Dog bites in a U.S. county: age, body part and breed in paediatric dog bites
Abstract AimTo compare characteristics of gender, age, body part and breed in dog bites. MethodsWe reviewed 14 956 dog bites (4195 paediatric) reported to the Allegheny County Health Department, USA, between 2007 and 2015. Using predefined age groups, we performed linear regression to assess for subject age and bite frequency and used binary logistic regression to evaluate for differences in gender and body part. We used chi‐squared test with Bonferroni correction to evaluate for differences in reported breeds with age. ResultsThere was a negative correlation (−0.80, r2 = 0.64) between age and bite frequency. Child...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sriram Ramgopal, Lauren Bealafeld Brungo, Michael R. Bykowski, Raymond D. Pitetti, Robert W. Hickey Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Parental education and family income affect birthweight, early longitudinal growth and body mass index development differently
ConclusionParental education protected against childhood obesity, even after adjusting for income and other important parental characteristics. Income‐related differences in height, despite similar BMIs, raise questions about body composition and metabolic risk profiles. The dominant role of education underscores the value of health literacy initiatives for the parents of young children. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Rebecka Bramsved, Susann Regber, Daniel Novak, Kirsten Mehlig, Lauren Lissner, Staffan M årild Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Patterns of use of Near ‐Infrared Spectroscopy in neonatal intensive care units: international usage survey
ConclusionThere is considerable geographical variation in NIRS usage in NICUs that is, on the whole, limited by consumer perception of lack of evidence for its clinical utility. This knowledge gap should be addressed by future research.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carol Lu Hunter, Ju Lee OeI, Keiji Suzuki, Kei Lui, Timothy Schindler Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Observational study shows that it is feasible to provide neuroprotective treatment for neonatal encephalopathy in low ‐income countries
ConclusionInterventional studies are feasible and necessary, especially in countries where the burden of neonatal encephalopathy is largest. A Thompson score of 7‐15 might be a useful entry criterion for neuroprotective treatment in low‐income countries.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: T. Biselele, J. Bambi, G. Naulaers, G. Tabu, J. Kapinga, V. Bola, P. Makaya, H. Tjabbes, B. Tady, C. Peeters ‐Scholte Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement in paediatric Crohn's disease patients contributes to both improved nutrition and growth
Abstract AimThis paper describes the outcomes of gastrostomy feeding in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). MethodsPatients with CD who attended the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, and received gastrostomy feeding for at least two years between 2003‐2010, were identified from the clinical database. The data recorded included the anthropometric data, CD phenotype, the surgical technique that was used, complications, medication, feed type, median feed, calories, volume and clinical outcomes. ResultsThe study identified 16 patients (14 male) who had a gastrostomy inserted using a pull technique at a median age of 12.6...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: H Duncan, A Painesi, E Buchanan, P McGrogan, K Gerasimidis, G Walker, G Haddock, R K Russell Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Survey highlights important discrepancies between definitions of paediatric abnormal growth taught to medical students in 23 European countries
ConclusionThere were important between‐country discrepancies in the definitions of paediatric abnormal growth that were taught in 23 European countries. Standardisation is vital.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pauline Scherdel, Nils Hjelm, Jean ‐François Salaün, , Barbara Heude, Martin Chalumeau Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Observational study found that even small variations in light can wake up very preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care unit
ConclusionVery preterm infants can be woken up by small variations in light, when the light protection in their incubator is insufficient.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire Zores, Andr é Dufour, Thierry Pebayle, Ilana Dahan, Dominique Astruc, Pierre Kuhn Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Using anaerobic blood cultures for infants younger than 90 days rarely showed anaerobic infections but increased yields of bacterial growth
ConclusionTrue anaerobic bacteraemia was extremely rare in neonates. Nevertheless, using anaerobic culture media may increase the overall yield of bacterial culture growth by isolating anaerobic‐facultative bacteria. This should be weighed up against increasing the volume of blood used for the aerobic culture.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Itai Gross, Oren Gordon, Shmuel Benenson, Wiessam Abu Ahmad, Amir Shimonov, Saar Hashavya, Smadar Eventov ‐Friedman Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Spanish population ‐study shows that healthy late preterm infants had worse outcomes one year after discharge than term‐born infants
This study assessed the risks associated with healthy late preterm infants and healthy term‐born infants using national hospital discharge records. MethodWe used the minimum basic data set of the Spanish hospital discharge records database for 2012 to 2013 to analyse the hospitalisation of newborn infants. The outcomes were in‐hospital mortality and hospital re‐admissions at 30 days and one year after their first discharge. ResultsOf the 95,011 newborn infants who were discharged, 2,940 were healthy late preterm infants, born at 34+0‐36+6 weeks, and 18,197 were healthy term‐born infants. The mean and standard dev...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Manuel S ánchez Luna, Cristina Fernández‐Pérez, José L. Bernal, Francisco J. Elola Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Procalcitonin and C ‐reactive protein may help to detect invasive bacterial infections in children who have fever without source
ConclusionThis study found that there was a low prevalence of invasive bacterial infections in children who presented with fever without source. It also showed that procalcitonin and C‐reactive protein may help to detect invasive bacterial infections in children who have fever without sourceThis article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ga ëlle Hubert‐Dibon, Lou Danjou, Cécile Feildel‐Fournial, Bénédicte Vrignaud, Damien Masson, Elise Launay, Christèle Gras‐Le Guen Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Consensus should be adapted to the evidence and not vice ‐versa
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Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Niels Lyn øe, Anders Eriksson Tags: Letter Source Type: research

National data showed that delayed sleep in six ‐year‐old children was associated with excessive use of electronic devices at 12 years
ConclusionOur study indicated that six‐year‐olds who regularly stayed up late at night used electronic devices more frequently, or for longer, at the age of 12. Parents need to be more aware of links between sleep issues and electronic devices.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tsuguhiko Kato, Takashi Yorifuji, Michiyo Yamakawa, Sachiko Inoue Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Limited association between markers of stress during pregnancy and fetal growth in “Born into Life”, a new prospective birth cohort
ConclusionMaternal stress during pregnancy was not associated to birth weight. The inverse correlation between PSS scores and cortisol levels may indicate other mechanisms for maternal stress on child outcomes than the previous explanation of hypothalamic‐pituitary‐adrenal axis activity.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Awad Idris Smew, Anna M. Hedman, Flaminia Chiesa, Vilhelmina Ullemar, Ellika Andolf, G öran Pershagen, Catarina Almqvist Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Exploratory study found that pacifier use did not affect feeding performance in full ‐term newborn infants but it was related to lower socioeconomic status
ConclusionWhile lower socioeconomic status was related to pacifier use, feeding performance in the first few days of life was no different between those infants who did and did not use pacifiers after a full‐term birth.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Roberta Pineda, Anhthi Luong, Justin Ryckman, Joan Smith Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

The distress thermometer provides a simple screening tool for selecting distressed childhood cancer survivors
Abstract AimWe investigated the value of the distress thermometer, a one‐item screening tool, in childhood cancer survivors. MethodsThe participants were 286 childhood cancer survivors who visited an outpatient clinic at Erasmus MC University‐Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands for the first time from 2001‐2008 and completed the distress thermometer and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Higher scores reflected more distress. A HADS score ≥15 was used as the cut‐off point for emotional distress. We calculated the correlation between the HADS and distress thermometer, the relationshi...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: I. M. M van der Geest, W. van Dorp, S. M. F. Pluijm, M. M. van den Heuvel.Eibrink Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Prenatal phthalate exposure was associated with croup in Swedish infants
ConclusionOur analysis suggests that exposure to BBzP and DEHP phthalates was associated with maternal reports of croup in infants up to 12 months of age.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Huan Shu, Sverre Wikstrom, Bo AG J önsson, Christian H Lindh, Åke Svensson, Eewa Nånberg, Carl‐Gustaf Bornehag Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

The preterm infant stomach actively degrades milk proteins with increasing breakdown across digestion time
This study investigated the effect of time post‐ingestion on gastric digestion and gastric hormones after feeding preterm infants unfortified and fortified human milk. MethodsHuman milk and infant gastric samples were collected from 14 preterm (23–32 wk birth gestational age) mother‐infant pairs within 7–98 days postnatal age. Gastric samples were collected 1, 2 and 3 h after beginning of feeding. Samples were analyzed for pH, proteolysis, general protease activity and the concentrations of pepsin, gastrin and gastrin‐releasing peptide. One‐way ANOVA with repeated measures followed by Tukey's multiple c...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Veronique Demers ‐Mathieu, Yunyao Qu, Mark A. Underwood, David C. Dallas Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Prescriptive birth weight charts can improve the prediction of adverse outcomes in very preterm infants who are small for gestational age
ConclusionThe prescriptive birth weight chart, which excluded infants with IUGR, was the most effective chart when it came to identifying clinically important risk increases in SGA infants.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Liset Hoftiezer, Renske G. Snijders, Chantal W.P.M. Hukkelhoven, Richard A. van Lingen, Marije Hogeveen Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

What does the world think of ankyloglossia?
ConclusionThe diagnosis and treatment of ankyloglossia varies considerably around the world and between professions. Efforts to standardize management are required.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ruilin R Jin, Alastair Sutcliffe, Maximo Vento, Claudelle Miles, Javeed Travadi, Kumar Kishore, Keiji Suzuki, David Todd, Susanne Wooderson, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, Li Ma, John Smyth, Ju Lee Oei Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Retrospective observational study indicates that the Pediatric Assessment Triangle may suggest the severity of Kawasaki disease
We examined whether the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) could predict the severity of Kawasaki disease. MethodsWe enrolled patients diagnosed with Kawasaki disease between July 2012 and June 2016 at the emergency department of Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center in Tokyo, Japan. Triage nurses assigned participants to unstable or stable PAT groups. We compared the incidence of coronary artery aneurysms (CAA), the Kobayashi score, which measures resistance to intravenous immunoglobulin treatment, and the incidence of initial treatment resistance. ResultsOf the 420 participants, who were aged 0‐145 months with ...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Reiko Kawai, Osamu Nomura, Yutaro Tomobe, Yoshihiko Morikawa, Koichi Miyata, Hiroshi Sakakibara, Masaru Miura Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Randomised controlled trial of diazoxide for small for gestational age neonates with hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia provided early hypoglycaemic control without adverse effects
ConclusionUsing oral diazoxide for SGA neonates with HH provided early hypoglycaemic control with no apparent adverse effects.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Binesh Balachandran, Kanya Mukhopadhyay, Naresh Sachdeva, Rama Walia, Savita Verma Attri Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Body length and occipitofrontal circumference may be good indicators of neurodevelopment in very low birth weight infants ‐ secondary publication
ConclusionOur findings suggest that the SDSs of body length and the OFC at TEA may be better indicators than body weight for predicting the development of the central nervous system in VLBW infants receiving nutritional management.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Yoshitaka Watanabe, Kazuo Itabashi, Motohiro Taki, Tokuo Miyazawa, Yuya Nakano, Masahiko Murase Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Five ‐country manikin study found that neonatologists preferred using the LISAcath rather than the Angiocath for less invasive surfactant administration
Acta Paediatrica, EarlyView. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Impaired cognitive ability at 2.5  years predicts later visual and ophthalmological problems in children born very preterm
Acta Paediatrica, EarlyView. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

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Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Impaired cognitive ability at 2.5  years predicts later visual and ophthalmological problems in children born very preterm
Abstract AimTo identify possible predictive factors for visual problems at 6.5 years in children born very preterm. MethodsDuring 2004–2007, all very preterm infants (gestational age [GA]
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jonina Hreinsdottir, Ylva Fredriksson Kaul, Lena Hellstr öm‐Westas, Kerstin Rosander, Claes Hofsten, Gerd Holmström Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

High ‐fibre enteral feeding results in improved anthropometrics and favourable gastrointestinal tolerance in malnourished children with growth failure
This study determined the usage patterns, gastrointestinal tolerance, anthropometrics and safety of high‐fibre enteral feeding in malnourished children with growth failure. MethodsThis Turkish observational study between February 2013‐June 2015 comprised 345 paediatric patients from 17 centres with malnutrition related growth failure, with a weight and height of less than two standard deviation percentiles for their age. Changes in anthropometrics, gastrointestinal symptoms, defecation habits and safety data relating to adverse events were analysed during the six‐month follow‐up period. ResultsMost subjects (99.7%)...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Aydan Kansu, Ozlem Durmaz, Duran Arslan, Aycan Unalp, Coskun Celtik, Aysugul Alptekin Sar ıoglu, Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Oral mucosa lesions and gingival bleeding can indicate the progression of  liver disease in children and adolescents aged two to 18 years
Acta Paediatrica, EarlyView. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Paediatricians ’ expectations and perspectives regarding genetic testing for children with developmental disorders
Acta Paediatrica, EarlyView. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Use of social media is associated with short sleep duration in a dose –response manner in students aged 11 to 20 years
Acta Paediatrica,Volume 107, Issue 4, Page 694-700, April 2018. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

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Acta Paediatrica, Ahead of Print. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

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Acta Paediatrica,Volume 107, Issue 4, Page 694-700, April 2018. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Oral mucosa lesions and gingival bleeding can indicate the progression of  liver disease in children and adolescents aged two to 18 years
ConclusionThis study found that oral lesions and gingival bleeding may indicate the progression of liver failure. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Dorota Olczak ‐Kowalczyk, Ewa Krasuska‐Sławińska, Dariusz Gozdowski, Wojciech Kowalczyk, Joanna Pawłowska Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Community study found that cutaneous allergies in childhood were associated with conduct problems in girls
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carine Parent, Irina Pokhvisneva, H élène Gaudreau, Josie Diorio, Michael J. Meaney, Patricia Pelufo Silveira, Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Italian multicentre study found infectious and vaccine preventable diseases in children adopted from Africa and recommends prompt medical screening
ConclusionThe prevalence of infectious conditions and not‐protective titres for vaccine preventable diseases observed in our population underlines the need for prompt and complete medical screening of children adopted from Africa.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Elena Chiappini, Mauro Zaffaroni, Martina Bianconi, Giuseppina Veneruso, Nicolino Grasso, Silvia Garazzino, Rosangela Arancio, Piero Valentini, Anna Ficcadenti, Maria Rosalia Da Riol, Simona La Placa, Luisa Galli, Maurizio de Martino, Gianni Bona Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Tactile stimulation during neonatal transition and its effect on vital parameters in neonates during neonatal transition
ConclusionTactile stimulation was applied in different ways to preterm and term infants during neonatal transition and SpO2 showed a significant increase in preterm infants.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nariae Baik ‐Schneditz, Berndt Urlesberger, Bernhard Schwaberger, Lukas Mileder, Georg Schmölzer, Alexander Avian, Gerhard Pichler Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Cross ‐sectional study of randomly selected 18‐year‐old students showed that body mass index was only associated with sleep duration in girls
This study investigated the associations, by sex, between sleep and adiposity, dietary habits, cardiorespiratory fitness and metabolic risk in 18‐year‐old students. MethodsWe carried out a cross‐sectional study of 199 randomly chosen, healthy 18‐year‐old students (53% girls) in Iceland's capital region. The data collection took place in the winter months of 2012 to 2015. The anthropometric measurements were body mass index, waist circumference and body fat percentage. Sleep duration and dietary habits were self‐reported. Cardiorespiratory fitness was measured on a stationary bicycle. A subsample of 152 particip...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ingibjorg Kjartansdottir, Sigurbjorn A Arngrimsson, Ragnar Bjarnason, Anna S Olafsdottir Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Use of social media is associated with short sleep duration in a dose –response manner in students aged 11 to 20 years
This study examined the association between social media and sleep duration among Canadian students aged 11–20. MethodsData from 5242 students were obtained from the 2015 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey, a province‐wide, school‐based survey that has been conducted every two years since 1977. We measured the respondents’ sleep duration against the recommended ranges of 9–11 h per night at 11–13 years of age, 8–10 h at 14–17 and 7–9 h per night for those aged 18 years or more. ResultsOverall, 36.4% of students met or exceeded the recommended sl...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Hugues Sampasa ‐Kanyinga, Hayley A Hamilton, Jean‐Philippe Chaput Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Low Apgar scores at both one and five minutes are associated with long ‐term neurological morbidity
ConclusionsLow one‐minute and five‐minute Apgar scores were associated with long‐term neurological morbidity, especially when both scores were low.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Elina Leinonen, Mika Gissler, Leena Haataja, Petri Rahkonen, Sture Andersson, Marjo Mets äranta, Leena Rahkonen Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Cost ‐effectiveness of universal and targeted newborn screening for congenital cytomegalovirus infection
Acta Paediatrica, EarlyView. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

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Acta Paediatrica, Ahead of Print. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Cost ‐effectiveness of universal and targeted newborn screening for congenital cytomegalovirus infection
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Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Cathie Hilditch, Amy K Keir Tags: EBNEO Commentary Source Type: research

Walter Harris (1647 –1732) and his contribution to paediatrics
(Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Konstantinos Laios Tags: Paediatric Essay Source Type: research

Cohort study from 11 European countries highlighted differences in the use and efficacy of hypothermia prevention strategies after very preterm birth
ConclusionVery preterm infants had lower risks of hypothermia on NICU admission if the unit used systematic prevention strategies. All the strategies had similar effects, possibly due to implementation rather than a strategy's specific efficacy.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emilija Wilson, Jennifer Zeitlin, Aur élie Piedvache, Bjoern Misselwitz, Kyllike Christensson, Rolf F. Maier, Mikael Norman, Anna‐Karin Edstedt Bonamy, Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

National population ‐based cohort study found that visual‐motor integration was commonly affected in extremely preterm born children at 6.5 years
This study aimed to explain the relationship between visual‐motor integration abilities and extremely preterm birth, by exploring the influence of perinatal variables, cognition, manual dexterity and ophthalmological outcomes. MethodsThis was part of the population‐based national Extremely Preterm Infant Study in Sweden (EXPRESS) study. We studied 355 children, born at a gestational age of less than 27 weeks from April 2004 to March 2007, and 364 term‐born controls. At 6.5 years of age we assessed visual‐motor integration, cognitive function, motor skills and vision. Visual‐motor integration impairment was classified as
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Bolk, Ylva Fredriksson Kaul, Lena Hellstr öm‐Westas, Karin Stjernqvist, Nelly Padilla, Fredrik Serenius, Kerstin Hellgren, Ulrika Åden Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Prospective questionnaire study showed that higher self ‐efficacy predicted longer exclusive breastfeeding by the mothers of late preterm infants
Abstract AimAn important variable that influences breastfeeding outcomes is how confident a woman feels about her ability to breastfeed successfully at an early stage. We investigated breastfeeding self‐efficacy in the mothers of late preterm infants. MethodsThis was a prospective, comparative study that focused on mothers who had delivered babies at 34+0 to 36+6 weeks and were recruited in 2012–2015 from a neonatal intensive care unit and a postnatal ward at a Swedish university hospital. The Breastfeeding Self–Efficacy Scale–Short Form (BSES‐SF) was used to psychometrically assess the mothers at 40 ...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emma Gerhardsson, Ingegerd Hildingsson, Elisabet Mattsson, Eva ‐Lotta Funkquist Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Wrapping newborn infants in cloth and newspaper after delivery led to higher temperatures on arrival at the neonatal intensive care unit
Acta Paediatrica, EarlyView. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - January 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research