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Garofoli, Francesca; Lombardi, Giuseppina; Orcesi, Simona; Pisoni, Camilla; Mazzucchelli, Iolanda; Angelini, Micol; Balottin, Umberto; Stronati, Mauro – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
The aim of this retrospective study, with prospective data collection, was to correlate congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and to define its prevalence. Seventy proven congenitally-infected infants, born between 2007 and 2012, were referred to our centre for CMV diagnosis and follow-up, which consisted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Communicable Diseases
Strobino, Jane – 1988
The study addresses parental coping patterns of children with congenital heart disease in the state of Hawaii. Attention was given to geography and ethnicity as well as parental and child characteristics as factors impacting on the coping pattern. Telephone interviews with parents (N=32) obtained data concerning parent characteristics, their…
Descriptors: Children, Coping, Ethnic Groups, Family Problems
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Bigelow, Terry Patrick; Ried, C. A. – English Journal, 2006
The first part of this article recounts the experiences of a language arts teacher, Terry Patrick Bigelow, and his former student, Cynthia (Noyes) Ried, who suffers from Fahr's Syndrome, a neurodegenerative congenital disease that forms calcium deposits deep inside the brain. It is irreversible, inoperable, and incurable. In the first part of the…
Descriptors: Poetry, Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Language Arts
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Tyrer, F.; McGrother, C. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2009
Background: The study of premature deaths in people with intellectual disability (ID) has become the focus of recent policy initiatives in England. This is the first UK population-based study to explore cause-specific mortality in adults with ID compared with the general population. Methods: Cause-specific standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) and…
Descriptors: Intervals, Females, Dementia, Down Syndrome
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Thornhill, Paul; Bassett, David; Lochmuller, Hanns; Bushby, Kate; Straub, Volker – Brain, 2008
A number of muscular dystrophies are associated with the defective glycosylation of [alpha]-dystroglycan and many are now known to result from mutations in a number of genes encoding putative or known glycosyltransferases. These diseases include severe forms of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) such as Fukuyama type congenital muscular dystrophy…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Brain, Disabilities, Neurological Impairments
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Weinberg, Armin D.; And Others – Journal of Medical Education, 1979
A film describing tachypea as an early manifestation of congenital heart disease was shown to physicians and nurses at 27 hospitals during regular continuing medical education activities. Findings from pre-test and post-test data show that need-oriented educational programs can measurably improve the quality of patient care. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Cardiology, Diseases, Evaluation, Higher Education
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Kirkham, Fenella J.; Datta, Avijit K. – Developmental Science, 2006
Children with acute hypoxic-ischaemic events (e.g. stroke) and chronic neurological conditions associated with hypoxia frequently present to paediatric neurologists. Failure to adapt to hypoxia may be a common pathophysiological pathway linking a number of other conditions of childhood with cognitive deficit. There is evidence that congenital…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Diseases, Patients, Brain
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. – 1989
This manual contains current guidelines for Illinois school personnel to follow when working with children who have infectious diseases. The first chapter focuses on school district development of policies and procedures and program implementation. The next chapter provides information on characteristics, mode of transmission, prevention, and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Communicable Diseases, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation
Rochester School for the Deaf, NY. – 1976
Summarized are the presentation of M. Vernon and the Comments of primary panelists from a seminar on Usher's Syndrome, a genetic disease involving congenital deafness and progressive loss of vision due to retinitis pigmentosa. The following topics are addressed: genetics today, nature of Usher's Syndrome, symptoms, prevalence, lay diagnosis for…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Conference Reports, Deaf Blind, Etiology
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Shprintzen, Robert J. – Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2008
Velo-cardio-facial syndrome is one of the names that has been attached to one of the most common multiple anomaly syndromes in humans. The labels DiGeorge sequence, 22q11 deletion syndrome, conotruncal anomalies face syndrome, CATCH 22, and Sedlackova syndrome have all been attached to the same disorder. Velo-cardio-facial syndrome has an…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Schizophrenia, Mental Disorders, Congenital Impairments
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Thase, M. E. – Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, 1982
Research on the longevity of Down's Syndrome persons is reviewed, and the life span is noted to have increased, although the overall mortality rate is still five times greater than that for the general population. Statistics on causes of mortality (such as immunological abnormalities, congenital heart disease, and malignancy) are summarized. (CL)
Descriptors: Death, Diseases, Downs Syndrome, Health
Eyman, Richard K.; And Others – American Journal on Mental Retardation, 1991
Longevity of 12,543 Down's syndrome clients of the California Department of Developmental Services was examined. Findings indicated that predictors of survival were not different from mortality-related variables in the general population. Lack of mobility or poor feeding skills were better predictors of early death than variables associated with…
Descriptors: Adults, At Risk Persons, Congenital Impairments, Downs Syndrome
Schoenherr, Arline; Schnarr, Barbara – 1980
The program for chronically ill students in the Detroit public schools is described. Forms are presented listing needed information and implications for teachers of the following conditions: diabetes, sickle cell anemia, chronic renal failure, congenital heart disease, hemophilia, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, leukemia, and cystic fibrosis. The…
Descriptors: Anemia, Asthma, Diabetes, Elementary Secondary Education
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And Others; Cullen, Susan M. – American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 1981
The data revealed that young Down syndrome children attained significantly higher scores on the Vineland Social Maturity Scale and achieved most feeding milestones much earlier if they had no or only mild congenital heart disease, if their parents followed through appropriately with furnished guidance, and if they had "good" muscle tone. (Author)
Descriptors: Downs Syndrome, Drafting, Early Childhood Education, Eating Habits
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Ades, Philip A. – Physician and Sportsmedicine, 1992
Efficiently and inexpensively identifying athletes at risk for exercise-related sudden death is difficult. The article discusses types of cardiac disorders and outlines a practical screening method that features a cardiac history questionnaire designed to identify symptomatic athletes and those with a family history of congenital heart disease.…
Descriptors: Athletes, Cardiovascular System, Clinical Diagnosis, College Students
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