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BMC Pediatrics

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: 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Case report

    Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare fibroinflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that primarily affects the mesentery of the small intestine during late adult life. Only about twenty pediatric cases have been ...

    Authors: Cui-ping Liang, Min Yang, Pei-Yu Chen, Lan-Lan Geng, Ding-You Li and Si-Tang Gong

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:179

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Children suffering from rheumatic disease are faced with multidimensional challenges that affect their quality of life and family dynamics. Symptom management and monitoring of the course of the disease over t...

    Authors: Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Béatrice Fonjallaz, Laura Rio, Sandra Zoni, Pierluigi Ballabeni, Joachim Rapin, Christophe Gueniat and Michaël Hofer

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:168

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the most common cause of liver disease in endemic areas such as South Korea. After HBV vaccination, hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) titers gradually decrease. Trends i...

    Authors: Kyeong Hun Lee, Kyu Seok Shim, In Seok Lim, Soo Ahn Chae, Sin Weon Yun, Na Mi Lee, Young Bae Choi and Dae Yong Yi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:164

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is the most common life-threatening childhood neurological emergency. Despite this, there is a lack of high quality evidence supporting medication use after first line benzo...

    Authors: Stuart R. Dalziel, Jeremy Furyk, Megan Bonisch, Ed Oakley, Meredith Borland, Jocelyn Neutze, Susan Donath, Cynthia Sharpe, Simon Harvey, Andrew Davidson, Simon Craig, Natalie Phillips, Shane George, Arjun Rao, Nicholas Cheng, Michael Zhang…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:152

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Sound transmission is used in the diagnosis of hip dysplasia since the end of the 80’s. Aim of this study is to quantify the validity and reliability of electroacoustic probe for the diagnosis of hip dysplasia...

    Authors: Nicolas Padilla-Raygoza, Georgina Olvera-Villanueva, Silvia del Carmen Delgado-Sandoval, Teodoro Cordova-Fraga, Modesto Antonio Sosa-Aquino and Vicente Beltran-Campos

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:149

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute systemic vasculitis that occurs in children and may lead to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Progressive coronary dilatation for at least 2 months is associated with wo...

    Authors: Ming-Yu Liu, Hsin-Min Liu, Chia-Hui Wu, Chin-Hao Chang, Guan-Jr Huang, Chun-An Chen, Shuenn-Nan Chiu, Chun-Wei Lu, Ming-Tai Lin, Luan-Yin Chang, Jou-Kou Wang and Mei-Hwan Wu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:139

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Critically ill children are those in need of immediate attention on arrival to an emergency room. The importance of glycemic level measurement as well as maintaining the patency of the airway, effective breath...

    Authors: Nwachinemere Davidson Uleanya, Elias Chikee Aniwada, Ikenna Chidiebele Nwokoye, Ikenna Kingsley Ndu and Christopher Bismarck Eke

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:126

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common and severe complication during treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). An important cause is the intensive use of asparaginase. Prospective cohort studies in w...

    Authors: Irene L. M. Klaassen, Mandy N. Lauw, Marianne D. van de Wetering, Bart J. Biemond, Saskia Middeldorp, Floor C. H. Abbink, Marc Bierings, D. Maroeska M. W. te Loo, Rob Pieters, Inge M. van der Sluis, Wim J. E. Tissing, C. Michel Zwaan and C. Heleen van Ommen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:122

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising method for improving motor function of patients with cerebral palsy. The aim of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of autologous bone marrow monon...

    Authors: Liem Thanh Nguyen, Anh Tuan Nguyen, Chinh Duy Vu, Doan V. Ngo and Anh V. Bui

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:104

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute self-limited systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is an effective treatment and decreases the risk of cardiac complications to less than ...

    Authors: J. Sánchez-Manubens, A. Gelman, N. Franch, S. Teodoro, J. R. Palacios, N. Rudi, J. Rivera and J. Antón

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:102

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is little evidence concerning the effect of sevoflurane in outpatient procedural sedation, especially in children. We hypothesised that the addition of sevoflurane to a sedation regimen improves children...

    Authors: Hugo Sérgio de Oliveira Gomes, Heloisa de Sousa Gomes, Joji Sado-Filho, Luciane Rezende Costa and Paulo Sucasas Costa

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:86

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The study was designed to determine if youth <16 years are at a greater risk of serious injuries related to all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use compared to older adolescents and adults.

    Authors: Lianne McLean, Kelly Russell, Steven McFaull, Lynne Warda, Milton Tenenbein and Jonathan McGavock

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:81

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