American Journal of Pediatrics

Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023

  • Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus in a 2-Month-Old Girl: A Case Report

    Runchao Wang, Haixia Jing, Tingting Chen, Rui Wu, Wentao Liu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 59-62
    Received: Mar. 17, 2023
    Accepted: Apr. 06, 2023
    Published: Apr. 15, 2023
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    Abstract: Neonatal lupus erythematosus is a rare acquired disease involving the fetus and the newborn. It is caused by autoantibodies (mainly anti-SSA/Ro and anti-SSB/La antibodies) in the mother entering the fetus through the placenta to cause autoimmune reactions, The most common clinical manifestations of neonatal lupus erythematosus include skin involvem... Show More
  • Unusual Presentation of Brain Tumor in a Child: A Case Report

    Mahmoud Alhandi Omar Helal, Mohammed Al-Amri, Mahmoud Alrifaai, Shaikha Al-Thani, Bashir Youssef, Lujain Loay, Abdulrahman Siddig, Hanan Eldesouky Eltomy

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 63-67
    Received: Mar. 20, 2023
    Accepted: Apr. 17, 2023
    Published: Apr. 27, 2023
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    Abstract: The most popular type of neurological tumor in childhood is medulloblastoma, which is the most malignant neoplasm of the posterior fossa and cerebellum. Central nervous system neoplasms can cause symptoms and signs due to local invasion, compression of normal structures, and increased intracranial pressure by either a mass effect or obstruction of ... Show More
  • Relationship Between FKBP5 Polymorphisms at Rs1334894, Rs9394309, and Rs6912833 Loci, and Dyslipidemia in Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome

    Shuting Peng, Fang Yang, Zhiqiang Guo, Ding Liu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 68-74
    Received: Apr. 09, 2023
    Accepted: Apr. 26, 2023
    Published: May 10, 2023
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    Abstract: Background: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between rs1334894, rs9394309, and rs6912833 polymorphisms in FKBP5 and hyperlipidemia in nephrotic syndrome (NS). Methods: The case group included 74 children with primary NS, while the control group included 76 healthy children. Polymerase chain reaction and gene sequencing were used to ... Show More
  • Application of Project Improvement in Elevating the Qualified Rate of Retained 24-h Quantitative Urinary Protein Specimens Among Children

    Sha Wang, Shaoxin Lin, Caiqing Wu, Xufen Huang

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 75-78
    Received: Apr. 17, 2023
    Accepted: May 08, 2023
    Published: May 22, 2023
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    Abstract: Objective To explore the effect of project improvement in elevating the qualified rate of retained 24-h quantitative urinary protein specimens among children in our hospital’s Department of Pediatric Internal Medicine. Methods A project improvement team was set up. The 24-h quantitative urinary protein specimens of 61 pediatric patients collected f... Show More
  • Validity Study Comparing Polar Ignite’s® Estimated VO2max to Traditional Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Normal Cardiac Anatomy & Fontan Pediatric Patients

    Brian Hernandez, Bayley Roberts, Erica Jamro-Comer, Anusha Kodidhi, Lisa Roelle, Nathan Miller, Lauren Littell, Aecha Ybarra, Jonathan Silva, Jennifer Silva, William Orr

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 79-84
    Received: Apr. 19, 2023
    Accepted: May 17, 2023
    Published: May 29, 2023
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    Abstract: Cardiorespiratory fitness as represented by maximum oxygen uptake, VO2max, is considered the best indicator for overall cardiovascular health. Fitness technology such as wrist worn devices, now allows for an easy method to monitor an individual’s VO2max. This study sought to compare the estimated VO2max measurements from the Polar Ignite (Polar Ele... Show More
  • Silent Lung Abscess in a Newborn: A Case Report

    Mahmoud Alhandi Omar Helal, Shaikha Nasser Al-Thani, Dhabiya Al-kubaisi, Wadha Al-Shafi, Farah Falah Kadhim Al Khawaja, Amal Alnajjad, Hafez Alsliman, Mohamed Alaido, Mohammad Qusad, Loma Abdulla Al Enzi, Mona Altemimi

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 85-91
    Received: May 17, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 01, 2023
    Published: Jun. 10, 2023
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    Abstract: Background: Lung abscesses are rare in childhood and very rare in early infancy and neonates. With a predicted incidence of 7 per 1000,000 admissions per year. Furthermore, Neonatal lung abscesses are usually of multi-bacterial etiology. In addition, Risk factors in neonates include prematurity, ventilation, congenital lung malformation, and aspira... Show More
  • Feeding Practices and Nutritional Status of Children Aged 6-59 Months in Kolda; Southern Senegal

    Ba Abou, Thiongane Aliou, Niang Babacar, Keïta Younoussa, Ly Fatou, Deme Ly Indou, Ndongo Aliou Abdoulaye, Boiro Djibril, N’diaye Ousmane

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 92-97
    Received: May 16, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 02, 2023
    Published: Jun. 15, 2023
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    Abstract: Introduction: Infant and young child feeding is a critical area for improving child survival and promoting healthy growth and development. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feeding practices and nutritional status of children seen in the pediatric department of the regional hospital of Kolda. Method: This was a descriptive and analyti... Show More
  • Atypical Appendicitis in Children: Clinical Presentation, Imaging Features, and Management Plan

    Gihad Alsaeed, Ali Alassiri, Tamer Rizk, Anas Alshamali, Suhib Alsaeed, Mohamed Aslaeed, Lama Bakri

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 98-103
    Received: May 26, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 12, 2023
    Published: Jun. 21, 2023
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    Abstract: Atypical appendicitis is not uncommon in pediatrics. Factors that are usually seen in such presentations include: Age less than five years, developmental delay, ectopic anatomic location of the appendix, subacute or chronic appendicitis, and symptomatic treatment in addition to early inconclusive investigations. Children with Autistic spectrum diso... Show More