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315 result(s) within Volume 14 of BMC Pediatrics

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  1. Accurate classification of children’s immunization status is essential for clinical care, administration and evaluation of immunization programs, and vaccine program research. Computerized immunization registr...

    Authors: Shannon E MacDonald, Donald P Schopflocher and Richard P Golonka

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:1

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Identify children at-risk of having mental health problems is of value to prevent injury. But the limited agreement between informants might jeopardize prevention initiatives. The aims of the present study wer...

    Authors: Aymery Constant, Judith Dulioust, Ashley Wazana, Taraneh Shojaei, Isabelle Pitrou and Viviane Kovess-Masfety

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:2

    Content type: Research article

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  3. There is a growing worldwide trend of obesity in children. Identifying the causes and modifiable factors associated with child obesity is important in order to design effective public health strategies.

    Authors: José-Juan Sánchez-Cruz, Ingrid de Ruiter and José J Jiménez-Moleón

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:3

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Health care transition of adolescents with chronic conditions may be unsuccessful when patients have not acquired the necessary skills and developmental milestones. It is therefore critical for health care pro...

    Authors: Lorena F Zhang, Jane SW Ho and Sean E Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:4

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Research on trends in child undernutrition in Kenya has been hindered by the challenges of changing criteria for classifying undernutrition, and an emphasis in the literature on international comparisons of co...

    Authors: Dennis J Matanda, Maurice B Mittelmark and Dorcus Mbithe D Kigaru

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:5

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Erythema infectiosum is the most common clinical manifestation of Parvovirus B19 infection although it has also been associated with rheumatologic diseases and various types of systemic vasculitides. Acute hep...

    Authors: Maria Koliou, Evaggelia Karaoli, Elpidoforos S Soteriades, Sylvie Pavlides, Stavros Bashiardes and Christina Christodoulou

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:6

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Current strategy to identify iron deficiency anemia relies on markers involving high costs. Reports have suggested red cell distribution width (RDW) as a potential screening test for identifying iron deficienc...

    Authors: Sunil Sazawal, Usha Dhingra, Pratibha Dhingra, Arup Dutta, Hiba Shabir, Venugopal P Menon and Robert E Black

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:8

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Social inequality in child survival hampers the achievement of Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG4). Monitoring under-five mortality in different social strata may contribute to public health policies that str...

    Authors: Wilton Pérez, Leif Eriksson, Elmer Zelaya Blandón, Lars-Åke Persson, Carina Källestål and Rodolfo Peña

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:9

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The editors of BMC Pediatrics would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 13 (2013).

    Authors: Peter O'Donovan

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:7

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  10. Elevated blood pressure (BP) in childhood was a predictor of hypertension in adulthood and contributes to the current epidemic of cardiovascular disease. It is necessary to identify abnormal BP in children and...

    Authors: Xuejin Jiang, Zhongqiang Cao, Lijun Shen, Jing Wu, Zhongliang Li, Jing Gao and Youjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:10

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Symptoms of sleep apnea are markedly increased in children exposed to smoke from biomass fuels and are reduced by kitchen stoves that improve indoor biomass pollution. However, the impact of adherence to the u...

    Authors: Roberto A Accinelli, Oscar Llanos, Lidia M López, María I Pino, Yeny A Bravo, Verónica Salinas, María Lazo, Julio R Noda, Marita Sánchez-Sierra, Lacey Zárate, Joao da Silva, Fabiola Gianella, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal and David Gozal

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:12

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  12. In term newborns meconium ileus is frequently associated with cystic fibrosis. Reports on meconium ileus in preterm infants being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis early after birth are very scarce. Associations ...

    Authors: Alexander Puzik, Deborah J Morris-Rosendahl, Klaus-Dieter Rückauer, Claudia Otto, Peter Gessler, Ulrich Saueressig and Roland Hentschel

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:13

    Content type: Case report

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  13. In light of declining autopsy rates around the world, post-mortem MR imaging is a promising alternative to conventional autopsy in the investigation of infant death. A major drawback of this non-invasive autop...

    Authors: Christoph M Rüegger, Christine Bartsch, Rosa Maria Martinez, Steffen Ross, Stephan A Bolliger, Brigitte Koller, Leonhard Held, Elisabeth Bruder, Peter Karl Bode, Rosmarie Caduff, Bernhard Frey, Leonhard Schäffer and Hans Ulrich Bucher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease. Imbalance of cytokines released from T helper cells and environmental factors, such as exposure to poly-aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), play pivotal roles in th...

    Authors: Nasser M Al-Daghri, Sherif Abd-Alrahman, Hossam Draz, Khalid Alkharfy, Abdul Khader Mohammed, Mario S Clerici and Majed S Alokail

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:17

    Content type: Research article

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  15. While most children display a normal development, some children experience developmental delays compared to age specific development milestones assessed during school entry examination. Data exist on prevalenc...

    Authors: Heribert L Stich, Alexander Krämer and Rafael T Mikolajczyk

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:18

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Immunization rate is one of the best public health outcome and service indicators of the last 100 years. Parental decisions regarding immunization are very important to improve immunization rate. The aim of th...

    Authors: Omer Qutaiba B Al-lela, Mohd Baidi Bahari, Harith Khalid Al-Qazaz, Muhannad RM Salih, Shazia Q Jamshed and Ramadan M Elkalmi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:20

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Newborns delivered by vacuum extraction quite often show clinical signs of a hemodynamic compromise, which is difficult to assess in terms of severity. The conventional means to measure the hemodynamic status ...

    Authors: Tanja Karen, Martin Wolf, Rahel Nef, Daniel Haensse, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Gabriele Schulz and Jean-Claude Fauchère

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:21

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  18. Longitudinal studies describing incidence and natural course of malnutrition are scarce. Studies defining malnutrition clinically [moderate clinical malnutrition (McM) marasmus, kwashiorkor] rather than anthro...

    Authors: Hallgeir Kismul, Catherine Schwinger, Meera Chhagan, Mala Mapatano and Jan Van den Broeck

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:22

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. The need for early intervention tools adapted to the First Nation culture is well documented. However, standards derived from First Nation communities are absent from the literature. This study examines the ps...

    Authors: Carmen Dionne, Suzie McKinnon, Jane Squires and Jantina Clifford

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:23

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Type 1 diabetes demands a complicated disease self-management by child and parents. The overwhelming task of combining every day parenting tasks with demands of taking care of a child with diabetes can have a ...

    Authors: Emiel A Boogerd, Cees Noordam and Chris M Verhaak

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a disorder associated with excessive fat accumulation, mainly in the intra-abdominal region. A simple technique to estimate abdominal fat in this region could be use...

    Authors: Paula Alves Monteiro, Barbara de Moura Mello Antunes, Loreana Sanches Silveira, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, Rômulo Araújo Fernandes and Ismael Forte Freitas Junior

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:25

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Outcomes of health and rehabilitation services for children and youth with disabilities increasingly include assessments of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The purpose of this research was to 1) descri...

    Authors: Mary Law, Steven Hanna, Dana Anaby, Marilyn Kertoy, Gillian King and Liqin Xu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:26

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Dalteparin, a low-molecular-weight heparin, has anticoagulant and anti-angiogenic activity. This study investigated whether dalteparin reduced coronary artery lesion (CAL) prevalence, and resistance to intrave...

    Authors: Yasuji Inamo, Katsuya Saito, Maki Hasegawa, Rika Hayashi, Takahiro Nakamura, Osamu Abe, Teruaki Ishikawa, Yayoi Yoshino, Koji Hashimoto and Tatsuo Fuchigami

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:27

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  24. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of health care–associated diarrhea in children and adults. Although serious complications of CDI have been reported to be increasing in adults, this...

    Authors: Kevin L Schwartz, Ilyse Darwish, Susan E Richardson, Michael R Mulvey and Nisha Thampi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:28

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Since last 100 years, immunization rate is one of the best public health outcome and service indicators. However, the immunization system is still imperfect; there are many countries that still have unvaccinat...

    Authors: Omer Qutaiba B Al-lela, Mohd Baidi Bahari, Muhannad RM Salih, Mustafa G Al-abbassi, Ramadan M Elkalmi and Shazia Q Jamshed

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:29

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Consideration of the quality of life in relation to individual health status is crucial for planning and maintaining a system of patient-centered care. Until recently, there have been no suitable instruments t...

    Authors: Luiz Antonio Pellegrino, Erika Veruska Paiva Ortolan, Claudia Saad Magalhães, Ariane Aparecida Viana and Unni G Narayanan

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:30

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Physical activity affords a wide range of physiological and psychological benefits for children and adolescents, yet many children with physical disabilities are insufficiently active to achieve these benefits...

    Authors: Carol Maher, Angela Crettenden, Kerry Evans, Myra Thiessen, Monica Toohey and Jim Dollman

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:31

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Delivery room management (DR) of the newly born infant should be performed according to international guidelines, but no recommendations are available for an infant’s position immediately after birth. The pres...

    Authors: Dimitrios Konstantelos, Heidrun Gurth, Renate Bergert, Sascha Ifflaender and Mario Rüdiger

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:33

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Allergic rhinitis and asthma (ARA) are chronic inflammatory diseases of the airways that often coexist in children. The only tool to assess the ARA control, the Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CA...

    Authors: Luís Miguel Borrego, João Almeida Fonseca, Ana Margarida Pereira, Vera Reimão Pinto, Daniela Linhares and Mário Morais-Almeida

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:34

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  30. Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in childhood. Spasticity is a significant contributor to the secondary impairments impacting functional performance and participation. The most co...

    Authors: Rachel E Thomas, Leanne M Johnston, Roslyn N Boyd, Leanne Sakzewski and Megan J Kentish

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:35

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. The fetal and infant life are periods of rapid development, characterized by high susceptibility to exposures. Birth cohorts provide unique opportunities to study early-life exposures in association with child...

    Authors: Sara Farchi, Francesco Forastiere, Liza Vecchi Brumatti, Sabrina Alviti, Antonio Arnofi, Tommaso Bernardini, Maura Bin, Sonia Brescianini, Valentina Colelli, Rodolfo Cotichini, Martina Culasso, Paolo De Bartolo, Laura Felice, Valentina Fiano, Alessandra Fioritto, Alfio Frizzi…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:36

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  32. Vitamin D levels are alarmingly low (<75 nmol/L) in 65-70% of North American children older than 1 year. An increased risk of viral upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), asthma-related hospitalizations an...

    Authors: Jonathon L Maguire, Catherine S Birken, Mark B Loeb, Muhammad Mamdani, Kevin Thorpe, Jeffrey S Hoch, Tony Mazzulli, Cornelia M Borkhoff, Colin Macarthur and Patricia C Parkin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:37

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. While studies of HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral treatment (ART) report no sex differences in immune recovery and virologic response but more ART-associated complications in women, sex differences in dis...

    Authors: Stephanie Shiau, Louise Kuhn, Renate Strehlau, Leigh Martens, Helen McIlleron, Sandra Meredith, Lubbe Wiesner, Ashraf Coovadia, Elaine J Abrams and Stephen M Arpadi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:39

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Although several determinants of global developmental delay (GDD) have been recognized, a significant number of children remain without definitive etiologic diagnosis. The objective of this study was to assess...

    Authors: Loretta Thomaidis, Georgios Zacharias Zantopoulos, Sotirios Fouzas, Lito Mantagou, Chryssa Bakoula and Andreas Konstantopoulos

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:40

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  35. Compared to other children, those with disability have additional challenges to being physically active. Prader-Willi Syndrome is a genetic form of childhood obesity that is characterized by hypotonia, growth ...

    Authors: Daniela A Rubin, Kathleen S Wilson, Lenny D Wiersma, Jie W Weiss and Debra J Rose

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:41

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. The clustering of metabolic syndrome risk factors is inversely related to the amount of physical activity. However, the question remains as to how much daily physical activity is enough to prevent the onset of...

    Authors: Antonio Stabelini Neto, Wagner de Campos, Géssika Castilho dos Santos and Oldemar Mazzardo Junior

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:42

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  37. Sustained inflations (SI) are advocated for the rapid establishment of FRC after birth in preterm and term infants requiring resuscitation. However, the most appropriate way to deliver a SI is poorly understoo...

    Authors: Graeme R Polglase, David G Tingay, Risha Bhatia, Clare A Berry, Robert J Kopotic, Clinton P Kopotic, Yong Song, Edgardo Szyld, Alan H Jobe and Jane J Pillow

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:43

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  38. An understanding of perceptions of parents and health caregivers who assist critically ill neonates is necessary to comprehend their actions and demands. Therefore this study aim to analyze the agreement among...

    Authors: Luciana Sabatini Doto Tannous Elias, Amélia Miyashiro Nunes dos Santos and Ruth Guinsburg

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:44

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  39. Several maternal health determinants during the first period of life of the child, as feeding practice, smoking habit and socio-economic level, are involved in early childhood health problems, as caries develo...

    Authors: Alessandra Majorana, Maria Grazia Cagetti, Elena Bardellini, Francesca Amadori, Giulio Conti, Laura Strohmenger and Guglielmo Campus

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:45

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  40. Between 1990 and 2011, global neonatal mortality decline was slower than that of under-five mortality. As a result, the proportion of under-five deaths due to neonatal mortality increased. This increase is pri...

    Authors: Els Duysburgh, Birgit Kerstens, Melissa Diaz, Vini Fardhdiani, Katherine Ann V Reyes, Khamphong Phommachanh, Marleen Temmerman, Basil Rodriques and Nabila Zaka

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:46

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  41. We examined the quality of the information on the use of surfactant and the use of and duration of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP), oxygen supplementation, and mechanical ventilation in the D...

    Authors: Sofia Andersson, Jesper Padkær Petersen, Tine Brink Henriksen and Finn Ebbesen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:47

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  42. Combining various aspects of child feeding into an age-specific summary index provides a first answer to the question of how best to deal with recommended feeding practices in the context of HIV pandemic. The ...

    Authors: Demewoz Haile, Tefera Belachew, Getenesh Birhanu, Tesfaye Setegn and Sibhatu Biadgilign

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:49

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  43. An estimated one-third of children younger than 5 years in low- and middle-income countries fail to meet their full developmental potential. The first year of life is a period of critical brain development and...

    Authors: Nona M Jiang, Fahmida Tofail, Shannon N Moonah, Rebecca J Scharf, Mami Taniuchi, Jennie Z Ma, Jena D Hamadani, Emily S Gurley, Eric R Houpt, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Rashidul Haque and William A Petri Jr

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:50

    Content type: Research article

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