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  1. There is a strong correlation between glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia with a rare but potential threat of devastating acute bilirubin encephalopathy. G6PD de...

    Authors: Bushra Moiz, Amna Nasir, Sarosh Ahmed Khan, Salima Amin Kherani and Maqbool Qadir
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:708

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:209

  2. Birth Defects are a series of diseases that seriously affect children's health. Birth defects are generally caused by several interrelated factors. The aims of the article is to estimate the prevalence rate an...

    Authors: Xingguang Zhang, Su Li, Siqintuya Wu, Xiaojin Hao, Shuyi Guo, Kota Suzuki, Hiroshi Yokomichi and Zentaro Yamagata
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:125
  3. To determine the effect of human milk, maternal and donor, on in-hospital growth of very low birthweight (VLBW) infants. We performed a retrospective cohort study comparing in-hospital growth in VLBW infants b...

    Authors: Tarah T Colaizy, Susan Carlson, Audrey F Saftlas and Frank H Morriss Jr
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:124
  4. Integrative medicine is defined as relationship-centered care that focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and di...

    Authors: Sunita Vohra, Soleil Surette, Deepika Mittra, Lawrence D Rosen, Paula Gardiner and Kathi J Kemper
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:123
  5. The prevalence of chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) and bronchiectasis unrelated to cystic fibrosis (CF) among Indigenous children in Australia, New Zealand and Alaska is very high. Antibiotics are a maj...

    Authors: Patricia C Valery, Peter S Morris, Keith Grimwood, Paul J Torzillo, Catherine A Byrnes, I Brent Masters, Paul A Bauert, Gabrielle B McCallum, Charmaine Mobberly and Anne B Chang
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:122
  6. Children with cerebral palsy (CP) whom are non-ambulant are at risk of reduced quality of life and poor health status. Severe spasticity leads to discomfort and pain. Carer burden for families is significant. ...

    Authors: Megan Thorley, Samantha Donaghey, Priya Edwards, Lisa Copeland, Megan Kentish, Kim McLennan, Jayne Lindsley, Laura Gascoigne-Pees, Leanne Sakzewski and Roslyn N Boyd
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:120
  7. Sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) is a novel anthropometric measure hypothesized to be a surrogate measure of visceral abdominal obesity in adults. This study aims to determine whether SAD is superior to other...

    Authors: Omar S Al-Attas, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Majed S Alokail, Khalid M Alkharfy, Hossam Draz, Sobhy Yakout, Shaun Sabico and George Chrousos
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:119
  8. 1) To evaluate calcium absorption in infants fed a formula containing prebiotics (PF) and one without prebiotics (CF). 2) To compare calcium absorption from these formulas with a group of human milk-fed (HM) i...

    Authors: Penni D Hicks, Keli M Hawthorne, Carol L Berseth, John D Marunycz, James E Heubi and Steven A Abrams
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:118
  9. Hyperglycemia often occurs in premature, very low birthweight infants (VLBW) due to immaturity of endogenous regulatory systems and the stress of their condition. Hyperglycemia in neonates has been linked to i...

    Authors: Aaron J Le Compte, Adrienne M Lynn, Jessica Lin, Christopher G Pretty, Geoffrey M Shaw and J Geoffrey Chase
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:117
  10. The current decline in under-five mortality shows an increase in share of neonatal deaths. In order to address neonatal mortality and possibly identify areas of prevention and intervention, we studied causes o...

    Authors: Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Rolv Terje Lie, Raimos Olomi, Michael Johnson Mahande, Gunnar Kvåle and Anne Kjersti Daltveit
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:116
  11. There is an urgent need to develop and evaluate weight management interventions to address childhood obesity. Recent research suggests that interventions designed for parents exclusively, which have been named pa...

    Authors: Geoff D C Ball, Kathryn A Ambler, Rachel A Keaschuk, Rhonda J Rosychuk, Nicholas L Holt, John C Spence, Mary M Jetha, Arya M Sharma and Amanda S Newton
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:114
  12. In female adolescents and young adults, malignancies of the genital tract are the most frequent type of cancer, closely followed by Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.

    Authors: Farah Ziade, Nicolas von der Weid, Maja Beck-Popovic and Andreas Nydegger
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:113
  13. Childhood Apraxia of Speech is an impairment of speech motor planning that manifests as difficulty producing the sounds (articulation) and melody (prosody) of speech. These difficulties may persist through lif...

    Authors: Elizabeth Murray, Patricia McCabe and Kirrie J Ballard
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:112
  14. Endothelial dysfunction is associated with childhood obesity and is closely linked to the amount and function of endothelial progenitor cells. However, it remains unclear whether endothelial progenitor cells i...

    Authors: Jong-Hwan Park, Masashi Miyashita, Yoo-Chan Kwon, Hyun-Tae Park, Eun-Hee Kim, Jin-Kee Park, Ki-Beam Park, Suk-Ran Yoon, Jin-Woong Chung, Yoshio Nakamura and Sang-Kab Park
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:111
  15. Wheezing is a common symptom in infants and toddlers. Usually it occurs due to viral infection of the lower airways and no further diagnostic procedures are necessary. However in rare cases, other reasons such...

    Authors: Anja Schnabel, Katja Glutig and Christian Vogelberg
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:110
  16. In México, the prevalence of unhealthy weight increased from 24% at 6 y to 33% at 12 y of age, opening a window of opportunity to better understand the pathogenesis of obesity. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Alejandra Jáuregui, Salvador Villalpando, Eduardo Rangel-Baltazar, Yaveth A Lara-Zamudio and Marcia M Castillo-García
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:109
  17. Infantile spasms (IS; West syndrome) is a severe form of encephalopathy that typically affects infants younger than 2 years old. Pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, and other pediatric health care providers...

    Authors: James W Wheless, Patricia A Gibson, Kari Luther Rosbeck, Maria Hardin, Christine O’Dell, Vicky Whittemore and John M Pellock
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:108
  18. IUGR infants are thought to have impaired gut function after birth, which may result in intestinal disturbances, ranging from temporary intolerance to the enteral feeding to full-blown NEC.

    Authors: Valentina Bozzetti, Giuseppe Paterlini, Valeria Meroni, Paola DeLorenzo, Diego Gazzolo, Frank Van Bel, Gerard HA Visser, MariaGrazia Valsecchi and Paolo E Tagliabue
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:106
  19. Breastfeeding is a critical component of interventions to reduce child mortality. Exclusive breastfeeding practice is extremely low in South Africa and there has been no improvement in this over the past ten y...

    Authors: Tanya Doherty, David Sanders, Debra Jackson, Sonja Swanevelder, Carl Lombard, Wanga Zembe, Mickey Chopra, Ameena Goga, Mark Colvin, Lars T Fadnes, Ingunn MS Engebretsen, Eva-Charlotte Ekström and Thorkild Tylleskär
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:105
  20. The new growth charts in the UK, the UK-WHO charts, comprise prescriptive data from the WHO standard between two weeks and four years of age. Little is known about the development of obesity risk in normal UK ...

    Authors: William Johnson, John Wright and Noël Cameron
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:104
  21. Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) is the commonest available analgesic and anti-pyretic. It is readily accessed from pharmacy, patent medicine and provision shops as over the counter drug making it a p...

    Authors: Herbert A Obu, Josephat M Chinawa, Agozie C Ubesie, Christopher B Eke and Ikenna K Ndu
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:103
  22. There are disproportionately higher rates of overweight and obesity in poor rural communities but studies exploring children’s health-related behaviors that may assist in designing effective interventions are ...

    Authors: Alison Tovar, Kenneth Chui, Raymond R Hyatt, Julia Kuder, Vivica I Kraak, Silvina F Choumenkovitch, Alia Hastings, Julia Bloom and Christina D Economos
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:102
  23. Despite the policy principle that “children are best cared for at home whenever possible” children continue to have high rates of emergency department (ED) attendance and emergency hospital admission. Communit...

    Authors: Richard G Kyle, Michele Banks, Susan Kirk, Peter Powell and Peter Callery
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:101
  24. Literacy is important for success in school and in adulthood. Book-gift programs at birth exist to help develop these foundations early on. The effectiveness of the Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy Prog...

    Authors: Stephanie Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Chrystal Coates, Marilou Hervas-Malo and Patrick J McGrath
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:100
  25. A number of studies have reported on the effects of iron supplementation in low birth weight infants; however, no systematic review of the available evidence has been conducted to date. Hence, we performed a s...

    Authors: Hui Long, Jing-Mei Yi, Pei-Li Hu, Zhi-Bin Li, Wei-Ya Qiu, Fang Wang and Sing Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:99
  26. The “Staying Healthy in Child Care” Australian guidelines provide for illness and disease exclusions and encourage vaccination of staff in child care settings, however these requirements are not subject to acc...

    Authors: Kirsty Hope, Michelle Butler, Peter D Massey, Patrick Cashman, David N Durrheim, Jody Stephenson and April Worley
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:98
  27. Guidelines for the management of fever in children have been recently published, however “fever phobia” is still spreading. To provide information which may sustain educational interventions tailored to our po...

    Authors: Elena Chiappini, Alessandra Parretti, Paolo Becherucci, Monica Pierattelli, Francesca Bonsignori, Luisa Galli and Maurizio de Martino
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:97
  28. Asthma outcomes are generally worse for ethnic minority children. Cultural competence training is an instrument for improving healthcare for ethnic minority patients. To develop effective training, we explored...

    Authors: Conny Seeleman, Karien Stronks, Wim van Aalderen and Marie-Louise Essink Bot
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:47
  29. Early language delay is a high-prevalence condition of concern to parents and professionals. It may result in lifelong deficits not only in language function, but also in social, emotional/behavioural, academi...

    Authors: Melissa Wake, Penny Levickis, Sherryn Tobin, Naomi Zens, James Law, Lisa Gold, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Sharon Goldfeld, Ha ND Le, Jemma Skeat and Sheena Reilly
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:96
  30. There is little data on responses to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) among HIV-infected children in the West African region. We describe treatment outcomes among HIV-1 and HIV-2 infected children ini...

    Authors: Uduak Okomo, Toyin Togun, Francis Oko, Kevin Peterson, John Townend, Ingrid Peterson and Assan Jaye
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:95
  31. Recent studies have demonstrated that low and high birth-weight at birth are risk factors of developing diabetes. The aim of this study was to determine if the abnormal birth-weight is related with hyperinsuli...

    Authors: Luis E Simental-Mendía, Argelia Castañeda-Chacón, Martha Rodríguez-Morán and Fernando Guerrero-Romero
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:94
  32. Prevention is considered effective in combating the obesity epidemic. Prenatal environment may increase offspring's risk for obesity. A child starts to adopt food preferences and other behavioral habits affect...

    Authors: Taina Mustila, Päivi Keskinen and Riitta Luoto
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:93
  33. Accumulating evidence suggests an increased prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the Middle East. In this context, we aimed to determine whether the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is related to degree of ...

    Authors: Abdulaziz Al-Othman, Sara Al-Musharaf, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Soundararajan Krishnaswamy, Deqa S Yusuf, Khalid M Alkharfy, Yousef Al-Saleh, Omar S Al-Attas, Majed S Alokail, Osama Moharram, Shaun Sabico and George P Chrousos
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:92
  34. The aim of this pilot study was to examine the effects of additional resistance training after use of Botulinum Toxin-A (BoNT-A) on the upper limbs in children with cerebral palsy (CP).

    Authors: Ann-Kristin G Elvrum, Siri M Brændvik, Rannei Sæther, Torarin Lamvik, Beatrix Vereijken and Karin Roeleveld
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:91
  35. Physiotherapy research concerning interventions for children with CP is often focused on collecting evidence of the superiority of particular therapeutic methods or treatment modalities. Articulating and docum...

    Authors: Ingalill Larsson, Michael Miller, Kerstin Liljedahl and Gunvor Gard
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:90
  36. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by varying deficits in social interactions, communication, and learning, as well as stereotypic behaviors. Despite the significant...

    Authors: Asimenia Angelidou, Shahrzad Asadi, Konstantinos-Dionysios Alysandratos, Anna Karagkouni, Stella Kourembanas and Theoharis C Theoharides
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:89
  37. The association of achondroplasia and Klinefelter syndrome is extremely rare. To date, five cases have been previously reported, all of them diagnosed beyond the postnatal period, and only one was molecularly ...

    Authors: Purificación Ros-Pérez, Francisco J Regidor, Esmeralda Colino, Cristina Martínez-Payo, Eva Barroso and Karen E Heath
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:88
  38. Because previous studies have indicated that otitis media may be a polymicrobial disease, we prospectively analyzed middle ear effusions of children undergoing tympanostomy tube placement with multiplex polyme...

    Authors: Robert C Holder, Daniel J Kirse, Adele K Evans, Timothy R Peters, Katherine A Poehling, W Edward Swords and Sean D Reid
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:87
  39. In infants, vitamin B12 deficiency may be due to an inborn error of absorption and metabolism, or nutritional problems.

    Authors: Sophie Guez, Gabriella Chiarelli, Francesca Menni, Simona Salera, Nicola Principi and Susanna Esposito
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:85
  40. In 2006, the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) established the Neonatal Encephalopathy Registry (NER) to characterize infants born with neonatal encephalopathy, describe evaluations and medical treatments, monitor ...

    Authors: Robert H Pfister, Peter Bingham, Erika M Edwards, Jeffrey D Horbar, Michael J Kenny, Terrie Inder, Karin B Nelson, Tonse Raju and Roger F Soll
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:84
  41. This study analyses whether a mother’s exposure to different forms of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during pregnancy was associated with the index child linear growth, and whether these associations were mod...

    Authors: Mariano Salazar, Ulf Högberg, Eliette Valladares and Lars-Åke Persson
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:82
  42. The role of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure as a risk factor for serious respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease among infants and young children has not been clearly established. This systematic ...

    Authors: Joseph R DiFranza, Anthony Masaquel, Amy M Barrett, Ann D Colosia and Parthiv J Mahadevia
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:81
  43. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by the symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. ADHD was once perceived as a condition of ch...

    Authors: Suzanne McCarthy, Lynda Wilton, Macey L Murray, Paul Hodgkins, Philip Asherson and Ian CK Wong
    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:78

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