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Investigating ataxia in childhood (2019)
Journal Article
Petley, E., Prasad, M., Ojha, S., & Whitehouse, W. P. (2019). Investigating ataxia in childhood. Archives of Disease in Childhood.education and Practice Edition, https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-315893

Ataxia is a common presentation to an acute paediatric unit and it can often be difficult to determine the cause. It is important to distinguish between serious causes, for example, brain tumours and encephalitis, and more benign causes in order to g... Read More about Investigating ataxia in childhood.

Rojiroti microfinance and child nutrition: a cluster randomised trial (2019)
Journal Article
Ojha, S., Szatkowski, L., Sinha, R., Yaron, G., Fogarty, A., Allen, S., …Smyth, A. R. (2020). Rojiroti microfinance and child nutrition: a cluster randomised trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 105(3), 229-235. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-316471

Objective To determine whether Rojiroti microfinance, for poor Indian women, improves child nutrition. Design Cluster randomised trial. Setting Tolas (village communities) in Bihar State. Participants Women and children under 5 years. Int... Read More about Rojiroti microfinance and child nutrition: a cluster randomised trial.

Oropharyngeal colostrum in preventing mortality and morbidity in preterm infants (2018)
Journal Article
Nasuf, A. W. A., Ojha, S., & Dorling, J. (2018). Oropharyngeal colostrum in preventing mortality and morbidity in preterm infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011921.pub2

Background Placing a small volume of colostrum directly onto the buccal mucosa of preterm infants during the early neonatal period may provide immunological and growth factors that stimulate the immune system and enhance intestinal growth. These ben... Read More about Oropharyngeal colostrum in preventing mortality and morbidity in preterm infants.

Feed thickeners in gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants (2018)
Journal Article
Kwok, T. C., Ojha, S., & Dorling, J. (2018). Feed thickeners in gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants. BMJ Paediatrics Open, 2(1), e000262. doi:10.1136/bmjpo-2018-000262

Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) is the involuntary retrograde passage of gastric contents into the oesophagus with or without regurgitation. This is a common physiological, self-limiting condition in healthy infants with a prevalence peaking at 3–4 m... Read More about Feed thickeners in gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants.

Protocol for a prospective observational study of adverse drug reactions of antiepileptic drugs in children in the UK (2017)
Journal Article
Egunsola, O., Sammons, H. M., Ojha, S., Whitehouse, W. P., Anderson, M., Hawcutt, D., & Choonara, I. (2017). Protocol for a prospective observational study of adverse drug reactions of antiepileptic drugs in children in the UK. BMJ Paediatrics Open, 1(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjpo-2017-000116

Background Epilepsy is a common chronic disease of children that can be treated with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). AEDs, however, have significant side effects. Newer AEDs are thought to have fewer side effects. There have, however, been few comparati... Read More about Protocol for a prospective observational study of adverse drug reactions of antiepileptic drugs in children in the UK.

Multicentre prospective observational study of feeding practices in 30–33 weeks preterm infants (2017)
Journal Article
Kwok, T., Kwok, T., Dorling, J., Dorling, J., Ojha, S., & Ojha, S. (2017). Multicentre prospective observational study of feeding practices in 30–33 weeks preterm infants. BMJ Paediatrics Open, 1(1), 1-4. doi:10.1136/bmjpo-2017-000040

Background: Current evidence supports progressive feeding in preterm infants. Due to lower necrotising enterocolitis risk, recent studies suggest starting total enteral feeding from birth in 30–33 weeks preterm infants. The feasibility of this practi... Read More about Multicentre prospective observational study of feeding practices in 30–33 weeks preterm infants.

Newborn infants with bilious vomiting: a national audit of neonatal transport services (2017)
Journal Article
Ojha, S., Sand, L., Ratnavel, N., Kempley, S., Sinha, A., Mohinuddin, S., …Leslie, A. (2017). Newborn infants with bilious vomiting: a national audit of neonatal transport services. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 102(6), doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-312208

Objective: The precautionary approach to urgently investigate infants with bilious vomiting has increased the numbers referred to transport teams and tertiary surgical centres. The aim of this national UK audit was to quantify referrals, determine th... Read More about Newborn infants with bilious vomiting: a national audit of neonatal transport services.

The placenta, maternal diet and adipose tissue development in the newborn (2017)
Journal Article
Symonds, M. E., Bloor, I., Ojha, S., & Budge, H. (2017). The placenta, maternal diet and adipose tissue development in the newborn. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 70(3), doi:10.1159/000464301

Background: A majority of adipose tissue present in the newborn possess the unique mitochondrial protein, uncoupling protein (UCP1). It is thus highly metabolically active and capable of producing 300 times more heat per unit mass than any other orga... Read More about The placenta, maternal diet and adipose tissue development in the newborn.

Feasibility and pilot study of the effects of microfinance on mortality and nutrition in children under five amongst the very poor in India: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial (2014)
Journal Article
Ojha, S., Szatkowski, L., Sinha, R., Yaron, G., Fogarty, A. W., Allen, S., …Smyth, A. R. (2014). Feasibility and pilot study of the effects of microfinance on mortality and nutrition in children under five amongst the very poor in India: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials, 15, doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-298

Background: The United Nations Millennium Development Goals include targets for the health of children under five years old. Poor health is linked to poverty and microfinance initiatives are economic interventions that may improve health by breaking... Read More about Feasibility and pilot study of the effects of microfinance on mortality and nutrition in children under five amongst the very poor in India: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial.


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