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Hopman-Rock, M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), de Kleijn de-Vrankrijker, M. (author)
Purpose: To develop a preliminary proposal for the revision of the severity code of the ICIDH-D 1980. Method: Quantitative analysis (polytomous Rasch analysis) of linked existing data sources including items about walking and dressing disability. Results: The Rasch analysis provided estimates of threshold parameters for walking and dressing item...
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Kalanda, B.F. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verhoeff, F.H. (author), Brabin, B.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of this analysis was to construct cross-sectional gestational age specific percentile curves for birthweight, length, head and mid-arm circumference for Malawian babies, and to compare these percentiles with reference values for babies born to women with normal pregnancies, from a developed country. A cross-sectional study which enrolled...
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van den Hurk, K. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), HiraSing, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children living in the Netherlands and compare the findings with the Third and Fourth National Growth Studies carried out in 1980 and 1997, respectively. Design and methods: Data were obtained from the child health care system. International cut-off points for body mass index (BMI)...
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Borghi, E. (author), de Onis, M. (author), Garza, C. (author), van den Broeck, J. (author), Frongillo, E.A. (author), Grummer-Strawn, L. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Pan, H. (author), Molinari, L. (author), Martorell, R. (author), Onyango, A.W. (author), Martines, J.C. (author), Pinol, A. (author), Siyam, A. (author), Victoria, C.G. (author), Bhan, M.K. (author), Araújo, C.L. (author), Lartey, A. (author), Owusu, W.B. (author), Bhandari, N. (author), Norum, K.R. (author), Bjoerneboe, G.-E.Aa. (author), Mohamed, A.J. (author), Dewey, K.G. (author), Belbase, K. (author), Chumlea, C. (author), Cole, T. (author), Shrimpton, R. (author), Albernaz, E. (author), Tomasi, E. (author), de Cássia Fossati da Silveira, R. (author), Nader, G. (author), Sagoe-Moses, I. (author), Gomez, V. (author), Sagoe-Moses, C. (author), Taneja, S. (author), Rongsen, T. (author), Chetia, J. (author), Sharma, P. (author), Bahl, R. (author), Baerug, A. (author), Tufte, E. (author), Alasfoor, D. (author), Prakash, N.S. (author), Mabry, R.M. (author), Al Rajab, H.J. (author), Helmi, S.A. (author), Nommsen-Rivers, L.A. (author), Cohen, R.J. (author), Heinig, M.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with a number of research institutions worldwide, is developing new child growth standards. As part of a broad consultative process for selecting the best statistical methods, WHO convened a group of statisticians and child growth experts to review available methods, develop a strategy for...
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Kalanda, B.F. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verhoeff, F.H. (author), Brabin, B.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To describe fetal growth centiles in relation to maternal malaria and HIV status, using cross sectional measurements at birth. Design: A cross sectional study of pregnant women and their babies. Data on maternal socioeconomic status and current pregnancy, including HIV status and newborn anthropometry, were collected. Malaria...
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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:...
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Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), Douwes, M. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the effectiveness of a special form of exercise therapy ('Cesar therapy') on self reported recovery and improvement of posture amongst patients with chronic aspecific lower back pain. Design. Prospective randomized controlled and blinded investigation. Method. After informed consent had been obtained, patients with...
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Zaadstra, B.M. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), DenV KvL (author)
Previous studies have suggested an association between multiple sclerosis (MS) and infectious mononucleosis (IM) but data on the exact strength of this association or its selectivity have been conflicting. In this study we have evaluated the association between MS and a variety of common childhood infections and afflictions in a large population...
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van Buuren, S. (author), Bezemer, R.A. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), L' Hoir, M.P. (author)
Curve matching is a new big data technique to predict an outcome given earlier measurements. Here we apply curve matching to predict the future growth of a specific child, the target child. The method searches in large datasets of longitudinal growth data for other children who are similar to the target child in terms of factors that influence...
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van Dommelen, P. (author), de Gunst, M.C.M. (author), van der Vaart, A.W. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Boomsma, D.I. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the magnitude of the growth retardation in Dutch monozygotic and dizygotic twins during infancy in comparison with the Dutch reference growth charts for general population infants from 1997 and to construct reference growth charts for twins. Design. Descriptive. Method. The growth of twins was studied using longitudinal...
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van Buuren, S. (author), Fredriks, M. (author)
The worm plot visualizes differences between two distributions, conditional on the values of a covariate. Though the worm plot is a general diagnostic tool for the analysis of residuals, this paper focuses on an application in constructing growth reference curves, where the covariate of interest is age. The LMS model of Cole and Green is used to...
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Dousma, M. (author), Wierdsma, N. (author), van Ede, J. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Heijmans, H.S.A. (author), de Vries, T.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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van Buuren, S. (author), Ooms, J.C.L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This paper presents a method for calculating stage line diagrams, a novel type of reference diagram useful for tracking developmental processes over time. Potential fields of applications include: dentistry (tooth eruption), oncology (tumor grading, cancer staging), virology (HIV infection and disease staging), psychology (stages of cognitive...
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van Buuren, S. (author), Boshuizen, H.C. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Guidelines for screening and subsequent treatment of hypertension vary widely between countries. Part of this variation can be attributed to systematic differences between populations, but little is known about the way in which guidelines should be targeted to the population of interest. Optimal guidelines should have high yield and...
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van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Zandwijken, G.R.J. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The goal of this study is to assess whether a growth curve model approach will lead to a more precise detection of Turner sydnrome (TS) than conventional referral criteria for growth monitoring. The Jenss-Bayley growth curve model was used to describe the process of growth over time. A new screening rule is defined on the parameters of this...
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Grote, F.K. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Oostdijk, W. (author), de Muinck Keizer-Schrama, S.M.P.F. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To establish evidence based guidelines for growth monitoring on a population basis. Study design: Several auxological referral criteria were formulated and applied to longitudinal growth data from four different patient groups, as well as three samples from the general population. Results: Almost 30% of pathology can be detected by...
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Eijkemans, M. (author), Mommers, M. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Bakker, I. (author), Thijs, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Prevalence of asthma and overweight has increased simultaneously during the past decades. Several studies have reported an association between these two health problems, but it is unclear whether this relation is causal. We hypothesize that children with asthmatic symptoms are less physically active, which may contribute to the...
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Fredriks, A.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Hira Sing, R.A. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Aim: Prevalences of overweight in The Netherlands, defined by international cut-off points, are presented in 14 500 children of Dutch origin, 2904 of Turkish and 2855 of Moroccan origin, aged 0-21 y. Results: The mean prevalence for Turkish boys and girls was 23.4% and 30.2%, for Moroccans 15.8% and 24.5%, for Dutch youths in large cities 12.6%...
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Kalanda, B.F. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verhoeff, F.H. (author), Brabin, B.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Introduction: Infant growth has not been studied in developing countries in relation to maternal factors related to malaria in pregnancy and maternal illiteracy. Objective: To describe growth patterns in infants with low and normal birthweight and determine maternal risk factors for infant undernutrition. Methods: Babies born in a rural district...
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van der Heijden, P.G.M. (author), van Puijenbroek, E.P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), van der Hofstede, J.W. (author)
A well-known problem in spontaneous reporting systems (SRSs) for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is under-reporting, that is, the problem that not all occurrences of ADRs are reported to the SRS. We look at the question of how to draw statistical conclusions from analyses of SRS data using reporting odds ratios. We will show that certain under...
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