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Systematic review of pediatric health outcomes associated with childhood adversity

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, February 2018
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Title
Systematic review of pediatric health outcomes associated with childhood adversity
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BMC Pediatrics, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12887-018-1037-7
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Debora Lee Oh, Petra Jerman, Sara Silvério Marques, Kadiatou Koita, Sukhdip Kaur Purewal Boparai, Nadine Burke Harris, Monica Bucci

Abstract

Early detection of and intervention in childhood adversity has powerful potential to improve the health and well-being of children. A systematic review was conducted to better understand the pediatric health outcomes associated with childhood adversity. PubMed, PsycArticles, and CINAHL were searched for relevant articles. Longitudinal studies examining various adverse childhood experiences and biological health outcomes occurring prior to age 20 were selected. Mental and behavioral health outcomes were excluded, as were physical health outcomes that were a direct result of adversity (i.e. abusive head trauma). Data were extracted and risk of bias was assessed by 2 independent reviewers. After identifying 15940 records, 35 studies were included in this review. Selected studies indicated that exposure to childhood adversity was associated with delays in cognitive development, asthma, infection, somatic complaints, and sleep disruption. Studies on household dysfunction reported an effect on weight during early childhood, and studies on maltreatment reported an effect on weight during adolescence. Maternal mental health issues were associated with elevated cortisol levels, and maltreatment was associated with blunted cortisol levels in childhood. Furthermore, exposure to childhood adversity was associated with alterations of immune and inflammatory response and stress-related accelerated telomere erosion. Childhood adversity affects brain development and multiple body systems, and the physiologic manifestations can be detectable in childhood. A history of childhood adversity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of developmental delay, asthma, recurrent infections requiring hospitalization, somatic complaints, and sleep disruption. The variability in children's response to adversity suggests complex underlying mechanisms and poses a challenge in the development of uniform diagnostic guidelines. More large longitudinal studies are needed to better understand how adversity, its timing and severity, and the presence of individual genetic, epigenetic, and protective factors affects children's health and development.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 550 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 81 15%
Student > Bachelor 63 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 61 11%
Researcher 56 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 41 7%
Other 111 20%
Unknown 137 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 104 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 102 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 52 9%
Social Sciences 38 7%
Neuroscience 26 5%
Other 59 11%
Unknown 169 31%

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