Patients With Down Syndrome May Have Keratoconus-Like Corneas Patients With Down Syndrome May Have Keratoconus-Like Corneas

Over 70% of people with Down syndrome (DS) - many more than previously thought - may have corneas similar in morphology to the corneas of people with keratoconus, a new study reports.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - Category: Radiology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: There is no strong evidence on the improvement of gross motor function in people with Down's syndrome after treatment with hippotherapy. More studies with higher methodological quality, are needed to verify the effectiveness of hippotherapy in the treatment of gross motor function in subjects with Down's syndrome. PMID: 30232796 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 83Author(s): Emily Seager, Emily Mason-Apps, Vesna Stojanovik, Courtenay Norbury, Laura Bozicevic, Lynne MurrayAbstractDown syndrome (DS) is more detrimental to language acquisition compared to other forms of learning disability. It has been shown that early social communication skills are important for language acquisition in the typical population; however few studies have examined the relationship between early social communication and language in DS. The aim of the current study is to compare the relationship between joint attention a...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, EarlyView.
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - Category: Disability Authors: Source Type: research
American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, EarlyView.
Source: American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
Cell-free fetal DNA sequencing based non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for Down syndrome (DS) has become widely available. In Hong Kong, obstetric providers in the public sector refer women identified at hi...
Source: BMC Health Services Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Complementary and alternative medicines are taken by both adult and pediatric patients. Use of these products is commonplace, roughly 1 in 3 or more, among children with cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, and many other conditions. Is usage similar in children with genetic syndromes, such as Down syndrome?
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: The Editors' Perspectives Source Type: research
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, EarlyView.
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - Category: Disability Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Down Syndrome;   Postural Balance Intervention:   Other: Strider Balance Bike Sponsor:   University of Mississippi Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract Morphosyntax is one of the most impaired aspects of language development in children with Down syndrome. The present study aimed to assess the emergence of multiword utterances in this population. Sixteen Italian-speaking children with Down syndrome were followed from 36 to 48 months of age. Data derived from an analysis of their spontaneous productions showed that although the mean productivity of multiword utterances increased over the three time points (36, 42 and 48 months), different growth patterns of early syntactic development could be identified: (1) null or marginal development; (2) a gradual in...
Source: Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Clin Linguist Phon Source Type: research
Conclusions Data indicate that a substantial number of children/adolescents with DS display a deficit in verbal agreement inflection that cannot be attributed to phonetic/phonological problems. The influence of phonological short-term memory on the acquisition of subject –verb agreement has to be further explored.
Source: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
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