Esther Zwaan

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Selective motor control (SMC) is an important determinant of functioning in cerebral palsy (CP). Currently its assessment is based on subjective clinical tests with a low sensitivity. Electromyography (EMG) profiles during gait represent muscle coordination and might be used to assess SMC. EMG measurements during gait were processed into a measure of(More)
In the Netherlands home-monitoring of infants has been used since 1978, although not as widely as in other countries. For years it has been discussed whether a cardio-respiratory monitor can prevent SIDS. Controversies still exist about the criteria for home-monitoring and the reliability of the device. In this article, the history of debates on(More)
When a newborn develops feeding difficulties, is blowing bubbles or has excessive saliva, it is important to consider the diagnosis of oesophageal atresia. Prenatal detection of oesophageal atresia is difficult. Postnatal bubble blowing, resulting from the inability to swallow excessive oropharyngeal secretions, is pathognomonic. These symptoms should(More)