M Hadders-Algra

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Affiliation: University of Groningen
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi Quality of general movements and the development of minor neurological dysfunction at toddler and school age
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Rehabil 18:287-99. 2004
  2. pmc Development of postural control during the first 18 months of life
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neural Plast 12:99-108; discussion 263-72. 2005
  3. ncbi Early development of postural adjustments in standing with and without support
    Asa Hedberg
    Neuropediatric Research Unit Q2 07, Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, Astrid Lindgrens Children s Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Exp Brain Res 178:439-49. 2007
  4. doi Evaluation of neuromotor function in infancy-A systematic review of available methods
    Kirsten R Heineman
    Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 29:315-23. 2008
  5. pmc Postural muscle dyscoordination in children with cerebral palsy
    Jolanda C van der Heide
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neural Plast 12:197-203; discussion 263-72. 2005
  6. ncbi Two distinct forms of minor neurological dysfunction: perspectives emerging from a review of data of the Groningen Perinatal Project
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 44:561-71. 2002
  7. ncbi General movements: A window for early identification of children at high risk for developmental disorders
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology Developmental Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr 145:S12-8. 2004
  8. pmc Discussion: significance and treatment of clumsiness in children
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neural Plast 10:165-78. 2003
  9. pmc Developmental coordination disorder: is clumsy motor behavior caused by a lesion of the brain at early age?
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology Developmental Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neural Plast 10:39-50. 2003
  10. pmc Early brain damage and the development of motor behavior in children: clues for therapeutic intervention?
    M Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neural Plast 8:31-49. 2001

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  1. ncbi Quality of general movements and the development of minor neurological dysfunction at toddler and school age
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Rehabil 18:287-99. 2004
    ..To evaluate the reliability of assessing infants' general movements (GMs) using a new classification and its validity in predicting complex minor neurological dysfunction (MND) at toddler and at school age...
  2. pmc Development of postural control during the first 18 months of life
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neural Plast 12:99-108; discussion 263-72. 2005
    ..The major transition occurs at 6 months, when infants move from the phase of non-adaptive, primary variability to the phase of adaptive, secondary variability...
  3. ncbi Early development of postural adjustments in standing with and without support
    Asa Hedberg
    Neuropediatric Research Unit Q2 07, Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, Astrid Lindgrens Children s Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Exp Brain Res 178:439-49. 2007
    ....
  4. doi Evaluation of neuromotor function in infancy-A systematic review of available methods
    Kirsten R Heineman
    Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 29:315-23. 2008
    ..The assessments may also be used to monitor intervention. The present article will review the psychometric properties of methods to assess neuromotor function in infancy...
  5. pmc Postural muscle dyscoordination in children with cerebral palsy
    Jolanda C van der Heide
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neural Plast 12:197-203; discussion 263-72. 2005
    ..This might imply that both stereotypies might be regarded as functional strategies to compensate for the dysfunctional capacity to modulate subtly postural activity...
  6. ncbi Two distinct forms of minor neurological dysfunction: perspectives emerging from a review of data of the Groningen Perinatal Project
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 44:561-71. 2002
  7. ncbi General movements: A window for early identification of children at high risk for developmental disorders
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology Developmental Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr 145:S12-8. 2004
    ..This implies that definitely abnormal GMs at fidgety age are an indication for early physiotherapeutic intervention...
  8. pmc Discussion: significance and treatment of clumsiness in children
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neural Plast 10:165-78. 2003
  9. pmc Developmental coordination disorder: is clumsy motor behavior caused by a lesion of the brain at early age?
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology Developmental Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neural Plast 10:39-50. 2003
    ..In line with this idea is the finding that complex MND shows a strong correlation with attention and learning problems...
  10. pmc Early brain damage and the development of motor behavior in children: clues for therapeutic intervention?
    M Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neural Plast 8:31-49. 2001
    ..With increasing age, the emphasis of intervention could shift to the provision of ample opportunities for active practice, which might form a compensation for the impaired selection...
  11. ncbi Quality of general movements in infancy is related to neurological dysfunction, ADHD, and aggressive behaviour
    M Hadders-Algra
    Department of Medical Physiology Developmental Neurology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 41:381-91. 1999
    ....
  12. ncbi Development of postural control--differences between ventral and dorsal muscles?
    M Hadders-Algra
    Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 22:501-6. 1998
    ..The flexor synergy shows a larger flexibility than the extensor synergy, a difference which can be attributed to differences in stability limits and differences in the degree of supraspinal modulation...
  13. ncbi Development of postural adjustments during reaching in infants with CP
    M Hadders-Algra
    Department of Medical Physiology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 41:766-76. 1999
    ..The child with spastic-dyskinetic CP showed distinct abnormalities in the basic organization of postural adjustments...
  14. ncbi Periventricular leucomalacia and preterm birth have different detrimental effects on postural adjustments
    M Hadders-Algra
    Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain 122:727-40. 1999
    ..Preterm children showed a higher sensitivity to platform velocity than full-term children, and they lacked the capacity to modulate EMG amplitude with respect to initial sitting position...
  15. ncbi Influence of two different sitting positions on postural adjustments in children with spastic diplegia
    E Brogren
    MotorikLab, Astrid Lindgren Children s Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Dev Med Child Neurol 43:534-46. 2001
    ..In addition, these children showed marked dysfunctions in the precise tuning of the postural adjustments to task-specific conditions. In the children with mild-to-moderate forms of CP the basic level of control was intact...
  16. doi The Groningen ART cohort study: the effects of ovarian hyperstimulation and the IVF laboratory procedures on neurological condition at 2 years
    P Schendelaar
    Division of Developmental Neurology CA 85, Department of Paediatrics, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 26:703-12. 2011
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the effects of ovarian hyperstimulation, IVF laboratory procedures and a history of subfertility on neurological condition at 2 years...
  17. doi The impact of IVF/ICSI on parental well-being and anxiety 1 year after childbirth
    M Jongbloed-Pereboom
    Division of Developmental Neurology, Department of Paediatrics, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 27:2389-95. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether factors related to IVF/ICSI affect anxiety and mental health in couples 1 year after childbirth...
  18. ncbi Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and neurological developmental outcome at 18 months in healthy term infants
    H Bouwstra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr 94:26-32. 2005
    ..The aim of the present follow-up study was to evaluate whether the effect on neurological condition persists until 18 mo...
  19. ncbi Spontaneous motility in preterm, small-for-gestational age infants. II. Qualitative aspects
    A F Bos
    Dept of Paediatrics, Beatrix Children s Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 50:131-47. 1997
    ....
  20. doi The effect of preimplantation genetic screening on neurological, cognitive and behavioural development in 4-year-old children: follow-up of a RCT
    P Schendelaar
    Department of Paediatrics, Division of Developmental Neurology CA 85, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 28:1508-18. 2013
    ..Does embryo biopsy inherent to preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) affect neurological, cognitive and behavioural development of 4-year-old children?..
  21. doi The Groningen ART cohort study: ovarian hyperstimulation and the in vitro procedure do not affect neurological outcome in infancy
    K J Middelburg
    Department of Paediatrics, Division of Developmental Neurology CA85, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 24:3119-26. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the specific effects of ovarian hyperstimulation and the in vitro procedure on neurological outcome in 4-18-month-old children...
  22. ncbi The neurology of learning and behavioural problems in pre-adolescent children
    L Batstra
    Departments of Social Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 108:92-100. 2003
    ....
  23. ncbi Test-retest, inter-assessor and intra-assessor reliability of the modified Touwen examination
    Lieke H J Peters
    Department of Neurology Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 12:328-33. 2008
    ..Whether reliability is similarly good in populations of children with minor developmental disorders has to be determined...
  24. doi Neuromotor, cognitive, language and behavioural outcome in children born following IVF or ICSI-a systematic review
    K J Middelburg
    Department of Paediatrics, Division of Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod Update 14:219-31. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to evaluate neurodevelopmental (ND) outcome of children born following these techniques...
  25. ncbi Does early intervention in infants at high risk for a developmental motor disorder improve motor and cognitive development?
    C H Blauw-Hospers
    Department of Neurology, Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 31:1201-12. 2007
    ..The results indicated that COPCA was more beneficial for the development of sitting behaviour and cognition than traditional paediatric physiotherapy...
  26. doi Development of adaptive motor behaviour in typically developing infants
    K R Heineman
    Department of Paediatrics Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr 99:618-24. 2010
    ....
  27. doi Is the birthweight of singletons born after IVF reduced by ovarian stimulation or by IVF laboratory procedures?
    M J Pelinck
    Section of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Reprod Biomed Online 21:245-51. 2010
    ..Second, the IVF laboratory procedure has no influence on birthweight. Third, although a trend towards lower birthweight after ovarian stimulation was found, an adverse effect of ovarian stimulation on birthweight was not substantiated...
  28. pmc Postural dysfunction in children with cerebral palsy: some implications for therapeutic guidance
    Eva Brogren Carlberg
    Department of Woman and Child Health, Neuropediatric Research Unit, Astrid Lindgren Children s Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neural Plast 12:221-8; discussion 263-72. 2005
    ..The challenge facing us now is to provide evidence about the efficacy of specific treatment approaches facilitating that children reach an optimal level of functioning in daily life...
  29. ncbi Development of postural adjustments in sitting position during the first half year of life
    Asa Hedberg
    Neuropaediatric Research Unit, Q2 07, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Woman and Child Health, Astrid Lindgrens Children s Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:312-20. 2005
    ..After this transition, direction-specific postural activity was correlated with spontaneous motor behaviour. This was true, in particular, for dorsal postural activity. The clinical relevance of these findings is discussed...
  30. ncbi Shared memory representations for programming of lifting movements and associated whole body postural adjustments in humans
    H Forssberg
    Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neurosci Lett 273:9-12. 1999
    ..Different loads also influenced the onset of the COP displacement. The results corroborate the idea that the same memory representations which are used to control the manipulative lifting movement also control the APAs...
  31. ncbi Development of postural control in typically developing children and children with cerebral palsy: possibilities for intervention?
    Victorine B de Graaf-Peters
    Department Neurology and Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 31:1191-200. 2007
    ....
  32. doi Development of proximal arm muscle control during reaching in young infants: from variation to selection
    Hanneke Bakker
    Department Paediatrics Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Infant Behav Dev 33:30-8. 2010
    ..BB as prime mover at 6 months was related to a larger transport MU. Conclusion: Between 4 and 6 months BB prime mover dominance emerges which is related to relatively efficient reaching characteristics...
  33. doi The Infant Motor Profile: a standardized and qualitative method to assess motor behaviour in infancy
    Kirsten R Heineman
    Department of Neurology, Institute of Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:275-82. 2008
    ..005). This means that the IMP may be a promising tool to evaluate neurological integrity during infancy, a suggestion that needs confirmation by means of assessment of larger groups of infants with heterogeneous neurological conditions...
  34. ncbi Postural adjustments due to external perturbations during sitting in 1-month-old infants: evidence for the innate origin of direction specificity
    Asa Hedberg
    Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Exp Brain Res 157:10-7. 2004
    ..The finding of a variable repertoire of muscle response patterns, including the 'complete' pattern, refutes the idea that the development of postural adjustments results from gradual addition of appropriate muscles to the synergies...
  35. ncbi Effect of antenatal exposure to maternal smoking on behavioural problems and academic achievement in childhood: prospective evidence from a Dutch birth cohort
    L Batstra
    Department of Social Psychiatry, University of Groningen, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 75:21-33. 2003
    ..To examine effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy on academic achievement and emotional and behavioural problems during childhood...
  36. ncbi Are moderate degrees of hyperbilirubinemia in healthy term neonates really safe for the brain?
    I Soorani-Lunsing
    Department Neurology, University of Groningen, NL 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Res 50:701-5. 2001
    ..At 12 mo a strong dose-response relationship between the degree of hyperbilirubinemia and the severity of minor neurologic dysfunction was present. Our results indicate that total serum bilirubin levels 335 micromol/L should be avoided...
  37. ncbi Deficient coordination of associated postural adjustments during a lifting task in children with neurodevelopmental disorders
    Aurelija Jucaite
    Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Dev Med Child Neurol 45:731-42. 2003
    ..Results indicate that children with ADHD and DCD show a spectrum of neural dysfunctions underlying poor motor coordination, which are not specific to the clinical disorder...
  38. ncbi The neuromotor examination of the preschool child and its prognostic significance
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 11:180-8. 2005
    ..This means that further research on applicability and validity of preschool neuromotor assessment is urgently needed...
  39. ncbi Putative neural substrate of normal and abnormal general movements
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, Institute of Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 31:1181-90. 2007
    ....
  40. doi The Groningen LCPUFA study: no effect of postnatal long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in healthy term infants on neurological condition at 9 years
    Corina de Jong
    Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Developmental Neurology, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 104:566-72. 2010
    ..The study confirmed that breast-fed infants have a slightly better neurodevelopmental outcome than formula-fed infants...
  41. doi The assessment of minor neurological dysfunction in infancy using the Touwen Infant Neurological Examination: strengths and limitations
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Paediatrics and Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 52:87-92. 2010
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the inter-assessor reliability of the assessment of MND with the Touwen Infant Neurological Examination (TINE) and the construct and predictive validity of MND in infancy...
  42. doi Ovarian hyperstimulation and the in vitro fertilization procedure do not influence early neuromotor development; a history of subfertility does
    Karin J Middelburg
    Division of Developmental Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 93:544-53. 2010
    ..To evaluate specific effects of ovarian hyperstimulation, the in vitro procedure, and a history of subfertility on neuromotor development at 3 months of age...
  43. ncbi Postural adjustments and reaching in 4- and 6-month-old infants: an EMG and kinematical study
    Victorine B de Graaf-Peters
    Department of Neurology Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Exp Brain Res 181:647-56. 2007
    ..Nevertheless, already from 4 months onwards a better postural control is associated with a larger success and a better quality of reaching...
  44. ncbi Prescription of the first prosthesis and later use in children with congenital unilateral upper limb deficiency: A systematic review
    M Meurs
    Paediatric Physical Therapy, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Prosthet Orthot Int 30:165-73. 2006
    ..The prosthetic rejection rates in children with an upper limb transversal reduction deficiency are considerable. It is unclear whether the timing of the first prescription of the prosthesis contributes to the rejection rates...
  45. ncbi Regression of polyneural innervation in the human psoas muscle
    A Gramsbergen
    Department of Medical Physiology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 49:49-61. 1997
    ..e. the end of the second and the beginning of the third month...
  46. ncbi Exclusive breastfeeding of healthy term infants for at least 6 weeks improves neurological condition
    H Bouwstra
    Department of Neurology, Perinatal Nutrition and Development Unit, University Hospital, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 133:4243-5. 2003
    ..Exclusive breastfeeding for >6 wk was therefore associated with markedly less abnormal and more normal-optimal GM. Thus, we conclude that breastfeeding for > 6 wk might improve the neurological condition in infants...
  47. doi Construct validity of the Infant Motor Profile: relation with prenatal, perinatal, and neonatal risk factors
    Kirsten R Heineman
    Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 52:e209-15. 2010
    ....
  48. doi Age at first prosthetic fitting and later functional outcome in children and young adults with unilateral congenital below-elbow deficiency: a cross-sectional study
    Karin Huizing
    Department of Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Prosthet Orthot Int 34:166-74. 2010
    ..The video assessments showed impaired movement adaptation to some tasks in six subjects. In conclusion, early prosthetic fitting seems to have a limited impact on prosthesis use during later stages of life...
  49. ncbi Effect of seat surface inclination on postural control during reaching in preterm children with cerebral palsy
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Developmental Neurology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Phys Ther 87:861-71. 2007
    ..Because it is debatable whether seat surface inclination improves motor function in children with cerebral palsy (CP), the effect of seat surface tilting on postural control and quality of reaching was studied...
  50. doi Maternal anxiety is related to infant neurological condition, paternal anxiety is not
    Hedwig K Kikkert
    Dept of Paediatrics, Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 86:171-7. 2010
    ..Parental anxiety and stress may have consequences for infant neurological development...
  51. doi Quality of general movements and psychiatric morbidity at 9 to 12 years
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Paediatrics Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Developmental Neurology, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 85:1-6. 2009
    ..The quality of GMs may predict neurological outcome, but little is known about relationships between GM-quality and behavioral problems, including those resulting in overt psychiatric morbidity...
  52. doi Risk factors for emergence and progression of scoliosis in children with severe cerebral palsy: a systematic review
    Marianne J B Loeters
    Department of Paediatrics Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 52:605-11. 2010
    ..This systematic review aims to the assess the risk factors associated with the emergence and progression of scoliosis in children with CP functioning at level IV or V of the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS)...
  53. ncbi Obstetric optimality and emotional problems and substance use in young adulthood
    L Batstra
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 80:91-101. 2004
    ..Pregnancy and delivery are complex processes, and isolated obstetric complications rare and often accompanied or followed by a number of others...
  54. doi Prevalence of abnormal general movements in three-month-old infants
    Hylco Bouwstra
    Department of Paediatrics Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 85:399-403. 2009
    ..The quality of general movements (GMs) is a sensitive tool to measure neurodevelopmental condition in early infancy. No information is available on prevalence rates of abnormal GMs in the general population...
  55. ncbi Does surgical management of the hand in children with spastic unilateral cerebral palsy affect functional outcome?
    Judith C van Munster
    Centre for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 49:385-9. 2007
    ..Future research should address the question: does surgery improve hand function and, if so, is this due solely to a better hand position or does change in muscle coordination play an additional role?..
  56. ncbi Acid-base status at birth, spontaneous motor behaviour at term and 3 months and neurodevelopmental outcome at age 4 years in full-term infants
    Janny Wildschut
    Department of Child Neurology, University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 81:535-44. 2005
    ....
  57. ncbi General movements in early infancy predict neuromotor development at 9 to 12 years of age
    Sabina E Groen
    Centre of Rehabilitation, University Medical Center, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:731-8. 2005
    ..1, p=0.01) and fine manipulative disability (Fisher, p<0.05) at 9 to 12 years. This finding supports the notion that the quality of GMs may provide information on the integrity of complex supraspinal circuitries...
  58. ncbi Postural control during reaching in preterm children with cerebral palsy
    Jolanda C van der Heide
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 46:253-66. 2004
    ..Postural dysfunctions were correlated to some extent with the degree of disability in everyday activities as assessed by the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory...
  59. ncbi Development of postural adjustments during reaching in sitting children
    Jolanda C van der Heide
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Exp Brain Res 151:32-45. 2003
    ..In addition, the study suggested that, in terms of postural control, the forward-tilted position is the most efficient one...
  60. ncbi Quality of reaching and postural control in young preterm infants is related to neuromotor outcome at 6 years
    Bjørg Fallang
    Oslo University College, Health Sciences, Physiotherapy Programme, 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Pediatr Res 58:347-53. 2005
    ..This suggests that a relatively immobile postural behavior points to a mild form of brain dysfunction...
  61. ncbi Specific postural support promotes variation in motor behaviour of infants with minor neurological dysfunction
    Victorine B de Graaf-Peters
    Department of Neurology, Developmental Neurology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:966-72. 2006
    ..001). Our results demonstrate that specific postural support promotes variation in motor behaviour of young infants. This is particularly true for infants with MND...
  62. ncbi The Capacity Profile: a method to classify additional care needs in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
    Anke Meester-Delver
    Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 49:355-60. 2007
    ..The preliminary evidence for the stability over time of such needs according to the CAP should be validated in a prospective study...
  63. pmc Postural behavior in children born preterm
    Bjørg Fallang
    Oslo University College, Health Sciences, Physiotherapy Programme, 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Neural Plast 12:175-82; discussion 263-72. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi Predicting additional care in young children with neurodevelopmental disability: a systematic literature review
    Anke Meester-Delver
    Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:143-50. 2006
    ..However, comprehensive instruments providing such information are currently lacking and, thus, need to be developed...
  65. ncbi Lower fetal status of docosahexaenoic acid, arachidonic acid and essential fatty acids is associated with less favorable neonatal neurological condition
    D A Janneke Dijck-Brouwer
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital Groningen DAJD B, FAJM, Hanzeplein 1, 9714 GZ Gronigen, The Netherlands
    Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 72:21-8. 2005
    ..2% of the NOS variance. Early postnatal neurological condition seems negatively influenced by lower fetal DHA, AA and EFA status. C18 trans fatty acids and 18:2omega6 may exert negative effects by impairment of LCP status...
  66. ncbi Postural adjustments in preterm infants at 4 and 6 months post-term during voluntary reaching in supine position
    Bjorg Fallang
    Oslo University College, Health Sciences, Physiotherapy Programme, Pilestredet 52, 0167 Oslo, Norway
    Pediatr Res 54:826-33. 2003
    ..We concluded that "still" postural behavior is an adequate postural strategy of preterm infants. But it might be that this postural behavior is an indicator of later dysfunction...
  67. ncbi Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids have a positive effect on the quality of general movements of healthy term infants
    Hylco Bouwstra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:313-8. 2003
    ..Whether long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) play a role in the development of the young nervous system in term infants is debated...
  68. ncbi Neurologic condition of healthy term infants at 18 months: positive association with venous umbilical DHA status and negative association with umbilical trans-fatty acids
    Hylco Bouwstra
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, Perinatal Nutrition and Development Unit, University Medical Center Groningen, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Res 60:334-9. 2006
    ..In conclusion, neonates with a relatively low DHA status and those with high trans-fatty acid levels have a less favorable neurologic condition at 18 mo...
  69. ncbi The Kozijavkin method: giving parents false hope?
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Lancet 365:842. 2005
  70. pmc Associations of maternal fish intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding duration with attainment of developmental milestones in early childhood: a study from the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:789-96. 2008
    ..Few studies have examined the overall effect of maternal fish intake during pregnancy on child development or examined whether the developmental benefits of maternal fish intake are greater in infants breastfed for a shorter duration...
  71. ncbi Relationship between umbilical cord essential fatty acid content and the quality of general movements of healthy term infants at 3 months
    Hylco Bouwstra
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Groningen, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Res 59:717-22. 2006
    ..Multivariate analyses confirmed these findings. We conclude that mildly abnormal GMs are associated with a less favorable EFA status in the umbilical artery...
  72. ncbi A systematic review of the effects of early intervention on motor development
    Cornill H Blauw-Hospers
    Department of Neurology Developmental Neurology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:421-32. 2005
    ..After term age, intervention by means of specific or general developmental programmes has a positive effect on motor development...
  73. ncbi Atypical performance: how do we deal with that?
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Dev Med Child Neurol 49:403. 2007
  74. ncbi Discussion on the clinical relevance of activity-dependent plasticity after an insult to the developing brain
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Department of Neurology, Institute of Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 31:1213-9. 2007
  75. ncbi Kinematic characteristics of postural control during reaching in preterm children with cerebral palsy
    Jolanda C van der Heide
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Res 58:586-93. 2005
    ..This suggests that physiotherapeutic guidance of children with CP should focus rather on the latter postural parameters than on the different sitting posture of pelvis and trunk...
  76. ncbi The role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) in growth and development
    Mijna Hadders-Algra
    Dept of Neurology Developmental Neurology, University Hospital Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Adv Exp Med Biol 569:80-94. 2005
    ..Thus it is possible that LCPUFA might have a long lasting beneficial effect on neurodevelopmental outcome at school-age and beyond. This hypothesis urgently needs testing...
  77. ncbi Test-retest and inter- and intrareliability of the quality of the upper-extremity skills test in preschool-age children with cerebral palsy
    Nienke Haga
    Revalidatie Friesland, Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1686-9. 2007
    ..To investigate the test-retest, inter-, and intraobserver reliability of the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test (QUEST) in young children with cerebral palsy (CP)...
  78. ncbi Fetal onset of general movements
    Annemarie B Lüchinger
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, VU University Medical Centre, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Res 63:191-5. 2008
    ..006). The data suggest that initial simple fetal motility is generated by spinal and brainstem circuitries, and the emergence of complex and variable GMs denotes the onset of supraspinal modulation of this spinal and brainstem activity...
  79. doi How well do care providers know the children with developmental disabilities they care for?
    Anke Meester-Delver
    Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr 97:608-12. 2008
    ..To assess the knowledge from memory of caregivers about the most significant impairments contributing to additional care needs in children with developmental disabilities in therapeutic toddler groups...
  80. ncbi How much loss to follow-up is acceptable in long-term randomised trials and prospective studies?
    Mary S Fewtrell
    Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 93:458-61. 2008
  81. ncbi Kinematic characteristics of reaching movements in preterm children with cerebral palsy
    Jolanda C van der Heide
    Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Res 57:883-9. 2005
    ..The last indicates that movements of the dominant arm in children with spastic hemiplegia and Bi-CP deserve clinical attention...
  82. ncbi Kinematic quality of reaching movements in preterm infants
    Bjørg Fallang
    Oslo University College, Health Sciences, Physiotherapy Programme, Norway
    Pediatr Res 53:836-42. 2003
    ..At the age of 6 mo, the advantage of the low-risk group in reaching behavior had disappeared and a disadvantage in the form of nonoptimal reaching behavior of the high-risk group emerged...