Andreas W. A. van Egmond-Fröhlich

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UNLABELLED So far in Europe, no studies have been published on the structuring of medical care for obese children and adolescents. Besides anthropometric parameters, evaluations of the cardiovascular risk factors hypertension, dyslipidaemia, impaired glucose metabolism and treatment modalities were documented in a standardised multicentre evaluation survey(More)
OBJECTIVE There have been numerous reports on association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and overweight/obesity in children and adolescents; however, most studies adjusted only for a limited number of possible confounders. METHODS We analyzed the data of 11,159 six through seventeen-year-old participants in the German Health(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to assess the association between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and potentially obesogenic behaviors. METHODS Data of 11,676 German children and adolescents (6-17 years) were analyzed. Television/video exposure, physical activity, food frequency and portion size were assessed using(More)
OBJECTIVE The long-term success of treatment for pediatric obesity is often unsatisfactory and variable. We aim to elucidate the influence of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity on weight loss after inpatient treatment for adolescent obesity. METHOD We included 13-17 year old obese participants treated in three inpatient multidisciplinary treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE The success of treatment for pediatric obesity is variable and often unsatisfactory. This study elucidates the influence of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity on short- and long-term weight loss and maintenance after outpatient treatment. METHODS We included 8- to 16-year-old overweight and obese participants treated in 17(More)
Although inpatient lifestyle treatment for obese children and adolescents can be highly effective in the short term, long-term results are unconvincing. One possible explanation might be that the treatment takes place far from parents' homes, limiting the possibility to incorporate the parents, who play a major role in establishing and maintaining a healthy(More)
BACKGROUND The considerable increase of obesity in children and adolescents poses a major challenge to the health care system. METHODS In an observation study of the Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) somatic data of 1916 overweight and obese children and adolescents aged 8-17 years were compared to data of 7 451 normal weight children(More)
INTRODUCTION Inpatient rehabilitation is an important contributor to the treatment of child and adolescent obesity with comorbidity in Germany. Thus far outpatient follow-up care has not been subject to research. The main goal of this study is the development and longer-term evaluation of a programme for structured outpatient follow-up care by primary care(More)
We present an 11-year-old girl with sensory and autonomic neurological dysfunction, and respiratory insufficiency caused by recurrent aspiration. The diagnosis of familial dysautonomia (FD) was confirmed by a missing axonal flare to histamine, miosis in response to conjunctival methacholine and homozygous polymorphic linked markers DS58(18) and DS159(7) on(More)
In the German EvAKuJ observational cohort study, changes in the body mass index standard deviation score (BMI-SDS) of overweight and obese children and adolescents as primary outcome of multimodal (short, inpatient or long, outpatient) weight-loss interventions are difficult to interpret. Published intention-to-treat (ITT) and per protocol data obtained at(More)