Here is a Bumper Bubble Wrap Plus, our paediatric Journal Club List provided by Professor Jaan Toelen & his team of the University Hospitals in Leuven (Belgium). Including some Paediatric COVID articles, but for a summary on COVID-19, we refer to our collection of COVID resources and in particular, our weekly updated literature summary. Our comprehensive Bubble Wrap Plus 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.
This Bumper List features answers to intriguing questions such as: ‘Do children with ADHD have a slower growth?’, ‘Which respiratory viruses can be found in children with FUO?’, ‘ Do parents prefer shorter waiting times and do they want to avoid painful procedures in the A&E department? (now it is EBM!)’, ‘What is pentoxifyllin and why would neonatologists start to use it?’ and ‘Is pyelonephritis possible in children who display neither pyuria nor bacteriuria?’.
You will find the list is broken down into five sections:
Vertical Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) from Infected Pregnant Mothers to Neonates: A Review. Karimi-Zarchi M, et al. Fet Ped Path. 2020 Apr 2:1-5 (39 cases, no transmission)
Clinical characteristics of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in newborns, infants and children. Hong H, et al. Pediatr Neonatol. 2020 Mar 10. (9 newborn cases > no/mild disease)
Clinical characteristics and intrauterine vertical transmission potential of COVID-19 infection in nine pregnant women: a retrospective review of medical records.
Chen H, et al. Lancet. 2020 Mar 7;395(10226):809-815. (9 cases > no vertical transmission)
Neonatal Early-Onset Infection With SARS-CoV-2 in 33 Neonates Born to Mothers With COVID-19 in Wuhan, China. Zeng L, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Mar 26. (33 neonates > 3 symptomatic, mild disease)
Proposal for prevention and control of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease in newborn infants.
Li F, et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2020 Mar 4 (letter to the editor > very short guideline)
Novel 2019 coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): An updated overview for emergency clinicians
Giwa AL, et al. Emerg Med Pract. 2020 May 1;22(5):1-28
COVID-19 in Children: Initial Characterization of the Pediatric Disease.
Pediatrics. 2020 Mar 16.
COVID-19 epidemic: disease characteristics in children.
Jiatong S, et al. J Med Virol. 2020 Mar 31.
COVID-19 infection in children.
Sinha IP, et al. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Mar 27.
Why is COVID-19 so mild in children?
Brodin P. Acta Paediatr. 2020 Mar 25
Review article: gastrointestinal features in COVID-19 and the possibility of faecal transmission.
Tian Y, et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2020 Mar 29.
Clinical and epidemiological features of 36 children with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Zhejiang, China: an observational cohort study. Qiu H, et al. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 25
Systematic review of COVID-19 in children shows milder cases and a better prognosis than adults.
Ludvigsson JF. Acta Paediatr. 2020 Mar 23
Chest computed tomography in children with COVID-19 respiratory infection.
Li W, et al. Pediatr Radiol. 2020 Mar 11.
High-Resolution Computed Tomography Manifestations of 5 Pediatric Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Liu M, et al. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2020 Mar 25.
Epidemiological Characteristics of 2143 Pediatric Patients With 2019 Coronavirus Disease in China.
Dong Y, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Mar 16
Mitigate the effects of home confinement on children during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Wang G, et al. Lancet. 2020 Mar 21;395(10228):945-947.
What Does the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mean for Families?
Thompson LA, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Mar 13.
Parenting in a time of COVID-19.
Cluver L, et al. Lancet. 2020 Mar 25
2.Reviews and opinion articles
The Effects of Nicotine on Development.
McGrath-Morrow SA, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 11.
Is sharing really caring? Viewpoints on shared decision-making in paediatrics.
Jordan Z, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Feb 11.
Beta-lactam allergy in the paediatric population.
Wong T, et al. Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Feb;25(1):62-63.
Dietary intake of sodium by children: Why it matters.
Gowrishankar M, et al. Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Feb;25(1):47-61.
Update on acute flaccid myelitis: recognition, reporting, aetiology and outcomes.
Hardy D, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020 Feb 10
Sex effects in pyelonephritis.
Albracht CD, et al. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 Feb 10.
Computer-Assisted Psychiatric Diagnosis.
Kobak K, et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2020 Feb;59(2):213-215.
Assessment for Learning: How to Assess Your Learners’ Performance in the Clinical Environment.
Hanson JL, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 6.
Children With Minor Blunt Head Trauma Presenting to the Emergency Department.
Nigrovic LE, et al. Pediatrics. 2019 Dec;144(6).
Fertility Preservation for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients With Cancer: Medical and Ethical Considerations.
Klipstein S, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 18.
Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children.
Narang SK, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4). pii: e20200203.
Obesity Treatment Among Adolescents: A Review of Current Evidence and Future Directions.
Cardel MI, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Mar 23.
Neonatal sepsis: need for consensus definition, collaboration and core outcomes.
Molloy EJ, et al. Pediatr Res. 2020 Mar 19.
Radiographic timelines for pediatric healing fractures: a systematic review.
Messer DL, et al. Pediatr Radiol. 2020 Mar 10.
Necrotizing Enterocolitis: The Future.
Neu J. Neonatology. 2020 Mar 10:1-5.
Functional abdominal pain: what clinicians need to know.
Andrews ET, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020 Mar 9.
Primary immunodeficiencies and their associated risk of malignancies in children: an overview.
Renzi S, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Mar 11.
2. Original clinical studies
What matters when managing childhood fever in the emergency department? A discrete-choice experiment comparing the preferences of parents and healthcare professionals in the UK.
Leigh S, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020 Feb 27
Epidemiology and Etiology of Severe Childhood Encephalitis in The Netherlands.
de Blauw D, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Feb 21.
Associations of Assisted Reproductive Technology and Twin Pregnancy With Risk of Congenital Heart Defects.
Wen SW, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Feb 24.
Assessment of the Urinary Microbiome in Children Younger Than 48 Months.
Kinneman L, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Feb 20.
Detection of Respiratory Viruses in the Clinical Outcome of Children With Fever and Neutropenia.
Cerdeira Barreiro N, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Feb 20.
A pilot study exploring interventions for physician distress in pediatric subspecialists.
Kase SM, et al. Pediatr Res. 2020 Feb 12.
Efficacy, Safety, and Acceptability of Pharmacologic Treatments for Pediatric Migraine Prophylaxis: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis.
Locher C, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Feb 10.
Parental Concerns on Short Stature: A 15-Year Follow-Up.
Murano MC, et al. J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 6.
Factors Associated With Choice of Infant Sleep Location.
Kellams A, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 7.
Impact of outpatient appointments on school attendance.
Chingono J, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020 Feb 7.
Low Apgar score in term newborns and long-term infectious morbidity: a population-based cohort study with up to 18 years of follow-up.
Gutbir Y, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 3.
Lower versus Traditional Treatment Threshold for Neonatal Hypoglycemia.
van Kempen AAMW, et al. N Engl J Med. 2020 Feb 6;382(6):534-544.
Microbiome of the first stool after birth and infantile colic.
Korpela K, et al. Pediatr Res. 2020 Feb 13.
Six-Year Follow-up of a Trial of Antenatal Vitamin D for Asthma Reduction.
Litonjua AA, et al. N Engl J Med. 2020 Feb 6;382(6):525-533.
Association Between Neurological Disorders and Death by Suicide in Denmark.
Erlangsen A, et al. JAMA. 2020 Feb 4;323(5):444-454.
Improving Influenza Vaccination in Hospitalized Children With Asthma.
Foradori DM, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 27.
Recurrent Kawasaki disease and cardiac complications: nationwide surveys in Japan.
Sudo D, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020 Feb 27.
Risk factors of parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis in very-low-birthweight infants.
Wang N, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Feb 26.
Variable persistence of serum testosterone in infants and children exposed to topical testosterone.
Sanderson E, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Feb 26
Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome in Children: A Report of 140 cases.
Poddar U, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Feb 24.
Maternal Alcohol-Use Disorder and Child Outcomes.
O’Leary C, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 24.
Maternal Drinking and Child Emotional and Behavior Problems.
Lund IO, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 24.
Gestational Age, Perinatal Characteristics, and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Birth Cohort Study.
Brumbaugh JE, et al. J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 21.
Language functions deserve more attention in follow-up of children born very preterm.
Stipdonk LW, et al. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2020 Feb 14.
Rumination Syndrome in Children Presenting With Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms.
Nikaki K, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Mar;70(3):330-335.
Analysis of Multiple Factors Involved in Pertussis-Like Coughing.
Cao J, et al. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020 Feb 19:9922820905871.
Sleep and Adiposity in Children From 2 to 6 Years of Age.
Xiu L, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 18.
Stillbirth in Greece during the years of economic crisis: a population-based study.
Siahanidou T, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 15.
Body Mass Index Trajectories in Early Life Is Predictive of Cardiometabolic Risk.
Yuan Y, et al. J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 12.
Hepatitis C Testing Among Perinatally Exposed Infants.
Lopata SM, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 14.
Is Mother’s Own Milk Lactoferrin Intake Associated with Reduced Neonatal Sepsis, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, and Death?
Ochoa TJ, et al. Neonatology. 2020 Feb 13:1-8.
Child-related and parental predictors for thelarche in a general population of girls: the PANIC study.
Savinainen SE, et al. Pediatr Res. 2020 Feb 12.
Acute Kidney Injury During Treatment with Intravenous Acyclovir for Suspected or Confirmed Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection.
Downes KJ, et al. J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 6.
Randomized Controlled Trial of Bovine Lactoferrin for Prevention of Sepsis and Neurodevelopment Impairment in Infants Weighing Less Than 2000 Grams.
Ochoa TJ, et al. J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 6.
The Cerebrospinal Fluid Interleukin-6/Interleukin-10 Ratio Differentiates Pediatric Tick-borne Infections.
Ygberg S, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Mar;39(3):239-243
Vitamin B12, Folate, and Cognition in 6- to 9-Year-Olds: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Kvestad I, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 4.
Early Hyperbilirubinemia in Neonates with Down Syndrome.
Bahr TM, et al. J Pediatr. 2020 Jan 31.
Assessment of C-Reactive Protein Diagnostic Test Accuracy for Late-Onset Infection in Newborn Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Brown JVE, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Feb 3.
Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Are at Increased Risk for Slowed Growth and Short Stature in Early Childhood.
Davallow Ghajar L, et al. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020 Feb 1:9922820902437.
Dose-escalation trial of budesonide in surfactant for prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely low gestational age high-risk newborns (SASSIE).
McEvoy CT, et al. Pediatr Res. 2020 Feb 1.
Maturation of Esophageal Motility and Esophagogastric Junction in Preterm Infants.
Rayyan M, et al. Neonatology. 2020 Mar 24:1-9.
Trends in incidence and outcomes of necrotizing enterocolitis over the last 12 years: A multicenter cohort analysis. Han SM, et al. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Feb 29.
Intravenous pentoxifylline is well tolerated in critically ill preterm infants with sepsis or necrotizing enterocolitis. Schüller SS, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Mar 16
“How can a drug to treat claudication in adults save preterm newborns?”
Kurul S, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Mar 16
Low risk of necrotising enterocolitis in enterally fed neonates with critical heart disease: an observational study. Nordenström K, et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2020 Mar 13.
Culture-proven Bloodstream Infections at a Specialist Pediatric Hospital.
Al Yazidi LS, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Mar 20
Efficacy of Melatonin in Children With Postconcussive Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Barlow KM, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4).
Melatonin is useful alternative for sedation in children undergoing auditory brainstem responses testing. Hajjij A, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Mar 16
Born with a solitary kidney: at risk of hypertension.
La Scola C, et al. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 Mar 24.
Dietary Fats and Atherosclerosis From Childhood to Adulthood.
Laitinen TT, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4).
Non-HDL Cholesterol Levels in Childhood and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Adulthood.
Juonala M, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4).
Paediatric empyema: worsening disease severity and challenges identifying patients at increased risk of repeat intervention. Haggie S, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020 Mar 24
Clinical Implementation of a Parent Questionnaire to Identify Seizures in High-Risk Children.
Greenlaw C, et al. J Child Neurol. 2020 Mar 24:883073820911505.
Manifestation of migraine in adolescents: Does it change in puberty?
Böttcher B, et al. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2020 Feb 20
Challenging the view that lack of fibre causes childhood constipation.
Tappin D, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020 Mar 10.
Excessive screen time is associated with maternal rejection behaviours in pre-school children.
Erat Nergiz M, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Mar 20.
Clinical Characteristics of Pediatric Pyelonephritis Without Pyuria or Bacteriuria.
Yokoyama T, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Mar 13.
Short-course antibiotics for chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropaenia: retrospective cohort study.
Seneviratne N, et al.. Arch Dis Child. 2020 Mar 17.
Antibiotic Use and Outcomes in Children in the Emergency Department With Suspected Pneumonia.
Lipshaw MJ, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4).
Antibiotic Prescribing for Viral Respiratory Infections in the Pediatric Emergency Department and Urgent Care. Desai NM, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Mar 5.
Association Between Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Risk of Fracture in Children.
Wang YH, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Mar 16.
Acute Cerebellitis or Postinfectious Cerebellar Ataxia? Clinical and Imaging Features in Acute Cerebellitis. Yildirim M, et al. J Child Neurol. 2020 Mar 12:883073820901407
Unique Features of Hospitalized Children with Alveolar Pneumonia Suggest Frequent Viral-Bacterial Coinfections. Gavrieli H, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Mar 5.
Reducing unnecessary neonatal testing in infants of mothers with thyroid disease.
Churcher LM, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Mar 16
Longitudinal neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm twins.
Christensen R, et al. Pediatr Res. 2020 Mar 14.
Maternal Autoimmune Disorders and Risk of Kawasaki Disease in Offspring.
Belkaibech S, et al. J Pediatr. 2020 Mar 11
Acute kidney injury in critically ill children and 5-year hypertension.
Hessey E, et al. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 Mar 11.
The Infantile Hemangioma Referral Score: A Validated Tool for Physicians.
Léauté-Labrèze C, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4).
Efficacy and Effectiveness of the PCV-10 and PCV-13 Vaccines Against Invasive Pneumococcal Disease.
Berman-Rosa M, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4).
Infant sleep and child mental health: a longitudinal investigation.
Cook F, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020 Mar 9.
Maternal age at delivery and fertility of the next generation.
Reynolds TS, et al. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2020 Mar 9.
Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Type 1 Diabetes in Children.
Glanz JM, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Mar 9
A Longitudinal Investigation of Symptom Recovery following Concussion in Youth Soccer.
Kirkwood MW, et al. J Pediatr. 2020 Mar 5.
Assessment of anti-infective medication adherence in pediatric outpatients.
Warembourg M, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Mar 5.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Children With and Without Community-acquired Pneumonia. What do PCR and Serology Say? Copete AR, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Feb 28.
Consequences of Undervaccination – Measles Outbreak, New York City, 2018-2019.
Zucker JR, et al. N Engl J Med. 2020 Mar 12;382(11):1009-1017
4. Guidelines and Best Evidence
Rotavirus vaccination for all children or subgroups only? Comment of the European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP) and the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) recommendation group for rotavirus vaccination.
Dornbusch HJ, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 22.
How can primary care practitioners address substance use by adolescents? A position paper of the EUROPEAN academy of PAEDIATRICS.
Michaud PA, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 20.
Probiotics and Preterm Infants: A Position Paper by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition and the ESPGHAN Working Group for Probiotics and Prebiotics.
van den Akker CHP, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Feb 7.
Clinical guideline for retained button batteries.
Houston R, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020 Feb 10.
Mitigating Risks of Swallowed Button Batteries: New Strategies Before and After Removal.
Lerner DG, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Feb 4.
Diagnosis and management of iron deficiency in children with or without anemia: consensus recommendations of the SPOG Pediatric Hematology Working Group.
Mattiello V, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 4.
Prevention of Childhood Obesity. A Position Paper of the global Federation of International Societies of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (FISPGHAN).
Koletzko B, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Mar 20
5. Case Reports
Case 5-2020: A 32-Day-Old Male Infant with a Fall.
Newton AW, et al. N Engl J Med. 2020 Feb 13;382(7):656-664.
Transient Ischemic Attack in a Five-Year-Old Girl.
Kalawi AZ, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Feb 14.
A Case of a 15-Month-Old With Periorbital Edema and Severe Anemia.
Kamzan AD, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 20. pii: e20190391.
Sudden visual loss: A not so simplex case.
Sampson MCR, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Mar;56(3):484
Weakness, Anemia, and Neutropenia in a 9-Year-Old Girl With Influenza.
Cohen A, et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4
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