Gerdine Hulstijn-Dirkmaat

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AIMS Although neurocognitive problems after open-heart surgery for congenital heart disease are frequent, due to a shortage of prospective studies assessing neurocognitive functioning both before and after the procedure, the exact nature of the deficits usually remains unknown. The present study aims at assessing the neurocognitive effects of, in(More)
Psychomotor problems are common in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) but their neuropsychological basis remains unknown. This study investigated motor planning, motor control, and motor slowness, three subprocesses potentially underlying these psychomotor deficits. Using various drawing tasks, 45 school-age children with CHD were compared with 41(More)
INTRODUCTION Cystinosis is an autosomal recessive disorder leading to intralysosomal cystine accumulation in various tissues. It causes renal Fanconi syndrome and end stage renal failure around the age of 10 years if not treated with cysteamine. Children with cystinosis seem to have a normal intelligence but frequently show learning difficulties. These(More)
AIM Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at risk of developing neurocognitive problems. However, as these problems are usually identified after cardiac surgery, it is unclear whether they resulted from the surgery or whether they pre-existed and hence might be explained by complications and events associated with the heart disease itself. The(More)
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