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  1. Approximately 70% of HIV positive people live in Africa where food insecurity and under nutrition are endemic. However the impact of malnutrition on treatment outcome is not clear. This study assessed the effe...

    Authors: Abdu Oumer, Mina Edo Kubsa and Berhanu Abebaw Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:474

    Content type: Research article

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  2. In the last century, meconium peritonitis(MP)was once a highly fatal gastrointestinal. disease With the development of fetal radiological technology, abnormal signs, such as pseudocysts, can. be detected durin...

    Authors: Yi Jiang, Weihua Pan, Wenjie Wu, Weipeng Wang, Suna Sun and Jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:473

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The global burden of seasonal influenza on medical care has been one of the greatest in the pediatric population. The attention drawn to influenza B was relatively low compared to influenza A, probably because...

    Authors: Yu Na Oh, San Kim, Young Bae Choi, Sung Il Woo, Youn-Soo Hahn and Joon Kee Lee

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:472

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The fourth year of the Sustainable Development Agenda era calls for countries to continue to invest not only in interventions and policies that will promote global equity and sustainability, but also in the mo...

    Authors: Alanna Sincovich, Tess Gregory, Cristian Zanon, Daniel D. Santos, John Lynch and Sally A. Brinkman

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:471

    Content type: Research article

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  5. After publication of the original article (1), it was brought to our attention that references 24 and 31 are inappropriately cited in the article.

    Authors: Sarah Schober, Karin Schilbach, Michaela Doering, Karin M. Cabanillas Stanchi, Ursula Holzer, Patrick Kasteleiner, Jens Schittenhelm, Juergen F. Schaefer, Ingo Mueller, Peter Lang and Rupert Handgretinger

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:470

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:346

  6. Family Centered Care (FCC) has been widely adopted as the framework for caring for infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) but it is not uniformly defined or practiced, making it difficult to determ...

    Authors: Linda S. Franck, Rebecca M. Kriz, Robin Bisgaard, Diana M. Cormier, Priscilla Joe, Pamela S. Miller, Jae H. Kim, Carol Lin and Yao Sun

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:469

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. The differences between the clinical characteristics and survival time in malignancy- and non-malignancy–associated secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) are unclear. Here, we describe the clinica...

    Authors: Hua Pan, Yongmin Huo and Lirong Sun

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:468

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Because of practice variation and new developments in palliative pediatric care, the Dutch Association of Pediatrics decided to develop the clinical practice guideline (CPG) palliative care for children. With ...

    Authors: Dunja Dreesens, Lotte Veul, Jonne Westermann, Nicole Wijnands, Leontien Kremer, Trudy van der Weijden and Eduard Verhagen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:467

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are one of the most frequent comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but can be under-recognized due to the concomitant communication difficulties of this population. Acc...

    Authors: Margherita Prosperi, Elisa Santocchi, Filippo Muratori, Chiara Narducci, Sara Calderoni, Raffaella Tancredi, Maria Aurora Morales and Letizia Guiducci

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:466

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Kasai procedure is the standard initial treatment of infants with biliary atresia. The key to perform a successful surgery is to accurately remove the fibrous portal plate near the liver hilum. Yet how to esti...

    Authors: Qiulong Shen, Yajun Chen, Chunhui Peng, Wenbo Pang, Zengmeng Wang, Dongyang Wu, Kai Wang and Xinjie Huang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:465

    Content type: Research article

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  11. This study aims to provide guidance for clinical work through analysis of the clinical characteristics, endoscopic and pathological manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of an 18-day-old neonate with exfoli...

    Authors: Zu-Qin Yang, Jing-Yun Mai, Min-Li Zhu, Xiu-Man Xiao, Xiao-Xiao He, Shang-Qin Chen and Zhen-Lang Lin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:464

    Content type: Case report

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  12. In the published article [1], an error has been noticed in the author group section.

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

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:463

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:340

  13. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most frequently identified pathogen in children with acute lower respiratory tract infection. Fatal cases have mainly been reported during the first 6 months of life or...

    Authors: A. Gavotto, A. Ousselin, O. Pidoux, P. Cathala, V. Costes-Martineau, B. Rivière, J. L. Pasquié, P. Amedro, C. Rambaud and G. Cambonie

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:462

    Content type: Case report

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  14. We have recognized 15 children with jSLE and the antecedent of IgA vasculitis (HSP). This association is not broadly present in the literature.

    Authors: Chiharu Murata, Ana Luisa Rodríguez-Lozano, Hayde Guadalupe Hernández-Huirache, Miriam Martínez-Pérez, Laura Andrea Rincón-Arenas, Esmeralda Nancy Jiménez-Polvo, Francisco Eduardo Rivas-Larrauri and Cecilia Solís-Galicia

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:461

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Pseudo-ascites is a very rare condition in children and remains a challenging diagnosis. Targeted imaging may be helpful, but a high index of clinical suspicion is often necessary to guide the investigations, ...

    Authors: Alessandro Rossi, Fabiola Di Dato, Raffaele Iorio, Gianfranco Vallone, Carmine Mollica, Maria Grazia Caprio, Jean De Ville De Goyet and Maria Immacolata Spagnuolo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:460

    Content type: Case report

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  16. The 1000 days, between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday, offer a unique window of opportunity to build healthier and more prosperous societies. The right nutrition during this time can have ...

    Authors: Biruk Beletew, Bereket Gebremichael, Tewodros Tesfaye, Ayelign Mengesha and Mesfin Wudu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:459

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Despite being associated with health outcomes like abdominal adiposity, depression, anxiety, and cardiovascular disease risk among youth, largely, clinicians still do not adopt physical fitness testing. A clar...

    Authors: Toyin Ajisafe

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:458

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Visible congenital malformations (VCMs) are one of the principal causes of disability in the world. Prenatal diagnosis is a paramount mandatory integral part of the follow up of pregnancies with VCM of the foe...

    Authors: Igor Kamla, Nelly Kamgaing, Serge Billong, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Paul Tolefac and Vincent de Paul Djientcheu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:457

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is an inherited disorder of defective skeletal mineralization caused by mutations in the ALPL gene that encodes the Tissue Non-specific Alkaline Phosphatase (TNSALP). It is subdivided into ...

    Authors: Xiaojian Mao, Sichi Liu, Yunting Lin, Zhen Chen, Yongxian Shao, Qiaoli Yu, Haiying Liu, Zhikun Lu, Huiyin Sheng, Xinshuo Lu, Yonglan Huang, Li Liu and Chunhua Zeng

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:456

    Content type: Case report

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  20. The mental health and quality of life in children with asthma have attracted widespread attention. This study focused on the evaluation of mental health conditions and their clinical characteristics in Chinese...

    Authors: Hao Zhou, Zhihe Chen, Weiqing Zhao, Ye Liu and Yuxia Cui

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:454

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Communication, behavioural, and executive function problems often co-occur in childhood. Previous attempts to identify the origins of these comorbidities have typically relied on comparisons of different defic...

    Authors: Silvana Mareva and Joni Holmes

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:452

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Gaining a better understanding of the probability, timing and prediction of rehospitalisation amongst preterm babies could help improve outcomes. There is limited research addressing these topics amongst extre...

    Authors: Robert Anthony Reed, Andrei Scott Morgan, Jennifer Zeitlin, Pierre-Henri Jarreau, Héloïse Torchin, Véronique Pierrat, Pierre-Yves Ancel and Babak Khoshnood

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:451

    Content type: Research article

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  23. In Germany, all preschoolers undergo a school entry examination (SEE). While most children are sufficiently served with standardized developmental tests only, for a small group of otherwise underserved childre...

    Authors: Amand Führer, Andreas Wienke, Snezhina Wiermann, Christine Gröger and Daniel Tiller

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:448

    Content type: Research article

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  24. We know that parents require resources which can assist them to improve fever knowledge and management practices. The purpose of this study, using an RCT, was to examine the effectiveness of an information lea...

    Authors: M. Kelly, L. Sahm, S. McCarthy, R. O’Sullivan, A. Mc Gillicuddy and F. Shiely

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:447

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Increasing dietary fiber intake in children may improve overall diet quality. The purpose of this study was to compare nutrient intakes and sources of fiber between young children with low and high fiber intak...

    Authors: Kristen Finn, Emma Jacquier, Brian Kineman, Heidi Storm and Ryan Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:446

    Content type: Research article

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  26. There are scant data on the prevalence and clinical course of pertussis disease among infants with pneumonia in low- and middle-income countries. While pertussis vaccination coverage is high (≥90%) among infan...

    Authors: Bahaa Abu-Raya, David M. Goldfarb, Marek Smieja, Kathy Luinstra, Melissa Richard-Greenblatt, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Kristen A. Feemster, Tonya Arscott-Mills, Coleen K. Cunningham, Samir S. Shah, Mohamed Zaakir Patel, Matthew S. Kelly and Manish Sadarangani

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:444

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical condition in children. Although a higher incidence of AA in summer has been reported, the reason for this observation remains unclear. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: Yao-Jen Hsu, Yu-Wei Fu and Taiwai Chin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:443

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Pituitary tumors and/or their treatment are associated with multiple pituitary hormone deficiency (MPHD) in adults, but the distinct pituitary hormone profile of MPHD in Chinese children and adolescents remain...

    Authors: Fengxue Wang, Jinyan Han, Xiaohong Shang and Guimei Li

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:441

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Stress signals during sucking activity such as nasal flaring, head turning, and extraneous movements of the body have been attributed to incoordination of sucking, swallowing, and respiration (SSR) in prematur...

    Authors: You Gyoung Yi, Byung-Mo Oh, Seung Han Shin, Jin Yong Shin, Ee-Kyung Kim and Hyung-Ik Shin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:440

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The objective of this study was to summarize clinical features and PRRT2 mutations of paediatric paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD) patients and observe the tolerability and effects of morning draughts of ox...

    Authors: Gang Pan, Linmei Zhang and Shuizhen Zhou

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:439

    Content type: Research article

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  31. There is growing evidence that school children in the United States gain weight more rapidly during the summer than the school year, but few studies have explored the causes of this phenomenon. The goal of thi...

    Authors: Lindsay A. Tanskey, Jeanne P. Goldberg, Kenneth Chui, Aviva Must, Catherine M. Wright and Jennifer M. Sacheck

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:438

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Intestinal parasitic infestations triggered considerable gastrointestinal morbidity, malnutrition, and mortality worldwide. In particular, young children in developing countries affected most. Helminthiasis in...

    Authors: Mesfin Wudu Kassaw, Ayele Mamo Abebe, Kenean Getaneh Tlaye, Alemu Birara Zemariam and Biruk Beletew Abate

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:437

    Content type: Research article

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  33. With the rapid development of economy in recent two decades, neonatology has been progressing quickly in China. However, there is little knowledge about the exact developmental status of neonatal departments i...

    Authors: Qiuping Li, Tao Han, Yanping Zhang, Qian Zhang, Xiangyong Kong, Yonghui Yang and Zhichun Feng

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:436

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  34. Prenatal and postnatal depressive symptoms are common in expectant and new mothers and fathers. This study examined the association between four patterns of probable perinatal depression (mother depressed, fat...

    Authors: Nicole Letourneau, Brenda Leung, Henry Ntanda, Deborah Dewey, Andrea J. Deane and Gerald F. Giesbrecht

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:435

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  35. Endotracheal tube (ETT) placement is a critical procedure for newborns that are unable to breathe. Inadvertent esophageal intubation can lead to oxygen deprivation and consequent permanent neurological impairm...

    Authors: Hasan S. Merali, Mark O. Tessaro, Khushboo Q. Ali, Shaun K. Morris, Sajid B. Soofi and Shabina Ariff

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:434

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the multi-component health promotion program, JolinchenKids – fit and healthy in daycare, designed to promote physical activity (PA), healthy eating, and mental wellbeing...

    Authors: Berit Steenbock, Christoph Buck, Hajo Zeeb, Stefan Rach and Claudia R. Pischke

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:432

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The prevalence of overweight and obesity (OWOB) has stabilized in some countries, but a portion of children with high body mass index (BMI) may have become heavier. This study aimed to describe the distributio...

    Authors: Asborg A. Bjertnaes, Jacob H. Grundt, Petur B. Juliusson, Trond J. Markestad, Tor A. Strand and Mads N. Holten-Andersen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:431

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  38. Identification of early signs of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has proven of prognostic significance. Yet, the importance of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), being p...

    Authors: Andrea Lakatos, Márton Kolossváry, Miklós Szabó, Ágnes Jermendy, Hajnalka Barta, Gyula Gyebnár, Gábor Rudas and Lajos R. Kozák

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:430

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  39. Unnecessary antibiotic prescription to patients with upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) has led to the increase in antibiotics resistant bacteria rates. In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic accur...

    Authors: Seyed Ali Safizadeh Shabestari, Zainab A. Malik and Fadil Y. A. Al-Najjar

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:429

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The World Health Organization recommends that mothers should exclusively breastfeed their infants until 6 months of age due to the benefits for the mother and the child. There is documented evidence on exclusi...

    Authors: Amanuel Molla Beyene, Misgan Legesse Liben and Amit Arora

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:428

    Content type: Research article

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  41. While caudal block has been widely used during pediatric lower limbs and lower abdominal surgeries, few studies to date have evaluated the perioperative effects of caudal block on pediatric patients in laparos...

    Authors: Bingdong Tao, Kun Liu, Dandan Wang, Mengmeng Ding, Ni Yang and Ping Zhao

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:427

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  42. To construct birth weight charts for the Chongqing municipality, China and to identify whether differences in birth weight exist across urban/rural populations, thereby warranting separate charts.

    Authors: Xue Zhao, Yinyin Xia, Hua Zhang, Philip N. Baker and Tom Norris

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:426

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Trunk control is generally considered to be related to gross motor development. However, this assumption has not been validated with clinical data. This pilot study was the first of its kind to examine the lon...

    Authors: Tamis W. Pin, Penelope B. Butler, Hon-Ming Cheung and Sandra Lai-Fong Shum

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:425

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The initial episode of angioedema in children can be potential life-threatening due to the lack of prompt identification and treatment. We aimed to analyze the factors predicting the severity and outcomes of t...

    Authors: Yuan-Jhen Syue, Chao-Jui Li, Wen-Liang Chen, Tsung-Han Lee, Cheng-Chieh Huang, Mei-Chueh Yang, Chih-Ming Lin, Meng-Huan Wu, Chu-Chung Chou, Chin-Fu Chang and Yan-Ren Lin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:423

    Content type: Research article

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