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Stroek, K. (author), Heijboer, A.C. (author), Bouva, M.J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Heijnen, M.L.A. (author), Weijman, G. (author), Bosch, A.M. (author), de Jonge, R. (author), Schielen, P.C.J.I. (author), van Trotsenburg, A.S.P. (author), Boelen, A. (author)
Objective: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is defined as thyroid hormone deficiency at birth due to disorders of the thyroid gland (thyroidal CH, CH-T), or the hypothalamus or pituitary (central CH, CH-C). The Dutch Newborn Screening (NBS) strategy is primarily based on determination of thyroxine (T4) concentrations in dried blood spots followed,...
article 2020
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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...
article 2015
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van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), Heerdink, N. (author), Kamphuis, M. (author), Pols, M.A. (author)
Conflict of interest and financial support: disclosure forms provided by the authors are available along with the full text of this article at www.ntvg.nl, search for A6745; click on ‘Belangenverstrengeling’ (‘Conflict of interest’). The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development provided a subsidy (subsidy no 156000009) to the...
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Breuning-Broers, J.M. (author), Deurloo, J.A. (author), Gooskens, R.H. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
To investigate at what age hydrocephalus is detected and to assess the role of head circumference measurements in detecting hydrocephalus, we performed a retrospective chart review in children with hydrocephalus treated in a tertiary paediatric hospital in the Netherlands. The study group contained 146 patients; 38 patients (31%) were referred...
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Breuning-Boers, J.M. (author), Heerdink, M. (author), Kamphuis, M. (author), van Gameren-Oosterom, H. (author), Lanting, C. (author)
The objective of the evidence-based guidelines 'Asthma in children (ages 0-19)' for youth healthcare (CHC) is the prevention and reduction of asthma symptoms. The guidelines contain a lot of recommendations that apply to all disciplines in healthcare that deal with children. Primary prevention (preventing asthma): the main proven effective...
article 2012
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Deurloo, J.A. (author), van Gameren-Oosterom, H.B.M. (author), Kamphuis, M. (author)
There is a high incidence of skin disorders; these are also frequently encountered within Youth Healthcare (YHC). Some skin disorders are caused by an underlying disease, syndrome or child abuse. Therefore, detection of these causes in an early stage is important. Skin disorders can have a huge psychosocial impact on both child and parents. This...
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Schönbeck, Y. (author), Talma, H. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Bakker, B. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), HiraSing, R.A. (author), van Buuren, S. (author)
To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Dutch children and adolescents, to examine the 30-years trend, and to create new body mass index reference charts. Design: Nationwide cross-sectional data collection by trained health care professionals. Participants: 10,129 children of Dutch origin aged 0-21 years. Main Outcome Measures:...
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Kamphuis, M. (author), Obenhuijsen, N.H. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The main goal of this guideline for preventive child health care (PCHC) is to improve early detection of disorders that induce short stature. Based on research, evidence-based referral criteria for children aged 0-10 years with a short stature were formulated. These criteria are important for all professionals working with children, such as PCHC...
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Peters, M. (author), Appel, I.M. (author), Cnossen, M.H. (author), Breuning-Boers, J.M. (author), Heijboer, H. (author)
Doel Evalueren van de uitkomsten van het eerste jaar na invoering van de uitbreiding van de landelijke hielprikscreening met sikkelcelziekte (SCZ). Opzet Prospectieve landelijke registratie van kinderen met vermoedelijk SCZ of een andere vorm van ernstige hemoglobinopathie. Methode De bloedspots werden geanalyseerd met een...
article 2009
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Amelink-Verburg, M.P. (author), Rijnders, M.E.B. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective To assess the trends and patterns of referral from midwives to obstetricians within the Dutch maternity care system from 1988 to 2004, and the differences in referral patterns between nulliparous and parous women. Design A descriptive study. Setting The Dutch midwifery database (LVR1), which monitored 74% (1988) to 94% (2004) of all...
article 2009
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Pelleboer, R.A.A. (author), Bontemps, S.T.H. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Pereira, R.R. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: To estimate the incidence and clinical characteristics in hospital admissions due to dehydration or undernutrition and their laboratory evaluation and treatment outcome in exclusively breastfed infants. Methods: All hospital admissions during the first 3 months of life assessed by the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance Unit (DPSU) between mid...
article 2009
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Flinsenberg, T.W.H. (author), Ruys, J.H. (author), Engelberts, A.C. (author), van Velzen-Mol, H.W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
There are new insights into the pathogenesis of cot death ('sudden infant death syndrome'; SIDS). - Based on these new insights, the Dutch Paediatric Association and the Dutch Child and Youth Health Care Physicians have drawn up a new guideline 'Prevention of cot death', which replaces the consensus statement of 1996. The 2 major differences...
article 2008
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Weijerman, M.E. (author), van Furth, A.M. (author), Vonk Noordegraaf, A. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Broers, C.J.M. (author), Gemke, R.J.B.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To determine the prevalence, neonatal characteristics, and first-year mortality in Down syndrome (DS) among children in the Netherlands. Study design: The number of DS births registered by the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance Unit (DPSU) in 2003 was compared with total live births (reference population) and perinatal registrations....
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Grote, F.K. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Oostdijk, W. (author), de Muinck Keizer-Schrama, S.M.P.F. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To establish evidence based guidelines for growth monitoring on a population basis. Study design: Several auxological referral criteria were formulated and applied to longitudinal growth data from four different patient groups, as well as three samples from the general population. Results: Almost 30% of pathology can be detected by...
article 2008
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Anthony, S. (author), Amelink-Verburg, M.P. (author), Korfker, D.G. (author), van Huis, A.M. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit Van Leven (author)
Objective. To investigate differences among pregnant women from various ethnic groups in terms of pregnancy care and the place of delivery. Design. Descriptive, retrospective study. Method. Data from the Dutch Perinatal Registries during the period 1995-2002, representing a total of 1,401,892 pregnancies, were linked and analysed for perinatal...
article 2008
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Dorrepaal, C. (author), Perenboom, R. (author), Gravenhorst, J.B. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To assess social lifestyle, risk-taking behavior, and psychopathology in young adults born very preterm or with a very low birthweight. Study design: This study was part of the 19-year follow-up in a large ongoing collaborative study in the Netherlands (the POPS study) on the long-term outcome of prematurity and dysmaturity. 656...
article 2008
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Rijnders, M. (author), Herschderfer, K. (author), Prins, M. (author), van Baaren, R. (author), van Veelen, A.J. (author), Schönbeck, Y. (author), Buitendijk, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: to evaluate the effectiveness of external cephalic version (ECV) without tocolysis or epidural analgesia, the complications associated with the procedure and the association between the number of ECV attempts and cephalic presentation at birth and caesarean section. Methods: retrospective cohort study of all (n = 924) ECVs carried...
article 2008
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Detmar, S. (author), Dijkstra, N. (author), Nijsingh, N. (author), Rijnders, M. (author), Verweij, M. (author), Hosli, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Background: Advances in genomics will open up opportunities in the fields of genetic testing, early diagnosis and disease treatment. While neonatal screening is the field of application par excellencefor these developments, the debate on its potential benefits and drawbacks is mainly theoretically driven and based on the opinions of...
article 2008
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Amelink-Verburg, M.P. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Hakkenberg, R.M.A. (author), Veldhuijzen, I.M.E. (author), Bennebroek Gravenhorst, J. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To assess the nature and outcome of intrapartum referrals from primary to secondary care within the Dutch obstetric system. Design: Descriptive study. Setting: Dutch midwifery database (LVR1), covering 95% of all midwifery care and 80% of all Dutch pregnancies (2001-03). Population: Low-risk women (280 097) under exclusive care of a...
article 2008
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van Dommelen, P. (author), Grote, F.K. (author), Oostdijk, W. (author), Schrama, S.M.P.F. (author), Boersma, B. (author), Damen, G.M. (author), Csizmadia, C.G. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: It is generally assumed that most patients with celiac disease (CD) have a slowed growth in terms of length (or height) and weight. However, the effectiveness of slowed growth as a tool for identifying children with CD is unknown. Our aim is to study the diagnostic efficiency of several growth criteria used to detect CD children....
article 2008
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