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Development, Problem Behavior, and Quality of Life in a Population Based Sample of Eight-Year-Old Children with Down Syndrome
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Eight-year-old children with DS have an average developmental delay of four years, more often have emotional and behavioral problems, and have a less favorable Health-Related Quality of Life compared with children from the general population. Expand
Prevalence of Overweight in Dutch Children With Down Syndrome
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Dutch children with DS have alarmingly high prevalence rates of overweight and obesity during childhood and adolescence, and health care professionals should be aware of the risk of obese and overweight children with Down syndrome to prevent complications. Expand
Problem behavior of individuals with Down syndrome in a nationwide cohort assessed in late adolescence.
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Serious problem behavior is more prevalent in adolescents with Down syndrome and demonstrates the need for a focus on general behavior improvement and on the detection and treatment of specific psychopathology in individuals with Down Syndrome. Expand
Healthy Growth in Children with Down Syndrome
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height and HC references showed that growth retardation in otherwise healthy children with DS meanly occurs in three critical periods of growth, resulting in shorter final stature and smaller HC than the general Dutch population shows. Expand
Unchanged prevalence of Down syndrome in the Netherlands: results from an 11‐year nationwide birth cohort
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Trends in prevalence of Down syndrome births in the Netherlands over an 11‐year period and how they have been affected by maternal age and introduction of prenatal screening are evaluated. Expand
Management of Undescended Testis
TLDR
There is room for patient (or parent) preference with respect to the performance and timing of surgery in case of unilateral UDT, and for bilateral UDT (both congenital and acquired), orchidopexy at any age provides considerable benefit, in particular through improved fertility. Expand
Significant impact of recurrent respiratory tract infections in children with Down syndrome.
TLDR
In 8-year-olds with DS, the children with parent-reported RRTI show more delayed development, more behavioural problems and lower HRQoL compared with the children without R RTI, although this association does not prove a causal relationship. Expand
Practical and social skills of 16-19-year-olds with Down syndrome: independence still far away.
TLDR
It is difficult for DS people to master all the skills necessary to live independently, but up to 60% mastered some of the skills required for independent functioning, such as maintaining adequate standards of personal hygiene and preparing breakfast. Expand
Mainstream and Special School Attendance among a Dutch Cohort of Children with Down Syndrome
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Level of disability was significantly associated with number of years in mainstream education and three out of four Dutch children with DS entered mainstream primary education, however late entry and high dropout are common. Expand
[Young people with Down syndrome: independence and social functioning].
TLDR
The results of this study show that young people with Down syndrome have limited practical and social skills, and more behavioural problems than their peers without Down syndrome, and need lifelong support. Expand
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