Dagma Venturini Marques Abramides

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Speech and language disorders are some of the most common referral reasons to child development centers accounting for approximately 40% of cases. Stuttering is a disorder in which involuntary repetition, prolongation, or cessation of the sound precludes the flow of speech. About 5% of individuals in the general population have a stuttering problem, and(More)
BACKGROUND Subtle disorders of neuronal migration occur in the brains of some dyslexic patients who presented developmental language disorder (DLD) during early childhood. OBJECTIVE To investigate a possible neuroanatomical substrate based on neuroimaging evaluation in children with DLD. METHODS The authors obtained psychological assessment, language(More)
Apert and Crouzon are the most common craniosynostosis syndromes associated with mutations in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) gene. We conducted a study to examine the molecular biology, brain abnormalities, and cognitive development of individuals with these syndromes. A retrospective longitudinal review of 14 patients with Apert and(More)
Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) is a relatively common developmental disorder characterized by craniofacial anomalies and conotruncal heart defects. Many VCFS patients present hemizygous deletions on part of chromosome 22q11.2; suggestive that haploinsufficiency in this region is responsible for this etiology. Most 22q11.2 deletions occur sporadically,(More)
Apert syndrome is characterized by craniosynostosis, symmetric syndactyly and other systemic malformations, with mental retardation usually present. The objective of this study was to correlate brain malformations and timing for surgery with neuropsychological evaluation. We also tried to determine other relevant aspects involved in cognitive development of(More)
OBJECTIVE Congenital bilateral perisylvian syndrome (CBPS) is frequently caused by polymicrogyria (PMG). The aim of this study was to correlate the clinical and psycholinguistic aspects with neuroradiological data of patients with CBPS. METHODS Thirty-one patients were studied. We performed a clinical investigation of the patients and their families,(More)
We report on the clinical, neuropsychological and language characteristics of a boy with left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC), agenesis of the splenium of the corpus callosum, minor anomalies of face and limbs, mild mental retardation, and speech and language disabilities. The occurrence of pilomatricoma (calcifying epithelioma) may be part(More)
Here, we evaluate linguistic skills and neuropsychological performance in a sample of patients with SHH mutations and a holoprosencephaly (HPE)-like phenotype, a minor form of classic HPE. Our findings suggest that patients with SHH mutations and a HPE-like phenotype have normal cognitive ratios and significant language impairment. Imaging evaluation by(More)
Crouzon syndrome is characterized by cranial and facial abnormalities and exophtalmos. Mental retardation is sometimes observed. The objective of this study was to correlate brain malformations, timing for surgery and also social classification of families and parents education to the neuropsychological evaluation and to the quality of life of these(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical, speech, hearing, and imaging findings in three members of a Brazilian family with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome (SCS) who presented some unusual characteristics within the spectrum of the syndrome. DESIGN Clinical evaluation was performed by a multidisciplinary team. Direct sequencing of the polymerase chain(More)