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BMC Pediatrics

Global and public health and healthcare

Section edited by Shally Awasthi and Anne Lee

This section considers studies of healthcare policy, healthcare provision, and pediatric morbidity and mortality in developing nations.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The majority of primary care physicians support integration of children’s oral health promotion and disease prevention into their practices but can experience challenges integrating oral health services into t...

    Authors: Christopher M. Shea, Kea Turner, B. Alex White, Ye Zhu and R. Gary Rozier

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:5

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    Without improving the survival of newborns, meaningful reduction in under-five mortality is difficult. Most neonatal deaths are preventable when appropriate and timely care is sought. In Ethiopia, there is lac...

    Authors: Tariku Nigatu Bogale, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Gashaw Andargie Bikis and Zemene Tigabu Kebede

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:216

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Children and adolescents dying from complex chronic conditions require paediatric palliative care. One aim of palliative care is to enable a home death if desired and well supported. However, there is little d...

    Authors: Ana Forjaz de Lacerda and Barbara Gomes

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:215

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Infant morbidity and mortality rates remain high in Indonesia, with acute respiratory illnesses (ARI) and diarrhea the leading two health problems in children under 5 years. We aimed to describe the nutritiona...

    Authors: V. Oktaria, K. J. Lee, J. E. Bines, E. Watts, C. D. Satria, J. Atthobari, H. Nirwati, C. D. Kirkwood, Y. Soenarto and M. H. Danchin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:211

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Stunting continues to be a major public health problem in developing countries. It is one of the most important risk factors for morbidity and mortality during childhood. In Palestine, it is another health pro...

    Authors: Rima Rafiq El Kishawi, Kah Leng Soo, Yehia Awad Abed and Wan Abdul Manan Wan Muda

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:210

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage is below national goals in the United States. Research is needed to inform strategically designed interventions that target sociodemographic groups with underuti...

    Authors: Echo L. Warner, Qian Ding, Lisa M. Pappas, Kevin Henry and Deanna Kepka

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:200

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological data on childhood disability are lacking in Low and Middle Income countries (LMICs) such as Malawi, hampering effective service planning and advocacy. The Key Informant Method (KIM) is an innov...

    Authors: Myroslava Tataryn, Sarah Polack, Linda Chokotho, Wakisa Mulwafu, Petros Kayange, Lena Morgon Banks, Christiane Noe, Chris Lavy and Hannah Kuper

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:198

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Vaccination is used worldwide to prevent infectious diseases. However, vaccination programmes in western countries face challenges in sustaining high coverage rates. The aim of this study was to explore how pa...

    Authors: Gitte Thybo Pihl, Helle Johannessen, Jette Ammentorp, Jane Schmidt Jensen and Poul-Erik Kofoed

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:194

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  9. Content type: Research article

    As care for preterm and low birth weight (LBW) infants improves in resource-limited settings, more infants are surviving the neonatal period. Preterm and (LBW) infants are at high-risk of nutritional and medic...

    Authors: Catherine M. Kirk, Jean Claude Uwamungu, Kim Wilson, Bethany L. Hedt-Gauthier, Neo Tapela, Peter Niyigena, Christian Rusangwa, Merab Nyishime, Evrard Nahimana, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Christine Mutaganzwa, Eric Ngabireyimana, Francis Mutabazi and Hema Magge

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:191

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Scaling up neonatal care facilities in developing countries can improve survival of newborns. Recently, the only tertiary neonatal care facility in Suriname transitioned to a modern environment in which interv...

    Authors: Rens Zonneveld, Natanael Holband, Anna Bertolini, Francesca Bardi, Neirude P. A. Lissone, Peter H. Dijk, Frans B. Plötz and Amadu Juliana

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:189

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The influence of socio-economic determinants on choice of infant male circumcision provider is not known in areas with high population coverage such as rural Africa. The overall aim of this study was to determ...

    Authors: Thomas Gyan, Kimberley McAuley, Natalie Strobel, Sam Newton, Seth Owusu-Agyei and Karen Edmond

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:185

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Studies conducted mainly in high-income countries have shown that preterm births are associated with increased risk of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the pre...

    Authors: Iná S. Santos, Fernando C. Barros, Tiago Munhoz and Alicia Matijasevich

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:184

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    The extensive vaccination programme against swine flu resulted in an increased incidence of narcolepsy among children and adolescents. There is a need to explore if these young persons’ experiences have affect...

    Authors: Karin Blomberg, Agneta Anderzén Carlsson, Lars Hagberg, Östen Jonsson, Lena Leissner and Mats H. Eriksson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:183

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Burundi is one of the poorest countries and is among the four countries with the highest prevalence of stunting (58%) among children aged less than 5 years. This situation undermines the economic growth of the...

    Authors: Sandra Nkurunziza, Bruno Meessen, Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden and Catherine Korachais

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:176

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Systematic reviews support health systems and clinical decision-making by identifying and summarizing all existing studies on a particular topic. In 2009, a comprehensive description of child-relevant systemat...

    Authors: Katelynn Crick, Denise Thomson, Ricardo M. Fernandes, Megan Nuspl, Dean T. Eurich, Brian H. Rowe and Lisa Hartling

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:155

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A plateau in childhood overweight and obesity has been reported in some developed countries while in almost all developing countries this problem is on the rise. The aim of this paper is to describe the change...

    Authors: Loan Minh Do, Toan Khanh Tran, Bo Eriksson, Max Petzold and Henry Ascher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:150

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Family-centered care seems promising in preventive pediatrics, but evidence is lacking as to whether this type of care is also valid as a means to identify risks to infants’ social-emotional development. We ai...

    Authors: Margriet Hielkema, Andrea F. De Winter and Sijmen A. Reijneveld

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:148

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Infant feeding practices are known to influence the child’s long-term health. Studies have associated obesity and other diseases with reduced breastfeeding and early introduction of high calorie beverages (HCB...

    Authors: Timothy Yong Qun Leow, Andrew Ung, Shelley Qian, Jessie Thanh Nguyen, Yvonne An, Poonam Mudgil and John Whitehall

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:145

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In China, the measles vaccine is offered for free whereas the pneumococcal vaccine is a for-fee vaccine. This difference has the potential to influence how caregivers evaluate whether a vaccine is important or...

    Authors: Abram L. Wagner, Matthew L. Boulton, Xiaodong Sun, Bhramar Mukherjee, Zhuoying Huang, Irene A. Harmsen, Jia Ren and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:143

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