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  1. 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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  2. Content type: Research article

    Evidence supports that better parental involvement and communication are related to reduced obesity in children. Parent-child collaborative decision-making is associated with lower BMI among children; while ch...

    Authors: Adrita Rahman, Kimberly G. Fulda, Susan F. Franks, Shane I. Fernando, Nusrath Habiba and Omair Muzaffar

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:311

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Pre-lacteal feeding has continued as a deep-rooted nutritional malpractice in developing countries. Pre-lacteal feeding is a barrier to the implementation of optimal breastfeeding practices and increases the r...

    Authors: Girmay Tekaly, Mekuria Kassa, Tilahun Belete, Hagos Tasew, Tekelwoini Mariye and Tsega Teshale

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:310

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Children and adolescents still lag behind adults in accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART), which is largely due to their limited access to HIV testing services. This study compares the acceptability, feasibil...

    Authors: Habakkuk Azinyui Yumo, Christopher Kuaban, Rogers Awoh Ajeh, Akindeh Mbuh Nji, Denis Nash, Anastos Kathryn, Marcus Beissner and Thomas Loescher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:309

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Gillespie syndrome is a rare, congenital, neurological disorder characterized by the association of partial bilateral aniridia, non-progressive cerebellar ataxia and intellectual disability. Homozygous and het...

    Authors: Daham De Silva, Kathleen A. Williamson, Kavinda Chandimal Dayasiri, Nayani Suraweera, Vinushiya Quinters, Hiranya Abeysekara, Jithangi Wanigasinghe, Deepthi De Silva and Harendra De Silva

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:308

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  6. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], one of the authors flagged that the title of the article was submitted (incorrectly) with “Full title:” at the beginning.

    Authors: Rim Ben Abdelaziz, Habiba Hafsi, Hela Hajji, Hela Boudabous, Amel Ben Chehida, Ali Mrabet, Khadija Boussetta, Sihem Barsaoui, Azza Sammoud, Mourad Hamzaoui, Hatem Azzouz and Néji Tebib

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:307

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    The original article was published in BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:208

  7. Content type: Research article

    Stimulation is the most common intervention during neonatal resuscitation at birth, but scarce information is available on the actual methods, timing and efficacy of this basic step. To evaluate the occurrence...

    Authors: Andrea Pietravalle, Francesco Cavallin, Anna Opocher, Stefania Madella, Maria Elena Cavicchiolo, Damiano Pizzol, Giovanni Putoto and Daniele Trevisanuto

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:306

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to air pollutants has been related to preterm birth, but little evidence can be available for PM2.5, O3 and CO in China. This study aimed to investigate the short-term effect of exposure to air pollutant...

    Authors: Wen-Yuan Liu, Zhe-Bin Yu, Hai-Yan Qiu, Jian-Bing Wang, Xue-Yu Chen and Kun Chen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:305

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Increasing attendances by children (aged 0–16 years) to United Kingdom Emergency Departments (EDs) challenges patient safety within the National Health Service (NHS) with health professionals required to make ...

    Authors: Samah Riaz, Andrew Rowland, Steve Woby, Tony Long, Joan Livesley, Sarah Cotterill, Calvin Heal and Damian Roland

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:303

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) commonly leads to neurodevelopmental impairment, raising the need for prognostic tools which may guide future therapies in time. Prognostic value of proton MR spe...

    Authors: Hajnalka Barta, Agnes Jermendy, Marton Kolossvary, Lajos R. Kozak, Andrea Lakatos, Unoke Meder, Miklos Szabo and Gabor Rudas

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:302

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In clinical practice there is a need for a specific scale enabling detailed and multifactorial assessment of gait in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy. The practical value of the present study is...

    Authors: Agnieszka Guzik, Mariusz Drużbicki, Andrzej Kwolek, Grzegorz Przysada, Katarzyna Bazarnik-Mucha, Magdalena Szczepanik, Andżelina Wolan-Nieroda and Marek Sobolewski

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:301

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Untreated dental caries is reported to affect children’s nutritional status and growth, yet evidence on this relationship is conflicting. The aim of this study was to assess the association between dental cari...

    Authors: Jed Dimaisip-Nabuab, Denise Duijster, Habib Benzian, Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien, Amphayvan Homsavath, Bella Monse, Hak Sithan, Nicole Stauf, Sri Susilawati and Katrin Kromeyer-Hauschild

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:300

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Although breastfeeding duration in New Zealand’s indigenous Māori is shorter than in non-Māori, we know little about barriers or motivators of breastfeeding in this community. The aim of this analysis was to i...

    Authors: Kathy M. Manhire, Sheila M. Williams, David Tipene-Leach, Sally A. Baddock, Sally Abel, Angeline Tangiora, Raymond Jones and Barry J. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:299

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Supernumerary Marker Chromosomes consist in structurally abnormal chromosomes, considered as an extra chromosome in which around 70% occur as a de novo event and about 30% of the cases are mosaic. Tetrasomy 9p...

    Authors: Irene Plaza Pinto, Lysa Bernardes Minasi, Raphael Steckelberg, Claudio Carlos da Silva and Aparecido Divino da Cruz

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:298

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Congenital brain lesions expose infants to be at high-risk for being affected by neurodevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy (CP). Early interventions programs can significantly impact and improve thei...

    Authors: Giuseppina Sgandurra, Elena Beani, Matteo Giampietri, Riccardo Rizzi and Giovanni Cioni

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:295

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Economically disadvantaged families receive care in both clinical and community settings, but this care is rarely coordinated and can result in conflicting educational messaging. WEE Baby Care is a pragmatic r...

    Authors: Jennifer S. Savage, Samantha M. R. Kling, Adam Cook, Lindsey Hess, Shawnee Lutcher, Michele Marini, Jacob Mowery, Shannon Hayward, Sandra Hassink, Jennifer Franceschelli Hosterman, Ian M. Paul, Chris Seiler and Lisa Bailey-Davis

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:293

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a heterogeneous genetic disorder characterized by absence of ganglion cells along the intestines resulting in functional bowel obstruction. Mutations in neuregulin 1 (NRG1) gene hav...

    Authors: Gunadi, Nova Yuli Prasetyo Budi, Raman Sethi, Aditya Rifqi Fauzi, Alvin Santoso Kalim, Taufik Indrawan, Kristy Iskandar, Akhmad Makhmudi, Indra Adrianto and Lai Poh San

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:292

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Globally, neonatal mortality accounts for nearly half of under-five mortality, and intrapartum related events are a leading cause. Despite the rise in neonatal resuscitation (NR) training programs in low- and ...

    Authors: Brennan Vail, Melissa C. Morgan, Hilary Spindler, Amelia Christmas, Susanna R. Cohen and Dilys M. Walker

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:291

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Although persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) are both well-known diseases that occur in early infancy, PPHN complicated by HPS is rare. As ...

    Authors: Shigeo Iijima, Daizo Ueno, Toru Baba and Akira Ohishi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:290

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is a frequent complication in extreme and very preterm births. Despite a high risk of death and impaired neurodevelopment, the precise prognosis of infants with IVH remains un...

    Authors: Vianney Gilard, Alexandra Chadie, François-Xavier Ferracci, Marie Brasseur-Daudruy, François Proust, Stéphane Marret and Sophie Curey

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:288

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Conotruncal heart defects (CTDs) are a subgroup of congenital heart defects that are considered to be the most common type of birth defect worldwide. Genetic disturbances in folate metabolism may increase the ...

    Authors: Xike Wang, Haitao Wei, Ying Tian, Yue Wu and Lei Luo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:287

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Noonan syndrome (NS) is an autosomal dominant multisystem disorder caused by the dysregulation of several genes belonging to the RAS Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway. Incontinentia Pig...

    Authors: Nehla Ghedira, Arnaud Lagarde, Karim Ben Ameur, Sahar Elouej, Rania Sakka, Emna Kerkeni, Fatma-Zohra Chioukh, Sylviane Olschwang, Jean-Pierre Desvignes, Sonia Abdelhak, Valerie Delague, Nicolas Lévy, Kamel Monastiri and Annachiara De Sandre-Giovannoli

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:286

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  23. Content type: Case report

    A novel immunodeficiency, frequently accompanied by high serum-IgE, and caused by mutations in the PGM3 gene was described in 2014. To date there are no unique phenotype characteristics for PGM3 deficiency. PGM3 ...

    Authors: Karin E. Lundin, Qing Wang, Abdulrahman Hamasy, Per Marits, Mehmet Uzunel, Valtteri Wirta, Ann-Charlotte Wikström, Anders Fasth, Olov Ekwall and C.I. Edvard Smith

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:285

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    The phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) presents considerable challenges in understanding etiological pathways, selecting effective therapies, providing genetic counselling, ...

    Authors: Gail A. Alvares, Paul A. Dawson, Cheryl Dissanayake, Valsamma Eapen, Jacob Gratten, Rachel Grove, Anjali Henders, Helen Heussler, Lauren Lawson, Anne Masi, Emma Raymond, Felicity Rose, Leanne Wallace, Naomi R. Wray and Andrew J. O. Whitehouse

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:284

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The supply of breast milk to preterm infants tends to occur at a lower rate than that recorded among term infants. We aimed to investigate the facilitators of and barriers to breastfeeding during hospital stay...

    Authors: Maria Lorella Gianni, Elena Nicoletta Bezze, Patrizio Sannino, Michela Baro, Paola Roggero, Salvatore Muscolo, Laura Plevani and Fabio Mosca

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:283

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is increasingly utilized in infants and young children, though associated with high failure rates due to agitation and poor compliance, mostly if patient-ventilator synchronizatio...

    Authors: M. Piastra, A. Pizza, S. Gaddi, E. Luca, O. Genovese, E. Picconi, D. De Luca and G. Conti

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:282

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Obese children and adolescents may vary with respect to their health profile, an observation that has been highlighted by the characterization of metabolically healthy obesity (MHO). The objectives of this stu...

    Authors: Lara Nasreddine, Hani Tamim, Aurelie Mailhac and Fadia S. AlBuhairan

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:281

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Survival of preterm neonates has steadily improved over the past five decades, due to changes in the neonatal intensive care. However, in Saudi Arabia, there are no written guidelines on the definition of the ...

    Authors: Mostafa A. Abolfotouh, Saif Al Saif, Waleed A. Altwaijri and Mohammed A. Al Rowaily

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:280

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) is the leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide including India. Many of these deaths can be averted by creating awareness in community about early sympto...

    Authors: Shally Awasthi, Tuhina Verma, Monica Agarwal and Chandra Mani Pandey

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:279

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Variation in genes of the leptinergic-melanocortinergic system influence both body weight and height. Because short normal stature (SNS) is characterized by reduced body height, delayed maturation and leanness...

    Authors: Nikolas Herrfurth, Anna-Lena Volckmar, Triinu Peters, Gunnar Kleinau, Anne Müller, Cigdem Cetindag, Laura Schonnop, Manuel Föcker, Astrid Dempfle, Stefan A. Wudy, Struan F. A. Grant, Thomas Reinehr, Diana L. Cousminer, Johannes Hebebrand, Heike Biebermann and Anke Hinney

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:278

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Coxsackievirus A6 (CVA6) is one of the major agents to cause hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreaks globally. The objective of this study is to investigate the epidemiologic and clinical manifestations ...

    Authors: Jie Li, Rong Zhu, Da Huo, Yiwei Du, Yuxiang Yan, Zhichao Liang, Yanxia Luo, Yang Yang, Lei Jia, Lijuan Chen, Quanyi Wang and Yan He

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:277

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in childhood. A major challenge for delivering effective services for children with CP is the heterogeneity of the medical condition. Categor...

    Authors: Nihad A. Almasri, Maysoun Saleh, Sana Abu-Dahab, Somaya H. Malkawi and Eva Nordmark

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:276

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  33. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author requested for an acknowledgement to retrospectively be added to the ‘Acknowledgements’ section of the article [1].

    Authors: Annika Kruse, Christian Schranz, Markus Tilp and Martin Svehlik

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:273

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    The original article was published in BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:156

  34. Content type: Research article

    Care of children living with HIV comprises various issues, some considered challenging. One of the challenging areas is the serostatus disclosure to HIV-positive children. This study describes the current situ...

    Authors: Shinya Tsuzuki, Naoko Ishikawa, Hideki Miyamoto, Christopher Dube, Nangana Kayama, Janet Watala and Albert Mwango

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:272

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Sick newborns in neonatal units who are unable to breastfeed are fed expressed breast milk. In Sri Lanka, most mothers stay in hospital throughout baby’s stay to provide this milk freshly. In other countries m...

    Authors: Ranmali Rodrigo, Lisa H. Amir and Della A. Forster

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:271

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in premature infants. To date, no effective biomarkers exist to predict which premature infants will develop NEC, limiting...

    Authors: Terri Marin, Ravi M. Patel, John D. Roback, Sean R. Stowell, Ying Guo, Kirk Easley, Megan Warnock, Jane Skvarich and Cassandra D. Josephson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:270

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Liver dysfunction is an independent risk factor for poor prognosis of patients with sepsis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of continuous hemofiltration in patients with bacterial sepsis compl...

    Authors: Yun Cui, Xi Xiong, Fei Wang, Yuqian Ren, Chunxia Wang and Yucai Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:269

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Preterm infants are high risk for delayed neurodevelopment. The main goal is to develop a program of early intervention for very preterm infants that allows families to apply it continuously at home, and quant...

    Authors: Rita C. Silveira, Eliane Wagner Mendes, Rubia Nascimento Fuentefria, Nadia Cristina Valentini and Renato S. Procianoy

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:268

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The mortality rate due to severe sepsis is approximately 30–60%. Sepsis readily progresses to septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction, representing a significant problem in the pediatric intensive care uni...

    Authors: Hai peng Yan, Miao Li, Xiu lan Lu, Yi min Zhu, Wen-xian Ou-yang, Zheng hui Xiao, Jun Qiu and Shuang jie Li

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:267

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Trisomy 10 is very rarely diagnosed, especially in living persons. Most reports of trisomy 10 pertain to prenatal diagnosis of trisomy 10 in the fetus. In addition, trisomy 10 has been reported as part of part...

    Authors: Yang Gao, Yu-cong Ma, Yang-hua Ju and Ya-nan Li

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:266

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia has made significant progress in reducing child mortality but newborn mortality has stagnated at around 29 deaths per 1000 births. The Maternal Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP) was a 3.5-year i...

    Authors: Y. Amare, S. Paul and L. M. Sibley

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:265

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    Seven years of age is a milestone for learning basic knowledge that is strongly related to attention abilities such as Alerting, Orienting, and Inhibition function, allowing for appropriate adaptation to prima...

    Authors: Hadrien Ceyte, Joëlle Rosenbaum, Isabelle Hamon, Maëlle Wirth, Sébastien Caudron and Jean-Michel Hascoët

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:264

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  43. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence suggests a strong association between nutrition during the first 1000 days (conception to 2 years of life) and cognitive development. Maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation has been sugge...

    Authors: Shweta Khandelwal, M. K. Swamy, Kamal Patil, Dimple Kondal, Monica Chaudhry, Ruby Gupta, Gauri Divan, Mahesh Kamate, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Mrutyunjaya B. Bellad, Anita Gan, Bhalchandra S. Kodkany, Reynaldo Martorell, K. Srinath Reddy, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Usha Ramakrishnan…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:261

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