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  1. Emergent literacy skills are vital for children’s reading and writing development. While touchscreen devices have been linked to enhanced emergent literacy in developed countries, their impact in low- and midd...

    Authors: Jariyaporn Chowsomchat, Sasivara Boonrusmee and Therdpong Thongseiratch
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:625
  2. In recent years, intracardiac electrocardiogram (IC-ECG) technology has been widely used for epicutaneo-cava catheter (ECC) placement and has shown many potential advantages. However, evidence about the quanti...

    Authors: Xinying Yu, Li Gai, Xuejun Wang, Chaonan Kong, Na Cao, Ling Fan, Fan Yang, Xiaoyu Yang and Le Sun
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:623
  3. Blood transfusion therapy is extremely important for certain neonatal diseases, but the threshold for neonatal blood transfusion is not the same in different countries. Until now, clinical studies to determine...

    Authors: Ting Ma, Yang Sun, Qiushi Wang, Fenghua Liu, Kai Hua, Liqin Wang, Aowei Song, Wenhua Wang, Xinxin Xie, Jiangcun Yang and Xiling Li
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:621
  4. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel respiratory disease that first emerged in 2019. Patients infected with this disease present with a myriad of symptoms. Limb ischemia and hypercoagulability are co...

    Authors: Arwa Badr, Khayria AlSofyani and Yara AlGoraini
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:620
  5. The Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prevalence has increased significantly over the past two decades. This review summarizes the current knowledge of the association between the early life growth of head circum...

    Authors: Roghayeh Molani-Gol, Mohammad Alizadeh, Sorayya Kheirouri and Fatemeh Hamedi-Kalajahi
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:619
  6. The objective of this study was to investigate whether different body mass index (BMI) groups could serve as a distinguishing factor for assessing motor proficiency and social and emotional maturity in adolesc...

    Authors: Georgian Badicu, Seyed Hojjat Zamani Sani, Zahra Fathirezaie, Mohaddese Esmaeili, Júlio Cesar Bassan, Francisco Tomás González-Fernández, Fatma Hilal Yagin, Abdullah F. Alghannam, Stefania Cataldi, Francesco Fischetti and Gianpiero Greco
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:618
  7. Evidence regarding the characteristics and prognosis of neuroblastoma (NBL) in China is limited. We aimed to investigate the characteristics and prognosis of intermediate- or high-risk NBL in children in China.

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Wei-Ling Zhang, Dong-Sheng Huang, Yi-Zhuo Wang, Hui-Min Hu, Tian Zhi and Yan-Yan Mei
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:617
  8. The study describes the clinical manifestations and variant screening of two Chinese siblings with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). They carry the same DNAAF2 genotype, which is an extremely rare PCD genotype...

    Authors: Lili Dong, Lei Zhang, Xiao Li, Shiyue Mei, Yuelin Shen, Libing Fu, Shunying Zhao, Xiaolei Tang and Yu Tang
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:616
  9. This retrospective study explored the effect on adult height of a combination of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) and aromatase inhibitors (AIs), or rhGH and a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog (GnR...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Yan Wang, Ya Xiao, Niuniu Cao and Yifan Wang
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:615
  10. Aflatoxins are regarded as the most potent genotoxic and carcinogenic type of mycotoxins. This meta-analysis was performed to investigate a the relation of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) to growth measurements of infants...

    Authors: Behnam Ghorbani Nejad, Zahra Mostafaei, Ali Balouchi Rezaabad, Fatemeh Mehravar, Mahtab Zarei, Azadeh Dehghani, Mohammad Amin Raeisi Estabragh, Somayyeh Karami-Mohajeri and Hamzeh Alizadeh
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:614
  11. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative was created to enhance breastfeeding, although its impact on infant healthcare utilization is unclear. Breast feeding infants are vulnerable to readmission soon after birt...

    Authors: Cecelia Harrison-Long, Mia Papas and David A. Paul
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:613
  12. Children with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was frequently experienced dental anxiety and uncooperative behaviors during dental treatment. Oral health care was necessary because of the poor oral hygiene and p...

    Authors: Shi-Jun Tang, Hong-Lin Wei, Cai-Yu Li and Ming-Na Huang
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:612
  13. Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is rare and has significant morbimortality rates. Approximately 85% of newborns are infected intrapartum, and risk factors for mother-to-child transmission include...

    Authors: Samuel Montenegro Pereira, Rian Vilar Lima, Maria Carolina Rocha Muniz, Marcus Breno Farias Araújo, Luiz de Moraes Ferreira Júnior, Juliana Tiburtino de Queiroz Sales Martins, Cláudia Faustino Coelho Luz, David Antônio Camelo Cid and Daniel da Rocha Lucena
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:611
  14. People of all ages suffer from acute bacterial meningitis, but children are the most vulnerable, accounting for over 50% of all cases and deaths in children under the age of five. It is the leading cause of mo...

    Authors: Ushula Deboch Borko, Temesgen Bati Gelgelu, Zewde Zema, Afework Alemu, Getahun Dendir, Eskinder Israel, Temesgen Lera Abiso and Beshada Zerfu Woldegeorgis
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:610
  15. Altitude hypoxia and limited socioeconomic conditions may result in distinctive features of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) has not been used at altitude. We examin...

    Authors: Jia Li, Guofei Zhang, Xiaorong Wang, Cuozhen Qiangba, Xiaoyan Song, Rouyi Lin, Chantao Huang, Xiaoying Yang, Shuyao Ning, Jian Zhang, Haiyan Liao, Siyuan Xie, Zhen Suo, Haiying Qi, Zhen Yu, Runling Shi…
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:609
  16. The benefit of surfactant replacement therapy for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) has been demonstrated. However, some surfactants are expensive and usually inaccessible. Consequently, the Iranian Survanta...

    Authors: Fatemeh Sabzevari, Mahdie Eslamian, Fatemeh Karami Robati, Bahareh Bahmanbijari, Zahra Daei Parizi and Zahra Jamali
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:608
  17. Hospitalization of newborns in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) exposes parents to considerable stress. This study aimed to determine the predictive role of parental stress and intolerance of uncertainty o...

    Authors: Masoume Rambod, Nilofar Pasyar, Zeinab Mazarei and Mitra Soltanian
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:607
  18. Congenital abnormalities, as one of the fetal complications of placenta previa, may cause health problems or disability of the child throughout life. This study aimed to determine the relationship between plac...

    Authors: Ensiyeh Jenabi, Saeid Bashirian and Sahar Khoshravesh
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:606
  19. Coins are the most commonly ingested foreign bodies in children. They usually become lodged in the upper oesophagus and should be managed immediately. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the character...

    Authors: Basak Erginel, Meltem Kaba, Cetin Ali Karadag, Abdullah Yildiz, Mesut Demir and Nihat Sever
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:605
  20. Spinal cord untethering by sectioning the filum terminale is commonly performed in tethered cord syndrome patients with minor abnormalities such as filar lipoma, thickened filum terminale, and low conus medull...

    Authors: Eitaro Ishisaka, Shigeyuki Tahara, Atsushi Tsukiyama, Toshiki Nozaki, Yujiro Hattori, Akio Morita and Yasuo Murai
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:604
  21. The current diagnosis of central precocious puberty (CPP) relies on the gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue (GnRHa) stimulation test, which requires multiple invasive blood sampling procedures. The aim of ...

    Authors: Tao Chen and Danbin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:603
  22. The objective of this study was to evaluate intraobserver reliability and inter-observer reproducibility of a 3-dimensional (3D) assessment method for mandibular changes of growing patients after orthodontic t...

    Authors: XiaoYing Hu, Gary Shun Pan Cheung, YiYang Zhang, RuoNan Sun and FuSheng Dong
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:602
  23. Autoimmune enteropathy (AIE) defined by intractable diarrhoea and nonceliac enteropathy with villous atrophy, is a rare digestive disease. Case reports of this disease are sporadic and the clinical characteris...

    Authors: Meng Jin, Youzhe Gong, Wenwen Liu and Xuemei Zhong
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:601
  24. Early-onset pharyngeal airway collapse (PAC) in infants, which presents with onset within 6-months old is relatively rare. This disease has not been given enough attention in clinic. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Wei Qing, Chen Xun, Nong Guangmin, Li Yan, Jiang Min, Yang Ruimin, Li Chunyan, Zhang Xiaobo, Yi Xiang and Liu Jing
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:600
  25. Although an essential frontline service in the prevention of child morbidity and mortality, there are indications that routine vaccinations have been disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The present study a...

    Authors: Mountaga Diallo, Ilo Dicko, Samou Dembélé, Brahima Konaté, Cheick Oumar Doumbia, Ibrahim Sanogo, Ousmane Boua Togola, Drissa Konaté, Moussa Sangaré, Hawa Thiam, Yaya Ibrahim Coulibaly, Sory Ibrahim Diawara, Yacouba Toloba, Adama Balla Coulibaly, Mahamadou Diakité and Seydou Doumbia
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:599
  26. Some studies reported that pediatric patients undergoing otorhinolaryngology (ENT) and ophthalmic surgeries have higher incidences of emergence agitation (EA). Children with EA tend to carry the risk of self-h...

    Authors: Hong Yu, Xiaohui Sun, Ping Li and Xiaoqian Deng
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:598
  27. To improve knowledge on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in children, we aimed to study the proportion of indications, success rate and complication of ERCP.

    Authors: Amirhossein Hosseini, Mohammad Hassan Sohouli, Elham Sharifi, Aliakbar Sayyari, Kannan Sridharan, Saleheh Tajalli, Negar Imanzadeh and Somaye Fatahi
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:596
  28. This investigation assessed the impact of dog and/or cat ownership during infancy on the presence of functional constipation (FC) at 3 years of age.

    Authors: Noriko Motoki, Yuji Inaba, Hirokazu Toubou, Kohei Hasegawa, Takumi Shibazaki, Teruomi Tsukahara and Tetsuo Nomiyama
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:595
  29. Pressure Injuries are not exclusively an adult phenomenon; various risk factors contribute to a high prevalence rate of 43% in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care population. Effective preventive measure...

    Authors: Anna-Barbara Schlüer, Adrian Yves Müller, Nicolas Philip Fromme, Martin Camenzind, Robert Riener, René Michel Rossi and Barbara Brotschi Aufdenblatten
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:593
  30. Congenital neutropenia is a rare disease. Recurrent infections since young age are the presentation. The most common mutation causing severe congenital neutropenia (SCN) and cyclic neutropenia (CyN) is the ELANE ...

    Authors: Patcharee Komvilaisak, Najwa Yudhasompop, Kittima Kanchanakamhaeng, Suradej Hongeng, Samart Pakakasama, Usanarat Anurathapan, Pongpak Pongphitcha, Duantida Songdej, Werasak Sasanakul and Nongnuch Sirachainan
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:592
  31. The correlation between the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) and the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2 (PDMS-2) has not previously been assessed in Norwegian infants. Our purpose was to investigate the con...

    Authors: Tordis Ustad, Merethe Brandal, Suzann K. Campbell, Gay L. Girolami, Charlotte Sinding-Larsen and Gunn Kristin Øberg
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:591
  32. Joubert syndrome (JS) is a rare genetically heterogeneous primary ciliopathy characterized by a pathognomonic cerebellar and brainstem malformation, the “molar tooth sign”, and variable organ involvement (such...

    Authors: Qian Li, Qianying Liu, Suwen Liu, Lichun Yu, Zhenle Yang, Cong Wang, Jing Wang and Shuzhen Sun
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:590
  33. To validate an appropriate evaluation method of liver fibrosis assessment based on the unique pathological features of biliary atresia (BA) that could well predict its prognosis.

    Authors: Xiaodan Xu, Xueting Wang, Meiyun Ding, Yilin Zhao, Li Zhao, Linsheng Zhao, Mengdi Li, Fangyuan Zhao, Rongjuan Sun, Zhiru Wang, Ruifeng Zhang, Shujian Zhang, Liang Ge, Yan Sun and Jianghua Zhan
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:589
  34. To examine the numbers and characteristics of children affected by asthma exacerbation in Chengdu, China, before and after the COVID-19 pandemic to inform efforts to manage childhood asthma in the post epidemi...

    Authors: Lei Zhang, Hanmin Liu, Tao Ai, Zijin Chen, Wei Tang, Shuai Hu and Jie Hu
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:588
  35. Tension pneumomediastinum is a rare and dangerous complication in children that can be fatal, and timely detection and treatment are critical. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility o...

    Authors: Jun-Jie Hong, Song-Ming Hong, Xiu-Hua Chen, Si-Jia Zhou, Qiang Chen and Jin-Xi Huang
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:587
  36. Patients with complex phenotypes and a chromosomal translocation are particularly challenging, since several potentially pathogenic mechanisms need to be investigated.

    Authors: Shuang Zhang, Qianwei Cui, Shangying Yang, Fangxia Zhang, Chunxia Li, Xiaoguang Wang, Bo Lei and Xunlun Sheng
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:586
  37. The purpose of this study was to explore echocardiographic parameters of the left ventricle (LV) in relation to the outcomes of omphalocele neonates with pulmonary hypertension (PH).

    Authors: Si-Si Yang, Wen-Chang Huang, Peng Wang, Fang-Qi Gong, Tai-Xiang Liu, Jin-Fa Tou and Deng-Ming Lai
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:585
  38. Only few data have been published on Helicobacter pylori infection in adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Sudan. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and associated factors of H...

    Authors: Shimos A. Alshareef, Ahmed A. Hassan, Dina N. Abdelrahman, Ashwaq AlEed, Abdullah Al-Nafeesah and Ishag Adam
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:582
  39. The high incidence of congenital syphilis shows flaws in the resolution of primary health care, being a predictor of greater use of hospital services, whose regional differences in access to health actions and...

    Authors: Débora Talitha Neri, Amanda Loyse da Costa Miranda, Eliã Pinheiro Botelho, Rubenilson Caldas Valois, Geyse Aline Rodrigues Dias, Andressa Tavares Parente, Eliete da Cunha Araújo and Glenda Roberta Oliveira Naiff Ferreira
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:581
  40. This study aimed to describe a peripherally inserted central catheterisation (PICC) for paediatric patients with inaccessible access and a high risk of general anaesthesia (GA). Methods: This was a retrospecti...

    Authors: Ping Zhang, Miao Jia, Wan-yuan Li, Juan Li, Jin-lei Niu, Hong Ding and Wang-mei Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:579
  41. This study aimed to investigate the genetic etiologies of fetuses with single atria and/or ventricle (SA or/and SV) using different genetic detection methods in a Chinese prenatal cohort.

    Authors: Min Li, Baoying Ye, Yiyao Chen, Li Gao, Yi Wu and Weiwei Cheng
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:577
  42. Children in need of pediatric subspecialty care may encounter multiple barriers, and multiple strategies have been suggested to improve access. The purpose of this study was to describe the perceptions of gene...

    Authors: James C. Bohnhoff, Katherine Guyon-Harris, Kelsey Schweiberger and Kristin N. Ray
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:576
  43. Neonatal sepsis is the major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity, especially in low and middle-income countries. Continuous monitoring of pathogens and their antibiotic resistance pattern is crucial for ...

    Authors: Merema Sherif, Dessie Abera and Kassu Desta
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2023 23:575

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