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Bubble Wrap PLUS – May 2023


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 the neonatal sepsis calculator useful if women were not screened for GBS?’, ‘Who can best score postoperative pain: parents or the children?’, ‘Is functional constipation associated with hypohydration?’, ‘Who is best at assessing foreign body aspiration on chest X-ray: pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric residents, or radiologists?’ and ‘Can nirsevimab protect healthy late-preterm and term infants from medically attended RSV infection?’.

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

1.Reviews and opinion articles

New therapies for spinal muscular atrophy: where we stand and what is next.

Antonaci L, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 17. 

Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Adenomas: A Review.Tritos NA, et al. JAMA. 2023 Apr 25;329(16):1386-1398.

2.Original clinical studies

The impact of the early onset neonatal sepsis calculator on antibiotic initiation: a single center study in Israel.

Levi M, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 29. 

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Infants with GERD-like Symptoms: A New Paradigm.

Fishbein MH, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 Apr 24. 

Eosinophilia in children: characteristics, etiology and diagnostic algorithm.

Cetinkaya PG, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 12. 

Post-operative pain in children: Comparison of pain scores between parents and children.

Niu T, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2023 Apr 28. 

The prevalence of bowel and bladder function during early childhood: a population-based study.

Verkuijl SJ, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 Apr 25. 

Gastrointestinal Symptoms Profile in Gastroparesis Compared to Other Functional and Organic Gastrointestinal Diseases.

Varni JW, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 Apr 25. 

Hypohydration, functional constipation, and physical activity in elementary school students.

Dias FC, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 Apr 25. 

Minor head trauma in infants – how accurate is cranial ultrasound performed by trained radiologists?

Peter C, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 24. 

Associations Between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), ADHD Medication and Shorter Height: A Quasi-Experimental and Family-based Study.

Ahlberg R, et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2023 Apr 18:S0890-8567(23)00185-5. 

Characterization of eosinophilic esophagitis in infants and toddlers.

Hirsch S, et al..J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 Apr 24. 

Comparison of chest X-ray interpretation by pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric radiologists, and pediatric residents in children with suspected foreign body aspiration-a retrospective cohort study.

Shir A, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 21. 

Effect of initial and subsequent mask applications on breathing and heart rate in preterm infants at birth.

Kuypers KLAM, et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2023 Apr 20:fetalneonatal-2022-324835. 

Osteomyelitis in Sickle Cell Anemia: Does Age Predict Risk of Salmonella Infection?

Hegeman EM, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 Apr 18. 

Finding the most suitable puncture site for intraosseous access in term and preterm neonates: an ultrasound-based anatomical pilot study.

Schwindt EM, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 19. 

Premenarchal anorexia nervosa: clinical features, psychopharmacological interventions, and rehospitalization analysis in a 1-year follow-up, controlled study.

Pruccoli J, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 13. 

Patterns of parental online health information-seeking behaviour.

Yudianto B, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2023 Apr 13. 

Early Antibiotic Use and Neonatal Outcomes Among Preterm Infants Without Infections.

Yu W, et al. Pediatrics. 2023 Apr 12:e2022059427. 

A Health System-Initiated Intervention to Remediate Homes of Children With Asthma.

Strane D, et al. Pediatrics. 2023 Apr 12:e2022058351. 

Video laryngoscopy-assisted less-invasive surfactant administration quality improvement initiative.

Kurepa D, et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2023 Apr 7:fetalneonatal-2023-325357. 

Disparities in Clinical Ethics Consultation Among Hospitalized Children: A Case-Control Study.

Olszewski AE, et al. J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 5:113415. 

Prevalence of Invasive Bacterial Infection in Hypothermic Young Infants: A Multisite Study.

Raffaele JL, et al. J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 4:113407. 

Invasive bacterial infection in children with fever and petechial rash in the emergency department: a national prospective observational study.

Storch-De-Gracia P, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2023 Apr 4:archdischild-2022-325281. 

Reducing the Frequency of Pulse Oximetry Alarms at a Children’s Hospital.

Berg KJ, et al. Pediatrics. 2023 Apr 5:e2022057465. 

Association of Maternal BMI and Rapid Infant Weight Gain With Childhood Body Size and Composition.

Gilley SP, et al. Pediatrics. 2023 Apr 5:e2022059244. 

Distribution and pattern of hand fractures in children and adolescents.

Arneitz C, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 5. 

Bacteremia in Children With Fever and Acute Lower Extremity Pain.

El Helou R, et al. Pediatrics. 2023 Apr 4:e2022059504. 

Increased fracture risk among children diagnosed with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a large matched cohort study.

Ziv-Baran T, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2023 Apr 1. 

Cerebral Oximetry Monitoring in Extremely Preterm Infants.

Hansen ML, et al. N Engl J Med. 2023 Apr 20;388(16):1501-1511. 

Genomic Diagnosis of Rare Pediatric Disease in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Wright CF, et al. N Engl J Med. 2023 Apr 27;388(17):1559-1571. 

Nirsevimab for Prevention of RSV in Term and Late-Preterm Infants.Muller WJ, et al. N Engl J Med. 2023 Apr 20;388(16):1533-1534.

4.Case reports

An unusual skin eruption related to HHV-7 infection in a 14-year-old girl.

Caroppo F, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2023 Apr 17. 

Newborn with a pustular rash.

De Alwis AC, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2023 Apr 13. 

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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