Francisca H T M Aerts

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This study addressed the operationalization, the identification, and the prevalence of weak central coherence and poor cognitive shifting in 35 high-functioning adolescents with autism. Central coherence and cognitive shifting were represented by two factors in a factor analysis, each reflecting a constituent aspect of the domain in question. With regard to(More)
The objective of this prospective study was to evaluate the possible role of two cognitive styles--weak central coherence and poor cognitive shifting--in predicting social improvement in patients with autistic disorder. Thirty patients, largely similar in age (young adults), intelligence (high-functioning) and living conditions (residential treatment in the(More)
Interleukin (IL)-5 regulates the growth, differentiation, and activation of eosinophils. When activated, eosinophils release an array of proinflammatory and cytotoxic products and act as prominent effector cells in the process of allergic inflammation. Depriving eosinophils of IL-5 may therefore represent a viable approach to treat allergic disorders. This(More)
Ocriplasmin, a truncated form of plasmin, is commercialized in the USA and in Europe under the trade name Jetrea(®), and indicated for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion and vitreomacular traction including when associated with macular hole ≤400 µm, respectively. We have shown in a previous study that ocriplasmin undergoes autolytic(More)
BACKGROUND In an earlier study published in this journal (Berger e.a. 2002) it was shown that the cognitive styles 'weak central coherence' and 'poor cognitive shifting' are common in autism spectrum disorders, but tests have revealed that the styles do not apply to every member of the patient group. This finding could have consequences for the course of(More)
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