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A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's initiative to support parents of children undergoing neurosurgical care: The Neurosurgery Kids Fund Website EvaluationDownload
Parent with children undergoing neurosurgery need access to specialized information as well as support resources. The public is becoming more active in managing their own health care and they often turn to the Internet as a starting point in their quest for health information resources. The...
Introduction: Celiac disease (CD) is the most common autoimmune disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. In 2012, the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition changed their guidelines for CD diagnosis to include a serological diagnosis for certain patients instead...
A descriptive analysis of a representative sample of pediatric randomized controlled trials published in 2007Download
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for trials assessing the effects of therapeutic interventions; therefore it is important to understand how they are conducted. Our objectives were to provide an overview of a representative sample of pediatric RCTs published in...
A descriptive analysis of child-relevant systematic reviews in the Cochrane Database of Systematic ReviewsDownload
Background: Systematic reviews (SRs) are considered an important tool for decision-making. There has been no recent comprehensive identification or description of child-relevant SRs. A description of existing child-relevant SRs would help to identify the extent of available child-relevant...
A pilot study on the health related quality of life of symptomatic pediatric patients with celiac diseaseDownload
Background: Celiac disease affects 1% of the population and the only treatment for CD is life-long adherence to a gluten-free diet, this affects every aspect of life including emotional, social, physical and psychological which in turn has an effect on patient quality of life. Objective: This...
Background: Social media use is highly prevalent among children, youth, and their caregivers, and its use in healthcare is being explored. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review to determine: 1) for what purposes social media is being used in child health and its...
Attitudes and Opinions of Pediatric Physicians Regarding Decisions to Withdraw or Withhold Medically-Provided Hydration or NutritionDownload
Deciding to forego intravenous hydration (IH) and medically-provided nutrition (MPN) in pediatric patients remains controversial. Minimal published research exists that explores the attitudes and approaches of pediatricians who are making these decisions. This survey explored attitudes and...
B cell Tolerance Mechanisms Following ABO-incompatible Infant Heart Transplant: A Potential Role for CD22Download
Due to presumed immune immaturity, infants are able to accept heart transplants across the ABO barrier, a procedure that would result in catastrophic consequences if performed in adults. Our group has demonstrated that following ABO-incompatible heart transplantation (ABOi HTx), infants develop...
Background Severe obesity (SO) in pediatrics has become increasing prevalent in recent decades. The objective of our study was to examine differences in demographic, anthropometric, cardiometabolic, and lifestyle variables in children and youth with SO versus their less overweight/obese (OW/OB)...
Background The delivery of optimal medical care to children is dependent on the availability of child relevant research. Our objectives were to: i) systematically review and describe how children are handled in reviews of drug interventions published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...