EPN 2019

Irena Bralic, Speaker at Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Irena Bralic, University of Split,, Croatia (Hrvatska)

Obesity is a global public health problem. The prevalence of obesity and the risk of obesity is rising both in childhood and in adolescence throughout the world and also in Croatia. Although obesity causes short-term and long-term, direct and indirect effects on the health of an [....] » Read More

Ronald L Thomas, Speaker at Ronald L Thomas: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Ronald L Thomas, Wayne State University School of Medicine, United States

P-values are a common component and outcome measure in most every published observational or randomized clinical trial. However, many physicians, researchers, journalists, and policy makers have little or no training in statistics and are forced to rely on the interpretation of r [....] » Read More

I M Rogers, Speaker at I M Rogers: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
I M Rogers, AIMST University, Malaysia

Evidence to support the hyperacidity theory of pathogenesis. This will consist of titratable acidity of fasting juice both before and after pyloromyotomy. The peak acidity displayed by all babies at 3 weeks of age is analysed with regard to the immature and insensitivity of the n [....] » Read More

Joelle N Simpson, Speaker at Joelle N Simpson: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Joelle N Simpson, Children’s National Medical Center, United States

Health care facilities should have solid evacuation and shelter-in-place plans for patients and staff. Whether planned or unplanned, emergent or urgent, evacuation of a pediatric healthcare facility can have profound ramifications on patient safety and the continuity of operation [....] » Read More

Kaye Talijancich, Speaker at Kaye Talijancich: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Kaye Talijancich, Perth Paediatrics, Australia

Background: Laser Tongue Tie Division is an option suitable for neonates, older children and adults. No general anaesthetic is used, but an analgesic gel is applied. The procedure is very quick, taking only 2 to 3 minutes to perform. Aim: To assess the outcome of patients who und [....] » Read More

Linda Denecia Price, Speaker at Linda Denecia Price: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Linda Denecia Price, Pediatric System Educator, WellStar Health System, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

This presentation will discuss the measles, a childhood communicable disease, and emphasize the importance of parental education. Significantly, the presentation will elaborate on important roles portrayed by healthcare providers with improving vaccination rates and gaining paren [....] » Read More

Natalia Vaynshteyn, Speaker at Natalia Vaynshteyn: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Natalia Vaynshteyn, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Russian Federation

Background: Intestinal CMV infection is associated with watery diarrhea in infants or necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm neonates. The cases of CMV enterocolitis and necrotizing enterocolitis are presented. Two term infants about 6 weeks old developed severe watery diarrh [....] » Read More

Shalabh Garg, Speaker at Shalabh Garg: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Shalabh Garg, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a devastating illness that has long lasting impact on families as well as staff members. There are a number of national projects that are currently being undertaken to reduce the incidence of HIE, still births and early neonatal deaths du [....] » Read More

Paolo Montaldo, Speaker at Paolo Montaldo: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Paolo Montaldo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Neonatal encephalopathy is a leading cause of neonatal death and lifelong disability accounting for 1 million deaths every year with 99% of the disease burden in developing countries. Most putative neuroprotectants, including cooling therapy, are effective only when initiated wit [....] » Read More

Simone Ardern Holmes, Speaker at Simone Ardern Holmes: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Simone Ardern Holmes, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Australia

Neurodevelopmental disorders including developmental delay, intellectual developmental disorders, and autism, with comorbidities such as epilepsy, occur frequently in children (3-5 percent). Careful phenotyping and individualized investigations are needed to ensure accurate diagn [....] » Read More

Rohit Kumar, Speaker at Rohit Kumar: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Rohit Kumar, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

Blood forms an important part of the therapeutic armamentarium of the neonatologist. Very small premature neonates are amongst the most common of all patient groups to receive extensive transfusions. The risks of blood transfusion in today’s age of rigid blood banking laws, [....] » Read More

Kosmas Sarafidis, Speaker at Kosmas Sarafidis: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Kosmas Sarafidis, Department of Neonatology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

During the last decades, a considerable improvement has been made in understanding the pathophysiology of neonatal pain and the long-term consequences of untreated pain in this age group, overcoming, thus, myths and beliefs of the past that have greatly influenced everyday clinic [....] » Read More

Somasundaram Aiyamperumal, Speaker at Somasundaram Aiyamperumal: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Somasundaram Aiyamperumal, KanchiKamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, India

Developmental and behavioral problems are the emerging morbidity in childhood. Early social/emotional development and physical health provide the foundation upon which cognitive and language skills develop. Early childhood is considered a critical but often vulnerable period in a [....] » Read More

Rubia Khalak, Speaker at Rubia Khalak: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Rubia Khalak, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, United States

Obesity has become an ever-present problem regardless of age, gender or socioeconomic background. An increase over the past two decades has also been noted in the pregnant population. More women are obese at their first prenatal visit and then subsequently gain more weight throug [....] » Read More

Frederico Ribeiro Pires, Speaker at Frederico Ribeiro Pires: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Frederico Ribeiro Pires, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children’s Hospital of Brasília, Brasília - Federal District, Brazil

Anemia and thrombocytopenia are common in the pediatrician’s clinical routine. But are we prepared for the differential diagnoses and the serious risks that we can take with the wrong conduct? Thrombotic microangiopathies encompass a set of pathologies that evolve with noni [....] » Read More

Jessy Mavarayil John, Speaker at Jessy Mavarayil John: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Jessy Mavarayil John, Assam Don Bosco University, India

Introduction: Childhood and adolescence are crucial periods for laying the foundations for healthy development and good mental health. An individual’s mental health status and wellbeing crucially affect their path through life, and they are vitally important for the healthy [....] » Read More

Maha Jassim Bourusly, Speaker at Maha Jassim Bourusly: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Maha Jassim Bourusly, NBK Children Specialty Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait

The scope of this talk would be about registries of cancer and hematological diseases around the world and the impact on the improving the health system of countries. Registries in a developing country could be very challenging; however very rewarding to assess the services provi [....] » Read More

Dani Yardeni, Speaker at Dani Yardeni: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Dani Yardeni, Pediatric Surgery Department, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Aim: Video-assisted transumbilical appendectomy (VATA) is a combination of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) and open appendectomy (OA) which has the potential advantages of both techniques. In this study, we report our recent experience with VATA and compare it to our experience wi [....] » Read More

Otilia Elena Frasinariu, Speaker at Otilia Elena Frasinariu: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Otilia Elena Frasinariu, Department of Mother and Child, University of medicine and Pharmacy Grigore T. Popa, Iasi, Romania

S epsis is one of the leading causes of mortality among children worldwide. Although the diagnosis and management of sepsis in infants and children is largely influenced by studies done in adults, there are important considerations relevant for pediatrics and we wanted to highlig [....] » Read More

Anne Frederique Naviaux, Speaker at Anne Frederique Naviaux: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Anne Frederique Naviaux, Health Service Executive, College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Summerhill Mental Health Centre, Wexford, Ireland

Having 25% of the total population aged under 18y old, Ireland struggles to provide appropriate Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS); this is directly connected to the lack of CAMHS consultants to lead these services. Accessing the existing CAMHS, especially in eme [....] » Read More

Hadar Yardeni, Speaker at Hadar Yardeni: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Hadar Yardeni, Ministry of health office,, Israel

The big change in Israel accrued in 1995 with the ‘National health insurance law’. Since then every citizen is initialed to be insured in one of the 4 health insurance companies. The law defines our basket that includes over 3,000 therapeutics. The cost is about 11 bi [....] » Read More

Janet Mattsson, Speaker at Janet Mattsson: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Janet Mattsson, The Swedish Red Cross University College, Sweden

We all know that the digitalization is here to stay, so also in the children’s operating theater. We also know that effective teamwork is crucial for safe surgery. Changes in demographic trends and new surgical and technological innovations require close collaboration with [....] » Read More

Karen Smith, Speaker at Karen Smith: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Karen Smith, The George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, United States

In the US and Canada, children with medical complexity (CMC) comprise 1-3% of all children, but account for up to a third of child health expenditures1, 2. Care for this vulnerable population is a significant cost to the healthcare system and individual families. However, most re [....] » Read More

Paula Quigley, Speaker at Paula Quigley: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Paula Quigley, DAI Global Health, Italy

During the era of the Millennium Development Goals, the maternal mortality ratio fell by 45% worldwide and the global mortality for children under five years declined by more than 50%. Neonatal mortality also reduced but at a much slower rate. WHO estimated in 2015 that globally [....] » Read More

David J R Hutchon, Speaker at David J R Hutchon: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
David J R Hutchon, Emeritus Consultant, Memorial Hospital, Darlington, United Kingdom

Avoiding the harm of early cord clamping at birth is now recommended internationally. This recommendation is currently limited to neonates not requiring resuscitation at birth. These are the same babies that are most harmed by early clamping. The problem arises because the tradit [....] » Read More

Sandra Trapani, Speaker at Sandra Trapani: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Sandra Trapani, Department of Health Sciences, Meyer Childrens’ University Hospital, Viale Pieraccini, 24, 50139, Florence, Italy

Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are a rising entity particularly among adolescents that might be highly impairing. In the past, many terms such as psychosomatic symptoms, somatisation, functional disorders, somatoform disease have been used to define a heterogeneous group of [....] » Read More

Inger Emilie Vaerland, Speaker at Inger Emilie Vaerland: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Inger Emilie Vaerland, Stavanger University Hospital, Norway

Aim: To deepen and expand the understanding of the parents’ experience of having a premature infant due to mother’s preeclampsia. Background: Family centred care is a key element in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The parents are supposed to be together with [....] » Read More

Irnthu Premadeva, Speaker at Irnthu Premadeva: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Irnthu Premadeva, Neonatal Department, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Abstract: Background: Lung injury during fetal development has poor potential for recovery, making very preterm infants vulnerable to bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Undernutrition in their first few weeks of life impairs the canalicular-saccular stage of lung development and a [....] » Read More

Thalia Harmony Baillet, Speaker at Thalia Harmony Baillet: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Thalia Harmony Baillet, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

Neurohabilitation is a therapeutic treatment procedure described by Ferenc Katona, that is characterized by the “elementary neuromotor patterns”. These early integrated complex movements are chains of processes in which the neck, trunk and extremities perform complex [....] » Read More

Satish Mehta, Speaker at Satish Mehta: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Satish Mehta, Johnson Space Center, NASA Houston TX, United States

NASA astronauts endure weeks or even months exposed to microgravity and cosmic radiation besides extreme G forces of take-off and re-entry. Stressors like social separation, confinement and an altered sleep-wake cycle compound this physical challenge. During spaceflight there is [....] » Read More

Natalia Vaynshteyn, Speaker at Natalia Vaynshteyn: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Natalia Vaynshteyn, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Russian Federation

Background: Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of viral infection acquired in utero. Newborns can be symptomatic or asymptomatic at birth. The most frequent clinical signs are hepatosplenomegaly, severe thrombocytopenia, enterocolitis, intestinal bleeding, neuro [....] » Read More

Y S Milner, Speaker at Y S Milner: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Y S Milner, Barts NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

The aim of nutritional support when caring for the preterm infant is to achieve a postnatal growth rate approximately similar to that expected of the normal fetus of an equivalent gestational age. However, most preterm infants fail to receive sufficient amounts of nutrients to su [....] » Read More

Ashwani Kumar, Speaker at Ashwani Kumar: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Ashwani Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble steroid hormone that contributes to the maintenance of normal calcium homeostasis and skeletal mineralization. The prevalence of subclinical vitamin D deficiency is not only restricted to rural population, but it is highly prevalent across the whole glo [....] » Read More

Yajuan Wang, Speaker at Yajuan Wang: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Yajuan Wang, Beijing Children’s Hospital, Capital Medical University, China

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a versatile bacterial species that exists as a commensal organism in the lower gastrointestinal tract of humans as well as a pathogen that causes a variety of diseases. Some pathogenic E. coli strains cause diarrheal illness (intraintestinal pathogen [....] » Read More

Biljana Vuletic, Speaker at Biljana Vuletic: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Biljana Vuletic, University of Kragujevac,Serbia, Romania

The first consensus on definitions in the field of probiotics between the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and the World Health Organization (WHO) was adopted in 2001. Then, probiotics were defined as “live microorganisms, which, when administer [....] » Read More

Lydie Da Costa, Speaker at Lydie Da Costa: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Lydie Da Costa, Robert Debre Hospital, France

Introduction: Fetal anemias are serious complications during pregnancies, which may lead to fetal death in case of hydrops fetalis occurrence (1/3000 pregnancies). Most of the causes responsible for fetal anemia and hydrops fetalis are fetal maternal alloimmunization, parvovirus [....] » Read More

Maria Jesus del Olmo Barros, Speaker at Maria Jesus del Olmo Barros: 
Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Maria Jesus del Olmo Barros, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

S ince May 2002, a Music Therapy Programme has been going on at the Children’s Hospital La Paz in Madrid. The reception of this Music Therapy Programme by the hospital community at the Children’s Hospital La Paz has been fantastic from the very first day. The therapeu [....] » Read More

Banafshe Dormanesh, Speaker at Banafshe Dormanesh: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Banafshe Dormanesh, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Background: Asymptomatic carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is common and one of the common sites (20-30%) is in the nose. On the other hand, it is a known cause for wide range of infectious disease. In current study, we evaluated the incidence of Staphylococcus aureus in the nost [....] » Read More

Lilia Janet Saldarriaga Sandoval, Speaker at Lilia Janet Saldarriaga Sandoval: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Lilia Janet Saldarriaga Sandoval, Universidad Federal de Ceará, Brazil

Objective: To build and validate a list of patient safety actions in the administration of medicines in pediatrics. Method: Methodological research, using theoretical referential described by Lobiondo-Wood and Haber (2001), carried out in Lambayeque in 2018. This is a study devel [....] » Read More

Wendy N Phoswa, Speaker at Wendy N Phoswa: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Wendy N Phoswa, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Introduction: Interleukin 17-A (IL-17A) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of both human immune deficiency virus (HIV) and preeclampsia (PE). This study evaluated serum levels of IL-17A in HIV-negative and HIV-positive normotensive and preeclamptic women receiving highly [....] » Read More

Elva Bonifacio Andrade, Speaker at Elva Bonifacio Andrade: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Oral Presentation
Elva Bonifacio Andrade, ICBAS / i3S, Portugal

Group B streptococcal (GBS) meningitis remains a devastating disease. The absence of an animal model reproducing the natural infectious process has limited our understanding of the disease and, consequently, delayed the development of effective treatments. Knowing that in human t [....] » Read More

Jorge Moreno Fernandez, Speaker at Jorge Moreno Fernandez: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Poster Presentation 1
Jorge Moreno Fernandez, University of Granada, Spain

Iron (Fe) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) play important roles in the correct functioning of the organism and though it is known that some interactions exist among them, these have not been considered in the numerous studies of mother DHA supplementation. It is of great importance [....] » Read More

Jorge Moreno Fernandez, Speaker at Jorge Moreno Fernandez: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Poster Presentation 1
Jorge Moreno Fernandez, University of Granada, Spain

There are two stages of vital importance in bone development (gestation and lactation) and any modification in these periods would cause a greater risk of pathologies in later life. Bone turnover process begins in uterus, during the early stages of pregnancy, to ensure proper foe [....] » Read More

Beatriz Servilha Brocchi, Speaker at Beatriz Servilha Brocchi: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Poster Presentation 1
Beatriz Servilha Brocchi, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil

The evolution of neonatal intensive care has increased the survival rates of at-risk newborns and elevated the tendency for deviations in language, speech, motor, auditory, and cognitive acquisition and development. Delay in language acquisition is one of the disorders in preterm [....] » Read More

Beatriz Servilha Brocchi, Speaker at Beatriz Servilha Brocchi: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Poster Presentation 1
Beatriz Servilha Brocchi, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil

Delay in language acquisition is one of the disorders in premature children described in literature. The effects of prematurity, in association with such birth conditions as weight, may be considered a risk factor for the development of children’s l [....] » Read More

Kogoro Iwanaga, Speaker at Kogoro Iwanaga: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Poster Presentation 1
Kogoro Iwanaga, Department of Pediatrics, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto-City, Japan

S ince about half of deliveries are carried out in local obstetric clinics in Japan, instructors are expected to improve resuscitation skills of workers engaged in delivery in the community. In this study, we developed a simulation tool for the remote support of neonatal resuscit [....] » Read More

Yi Ren, Speaker at Yi Ren: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Poster Presentation 1
Yi Ren, Department of Neonatology, The Affiliated Xuzhou Hospital of Southeast University, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Objective: To investigate the relationship between platelet counts (PLT) and plateletocrit (PCT) in the first 24 hours of life and the incidence of haemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) in preterm infants. Methods: The preterm infants were admitted to NICU [....] » Read More

Yi Ren, Speaker at Yi Ren: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Poster Presentation 1
Yi Ren, Department of Neonatology, The Affiliated Xuzhou Hospital of Southeast University, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Objective: To study the effects on accuracy of automated image-based estimating neonatal bilirubin (AIB) with a smartphone APP in the different conditions. Method: The jaundiced neonates were enrolled from in-patient neonatal ward of The Affiliated Xuzhou Center Hospital of Nanji [....] » Read More

Erdnaxela Fernandes Do Carmo Souza, Speaker at Erdnaxela Fernandes Do Carmo Souza: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Poster Presentation 1
Erdnaxela Fernandes Do Carmo Souza, Samaritano Hospital, Guarulhos University, Brazil

There are several advantages of breastfeeding for the mother-baby dyad, regarding prevention, promotion and recovery of health, despite the scientific evidence, early weaning is still a frequent reality and new education strategies are necessary to contribute for changes in this [....] » Read More

Keyse Loyanne, Speaker at Keyse Loyanne Batista da Silva: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Poster Presentation 1
Keyse Loyanne, Children’s Hospital of Brasilia José Alencar, Brazil

Statement of the Problem: Oral mucositis (OM) manifests in more than 60% of patients undergoing chemotherapy, impacting their quality of life, increasing morbidity and mortality rate. Therefore, it is important establishing a suitable protocol for the treatment and also the preve [....] » Read More

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