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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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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), Jacobusse, G.W. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), de Groot, L. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Geven, W.B. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Mulder, A.L.M. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), van Weissenbruch, M.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Young adults who were born very preterm or with a very low birth weight remain at risk for physical and neurodevelopmental problems and lower academic achievement scores. Data, however, are scarce, hospital based, mostly done in small populations, and need additional confirmation. METHODS. Infants who were born at <32 weeks of...
article 2007
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de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Koll, E.L.A.A. (author), Ilsen, A. (author), van Wassenaer, A.G. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Perinatal mortality in very preterm infants has decreased by up to 50% during the last decades. Studies of changes of long-term outcome are inconclusive. We studied the visual, auditory, neuromotor, cognitive and behavioural development of two geographically defined populations of very preterm, singleton infants, born in 1983 and in 1993, and...
article 2007
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de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Ilsen, A. (author), van Wassenaer, A.G. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Better perinatal care has led to better survival of very preterm children, but may or may not have increased the number of children with cerebral and pulmonary morbidity. We therefore investigated the relationship between changes in perinatal care during one decade, and short-term outcome in very preterm infants. Perinatal risk factors and their...
article 2007
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Stuifbergen, M.C. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Vogels, A.G.C. (author), Brand, R. (author), Gravenhorst, J.B. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aim: To assess whether attrition rate influences outcome in the follow-up of very preterm infants. Study design: In a national follow-up study of infants born alive in 1983 in the Netherlands with a gestational age less than 32 weeks and/or a birth weight less than 1500 g, outcome was assessed separately for adolescents who responded early or...
article 2005
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Elbertse, L. (author), Bennebroek Gravenhorst, J. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. To assess the effect of demographic and neonatal risk factors and outcome at the last available assessment on the probability of full responders, postal responders (those who only responded to the mailed questionnaire), or nonresponders in a follow-up study of 19-year-old adolescents who were born as preterm infants. Design. The 19...
article 2005
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Anthony, S. (author), Ouden, L.D. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, P. (author), Gravenhorst, J.B. (author)
Objective: To evaluate changes in obstetrical and neonatal care for very preterm and extremely preterm infants between 1983 and 1995 in The Netherlands and to evaluate the effect of those changes. Study design: Data on all very preterm or VLBW infants from the linked national obstetrical and neonatal databases of 1995 (N=2066) were compared to...
article 2004
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de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), van der Nijhuis - Sanden, M.W.G. (author), Sondaar, M. (author), Kessel van - Feddema, B.J.M. (author), Knuijt, S. (author), van Baar, A.L. (author), Ilsen, A. (author), Breur-Pieterse, R. (author), Briët, J.M. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background: Long term follow up shows a high frequency of developmental disturbances in preterm survivors of neonatal intensive care formerly considered non-disabled. Aims: To develop and validate an assessment tool that can help paediatricians to identify before 6 years of age which survivors have developmental disturbances that may interfere...
article 2003
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Walther, F.J. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
In 1983, Dutch pediatricians collaborated on a national level and collected perinatal data on 1338 liveborn infants with a gestational age <32 weeks and/or a birthweight <1500 g (project on preterm and small for gestational age infants, POPS). Their outcome was assessed at 2 years of age by their pediatricians, at 5 years by a team of...
article 2000
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Fekkes, M. (author), Theunissen, N.C.M. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Veen, S. (author), Verrips, E.G.H. (author), Koopman, H.M. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
The 43-item TNO-AZL Preschool Children Quality of Life (TAPQOL) questionnaire was developed to meet the need for a reliable and valid instrument for measuring parent's perceptions of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in preschool children. HRQoL was defined as health status in 12 domains weighted by the impact of the health status problems...
article 2000
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Kollée, L.A.A. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Drewes, J.G. (author), Brouwers, H.A.A. (author), Verwey, R.A. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine changes in referral of preterm newborns. Design. Descriptive. Setting. Foundation for Perinatal Epidemiology the Netherlands, Leiden. Methods. Data regarding hospital of birth, referral, need of intensive care and mortality of the infants < 32 weeks and (or) < 1500 g birth weight born in 1993 from the National Neonatology...
article 1998
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den Ouden, A.L. (author), Drijkoningen, C.E.M. (author), van der Spee-Wekke, J. (author), de Sigmond-Bruin, E.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine health and disabilities of preterm infants at age 10. Design. Prospective follow-up study. Setting. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid, sector Jeugd, Leiden, the Netherlands. Method. A questionnaire on medical consumption and physical disabilities was sent to the parents of a Dutch cohort of infants born alive in 1983 with a...
article 1998
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den Ouden, A.L. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Transient neonatal hypothyroxinemia is very common in preterm infants. The literature on the effect of this hypothyroxinemia is, however, controversial, and large or long-term follow-up studies are not available. In a nationwide prospective follow-up study on very preterm and (or) very low birth weight infants (n = 717), we studied the...
article 1996
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Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Veen, S. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), Schreuder, A.M. (author), Brand, R. (author), Ruys, J.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between sex and disabilities or handicaps at 5 years of age in infants born at less than 32 weeks gestation. Design. From the nationwide collaborative survey starting in 1983, including perinatal data obtained during routine perinatal care and follow-up assessments by the...
article 1994
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Kwan, A.L. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Verwey, R.A. (author), Brand, R. (author), Ruys, J.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To analyse whether the conventional so-called Kloosterman charts for birthweight of preterm infants based on data from 1931-1965 are still valid. Design. Descriptive investigation. Location. The Netherlands. Methods. Data were obtained from the 'project of the premature and small for gestational age' (POPS) survey in 1983. The...
article 1994
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Bauer, L. (author), van den Oudenrijn, C. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Nederlands Instituut voor Praeventieve Gezondheidszorg TNO (author)
To assess the impact of both perinatal disorders and developmental problems identified at preschool age on school performance, we followed a virtually complete birth cohort of very premature (<32 completed weeks of gestation) and very low birth weight infants until they were 9 years of age. In 84% of the survivors (n = 813), data on school...
article 1994
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Verkerk, P.H. (author), Zaadstra, B.M. (author), Reerink, J.D. (author), Herngreen, W.P. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Nederlands Instituut voor Praeventieve Gezondheidszorg TNO (author)
Social class and ethnicity are important risk factors for small-for-gestational-age and preterm delivery in many countries. This study was performed to assess whether this is also the case in the Netherlands, a country with a high level of social security, relatively small income differences and easy access to medical care for all its...
article 1994
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Qvigstad, E. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), Schreuder, A.M. (author), Veen, S. (author), Brand, R. (author), Oostdijk, W. (author), Ruys, J.H. (author), Nederlands Instituut voor Praeventieve Gezondheidszorg TNO (author)
To predict height at five years in a cohort of 565 very preterm and/or very low-birth-weight children, hypothesized growth determinants were subjected to discriminant analysis. Many neonatal parameters were not significantly associated with short stature at five years of age. A correct classification of stature (smaller/larger than the 10th...
article 1993
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Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
article 1993
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Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), Schreuder, A.M. (author), Veen, S. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Brand, R. (author), Ruys, J.H. (author), Nederlands Instituut voor Praeventieve Gezondheidszorg TNO (author)
Since the introduction of neonatal intensive care in the 1960s, mortality in very preterm and very low birthweight infants has been decreasing steadily. Consequently, interest in the outcome of surviving infants is growing. Restriction of health care resources has stressed the need for information concerning the effect of individual treatment...
article 1992
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