Little is known about the optimum criteria for referring children with a suspected growth disorder. Susanne Stalman investigates whether a pathology is indeed diagnosed in children who are referred with a suspected growth disorder and evaluates existing guidelines for monitoring growth. She also conducts a genetic analysis of newborns with low birth weights, and studies the effect of growth hormone treatment in patients with a specific growth disorder. Finally, Stalman also evaluates the validity of a questionnaire aimed at measuring the quality of life of children with growth disorders, from their own perspective and that of their parents.
S.E. Stalman: Start Small, Think Big, Growth Monitoring, Genetic Analysis, Treatment and Quality of Life in Children With Growth Disorders.
Prof. R.C.M. Hennekam
Dr F.B. Plötz
Dr G.A. Kamp
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