Frans Brockmeier

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Twenty-three premature infants (GA 28.8±0.5 weeks) with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and 14 premature infants (controls, GA 33.0±1.2 weeks) with moderate respiratory distress syndrome or with mild respiratory disturbances, were evaluated for impairment of cardiopulmonary function at 50 and 120 weeks corrected age. Respiratory system compliance was(More)
The sleep EEGs of many children with neurodevelopmental disorders reveal epileptiform activity. The aim of this study was to compare spike index (SI) in full-night recordings with SI in sleep-deprived EEGs in the morning; EEGs were obtained over 24 hours using ambulatory equipment. Sixteen children between the ages of 7 and 12 years were included in the(More)
Free erythrocyte protoporphyrin (FEP) and serum ferritin have been determined in 57 healthy children and in 25 children with varying degrees of iron deficiency. FEP was found to be inversely correlated to the concentration of hemoglobin (r = -0.80) as well as to serum ferritin (r=-0.64). Elevated FEP was found in children with hemoglobin less than 12.5(More)
In epilepsy benzodiazepines are mainly used to stop ongoing attacks. In hospitals intravenous diazepam is the drug of choice for status epilepticus. Outside of hospitals buccal midazolam is in the process of replacing rectal diazepam. Clonazepam, clobazam and nitrazepam (to children) are partially used as additional medication to prevent seizures.
Two cases of anthracycline-induced congestive heart failure are described. Serial assessment of cardiac function during treatment showed early deterioration of the systolic time intervals of the left ventricle (LSTI) before congestive cardiomyopathy could be demonstrated by echocardiography. We recommend that the cardiac function should be assessed(More)
Two families are presented, where the mothers have given birth to children with neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAITP) due to immunization towards the platelet specific antigen PIA1, which is responsible for most of the cases with NAITP. Anti-PIA1 has previously been difficult to demonstrate, but current techniques, such as the platelet suspension(More)
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