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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221530/parenting-practices-and-associations-with-development-delays-among-young-children-in-dominican-republic
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Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, Afrin Howlader, Giselina Pierret
BACKGROUND: According to the World Health Organization, >200 million children in low- and middle-income countries experience developmental delays. However, household structure and parenting practices have been minimally explored as potential correlates of developmental delay in low- and middle-income countries, despite potential as areas for intervention. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to examine associations of developmental delays with use of World Health Organization-recommended parenting practices among a clinic-based cohort of children aged 6-60 months attending in La Romana, Dominican Republic...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220616/interventions-to-improve-or-maintain-lower-limb-function-among-ambulatory-adolescents-with-cerebral-palsy-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-current-practice-in-the-uk
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Gerasimos Taflampas, Cherry Kilbride, Wendy Levin, Grace Lavelle, Jennifer M Ryan
OBJECTIVES: To describe physiotherapy management to improve or maintain lower-limb function among adolescents with cerebral palsy, classified in Gross Motor Function Classification System levels I-III, in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: A list of interventions was identified using a nominal group technique and developed into a survey, which was distributed to approximately 2,100 pediatric physiotherapists in the UK through the Association of Pediatric Chartered Physiotherapists and a private physiotherapy clinic in London between April and June 2015...
December 8, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210832/quality-of-caregiving-is-positively-associated-with-neurodevelopment-during-the-first-year-of-life-among-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children-in-uganda
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Itziar Familiar, Shalean M Collins, Alla Sikorskii, Horacio Ruisenor-Escudero, Barnabas Natamba, Paul Bangirana, Elizabeth M Widen, Daniel Achidri, Harriet Achola, Daniel Onen, Michael Boivin, Sera L Young
OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate if maternal characteristics and infant developmental milieu were predictive of early cognitive development in HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) and un-exposed uninfected (HU) infants in Uganda. DESIGN: Longitudinal pregnancy study. METHODS: Ugandan women (n=228) were enrolled into the Postnatal Nutrition and Psychosocial Health Outcomes (PostNAPS) study with a 2:1 HIV-uninfected:infected ratio. Maternal socio-demographic, perceived social support, and depressive symptomatology were assessed...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205624/fundamental-movement-skills-and-balance-of-children-with-down-syndrome
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C M Capio, T C T Mak, M A Tse, R S W Masters
BACKGROUND: Conclusive evidence supports the importance of fundamental movement skills (FMS) proficiency in promoting physical activity and countering obesity. In children with Down Syndrome (DS), FMS development is delayed, which has been suggested to be associated with balance deficits. This study therefore examined the relationship between FMS proficiency and balance ability in children with DS, with the aim of contributing evidence to programmes that address FMS delay. METHODS: Participants consisted of 20 children with DS (7...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199381/neurosurgical-management-of-cavernous-malformations-located-at-the-foramen-of-monro
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Chengjun Wang, Meng Zhao, Xiaofeng Deng, Jia Wang, Qingming Shu, Zhongli Jiang, Jizong Zhao
Cavernous malformations (CMs) located at the foramen of Monro (FM) are relatively rare benign vascular malformations. Knowledge of FM CM is poor. The aims of this study were to describe the incidence, clinical presentation, radiological features, surgical approaches, and neurological outcomes for FM CM patients and to discuss the treatment strategy for this disease. We present a series of nine FM CM patients (four males, five females; mean age 29.3 years) who were treated at a single neurosurgical center. FM CM accounted for 0...
December 4, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190557/prenatal-co-exposure-to-neurotoxic-metals-and-neurodevelopment-in-preschool-children-the-environment-and-childhood-inma-project
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Carmen Freire, Esperanza Amaya, Fernando Gil, Mariana F Fernández, Mario Murcia, Sabrina Llop, Ainara Andiarena, Juanjo Aurrekoetxea, Mariona Bustamante, Mònica Guxens, Esteban Ezama, Guillermo Fernández-Tardón, Nicolás Olea
We sought to determine whether prenatal co-exposure to As, Cd, Hg, Mn, and Pb was associated with impaired neurodevelopment in preschool children from the Spanish Environment and Childhood (INMA) Project, using the placenta as exposure matrix. We measured metal levels in placenta tissue samples randomly selected from five of the seven population-based birth cohorts participating in the INMA Project, collected between 2000 and 2008. Neuropsychological assessment of cognitive and motor function was carried through the use of the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (MSCA) at the age of 4-5years...
November 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186388/walking-gross-motor-development-and-brain-functional-connectivity-in-infants-and-toddlers
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Natasha Marrus, Adam T Eggebrecht, Alexandre Todorov, Jed T Elison, Jason J Wolff, Lyndsey Cole, Wei Gao, Juhi Pandey, Mark D Shen, Meghan R Swanson, Robert W Emerson, Cheryl L Klohr, Chloe M Adams, Annette M Estes, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Kelly N Botteron, Robert C McKinstry, John N Constantino, Alan C Evans, Heather C Hazlett, Stephen R Dager, Sarah J Paterson, Robert T Schultz, Martin A Styner, Guido Gerig, Bradley L Schlaggar, Joseph Piven, John R Pruett
Infant gross motor development is vital to adaptive function and predictive of both cognitive outcomes and neurodevelopmental disorders. However, little is known about neural systems underlying the emergence of walking and general gross motor abilities. Using resting state fcMRI, we identified functional brain networks associated with walking and gross motor scores in a mixed cross-sectional and longitudinal cohort of infants at high and low risk for autism spectrum disorder, who represent a dimensionally distributed range of motor function...
November 23, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186196/the-integration-of-probabilistic-information-during-sensorimotor-estimation-is-unimpaired-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Claire Chambers, Taegh Sokhey, Deborah Gaebler-Spira, Konrad P Kording
BACKGROUND: It is important to understand the motor deficits of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Our understanding of this motor disorder can be enriched by computational models of motor control. One crucial stage in generating movement involves combining uncertain information from different sources, and deficits in this process could contribute to reduced motor function in children with CP. Healthy adults can integrate previously-learned information (prior) with incoming sensory information (likelihood) in a close-to-optimal way when estimating object location, consistent with the use of Bayesian statistics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184287/gross-motor-skill-development-of-5-year-old-kindergarten-children-in-myanmar
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Thanda Aye, Khin Saw Oo, Myo Thuzar Khin, Tsugumi Kuramoto-Ahuja, Hitoshi Maruyama
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the gross motor skill development of 5-year-old Kindergarten children in Myanmar. [Subjects and Methods] Total 472 healthy Kindergarten children (237 males, 235 females) of 2016-2017 academic year from four schools in urban area and four schools in rural area of Myanmar were recruited. The gross motor skill development of all subjects was assessed with the test of gross motor development second edition (TGMD-2). All subjects performed two trials for each gross motor skill and the performance was video recorded and scored...
October 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184278/reliability-of-the-test-of-gross-motor-development-second-edition-tgmd-2-for-kindergarten-children-in-myanmar
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Thanda Aye, Khin Saw Oo, Myo Thuzar Khin, Tsugumi Kuramoto-Ahuja, Hitoshi Maruyama
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate reliability of the test of gross motor development second edition (TGMD-2) for Kindergarten children in Myanmar. [Subjects and Methods] Fifty healthy Kindergarten children (23 males, 27 females) whose parents/guardians had given written consent were participated. The subjects were explained and demonstrated all 12 gross motor skills of TGMD-2 before the assessment. Each subject individually performed two trials for each gross motor skill and the performance was video recorded...
October 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183328/initial-psychometric-validation-of-the-questionnaire-on-pain-caused-by-spasticity-qps
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Thorin L Geister, Donald M Bushnell, Jie Yang, Yuqiong Zhang, Mona L Martin, Alev Heilbronn, Zhenhuan Liu
BACKGROUND: The Questionnaire on Pain caused by Spasticity (QPS) is a modular patient- and observer-reported outcome measure of spasticity-related pain (SRP) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Originally developed for an English-speaking population, we conducted a psychometric validation of a recently developed Chinese language version of the QPS. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study involving 137 children/adolescents with CP and upper and/or lower limb spasticity and their parents at three sites in China...
November 28, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181530/neurodevelopmental-and-behavioral-outcomes-in-extremely-premature-neonates-with-ventriculomegaly-in-the-absence-of-periventricular-intraventricular-hemorrhage
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Athina Pappas, Ira Adams-Chapman, Seetha Shankaran, Scott A McDonald, Barbara J Stoll, Abbot R Laptook, Waldemar A Carlo, Krisa P Van Meurs, Susan R Hintz, Martha D Carlson, Jane E Brumbaugh, Michele C Walsh, Myra H Wyckoff, Abhik Das, Rosemary D Higgins
Importance: Studies of cranial ultrasonography and early childhood outcomes among cohorts of extremely preterm neonates have linked periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage and cystic periventricular leukomalacia with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. However, the association between nonhemorrhagic ventriculomegaly and neurodevelopmental and behavioral outcomes is not fully understood. Objective: To characterize the outcomes of extremely preterm neonates younger than 27 weeks' gestational age who experienced nonhemorrhagic ventriculomegaly that was detected prior to 36 weeks' postmenstrual age...
November 27, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179758/developmental-performance-of-hospitalized-severely-acutely-malnourished-under-six-children-in-low-income-setting
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Teklu Gemechu Abessa, Liesbeth Bruckers, Patrick Kolsteren, Marita Granitzer
BACKGROUND: Retrospective studies show that severe acute malnutrition (SAM) affects child development. However, to what extent SAM affects children of different ages at its acute stage is not well documented. This study was aimed at comparing the developmental performance of severely acutely malnourished children under six with that of age and gender-matched non-malnourished healthy children. METHODS: The developmental performances of 310 children with SAM (male = 155, female = 155); mean age = 30...
November 28, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171016/long-term-development-of-gait-after-multilevel-surgery-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-multicentre-cohort-study
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Thomas Dreher, Pam Thomason, Martin Švehlík, Leonhard Döderlein, Sebastian I Wolf, Cornelia Putz, Oliver Uehlein, Kohleth Chia, Gerhardt Steinwender, Morgan Sangeux, H K Graham
AIM: We investigated the long-term efficacy and safety of multilevel surgery (MLS) in ambulatory children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: Two hundred and thirty-one children were evaluated at short term (1.1y, SD 0.4) and long term (9.1y, SD 3.0) follow-up using clinical examination and gait analysis. MLS was investigated by studying changes in the Gait Profile Score (GPS) referenced to the minimally important clinical difference. RESULTS: Ambulatory children aged 10 years and 7 months (SD 2y 11mo) at MLS in Gross Motor Function Classification System levels I (19), II (144), and III (68) showed a decrease (improvement) in preoperative GPS from 16...
November 24, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166913/socioeconomic-disadvantage-fetal-environment-and-child-development-linked-scottish-administrative-records-based-study
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Christopher James Playford, Chris Dibben, Lee Williamson
BACKGROUND: Cognitive development in childhood is negatively affected by socioeconomic disadvantage. This study examined whether differences in fetal environment might mediate the association between family socioeconomic position and child development. METHODS: Data were linked from the Scottish Longitudinal Study, maternity inpatient records and the Child Health Surveillance Programme - Pre School for 32,238 children. The outcome variables were based on health visitor assessment of gross motor, hearing and language, vision and fine motor, and social development...
November 22, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166388/associations-between-thyroid-dysfunction-and-developmental-status-in-children-with-excessive-iodine-status
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Inger Aakre, Tor A Strand, Khalil Moubarek, Ingrid Barikmo, Sigrun Henjum
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Adequate iodine status and normal thyroid hormone synthesis are important for optimal child development. In this study, we explored whether young children's developmental status is associated with thyroid dysfunction in an area of chronic excessive iodine exposure. METHODS: We included 298 children between 18 and 48 months of age residing in Algerian refugee camps. Early child development was measured using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires, third edition (ASQ-3), consisting of five domains: Communication, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Problem Solving and Personal-Social...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164081/delayed-development-of-feeding-skills-in-children-with-feeding-difficulties-cross-sectional-study-in-a-brazilian-reference-center
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Cláudia C Ramos, Priscila Maximino, Rachel H V Machado, Ana Beatriz Bozzini, Letícia W Ribeiro, Mauro Fisberg
Background: Delays in gross motor development, sensory processing issues, and organic and behavioral problems are known to interfere in the development of feeding skills (FS); and-therefore-in the success of the process of feeding a child. Children with feeding difficulties (FD) commonly present inadequacy of FS. Objectives: Assessment of five FS in Brazilian children with FD, and search of associations with types of FD. Methods: Cross-sectional study with 70 children below 10 years old...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161949/learning-letters-with-the-whole-body-visuomotor-versus-visual-teaching-in-kindergarten
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Florence Bara, Nathalie Bonneton-Botté
What constitutes effective teaching of letter learning in early school years is still uncertain. We assessed the impact of a teacher-implemented visuomotor intervention program to teach 5-year-olds' cursive letter knowledge. We compared a program in which letters were explored with the arm and whole body, with a typical visual training program. Children were tested before and after the intervention with different measures of letter knowledge. We showed a greater improvement in letter recognition following the visuomotor intervention, compared with the visual intervention...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158765/usefulness-of-the-korean-developmental-screening-test-for-infants-and-children-for-the-evaluation-of-developmental-delay-in-korean-infants-and-children-a-single-center-study
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Chung-Hyuk Yim, Gun-Ha Kim, Baik-Lin Eun
Purpose: To evaluate the usefulness of the Korean Developmental Screening Test (K-DST) for infants and children for developmental delay assessment. Methods: This study was based on retrospective studies of the results of the K-DST, Preschool Receptive-Expressive Language Scale (PRES), Sequenced Language Scale for Infants (SELSI), Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT), electroencephalography, magnetic resonance imaging, and extensive tests conducted in 209 of 1,403 patients, of whom 758 underwent the K-DST at the Korea University Guro Hospital between January 2015 and December 2016 and 645 were referred from local clinics between January 2015 and June 2016...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150312/the-effect-of-a-physical-activity-intervention-on-preschoolers-fundamental-motor-skills-a-cluster-rct
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Niko S Wasenius, Kimberly P Grattan, Alysha L J Harvey, Patti-Jean Naylor, Gary S Goldfield, Kristi B Adamo
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of a physical activity intervention delivered in the childcare centres (CC), with or without a parent-driven home physical activity component, on children's fundamental motor skills (FMS). DESIGN: Six-month 3-arm cluster randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Preschoolers were recruited from 18 licensed CC. CC were randomly assigned to a typical curriculum comparison group (COM), childcare intervention alone (CC), or childcare intervention with parental component (CC+HOME)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
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