Acta Paediatrica Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Wiley

Journal description

Current impact factor: 1.84

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.842
2012 Impact Factor 1.974
2011 Impact Factor 2.073
2010 Impact Factor 1.955
2009 Impact Factor 1.768
2008 Impact Factor 1.517
2007 Impact Factor 1.411
2006 Impact Factor 1.297
2005 Impact Factor 1.277
2004 Impact Factor 1.143
2003 Impact Factor 1.128
2002 Impact Factor 1.26
2001 Impact Factor 1.582
2000 Impact Factor 1.315
1999 Impact Factor 1.13
1998 Impact Factor 0.952
1997 Impact Factor 0.81
1996 Impact Factor 0.754
1995 Impact Factor 0.765
1994 Impact Factor 0.852
1993 Impact Factor 0.811
1992 Impact Factor 0.827

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.06
Cited half-life 8.70
Immediacy index 0.41
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 0.67
Other titles Acta pædiatrica (Oslo, Norway: 1992: Online), Acta paediatrica
ISSN 1651-2227
OCLC 37664034
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


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    • If OnlineOpen is available, AHRC and ESRC authors, may self-archive after 24 months
    • Publisher last contacted on 07/08/2014
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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Acta Paediatrica 05/2015; 104(5):536-7. DOI:10.1111/apa.12995
  • Acta Paediatrica 05/2015; 104(5):440-1. DOI:10.1111/apa.12954
  • Acta Paediatrica 05/2015; 104(5):434-5. DOI:10.1111/apa.12989
  • Acta Paediatrica 05/2015; 104(5):438-9. DOI:10.1111/apa.12923
  • Acta Paediatrica 05/2015; 104(5):436-7. DOI:10.1111/apa.12953
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    ABSTRACT: The role of non-invasive biologic markers for disease activity is very important in children with Crohn's disease. The aim of this study was to assess an association between disease activity and quantitative serum anti-saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody (ASCA) titres. ASCA immunoglobulin (Ig) A and immunoglobulin G titres, paediatric Crohn's disease activity index (PCDAI), serum albumin and C-reactive protein (CRP) were repeatedly measured simultaneously in children with Crohn's disease. A possible association between ASCA IgA and IgG titres and changes in PCDAI was examined. Serial 136 measurements of ASCA IgA and IgG titres were documented in 57 children with Crohn's disease over a mean duration of 3.1 +2.1 years. In a univariate linear regression model, there were significant correlations between ASCA IgA titres and PCDAI (P<0.001), CRP (P<0.01) and low serum albumin (P<0.001) respectively. Similarly ASCA IgG titres significantly correlated with PCDAI, CRP and low serum albumin. Both ASCA IgA and IgG titres seemed to correlate well with clinical Crohn's disease activity in children. Measuring these antibodies may be considered during routine clinical care for those patients. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 04/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13026
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    ABSTRACT: This pilot study evaluated changes in regional cerebral oxygen saturation and cerebral blood flow volume during the transitional period in healthy term and moderately preterm infants. The cohort comprised 16 preterm infants and seven full term infants with mean gestational ages of 34 and 39 weeks respectively. Longitudinal measurements were conducted during the first three days after birth. Regional cerebral oxygen saturation was determined bilaterally by frequency domain near-infrared spectroscopy. Flow volumes were determined in internal carotid and vertebral arteries by multiplying the time-averaged velocity by the cross-sectional area: cerebral blood flow volume was calculated as the sum of flow volumes and adjusted for brain weight. Brain weight adjusted cerebral blood flow volumes and regional cerebral oxygen saturation were similar in preterm and term infants. Regional cerebral oxygen saturation did not correlate with brain weight adjusted cerebral blood flow volume. Right and left brain weight adjusted internal carotid flow volumes did not correlate with right and left regional cerebral oxygen saturation. Our findings suggest that during the first three days after birth there was adequate cardiorespiratory adaptation, cerebral perfusion and adequate compensation through the arterial circle of Willis in both healthy term and moderately preterm infants. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 04/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13023
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    ABSTRACT: The Norwegian-based Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Diet in Pregnancy study found that a cholesterol-lowering diet during pregnancy was associated with an accentuated reduction in the umbilical artery pulsatility index. This follow-up study assessed the possible association between the index and the infants' blood pressure at six-months-of-age. In the original study, pregnant women consumed an antiatherogenic or usual diet from gestational weeks 17-20 to birth and underwent Doppler velocimetry at 24, 30 and 36 gestational weeks. In this follow-up study, blood pressure was measured in 105 mother-infant pairs in the intervention group and 106 mother-infant pairs in the control group six months after birth. Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressures were not significantly different between both groups. When the groups were combined, multivariate linear analyses showed that a lower versus higher reduction (≥-0.17 versus <-0.17) in the umbilical artery pulsatility index between gestational weeks 24 to 30 and maternal diastolic blood pressure at six months postpartum were significant predictors of higher infant systolic blood pressure (P=0.03, 0.01, respectively). A lower reduction in umbilical pulsatility index in mid pregnancy was associated with higher infant blood pressure at six-months-of-age. This suggests that fetoplacental intrauterine factors may influence future cardiovascular risk. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 04/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13020
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    ABSTRACT: Guidelines recommend collecting urine with suprapubic aspiration or urethral catheterisation in infants with a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI), but the invasiveness of these methods continues to drive research on new urine collection devices. We studied children with a suspected UTI, who had not been toilet trained, to compare a new midstream urine collector and catheterisation. During this prospective controlled diagnosis study of 94 children, urine collection was performed using the midstream collector and then controlled via catheterisation when the urine dipstick was positive. When end stream samples collected by the midstream collector were compared to catheter samples, the results were inconsistent in 23.4% of cases, similar to the inconsistent results between first stream samples discarded by the device and the catheter samples (21.3%). Interestingly, the overall rate of sample contamination in the bag of the midstream collector was lower than that reported in previously published studies and there were no false positive bag results. The midstream collector did not appear to provide additional benefits to classic collection bags. A sterile collection method, such as suprapubic aspiration, catheterisation or clean catch, is still mandatory for diagnosing urinary tract infections in children who are not toilet trained. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 04/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13019
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    ABSTRACT: The ability to comprehend language is uniquely human. Behavioral and neuroimaging data reinforce the importance of intact oral language as foundational for the establishment of proficient reading. However, proficient reading is achieved not only via intact biological systems, but also a stimulating Home Literacy Environment. behavioral and neuroimaging correlates for linguistic ability and literacy exposure support the engagement of neural circuits related to reading acquisition. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 04/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13018
  • Anders Raustorp, Peter Pagels, Andreas Fröberg, Cecilia Boldemann
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    ABSTRACT: AimThis study explored physical activity, body mass index (BMI) and overweight and obesity from 2000-2013 using a convenience sample of second and fifth-grade Swedish schoolchildren aged 8-9 years and 11-12 years, respectively.Methods We examined cross-sectional cohorts of 126 second-grade children in 2000, 84 in 2006 and 44 in 2013 and 105 fifth-grade children in 2000 and 38 in 2013. No fifth-graders were available in 2006. Physical activity data was collected based on pedometer readings over four consecutive weekdays and height and weight were measured. Identical instruments and procedures were used in all three years.ResultsThere was an increase in physical activity in second-grade girls from 2000-2006 (p<0,01), which then stabilised between 2006-2013, but second-grade boys and fifth-grade girls were stable throughout the study period. Fifth-grade boys decreased significantly (24%) from 16,670 to 12,704 steps per day (p<0,01) from 2000-2013. Mean BMI scores remained stable over time.Conclusion Time trends in physical activity differed between boys and girls. Second-grade boys and fifth-grade girls were stable throughout, whereas second-grade girls increased from 2000-2006 before stabilising. Fifth-grade boys showed a significant 24% reduction from 2000-2013. Changes in recess and leisure-time habits, such as smartphone use, may have influenced the result.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 04/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13027
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    ABSTRACT: AimThere has been at least a two-fold increase in the incidence of PIBD over the last 20 years; we report the presenting features from 2010-13 and compare with previous data.Methods All patients diagnosed with PIBD at University Hospitals Southampton from 2010-2013 were identified from an in-house database. Data were obtained from paper and electronic notes. Height, Weight and BMI SDS are presented as median values (95% CI).Results172 patients were included (median age at diagnosis 13.5, 115 male); CD- 107, UC- 50, IBDU- 15. The most common presenting features of CD were abdominal pain (86%), diarrhoea (78.5%) and weight loss (56.1%); 42.1% of patients had all three. In UC blood in stool (92%), diarrhoea (92%) and abdominal pain (88%) were the most common; all three in 76% of patients.CD presented with ileocolonic disease in 52.5%. UC presented with pancolitis in 64%.There was growth delay in CD: height -0.37(-0.60 to -0.14); Weight -1.09 (-1.35 to -0.83). Growth was maintained in UC: height 0.53 (0.19 to 0.87); weight 0.14 (-0.20 to 0.48).ConclusionPIBD phenotype remains as extensive despite increasing incidence. Although the classical phenotype is common a reasonable proportion present with atypical features, normal growth and normal blood markersThis article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 04/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13017
  • Acta Paediatrica 04/2015; 104(4). DOI:10.1111/apa.12952
  • Brian Wansink, Andrew S. Hanks, David R. Just
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    ABSTRACT: AimCan high school gardens in cold climates influence vegetable intake in the absence of nutrition education?Methods This study followed a before/after design where student tray waste data were collected using the Quarter-Waste method. The study took place March-April 2012 in a high school in upstate New York. The subjects were 370 enrolled high school students that purchased lunch from the school cafeteria. Prior to the introduction of garden greens in the salad, salads were served as usual. On April 24, harvested greens were included in the salad, and changes in selection and plate waste was measured.ResultsWhen the salad bar contained garden produce, the percentage of students selecting salad rose from 2% to 10% (p<0.001), and on average, students ate two-thirds of the serving they took. Although waste increased relative to the control (from 5.56% to 33.33% per serving; p=0.007), more students were consuming at least some salad.Conclusion This preliminary investigation suggest that school gardens increased selection and intake of school-raised produce. Although a third was not eaten, it is promising to see that still more produce was consumed compared to the past.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 04/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13028
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    ABSTRACT: AimReports suggest that 10% of hospitalised children in Europe are undernourished. We investigated if nutritional screening tools (NST) were used in Belgian secondary-level hospitals, examined strategies for detecting under-nutrition and identified barriers preventing the systematic management of under-nutrition.MethodsA nationwide questionnaire-based survey of paediatric departments in Belgian secondary-level hospitals was carried out from September 2013 to February 2014. Respondents were dived into French-speaking (Walloon + Brussels) and Dutch-speaking (Flemish) departments.ResultsWe received replies from 71 of the 97 (73.2%) departments. Half of the departments – 39.5% Flemish speaking and 71.4% Walloon speaking - carried out nutritional screening. Under-nutrition was identified by measuring weight and length or height (92.7% of cases), clinical appraisal (74.7%) mid-upper arm circumference and, or, skin fold thickness (19.7%). There was no protocol for under-nutrition in many Flemish (60.5%) and Walloon (28.6%) speaking departments. Reasons given for not screening were: lack of training (46.9%), ignorance of NST (42.2%) and lack of time (29.7%).Conclusion Half of the paediatric departments in Belgian secondary-level hospitals did not carry out nutritional screening and differences in current practices and attitudes may be due to cultural and, or, educational differences.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 04/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13014
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    ABSTRACT: The optimal timing of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in encephalopathic infants treated with hypothermia is unknown and this study examined whether early scans differed from later scans. We assessed paired MRI scans carried out on 41 cooled encephalopathic infants at a median of four and 11 days using two scoring systems: the Rutherford injury scores for the basal ganglia and thalami (BGT), white matter and the posterior limb of the internal capsule and the Bonifacio injury scores for the BGT and watershed area. Both systems produced consistent injury severity scores in 37/41 infants on both days, with Rutherford scores predicting poor outcome in six early scans and seven later scans (Kappa 0.91) and Bonifacio doing the same in seven and nine scans (Kappa 0.85). A white matter/watershed score of two or a BGT score of one indicated severe changes by day 11 in three infants but lower scores did not. MRI scans indicated that the Rutherford and Bonifacio systems produced similar scores in 37/41 cooled encephalopathic infants at a median of four and 11 days. Infants with an early white matter/watershed scores of two or a BGT score of one may worsen and should be rescanned. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 03/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13016
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    ABSTRACT: Professor Saugstad has read the protocol and information to parents both of which were approved by the Ethics Committee of the Capital Region of Denmark. We fully agree that scientific research should not pose any additional risk to the participant, and we do believe that we took sufficient precautions in this study This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 03/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13013
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    ABSTRACT: It is important that sick children are screened for malnutrition and growth faltering to ensure that those in need of intervention receive optimal healthcare. Paediatric malnutrition screening tools and the acquisition and plotting of anthropometric measurements are not routinely used and this means that, at best, there is substantial reliance placed on visual inspection when it comes to screening for nutritional problems (1). The extent to which healthcare professionals can visually identify children whose physique deviates from norms, and how valid this approach would be for routine screening on hospital admission, has not been studied thoroughly, particularly in sick children. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Acta Paediatrica 03/2015; DOI:10.1111/apa.13011