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Fano V.,Servicio de Crecimiento y Desarrollo | Pino M.D.,Servicio de Crecimiento y Desarrollo | Pino M.D.,Hospital Nacional Of Pediatria Prof Dr Juan P Garrahan | Celin M.R.,Servicio de Crecimiento y Desarrollo | And 5 more authors.
Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria | Year: 2013

The impact produced by osteogenesis imperfecta in childrens' quality of life almost has not been reported; 65 children, 38 males, were evaluated according to the questionnaire PedsQL 4.0 Argentinean Spanish version. Median age was 7.76 years; 35 children with OI type I were compared with 30 type III-IV (according to Sillence Classification) finding significant difference in the physical domain in both visions, children and parents, and only in parents' vision in the social area. Multivariate analysis showed an association between better PedQL scores and treatment compliance (coef. β= 19.41 p= 0.03) in children's vision. In parental report on the other hand, the association was found with greater pamidronate doses (coef. β 1.44 p=0.037), lower height compromise (coef. β= 3.8; p= 0.039) and less number of fractures (coef. β=0.69; p= 0.003). © 2013 Sociedad Argentina de Pediatría.


PubMed | Servicio de Crecimiento y Desarrollo
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Archivos argentinos de pediatria | Year: 2010

Good feeding practices allow to begin and to achieve healthy life styles.To determine the duration of breastfeeding and age of introduction of complementary feeding, its type, composition of the meal and adults who provide it, in healthy children younger than 2 years in the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis. To ascertain the social and demographic factors associated with them.Cross-sectional descriptive study. A voluntary group of pediatricians from the Cuyo Region of Argentina Paediatrics Society administered a survey on feeding practices in healthy children.741 surveys were obtain, 51.41% in publics institution. Childrens age: 11.3 +/- 6.1m. Feeding practices at the time of survey: 66.53% were breastfeeding; of the ones who were not breastfed: 95.12% had been breastfed, during: 7.8 +/-5.2m. The youngest mothers showed more breastfeeding frequency. Children received: mush/porridge from 6m in 64.24%, enriched with oil, milk and cheese; meats: 73.28% from 7.8 +/- 2.1m (rank 3-19) and eggs: 60.19% from 8.4 +/- 2.6m (rank 3-20); sweetened beverages from 10.49 +/- 3.52 m. First meal was offered by mother (88.72%) and she was usually in charge of feeding (91.44%). The TV was turned on during the meals at 50.87%.Breastfeeding was a frequent practice, greater in youngest mother. They were common: beginning of complementary feeding at 6 months, enrichment of the first meal; wide range of incorporation of eggs and meats, early incorporation of sweetened drinks and exposition to TV during the meal time. Usually, the mother was the one who fed the children.

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