Anje M. Spijkerboer

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BACKGROUND To facilitate the optimal timing of pulmonary valve replacement, we analyzed preoperative thresholds of right ventricular (RV) volumes above which no decrease or normalization of RV size takes place after surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 1993 and 2006, 71 adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot underwent pulmonary valve(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in lymph node detection in patients with vulva carcinoma. METHODS Sixty patients with diagnosed vulva carcinoma underwent MRI examination for preoperative evaluation of lymph nodes. MRI images were read independently and retrospectively by two radiologists, both unaware of physical(More)
Multidetector CT (MDCT) has shown potential for prosthetic heart valve (PHV) assessment. We assessed the image quality of different PHV types to determine which valves are suitable for MDCT evaluation. All ECG-gated CTs performed in our institutions since 2003 were reviewed for the presence of PHVs. After reconstruction in 3 specific PHV planes, image(More)
BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT) is often used to confirm the diagnosis of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) but there is no consensus on specific CT abnormalities. To establish CT findings characteristic for EPS, we compared CT findings between EPS patients and long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients without EPS. METHODS We included as(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively compare histopathological findings of surgically resected bowel segments with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings on Crohn's disease activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who underwent a MR enterography or enteroclysis before surgery were included after informed consent. MRI features (T1-enhancement, T1 and T2(More)
To assess the predictive value of immediate angiographic results after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for stenoses in femoral bypass grafts using duplex ultrasound (DUS) criteria. A 1-year follow-up with DUS was performed in 38 patients with 50 stenoses in 41 grafts, treated with PTA for a graft stenosis. The indication for PTA according to DUS(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of pressure and/or volume overload on right ventricular (RV) function and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in patients with surgically corrected congenital heart disease. Forty-two consecutive patients aged 17 to 57 years (median 30) with congenital heart disease (32 with tetralogy of Fallot and 10 with(More)
AIM Patients with Marfan syndrome have an increased risk of life-threatening aortic complications, mostly preceded by aortic dilatation. Treatment with losartan, an angiotensin-II receptor-1 blocker, may reduce aortic dilatation rate in Marfan patients. METHODS AND RESULTS In this multicentre, open-label, randomized controlled trial with blinded(More)
To determine the optimal site for antegrade puncture of the femoral artery, the authors evaluated three cadaver specimens and computed tomographic (CT) scans of 50 patients. The relationships among the common femoral artery, the femoral artery bifurcation, the center of the femoral head, and the inguinal ligament were evaluated. CT showed that the center of(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly applied in the evaluation of uterine fibroids. However, little is known about the reproducibility of MRI in the assessment of uterine fibroids. This study evaluates the inter- and intraobserver variation in the assessment of the uterine fibroids and concomitant adenomyosis in women scheduled for uterine(More)