H A van Elteren

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Objective. To determine the incidence, management, complications, and outcome in neonates with thrombotic events. Study Design. We performed a retrospective study of all neonates with thrombotic events admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit from January 2004 to July 2010. Results. Thrombotic events were identified in 32 of 4734 neonates (0.7%). Seven(More)
OBJECTIVE Microcirculatory visualization has already been used to investigate buccal and cutaneous microcirculatory alterations in neonates. Still, the reproducibility of these microvascular measurements has never been studied in (premature) neonates. This study aimed to determine the reproducibility of microvascular vessel density in cutaneous and buccal(More)
Thromboembolic events in preterm neonates are increasingly being diagnosed due to the increasing use of umbilical catheters and central venous catheters. Whether thromboembolic events should be treated routinely with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is controversial and the optimal management is still not clear due to the lack of randomized controlled(More)
Incident dark field imaging (IDF) is a new generation handheld microscope for bedside visualization and quantification of microcirculatory alterations. IDF is the technical successor of sidestream dark field imaging (SDF), currently the most used device for microcirculatory measurements. In (pre)term neonates the reduced thickness of the skin allows(More)
The developing human fetus is able to cope with the physiological reduction in oxygen supply occurring in utero. However, it is not known if microvascularization of the fetus is augmented when pregnancy occurs at high altitude. Fifty-three healthy term newborns in Puno, Peru (3,840 m) were compared with sea-level controls. Pre- and postductal arterial(More)
Microcirculatory imaging (MI) is a relatively new research tool mainly used in the intensive care setting. MI provides a clear view of the smallest capillaries, arterioles and venules. The magnifying effect visualizes the flow pattern of erythrocytes through these vessels. It's non-invasive character makes it suitable to apply in (preterm) neonates, even in(More)
OBJECTIVE Transition from fetal to neonatal circulation is characterized by multiple hemodynamic changes. The role of the microcirculation in this process is underexposed. Visualizing the cutaneous microcirculation can help us understand peripheral perfusion in a noninvasive manner. METHODS Cutaneous microcirculation of term and preterm infants born below(More)
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