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- Original researchImpaired grip strength in children with congenital heart disease
Physical fitness is an important aspect of wellness. In 569 long term survivors of CHD surgery both grip strength & health-related physical fitness (a 5 parameter composite) were reduced but the reductions were unrelated. Grip strength is easily assessed but is not a surrogate for the more complex tool.
November 23, 2021
November 22, 2021
- Short reportPrevalence of neurological problems in a community-based sample of paediatric coeliac disease: a cross-sectional study
In a community based sample of children with coeliac disease a lower prevalence of neurological problems was identified than has been described in adult populations.
- Original researchIncome support for parents of children with chronic conditions and disability: where do we draw the line? A policy review
International comparisons of income support policies across seven nations show unemployed parents or carers of children with chronic conditions or disability qualified for 32 of the 58 policies. Most policies required a child tohave an impaired ability to function, not just a chronic condition or disability.
November 19, 2021
- Original researchAcceptability of different oral dosage forms in paediatric patients in hospital setting
Acceptability of medicines is routinely studied in Europe and North America, but there is little data from other nations. This study examines the acceptability of liquid and tablet forms of medicines in children in India, highlighting key challenges.
November 18, 2021
- Images in paediatricsScabies in a 4-week-old baby boy, a diagnostic challenge
November 15, 2021
November 12, 2021
- Original researchTreating nontuberculous mycobacteria in children with cystic fibrosis: a multicentre retrospective study
Data from 11 cystic fibrosis centres in UK with clinical information on 70 subjects examining nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) were collated (60 Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABSC) 10 M. avium complex (MAC)). Older age and previous diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis were all with NTM. There was a wide variance in drug choice and side effects were reported with all agents. NTM eradication occurred in 80% of patients with MAC and 48% with MABSC, with variable outcomes on lung function. Large multi centre studies are required.
- Images in paediatricsCarotenoderma with hypothyroidism
November 10, 2021
- Original researchPaediatric pneumonia: deriving a model to identify severe disease
The trajectory after admission in children with community acquired pneumonia is unpredictable. This derivation study based on 3,000 episodes, provides data to guide risk scoring.
November 08, 2021
- Original researchNon-collagen pathogenic variants resulting in the osteogenesis imperfecta phenotype in children: a single-country observational cohort study
Important observational cohort on OI - looking at genetic variants.
- Short reportQualitative assessment of caustic soda injury in Liberia
Caustic sodas such as lye are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world this qualitative analysis provides some insights.
November 05, 2021
- Original researchSecular trends in early motor development between 1980 and 2010 in Japan
A survey in Japan from 1980 to 2010 examined achievement of defined motor milestones. The ages of sitting, standing and walking increased over time. The reasons are unclear and may relate to adaptation to modern life with priority of abstract thinking over motor skills
- Global child healthEvaluation of a contactless neonatal physiological monitor in Nairobi, Kenya
November 03, 2021
November 02, 2021
- Original researchPriorities for child health research across the UK and Ireland
To improve the management of general paediatric conditions we need better research this paper outlines the unanswered topics most important to parent representatives and paediatricians.
- Short reportCOVID-19 and delivery of difficult asthma services
November 01, 2021
- ReviewClinical management of complex motor stereotypies
Children with repetitive abnormal movements are often referred to paediatric clinics and this paper is a helpful account of how to identify those that need further care with guidelines on assessment and management.
- Global child healthNational scale of neonatal CPAP to district hospitals in Malawi improves survival for neonates weighing between 1.0 and 1.3 kg
This paper demonstrates the effectiveness of a quality improvement program for the use of early CPAP among neonates weighing 1.0-1.3 kg in Malawi. This nurse-led CPAP program showed a significant improvement in mortality rates that was sustained during the follow-up period.
October 29, 2021
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October 26, 2021
- Original researchLooking beyond: complex holistic care needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugee children and adolescents
A cross sectional observational study of multidisciplinary assessment of Syrian and Iraqi child refugees in Australia, showing multiple complex health concerns across physical, psychosocial and developmental/educational domains.
October 25, 2021
October 22, 2021
- Original researchM-ficolin: a valuable biomarker to identify leukaemia from juvenile idiopathic arthritis
It is well recognised that ALL can present in a proportion as inflammatory arthritis.The authors present the role of a potential biomarker which may help in discriminating between leukemia and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
- ViewpointDeciding with children
October 21, 2021
- Original researchHaemoglobin and red blood cell reference intervals during infancy
Anaemia in childhood is a global health problem, however the WHO thresholds for haemoglobin levels & definition of anaemia during infancy are based on data from over 60 years ago and an update is long overdue. This review, by Larsson et al, of haemoglobin levels and reference intervals in Swedish infants reveals much narrower red blood cell reference intervals during infancy, highlighting the necessity of age definitions when presenting reference intervals.