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  1. Research article

    Using LMS tables to determine waist circumference and waist-to-height ratios in Colombian children and adolescents: the FUPRECOL study

    Waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) are often used as indices predictive of central obesity. The aims of this study were: 1) to obtain smoothed centile charts and LMS tables for WC and WH...

    Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Javier Moreno-Jiménez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Javier Martínez-Torres, Katherine González-Ruiz, Emilio González-Jiménez, Jacqueline Schmidt-RioValle, Felipe Lobelo and Antonio Garcia-Hermoso

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:162

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Early characteristics of infants with pulmonary hypertension in a referral neonatal intensive care unit

    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...

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

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:163

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Descriptive analysis of cochrane child-relevant systematic reviews: an update and comparison between 2009 and 2013

    Systematic reviews support health systems and clinical decision-making by identifying and summarizing all existing studies on a particular topic. In 2009, a comprehensive description of child-relevant systemat...

    Katelynn Crick, Denise Thomson, Ricardo M. Fernandes, Megan Nuspl, Dean T. Eurich, Brian H. Rowe and Lisa Hartling

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:155

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Transition to parenthood in the neonatal care unit: a qualitative study and conceptual model designed to illuminate parent and professional views of the impact of webcam technology

    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...

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

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:158

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  5. Research article

    The role of family and school-level factors in bullying and cyberbullying: a cross-sectional study

    Bullying and cyberbullying are common phenomena in schools. These negative behaviours can have a significant impact on the health and particularly mental health of those involved in such behaviours, both as vi...

    Leonardo Bevilacqua, Nichola Shackleton, Daniel Hale, Elizabeth Allen, Lyndal Bond, Deborah Christie, Diana Elbourne, Natasha Fitzgerald-Yau, Adam Fletcher, Rebecca Jones, Alec Miners, Stephen Scott, Meg Wiggins, Chris Bonell and Russell M. Viner

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:160

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines against hospitalisations in Japan

    In Japan, rotavirus hospitalisation occurs at a rate from 2.8 to 13.7 per 1000 child-years among children age less than 5 years, and it imposes a substantial burden to the healthcare system in the country. Whi...

    Yoshiyuki Fujii, Atsuko Noguchi, Shinobu Miura, Haruka Ishii, Toyoko Nakagomi, Osamu Nakagomi and Tsutomu Takahashi

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:156

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  7. Study protocol

    Effectiveness of skin-to-skin contact versus care-as-usual in mothers and their full-term infants: study protocol for a parallel-group randomized controlled trial

    Twenty-to-forty percent of women experience postpartum depressive symptoms, which can affect both the mother and infant. In preterm infants, daily skin-to-skin contact (SSC) between the mother and her infant h...

    Kelly H. M. Cooijmans, Roseriet Beijers, Anne C. Rovers and Carolina de Weerth

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:154

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  8. Study protocol

    Study protocol: families and childhood transitions study (FACTS) – a longitudinal investigation of the role of the family environment in brain development and risk for mental health disorders in community based children

    Extant research has demonstrated that parenting behaviour can be a significant contributor to the development of brain structure and mental health during adolescence. Nonetheless, there is limited research exa...

    J.G. Simmons, O.S. Schwartz, K. Bray, C. Deane, E. Pozzi, S. Richmond, J. Smith, N. Vijayakumar, M.L. Byrne, M.L. Seal, M.B.H. Yap, N.B. Allen and S.L. Whittle

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:153

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  9. Study protocol

    A multicentre randomised controlled trial of levetiracetam versus phenytoin for convulsive status epilepticus in children (protocol): Convulsive Status Epilepticus Paediatric Trial (ConSEPT) - a PREDICT study

    Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is the most common life-threatening childhood neurological emergency. Despite this, there is a lack of high quality evidence supporting medication use after first line benzo...

    Stuart R. Dalziel, Jeremy Furyk, Megan Bonisch, Ed Oakley, Meredith Borland, Jocelyn Neutze, Susan Donath, Cynthia Sharpe, Simon Harvey, Andrew Davidson, Simon Craig, Natalie Phillips, Shane George, Arjun Rao, Nicholas Cheng, Michael Zhang…

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:152

    Published on: 22 June 2017

  10. Case report

    Intermittent low platelet counts hampering diagnosis of X-linked thrombocytopenia in children: report of two unrelated cases and a novel mutation in the gene coding for the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein

    Thrombocytopenia can occur in different circumstances during childhood and although immune thrombocytopenia is its most frequent cause, it is important to consider other conditions, especially when there is a ...

    Samuel Souza Medina, Lúcia Helena Siqueira, Marina Pereira Colella, Gabriela Goes Yamaguti-Hayakawa, Bruno Kosa Lino Duarte, Maria Marluce Dos Santos Vilela and Margareth Castro Ozelo

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:151

    Published on: 22 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Validity and reliability of electroacoustic probe for diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip

    Sound transmission is used in the diagnosis of hip dysplasia since the end of the 80’s. Aim of this study is to quantify the validity and reliability of electroacoustic probe for the diagnosis of hip dysplasia...

    Nicolas Padilla-Raygoza, Georgina Olvera-Villanueva, Silvia del Carmen Delgado-Sandoval, Teodoro Cordova-Fraga, Modesto Antonio Sosa-Aquino and Vicente Beltran-Campos

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:149

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Validity of a family-centered approach for assessing infants’ social-emotional wellbeing and their developmental context: a prospective cohort study

    Family-centered care seems promising in preventive pediatrics, but evidence is lacking as to whether this type of care is also valid as a means to identify risks to infants’ social-emotional development. We ai...

    Margriet Hielkema, Andrea F. De Winter and Sijmen A. Reijneveld

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:148

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Patterns of objectively measured sedentary time in 10- to 12-year-old Belgian children: an observational study within the ENERGY-project

    This study examined the frequency of and differences in sedentary bouts of different durations and the total time spent in sedentary bouts on a weekday, a weekend day, during school hours, during after-school ...

    Maïté Verloigne, Nicola D. Ridgers, Mai Chinapaw, Teatske M. Altenburg, Elling Bere, Wendy Van Lippevelde, Greet Cardon, Johannes Brug and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:147

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Exploring infant feeding practices: cross-sectional surveys of South Western Sydney, Singapore, and Ho Chi Minh City

    Infant feeding practices are known to influence the child’s long-term health. Studies have associated obesity and other diseases with reduced breastfeeding and early introduction of high calorie beverages (HCB...

    Timothy Yong Qun Leow, Andrew Ung, Shelley Qian, Jessie Thanh Nguyen, Yvonne An, Poonam Mudgil and John Whitehall

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:145

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  15. Research article

    Treatment outcome of children with persistent Diarrhoea admitted to an Urban Hospital, Dhaka during 2012–2013

    Despite availability of treatment guidelines, persistent diarrhoea (PD) has been a major contributor of diarrhoeal deaths in low and middle income countries. We evaluated the outcome of children under the age ...

    Mustafa Mahfuz, Mohammed Ashraful Alam, Shoeb Bin Islam, Nurun Nahar Naila, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Nur Haque Alam, Shafiqul Alam Sarker and Tahmeed Ahmed

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:142

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Perceptions of measles, pneumonia, and meningitis vaccines among caregivers in Shanghai, China, and the health belief model: a cross-sectional study

    In China, the measles vaccine is offered for free whereas the pneumococcal vaccine is a for-fee vaccine. This difference has the potential to influence how caregivers evaluate whether a vaccine is important or...

    Abram L. Wagner, Matthew L. Boulton, Xiaodong Sun, Bhramar Mukherjee, Zhuoying Huang, Irene A. Harmsen, Jia Ren and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:143

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Stool frequency recording in severe acute malnutrition (‘StoolSAM’); an agreement study comparing maternal recall versus direct observation using diapers

    Approximately 50% of the deaths of children under the age of 5 can be attributed to undernutrition, which also encompasses severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Diarrhoea is strongly associated with these deaths an...

    Wieger Voskuijl, Isabel Potani, Robert Bandsma, Anne Baan, Sarah White, Celine Bourdon and Marko Kerac

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:140

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  18. Research article

    Weight-for-length, early weight-gain velocity and atopic dermatitis in infancy and at two years of age: a cohort study

    Overweight and atopic dermatitis (AD) are major health problems in most industrialised countries, but the relationship between overweight and AD in infants and young children is unclear. We investigated if wei...

    Teresa Løvold Berents, Karin Cecilie Lødrup Carlsen, Petter Mowinckel, Håvard Ove Skjerven, Leif Bjarte Rolfsjord, Live Solveig Nordhagen, Bente Kvenshagen, Jon Olav Gjengstø Hunderi, Maria Bradley, Per Medbøe Thorsby, Kai-Håkon Carlsen and Petter Gjersvik

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:141

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  19. Research article

    Risk factors and implications of progressive coronary dilatation in children with Kawasaki disease

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute systemic vasculitis that occurs in children and may lead to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Progressive coronary dilatation for at least 2 months is associated with wo...

    Ming-Yu Liu, Hsin-Min Liu, Chia-Hui Wu, Chin-Hao Chang, Guan-Jr Huang, Chun-An Chen, Shuenn-Nan Chiu, Chun-Wei Lu, Ming-Tai Lin, Luan-Yin Chang, Jou-Kou Wang and Mei-Hwan Wu

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:139

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  20. Research article

    Timing of menarche in Norwegian girls: associations with body mass index, waist circumference and skinfold thickness

    Research studies show conflicting results regarding the association between menarche and body weight. The purpose of the present study was to investigate if anthropometric indicators of body composition, body ...

    Heiko Bratke, Ingvild Særvold Bruserud, Bente Brannsether, Jörg Aßmus, Robert Bjerknes, Mathieu Roelants and Pétur B. Júlíusson

    BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:138

    Published on: 6 June 2017

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