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315 result(s) within Volume 14 of BMC Pediatrics

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  1. Chronic constipation is frequent in children. The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of PEG 4000 and lactulose for the treatment of chronic constipation in young children.

    Authors: Suporn Treepongkaruna, Nipat Simakachorn, Paneeya Pienvichit, Wandee Varavithya, Yothi Tongpenyai, Philippe Garnier and Hélène Mathiex-Fortunet

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:153

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The INtubation-SURfactant-Extubation (INSURE) is a procedure that is increasingly being used to treat the respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants. The objective of this study was to identify predictor...

    Authors: Nis Brix, Anna Sellmer, Morten Søndergaard Jensen, Linda Vad Pedersen and Tine Brink Henriksen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:155

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  3. Chronic granulomatous disease is a rare inherited disorder of the innate immune system. In patients with a clinical history of recurrent or persistent infections, especially infections caused by uncommon speci...

    Authors: Maria Barbato, Giovanni Ragusa, Fortunata Civitelli, Adriana Marcheggiano, Giovanni Di Nardo, Metello Iacobini, Taulant Melengu, Salvatore Cucchiara and Marzia Duse

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:156

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) and Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) are considered major causes of bacterial acute otitis media (AOM) worldwide, but data from Asia on primary causes of AOM are li...

    Authors: Pavinee Intakorn, Nuntigar Sonsuwan, Suwiwan Noknu, Greetha Moungthong, Jean-Yves Pirçon, Yanfang Liu, Melissa K Van Dyke and William P Hausdorff

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:157

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Neck circumference (NC), is an emerging marker of obesity and associated disease risk, but is challenging to use as a screening tool in children, as age and sex standardized cutoffs have not been determined. A...

    Authors: Sherri L Katz, Jean-Philippe Vaccani, Janine Clarke, Lynda Hoey, Rachel C Colley and Nicholas J Barrowman

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:159

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Previous studies on the mortality rate of omphalocele are limited. The risk of death of non-isolated omphalocele and that of cases of omphalocele that are diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound are unclear. This s...

    Authors: Kui Deng, Jie Qiu, Li Dai, Ling Yi, Changfei Deng, Yi Mu and Jun Zhu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:160

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Over recent decades, the prevalence of pediatric obesity has increased markedly in developed and developing countries, and the impact of obesity on health throughout the lifespan has led to urgent calls for ac...

    Authors: Katherine M Morrison, Samah Damanhoury, Annick Buchholz, Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Marie Lambert, Mark S Tremblay, Glenn Berall, Jill Hamilton, Anne Marie Laberge, Laurent Legault, Lehana Thabane, Monica Jakymyshyn, Kathryn A Ambler and Geoff D C Ball

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:161

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. We sought to determine the extent to which physicians agree about the appropriate decision threshold for recommending magnetic resonance imaging in a clinical practice guideline for children with recurrent hea...

    Authors: Carrie Daymont, Patrick J McDonald, Kristy Wittmeier, Martin H Reed and Michael Moffatt

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:162

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Inadequate energy and micronutrient intake during childhood is a major public health problem in developing countries. Ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) made of locally available food ingredients can impro...

    Authors: Tahmeed Ahmed, Nuzhat Choudhury, M Iqbal Hossain, Nattapol Tangsuphoom, M Munirul Islam, Saskia de Pee, Georg Steiger, Rachel Fuli, Shafiqul A M Sarker, Monira Parveen, Keith P West Jr. and Parul Christian

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:164

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  10. Untreated celiac disease is traditionally believed to be associated with malabsorption and underweight. However, studies describing body mass index (BMI) in individuals at the time of diagnosis have shown cont...

    Authors: Maria van der Pals, Anna Myléus, Fredrik Norström, Solveig Hammarroth, Lotta Högberg, Anna Rosén, Anneli Ivarsson and Annelie Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:165

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Early environmental influences have been linked to child weight status, however further understanding of associations in diverse populations is needed.

    Authors: Sonya Irish Hauser, Christina D Economos, Miriam E Nelson, Jeanne P Goldberg, Raymond R Hyatt, Elena N Naumova, Sarah E Anderson and Aviva Must

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:167

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  12. Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) may influence the immune system. Our objective was to compare the frequency of common illnesses in infants who received formula with or without added LCPUFAs.

    Authors: Alexandre Lapillonne, Nitida Pastor, Weihong Zhuang and Deolinda MF Scalabrin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:168

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  13. Clinical factors that affect the likelihood of abuse in children with femur fractures have not been well elucidated. Consequently, specifying which children with femur fractures warrant an abuse evaluation is ...

    Authors: Joanne N Wood, Oludolapo Fakeye, Valerie Mondestin, David M Rubin, Russell Localio and Chris Feudtner

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:169

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  14. The Taiwanese government has been promoting early intervention to children with intellectual disability for years, but data on its effectiveness are limited.

    Authors: Der-Chung Lai, Chung-Hsin Chiang, Yuh-Ming Hou, Jiun-Horng Liu, Shu-Fen Yao, How-Ran Guo and Yen-Cheng Tseng

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:170

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  15. Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD) is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited disorder caused by germline mutations in the folliculin (FLCN) gene. Clinical manifestations of BHD include skin fibrofolliculomas, renal cel...

    Authors: Paul C Johannesma, Ben EEM van den Borne, Johannes JP Gille, Ad F Nagelkerke, JanHein TM van Waesberghe, Marinus A Paul, R Jeroen A van Moorselaar, Fred H Menko and Pieter E Postmus

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:171

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Advanced puberty in girls is defined as the onset of puberty between the ages of 8 yr and 10 yr. The objective was to predict adult height (AH) at initial evaluation and to characterize patients with an actual...

    Authors: Pierre Lemaire, Delphine Pierre, Jean-Baptiste Bertrand and Raja Brauner

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:172

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  17. Valid and reliable instruments measuring musculoskeletal symptoms prevalence and their impacts in the adolescent population are scarce. The Extended Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ-E) is a reliable i...

    Authors: Élise P Legault, Vincent Cantin and Martin Descarreaux

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:173

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  18. To describe the utilisation of antibiotics in children and adolescents across 5 European countries based on the same drug utilisation measures and age groups. Special attention was given to age-group-specific ...

    Authors: Jakob Holstiege, Tania Schink, Mariam Molokhia, Giampiero Mazzaglia, Francesco Innocenti, Alessandro Oteri, Irene Bezemer, Elisabetta Poluzzi, Aurora Puccini, Sinna Pilgaard Ulrichsen, Miriam C Sturkenboom, Gianluca Trifirò and Edeltraut Garbe

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:174

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  19. The beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet have been amply proven in adults with cardiovascular risk factors. The effects of this diet have not been extensively assessed in pediatric populations with obe...

    Authors: Lubia Velázquez-López, Gerardo Santiago-Díaz, Julia Nava-Hernández, Abril V Muñoz-Torres, Patricia Medina-Bravo and Margarita Torres-Tamayo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:175

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  20. In addition to the benefits on physical and mental health, cardiorespiratory fitness has shown to have positive effects on cognition. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between cardiorespiratory ...

    Authors: Luís B Sardinha, Adilson Marques, Sandra Martins, António Palmeira and Cláudia Minderico

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:176

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  21. Despite therapeutic hypothermia 30-70% of newborns with moderate or severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy will die or survive with significant long-term impairments. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the fi...

    Authors: Thais Agut, Marisol León, Mónica Rebollo, Jordi Muchart, Gemma Arca and Alfredo Garcia-Alix

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:177

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  22. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is known to be under-recognised in Australia. The use of standard methods to identify when to refer individuals who may have FASD for specialist assessment could help imp...

    Authors: Rochelle E Watkins, Elizabeth J Elliott, Amanda Wilkins, Jane Latimer, Jane Halliday, James P Fitzpatrick, Raewyn C Mutch, Colleen M O’Leary, Lucinda Burns, Anne McKenzie, Heather M Jones, Janet M Payne, Heather D’Antoine, Sue Miers, Elizabeth Russell, Lorian Hayes…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:178

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  23. In many resource-limited settings, the availability of effective phototherapy for jaundiced infants is frequently hampered by lack of, or inadequate resources to acquire and maintain conventional electric-powe...

    Authors: Bolajoko O Olusanya, Zainab O Imam, Cecilia A Mabogunje, Abieyuwa A Emokpae and Tina M Slusher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:180

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  24. Non-infection caused urticaria is a common ailment in adolescents. Its symptoms (e.g., unusual rash appearance, limitation of daily activities, and recurrent itching) may contribute to the development of depre...

    Authors: Chia-Lun Kuo, Chi-Yen Chen, Hui-Ling Huang, Wen-Liang Chen, Hua-Chin Lee, Chih-Yu Chang, Chu-Chung Chou, Shinn-Ying Ho, Han-Ping Wu and Yan-Ren Lin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:181

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  25. Perinatal stroke is a leading cause of early brain injury, cerebral palsy, and lifelong neurological morbidity. No study to date has examined the impact of raising a child with perinatal stroke on parents and ...

    Authors: Taryn B Bemister, Brian L Brooks, Richard H Dyck and Adam Kirton

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:182

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  26. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has been shown to improve glucose control in adults with type 1 diabetes. Effectiveness of CGM is directly linked with CGM adherence, which can be challenging to maintain in...

    Authors: Margaret L Lawson, Brenda Bradley, Karen McAssey, Cheril Clarson, Susan E Kirsch, Farid H Mahmud, Jacqueline R Curtis, Christine Richardson, Jennilea Courtney, Tammy Cooper, Cynthia J Downie, Gopalan Rajamannar and Nicholas Barrowman

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:183

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Because early life growth has long-lasting metabolic and behavioral consequences, intervention during this period of developmental plasticity may alter long-term obesity risk. While modifiable factors during i...

    Authors: Ian M Paul, Jennifer S Williams, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Jessica S Beiler, Kateryna D Makova, Michele E Marini, Lindsey B Hess, Susan E Rzucidlo, Nicole Verdiglione, Jodi A Mindell and Leann L Birch

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:184

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  28. Maternal depressive symptoms are negatively associated with early child growth in developing countries; however, few studies have examined this relation in developed countries or used a longitudinal design wit...

    Authors: Pamela J Surkan, Anna K Ettinger, Rebecca S Hock, Saifuddin Ahmed, Donna M Strobino and Cynthia S Minkovitz

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:185

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  29. Provision of optimal nutrition in children in critical care is often challenging. This study evaluated exclusive enteral nutrition (EN) provision practices and explored predictors of energy intake and delay of...

    Authors: Jackie Mara, Emma Gentles, Hani A Alfheeaid, Krystalia Diamantidi, Neil Spenceley, Mark Davidson, David Young and Konstantinos Gerasimidis

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:186

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  30. In Sub-Saharan Africa over one million newborns die annually. We developed a sustainable and scalable home-based counselling intervention for delivery by community volunteers in rural southern Tanzania to impr...

    Authors: Suzanne Penfold, Fatuma Manzi, Elibariki Mkumbo, Silas Temu, Jennie Jaribu, Donat D Shamba, Hassan Mshinda, Simon Cousens, Tanya Marchant, Marcel Tanner, David Schellenberg and Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:187

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  31. Permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus (PNDM) is a rare disease, which is defined as the onset of diabetes before the age of 6 months with persistence through life. Infants with KCNJ11 or ABCC8 genetic mutations ma...

    Authors: Ke Huang, Li Liang, Jun-feng Fu and Guan-pin Dong

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:188

    Content type: Case report

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  32. To determine the serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae responsible for pneumonia complicated by parapneumonic effusion in children, we performed real-time PCR based pneumococcal “serotyping” directly on parapneum...

    Authors: Robert Slinger, Lucie Hyde, Ioana Moldovan, Francis Chan and Jeffrey M Pernica

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:189

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  33. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a potentially reversible clinicoradiologic syndrome characterized by headache, mental confusion, visual disturbances and seizures associated with posterior cereb...

    Authors: Gregorio Paolo Milani, Alberto Edefonti, Giacomo Tardini, Elisa Arturi, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Emanuela Anna Laicini, Ernesto Leva, Alberto Maria Cappellari, Carlo Agostoni and Emilio Filippo Fossali

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:190

    Content type: Case report

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  34. An increase in cryptorchidism has been reported in many countries. One mechanism could be low fetal testosterone production possibly secondary to altered placental human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) release. ...

    Authors: Carole Chedane, Hugues Puissant, Dominique Weil, Stéphanie Rouleau and Régis Coutant

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:191

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  35. Children and adolescents with cerebral palsy suffer from higher levels of pain than their peers without disability. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of pain on health-related quality of life and...

    Authors: Marta Badia, Inmaculada Riquelme, Begoña Orgaz, Raquel Acevedo, Egmar Longo and Pedro Montoya

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:192

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  36. Vancomycin is effective against gram-positive bacteria and the first-line antibiotic for treatment of proven coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections. The aim of this study is bipartite: first, to assess t...

    Authors: Fleur S Sinkeler, Timo R de Haan, Caspar J Hodiamont, Yuma A Bijleveld, Dasja Pajkrt and Ron A A Mathôt

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:193

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  37. Trauma in pediatric patients is a major cause of death. This study investigated differences between decedents and survivors. Furthermore, an analysis of preventable and potential preventable trauma deaths was ...

    Authors: Carsten Schoeneberg, Marc Schilling, Judith Keitel, Manuel Burggraf, Bjoern Hussmann and Sven Lendemans

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:194

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  38. Internet risk has been recognised as a child safety problem, but evidence is insufficient to conclude that a child’s online risk exposure can lead to physical harm. This study aims to explore the ecological re...

    Authors: King-wa Fu, Chung-hong Chan and Patrick Ip

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:195

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  39. Mannitol- and exercise bronchial provocation tests are both used to diagnose exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. The study aim was to compare the short-term treatment response to budesonide and montelukast o...

    Authors: Salome Schafroth Török, Thomas Mueller, David Miedinger, Anja Jochmann, Ladina Joos Zellweger, Sabine Sauter, Alexandra Goll, Prashant N Chhajed, Anne B Taegtmeyer, Bruno Knöpfli and Jörg D Leuppi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:196

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  40. The pediatric complex chronic conditions (CCC) classification system, developed in 2000, requires revision to accommodate the International Classification of Disease 10th Revision (ICD-10). To update the CCC c...

    Authors: Chris Feudtner, James A Feinstein, Wenjun Zhong, Matt Hall and Dingwei Dai

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:199

    Content type: Technical advance

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  41. In 2001 when 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was introduced, almost all (90%) young Australian Indigenous children living in remote communities had some form of otitis media (OM), including 24% ...

    Authors: Amanda Jane Leach, Christine Wigger, Ross Andrews, Mark Chatfield, Heidi Smith-Vaughan and Peter Stanley Morris

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:200

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  42. Gitelman syndrome is an autosomal recessive tubulopathy characterized by hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, metabolic alkalosis and hypocalciuria. The majority of patients do not present with symptoms until late chi...

    Authors: Karim Bouchireb, Olivia Boyer, Lamisse Mansour-Hendili, Arnaud Garnier, Laurence Heidet, Patrick Niaudet, Remi Salomon and Rosa Vargas Poussou

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:201

    Content type: Case report

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