A Preliminary Report of COVID-19 in Children in India.
We describe the profile of COVID-19 in children from India in this multicentre observational study from tertiary care hospitals in West Bengal. Data of children up to 12 years presenting with positive results on SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test were included. The median (IQR) age of the 41 patients included was 1 (0.42-5.0) year. Eleven (26.83%) patients, including 6 neonates, never showed any symptoms. Fever was seen in only 9 patients (21%), and co-morbities were found in 61% of patients, and there was one death. PMID: 32729849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Banerjee S, Guha A, Das A, Nandy M, Monda R Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 in Indian Children in the Initial Phase of the Pandemic.
CONCLUSION: The disease burden appears high in lower socio-economic group with majority having a positive household contact. Milder disease pattern in the pediatric age group is reiterated. PMID: 32729850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sarangi B, Reddy VS, Oswal JS, Malshe N, Patil A, Chakraborty M, Lalwani S Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Medical Education During the COVID-19Pandemics -Challenges Ahead.
PMID: 32710531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sharma S, Sharma V Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Managing Children with Special Needs in Covid-19 Times.
PMID: 32710532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Juneja M, Gupta A Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Pediatric Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19): Meta-analyzing Literature Versus Natural History.
PMID: 32710533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Menon PR Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19.
PMID: 32710534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Yadav A, Kumar J Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

MMR Vaccine and Covid-19: A Myth or a Low Risk-High Reward Preventive Measure?
PMID: 32710535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Deshpande S, Balaji S Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Hyperinflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19: Need for Awareness.
Abstract The pandemic of COVID-19 initially appeared to cause only a mild illness in children. However, it is now apparent that a small percentage of children can develop a hyperinflammatory syndrome labeled as Pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome - temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS). Features of this newly recognized condition may include persistent fever, evidence of inflammation, and single or multi organ dysfunction in the absence of other known infections. Some of these children may share features of Kawasaki disease, toxic shock syndrome or cytokine storm syndrome. They can deteriorate ra...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Bhat CS, Gupta L, Balasubramanian S, Singh S, Ramanan AV Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome Temporally Associated With COVID-19.
PMID: 32683337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sudhakar M, Jindal AK Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Medical Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experience From a Newly Established Medical School.
PMID: 32683338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tulek N, Gonullu U Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

COVID-19 in a Child With Diabetic Ketoacidosis: An Instigator, a Deviator or a Spectator.
PMID: 32683339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Daniel S, Gadhiya B, Parikh A, Joshi P Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Postnatally-Acquired COVID-19 in Central India.
PMID: 32651305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jain J, Jain S Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Moroccan Children.
This study aims to analyze the epidemiological and clinical features of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) in a Moroccan pediatric population. METHODS: A retrospective study of a cohort of 74 children with RT-PCR confirmed COVID-19. We collected information on clinical and laboratory features of all children (age
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Fakiri KE, Nassih H, Sab IA, Draiss G, Bouskraoui M Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Active Telephonic Follow-up During COVID-19 Lockdown: Initial Experience.
PMID: 32583807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pandey V, Srivastava V, Imran M, Mishra A Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Clinical Features and Outcome of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Even among the symptomatic COVID-19 cases, severe manifestations are seen in very few children. Though fever and respiratory symptoms are most common, many children also have gastrointestinal manifestations. PMID: 32583808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meena J, Yadav J, Saini L, Yadav A, Kumar J Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

COVID-19-associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis and Coagulopathy: Targeting the Duumvirate.
CONCLUSION: HScore can be used as a complement to clinical decision for initiating immunosuppression. Children with moderate-to-severe COVID-19, especially those with documented thrombocytopenia or chilblains, should be regularly monitored for coagulopathy. PMID: 32583809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Bhattacharjee S, Banerjee M, Pal R Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Digestive Tract Injuries Caused by Ingested Foreign Bodies Containing Magnets.
We report on 16 children with ingestion of magnetic foreign bodies, who were identified by a medical record review of our hospital data for the time period between January, 2017 and May, 2018. Digestive tract wall was sandwiched in 13 (75%) children and 11 (74%) had gaptic intestinal perforation. PMID: 32583810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Su ZL, Liu D, Zhou XH, Tian XE, Shan ZC, Hou SZ Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Indian Pediatrics Case Reports (IPCaRes) Launching a New Journal from the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
PMID: 32562390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Mishra D, Gupta P Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

The CPC Program of IAP and NCTB of IIT Madras.
PMID: 32562391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Parekh BJ Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Slow and Steady Keeps Them in the Race: Metronomic Therapy in Children With Cancer.
PMID: 32562392 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Totadri S Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Choice of Local Therapy in Children With Ewing Sarcoma.
PMID: 32562393 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kapoor G, Jain S Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Ovarian Preservation in Children and Adolescents With Primary Tumors of Ovary.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine management of pediatric ovarian masses and identify the factors associated with ovarian preservation. METHODS: From January, 2002 to January, 2019 the case records of 72 patients (median age 14 y), who underwent surgery for ovarian tumors were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Tumors were most common in the age group 14-17 yrs (58.3%) and most (91.7%) were benign. The most common presenting symptom was abdominal pain (80.5%) followed by vomiting, elevated body temperature, nausea and palpable abdominal mass. 25 (34.7%) patients had an ovarian torsion. Six out of 72 (8.3%...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pogorelic Z, Jukic D, Jukic M, Mrklic I Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Effect of Rehydration With Normal Saline Versus Ringer Lactate on Serum Sodium Level of Children With Acute Diarrhea and Severe Dehydration: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSION: Both RL and NS are equivalent in terms of change in serum sodium from baseline for intravenous rehydration in children with acute diarrhea and severe dehydration. PMID: 32562395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Naseem M, Dubey AP, Mishra TK, Singh R Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Predictors of Outcome in Pediatric Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.
CONCLUSION: Pleural effusion is a potential clinical marker of poor outcome among children with anaplastic large cell lymphoma. PMID: 32562396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Patel A, Pushpam D, Sharma MC, Thulkar S, Bakhshi S Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the Gastrointestinal System in Children.
Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2), though primarily a respiratory pathogen, also involves the gastrointestinal tract. Similar to the respiratory mucosa, angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) receptor and transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2) co-express in the gastrointestinal tract, which facilitates viral entry into the tissue. Less than 10% of children with infection develop diarrhea and vomiting. Prolonged RT PCR positivity in the stool has raised the possibility of feco-oral transmission. Elevated transaminases are common, especially in those with severe coronavirus dis...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Matthai J, Shanmugam N, Sobhan P, Indian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Pediatric Gastroenterology Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Genomic Testing for Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders in Children: Chromosomal Microarray and Next-Generation Sequencing.
This article provides a review of these genomic tests for pediatricians. PMID: 32562398 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Narayanan DL, Girisha KM Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Abstract The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has recently published the first pediatric guidelines for the management of children, adolescent and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The recommendations for diagnosis, work up, genetic evaluation, treatment and follow up of pediatric ALL have been provided. Genetic risk factors and newer therapeutic agents have been discussed. We highlight the major points in the guidelines. PMID: 32562399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Agrwal S, Sahi PK Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

2019 Update on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders by the International Union of Immunological Societies.
This article highlights the important aspects of new classification for the benefit of general pediatricians. PMID: 32562400 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Bargir UA, Madkaikar MR Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Point of Care Diagnosis of Anemia Using Portable Auto Analyzer.
We describe a method for capillary blood sample-based point-of care testing of hemoglobin in population-based surveys using an automated analyzer system. The accuracy and precision of this method was comparable to hemoglobin estimated from venous blood sample (mean difference (SD) =0.2 (-2.77, 3.2), Pearson correlation coefficient, (0.969). PMID: 32562401 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Augustine LF, Dasi T, Palika R, Pullakhandam R, Kulkarni B Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

GATA 2 Haploinsufficiency in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Looking Beyond the Obvious.
PMID: 32562402 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Radhakrishnan N, Singh S, Nath D, Madan J Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Acquired Recto-Vaginal Fistula as a Presenting Feature in an Infant with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.
PMID: 32562403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Raghunathan J, Krishna V, Sankaranarayanan S, Ramasundaram M Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Acrodermatitis Enteropathica as a Presentation of Cystic Fibrosis in an Infant.
PMID: 32562404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Madhusudan M, Raman R, Sathyasekaran M Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

A Novel Mutation in G6PC3 Gene Associated Non-syndromic Severe Congenital Neutropenia.
PMID: 32562405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Khera S, Pramanik SK, Patnaik SK Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

An Untold Tale of Iron Deficiency Anemia.
PMID: 32562406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kailas L, Umair CH, Sankar VH Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Clinical Profile of Scrub Typhus in Newborns.
PMID: 32562407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Samad TEA, Kamalarathnam CN Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Clinical Features of Patients With 7p22.1 Microdeletion.
PMID: 32562408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Li HY, Fang JX, Zou CC Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Vinblastine-induced Acral Hyperpigmentation.
PMID: 32562409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Chakraborti A, Sahi PK Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Pederus Dermatitis.
PMID: 32562410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Singh MV, Siddiqui SA Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Cherubism.
PMID: 32562411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pal R, Dutta P Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Guttate Psoriasis.
PMID: 32562412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Fang R, Sun Q Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Traumatic Anserine Folliculosis.
PMID: 32562413 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sil A, Das A Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Becker Melanosis.
PMID: 32562414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Panigrahi A, Sil A Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) - What Pediatricians Need to Know.
Abstract Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a devastating complication in children with epilepsy. Children with generalized tonic-clonic convulsions, nocturnal seizures, and co-morbid developmental delay/intellectual disability are at higher risk of SUDEP. The pathogenic mechanisms are incompletely understood and involve cardiac, respiratory, autonomic and cerebral dysfunction. Prone positioning is also significantly associated with SUDEP and may be a target for SUDEP prevention. Good epilepsy control also attenuates the risk; hence, it is important to provide adequate antiepileptic drug therapy with s...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Garg D, Sharma S Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Urinary Intestinal Fatty Acid Binding Protein for Diagnosis of Necrotizing Enterocolitis.
This study was conducted to compare the urinary levels of intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) and I-FABP: Cr (creatinine) between neonates with necrotising enterocolitis and gestation matched healthy controls. METHODS: 24 neonates with stage 1, 25 with stage 2 and 3 necrotising enterocolitis and 25 gestation matched (32.99 wk) controls were compared. Single spot urine sample was collected for estimating the IFABP and creatinine levels. RESULTS: Median (IQR) value of urinary I-FABP were higher in those with stage 2, 3 NEC [2773 (2417.7- 2820)] than stage 1 NEC [1164 pg/mL (1341.5 - 2213.4)] and controls...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Saran A, Devegowda D, Doreswamy SM Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Documentation and Reporting of Perinatal Deaths in two districts of Karnataka, India: A Situational Analysis.
CONCLUSION: Problems identified need to be addressed before starting perinatal death audit. PMID: 32533680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kumar HNH, Baliga S, Kushtagi P, Kamath N, Rao SS Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of a Physical Activity Questionnaire for Indian Children and Adolescents.
CONCLUSION: MPAQ(c) is a valid and reliable instrument for evaluating physical activity in Indian children aged 10-17 years. PMID: 32533681 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Mehreen TS, Ranjani H, Anitha C, Jagannathan N, Pratt M, Mohan V, Anjana RM Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Profile of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Outborn and Inborn Babies at a Tertiary Eye Care Hospital.
CONCLUSION: Quality neonatal care and timely screening ensured lesser ROP-related morbidity in inborns as compared to outborns. PMID: 32533682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sachan A, Chandra P, Agarwal R, Vohra R, Chawla R, Sankar MJ, Kumawat D, Kumar A Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Body Mass Index Quick Screening Tool for IAP 2015 Growth Charts.
CONCLUSION: We present a graphic BMI tool for screening for underweight, overweight and obesity, which complements the existing IAP charts. PMID: 32533683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Khadilkar V, Lohiya N, Chiplonkar S, Khadilkar A Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Pediatric Psychiatric Emergencies at a Tertiary Care Center in India.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical profile and pattern of pediatric psychiatry emergency referrals at a tertiary-care center in India. Methods: Retrospective chart review of emergency psychiatry records over a 13-month period (January 2015 - January 2016). RESULTS: Pediatric psychiatric emergencies (n=65) (mean (SD) age, 14.2 (2.39) y) constituted 10% of all-age psychiatric emergencies. Risk of harm to self and/or others was seen in a third of patients (aggression, 18.5%; self-harm, 16.9%). Common psychiatric diagnoses were dissociative disorder (27.7%), mood disorders (9.3%) and psychoti...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Singh S, Kumar S, Deep R Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Genotype-phenotype Characteristics of Turkish Children with Glucokinase Mutations Associated Maturity-onset Diabetes in the Young.
CONCLUSION: GCK-MODY patients with deletion mutation inherited from mothers had lower birthweight and higher fasting blood glucose than those with other inherited mutations but similar HbA1c values. PMID: 32533685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Indian Pediatrics)
Source: Indian Pediatrics - June 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Bolu S, Eroz R, Dogan M, Arslanoglu I, Dundar I Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research