Andreas E Wagner

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As more infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) survive with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), it seems prudent to detail the longterm outcome in these medically complex infants. Eighteen children with CDH-treated with postoperative ECMO were recruited for participation in this study. The mean duration of ECMO was 193 hours (range 82 to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the neurodevelopmental status at age 5 years among children who received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the newborn period as a treatment for severe cardiorespiratory failure. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study of 103 five-year-old ECMO-treated children born between June 1984 and July 1988, and treated at(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the outcome of children at 5 years of age who were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and those who were critically ill but did not meet ECMO criteria, identified as near-miss ECMO. In one of the longest studies of its kind, we compared the neurodevelopmental outcome of 76 5-year-old(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of detecting the structural orientation in cartilage with Diffraction Enhanced X-Ray Imaging. DESIGN Human tali and femoral head specimens were Diffraction Enhanced X-Ray Imaged (DEI) at the SYRMEP beamline at Elettra at various energy levels to detect the architectural arrangement of collagen within cartilage. DEI(More)
Over the last two decades phase contrast x-ray imaging techniques have been extensively studied for applications in the biomedical field. Published results demonstrate the high capability of these imaging modalities of improving the image contrast of biological samples with respect to standard absorption-based radiography and routinely used clinical imaging(More)
Monitoring the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) and the effects of therapy during clinical trials is still a challenge for present clinical imaging techniques since they present intrinsic limitations and can be sensitive only in case of advanced OA stages. In very severe cases, partial or complete joint replacement surgery is the only solution for(More)
Neurodevelopmental evaluation in childhood provides an opportunity to study complex neurological compensation following documented neonatal brain injury, and furnishes important clinical information which may have an impact on patient care. We studied 152 term children treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as neonates and who received(More)
We extrapolate the impact of recent detector and scintillator developments, enabling sub-nanosecond coincidence timing resolution (tau), onto in-beam positron emission tomography (in-beam PET) for monitoring charged-hadron radiation therapy. For tau < or = 200 ps full width at half maximum, the information given by the time-of-flight (TOF) difference(More)
The pattern of language deficit following left-hemisphere brain injury and visual/spatial deficit following right-hemisphere injury in an adult or older child is well recognized, but has been inconsistently reported following presumed neonatal brain injury. Our prospective study of 24 children at age 5 with documented neonatal unilateral brain injury lends(More)