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Effects of Environmental Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Dioxins on Birth Size and Growth in Dutch Children
Lower birth weight and growth retardation has been found in studies with laboratory animals, in children born of mothers exposed to accidental high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) andExpand
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Immunologic Effects of Background Prenatal and Postnatal Exposure to Dioxins and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Dutch Infants
ABSTRACT: Immunologic effects of pre- and postnatal polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)/dioxin exposure in Dutch infants from birth to 18 mo of age are explored. The total study group consisted of 207Expand
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Children Born Small for Gestational Age: Do They Catch Up?
ABSTRACT: Postnatal growth of 724 (423 premature, 301 full-term) small for gestational age infants (SGA. birth length less than the third length percemile (P3) for gestational age) was studied forExpand
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Adrenal Function in Sick Very Preterm Infants
Some very preterm neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit show circulatory and respiratory problems that improve after administration of steroids. It is unclear whether these symptomsExpand
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New insights into factors influencing adult height in short SGA children: Results of a large multicentre growth hormone trial
Growth hormone (GH) treatment is effective in improving adult height (AH) in short children born SGA. However, there is a wide variation in height gain, even after adjustment for predictiveExpand
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Growth hormone treatment in growth-retarded adolescents after renal transplant
Growth failure is a psychosocial problem for many patients who have undergone renal transplantation. 18 adolescents (mean age 15.6, range 11.3-19.5) with severe growth retardation after renalExpand
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Growth after Renal Transplantation in Prepubertal Children: Impact of Various Treatment Modalities
ABSTRACT: A retrospective study evaluated posttrans-plant growth of 70 prepubertal children during the first 2 y after renal transplantation (RTx). Immunosuppressive treatment consisted of prednisoneExpand
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Final Height and Its Predictive Factors after Renal Transplantation in Childhood
ABSTRACT: A retrospective study is reported assessing final height (FH) and its predictive factors in 52 patients (31 male, 21 female) who underwent renal transplantation (RTx) before the age of 15Expand
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Time trends in the incidence, prevalence and age at diagnosis of asthma in children
Current knowledge on the prevalence of asthma is mainly based on cross‐sectional questionnaire data. Current population‐based data on the incidence of asthma in children are scarce.
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