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BMC Pediatrics

General pediatric medicine and surgery

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

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate differences in laboratory parameters, clinical presentation, and incidence of coronary artery lesions (CAL) between children with neutropenic and non-neutropenic Kawasaki disease (KD).

    Authors: Zhenquan Wang, Fengfeng Weng, Chen Li, Hongying Shi, Zhangke Tang, Huixian Qiu, Yue’e He, Rongzhou Wu and Maoping Chu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:76

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Temporalis muscle hypertrophy is a rare entity of masticatory muscle hypertrophy. All types of masticatory muscle hypertrophies have been documented of which temporalis muscle hypertrophy is one. Temporalis mu...

    Authors: Jagath C. Ranasinghe, Chandani Wickramasinghe and Ganganath Rodrigo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:71

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Paediatric end-of-life care is challenging and requires a high level of professional expertise. It is important that healthcare teams have a thorough understanding of paediatric subspecialties and related knowled...

    Authors: Karin Zimmermann, Eva Cignacco, Sandra Engberg, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Nicolas von der Weid, Katri Eskola, Eva Bergstraesser, Marc Ansari, Christoph Aebi, Reta Baer, Maja Beck Popovic, Vera Bernet, Pierluigi Brazzola, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Regula Buder, Sandra Cagnazzo…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:67

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In adults ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) are standard methods of evaluating and treating many hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) conditions. HPB disease is being diagnosed with increasing frequency in childr...

    Authors: Margaret G. Keane, Mayur Kumar, Natascha Cieplik, Douglas Thorburn, Gavin J. Johnson, George J. Webster, Michael H. Chapman, Keith J. Lindley and Stephen P. Pereira

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:42

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Foot drop is a disabling clinical condition with multiplicity of causes, which requires detailed evaluation to identify the exact aetiology. Here, we report an extremely rare cause of foot drop in a child, whi...

    Authors: Chamara Jayamanne, Lakkumar Fernando and Sachith Mettananda

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:34

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Measuring rectal temperature in children is the gold standard, but ear or forehead measures are less traumatic and faster. The quality of non-invasive devices has improved but concerns remain whether they are ...

    Authors: Christian Backer Mogensen, Lena Wittenhoff, Gitte Fruerhøj and Stephen Hansen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:15

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  13. Content type: Research article

    An estimated 11% of births occur preterm, and survival is improving. Early studies suggested an association between preterm birth and earlier puberty. Given the adverse outcomes associated with early puberty t...

    Authors: Evlyn James, Claire L. Wood, Harish Nair and Thomas C. Williams

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:3

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In the management of hypertonicity in children with cerebral palsy (CP), goals should be clearly identified in order to evaluate the effectiveness of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) treatment, specifically in non-a...

    Authors: Linda Nguyen, Ronit Mesterman and Jan Willem Gorter

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:1

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The medical literature reports differential decision-making for children with suspected physical abuse based on race and socioeconomic status. Differential evaluation may be related to differences of risk indi...

    Authors: Heather T. Keenan, Kristine A. Campbell, Kent Page, Lawrence J. Cook, Tyler Bardsley and Lenora M. Olson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:214

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral venous catheterization (PVC) is frequently used in children. This procedure is not free from potential complications. Our purpose was to identify the types and incidences of PVC complications in chi...

    Authors: Rim Ben Abdelaziz, Habiba Hafsi, Hela Hajji, Hela Boudabous, Amel Ben Chehida, Ali Mrabet, Khadija Boussetta, Sihem Barsaoui, Azza Sammoud, Mourad Hamzaoui, Hatem Azzouz and Néji Tebib

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:208

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is a need for data on children’s self-reported discomfort in clinical research, helping ethics committees to make their evaluation of discomfort described in study protocols evidence-based. Since there i...

    Authors: Mira S. Staphorst, Reinier Timman, Jan Passchier, Jan J. V. Busschbach, Johannes B. van Goudoever and Joke A. M. Hunfeld

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:199

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  18. Content type: Research article

    We analysed hospital admissions of a predominantly Aboriginal cohort of children in the remote Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia during the first 7 years of life.

    Authors: Philippa J. Dossetor, Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, James P. Fitzpatrick, June Oscar, Maureen Carter, Rochelle Watkins, Elizabeth J. Elliott, Heather E. Jeffery and David Harley

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:195

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