Subacute Metacarpal Osteomyelitis in a Child
Hamdi Kaziz, Thabet Mouelhi, Walid Osman, Mohamed Amine Triki, Nader Naouar and Mohamed Laziz Ben Ayeche
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 26, 2015
Subacute osteomyelitis is a rare affection. Clinical presentation is often unclear and can lead to a delay in diagnosis. As a matter of fact, subactue metacarpal osteomyelitis is usually missed at the first time, so that some complications may occur like brachymetacarpia or loss of motion. We report a 10 year-old boy, with a subacute metaphyseal osteomyelitis of the second right metacarpal bone. The radiological features can mimic various benign or malignant bone tumours and non-pyogenic infecti...
Foundations of a Smart Toy Development for the Early Detection of Motoric Impairments at Childhood
Maria Luisa Martin-Ruiz, Miguel Angel Valero, Maria Linden, Susana Nunez-Nagy and Angeles Gutierrez Garcia
Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: November 11, 2015
The creation of adequate smart monitoring solutions at home can provide professionals with reliable information about the health status of a child. Furthermore, toys and playing are crucial for the overall development of a human being. Hence, the aim of this research is to improve the exactitude of traditional evaluation methods by embedding sensors into daily life toys that provide professionals with added value supplementary evidence enhanced by Decision Support Systems (DSS). It will be possi...
Characteristics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection in a Tertiary Neonatal Unit
Efrant Harnaen, Tejas N Doctor and Atul Malhotra
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: October 19, 2015
It is a rare cause of neonatal blood stream infections in developed countries and most studies report its occurrence in the setting of an outbreak. We present data from a busy tertiary neonatal intensive care unit in Australia, over a 12-year period. During the study period, we found 6 cases of P. aeruginosa blood stream infection (0.5% of total positive blood culture episodes and 4.2% of total gram-negative culture episodes)....
Folic Acid and Iron Supplementation in Children with Insufficient Diets in a Developed Country, a Randomised Controlled Trial
E J van der Gaag, N Bolk-van Droffelaar, J van der Palen and R Baarsma
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 13, 2015
In developed countries, dietary intake of pre-schoolers is sometimes inadequate. Not because of insufficient provisions, but due to picky eating and behavioural feeding problems. Micronutrient deficiency could be a result, but is most of the time difficult to detect due to failing laboratory evaluations. Iron deficiency is the most common detected nutritional deficiency in children; other deficiencies may be present but are also hidden because they cannot always be found in routine evaluations. ...
Clitoral Hair Tourniquet: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Lindsey N Zimmerman and Amy J Wagner
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 10, 2015
Hair tourniquets are uncommon occurrences in children that can have devastating consequences. They tend to be found on fingers and toes, but have also been reported to involve the genitalia. We present a case of a hair tourniquet involving the clitoris of a child. A high index of suspicion is necessary in order to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment....
Topic: Acute Kidney Injury in Children: 3-Year Data Review from Ghana
Sampson Antwi, Anima Sarfo, Abigail Amoah, Anna Serwaa Appia and Esther Obeng
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 14, 2015
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a relatively common condition encountered in everyday paediatric practice. It remains a significant contributor to preventable deaths especially in resource constraint regions of the world largely due to lack of dialysis services.
This 3-year data analysis (2010-2012) was undertaken to determine the aetiology and treatment/mortality outcomes of children with AKI presenting to a Teaching Hospital in Ghana. AKI was defined in this analysis by the RIFLE and KDIGO cri...