'Rumours' and clinical trials: a retrospective examination of a paediatric malnutrition study in Zambia, southern Africa
- Biochemical Tests for Assessing Subclinical Nutritional Deficiency. Whitehead, R. G. // Clinical Pediatrics;Sep1967, Vol. 6 Issue 9, p516
This article discusses biochemical tests for assessing subclinical nutritional deficiency. The severe forms of infantile protein malnutrition and undernutrition are characterized clinically as kwashiorkor and marasmus. But before these topics can be investigated, one must be able to detect with...
- Longitudinal growth and post-discharge mortality and morbidity among extremely low birth weight neonates. Mukhopadhyay, Kanya; Louis, Deepak; Mahajan, Gagan; Mahajan, Rama // Indian Pediatrics;Sep2014, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p723
Objectives: To study post-discharge growth, mortality and morbidity of extremely low birth weight neonates at corrected age of 2 years. Methods: Weight, length and head circumference were compared on WHO growth charts at corrected ages 3 ( n=54), 6, 9, 12 ( n=51) and 24 months ( n=37); rates of...
- prosopus varus. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1787
A definition of the term "prosopus varus" is presented. The term is used to refer to the abnormality of the face. It is a congenital disorder in which the face is crooked or oblique and thus is a defect that occurs at birth. This abnormality of the face is caused by atrophy of one side of the...
- Use of new World Health Organization child growth standards to assess how infant malnutrition relates to breastfeeding and mortality. Vesel, Linda; Bahl, Rajiv; Martines, Jose; Penny, Mary; Bhandari, Nita; Kirkwood, Betty R. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Jan2010, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p39
Objective To compare the estimated prevalence of malnutrition using the World Health Organization's (WHO) child growth standards versus the National Center for Health Statistics' (NCHS) growth reference, to examine the relationship between exclusive breastfeeding and malnutrition, and to...
- Management of acute malnutrition in infants aged under 6 months (MAMI): Current issues and future directions in policy and research. Kerac, Marko; Mwangome, Martha; McGrath, Marie; Haider, Rukhsana; Berkley, James A. // Food & Nutrition Bulletin;Mar2015 Supplement, Vol. 36, pS30
Background. Globally, some 4.7 million infants aged under 6 months are moderately wasted and 3.8 million are severely wasted. Traditionally, they have been overlooked by clinicians, nutritionists, and policy makers. Objective. To present evidence and arguments for why treating acute malnutrition...
- Maternal separation with early weaning: a novel mouse model of early life neglect. George, Elizabeth D.; Bordner, Kelly A.; Elwafi, Hani M.; Simen, Arthur A. // BMC Neuroscience;2010, Vol. 11, p123
Background: Childhood adversity is associated with increased risk for mood, anxiety, impulse control, and substance disorders. Although genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of such disorders, the neurobiological mechanisms involved are poorly understood. A reliable...
- Fatal flaw in baby formula sparks reform in Israeli ministry. Vikhanski, Luba // Nature Medicine;Jan2004, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p7
Reports on the German baby formula that caused severe vitamin deficiency in Israeli infants. Signs and symptoms on hospitalized babies; Essential roles in converting carbohydrates; Laboratory results for a formula's ingredients.
- Key research on feeding of premature vulnerable babies. // Infant;May2012, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p97
The article reports on the findings of a study published in the journal "Pediatrics" which focuses on the vulnerabilities in feeding premature babies in Great Britain.
- Nutritional status and growth pattern of urban infants in relation to birth weight. Bisai, Samiran // Current Science (00113891);7/25/2008, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p175
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article on the continuing growth of malnourished infants in the developing countries published in the previous issue.