Bastiaan Kemp

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT It is well known that spinal biomechanics and familial predisposition play an important role in the onset and evolution of idiopathic scoliosis. The relationship between the sagittal profile of the spine and spinal biomechanics has also been established in a number of studies. It has been suggested previously that a certain sagittal(More)
Both the humans as well as the quadrupedal spine have been shown to exhibit a pattern of pre-existent rotation that is similar in direction to what is found in the most common types of idiopathic scoliosis. It has been postulated that human bipedalism introduces forces to the spine that increase a tendency of the vertebrae to rotate. The objective of this(More)
Methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) activity (Vmax) and the relative amount of phosphatidylcholine (% PC) were measured in erythrocytes of up to 30 DSM-III diagnosed manic, 17 unipolar depressed patients, and 28 normal controls. Manic subjects had significantly higher and depressed subjects significantly lower MAT Vmax than normals. The relative amount of(More)
OBJECTIVE Accurate gestational-age (GA) estimation, preferably by ultrasound measurement of fetal crown-rump length before 14 weeks' gestation, is an important component of high-quality antenatal care. The objective of this study was to determine how GA can best be estimated by fetal ultrasound for women who present for the first time late in pregnancy with(More)
OBJECTIVE Estimated fetal weight (EFW) and fetal biometry are complementary measures used to screen for fetal growth disturbances. Our aim was to provide international EFW standards to complement the INTERGROWTH-21st Fetal Growth Standards that are available for use worldwide. METHODS Women with an accurate gestational-age assessment, who were enrolled in(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the standard methods for ultrasound measurement of fetal head circumference (HC) and biparietal diameter (BPD) (outer-to-outer (BPDoo) vs outer-to-inner (BPDoi) caliper placement), and compare acquisition of these measurements in transthalamic (TT) vs transventricular (TV) planes. METHODS This study utilized ultrasound images acquired(More)
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