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BACKGROUND It is important to know the impact of Very Preterm (VP) birth or Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW). The purpose of this study is to evaluate changes in Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of adults born VP or with a VLBW, between age 19 and age 28. METHODS The 1983 nationwide Dutch Project On Preterm and Small for gestational age infants (POPS)(More)
Type 2 collagen disorders encompass a diverse group of skeletal dysplasias that are commonly associated with orthopedic, ocular, and hearing problems. However, the frequency of many clinical features has never been determined. We retrospectively investigated the clinical, radiological, and genotypic data in a group of 93 patients with molecularly confirmed(More)
BACKGROUND Records show that mean height in The Netherlands has increased since 1858. This study looks at whether this trend in the world's tallest nation is continuing. We consider the influence of the geographical region, and of the child and parental education, on changes in height. METHODS We compared the height of young Dutch people aged 0-21 y as(More)
BACKGROUND It is generally assumed that most patients with celiac disease (CD) have a slowed growth in terms of length (or height) and weight. However, the effectiveness of slowed growth as a tool for identifying children with CD is unknown. Our aim is to study the diagnostic efficiency of several growth criteria used to detect CD children. METHODS A(More)
Longitudinal height and weight data from 4649 Dutch twin pairs between birth and 2.5 years of age were analyzed. The data were first summarized into parameters of a polynomial of degree 4 by a mixed-effects procedure. Next, the variation and covariation in the parameters of the growth curve (size at one year of age, growth velocity, deceleration of growth,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the magnitude of the growth retardation in Dutch monozygotic and dizygotic twins during infancy in comparison with the Dutch reference growth charts for general population infants from 1997 and to construct reference growth charts for twins. DESIGN Descriptive. METHOD The growth of twins was studied using longitudinal data on over(More)
BACKGROUND Until recently, external cephalic version to prevent breech presentation at birth was not widely accepted. The objective of our study was to assess the prevalence, outcomes, and women's experiences of external cephalic version to improve the implementation of the procedure in the Netherlands. METHODS A prospective cohort study was conducted of(More)
AIMS To evaluate the performance of growth monitoring in detecting diseases. Turner's syndrome (TS) is taken as the target disease. METHODS Case-control simulation study. Three archetypal screening rules are applied to longitudinal growth data comparing a group with TS versus a reference group from birth to the age of 10 years. Main outcome measures were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children in The Hague (the Netherlands) from 1999 through 2007. DESIGN Population-based study of a series of cross-sectional assessments of height and weight from electronic health records. SETTING Child Health Care (Municipal Health Service), The Hague. PARTICIPANTS 50,961(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish evidence-based guidelines for growth monitoring on a population basis. STUDY DESIGN Several auxological referral criteria were formulated and applied to longitudinal growth data from four different patient groups, as well as three samples from the general population. RESULTS Almost 30% of pathology can be detected by height(More)