New Gerber Baby First With Down Syndrome

Lucas' family will receive $50,000 and appear on Gerber's social media channels throughout the year.
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This study was aimed at investigating the dose-response relationship between acute exercise and its effects on manual motor control mediated by the intensity of exercise in individuals with Down syndrome (DS). Participants were randomized into vigorous-intensity exercise (i.e., 75 –85% of predicted MaxHR), moderate-intensity exercise (i.e., 50–75% of predicted MaxHR) or control groups. The exercise groups performed an incremental walking protocol on the treadmill and the control group watched a video for 20-min. Measures of grip strength and manual dexterity were tested p re- and post- intervention. A quadric t...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Conclusion: Sonographers' communicative strategies succeeded in limiting worry in pregnant women in MR. As such, the findings are valuable for health professionals, who are responsible for communicating about prenatal screening results and diagnostic options. PMID: 30402287 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Pregnancy Source Type: research
People with Down syndrome and their parents are speaking out against a campaign to get people living with the syndrome added to the endangered species list.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news
ConclusionsThere is inconsistent evidence of the effects of interventions for improving physical activity levels in individuals with ID. A progressive resistance training programme was found to maintain physical activity levels in adolescents with Down syndrome, while a multicomponent diet and physical activity programme and a physical activity and fitness programme were found to improve physical activity levels in adults with ID. Future trials using rigorous research designs are required to confirm these findings and establish whether other interventions designed to increase physical activity in people with ID are effective.
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
We present a case of a 10-year-old child with a rare chromosomal abnormality who was diagnosed with a duodenal stricture after presenting with failure to thrive and inability to tolerate tube feeds. Duodeno-duodenostomy was performed using the da Vinci® robot, allowing for improved intra-operative range of motion and control during anastomosis creation, with the same cosmetic benefits of laparoscopic surgery, and subsequent improvement in symptoms postoperatively. This case highlights the utility of robotic surgery in complex operations in the pediatric population.
Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
DiscussionThese findings demonstrate that chronic InRapa administration is able to exert a neuroprotective effect on Ts65Dn hippocampus by reducing AD pathological hallmarks and by restoring protein homeostasis, thus ultimately resulting in improved cognition. Results are discussed in term of a potential novel targeted therapeutic approach to reduce cognitive decline and AD-like neuropathology in DS individuals.
Source: Translational Neurodegeneration - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Diet quality and well-being in children and adolescents: the UP&DOWN longitudinal study. Br J Nutr. 2018 Nov 05;:1-11 Authors: Esteban-Gonzalo L, Turner AI, Torres SJ, Esteban-Cornejo I, Castro-Piñero J, Delgado-Alfonso Á, Marcos A, Gómez-Martínez S, Veiga ÓL Abstract The present study examined the association between high-quality diet (using the Mediterranean diet (MD) as an example) and well-being cross-sectionally and prospectively in Spanish children and adolescents. Participants included 533 children and 987 adolescents at baseline and 527 children and 798 adole...
Source: The British Journal of Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Br J Nutr Source Type: research
ConclusionEfforts should be made to establish early diagnosis and proper screening. Confirmation of clinical diagnosis by Karyotyping is essential to determine the precise diagnosis, calculate recurrence risk and provide basis for genetic counseling.
Source: Journal of the Anatomical Society of India - Category: Anatomy Source Type: research
Down syndrome (DS) is the most common syndromic immunodeficiency with an increased risk of infection, mortality from sepsis, and autoinflammation. Innate immune function is altered in DS and therefore we exami...
Source: BMC Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Rationale: Chromosome deletion/duplication has been reported to be associated with mental disability and dysmorphism according to the accumulated research evidence. Patient concerns: A 25-year-old woman underwent amniocentesis for cytogenetic and single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array analysis at 18 weeks of gestation due to the increased Down syndrome risk of 1/13. Diagnoses: The fetal chromosomal analysis revealed a seemingly “normal” chromosomal karyotype, but the SNP array results showed a partial duplication of chromosome 4q34.1q35.2 and a deletion of chromosome 7q34q36.3fluorescence in situ hy...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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