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315 result(s) within Volume 14 of BMC Pediatrics

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  1. Children with Down syndrome suffer from recurrent respiratory tract and ear-nose-throat complaints that influence daily life. Little is known about the frequency of these complaints, as well as their relation ...

    Authors: Ruud HJ Verstegen, Roeland WNM van Hout and Esther de Vries

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:103

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  2. We estimate the effect of antibiotics given in the intrapartum period on early-onset neonatal sepsis in Dhaka, Bangladesh using propensity score techniques.

    Authors: Grace J Chan, Elizabeth A Stuart, Marzia Zaman, Abdullah A Mahmud, Abdullah H Baqui and Robert E Black

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:104

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-Kp) infection can cause significant morbidity and mortality in neonates. We investigated a nosocomial ESBL-Kp outbreak in a neonatal intensiv...

    Authors: Angeliki Mavroidi, Apostolos Liakopoulos, Antonios Gounaris, Maria Goudesidou, Katerina Gaitana, Vivi Miriagou and Efthymia Petinaki

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:105

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  4. Physical fitness has been proposed as a marker for health during adolescence. Currently, little is known about physical fitness and its association with blood lipid profile in adolescents from low and middle-i...

    Authors: Susana Andrade, Angélica Ochoa-Avilés, Carl Lachat, Paulina Escobar, Roosmarijn Verstraeten, John Van Camp, Silvana Donoso, Rosendo Rojas, Greet Cardon and Patrick Kolsteren

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:106

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  5. Physical activity plays an important role in optimising physical and mental health during childhood, adolescence, and throughout adult life. This study aims to identify individual, family and environmental fac...

    Authors: Sharon L Cadogan, Eimear Keane and Patricia M Kearney

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:107

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  6. To better understand factors that may impact infant mortality rates (IMR), we evaluated the consistency across birth hospitals in the classification of a birth event as either a fetal death or an early neonata...

    Authors: Charles R Woods, Deborah Winders Davis, Scott D Duncan, John A Myers and Thomas Michael O’Shea

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:108

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Children often need support in health decision-making. The objective of this study was to review characteristics and effectiveness of interventions that support health decision-making of children.

    Authors: Bryan Feenstra, Laura Boland, Margaret L Lawson, Denise Harrison, Jennifer Kryworuchko, Michelle Leblanc and Dawn Stacey

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:109

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  8. The International Network for Evaluating Outcomes in Neonates (iNeo) is a collaboration of population-based national neonatal networks including Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Israel, Japan, Spain, Sweden,...

    Authors: Prakesh S Shah, Shoo K Lee, Kei Lui, Gunnar Sjörs, Rintaro Mori, Brian Reichman, Stellan Håkansson, Laura San Feliciano, Neena Modi, Mark Adams, Brian Darlow, Masanori Fujimura, Satoshi Kusuda, Ross Haslam and Lucia Mirea

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:110

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  9. Infants born <30 weeks’ gestation are at increased risk of long term neurodevelopmental problems compared with term born peers. The predictive value of neurobehavioural examinations at term equivalent age in v...

    Authors: Alicia J Spittle, Deanne K Thompson, Nisha C Brown, Karli Treyvaud, Jeanie LY Cheong, Katherine J Lee, Carmen C Pace, Joy Olsen, Leesa G Allinson, Angela T Morgan, Marc Seal, Abbey Eeles, Fiona Judd, Lex W Doyle and Peter J Anderson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:111

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  10. Globally, about 15 million neonates are born preterm and about 85% of global preterm birth occurs in Asia and Africa regions. We aimed to estimate the incidence and risk factors for preterm birth in a rural Ba...

    Authors: Rashed Shah, Luke C Mullany, Gary L Darmstadt, Ishtiaq Mannan, Syed Moshfiqur Rahman, Radwanur Rahman Talukder, Jennifer A Applegate, Nazma Begum, Dipak Mitra, Shams El Arifeen and Abdullah H Baqui

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:112

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts are serious but not rare conditions in adolescents. However, there are several research and practical suicide-prevention initiatives that discuss the possibility of preve...

    Authors: Carolin Donath, Elmar Graessel, Dirk Baier, Stefan Bleich and Thomas Hillemacher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:113

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  12. Puberty is a critical developmental phase in physical, reproductive and socio-emotional maturation that is associated with the period of peak onset for psychopathology. Puberty also drives significant changes ...

    Authors: Julian G Simmons, Sarah L Whittle, George C Patton, Paul Dudgeon, Craig Olsson, Michelle L Byrne, Lisa K Mundy, Marc L Seal and Nicholas B Allen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:115

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  13. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is characterized by venous and/or arterial thrombosis, and is found in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Its diagnosis requires the presence of both clinical and la...

    Authors: Seigo Korematsu, Hironori Goto, Chika Gotoh, Ryoko Ohki, Toshiaki Kubota and Tatsuro Izumi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:116

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Resting heart rate reflects sympathetic nerve activity. A significant association between resting heart rate (HR) and all causes of cardiovascular mortality has been reported by some epidemiologic studies. Des...

    Authors: Augusto César Ferreira de Moraes, Alex Jones Flores Cassenote, Luis A Moreno and Heráclito Barbosa Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:117

    Content type: Commentary

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  15. The prevalence of obesity increased while certain measures of physical fitness deteriorated in preschool children in China over the past decade. This study tested the effectiveness of a multifaceted interventi...

    Authors: Zhixiong Zhou, Hong Ren, Zenong Yin, Lihong Wang and Kaizhen Wang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:118

    Content type: Research article

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  16. All mothers in South Australia are offered a clinic or home-visit by a Child and Family Health community nurse in the initial postnatal weeks. Subsequent support is available on request from staff in community...

    Authors: Alyssa CP Sawyer, John Lynch, Kerrie Bowering, Debra Jeffs, Jenny Clark, Christine Mpundu-Kaambwa and Michael G Sawyer

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:119

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  17. Premedication before neonatal intubation is heterogeneous and contentious. The combination of a short acting, rapid onset opioid with a muscle relaxant is considered suitable by many experts. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Xavier Durrmeyer, Sonia Dahan, Pierre Delorme, Sabine Blary, Gilles Dassieu, Laurence Caeymaex and Ricardo Carbajal

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:120

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  18. Invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infections are major causes of numerous neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) outbreaks. There have...

    Authors: Olajide Dolapo, Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy and Ajay J Talati

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:121

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  19. Provision of mother’s own milk is the optimal way to feed infants, including very low birth weight infants (VLBW, <1500 g). Importantly for VLBW infants, who are at elevated risk of neurologic sequelae, mother...

    Authors: Sharon Unger, Sharyn Gibbins, John Zupancic and Deborah L O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:123

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  20. Children with cancer, parents, and clinicians, face difficult decisions when cure is no longer possible. Little is known about decision-making processes, how agreement is reached, or perspectives of different ...

    Authors: Edith Valdez-Martinez, Jane Noyes and Miguel Bedolla

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:124

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Based on European recommendations of ESPGHAN/ESPID from 2008, first line therapy for dehydration caused by acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is oral rehydration solution (ORS). In case of oral route failure, nasogas...

    Authors: Raphaëlle Pelc, Sébastien Redant, Sébastien Julliand, Juan Llor, Mathie Lorrot, Rianne Oostenbrink, Vincent Gajdos and François Angoulvant

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:125

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  22. Congenital grouped skin lesions are alarming signs of a variety of threatening diagnoses of quite different origin. The present case report shows an impressive clinical pattern of a neonate and illustrates the...

    Authors: Michaela Döring, Karin Melanie Rohrer, Ilias Tsiflikas, Wolfgang Buchenau, Marko Wilke, Rupert Handgretinger, Christian Friedrich Poets and Rangmar Goelz

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:126

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Adequate complementary feeding is recognized as an important predictor of health later in life. The objective of this study was to describe the feeding practices and nutrients’ intake, and their association wi...

    Authors: Paola Pani, Claudia Carletti, Alessandra Knowles, Maria Parpinel, Federica Concina, Marcella Montico and Adriano Cattaneo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:127

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  24. There is uncertainty about the nature and specificity of physical signs following anal child sexual abuse. The study investigates the extent to which physical findings discriminate between children with and wi...

    Authors: Christopher J Hobbs and Charlotte M Wright

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:128

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  25. X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) is a primary immune deficiency characterized by recurrent bacterial infections and profoundly depressed serum immunoglobulin levels and circulating mature B cells. It is cause...

    Authors: Quang Van Vu, Taizo Wada, Huong Thi Minh Le, Hai Thanh Le, Anh Thi Van Nguyen, Ohara Osamu, Akihiro Yachie and Sang Ngoc Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:129

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  26. Managing the oxygen saturation of preterm infants to a target range has been the standard of care for a decade. Changes in target ranges have been shown to significantly impact mortality and morbidity. Selecti...

    Authors: Maria Wilinska, Thomas Bachman, Janusz Swietlinski, Maria Kostro and Marta Twardoch-Drozd

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:130

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  27. Child obesity has become a major health problem worldwide. In order to design successful intervention strategies, it is necessary to understand how children perceive obesity and its consequences.

    Authors: Mario-Enrique Rendón-Macías, Haydeé Rosas-Vargas, Miguel-Ángel Villasís-Keever and Celia Pérez-García

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:131

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  28. Unintentional injuries are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in infants. Prevention of unintentional injuries has been shown to be effective with education. Understanding the level of knowledge and pr...

    Authors: Siti Nurkamilla Ramdzan, Su May Liew and Ee Ming Khoo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:132

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  29. There is increasing evidence that intestinal inflammation plays a major role in gastrointestinal symptoms in cystic fibrosis (CF). Fecal calprotectin is a marker that is elevated in several gastrointestinal in...

    Authors: Nisreen Rumman, Mutaz Sultan, Khalil El-Chammas, Vi Goh, Nita Salzman, Diana Quintero and Steven Werlin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:133

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Early childhood immunizations, although vital for preventative health, are painful and too often lead to fear of needles. Effective pain management strategies during infant immunizations include breastfeeding,...

    Authors: Denise Harrison, Margaret Sampson, Jessica Reszel, Koowsar Abdulla, Nick Barrowman, Jordi Cumber, Ann Fuller, Claudia Li, Stuart Nicholls and Catherine M Pound

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:134

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  31. Deferring cord clamping at very preterm births may be beneficial for babies. However, deferring cord clamping should not mean that newborn resuscitation is deferred. Providing initial care at birth at the moth...

    Authors: Margaret R Thomas, Charles W Yoxall, Andrew D Weeks and Lelia Duley

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:135

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  32. Infants and children with chronic diarrhea (CD) often require specialized foods or parenteral nutrition (PN) to achieve adequate nutrient intakes to support growth and development. We assessed the efficacy of ...

    Authors: Marlene W Borschel, Dean L Antonson, Nancy D Murray, Maria Oliva-Hemker, Lynn E Mattis, Benny Kerzner, Vasundhara Tolia and Geraldine Baggs

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:136

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  33. Idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome (ISCLS) is a rare disorder, characterized by episodic life-threatening hypotension, hypoalbuminemia, and hemoconcentration.

    Authors: Tadashi Iwasa, Hiroyuki Ohashi, Kentaro Kihira, Yuhki Koike, Kohei Otake, Mikihiro Inoue, Hirofumi Sawada, Hidemi Toyoda and Yoshihiro Komada

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:137

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Social media use is highly prevalent among children, youth, and their caregivers, and its use in healthcare is being explored. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review to determine: 1) fo...

    Authors: Michele P Hamm, Jocelyn Shulhan, Gillian Williams, Andrea Milne, Shannon D Scott and Lisa Hartling

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:138

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  35. TAFRO syndrome is a unique clinicopathologic variant of multicentric Castleman’s disease that has recently been identified in Japan. It is characterized by a constellation of symptoms: Thrombocytopenia, Anasar...

    Authors: Ikuko Kubokawa, Akihiro Yachie, Akira Hayakawa, Satoshi Hirase, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Takeshi Mori, Tomoko Yanai, Yasuhiro Takeshima, Eiryu Kyo, Goichi Kageyama, Hiroshi Nagai, Keiichiro Uehara, Masaru Kojima and Kazumoto Iijima

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:139

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional abdominal pain (syndrome) (FAP(S)) are common pediatric disorders, characterized by chronic or recurrent abdominal pain. Treatment is challenging, especially in ch...

    Authors: Juliette MTM Rutten, Arine M Vlieger, Carla Frankenhuis, Elvira K George, Michael Groeneweg, Obbe F Norbruis, Walther Tjon a Ten, Herbert Van Wering, Marcel GW Dijkgraaf, Maruschka P Merkus and Marc A Benninga

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:140

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  37. Infants with unilateral brain lesions are at high risk of developing unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). Given the great plasticity of the young brain, possible interventions for infants at risk of unilateral CP d...

    Authors: Ann-Christin Eliasson, Lena Sjöstrand, Linda Ek, Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm and Kristina Tedroff

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:141

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  38. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour are important contributors to adolescents’ health. These behaviours may be affected by the school and neighbourhood built environments. However, current evidence on su...

    Authors: Ester Cerin, Cindy HP Sit, Ya-Jun Huang, Anthony Barnett, Duncan J Macfarlane and Stephen SH Wong

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:142

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Acute viral respiratory exacerbation is one of the most common conditions encountered in a paediatric emergency department (PED) during winter months. We aimed at defining clinical predictors of chest radiogra...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Ecochard-Dugelay, Muriel Beliah, Francis Perreaux, Jocelyne de Laveaucoupet, Jean Bouyer, Ralph Epaud, Philippe Labrune, Hubert Ducou-Lepointe and Vincent Gajdos

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:143

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  40. Because body proportions in childhood are different to those in adulthood, children have a relatively higher centre of mass location. This biomechanical difference and the fact that children’s movements have n...

    Authors: Lisbeth Runge Larsen, Martin Grønbech Jørgensen, Tina Junge, Birgit Juul-Kristensen and Niels Wedderkopp

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:144

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  41. In young children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), parents have complete responsibility for the diabetes-management. In toddlers and (pre)schoolers, the tasks needed to achieve optimal blood glucose contr...

    Authors: Anke Nieuwesteeg, Esther Hartman, Frans Pouwer, Wilco Emons, Henk-Jan Aanstoot, Edgar Van Mil and Hedwig Van Bakel

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:145

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  42. Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS) is characterized by giant hemangiomas and severe thrombocytopenia, which may result in life-threatening multi-organ hemorrhage. This study evaluated the clinical characteristics...

    Authors: Ping Wang, Wei Zhou, Li Tao, Ning Zhao and Xiao-Wen Chen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:146

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  43. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVT) is a rare and potentially life-threatening condition in the pediatric population. The clinical presentation is frequently nonspecific; thus diagnosis is often delayed or ...

    Authors: Elena Bozzola, Mauro Bozzola, Giovanna Stefania Colafati, Valeria Calcaterra, Annachiara Vittucci, Matteo Luciani and Alberto Villani

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:147

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Head injuries in children are responsible for a large number of emergency department visits. Failure to identify a clinically significant intracranial injury in a timely fashion may result in long term neurodi...

    Authors: Franz E Babl, Mark D Lyttle, Silvia Bressan, Meredith Borland, Natalie Phillips, Amit Kochar, Stuart R Dalziel, Sarah Dalton, John A Cheek, Jeremy Furyk, Yuri Gilhotra, Jocelyn Neutze, Brenton Ward, Susan Donath, Kim Jachno, Louise Crowe…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:148

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  45. The clinical dehydration scale (CDS) is a quick, easy-to-use tool with 4 clinical items and a score of 1–8 that serves to classify dehydration in children with gastroenteritis as no, some or moderate/severe de...

    Authors: Ron K Tam, Hubert Wong, Amy Plint, Nathalie Lepage and Guido Filler

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:149

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  46. Pediatric rheumatic diseases have a significant impact on children’s quality of life and family functioning. Disease control and management of the symptoms are important to minimize disability and pain. Specia...

    Authors: Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Béatrice Fonjallaz, Joachim Rapin, Christophe Gueniat and Michaël Hofer

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:151

    Content type: Study protocol

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