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)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the trends of the meningococcal disease cumulative incidence and case-fatality rate in the region of Campinas, Brazil, an area that encircles five cities and 1.2 million inhabitants, from 1993 to 1998. METHODS A longitudinal retrospective study of all case records (375) obtained from the regional epidemiological surveillance system(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)
Human bipedalism appears to be a prerequisite for the development of idiopathic scoliosis. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of different positions of the human spine on vertebral rotation in vivo. Thirty asymptomatic volunteers underwent MRI scanning of the spine in three different body positions; upright, quadrupedal-like and supine.(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 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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