Section Editors

  • Shally Awasthi, King George's Medical College
  • Elena Chiappini, University of Florence
  • Lorenzo Iughetti, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia
  • David A Paul, Christiana Care Health Services
  • Susan E Richardson, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Paramala Santosh, King's College London

Executive Editor

  • Peter O'Donovan, BioMed Central


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    Parents views of NICU care

    Providing information, support and increased involvement contributes positively to parents satisfaction with their baby's neonatal intensive care unit stay and treatment

    BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:230
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    Antibiotic underdosing in neonates

    In neonates treated with vancomycin for a gram-positive infection, almost half showed a sub-therapeutic intial response suggesting the lower limit of vancomycins therapeutic range should be modified for neonates.

    BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:193
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    Volunteering for better newborn care

    Newborn care practices in rural southern Tanzania were significantly improved by implementation of a home-based counselling strategy that relied upon local volunteers.

    BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:187
  • Filtered-sunlight for phototherapy

    Mothers in a resource limited setting express a high degree of satisfaction with using filtered sunlight rather than artificially generated blue-light for treating neonatal jaundice

    BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:180
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    Eating together is healthier

    Even in families from low socio-economic backgrounds, eating dinner as a family is associated with a lower incidence of children being overweight or obese

    BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:167


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