• Zumrut Sahbudak Bal

J Pediatr Res 2023;10(2):0-0

Dear JPR Readers,

We are pleased to inform you that the new issue of The Journal of Pediatric Research has been published that is indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Embase, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO, CINAHL Complete Database, ProQuest, CABI, Gale/Cengage Learning, Ulakbim TR Dizin, TurkMedline, J-GATE, IdealOnline, Hinari, GOALI, ARDI, OARE, AGORA and Türkiye Citation Index.

We present ten articles, including eight original research and two case reports from different disciplines. We hope our reader’s interest in reading the article entitled “Severity of childhood asthma among normal, overweight and obese children - a comparative study” from India which can enhance knowledge regarding the effect of metabolic abnormalities on the severity of asthma. Another interesting article is “A Comparison Study in Children with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections: Chest X-Ray and Lung Ultrasound”, which can enhance pediatricians’ awareness regarding the less harmful diagnostic tool of pneumonia in children. Another article, “Evaluation of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome: Single Center Experience” is a large study, and as the authors mentioned that knowing the demographic, clinical, and pathological features of the disease helps monitor its progress and its prognosis. Our readers can find information about the optimal skin prick test panel for detecting respiratory allergens in children in this issue. Also, this issue covers the alterations in fear and anxiety of Pediatric Dentistry Department admitted children during the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of a humanoid robot on children’s dental anxiety, the spectrum of congenital lung malformations, and prepubertal testicular tumors. Two exciting case reports have been placed on this issue. The first case is a rare malformation of the mandible “Garre’s osteomyelitis; the second is encephalitis in an immunocompetent child due to Varicella Zoster Virus. Varicella Zoster Virus is a vaccine-preventable disease emphasizing childhood Vaccines’ importance. Pediatricians should enhance the parents’ knowledge regarding all vaccine-preventable diseases.

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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zumrut Sahbudak Bal