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Purpose: This study was performed to investigate the expression pattern of Wnt inhibitory factor 1 (Wif1) during anorectal development in normal and anorectal malformation (ARM) embryos and the possible role of Wif1 in the pathogenesis of ARM. Methods: ARM was...

["Developmental Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3459v1
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The aim of this anthropometric survey was to map regional differences in height and body proportions in eight counties adjacent to the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Body height was measured in 1803 males and 782 females aged 17-20 years at 66 schools in 23 towns....

["Anthropology","Nutrition","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3388v1
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Background. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effect of geographical differences in the age at peak height velocity (APHV) and height at peak height velocity (HPHV) on final height, at a prefectural level, and to evaluate the current average height status...

["Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3381v1
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Background.The importance of assessing body fat variables and physical fitness tests play an important role in monitoring the level of activity and physical fitness of the general population. The objective of this study was to develop reference norms to evaluate...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Kinesiology","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3291v1
125 downloads
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Measurement of visual functions is critical to the detection and diagnosis of eye disease, particularly in children where eliciting symptomology can be challenging. An effective practitioner-patient relationship is crucial in optometric practice and has numerous...

["Ophthalmology","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3023v1
3,138 downloads
11,470 views

Background: Paediatric SLT roles often involve planning individualised intervention for specific children (provided directly by SLTs or indirectly through non-SLTs), working collaboratively with families and education staff and providing advice and training. A...

["Cognitive Disorders","Evidence Based Medicine","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2951v1
5,975 downloads
10,241 views

Background: Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children’s language difficulties affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of a study using an online Delphi method to address these issues....

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2484v2
78 downloads
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Backgroud: Protruding ear is the most commonly found auricular populational deformity with significant social consequences. The problem is clearly perceptible in frontal facial images, but a simple photographic classification for prominence has not yet been defined....

["Anatomy and Physiology","Pediatrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2426v1
86 downloads
345 views

Unintentional injuries among under-fives represent an important cause of preventable morbidity in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In-home interventions targeting caregiver safety practices currently show promise in reducing household injury risks. Mobile health (mHealth)...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Epidemiology","Global Health","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2330v2
75 downloads
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Fetus in fetu (FIF) is a very rare congenital malformation with an incidence of 1/500,000 live births. These children are often hospitalized because of vomiting, abdominal distension or abdominal mass found by their parents. The most common position for the parasitic...

["Pediatrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2295v1
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Motivation Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common solid pediatric tumor, deriving from ganglionic lineage precursors of the sympathetic nervous system. Half of the patients with high-risk NB die despite treatment and more accurate outcome prediction models are needed...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Oncology","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2263v1
65 downloads
190 views

Background: Skinfold thickness (SFT) measurements are a reliable and feasible method for assessing body fat in children but their use and interpretation is hindered by the scarcity of reference values in representative populations of children. The objectives of...

["Epidemiology","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2053v1
1,380 downloads
1,032 views

The receptive language measure information-carrying word (ICW) level is used extensively by speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the UK and Ireland. Despite this it has never been validated via its relationship to any other relevant measures. This study aims...

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2040v1
1,110 downloads
3,676 views

Delayed or impaired language development is a common developmental concern, yet there is little agreement about the criteria used to identify and classify language impairments in children. Children's language difficulties are at the interface between education,...

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1986v1
99 downloads
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Background. Child undernutrition and flooding are highly prevalent public health issues in many developing countries. Yet we have little understanding of preventive strategies for effective coping in these circumstances. Education has been recently highlighted...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1687v1
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