Mesalazine in the initial management of severely acutely malnourished children with environmental enteric dysfunction: a pilot randomized controlled trial
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:133 (14 August 2014)
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In a preliminary trial, mesalazine is safe for use in acutely malnourished children with severe environmental enteric dysfunction, indicating that further studies should target host inflammatory responses to treat these children
Impact of early daycare on healthcare resource use related to upper respiratory tract infections during childhood: prospective WHISTLER cohort study
van der Ent,
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:107 (26 June 2014)
Children attending daycare in the first year of life have greater risk of upper respiratory tract infections than non-attendees, suggesting that improved prevention strategies are required to reduce infection rates in daycare facilities.
The intergenerational effects of war on the health of children
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:57 (2 April 2014)
Delan Devakumar and colleagues discuss how exposure to violence, mental health stressors, infection and malnutrition during war have intergenerational effects on health, and suggest long-term interventions are required in post-conflict situations.
Effectiveness of Primary Care Triple P on child psychosocial problems in preventive child healthcare: a randomized controlled trial
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:240 (11 November 2013)
In a randomized trial, the Primary Care Triple P program is no more effective than usual care in reducing psychosocial problems in children, indicating that further research is required to determine the effectiveness of the Triple P program
Gut microbiota in children with type 1 diabetes differs from that in healthy children: a case-control study
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:46 (21 February 2013)
Gut microbiota are present at lower quantity and have different composition in children with type 1 diabetes compared with healthy children, possibly due to altered gut permeability, and modification of these bacteria could control diabetes development.
How well do clinical prediction rules perform in identifying serious infections in acutely ill children across an international network of ambulatory care datasets?
Van den Bruel,
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:10 (15 January 2013)
Clinical prediction rules to recognize infections in children do not show perfect diagnostic accuracy in high and low prevalence ambulatory care settings, suggesting that additional laboratory tests should be used to increase certainty.