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315 result(s) within Volume 14 of BMC Pediatrics

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  1. Children under 5 represent 86% of annual malaria deaths in the world. Following increasing trends in international travel, cases of imported malaria are rising in North America. We describe the epidemiology of...

    Authors: Andrea B Evans, Dina Kulik, Anna Banerji, Andrea Boggild, Kevin C Kain, Mohamed Abdelhaleem and Shaun K Morris

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:251

    Content type: Research article

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  2. There is a well-established link between various measures of socioeconomic status and the schooling achievement and cognition of children. However, less is known about how cognitive development is impacted by ...

    Authors: Benjamin T Crookston, Renata Forste, Christine McClellan, Andreas Georgiadis and Tim B Heaton

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:253

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  3. Parents’ knowledge about immunization is an important predictor factor for their children’s immunization status. The aims of this study were to assess parents’ knowledge and to evaluate the effect of a short e...

    Authors: Ammar Ihsan Awadh, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Omer Qutaiba Al-lela, Siti Halimah Bux, Ramadan M Elkalmi and Hazrina Hadi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:254

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Extrarenal nephroblastomatosis is a rare entity which occurs in retroperitoneum and inguinal region predominantly. Here we report two cases of primary extrarenal nephroblastomatosis of Han Chinese in Asian in ...

    Authors: Yi Wu, Xueming Zhu, Xingdong Wang, Hangzhou Wang, Xu Cao and Jian Wang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:255

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Mandibuloacral dysplasia type A (MADA) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, characterized by growth retardation, skeletal abnormality with progressive osteolysis of the distal phalanges and clavicles, crani...

    Authors: Di-Qing Luo, Xiao-Zhu Wang, Yan Meng, Ding-Yang He, Ying-Ming Chen, Zhi-Yong Ke, Ming Yan, Yu Huang and Da-Fang Chen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:256

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Several respiratory diseases are associated with specific respiratory sounds. In contrast to auscultation, computerized lung sound analysis is objective and can be performed continuously over an extended perio...

    Authors: Lia C Puder, Hendrik S Fischer, Silke Wilitzki, Jakob Usemann, Simon Godfrey and Gerd Schmalisch

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:257

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Previous studies have assessed the metabolic changes and lifestyles associated with overweight adolescents. However, these associations are unclear amongst overweight adolescents who have already developed ins...

    Authors: Claudia-María Velásquez-Rodríguez, Marcela Velásquez-Villa, Leidy Gómez-Ocampo and Juliana Bermúdez-Cardona

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:258

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Negative early years and childhood experiences (EYCE), including socio-economic circumstances, parental health and parenting style, are associated with poor health outcomes both in childhood and adulthood. It ...

    Authors: Martin Taulbut, David Walsh and John O’Dowd

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:259

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Practice guidelines can promote higher-quality care, yet they are inconsistently adopted. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a 2007 American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation to disconti...

    Authors: Clara E Filice, Jeremy C Green, Marjorie S Rosenthal and Joseph S Ross

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:260

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is common among young children insured through Medicaid in the United States. Complete and timely dosing with palivizumab is associated with lower risk of RSV-r...

    Authors: Leonard R Krilov, Anthony S Masaquel, Leonard B Weiner, David M Smith, Sally W Wade and Parthiv J Mahadevia

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:261

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  11. Interventions to prevent sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) have generally been population wide interventions instituted after case–control studies identified specific childcare practices associated wit...

    Authors: Barbara C Galland, Andrew Gray, Rachel M Sayers, Anne-Louise M Heath, Julie Lawrence, Rachael Taylor and Barry J Taylor

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:263

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  12. The National Hospital of Pediatrics in Vietnam performed >200 exchange transfusions annually (2006–08), often on infants presenting encephalopathic from lower-level hospitals. As factors delaying care-seeking ...

    Authors: Loc T Le, John Colin Partridge, Bich H Tran, Vui T Le, Tuan K Duong, Ha T Nguyen and Thomas B Newman

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:264

    Content type: Research article

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  13. X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) is a rare inherited disease characterized by recurrent bacterial infections, a paucity or absence of peripheral lymphoid tissue, an absence of circulating B cells, and marked ...

    Authors: Bixia Zheng, Yayuan Zhang, Yu Jin and Haiguo Yu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:265

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Assisting smoking parents to quit smoking and eliminating the secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure of their children is a global health priority. Engaging healthcare workers in developing countries to address this ...

    Authors: Jing Liao, Abu S Abdullah, Guangmin Nong, Kaiyong Huang, Longde Lin, Zhenyu Ma, Li Yang, Zhiyong Zhang and Jonathan P Winickoff

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:266

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The UGT1A1 gene encodes a responsible enzyme, UDP-glucuronosyltransferase1A1 (UGT1A1), for bilirubin metabolism. Many mutations have already been identified in patients with inherited disorders with unconjugated ...

    Authors: Bixia Zheng, Guorui Hu, Jin Yu and Zhifeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:267

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Preterm infants are at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, including motor, cognitive or behavioural problems, which may potentially be modified by early intervention. The EU CareToy Project Consortium (

    Authors: Giuseppina Sgandurra, Laura Bartalena, Giovanni Cioni, Gorm Greisen, Anna Herskind, Emanuela Inguaggiato, Jakob Lorentzen, Jens Bo Nielsen and Elisa Sicola

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:268

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. The death of a child is a devastating event for parents. In many high income countries, following an unexpected death, there are formal investigations to find the cause of death as part of wider integrated chi...

    Authors: Joanna Garstang, Frances Griffiths and Peter Sidebotham

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:269

    Content type: Research article

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  18. We aimed to show the relationship between recurrence of wheezing and serum levels of vitamin D, zinc, and copper in wheezy children compared with a healthy group.

    Authors: Metin Uysalol, Ezgi Pasli Uysalol, Yasin Yilmaz, Gunes Parlakgul, Tulin Ayse Ozden, Hayriye Vehid Ertem, Beyhan Omer and Nedret Uzel

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:270

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  19. Children who have unhealthy lifestyles are predisposed to develop hypertension, dyslipidemia and other complications. The epidemic of obesity is also affecting children with congenital heart disease. The aim o...

    Authors: Sandra Mari Barbiero, Caroline D’Azevedo Sica, Daniela Schneid Schuh, Claudia Ciceri Cesa, Rosemary de Oliveira Petkowicz and Lucia Campos Pellanda

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:271

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  20. Infections in newborns remain one of the most significant problems in modern medicine. Escherichia coli is an important cause of neonatal bloodstream and respiratory tract infections and is associated with high m...

    Authors: Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach, Dorota Romaniszyn, Paweł Adamski, Ewa Helwich, Ryszard Lauterbach, Monika Pobiega, Maria Borszewska-Kornacka, Ewa Gulczyńska, Agnieszka Kordek and Piotr B Heczko

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:274

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  21. Obesity amongst children is a growing problem worldwide. In contrast to adults, little is known on the effects of controlled weight loss on components of the metabolic syndrome in children. The primary aim of ...

    Authors: Nina Majlund Harder-Lauridsen, Nina Marie Birk, Mathias Ried-Larsen, Anders Juul, Lars Bo Andersen, Bente Klarlund Pedersen and Rikke Krogh-Madsen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:273

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  22. Low birth weight is strongly correlated with an increased risk of adult diseases. Additionally, low birth weight might be a risk factor for asthma later in life.

    Authors: Xue-Feng Xu, Ying-Jun Li, Yuan-Jian Sheng, Jin-Ling Liu, Lan-Fang Tang and Zhi-Min Chen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:275

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  23. The positive effects of early developmental intervention (EDI) on early child development have been reported in numerous controlled trials in a variety of countries. An important aspect to determining the effi...

    Authors: Jan L Wallander, Fred J Biasini, Vanessa Thorsten, Sangappa M Dhaded, Desiree M de Jong, Elwyn Chomba, Omrana Pasha, Shivaprasad Goudar, Dennis Wallace, Hrishikesh Chakraborty, Linda L Wright, Elizabeth McClure and Waldemar A Carlo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:281

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  24. Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) hospitalization places children at increased risk of persistent psychological and behavioral difficulties following discharge. Despite tremendous advances in medical techno...

    Authors: Janet E Rennick, Geoffrey Dougherty, Christine Chambers, Robyn Stremler, Janet E Childerhose, Dale M Stack, Denise Harrison, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Karen Dryden-Palmer, Xun Zhang and Jamie Hutchison

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:276

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1, also known as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal-dystrophy, is a rare autosomal recessive disease due to pathogenic variants in the AIRE gene. Classic f...

    Authors: Nicola Improda, Donatella Capalbo, Emilia Cirillo, Manuela Cerbone, Andrea Esposito, Claudio Pignata and Mariacarolina Salerno

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:272

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) are at risk for coagulopathy due to systemic oxygen deprivation. Additionally, therapeutic hypothermia (TH) slows enzymatic activity of the coagulation casca...

    Authors: Katie R Forman, Yaser Diab, Edward CC Wong, Stephen Baumgart, Naomi LC Luban and An N Massaro

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:277

    Content type: Research article

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  27. No expert consensus guides practice for intensity of ongoing pediatric cardiology surveillance of hemodynamically insignificant small and moderate muscular ventricular septal defect (mVSD). Therefore, despite ...

    Authors: Erik L Frandsen, Aswathy V House, Yunbin Xiao, David A Danford and Shelby Kutty

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:282

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  28. One of the most effective ways to promote the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV-1 in resource-limited settings is to encourage HIV-positive mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding (...

    Authors: John O Okanda, Craig B Borkowf, Sonali Girde, Timothy K Thomas and Shirley Lee Lecher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:280

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  29. It has been demonstrated that glucose transporter (GLUT1) deficiency in a mouse model causes a diminished cerebral lipid synthesis. This deficient lipid biosynthesis could contribute to secondary CoQ deficienc...

    Authors: Delia Yubero, Mar O’Callaghan, Raquel Montero, Aida Ormazabal, Judith Armstrong, Carmina Espinos, Maria A Rodríguez, Cristina Jou, Esperanza Castejon, Maria A Aracil, Maria V Cascajo, Angela Gavilan, Paz Briones, Cecilia Jimenez-Mallebrera, Mercedes Pineda, Plácido Navas…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:284

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Volvulus without malrotation in preterm infants is a rare but potentially life-threatening event of unknown aetiology. Confusion with necrotising enterocolitis may delay surgical intervention thereby aggravati...

    Authors: Christoph Maas, Stefanie Hammer, Hans-Joachim Kirschner, Yasemin Yarkin, Christian F Poets and Axel R Franz

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:287

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Most babies are born healthy and grow and develop normally through childhood. There are, however, clearly identifiable high-risk groups of survivors, such as those born preterm or with ill-health, who are dest...

    Authors: Lex W Doyle, Peter J Anderson, Malcolm Battin, Jennifer R Bowen, Nisha Brown, Catherine Callanan, Catherine Campbell, Samantha Chandler, Jeanie Cheong, Brian Darlow, Peter G Davis, Tony DePaoli, Noel French, Andy McPhee, Shusannah Morris, Michael O’Callaghan…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:279

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. Vitamin D is well recognized for its role in skeletal health and its involvement in the modulation of the immune system. In the literature, controversial results are reported for atopic diseases. Thus, we inve...

    Authors: Nina Wawro, Joachim Heinrich, Elisabeth Thiering, Jürgen Kratzsch, Beate Schaaf, Barbara Hoffmann, Irina Lehmann, Carl-Peter Bauer, Sibylle Koletzko, Andrea von Berg, Dietrich Berdel and Jakob Linseisen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:286

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  33. A low-cost bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) device has been shown to be an excellent clinical alternative to nasal oxygen for the care of neonates with respiratory difficulty. However, the de...

    Authors: Ariel Chen, Ashish A Deshmukh, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Elizabeth Molyneux, Kondwani Kawaza and Scott B Cantor

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:288

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  34. A higher protein to carbohydrate ratio in the diet may potentiate weight loss, improve body composition and cardiometabolic risk, including glucose homeostasis in adults. The aim of this randomised control tri...

    Authors: Sarah P Garnett, Megan Gow, Mandy Ho, Louise A Baur, Manny Noakes, Helen J Woodhead, Carolyn R Broderick, Kerryn Chisholm, Julie Briody, Sukanya De, Katherine Steinbeck, Shubha Srinivasan, Geoffrey R Ambler and Chris T Cowell

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:289

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  35. Little attention has been paid to asthma in ‘under-fives’ in Sub-Saharan Africa. In ‘under-fives’, acute asthma and pneumonia have similar clinical presentation and most children with acute respiratory symptom...

    Authors: Rebecca Nantanda, Marianne S Ostergaard, Grace Ndeezi and James K Tumwine

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:285

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Vitamin D is essential for bone mineralization, particularly in premature infants. For nearly 20 years, Quebec has offered a program of free vitamin D supplements via its public medication insurance plan Régie de...

    Authors: Tarah Fatani, Atul K Sharma, Hope A Weiler, Odile Sheehy, Anick Bérard and Celia Rodd

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:291

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Rotaviruses are the leading cause of severe acute gastroenteritis in children aged <5 years worldwide. A live attenuated human rotavirus vaccine, RIX4414 has been developed to reduce the global disease burden ...

    Authors: Nigel Cunliffe, Khalequ Zaman, Carlos Rodrigo, Serge Debrus, Bernd Benninghoff, Suryakiran Pemmaraju Venkata and Htay-Htay Han

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:295

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Young children with cerebral palsy (CP) receive a variety of interventions to prevent and/or reduce activity limitations and participation restrictions. Some of these interventions are intensive, and it is a c...

    Authors: Hilde Tinderholt Myrhaug, Sigrid Østensjø, Lillebeth Larun, Jan Odgaard-Jensen and Reidun Jahnsen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:292

    Content type: Research article

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  39. We determined the accuracy of Rubarth’s newborn scale of sepsis and C- reactive protein in diagnosing neonatal sepsis and assessed antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of etiological bacteria.

    Authors: Martha Franklin Mkony, Mucho Michael Mizinduko, Augustine Massawe and Mecky Matee

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:293

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Though recent data suggest that multidisciplinary outpatient interventions can have a positive effect on childhood obesity, it is still unclear which program components are most beneficial and how they affect ...

    Authors: Dirk E Bock, Tracy Robinson, Jamie A Seabrook, Meghan Rombeek, Kambiz Norozi, Guido Filler, Ralf Rauch and Cheril L Clarson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:296

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  41. There is little published data regarding the rate of bilirubin clearance in newborns following total parenteral nutrition (TPN) cessation, particularly in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) population wit...

    Authors: Nisha Mangalat, Cynthia Bell, April Graves and Essam M Imseis

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:298

    Content type: Research article

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  42. There is some evidence that indicates generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) is a risk factor for pain persistence and recurrence in adolescence. However, how early pain develops and whether GJH without pain in...

    Authors: Oline Sohrbeck-Nøhr, Jens Halkjær Kristensen, Eleanor Boyle, Lars Remvig and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:302

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  43. An infant’s admission to a neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) inevitably causes the parents emotional stress. Communication between parents and NICU staff is an essential part of the support offered to the pa...

    Authors: Helena Wigert, Michaela Dellenmark Blom and Kristina Bry

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:304

    Content type: Research article

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