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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333085/next-generation-sequencing-expression-profiling-of-mitochondrial-subunits-in-men-with-klinefelter-syndrome
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Michele Salemi, Laura Cimino, Marika Marino, Rossella Cannarella, Rosita A Condorelli, Corrado Romano, Sandro La Vignera, Aldo E Calogero
Objectives: Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is one of the most common sex-chromosome disorders as it affects up to 1 in every 600-1000 newborn males. Men with KS carry one extra X chromosome and they usually present a 47,XXY karyotype, but less frequent variants have also been reported in literature. KS typical symptoms include tall stature, gynecomastia, broad hips, hypogonadism and absent spermatogenesis. The syndrome is also related to a wide range of cognitive deficits, among which language-based learning disabilities and verbal cognition impairment are frequently diagnosed...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329955/longitudinal-predictors-of-early-language-in-infants-with-down-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Emily Mason-Apps, Vesna Stojanovik, Carmel Houston-Price, Sue Buckley
PURPOSE: Children with Down syndrome (DS) typically have marked delays in language development relative to their general cognitive development, with particular difficulties in expressive compared to receptive language. Although early social communication skills, including gestures and joint attention, have been shown to be related to later language outcomes in DS, knowledge is limited as to whether these factors exclusively predict outcomes, or whether other factors (e.g. perceptual and non-verbal skills) are involved...
January 9, 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232055/outcome-of-orthodontic-palatal-plate-therapy-for-orofacial-dysfunction-in-children-with-down-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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F Javed, Z Akram, A P Barillas, S V Kellesarian, H B Ahmed, J Khan, K Almas
To evaluate the effects of orthodontic palatal plate therapy (OPPT) in the treatment of orofacial dysfunction in children with Down syndrome (DS). Indexed databases were searched. Clinical trials in DS allocated to test (treatment with palatal plates) versus control group (without palatal plates/special physiotherapy for orofacial stimulation) with follow-up of any time duration and assessing mouth closure, tongue position, active and inactive muscle function as outcomes. Study designs, subject demographics, frequency and duration of palatal plate therapy, method for assessment, follow-up period and outcomes were reported according to the PRISMA guidelines...
December 12, 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210512/auditory-evoked-potentials-in-children-and-adolescents-with-down-syndrome
#4
Letícia Gregory, Rafael F M Rosa, Paulo R G Zen, Pricila Sleifer
Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, is the most common genetic alteration in humans. The syndrome presents with several features, including hearing loss and changes in the central nervous system, which may affect language development in children and lead to school difficulties. The present study aimed to investigate group differences in the central auditory system by long-latency auditory evoked potentials and cognitive potential. An assessment of 23 children and adolescents with Down syndrome was performed, and a control group composed of 43 children and adolescents without genetic and/or neurological changes was used for comparison...
January 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192799/communication-as-a-human-right-citizenship-politics-and-the-role-of-the-speech-language-pathologist
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Declan Murphy, Rena Lyons, Clare Carroll, Mari Caulfield, Gráinne De Paor
According to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." The purpose of this paper is to elucidate communication as a human right in the life of a young man called Declan who has Down syndrome. This commentary paper is co-written by Declan, his sister who is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with an advocacy role, his SLP, and academics...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132461/-clinical-features-of-rubinstein-taybi-syndrome-and-novel-mutation-in-the-crebbp-gene-an-analysis-of-one-case
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Yuan Li, Shan He, Hong-Ling Zhu
The patient was a girl aged 3 years and 8 months with normal body length and body weight at birth. The girl had feeding difficulty after birth. Her height, body weight, and head circumference were below the 3rd percentile. She had intellectual disability and an unusual facies manifesting as arched shaggy eyebrows, down-slanting palpebral fissures, and broad nasal bridge, but had no a beaked nose, broad thumbs, or big toes. These clinical manifestations were basically consistent with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS)...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129311/speech-disfluencies-in-children-with-down-syndrome
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Kurt Eggers, Sabine Van Eerdenbrugh
PURPOSE: Speech and language development in individuals with Down syndrome is often delayed and/or disordered and speech disfluencies appear to be more common. These disfluencies have been labeled over time as stuttering, cluttering or both. FINDINGS: were usually generated from studies with adults or a mixed age group, quite often using different methodologies, making it difficult to compare findings. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to analyze and describe the speech disfluencies of a group, only consisting of children with Down Syndrome between 3 and 13 years of age...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125628/genomics-based-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-for-detection-of-fetal-chromosomal-aneuploidy-in-pregnant-women
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REVIEW
Mylène Badeau, Carmen Lindsay, Jonatan Blais, Leon Nshimyumukiza, Yemisi Takwoingi, Sylvie Langlois, France Légaré, Yves Giguère, Alexis F Turgeon, William Witteman, François Rousseau
BACKGROUND: Common fetal aneuploidies include Down syndrome (trisomy 21 or T21), Edward syndrome (trisomy 18 or T18), Patau syndrome (trisomy 13 or T13), Turner syndrome (45,X), Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY), Triple X syndrome (47,XXX) and 47,XYY syndrome (47,XYY). Prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidies is standard care in many countries, but current biochemical and ultrasound tests have high false negative and false positive rates. The discovery of fetal circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) in maternal blood offers the potential for genomics-based non-invasive prenatal testing (gNIPT) as a more accurate screening method...
November 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081756/the-locus-preservation-hypothesis-shared-linguistic-profiles-across-developmental-disorders-and-the-resilient-part-of-the-human-language-faculty
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Evelina Leivada, Maria Kambanaros, Kleanthes K Grohmann
Grammatical markers are not uniformly impaired across speakers of different languages, even when speakers share a diagnosis and the marker in question is grammaticalized in a similar way in these languages. The aim of this work is to demarcate, from a cross-linguistic perspective, the linguistic phenotype of three genetically heterogeneous developmental disorders: specific language impairment, Down syndrome, and autism spectrum disorder. After a systematic review of linguistic profiles targeting mainly English-, Greek-, Catalan-, and Spanish-speaking populations with developmental disorders (n = 880), shared loci of impairment are identified and certain domains of grammar are shown to be more vulnerable than others...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054333/developmental-trend-of-children-with-down-s-syndrome-how-do-sex-and-neonatal-conditions-influence-their-developmental-patterns
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Sayaka Aoki, Yuko Yamauchi, Keiji Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated factors that would influence developmental trend of children with Down's syndrome (DS) in three different domains (motor, cognitive, language), specifically focusing on the effect of sex and neonatal conditions, including preterm birth, low birth weight, and congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: The participants were 158 children with DS (mean age at the initial test = 25.5 months) receiving clinical service at a rehabilitation center in Yokohama, Japan...
October 17, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046205/-clinical-phenotype-and-genetic-analysis-of-med13l-syndrome
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Qing-Jie Meng, Xue-Lian He, Han Xiao, Qian Xia, Bo Bi, Yun Xiang
A boy aged 4 years and 2 months was found to have delayed language and motor development, instability of gait, poor eye contact, stereotyped behavior, and seizure at the age of 3 years. Physical examination showed special facial features, including plagiocephaly, blepharoptosis, wide nasal bridge, down-turned mouth corners at both sides, and low-set ears. There were only two knuckles at the little finger of the left hand. The anteroposterior and lateral films of the spine showed scoliosis; echocardiography showed ventricular septal defect; the Gesell Developmental Scale showed delayed language development and moderate intellectual disability; there were no abnormalities in the karyotype; genome-wide SNP arrays found a duplication in 12q24...
October 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032290/inferential-language-use-by-youth-with-down-syndrome-during-narration
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Shealyn A Ashby, Marie Moore Channell, Leonard Abbeduto
We examined inferential language use by youth with Down syndrome (DS) in the context of narrative storytelling relative to younger typically developing (TD) children and same-aged peers with fragile X syndrome (FXS) matched on nonverbal cognitive ability level. Participants' narratives were coded for the use of different types of inferential language. Participants with DS used proportionately less inferential language overall relative to their counterparts with TD or FXS, although mean length of utterance accounted for group differences observed for the DS-TD group comparison only...
December 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967605/-22q11-2%C3%A2-microdeletion-syndrome-analysis-of-the-care-pathway-before-the-genetic-diagnosis
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T Ingrao, L Lambert, M Valduga, G Bosser, E Albuisson, B Leheup
BACKGROUND: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a very broad phenotypic spectrum disorder. It can affect many organs or systems. 22q11.2DS is the most common microdeletion syndrome in humans, with a prevalence ranging from one in every 2000 to one in 4000 newborns. It seems to be more prevalent than reported and under-recognized or undiagnosed because of its inherent clinical variability and heterogeneity. In France, 15,000 patients may be affected by this disease, more than half without knowing it...
November 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884405/ethnicity-and-language-proficiency-differences-in-the-provision-of-and-intention-to-use-prenatal-screening-for-down-s-syndrome-and-congenital-anomalies-a-prospective-non-selected-register-based-study-in-the-netherlands
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Ingrid A Peters, Kirsten M Heetkamp, Nicolette T C Ursem, Eric A P Steegers, Semiha Denktaş, Maarten F C M Knapen
Objective We aimed to conduct an analysis of the associations between the information provision procedure of prenatal screening for Down's syndrome and congenital anomalies and the intention to participate in prenatal screening (PS) of ethnicity groups and Dutch language proficiency groups. Design Using a prospective web-based registration form, we asked counselors (midwives, general practitioners, nurses and gynecologists) to report whether and how they offered information about PS to pregnant women. Duration The study was conducted from 2008 to 2010...
September 7, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859781/no-261-prenatal-screening-for-fetal-aneuploidy-in-singleton-pregnancies
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David Chitayat, Sylvie Langlois, R Douglas Wilson
OBJECTIVE: To develop a Canadian consensus document on maternal screening for fetal aneuploidy (e.g., Down syndrome and trisomy 18) in singleton pregnancies. OPTIONS: Pregnancy screening for fetal aneuploidy started in the mid 1960s, using maternal age as the screening test. New developments in maternal serum and ultrasound screening have made it possible to offer all pregnant patients a non-invasive screening test to assess their risk of having a fetus with aneuploidy to determine whether invasive prenatal diagnostic testing is necessary...
September 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859779/no-262-prenatal-screening-for-and-diagnosis-of-aneuploidy-in-twin-pregnancies
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François Audibert, Alain Gagnon
OBJECTIVE: To provide a Canadian consensus document with recommendations on prenatal screening for and diagnosis of fetal aneuploidy (e.g., Down syndrome and trisomy 18) in twin pregnancies. OPTIONS: The process of prenatal screening and diagnosis in twin pregnancies is complex. This document reviews the options available to pregnant women and the challenges specific to screening and diagnosis in a twin pregnancy. OUTCOMES: Clinicians will be better informed about the accuracy of different screening options in twin pregnancies and about techniques of invasive prenatal diagnosis in twins...
September 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857390/challenges-in-measuring-the-effects-of-pharmacological-interventions-on-cognitive-and-adaptive-functioning-in-individuals-with-down-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Lori A Keeling, Gail A Spiridigliozzi, Sarah J Hart, Jane A Baker, Harrison N Jones, Priya S Kishnani
We systematically reviewed the measures used in pharmaceutical trials in children/adults with Down syndrome without dementia. Our purpose was to identify developmentally appropriate outcome measures capable of detecting changes in cognitive and adaptive functioning in this population. Eleven studies were included and used diverse outcome measures across the domains of language, memory, attention, behavior, and executive/adaptive functioning. Our results highlight the challenges in selecting measures capable of capturing improvements in pharmaceutical trials in individuals with DS...
November 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691782/a-novel-microduplication-of-arid1b-clinical-genetic-and-proteomic-findings
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Catarina M Seabra, Nicholas Szoko, Serkan Erdin, Ashok Ragavendran, Alexei Stortchevoi, Patrícia Maciel, Kathleen Lundberg, Daniela Schlatzer, Janice Smith, Michael E Talkowski, James F Gusella, Marvin R Natowicz
Genetic alterations of ARID1B have been recently recognized as one of the most common mendelian causes of intellectual disability and are associated with both syndromic and non-syndromic phenotypes. The ARID1B protein, a subunit of the chromatin remodeling complex SWI/SNF-A, is involved in the regulation of transcription and multiple downstream cellular processes. We report here the clinical, genetic, and proteomic phenotypes of an individual with a unique apparent de novo mutation of ARID1B due to an intragenic duplication...
September 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654416/the-evaluation-of-a-personal-narrative-language-intervention-for-school-age-children-with-down-syndrome
#19
Lizbeth Finestack, Katy H O'Brien, Jolene Hyppa-Martin, Kristen A Lyrek
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of an intervention focused on improving personal narrative skills of school-age children with Down syndrome (DS) using an approach involving visual supports. Four females with DS, ages 10 through 15 years, participated in this multiple baseline across participants single-subject experimental design study. Participants completed 18 intervention sessions that targeted personal narrative goals. Parents completed a survey regarding their perspectives of the intervention...
July 2017: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654411/a-multi-method-investigation-of-pragmatic-development-in-individuals-with-down-syndrome
#20
Michelle Lee, Lauren Bush, Gary E Martin, Jamie Barstein, Nell Maltman, Jessica Klusek, Molly Losh
This longitudinal study examined pragmatic language in boys and girls with Down syndrome (DS) at up to three time points, using parent report, standardized and direct assessments. We also explored relationships among theory of mind, executive function, nonverbal mental age, receptive and expressive vocabulary, grammatical complexity, and pragmatic competence. Controlling for cognitive and language abilities, children with DS demonstrated greater difficulty than younger typically developing controls on parent report and standardized assessments, but only girls with DS differed on direct assessments...
July 2017: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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