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Bubble Wrap PLUS- December 2022


Can’t get enough of Bubble Wrap? The Bubble Wrap Plus is a monthly paediatric journal club reading list from Anke Raaijmakers, working with Professor Jaan Toelen and his team at the University Hospitals in Leuven. This comprehensive list is developed from 34 journals, including major and subspecialty paediatric journals. We suggest this list can help you discover relevant or interesting articles for your local journal club or allow you to keep a finger on the pulse of paediatric research.

This month’s list features answers to intriguing questions such as: ‘Is continuous beta-lactaminfusion better than intermittent infusion?’, ‘Is iron deficiency associated with reduced
cognitive function?’, ‘Is congenital CMV infection associated with congenital rickets?’, ‘What
is the best amount of intramuscular VitK in neonates?
’ and ‘Is prophylactic surfactant
nebulisation useful in preterm infants?

You will find the list is broken down into four sections:

1.Reviews and opinion articles

Biologics for Asthma and Allergic Skin Diseases in Children.

De Keyser HH, et al. Pediatrics. 2021 Nov 1;148(5):e2021054270. 

Assessing autism spectrum disorder in children with a background of maltreatment: challenges and guidance.

Wilkinson S, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2022 Nov 16:archdischild-2022-323986. 

The burden and surveillance of RSV disease in young children in Belgium-expert opinion.

Raes M, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 12:1-10. 

Monkeypox-What Pediatricians Need to Know.

Zimmermann P, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2022 Dec 1;41(12):1020-1031. 

Why choose paediatrics? A scoping review of factors affecting the choice of paediatrics as a career.

Kahvo M, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 1. 

2.Original clinical studies

Prophylactic surfactant nebulisation for the early aeration of the preterm lung: a randomised clinical trial.

Gaertner VD, et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2022 Nov 

Beta-lactam exposure and safety in intermittent or continuous infusion in critically ill children: an observational monocenter study.

Debray A, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 24. 

Perinatal predictors of clinical instability at birth in late-preterm and term infants.

Santomartino GA, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 23. 

Effect of clinical chorioamnionitis on breathing effort in premature infants at birth: a retrospective case-control study.

Panneflek TJR, et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2022 Nov 23 

Proton pump inhibitor therapy in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis: predictive factors and long-term step-down efficacy.

Gutiérrez-Junquera C, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022 Nov 23. 

Hyperchloremia and association with acute kidney injury in critically ill children.

Ginter D, et al. Pediatr Nephrol. 2022 Nov 21. 

Development and validation of the Early Pediatric Groningen Defecation and Fecal Continence questionnaire.

Verkuijl SJ, et al. J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 21. 

Early Childhood Chronic Iron Deficiency and Later Cognitive Function: The Conundrum Continues.

Greer FR, et al. Pediatrics. 2022 Nov 22:e2022058591. 

Chronic Iron Deficiency and Cognitive Function in Early Childhood.

Gingoyon A, et al. Pediatrics. 2022 Nov 22:e2021055926. 

Effect of a Virtual Reality Environment Using a Domed Ceiling Screen on Procedural Pain During Intravenous Placement in Young Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Lee HN, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Nov 21

Staring Spells: An Age-based Approach Toward Differential Diagnosis.

Goenka A, et al. J Child Neurol. 2022 Nov 13:8830738221134552. 

Effect of Vitamin C Supplementation for Pregnant Smokers on Offspring Airway Function and Wheeze at Age 5 Years: Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial.

McEvoy CT, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Nov 21. 

Systemic postnatal corticosteroids and magnetic resonance imaging measurements of corpus callosum and cerebellum of extremely preterm infants.

Han-Menz C, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2022 Nov 20. 

Capacity to consent to research among adolescent-parent dyads in Rakai, Uganda.

Kreniske P, et al. J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 16:S0022-3476(22)01020-4. 

The yield of ophthalmoscopy as a screening tool for intracranial pathology in pediatric headache.

Kawar RA, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 19. 

Viremia as a predictor of absence of serious bacterial infection in children with fever without source.

Galetto-Lacour A, et al.  L’Huillier AG.Eur J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 18:1-7. 

Protocolized Intervention for Children and Adolescents With Phagophobia.

Begotka A, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022 Dec 1;75(6):e107-e110. 

Twenty-year observational study of paediatric tonsillitis and tonsillectomy.

Hulse K, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2022 Dec;107(12):1106-1110. 

Epistaxis duration predicts bleeding in immune thrombocytopenia: a cohort study.

Reynolds L, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2022 Dec;107(12):1117-1121. 

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection is associated with congenital rickets: a retrospective autopsy cohort study.

Chan ES, et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2022 Nov 15:fetalneonatal-2022-324760

Improving Duration of Antibiotics for Skin and Soft-tissue Infections in Pediatric Urgent Cares.

Hamner M, et al. Pediatrics. 2022 Nov 15:e2022057974. 

Duration and consequences of periodic breathing in preterm infants before and after hospital discharge.

Yee AK, et al. J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 9:S0022-3476(22)00997-0. 

Falls of newborn infants in a New Zealand hospital: A case series.

Mitchell EA, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2022 Nov 11. 

Sharp-pointed foreign body ingestion in pediatric age.

Quitadamo P, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022 Nov 8. 

Three different regimens for vitamin K birth prophylaxis in preterm infants: A randomized clinical trial.

Hunnali CR, et al. J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 4:S0022-3476(22)00992-1. 

Prevalence, severity and impact of chronic pain among a representative cross-sectional study of New Zealand high school students.

Farrant B, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2022 Nov 5. 

Postnatal corticosteroid response in neonates < 32 weeks and relation with placental pathology.

Koenders VM, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2022 Nov 1. 

Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography in Patients With Hemodynamic Instability.

Rahde Bischoff A, et al. Pediatrics. 2022 Nov 1;150(Suppl 2):e2022056415I. 

Early Amino Acids in Extremely Preterm Infants and Neurodisability at 2 Years.

Bloomfield FH, et al. N Engl J Med. 2022 Nov 3;387(18):1661-1672. 

Parenteral Protein in Extremely Preterm Infants – More Is Not Better.

Martin CR. N Engl J Med. 2022 Nov 3;387(18):1712-1713

Associations of Unintended Pregnancy With Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Nelson HD, et al. JAMA. 2022 Nov 1;328(17):1714-1729. 

4.Case reports

Double trouble: a case of pulmonary tuberculosis and foreign body aspiration in a teenager.

Dawson R, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2022 Dec;107(12):1135-1136. 

Dysphagia and Tongue Deviation: An Unexpected Cause.

Almendra M, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2022 Dec 1;41(12):1032-1034. 

A 13-Year-Old Male With Left Eye Swelling.

Nazari MA, et al. Pediatrics. 2022 Nov 10:e2021056037. 

Menstruation Induced Psychosis in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report.

Garcia A, et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 Oct 28:S0890-8567(22)01893-7.

If we have missed out on something useful or you think other articles are absolutely worth sharing, please add them in the comments!


  • Anke Raaijmakers is a paediatric nephrologist, currently working as clinician and researcher in Sydney (Sydney Children’s Hospital, Australia). She did her training in Belgium and Australia and previously worked as general paediatrician and paediatric nephrologist in Antwerp (ZNA Jan Palfijn, Belgium). She is passionate about education, teaching, and research and has completed a PhD on health outcomes of preterm infants. Anke strongly believes in the importance of evidence-based medicine, helping to run journal clubs everywhere she works and the BubbleWrapPlus. In her free time, she loves to play hockey and hike with her husband and three kids.

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