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Layla Haidrani, writing in Learning Disability Practice, aims to debunk the myths and misconceptions that parents of children with Down's syndrome face.
October 12, 2016: Nursing Standard
Anita F Oliveira, Aline Tansini, Daniel O Vidal, Luiz F Lopes, Konradin Metze, Irene Lorand-Metze
BACKGROUND: Immunophenotyping of bone marrow (BM) hemopoietic precursors is useful for diagnosis of adult myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), but data concerning pediatric patients are limited. We analyzed immunophenotypic features of BM cells at diagnosis of children who were referred to the Brazilian Pediatric Cooperative Group of Myelodysplastic Syndromes. METHODS: Diagnosis was based on clinical information, peripheral blood counts, BM cytology and cytogenetics...
October 17, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Jan Pieter Marchal, Heleen Maurice-Stam, Bregje A Houtzager, Susanne L Rutgers van Rozenburg-Marres, Kim J Oostrom, Martha A Grootenhuis, A S Paul van Trotsenburg
BACKGROUND: We analysed developmental outcomes from a clinical trial early in life and its follow-up at 10.7 years in 123 children with Down syndrome. AIMS: To determine 1) strengths and weaknesses in adaptive functioning and motor skills at 10.7 years, and 2) prognostic value of early-life characteristics (early developmental outcomes, parental and child characteristics, and comorbidity) for later intelligence, adaptive functioning and motor skills. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: We used standardized assessments of mental and motor development at ages 6, 12 and 24 months, and of intelligence, adaptive functioning and motor skills at 10...
October 13, 2016: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Camila Faria Carrada, Flávia Almeida Ribeiro Scalioni, Dionéia Evangelista Cesar, Karina Lopes Devito, Luiz Cláudio Ribeiro, Rosangela Almeida Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare salivary periodontopathic bacteria between groups of Down syndrome and non-Down syndrome children and adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included a sample of 30 Down syndrome children and adolescents (G-DS) and 30 age- and sex-matched non-Down syndrome subjects (G-ND). Clinical examination determined the gingival bleeding index (GBI) and plaque index. Unstimulated whole saliva samples were collected from all participants...
2016: PloS One
Veerasathpurush Allareddy, Nicholas Ching, Eric A Macklin, Lauren Voelz, Gil Weintraub, Emily Davidson, Lisa Albers Prock, Dennis Rosen, Richard Brunn, Brian G Skotko
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study is to examine the craniofacial development of patients with Down syndrome (DS) and compare them with a neurotypical population. METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional analysis of lateral cephalometric radiographs of participants with DS. The study population consisted of children and young adults with DS aged 3-25 years. Cephalometric data were summarized by age and sex. Raw and normalized z-scores were computed. One-sample t tests were used to test whether mean z-scores differed from zero...
December 2016: Progress in Orthodontics
M Khalid-Raja, K Tzifa
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the activity of paediatric otolaryngology services required for children with Down's syndrome in a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: A review of the paediatric otolaryngology input for children with Down's syndrome was performed; data were obtained from the coding department for a two-year period and compared with other surgical specialties. RESULTS: Between June 2011 and May 2013, 106 otolaryngology procedures were performed on children with Down's syndrome...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Molla Taye, Mekbeb Afework, Wondwossen Fantaye, Ermias Diro, Alemayehu Worku
BACKGROUND: Birth defects are defined as structural and functional defects that develop during the organogenesis period and present at birth or detected later in life. They are one of the leading causes of infant and child mortality, morbidity, and long term disability. The magnitude of birth defects varies from country to country and from race/ethnicity to race/ethnicity, and about 40-60% of their causes are unknown. The known causes of birth defects are genetic and environmental factors which may be prevented...
2016: PloS One
Justine Niemczyk, Alexander von Gontard, Monika Equit, David Medoff, Catharina Wagner, Leopold Curfs
AIMS: To assess the rates of incontinence and associated psychological problems in children, adolescents and adults with Down Syndrome, a genetic syndrome caused by partial or complete triplication (trisomy) of chromosome 21 and characterized by typical facial features, a physical growth delay and mild or moderate intellectual disability. METHODS: Three hundred and seventeen persons with Down Syndrome (4-51 years) were recruited through a German parent support group (59...
October 4, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Jena McDaniel, Paul J Yoder
The behavioral phenotype of individuals with Down syndrome (DS) offers one avenue for developing speech-language therapy services that are tailored to the individual's characteristics that affect treatment response. Behavioral phenotypes are patterns of behavioral strengths and weaknesses for specific genetic disorders that can help guide the development and implementation of effective interventions. Nonetheless, individual differences within children with DS must be acknowledged and addressed because behavioral phenotypes are probabilistic, not deterministic...
November 2016: Seminars in Speech and Language
Clara D M van Karnebeek, Kristin Bowden, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis
BACKGROUND: Neurogenetic developmental conditions represent a heterogeneous group of rare inherited disorders with neurological manifestation during development. Treatments for these conditions have largely been supportive; however, a number of treatments are emerging which target the underlying physiology and offer great potential. Our aim was to present a state-of-the-art overview of the current and potential causal treatments available or under development for neurogenetic developmental conditions...
July 26, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
István Hartyánszky, Gábor Bogáts
INTRODUCTION: Congenital heart defects are frequently present in patients with Down syndrome. AIM: The authors analyzed the impact of changing approach in surgical management of congenital heart defect on the life expectancy of patients with Down syndrome. METHOD: Between 1974 and 1997 the data of 359 children with Down syndrome were collected. Among them 255 patients had no surgery and the mortality in this group was 25.9%, whereas the mortality in the group of 104 patients who underwent palliative surgery was 8...
October 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
Jan Pieter Marchal, Heleen Maurice-Stam, A S Paul van Trotsenburg, Martha A Grootenhuis
BACKGROUND: Like any child, children with Down syndrome (DS) affect the lives of their families. Most studies focus on the adaptation of parents and families of young children with DS, while relatively few studies include the perspective of fathers. AIMS: To determine 1) whether mothers and fathers of 11 to 13-year-olds with DS differ from reference parents in health related quality of life (HRQoL) and family functioning, and 2) whether HRQoL in parents of children with DS changes over time, from when the child was 6-8 years old to when the child was 11-13 years old...
September 27, 2016: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Willemijn M H Zijlstra, Johannes M Douwes, Mark-Jan Ploegstra, Usha Krishnan, Marcus T R Roofthooft, Hans L Hillege, D Dunbar Ivy, Erika B Rosenzweig, Rolf M F Berger
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a frequent cause of pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), with diverse etiology and outcome. We aimed to describe phenotypic heterogeneity in pediatric PAH associated with CHD (PAH-CHD), assess the applicability of the Nice CHD classification, and explore whether this classification accurately reflects patient/disease characteristics and survival. All children with CHD from a contemporary cohort of consecutive pediatric PAH patients followed in three major referral centers (Denver, New York, the Netherlands) were characterized and classified on the basis of the latest proposed clinical classification for PAH-CHD (World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension, Nice, 2013)...
September 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
Anna Amadó, Elisabet Serrat, Eduard Vallès-Majoral
Many studies show a link between social cognition, a set of cognitive and emotional abilities applied to social situations, and executive functions in typical developing children. Children with Down syndrome (DS) show deficits both in social cognition and in some subcomponents of executive functions. However this link has barely been studied in this population. The aim of this study is to investigate the links between social cognition and executive functions among children with DS. We administered a battery of social cognition and executive function tasks (six theory of mind tasks, a test of emotion comprehension, and three executive function tasks) to a group of 30 participants with DS between 4 and 12 years of age...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
S K Jaiswal, K K Sukla, A Chauhan, A R Lakhotia, A Kumar, A K Rai
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Choline is an essential nutrient involved in one-carbon metabolism, but its role in mechanisms underlying meiotic non-disjunction is poorly known. The relationship between folate-homocysteine metabolic pathway gene polymorphism and Down syndrome (DS) risk has been widely analyzed, but there are limited reports on its correlation with choline metabolism. In the present case-control association study, we investigated the relationship of three single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PEMT) rs12325817, choline dehydrogenase (CHDH) rs12676 and homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT) rs3733890) of choline metabolism with risk for DS...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Elizabeth A Will, Brianne Gerlach-McDonald, Deborah J Fidler, Lisa A Daunhauer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) are at an increased risk for certain maladaptive behaviors. This study characterized maladaptive behavior in school-aged children with DS and examined the extent to which maladaptive behaviors are associated with school function. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Participants were 24 students with DS [mean nonverbal mental age (NVMA)=43.83months; mean chronological age (CA)=77.58months] who completed the Leiter Scales of Performance- Revised (Leiter-R; Roid & Miller, 1997)...
September 23, 2016: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Jiantao Zhang, Wenli Zhou, Ying Liu, Nan Li
Down syndrome (DS) is the most common birth defect in children. To investigate the mechanisms of DS, the present study analyzed the bisulfite‑sequencing (seq) data GSE42144, which was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus. GSE42144 included DNA methylation data of three DS samples and three control samples, and RNA‑seq data of two DS samples and five control samples. The methylated sites in the bisulfite‑seq data were detected using Bismark and Bowtie2. The BiSeq tool was applied to determine differentially methylated regions and to identify adjacent genes...
September 26, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Douglas Bush, Steven H Abman, Csaba Galambos
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of histologic features of impaired lung vascular and alveolar development and to identify the presence of intrapulmonary bronchopulmonary anastomoses (IBA) in infants and children who died with Down syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of autopsy reports and lung histology from 13 children with Down syndrome (ages: 0-8 years) was performed. Histologic features of abnormal lung development were identified and semiquantified, including the presence of IBA...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Amandeep Kaur, Anupam Kaur
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is the most important gene that participates in folate metabolism. Presence of valine instead of alanine at position 677 and elevated levels of homocystein causes DNA hypomethylation which in turn favours nondisjunction. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to establish link between maternal single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and birth of Down's syndrome (DS) child. A total of 37 case-control studies were selected for analysis including our own, in which we investigated 110 cases and 111 control mothers...
September 2016: Journal of Genetics
Hannah E Kirk, Kylie Gray, Deborah M Riby, John Taffe, Kim M Cornish
Despite well-documented attention deficits in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), distinctions across types of attention problems and their association with academic attainment has not been fully explored. This study examines visual attention capacities and inattentive/hyperactive behaviours in 77 children aged 4 to 11 years with IDD and elevated behavioural attention difficulties. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD; n = 23), Down syndrome (DS; n = 22), and non-specific intellectual disability (NSID; n = 32) completed computerized visual search and vigilance paradigms...
September 21, 2016: Developmental Science
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