Infantile colic is one of the major challenges of parenthood. It is one of the common reasons parents seek medical advice during their child's first 3 months of life. It is defined as paroxysms of crying lasting more than 3 hours a day, occurring more than 3 days in any week for 3 weeks in a healthy baby aged 2 weeks to 4 months. Colic is a poorly… (More)
We aimed to generate a valid reliable Arabic version of MOS social support survey (MOS-SSS). We did a cross sectional study in medical students of Faculty of Medicine in Khartoum, Sudan. We did a clustered random sampling in 500 students of which 487 were suitable for analysis. We followed the standard translation process for translating the MOS-SSS. We… (More)
This article (Kheir AEM: Infantile colic, facts and fiction. Ital J Pediatr 2012, 38:34) has been retracted by the author due to extensive text overlap with a previous publication by Roberts et al. (Roberts DM, Ostapchuk M, O'Brien JG: Infantile Colic. Am Fam Physician 2004,70:735–740).The author apologises for any inconvenience caused.
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of xerophthalmia at a traditional boarding school where children do not receive a diet adequate in vitamin A. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey of 406 males residing in a Quranic traditional school was conducted using the World Health Organization xerophthalmia checklist. The association between the… (More)