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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

    In 2008, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children in Bonaire was twice as high as the prevalence in northern Europe but comparable to that of other Caribbean islands and the United States. The a...

    Authors: Joana Kist-van Holthe, Tirza Blom, Laura Melchers, Alcira Janga-Jansen, Tahirih van Kanten, Marian Luinstra-Passchier, Teatske Altenburg, Remy HiraSing and Mai Chinapaw

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:168

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    Food allergy affects up to 8% of children in the U.S. There is minimal research to date on food allergy policies that are currently in place in schools and the opinions of parents of children with food allergy...

    Authors: S. Shahzad Mustafa, Anne F. Russell, Olga Kagan, Lauren M. Kao, Diane V. Houdek, Bridget M. Smith, Julie Wang and Ruchi S. Gupta

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:164

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Opioid dependence is a major health concern across the world and does also occur in adolescents. While opioid substitution treatment (OST) has been thoroughly evaluated in adult populations, very few studies h...

    Authors: Bobby P. Smyth, Khalifa Elmusharaf and Walter Cullen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:151

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Although antenatal iron supplementation is beneficial to mothers, its impact on the neurodevelopment of offspring is controversial. A systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to assess whether routin...

    Authors: C. Jayasinghe, R. Polson, H. C. van Woerden and P. Wilson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:150

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Essential Medicines List for Children (EMLc) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assist member countries to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The Government of Mongolia has ad...

    Authors: Gereltuya Dorj, Bruce Sunderland, Tsetsegmaa Sanjjav, Gantuya Dorj and Byambatsogt Gendenragchaa

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:149

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Minor Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS) represents a disease which is very difficult to prevent. This case-control study focused on possible associations between minor Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis in childr...

    Authors: S. Tecco, S. Sciara, G. Pantaleo, A. Nota, A. Visone, S. Germani, E. Polizzi and E. F. Gherlone

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:136

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Proopiomelanocortin (POMC), melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R), and hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha (HNF4A) are closely associated with weight gain and metabolic traits. In a previous study, we demonstrated asso...

    Authors: Eun Jin Kwon, Young-Ah You, Bohyun Park, Eun Hee Ha, Hae Soon Kim, Hyesook Park and Young Ju Kim

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:121

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Developing age-appropriate medications remains a challenge in particular for the population of infants and toddlers, as they are not able to reliably self-report if they would accept and consequently take an o...

    Authors: Joern Blume, Ana Lorena Ruano, Siri Wang, Debra J. Jackson, Thorkild Tylleskär and Liv Inger Strand

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:117

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in young children and infants worldwide, representing a heavy public health burden. Limited information is available regarding the impact of rotavirus gastroen...

    Authors: Gunta Laizane, Anda Kivite, Inese Stars, Marita Cikovska, Ilze Grope and Dace Gardovska

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:114

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  10. Content type: Technical advance

    Dengue fever is a re-emerging viral disease commonly occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. The clinical features and abnormal laboratory test results of dengue infection are similar to those of other fe...

    Authors: Khansoudaphone Phakhounthong, Pimwadee Chaovalit, Podjanee Jittamala, Stuart D. Blacksell, Michael J. Carter, Paul Turner, Kheng Chheng, Soeung Sona, Varun Kumar, Nicholas P. J. Day, Lisa J. White and Wirichada Pan-ngum

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:109

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Mandatory newborn screening for metabolic disorders has not been implemented in most parts of China. Newborn mortality and morbidity could be markedly reduced by early diagnosis and treatment of inborn errors ...

    Authors: Chi-Ju Yang, Na Wei, Ming Li, Kun Xie, Jian-Qiu Li, Cheng-Gang Huang, Yong-Sheng Xiao, Wen-Hua Liu and Xi-Gui Chen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:110

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common micronutrient deficiency worldwide, with potentially severe consequences on child neurodevelopment. Though exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is recommended for 6 months, bre...

    Authors: Rachel M. Burke, Paulina A. Rebolledo, Anna M. Aceituno, Rita Revollo, Volga Iñiguez, Mitchel Klein, Carolyn Drews-Botsch, Juan S. Leon and Parminder S. Suchdev

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:107

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Low birth weight (LBW) remains a leading global cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. This study leverages a large national survey to determine current prevalence and socioeconomic, demographic and heath...

    Authors: Jahidur Rahman Khan, Md. Mazharul Islam, Nabil Awan and Olav Muurlink

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:100

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Maintaining and building healthy bones during the lifetime requires a complicated interaction between a number of physiological and lifestyle factors. Our goal of this study was to analyze the association betw...

    Authors: Marco Cossio-Bolaños, Cynthia Lee-Andruske, Miguel de Arruda, Cristian Luarte-Rocha, Alejandro Almonacid-Fierro and Rossana Gómez-Campos

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:96

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Death audits have been used to describe pediatric mortality in under-resourced settings, where record keeping is often a challenge. This information provides the cornerstone for the foundation of quality impro...

    Authors: Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Rachel Mlotha-Mitole, Emily J. Ciccone, Alyssa E. Tilly, Jennie M. Montijo, Hans-Joerg Lang and Michelle Eckerle

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:75

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Evidence of 24-months survival in the frame of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) cascade-care is scare from routine programs in sub-Saharan African (SSA) settings. Specifically, data on infant...

    Authors: Anne Esther Njom Nlend, Annie Carole Nga Motaze, Arsene Sandie and Joseph Fokam

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:69

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    2.071 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.516 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.290 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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