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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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Zeegers, M.P. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Familial clustering of cancer is expected to occur at practically all anatomical sites. However, few studies have had sufficient size to investigate different sites simultaneously and with adjustment for confounders. We evaluated familial clustering in the Netherlands Cohort Study in which 120,852 men and women, aged 55-69 years in 1986 were...
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IJland, M.M. (author), Pereira, R.R. (author), Cornelissen, E.A.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Vitamin K prophylaxis is recommended to prevent the hazard of haemorrhage caused by vitamin K deficiency in newborns. The present Dutch guideline recommends 1 mg of vitamin K1 orally at birth, followed by a daily dose of 25 μg of vitamin K1 from 1 to 13 weeks of age for breastfed infants. Since the introduction of this prophylaxis, the incidence...
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Driessen, G.J. (author), Pereira, R.R. (author), Brabin, B.J. (author), Hartwig, N.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Falciparum malaria or malaria tropica is one of the leading causes of childhood mortality worldwide. Malaria-related deaths occur mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 365 million clinical cases of Plasmodium falciparum malaria occur each year. In Europe, imported malaria cases occur due to returning travellers or...
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van Dellen, Q.M. (author), Stronks, K. (author), Bindels, P.J.E. (author), Öry, F.G. (author), Bruil, J. (author), van Aalderen, W.M.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
To identify factors associated with asthma control in a multi-ethnic paediatric population. We interviewed 278 children with paediatrician diagnosed asthma (aged 7-17 years) and one of their parents. Asthma control was assessed with the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ). Detailed information about sociodemographic variables, asthma medication,...
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Rotteveel, J. (author), Belksma, E.J. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Delemarre-Van de Waal, H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: The worldwide trend towards obesity in childhood is also observed in the Netherlands and one of the consequences may be type 2 diabetes. In this study, we assessed the number of children with type 2 diabetes, diagnosed by paediatricians, in the Netherlands. Methods: In 2003 and 2004 the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance Unit, a nationwide...
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Grenier, D. (author), Elliott, E.J. (author), Zurynski, Y. (author), Rodrigues Pereira, R. (author), Preece, M. (author), Lynn, R. (author), von Kries, R. (author), Zimmermann, H. (author), Dickson, N.P. (author), Virella, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Paediatric Surveillance Units (PSUs) have been established in 14 countries and facilitate national, prospective, active surveillance for a range of conditions, with monthly reporting by child health specialists. The International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units (INoPSU) was established in 1998 and facilitates international collaboration...
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van Oyen, H. (author), Heyden, J. (author), Perenboom, R. (author), Jagger, C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To evaluate a single item instrument, the Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI), to measure long-standing health related activity limitations, against several health indicators: a composite morbidity indicator, instruments measuring mental health (SCL-90R, GHQ-12), physical co-morbidity and physical limitations (ADLs, SF-36)....
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objectives: To assess the degree to which preventive child health professionals (CHPs) identify and manage psychosocial problems among preschool children in the general population and to determine the association with parent-reported behavioral and emotional problems, sociodemographic factors, and mental health history of children. Design: The...
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Rajan-Sithamparanadarajah, R. (author), Roff, M. (author), Delgado, P. (author), Eriksson, K. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Gijsbers, J.H.J. (author), Hughson, G. (author), Mäkinen, M. (author), van Hemmen, J.J. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Workplace dermal exposure assessment is a complex task that aims to understand the dynamic interaction between the skin and the hazardous substances present in the surrounding environment. A European project known as RISKOFDERM gathered dermal exposure data in 85 workplaces (industrial and other types) in five countries in Europe. In order to...
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Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author), Groenesteijn, L. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Vink, P. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
To design comfortable hand tools, knowledge about comfort/discomfort in using hand tools is required. We investigated which factors determine comfort/discomfort in using hand tools according to users. Therefore, descriptors of comfort/discomfort in using hand tools were collected from literature and interviews. After that, the relatedness of a...
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Zwane, E.N. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), van der Heijden, P.G.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
In multiple-record systems estimation it is usually assumed that all registration relate to the same population. In this paper, we develop a method which can be used when the registrations relate to different populations, in the sense that they cover, for example, different time periods or regions. We show that under certain conditions ignoring...
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Sierksma, A. (author), Lebrun, C.E.I. (author), van der Schouw, Y.T. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Lamberts, S.W.J. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Objective-Moderate alcohol consumption has been postulated to be cardioprotective. Such an effect might be reflected in large-artery properties, such as arterial stiffness and wave reflections. Methods and Results-Three hundred seventy-one healthy postmenopausal women aged 50 to 74 years were sampled from a population-based study. Alcohol intake...
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van Buuren, S. (author), Eyres, S. (author), Tennant, A. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background: Comparability of health data is a major challenge within the context of the Health Monitoring Programme of the European Commission. A common problem in surveys is that many variations of essentially the same question exist. Methods: Response conversion is a new method for improving comparability by scaling the data onto a common...
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van der Meer, I.M. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Breteler, M.M.B. (author), Meijer, J. (author), Kiliaan, A.J. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Witteman, J.C.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Inflammatory mediators and soluble cell adhesion molecules predict cardiovascular events. It is not clear whether they reflect the severity of underlying atherosclerotic disease. Within the Rotterdam Study, we investigated the associations of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, and soluble...
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), Rodrigues Pereira, R. (author)
The Dutch Paediatric Surveillance System was initiated by the Dutch Paediatric Society and is housed within the TNO Prevention and Health office. The purpose of the surveillance system is (a) to gain insight on a population level into the prevalence of rare and new diseases in youths (0-18 year), and (b) to promote scientific research addressing...
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), de Baat, C. (author), Kivit, M.M. (author), de Kleijn de-Vrankrijker, M.W. (author)
In this study oral health of elderly persons as perceived by the subjects was evaluated. Phenomena often mentioned were problems with chewing and biting, dry mouth, retention of food particles between teeth or below the prosthesis, (in edentates) sensitivity of teeth for warm or cold foods and (in edentates) lack of retention of the lower...
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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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Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Tak, E.C.P.M. (author), Staats, P.G.M. (author)
Objective: Development and validation of a short Observation List of possible early signs of Dementia (OLD) for use in general practice. Design: Stepwise development using reviews of publications and expert consensus. Field study for evaluation of reliability. Validation study (interviews, family forms) using existing valid and reliable measures...
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), de Baat, C. (author), Kivit, M.M. (author), de Kleijn-de Vrankrijker, M.W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
With the aim to get information on oral health, professional dental care and oral hygiene habits a study was performed on persons aged 60 up to 79 years in Haarlem, the Netherlands. After an interview an oral examination was performed, using a mirror and a pocket lamp. Of all persons approached, 376 (38%) participated in the clinical part of the...
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