American Journal of Pediatrics

Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2024

  • Research Article

    Mode of Delivery: Effect on Blood Glucose Levels and Age at Initiation of Breastfeeding Among Healthy Newborns in Obio Cottage Hospital, Rivers State, Nigeria

    Chukwuma Chidiebere Adaku*, Petronilla Tabansi, Peace Opara

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 5 December 2023
    Accepted: 21 December 2023
    Published: 11 January 2024
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    Abstract: Early initiation of breastfeeding is giving newborns breastmilk within the first hour of life. This ensures that the newborn receives colostrum. Colostrum is rich in calorie, immunoglobulins, antimicrobials and growth factors, which are essential for nutrition, growth and development. Despite this knowledge, the proportion of mothers who initiate b... Show More
  • Report

    Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus: Fifteen Cases Report and Review of Literature

    Mouna Lehlimi, Imane Ain El Hayat*, Lamyae Derrak, Amal Badre, Mounir Chemsi, Abdelhak Habzi, Said Benomar

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 8-12
    Received: 3 December 2023
    Accepted: 15 January 2024
    Published: 1 February 2024
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    Abstract: Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is a rare autoimmune disease caused by the transplacental transfer of maternal autoantibodies, especially anti-Ro/SSA, anti-La/SSB, and anti-U1RNP. The objective of this study was to review the clinical, paraclinical, and therapeutic management of fifteen newborns admitted to a neonatal reanimation center at Child... Show More
  • Research Article

    Cantrell Syndrome – A Rare Complex Congenital Anomaly: A Case Report and Literature Review

    B. Ennadif*, N. Marzouki, F. Alaoui Inboui, S. Salimi, B. Slaoui, Elkorchi, K. Chbani

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 13-17
    Received: 10 January 2024
    Accepted: 29 January 2024
    Published: 5 February 2024
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    Abstract: Cantrell’s pentalogy is a rare and complex white line congenital anomaly, it is first described by Cantrell et al. in 1958. It affects 5.5 children per 1,000,000 live births worldwide. The full spectrum of this syndrome includes five anomalies: an anterior diaphragm defect, a medial supraumbilical abdominal wall defect, a diaphragmatic pericardium ... Show More
  • Research Article

    Treatment of Mixed Chimerism After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients with Thalassemia Major

    Jianyun Liao*, Shimin Liang, Jingtao Chen, Xiaoting Liu, Yuqian Xia, Jujian He, Weiwei Zhang, Chaoke Pu, Lan He, Yuelin He, Xiaoqin Feng, Xuedong Wu, Chunfu Li

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2024
    Pages: 18-25
    Received: 4 January 2024
    Accepted: 1 February 2024
    Published: 20 February 2024
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    Abstract: Background: Incomplete donor cell chimerism often occurs in thalassemia transplant due to host cells remain or reappear overtime, which is termed as mixed chimerism (MC). Objective: To compare the immunosuppression withdrawal (ISW) and donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) in the correction of mixed chimerism (MC) after thalassemia transplantation. Metho... Show More
  • Research Article

    Infantile Acute Subdural Hematohygroma: A Clinical and Neuroimaging Analysis of 18 Cases

    Nobuhiko Aoki*

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2024
    Pages: 26-33
    Received: 25 January 2024
    Accepted: 12 February 2024
    Published: 27 February 2024
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    Abstract: Objective: Even after the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), few studies have focused on the clinical profiles and neuroimaging characteristics of acute subdural hematohygroma (ASDHy) in infants. The present study attempted to elucidate the pathogenesis of ASDHy by analyzing the clinical and neuroimaging findings of ASDHy. Materials & Meth... Show More
  • Research Article

    Early-Onset Neonatal Sepsis: The Challenges of Management

    Meryem Dahou*, Mouna Lehlimi, Zineb Korchi, Rabiaa Chaini, Amal Badre, Mounir Chemsi, Abdelahk Habzi

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2024
    Pages: 34-40
    Received: 8 February 2024
    Accepted: 9 March 2024
    Published: 2 April 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajp.20241001.16
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    Abstract: Early-onset sepsis (EOS) is a worldwide major cause of morbidity and mortality especially in developing countries. The objectifs of our studie is to estimate the frequency of EOS, explore the different risk factors, the clinical features, the hematological; inflammatory and bacteriological parameters necessary for diagnosis, different causative org... Show More
  • Research Article

    LMP1 Expression of Esptein Baar Virus in Pediatric Lymphomas: A 06-Year Retrospective Series in Dakar

    Abdou Magib Gaye*, Cherif l Mouhamed Moustapha Dia, Ibou Thiam, Gabriel Nougnignon Comlan Deguenonvo, Fabrice Senghor, Khadidiatou Dansokho, Marie Joseph Diémé-Ahouidi

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2024
    Pages: 41-47
    Received: 8 February 2024
    Accepted: 11 March 2024
    Published: 2 April 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajp.20241001.17
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    Abstract: Persistent Epstein Baar Virus (EBV) infection may be a perfect target for the treatment of EBV-associated lymphomas and improved patient outcomes. The aim of this work was to evaluate the frequency of LMP1 (Latence membrane Protein 1) expression in pediatric lymphomas in Dakar. Material and Methods: This was a retrospective, descriptive study from ... Show More