Child Health and Human Development Yearbook 2017


Joav Merrick, M.D.
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED069000

In this Yearbook 2017 we cover several aspects of health issues in children and youth. We start out with integration of autistic students into the higher education system, nutrition aspects, HIV, antibiotics and then two whole sections on disability and abuse and finally many aspects of youth suicide, prevention and experience of interventions. We hope that these chapters can help stimulate more interest and effort in developing and implementing programs for children and youth to ensure a good and positive development for raising future generations of children.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Youth Suicide Prevention: What We Learned in Kentucky
(Hatim A. Omar and Joav Merrick)

Section One: Aspects of Human Development

Chapter 1. Attitudes of Students and Teaching Staff Regarding the Integration of High Functioning Autistic Students in the Higher Education System in Israel
(Nitza Davidovitch, Elena Ponomareva and Yair Shapiro)

Chapter 2. Exploring the Johns Hopkins Aggregated Diagnosis Groups in Administrative Data as a Measure of Child Health
(Rubab G. Arim, Anne Guèvremont, Dafna E. Kohen, Jamie C. Brehaut, Rochelle E. Garner, Anton R. Miller, Kim McGrail, Marni Brownell, Lucy M. Lach and Peter L. Rosenbaum)

Chapter 3. Predictors of Low Birth Weight Infants in Western Desert Region, Rajasthan
(Divya Kanwar Bhati)

Chapter 4. The Wellness Centre (School-Based Health Centre) at Crescent School: a Review of the Experience from 2010-2015
(Ronald Chow, Drew Hollenberg, Colin Lowndes, Nick Kovacs, Aaron Dion and Stuart Cumner)

Chapter 5. A Two-Year Review of Outcome of Neonatal Admissions at the Children Emergency Room of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos
(Barakat A. Animasahun, Odion Peter Ubuane, Olusegun Gbelee and Olisamedua F. Njokanma)

Chapter 6. Demand and supply of humanities in Israeli academic institutions: Between academic policy and market forces
(Nitza Davidovitch, Shullamit Buhadana and Shani Hengel)

Chapter 7. Educational Development and Its Determinant in Minority Concentrated Districts (Mcds) of West Bengal: a Case Study of Malda District
(Arijit Das)

Section Two: From Nutrition to Kidney Disease

Chapter 8. Nutrition and Health Status in Relation to Birth Outcomes of Pregnant Mothers in Hail City of Saudi Arabia
(Eyad Al-Shammari, Rafia Bano, S. Bushra Fatima and Shahida Banu)

Chapter 9. The Use of Oral and Emergency Contraception in Women: Understanding the Maternal Contribution to Survival Convergence
Kameel Mungrue and Shantal Boodo

Chapter 10. Prediction of Pediatric Hiv/Aids Survival in Nigeria Using Naïve Bayes’ Approach
(Peter A. Idowu, Theophlus A. Aladekomo, Olutola Agbelusi, Olumuyiwa B. Alaba and Jeremiah A. Balogun)

Chapter 11. Survival Model for Pediatric Hiv/Aids Patient Using C4.5 Decision Tree Algorithm
(Peter A. Idowu, Theophlus A. Aladekomo, Olutola Agbelusi, Olumuyiwa B. Alaba and Jeremiah A. Balogun)

Chapter 12. Feast and Famine: Worldwide Overweight-To-Underweight Ratios of Preschool Children (Daniel Schwekendiek)

Chapter 13. Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior Problems in Middle School: An Ecological-Transactional, Cross-Sectional Examination of Early Adolescent Adjustment
(Rachel S. Wolfe and Kimberly Renk)

Chapter 14. Prospective Associations between Early Child and Family Characteristics and Antibiotic Use in Fourth Grade
(Geneviève Piché, Caroline Fitzpatrick and Linda S Pagani)

Chapter 15. Basal Ganglia Calcification in Newly Diagnosed Pseudohypoparathyroidism
(Sonia Joychan, Silpa Nadella, Dilip R. Patel and Daniel Fain)

Chapter 16. Head Drop Episodes in a Toddler: A Case Report of Tuberous Sclerosis with Polycystic Kidney Disease
(Sonia Joychan, Emily Cordes, Alissa Welsh, Eric Bryant, Aaron Lane-Davies and Dilip R. Patel)

Section Three: Disability and Abuse

Chapter 17. Stress, Genetics, and Epigenetics Related to Abuse and Maltreatment
(Kushol Gupta)

Chapter 18. Epidemiology, Disability, Child Abuse, and Neglect
(Vincent J. Palusci)

Chapter 19. An Overview of the Conceptual Framework and Definitions of Disability
(Dilip R. Patel and Kelly A. Brown)

Chapter 20. Abuse or Neglect as Cause for Disability
(Anastasia Feifer and Ingrid Walker-Descartes)

Chapter 21. Sibling Abuse
(Donald E. Greydanus, Elizabeth K. Hawver and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 22. Some International Aspects on Disability and Abuse
(Joav Merrick)

Section Four: Aspects of Youth Suicide

Chapter 23. Youth Suicide: History, Epidemiology, Risks, and Management
(Donald E. Greydanus)

Chapter 24. Suicide, Puberty, and a Changing Body
(Maria H. Rahmandar and Frank M. Biro)

Chapter 25. Schools, Suicide, and Prevention
(Alissa Briggs)

Chapter 26. College Students and Suicide
(John A. Yozwiak, Carolyn M. Lentzsch-Parcells and Tamika C. B. Zapolski)

Chapter 27. Sports, Athletes, and Suicide
(Dilip R. Patel and Kelly A. Brown)

Chapter 28. Youth Suicide: Effects on Siblings
(Marlene Belew Huff)

Chapter 29. Internet Related to Suicide
(Amy L. Burnett)

Chapter 30. Is an Eating Disorder Related to Suicide?
(Shawn Sorrell)

Chapter 31. Disability and Suicide: A Review
(Divya Nagraj and Hatim Omar)

Chapter 32. Risk and Prevention of Suicide in the Military
(Jennifer Perry and Alissa Briggs)

Chapter 33. Alcohol Intoxication, Substance Abuse, and Suicide
(Jacob Ruiz and Stephanie J. Stockburger)

Chapter 34. Suicidality and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth: A Review
(Donald E. Greydanus)

Chapter 35. Adolescent Suicide and Ethical Considerations
(Marlene Belew Huff)

Chapter 36. Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Related to Suicide
(Stephanie Stockburger)

Chapter 37. Self-Cutting and Suicide: A Review
(Donald E. Greydanus and Hatim A. Omar)

Chapter 38. Youth Suicide Prevention: An Example
(Stephanie J. Stockburger and Hatim A. Omar)

Chapter 39. Effective Suicide Reduction
(Said Shahtahmasebi)

Chapter 40. Effective Youth Suicide Prevention: Evidence from Kentucky
(Dessi Slavova and Hatim A. Omar)

Section Five: Acknowledgements

Chapter 41. About the Editor

Chapter 42. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Isreal

Chapter 43. About the Book Series “Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health”

Section Six: Index


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