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  1. Content type: Research article

    Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines have been introduced in the infant immunisation programmes in many countries to reduce the rate of fatal pneumococcal infections. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Con...

    Authors: Archippe M. Birindwa, Matilda Emgård, Rickard Nordén, Ebba Samuelsson, Shadi Geravandi, Lucia Gonzales-Siles, Balthazar Muhigirwa, Théophile Kashosi, Eric Munguakonkwa, Jeanière T. Manegabe, Didace Cibicabene, Lambert Morisho, Benjamin Mwambanyi, Jacques Mirindi, Nadine Kabeza, Magnus Lindh…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:361

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Gallbladder agenesis is a rare congenital malformation. More than 50% of cases are isolated and asymptomatic. These asymptomatic patients are principally healthy and need no interventions. However, some patien...

    Authors: Yoshihiko Takano, Mirei Hoshino, Sakae Iriyama, Kyoko Takayanagi, Manabu Ishiro, Nobuhiro Kawakami and Takayuki Okamura

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:360

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Delayed diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) carries a serious risk of mortality, morbidity, and handicap. As echocardiography is commonly used to diagnose congenital heart disease (CHD), echo...

    Authors: Miyuki Kondo, Akira Ohishi, Toru Baba, Tomoka Fujita and Shigeo Iijima

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:359

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Diarrhea remains the 2nd leading cause of death among children under 5 globally. It kills more young children than AIDS. It would have been prevented by simple home management using oral rehydration therapy. M...

    Authors: Hailemariam Mekonnen Workie, Abdilahi Sharifnur Sharifabdilahi and Esubalew Muchie Addis

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:358

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This study determined if the body mass index, dynamic plantar-pressures, plantar surface contact-area, velocity of the centre of pressure (COP), gastrocnemius equinus, and gastrocnemius soleus equines are rela...

    Authors: David Rodríguez-Sanz, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Daniel López-López, Cesar Calvo-Lobo, Eva María Martínez-Jiménez, Eduardo Perez-Boal, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias and Patricia Palomo-López

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:357

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive status disclosure is an essential component of Pediatric care and long term disease management. Children have a right to know their HIV diagnosis result. However, Pe...

    Authors: Bikila Lencha, Gemehu Ameya, Zanebe Minda, Feyissa Lamessa and Jiregna Darega

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:356

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal sepsis is one of the most important causes of mortality in developing countries and yet the most preventable. In developing countries clinical algorithms are used to diagnose clinical neonatal sepsis ...

    Authors: Violet Okaba Kayom, Jamiir Mugalu, Abel Kakuru, Sarah Kiguli and Charles Karamagi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:355

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Despite worldwide efforts to reduce neonatal mortality, 44% of under-five deaths occur in the first 28 days of life. The primary causes of neonatal death are preventable or treatable. This study describes the ...

    Authors: Merab Nyishime, Ryan Borg, Willy Ingabire, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Evrard Nahimana, Neil Gupta, Anne Hansen, Michelle Labrecque, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Christine Mutaganzwa, Francois Biziyaremye, Claudine Mukayiranga, Francine Mwamini and Hema Magge

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:353

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Congenital bilateral vocal cord paralysis is a rare occurrence. Approximately half the cases are associated with a major comorbidity, usually neurological, neuromuscular or malformative.

    Authors: Camille Brotelande, Nicolas Leboucq, Mohamed Akkari, Thomas Roujeau, Massimo Di Maio, Christophe Milési, Michel Mondain, Charles Raybaud and Gilles Cambonie

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:351

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although considerable progress has been made in the last 30 years in the treatment of cleft palate (CP), a multidisciplinary approach combining examinations by a paediatrician, maxillofacial surgeon, otolaryng...

    Authors: Cristina Garcia-Vaquero, Cristina Mir, Domingo Graterol, Nuria Ortiz, Maria Isabel Rochera-Villach, Matilde E. LLeonart and Juan Lorente

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:350

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Preterm infants are especially vulnerable to pain. The intensive treatment often necessary for their survival unfortunately includes many painful interventions and procedures. Untreated pain can lead to both s...

    Authors: Emma Olsson, Agneta Anderzén-Carlsson, Sigríður María Atladóttir, Anna Axelin, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Mats Eriksson, Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir, Emilia Peltonen, Bonnie Stevens, Bente Vederhus and Randi Dovland Andersen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:349

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a form of non-invasive ventilatory support which is increasingly used in low- and middle-income countries to treat neonates with acute respiratory distress. Howeve...

    Authors: Juan Emmanuel Dewez, Harish Chellani, Sushma Nangia, Katrin Metsis, Helen Smith, Matthews Mathai and Nynke van den Broek

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:347

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have found a relationship between cesarean section delivery and adverse outcomes in the offspring, partially attributing these findings to differential development of immunity in infants deliv...

    Authors: Tamala Gondwe, Kalpana Betha, G. N. Kusneniwar, Clareann H. Bunker, Gong Tang, Hyagriv Simhan, P. S. Reddy and Catherine L. Haggerty

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:346

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate the success of type 1 tympanoplasty in pediatric patients with chronic otitis media, and to evaluate the prognostic factors that may influence its success.

    Authors: Deniz Baklaci, Ismail Guler, Ihsan Kuzucu, Rauf Oguzhan Kum and Muge Ozcan

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:345

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Bacterial meningitis is a paediatric emergency with high mortality and morbidity requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. Clinically, it is often difficult to differentiate between bacterial and non-bacterial...

    Authors: Shipra Chaudhary, Nisha Keshary Bhatta, Madhab Lamsal, Rajendra Kumar Chaudhari and Basudha Khanal

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:342

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Social media is a common way for mothers to seek advice about their infants. However, little is known about how low-income urban mothers use social media to obtain infant health information and whether this in...

    Authors: Stacey Kallem, Rachel S. Gruver, Senbagam Virudachalam and Alexander G. Fiks

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:341

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Neonatal severe primary hyperparathyroidism (NSHPT) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of calcium homeostasis, characterized by striking hyperparathyroidism, marked hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroid bone ...

    Authors: Manuela Capozza, Iolanda Chinellato, Vito Guarnieri, Natascia Di lorgi, Maria Accadia, Cristina Traggiai, Girolamo Mattioli, Antonio Di Mauro and Nicola Laforgia

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:340

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory distress is a common presenting complaint in children brought to the Emergency Department (ED). The Clinical Respiratory Score (CRS) has shown promise as a screen for severe illness in High Income ...

    Authors: Kanwal Nayani, Rubaba Naeem, Owais Munir, Naureen Naseer, Asher Feroze, Nick Brown and Asad I. Mian

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:339

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders. Genetically based subtype identification may prove more beneficial not only in illuminating the course and prognosis, bu...

    Authors: Jiangping Wang, Jinling Liu, Yi Gao, Kaixuan Wang and Kewen Jiang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:338

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Every year, nearly one million deaths occur due to suboptimal breastfeeding. If universally practiced, exclusive breastfeeding alone prevents 11.6% of all under 5 deaths. Among strategies to improve exclusive ...

    Authors: Archana Patel, Priyanka Kuhite, Amrita Puranik, Samreen Sadaf Khan, Jitesh Borkar and Leena Dhande

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:337

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  21. Content type: Research article

    There’s abundant sunshine in the tropics but severe rickets is still observed. Nutritional rickets is associated with an increased risk of acute lower respiratory infections. Pneumonia is the leading cause of ...

    Authors: Thereza Piloya, Beatrice Odongkara, Edward Maloba Were, Faith Ameda, Edison Mworozi and Paul Laigong

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:336

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) is associated with reduced hospitalisations and maintenance of lung function in patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). PA is therefore recommended as part of standard care. Despite this, th...

    Authors: James Shelley, Stuart J Fairclough, Zoe R Knowles, Kevin W Southern, Pamela McCormack, Ellen A Dawson, Lee E F Graves and Claire Hanlon

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:335

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Rett Syndrome (RTT) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder, frequently associated with epilepsy. Despite increasing recognition of the clinical heterogeneity of RTT and its variants (e.g Classical, Hanefeld ...

    Authors: Conor Keogh, Giorgio Pini, Adam H. Dyer, Stefania Bigoni, Pietro DiMarco, Ilaria Gemo, Richard Reilly and Daniela Tropea

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:333

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Moldova is ranked as one of the countries in Europe with the lowest income per capita and with a relatively high infant and maternal mortality rate. Information on neurodisabilities in general is limited, and ...

    Authors: Ecaterina Gincota Bufteac, Guro L. Andersen, Vik Torstein and Reidun Jahnsen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:332

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Beneficial effects of mastication on cognitive abilities in the elderly have been shown in human studies. However, little is currently known about the effect of masticatory stimulation on cognitive and percept...

    Authors: Kensuke Kiriishi, Hirokazu Doi, Nobuaki Magata, Tetsuro Torisu, Mihoko Tanaka, Makoto Ohkubo, Mitsuhiro Haneda, Masaki Okatomi, Kazuyuki Shinohara and Takao Ayuse

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:331

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends shared reading beginning as soon as possible after birth to promote healthy development. Shared reading quality can strongly influence outcomes, especially i...

    Authors: John S Hutton, Guixia Huang, Kieran J Phelan, Thomas DeWitt and Richard F Ittenbach

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:330

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children. The best opportunity to maximize lifelong independence is early in motor development when there is the most potential for neurop...

    Authors: Laura A. Prosser, Samuel R. Pierce, Timothy R. Dillingham, Judy C. Bernbaum and Abbas F. Jawad

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:329

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Food/drinks available to adolescents in schools can influence their dietary behaviours, which once established in adolescence, tend to remain over time. Food outlets’ influence near schools, known to provide a...

    Authors: Arthur Chortatos, Laura Terragni, Sigrun Henjum, Marianne Gjertsen, Liv Elin Torheim and Mekdes K Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:328

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Children’s formulations containing ibuprofen are frequently used to treat pain and fever. These medications, available over-the-counter, have the potential to cause adverse events if usage/safety information i...

    Authors: Judy Mullan, Pippa Burns, Kathryn Weston, Shelley Crowther, Robyn Dixon and Emma Moselen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:327

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Late preterm infants, previously considered low risk, have been identified to be at risk of developmental problems in infancy and early childhood. There is limited information on the outcome of these infants i...

    Authors: Tanusha Ramdin, Daynia Ballot, David Rakotsoane, Lethile Madzudzo, Nicolette Brown, Tobias Chirwa, Peter Cooper and Victor Davies

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:326

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Health personnel must provide continuous support in response to problematic results from health checks of infants and toddlers (hereinafter “infant[s]”). Among this support, it is important for health personne...

    Authors: Midori Ishikawa, Kumi Eto, Mayu Haraikawa, Kemal Sasaki, Zentaro Yamagata, Tetsuji Yokoyama, Noriko Kato, Yumiko Morinaga and Yoshihisa Yamazaki

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:325

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Children experience multiple painful procedures when being cared for in emergency departments (EDs). Unfortunately, evidence-based interventions to manage such pain and distress are under-utilized across EDs. ...

    Authors: Kassi Shave, Samina Ali, Shannon D. Scott and Lisa Hartling

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:324

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Rotavirus infection is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis globally in children under 5 years of age and is responsible for approximately 5% of all child deaths yearly. Rotavirus vaccination is cons...

    Authors: Catherine Muendo, Ahmed Laving, Rashmi Kumar, Boniface Osano, Thaddaeus Egondi and Pamela Njuguna

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:323

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Childhood obesity continues to be a significant public health issue worldwide. Recent national studies in Spain show a stable picture. However, prevalence and trends differ by socio-economic status, age, and r...

    Authors: José-Juan Sánchez-Cruz, I de Ruiter, J J Jiménez-Moleón, Ll García and Maria-Jose Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:322

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Medication administration error is a medication error that occurs while administering a medication to a patient. A variety of factors make pediatrics more susceptible to medication errors and its consequences....

    Authors: Zeray Baraki, Mebrahtu Abay, Lidiya Tsegay, Hadgu Gerensea, Awoke Kebede and Hafte Teklay

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:321

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There is evidence that delivery room resuscitation of very preterm infants often deviates from internationally recommended guidelines. There were no published data in Spain regarding the quality of neonatal re...

    Authors: Silvia Maya-Enero, Francesc Botet-Mussons, Josep Figueras-Aloy, Montserrat Izquierdo-Renau, Marta Thió and Martin Iriondo-Sanz

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:319

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Over the last decade, several studies investigated the outcomes in children born very preterm. Only recently there has been an increasing interest in the late preterm infants (born between 34 + 0 and 36 + 6 we...

    Authors: Roberto Palumbi, Antonia Peschechera, Mariella Margari, Francesco Craig, Arcangelo Cristella, Maria Giuseppina Petruzzelli and Lucia Margari

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:318

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Inherited unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia is caused by variants in the gene UGT1A1 leading to Gilbert’s syndrome and Crigler-Najjar syndrome types I and II. These syndromes are differentiated on the basis of UGT1...

    Authors: Linda Gailite, Dmitrijs Rots, Ieva Pukite, Gunta Cernevska and Madara Kreile

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:317

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Childhood mortality remains high in resource-limited third world countries. Most childhood deaths in hospital often occur within the first 24 h of admission. Many of these deaths are from preventable causes. T...

    Authors: Gemechu Jofiro, Kemal Jemal, Lemlem Beza and Tigist Bacha Heye

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:316

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  40. Content type: Research article

    This study compares the minimally invasive Bilistick and a noninvasive method with standard Total Serum Bilirubin (TSB) measurement in preterm newborns receiving phototherapy. We assess the agreement of Transc...

    Authors: Rinawati Rohsiswatmo, Hanifah Oswari, Radhian Amandito, Hikari Ambara Sjakti, Endang Windiastuti, Rosalina Dewi Roeslani and Indrayady Barchia

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:315

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Infant mortality rates are still high in Ethiopia. Breastfeeding is regarded as the simplest and least expensive strategy for reduction of infant mortality rates. Community-based educational and support interv...

    Authors: Misra Abdulahi, Atle Fretheim and Jeanette H. Magnus

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:313

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this cluster-randomised, controlled study was to examine whether a teacher-led multifactorial back education programme could improve back pain in pupils, motor skills, back behaviour, and back knowl...

    Authors: Silvia Dullien, Joachim Grifka and Petra Jansen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:312

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