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OBJECTIVE To compare the language abilities of earlier- and later-identified deaf and hard-of-hearing children. METHOD We compared the receptive and expressive language abilities of 72 deaf or hard-of-hearing children whose hearing losses were identified by 6 months of age with 78 children whose hearing losses were identified after the age of 6 months.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the speech and language development of children with bilateral hearing loss and normal cognition who were born in hospitals with universal newborn hearing screening to that of their peers who were born in hospitals without this screening program. STUDY DESIGN Subjects for the major analyses are 50 Colorado children (25 matched pairs)(More)
The developmental outcomes of children born in hospitals with universal newborn hearing screening programs were compared with children born in hospitals without universal newborn hearing screening programs. Eight-four percent of children born in screening hospitals were early-identified with hearing loss prior to 6 months of age as compared to 8% of the(More)
BACKGROUND Existing therapies for recurrent or refractory histiocytoses, including Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG), and Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD), have limited effectiveness. We report our experience with using clofarabine as therapy in children with recurrent or refractory histiocytic disorders, including LCH (11(More)
In the fall of 1982, we conducted a serosurvey of 920 of 933 employees in a large residential institution for the mentally retarded in Salem, Oregon. This survey demonstrated an overall prevalence of 10% for antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc), a marker of present or previous hepatitis B virus infection. Antibody positivity was significantly(More)
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