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Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510036
Oloyede Iso Precious and Okpokowuruk Frances Sam
Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: September 12, 2018
Sucking of the digits is the most common oral habit found in children. It is a form of non-nutritive sucking which appears to be influenced by various factors. When the habit becomes prolonged, it can lead to both dental and hand complications. Breastfeeding is one of the factors known to be protective against this habit in children. Therefore, the aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of digital sucking in our environment and the influence of breastfeeding/exclusive breast feeding in...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510035
Aaradhana Singh and Ravi Sachan
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 12, 2018
Congenital Cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) has varied presentations ranging from asymptomatic to involvement of multiple organ systems like central nervous system, gastrointestinal, hepatic and hematopoietic. Jaundice is a manifestation of congenital CMV presenting as neonatal hepatitis or cholestasis jaundice. We report a case of severe conjugated hyperbilirubinemia presenting on the first day of life that was diagnosed as a case congenital CMV on further workup....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510034
Livia Roberta Piedade De Oliveira, Ivete Pomarico Ribeiro De Souza and Carla Martins
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 22, 2018
Merosine Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (MDCMN) is a rare subtype of Muscular Dystrophy and it is defined as generalized hypotonic muscular syndrome. This case report aimed to describe the oral status of a six-year-old girl with MDCMN. The family's and child's chief complaint was bad breath. The child, who presented normal intelligence, had physical disability with mobility impairment and so, used wheelchair....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510033
Angel J Lacerda Gallardo, Daysi Abreu Perez, Miguel Mazorra Pazos, Gustavo P Valdivieso Caraguay, Gustavo M Obregon Criales and Paschal Edes Songoro
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 11, 2018
To evaluate in a general way the usefulness of early decompressive craniectomy in pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury, the time elapsed from the moment of trauma to the arrival at the neurotrauma center, Glasgow coma scale on admission and its possible association with discharge results and evaluate the results of the computerized tomography images on admission and sequential, as well as the behavior of intracranial pressure and...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510032
Asli Derya Kardelen, Ismail Yildiz, Beyhan Omer and Fatma Oguz
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 30, 2018
Vitamin D has an important role in many parts of the body, it maintains serum calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) homeostasis and is necessary for the health of bones and muscles. It also has positive effects on the immune system. It has a protective effect against hypertension, cardiac disease, various cancers, type 1 diabetes, autoimmune and allergic diseases....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510031
Kushnareva МV, Markhulia Kh М, Keshishyan ES and Semenov AV
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 19, 2018
Severe pneumonia had 10 infants, moderate stage was among 4 infants, an acute stage was observed in 12 patients, and prolonged stage was in 2 infants. Severe form of the disease was presented by pronounced symptoms of infectious toxicosis, respiratory and cardiovascular insufficiency, physical changes from the lungs. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia was developed in two infants....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510030
Costanza Tognon, Luisa Meneghini, Francesco Fascetti Leon and Piergiorgio Gamba
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 17, 2018
Since many years, feasibility and safety of thoracoscopic surgery in infants with pulmonary malformations has been confirmed. Nevertheless, infants present some problems caused by the anatomical and physiological peculiarities typical of the age and of the size of the structures. Several ways to overcome these difficulties have been proposed to assure efficacy and safety of mono-pulmonary ventilation. The knowledge of the infant's respiratory physiology is essential to prevent complications and ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510029
Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, Lama Charafeddine, Durriyah Sinno and Mohamad A Mikati
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 31, 2018
Early Childhood Developmental Interventions (ECDIs) were developed with the aim of improving overall functional outcome of children over and above what the home environment provides. Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of ECDIs using a flexible and easy to apply model that can complement the more granular and highly desirable CBA studies that often may be too difficult or too expensive to perform....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510028
Tejas N Doctor, Efrant Harnaen, Bob Seith, Kenneth Tan and Simon Craig
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 04, 2017
Extremely preterm infants, < 28 week of gestational age, (ELGANs) continue to need high levels of health-care post-discharge from the NICU. We studied post-NICU hospital contacts of this highly vulnerable population and present data from infants treated in our health network....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510027
Carme Alejandre, David Vila, David Vila, Sergio Benito, Patricia Corniero, Monica Balaguer, Susana Segura, Francisco Jose Cambra and Iolanda Jordan
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 01, 2017
Critically ill children who are admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) often receive analgesia and sedation for pain, comfort and safety. Moreover the new objectives of sedation include maintenance of the functioning of the neuromuscular system early upon ventilatory support....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510026
Hui Li, Huiping Zhang, Qian Su, Dan yao, Shuya Shao, Ding Ding, Shaoli Wang and Zhongliang zhu
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 17, 2017
Disorders in the expression of plasma homocysteine are significantly related to psychological stress. There is also evidence that prenatal maternal psychological stress could lead to adverse birth outcomes. The present study aimed to determine whether disorders in the expression of plasma homocysteine would be associated with the adverse birth outcomes following prenatal psychological stress (PPS)....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510025
Freek Hollman, Pascal Vroemen, Lodewijk Van Rhijn, Dam Surtel, A Cremers, Paul Rompa, Prosper Moh and Heleen Staal
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 05, 2016
This study will present the histological findings of biopsies acquired from the medial and lateral part of the proximal tibia during the W/M serrated osteotomy in patients with infantile Blount's disease. It is hypothesized that the medial metaphyseal area of the proximal tibia will present a different ossification pattern compared with the lateral area....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510024
Atul Malhotra, Michael C Fahey, Suzanne L Miller, Graham Jenkin, JV Singh, Pawankumar Patil, Vishwajeet Kumar and Euan M Wallace
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 24, 2016
Background: Birth asphyxia is a major cause of neonatal deaths in the developing world. The management of an asphyxiated infant includes effective resuscitation at birth and treatment of subsequent hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). HIE is frequently under recognized in this setting and this contributes to early infant mortality and morbidity. Methods: We present the evolution of a HIE recognition training program for rural India. The develo...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510023
Seyma Kayal, Ilker Ertugrul, Vehbi Dogan, Senem Ozgur, Utku Arman Orun and Selmin Karademir
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 22, 2016
A total of 132 patients who underwent TEEPS at our institution were included. Demographic features and symptoms of patients were evaluated and the patients were divided into three groups to compare the inducibility of tachycardia: Symptom group was consisting of 91 patients who had symptoms of arrhythmias, Wolf Parkinson White group was consisting of 18 patients who had Wolf Parkinson White pattern on surface electrocardiogram, and Tachycardia gr...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510022
Yurieva Eleonora Alexandrovna, Vozdvizhenskaya Ekaterina Sergeevna, Kushnareva Maria Vasilievna and Novikova Natalia Nicolaevna
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 19, 2016
The following information about the endogenous intoxication in children (from 2 up to 17 y.o.) with nephrological diseases was presented. Endogenous intoxication as multisystemic pathological condition occurs as the result of action on the organism of toxic substances of endogenous or exogenous origin. It is characterized by the following: a) violation of the barrier function of the organism against toxins, b) violation of transport mechanisms of...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510021
Houda Boudiaf, Manel Gherbi and Moussa Achir
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 22, 2016
The patient is a 5-year-old male with findings suggestive of Kawasaki disease. He was treated with intravenous gamma globulin (IVG) and oral aspirin. Because the fever persisted, he received additional IVG and intravenous methylprednisolone. Echocardiography showed diffuse dilatation of the right coronary artery (RCA; 13 mm) and proximal dilatation of the left main coronary artery (LMCA; 8 mm)....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510020
Luis Miguel Borrego, Magna Correia, Ines Mota and Mario Morais-Almeida
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 07, 2016
Over-the-counter medicines are available without prescription, allowing for convenience and facilitating self-care. We report a case of an adverse reaction to a pharmaceutical formula for gingival eruption in a child with milk allergy. The objective of this report is to alert health-care professionals regarding the potential threat of over-the-counter formulations to children with food allergy. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are available witho...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510019
Jillian S Owens, Michele Strom, Farsad Farassati, Krista Van Roestel, Kathryn Chambers, Penni Kean, Megan Carricato, Vicky L Ng, Yaron Avitzur and Glenda Courtney Martin
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 24, 2016
Minimal research has been conducted on the effect of nutritional status on acute post-transplant outcomes in pediatric liver transplant patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of pre-transplant nutritional status (height, weight, albumin, hemoglobin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), calcium, magnesium and phosphorus) on acute post-transplant outcomes (length of hospital stay and infection rat...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510018
Rowena Ng, Jennifer Tang and Maria Kroupina
Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: May 16, 2016
Internationally adopted (IA) children are at a greater risk for emotional, behavioral and adaptation difficulties, relative to typically-developing youth due to the fact that many of them experience severe social-emotional deprivation and other adverse experiences preadoption. Importantly, a disproportionate number of IA children show insecure attachment with caregivers even post-adoption, which has been associated with later problems with affect...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510017
M. Kirchner, B. Robinson, L. Strothmann, A. Sonnenschein and W. Mannhardt-Laakmann
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 28, 2016
The oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (oJIA) refers to a heterogeneous group of chronic inflammatory joint diseases of childhood and adolescence of unknown aetiology. The oligoarticular subtype is described as a T helper cell-mediated inflammatory disorder, mainly due the large number of activated Th1 cells and the abundance of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the inflamed joint....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510016
Aditi Mathur, Anmol Mathur and Vikram Pal Aggarwal
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 26, 2016
The dental treatment is still a night mare for most of the people. Dental neglect have tight bond with dental caries. Dental caries has been called as scourge of modern civilization and is without doubt, one of the mankind's most prevalent chronic diseases. The concept of dental neglect may offer a viable linkage between dental health and the cultural, social and attitudinal factors. Australia's 1993 children's protection act defines neglect as "...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510015
Maria Isabel Roldos and Vanessa Bustamante
Article Type: Case Study | First Published: March 18, 2016
Health care utilization databases rely on the vested commitment of patients and their families, but mainly from medical care personnel to provide information of diagnoses, procedures, and follow-up visits. Most developed countries produce health care utilization data from hospital and physician sources through large studies funded by federal research monies. In developing countries, these databases are scare....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510014
Joanne S. Katz and Agnes Perenyi
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: January 15, 2016
Due to the recent advances in obstetrical and neonatal intensive care, an increasing number of preterm infants survive. The surviving infants have high risk for often multiple morbidities, repeated hospitalizations after discharge and adverse neurodevelopmental (ND) outcomes. Several studies suggest improvement in early neurodevelopment in some of the subgroups of preterm infants. Other authors report no improvement or unchanged ND outcomes, espe...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510013
Lukas Schroder, Mark Born, Marcus Panning, Anna Maria Eis-Hubinger, Andreas Muller, Rainer Ganschow and Ingo Franke
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 31, 2015
The A(H1N1)pdm09 virus is a major pathogen causing acute respiratory diseases (ARD) in children worldwide, leading to high rates of ambulatory consultations and hospitalizations. The seasonal influenza of 2012/2013 in Germany was unusually severe, leading to higher numbers of hospitalization rates as compared with previous seasons. This trend was even notable in our tertiary care Children's Hospital at the University of Bonn, Germany....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510012
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 ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510011
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 b...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510010
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)....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510009
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 th...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510008
Joel Navarrete Espinosa, MC Beatriz Rivas Sanchez and Dra. Maria Luisa Soriano Rodriguez
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 12, 2015
Cross-sectional study in school children 8-12 years of age; Leptospira identification tests (IFI and Dark Field: Microbiology and Parasitology Department, FM-UNAM) were performed and risk factors were researched. Those positive to IFI (cutoff 1: 80) and dark field in blood and urine were considered positives. Prevalence, prevalence ratios, and multivariate analysis were estimated....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510007
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....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510006
Mehmet Sinan Dogan, Izzet Yavuz, Osman Atas, Abdullah Emre Karaali, Fatih Demirci and Abdulsamet Tanik
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: October 09, 2015
Tooth injuries constitute an integral part of clinical dentistry. Complicated crown fracture and crown-root fracture are the most common injury in the permanent dentition. The success of treatment and prognosis of the traumatized tooth depends on accurate diagnosis and treatment procedures and materials....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510005
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 d...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510004
Krzysztof Orczyk, Joanna Swidrowska, Jerzy Stanczyk and Elzbieta Smolewska
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 08, 2015
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is the most common inflammatory myopathy in children. Diagnostic criteria by Bohan & Peter are originally formulated for adults. A wide range of differences in clinical course of dermatomyositis between adults and children has provoked to set a new look at the existing criteria....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510003
Yu-Shu Huang, Stacey Quo, J Andrew Berkowski and Christian Guilleminault
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 08, 2015
A retrospective study of prepubertal children referred for suspicion of obstructive sleep apnea, found 27 subjects with non-syndromic short lingual frenulum. The children had findings associated with enlarged adenotonsils and/or orofacial growth changes....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510002
Maria Cristina Azcona-Sanjulian, Ana Catalan Lamban and Borja Lana Ruiz
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 13, 2015
Objective: To assess the effect of metformin on weight, BMI, body fat, and insulin sensitivity in obese children and adolescents. Methodology: The study was prospective, and included 21 patients with obesity (8 male, 13 female) with a mean age of 12.31 (3.87) years. Inclusion criteria were a fat mass percentage (FM%) of over 25% in males and over 30% in females, a BMI of greater than the 95th percentile, and a lack of response to nutritional and ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5769/1510001
Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Miho Sakata and Shoji Kagami
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 20, 2015
Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) scanners are a widely available, accurate, and noninvasive technique for the diagnosis of pediatric cardiovascular disorders. A lots of articles published regarding the usefulness of MDCT mostly describe that it can be an alternative to the invasive catheterization and angiography. The unique diagnostic features of this imaging modality have been largely ignored or disregarded. We presented the patholo...
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