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Several, but not all, studies have shown that the monoamine oxidase A functional promoter polymorphism (MAOA-LPR) interacts with childhood adversity to predict adolescent and adult antisocial behavior. However, it is not known whether MAOA-LPR interacts with early life (pre-birth-3 years) stressors to influence behavior in prepubertal children. The Avon(More)
IMPORTANCE Prolonged neonatal hypoglycemia is associated with poor long-term neurocognitive function. However, little is known about an association between early transient newborn hypoglycemia and academic achievement. OBJECTIVE To determine if early (within the first 3 hours of life) transient hypoglycemia (a single initial low glucose concentration,(More)
Children with early surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) are known to have impaired neurodevelopment; their performance on school-age achievement tests and their need for special education remains largely unexplored. The study aimed to determine predictors of academic achievement at school age and placement in special education services among early(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate test proficiency and the receipt of special education services in school-age children who had undergone surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) at age <1 year. STUDY DESIGN Data from Arkansas-born children who underwent surgery for CHD at Arkansas Children's Hospital at age <1 year between 1996 and 2004 were linked to state birth(More)
A longitudinal database system is outlined, which allows for the joining of data between disparate systems and government agencies. The goal of the system is to allow for the sharing of data between agencies while maintaining strict compliance of rules and regulations protecting individual privacy and confidentiality. The ability to link records over time(More)
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