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315 result(s) within Volume 14 of BMC Pediatrics

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  1. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood and has often a chronic course persisting into adulthood. However, up to 30% of children treated with st...

    Authors: Martin Holtmann, Benjamin Pniewski, Daniel Wachtlin, Sonja Wörz and Ute Strehl

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:202

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  2. Developments in enzyme replacement therapy have kindled discussions on adding Pompe disease, characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting, to neonatal screening. Pompe disease does not fit traditio...

    Authors: Carla G van El, Tessel Rigter, Arnold JJ Reuser, Ans T van der Ploeg, Stephanie S Weinreich and Martina C Cornel

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:203

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Brain-water content (BWC) decreases with maturation of the brain and potentially affects parameters of cerebral oxygenation determined by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Most commercially available devices ...

    Authors: Anja Demel, Martin Wolf, Christian F Poets and Axel R Franz

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:206

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  4. Little evidence exists regarding the optimal concentration of oxygen to use in the treatment of term neonates with spontaneous pneumothorax (SP). The practice of using high oxygen concentrations to promote “ni...

    Authors: Huma Shaireen, Yacov Rabi, Amy Metcalfe, Majeeda Kamaluddeen, Harish Amin, Albert Akierman and Abhay Lodha

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:208

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  5. Unintentional injuries are a major cause of death among children. Data suggest that the retention of knowledge and skills about first aid declined over time. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects...

    Authors: Feng Li, Xiaoyang Sheng, Jinsong Zhang, Fan Jiang and Xiaoming Shen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:209

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  6. The mitochondrial m.1555A>G mutation is associated with a high rate of permanent hearing loss, if aminoglycosides are given. Preterm infants have an increased risk of permanent hearing loss and are frequently ...

    Authors: Wolfgang Göpel, Sandra Berkowski, Michael Preuss, Andreas Ziegler, Helmut Küster, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Ludwig Gortner, Michael Mögel, Christoph Härtel and Egbert Herting

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:210

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  7. Dietary behaviours and physical activity are modifiable risk factors to address increasing levels of obesity among children and adolescents, and consequently to reduce later cardiovascular and metabolic diseas...

    Authors: Heather M Sedibe, Kathleen Kahn, Kerstin Edin, Tabitha Gitau, Anneli Ivarsson and Shane A Norris

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:211

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  8. Antimicrobial use is very common in hospitalized children. An assessment of clinician’s prevailing knowledge and clinical approach to prescribing antimicrobials is helpful in order to develop the best strategi...

    Authors: Jennifer Bowes, Abdool S Yasseen III, Nicholas Barrowman, Barbara Murchison, Judy Dennis, Katherine A Moreau, Nisha Varughese and Nicole Le Saux

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:212

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  9. It is now recognized that preterm infants ≤28 weeks gestation can be effectively supported from the outset with nasal continuous positive airway pressure. However, this form of respiratory therapy may fail to ...

    Authors: Peter A Dargaville, Camille Omar F Kamlin, Antonio G De Paoli, John B Carlin, Francesca Orsini, Roger F Soll and Peter G Davis

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:213

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  10. The effect of oral polio vaccine administered already at birth (OPV0) on child survival was not examined before being recommended in 1985. Observational data suggested that OPV0 was harmful for boys, and trial...

    Authors: Najaaraq Lund, Sofie Biering-Sørensen, Andreas Andersen, Ivan Monteiro, Luis Camala, Mathias Jul Jørgensen, Peter Aaby and Christine Stabell Benn

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:214

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  11. The speeding increase and the high prevalence of childhood obesity is a serious problem for Public Health. Community Based Interventions has been developed to combat against the childhood obesity epidemic. How...

    Authors: Santiago F Gomez, Rafael Casas, Vanessa Taylor Palomo, Anna Martin Pujol, Montserrat Fíto and Helmut Schröder

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:215

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  12. Many children who are victims of non-accidental trauma (NAT) may be repeatedly evaluated for injuries related to maltreatment. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for repeated injuries in ch...

    Authors: Katherine J Deans, Jonathan Thackeray, Jonathan I Groner, Jennifer N Cooper and Peter C Minneci

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:217

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  13. Determining the background incidence of intussusception is important in countries implementing rotavirus immunization. Rotavirus immunization was introduced into the routine infant immunization program in Isra...

    Authors: Khitam Muhsen, Eias Kassem, Sigalit Efraim, Sophy Goren, Dani Cohen and Moshe Ephros

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:218

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  14. Pathogenesis of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in premature infants is multifactorial. Little is known about the impact of genetic variants in the vitamin K-dependent coagulation system on the development o...

    Authors: Christine Schreiner, Sévérine Suter, Matthias Watzka, Hans-Jörg Hertfelder, Felix Schreiner, Johannes Oldenburg, Peter Bartmann and Axel Heep

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:219

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  15. Microphthalmia with linear skin defects (MLS) syndrome is a rare X-linked dominant male-lethal developmental disorder characterized by unilateral or bilateral microphthalmia and linear skin defects of the face...

    Authors: Lucia Margari, Annalisa Colonna, Francesco Craig, Mattia Gentile, Giustina Giannella, Anna Linda Lamanna and Anna Rosi Legrottaglie

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:220

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Screening tests play a significant role in rapid and reliable assessment of normal individual development in the entire population of children and adolescents. Body posture screening tests carried out at schoo...

    Authors: Ireneusz M Kowalski, Halina Protasiewicz-Fałdowska, Michał Dwornik, Bogusław Pierożyński, Juozas Raistenskis and Wojciech Kiebzak

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:221

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  17. There is an increasing need for parenting programs aimed at promoting parent–child interaction. A variety of interventions have been proposed. The use of audiovisual materials for parents has been shown to be ...

    Authors: Anna Roia, Elena Paviotti, Valentina Ferluga, Marcella Montico, Lorenzo Monasta, Luca Ronfani and Giorgio Tamburlini

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:222

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  18. Effective early intervention to prevent oppositional/conduct disorders requires early identification of children at risk. Patterns of parent-child interaction may predict oppositional/conduct disorders but lar...

    Authors: Christine Puckering, Clare S Allely, Orla Doolin, David Purves, Alex McConnachie, Paul CD Johnson, Helen Marwick, Jon Heron, Jean Golding, Christopher Gillberg and Philip Wilson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:223

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  19. Bacterial meningitis is more common in the neonatal period than any other time in life; however, it is still a challenge for the evidence based diagnosis. Strategy for identification of neonatal bacterial meni...

    Authors: Yajuan Wang, Gaili Guo, Huixin Wang, Xuefang Yang, Fang Shao, Caiyun Yang, Wei Gao, Zhujun Shao, Jinjing Zhang, Jie Luo, Yonghong Yang, Fanrong Kong and Bingqing Zhu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:224

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  20. Overweight and obesity are major public health problems in children and adolescents. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review with meta-analysis to determine the effects of exercise (aerobi...

    Authors: George A Kelley, Kristi S Kelley and Russell R Pate

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:225

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  21. Hypoxic-ischemic injury is thought to play a significant role in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Nitric Oxide (NO) is the principal inhibitory neurotransmitter in the gut and is involved in regulation of muco...

    Authors: Kevin Mitchell, Alexander Lyttle, Harish Amin, Huma Shaireen, Helen Lee Robertson and Abhay K Lodha

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:226

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  22. Type 1 diabetes occurs more frequently in younger children who are often pre-school age and enter the education system with diabetes-related support needs that evolve over time. It is important that children a...

    Authors: Deborah Edwards, Jane Noyes, Lesley Lowes, Llinos Haf Spencer and John W Gregory

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:228

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  23. Little is known about health characteristics and the physical activity (PA) patterns in children attending preschools. The objective of this study was to describe the gender differences in relation to body mas...

    Authors: Line Grønholt Olesen, Peter Lund Kristensen, Mathias Ried-Larsen, Anders Grøntved and Karsten Froberg

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:229

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  24. The admission of a very premature infant to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is often a difficult time for parents. This paper explores parents’ views and experiences of the care for their very prematur...

    Authors: Gillian Russell, Alexandra Sawyer, Heike Rabe, Jane Abbott, Gillian Gyte, Lelia Duley and Susan Ayers

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:230

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  25. Parental concerns about their children’s development can be used as an indicator of developmental risk. We undertook a systematic review of the prevalence of parents’ concerns as an indicator of developmental ...

    Authors: Susan Woolfenden, Valsamma Eapen, Katrina Williams, Andrew Hayen, Nicholas Spencer and Lynn Kemp

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:231

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  26. The burden of disease from childhood obesity is considerable worldwide, as it is associated with several co-morbidities, such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, type 2 diabetes (T2DM), orthopedic and psychosocial ...

    Authors: Albane BR Maggio, Xavier E Martin, Catherine Saunders Gasser, Claudine Gal-Duding, Maurice Beghetti, Nathalie J Farpour-Lambert and Catherine Chamay-Weber

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:232

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  27. Each year an estimated 10 million newborns require assistance to initiate breathing, and about 900 000 die due to intrapartum-related complications. Further research is required in several areas concerning neo...

    Authors: Caroline Lindbäck, Ashish KC, Johan Wrammert, Ravi Vitrakoti, Uwe Ewald and Mats Målqvist

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:233

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  28. Universal developmental surveillance programs aimed at early identification and targeted early intervention significantly improve short- and long-term outcomes in children at risk of developmental disorders. H...

    Authors: Valsamma Eapen, Susan Woolfenden, Katrina Williams, Bin Jalaludin, Cheryl Dissanayake, Emma L Axelsson, Elisabeth Murphy, John Eastwood, Joseph Descallar, Deborah Beasley, Rudi Črnčec, Katherine Short, Natalie Silove, Stewart Einfeld and Margot Prior

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:234

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  29. Pre-term infants who develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) are at risk of postnatal growth failure. It has been reported that energy expenditure is higher in infants with BPD than in those without BPD. The ...

    Authors: Maria Lorella Giannì, Paola Roggero, Maria Rosa Colnaghi, Pasqua Piemontese, Orsola Amato, Anna Orsi, Laura Morlacchi and Fabio Mosca

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:235

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  30. Young adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with protocols including cranial radiotherapy demonstrate a persistent weight gain and reduced final height. Published reports on t...

    Authors: Patrizia Bruzzi, Barbara Predieri, Andrea Corrias, Alberto Marsciani, Maria Elisabeth Street, Aurora Rossidivita, Paolo Paolucci and Lorenzo Iughetti

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:236

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  31. If extra-axial proptosis is by far the most common symptom of infantile malignant orbital tumors, enophthalmos is a rare and undocumented sign. We report the first case of a pediatric metastatic orbital tumor ...

    Authors: Sara Touhami and Emmanuel Bui-Quoc

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:237

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Stunting remains a major public health concern in Nepal as it increases the risk of illness, irreversible body damage and mortality in children. Public health planners can reshape and redesign new intervention...

    Authors: Rina Tiwari, Lynne M Ausman and Kingsley Emwinyore Agho

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:239

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  33. Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) has persistent high rates in deprived indigenous communities and much of this mortality is attributable to unsafe sleep environments. Whilst health promotion worldwide...

    Authors: David Tipene-Leach, Sally Baddock, Sheila Williams, Raymond Jones, Angeline Tangiora, Sally Abel and Barry Taylor

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:240

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  34. Headache is a common complaint in children occasionally requiring hospital admission. The purposes of the present study were to analyze the prevalence of uncorrected ametropia in children with headache admitte...

    Authors: Gad Dotan, Chaim Stolovitch, Elad Moisseiev, Shlomi Cohen and Anat Kesler

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:241

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  35. Promoting a healthy lifestyle especially in adolescents is important because health-related behaviors adopted during adolescence most often track into adulthood. Longitudinal studies are necessary for identify...

    Authors: Sarah Spengler, Filip Mess, Eliane Schmocker and Alexander Woll

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:242

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  36. Parents influence their children’s obesity risk through feeding behaviours and modeling of weight-related behaviours. Little is known about how the general home environment, including parental stress, may infl...

    Authors: Kathryn Walton, Janis Randall Simpson, Gerarda Darlington and Jess Haines

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:244

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  37. Children with disabilities are more likely to have sleep disturbances than children without disabilities. Identifying attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and perceptions of caregivers and health professionals is es...

    Authors: Xiaoli Chen, Bizu Gelaye, Juan Carlos Velez, Micah Pepper, Sara Gorman, Clarita Barbosa, Ross D Zafonte, Susan Redline and Michelle A Williams

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:245

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  38. Acute illness is the most common presentation of children to ambulatory care. In contrast, serious infections are rare and often present at an early stage. To avoid complications or death, early recognition an...

    Authors: Jan Y Verbakel, Marieke B Lemiengre, Tine De Burghgraeve, An De Sutter, Dominique M A Bullens, Bert Aertgeerts and Frank Buntinx

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:207

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  39. Despite huge public campaigns, there is still overconsumption of antibiotics in children with self-limiting diseases. Possible explanations may be the physicians’ and parents’ uncertainty about the gravity of ...

    Authors: Marieke B Lemiengre, Jan Y Verbakel, Tine De Burghgraeve, Bert Aertgeerts, Frans De Baets, Frank Buntinx and An De Sutter

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:246

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  40. This study aimed to establish the predictors of positive and negative parenting behaviours in a United Kingdom population. The majority of previous research has focused on specific risk factors and has used a ...

    Authors: Rachel M Thomson, Clare S Allely, David Purves, Christine Puckering, Alex McConnachie, Paul CD Johnson, Jean Golding, Christopher Gillberg and Philip Wilson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:247

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  41. Neonatal septicaemia diagnosis based on clinical features alone is non-specific leading to the initiation of unnecessary antibiotic treatment posing a danger of increased antibiotic resistance. In the present ...

    Authors: Flora Chacha, Mariam M Mirambo, Martha F Mushi, Neema Kayange, Antke Zuechner, Benson R Kidenya and Stephen E Mshana

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:248

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  42. There is a need for a practical, inexpensive method to assess body composition in obese adolescents. This study aimed to 1) compare body composition parameters estimated by a stand-on, multi-frequency bioelect...

    Authors: Ching S Wan, Leigh C Ward, Jocelyn Halim, Megan L Gow, Mandy Ho, Julie N Briody, Kelvin Leung, Chris T Cowell and Sarah P Garnett

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:249

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  43. The Ethiopian epidemic is currently on the wane. However, the situation for infected children is in some ways lagging behind due to low treatment coverage and deficient prevention of mother-to-child transmissi...

    Authors: Emil Westerlund, Degu Jerene, Zewdie Mulissa, Inger Hallström and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:250

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  44. Thyroid hormone is crucial in the development of different organs, particularly the brain. MCT8 is a specific transporter of triiodothyronine (T3) hormone and MCT8 gene mutations cause a rare X-linked disorder na...

    Authors: Filipa Rodrigues, Joana Grenha, Carlos Ortez, Andrés Nascimento, Beatriz Morte, Monica M-Belinchón, Judith Armstrong and Jaume Colomer

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:252

    Content type: Case report

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