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Zwaveling-Soonawala, N. (author), Trotsenburg, A.S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Context. In central hypothyroidism (CeH) free thyroxine (FT4) concentrations are low while TSH concentrations may be low, normal or even slightly elevated due to reduced bioactivity. Congenital CeH (CCeH) may be isolated or part of multiple pituitary hormone deficiency (MPHD). Objective. To test our hypotheses that (1) TSH concentrations have a...
article 2018
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Diepeveen, F.B. (author), Dusseldorp, E. (author), Bol, G.W. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
This study established predictive properties of single language milestones for specific language impairment (SLI) after the age of four, as these had not previously been reported in the literature. Methods In this nested case-control study, children attending special needs schools for severe speech and language difficulties were matched with...
article 2016
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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...
article 2015
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Diderich, H.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Dechesne, M. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Fekkes, M. (author)
Introduction We aimed to assess the number of “missed cases” in the detection of child abuse based on the Hague Protocol. This protocol considers 3 parental characteristics of ED adult patients to identify child abuse: (1) domestic violence, (2) intoxication, and (3) suicide attempt or auto-mutilation. Methods This study focuses on parents whose...
article 2015
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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...
article 2015
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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...
article 2014
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Boelen, A. (author), van Veen, M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Diependaal, G. (author), Loeber, G. (author), Elvers, B. (author), Endert, E. (author)
The Dutch neonatal screening scheme for Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) is primarily based on the determination of thyroxine (T4) in filter paper blood spots. In the lowest 5% of T4 values, thyroxine binding globulin (TBG) is measured in order to be able to correct for occasional low TBG levels. However, because the commercial TBG kit has been...
article 2013
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de Vries, J.J.C. (author), van Zwet, E.W. (author), Dekker, F.W. (author), Kroes, A.C.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Vossen, A.C.T.M. (author)
Because maternal seropositivity for CMV is associated with substantial protection against congenital CMV infection, prevention measures have focused mainly on seronegative pregnant women for decades. However, population-wide insight in the contribution of nonprimary infection (reactivation and/or re-infection with a different strain) on the most...
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Gameren-Oosterom, H.B.M. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
OBJECTIVE: To assess problem behavior in adolescents with Down syndrome and examine the association with sex and severity of intellectual disability. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional data of a Dutch nationwide cohort of Down syndrome children aged 16-19 years were collected using a written parental questionnaire. Problem behavior was measured using...
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Hulzebos, C.V. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Dijk, P.H. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author)
Background:Severe unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia may cause deafness. In the Netherlands, 25% lower total serum bilirubin (TSB) treatment thresholds were recently implemented for preterm infants.Objective:To determine the rate of hearing loss in jaundiced preterms treated at high or at low TSB thresholds.Design/Methods:In this retrospective...
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van Gameren-Oosterom, H.B.M. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Sijmen, A. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author)
Survival of children with Down syndrome (DS) has improved considerably, but insight into their level of daily functioning upon entering adulthood is lacking. We collected cross-sectional data from a Dutch nationwide cohort of 322 DS adolescents aged 16-19 (response 62.8%) to assess the degree to which they master various practical and social...
article 2013
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Diepeveen, F.B. (author), Dusseldorp, E. (author), Bol, G.W. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
article 2013
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Diderich, H.M. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Pannebakker, F.D. (author), Velderman, M.K. (author), Sorensen, P.J.G. (author), Baeten, P. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author)
Identifying child abuse and neglect solely on the grounds of child characteristics leaves many children undetected. We developed a new approach (Hague protocol) based on characteristics of parents who attend the Emergency Department (ED) because they have the following problems: (1) intimate partner violence, (2) substance abuse, or (3) suicide...
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Bunge-van Lent, F.C.G.M. (author), van Steensel, R.C.M. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Klein- van Rossum, A. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Boere-Boonekamp, M.M. (author)
article 2012
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van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Uilenburg, N.N. (author), Kauffman-de Boer, M.A. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate whether the quality of the Dutch, community based, universal newborn hearing screening programme is consistent over time. Design: Universal newborn hearing screening data from three cohorts are compared on a number of quality targets concerning the outcome of the screening and the process of the...
article 2012
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Anjema, K. (author), van Rijn, M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Burgerhof, J.G.M. (author), Heiner-Fokkema, M.R. (author), van Spronsen, F.J. (author)
In phenylketonuria, knowledge about the relation between behavior and plasma phenylalanine is scarce. The aim of this study was to determine whether high phenylalanine is associated with disturbed behavior noticed by the patient and or close environment (parents or partners). 48 early treated PKU patients (median age 8.5, range 0-35. years)...
article 2011
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de Vries, J.C. (author), Korver, A.M.H. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Rusman, L. (author), Claas, E.C.J. (author), Gerard, L.J. (author), Kroes, A.C.M. (author), Vossen, A.C.T.M. (author)
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common congenital viral infection worldwide. The sequela encountered most frequently is hearing impairment, affecting approximately one out of five infants congenitally infected. Data on the birth prevalence and risk factors of congenital CMV infection in the Netherlands are scarce. The aim...
article 2011
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van Dommelen, P. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Aim: To evaluate 10-year quality assurance of newborn hearing screening (NHS) in Dutch neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Methods: Results of the two-stage automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) screening and diagnostic examination in NICU graduates were centrally registered between October 1998 and December 2008. This registration...
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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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van Spronsen, F.J. (author), Rijn, M. (author), Dorgelo, B. (author), Hoeksma, M. (author), Bosch, A.M. (author), Mulder, M.F. (author), de Klerk, J.B.C. (author), de Koning, T. (author), Rubio-Gozalbo, M.E. (author), de Vries, M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Background: The clinical severity of phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency is usually defined by either pre-treatment phenylalanine (Phe) concentration or Phe tolerance at 5 years of age. So far, little is known about the course of Phe tolerance or the ability of both pre-treatment Phe and Phe tolerance at early age to predict Phe tolerance at...
article 2009
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