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High Impact Articles
High impact papers are those to which special attention is paid by experts in the given field, with a large number of visitors, frequent downloads and higher citation rates. The research must be creative, with high academic standards and have a wide influence, if it is to become a high impact paper. They are ranked by the number of downloads.
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Early infant male circumcision: Systematic review, risk-benefit analysis, and progress in policy  
Brian J Morris, Sean E Kennedy, Alex D Wodak, Adrian Mindel, David Golovsky, Leslie Schrieber, Eugenie R Lumbers, David J Handelsman, John B Ziegler 
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):89-102. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.89
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Congenital and childhood myotonic dystrophy: Current aspects of disease and future directions  
Genevieve Ho, Michael Cardamone, Michelle Farrar 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(4):66-80. Published online Nov 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i4.66
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Imaging of the pediatric thymus: Clinicoradiologic approach  
Smita Manchanda, Ashu S Bhalla, Manisha Jana, Arun K Gupta 
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):10-23. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.10
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Retinopathy of prematurity: Past, present and future  
Parag K Shah, Vishma Prabhu, Smita S Karandikar, Ratnesh Ranjan, Venkatapathy Narendran, Narendran Kalpana 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(1):35-46. Published online Feb 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i1.35
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Clinical asthma phenotyping: A trial for bridging gaps in asthma management  
Magdy Mohamed Zedan, Wafaa Nabil Laimon, Amal Mohamed Osman, Mohamed Magdy Zedan 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(2):13-18. Published online May 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i2.13
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Current management of pediatric soft tissue sarcomas  
Surasak Sangkhathat 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(4):94-105. Published online Nov 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i4.94
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Synthetic cannabinoids 2015: An update for pediatricians in clinical practice  
Daniel Castellanos, Leonard M Gralnik 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(1):16-24. Published online Feb 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i1.16
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Imaging evaluation of hemoptysis in children  
Divya Singh, Ashu Seith Bhalla, Prasad Thotton Veedu, Arundeep Arora 
World J Clin Pediatr 2(4):54-64. Published online Nov 8, 2013. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v2.i4.54
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Single-incision pediatric endosurgery in newborns and infants  
Yury Kozlov, Vladimir Novozhilov, Polina Baradieva, Pavel Krasnov, Konstantin Kovalkov, Oliver J Muensterer 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(4):55-65. Published online Nov 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i4.55
10
Short and long term prognosis in perinatal asphyxia: An update  
Caroline E Ahearne, Geraldine B Boylan, Deirdre M Murray 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(1):67-74. Published online Feb 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i1.67
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Caffeine therapy in preterm infants  
Hesham Abdel-Hady, Nehad Nasef, Abd Elazeez Shabaan, Islam Nour 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(4):81-93. Published online Nov 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i4.81
12
Hirschsprung’s disease: Historical notes and pathological diagnosis on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Harald Hirschsprung’s death  
Consolato Sergi 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(4):120-125. Published online Nov 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i4.120
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Critical evaluation of unscientific arguments disparaging affirmative infant male circumcision policy  
Brian J Morris, John N Krieger, Jeffrey D Klausner 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(3):251-261. Published online Aug 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i3.251
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Appendicitis in children less than five years old: A challenge for the general practitioner  
Pierluigi Marzuillo, Claudio Germani, Baruch S Krauss, Egidio Barbi 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(2):19-24. Published online May 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i2.19
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Decision-making patterns in managing children with suspected biliary dyskinesia  
Warapan Nakayuenyongsuk, Hassan Choudry, Karla Au Yeung, Wikrom Karnsakul 
World J Clin Pediatr 6(2):124-131. Published online May 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i2.124
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Behavioural and emotional disorders in childhood: A brief overview for paediatricians  
Michael O Ogundele 
World J Clin Pediatr 7(1):9-26. Published online Feb 8, 2018. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v7.i1.9
17
Echocardiography in children with Down syndrome  
Mohammed A Al-Biltagi 
World J Clin Pediatr 2(4):36-45. Published online Nov 8, 2013. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v2.i4.36
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Should dopamine be the first line inotrope in the treatment of neonatal hypotension? Review of the evidence  
Sadaf I Bhayat, Harsha M S Gowda, Michael Eisenhut 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(2):212-222. Published online May 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i2.212
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Antiseptic use in the neonatal intensive care unit - a dilemma in clinical practice: An evidence based review  
Sundar Sathiyamurthy, Jayanta Banerjee, Sunit V Godambe 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(2):159-171. Published online May 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i2.159
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Perianal infectious dermatitis: An underdiagnosed, unremitting and stubborn condition  
Elena Daniela Serban 
World J Clin Pediatr 7(4):89-104. Published online Oct 25, 2018. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v7.i4.89
21
Reducing childhood obesity through coordinated care: Development of a park prescription program  
Sarah E Messiah, Sandy Jiang, Jack Kardys, Eric Hansen, Maria Nardi, Lourdes Forster 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(3):234-243. Published online Aug 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i3.234
22
Acute flaccid paralysis in a patient with sacral dimple  
Mohammed Mostafa, Nehad Nasef, Tarik Barakat, Amany K El-Hawary, Hesham Abdel-Hady 
World J Clin Pediatr 2(3):26-30. Published online Aug 8, 2013. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v2.i3.26
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Conversion from prolonged intravenous fentanyl infusion to enteral methadone in critically ill children  
Vijay Srinivasan, Daniel Pung, Sean P O’Neill 
World J Clin Pediatr 6(2):110-117. Published online May 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i2.110
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Use of laparoscopy as the initial surgical approach of impalpable testes: 10-year experience  
Kin Wai Edwin Chan, Kim Hung Lee, Hei Yi Vicky Wong, Siu Yan Bess Tsui, Yuen Shan Wong, Kit Yi Kristine Pang, Jennifer Wai Cheung Mou, Yuk Him Tam 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(4):155-159. Published online Nov 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i4.155
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History of the infantile hepatic hemangioma: From imaging to generating a differential diagnosis  
Maria Gnarra, Gerald Behr, Alison Kitajewski, June K Wu, Sudha A Anupindi, Carrie J Shawber, Nick Zavras, Dimitrios Schizas, Chris Salakos, Konstantinos P Economopoulos 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(3):273-280. Published online Aug 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i3.273
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Oral medications regarding their safety and efficacy in the management of patent ductus arteriosus  
Mehmet Yekta Oncel, Omer Erdeve 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(1):75-81. Published online Feb 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i1.75
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Hypothesis on supine sleep, sudden infant death syndrome reduction and association with increasing autism incidence  
Nils J Bergman 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(3):330-342. Published online Aug 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i3.330
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Significance of platelet count in children admitted with bronchiolitis  
Amar Al Shibli, Najla Alkuwaiti, May Hamie, Dima Abukhater, Muhammad B Noureddin, Abdulla Amri, Salwa Al Kaabi, Aysha Al Kaabi, Mariam Harbi, Hassib Narchi 
World J Clin Pediatr 6(2):118-123. Published online May 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i2.118
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Transfusion related morbidity in premature babies: Possible mechanisms and implications for practice  
Keith James Collard 
World J Clin Pediatr 3(3):19-29. Published online Aug 8, 2014. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v3.i3.19
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Acute encephalitis and encephalopathy associated with human parvovirus B19 infection in children  
Toru Watanabe, Hideshi Kawashima 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(4):126-134. Published online Nov 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i4.126
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Nurse practitioner coverage is associated with a decrease in length of stay in a pediatric chronic ventilator dependent unit  
Courtney M Rowan, A Ioana Cristea, Jennifer C Hamilton, Nicole M Taylor, Mara E Nitu, Veda L Ackerman 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(2):191-197. Published online May 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i2.191
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Spectrum of complicated migraine in children: A common profile in aid to clinical diagnosis  
Surya N Gupta, Vikash S Gupta, Dawn M Fields 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(1):1-12. Published online Feb 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i1.1
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Pandemic influenza 2009: Impact of vaccination coverage on critical illness in children, a Canada and France observational study  
Olivier Fléchelles, Olivier Brissaud, Robert Fowler, Thierry Ducruet, Philippe Jouvet, the Pediatric Canadian Critical Care Trials Group H1N1 Collaborative and Groupe Francophone de Réanimation et Urgences Pédiatriques 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(4):374-382. Published online Nov 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i4.374
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Effects of resistance training on cardiovascular health in non-obese active adolescents  
Clare Chung-Wah Yu, Alison Mary McManus, Hung-Kwan So, Ping Chook, Chun-Ting Au, Albert Martin Li, Jack Tat-Chi Kam, Raymond Chi-Hung So, Christopher Wai-Kei Lam, Iris Hiu-Shuen Chan, Rita Yn-Tz Sung 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(3):293-300. Published online Aug 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i3.293
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Acute lobar nephritis in children: Not so easy to recognize and manage  
Cristina Bibalo, Andrea Apicella, Veronica Guastalla, Pierluigi Marzuillo, Floriana Zennaro, Carmela Tringali, Andrea Taddio, Claudio Germani, Egidio Barbi 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(1):136-142. Published online Feb 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i1.136
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Endobronchial tumor in children: Unusual finding in recurrent pneumonia, report of three cases  
Silvia Madafferi, Vincenzo D Catania, Antonella Accinni, Renata Boldrini, Alessandro Inserra 
World J Clin Pediatr 4(2):30-34. Published online May 8, 2015. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v4.i2.30
38
Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency from childhood to adulthood: Insights from a sunny country  
Motti Haimi, Richard Kremer 
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):1-9. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.1
39
Vein of Galen malformation in a neonate: A case report and review of endovascular management  
Surasak Puvabanditsin, Rajeev Mehta, Kristy Palomares, Natalie Gengel, Christina Ferrucci-Da Silva, Sudipta Roychowdhury, Gaurav Gupta, Arun Kashyap, David Sorrentino 
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):103-109. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.103
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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance: Diagnostic utility and specific considerations in the pediatric population  
Frances M Mitchell, Sanjay K Prasad, Gerald F Greil, Peter Drivas, Vassilios S Vassiliou, Claire E Raphael 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(1):1-15. Published online Feb 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i1.1
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Rituximab for troublesome cases of childhood nephrotic syndrome  
Osama Y Safdar, Adila Aboualhameael, Jameela A Kari 
World J Clin Pediatr 3(4):69-75. Published online Nov 8, 2014. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v3.i4.69
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Facility-based constraints to exchange transfusions for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in resource-limited settings  
Cecilia A Mabogunje, Sarah M Olaifa, Bolajoko O Olusanya 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(2):182-190. Published online May 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i2.182
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Current views of the relationship between Helicobacter pylori and Henoch-Schonlein purpura in children  
Li-Jing Xiong, Meng Mao 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(1):82-88. Published online Feb 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i1.82
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Neurodevelopmental outcome in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: Evaluation, predictors and outcome  
Enrico Danzer, Stephen S Kim 
World J Clin Pediatr 3(3):30-36. Published online Aug 8, 2014. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v3.i3.30
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Language and cognitive outcome for high-risk neonates at the age of 2-3 years - experience from an Arab Country  
Tamer Abou-Elsaad, Hesham Abdel-Hady, Hemmat Baz, Doaa ElShabrawi 
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):24-33. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.24
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Preventing medication errors in neonatology: Is it a dream?  
Roberto Antonucci, Annalisa Porcella 
World J Clin Pediatr 3(3):37-44. Published online Aug 8, 2014. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v3.i3.37
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Recurrent headaches may be caused by cerebral toxoplasmosis  
Joseph Prandota, Anna Gryglas, Aleksander Fuglewicz, Agata Żesławska-Faleńczyk, Barbara Ujma-Czapska, Leszek Szenborn, Janusz Mierzwa 
World J Clin Pediatr 3(3):59-68. Published online Aug 8, 2014. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v3.i3.59
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Serial physical examinations, a simple and reliable tool for managing neonates at risk for early-onset sepsis  
Alberto Berardi, Anna Maria Buffagni, Cecilia Rossi, Eleonora Vaccina, Chiara Cattelani, Lucia Gambini, Federica Baccilieri, Francesca Varioli, Fabrizio Ferrari 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(4):358-364. Published online Nov 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i4.358
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Novel insights in the management of sickle cell disease in childhood  
Lorenzo Iughetti, Elena Bigi, Donatella Venturelli 
World J Clin Pediatr 5(1):25-34. Published online Feb 8, 2016. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i1.25