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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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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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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...
article 2005
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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...
article 2004
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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...
article 2004
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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...
article 2004
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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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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...
article 2001
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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...
article 1998
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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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van Zwet, J.M.L. (author), Wiertz, Y.D.B.M. (author), Bolk-Bennink, L.F. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine how many bed-wetting children aged 5-7 years unlearn the habit using the alarm treatment. Design. Descriptive. Setting. TNO Prevention and Health, Leiden, the Netherlands. Methods. The population consisted of all children aged 5 to 7 with nocturnal enuresis (defined as ≤ 2 wettings per week) who ordered an Elther alarm...
article 1998
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George, E.K. (author), Mearin, M.L. (author), Kanhai, Sh.M. (author), Franken, H.C.M. (author), Houwen, R.H.J. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Vandenbroucke, J.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To assess the incidence of childhood coeliac disease in the Netherlands and to study the clinical features. Design. Prospective. Setting. Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands. Method. Cases of childhood coeliac disease in the Netherlands in 1993-1995 were identified by means of the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance...
article 1998
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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...
article 1997
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Aardoom, H.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Rona, R.J. (author), Sanavro, F.L. (author), van den Heuvel, E.W. (author), Leeuwenburg, J. (author)
The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of food intolerance (FI) in Dutch 5- and 6-year-old children and its association with chronic ailments with a survey among parents by questionnaire. Based on parents' perception the prevalence of 'probable' FI was 3.8%. FI was associated with asthma, wheezing, eczema, hay fever, chronic rhinitis,...
article 1997
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Schaapveld, K. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
On the occasion of the publication of the second revised edition of the Preventiegids (Prevention guide), some recent developments in preventive health care can be analysed and priorities for the near future can be formulated. Some controversies have been resolved (e.g. periconceptional use of folic acid, influenza vaccination of all elderly), a...
article 1997
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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...
article 1996
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Böhm, F.J. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Vaandrager, G.J. (author), Reeser, H.M. (author), Bijlsma, F. (author), de Groot, R.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the mortality of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in the age group of 0-19 year over the period 1988-1990 and to compare these data with those of ten years ago. Design. Retrospective. Setting. The Netherlands. Method. The number of deaths was obtained by using the data of the death certificate registers of the Central...
article 1996
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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)
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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...
article 1996
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