Functional skills and caregiver assistance of  Brazilian children and adolescents with Down syndrome.

CONCLUSION: Parents can identify the difficulties of their children when they are younger and offer more assistance, but this does not happen when the children are of elementary school age. This suggests that they need professional support that is not restricted to the guidelines and the schools. PMID: 31450519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

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MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 -- Most people with Down syndrome have dementia by age 55, a new study shows. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, which often results in developmental disabilities. Surviving to middle age...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Conclusions: Based on the literature assessed, the Timed Up and Go is clinically applicable and reliable across multiple populations. The Timed Up and Go has a wide variety of clinical use making it a diverse measure that should be considered when choosing an outcome an activity based outcome measure. However, there are some limitations in the validity of the utilization of the Timed Up and Go to some populations due to a lack of data and/or poor choice of comparison outcome measures when assessing validity. Additional research is needed for young to middle aged adults. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION Outcome measures are ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
This study is the first to report the presence of defective interhemispheric connectivity at the time of birth in Ts65Dn mice, providing evidence that early therapeutic intervention may be an effective time window for the treatment of Down syndrome.
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this research study was to examine the effects of Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT) on adaptive/maladaptive behaviors, depression, and self-efficacy in adolescents with Down syndrome (DS). The participants were counterbalanced to either intervention groups of 1) Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT), in which the participants ’ voluntary pedaling rates were augmented with a motor to ensure the maintenance of 80 rpm or greater 2) Voluntary Cycling (VC), in which participants cycled at their self-selected pedaling rate or 3) No Cycling (NC), in which the participants sat and watched a video. The ACT and V...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The specific tumor profile in DS warrants an adapted screening program for breast, colon, cervical and testicular neoplasia. PMID: 31605815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS &IMPLICATIONS: Findings suggest that impairments in a critical pragmatic skill-the ability to repair communication breakdown-show significant change with age across three neurodevelopmental disabilities, with important sex-specific patterns. These developments were often observed in spite of a relative plateau in cognitive and language growth, suggesting that repair skills may be more malleable and therefore an excellent target for intervention. Findings not only inform the nature of pragmatic impairment across groups but also can importantly inform clinical practice, suggesting that clinicians should monit...
Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Int J Lang Commun Disord Source Type: research
(CNN) — Natalie Dedreux has spent months campaigning against a plan to make a blood test for Down syndrome free in Germany. While its proponents say the prenatal test is a safer alternative to current procedures and should be available to everyone, Dedreux believes it will lead to people like her being “sorted out.” Dedreux, a 20-year aspiring journalist from Cologne, has the condition. “I am worried that if pregnant women find out their baby has Down syndrome, they will decide against us …. because they are scared,” she wrote on her blog. She has attended protests against the plan and ...
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AbstractThe Parenting Stress Index (PSI) has been translated into multiple languages. The aim of the present study was to develop a Polish version of the PSI III. A total sample size of 678 parents (308 parents of children with ASD, 59 parents of children with Down syndrome, 65 parents of deaf children, 34 parents of children with other developmental disorders, and 212 parents without developmental disabilities) participated in the study. The Polish version of the PSI III was characterized by: (1) good internal consistency, (2) a three-factor structure, including Parent domain, Child domain, and the children ’s and p...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Ts65Dn display lower heart rate and blood pressure at 6 and 12  months compared to WT. High frequency power spectra of heart rate is lower in Ts65Dn, suggesting autonomic differences between strains. Pulse wave velocity is similar across groups. Overall, Ts65Dn have a cardiovascular profile comparable to that observed in Down syndrome. These findings support f urther use of Ts65Dn to investigate mechanistic underpinnings of the unique cardiovascular profile in Down syndrome. AbstractDown syndrome (Ds) is the most common chromosomal cause of intellectual disability that results from triplication of chromosome 21 genes....
Source: Physiological Reports - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Abstract Translocations are the most common type of structural chromosomal abnormalities. Unbalanced translocations are usually found in children who present with congenital abnormalities, developmental delay, or intellectual disability. Balanced translocations are usually found in adults who frequently present with reproductive failure; either subfertility, or recurrent pregnancy loss. Herein, we report the spectrum and frequency of translocations in a Sri Lankan cohort. A database of patients undergoing cytogenetic testing was maintained prospectively from January 2007 to December 2016 and analyzed, retrospectiv...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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