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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    Quantitative sensory testing (QST) is often used to measure children’s and adults’ detection- and pain thresholds in a quantitative manner. In children especially the Thermal Sensory Analyzer (TSA-II) is often...

    Authors: Gerbrich E. van den Bosch, Monique van Dijk, Dick Tibboel and Abraham J. Valkenburg

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:77

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of the microcirculation in critically ill patients is usually done by means of indirect parameters. The aim of our study was to evaluate the functional state of the microcirculation by direct visual...

    Authors: Rafael González, Jorge López, Javier Urbano, María José Solana, Sarah Nicole Fernández, María José Santiago and Jesús López-Herce

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:75

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Orofacial clefts are usually isolated cases but can be associated with other congenital malformations that are either recognised or unrecognised syndromes. The reported prevalence and pattern of such associate...

    Authors: Kisito Nagalo, Isso Ouédraogo, Jean-Martin Laberge, Louise Caouette-Laberge and Jean Turgeon

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:72

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have reported that minimally invasive surgery (MIS) might be considered for resecting neuroblastomas without image-defined risk factors (IDRFs); however, there are no studies comparing the outc...

    Authors: Chiyoe Shirota, Takahisa Tainaka, Hiroo Uchida, Akinari Hinoki, Kosuke Chiba and Yujiro Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:71

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Long-term treatment with antibiotics containing pivalic acid may decrease serum carnitine concentration and can sometimes be associated with severe hypoglycemia and encephalopathy in infants. Little has been r...

    Authors: Masanori Ito, Mitsumasa Fukuda, Yuka Suzuki, Hiroyuki Wakamoto and Eiichi Ishii

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:73

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Early vascular alteration, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease have emerged as important cardiovascular complications among beta-thalassemia major (B-TM) patients. The aims of the current study were to...

    Authors: Laila M. Sherief, Osama Dawood, Adel Ali, Hanan S. Sherbiny, Naglaa M. Kamal, Mohamed Elshanshory, Osama Abd Alazez, Mohamed Abd Alhady, Mohamed Nour and Wesam A. Mokhtar

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:69

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