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Approximately 1 child in 1,000 is deaf or severely hard of hearing from birth, and the prevalence rises to about 1.6 per 1,000 in adolescents. Providing medical care for this group of children posesExpand
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Procalcitonin as an early marker of infection in neonates and children.
A child or neonate presenting with fever is a common medical problem. To differentiate between those with a severe bacterial infection and those with a localised bacterial or a viral infection can beExpand
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Cytomegalovirus infection in the Netherlands: seroprevalence, risk factors, and implications.
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections occur worldwide and are usually asymptomatic in healthy individuals. In fetuses and immunocompromised persons, they can cause severe disease andExpand
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Newborn hearing screening vs later hearing screening and developmental outcomes in children with permanent childhood hearing impairment.
CONTEXT Newborn hearing screening programs have been implemented in many countries because it was thought that the earlier permanent childhood hearing impairment is detected, the less developmentallyExpand
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Inguinal hernias containing the uterus, fallopian tube, and ovary in premature female infants.
Inguinal hernias were diagnosed at 42 and 38 weeks' postconceptional age in 2 premature girls. The hernial sac contained the uterus, one Fallopian tube, and one ovary. The diagnosis was made byExpand
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A new protocol for screening adults presenting with their own medical problems at the Emergency Department to identify children at high risk for maltreatment.
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 parentsExpand
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Prevalence of Overweight in Dutch Children With Down Syndrome
OBJECTIVE: Prevalence of overweight in children is increasing, causing various health problems. This study aims to establish growth references for weight and to assess the prevalence rates ofExpand
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Awareness of congenital cytomegalovirus among doctors in the Netherlands.
BACKGROUND Because of limited treatment options for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, preventive strategies are important. Knowledge and awareness are essential for the success ofExpand
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ESPGHAN's 2008 recommendation for early introduction of complementary foods: how good is the evidence?
Since 2002, the World Health Organization and many governments and professional associations have recommended exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months followed by complementary feeding (giving solidExpand
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Screening for refractive errors in children: the plusoptiX S08 and the Retinomax K-plus2 performed by a lay screener compared to cycloplegic retinoscopy.
PURPOSE To evaluate the performance of the autorefractor Retinomax K-plus2 and the photoscreener plusoptiX S08 in measuring refractive errors by comparing them with cycloplegic retinoscopy (CR) andExpand
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