Prevalence of Dental Anomalies in the Permanent Dentition of Children with Down Syndrome
Authors: Kawai M, Ito N, Ayuse T Abstract OBJECTIVE: Surface tension in saliva might contribute to the maintenance of upper airway patency. The present study aimed to determine whether salivary surface tension is altered in patients with Down syndrome who are predisposed to upper airway collapse. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the pull-off force technique to measure surface tension in samples (100 μL) of saliva collected from twenty-three male patients with Down syndrome and twenty-three healthy males (controls). p
Authors: Smith D, Chicoine B PMID: 30339114 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract PMID: 30334533 [PubMed - in process]
Millions of adults in the United States are currently living with what is termed chronic childhood conditions —childhood-onset conditions, about which adult providers often receive minimal training—and another half million youths with special health care needs enter adulthood each year and will undergo transition from pediatric to adult care. Here, the authors review the important otolaryngologic manife stations of several of these chronic childhood conditions, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, as well as the primary care providers’ role in caring for transitioning tra...
Relative accuracy of body adiposity index and relative fat mass in participants with and without down syndrome, Published online: 18 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41430-018-0351-3Relative accuracy of body adiposity index and relative fat mass in participants with and without down syndrome
(Arizona State University) In new research, Antonella Caccamo and her colleagues explore a number of critical factors that appear to link the Down syndrome (DS) and Alzheimer's disease. In a new project, Caccamo will use DS as a window into the underlying mechanisms that may give rise to Alzheimer's pathology. Using this complementary approach, her $3.1 million NIH grant will explore the effects of a critical protein complex known as mTOR.
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Ultrasound in Obstetrics&Gynecology,Volume 52, Issue S1, Page 12-12, October 2018.
ConclusionsThe findings suggest that the stigma associated with parenting a child with disabilities may be one mechanism that places such parents at risk for poor health. Efforts to alleviate the stigma associated with developmental disorders or mental health problems may have beneficial effects on health of parents of individuals with such conditions.