Iranian Journal of Pediatrics

  • ISSN: 2008-2150 2008-2142
  • Email: editor@ijp.tums.pub
  • Journal Type: per-article | Frequency: bi-monthly
  • Language: EN
  • Organization: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Review Article
18/11/2017
Ilke Beyitler, Salih Kavukcu
Growing pain, still preserving its charm, is the most common form of recurrent musculoskeletal pain in childhood. Approach to diagnosis requires significant care in geographical regions with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) endemicity. We discuss data and a current approach to growing pains in children in an FMF ... read more
Research Article
20/11/2017
Zeynep Hosbay, Muberra Tanrıverdi, Ela Tarakci, Atakan Aydın, Arzu Razak Ozdincler
Obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP) refers to upper limb paralysis secondary to a sustained traction or compression injury to the brachial plexus during birth. The reported incidence in developed countries is 2 per 1000 live births. The assessment and planning of appropriate treatment is important in the ... read more
Research Article
22/10/2017
Florian Bast, Corina Lee, Natalie von Jaschke, Heidi Olze
In daily ENT practice foreign bodies in children are a frequent occurrence. In most instances, removal of the foreign body is easily accomplished. In some cases removal is only possible under brief general anesthesia.The present work is intended to provide an overview of the first aid management ... read more
Research Article
22/10/2017
Elaheh Amini, Hosein Dalili, Nikoo Niknafs, Mamak Shariat, Maryam Nakhostin, Saeid Jedari-Attari
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a common dangerous gastrointestinal emergency in neonatology, especially in premature infants, which can cause serious problems.This study was conducted to find out whether administration of probiotics could lead to prevention and/or treatment of NEC.115 premature newborns weighting 750 - 1500 g or less ... read more
Research Article
16/11/2017
Bulent Elbasan, Elmas Bozkurt, Deran Oskay, Cigdem Oksuz
There is a lack of evidence about the upper extremity impairments and function in children with diparetic cerebral palsy.This study was planned to investigate the upper extremity impairments, dexterity, grip strength and function in the daily living activities in children with diparetic cerebral palsy (CP).Eighteen children with ... read more
Research Article
18/11/2017
Afsaneh Sadeghi, Alireza Mirshemirani, Ahmad Khaleghnejad Tabari, Naser Sadeghian, Mohsen Rozroukh, Javad Ghoroubi, Leila Mohajerzadeh, Mehdi Sarafi
There are various techniques for treatment of proximal hypospadias disease.Surgical correction is often associated with complications. Proximal hypospadias can be repaired by Duckett or Bracka two-stage repair procedure. This study was to evaluate the outcomes, complications and long term follow-up of these two techniques in our referral ... read more
Research Article
16/10/2017
Seyedeh Saeedeh Mousavi, Reza Chaman, Parisa Mohagheghi, Seyed Abbas Mousavi, Ahmad Khosravi, Afsaneh Keramat
The concept of family-centered care is increasingly being recognized at the international level.Development of a support system for parents of premature infants (PPI), based on family-centered care and scientific evidences.The method is based on four key steps. 1) Explaining parents’ needs, including comprehensive review of quantitative studies, ... read more
Research Article
16/10/2017
Khosro Rahmani, Seyed-Reza Raeeskarami, Vahid Ziaee, Payman Sadeghi, Mohammad-Hassan Moradinejad, Mohammad-Taghi Haghi-Ashtiani
In JIA, cell-mediated immune response results in secretion of different inflammatory products from activated lymphocytes, macrophages, fibroblasts and leukocytes in synovial joints. Adenosine deaminase (ADA) regulates this immune system activity by metabolizing adenosine through purine metabolic pathway.The aim of this study was to compare the level of ... read more
Research Article
18/11/2017
Hamid Amoozgar, Mina Salehi, Mohammad Borzoee, Gholamhossein Ajami, Mohammad Reza Edraki, Nima Mehdizadegan, Hamid Mohammadi
Percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty (BPV) is treatment of choice for valvular pulmonary stenosis (VPS) as it is highly effective and safe in children and adults. This study evaluated the immediate results of BPV and also heart remodeling in midterm follow up.In this prospective study, we first reviewed ... read more
Research Article
26/11/2017
Lida Nikfarid, Maryam Rassouli, Leili Borimnejad, Hamid Alavimajd
This study aimed to find nursing diagnoses for non-physical health problems in mothers of children with cancer through a directed (deductive) qualitative content analysis of interviews with them.In this qualitative study, eight mothers of children with cancer were interviewed, their problem list was matched with defining characteristics ... read more
Research Article
15/11/2017
Mohammad Arshadi Bostanabad, Hossein Namdar Areshtanab, Masoumeh Balila, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Kobra Ravanbakhsh
The need for hospitalization of a premature infant in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a risk for the mother-infant attachment and nursing support is essential for the family of such infants. Aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of supportive-training intervention of fathers ... read more
Research Article
23/10/2017
Mahdi Shahriari, Mohammad-Hossein Fallahzadeh, Leila Malekmakan, Sayyed-Yousef Mojtahedi
In spite of many reports on sickle cell disease, to our knowledge frequencies of nephrologic complications are not well defined especially in sickle thalassemia. The aim of this study was to assess the nephrologic complications of sickle cell syndrome.This is a cross sectional study, including all of ... read more
Research Article
18/11/2017
Sinan Uslu, Umut Zubarioglu, Sehrinaz Sozeri, Mesut Dursun, Ali Bulbul, Aysegul Uslu, Evrim Kiray Bas, Ebru Turkoglu Unal, Duygu Besnili Acar
The aim was to describe reference values of oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate (HR) in preterm infants immediately after birth.The preterm (< 35 gestational age) infants who did not require any intervention were included in the study. The recordings were taken by pulse oximetry during the ... read more
Research Article
1/11/2017
Halenur Altan, Ahmet Altan, Ozlem Akinci Sozer
Age-related legal problems are particularly common in underdeveloped parts of Turkey. Age determination is important in terms of both laws and penalties in the legal process.The aim of the present study was to compare the validity of the Demirjian and Willems methods in southern Turkish children.In this ... read more
Research Article
18/11/2017
Renata Mozrzymas, Monika Dus-Zuchowska, Lukasz Kaluzny, Anna Miskiewicz-Chotnicka, Aleksandra Lisowska, Jaroslaw Walkowiak
Although the activity of the cytosolic hepatic enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase is impaired in phenylketonuria (PKU), the microsomal function, necessary for the metabolism of xenobiotics, has never been assessed. The aim of the study was to assess the microsomal liver function in PKU patients by 13C-methacetin breath test ... read more
Research Article
16/11/2017
Emad E Ghobrial, Hanan Abdel-Aziz, Riham H El Sayed, Athar M Abdel-Aliem
Children with nephrotic syndrome (NS) may be at risk for metabolic bone disease because of biochemical derangement caused by renal disease as well as steroid therapy. Osteocalcin (OC) functions as an inhibitor of bone mineralization. We aimed to evaluate linear growth and bone turnover markers (including serum ... read more
Research Article
17/11/2017
Cenap Zeybek, Mustafa Kemal Avsar, Ozgur Yildirim, Arda Ozyuksel, Mehmet Salih Bilal
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used in a variety of indications worldwide. One of the most important subsets is postoperative congenital cardiac surgery cases unresponsive to conventional therapies. In this study, we present our ECMO experience in a single congenital cardiac surgery center.ECMO was used in a ... read more
Brief Report
12/6/2017
Merve Usta, Nafiye Urganci, Nazan Dalgic, Nuray Uslu Kızılkan, Tugce Kurtaraner, Cetin Ali Karadag
Abdominal tuberculosis, the sixth commonest extrapulmanory tuberculosis, is easily misdiagnosed due to nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms. The diagnosis is highly dependent on clinician’s suspicion of the disease; therefore to increase awareness we retrospectively reviewed clinical features of eight children in a four year-period.The medical records of children with ... read more