Laura Billing

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Sixty-six infants born to amphetamine-addicted mothers were followed during their first year of life. The children were divided into three groups, according to whether or not the mother stopped her abuse in early pregnancy (Group I) or continued (Group II) and whether or not the latter children were placed in foster homes immediately after birth (Group(More)
Sixty-five children born to women who all used amphetamine during pregnancy were followed prospectively up to the age of 8 years. There was a statistically significant correlation between the extent (among and duration) of amphetamine exposure during fetal life and psychometric tests, aggressive behavior, adjustment and general assessment, indicating a(More)
Psychosocial factors that could be used as predictive indicators for adjustment of 4-year-old children whose mothers had used amphetamine during pregnancy were studied by means of simple and multivariate correlation analyses. The following statistically significant correlations were found: Length of maternal alcohol and drug abuse during pregnancy was(More)
Sixty-five children whose mothers were addicted to amphetamine during pregnancy were followed prospectively until eight years of age, when they were tested in their homes. Only 21 children (30%) remained in the custody of their biological mothers. Their physical health, including growth, was normal. Their IQ and their performance in several psychometric(More)
Sixty-five children whose mothers took amphetamine during pregnancy have been followed prospectively since birth. At 4 years of age their somatic growth and general health did not differ from that of another unselected Swedish population of the same age examined at the Child Health Centre. Developmental screening by the Terman Merrill method showed that the(More)
Adaptive airfoils and wings can provide superior performance at the expense of increased cost and complexity. In this paper, an aerodynamic optimization algorithm is used to assess an adaptive airfoil concept for drag reduction at transonic speeds. The objective is to quantify both the improvements in drag that can be achieved and the magnitude of the shape(More)
Sixty-five children, whose 63 mothers took amphetamine during pregnancy, were followed prospectively with regard to their environmental conditions, during their first four years of life. Nine of the 16 mothers, who gave up drug-taking in early pregnancy, were able to remain drug-free until their children reached four years of age. All but three of the(More)
Sixtyfive surviving children (CH) whose mothers abused amphetamine during pregnancy have been followed prospectively since their birth in 1976-77. At 1, 4 and 8 yrs the CH were tested in their home by the psychologist LB Information has been collected continuously about social factors and support given. After 10 yrs 46 CH have been placed in fosterhomes (13(More)
PURPOSE To translate the Dutch DUX questionnaire for lower extremity bone tumor patients (Bt-DUX), a disease-specific quality of life (QoL) instrument, into the English (UK) language and preliminary validate the English version in patients who were treated for lower-extremity bone tumors. METHODS Adaptation and translation process included forward(More)
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