• Zümrüt Şahbudak Bal

J Pediatr Res 2020;7(4):0-0

Dear JPR Readers,

We are pleased to inform you that the new issue of Journal of Pediatric Research has been published. Since 11th March, Turkey has been widely affected from COVID-19. Coronaviruses have been known to cause outbreaks. However, humankind have not lived such a coronavirus pandemic which has effects worldwide. Particularly, doctors and their families experienced bad days due to the transmission risk of COVID-19 to their families. Children those having parents being healthcare workers had been seperated from their families. And also, there are embowered heroes of this pandemic which go on working. As a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, I want to draw our readers’ interest and want to thank all of doctors, nurses and hospital staffs who carried out heavy burden. Despite COVID-19 pandemic, we proceed to publish new articles and hope our readers will read this issue with a great interest.

We present you 15 articles including 14 original researches, and one case report from different disciplines. We hope our readers may read the article entitled “Evaluation of 6 Patients with Chromosome 18 Structural Anomalies and Novel Findings” and this article can enhance knowledge about this rare chromosomal abnormality. Another interesting article is “Early Neonatal Outcomes in Premature Rupture of Membranes beyond 28 Weeks of Gestation in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Coastal Karnataka”. Early membrane rupture is a major risk factor for early neonatal sepsis which can alter neurological development of premature neonates. As all paediatricians know, hypertension is not only major problem for adults and also for children. Therefore, children above 3-year of age should be monitored for hypertension. Our readers can find information about the article blood pressure percentiles in healthy children and adolescents in this issue. Also, this issue covers the topics including Turkish version of children’s emotional manifestations scale, children’s tooth health, the effects of nurse education on infiltration and extravasation and articles from other disciplines. Also one case report, which discussed transfusion-related acute lung injury, has been included in this issue that can draw attention of all paediatricians.

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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.

Zümrüt Şahbudak Bal