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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), van Gameren-Oosterom, H.B.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Fekkes, M. (author)
Object. To determine the level of mainstream education in a nationwide cohort of adolescents with Down Syndrome (DS), and to find characteristics related to mainstream or special school attendance. Method. Dutch children with DS born in 1992, 1993 or 1994, were assessed when 16–19 years old. Parents scored school enrolment between the age of 4...
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Verkerk, P.H. (author), Deurloo, J.A. (author)
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van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), van den Akker-van Marle, M.E. (author), Vernooij-van Langen, A.M.M. (author), Elvers, L.H. (author), Gille, J.J.P. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Dankert-Roelse, J.E. (author), Loeber, J.G. (author), Triepels, R.H. (author), van der Pal, S.M. (author), Dompeling, E. (author), Pals, G. (author), Gulmans, V.A.M. (author), Oey-Spauwen, M.J.W. (author), Wijnands, Y.H.H.M. (author), Castricum, L.M. (author), Arets, H.G.M. (author), van der Ent, C.K. (author), Tiddens, H.A.W.M. (author), de Rijke, Y.B. (author), Yntema, J.B. (author)
BACKGROUND: Previous cost-effectiveness studies using data from the literature showed that newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (NBSCF) is a good economic option with positive health effects and longer survival. METHODS: We used primary data to compare cost-effectiveness of four screening strategies for NBSCF, i.e. immunoreactive trypsinogen...
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Diderich, H.M. (author), Dexhesne, M. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Pannebakker, F.D. (author), Klein Velderman, M. (author), Sorensna, P.J.G. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author)
To determine the critical facilitating and impeding factors underlying successful implementation of a method to detect child abuse based on parental rather than child characteristics known as the Hague Protocol. The original implementation region of the protocol (The Hague) was compared to a new implementation region (Friesland), using analysis...
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Deurloo, J.A. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Objectives: Over the years, there has been much debate about the desirability and efficacy of screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. To analyse the current evidence from a public health point of view a renewed evaluation of the literature was performed. Study design: Literature review. Methods: We performed two literature searches: from...
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Diepeveen, F.B. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Background: Delayed language development without an obvious cause is considered an isolated developmental disorder and is called specific language impairment (SLI). SLI is probably the most prevalent developmental disorder in childhood with a generally cited prevalence of 7%. This study aimed to investigate whether SLI is always an isolated...
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Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Trotsenburg, S.P. (author), Hoorweg-Nijman, J.J.G. (author), Oostdijk, W. (author), van Tijn, D.A. (author), Kempers, M.J.E. (author), van den Akker, E.L.T. (author), Loeber, J.G. (author), Elvers, L.H. (author), Vulsma, T. (author)
Objective To describe the Dutch neonatal screening programme for congenital hypothyroidism (CH). Design Descriptive study. Method Data on neonatal screening for CH in the period 1 January 1981 through 31 December 2011 were obtained from the Department for Vaccine Supply and Prevention Programmes of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health...
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Diepeveen, F.B. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Background: This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with specific language impairment (SLI). Methods: In a nested case–control design, 253 children attending special needs schools for severe speech and language difficulties in the Netherlands were matched for sex and date of birth with 253 children attending mainstream education....
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de Wilde, J.A. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Middelkoop, B.J.C. (author)
Objective: In many developed countries, overweight and obesity prevalence seems to stabilise. The aim of this study was to determine trends between 1999 and 2011 in overweight and obesity prevalence, and mean Body Mass Index (BMI) z-score in Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese South Asian children in the Netherlands. Design: A cross...
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Dankert-Roelse, J.E. (author), Bouvs, M.J. (author), Jakobs, B.S. (author), Janssens, H.M. (author), de Winter-de Groot, K.M. (author), Schonbeck, Y. (author), Gille, J.J.P. (author), Gulmans, V.A.M. (author), Verschoof-Puite, R.K. (author), Schielen, P.C.J.I. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Background Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (NBSCF) was introduced in the Dutch NBS program in 2011 with a novel strategy. Methods Dutch NBSCF consisted of four steps: immuno-reactive trypsin (IRT), Pancreatitis-associated Protein (PAP), DNA analysis by Inno-LiPa (35 mutations), extended gene analysis (EGA) as fourth step and as safety net....
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Diepeveen, F.B. (author), Dusseldorp, E. (author), Carmiggelt, E.C. (author), Uilenburg, N. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Een van de belangrijke taken van de jeugdgezondheidzorg is de vroegtijdige onderkenning van ontwikkelingsproblematiek. Met name primaire taalontwikkelingsstoornissen (TOS) zijn relatief veelvoorkomend en de indruk bestaat dat deze stoornissen nog te laat worden onderkend, wat nadelig is voor de ontwikkelingsperspectieven van kinderen met deze...
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Diepeveen, F.B. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Aim This study aimed to develop a concise tool with acceptable predictive properties to identify young children with specific language impairment (SLI). Methods In this nested case-control study children with SLI attending two special needs schools for severe speech and language difficulties in the Netherlands were matched by date of birth and...
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van Dommelen, P. (author), van Dijk, O. (author), de Wilde, J.A. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
EUSUHM-congres: kennisdelen voor en samenwerken aan een gezonde jeugd! Changing contexts—influencing youth and their surroundings. Het thema van het congres was ‘Changing contexts – influencing youth and their surroundings’. Met dit thema komt tot uiting dat gezondheid meer is dan lichaam en geest en dat lichaam en geest worden beïnvloed door de...
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van Dommelen, P. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Straaten, H.L. (author)
Objective To gain insight into health and related costs associated with very preterm births, one needs accurate information about the prevalence of the disabling conditions, including neonatal hearing loss (NHL). Study design We assessed the prevalence of NHL by week of gestation and categories of birth weight in very preterm neonates. Results...
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Zwaveling-Soonawala, N. (author), Trotsenburg, A.S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) may be of thyroidal (CHT) or central origin (CHC). Worldwide, most neonatal screening programs are TSH based and effectively detect CHT. Only a few screening programs measure total or free T4 and TSH simultaneously or stepwise, enabling detection of CHT as well as CHC. A frequently used argument against screening...
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Zwaveling-Soonawala, N. (author), Naafs, J.C. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Trotsenburg, A.S.P. (author)
Context Approximately 60% to 80% of patients with congenital central hypothyroidism (CH-C) have multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies (MPHDs), making CH-C a potentially life-threatening disease. Data on mortality in patients with CH-C are lacking. Objective To study the mortality rate in pediatric patients with early-detected and treated CH-C...
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Hollanders, J.J. (author), Israëls, J. (author), van der Pal, S.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Rotteveel, J. (author), Finken, M.J.J. (author), Hille, E.T.M. (author), de Groot, C.H. (author), Kloosterboer-Boerrigter, H. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Rijpstra, A. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Vogelaar, J.A. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), Ilsen, A. (author), van der Lans, M. (author), Boelen-Van Der Loo, W.J.C. (author), Lundqvist, T. (author), Heymans, H.S.A. (author), Duiverman, E.J. (author), Geven, W.B. (author), Duiverman, M.L. (author), Geven, L.I. (author), Vrijlandt, E.J.L.E. (author), Mulder, A.L.M. (author), Gerver, A. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Reijmers, L. (author), Sonnemans, R. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Dekker, F.W. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), van der Heijden, A.J. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), van Weissenbruch, M.M. (author), Cranendonk, A. (author), Delemarre-Van De Waal, H.A. (author), de Groot, L. (author), Samsom, J.F. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), Rademaker, K.J. (author), Moerman, E. (author), Voogsgeerd, M. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Andriessen, P. (author), Dielissen-Van Helvoirt, C.C.M. (author), Mohamed, I. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), Baerts, W. (author), Veneklaas Slots-Kloosterboer, G.W. (author), Tuller-Pikkemaat, E.M.J. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), van Steenbrugge, G.J. (author)
Context: Transient hypothyroxinaemia of prematurity (THoP) has been associated with neurodevelopmental impairment in infancy and childhood. It is not known whether these relations persist into adulthood. Objective: To examine whether there is an effect of THoP on intelligence quotient (IQ) score and motor functioning at young adult age. Design:...
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Diepeveen, F.B. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Abstract van het Mind the gap! Building bridges to better health for all young people, EUSUHM (European Union for School and University Health and Medicine) congres 2017, Leuven.
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Uilenburg, N. (author), Wiefferink, K. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Denderen, M. (author), van Schie, C. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author)
Purpose A screening tool called the VTO Language Screening Instrument (VTO-LSI) was developed to enable more uniform and earlier detection of language impairment. This report, consisting of 2 retrospective studies, focuses on the effects of using the VTO-LSI compared to regular detection procedures. Method Study 1 retrospectively compared VTO...
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van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Blom, M. (author), Bredius, R.G.M. (author), van der Burg, M. (author), Schielen, P.C.J.I. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van den Akker-van Marle, M.E. (author)
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is a condition that often results in severe infections and death at young age. Early detection shortly after birth, followed by treatment before infections occur, largely increases the chances of survival. As the incidence of SCID is low, assessing cost-effectiveness of adding screening for SCID to the...
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