Child, Newborn and Neonatal Health- March 2014

Table of Contents

Cochrane Reviews

 

Bjornson, C et al (2013) Nebulized epinephrine for

croup in children. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), Issue 10 pp.CD006619.

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Author’s Conclusions: Nebulized epinephrine is associated with clinically and statistically significant transient reduction of symptoms of croup 30 minutes post-treatment. Evidence does not favour racemic epinephrine or L-epinephrine, or IPPB over simple nebulization. The authors note that data and analyses were limited by the small number of relevant studies and total number of participants and thus most outcomes contained data from very few or even single studies.

 

Black, KJ et al (2013) Nerve blocks for initial pain

management of femoral fractures in children.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

Issue 12, pp.CD009587. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Low quality evidence from one small trial suggests that FICB provides better and longer lasting pain relief with fewer adverse events than intravenous opioids for femur fractures in children. Well conducted and reported randomised trials that compare nerve blocks (both FNB and FICB) with systemic analgesia and that use validated pain scores are needed.

 

Brouwer, MC et al (2013) Corticosteroids for acute

bacterial meningitis. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 6, pp.CD004405.

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Author’s Conclusions: Corticosteroids significantly

reduced hearing loss and neurological sequelae, but

did not reduce overall mortality. Data support the use

of corticosteroids in patients with bacterial meningitis

in high-income countries. We found no beneficial

effect in low-income countries.

 

Burns, KE et al (2013) Noninvasive positive-

pressure ventilation as a weaning strategy for

intubated adults with respiratory failure. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 12,

pp.CD004127. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Summary estimates from 16

trials of moderate to good quality that included

predominantly participants with COPD suggest that a

weaning strategy that includes NPPV may reduce

rates of mortality and ventilator-associated

pneumonia without increasing the risk of weaning

failure or reintubation.

 

Cao, AM et al (2013) Chest radiographs for acute

lower respiratory tract infections. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 12,

pp.CD009119. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Data from two trials suggest

that routine chest radiography does not affect the

clinical outcomes in adults and children presenting to

a hospital with signs and symptoms suggestive of a

LRTI. This conclusion may be weakened by the risk

of bias of the studies and the lack of complete data

available.

 

Cates, CJ et al (2013) Regular treatment with

salmeterol and inhaled steroids for chronic

asthma: serious adverse events. Cochrane

database of systematic reviews (Online), 3,

pp.CD006922. Link to Abstract Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: We found no statistically significant differences in fatal or non-fatal serious adverse events in trials in which regular salmeterol was randomly allocated with ICS, in comparison to ICS alone at the same dose. Although 13,447 adults and 1862 children have now been included in trials,  the frequency of adverse events is too low and the results are too imprecise to confidently rule out a relative increase in all-cause mortality or non-fatal adverse events with salmeterol used in conjunction with ICS. However, the absolute difference between groups in the risk of serious adverse events was very small. We could not determine whether the increase in all cause non-fatal serious adverse events reported in the previous meta-analysis on regular salmeterol alone is abolished by the additional use of regular ICS. We await the results of large on going surveillance studies mandated by the FDA to provide more information. There were no asthma-related deaths and few asthma-related serious adverse events. Clinical decisions and information for patients regarding regular use of salmeterol have to take into account the balance between known symptomatic benefits of salmeterol and the degree of uncertainty and concern associated with its potential harmful effects.

 

Cates, CJ et al (2013) Combination formoterol and

budesonide as maintenance and reliever therapy

versus current best practice (including inhaled

steroid maintenance), for chronic asthma in

adults and children. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 4, pp.CD007313.

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Author’s Conclusions: Single inhaler therapy has now been demonstrated to reduce exacerbations requiring oral corticosteroids against current best practice strategies and against a fixed higher dose of inhaled steroids. The strength of evidence that SiT reduces hospitalisation against these same treatments is weak. There were more discontinuations due to adverse events on SiT compared to current best practice, but no significant differences in serious adverse events. Our confidence in these conclusions is limited by the open-label design of the trials, and by the unknown adherence to treatment in the current best practice arms of the trials.Single inhaler therapy can reduce the risk of asthma exacerbations needing oral corticosteroids in comparison with fixed dose maintenance ICS and separate relief medication. The reduced odds of exacerbations with SiT compared with higher dose ICS should be viewed in the context of the possible impact of LABA withdrawal during study run-in. This may have made the study populations more likely to respond to SiT. Single inhaler therapy is not currently licensed for children under 18 years of age in the United Kingdom and there is currently very little research evidence for this approach in children or adolescents.

 

Chauhan, BF et al (2013) Intermittent versus daily

inhaled corticosteroids for persistent asthma in

children and adults. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 2, pp.CD009611.

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Author’s Conclusions: In children and adults

with persistent asthma and in preschool children

suspected of persistent asthma, there was low quality

evidence that intermittent and daily ICS strategies

were similarly effective in the use of rescue oral

corticosteroids and the rate of severe adverse health

events. The strength of the evidence means that we

cannot currently assume equivalence between the

two options.. Daily ICS was superior to intermittent

ICS in several indicators of lung function, airway

inflammation, asthma control and reliever use. Both

treatments appeared safe, but a modest growth

suppression was associated with daily, compared to

intermittent, inhaled budesonide and

beclomethasone. Clinicians should carefully weigh

the potential benefits and harm of each treatment

option, taking into account the unknown long-term (>

one year) impact of intermittent therapy on lung

growth and lung function decline.

 

Chaturvedi, S et al (2014) Pharmacological

interventions for hypertension in children.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

2, pp.CD008117. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Overall, there are

sparse data informing the use of antihypertensive

agents in children, with outcomes reported limited to

blood pressure and not end organ damage. The most

data are available for candesartan, for which there is

low-quality evidence of a modest lowering effect on

blood pressure. We did not find evidence of a

consistent dose response relationship for escalating

doses of angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium

channel blockers or angiotensin-converting enzyme

inhibitors. All agents appear safe, at least in the short

term.

 

Davey, P et al (2013) Interventions to improve

antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital

inpatients. Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews (Online), 4, pp.CD003543.

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Author’s Conclusions: The results show that

interventions to reduce excessive antibiotic

prescribing to hospital inpatients can reduce

antimicrobial resistance or hospital-acquired

infections, and interventions to increase effective

prescribing can improve clinical outcome. This

update provides more evidence about unintended

clinical consequences of interventions and about the

effect of interventions to reduce exposure of patients

to antibiotics. The meta-analysis supports the use of

restrictive interventions when the need is urgent, but

suggests that persuasive and restrictive interventions

are equally effective after six months.

 

Fernandes, RM et al (2013) Glucocorticoids for

acute viral bronchiolitis in infants and young

children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

6, pp.CD004878. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Current evidence does not support a clinically relevant effect of systemic or inhaled glucocorticoids on admissions or length of hospitalisation. Combined dexamethasone and epinephrine may reduce outpatient admissions, but results are exploratory and safety data limited. Future research should further assess the efficacy, harms and applicability of combined therapy.

 

 

Flodgren, G et al (2013) Interventions to improve +

professional adherence to guidelines for

prevention of device-related infections. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 3,

pp.CD006559. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: The low to very low quality of the evidence of studies included in this review provides insufficient evidence to determine with certainty which interventions are most effective in changing professional behaviour and in what contexts. However, interventions that may be worth further study are educational interventions involving more than one active element and that are repeatedly administered over time, and interventions employing specialised personnel, who are focused on an aspect of care that is supported by evidence e.g. dentists/dental auxiliaries performing oral care for VAP prevention.

 

Goldenberg, JZ et al (2013) Probiotics for the

prevention of Clostridium difficile-associated

diarrhoea in adults and children. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 5,

pp.CD006095. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Based on this systematic

review and meta-analysis of 23 randomized

controlled trials including 4213 patients, moderate

quality evidence suggests that probiotics are both

safe and effective for preventing Clostridium difficile-

associated diarrhoea.

 

 

 

Griffiths, B et al (2013) Combined inhaled

anticholinergics and short-acting beta2-agonists

for initial treatment of acute asthma in children.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

8, pp.CD000060. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Children with an asthma

exacerbation experience a lower risk of admission to

hospital if they are treated with the combination of

inhaled SABAs plus anticholinergic versus SABA

alone. They also experience a greater improvement

in lung function and less risk of nausea and tremor.

Within this group, the findings suggested, but did not

prove, the possibility of an effect modification, where

intensity of anticholinergic treatment and asthma

severity, could be associated with greater benefit.

Further research is required to identify the

characteristics of children that may benefit from

anticholinergic use (e.g. age and asthma severity

including mild exacerbation and impending

respiratory failure) and the treatment modalities

(dose, intensity, and duration) associated with most

benefit from anticholinergic use better.

 

Hemila, H et al (2013) Vitamin C for preventing and

treating the common cold. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 1, pp.CD000980.

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Author’s Conclusions: The failure of vitamin C

supplementation to reduce the incidence of colds in

the general population indicates that routine vitamin

C supplementation is not justified, yet vitamin C may

be useful for people exposed to brief periods of

severe physical exercise. Regular supplementation

trials have shown that vitamin C reduces the duration

of colds, but this was not replicated in the few

therapeutic trials that have been carried out.

Nevertheless, given the consistent effect of vitamin C

on the duration and severity of colds in the regular

supplementation studies, and the low cost and safety,

it may be worthwhile for common cold patients to test

on an individual basis whether therapeutic vitamin C

is beneficial for them. Further therapeutic RCTs are

warranted.

 

Hemila, H et al (2013) Vitamin C for preventing and

treating pneumonia. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 8, pp.CD005532.

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Author’s Conclusions: The prophylactic use of

vitamin C to prevent pneumonia should be further

investigated in populations who have a high

incidence of pneumonia, especially if dietary vitamin

C intake is low. Similarly, the therapeutic effects of

vitamin C should be studied, especially in patients

with low plasma vitamin C levels. The current

evidence is too weak to advocate prophylactic use of

vitamin C to prevent pneumonia in the general

population. Nevertheless, therapeutic vitamin C

supplementation may be reasonable for pneumonia

patients who have low vitamin C plasma levels

because its cost and risks are low.

Jain, K et al (2013) Bronchoscopy-guided

antimicrobial therapy for cystic fibrosis. Cochrane

database of systematic reviews (Online), 12,

pp.CD009530. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: This review, which only

includes a single study, shows that there is no clear

evidence to support the routine use of

bronchoalveolar lavage for the diagnosis and

management of pulmonary infection in pre-school

children with cystic fibrosis compared to the standard

practice of providing treatment based on results of

oropharyngeal culture and clinical symptoms. No

evidence was available for adult and adolescent

populations.

 

Kew, KM et al (2013) Combination formoterol and

budesonide as maintenance and reliever therapy

versus combination inhaler maintenance for

chronic asthma in adults and children. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 12,

pp.CD009019. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: SiT reduces the

number of people having asthma exacerbations

requiring oral steroids and the number requiring

hospitalisation or an ER visit compared with fixed-

dose combination inhalers. Evidence for serious

adverse events was unclear. The mean daily dose of

inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in SiT, including the

total dose administered with reliever use, was always

lower than that of the other combination groups. This

suggests that the flexibility in steroid administration

that is possible with SiT might be more effective than

a standard fixed-dose combination by increasing the

dose only when needed and keeping it low during

stable stages of the disease. Data for hospitalisations

alone could not be obtained, and no studies have yet

addressed this question in children younger than age

12.

 

Lambert, P et al (2014) Clonidine premedication

for postoperative analgesia in children. Cochrane

database of systematic reviews (Online), 1,

pp.CD009633. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: There were only 11 relevant

trials studying 742 children having surgery where

premedication with clonidine was compared to

placebo or other drug treatment. Despite

heterogeneity between trials, clonidine premedication

in an adequate dosage (4 microg/kg) was likely to

have a beneficial effect on postoperative pain in

children. Side effects were minimal, but some of the

studies used atropine prophylactically with the

intention of preventing bradycardia and hypotension.

Further research is required to determine under what

conditions clonidine premedication is most effective

in providing postoperative pain relief in children.

 

Macgillivray, S et al (2013) Lactose avoidance for

young children with acute diarrhoea. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 10,

pp.CD005433. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

Author’s Conclusions: In young children with

acute diarrhoea who are not predominantly breast-

fed, change to a lactose-free diet may result in earlier

resolution of acute diarrhoea and reduce treatment

failure. Diluting lactose-containing formulas may also

have some benefits but further trials are required to

have confidence in this finding. There are no trials

from low-income countries, where mortality for

diarrhoea is high, and malnutrition is more common.

 

Minozzi, S et al (2013) Maintenance agonist

treatments for opiate-dependent pregnant women.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

12, pp.CD006318. Link to Abstract 

Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: We did not find sufficient

significant differences between methadone and

buprenorphine or slow-release morphineto allow

us to conclude that one treatment is superior to

another for all relevant outcomes. While methadone

seems superior in terms of retaining patients in

treatment, buprenorphine seems to lead to less

severe neonatal abstinence syndrome. Additionally,

even though a multi-centre, international trial with

175 pregnant women has recently been completed

and its results published and included in this review,

the body of evidence is still too small to draw firm

conclusions about the equivalence of the treatments

compared. There is still a need for randomised

controlled trials of adequate sample size comparing

different maintenance treatments.

 

Morrow, B et al (2013) Mechanical insufflation-

exsufflation for people with neuromuscular

disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews (Online), 12, pp.CD010044.

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Author’s Conclusions: The results of this

review do not provide sufficient evidence on which to

base clinical practice as we were unable to address

important short- and long-term outcomes, including

adverse effects of MI-E. There is currently insufficient

evidence for or against the use of MI-E in people with

NMDs. Further randomised controlled clinical trials

are needed to test the safety and efficacy of MI-E.

 

Mutter, TC et al (2013) Hydroxyethyl starch (HES)

versus other fluid therapies: effects on kidney

function. Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews (Online), 7, pp.CD007594. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: The current evidence suggests

that all HES products increase the risk in AKI and

RRT in all patient populations and a safe volume of

any HES solution has yet to be determined. In most

clinical situations it is likely that these risks outweigh

any benefits, and alternate volume replacement

therapies should be used in place of HES products.

 

 

 

Normansell, R et al (2014) Omalizumab for asthma

in adults and children. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 1, pp.CD003559.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Omalizumab was effective in

reducing asthma exacerbations and hospitalisations

as an adjunctive therapy to inhaled steroids and

during steroid tapering phases of clinical trials.

Omalizumab was significantly more effective than

placebo in increasing the numbers of participants

who were able to reduce or withdraw their inhaled

steroids. Omalizumab was generally well tolerated,

although more injection site reactions were seen with

omalizumab. Further assessment in paediatric

populations is necessary, as is direct double-dummy

comparison with ICS. Although subgroup analyses

suggest that participants receiving prednisolone had

better asthma control when they received

omalizumab,it remains to be tested prospectively

whether the addition of omalizumab has a

prednisolone-sparing effect. It is also not clear

whether there is a threshold level of baseline serum

IgE for optimum efficacy of omalizumab. Given the

high cost of the drug, identification of biomarkers

predictive of response is of major importance for

future research.

 

Osborn, DA et al (2013) Prebiotics in infants for

prevention of allergy. Cochrane database of

systematic reviews (Online), 3, pp.CD006474.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Further research is needed

before routine use of prebiotics can be recommended

for prevention of allergy in formula fed infants. There

is some evidence that a prebiotic supplement added

to infant feeds may prevent eczema. It is unclear

whether the use of prebiotic should be restricted to

infants at high risk of allergy or may have an effect in

low risk populations; or whether it may have an effect

on other allergic diseases including asthma.

 

Schoot, RA et al (2013) Systemic treatments for

the prevention of venous thrombo-embolic

events in paediatric cancer patients with

tunnelled central venous catheters. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 9,

pp.CD009160. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: We found no significant effects

of systemic treatments compared with no intervention

in preventing (a)symptomatic VTE in paediatric

oncology patients with CVCs. However, this could be

a result of the low number of included participants,

which resulted in low power. In one CCT, which

compared one systemic treatment with another

systemic treatment, we identified a significant

reduction in symptomatic VTE with the addition of

LMWH to AT supplementation. All studies

investigated the prevalence of major and/or minor

 

 

 

bleeding episodes, and none found a significant

difference between study groups. None of the studies

reported thrombocytopenia, HIT, HITT, death as a

result of VTE, removal of CVC due to VTE, CVC-

related infection or PTS among participants. On the

basis of currently available evidence, we are not able

to give recommendations for clinical practise.

Additional well-designed international RCTs are

needed to further explore the effects of systemic

treatments in preventing VTE. Future studies should

aim for adequate power with attainable sample sizes.

The incidence of symptomatic VTE is relatively low;

therefore, it might be necessary to select participants

with thrombotic risk factors or to investigate

asymptomatic VTE instead.

 

Spinks, A et al (2013) Antibiotics for sore throat.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

11, pp.CD000023. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions Antibiotics confer relative

benefits in the treatment of sore throat. However, the

absolute benefits are modest. Protecting sore throat

sufferers against suppurative and non-suppurative

complications in high-income countries requires

treating many with antibiotics for one to benefit. This

NNTB may be lower in low-income countries.

Antibiotics shorten the duration of symptoms by

about 16 hours overall.

 

Thanaviratananich, S et al (2013) Once or twice

daily versus three times daily amoxicillin with or

without clavulanate for the treatment of acute

otitis media. Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews (Online), 12, pp.CD004975. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: This review showed that the

results of using once or twice daily doses of

amoxicillin, with or without clavulanate, were

comparable with three doses for the treatment of

AOM.

 

Ullman, AJ et al (2013) Optimal timing for

intravascular administration set replacement.

Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 9,

pp.CD003588. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Some evidence indicates that

administration sets that do not contain lipids, blood or

blood products may be left in place for intervals of up

to 96 hours without increasing the risk of infection.

 

Other evidence suggests that mortality increased

within the neonatal population with infrequent

administration set replacement. However, much the

evidence obtained was derived from studies of low to

moderate quality.

 

Uman, LS et al (2013) Psychological interventions

for needle-related procedural pain and distress in

children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 10, pp.CD005179.

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Author’s Conclusions: Overall, there is strong

evidence supporting the efficacy of distraction and

hypnosis for needle-related pain and distress in

children and adolescents, with no evidence currently

available for preparation and information or both,

combined CBT, parent coaching plus distraction,

suggestion, or virtual reality. Additional research is

needed to further assess interventions that have only

been investigated in one RCT to date (that is,

memory alteration, parent positioning plus distraction,

blowing out air, and distraction plus suggestion).

There are continuing issues with the quality of trials

examining psychological interventions for needle-

related pain and distress.

 

van Driel, ML et al (2013) Different antibiotic

treatments for group A streptococcal pharyngitis.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

4, pp.CD004406. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Evidence is insufficient to

show clinically meaningful differences between

antibiotics for GABHS tonsillopharyngitis. Limited

evidence in adults suggests cephalosporins are more

effective than penicillin for relapse, but the NNTB is

high. Limited evidence in children suggests

carbacephem is more effective for symptom

resolution. Data on complications are too scarce to

draw conclusions. Based on these results and

considering the low cost and absence of resistance,

penicillin can still be recommended as first choice.

 

Venekamp, RP et al (2013) Antibiotics for acute

otitis media in children. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 1, pp.CD000219.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Antibiotic treatment led to a

statistically significant reduction of children with AOM

experiencing pain at two to seven days compared

with placebo but since most children (82%) settle

spontaneously, about 20 children must be treated to

prevent one suffering from ear pain at two to seven

days. Additionally, antibiotic treatment led to a

statistically significant reduction of tympanic

membrane perforations (NNTB 33) and contralateral

AOM episodes (NNTB 11). These benefits must be

weighed against the possible harms: for every 14

children treated with antibiotics, one child

experienced an adverse event (such as vomiting,

diarrhoea or rash) that would not have occurred if

antibiotics had been withheld. Antibiotics appear to

be most useful in children under two years of age

with bilateral AOM, or with both AOM and otorrhoea.

For most other children with mild disease, an

expectant observational approach seems justified.

We have no trials in populations with higher risks of

complications.

 

Zhang, L et al (2013) Nebulised hypertonic saline

solution for acute bronchiolitis in infants.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

7, pp.CD006458. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Current evidence suggests

nebulised 3% saline may significantly reduce the

length of hospital stay among infants hospitalised

with non-severe acute viral bronchiolitis and improve

the clinical severity score in both outpatient and

inpatient populations.

NICE Guidelines

 

NICE (2013) Atopic eczema in children. London:

Nice. Quality Standard QS 44. Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This quality standard covers the

management of atopic eczema in children from birth

up to the age of 12 years

 

NICE (2013) Autism: Management of Autism in

Children and Young People. London: NICE. Clinical

Guidance CG 170. Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This clinical guideline offers evidence-

based advice on the care and management of

children and young people with autism.

 

NICE (2013) Depression in Children and Young

People. London: NICE. Quality Standard QS 48.

Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This quality standard covers the diagnosis

and management of depression in children and

young people aged between 5 and 17 years (that is,

up to their 18th birthday).

 

NICE (2013) Feverish Illness in Children. London:

NICE. Clinical Guidance CG 160).  Link to Full Text

 

This clinical guideline updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 47 (published May 2007). It offers evidence-based advice on the care of young children with feverish illness.

 

New and updated recommendations have been included in areas relating to assessment and initial management in children younger than 5 years with no obvious cause of feverish illness

NICE (2013) Headaches in Young People and

Adults. London: NICE. Quality Standard QS 42.

Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of the most common primary headache disorders (tension-type headache, migraine and cluster headache) and medication overuse headache in adults and young people aged 12 years and older

NICE (2014) Head injury: Triage, assessment, investigation and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults. London, NICE. CG 176  Link to Full Text

Abstract: This guidance partially updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline CG56. It offers evidence-based advice on the care of children, young people and adults with head injury.

 

NICE (2013) Managing overweight and obesity among children and young people: lifestyle weight management services. NICE. Public Health PH 47 Link to Full Text

Abstract: This guidance makes recommendations on lifestyle weight management (sometimes called tier 2) services for overweight and obese children and young people aged under 18. These services are just one part of a comprehensive approach to preventing and treating obesity.

 

NICE (2013) Urinary Tract Infection in Infants,

Children and Young People Under 16. London:

NICE. Quality standard QS 36  Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This quality standard covers the care of infants, children and young people under 16 years with a first or recurrent upper or lower urinary tract infection and without known underlying uropathy

Reports & Statistics

Oliva, L et al 2013 Overlooked and forgotten: a

review of how well children and young people's

mental health is being prioritised in the current

commissioning landscape. CaYPsMH

 London: CYPMHC. Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This report offers support and

recommendations to health and wellbeing boards on

how they can prioritise and address children and

young people’s mental health. It is based on a review

of 145 joint strategic needs assessment (JSNAs) and

142 joint health and wellbeing strategies (JHWSs)

General

 

Adams, S et al (2013) Exploring the usefulness of

comprehensive care plans for children with

medical complexity (CMC): a qualitative study.

BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.10. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Boutis, K et al (2013) Effect of the Low Risk Ankle

Rule on the frequency of radiography in children

with ankle injuries. CMAJ : Canadian Medical

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Brown, CC et al (2014) Making your way as an

academic paediatric trainee in the UK. Archives of

Disease in Childhood - Education & Practice Edition,

99 (1), pp.13-14. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

 

Eisen, S et al (2014) Peer mentoring: evaluation of

a novel programme in paediatrics. Archives of

Disease in Childhood, 99 (2), pp.142-146.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Eventov-Friedman, S et al (2014) Using a safe taxi

service to transport newborn babies home from

hospital. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1), pp.57-61.

Link to Abstract

 

Ferro, MA (2014) Adolescents and young adults

with physical illness: a comparative study of

psychological distress. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1),

pp.e32-e37. Link to Abstract

 

Gaab, EM et al (2014) Siblings Caring for and

about Pediatric Palliative Care Patients. Journal of

Palliative Medicine, 17 (1), pp.62-67. Link to Abstract

 

Goddard, JM (2014) Chronic pain in Children and

Young People. Paediatrics and Child Health, 24 (2),

pp.89-91. Link to Abstract

 

Hall, AE et al (2014) What ethical and legal

principles should guide the genotyping of

children as part of a personalised screening

programme for common cancer? Journal of

Medical Ethics, 40 (3), pp.163-167. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Kamble, S et al (2014) The acceptability among

young Hindus and Muslims of actively ending the

lives of newborns with genetic defects. Journal of

Medical Ethics, 40 (3), pp.186-191. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Klaber, RE et al (2014) Delivering quality

improvement: the need to believe it is necessary.

Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99 (2), pp.175-179.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Myors, KA et al (2014) Child and family health

nurses working with families of preschool-aged

children. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23 (1-2),

pp.181-190. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

O'Donnell, HC et al (2014) Impact of Newborn

Follow-up Visit Timing on Subsequent ED Visits

and Hospital Readmissions: An Instrumental

Variable Analysis. Academic Pediatrics, 14 (1),

pp.84-91. Link to Abstract

 

O'Donnell, HC et al (2014) Factors Associated With

Timing of First Outpatient Visit After Newborn

Hospital Discharge. Academic Pediatrics, 14 (1),

pp.77-83. Link to Abstract

 

Pitchforth, J et al (2014) Improving the use of

phlebotomy services in a paediatric inpatient

setting. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, 2 (2)

Link to Full Text

 

 

 

Sahib El-Radhi, A (2014) Determining fever in

children: the search for an ideal thermometer.

British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 23

(2), pp.91-94.  Link to Abstract

 

Simon, TD et al (2013) Quality Improvement

Research in Pediatric Hospital Medicine and the

Role of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient

Settings (PRIS) Network. Academic Pediatrics, 13

(6, Supplement), pp.S54-S60. Link to Abstract

 

 

Slopen, N et al (2014) Cumulative Adversity in

Childhood and Emergent Risk Factors for Long-

Term Health. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3),

pp.631-638.e632. Link to Abstract

 

Soares, NS et al (2014) The Influence of

Community Access to Child Health (CATCH)

Program on Community Pediatrics. Pediatrics, 133

(1), pp.e205-e212. Link to Abstract

 

Vanhelst, J et al (2013) Effect of child health status

on parents' allowing children to participate in

pediatric research. BMC Medical Ethics, 14, pp.7.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Wekell, P et al (2014) Devising a competency-

based continuing professional development

programme to meet the needs of on-call

consultant paediatricians. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3),

pp.320-330. Link to Abstract

 

Zhang, LF et al (2014) A systematic review of the

psychometric properties of transition readiness

assessment tools in adolescents with chronic

disease. BMC Pediatrics, 14 (1), pp.4.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

Allergy

 

Anagnostou, K et al (2014) Assessing the efficacy

of oral immunotherapy for the desensitisation of

peanut allergy in children (STOP II): a phase 2

randomised controlled trial. Lancet,  Online first

30th January 2014 Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Francavilla, R et al (2014) Clinical, Serologic, and

Histologic Features of Gluten Sensitivity in

Children. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.463-

467.e461. Link to Abstract

 

Grimshaw, KE et al (2013) Diet and food allergy

development during infancy: Birth cohort study

findings using prospective food diary data. The

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 133 (2),

pp 511-519 Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gupta, R et al (2013) The economic impact of

childhood food allergy in the United States. JAMA

Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1026-1031. Link to Abstract

 

Indinnimeo, L et al (2013) Duration of a cow-milk

exclusion diet worsens parents' perception of

quality of life in children with food allergies. BMC

Pediatrics, 13, pp.203. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Jackson, J et al (2013) Cognitive and psychosocial

function post hematopoietic stem cell

transplantation in children with hemophagocytic

lymphohistiocytosis. The Journal of Allergy and

Clinical Immunology, 132 (4), pp.889-895 e881-883.

Link to Abstract

 

Just, J et al (2014) Childhood Allergic Asthma Is

Not a Single Phenotype. The Journal of Pediatrics,

Published on line ahead of print. Link to Abstract

 

Pfaar, O et al (2013) Depigmented-polymerized

mixed grass/birch pollen extract immunotherapy

is effective in polysensitized patients. Allergy, 68

(10), pp.1306-1313. Link to Abstract

Anaesthetics and Analgesia

 

Bredlau, AL et al (2013) Ketamine for Pain in

Adults and Children with Cancer: A Systematic

Review and Synthesis of the Literature. Pain

Medicine (Malden, Mass.), Published ahead of print

 Link to Abstract

 

Herpertz-Dahlmann, B et al (2014) Day-patient

treatment after short inpatient care versus

continued inpatient treatment in adolescents with

anorexia nervosa (ANDI): a multicentre,

randomised, open-label, non-inferiority trial.

Lancet,   Link to Abstract

 

Naja, ZM et al (2013) The effectiveness of

pudendal nerve block versus caudal block

anesthesia for hypospadias in children.

Anesthesia and Analgesia, 117 (6), pp.1401-1407.

Link to Abstract

Bone and Joint

 

McDevitt, H et al (2014) Establishing good bone

health in children. Paediatrics and Child Health, 24

(2), pp.78-82. Link to Abstract

 

Shrestha, D et al (2013) Systemic lupus

erythematosus and granulomatous

lymphadenopathy. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.179.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Son, MBF et al (2014) Outcomes in Hospitalized

Pediatric Patients With Systemic Lupus

Erythematosus. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e106-e113.

Link to Abstract

Cardiovascular

 

Aiyagari, R et al (2013) Impact of pre-stage II

hemodynamics and pulmonary artery anatomy on

12-month outcomes in the Pediatric Heart

Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial.

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,

Published on line 13th December 2013

Link to Abstract

 

Bijlsma, MW et al (2014) Why Pediatricians Fail to

Diagnose Hypertension: A Multicenter Survey.

The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.173-177.e177.

Link to Abstract

 

Cabrera-Rego, JO et al (2014) Epicardial Fat

Thickness Correlates With Carotid Intima-Media

Thickness, Arterial Stiffness, and Cardiac

Geometry in Children and Adolescents. Pediatric

Cardiology, 35 (30), pp. 450-460  Link to Abstract

 

Carli, D et al (2014) VACTERL (Vertebral Defects,

Anal Atresia, Tracheoesophageal Fistula

with Esophageal Atresia, Cardiac Defects, Renal

and Limb Anomalies) Association: Disease

Spectrum in 25 Patients Ascertained for Their

Upper Limb Involvement. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (3), pp.458-462.e452. Link to Abstract

 

Dilli, D et al (2013) Treatment outcomes of infants

with cyanotic congenital heart disease treated

with synbiotics. Pediatrics, 132 (4), pp.e932-938.

Link to Abstract

 

Eleftheriou, D et al (2014) Vasculitis in children. 24

(2), pp.58-63. Link to Abstract

 

Mellion, K et al (2014) Health-Related Quality of

Life Outcomes in Children and Adolescents with

Congenital Heart Disease. The Journal of Pediatrics,  

Published online 13th January 2014.

Link to Abstract

 

Mullett, MD et al (2014) Association between Birth

Characteristics and Coronary Disease Risk

Factors among Fifth Graders. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.78-82. Link to Abstract

 

Oster, ME et al (2014) Quality Improvement in

Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease.

The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.67-71.e62.

Link to Abstract  

 

Pretty, C et al (2013) Adverse childhood

experiences and the cardiovascular health of

children: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatrics,

13, pp.208. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Raj, S et al (2014) Myocardial Dysfunction in

Pediatric Septic Shock. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (1), pp.72-77.e72 Link to Abstract

 

 

Studer, MA et al (2014) Newborn Pulse Oximetry

Screening to Detect Critical Congenital Heart

Disease. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.505-

509.e502. Link to Abstract

 

Takemoto, CM et al (2014) Hospital-Associated

Venous Thromboembolism in Children: Incidence

and Clinical Characteristics. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.332-338. Link to Abstract

 

Uysal, F et al (2013) Congenital Anomalies of

Coronary Arteries in Children: The Evaluation of

22 Patients. Pediatric Cardiology, Published on line

12th December 2013.  Link to Abstract

 

Werner, H et al (2014) Health-Related Quality of

Life after Open-Heart Surgery. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.254-258.e251. Link to Abstract

 

Williams, DM et al (2013) Associations of maternal

25-hydroxyvitamin D in pregnancy with offspring

cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and

adolescence: findings from the Avon

Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. Heart

(British Cardiac Society), 99 (24), pp.1849-1856.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

Child Development

 

Bleakley, A et al (2014) Violent Film Characters’

Portrayal of Alcohol, Sex, and Tobacco-Related

Behaviors. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.71-77.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Foli, KJ et al (2014) "Great expectations" of

adoptive parents: theory extension through

structural equation modeling. Nursing Research,

63 (1), pp.14-25. Link to Abstract

 

Ghassabian, A et al (2014) Early lexical

development and risk of verbal and nonverbal

cognitive delay at school age. Acta Paediatrica,

103 (1), pp.70-80. Link to Abstract

 

Hedenbro, M et al (2014) Early interaction between

infants and their parents predicts social

competence at the age of four. Acta Paediatrica,

103 (3), pp.268-274. Link to Abstract

 

Lee, HS et al (2013) The impact of the use of

antiepileptic drugs on the growth of children.

BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.211. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Luby, J et al (2013) The effects of poverty on

childhood brain development: the mediating

effect of caregiving and stressful life events.

JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (12), pp.1135-1142.

Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

Sim, F et al (2013) Language and social/

emotionalproblems identified at a universal

developmental assessment at 30 months. BMC

Pediatrics, 13, pp.206. Link to Abstract

 

Vohr, BR et al (2014) The importance of language

in the home for school-age children with

permanent hearing loss. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1),

pp.62-69. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Wong, SC et al (2014) The Prevalence of Turner

Syndrome in Girls Presenting with Coarctation of

the Aorta. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.259-

263. Link to Abstract

Child Protection

 

Bailhache, M et al (2013) Is early detection of

abused children possible?: a systematic review

of the diagnostic accuracy of the identification

of abused children. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.202.

Doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-202. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Foa, EB et al (2013) Prolonged exposure vs

supportive counseling for sexual abuse-related

PTSD in adolescent girls: a randomized clinical

trial. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical

Association, 310 (24), pp.2650-2657.

Link to Abstract

 

Robertson, BD et al (2014) At-Risk Children of At-

Risk Parents: Assessing Common Injuries to

the Children of Teenage Parents. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.347-351.e341.

Link to Abstract

 

Ybarra, ML et al (2013) Prevalence rates of male

and female sexual violence perpetrators in a

national sample of adolescents. JAMA Pediatrics,

167 (12), pp.1125-1134. Links to Abstract

Emergency & High Dependency

 

Bohman, K et al (2014) Long-term medical

consequences for child occupants 0 to 12 years

injured in car crashes. Traffic Injury Prevention, 15

(4), pp.370-378. Link to Abstract

 

Cunningham, RM et al (2014) Characteristics of

Youth Seeking Emergency Care for Assault

 Injuries. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e96-e105.

Link to Abstract

 

Fedewa, MV et al (2014) Exercise and Insulin

Resistance in Youth: A Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e163-e174. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

Hartling, L et al (2013) Music to reduce pain and

distress in the pediatric emergency department: a

randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (9),

pp.826-835. Link to Abstract

 

Karbuz, A et al (2014) The Use of Colistin in

Critically Ill Children in a Pediatric Intensive Care

Unit. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33 (1),

pp.e19-e24 Link to Abstract

Macias, CG (2013) Quality Improvement in

Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Academic

Pediatrics, 13 (6, Supplement), pp.S61-S68.

Link to Abstract

 

Macrae, D et al (2014) A randomized trial of

hyperglycemic control in pediatric intensive care.

The New England Journal of Medicine, 370 (2),

pp.107-118. Link to Abstract

 

Martino, F et al (2013) Hypertension in children

and adolescents attending a lipid clinic. European

Journal of Pediatrics, 172 (12), pp.1573-1579.

Link to Abstract

 

O’Neil, J et al (2014) Ambulance Transport of

Noncritical Children: Emergency Medical Service

Providers’ Knowledge, Opinions, and Practice.

Clinical Pediatrics, 53 (3), pp.250-255.

Link to Abstract

 

Roussak, P (2014) Centralisation of paediatric

intensive care and a 24-hour retrieval service.

British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 23

(1), pp.25-29. Link to Abstract

 

Sacco Casamassima, M et al (2014) Use of risk

stratification indices to predict mortality in

critically ill children. European Journal Pediatrics,

173 (1), pp.1-13. Link to Abstract

 

Saxby, C et al (2014) Managing human factors in

the assembly of the paediatric bronchoscope.

BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, 2 (2)

Link to Full Text

 

Stickney, CA et al (2014) Family Participation

during Intensive Care Unit Rounds: Attitudes and

Experiences of Parents and Healthcare Providers

in a Tertiary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.402-406.e404.

Link to Abstract

 

Sznajder, M et al (2013) Depressive symptoms

among teenagers in the emergency department:

prevalence estimate and concordance with

parental perceptions. European Journal Pediatrics,

172 (12), pp.1587-1596. Link to Abstract

 

Wang, GS et al (2014) Unintentional Pediatric

Exposures to Central Alpha-2 Agonists Reported

to the National Poison Data System. The Journal

of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.149-152. Link to Abstract

 

 

Wang, J et al (2014) Isotonic Versus Hypotonic

Maintenance IV Fluids in Hospitalized Children: A

Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.105-113.

Link to Abstract

 

Westergren, H et al (2014) First evaluation of the

paediatric version of the Swedish rapid

emergency triage and treatment system shows

good reliability. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.305-

308. Link to Abstract

Endocrine & Diabetes

 

Aversa, T et al (2013) In young patients with

Turner or Down syndrome Graves' disease

presentation is often preceded by Hashimoto's

thyroiditis. Thyroid: Official Journal of the American

Thyroid Association, Published on line 29th January.

Link to Abstract

Cho, YH et al (2014) Puberty as an accelerator for

diabetes complications. Pediatric Diabetes, 15 (1),

pp.18-26. Link to Abstract

 

Fedewa, MV et al (2014) Exercise and insulin

resistance in youth: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e163-174. Link to Abstract

 

Lyons, SK et al (2014) Transfer from pediatric to

adult health care: effects on diabetes outcomes.

Pediatric Diabetes, 15 (1), pp.10-17. Link to Abstract

 

Manios, Y et al (2014) Female sex, small size at

birth and low family income increase the

likelihood of insulin resistance in late childhood:

the Healthy Growth Study. Pediatric Diabetes, 15

(1), pp.41-50. Link to Abstract

 

Moreno-Castilla, C et al (2013) Low-carbohydrate

diet for the treatment of gestational diabetes

mellitus: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes

Care, 36 (8), pp.2233-2238. Link to Abstract

 

Ng, SM et al (2014) Review of insulin treatment in

stress-related hyperglycaemia in children without

preexisting diabetes. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1),

pp.6-9. Link to Abstract

 

Olausson, EA et al (2014) A Small Particle Size

Diet Reduces Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms

in Patients With Diabetic Gastroparesis: A

Randomized Controlled Trial. The American

Journal of Gastroenterology, Published on line 14th

January.   Link to Abstract

 

Pugliese, A et al (2014) The Juvenile Diabetes

Research Foundation Network for Pancreatic

Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD) Program:

goals, operational model and emerging findings.

Pediatric Diabetes, 15 (1), pp.1-9. Link to Full Text

 

 

 

 

Rosenbaum, M et al (2013) Racial/ethnic

differences in clinical and biochemical type 2

diabetes mellitus risk factors in children. Obesity

(Silver Spring, Md.), 21 (10), pp.2081-2090.

Link to Abstract

 

Sundberg, F et al (2014) Detection and treatment

efficacy of hypoglycemic events in the everyday

life of children younger than 7yr. Pediatric

Diabetes, 15 (1), pp.34-40. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

Ear, Nose and Throat

 

Ahn, JH et al (2013) Outcomes of cochlear

implantation in children with CHARGE syndrome.

Acta oto-laryngologica, 133 (11), pp.1148-1153.

Link to Abstract

 

Benoit, MM et al (2013) The presentation and

management of mandibular tumors in the

pediatric population. The Laryngoscope, 123 (8),

pp.2035-2042. Link to Abstract

 

Bush, ML et al (2014) Delays in Diagnosis of

Congenital Hearing Loss in Rural Children. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.393-397.

Link to Abstract

 

Chang, R-KR et al (2014) Genetic Variants for

Long QT Syndrome among Infants and Children

from a Statewide Newborn Hearing Screening

Program Cohort. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3),

pp.590-595.e593. Link to Abstract

 

Hopper, SM et al (2013) Topical Lidocaine to

Improve Oral Intake in Children With Painful

Infectious Mouth Ulcers: A Blinded, Randomized,

Placebo-Controlled Trial. Annals of Emergency

Medicine, 63 (3), pp. 292-299. Link to Abstract

 

Klingenberg, C et al (2014) Patient comfort during

treatment with heated humidified high flow nasal

cannulae versus nasal continuous positive

airway pressure: a randomised cross-over trial.

Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and

Neonatal Edition, 99 (2), pp.F134-F137.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Kutz, JW, Jr. et al (2013) Ciprofloxacin 0.3% +

dexamethasone 0.1% for the treatment for otitis

media. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 14 (17),

pp.2399-2405. Link to Abstract

 

Lang, M et al (2013) A Systematic Review and

Meta-analysis of Endoscopic Balloon Dilation of

Pediatric Subglottic Stenosis. Otolaryngology –

head and neck surgery: official journal of American

Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

Surgery,150 (2), pp. 174-179  Link to Abstract

 

 

 

Lourenco, CB et al (2013) Child, neglect and oral

health. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.188. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Marom, T et al (2014) Trends in otitis media-

related health care use in the United States, 2001-

2011. JAMA Pediatrics, 168 (1), pp.68-75.

Link to Abstract

Morimoto, N et al (2013) Gorham-Stout syndrome

affecting the temporal bone with cerebrospinal

fluid leakage. International Journal of Pediatric

Otorhinolaryngology, 77 (9), pp.1596-1600.

Link to Abstract

 

Shaikh, N et al (2014) Predicting Response to

Antimicrobial Therapy in Children with Acute

Sinusitis. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.536-

541. Link to Abstract

Gastroenterology

 

Agha, BS et al (2013) Rare-earth magnet

ingestion: a childhood danger reaches

adolescence. Pediatric Emergency Care

29 (10), pp.1116-1118. Link to Abstract

 

Anabrees, J et al (2013) Probiotics for infantile

colic: a systematic review. BMC Pediatrics, 13,

pp.186. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Freedman, SB et al (2014) Pediatric Abdominal

Radiograph Use, Constipation, and Significant

Misdiagnoses. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1),

pp.83-88.e82. Link to Abstract

 

Jericho, H et al (2014) Nausea Predicts Delayed

Gastric Emptying in Children. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.89-92. Link to Abstract

 

Lazzerini, M et al (2013) Effect of thalidomide on

clinical remission in children and adolescents

with refractory Crohn disease: a randomized

clinical trial. JAMA : the Journal of the American

Medical Association, 310 (20), pp.2164-2173.

Link to Abstract

 

Mercer, DF et al (2014) Serial Transverse

Enteroplasty Allows Children with Short Bowel to

Wean from Parenteral Nutrition. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.93-98. Link to Abstract

 

Naji, H et al (2013) Use of Surgisis for Abdominal

Wall Reconstruction in Children with Abdominal

Wall Defects. European Journal of Pediatric

Surgery: Official Journal of Austrian Association of

Pediatric Surgery, 24 (1), pp. 94-96. Link to Abstract

 

Ohsawa, I et al (2013) Leukocytosis and high

hematocrit levels during abdominal attacks of

hereditary angioedema. BMC Gastroenterology, 13,

pp.123. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

 

Rosen, R (2014) Gastroesophageal Reflux in

Infants: More Than Just a pHenomenon. JAMA

Pediatrics, 168 (1), pp.83-89.  Link to Abstract

 

Sarker, SA et al (2013) Anti-rotavirus protein

reduces stool output in infants with diarrhea: a

randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Gastroenterology, 145 (4), pp.740-748 e748.

Link to Abstract

 

Saucier, A et al (2014) Prospective Evaluation of a

Clinical Pathway for Suspected Appendicitis.

Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e88-e95. Link to Abstract

 

Sung, V et al (2013) Probiotics to Prevent or Treat

Excessive Infant Crying: Systematic Review and

Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (12), pp.1150-

1157. Link to Abstract.

 

Szajewska, H et al (2014) Meta-analysis shows

limited evidence for using Lactobacillus

acidophilus LB to treat acute gastroenteritis in

children. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.249-255.

Link to Abstract

 

Tappin, D et al (2013) Development of an early

nurse led intervention to treat children referred to

secondary paediatric care with constipation with

or without soiling. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.193.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Toporowska-Kowalska, E et al (2013) Diagnosis of

gastroesophageal reflux and anti-reflux

 procedures among Polish children with

gastrostomies: a 10-year nationwide analysis.

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67 (11),

pp.1169-1174. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Tsiountsioura, M et al (2014) Detailed assessment

of nutritional status and eating patterns in

children with gastrointestinal diseases attending

an outpatients clinic and contemporary healthy

controls. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Published online 15th January. Link to Abstract

 

Wang, L et al (2013) Selective endoscopic ligation

for treatment of upper gastrointestinal

protuberant lesions. World Journal of

Gastroenterology: WJG, 19 (33), pp.5581-5585.

Link to Abstract     Link to Full Text

 

Waugh, N et al (2013) Faecal calprotectin testing

for differentiating amongst inflammatory and

non-inflammatory bowel diseases: systematic

review and economic evaluation. Health

Technology Assessment (Winchester, England), 17

(55), pp.xv-xix, 1-211. Link to Abstract

 

Whyte, LA et al (2014) Coeliac disease is more

common in children with high socio-economic

status. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.289-294.

Link to Abstract

 

 

Wu, F-Y et al (2013) Long-term Outcome After

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in

Children. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (5), pp.326-

329. Link to Abstract

Haematology

 

Ezenwosu, OU et al (2013) Determinants of

academic performance in children with sickle cell

anaemia. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.189.  

Link to Abstract     Link to Full Text

 

Fraser, C et al (2013) Open-label Bendamustine

Monotherapy for Pediatric Patients With

Relapsed or Refractory Acute Leukemia: Efficacy

and Tolerability. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/

Oncology, Published on line31st October 2013  

 Link to Abstract.

 

Goldman, RD et al (2013) Intravenous magnesium

sulfate for vaso-occlusive episodes in sickle cell

disease. Pediatrics, 132 (6), pp.e1634-1641.

Link to Abstract

 

Jackson, J et al (2013) Cognitive and psychosocial

function post hematopoietic stem cell

transplantation in children with hemophagocytic

lymphohistiocytosis. The Journal of Allergy and

Clinical Immunology, 132 (4), pp.889-895 e881-883.

Link to Abstract

 

Lagunju, IA et al (2013) Chronic blood transfusion

for primary and secondary stroke prevention in

Nigerian children with sickle cell disease: a 5-

year appraisal. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 60 (12),

pp.1940-1945. Link to Abstract

 

Ridefelt, P et al (2014) Estimating reliable

paediatric reference intervals in clinical

chemistry and haematology. Acta Paediatrica, 103

(1), pp.10-15. Link to Abstract

 

Sazawal, S et al (2014) Efficiency of red cell

distribution width in identification of children

aged 1-3 years with iron deficiency anemia

against traditional hematological markers. BMC

Pediatrics, 14 (1), pp.8.   Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Uijterschout, L et al (2013) Prevalence and Risk

Factors of Iron Deficiency in Healthy Young

Children in the Southwestern Region of the

Netherlands. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology

and Nutrition, 58 (2), pp. 195-200.   Link to Abstract

 

Vitagliano, O et al (2013) The Bcl-2/Bax and

Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK signaling pathways:

implications in pediatric leukemia pathogenesis

and new prospects for therapeutic approaches.

Expert Review of Hematology, 6 (5), pp.587-597.

Link to Abstract

 

 

Immunology & Immunisation

 

Albright, K et al (2014) Provider Attitudes Toward

Public-Private Collaboration to Improve

Immunization Reminder/Recall: A Mixed-Methods

Study. Academic Pediatrics, 14 (1), pp.62-70.

Link to Abstract

 

Arnheim-Dahlstrom, L et al (2013) Autoimmune,

neurological, and venous thromboembolic

adverse events after immunisation of adolescent

girls with quadrivalent human papillomavirus

vaccine in Denmark and Sweden: cohort study.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 347, pp.f5906.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Glanz, JM et al (2013) Association between

undervaccination with diphtheria, tetanus toxoids,

and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine and risk of

pertussis infection in children 3 to 36 months of

age. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1060-1064.

Link to Abstract

 

Halperin, SA et al (2014) Safety and

Immunogenicity of a Toddler Dose Following an

Infant Series of a Hexavalent Diphtheria, Tetanus,

Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus,

Haemophilus influenzae Type b, Hepatitis B

Vaccine Administered Concurrently or at

Separate Visits With a Heptavalent

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. The Pediatric

Infectious Disease Journal, 33 (1), pp.73-80

Link to Abstract

 

Hollm-Delgado, M-G et al (2014) Acute Lower

Respiratory Infection Among Bacille Calmette-

Guérin (BCG)–Vaccinated Children. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e73-e81. Link to Abstract

 

Holman, DM et al (2014) Barriers to Human

Papillomavirus Vaccination Among US

Adolescents: A Systematic Review of the

Literature. JAMA Pediatrics, 168 (1), pp.76-82.

Link to Abstract

 

Jain, VK et al (2013) Vaccine for prevention of mild

and moderate-to-severe influenza in children. The

New England Journal of Medicine, 369 (26), pp.2481-

2491. Link to Abstract

 

Lee, P-I et al (2013) Recommendations for

Rotavirus Vaccine. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (6),

pp.355-359. Link to Abstract

 

Opel, DJ et al (2013) The relationship between

parent attitudes about childhood vaccines survey

scores and future child immunization status: a

validation study. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (11),

pp.1065-1071. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

Prymula, R et al (2014) Protection against varicella

with two doses of combined measles-mumps-

rubella-varicella vaccine versus one dose of

monovalent varicella vaccine: a multicentre,

observer-blind, randomised, controlled trial.

Lancet, Published online 29th January

Link to Abstract

 

Rowhani-Rahbar, A et al (2013) Effect of age on the

risk of Fever and seizures following immunization

with measles-containing vaccines in children.

JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (12), pp.1111-1117.

Link to Abstract

 

Tom, JO et al (2014) Personal Health Record Use

and Association with Immunizations and Well-

Child Care Visits Recommendations. The Journal

of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.112-117. Link to Abstract

Infant Feeding

 

Badiee, Z et al (2013) The Calming Effect of

Maternal Breast Milk Odor on Premature Infants.

Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (5), pp.322-325.

Link to Abstract

 

Bevan, G et al (2014) Interventions in exclusive

breastfeeding: a systematic review. British Journal

of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 23 (2), pp.86-89.

 

Bonuck, K et al (2014) Bottle-Weaning Intervention

and Toddler Overweight. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (2), pp.306-312.e302. Link to Abstract

 

Brown, A et al (2013) Breastfeeding is associated

with a maternal feeding style low in control from

birth. PloS One, 8 (1), pp.e54229. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Chang, J-C et al (2013) Influence of Prolonged

Storage Process, Pasteurization, and Heat

Treatment on Biologically-active Human Milk

Proteins. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (6), pp.360-

366. Link to Abstract

 

Emond, A et al (2013) Randomised controlled trial

of early frenotomy in breastfed infants with mild-

moderate tongue-tie. Archives of Disease in

Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition,  Published

online 18th November. Link to Full Text

 

Gaffney, KF et al (2014) Postpartum Depression,

Infant Feeding Practices, and Infant Weight Gain

at Six Months of Age. Journal of Pediatric Health

Care: Official Publication of National Association of

Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 28 (1),

pp.43-50. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gibbs, BG et al (2014) Breastfeeding, Parenting,

and Early Cognitive Development. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.487-493. Link to Abstract

 

Hawkins, SS et al (2014) Compliance with the

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and impact on

breastfeeding rates. Archives of Disease in

Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 99 (2),

pp.F138-F143. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Hill, GD et al (2014) Feeding Dysfunction in

Children with Single Ventricle Following Staged

Palliation. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2),

pp.243-246.e241. Link to Abstract

 

Howe, LD et al (2013) Trajectories of

socioeconomic inequalities in health, behaviours

and academic achievement across childhood and

adolescence. Journal of Epidemiology and

community health, 67 (4), pp. 358-364 

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Hwang, Y-S et al (2013) Associations Among

Perinatal Factors and Age of Achievement of Full

Oral Feeding in Very Preterm Infants. Pediatrics &

Neonatology, 54 (5), pp.309-314.  Link to Abstract

 

Jonsdottir, OH et al (2014) Exclusive breastfeeding

for 4 versus 6 months and growth in early

childhood. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1), pp.105-111.

Link to Abstract

 

Lambert, LM et al (2014) Variation in Feeding

Practices following the Norwood Procedure. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.237-242.e231.

Link to Abstract

 

Leite, ME et al (2013) Calcium and fat metabolic

balance, and gastrointestinal tolerance in term

infants fed milk-based formulas with and without

palm olein and palm kernel oils: a randomized

blinded crossover study. BMC Pediatrics, 13,

pp.215.  Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Maas, C et al (2013) Early feeding of fortified

breast milk and in-hospital-growth in very

premature infants: a retrospective cohort

analysis. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.178.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Martin, RM et al (2013) Effects of promoting

longer-term and exclusive breastfeeding on

adiposity and insulin-like growth factor-I at age

11.5 years: a randomized trial. JAMA: the Journal

of the American Medical Association, 309 (10),

pp.1005-1013. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Northrup, TF et al (2013) Breastfeeding practices

in mothers of high-respiratory-risk NICU infants:

 impact of depressive symptoms and smoking.

Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 26

(18), pp.1838-1843. Link to Abstract

 

 

Ross, PA et al (2014) Accuracy of Pulse Oximetry

in Children. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.22-29.

Link to Abstract

 

Szajewska, H et al (2013) Growth of infants fed

formula supplemented with Bifidobacterium

lactis Bb12 or Lactobacillus GG: a systematic

review of randomized controlled trials. BMC

Pediatrics, 13, pp.185.  Link to Abstract 

Link to Full Text

 

Zhang, L et al (2014) Breast feeding and

immunoprophylaxis efficacy of mother-to-child

transmission of hepatitis B virus. Journal of

Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 27 (2),

pp.182-186. Link to Abstract

Learning Disabilities

 

Alcoba, G et al (2013) Do children with

uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition need

antibiotics? A systematic review and meta-

analysis. PloS One, 8 (1), pp.e53184.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Al-Owain, M et al (2013) Autism spectrum disorder

in a child with propionic acidemia. JIMD reports, 7,

pp.63-66. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Aversa, T et al (2013) In young patients with

Turner or Down syndrome Graves' disease

presentation is often preceded by Hashimoto's

thyroiditis. Thyroid: Official journal of the American

Thyroid Association, Published on line 29th January.

Link to Abstract.

 

Bueno, JAS et al (2013) New contingent sequential

screening model for Down syndrome based on

the combined test associated with modified

genetic sonography. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and

Neonatal Medicine, 26 (18), pp.1792-1798.

Link to Abstract

 

Christensen, J et al (2013) Prenatal valproate

exposure and risk of autism spectrum disorders

and childhood autism. JAMA: the Journal of the

American Medical Association, 309 (16), pp.1696-

1703. Link to Abstract.

 

Imamura, T et al (2013) Neurodevelopmental

Outcomes of Children with Periventricular

Leukomalacia. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (6),

pp.367-372. Link to Abstract

 

King, BH et al (2013) Baseline factors predicting

placebo response to treatment in children and

adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: a

multisite randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics,

167 (11), pp.1045-1052. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

Kotte, A et al (2013) Autistic traits in children with

and without ADHD. Pediatrics, 132 (3), pp.e612-622.

Link to Abstract

 

Kuzniewicz, MW et al (2014) Prevalence and

Neonatal Factors Associated with Autism

Spectrum Disorders in Preterm Infants. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.20-25.

Link to Abstract

 

McCabe, J et al (2013) Nursing, sexual health and

youth with disabilities: a critical ethnography.

Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 (1), pp. 77-86

Link to Abstract Link to Full Text

 

Polo-Kantola, P et al (2014) Obstetric Risk Factors

and Autism Spectrum Disorders in Finland. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.358-365.

Link to Abstract

 

Rance, G et al (2014) The Use of Listening

Devices to Ameliorate Auditory Deficit in

Children with Autism. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (2), pp.352-357. Link to Abstract

 

Robins, DL et al (2014) Validation of the Modified

Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised With

Follow-up (M-CHAT-R/F). Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.37-

45. Link to Abstract

 

Silva, D et al (2014) Environmental Risk Factors

by Gender Associated With Attention-

Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Pediatrics, 133 (1),

pp.e14-e22. Link to Abstract

 

Wong, HS et al (2014) Evaluation of Early

Childhood Social-Communication Difficulties in

Children Born Preterm Using the Quantitative

Checklist for Autism in Toddlers. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.26-33.e21. Link to Abstract

 

Zonfrillo, MR et al (2014) Residual Cognitive

Disability after Completion of Inpatient

Rehabilitation among Injured Children. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.130-135.

Link to Full Text

Mental Health

 

Chemtob, CM et al (2013) Maternal posttraumatic

stress disorder and depression in pediatric

primary care: association with child maltreatment

and frequency of child exposure to traumatic

events. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1011-1018.

Link to Abstract

 

Duffy, A et al (2013) The developmental trajectory

of bipolar disorder. The British Journal of

Psychiatric: the Journal of Mental Science,  204 (2),

pp. 122-128 Link to Abstract

 

 

 

Hodgkinson, S et al (2014) Addressing the Mental

 Health Needs of Pregnant and Parenting

Adolescents. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.114-122.

Link to Abstract

 

Kassam-Adams, N et al (2013) Posttraumatic

stress following pediatric injury: update on

diagnosis, risk factors, and intervention. JAMA

Pediatrics, 167 (12), pp.1158-1165. Link to Abstract

 

Marsac, ML et al (2013) Preventing posttraumatic

stress following pediatric injury: a randomized

controlled trial of a web-based psycho-

educational intervention for parents. Journal of

Pediatric Psychology, 38 (10), pp.1101-1111.

Link to Abstract

 

Miranda, R et al (2014) Longitudinal follow-up

study of adolescents who report a suicide

attempt: aspects of suicidal behavior that

increase risk of a future attempt. Depression and

anxiety, 31 (1), pp.19-26. Link to Abstract

 

Syurina, EV et al (2014) Family history of mental1

conditions in the preventive paediatric primary

care: is it really used? Case of the Netherlands.

Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.309-313.

Link to Abstract

 

Venkatesh, KK et al (2014) Accuracy of Brief

Screening Tools for Identifying Postpartum

Depression Among Adolescent Mothers.

Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e45-e53. Link to Abstract

Metabolic Disorders

 

Dai, S et al (2014) Non−High-Density Lipoprotein

Cholesterol: Distribution and Prevalence of High

Serum Levels in Children and Adolescents:

United States National Health and Nutrition

Examination Surveys, 2005-2010. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.247-253. Link to Abstract

 

Koyama, S et al (2014) Adiposity Rebound and the

Development of Metabolic Syndrome. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e114-e119. Link to Abstract

 

Martin, RM et al (2014) Effects of promoting

longer-term and exclusive breastfeeding on

cardiometabolic risk factors at age 11.5 years: a

cluster-randomized, controlled trial. Circulation,

129 (3), pp.321-329. Link to Abstract

 

Staiano, AE et al (2014) Cardiometabolic Risk

Factors and Fat Distribution in Children and

Adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3),

pp.560-565. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

Nephrology

 

Bansal, D et al (2013) Comparison of Pediatric

Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic

Nephroureterectomy and Laparoendoscopic

Single-site Nephroureterectomy. Urology,83 (2),

pp. 438-442   Link to Abstract

 

Bonadio, W (2013) Urinary Tract Infection in

Outpatient Febrile Infants Younger than 30 Days

of Age: A 10-Year Evaluation. Pediatric Infectious

Disease Journal, Published online 7th October 2013,  

Link to Abstract

Camargo, M et al (2014) Growth of children with

end-stage renal disease undergoing daily

hemodialysis. Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (3), pp.439-

444. Link to Abstract

 

Dingemann, C et al (2013) Laparoscopic

transperitoneal heminephrectomy for duplex

kidney in infants and children: a comparative

study. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced

Surgical Techniques. Part A, 23 (10), pp.889-893.

Link to Abstract

 

Filler, G et al (2014) Methods of assessing renal

function. Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (2), pp.183-192.

Link to Abstract

 

Gandhi, S et al (2013) Calcium-channel blocker-

clarithromycin drug interactions and acute

kidney injury. JAMA: the Journal of the American

Medical Association, 310 (23), pp.2544-2553.

Link to Abstract

 

Garcia-Bello, J et al (2014) Carotid intima media

thickness, oxidative stress, and inflammation in

children with chronic kidney disease. Pediatric

Nephrology, 29 (2), pp.273-281. Link to Abstract

 

Gunasekara, V et al (2014) C1q nephropathy in

children: clinical characteristics and outcome.

Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (3), pp.407-413.

Link to Abstract

 

Hanley, H et al (2014) Identifying Potential Kidney

Donors Among Newborns Undergoing

Circulatory Determination of Death. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e82-e87. Link to Abstract

 

Ho, J et al (2014) Proteomics in acute kidney

injury—current status and future promise.

Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (2), pp.163-171.

Link to Abstract

 

Humes, HD et al (2014) The bioartificial kidney:

current status and future promise. Pediatric

Nephrology, 29 (3), pp.343-351. Link to Abstract

 

Kida, Y et al (2014) Peritubular capillary

rarefaction: a new therapeutic target in chronic

kidney disease. Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (3),

pp.333-342. Link to Abstract

 

Laakkonen, H et al (2014) Parent–child and

spousal relationships in families with a young

child with end-stage renal disease. Pediatric

Nephrology, 29 (2), pp.289-295. Link to Abstract

 

Mangera, A et al (2013) An Updated Systematic

Review and Statistical Comparison of

Standardised Mean Outcomes for the Use of

Botulinum Toxin in the Management of Lower

Urinary Tract Disorders. European Urology,  

Published online 1st November.  Link to Abstract

 

Megged, O (2014) Staphylococcus aureus urinary

tract infections in children are associated with

urinary tract abnormalities and vesico-ureteral

reflux. Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (2), pp.269-272.

Link to Abstract

 

Mitsnefes, M et al (2014) Ceramides and cardiac

function in children with chronic kidney disease.

Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (3), pp.415-422.

Link to Abstract

 

Ozkan, H et al (2013) Culture-proven neonatal

sepsis in preterm infants in a neonatal intensive

care unit over a 7-year period: Coagulase-

negative Staphylococcus as the predominant

pathogen. Pediatrics International: Official Journal of

the Japan Pediatric Society, 56 (1)  Link to Abstract

 

Siomou, E et al (2014) Growth and function in

childhood of a normal solitary kidney from birth

or from early infancy. Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (2),

pp.249-256. Link to Abstract

 

Sung, J et al (2013) Alemtuzumab induction with

tacrolimus monotherapy in 25 pediatric renal

transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation, 17

(8), pp.718-725. Link to Abstract

 

Symons, J (2014) Moving beyond supportive

care—current status of specific therapies in

pediatric acute kidney injury. Pediatric Nephrology,

29 (2), pp.173-181. Link to Abstract

 

Tancredi, DJ et al (2014) Pretransplant Serum

Albumin Is an Independent Predictor of Graft

Failure in Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients.

The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.602-606.

 Link to Abstract

 

Watson, L et al (2014) Urine biomarkers for

monitoring juvenile lupus nephritis: a

prospective longitudinal study. Pediatric

Nephrology, 29 (3), pp.397-405. Link to Abstract

 

Woolf, A et al (2014) Genetics of human congenital

urinary bladder disease. Pediatric Nephrology, 29

(3), pp.353-360. Link to Abstract

 

Neurology

 

Dagalakis, U et al (2014) Puberty and Plexiform

Neurofibroma Tumor Growth in Patients with

Neurofibromatosis Type I. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (3), pp.620-624. Link to Abstract

 

Gray, N et al (2014) The effect of continuous

intrathecal baclofen on sitting in children with

severe cerebral palsy. European Journal of

Paediatric Neurology, 18 (1), pp.45-49.

Link to Abstract

 

Grønborg, S et al (2014) Mortality and causes of

death in children referred to a tertiary epilepsy

center. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology,

18 (1), pp.66-71. Link to Abstract

 

Grosso, S et al (2014) Efficacy and safety of

lacosamide in infants and young children with

refractory focal epilepsy. European Journal of

Paediatric Neurology, 18 (1), pp.55-59.

Link to Abstract

 

Mankinen, K et al (2014) Neuropsychological

performance in children with temporal lobe

epilepsy having normal MRI findings. European

Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 18 (1), pp.60-65.

Link to Abstract

 

Musselman, KE et al (2013) Prevalence of ataxia in

children: A systematic review. Neurology, 82 (1),

pp. 80-89 Link to Abstract

 

Porto, L et al (2014) Conventional magnetic

resonance imaging in the differentiation between

high and low-grade brain tumours in paediatric

patients. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology,

18 (1), pp.25-29. Link to Abstract

 

Powers, SW et al (2013) Cognitive behavioral

therapy plus amitriptyline for chronic migraine in

children and adolescents: a randomized clinical

trial. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical

Association, 310 (24), pp.2622-2630. Link to Abstract

 

Ramantani, G et al (2014) Epilepsy in Aicardi–

Goutières syndrome. European Journal of

Paediatric Neurology, 18 (1), pp.30-37.

Link to Abstract

 

Risen, SR et al (2014) Functional Outcomes in

Children with Abusive Head Trauma Receiving

Inpatient Rehabilitation Compared with Children

with Nonabusive Head Trauma. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.613-619.e612. Link to Abstract

 

Romaniello, R et al (2013) A Novel Mutation in

STXBP1 Gene in a Child With Epileptic

Encephalopathy and an  Atypical Electroclinical

Pattern. Journal of Child Neurology, 29 (2), pp.

249-253  Link to Abstract

 

Sakzewski, L et al (2014) Efficacy of Upper Limb

Therapies for Unilateral Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-

analysis. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e175-e204.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Sánchez Fernández, I et al (2014) Electrographic

Seizures after Convulsive Status Epilepticus in

Children and Young Adults: A Retrospective

Multicenter Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164

(2), pp.339-346.e332. Link to Abstract

 

Sarrazin, E et al (2014) Growth and psychomotor

development of patients with Duchenne muscular

dystrophy. European Journal of Paediatric

Neurology, 18 (1), pp.38-44.  Link to Abstract

 

Tsai, M-C et al (2014) Mood Disorders after

Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescents and Young

Adults: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort

Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.

136-141.e131. Link to Abstract

 

Verrotti, A et al (2014) Valproate in adolescents

with photosensitive epilepsy with generalized

tonic–clonic seizures only. European Journal of

Paediatric Neurology, 18 (1), pp.13-18.

Link to Abstract

 

Zotter, S et al (2013) Neuropsychological profile of

children after an episode of neuroborreliosis.

Neuropediatrics, 44 (6), pp.346-353. Link to Abstract

 

Nutrition, Diet & Obesity

 

Abreu, S et al (2014) Relationship of milk intake

and physical activity to abdominal obesity among

adolescents. Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.71-80.

Link to Abstract

 

Alcoba, G et al (2013) Do children with

uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition need

antibiotics? A systematic review and meta-

analysis. PloS One, 8 (1), pp.e53184.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Atkinson, MA et al (2014) Vitamin D, Race, and

Risk for Anemia in Children. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.153-158.e151.

Link to Abstract

 

Chandler-Laney, PC et al (2014) Gut hormone

activity of children born to women with and

without gestational diabetes. Pediatric Obesity, 9

(1), pp.53-62. Link to Abstract

 

Cuenca-García, M et al (2014) More Physically

Active and Leaner Adolescents Have Higher

Energy Intake. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1),

pp.159-166.e152. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

Feskanich, D et al (2014) Milk consumption during

teenage years and risk of hip fractures in older

adults. JAMA Pediatrics, 168 (1), pp.54-60.

Link to Abstract

 

Haines, J et al (2013) Healthy Habits, Happy

Homes: randomized trial to improve household

routines for obesity prevention among preschool-

aged children. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1072-

1079. Link to Abstract

 

Hannon, TS et al (2014) Morning Blood Pressure Is

Associated with Sleep Quality in Obese

Adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2),

pp.313-317. Link to Abstract

 

Hendrie, G et al (2013) Change in the family food

environment is associated with positive dietary

change in children. The International Journal of

Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10, pp.4.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Hollinghurst, S et al (2014) Cost and effectiveness

of treatment options for childhood obesity.

Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.e26-e34.

Link to Abstract

 

Kjölhede, EA et al (2014) Overweight and obese

children have lower cortisol levels than normal

weight children. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.295-

299. Link to Abstract

 

Kokkvoll, A et al (2014) Single versus multiple-

family intervention in childhood overweight-

Finnmark Activity School: a randomised trial.

Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99 (3), pp.225-231.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Low, M et al (2013) Effects of daily iron

supplementation in primary-school-aged

children: systematic review and meta-analysis of

randomized controlled trials. CMAJ : Canadian

Medical Association Journal = journal de

l'Association Medicale Canadienne, 185 (17),

pp.E791-802. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Maggio, AB et al (2013) BMI changes in children

and adolescents attending a specialized

childhood obesity center: a cohort study. BMC

Pediatrics, 13, pp.216.   Link to Abstract  

Link to Full Text

 

Mareno, N (2014) Parental perception of child

weight: a concept analysis. Journal of Advanced

Nursing, 70 (1), pp. 34-45   Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

McDonagh, MS et al (2013) Systematic Review of

the Benefits and Risks of Metformin in Treating

Obesity in Children Aged 18 Years and Younger.

JAMA Pediatrics, 168 (2), pp. 178-184.

Link to Abstract 

 

 

Morandi, A et al (2014) Screening for impaired

glucose tolerance in obese children and

adolescents: a validation and implementation

study. Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.17-25.

Link to Abstract

 

Neyestani, TR et al (2013) Calcium-vitamin D-

fortified milk is as effective on circulating bone

biomarkers as fortified juice and supplement but

has less acceptance: a randomised controlled

school-based trial. Journal of Human Nutrition and

Dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic

Association, Published Online 25th November   

Link to Abstract.

 

Nyaradi, A et al (2013) Diet in the early years of life

influences cognitive outcomes at 10 years: a

prospective cohort study. Acta Paediatrica, 102

(12), 1165-1173   Link to Abstract.

 

Schroth, RJ et al (2013) Vitamin D status of

children with severe early childhood caries: a

case-control study. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.174.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Schusterova, I et al (2014) Epicardial adipose

tissue and cardiometabolic risk factors in

overweight and obese children and adolescents.

Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.63-70.  Link to Abstract

 

Steinberg, N et al (2013) The effect of a weight

management program on postural balance in

obese children. European Journal of Pediatrics, 172

(12), pp.1619-1626. Link to Abstract

 

Timmermans, SH et al (2014) Maternal smoking

during pregnancy and childhood overweight and

fat distribution: the KOALA Birth Cohort Study.

Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.e14-e25. Link to Abstract

 

Tognon, G et al (2013) Mediterranean diet,

overweight and body composition in children

from eight European countries: Cross-sectional

and prospective results from the IDEFICS study.

Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases:

NMCD, 24 (2), pp. 205-213 Link to Abstract

 

Veses, AM et al (2014) Physical fitness,

overweight and the risk of eating disorders in

adolescents. The AVENA and AFINOS studies.

Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.1-9.  Link to Abstract

 

Wansink, B et al (2014) Larger Bowl Size Increases

the Amount of Cereal Children Request,

Consume, and Waste. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (2), pp.323-326.   Link to Abstract

 

Zegers, D et al (2014) Screening for genetic

variants in BDNF that contribute to childhood

obesity. Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.36-42.

Link to Abstract

 

 

 

Oncology

 

Caselli, D et al (2014) Single-Day

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole Prophylaxis for

Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Children with

Cancer. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.

389-392.e381. Link to Abstract

 

Ferrari, A et al (2014) Cutaneous Melanoma in

Children and Adolescents: The Italian Rare

Tumors in Pediatric Age Project Experience. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.376-382.e372.

Link to Abstract

 

Hedén, L et al (2014) Effect of high-dose

paracetamol on needle procedures in children

 with cancer – a RCT. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3),

pp.314-319. Link to Abstract

 

Stary, J et al (2014) Intensive Chemotherapy for

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia:

Results of the Randomized Intercontinental Trial

ALL IC-BFM 2002. Journal of Clinical Oncology:

Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical

Oncology, 32 (3), pp.174-184. Link to Abstract

 

Wu, LM et al (2013) Evaluating the acceptability

and efficacy of a psycho-educational intervention

for coping and symptom management by

children with cancer: a randomized controlled

study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Published

Online 23rd December    Link to Abstract

Pharmacology & Therapeutics

 

Hersh, AL et al (2014) Linezolid Use in

Hospitalized Children. The Pediatric Infectious

Disease Journal, 33 (1), pp.e14-e18  

Link to Abstract

 

Shah, R et al (2014) Communicating Doses of

Pediatric Liquid Medicines to Parents/Caregivers:

A Comparison of Written Dosing Directions on

Prescriptions with Labels Applied by Dispensed

Pharmacy. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3),

pp.596-601.e591. Link to Abstract

 

Star, K et al (2014) Pharmacovigilance for

Children's Sake. Drug Safety: an International

Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience,

37 (2), pp.91-98. Link to Abstract

 

Valkhoff, VE et al (2013) Population-based

analysis of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

use among children in four European countries in

the SOS project: what size of data platforms and

which study designs do we need to assess safety

issues? BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.192. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

 

 

Yang, M et al (2013) Revisiting the Safety of Over-

the-Counter Cough and Cold Medications in the

Pediatric Population. Clinical Pediatrics, 53 (4), pp.

326-230. Link to Abstract

Reproduction & Sexual Health

 

Asheer, S et al (2014) Engaging Pregnant and

Parenting Teens: Early Challenges and Lessons

Learned From the Evaluation of Adolescent

Pregnancy Prevention Approaches. The Journal of

Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society

for Adolescent Medicine, 54 (3), pp.S84-S91.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Farb, AF et al (2014) From Mission to Measures:

Performance Measure Development for a Teen

Pregnancy Prevention Program. The Journal of

Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society

for Adolescent Medicine, 54 (3), pp.S15-S20.

Link to Abstract

 

Harrison, K et al (2014) Sexual health in young

people with connective tissue disorders.

Paediatrics and Child Health, 24 (2), pp.72-77.

Link to Abstract

 

Kappeler, EM et al (2014) Historical Context for the

Creation of the Office of Adolescent Health and

the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. The

Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of

the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 54 (3), pp.S3-

S9.   Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Kelsey, M et al (2014) Implementing Three

Evidence-Based Program Models: Early Lessons

From the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Replication

Study. The Journal of Adolescent Health: Official

Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine,

54 (3), pp.S45-S52.   Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Layzer, C et al (2014) A Peer Education Program:

Delivering Highly Reliable Sexual Health

Promotion Messages in Schools. The Journal of

Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society

for Adolescent Medicine, 54 (3), pp.S70-S77.

Link to Abstract      Link to Full Text

Respiratory Disorders

 

Accinelli, RA et al (2014) Adherence to reduced-

polluting biomass fuel stoves improves

respiratory and sleep symptoms in children. BMC

Pediatrics, 14 (1), pp.12.  Link to Abstract 

Link to Full Text

 

Afsharpaiman, S et al (2013) Respiratory

difficulties and breathing disorders in

achondroplasia. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 14

(4), pp.250-255. Link to Abstract

Akenroye, AT et al (2014) Impact of a Bronchiolitis

Guideline on ED Resource Use and Cost: A

Segmented Time-Series Analysis. Pediatrics, 133

(1), pp.e227-e234. Link to Abstract

 

Alansari, K et al (2013) Oral dexamethasone for

bronchiolitis: a randomized trial. Pediatrics, 132

(4), pp.e810-816. Link to Abstract.

 

Albuali, WH (2014) The use of intravenous and

inhaled magnesium sulphate in management of

children with bronchial asthma. Journal of

Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine,   Published

on line 30th January. Link to Abstract

 

Bekhof, J et al (2014) Systematic review:

Insufficient validation of clinical scores for the

assessment of acute dyspnoea in wheezing

children. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1),

pp.98-112. Link to Abstract

 

Borckink, I et al (2014) Infants with severe

respiratory syncytial virus needed less ventilator

time with nasal continuous airways pressure then

invasive mechanical ventilation. Acta Paediatrica,

103 (1), pp.81-85. Link to Abstract

 

Briana, DD et al (2013) Small for gestational age

birth weight: impact on lung structure and

function. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 14 (4),

pp.256-262. Link to Abstract

 

Britto, MT et al (2014) Improving Outcomes for

Underserved Adolescents With Asthma. Pediatrics,

133 (2), pp.e418-e427. Link to Abstract

 

Cardinale, F et al (2013) Community-acquired

pneumonia in children. Early Human Development,

89, pp.S49-S52. Link to Abstract

 

Carraro, S et al (2013) Bronchopulmonary

dysplasia: The earliest and perhaps the longest

lasting obstructive lung disease in humans. Early

Human Development, 89, pp.S3-S5.  Link to Abstract

 

Catanzaro, T et al (2014) Somatic Growth and

Lung Function in Sickle Cell Disease. Paediatric

Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1), pp.28-32.

Link to Abstract

 

Cazzato, S et al (2013) Interstitial lung disease in

children. Early Human Development, 89, pp.S39-

S43. Link to Abstract

 

Chen, JS et al (2013) Simple aspiration and

drainage and intrapleural minocycline

pleurodesis versus simple aspiration and

drainage for the initial treatment of primary

spontaneous pneumothorax: an open-label,

parallel-group, prospective, randomised,

controlled trial. Lancet, 381 (9874), pp.1277-1282.

Link to Abstract

 

 

Coclite, E et al (2013) Congenital and perinatal

cytomegalovirus lung infection. Journal of

Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 26 (17),

pp.1671-1675. Link to Abstract

 

Cossette, B et al (2013) Impact of maternal use of

asthma-controller therapy on perinatal outcomes.

Thorax, 68 (8), pp.724-730. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Crider, KS et al (2013) Prenatal folic acid and risk

of asthma in children: a systematic review and

meta-analysis. The American Journal of Clinical

Nutrition, 98 (5), pp.1272-1281. Link to Abstract

 

Fouzas, S et al (2014) Volumetric Capnography in

Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.283-288.e283.

Link to Abstract

 

Harju, M et al (2014) The Burden of Childhood

Asthma and Late Preterm and Early Term Births.

The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.295-299.e291.

Link to Abstract

 

Hollams, EM et al (2013) Persistent Effects of

Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy on Lung

Function and Asthma in Adolescents. American

Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,

189 4), pp. 401-407  Link to Abstract

 

Jacobs, JD et al (2014) 7% Hypertonic Saline in

Acute Bronchiolitis: A Randomized Controlled

Trial. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e8-e13. Link to Abstract

 

Jang, J et al (2013) Trends in cost and outcomes

among adult and pediatric patients with asthma:

2000-2009. Annals of Allergy, Asthma &

Immunology: Official Publication of the American

College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 111 (6),

pp.516-522. Link to Abstract

 

Kantar, A et al (2013) Chronic cough in preschool

children. Early Human Development, 89, pp.S19-

S24.  Link to Abstract

 

Kenyon, CC et al (2014) Rehospitalization for

Childhood Asthma: Timing, Variation, and

Opportunities for Intervention. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.300-305. Link to Abstract

 

Koumbourlis, AC (2014) Lung Function in Sickle

Cell Disease. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1),

pp.33-37. Link to Abstract

 

Lee, S et al (2013) Tracheobronchomalacia in

infants: The use of non-breath held 3D CT

bronchoscopy. Pediatric Pulmonology, Published

Online 25th October.  Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

Little, P et al (2013) Ibuprofen, paracetamol, and

steam for patients with respiratory tract

infections in primary care: pragmatic randomised

factorial trial. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 347,

pp.f6041. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Lodge, CJ et al (2014) Early-Life Risk Factors for

Childhood Wheeze Phenotypes in a High-Risk

Birth Cohort. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2),

pp.289-294.e282. Link to Abstract

 

Massie, J et al (2013) Cystic Fibrosis Carrier

Screening. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 14 (4),

pp.270-275. Link to Abstract

 

Mattes, J et al (2014) Prenatal origins of

bronchiolitis: protective effect of optimised

asthma management during pregnancy. Thorax,

69 (4), pp. 383-384.  Link to Abstract   

Link to Full Text

 

McBride, JJ et al (2014) Hypnosis in Paediatric

Respiratory Medicine. Paediatric Respiratory

Reviews, 15 (1), pp.82-85.  Link to Abstract

 

Mikalsen, IB et al (2014) Blood eosinophil counts

during bronchiolitis are related to bronchial

hyper-responsiveness and lung function in early

adolescence. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1), pp.86-92.

Link to Abstract

 

Norman, G et al (2013) Omalizumab for the

treatment of severe persistent allergic asthma: a

systematic review and economic evaluation.

Health Technology Assessment (Winchester,

England), 17 (52), pp.1-342.  Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Papenburg, J et al (2013) Host and viral factors

affecting clinical performance of a rapid

diagnostic test for respiratory syncytial virus in

hospitalized children. The Journal of Pediatrics,

163 (3), pp.911-913. Link to Abstract

 

Parikh, K et al (2014) Bronchiolitis Management

Before and After the AAP Guidelines. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e1-e7. Link to Abstract

 

Pavone, M et al (2013) Non-invasive positive

pressure ventilation in children. Early Human

Development, 89, pp.S25-S31. Link to Abstract

 

Powell, CV et al (2013) MAGNEsium Trial In

Children (MAGNETIC): a randomised, placebo-

controlled trial and economic evaluation of

nebulised magnesium sulphate in acute severe

asthma in children. Health Technology Assessment

(Winchester, England), 17 (45), pp.v-vi, 1-216.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Queen, MA et al (2014) Comparative Effectiveness

of Empiric Antibiotics for Community-Acquired

Pneumonia. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e23-e29.

Link to Abstract

Ringholz, F et al (2014) Managing End Stage Lung

Disease in Children. Paediatric Respiratory

Reviews, 15 (1), pp.75-81. Link to Abstract

 

Rotzén-Östlund, M et al (2014) Children with

multiple viral respiratory infections are older than

those with single viruses. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1),

pp.100-104. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Rubin, BK (2014) Cystic fibrosis: Myths. mistakes,

and dogma. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1),

pp.113-116. Link to Abstract

 

Tappenden, P et al (2013) Colistimethate sodium

powder and tobramycin powder for inhalation for

the treatment of chronic Pseudomonas

aeruginosa lung infection in cystic fibrosis:

systematic review and economic model. Health

Technology Assessment (Winchester, England), 17

(56), pp.v-xvii, 1-181. Link to Abstract  

Link to Full Text

 

Tiddens, HAWM et al (2014) Multi-modality

monitoring of cystic fibrosis lung disease: The

role of chest computed tomography. Paediatric

Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1), pp.92-97.

Link to Abstract

 

Tsai, K-S et al (2013) Childhood Tuberculosis:

Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and

Vaccination. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (5),

pp.295-302. Link to Abstract

 

vom Hove, M et al (2014) Pulmonary Outcome in

Former Preterm, Very Low Birth Weight

Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: A

Case-Control Follow-Up at School Age. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.40-45.e44.

Link to Abstract

 

Woodcock, A et al (2013) Efficacy and safety of

fluticasone furoate/vilanterol compared with

fluticasone propionate/salmeterol combination in

adult and adolescent patients with persistent

asthma: a randomized trial. Chest, 144 (4),

pp.1222-1229. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Yu, D et al (2014) Seventeen-year study shows

rise in parapneumonic effusion and empyema

with higher treatment failure after chest tube

drainage. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1), pp.93-99.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Zahran, HS et al (2014) Assessing asthma severity

among children and adults with current asthma.

The Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the

Association for the Care of Asthma,   Published

Online 6th March.  Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zomer-Kooijker, K et al (2014) Lack of Long-term

Effects of High-dose Inhaled Beclomethasone for

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis: A

Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial. The

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33 (1), pp.19-23

Link to Abstract

Rheumatology Disorders

 

Aggarwal, R et al (2013) Predictors of clinical

improvement in rituximab-treated refractory adult

and juvenile dermatomyositis and adult

polymyositis. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 66 (3), pp.

740-749 Link to Abstract

 

Armon, K (2014) Outcomes for Juvenile idiopathic

arthritis. Paediatrics and Child Health, 24 (2), pp.64-

71. Link to Abstract

 

Cohen, A et al (2014) Physiotherapy and

rheumatological disorders  Paediatrics and Child

Health, 24 (2), pp.83-88.   Link to Abstract

 

Nistala, K et al (2013) Update in juvenile myositis.

Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 25 (6), pp.742-746.

Link to Abstract

 

Sudden Infant Death

 

Colson, ER et al (2013) Trends and factors

associated with infant bed sharing, 1993-2010:

the National Infant Sleep Position Study. JAMA

Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1032-1037. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Huang, Y et al (2013) Influence of bedsharing

activity on breastfeeding duration among US

mothers. JAMA Pediatr, 167 (11), pp.1038-1044.

Link to Abstract

 

Putnam-Hornstein, E et al (2014) A Prospective

Study of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death after

Reported Maltreatment. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (1), pp.142-148. Link to Abstract

 

Cochrane Reviews

 

Bjornson, C et al (2013) Nebulized epinephrine for

croup in children. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), Issue 10 pp.CD006619.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Nebulized epinephrine is associated with clinically and statistically significant transient reduction of symptoms of croup 30 minutes post-treatment. Evidence does not favour racemic epinephrine or L-epinephrine, or IPPB over simple nebulization. The authors note that data and analyses were limited by the small number of relevant studies and total number of participants and thus most outcomes contained data from very few or even single studies.

 

Black, KJ et al (2013) Nerve blocks for initial pain

management of femoral fractures in children.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

Issue 12, pp.CD009587. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Low quality evidence from one small trial suggests that FICB provides better and longer lasting pain relief with fewer adverse events than intravenous opioids for femur fractures in children. Well conducted and reported randomised trials that compare nerve blocks (both FNB and FICB) with systemic analgesia and that use validated pain scores are needed.

 

Brouwer, MC et al (2013) Corticosteroids for acute

bacterial meningitis. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 6, pp.CD004405.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Corticosteroids significantly

reduced hearing loss and neurological sequelae, but

did not reduce overall mortality. Data support the use

of corticosteroids in patients with bacterial meningitis

in high-income countries. We found no beneficial

effect in low-income countries.

 

Burns, KE et al (2013) Noninvasive positive-

pressure ventilation as a weaning strategy for

intubated adults with respiratory failure. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 12,

pp.CD004127. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Summary estimates from 16

trials of moderate to good quality that included

predominantly participants with COPD suggest that a

weaning strategy that includes NPPV may reduce

rates of mortality and ventilator-associated

pneumonia without increasing the risk of weaning

failure or reintubation.

 

Cao, AM et al (2013) Chest radiographs for acute

lower respiratory tract infections. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 12,

pp.CD009119. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Data from two trials suggest

that routine chest radiography does not affect the

clinical outcomes in adults and children presenting to

a hospital with signs and symptoms suggestive of a

LRTI. This conclusion may be weakened by the risk

of bias of the studies and the lack of complete data

available.

 

Cates, CJ et al (2013) Regular treatment with

salmeterol and inhaled steroids for chronic

asthma: serious adverse events. Cochrane

database of systematic reviews (Online), 3,

pp.CD006922. Link to Abstract Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: We found no statistically significant differences in fatal or non-fatal serious adverse events in trials in which regular salmeterol was randomly allocated with ICS, in comparison to ICS alone at the same dose. Although 13,447 adults and 1862 children have now been included in trials,  the frequency of adverse events is too low and the results are too imprecise to confidently rule out a relative increase in all-cause mortality or non-fatal adverse events with salmeterol used in conjunction with ICS. However, the absolute difference between groups in the risk of serious adverse events was very small. We could not determine whether the increase in all cause non-fatal serious adverse events reported in the previous meta-analysis on regular salmeterol alone is abolished by the additional use of regular ICS. We await the results of large on going surveillance studies mandated by the FDA to provide more information. There were no asthma-related deaths and few asthma-related serious adverse events. Clinical decisions and information for patients regarding regular use of salmeterol have to take into account the balance between known symptomatic benefits of salmeterol and the degree of uncertainty and concern associated with its potential harmful effects.

 

Cates, CJ et al (2013) Combination formoterol and

budesonide as maintenance and reliever therapy

versus current best practice (including inhaled

steroid maintenance), for chronic asthma in

adults and children. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 4, pp.CD007313.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Single inhaler therapy has now been demonstrated to reduce exacerbations requiring oral corticosteroids against current best practice strategies and against a fixed higher dose of inhaled steroids. The strength of evidence that SiT reduces hospitalisation against these same treatments is weak. There were more discontinuations due to adverse events on SiT compared to current best practice, but no significant differences in serious adverse events. Our confidence in these conclusions is limited by the open-label design of the trials, and by the unknown adherence to treatment in the current best practice arms of the trials.Single inhaler therapy can reduce the risk of asthma exacerbations needing oral corticosteroids in comparison with fixed dose maintenance ICS and separate relief medication. The reduced odds of exacerbations with SiT compared with higher dose ICS should be viewed in the context of the possible impact of LABA withdrawal during study run-in. This may have made the study populations more likely to respond to SiT. Single inhaler therapy is not currently licensed for children under 18 years of age in the United Kingdom and there is currently very little research evidence for this approach in children or adolescents.

 

Chauhan, BF et al (2013) Intermittent versus daily

inhaled corticosteroids for persistent asthma in

children and adults. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 2, pp.CD009611.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: In children and adults

with persistent asthma and in preschool children

suspected of persistent asthma, there was low quality

evidence that intermittent and daily ICS strategies

were similarly effective in the use of rescue oral

corticosteroids and the rate of severe adverse health

events. The strength of the evidence means that we

cannot currently assume equivalence between the

two options.. Daily ICS was superior to intermittent

ICS in several indicators of lung function, airway

inflammation, asthma control and reliever use. Both

treatments appeared safe, but a modest growth

suppression was associated with daily, compared to

intermittent, inhaled budesonide and

beclomethasone. Clinicians should carefully weigh

the potential benefits and harm of each treatment

option, taking into account the unknown long-term (>

one year) impact of intermittent therapy on lung

growth and lung function decline.

 

Chaturvedi, S et al (2014) Pharmacological

interventions for hypertension in children.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

2, pp.CD008117. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Overall, there are

sparse data informing the use of antihypertensive

agents in children, with outcomes reported limited to

blood pressure and not end organ damage. The most

data are available for candesartan, for which there is

low-quality evidence of a modest lowering effect on

blood pressure. We did not find evidence of a

consistent dose response relationship for escalating

doses of angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium

channel blockers or angiotensin-converting enzyme

inhibitors. All agents appear safe, at least in the short

term.

 

Davey, P et al (2013) Interventions to improve

antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital

inpatients. Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews (Online), 4, pp.CD003543.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

 

Author’s Conclusions: The results show that

interventions to reduce excessive antibiotic

prescribing to hospital inpatients can reduce

antimicrobial resistance or hospital-acquired

infections, and interventions to increase effective

prescribing can improve clinical outcome. This

update provides more evidence about unintended

clinical consequences of interventions and about the

effect of interventions to reduce exposure of patients

to antibiotics. The meta-analysis supports the use of

restrictive interventions when the need is urgent, but

suggests that persuasive and restrictive interventions

are equally effective after six months.

 

Fernandes, RM et al (2013) Glucocorticoids for

acute viral bronchiolitis in infants and young

children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

6, pp.CD004878. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Current evidence does not support a clinically relevant effect of systemic or inhaled glucocorticoids on admissions or length of hospitalisation. Combined dexamethasone and epinephrine may reduce outpatient admissions, but results are exploratory and safety data limited. Future research should further assess the efficacy, harms and applicability of combined therapy.

 

 

Flodgren, G et al (2013) Interventions to improve +

professional adherence to guidelines for

prevention of device-related infections. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 3,

pp.CD006559. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: The low to very low quality of the evidence of studies included in this review provides insufficient evidence to determine with certainty which interventions are most effective in changing professional behaviour and in what contexts. However, interventions that may be worth further study are educational interventions involving more than one active element and that are repeatedly administered over time, and interventions employing specialised personnel, who are focused on an aspect of care that is supported by evidence e.g. dentists/dental auxiliaries performing oral care for VAP prevention.

 

Goldenberg, JZ et al (2013) Probiotics for the

prevention of Clostridium difficile-associated

diarrhoea in adults and children. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 5,

pp.CD006095. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Based on this systematic

review and meta-analysis of 23 randomized

controlled trials including 4213 patients, moderate

quality evidence suggests that probiotics are both

safe and effective for preventing Clostridium difficile-

associated diarrhoea.

 

 

 

Griffiths, B et al (2013) Combined inhaled

anticholinergics and short-acting beta2-agonists

for initial treatment of acute asthma in children.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

8, pp.CD000060. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Children with an asthma

exacerbation experience a lower risk of admission to

hospital if they are treated with the combination of

inhaled SABAs plus anticholinergic versus SABA

alone. They also experience a greater improvement

in lung function and less risk of nausea and tremor.

Within this group, the findings suggested, but did not

prove, the possibility of an effect modification, where

intensity of anticholinergic treatment and asthma

severity, could be associated with greater benefit.

Further research is required to identify the

characteristics of children that may benefit from

anticholinergic use (e.g. age and asthma severity

including mild exacerbation and impending

respiratory failure) and the treatment modalities

(dose, intensity, and duration) associated with most

benefit from anticholinergic use better.

 

Hemila, H et al (2013) Vitamin C for preventing and

treating the common cold. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 1, pp.CD000980.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: The failure of vitamin C

supplementation to reduce the incidence of colds in

the general population indicates that routine vitamin

C supplementation is not justified, yet vitamin C may

be useful for people exposed to brief periods of

severe physical exercise. Regular supplementation

trials have shown that vitamin C reduces the duration

of colds, but this was not replicated in the few

therapeutic trials that have been carried out.

Nevertheless, given the consistent effect of vitamin C

on the duration and severity of colds in the regular

supplementation studies, and the low cost and safety,

it may be worthwhile for common cold patients to test

on an individual basis whether therapeutic vitamin C

is beneficial for them. Further therapeutic RCTs are

warranted.

 

Hemila, H et al (2013) Vitamin C for preventing and

treating pneumonia. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 8, pp.CD005532.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: The prophylactic use of

vitamin C to prevent pneumonia should be further

investigated in populations who have a high

incidence of pneumonia, especially if dietary vitamin

C intake is low. Similarly, the therapeutic effects of

vitamin C should be studied, especially in patients

with low plasma vitamin C levels. The current

evidence is too weak to advocate prophylactic use of

vitamin C to prevent pneumonia in the general

population. Nevertheless, therapeutic vitamin C

supplementation may be reasonable for pneumonia

patients who have low vitamin C plasma levels

because its cost and risks are low.

Jain, K et al (2013) Bronchoscopy-guided

antimicrobial therapy for cystic fibrosis. Cochrane

database of systematic reviews (Online), 12,

pp.CD009530. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: This review, which only

includes a single study, shows that there is no clear

evidence to support the routine use of

bronchoalveolar lavage for the diagnosis and

management of pulmonary infection in pre-school

children with cystic fibrosis compared to the standard

practice of providing treatment based on results of

oropharyngeal culture and clinical symptoms. No

evidence was available for adult and adolescent

populations.

 

Kew, KM et al (2013) Combination formoterol and

budesonide as maintenance and reliever therapy

versus combination inhaler maintenance for

chronic asthma in adults and children. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 12,

pp.CD009019. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: SiT reduces the

number of people having asthma exacerbations

requiring oral steroids and the number requiring

hospitalisation or an ER visit compared with fixed-

dose combination inhalers. Evidence for serious

adverse events was unclear. The mean daily dose of

inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in SiT, including the

total dose administered with reliever use, was always

lower than that of the other combination groups. This

suggests that the flexibility in steroid administration

that is possible with SiT might be more effective than

a standard fixed-dose combination by increasing the

dose only when needed and keeping it low during

stable stages of the disease. Data for hospitalisations

alone could not be obtained, and no studies have yet

addressed this question in children younger than age

12.

 

Lambert, P et al (2014) Clonidine premedication

for postoperative analgesia in children. Cochrane

database of systematic reviews (Online), 1,

pp.CD009633. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: There were only 11 relevant

trials studying 742 children having surgery where

premedication with clonidine was compared to

placebo or other drug treatment. Despite

heterogeneity between trials, clonidine premedication

in an adequate dosage (4 microg/kg) was likely to

have a beneficial effect on postoperative pain in

children. Side effects were minimal, but some of the

studies used atropine prophylactically with the

intention of preventing bradycardia and hypotension.

Further research is required to determine under what

conditions clonidine premedication is most effective

in providing postoperative pain relief in children.

 

Macgillivray, S et al (2013) Lactose avoidance for

young children with acute diarrhoea. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 10,

pp.CD005433. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

Author’s Conclusions: In young children with

acute diarrhoea who are not predominantly breast-

fed, change to a lactose-free diet may result in earlier

resolution of acute diarrhoea and reduce treatment

failure. Diluting lactose-containing formulas may also

have some benefits but further trials are required to

have confidence in this finding. There are no trials

from low-income countries, where mortality for

diarrhoea is high, and malnutrition is more common.

 

Minozzi, S et al (2013) Maintenance agonist

treatments for opiate-dependent pregnant women.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

12, pp.CD006318. Link to Abstract 

Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: We did not find sufficient

significant differences between methadone and

buprenorphine or slow-release morphineto allow

us to conclude that one treatment is superior to

another for all relevant outcomes. While methadone

seems superior in terms of retaining patients in

treatment, buprenorphine seems to lead to less

severe neonatal abstinence syndrome. Additionally,

even though a multi-centre, international trial with

175 pregnant women has recently been completed

and its results published and included in this review,

the body of evidence is still too small to draw firm

conclusions about the equivalence of the treatments

compared. There is still a need for randomised

controlled trials of adequate sample size comparing

different maintenance treatments.

 

Morrow, B et al (2013) Mechanical insufflation-

exsufflation for people with neuromuscular

disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews (Online), 12, pp.CD010044.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: The results of this

review do not provide sufficient evidence on which to

base clinical practice as we were unable to address

important short- and long-term outcomes, including

adverse effects of MI-E. There is currently insufficient

evidence for or against the use of MI-E in people with

NMDs. Further randomised controlled clinical trials

are needed to test the safety and efficacy of MI-E.

 

Mutter, TC et al (2013) Hydroxyethyl starch (HES)

versus other fluid therapies: effects on kidney

function. Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews (Online), 7, pp.CD007594. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: The current evidence suggests

that all HES products increase the risk in AKI and

RRT in all patient populations and a safe volume of

any HES solution has yet to be determined. In most

clinical situations it is likely that these risks outweigh

any benefits, and alternate volume replacement

therapies should be used in place of HES products.

 

 

 

Normansell, R et al (2014) Omalizumab for asthma

in adults and children. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 1, pp.CD003559.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Omalizumab was effective in

reducing asthma exacerbations and hospitalisations

as an adjunctive therapy to inhaled steroids and

during steroid tapering phases of clinical trials.

Omalizumab was significantly more effective than

placebo in increasing the numbers of participants

who were able to reduce or withdraw their inhaled

steroids. Omalizumab was generally well tolerated,

although more injection site reactions were seen with

omalizumab. Further assessment in paediatric

populations is necessary, as is direct double-dummy

comparison with ICS. Although subgroup analyses

suggest that participants receiving prednisolone had

better asthma control when they received

omalizumab,it remains to be tested prospectively

whether the addition of omalizumab has a

prednisolone-sparing effect. It is also not clear

whether there is a threshold level of baseline serum

IgE for optimum efficacy of omalizumab. Given the

high cost of the drug, identification of biomarkers

predictive of response is of major importance for

future research.

 

Osborn, DA et al (2013) Prebiotics in infants for

prevention of allergy. Cochrane database of

systematic reviews (Online), 3, pp.CD006474.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Further research is needed

before routine use of prebiotics can be recommended

for prevention of allergy in formula fed infants. There

is some evidence that a prebiotic supplement added

to infant feeds may prevent eczema. It is unclear

whether the use of prebiotic should be restricted to

infants at high risk of allergy or may have an effect in

low risk populations; or whether it may have an effect

on other allergic diseases including asthma.

 

Schoot, RA et al (2013) Systemic treatments for

the prevention of venous thrombo-embolic

events in paediatric cancer patients with

tunnelled central venous catheters. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 9,

pp.CD009160. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: We found no significant effects

of systemic treatments compared with no intervention

in preventing (a)symptomatic VTE in paediatric

oncology patients with CVCs. However, this could be

a result of the low number of included participants,

which resulted in low power. In one CCT, which

compared one systemic treatment with another

systemic treatment, we identified a significant

reduction in symptomatic VTE with the addition of

LMWH to AT supplementation. All studies

investigated the prevalence of major and/or minor

 

 

 

bleeding episodes, and none found a significant

difference between study groups. None of the studies

reported thrombocytopenia, HIT, HITT, death as a

result of VTE, removal of CVC due to VTE, CVC-

related infection or PTS among participants. On the

basis of currently available evidence, we are not able

to give recommendations for clinical practise.

Additional well-designed international RCTs are

needed to further explore the effects of systemic

treatments in preventing VTE. Future studies should

aim for adequate power with attainable sample sizes.

The incidence of symptomatic VTE is relatively low;

therefore, it might be necessary to select participants

with thrombotic risk factors or to investigate

asymptomatic VTE instead.

 

Spinks, A et al (2013) Antibiotics for sore throat.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

11, pp.CD000023. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions Antibiotics confer relative

benefits in the treatment of sore throat. However, the

absolute benefits are modest. Protecting sore throat

sufferers against suppurative and non-suppurative

complications in high-income countries requires

treating many with antibiotics for one to benefit. This

NNTB may be lower in low-income countries.

Antibiotics shorten the duration of symptoms by

about 16 hours overall.

 

Thanaviratananich, S et al (2013) Once or twice

daily versus three times daily amoxicillin with or

without clavulanate for the treatment of acute

otitis media. Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews (Online), 12, pp.CD004975. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: This review showed that the

results of using once or twice daily doses of

amoxicillin, with or without clavulanate, were

comparable with three doses for the treatment of

AOM.

 

Ullman, AJ et al (2013) Optimal timing for

intravascular administration set replacement.

Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 9,

pp.CD003588. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Some evidence indicates that

administration sets that do not contain lipids, blood or

blood products may be left in place for intervals of up

to 96 hours without increasing the risk of infection.

 

Other evidence suggests that mortality increased

within the neonatal population with infrequent

administration set replacement. However, much the

evidence obtained was derived from studies of low to

moderate quality.

 

Uman, LS et al (2013) Psychological interventions

for needle-related procedural pain and distress in

children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 10, pp.CD005179.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

Author’s Conclusions: Overall, there is strong

evidence supporting the efficacy of distraction and

hypnosis for needle-related pain and distress in

children and adolescents, with no evidence currently

available for preparation and information or both,

combined CBT, parent coaching plus distraction,

suggestion, or virtual reality. Additional research is

needed to further assess interventions that have only

been investigated in one RCT to date (that is,

memory alteration, parent positioning plus distraction,

blowing out air, and distraction plus suggestion).

There are continuing issues with the quality of trials

examining psychological interventions for needle-

related pain and distress.

 

van Driel, ML et al (2013) Different antibiotic

treatments for group A streptococcal pharyngitis.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

4, pp.CD004406. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Evidence is insufficient to

show clinically meaningful differences between

antibiotics for GABHS tonsillopharyngitis. Limited

evidence in adults suggests cephalosporins are more

effective than penicillin for relapse, but the NNTB is

high. Limited evidence in children suggests

carbacephem is more effective for symptom

resolution. Data on complications are too scarce to

draw conclusions. Based on these results and

considering the low cost and absence of resistance,

penicillin can still be recommended as first choice.

 

Venekamp, RP et al (2013) Antibiotics for acute

otitis media in children. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews (Online), 1, pp.CD000219.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Antibiotic treatment led to a

statistically significant reduction of children with AOM

experiencing pain at two to seven days compared

with placebo but since most children (82%) settle

spontaneously, about 20 children must be treated to

prevent one suffering from ear pain at two to seven

days. Additionally, antibiotic treatment led to a

statistically significant reduction of tympanic

membrane perforations (NNTB 33) and contralateral

AOM episodes (NNTB 11). These benefits must be

weighed against the possible harms: for every 14

children treated with antibiotics, one child

experienced an adverse event (such as vomiting,

diarrhoea or rash) that would not have occurred if

antibiotics had been withheld. Antibiotics appear to

be most useful in children under two years of age

with bilateral AOM, or with both AOM and otorrhoea.

For most other children with mild disease, an

expectant observational approach seems justified.

We have no trials in populations with higher risks of

complications.

 

Zhang, L et al (2013) Nebulised hypertonic saline

solution for acute bronchiolitis in infants.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online),

7, pp.CD006458. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Author’s Conclusions: Current evidence suggests

nebulised 3% saline may significantly reduce the

length of hospital stay among infants hospitalised

with non-severe acute viral bronchiolitis and improve

the clinical severity score in both outpatient and

inpatient populations.

NICE Guidelines

 

NICE (2013) Atopic eczema in children. London:

Nice. Quality Standard QS 44. Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This quality standard covers the

management of atopic eczema in children from birth

up to the age of 12 years

 

NICE (2013) Autism: Management of Autism in

Children and Young People. London: NICE. Clinical

Guidance CG 170. Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This clinical guideline offers evidence-

based advice on the care and management of

children and young people with autism.

 

NICE (2013) Depression in Children and Young

People. London: NICE. Quality Standard QS 48.

Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This quality standard covers the diagnosis

and management of depression in children and

young people aged between 5 and 17 years (that is,

up to their 18th birthday).

 

NICE (2013) Feverish Illness in Children. London:

NICE. Clinical Guidance CG 160).  Link to Full Text

 

This clinical guideline updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 47 (published May 2007). It offers evidence-based advice on the care of young children with feverish illness.

 

New and updated recommendations have been included in areas relating to assessment and initial management in children younger than 5 years with no obvious cause of feverish illness

NICE (2013) Headaches in Young People and

Adults. London: NICE. Quality Standard QS 42.

Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of the most common primary headache disorders (tension-type headache, migraine and cluster headache) and medication overuse headache in adults and young people aged 12 years and older

NICE (2014) Head injury: Triage, assessment, investigation and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults. London, NICE. CG 176  Link to Full Text

Abstract: This guidance partially updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline CG56. It offers evidence-based advice on the care of children, young people and adults with head injury.

 

NICE (2013) Managing overweight and obesity among children and young people: lifestyle weight management services. NICE. Public Health PH 47 Link to Full Text

Abstract: This guidance makes recommendations on lifestyle weight management (sometimes called tier 2) services for overweight and obese children and young people aged under 18. These services are just one part of a comprehensive approach to preventing and treating obesity.

 

NICE (2013) Urinary Tract Infection in Infants,

Children and Young People Under 16. London:

NICE. Quality standard QS 36  Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This quality standard covers the care of infants, children and young people under 16 years with a first or recurrent upper or lower urinary tract infection and without known underlying uropathy

Reports & Statistics

Oliva, L et al 2013 Overlooked and forgotten: a

review of how well children and young people's

mental health is being prioritised in the current

commissioning landscape. CaYPsMH

 London: CYPMHC. Link to Full Text

 

Abstract: This report offers support and

recommendations to health and wellbeing boards on

how they can prioritise and address children and

young people’s mental health. It is based on a review

of 145 joint strategic needs assessment (JSNAs) and

142 joint health and wellbeing strategies (JHWSs)

General

 

Adams, S et al (2013) Exploring the usefulness of

comprehensive care plans for children with

medical complexity (CMC): a qualitative study.

BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.10. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Boutis, K et al (2013) Effect of the Low Risk Ankle

Rule on the frequency of radiography in children

with ankle injuries. CMAJ : Canadian Medical

Association Journal = Journal de l'Association

Medicale Canadienne, 185 (15), pp.E731-738.

Doi: 10.1503/cmaj.122050. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Brown, CC et al (2014) Making your way as an

academic paediatric trainee in the UK. Archives of

Disease in Childhood - Education & Practice Edition,

99 (1), pp.13-14. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

 

Eisen, S et al (2014) Peer mentoring: evaluation of

a novel programme in paediatrics. Archives of

Disease in Childhood, 99 (2), pp.142-146.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Eventov-Friedman, S et al (2014) Using a safe taxi

service to transport newborn babies home from

hospital. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1), pp.57-61.

Link to Abstract

 

Ferro, MA (2014) Adolescents and young adults

with physical illness: a comparative study of

psychological distress. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1),

pp.e32-e37. Link to Abstract

 

Gaab, EM et al (2014) Siblings Caring for and

about Pediatric Palliative Care Patients. Journal of

Palliative Medicine, 17 (1), pp.62-67. Link to Abstract

 

Goddard, JM (2014) Chronic pain in Children and

Young People. Paediatrics and Child Health, 24 (2),

pp.89-91. Link to Abstract

 

Hall, AE et al (2014) What ethical and legal

principles should guide the genotyping of

children as part of a personalised screening

programme for common cancer? Journal of

Medical Ethics, 40 (3), pp.163-167. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Kamble, S et al (2014) The acceptability among

young Hindus and Muslims of actively ending the

lives of newborns with genetic defects. Journal of

Medical Ethics, 40 (3), pp.186-191. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Klaber, RE et al (2014) Delivering quality

improvement: the need to believe it is necessary.

Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99 (2), pp.175-179.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Myors, KA et al (2014) Child and family health

nurses working with families of preschool-aged

children. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23 (1-2),

pp.181-190. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

O'Donnell, HC et al (2014) Impact of Newborn

Follow-up Visit Timing on Subsequent ED Visits

and Hospital Readmissions: An Instrumental

Variable Analysis. Academic Pediatrics, 14 (1),

pp.84-91. Link to Abstract

 

O'Donnell, HC et al (2014) Factors Associated With

Timing of First Outpatient Visit After Newborn

Hospital Discharge. Academic Pediatrics, 14 (1),

pp.77-83. Link to Abstract

 

Pitchforth, J et al (2014) Improving the use of

phlebotomy services in a paediatric inpatient

setting. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, 2 (2)

Link to Full Text

 

 

 

Sahib El-Radhi, A (2014) Determining fever in

children: the search for an ideal thermometer.

British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 23

(2), pp.91-94.  Link to Abstract

 

Simon, TD et al (2013) Quality Improvement

Research in Pediatric Hospital Medicine and the

Role of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient

Settings (PRIS) Network. Academic Pediatrics, 13

(6, Supplement), pp.S54-S60. Link to Abstract

 

 

Slopen, N et al (2014) Cumulative Adversity in

Childhood and Emergent Risk Factors for Long-

Term Health. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3),

pp.631-638.e632. Link to Abstract

 

Soares, NS et al (2014) The Influence of

Community Access to Child Health (CATCH)

Program on Community Pediatrics. Pediatrics, 133

(1), pp.e205-e212. Link to Abstract

 

Vanhelst, J et al (2013) Effect of child health status

on parents' allowing children to participate in

pediatric research. BMC Medical Ethics, 14, pp.7.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Wekell, P et al (2014) Devising a competency-

based continuing professional development

programme to meet the needs of on-call

consultant paediatricians. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3),

pp.320-330. Link to Abstract

 

Zhang, LF et al (2014) A systematic review of the

psychometric properties of transition readiness

assessment tools in adolescents with chronic

disease. BMC Pediatrics, 14 (1), pp.4.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

Allergy

 

Anagnostou, K et al (2014) Assessing the efficacy

of oral immunotherapy for the desensitisation of

peanut allergy in children (STOP II): a phase 2

randomised controlled trial. Lancet,  Online first

30th January 2014 Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Francavilla, R et al (2014) Clinical, Serologic, and

Histologic Features of Gluten Sensitivity in

Children. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.463-

467.e461. Link to Abstract

 

Grimshaw, KE et al (2013) Diet and food allergy

development during infancy: Birth cohort study

findings using prospective food diary data. The

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 133 (2),

pp 511-519 Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gupta, R et al (2013) The economic impact of

childhood food allergy in the United States. JAMA

Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1026-1031. Link to Abstract

 

Indinnimeo, L et al (2013) Duration of a cow-milk

exclusion diet worsens parents' perception of

quality of life in children with food allergies. BMC

Pediatrics, 13, pp.203. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Jackson, J et al (2013) Cognitive and psychosocial

function post hematopoietic stem cell

transplantation in children with hemophagocytic

lymphohistiocytosis. The Journal of Allergy and

Clinical Immunology, 132 (4), pp.889-895 e881-883.

Link to Abstract

 

Just, J et al (2014) Childhood Allergic Asthma Is

Not a Single Phenotype. The Journal of Pediatrics,

Published on line ahead of print. Link to Abstract

 

Pfaar, O et al (2013) Depigmented-polymerized

mixed grass/birch pollen extract immunotherapy

is effective in polysensitized patients. Allergy, 68

(10), pp.1306-1313. Link to Abstract

Anaesthetics and Analgesia

 

Bredlau, AL et al (2013) Ketamine for Pain in

Adults and Children with Cancer: A Systematic

Review and Synthesis of the Literature. Pain

Medicine (Malden, Mass.), Published ahead of print

 Link to Abstract

 

Herpertz-Dahlmann, B et al (2014) Day-patient

treatment after short inpatient care versus

continued inpatient treatment in adolescents with

anorexia nervosa (ANDI): a multicentre,

randomised, open-label, non-inferiority trial.

Lancet,   Link to Abstract

 

Naja, ZM et al (2013) The effectiveness of

pudendal nerve block versus caudal block

anesthesia for hypospadias in children.

Anesthesia and Analgesia, 117 (6), pp.1401-1407.

Link to Abstract

Bone and Joint

 

McDevitt, H et al (2014) Establishing good bone

health in children. Paediatrics and Child Health, 24

(2), pp.78-82. Link to Abstract

 

Shrestha, D et al (2013) Systemic lupus

erythematosus and granulomatous

lymphadenopathy. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.179.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Son, MBF et al (2014) Outcomes in Hospitalized

Pediatric Patients With Systemic Lupus

Erythematosus. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e106-e113.

Link to Abstract

Cardiovascular

 

Aiyagari, R et al (2013) Impact of pre-stage II

hemodynamics and pulmonary artery anatomy on

12-month outcomes in the Pediatric Heart

Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial.

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,

Published on line 13th December 2013

Link to Abstract

 

Bijlsma, MW et al (2014) Why Pediatricians Fail to

Diagnose Hypertension: A Multicenter Survey.

The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.173-177.e177.

Link to Abstract

 

Cabrera-Rego, JO et al (2014) Epicardial Fat

Thickness Correlates With Carotid Intima-Media

Thickness, Arterial Stiffness, and Cardiac

Geometry in Children and Adolescents. Pediatric

Cardiology, 35 (30), pp. 450-460  Link to Abstract

 

Carli, D et al (2014) VACTERL (Vertebral Defects,

Anal Atresia, Tracheoesophageal Fistula

with Esophageal Atresia, Cardiac Defects, Renal

and Limb Anomalies) Association: Disease

Spectrum in 25 Patients Ascertained for Their

Upper Limb Involvement. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (3), pp.458-462.e452. Link to Abstract

 

Dilli, D et al (2013) Treatment outcomes of infants

with cyanotic congenital heart disease treated

with synbiotics. Pediatrics, 132 (4), pp.e932-938.

Link to Abstract

 

Eleftheriou, D et al (2014) Vasculitis in children. 24

(2), pp.58-63. Link to Abstract

 

Mellion, K et al (2014) Health-Related Quality of

Life Outcomes in Children and Adolescents with

Congenital Heart Disease. The Journal of Pediatrics,  

Published online 13th January 2014.

Link to Abstract

 

Mullett, MD et al (2014) Association between Birth

Characteristics and Coronary Disease Risk

Factors among Fifth Graders. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.78-82. Link to Abstract

 

Oster, ME et al (2014) Quality Improvement in

Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease.

The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.67-71.e62.

Link to Abstract  

 

Pretty, C et al (2013) Adverse childhood

experiences and the cardiovascular health of

children: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatrics,

13, pp.208. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Raj, S et al (2014) Myocardial Dysfunction in

Pediatric Septic Shock. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (1), pp.72-77.e72 Link to Abstract

 

 

Studer, MA et al (2014) Newborn Pulse Oximetry

Screening to Detect Critical Congenital Heart

Disease. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.505-

509.e502. Link to Abstract

 

Takemoto, CM et al (2014) Hospital-Associated

Venous Thromboembolism in Children: Incidence

and Clinical Characteristics. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.332-338. Link to Abstract

 

Uysal, F et al (2013) Congenital Anomalies of

Coronary Arteries in Children: The Evaluation of

22 Patients. Pediatric Cardiology, Published on line

12th December 2013.  Link to Abstract

 

Werner, H et al (2014) Health-Related Quality of

Life after Open-Heart Surgery. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.254-258.e251. Link to Abstract

 

Williams, DM et al (2013) Associations of maternal

25-hydroxyvitamin D in pregnancy with offspring

cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and

adolescence: findings from the Avon

Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. Heart

(British Cardiac Society), 99 (24), pp.1849-1856.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

Child Development

 

Bleakley, A et al (2014) Violent Film Characters’

Portrayal of Alcohol, Sex, and Tobacco-Related

Behaviors. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.71-77.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Foli, KJ et al (2014) "Great expectations" of

adoptive parents: theory extension through

structural equation modeling. Nursing Research,

63 (1), pp.14-25. Link to Abstract

 

Ghassabian, A et al (2014) Early lexical

development and risk of verbal and nonverbal

cognitive delay at school age. Acta Paediatrica,

103 (1), pp.70-80. Link to Abstract

 

Hedenbro, M et al (2014) Early interaction between

infants and their parents predicts social

competence at the age of four. Acta Paediatrica,

103 (3), pp.268-274. Link to Abstract

 

Lee, HS et al (2013) The impact of the use of

antiepileptic drugs on the growth of children.

BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.211. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Luby, J et al (2013) The effects of poverty on

childhood brain development: the mediating

effect of caregiving and stressful life events.

JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (12), pp.1135-1142.

Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

Sim, F et al (2013) Language and social/

emotionalproblems identified at a universal

developmental assessment at 30 months. BMC

Pediatrics, 13, pp.206. Link to Abstract

 

Vohr, BR et al (2014) The importance of language

in the home for school-age children with

permanent hearing loss. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1),

pp.62-69. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Wong, SC et al (2014) The Prevalence of Turner

Syndrome in Girls Presenting with Coarctation of

the Aorta. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.259-

263. Link to Abstract

Child Protection

 

Bailhache, M et al (2013) Is early detection of

abused children possible?: a systematic review

of the diagnostic accuracy of the identification

of abused children. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.202.

Doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-202. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Foa, EB et al (2013) Prolonged exposure vs

supportive counseling for sexual abuse-related

PTSD in adolescent girls: a randomized clinical

trial. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical

Association, 310 (24), pp.2650-2657.

Link to Abstract

 

Robertson, BD et al (2014) At-Risk Children of At-

Risk Parents: Assessing Common Injuries to

the Children of Teenage Parents. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.347-351.e341.

Link to Abstract

 

Ybarra, ML et al (2013) Prevalence rates of male

and female sexual violence perpetrators in a

national sample of adolescents. JAMA Pediatrics,

167 (12), pp.1125-1134. Links to Abstract

Emergency & High Dependency

 

Bohman, K et al (2014) Long-term medical

consequences for child occupants 0 to 12 years

injured in car crashes. Traffic Injury Prevention, 15

(4), pp.370-378. Link to Abstract

 

Cunningham, RM et al (2014) Characteristics of

Youth Seeking Emergency Care for Assault

 Injuries. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e96-e105.

Link to Abstract

 

Fedewa, MV et al (2014) Exercise and Insulin

Resistance in Youth: A Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e163-e174. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

Hartling, L et al (2013) Music to reduce pain and

distress in the pediatric emergency department: a

randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (9),

pp.826-835. Link to Abstract

 

Karbuz, A et al (2014) The Use of Colistin in

Critically Ill Children in a Pediatric Intensive Care

Unit. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33 (1),

pp.e19-e24 Link to Abstract

Macias, CG (2013) Quality Improvement in

Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Academic

Pediatrics, 13 (6, Supplement), pp.S61-S68.

Link to Abstract

 

Macrae, D et al (2014) A randomized trial of

hyperglycemic control in pediatric intensive care.

The New England Journal of Medicine, 370 (2),

pp.107-118. Link to Abstract

 

Martino, F et al (2013) Hypertension in children

and adolescents attending a lipid clinic. European

Journal of Pediatrics, 172 (12), pp.1573-1579.

Link to Abstract

 

O’Neil, J et al (2014) Ambulance Transport of

Noncritical Children: Emergency Medical Service

Providers’ Knowledge, Opinions, and Practice.

Clinical Pediatrics, 53 (3), pp.250-255.

Link to Abstract

 

Roussak, P (2014) Centralisation of paediatric

intensive care and a 24-hour retrieval service.

British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 23

(1), pp.25-29. Link to Abstract

 

Sacco Casamassima, M et al (2014) Use of risk

stratification indices to predict mortality in

critically ill children. European Journal Pediatrics,

173 (1), pp.1-13. Link to Abstract

 

Saxby, C et al (2014) Managing human factors in

the assembly of the paediatric bronchoscope.

BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, 2 (2)

Link to Full Text

 

Stickney, CA et al (2014) Family Participation

during Intensive Care Unit Rounds: Attitudes and

Experiences of Parents and Healthcare Providers

in a Tertiary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.402-406.e404.

Link to Abstract

 

Sznajder, M et al (2013) Depressive symptoms

among teenagers in the emergency department:

prevalence estimate and concordance with

parental perceptions. European Journal Pediatrics,

172 (12), pp.1587-1596. Link to Abstract

 

Wang, GS et al (2014) Unintentional Pediatric

Exposures to Central Alpha-2 Agonists Reported

to the National Poison Data System. The Journal

of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.149-152. Link to Abstract

 

 

Wang, J et al (2014) Isotonic Versus Hypotonic

Maintenance IV Fluids in Hospitalized Children: A

Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.105-113.

Link to Abstract

 

Westergren, H et al (2014) First evaluation of the

paediatric version of the Swedish rapid

emergency triage and treatment system shows

good reliability. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.305-

308. Link to Abstract

Endocrine & Diabetes

 

Aversa, T et al (2013) In young patients with

Turner or Down syndrome Graves' disease

presentation is often preceded by Hashimoto's

thyroiditis. Thyroid: Official Journal of the American

Thyroid Association, Published on line 29th January.

Link to Abstract

Cho, YH et al (2014) Puberty as an accelerator for

diabetes complications. Pediatric Diabetes, 15 (1),

pp.18-26. Link to Abstract

 

Fedewa, MV et al (2014) Exercise and insulin

resistance in youth: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e163-174. Link to Abstract

 

Lyons, SK et al (2014) Transfer from pediatric to

adult health care: effects on diabetes outcomes.

Pediatric Diabetes, 15 (1), pp.10-17. Link to Abstract

 

Manios, Y et al (2014) Female sex, small size at

birth and low family income increase the

likelihood of insulin resistance in late childhood:

the Healthy Growth Study. Pediatric Diabetes, 15

(1), pp.41-50. Link to Abstract

 

Moreno-Castilla, C et al (2013) Low-carbohydrate

diet for the treatment of gestational diabetes

mellitus: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes

Care, 36 (8), pp.2233-2238. Link to Abstract

 

Ng, SM et al (2014) Review of insulin treatment in

stress-related hyperglycaemia in children without

preexisting diabetes. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1),

pp.6-9. Link to Abstract

 

Olausson, EA et al (2014) A Small Particle Size

Diet Reduces Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms

in Patients With Diabetic Gastroparesis: A

Randomized Controlled Trial. The American

Journal of Gastroenterology, Published on line 14th

January.   Link to Abstract

 

Pugliese, A et al (2014) The Juvenile Diabetes

Research Foundation Network for Pancreatic

Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD) Program:

goals, operational model and emerging findings.

Pediatric Diabetes, 15 (1), pp.1-9. Link to Full Text

 

 

 

 

Rosenbaum, M et al (2013) Racial/ethnic

differences in clinical and biochemical type 2

diabetes mellitus risk factors in children. Obesity

(Silver Spring, Md.), 21 (10), pp.2081-2090.

Link to Abstract

 

Sundberg, F et al (2014) Detection and treatment

efficacy of hypoglycemic events in the everyday

life of children younger than 7yr. Pediatric

Diabetes, 15 (1), pp.34-40. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

Ear, Nose and Throat

 

Ahn, JH et al (2013) Outcomes of cochlear

implantation in children with CHARGE syndrome.

Acta oto-laryngologica, 133 (11), pp.1148-1153.

Link to Abstract

 

Benoit, MM et al (2013) The presentation and

management of mandibular tumors in the

pediatric population. The Laryngoscope, 123 (8),

pp.2035-2042. Link to Abstract

 

Bush, ML et al (2014) Delays in Diagnosis of

Congenital Hearing Loss in Rural Children. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.393-397.

Link to Abstract

 

Chang, R-KR et al (2014) Genetic Variants for

Long QT Syndrome among Infants and Children

from a Statewide Newborn Hearing Screening

Program Cohort. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3),

pp.590-595.e593. Link to Abstract

 

Hopper, SM et al (2013) Topical Lidocaine to

Improve Oral Intake in Children With Painful

Infectious Mouth Ulcers: A Blinded, Randomized,

Placebo-Controlled Trial. Annals of Emergency

Medicine, 63 (3), pp. 292-299. Link to Abstract

 

Klingenberg, C et al (2014) Patient comfort during

treatment with heated humidified high flow nasal

cannulae versus nasal continuous positive

airway pressure: a randomised cross-over trial.

Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and

Neonatal Edition, 99 (2), pp.F134-F137.

Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Kutz, JW, Jr. et al (2013) Ciprofloxacin 0.3% +

dexamethasone 0.1% for the treatment for otitis

media. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 14 (17),

pp.2399-2405. Link to Abstract

 

Lang, M et al (2013) A Systematic Review and

Meta-analysis of Endoscopic Balloon Dilation of

Pediatric Subglottic Stenosis. Otolaryngology –

head and neck surgery: official journal of American

Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

Surgery,150 (2), pp. 174-179  Link to Abstract

 

 

 

Lourenco, CB et al (2013) Child, neglect and oral

health. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.188. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Marom, T et al (2014) Trends in otitis media-

related health care use in the United States, 2001-

2011. JAMA Pediatrics, 168 (1), pp.68-75.

Link to Abstract

Morimoto, N et al (2013) Gorham-Stout syndrome

affecting the temporal bone with cerebrospinal

fluid leakage. International Journal of Pediatric

Otorhinolaryngology, 77 (9), pp.1596-1600.

Link to Abstract

 

Shaikh, N et al (2014) Predicting Response to

Antimicrobial Therapy in Children with Acute

Sinusitis. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.536-

541. Link to Abstract

Gastroenterology

 

Agha, BS et al (2013) Rare-earth magnet

ingestion: a childhood danger reaches

adolescence. Pediatric Emergency Care

29 (10), pp.1116-1118. Link to Abstract

 

Anabrees, J et al (2013) Probiotics for infantile

colic: a systematic review. BMC Pediatrics, 13,

pp.186. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Freedman, SB et al (2014) Pediatric Abdominal

Radiograph Use, Constipation, and Significant

Misdiagnoses. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1),

pp.83-88.e82. Link to Abstract

 

Jericho, H et al (2014) Nausea Predicts Delayed

Gastric Emptying in Children. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.89-92. Link to Abstract

 

Lazzerini, M et al (2013) Effect of thalidomide on

clinical remission in children and adolescents

with refractory Crohn disease: a randomized

clinical trial. JAMA : the Journal of the American

Medical Association, 310 (20), pp.2164-2173.

Link to Abstract

 

Mercer, DF et al (2014) Serial Transverse

Enteroplasty Allows Children with Short Bowel to

Wean from Parenteral Nutrition. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.93-98. Link to Abstract

 

Naji, H et al (2013) Use of Surgisis for Abdominal

Wall Reconstruction in Children with Abdominal

Wall Defects. European Journal of Pediatric

Surgery: Official Journal of Austrian Association of

Pediatric Surgery, 24 (1), pp. 94-96. Link to Abstract

 

Ohsawa, I et al (2013) Leukocytosis and high

hematocrit levels during abdominal attacks of

hereditary angioedema. BMC Gastroenterology, 13,

pp.123. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

 

Rosen, R (2014) Gastroesophageal Reflux in

Infants: More Than Just a pHenomenon. JAMA

Pediatrics, 168 (1), pp.83-89.  Link to Abstract

 

Sarker, SA et al (2013) Anti-rotavirus protein

reduces stool output in infants with diarrhea: a

randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Gastroenterology, 145 (4), pp.740-748 e748.

Link to Abstract

 

Saucier, A et al (2014) Prospective Evaluation of a

Clinical Pathway for Suspected Appendicitis.

Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e88-e95. Link to Abstract

 

Sung, V et al (2013) Probiotics to Prevent or Treat

Excessive Infant Crying: Systematic Review and

Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (12), pp.1150-

1157. Link to Abstract.

 

Szajewska, H et al (2014) Meta-analysis shows

limited evidence for using Lactobacillus

acidophilus LB to treat acute gastroenteritis in

children. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.249-255.

Link to Abstract

 

Tappin, D et al (2013) Development of an early

nurse led intervention to treat children referred to

secondary paediatric care with constipation with

or without soiling. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.193.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Toporowska-Kowalska, E et al (2013) Diagnosis of

gastroesophageal reflux and anti-reflux

 procedures among Polish children with

gastrostomies: a 10-year nationwide analysis.

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67 (11),

pp.1169-1174. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Tsiountsioura, M et al (2014) Detailed assessment

of nutritional status and eating patterns in

children with gastrointestinal diseases attending

an outpatients clinic and contemporary healthy

controls. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Published online 15th January. Link to Abstract

 

Wang, L et al (2013) Selective endoscopic ligation

for treatment of upper gastrointestinal

protuberant lesions. World Journal of

Gastroenterology: WJG, 19 (33), pp.5581-5585.

Link to Abstract     Link to Full Text

 

Waugh, N et al (2013) Faecal calprotectin testing

for differentiating amongst inflammatory and

non-inflammatory bowel diseases: systematic

review and economic evaluation. Health

Technology Assessment (Winchester, England), 17

(55), pp.xv-xix, 1-211. Link to Abstract

 

Whyte, LA et al (2014) Coeliac disease is more

common in children with high socio-economic

status. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.289-294.

Link to Abstract

 

 

Wu, F-Y et al (2013) Long-term Outcome After

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in

Children. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (5), pp.326-

329. Link to Abstract

Haematology

 

Ezenwosu, OU et al (2013) Determinants of

academic performance in children with sickle cell

anaemia. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.189.  

Link to Abstract     Link to Full Text

 

Fraser, C et al (2013) Open-label Bendamustine

Monotherapy for Pediatric Patients With

Relapsed or Refractory Acute Leukemia: Efficacy

and Tolerability. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/

Oncology, Published on line31st October 2013  

 Link to Abstract.

 

Goldman, RD et al (2013) Intravenous magnesium

sulfate for vaso-occlusive episodes in sickle cell

disease. Pediatrics, 132 (6), pp.e1634-1641.

Link to Abstract

 

Jackson, J et al (2013) Cognitive and psychosocial

function post hematopoietic stem cell

transplantation in children with hemophagocytic

lymphohistiocytosis. The Journal of Allergy and

Clinical Immunology, 132 (4), pp.889-895 e881-883.

Link to Abstract

 

Lagunju, IA et al (2013) Chronic blood transfusion

for primary and secondary stroke prevention in

Nigerian children with sickle cell disease: a 5-

year appraisal. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 60 (12),

pp.1940-1945. Link to Abstract

 

Ridefelt, P et al (2014) Estimating reliable

paediatric reference intervals in clinical

chemistry and haematology. Acta Paediatrica, 103

(1), pp.10-15. Link to Abstract

 

Sazawal, S et al (2014) Efficiency of red cell

distribution width in identification of children

aged 1-3 years with iron deficiency anemia

against traditional hematological markers. BMC

Pediatrics, 14 (1), pp.8.   Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Uijterschout, L et al (2013) Prevalence and Risk

Factors of Iron Deficiency in Healthy Young

Children in the Southwestern Region of the

Netherlands. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology

and Nutrition, 58 (2), pp. 195-200.   Link to Abstract

 

Vitagliano, O et al (2013) The Bcl-2/Bax and

Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK signaling pathways:

implications in pediatric leukemia pathogenesis

and new prospects for therapeutic approaches.

Expert Review of Hematology, 6 (5), pp.587-597.

Link to Abstract

 

 

Immunology & Immunisation

 

Albright, K et al (2014) Provider Attitudes Toward

Public-Private Collaboration to Improve

Immunization Reminder/Recall: A Mixed-Methods

Study. Academic Pediatrics, 14 (1), pp.62-70.

Link to Abstract

 

Arnheim-Dahlstrom, L et al (2013) Autoimmune,

neurological, and venous thromboembolic

adverse events after immunisation of adolescent

girls with quadrivalent human papillomavirus

vaccine in Denmark and Sweden: cohort study.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 347, pp.f5906.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Glanz, JM et al (2013) Association between

undervaccination with diphtheria, tetanus toxoids,

and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine and risk of

pertussis infection in children 3 to 36 months of

age. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1060-1064.

Link to Abstract

 

Halperin, SA et al (2014) Safety and

Immunogenicity of a Toddler Dose Following an

Infant Series of a Hexavalent Diphtheria, Tetanus,

Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus,

Haemophilus influenzae Type b, Hepatitis B

Vaccine Administered Concurrently or at

Separate Visits With a Heptavalent

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. The Pediatric

Infectious Disease Journal, 33 (1), pp.73-80

Link to Abstract

 

Hollm-Delgado, M-G et al (2014) Acute Lower

Respiratory Infection Among Bacille Calmette-

Guérin (BCG)–Vaccinated Children. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e73-e81. Link to Abstract

 

Holman, DM et al (2014) Barriers to Human

Papillomavirus Vaccination Among US

Adolescents: A Systematic Review of the

Literature. JAMA Pediatrics, 168 (1), pp.76-82.

Link to Abstract

 

Jain, VK et al (2013) Vaccine for prevention of mild

and moderate-to-severe influenza in children. The

New England Journal of Medicine, 369 (26), pp.2481-

2491. Link to Abstract

 

Lee, P-I et al (2013) Recommendations for

Rotavirus Vaccine. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (6),

pp.355-359. Link to Abstract

 

Opel, DJ et al (2013) The relationship between

parent attitudes about childhood vaccines survey

scores and future child immunization status: a

validation study. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (11),

pp.1065-1071. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

Prymula, R et al (2014) Protection against varicella

with two doses of combined measles-mumps-

rubella-varicella vaccine versus one dose of

monovalent varicella vaccine: a multicentre,

observer-blind, randomised, controlled trial.

Lancet, Published online 29th January

Link to Abstract

 

Rowhani-Rahbar, A et al (2013) Effect of age on the

risk of Fever and seizures following immunization

with measles-containing vaccines in children.

JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (12), pp.1111-1117.

Link to Abstract

 

Tom, JO et al (2014) Personal Health Record Use

and Association with Immunizations and Well-

Child Care Visits Recommendations. The Journal

of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.112-117. Link to Abstract

Infant Feeding

 

Badiee, Z et al (2013) The Calming Effect of

Maternal Breast Milk Odor on Premature Infants.

Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (5), pp.322-325.

Link to Abstract

 

Bevan, G et al (2014) Interventions in exclusive

breastfeeding: a systematic review. British Journal

of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 23 (2), pp.86-89.

 

Bonuck, K et al (2014) Bottle-Weaning Intervention

and Toddler Overweight. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (2), pp.306-312.e302. Link to Abstract

 

Brown, A et al (2013) Breastfeeding is associated

with a maternal feeding style low in control from

birth. PloS One, 8 (1), pp.e54229. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Chang, J-C et al (2013) Influence of Prolonged

Storage Process, Pasteurization, and Heat

Treatment on Biologically-active Human Milk

Proteins. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (6), pp.360-

366. Link to Abstract

 

Emond, A et al (2013) Randomised controlled trial

of early frenotomy in breastfed infants with mild-

moderate tongue-tie. Archives of Disease in

Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition,  Published

online 18th November. Link to Full Text

 

Gaffney, KF et al (2014) Postpartum Depression,

Infant Feeding Practices, and Infant Weight Gain

at Six Months of Age. Journal of Pediatric Health

Care: Official Publication of National Association of

Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 28 (1),

pp.43-50. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gibbs, BG et al (2014) Breastfeeding, Parenting,

and Early Cognitive Development. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.487-493. Link to Abstract

 

Hawkins, SS et al (2014) Compliance with the

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and impact on

breastfeeding rates. Archives of Disease in

Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 99 (2),

pp.F138-F143. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Hill, GD et al (2014) Feeding Dysfunction in

Children with Single Ventricle Following Staged

Palliation. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2),

pp.243-246.e241. Link to Abstract

 

Howe, LD et al (2013) Trajectories of

socioeconomic inequalities in health, behaviours

and academic achievement across childhood and

adolescence. Journal of Epidemiology and

community health, 67 (4), pp. 358-364 

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Hwang, Y-S et al (2013) Associations Among

Perinatal Factors and Age of Achievement of Full

Oral Feeding in Very Preterm Infants. Pediatrics &

Neonatology, 54 (5), pp.309-314.  Link to Abstract

 

Jonsdottir, OH et al (2014) Exclusive breastfeeding

for 4 versus 6 months and growth in early

childhood. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1), pp.105-111.

Link to Abstract

 

Lambert, LM et al (2014) Variation in Feeding

Practices following the Norwood Procedure. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.237-242.e231.

Link to Abstract

 

Leite, ME et al (2013) Calcium and fat metabolic

balance, and gastrointestinal tolerance in term

infants fed milk-based formulas with and without

palm olein and palm kernel oils: a randomized

blinded crossover study. BMC Pediatrics, 13,

pp.215.  Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Maas, C et al (2013) Early feeding of fortified

breast milk and in-hospital-growth in very

premature infants: a retrospective cohort

analysis. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.178.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Martin, RM et al (2013) Effects of promoting

longer-term and exclusive breastfeeding on

adiposity and insulin-like growth factor-I at age

11.5 years: a randomized trial. JAMA: the Journal

of the American Medical Association, 309 (10),

pp.1005-1013. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

 

Northrup, TF et al (2013) Breastfeeding practices

in mothers of high-respiratory-risk NICU infants:

 impact of depressive symptoms and smoking.

Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 26

(18), pp.1838-1843. Link to Abstract

 

 

Ross, PA et al (2014) Accuracy of Pulse Oximetry

in Children. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.22-29.

Link to Abstract

 

Szajewska, H et al (2013) Growth of infants fed

formula supplemented with Bifidobacterium

lactis Bb12 or Lactobacillus GG: a systematic

review of randomized controlled trials. BMC

Pediatrics, 13, pp.185.  Link to Abstract 

Link to Full Text

 

Zhang, L et al (2014) Breast feeding and

immunoprophylaxis efficacy of mother-to-child

transmission of hepatitis B virus. Journal of

Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 27 (2),

pp.182-186. Link to Abstract

Learning Disabilities

 

Alcoba, G et al (2013) Do children with

uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition need

antibiotics? A systematic review and meta-

analysis. PloS One, 8 (1), pp.e53184.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Al-Owain, M et al (2013) Autism spectrum disorder

in a child with propionic acidemia. JIMD reports, 7,

pp.63-66. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Aversa, T et al (2013) In young patients with

Turner or Down syndrome Graves' disease

presentation is often preceded by Hashimoto's

thyroiditis. Thyroid: Official journal of the American

Thyroid Association, Published on line 29th January.

Link to Abstract.

 

Bueno, JAS et al (2013) New contingent sequential

screening model for Down syndrome based on

the combined test associated with modified

genetic sonography. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and

Neonatal Medicine, 26 (18), pp.1792-1798.

Link to Abstract

 

Christensen, J et al (2013) Prenatal valproate

exposure and risk of autism spectrum disorders

and childhood autism. JAMA: the Journal of the

American Medical Association, 309 (16), pp.1696-

1703. Link to Abstract.

 

Imamura, T et al (2013) Neurodevelopmental

Outcomes of Children with Periventricular

Leukomalacia. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (6),

pp.367-372. Link to Abstract

 

King, BH et al (2013) Baseline factors predicting

placebo response to treatment in children and

adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: a

multisite randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics,

167 (11), pp.1045-1052. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

 

Kotte, A et al (2013) Autistic traits in children with

and without ADHD. Pediatrics, 132 (3), pp.e612-622.

Link to Abstract

 

Kuzniewicz, MW et al (2014) Prevalence and

Neonatal Factors Associated with Autism

Spectrum Disorders in Preterm Infants. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.20-25.

Link to Abstract

 

McCabe, J et al (2013) Nursing, sexual health and

youth with disabilities: a critical ethnography.

Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 (1), pp. 77-86

Link to Abstract Link to Full Text

 

Polo-Kantola, P et al (2014) Obstetric Risk Factors

and Autism Spectrum Disorders in Finland. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.358-365.

Link to Abstract

 

Rance, G et al (2014) The Use of Listening

Devices to Ameliorate Auditory Deficit in

Children with Autism. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (2), pp.352-357. Link to Abstract

 

Robins, DL et al (2014) Validation of the Modified

Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised With

Follow-up (M-CHAT-R/F). Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.37-

45. Link to Abstract

 

Silva, D et al (2014) Environmental Risk Factors

by Gender Associated With Attention-

Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Pediatrics, 133 (1),

pp.e14-e22. Link to Abstract

 

Wong, HS et al (2014) Evaluation of Early

Childhood Social-Communication Difficulties in

Children Born Preterm Using the Quantitative

Checklist for Autism in Toddlers. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.26-33.e21. Link to Abstract

 

Zonfrillo, MR et al (2014) Residual Cognitive

Disability after Completion of Inpatient

Rehabilitation among Injured Children. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.130-135.

Link to Full Text

Mental Health

 

Chemtob, CM et al (2013) Maternal posttraumatic

stress disorder and depression in pediatric

primary care: association with child maltreatment

and frequency of child exposure to traumatic

events. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1011-1018.

Link to Abstract

 

Duffy, A et al (2013) The developmental trajectory

of bipolar disorder. The British Journal of

Psychiatric: the Journal of Mental Science,  204 (2),

pp. 122-128 Link to Abstract

 

 

 

Hodgkinson, S et al (2014) Addressing the Mental

 Health Needs of Pregnant and Parenting

Adolescents. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.114-122.

Link to Abstract

 

Kassam-Adams, N et al (2013) Posttraumatic

stress following pediatric injury: update on

diagnosis, risk factors, and intervention. JAMA

Pediatrics, 167 (12), pp.1158-1165. Link to Abstract

 

Marsac, ML et al (2013) Preventing posttraumatic

stress following pediatric injury: a randomized

controlled trial of a web-based psycho-

educational intervention for parents. Journal of

Pediatric Psychology, 38 (10), pp.1101-1111.

Link to Abstract

 

Miranda, R et al (2014) Longitudinal follow-up

study of adolescents who report a suicide

attempt: aspects of suicidal behavior that

increase risk of a future attempt. Depression and

anxiety, 31 (1), pp.19-26. Link to Abstract

 

Syurina, EV et al (2014) Family history of mental1

conditions in the preventive paediatric primary

care: is it really used? Case of the Netherlands.

Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.309-313.

Link to Abstract

 

Venkatesh, KK et al (2014) Accuracy of Brief

Screening Tools for Identifying Postpartum

Depression Among Adolescent Mothers.

Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e45-e53. Link to Abstract

Metabolic Disorders

 

Dai, S et al (2014) Non−High-Density Lipoprotein

Cholesterol: Distribution and Prevalence of High

Serum Levels in Children and Adolescents:

United States National Health and Nutrition

Examination Surveys, 2005-2010. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.247-253. Link to Abstract

 

Koyama, S et al (2014) Adiposity Rebound and the

Development of Metabolic Syndrome. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e114-e119. Link to Abstract

 

Martin, RM et al (2014) Effects of promoting

longer-term and exclusive breastfeeding on

cardiometabolic risk factors at age 11.5 years: a

cluster-randomized, controlled trial. Circulation,

129 (3), pp.321-329. Link to Abstract

 

Staiano, AE et al (2014) Cardiometabolic Risk

Factors and Fat Distribution in Children and

Adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3),

pp.560-565. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

Nephrology

 

Bansal, D et al (2013) Comparison of Pediatric

Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic

Nephroureterectomy and Laparoendoscopic

Single-site Nephroureterectomy. Urology,83 (2),

pp. 438-442   Link to Abstract

 

Bonadio, W (2013) Urinary Tract Infection in

Outpatient Febrile Infants Younger than 30 Days

of Age: A 10-Year Evaluation. Pediatric Infectious

Disease Journal, Published online 7th October 2013,  

Link to Abstract

Camargo, M et al (2014) Growth of children with

end-stage renal disease undergoing daily

hemodialysis. Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (3), pp.439-

444. Link to Abstract

 

Dingemann, C et al (2013) Laparoscopic

transperitoneal heminephrectomy for duplex

kidney in infants and children: a comparative

study. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced

Surgical Techniques. Part A, 23 (10), pp.889-893.

Link to Abstract

 

Filler, G et al (2014) Methods of assessing renal

function. Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (2), pp.183-192.

Link to Abstract

 

Gandhi, S et al (2013) Calcium-channel blocker-

clarithromycin drug interactions and acute

kidney injury. JAMA: the Journal of the American

Medical Association, 310 (23), pp.2544-2553.

Link to Abstract

 

Garcia-Bello, J et al (2014) Carotid intima media

thickness, oxidative stress, and inflammation in

children with chronic kidney disease. Pediatric

Nephrology, 29 (2), pp.273-281. Link to Abstract

 

Gunasekara, V et al (2014) C1q nephropathy in

children: clinical characteristics and outcome.

Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (3), pp.407-413.

Link to Abstract

 

Hanley, H et al (2014) Identifying Potential Kidney

Donors Among Newborns Undergoing

Circulatory Determination of Death. Pediatrics,

133 (1), pp.e82-e87. Link to Abstract

 

Ho, J et al (2014) Proteomics in acute kidney

injury—current status and future promise.

Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (2), pp.163-171.

Link to Abstract

 

Humes, HD et al (2014) The bioartificial kidney:

current status and future promise. Pediatric

Nephrology, 29 (3), pp.343-351. Link to Abstract

 

Kida, Y et al (2014) Peritubular capillary

rarefaction: a new therapeutic target in chronic

kidney disease. Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (3),

pp.333-342. Link to Abstract

 

Laakkonen, H et al (2014) Parent–child and

spousal relationships in families with a young

child with end-stage renal disease. Pediatric

Nephrology, 29 (2), pp.289-295. Link to Abstract

 

Mangera, A et al (2013) An Updated Systematic

Review and Statistical Comparison of

Standardised Mean Outcomes for the Use of

Botulinum Toxin in the Management of Lower

Urinary Tract Disorders. European Urology,  

Published online 1st November.  Link to Abstract

 

Megged, O (2014) Staphylococcus aureus urinary

tract infections in children are associated with

urinary tract abnormalities and vesico-ureteral

reflux. Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (2), pp.269-272.

Link to Abstract

 

Mitsnefes, M et al (2014) Ceramides and cardiac

function in children with chronic kidney disease.

Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (3), pp.415-422.

Link to Abstract

 

Ozkan, H et al (2013) Culture-proven neonatal

sepsis in preterm infants in a neonatal intensive

care unit over a 7-year period: Coagulase-

negative Staphylococcus as the predominant

pathogen. Pediatrics International: Official Journal of

the Japan Pediatric Society, 56 (1)  Link to Abstract

 

Siomou, E et al (2014) Growth and function in

childhood of a normal solitary kidney from birth

or from early infancy. Pediatric Nephrology, 29 (2),

pp.249-256. Link to Abstract

 

Sung, J et al (2013) Alemtuzumab induction with

tacrolimus monotherapy in 25 pediatric renal

transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation, 17

(8), pp.718-725. Link to Abstract

 

Symons, J (2014) Moving beyond supportive

care—current status of specific therapies in

pediatric acute kidney injury. Pediatric Nephrology,

29 (2), pp.173-181. Link to Abstract

 

Tancredi, DJ et al (2014) Pretransplant Serum

Albumin Is an Independent Predictor of Graft

Failure in Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients.

The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.602-606.

 Link to Abstract

 

Watson, L et al (2014) Urine biomarkers for

monitoring juvenile lupus nephritis: a

prospective longitudinal study. Pediatric

Nephrology, 29 (3), pp.397-405. Link to Abstract

 

Woolf, A et al (2014) Genetics of human congenital

urinary bladder disease. Pediatric Nephrology, 29

(3), pp.353-360. Link to Abstract

 

Neurology

 

Dagalakis, U et al (2014) Puberty and Plexiform

Neurofibroma Tumor Growth in Patients with

Neurofibromatosis Type I. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (3), pp.620-624. Link to Abstract

 

Gray, N et al (2014) The effect of continuous

intrathecal baclofen on sitting in children with

severe cerebral palsy. European Journal of

Paediatric Neurology, 18 (1), pp.45-49.

Link to Abstract

 

Grønborg, S et al (2014) Mortality and causes of

death in children referred to a tertiary epilepsy

center. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology,

18 (1), pp.66-71. Link to Abstract

 

Grosso, S et al (2014) Efficacy and safety of

lacosamide in infants and young children with

refractory focal epilepsy. European Journal of

Paediatric Neurology, 18 (1), pp.55-59.

Link to Abstract

 

Mankinen, K et al (2014) Neuropsychological

performance in children with temporal lobe

epilepsy having normal MRI findings. European

Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 18 (1), pp.60-65.

Link to Abstract

 

Musselman, KE et al (2013) Prevalence of ataxia in

children: A systematic review. Neurology, 82 (1),

pp. 80-89 Link to Abstract

 

Porto, L et al (2014) Conventional magnetic

resonance imaging in the differentiation between

high and low-grade brain tumours in paediatric

patients. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology,

18 (1), pp.25-29. Link to Abstract

 

Powers, SW et al (2013) Cognitive behavioral

therapy plus amitriptyline for chronic migraine in

children and adolescents: a randomized clinical

trial. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical

Association, 310 (24), pp.2622-2630. Link to Abstract

 

Ramantani, G et al (2014) Epilepsy in Aicardi–

Goutières syndrome. European Journal of

Paediatric Neurology, 18 (1), pp.30-37.

Link to Abstract

 

Risen, SR et al (2014) Functional Outcomes in

Children with Abusive Head Trauma Receiving

Inpatient Rehabilitation Compared with Children

with Nonabusive Head Trauma. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (3), pp.613-619.e612. Link to Abstract

 

Romaniello, R et al (2013) A Novel Mutation in

STXBP1 Gene in a Child With Epileptic

Encephalopathy and an  Atypical Electroclinical

Pattern. Journal of Child Neurology, 29 (2), pp.

249-253  Link to Abstract

 

Sakzewski, L et al (2014) Efficacy of Upper Limb

Therapies for Unilateral Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-

analysis. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e175-e204.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Sánchez Fernández, I et al (2014) Electrographic

Seizures after Convulsive Status Epilepticus in

Children and Young Adults: A Retrospective

Multicenter Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164

(2), pp.339-346.e332. Link to Abstract

 

Sarrazin, E et al (2014) Growth and psychomotor

development of patients with Duchenne muscular

dystrophy. European Journal of Paediatric

Neurology, 18 (1), pp.38-44.  Link to Abstract

 

Tsai, M-C et al (2014) Mood Disorders after

Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescents and Young

Adults: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort

Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.

136-141.e131. Link to Abstract

 

Verrotti, A et al (2014) Valproate in adolescents

with photosensitive epilepsy with generalized

tonic–clonic seizures only. European Journal of

Paediatric Neurology, 18 (1), pp.13-18.

Link to Abstract

 

Zotter, S et al (2013) Neuropsychological profile of

children after an episode of neuroborreliosis.

Neuropediatrics, 44 (6), pp.346-353. Link to Abstract

 

Nutrition, Diet & Obesity

 

Abreu, S et al (2014) Relationship of milk intake

and physical activity to abdominal obesity among

adolescents. Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.71-80.

Link to Abstract

 

Alcoba, G et al (2013) Do children with

uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition need

antibiotics? A systematic review and meta-

analysis. PloS One, 8 (1), pp.e53184.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Atkinson, MA et al (2014) Vitamin D, Race, and

Risk for Anemia in Children. The Journal of

Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.153-158.e151.

Link to Abstract

 

Chandler-Laney, PC et al (2014) Gut hormone

activity of children born to women with and

without gestational diabetes. Pediatric Obesity, 9

(1), pp.53-62. Link to Abstract

 

Cuenca-García, M et al (2014) More Physically

Active and Leaner Adolescents Have Higher

Energy Intake. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1),

pp.159-166.e152. Link to Abstract

 

 

 

Feskanich, D et al (2014) Milk consumption during

teenage years and risk of hip fractures in older

adults. JAMA Pediatrics, 168 (1), pp.54-60.

Link to Abstract

 

Haines, J et al (2013) Healthy Habits, Happy

Homes: randomized trial to improve household

routines for obesity prevention among preschool-

aged children. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1072-

1079. Link to Abstract

 

Hannon, TS et al (2014) Morning Blood Pressure Is

Associated with Sleep Quality in Obese

Adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2),

pp.313-317. Link to Abstract

 

Hendrie, G et al (2013) Change in the family food

environment is associated with positive dietary

change in children. The International Journal of

Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10, pp.4.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Hollinghurst, S et al (2014) Cost and effectiveness

of treatment options for childhood obesity.

Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.e26-e34.

Link to Abstract

 

Kjölhede, EA et al (2014) Overweight and obese

children have lower cortisol levels than normal

weight children. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3), pp.295-

299. Link to Abstract

 

Kokkvoll, A et al (2014) Single versus multiple-

family intervention in childhood overweight-

Finnmark Activity School: a randomised trial.

Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99 (3), pp.225-231.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Low, M et al (2013) Effects of daily iron

supplementation in primary-school-aged

children: systematic review and meta-analysis of

randomized controlled trials. CMAJ : Canadian

Medical Association Journal = journal de

l'Association Medicale Canadienne, 185 (17),

pp.E791-802. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Maggio, AB et al (2013) BMI changes in children

and adolescents attending a specialized

childhood obesity center: a cohort study. BMC

Pediatrics, 13, pp.216.   Link to Abstract  

Link to Full Text

 

Mareno, N (2014) Parental perception of child

weight: a concept analysis. Journal of Advanced

Nursing, 70 (1), pp. 34-45   Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

McDonagh, MS et al (2013) Systematic Review of

the Benefits and Risks of Metformin in Treating

Obesity in Children Aged 18 Years and Younger.

JAMA Pediatrics, 168 (2), pp. 178-184.

Link to Abstract 

 

 

Morandi, A et al (2014) Screening for impaired

glucose tolerance in obese children and

adolescents: a validation and implementation

study. Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.17-25.

Link to Abstract

 

Neyestani, TR et al (2013) Calcium-vitamin D-

fortified milk is as effective on circulating bone

biomarkers as fortified juice and supplement but

has less acceptance: a randomised controlled

school-based trial. Journal of Human Nutrition and

Dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic

Association, Published Online 25th November   

Link to Abstract.

 

Nyaradi, A et al (2013) Diet in the early years of life

influences cognitive outcomes at 10 years: a

prospective cohort study. Acta Paediatrica, 102

(12), 1165-1173   Link to Abstract.

 

Schroth, RJ et al (2013) Vitamin D status of

children with severe early childhood caries: a

case-control study. BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.174.

Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

 

Schusterova, I et al (2014) Epicardial adipose

tissue and cardiometabolic risk factors in

overweight and obese children and adolescents.

Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.63-70.  Link to Abstract

 

Steinberg, N et al (2013) The effect of a weight

management program on postural balance in

obese children. European Journal of Pediatrics, 172

(12), pp.1619-1626. Link to Abstract

 

Timmermans, SH et al (2014) Maternal smoking

during pregnancy and childhood overweight and

fat distribution: the KOALA Birth Cohort Study.

Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.e14-e25. Link to Abstract

 

Tognon, G et al (2013) Mediterranean diet,

overweight and body composition in children

from eight European countries: Cross-sectional

and prospective results from the IDEFICS study.

Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases:

NMCD, 24 (2), pp. 205-213 Link to Abstract

 

Veses, AM et al (2014) Physical fitness,

overweight and the risk of eating disorders in

adolescents. The AVENA and AFINOS studies.

Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.1-9.  Link to Abstract

 

Wansink, B et al (2014) Larger Bowl Size Increases

the Amount of Cereal Children Request,

Consume, and Waste. The Journal of Pediatrics,

164 (2), pp.323-326.   Link to Abstract

 

Zegers, D et al (2014) Screening for genetic

variants in BDNF that contribute to childhood

obesity. Pediatric Obesity, 9 (1), pp.36-42.

Link to Abstract

 

 

 

Oncology

 

Caselli, D et al (2014) Single-Day

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole Prophylaxis for

Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Children with

Cancer. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.

389-392.e381. Link to Abstract

 

Ferrari, A et al (2014) Cutaneous Melanoma in

Children and Adolescents: The Italian Rare

Tumors in Pediatric Age Project Experience. The

Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.376-382.e372.

Link to Abstract

 

Hedén, L et al (2014) Effect of high-dose

paracetamol on needle procedures in children

 with cancer – a RCT. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (3),

pp.314-319. Link to Abstract

 

Stary, J et al (2014) Intensive Chemotherapy for

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia:

Results of the Randomized Intercontinental Trial

ALL IC-BFM 2002. Journal of Clinical Oncology:

Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical

Oncology, 32 (3), pp.174-184. Link to Abstract

 

Wu, LM et al (2013) Evaluating the acceptability

and efficacy of a psycho-educational intervention

for coping and symptom management by

children with cancer: a randomized controlled

study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Published

Online 23rd December    Link to Abstract

Pharmacology & Therapeutics

 

Hersh, AL et al (2014) Linezolid Use in

Hospitalized Children. The Pediatric Infectious

Disease Journal, 33 (1), pp.e14-e18  

Link to Abstract

 

Shah, R et al (2014) Communicating Doses of

Pediatric Liquid Medicines to Parents/Caregivers:

A Comparison of Written Dosing Directions on

Prescriptions with Labels Applied by Dispensed

Pharmacy. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (3),

pp.596-601.e591. Link to Abstract

 

Star, K et al (2014) Pharmacovigilance for

Children's Sake. Drug Safety: an International

Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience,

37 (2), pp.91-98. Link to Abstract

 

Valkhoff, VE et al (2013) Population-based

analysis of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

use among children in four European countries in

the SOS project: what size of data platforms and

which study designs do we need to assess safety

issues? BMC Pediatrics, 13, pp.192. Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

 

 

Yang, M et al (2013) Revisiting the Safety of Over-

the-Counter Cough and Cold Medications in the

Pediatric Population. Clinical Pediatrics, 53 (4), pp.

326-230. Link to Abstract

Reproduction & Sexual Health

 

Asheer, S et al (2014) Engaging Pregnant and

Parenting Teens: Early Challenges and Lessons

Learned From the Evaluation of Adolescent

Pregnancy Prevention Approaches. The Journal of

Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society

for Adolescent Medicine, 54 (3), pp.S84-S91.

Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Farb, AF et al (2014) From Mission to Measures:

Performance Measure Development for a Teen

Pregnancy Prevention Program. The Journal of

Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society

for Adolescent Medicine, 54 (3), pp.S15-S20.

Link to Abstract

 

Harrison, K et al (2014) Sexual health in young

people with connective tissue disorders.

Paediatrics and Child Health, 24 (2), pp.72-77.

Link to Abstract

 

Kappeler, EM et al (2014) Historical Context for the

Creation of the Office of Adolescent Health and

the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. The

Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of

the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 54 (3), pp.S3-

S9.   Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

 

Kelsey, M et al (2014) Implementing Three

Evidence-Based Program Models: Early Lessons

From the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Replication

Study. The Journal of Adolescent Health: Official

Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine,

54 (3), pp.S45-S52.   Link to Abstract

Link to Full Text

 

Layzer, C et al (2014) A Peer Education Program:

Delivering Highly Reliable Sexual Health

Promotion Messages in Schools. The Journal of

Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society

for Adolescent Medicine, 54 (3), pp.S70-S77.

Link to Abstract      Link to Full Text

Respiratory Disorders

 

Accinelli, RA et al (2014) Adherence to reduced-polluting biomass fuel stoves improvesrespiratory and sleep symptoms in children. BMC Pediatrics, 14 (1), pp.12.  Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

Afsharpaiman, S et al (2013) Respiratory difficulties and breathing disorders in achondroplasia. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 14 (4), pp.250-255. Link to Abstract

Akenroye, AT et al (2014) Impact of a Bronchiolitis Guideline on ED Resource Use and Cost: A Segmented Time-Series Analysis. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e227-e234. Link to Abstract

Alansari, K et al (2013) Oral dexamethasone for bronchiolitis: a randomized trial. Pediatrics, 132 (4), pp.e810-816. Link to Abstract

Albuali, WH (2014) The use of intravenous and inhaled magnesium sulphate in management of children with bronchial asthma. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine,   Published on line 30th January. Link to Abstract

Bekhof, J et al (2014) Systematic review: Insufficient validation of clinical scores for the assessment of acute dyspnoea in wheezing children. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1)pp.98-112. Link to Abstract

Borckink, I et al (2014) Infants with severe respiratory syncytial virus needed less ventilator time with nasal continuous airways pressure then invasive mechanical ventilation. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1), pp.81-85. Link to Abstract

Briana, DD et al (2013) Small for gestational age birth weight: impact on lung structure and function. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 14 (4)pp.256-262. Link to Abstract

Britto, MT et al (2014) Improving Outcomes for Underserved Adolescents With Asthma. Pediatrics,  133 (2), pp.e418-e427. Link to Abstract

Cardinale, F et al (2013) Community-acquired pneumonia in children. Early Human Development, 89, pp.S49-S52. Link to Abstract

Carraro, S et al (2013) Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: The earliest and perhaps the longest lasting obstructive lung disease in humans. Early Human Development, 89, pp.S3-S5.  Link to Abstract

Catanzaro, T et al (2014) Somatic Growth and Lung Function in Sickle Cell Disease. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1), pp.28-32. Link to Abstract

Cazzato, S et al (2013) Interstitial lung disease in children. Early Human Development, 89, pp.S39- S43. Link to Abstract

Chen, JS et al (2013) Simple aspiration and drainage and intrapleural minocycline pleurodesis versus simple aspiration and drainage for the initial treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: an open-label, parallel-group, prospective, randomised, controlled trial. Lancet, 381 (9874), pp.1277-1282. Link to Abstract

Coclite, E et al (2013) Congenital and perinatal cytomegalovirus lung infection. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 26 (17)pp.1671-1675. Link to Abstract

Cossette, B et al (2013) Impact of maternal use of asthma-controller therapy on perinatal outcomesThorax, 68 (8), pp.724-730. Link to Abstract ink to Full Text

Crider, KS et al (2013) Prenatal folic acid and riskof asthma in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 98 (5), pp.1272-1281. Link to Abstract

Fouzas, S et al (2014) Volumetric Capnography in Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.283-288.e283. Link to Abstract

Harju, M et al (2014) The Burden of Childhood Asthma and Late Preterm and Early Term BirthsThe Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.295-299.e291.Link to Abstract

Hollams, EM et al (2013) Persistent Effects of Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy on Lung Function and Asthma in Adolescents. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 189 4), pp. 401-407  Link to Abstract

Jacobs, JD et al (2014) 7% Hypertonic Saline in Acute Bronchiolitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e8-e13. Link to Abstract

Jang, J et al (2013) Trends in cost and outcomes among adult and pediatric patients with asthma: 2000-2009. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 111 (6)pp.516-522. Link to Abstract

Kantar, A et al (2013) Chronic cough in preschool children. Early Human Development, 89, pp.S19- S24.  Link to Abstract

Kenyon, CC et al (2014) Rehospitalization for Childhood Asthma: Timing, Variation, and Opportunities for Intervention. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2), pp.300-305. Link to Abstract

Koumbourlis, AC (2014) Lung Function in Sickle Cell Disease. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1)pp.33-37.  Link to Abstract

Lee, S et al (2013) Tracheobronchomalacia in infants: The use of non-breath held 3D CT bronchoscopy. Pediatric Pulmonology, Published Online 25th October.  Link to Abstract

Little, P et al (2013) Ibuprofen, paracetamol, and steam for patients with respiratory tract infections in primary care: pragmatic randomised factorial trial. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 347, pp.f6041. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

Lodge, CJ et al (2014) Early-Life Risk Factors for Childhood Wheeze Phenotypes in a High-Risk Birth Cohort. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (2)pp.289-294.e282.  Link to Abstract

Massie, J et al (2013) Cystic Fibrosis CarrierScreening. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 14 (4),pp.270-275. Link to Abstract

Mattes, J et al (2014) Prenatal origins of bronchiolitis: protective effect of optimised asthma management during pregnancy. Thorax, 69 (4), pp. 383-384.  Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

McBride, JJ et al (2014) Hypnosis in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine. Paediatric RespiratoryReviews, 15 (1), pp.82-85.  Link to Abstract

Mikalsen, IB et al (2014) Blood eosinophil countsduring bronchiolitis are related to bronchial hyper-responsiveness and lung function in early adolescence. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1), pp.86-92. Link to Abstract

Norman, G et al (2013) Omalizumab for the treatment of severe persistent allergic asthma: a systematic review and economic evaluationHealth Technology Assessment (Winchester, England), 17 (52), pp.1-342.  Link to Abstract Link to Full Text

Papenburg, J et al (2013) Host and viral factors affecting clinical performance of a rapid diagnostic test for respiratory syncytial virus in hospitalized children. The Journal of Pediatrics, 163 (3), pp.911-913. Link to Abstract

Parikh, K et al (2014) Bronchiolitis Management Before and After the AAP Guidelines. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e1-e7. Link to Abstract

Pavone, M et al (2013) Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in children. Early Human Development, 89, pp.S25-S31. Link to Abstract

Powell, CV et al (2013) MAGNEsium Trial In Children (MAGNETIC): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial and economic evaluation of nebulised magnesium sulphate in acute severe asthma in children. Health Technology Assessment (Winchester, England), 17 (45), pp.v-vi, 1-216. Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

Queen, MA et al (2014) Comparative Effectiveness of Empiric Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Pediatrics, 133 (1), pp.e23-e29. Link to Abstract

Ringholz, F et al (2014) Managing End Stage Lung Disease in Children. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1), pp.75-81. Link to Abstract 

Rotzén-Östlund, M et al (2014) Children with multiple viral respiratory infections are older than those with single viruses. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1),pp.100-104. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text 

Rubin, BK (2014) Cystic fibrosis: Myths. mistakes,and dogma. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1),  pp.113-116. Link to Abstract

Tappenden, P et al (2013) Colistimethate sodium powder and tobramycin powder for inhalation for the treatment of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection in cystic fibrosis: systematic review and economic model. Health Technology Assessment (Winchester, England), 17 (56), pp.v-xvii, 1-181. Link to Abstract  Link to Full Text

Tiddens, HAWM et al (2014) Multi-modality monitoring of cystic fibrosis lung disease: The role of chest computed tomography. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15 (1), pp.92-97. Link to Abstract

Tsai, K-S et al (2013) Childhood Tuberculosis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Vaccination. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 54 (5)pp.295-302. Link to Abstract

vom Hove, M et al (2014) Pulmonary Outcome in Former Preterm, Very Low Birth Weight Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: A Case-Control Follow-Up at School Age. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.40-45.e44.Link to Abstract

Woodcock, A et al (2013) Efficacy and safety of fluticasone furoate/vilanterol compared with fluticasone propionate/salmeterol combination in adult and adolescent patients with persistent asthma: a randomized trial. Chest, 144 (4)pp.1222-1229. Link to Abstract    Link to Full Text

Yu, D et al (2014) Seventeen-year study shows rise in parapneumonic effusion and empyema with higher treatment failure after chest tube drainage. Acta Paediatrica, 103 (1), pp.93-99.Link to Abstract   Link to Full Text

Zahran, HS et al (2014) Assessing asthma severity among children and adults with current asthmaThe Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma,   Published Online 6th March.  Link to Abstract

Zomer-Kooijker, K et al (2014) Lack of Long-term Effects of High-dose Inhaled Beclomethasone for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis: A Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33 (1), pp.19-23 Link to Abstract

Rheumatology Disorders

 

Aggarwal, R et al (2013) Predictors of clinical improvement in rituximab-treated refractory adult and juvenile dermatomyositis and adult polymyositis. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 66 (3), pp.740-749 Link to Abstract

 

Armon, K (2014) Outcomes for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Paediatrics and Child Health, 24 (2), pp.64- 71. Link to Abstract

 

Cohen, A et al (2014) Physiotherapy and rheumatological disorders  Paediatrics and Child Health, 24 (2), pp.83-88.   Link to Abstract

 

Nistala, K et al (2013) Update in juvenile myositisCurrent Opinion in Rheumatology, 25 (6), pp.742-746. Link to Abstract

 

Sudden Infant Death

 

Colson, ER et al (2013) Trends and factors associated with infant bed sharing, 1993-2010: the National Infant Sleep Position Study. JAMA Pediatrics, 167 (11), pp.1032-1037. Link to Abstract Link to Full Text

 

Huang, Y et al (2013) Influence of bedsharing activity on breastfeeding duration among US mothers. JAMA Pediatr, 167 (11), pp.1038-1044.Link to Abstract

 

Putnam-Hornstein, E et al (2014) A Prospective Study of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death after Reported Maltreatment. The Journal of Pediatrics, 164 (1), pp.142-148. Link to Abstract