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Arch Dis Child. 2007 June; 92(6): e1.
PMCID: PMC2066161

A brief digest of the June issue

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In the June issue:


Ong and Forouhi look at the factors that influence communication around breast feeding. (pp 471–2)

Clayden and Wright explore the relationship between constipation and urinary retention and incontinence. (pp 472–3)

Modi discusses the prevention of hypernatraemic dehydration in infants. (pp 473–5)

Leading articles

The possibility of the development of a malaria vaccine is discussed. (pp 476–9)

The issues around intercountry adoption are explored. (pp 479–82)

Original research

After systematic review, the authors suggest that over 7 years 33 100 cases of asthma, coeliac disease and obesity could be prevented by breast feeding. (pp 483–5)

In a series of 482 otherwise well children from Iowa, the prevalence of constipation was 22.6%. 4.4% had faecal and 10.5% urinary incontinence. (pp 486–9)

Alteplase was better than heparin in preventing clots in central venous lines used for dialysis; a change in practice resulted in improved line survival. (pp 499–501)

A postal survey of the UK's 21 children's cancer centres revealed significant variations in management of febrile neutropenia. (pp 495–8)

The rule of thumb that neonates may lose 10% of birth weight predicts hypernatraemia with a PPV of 3.7%, using case reports and normal infants. (pp 490–4)

Following Fontan procedure, physical activity is reduced, regardless of otherwise normal measures of health, except perception of health. (pp 509–14)

A rapid point of care test for HIV is acceptable in areas of the UK with a low prevalence of HIV. (pp 505–8)

In 209 children with UTI, a normal antenatal ultrasound was 96% predictive of a normal post‐UTI ultrasound. (pp 502–4)

Short reports

Live vaccines can cause significant illness or death in Di George syndrome. (pp 519–20)

23.7% of 3293 Canadian adolescents are obese; 9.1% have borderline hypertension and 9.7% hyperlipidaemia. (pp 521–3)

Clots were present in the central venous lines of all children undergoing dialysis and most children undergoing chemotherapy. (pp 517–8)

A series of 31 patients with platelets above 1000 represents 1.1% of admissions to a PICU, but appears to have no significant impact on mortality. (pp 515–6)

Case report

NSAIDs can cause renal toxicity in volume depleted states. (pp 524–6)


A review of how to diagnose autism. (pp 540–5)

Dyspraxia and developmental coordination disorder are discussed. (pp 534–9)

Paediatric surveillance units have been established in 14 countries. (pp 527–33)

A review of fluid therapy for children. (pp 546–50)

Global child health

A discussion of whether the millennium development goal on child survival will be achieved. (pp 551–6)

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