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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...
article 2015
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Schönbeck, Y. (author), Talma, H. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Bakker, B. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), HiraSing, R.A. (author), van Buuren, S. (author)
To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Dutch children and adolescents, to examine the 30-years trend, and to create new body mass index reference charts. Design: Nationwide cross-sectional data collection by trained health care professionals. Participants: 10,129 children of Dutch origin aged 0-21 years. Main Outcome Measures:...
article 2011
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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...
article 2010
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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...
article 2009
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Grote, F.K. (author), Oostdijk, W. (author), de Muinck Keizer-Schrama, S.M.P.F. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Dekker, F.W. (author), Ketel, A.G. (author), Moll, H.A. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: As abnormal growth might be the first manifestation of undetected diseases, it is important to have accurate referral criteria and a proper diagnostic work-up. In the present paper we evaluate the diagnostic work-up in secondary health care according to existing consensus guidelines and study the frequency of underlying medical...
article 2008
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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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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...
article 2008
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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...
article 2008
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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...
article 2008
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van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The standard deviation score (SDS) is a powerful tool for screening for growth-related problems. However, referral rules of the type 'if SDS(Y)<d, then refer' (for some constant d) are not optimal for answering the question: 'Does this child with measurement Y belong to the reference or to the diseased population?'. If the growth standard for...
article 2008
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van Buuren, S. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
article 2008
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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)...
article 2007
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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)
article 2007
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van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The goal of multiple imputation is to provide valid inferences for statistical estimates from incomplete data. To achieve that goal, imputed values should preserve the structure in the data, as well as the uncertainty about this structure, and include any knowledge about the process that generated the missing data. Two approaches for imputing...
article 2007
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Heymans, M.W. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Missing data is a challenging problem in many prognostic studies. Multiple imputation (MI) accounts for imputation uncertainty that allows for adequate statistical testing. We developed and tested a methodology combining MI with bootstrapping techniques for studying prognostic variable selection. Method. In our prospective cohort...
article 2007
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van Dommelen, P. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Breuning-Boers, J.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: The validity of the rule of thumb that infants may have a weight loss of 10% in the first days after birth is unknown. We assessed the validity of this and other rules to detect breast-fed infants with hypernatraemic dehydration. Design: A reference chart for relative weight change was constructed by the LMS method. The reference...
article 2007
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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...
article 2006
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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...
article 2006
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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...
article 2005
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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...
article 2005
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