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Bubble Wrap PLUS – Nov 2018


For those that can’t get enough of Bubble Wrap – enjoy this month’s Bubble Wrap Plus – a monthly paediatric journal club list provided by Anke Raaijmakers working with the creator of the list, Professor Jaan Toelen & his team of the University Hospitals in Leuven (Belgium). This comprehensive list of ‘articles to read’ comes from 34 journals, including Pediatrics, The Journal of Pediatrics, Archives of Disease in Childhood, JAMA pediatrics, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, NEJM, and many more. We suggest this list can help you discover relevant or interesting articles for your local journal club or simply help you to keep an finger on the pulse of paediatric research.

This month’s list features answers to intriguing questions such as: ‘How can we clinically suspect endocarditis?’, ‘Are there cardiovascular comorbidities in IVF babies?’, ‘Is maternal education good or bad for vaccination rates?’.

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

1.Reviews and opinion articles

The Clinical COACH: How to Enable Your Learners to Own Their Learning.

Bannister SL, et al.  Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 16.

Tics and Tourette syndrome.

Efron D, et al.  J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct;54(10):1148-1153.

Aetiology of childhood apraxia of speech: A clinical practice update for paediatricians.

Morgan AT, et al.  J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct;54(10):1090-1095.

Investigating the child with intellectual disability.

Amor DJ. J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct;54(10):1154-1158.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Some challenging clinical scenarios.

Efron D. J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct;54(10):1065-1067.

Children who soil: A review of the assessment and management of faecal incontinence.

Trajanovska M, et al.  J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct;54(10):1136-1141.

Child with multiple problems: Clinical complexity and uncertainty.

McDowell M. J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct;54(10):1084-1089.

Motor impairments in children: More than just the clumsy child.

Spittle AJ, et al.  J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct;54(10):1131-1135.

Anxiety-related disorders: An overview.

Riordan DM, et al.  J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct;54(10):1104-1109.

Sleep in children with neurodevelopmental difficulties.

Heussler HS, et al.  J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct;54(10):1142-1147.

The aggressive child.

Scott JG, et al.  J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct;54(10):1165-1169.

Hypertensive crisis in children and adolescents.

Seeman T, et al.  Pediatr Nephrol. 2018 Oct 1.

2. Original clinical studies

Clinical Characteristics of Infective Endocarditis in Children.

Kelchtermans J, et al.  Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Oct 19.

Respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization and incurred morbidities the season after prophylaxis.

Butt ML, et al.  Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Nov;23(7):441-446.

Frequency of medication error in pediatric anesthesia: A systematic review and meta-analytic estimate.

Feinstein MM, et al.  Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Oct 30.

Central nervous system-active drug abused and overdose in children: a worldwide exploratory study using the WHO pharmacovigilance database.

Carnovale C, et al.  Eur J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 29.

Long-term mortality and functional outcome after prolonged paediatric intensive care unit stay.

Matsumoto N, et al.  Eur J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 27.

Early Antibiotics and Childhood Obesity: Do Future Risks Matter to Parents and Physicians?

Lipstein EA, et al.  Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Oct 26:9922818809534.

Ultrasound Guidance for Pediatric Central Venous Catheterization: A Meta-analysis.

de Souza TH, et al.  Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 25. pii: e20181719.

Assessment of neonatal heart rate immediately after birth using digital stethoscope, handheld ultrasound and electrocardiography: an observational cohort study.

Treston BP, et al.  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2018 Oct 24.

Cost-effectiveness analysis of pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects following homebirth and early discharge.

Narayen IC, et al.  Eur J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 17.

Income Disparities and Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Adolescents.

Jackson SL, et al.  Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 17.

International, multicentre, observational study of fluid bolus therapy in neonates.

Keir AK, et al.  J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct 16.

Risk Factors for Delayed Antimicrobial Treatment in Febrile Children with Urinary Tract Infections.

Hum SW, et al.  J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 16.

Maternal Education Is Inversely Related to Vaccination Delay among Infants and Toddlers.

Hazan G, et al.  J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 16.

Iron as a model nutrient for understanding the nutritional origins of neuropsychiatric disease.

Barks A, et al.  Pediatr Res. 2018 Oct 16.

Weaning of Moderately Preterm Infants from the Incubator to the Crib: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Shankaran S, et al.  J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 15.

Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms After Injury.

Ewing-Cobbs L, et al.  Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 15.

Lessons learned from a hospital-wide review of blood stream infections for paediatric central line-associated blood stream infection prevention.

Campbell AJ, et al.  J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct 13.

Diagnostic Accuracy, Prescription Behavior, and Watchful Waiting Efficacy for Pediatric Acute Otitis Media.

Brinker DL Jr, et al.  Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Oct 12:9922818806312.

Closure of the anterior and posterior fontanelle in the New Zealand population: A computed tomography study.

Kirkpatrick J, et al.  J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Oct 12.

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome: Data from a Multicenter Retrospective Study in Spain.

Díaz JJ, et al.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Oct 12.

Algorithm to Predict Which Children With Chronic Abdominal Pain Are Low Suspicion for Significant Endoscopic Findings.

Mark JA, et al.  Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Oct 11:9922818806317.

Risk of Serious Infections Associated with Biologic Agents in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses.

Aeschlimann FA, et al.  J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 11.

Timing of puberty in boys and girls: A population-based study.

Brix N, et al.  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2018 Oct 11.

Shortened IV Antibiotic Course for Uncomplicated, Late-Onset Group B Streptococcal Bacteremia.

Coon ER, et al.  Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 11.

Association Between Third-Trimester Tdap Immunization and Neonatal Pertussis Antibody Concentration.

Healy CM, et al.  JAMA. 2018 Oct 9;320(14):1464-1470

Prediction of school outcome after preterm birth: a cohort study.

Odd D, et al.  Arch Dis Child. 2018 Oct 8.

Effectiveness of a Hand Hygiene Program at Child Care Centers: A Cluster Randomized Trial.

Azor-Martinez E, et al.  Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 8.

Acetaminophen and Febrile Seizure Recurrences During the Same Fever Episode.

Murata S, et al.  Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 8.

Predicting Maintenance of Any Breastfeeding from Exclusive Breastfeeding Duration: A Replication Study.

Dozier AM, et al.  J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 5.

Diagnostic yield of head CT in pediatric emergency department patients with acute psychosis or hallucinations.

Cunqueiro A, et al.  Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Oct 5.

Antecedents of Obesity Among Children Born Extremely Preterm.

Wood CT, et al.  Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 5.

Risk of Developmental Disorders in Children of Immigrant Mothers: A Population-Based Data Linkage Evaluation.

Abdullahi I, et al.  J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 4.

Parental Factors in Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Cohort Study.

Zeevenhooven J, et al.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Oct 4.

Acceleration of BMI in Early Childhood and Risk of Sustained Obesity.

Geserick M, et al.  N Engl J Med. 2018 Oct 4;379(14):1303-1312.

Long-Term Cardiovascular Morbidity in Children Born Following Fertility Treatment.

Shiloh SR, et al.  J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 2.

Prevalence and characteristics of positional plagiocephaly in healthy full-term infants at 8-12 weeks of life.

Ballardini E, et al.  Eur J Pediatr. 2018 Oct;177(10):1547-1554.

Experiences, expectations, and fears of adolescents with epilepsy or bronchial asthma.

Fisch SM, et al.  Eur J Pediatr. 2018 Oct;177(10):1451-1457.

Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access placement for children in the emergency department.

Otani T, et al.  Eur J Pediatr. 2018 Oct;177(10):1443-1449.

Lung Ultrasound for the Differential Diagnosis of Respiratory Distress in Neonates.

Corsini I, et al.  Neonatology. 2018 Oct 10;115(1):77-84.

4. Case reports

A Preterm Infant with Abdominal Distension and Bloody Stools.

ElHassan NO, et al.  J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 12.

Recurrent Vulvar Ulcers and “Cradle Cap” in a 2-Year-Old.

Teran VA, et al.  J Pediatr. 2018 Oct 12.

Unilateral Withdrawal of Life-sustaining Therapy in a Severely Impaired Child.

Miller KE, et al.  Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 12.

A 17-Year-Old Girl With Weight Loss and Elevated Inflammatory Markers.

Toner K, et al.   Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 4. pii: e20172959.

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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