Jorien Maria Kerstjens

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the 48 months Ages and Stages Questionnaire (D_ASQ_48). DESIGN Prospective cohort study of a community-based sample of children born in 2002 and 2003 whose parents filled out the D_ASQ_48 and a questionnaire on school status at 60 months. The ASQ was translated into Dutch and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess separate and joint effects of low socioeconomic status (SES) and moderate prematurity on preschool developmental delay. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study with a community-based sample of preterm- and term-born children (Longitudinal Preterm Outcome Project). We assessed SES on the basis of education, occupation, and family income.(More)
RATIONALE Pulmonary outcomes of moderate-preterm children (MP) are unknown. OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms during infancy and at preschool age of MP compared with full-term (FT) and early preterm children (EP) and to determine factors associated with respiratory symptoms of MP at school age. METHODS Prospective cohort(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to identify risk factors that were associated with mortality and adverse neurologic outcome at 18 months of age in preterm infants with periventricular hemorrhagic infarction. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of all preterm infants who were <37 weeks' gestation, had periventricular hemorrhagic infarction, and were(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare neuropsychological functions in moderately preterm (32-35 weeks' gestation) and full-term children at the age of 7 years and identify gender differences. METHODS Community-based prospective cohort study of 248 moderately preterm children (138 boys) and 130 full-term children (58 boys). Neuropsychological tests included IQ, memory,(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term adverse effects of propranolol treatment for infantile hemangioma (IH) in young children have been suggested. OBJECTIVE To compare growth and development in children treated with propranolol for IH with nontreated healthy controls. METHODS Eighty two (73%) children with IH aged 43 to 51 months treated with propranolol for 6 months(More)
In 13 patients an open window thoracostomy (OWT) was performed for post pneumonectomy pleural empyema. The operation, and life with an OWT cavity, were tolerated well. Early closure of an OWT is not advisable because of a high chance of recurrence of the infection and, in lung cancer patients also the risk of tumour relapse within two years after tumour(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Preterm children, compared with term children, are at increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems (EB-problems). Prevalences of EB-problems seem to vary with degree of prematurity and age at assessment. We therefore assessed individual stability of EB-problems in preterm compared with term children first before school entry(More)
BACKGROUND Fullterm small-for-gestational-age children (SGAs) are known for their ability to catch up on growth. Nevertheless, increased risk of growth restriction remains. Evidence on preterm SGA children's growth is lacking. OBJECTIVE To determine absolute gains in height and weight, relative growth, and growth restriction in preterm SGAs from 0 to 4(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare functional outcomes of 7-year-old (school-age) children born small for gestational age (SGA; ie, a birth weight z score ≤ -1 SD), with appropriate for gestational age (AGA) peers, born moderately preterm or full term. STUDY DESIGN Data were collected as part of the Longitudinal Preterm Outcome Project study, a community-based,(More)