Conny J. H. M. Meeussen

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BACKGROUND Respiratory morbidity has been described in patients who underwent repair of esophageal atresia as a neonate. We compared the influence of open thoracotomy or thoracoscopy on lung function, respiratory symptoms, and growth. METHODS Functional residual capacity (FRC(p)), indicative of lung volume, and maximal expiratory flow at functional(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this article is to identify the ideal type and location of colostomy in children with colorectal disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective case study of children with an anorectal malformation who received a colostomy, born between January 1990 and July 2012. Furthermore, a systematic literature search on colostomies in(More)
BACKGROUND Surgeons prefer to close ostomies at least 6 weeks after the primary operation because of the anticipated postoperative abdominal adhesions. Limited data support this habit. Our aim was to evaluate adhesion formation-together with an analysis of resource consumption and costs-in patients with necrotizing enterocolitis who underwent early closure(More)
BACKGROUND Reports conflict on optimal postoperative analgesic treatment in children with intellectual disability. We retrospectively compared postoperative analgesics consumption between neonates with and without Down's syndrome in relation to anaesthesia requirements and pain scores. METHODS We analysed hypnotic and analgesic drug administration, pain(More)
To compare MRI and colostography/fistulography in neonates with anorectal malformations (ARM), using surgery as reference standard. Thirty-three neonates (22 boys) with ARM were included. All patients underwent both preoperative high-resolution MRI (without sedation or contrast instillation) and colostography/fistulography. The Krickenbeck classification(More)
INTRODUCTION Rectal suction biopsy (RSB) is performed on clinical and radiological suspicion of Hirschsprung disease (HD). Positive histochemical staining for acetylcholinesterase in the lamina propria mucosa and muscularis mucosa together with the absence of ganglion cells in the submucosa confirms HD. A second RSB or a full-thickness biopsy is done in(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE To evaluate growth and development in children with anorectal malformations and to analyze effects of type of malformation and comorbidities. METHODS Non-syndromal children with anorectal malformations were prospectively evaluated at 0.5, 1, 2, and 5 years. Biometrics were obtained at all visits. Mental and psychomotor function(More)
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