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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

    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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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Children with chronic health conditions have better health-related outcomes when their care is managed in a personalised and coordinated way. However, increased demand on Australian ambulatory care hospital se...

    Authors: Thuy Thanh Frakking, John Waugh, Hsien-Jin Teoh, Doug Shelton, Susan Moloney, Donna Ward, Michael David, Matthew Barber, Hannah Carter, Sharon Mickan and Kelly Weir

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:72

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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research article

    In Africa, a high proportion of children are at risk for developmental delay. Early interventions are known to improve outcomes, but they are not routinely available. The Rwandan Ministry of Health with Partne...

    Authors: Scheilla Bayitondere, Francois Biziyaremye, Catherine M. Kirk, Hema Magge, Katrina Hann, Kim Wilson, Christine Mutaganzwa, Eric Ngabireyimana, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Evelyne Shema, David B. Tugizimana and Ann C. Miller

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:65

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Empathy is a key element of “Patient and Family Centered Care”, a clinical approach recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, there is a lack of validated tools to evaluate paediatrician empa...

    Authors: Michele Arigliani, Luigi Castriotta, Anna Pusiol, Annachiara Titolo, Enrico Petoello, Alberto Brun Peressut, Elisabetta Miorin, Iana Elkina, Federico Marzona, Davide Cucchiaro, Elisa Spanghero, Matteo Pavan, Raffaele Arigliani, Stewart W. Mercer and Paola Cogo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:57

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Over the past four decades, the World Health Organization established the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) to foster universal access to all relevant vaccines for all children at risk. The success of t...

    Authors: Elena Marbán-Castro, Charfudin Sacoor, Ariel Nhacolo, Orvalho Augusto, Edgar Jamisse, Elisa López-Varela, Aina Casellas, John J. Aponte, Quique Bassat, Betuel Sigauque, Eusebio Macete and Alberto L. Garcia-Basteiro

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:56

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Whilst the burden of non-communicable diseases is increasing in developing countries, little data is available on blood pressure among Tanzanian children. This study aimed at determining the blood pressure pro...

    Authors: Alfa J. Muhihi, Marina A. Njelekela, Rose N. M. Mpembeni, Bikolimana G. Muhihi, Amani Anaeli, Omary Chillo, Sulende Kubhoja, Benjamin Lujani, Mwanamkuu Maghembe and Davis Ngarashi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:54

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends rapid intravenous rehydration, using fluid volumes of 70-100mls/kg over 3–6 h, with some of the initial volume given rapidly as initial fluid boluses to treat hyp...

    Authors: M. A. Iro, T. Sell, N. Brown and K. Maitland

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:44

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Rapid economic and cultural transition in the United Arab Emirates has been accompanied by a rise in chronic disease. Early childhood is known to affect health outcomes in adulthood. This prospective longitudi...

    Authors: Hazel Gardner, Katherine Green, Andrew S. Gardner and Donna Geddes

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:32

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Road traffic injuries (RTIs) commonly affect the younger population in low- and-middle-income countries. School children may be educated about road safety using storybooks with colorful pictures, which tends t...

    Authors: Haris Ahmad, Rubaba Naeem, Asher Feroze, Nukhba Zia, Amarah Shakoor, Uzma Rahim Khan and Asad Iqbal Mian

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:31

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Sustained investments in Rwanda’s health system have led to historic reductions in under five (U5) mortality. Although Rwanda achieved an estimated 68% decrease in the national under U5 mortality rate between ...

    Authors: Cheryl L. Amoroso, Marie Paul Nisingizwe, Dominique Rouleau, Dana R. Thomson, Daniel M. Kagabo, Tatien Bucyana, Peter Drobac and Fidele Ngabo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:27

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Earthquakes impact child health in many ways. Diseases occurring immediately following an earthquake have been studied in field based hospitals but studies on the inpatient disease pattern among children witho...

    Authors: Bishnu Rath Giri, Ram Hari Chapagain, Samana Sharma, Sandeep Shrestha, Sunita Ghimire and P. Ravi Shankar

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:28

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Low birthweight is associated with increased infant morbidity, poorer developmental outcomes and risk of adult disease and its prevention remains a public health priority. South Asian children are more likely ...

    Authors: Jane West, Brian Kelly, Paul J. Collings, Gillian Santorelli, Dan Mason and John Wright

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:22

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  14. Content type: Research article

    By 2020, the child population is projected to have more racial and ethnic minorities make up the majority of the populations and health care organizations will need to have a system in place that collects accu...

    Authors: Aswita Tan-McGrory, Caroline Bennett-AbuAyyash, Stephanie Gee, Kirk Dabney, John D. Cowden, Laura Williams, Sarah Rafton, Arie Nettles, Sonia Pagura, Laurens Holmes, Jane Goleman, LaVone Caldwell, James Page, Patricia Oceanic, Erika J. McMullen, Adriana Lopera…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:18

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  15. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the effectiveness of different recruitment strategies used in a study aimed at eliminating/reducing second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure in Dutch children 0–13 years of age with a high risk of asthma.

    Authors: Sasha G. Hutchinson, Constant P. van Schayck, Jean W. M. Muris, Frans J. M. Feron and Edward Dompeling

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:19

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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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