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Barth, P.G. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The prevalence of the severe disease spina bifida is decreasing, but the present rate is still unacceptably high. Only one-third of women planning motherhood use the recommended folic acid, although compliance is increasing. Campaigns for the use of folic acid by these women should be intensified. This method, however, cannot completely prevent...
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Cornelissen, E.A.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Monnens, L.A.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the prevalence of vitamin K deficiency bleeding in the Netherlands, in order to evaluate the efficacy of recommendations on vitamin K prophylaxis. Design. Descriptive. Setting. University Hospital Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Methods. Active surveillance of vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) by the Dutch Paediatric...
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Ruwaard, D. (author), Gijsen, R. (author), Bartelds, A.I.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Verkleij, H. (author), Kromhout, D. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
OBJECTIVE - To assess possible changes in the incidence of diabetes in all age-groups in The Netherlands during a 10-year period (1980-1983/1990-1992). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Since 1970, a network of sentinel stations (the Dutch Sentinel Practice Network) consisting of ∼1% of the Dutch population has been in operation to gain insight into...
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Leerdam, F. (author), Bolk-Bennink, L.B. (author), Bosch, J.D. (author)
Objective: To assess the link between enuresis nocturna and the severity of behavioural and/or emotional problems in Dutch children and the course of these problems. Setting: West-Mine Region in the Netherlands: Subjects and methods: Prospective cohort study involving 66 of the 80 bedwetting children from all 1652 children born in 1983 in this...
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Hack, W.W.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To differentiate undescended testis into a congenital and an acquired form using earlier information on testis position. Design. Descriptive. Setting. Paediatric outpatients' clinic, Medical Centre Alkmaar, the Netherlands. Method. In a 3-year period (1991-1994), 77 boys were referred to the paediatric outpatients' clinic for non...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To assess the impact of varying definitions of excessive crying and infantile colic on prevalence estimates and to assess to what extent these definitions comprise the same children. Methods. Parents of 3345 infants aged 1, 3, and 6 months (response: 96.5%) were interviewed on the crying behavior of their infant in a Dutch cross...
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van Hooff, M.H.A. (author), Voorhorst, F.J. (author), Kaptein, M.B.H. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Koppenaal, C. (author), Schoemaker, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Data on changes in hormone concentrations during the first years after menarche are scarce. We studied the relation between gynecological age (age minus age at menarche), hormone concentrations, and body measurements from the 1st to the 6th yr after menarche in 229 observations of girls with regular menstrual cycles, 157 observations of girls...
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van Hooff, M.H.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Kaptein, M.B.M. (author), Koppenaal, C. (author), Voorhorst, F.J. (author), Schoemaker, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background. Oral contraceptives are prescribed as contraception but also as therapy for menstrual cycle disturbances and acne. We studied the prevalence of oral contraceptive (OC) use and the indications to start OC use among adolescents. Methods. A cohort consisting of ninth grade secondary school girls (mean age 15.3 ± 0.6 (s.d.) years)...
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de Kroon, M.L.A. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), Kuipers, E.C.C. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), de Jonge, G.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Within the context of the obesity epidemic identifying young adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease is important. A practical approach is based on the identification of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Our objective was to develop a simple and efficient stepwise strategy to identify MetS in young adults. Methods:...
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
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van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To describe the incidence and the expected clinical picture of neural tube defects (NTD) in years when periconceptional folic acid use increased. Design. Descriptive. Method. Data on the prevalence of NTD in the Netherlands in 1994-1998 and on the prognosis at the time of the report obtained from the Nederlands Signalerings Centrum...
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Verrips, G.H. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), van de Delemarre-Waal, H.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that daily administration of growth hormone using the Medi-Jector® results in fewer adverse psychological responses than needle injection with a multidose injection pen. The Medi-Jector is a needle-free injection device that can deliver growth hormone subcutaneously through jet injection. The group...
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Schweitz, R. (author), Mopurgo, R. (author), Sietaram, M.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To determine the extent and severity of malnutrition in children in the last 10 years in 's Lands Hospitaal. Setting: Paramaribo, Surinam. Design: Retrospective descriptive study. Method: Data were collected from the medical files of children admitted because of malnutrition, by completing a standard questionnaire. Results: The number...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
The association of maternal smoking and type of feeding with colic was assessed in 3345 children aged 1-6 months (96% response). The prevalence of colic was twofold higher among infants of smoking mothers, but less among breastfed infants. Maternal smoking as a potential risk factor for infantile crying needs further study. Chemicals/CAS:...
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Sukhai, R.N. (author), van Capelle, J.W. (author), Froeling, F.M.J.A. (author), Vijverberg, M.A.W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
To achieve dryness in children who suffer from persistent bedwetting, it is important to find out which factors play a role in their bedwetting and why previous treatment has failed. The use of a micturition diary is essential. - The child's problems and needs have to be identified and treated individually. The enuresis alarm, with the proper...
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Spee-van der Wekke, J. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Meulmeester, J.F. (author), Radder, J.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objectives. To assess the prevalence of nocturnal enuresis in school children aged 5 to 15 years, and to investigate the association of bedwetting with ethnicity, the educational level of the parents, and the type of education (mainstream or special) received by the child. Methods. Data were obtained for 5360 children in mainstream education and...
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Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), Hoekstra, F. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), Buijs, G.B. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
This study examines the factors that influence parents' decisions to have their children vaccinated under the Dutch National Immunisation Programme. A computer questionnaire was sent to 500 parents in 1999 (the response rate was 98.2%). The intention to vaccinate was most strongly determined by attitudes. The belief that vaccination is safe and...
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George, E.K. (author), Mearin, M.L. (author), Franken, H.C.M. (author), Houwen, R.H.J. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Vandenbroucke, J.P. (author)
Background - The incidence of coeliac disease varies internationally. Aims - To assess the incidence of childhood coeliac disease in The Netherlands and to study the clinical features and the presence of associated disorders. Subjects - Identified cases of childhood coeliac disease in The Netherlands in 1993-4 by means of the Dutch Paediatric...
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van Dijk, B.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Overbeeke, M.A.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To inventory prevalence and morbidity of haemolytic disease of newborn caused by irregular anti-erythrocyte antibodies other than antirhesus-D. Design. Prospective registration study. Method. All paediatricians (n = 380) in general hospitals and contact persons (n = 79) in university hospitals were asked for monthly reports of...
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Mattiazzo, G.F. (author), El Mokadem, N. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
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