14,248 results match your criteria Acta Paediatrica[Journal]


EBNEO commentary: Outcomes following preterm birth: What we think and what is real.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 26. Epub 2022 Jun 26.

Department of Paediatrics, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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Multicentre study revealed significant gaps between evidence-based recommendations for using corticosteroids for croup and clinical practice.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 25. Epub 2022 Jun 25.

Pediatric Emergency Unit, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Italy.

Aim: Adherence to croup management recommendations has been poorly investigated. This study aimed to describe the treatment patterns in two paediatric emergency departments and analyse the adherence to recommendations.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of children diagnosed with croup in two Italian pediatric emergency departments in 2017. Read More

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Pediatric Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: why children are not small adults.

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Rishi Bolia

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplant, Queensland Children's Hospital, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Being affiliated to a cystic fibrosis centre is important for parents' everyday life.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.

Aim: Newborn screening represents a paradigm shift in the treatment of children with cystic fibrosis. This study aimed to explore parents' everyday life experiences from the time of diagnosis and in the following months.

Methods: Narrative interviews were conducted at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, with parents (mothers = 15 and fathers =14) of 15 term-born children with a mean age of two weeks (range 1-3. Read More

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Mild coronary artery dilatation developed in some children with mild COVID-19 but completely regressed within 3 months.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Heraklion, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece.

Aim: We studied the incidence and time course of any coronary artery changes in children up to 2 years of age who were hospitalised with mild COVID-19.

Methods: This was a single centre prospective study of 29 children (19 males) with a median age of 3.0 months and interquartile range (IQR) of 1. Read More

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Waterbirths were associated with low pain relief during delivery, high breastfeeding success and healthy newborn infants.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Paediatrics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland.

Aim: Our aim was to compare the outcomes of waterbirths and conventional births in a Finnish hospital setting for the first time.

Methods: This retrospective study compared waterbirths with conventional low-risk deliveries from September 2018 to March 2021 at a level-two hospital in Finland. Cases and controls were collected from the patient records database. Read More

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10-year follow-up study found that motor-free intelligence quotient declined in children with mild to moderate cerebral palsy.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 23. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Aim: This 10-year follow-up study examined cognitive change in a cohort of children with cerebral palsy from preschool to adolescence at the group and individual levels.

Methods: The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence was administered to 80 children with cerebral palsy (mean = 4 years 6 months, standard deviation = 7 months) at baseline (Time 1). At 10-year follow up (Time 2), 28 adolescents (mean = 14 years 6 months, standard deviation = 9 months) returned for assessment with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. Read More

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COVID-19 review shows that benefits of vaccinating children and adolescents appear to outweigh risks of post-vaccination myopericarditis.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 23. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario "Agostino Gemelli", I.R.C.C.S., Rome, Italy.

Aim: Myopericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination were the most serious adverse events reported in children over 5 years of age. We want summarize these cases, describing their incidence, clinical features, diagnostic pathways, therapeutic strategies and outcome.

Methods: A systematic review of the literature was conducted until 20 March 2022 by bibliographic electronic databases. Read More

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SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic Danish infants and their mothers April 2020 to January 2022.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 21. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

The Child and Adolescent Clinic, The Juliane Marie Center, The Danish National University Hospital "Rigshospitalet", Capital Region of, Denmark.

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of breastfeeding and later overweight or obesity expands on previous study for World Health Organization.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 21. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University.

Aim: To update a systematic review and meta-analysis on the association of breastfeeding with overweight or obesity that had been commissioned by the World Health Organization. We also assessed the likelihood of residual confounding.

Methods: Two independent reviewers searched MEDLINE, LILACS and Web of Science for manuscripts published between August 2014 and May 2021. Read More

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Six-year-old children had greater risks of functional gastrointestinal disorders if their parents had mental health conditions.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 21. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Social Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.

Aim: This study examined any associations between parents' mental health conditions and hospital diagnoses of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in offspring at the age of six. We also examined any associations between children who met these criteria and attended routine Danish preventive child health appointments.

Methods: Nationwide registers identified all children born in Denmark from 2000-2011 and parents' mental health conditions. Read More

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Leptin levels were negatively associated with lumbar spine bone mineral content in children with overweight or obesity.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 16. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

PROFITH Research Group, Sport and Health University Research Institute, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.

Aim: Adipokines seem to play a role in bone morphogenesis, although this also depends on the mechanical forces applied to the skeleton. The aim was to assess the relationships of resting leptin and adiponectin with bone parameters and whether high muscular fitness levels affect these relationships in children with overweight or obesity.

Methods: This cross-sectional study took part from 2014 to 2016 in Granada, Spain. Read More

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COVID-19 restrictions and psychological well-being of fathers with infants admitted to NICU-An exploratory cross-sectional study.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 16. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

University Hospitals Dorset and Bournemouth University, Poole, UK.

Aim: To describe the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions on the caregiving activities and psychological well-being of fathers with infants admitted to neonatal units.

Methods: Cross-sectional study using adapted COPE-IS and COPE-IU tools. Participants' recruitment occurred online via social media and parents' associations. Read More

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Trends in ferritin measurements in children and adolescents: A Finnish 9-year observational study.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 16. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Tampere Center for Child, Adolescent and Maternal Health Research, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland.

Aim: A lack of stored iron, indicated by low serum ferritin, has been associated with various clinical symptoms. There are no longitudinal data on the frequency of ferritin measurements in children and adolescents.

Methods: A total of 2834 children aged <18 years with serum ferritin and other anaemia-related blood parameters taken during an outpatient visit between 2012 and 2019 were investigated. Read More

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Acute hepatitis of unknown origin - What we know so far.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 15. Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Changes in perceived parental self-efficacy after a Child-Centred Health Dialogue about preventing obesity.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 15. Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Aim: This randomised controlled trial evaluated changes in parental self-efficacy and children's weight, after a Child-Centred Health Dialogue about preventing obesity.

Methods: We randomly assigned 37 Child Health Centres in Skåne county Sweden to provide usual care or the dialogue intervention. They included centres from high and low socioeconomic areas. Read More

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Training on the Silverman and Andersen score improved how special care unit nurses assessed neonatal respiratory distress in a low-resource setting.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 14. Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Department of Woman's and Child's Health, University Hospital of Padua, Padua, Italy.

Aim: Identifying the severity of neonatal respiratory distress (RD) is essential, so that resources can be appropriately allocated. We assessed the ability of nurses to grade neonatal RD in a low-resource setting before and after they were trained to use a dedicated scoring tool.

Methods: The study was conducted in the Special Care Unit of St Luke Wolisso Hospital, Ethiopia. Read More

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Implementation science to design, test and scale up effective Kangaroo Mother Care in Oromia region, Ethiopia.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 12. Epub 2022 Jun 12.

Division of Medical Critical Care, Department of Paediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Aim: To develop a locally tested and optimised Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) scale-up model to achieve high population-based effective coverage of KMC in Oromia region.

Method: We conducted an implementation research study to design and test KMC scale-up models from March 2017 to March 2019 in five hospitals and 39 health centres covering a population of 1.1 million in Oromia region, Ethiopia. Read More

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Stunting, age at school entry and academic performance in developing countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 12. Epub 2022 Jun 12.

Département de Médecine Sociale et Préventive, Faculté de Médecine, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada.

Aim: To review evidence of the effects of stunting, or height-for-age, on schooling level and schooling trajectories, defined as the combination of school entry age, grade repetition and dropouts.

Methods: We conducted a systematic review of studies (last update 20 March 2021) that assessed the association between stunting, or height-for-age, and at least one component of school trajectory using five databases (PubMed, Embase, Education Resources Information Center [ERIC], Web of Science and PsycINFO). Two independent reviewers performed study selection and data extraction. Read More

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Under-five children's acute respiratory infection dropped significantly in Bangladesh: An evidence from Bangladesh demographic and health survey, 1996-2018.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 9. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Department of Biostatistics, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Aim: This study aims to systematically identify and review the most significant risk factors and the trends that follow acute respiratory infection (ARI) among children under five in Bangladesh.

Methods: A total of 6863 under-five children were eligible for our analysis, retrieved from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS), 2014. ARI cases were defined if a child experienced coughing with short and rapid breathing at the chest that occurred during 2 weeks prior to the study. Read More

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Corrigendum.

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Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 9. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

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Noro- and rotavirus detections in children during COVID-19 pandemic-A nationwide register study in Finland.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 8. Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Institute of Clinical Medicine and Department of Pediatrics, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

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Randomised controlled trial of maternal infant-directed reading among hospitalised preterm infants.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 7. Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Department of Pediatrics, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Aim: A randomised trial to study the impact of a maternal-driven, infant-directed reading intervention on preterm infant language compared with matched controls.

Methods: Infants born at 22-32 weeks in Women & Infants Neonatal Intensive Care were gestationally stratified to a reading intervention (n = 33) or standard care (n = 34). At 32-, 34- and 36-weeks postmenstrual age, 16-h language recordings were obtained in the hospital. Read More

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Parental sociodemographic characteristics and mental health referrals by nurses in Swedish child health centres.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 7. Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Aim: To explore the influence of parents' socio-economic characteristics on child healthcare nurses' mental health referrals of 3- to 5-year-olds and also to test the association between mental health problems and referrals.

Methods: Repeated cross-sectional data including parents' Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) assessments and referral data (psychologist and speech and language pathologist). Hierarchical regression was used to analyse whether parents' country of birth, education level, marital status and mental health problem scores (SDQ; total difficulties and impact scores) were associated with nurses' referrals. Read More

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Lithium use during breastfeeding was safe in healthy full-term infants under strict monitoring.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 7. Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Aim: Previous studies on breastfeeding during lithium therapy have shown conflicting results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety when practising thorough follow-up of the infants.

Method: This retrospective study focused on women with lithium medication, and their breastfed infants born between 2006 and 2021 in Stockholm, Sweden. Read More

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Government-led initiative increased the effective use of Kangaroo Mother Care in a region of North India.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 5. Epub 2022 Jun 5.

Centre for Health Research and Development, Society for Applied Studies, New Delhi, India.

Aim: To learn how to achieve high-quality, effective coverage of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC), defined as 8 hours or more of skin-to-skin contact per day and exclusive breastfeeding in district Sonipat in North India, and to develop and evaluate an implementation model.

Methods: We conducted implementation research using a mixed-methods approach, including formative research, followed by repeated, rapid cycles of implementation, evaluation and refinement until a model with the potential for high and effective coverage was reached. Evaluation of this model was conducted over a 12-month period. Read More

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The 5-minute Apgar score and childhood school outcomes.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 4. Epub 2022 Jun 4.

The Ritchie Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Clayton, Vic., Australia.

Aim: To examine the association between Apgar score at 5 min and childhood developmental and educational outcome.

Methods: A population-based data linkage study of births ≥37 weeks' gestation linked to developmental outcomes at preparatory school and educational outcomes at school grades 3, 5 and 7 in Victoria, Australia. Multivariable logistic regressions and generalised estimating equations were used. Read More

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Off-label prescription of BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to <5-year-old children in the European Union.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jun 3. Epub 2022 Jun 3.

Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology Unit, Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla, Universidad de Sevilla/CSIC, Sevilla, Spain.

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