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Schönbeck, Y. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Buuren, S. (author)
Objectives To study trends in height of Turkish and Moroccan immigrant children living in The Netherlands, to investigate the association between height and background characteristics in these children, and to calculate height-for-age-references data for these groups. Design Nationwide cross-sectional data collection from children aged 0 to 18...
article 2015
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van de Langenberg, D. (author), Hoekstra, T. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), de Kroon, M.L.A. (author)
Objectives To test the hypothesis that greater weight fluctuation between 2 and 6 years is associated with an increase in weight measures (such as body mass index [BMI]) and cardiometabolic risk in young adulthood. Study design Weight fluctuation (determined by BMI SD scores) was measured at least 3 times between the ages of 2 and 6 years in 166...
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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:...
article 2008
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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...
article 2007
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
article 2006
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van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), de Hoog, N. (author), van der Heijden, A.J. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of daytime and/or night-time incontinence in children with a clinical score on Attention Problems. Of the population sample of 4970 children, 4480 participated (response 90.1%). Parents of 4171 children (2069 boys and 2102 girls) aged between 4 and 15 years filled out the Dutch version of the Child...
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Timmermans, D.R.M. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van der Wal, G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of the present study is to assess the attitudes of parents toward vaccination as well as their risk perception of disease and vaccination. We interviewed 1763 parents of different ethnic groups (among others, Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan, and Surinamese parents). Results show that there were large differences in knowledge about disease and...
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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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Renders, C.M. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Timmermans, D.R.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Objective. To describe the time spent by children between the ages of 6-14 years watching television during a weekday and to examine associated factors. Design. Cross-sectional questionnaire study. Method. Data were collected during a vaccination campaign against meningococci C in Amsterdam in September 2002. From a sample of 2910 parents of 6...
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Mattiazzo, G.F. (author), El Mokadem, N. (author), Reeser, H.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Objective. To determine the incidence and characteristics of type-1 diabetes mellitus (DM) in children aged 0-14 years during the period 1996-1999 and to compare this with previous measurements of the incidence. Design. Descriptive. Method. Data were collected via reports from all practicing paediatricians to the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance...
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Renders, C.M. (author), Delemarre-van De Waal, H.A. (author), Dekker, J.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in children is increasing significantly. This increase is attended by an increase in diabetes type 2 in children and adolescents. The most important risk factor for the rise of insulin resistance amongst young people is overweight. The diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus in young people are: (a)...
article 2003
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Aendekerk, R.P.P. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
For non-scrotal testes a distinction can be made between retractile testes (completely descended and normally developed but sometimes situated subcutaneously in the groin area), retained testes (testes cannot be brought into the scrotum or this can only be achieved using light manual pressure) and ectopic testes (lying outside of the descent...
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Crone, M.R. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Background. The aim of this study was to assess the factors that influence smoking in the presence of the infant by mothers, partners, other family members, and friends. Methods. An observational study using questionnaires was performed with smoking and nonsmoking parents of babies between 1 and 14 months old attending Dutch well-baby clinics...
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Siderius, E.J. (author), Borstlap, R. (author), Nijenhuis, Th.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Children with Down's syndrome have an increased risk of congenital anomalies and additional medical problems. These can be treated but are often seen as part of the syndrome and not as the cause of developmental retardation. Based on the current level of knowledge, specific medical tests and evaluations are recommended. The reasons for these...
article 2001
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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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Crone, M.R. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author)
The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of passive smoking in infancy. This was done by self-report questionnaires completed by parents who attended the well-baby clinic in the period February-May 1996. A total of 2720 questionnaires were spread among parents with babies between 1 and 14 months: smoking and non-smoking parents....
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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...
article 1999
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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...
article 1998
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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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Oostvogel, P.M. (author), van Conyn-Spaendonck, M.A.E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Loon, A.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Detection and investigation of call cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in children below 15 years of age are among the criteria for poliomyelitis-free certification. In the absence of poliomyelitis the incidence of AFP is around 1 per 100 000 children aged < 15 years. In the Netherlands, surveillance of AFP began in October 1992 under the...
article 1998
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