• Ebru Canda

J Pediatr Res 2020;7(3):0-0

Dear JPR Readers,

We are proud and happy to announce the third issue of “The Journal of Pediatric Research” in 2020 has been published. Troubled days are experienced in the world due to crucial coronavirus pandemic that is still going on. Since the beginning of the pandemic, science has been at the heart of all efforts to save lives. Almost every day there is more news about research into vaccines, and therapeutics. Once again, we have understood that doing scientific research have great importance in our lives.

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In this issue, we present you 14 articles including 12 original researches, one meta-analysis study and one case report from different disciplines. In this issue the readers will find the opportunity to update their knowledges about the effect of fatigue-reducing interventions on fatigue levels of children with cancer with a meta-analysis study.

In one of the article in this issue is about the correlation of faecal calprotectin (FC) levels with endoscopic and histopathological findings in 112 children who underwent upper gastrointestinal system (UGIS) endoscopy. Although a positive correlation was detected between eosinophil counts and FC levels in patients with Helicobacter pylori gastritis and esophagitis. The authors found that diagnostic value of FC levels in UGIS diseases was not sufficient to establish a definitive diagnosis in their study.

Body esteem refers to self-evaluations of one’s body or appearance. We would like to recommend our readers to spend time for the association of parents’ body esteem and body mass index (BMI) with children’s body esteem and BMI. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. This issue contains related articles about this topic. Also this issue includes some different topics such as the differential diagnosis between vesicoureteral reflux and urinary tract infection in children, brain death in paediatric critical care, pediatric appendicitis score in acute appendicitis in children.

We would like to acknowledge the authors, the reviewers, editorial team and Galenos Publishing House for their support in the preparation of this issue. We look forward to your scientific contributions in our future issues.

Best wishes,

Ebru Canda