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Understanding Hearing and Hearing Loss in Children With Down Syndrome.

Conclusions: The prevalence of hearing loss and abnormal middle ear status is high in the pediatric population with DS. Audiologic evaluations should follow the American Academy of Pediatrics practice guidelines to monitor this high-risk population, and amplification should be considered as an appropriate intervention option if repeated audiologic examinations reveal hearing loss. PMID: 28854301 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

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Conclusions The prevalence of hearing loss and abnormal middle ear status is high in the pediatric population with DS. Audiologic evaluations should follow the American Academy of Pediatrics practice guidelines to monitor this high-risk population, and amplification should be considered as an appropriate intervention option if repeated audiologic examinations reveal hearing loss.
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Source Type: research
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Patient decision aids (PtDAs) help people make difficult, values-sensitive decisions. Prenatal screening for assessing the risk of genetic conditions in the fetus is one such decision and patient decision aids...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
The 21st of March is World Down Syndrome Day, an annual event running for the past 12 years now where the Down syndrome community and their advocates celebrate and champion their cause for greater equality and protection of their rights, inclusion in all aspects of social life, as well as for the health and well-being of people with Down syndrome. It may lack the global appeal of other more ‘glamorous’ international days in March such as World Tuberculosis (TB) Day (March 24), International Women's Day (March 8) or the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAID)'s Zero Discrimination Day (March 1), but t...
Source: Public Health - Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
This month is September. You know that first month of fall where you can feel the first crispness in the air (especially here in New England), back to school, and all that. It is also:Childhood Cancer Awareness MonthNational Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention MonthNational Recovery MonthNational Sickle Cell MonthNational Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness MonthOvarian Cancer Awareness MonthPain Awareness MonthProstate Cancer Awareness Month18 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day22 Falls Prevention Awareness Day28 National Women's Health&Fitness DayThe full list contains many more awareness topics. (An...
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Health professionals are expected to engage pregnant women in shared decision making to help them make informed values-based decisions about prenatal screening. Patient decision aids (PtDAs) foster shared deci...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Down Syndrome Interventions:   Behavioral: Verbal instructions with picture diagram;   Behavioral: Verbal instructions with video of ADSC;   Behavioral: verbal instructions w. video of w/o DS;   Behavioral: verbal instructions w. video w/DS Sponsor:   Advocate Health Care Recruiting - verified September 2016
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Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results indicate there is a need for DAs that effectively support decision making regarding prenatal testing for Down syndrome, especially in light of the recently available non-invasive prenatal screening tests.
Source: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: research
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