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General pediatric medicine and surgery

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

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  1. The enzyme involved in regulating the size of vWF (von Willebrand factor) in plasma is ADAMTS-13 (A disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type-1 motives). Deficient proteolysis of ULvWF (ultra la...

    Authors: Farheen Karim, Salman Naseem Adil, Bushra Afaq and Anwar ul Haq

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:44

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Seizure is one of the common causes of childhood hospitalization with significant mortality and morbidity. There is limited data regarding acute seizures episodes form the developing countries. Current study a...

    Authors: Sudhir Adhikari, Brijesh Sathian, Deepak Prasad Koirala and Kalipatnam Seshagiri Rao

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:43

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Amino acid-based formulas (Aaf) are increasingly used in children with cow’s milk allergy (CMA). To be labeled hypoallergenic these formulas must demonstrate in clinical studies that they don’t provoke reactio...

    Authors: Roberto Berni Canani, Rita Nocerino, Ludovica Leone, Margherita Di Costanzo, Gianluca Terrin, Annalisa Passariello, Linda Cosenza and Riccardo Troncone

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:24

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Although numerous evidence-based and feasible interventions are available to treat pain from childhood vaccine injections, evidence indicates that children are not benefitting from this knowledge. Unrelieved v...

    Authors: Anna Taddio, Vibhuti Shah, Eman Leung, Jane Wang, Chaitya Parikh, Sarah Smart, Ross Hetherington, Moshe Ipp, Rebecca Pillai Riddell, Michael Sgro, Aleksandra Jovicic and Linda Franck

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:23

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  5. Infused particles induce thrombogenesis, impair microcirculation and modulate immune response. We have previously shown in critically ill children, that particle-retentive in-line filtration reduced the overal...

    Authors: Martin Boehne, Thomas Jack, Harald Köditz, Kathrin Seidemann, Florian Schmidt, Michaela Abura, Harald Bertram and Michael Sasse

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:21

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Ankle-Foot-Orthoses with a ventral shell, also known as Floor Reaction Orthoses (FROs), are often used to reduce gait-related problems in children with spastic cerebral palsy (SCP), walking with excessive knee...

    Authors: Yvette L Kerkum, Jaap Harlaar, Annemieke I Buizer, Josien C van den Noort, Jules G Becher and Merel-Anne Brehm

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:17

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. To identify the predictive factors for malignancies using basic clinical and laboratory information in children presenting with musculoskeletal pain and eventually diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis ...

    Authors: Antonella Agodi, Martina Barchitta, Cristina Trigilia, Patrizia Barone, Silvia Marino, Rosaria Garozzo, Manuela La Rosa, Giovanna Russo and Andrea Di Cataldo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:15

    Content type: Research article

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  8. As the various systems in the body are inter-connected to form a single structural unit, a pathological condition in one area can also affect other areas. There are many known correlations between the visual a...

    Authors: Armando Silvestrini-Biavati, Marco Migliorati, Eleonora Demarziani, Simona Tecco, Piero Silvestrini-Biavati, Antonella Polimeni and Matteo Saccucci

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:12

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The Medical Home model recommends that Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) receive a medical care plan, outlining the child’s major medical issues and care needs to assist with care coordination. W...

    Authors: Sherri Adams, Eyal Cohen, Sanjay Mahant, Jeremy N Friedman, Radha MacCulloch and David B Nicholas

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:10

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Data on baseline characteristics of children with asthma to predict individual treatment responses are lacking. We aimed to set up a data-collection system which can easily fill this gap in clinical practice.

    Authors: Kim Zomer-Kooijker, Francine C van Erp, Walter A F Balemans, Bart E van Ewijk and Cornelis K van der Ent

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:9

    Content type: Correspondence

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  11. Otitis media (OM) is a very common condition in children and occurs during years that are critical to the development of learning, literacy, and math skills. Therefore, among a large cohort of Danish conscript...

    Authors: Marie Mortensen, Rikke Beck Nielsen, Niels Fisker and Mette Nørgaard

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:8

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common arthropathy of childhood. Different diseases affect school attendance to varying degrees. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of juvenile idiop...

    Authors: Ilham Bouaddi, Samira Rostom, Dalal El Badri, Asmae Hassani, Bouchra Chkirate, Bouchra Amine and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:2

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Hypertensive crisis in children is a relatively rare condition presenting with elevated blood pressure (BP) and related symptoms, and it is potentially life-threatening. The aim of this study was to survey chi...

    Authors: Wen-Chieh Yang, Lu-Lu Zhao, Chun-Yu Chen, Yung-Kang Wu, Yu-Jun Chang and Han-Ping Wu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:200

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Celiac disease is defined as a ‘chronic small intestinal immune-mediated enteropathy precipitated by exposure to dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals’. Sweden has experienced an “epidemic” of ...

    Authors: Anna Myléus, Olle Hernell, Leif Gothefors, Marie-Louise Hammarström, Lars-Åke Persson, Hans Stenlund and Anneli Ivarsson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:194

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The use of biomarkers has expanded considerably, as an alternative to questionnaire-based metrics of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS); few studies have assessed the affect of such alternative metrics on diver...

    Authors: Chris Carlsten, Helen Dimich-Ward, Anne DyBuncio, Allan B Becker and Moira Chan-Yeung

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:187

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The incidence of acute otitis media (AOM) vary from country to country. Geographical variations together with differences in study designs, reporting and settings play a role. We assessed the incidence of AOM ...

    Authors: Paola Marchisio, Luigi Cantarutti, Miriam Sturkenboom, Silvia Girotto, Gino Picelli, Daniele Dona, Antonio Scamarcia, Marco Villa and Carlo Giaquinto

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:185

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of acute otitis media (AOM). Unfortunately, there is a lack of knowledge about the exact role of the ET’s bony support, the temporal...

    Authors: Chantal Morin, Dominique Dorion, Jean-Marie Moutquin and Mélanie Levasseur

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:181

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Pediatric rehabilitation considers Family-centered service (FCS) as a way to increase participation of children with a physical disability in daily life. An important principal is that parents greatly contribu...

    Authors: Barbara Piškur, Anna JHM Beurskens, Marian J Jongmans, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Meghan Norton, Christina A Frings, Helena Hemmingsson and Rob JEM Smeets

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:177

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Evaluation of palpable neck masses may be a diagnostic problem in pediatric patients, with differential diagnosis including congenital, inflammatory, tumoral and traumatic lesions. Ultrasonography is usually a...

    Authors: Vincenzo Davide Catania, Carlo Manzoni, Mariangela Novello, Libero Lauriola and Antonella Coli

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:172

    Content type: Case report

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  20. The number of new cases of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has increased substantially in recent years and it is now one of the most common long-term endocrine disorders in childhood. In Sweden the child and f...

    Authors: Lisbeth Jönsson, Inger Hallström and Anita Lundqvist

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:165

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Intestinal spirochetosis is an unusual infection in children and its clinical significance in humans is uncertain. The presence of these microorganisms in humans is well-known since the late 1800’s and was fir...

    Authors: Rossana Helbling, Maria-Chiara Osterheld, Bernard Vaudaux, Katia Jaton and Andreas Nydegger

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:163

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Cerebral sparganosis in children is an extremely rare disease of central nervous system, and caused by a tapeworm larva from the genus of Spirometra. In this study, we discussed and summarized epidemiological,...

    Authors: Caigui Gong, Weihua Liao, Ashley Chineah, Xiaoyi Wang and Bob L Hou

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:155

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Asthma is one of the major chronic health problems in children in the Netherlands. The Pelican is a paediatric asthma-related quality of life instrument for children with asthma from 6–11 years old, which is s...

    Authors: Stephanie van Bragt, Lisette van den Bemt, Bart Thoonen, Chris van Weel, Peter Merkus and Tjard Schermer

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:137

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. In female adolescents and young adults, malignancies of the genital tract are the most frequent type of cancer, closely followed by Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.

    Authors: Farah Ziade, Nicolas von der Weid, Maja Beck-Popovic and Andreas Nydegger

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:113

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Childhood Apraxia of Speech is an impairment of speech motor planning that manifests as difficulty producing the sounds (articulation) and melody (prosody) of speech. These difficulties may persist through lif...

    Authors: Elizabeth Murray, Patricia McCabe and Kirrie J Ballard

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:112

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Early language delay is a high-prevalence condition of concern to parents and professionals. It may result in lifelong deficits not only in language function, but also in social, emotional/behavioural, academi...

    Authors: Melissa Wake, Penny Levickis, Sherryn Tobin, Naomi Zens, James Law, Lisa Gold, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Sharon Goldfeld, Ha ND Le, Jemma Skeat and Sheena Reilly

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:96

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Accumulating evidence suggests an increased prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the Middle East. In this context, we aimed to determine whether the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is related to degree of ...

    Authors: Abdulaziz Al-Othman, Sara Al-Musharaf, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Soundararajan Krishnaswamy, Deqa S Yusuf, Khalid M Alkharfy, Yousef Al-Saleh, Omar S Al-Attas, Majed S Alokail, Osama Moharram, Shaun Sabico and George P Chrousos

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:92

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The test characteristics of head circumference (HC) measurement percentile criteria for the identification of previously undetected pathology associated with head enlargement in primary care are unknown.

    Authors: Carrie Daymont, Moira Zabel, Chris Feudtner and David M Rubin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:9

    Content type: Research article

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