Antoni Borrell

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President President-Elect Past President Secretary Treasurer Lucas Otaño MD, PhD (Argentina) Ignatia B. Van den Veyver MD (USA) Jan M.M. van Lith MD, PhD (Netherlands) Louise Wilkins-Haug MD (USA) Antoni Borrell MD, PhD (Spain) Directors Peter Benn PhD, DSc (USA) Lyn Chitty PhD (UK) Rossa Chiu (Hong Kong) Roland Devlieger MD, PhD (Belgium) Sylvie Langlois(More)
BACKGROUND Women employed in domestic cleaning are at increased risk for symptoms of obstructive lung disease, but the agents responsible are unknown. AIMS To investigate common tasks and products in occupational domestic cleaning in relation to respiratory morbidity. METHODS Case-control study in domestic cleaning women nested within a large population(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of the addition of first-trimester biochemistry to fetal nuchal translucency (NT) measurement in the Combined Test when screening for trisomy 21 in twin pregnancies. METHODS Maternal serum free beta-hCG and PAPP-A were determined at 8 to 12 weeks and fetal NT was measured at 11 to 14 weeks. The individual risks were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the potential value of ductus venosus Doppler studies in the detection of fetal aneuploidy on measurement of nuchal translucency. METHODS The pulsatility index for veins (PIV) and the lowest velocity during atrial contraction (A-wave) were determined in the fetal ductus venosus in 3382 consecutive pregnancies at 10 to 14 weeks and(More)
OBJECTIVE To construct reference ranges for cisterna magna (CM) width at 11-13 weeks' gestation in healthy fetuses and determine whether open spina bifida and posterior fossa anomalies could be diagnosed in the first trimester. METHODS This was a retrospective study. CM width reference ranges were constructed based on the measurements obtained from 80(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to assess the ductus venosus blood flow in trisomy 21 fetuses in the first half of pregnancy and the relation of this blood flow to nuchal thickness. STUDY DESIGN The ductus venosus blood flow has been studied in 534 consecutive fetuses between 10 and 18 weeks of gestation who were undergoing prenatal invasive diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE Array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) is a molecular cytogenetic technique that is able to detect the presence of copy number variants (CNVs) within the genome. The detection rate of imbalances by aCGH compared to standard karyotyping and 22q11 microdeletion analysis by fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH), in the setting of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the false-positive diagnoses of prenatal ultrasound screening of fetal structural anomalies. METHODS Pregnancies with fetal structural anomalies either detected prenatally in our center or referred to us, were registered, evaluated, and followed-up prospectively by a multidisciplinary Congenital Defects Committee. After postnatal(More)