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  1. To assess initial efficacy and feasibility of a structured behavioural group training (DELFIN) for parents of children with diabetes type 1, in order to reduce parenting stress and to improve parenting skills.

    Authors: Heike Saßmann, Mira de Hair, Thomas Danne and Karin Lange
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:152
  2. There are few reports on the nutritional status of Bhutanese children. The objective of this paper is to summarize results from the 2008 National Nutrition Survey and to describe progress achieved during the l...

    Authors: Ugyen Zangmo, Mercedes de Onis and Tandin Dorji
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:151
  3. The ATP7A gene encodes the ATP7A protein, which is a trans-Golgi network copper transporter expressed in the brain and other organs. Mutations in this gene cause disorders of copper metabolism, such as Menkes dis...

    Authors: Gregorio León-García, Alfredo Santana, Nicolás Villegas-Sepúlveda, Concepción Pérez-González, José M Henrríquez-Esquíroz, Carlota de León-García, Carlos Wong and Isabel Baeza
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:150
  4. The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of establishing a new global database on the growth of school children and adolescents. Limited national data exist from Asian children, notably those livi...

    Authors: Marjan Mansourian, Hamid Reza Marateb, Roya Kelishadi, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Tahereh Aminaee, Mahnaz Taslimi, Reza Majdzadeh, Ramin Heshmat, Gelayol Ardalan and Parinaz Poursafa
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:149
  5. The frequency of preterm labour has risen over the last few years. Hence, there is growing interest in the identification of markers that may facilitate prediction and prevention of premature birth complicatio...

    Authors: Maciej Kotowski, Krzysztof Safranow, Miłosz P Kawa, Joanna Lewandowska, Patrycja Kłos, Violetta Dziedziejko, Edyta Paczkowska, Ryszard Czajka, Zbigniew Celewicz, Jacek Rudnicki and Bogusław Machaliński
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:148
  6. Follow up of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-exposed infants is an important component of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programmes in order to ascertain infant outcomes post delivery. W...

    Authors: Terusha Chetty, Stephen Knight, Janet Giddy, Tamaryn L Crankshaw, Lisa M Butler and Marie-Louise Newell
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:146
  7. Despite progresses in neonatal care, the mortality and the incidence of neuro-motor disability after perinatal asphyxia have failed to show substantial improvements. In countries with a high level of perinatal...

    Authors: Luca Filippi, Patrizio Fiorini, Marta Daniotti, Serena Catarzi, Sara Savelli, Claudio Fonda, Laura Bartalena, Antonio Boldrini, Matteo Giampietri, Rosa Scaramuzzo, Paola Papoff, Francesca Del Balzo, Alberto Spalice, Giancarlo la Marca, Sabrina Malvagia, Maria Luisa Della Bona…
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:144
  8. Adolescence is characterized by marked psychosocial, behavioural and biological changes and represents a critical life transition through which adult health and well-being are established. Substantial research...

    Authors: Katharine Steinbeck, Philip Hazell, Robert G Cumming, S Rachel Skinner, Rebecca Ivers, Robert Booy, Greg Fulcher, David J Handelsman, Andrew J Martin, Geoff Morgan, Jean Starling, Adrian Bauman, Margot L Rawsthorne, David L Bennett, Chin Moi Chow, Mary K Lam…
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:143
  9. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease in neonates, often resulting in death or serious medical or neurodevelopmental complications. The rate of NEC is highest in the smallest babies and many efforts hav...

    Authors: Chelsea Hunter, Mary Ann VT Dimaguila, Peter Gal, John E Wimmer Jr, James Laurence Ransom, Rita Q Carlos, McCrae Smith and Christie C Davanzo
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:142
  10. Although the links between poverty and health have often been studied , the dynamics of poverty and physical health in early childhood remain under-investigated. In particular, it is not known whether the heal...

    Authors: Nikiéma Béatrice, Gauvin Lise, Zunzunegui Maria Victoria and Séguin Louise
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:141
  11. Studies about the relationship between high-molecular-weight adiponectin (HMW-adn) and anthropometric variables among population-based elementary schoolchildren have been too limited, especially in Japan, wher...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Rimei Nishimura, Aya Morimoto, Tadahiro Ohtsu, Hiromi Hoshino, Naoko Tajima and Akatsuki Kokaze
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:139
  12. HIV-infected women, particularly those with advanced disease, may have higher rates of pregnancy loss (miscarriage and stillbirth) and neonatal mortality than uninfected women. Here we examine risk factors for...

    Authors: Hae-Young Kim, Prisca Kasonde, Mwiya Mwiya, Donald M Thea, Chipepo Kankasa, Moses Sinkala, Grace Aldrovandi and Louise Kuhn
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:138
  13. Asthma is one of the major chronic health problems in children in the Netherlands. The Pelican is a paediatric asthma-related quality of life instrument for children with asthma from 6–11 years old, which is s...

    Authors: Stephanie van Bragt, Lisette van den Bemt, Bart Thoonen, Chris van Weel, Peter Merkus and Tjard Schermer
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:137
  14. Information on the neonatal exposure to excipients is limited. Our aim was to describe the extent of excipient intake by Estonian neonates; to classify the excipients according to potential neonatal toxicity a...

    Authors: Jana Lass, Kaisa Naelapää, Utpal Shah, Ruth Käär, Heili Varendi, Mark A Turner and Irja Lutsar
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:136
  15. Infant colic, characterised by excessive crying/fussing for no apparent cause, affects up to 20% of infants under three months of age and is a great burden to families, health professionals and the health syst...

    Authors: Valerie Sung, Harriet Hiscock, Mimi Tang, Fiona K Mensah, Ralf G Heine, Amanda Stock, Elissa York, Ronald G Barr and Melissa Wake
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:135
  16. Whether lumbar punctures (LPs) should be performed routinely for term newborns suspected of having early onset neonatal sepsis (EONS) is subject to debate. It is unclear whether variations in performance of LP...

    Authors: Stephen W Patrick, Robert E Schumacher and Matthew M Davis
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:134
  17. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause of pediatric admission to hospital. The objectives of this study were twofold: 1) to describe the clinical characteristics of CAP in children admitted to a ...

    Authors: Anne Rowan-Legg, Nicholas Barrowman, Nazih Shenouda, Khaldoun Koujok and Nicole Le Saux
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:133
  18. Increasingly, neonatal clinics seek to minimize painful experiences and stress for premature infants. Fundoscopy performed with a binocular indirect ophthalmoscope is the reference examination technique for sc...

    Authors: M Teresa Moral-Pumarega, Sonia Caserío-Carbonero, Javier De-La-Cruz-Bértolo, Pilar Tejada-Palacios, David Lora-Pablos and Carmen R Pallás-Alonso
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:132
  19. To determine the etiology, management, bacteriological spectrum and outcome of neonatal patients admitted in Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) and to examine the factors associated with it.

    Authors: Nabeel Manzar, Bushra Manzar, Anum Yaqoob, Muneer Ahmed and Jai Kumar
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:131
  20. The adoption of health-related behaviors is an important part of adolescence. This study examined the prevalence and correlates of the isolated and simultaneous presence of behavioral risk factors for cardiova...

    Authors: Valter Cordeiro Barbosa Filho, Wagner de Campos, Rodrigo Bozza and Adair da Silva Lopes
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:130
  21. Fecal calprotectin (FC) is an established simple biomarker of gut inflammation. To examine a possible relationship between linear growth and gut inflammation, we compared fecal calprotectin levels in 6 month o...

    Authors: Jin-Rong Liu, Xiao-Yang Sheng, Yan-Qi Hu, Xiao-Gang Yu, Jamie E Westcott, Leland V Miller, Nancy F Krebs and K Michael Hambidge
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:129
  22. There is a strong correlation between glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia with a rare but potential threat of devastating acute bilirubin encephalopathy. G6PD de...

    Authors: Bushra Moiz, Amna Nasir, Sarosh Ahmed Khan, Salima Amin Kherani and Maqbool Qadir
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:708

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  23. An increasingly passive life-style in the Western World has led to a rise in life-style related disorders. This is a major concern for all segments of society. The county council of the municipality of Svendbo...

    Authors: Niels Wedderkopp, Eva Jespersen, Claudia Franz, Heidi Klakk, Malene Heidemann, Christina Christiansen, Niels Christian Møller and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:128
  24. Sex comparisons between girls and boys in response to exercise in trained adolescents are missing and we investigated similarities and differences as a basis for clinical interpretation and guidance.

    Authors: Åsa Fomin, Mattias Ahlstrand, Helena Gyllenhammar Schill, Lars H Lund, Marcus Ståhlberg, Aristomenis Manouras and Anders Gabrielsen
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:127
  25. Birth Defects are a series of diseases that seriously affect children's health. Birth defects are generally caused by several interrelated factors. The aims of the article is to estimate the prevalence rate an...

    Authors: Xingguang Zhang, Su Li, Siqintuya Wu, Xiaojin Hao, Shuyi Guo, Kota Suzuki, Hiroshi Yokomichi and Zentaro Yamagata
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:125
  26. To determine the effect of human milk, maternal and donor, on in-hospital growth of very low birthweight (VLBW) infants. We performed a retrospective cohort study comparing in-hospital growth in VLBW infants b...

    Authors: Tarah T Colaizy, Susan Carlson, Audrey F Saftlas and Frank H Morriss Jr
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:124
  27. Integrative medicine is defined as relationship-centered care that focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and di...

    Authors: Sunita Vohra, Soleil Surette, Deepika Mittra, Lawrence D Rosen, Paula Gardiner and Kathi J Kemper
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:123
  28. The prevalence of chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) and bronchiectasis unrelated to cystic fibrosis (CF) among Indigenous children in Australia, New Zealand and Alaska is very high. Antibiotics are a maj...

    Authors: Patricia C Valery, Peter S Morris, Keith Grimwood, Paul J Torzillo, Catherine A Byrnes, I Brent Masters, Paul A Bauert, Gabrielle B McCallum, Charmaine Mobberly and Anne B Chang
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:122
  29. Children with cerebral palsy (CP) whom are non-ambulant are at risk of reduced quality of life and poor health status. Severe spasticity leads to discomfort and pain. Carer burden for families is significant. ...

    Authors: Megan Thorley, Samantha Donaghey, Priya Edwards, Lisa Copeland, Megan Kentish, Kim McLennan, Jayne Lindsley, Laura Gascoigne-Pees, Leanne Sakzewski and Roslyn N Boyd
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:120
  30. Sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) is a novel anthropometric measure hypothesized to be a surrogate measure of visceral abdominal obesity in adults. This study aims to determine whether SAD is superior to other...

    Authors: Omar S Al-Attas, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Majed S Alokail, Khalid M Alkharfy, Hossam Draz, Sobhy Yakout, Shaun Sabico and George Chrousos
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:119
  31. 1) To evaluate calcium absorption in infants fed a formula containing prebiotics (PF) and one without prebiotics (CF). 2) To compare calcium absorption from these formulas with a group of human milk-fed (HM) i...

    Authors: Penni D Hicks, Keli M Hawthorne, Carol L Berseth, John D Marunycz, James E Heubi and Steven A Abrams
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:118
  32. Hyperglycemia often occurs in premature, very low birthweight infants (VLBW) due to immaturity of endogenous regulatory systems and the stress of their condition. Hyperglycemia in neonates has been linked to i...

    Authors: Aaron J Le Compte, Adrienne M Lynn, Jessica Lin, Christopher G Pretty, Geoffrey M Shaw and J Geoffrey Chase
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:117
  33. The current decline in under-five mortality shows an increase in share of neonatal deaths. In order to address neonatal mortality and possibly identify areas of prevention and intervention, we studied causes o...

    Authors: Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Rolv Terje Lie, Raimos Olomi, Michael Johnson Mahande, Gunnar Kvåle and Anne Kjersti Daltveit
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:116
  34. There is an urgent need to develop and evaluate weight management interventions to address childhood obesity. Recent research suggests that interventions designed for parents exclusively, which have been named pa...

    Authors: Geoff D C Ball, Kathryn A Ambler, Rachel A Keaschuk, Rhonda J Rosychuk, Nicholas L Holt, John C Spence, Mary M Jetha, Arya M Sharma and Amanda S Newton
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:114
  35. In female adolescents and young adults, malignancies of the genital tract are the most frequent type of cancer, closely followed by Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.

    Authors: Farah Ziade, Nicolas von der Weid, Maja Beck-Popovic and Andreas Nydegger
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:113
  36. Childhood Apraxia of Speech is an impairment of speech motor planning that manifests as difficulty producing the sounds (articulation) and melody (prosody) of speech. These difficulties may persist through lif...

    Authors: Elizabeth Murray, Patricia McCabe and Kirrie J Ballard
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:112
  37. Endothelial dysfunction is associated with childhood obesity and is closely linked to the amount and function of endothelial progenitor cells. However, it remains unclear whether endothelial progenitor cells i...

    Authors: Jong-Hwan Park, Masashi Miyashita, Yoo-Chan Kwon, Hyun-Tae Park, Eun-Hee Kim, Jin-Kee Park, Ki-Beam Park, Suk-Ran Yoon, Jin-Woong Chung, Yoshio Nakamura and Sang-Kab Park
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:111
  38. Wheezing is a common symptom in infants and toddlers. Usually it occurs due to viral infection of the lower airways and no further diagnostic procedures are necessary. However in rare cases, other reasons such...

    Authors: Anja Schnabel, Katja Glutig and Christian Vogelberg
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:110
  39. In México, the prevalence of unhealthy weight increased from 24% at 6 y to 33% at 12 y of age, opening a window of opportunity to better understand the pathogenesis of obesity. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Alejandra Jáuregui, Salvador Villalpando, Eduardo Rangel-Baltazar, Yaveth A Lara-Zamudio and Marcia M Castillo-García
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:109
  40. Infantile spasms (IS; West syndrome) is a severe form of encephalopathy that typically affects infants younger than 2 years old. Pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, and other pediatric health care providers...

    Authors: James W Wheless, Patricia A Gibson, Kari Luther Rosbeck, Maria Hardin, Christine O’Dell, Vicky Whittemore and John M Pellock
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:108
  41. IUGR infants are thought to have impaired gut function after birth, which may result in intestinal disturbances, ranging from temporary intolerance to the enteral feeding to full-blown NEC.

    Authors: Valentina Bozzetti, Giuseppe Paterlini, Valeria Meroni, Paola DeLorenzo, Diego Gazzolo, Frank Van Bel, Gerard HA Visser, MariaGrazia Valsecchi and Paolo E Tagliabue
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:106
  42. Breastfeeding is a critical component of interventions to reduce child mortality. Exclusive breastfeeding practice is extremely low in South Africa and there has been no improvement in this over the past ten y...

    Authors: Tanya Doherty, David Sanders, Debra Jackson, Sonja Swanevelder, Carl Lombard, Wanga Zembe, Mickey Chopra, Ameena Goga, Mark Colvin, Lars T Fadnes, Ingunn MS Engebretsen, Eva-Charlotte Ekström and Thorkild Tylleskär
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:105
  43. The new growth charts in the UK, the UK-WHO charts, comprise prescriptive data from the WHO standard between two weeks and four years of age. Little is known about the development of obesity risk in normal UK ...

    Authors: William Johnson, John Wright and Noël Cameron
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:104
  44. Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) is the commonest available analgesic and anti-pyretic. It is readily accessed from pharmacy, patent medicine and provision shops as over the counter drug making it a p...

    Authors: Herbert A Obu, Josephat M Chinawa, Agozie C Ubesie, Christopher B Eke and Ikenna K Ndu
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:103

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