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BMC Pediatrics


This section considers studies regarding all aspects of neonatal health, disease, care, and outcomes.

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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Intramuscular vitamin A supplementation decreases the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in very-low-birth-weight preterm infants without significant adverse effects. However, intramuscular vitamin A sup...

    Authors: Abhijeet Rakshasbhuvankar, Sanjay Patole, Karen Simmer and J. Jane Pillow

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:204

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Hyperbilirubinaemia is a major cause of neonatal morbidity. Early identification of those infants most at risk might allow the development of targeted primary preventative therapy and follow-up. The objective ...

    Authors: Kelsey D. J. Jones, S E. Grossman, Dharshini Kumaranayakam, Arati Rao, Greg Fegan and Narendra Aladangady

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:186

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    The Bernese Pain Scale for Neonates (BPSN) is a multidimensional pain assessment tool that is already widely used in clinical settings in the German speaking areas of Europe. Recent findings indicate that pain...

    Authors: Eva Cignacco, Karin Schenk, Bonnie Stevens, Liliane Stoffel, Dirk Bassler, Sven Schulzke and Mathias Nelle

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:171

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Extremely preterm infants (≤ 28 weeks gestation) commonly require endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation (MV) to maintain adequate oxygenation and gas exchange. Given that MV is independently assoc...

    Authors: Wissam Shalish, Lara J. Kanbar, Smita Rao, Carlos A. Robles-Rubio, Lajos Kovacs, Sanjay Chawla, Martin Keszler, Doina Precup, Karen Brown, Robert E. Kearney and Guilherme M. Sant’Anna

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:167

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) still represents one of the leading causes of visual impairment in childhood. Systemic propranolol has proven to be effective in reducing ROP progression in preterm newborns, a...

    Authors: Luca Filippi, Giacomo Cavallaro, Elettra Berti, Letizia Padrini, Gabriella Araimo, Giulia Regiroli, Valentina Bozzetti, Chiara De Angelis, Paolo Tagliabue, Barbara Tomasini, Giuseppe Buonocore, Massimo Agosti, Angela Bossi, Gaetano Chirico, Salvatore Aversa, Roberta Pasqualetti…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:165

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Compared to very low gestational age (<32 weeks, VLGA) cohorts, very low birth weight (<1500 g; VLBW) cohorts are more prone to selection bias toward small-for-gestational age (SGA) infants, which may impact u...

    Authors: Louise IM Koller-Smith, Prakesh S. Shah, Xiang Y. Ye, Gunnar Sjörs, Yueping A. Wang, Sharon S. W. Chow, Brian A. Darlow, Shoo K. Lee, Stellan Håkanson and Kei Lui

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:166

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 8–23% of premature infants develop pulmonary hypertension (PH), and this diagnosis confers a higher possibility of mortality. As a result, professional societies recommend PH screening in prematu...

    Authors: Shilpa Vyas-Read, Usama Kanaan, Prabhu Shankar, Jane Stremming, Curtis Travers, David P. Carlton and Anne Fitzpatrick

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:163

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal mortality accounts for nearly three quarters of all infant deaths in Vietnam. The nursing team are the largest professional group working with newborns, however do not routinely receive neonatal train...

    Authors: Katie Gallagher, Colin Partridge, Hoang T Tran, Suzanna Lubran and Duncan Macrae

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:161

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Complications during pregnancy, childbirth and/or the postnatal period may result in the admission of a baby to a neonatal unit (NNU). While the survival and long-term prospects of high-risk infants are enhanc...

    Authors: Susan Kerr, Caroline King, Rhona Hogg, Kerri McPherson, Janet Hanley, Maggie Brierton and Sean Ainsworth

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:158

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The use of cord blood in the neonatal screening for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is being done with increasing frequency but has yet to be adequately evaluated against the use of periphe...

    Authors: Saif AlSaif, Ma. Bella Ponferrada, Khalid AlKhairy, Khalil AlTawil, Adel Sallam, Ibrahim Ahmed, Mohammed Khawaji, Khalid AlHathlol, Beverly Baylon, Ahmed AlSuhaibani and Mohammed AlBalwi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:159

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  11. Content type: Research article

    According to WHO (2013) report the number of under five-year mortality in Ethiopia was 195,504, out of this 84,437 was from neonatal death and this mortality is related to immediate obstetric and newborn care ...

    Authors: Abadi Kidanemariam Berhe, Fitiwi Tinsae and Gebremedhin Gebreegziabher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:157

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Infant birth weight, which is classified into low birth weight, normal birth weight and macrosomia, is associated with short and long-term health consequences, such as neonatal mortality and chronic disease in...

    Authors: Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Alem Desta Wuneh, Berhe Weldearegawi and Divya L. Selvakumar

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:144

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) remains a problem of great concern worldwide especially in developing countries. The occurrence of a neurological syndrome can be an indicator of insult to the brain. We a...

    Authors: Irene N. Simiyu, Deborah N. Mchaile, Kahindo Katsongeri, Rune N. Philemon and Sia E. Msuya

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:131

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There are conflicting results in the literature on the impact of chorioamnionitis on neonatal respiratory morbidities. However, most studies are based on small clinical samples and fail to account for the comp...

    Authors: Amy Metcalfe, Sarka Lisonkova, Yasser Sabr, Amelie Stritzke and KS Joseph

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:128

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Early identification of infants at higher risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) may enable a targeted approach to reduce BPD. We aimed to evaluate the hypothesis that the interstitial pneumonia p...

    Authors: Hye-Rim Kim, Ji Young Kim, Bo La Yun, Byoungkook Lee, Chang Won Choi and Beyong Il Kim

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:125

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Low birth weight (Birth weight < 2500 g) is a leading cause of prenatal and neonatal deaths. The early identification of Low birth weight (LBW) neonates is essential for any comprehensive initiative to improve...

    Authors: Marta Yemane Hadush, Amanuel Hadgu Berhe and Araya Abrha Medhanyie

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:111

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a severe multifactorial disease in preterm neonates associated with high morbidity and mortality. Better insight into prognostic values of the many reported factors associate...

    Authors: Noor Samuels, Rob A. van de Graaf, Rogier C. J. de Jonge, Irwin K. M. Reiss and Marijn J. Vermeulen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:105

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Each year 700,000 infants die due to intrapartum-related complications. Implementation of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)-a simplified neonatal resuscitation protocol in low-resource clinical settings has shown t...

    Authors: Ashish KC, Johan Wrammert, Viktoria Nelin, Robert B. Clark, Uwe Ewald, Stefan Peterson and Mats Målqvist

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:103

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia has traditionally been screened by either total serum bilirubin or transcutaneous bilirubin. Whole blood bilirubin (TwB) by the GEM Premier 4000® blood gas analyzer (GEM) is a relat...

    Authors: Li Wang, Arianne Y. K. Albert, Benjamin Jung, Keyvan Hadad, Martha E. Lyon and Melanie Basso

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:92

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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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