Corina de Jong

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Physiological as well as pathological variables influence fetal growth. This study was undertaken to assess the influence of physiological variables on fetal weight gain in a high-risk population with normal outcome. A total of 121 pregnancies had 3-13 (median 8) ultrasound scans in the third trimester. Estimated fetal weight was calculated according to(More)
Long-chain PUFA (LCPUFA) supplementation of formula can have beneficial effects on neurodevelopmental outcome in early infancy, but uncertainty exists regarding effects after 6 months. The present study is the first to investigate whether consumption by term infants of formula containing LCPUFA for the first 2 months after birth improves neurological(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the extent to which endothelin and the eicosanoids prostacyclin and thromboxane A2 are involved in the pathophysiology of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN In a longitudinal design, venous blood samples and 24-hour urine specimens were collected from 396 women in each trimester of(More)
OBJECTIVE To define cut-off limits for individually adjustable fetal weight standards for the detection of intrauterine growth restriction. DESIGN Retrospective study, with the outcome measures small-for-gestational age (SGA) birth weight, operative delivery for fetal distress, umbilical artery pH < 7.15, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study fetal weight gain and its association with adverse perinatal events in a serially scanned high-risk population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 200 pregnant women considered at increased risk of uteroplacental insufficiency had a total of 1140 scans in the third trimester, with a median of six scans in each pregnancy. The average fetal(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between physical activity, disease severity, health status and prognosis in patients with COPD has not been systematically assessed. Our aim was to identify and summarise studies assessing associations between physical activity and its determinants and/or outcomes in patients with COPD and to develop a conceptual model for(More)
BACKGROUND In sub-Saharan Africa, little is known about the damage to respiratory health caused by biomass smoke and tobacco smoke. We assessed the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related risk factors in a rural region of Uganda. METHODS We did this prospective observational cross-sectional study in rural Masindi, Uganda. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine normal values of total plasma fibronectin in all three gestational trimesters and to examine 1) whether total plasma fibronectin levels differ between normotensive, hypertensive, and preeclamptic women; and 2) whether total plasma fibronectin may serve as an early marker of pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorders. METHODS Total(More)
No current patient-centred instrument captures all dimensions of physical activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objective was item reduction and initial validation of two instruments to measure physical activity in COPD.Physical activity was assessed in a 6-week, randomised, two-way cross-over, multicentre study using PROactive draft(More)