou Koita, Sukhdip Kaur Purewal Boparai, Nadine Burke Harris and Monica Bucci

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:83

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