• Tahir Atik

J Pediatr Res 2018;5(2):0-0

Dear Readers,

We are so proud and happy to welcome you to the second issue of “The Journal of Pediatric Research” in 2018.

In this issue, we present you with 12 articles including 1 review, 5 case reports and 6 original pieces of research from different disciplines.

The review about school-based health services opens a specific scientific area for clinicians. Especially, in countries where social inequalities are prevalent, school-based health services have a particular importance. In the light of this information, you may find a new research area to understand and to improve school based health services.

In one of the studies in this issue, the authors present the risk factors for epilepsy development in children with cerebral palsy and, in addition to the literature, they found that the presence of visual deficits are a significant risk factor in the development of epilepsy in cerebral palsy cases.

This issue, with its articles published, covers several scientific areas in pediatrics such as neonatology, pediatric neurology, social pediatrics, pediatric genetics, child psychiatry and pediatric nursery care. This broad range makes our journal special. The impact factor of “The Journal of Pediatric Research” is growing and it gives us hope to enter greater scientific areas and new international indexes.

I would like to acknowledge the members of our editorial board reviewers, authors and Galenos Publishing House for preparing the second issue of 2018. We look forward to your scientific contributions in our future issues.

Best wishes

İzmir, June 2018

Tahir Atik, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Ege University Faculty of Medicine,
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Genetics, İzmir, Turkey