Section Editors

  • Shally Awasthi, King George's Medical College
  • Elena Chiappini, University of Florence
  • 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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    A novel pediatric prognostic marker

    As is the case in adults, high levels of B-type natriuretic peptide may help identify the extremely low birth weight infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension at greatest risk of death.

    BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:68
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    Stoves and Sleeping Children

    Using reduced-polluting biomass fuel stoves rather than traditional stoves is associated with improved respiratory and sleep-related symptoms in children from Peru.

    BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:12
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    Is urine as useful as blood samples?

    When managing hyperamylasemia, it may be possible to use the amylase / creatine ratio in urine instead of having to repeatedly take blood samples from patients.

    BMC Pediatrics 2013, 13:205
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    Growing Pains

    Over one third of Danish adolescents attending school experience multi-site pain, while twenty percent experience almost-daily pain, indicating that these are serious health issues in this section of the population.

    BMC Pediatrics 2013, 13:191
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    Are nutritional needs of preterms being met?

    The current formulas used for fortified breast milk feeding of preterm infants may not be sufficient to prevent persistant growth deficits.

    BMC Pediatrics 2013, 13:178



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