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  1. In the Netherlands, perinatal asphyxia (severe perinatal oxygen shortage) necessitating newborn resuscitation occurs in at least 200 of the 180–185.000 newly born infants per year. International randomized con...

    Authors: Timo R de Haan, Yuma A Bijleveld, Johanna H van der Lee, Floris Groenendaal, Marcel PH van den Broek, Carin MA Rademaker, Henrica LM van Straaten, Mirjam M van Weissenbruch, Jeroen R Vermeulen, Peter H Dijk, Jeroen Dudink, Monique Rijken, Arno van Heijst, Koen P Dijkman, Danilo Gavilanes, Anton H van Kaam…
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:45
  2. Prevalence of pain as a recurrent symptom in children is known to be high, but little is known about children with high impairment from chronic pain seeking specialized treatment. The purpose of this study was...

    Authors: Boris Zernikow, Julia Wager, Tanja Hechler, Carola Hasan, Uta Rohr, Michael Dobe, Adrian Meyer, Bettina Hübner-Möhler, Christine Wamsler and Markus Blankenburg
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:54
  3. The use of botulinum toxin A (BT-A) for the treatment of lower limb spasticity is common in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Following the administration of BT-A, physical therapy plays a fundamental role in...

    Authors: Soráia Kazon, Luanda A C Grecco, Hugo Pasini, João C F Corrêa, Thaluanna C L Christovão, Paulo de TarsoCamillo de Carvalho, Lilian Chrystiane Giannasi, Paulo R G Lucareli, Luis Vicente Franco de Oliveira, Afonso Shiguemi Inoue Salgado, Luciana M M Sampaio and Claudia S Oliveira
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:53
  4. Illness-related absences have been shown to lead to negative educational and economic outcomes. Both hand washing and hand sanitizer interventions have been shown to be effective in reducing illness-related ab...

    Authors: Claudia H Lau, Elizabeth E Springston, Min-Woong Sohn, Iyana Mason, Emily Gadola, Maureen Damitz and Ruchi S Gupta
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:52
  5. Because of advances in medical treatment, most children with physical disabilities can expect to achieve near normal life spans. Typically, coordinated teams of health care providers in specialized pediatric s...

    Authors: Irina Tsybina, Shauna Kingsnorth, Joanne Maxwell, Mark Bayley, Sally Lindsay, Patricia McKeever, Angela Colantonio, Yani Hamdani, Helen Healy and Colin Macarthur
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:51
  6. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and various factors using a representative sample of US children in a comprehensive manner. ...

    Authors: Ravi K Lingineni, Swati Biswas, Naveed Ahmad, Bradford E Jackson, Sejong Bae and Karan P Singh
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:50
  7. Risk-based prioritization of dental referrals during well-child visits might improve dental access for infants and toddlers. This study identifies pediatrician-assessed risk factors for early childhood caries ...

    Authors: C Marshall Long, Rocio B Quinonez, Heather A Beil, Kelly Close, Larry P Myers, William F Vann Jr and R Gary Rozier
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:49
  8. The differential diagnosis of a neonate or fetus presenting with a bell-shaped or long narrow thorax includes a wide range of bony dysplasia syndromes. Where this is accompanied by respiratory distress, asphyx...

    Authors: Steven J Keogh, Shane McKee, Sarah F Smithson, David Grier and Colin G Steward
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:48
  9. Problems experienced within the first year of an infant's life can be precursors of later mental health conditions. The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency and continuity of difficult behaviors ...

    Authors: Giedre Sirvinskiene, Nida Zemaitiene, Apolinaras Zaborskis, Egle Markuniene and Roma Jusiene
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:44
  10. The use of mechanical ventilation is associated with lung injury in preterm infants and therefore the goal is to avoid or minimize its use. To date there is very little consensus on what is considered the "bes...

    Authors: Karel O'Brien, Craig Campbell, Leanne Brown, Lisa Wenger and Vibhuti Shah
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:43
  11. Several association studies have shown that -844 G/A and HindIII C/G PAI-1 polymorphisms are related with increase of PAI-1 levels, obesity, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, hypertension and dyslipidemia,...

    Authors: Ulises De la Cruz-Mosso, José F Muñoz-Valle, Lorenzo Salgado-Goytia, Adrián García-Carreón, Berenice Illades-Aguiar, Eduardo Castañeda-Saucedo and Isela Parra-Rojas
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:41
  12. To determine the prevalence and severity of bone deficits in a cohort of childhood cancer survivors (CCS) compared to a healthy sibling control group, and the modifiable factors associated with bone deficits i...

    Authors: Lynda E Polgreen, Anna Petryk, Andrew C Dietz, Alan R Sinaiko, Wendy Leisenring, Pam Goodman, Lyn M Steffen, Joanna L Perkins, Donald R Dengel, K Scott Baker and Julia Steinberger
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:40
  13. Despite record rates of childhood obesity, effective evidence-based treatments remain elusive. While prolonged tertiary specialist clinical input has some individual impact, these services are only available t...

    Authors: Melissa Wake, Kate Lycett, Matthew A Sabin, Jane Gunn, Kay Gibbons, Cathy Hutton, Zoe McCallum, Elissa York, Michael Stringer and Gary Wittert
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:39
  14. Range of motion deficits of the lower extremity occur in about the half of the children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Over time, these impairments can cause joint deformities and deviations in the children...

    Authors: Josina C Maas, Annet J Dallmeijer, Peter A Huijing, Janice E Brunstrom-Hernandez, Petra J van Kampen, Richard T Jaspers and Jules G Becher
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:38
  15. Very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (< 1,500 g) with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) develop lung damage caused by mechanical ventilation and maturational arrest. We compared functional lung development afte...

    Authors: Gerd Schmalisch, Silke Wilitzki, Charles Christoph Roehr, Hans Proquitté and Christoph Bührer
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:37
  16. The epidemiology of intussusception, including its incidence, can vary between different countries. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology of childhood intussusception in Japan using data from ...

    Authors: Masato Takeuchi, Toshio Osamura, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Hideki Hashimoto and Shinya Matsuda
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:36
  17. The aim of this study was to identify dietary patterns among a representative sample of German adolescents and their associations with energy and nutrient intake, socioeconomic and lifestyle characteristics, a...

    Authors: Almut Richter, Christin Heidemann, Matthias B Schulze, Jutta Roosen, Silke Thiele and Gert BM Mensink
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:35
  18. While a possible link between assisted reproductive technology (ART) and rare imprinting disorders has been found, it is not clear if this is indicative of subtler disruptions of epigenetic mechanisms. Results...

    Authors: Susan E Puumala, Heather H Nelson, Julie A Ross, Ruby HN Nguyen, Mark A Damario and Logan G Spector
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:33
  19. Viral respiratory tract infections (RTI) are relatively understudied in Southeast Asian tropical countries. In temperate countries, seasonal activity of respiratory viruses has been reported, particularly in a...

    Authors: Chee-Sieng Khor, I-Ching Sam, Poh-Sim Hooi, Kia-Fatt Quek and Yoke-Fun Chan
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:32
  20. Child growth is internationally recognized as an important indicator of nutritional status and health in populations. This study was aimed to compare age- and gender-specific height, weight and BMI percentiles...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair Mushtaq, Sibgha Gull, Komal Mushtaq, Hussain Muhammad Abdullah, Usman Khurshid, Ubeera Shahid, Mushtaq Ahmad Shad and Javed Akram
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:31
  21. The prevalence of childhood obesity has increased worldwide, which is a serious concern as obesity is associated with many negative immediate and long-term health consequences. Therefore, the treatment of over...

    Authors: Melanie Rank, Monika Siegrist, Désirée C Wilks, Bernhard Haller, Bernd Wolfarth, Helmut Langhof and Martin Halle
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:30
  22. Treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) may improve outcomes compared to conventional therapy (e.g., non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, intra-ar...

    Authors: Alex R Kemper, Heather A Van Mater, Remy R Coeytaux, John W Williams Jr and Gillian D Sanders
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:29
  23. Pubertal onset occurs earlier than in the past among U.S. girls. Early onset is associated with numerous deleterious outcomes across the life course, including overweight, breast cancer and cardiovascular heal...

    Authors: Julianna Deardorff, Molly Fyfe, J Paul Ekwaru, Lawrence H Kushi, Louise C Greenspan and Irene H Yen
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:27
  24. Good infant growth is important for future health. Assessing growth is common in pediatric care all over the world, both at the population and individual level. There are few studies of birth weight and growth...

    Authors: Huong Thu Nguyen, Bo Eriksson, Liem Thanh Nguyen, Chuc Thi Kim Nguyen, Max Petzold, Göran Bondjers and Henry Ascher
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:26
  25. The notion of Palliative Care (PC) in neonatal and perinatal medicine has largely developed in recent decades. Our aim was to systematically review the literature on this topic, summarise the evolution of care...

    Authors: Albert Balaguer, Ana Martín-Ancel, Darío Ortigoza-Escobar, Joaquín Escribano and Josep Argemi
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:25
  26. Youth antisocial behaviour is highly prevalent. Young people are usually not willing to disclose such behaviour to professionals and parents. Our aim was to assess whether child health professionals (CHP) work...

    Authors: Sijmen A Reijneveld, Matty R Crone and Gea de Meer
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:24
  27. Over the last decades, a decline in motor skills and in physical activity and an increase in obesity has been observed in children. However, there is a lack of data in young children. We tested if differences ...

    Authors: Antoine Bonvin, Jérôme Barral, Tanja H Kakebeeke, Susi Kriemler, Anouk Longchamp, Pedro Marques-Vidal and Jardena J Puder
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:23
  28. In the United Kingdom there has been a long term pattern of increases in children's emergency admissions and a substantial increase in short stay unplanned admissions. The emergency admission rate (EAR) per th...

    Authors: Richard G Kyle, Malcolm Campbell, Peter Powell and Peter Callery
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:22
  29. There are no published studies that have compared bronchodilatory effect of inhaled budesonide/formoterol combination with budesonide/salbutamol delivered by metered dose inhaler with a spacer in acute exacerb...

    Authors: Jenish J Arun, Rakesh Lodha and Sushil K Kabra
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:21
  30. Circumcision is a common procedure, but regional and societal attitudes differ on whether there is a need for a male to be circumcised and, if so, at what age. This is an important issue for many parents, but ...

    Authors: Brian J Morris, Jake H Waskett, Joya Banerjee, Richard G Wamai, Aaron AR Tobian, Ronald H Gray, Stefan A Bailis, Robert C Bailey, Jeffrey D Klausner, Robin J Willcourt, Daniel T Halperin, Thomas E Wiswell and Adrian Mindel
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:20
  31. Australia is a wealthy developed country. However, there are significant disparities in health outcomes for Aboriginal infants compared with other Australian infants. Health outcomes tend to be worse for those...

    Authors: Sarah J Bar-Zeev, Sue G Kruske, Lesley M Barclay, Naor H Bar-Zeev, Jonathan R Carapetis and Sue V Kildea
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:19
  32. Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) has been available in China for 8 years. This technique makes it possible to screen for a wide range of previously unscreened inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) using a single t...

    Authors: Xinwen Huang, Lili Yang, Fan Tong, Rulai Yang and Zhengyan Zhao
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:18
  33. Over the last two decades, improvements in medical care have been associated with a significant increase and better outcome of very preterm (VP, < 32 completed gestational weeks) and very low birth weight (VLB...

    Authors: Christoph Rüegger, Markus Hegglin, Mark Adams and Hans Ulrich Bucher
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:17
  34. Food insecurity among Mexican-origin and Hispanic households is a critical nutritional health issue of national importance. At the same time, nutrition-related health conditions, such as obesity and type 2 dia...

    Authors: Joseph R Sharkey, Courtney Nalty, Cassandra M Johnson and Wesley R Dean
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:16
  35. Knowledge about early physiotherapy to preterm infants is sparse, given the risk of delayed motor development and cerebral palsy.

    Authors: Gunn Kristin Øberg, Suzann K Campbell, Gay L Girolami, Tordis Ustad, Lone Jørgensen and Per Ivar Kaaresen
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:15
  36. The stress that results from preterm birth, requisite acute care and prolonged physical separation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can have adverse physiological/psychological effects on both the in...

    Authors: Martha G Welch, Myron A Hofer, Susan A Brunelli, Raymond I Stark, Howard F Andrews, Judy Austin and Michael M Myers
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:14

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  37. Infant crying and sleep problems (e.g. frequent night waking, difficulties settling to sleep) each affect up to 30% of infants and often co-exist. They are costly to manage and associated with adverse outcomes...

    Authors: Fallon Cook, Jordana Bayer, Ha ND Le, Fiona Mensah, Warren Cann and Harriet Hiscock
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:13
  38. The purpose of this study was to describe the food and nutrient intake of a population of rural Australian children particularly Indigenous children. Participants were aged 10 to 12 years, and living in areas ...

    Authors: Josephine D Gwynn, Victoria M Flood, Catherine A D'Este, John R Attia, Nicole Turner, Janine Cochrane, Jimmy Chun-Yu Louie and John H Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:12
  39. Advances in neonatal care allow survival of extremely premature infants, who are at risk of handicap. Neurodevelopmental follow up of these infants is an essential part of ongoing evaluation of neonatal care. ...

    Authors: Daynia E Ballot, Joanne Potterton, Tobias Chirwa, Nicole Hilburn and Peter A Cooper
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:11
  40. The optimal treatment regimen or protocol for managing a persistent patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants has not been well established. This study was aimed at evaluating...

    Authors: Lynda Adrouche-Amrani, Robert S Green, Karen M Gluck and Jing Lin
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:10
  41. The test characteristics of head circumference (HC) measurement percentile criteria for the identification of previously undetected pathology associated with head enlargement in primary care are unknown.

    Authors: Carrie Daymont, Moira Zabel, Chris Feudtner and David M Rubin
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:9
  42. To evaluate the effects on serum 25(OH)D and bone mineralization of supplementation of breast-fed Hispanic and non-Hispanic Caucasian infants with vitamin D in infants in Houston, Texas.

    Authors: Steven A Abrams, Keli M Hawthorne, Stefanie P Rogers, Penni D Hicks and Thomas O Carpenter
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:6
  43. Recent studies have identified that a higher resting heart rate (RHR) is associated with elevated blood pressure, independent of body fatness, age and ethnicity. However, it is still unclear whether RHR can al...

    Authors: Ismael F Freitas Júnior, Paula A Monteiro, Loreana S Silveira, Suziane U Cayres, Bárbara M Antunes, Karolynne N Bastos, Jamile S Codogno, João Paulo J Sabino and Rômulo A Fernandes
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:5
  44. An evidence-based Consensus on the treatment of undescended testis (UT) was recently published, recommending to perform orchidopexy between 6 and 12 months of age, or upon diagnosis and to avoid the use of hor...

    Authors: Federico Marchetti, Jenny Bua, Gianluca Tornese, Gianni Piras, Giacomo Toffol and Luca Ronfani
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:4

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