https://atharvapub.net/IJCH/issue/feed Indian Journal of Child Health 2019-02-16T15:31:45+0530 Dr. Girish Chandra Bhatt ijch.editor@gmail.com Open Journal Systems <p align="justify"><strong>Indian Journal of Child Health (IJCH)</strong> is a monthly, peer-reviewed, international journal, published by <strong>Atharva Scientific Publications,</strong>&nbsp;Bhopal, India. <strong>IJCH</strong> is both online and print, open access journal and it allows free access to its contents and permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of their articles. The journal publishes articles covering various aspects of child health including basic research and clinical investigations in different fields of pediatrics covering perinatal and neonatal to adolescent age group.</p> https://atharvapub.net/IJCH/article/view/1364 Impact of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and knowledge, attitude and practice of their mothers 2019-02-16T15:17:25+0530 Vinayak Yadavrao Kshirsagar rajsinhmohite124@gmail.com Rajsinh Vishwasrao Mohite rajsinhmohite124@gmail.com <p><strong>Background:</strong> Nutrition during the early age of life has a prominent impact on growth and development during childhood period and serves as a key determinant of health and nutritional status in adolescent and adulthood life. <strong>Objectives:</strong> The objectives of the study were to assess the health status and morbidity pattern of children attending and not attending Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) center and to find out the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of the respective mothers regarding ICDS scheme. <strong>Materials and Methods:</strong> A community-based cross-sectional study was carried among children between 0 and 6 years of age residing in an urban slum area of Karad Municipal Corporation of district Satara, attending and not attending Anganwadies. The study was conducted over a period of 6 months during the year 2017. A total of 500 children were studied for clinical examination and anthropometric measurements with pre-tested, self-administered, and structured questionnaire. The data were computerized in a rational database management system and analyzed using Chi-square tests for statistical significance. <strong>Results:</strong> Out of a total of 500 children, maximum 58.8% were from age group 37 to 72 months with apparent differences in male and female proportions. The prevalence of undernutrition was significantly high among children not attending Anganwadis (32.4%) and showed 1.8 times the risk of developing under-malnutrition as compared to Anganwadis attendance. The morbidities such as malnutrition (32.40%), anemia (42.40%), Vitamin A deficiency (39.20%), Vitamin B complex deficiency (28.80%), diarrhea (15.20%), and acute respiratory infections (11.60%) were significantly higher in children not attending Anganwadi as compared to those attending Anganwadis (p &lt; 0.05). The mothers of children attending Anganwadis had higher (18.40%) good KAP score regarding ICDS services as compared to those not attending Anganwadis. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> Children attending Anganwadis have lesser morbidities than those not attending Anganwadis and their mothers had better knowledge about these services.</p> 2019-02-16T15:17:25+0530 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://atharvapub.net/IJCH/article/view/1367 Massive hemorrhagic pleural effusion - A rare presentation of acute pancreatitis 2019-02-16T15:31:45+0530 Javed Ismail javedisi86@gmail.com Gautam Kamila javedisi86@gmail.com Mullai Baalaaji javedisi86@gmail.com <p>Acute pancreatitis typically presents with a sudden-onset severe epigastric pain radiating to the back. Presentation with respiratory distress secondary to massive pleural effusion has been rarely reported. We report a 12-year-old girl presenting with complaints of fever, cough, dyspnea, and chest pain. Her chest radiograph showed massive pleural effusion and the pleural fluid amylase was markedly elevated. The patient recovered gradually with conservative medical management and the right side chest tube drainage. This report highlights the rare presentation of pancreatitis which requires a high index of suspicion for prompt diagnosis.</p> 2019-02-16T00:00:00+0530 ##submission.copyrightStatement##