H M van den Berg

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OBJECTIVE To test the convergence between the empirical-quantitative approach of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the clinical-diagnostic approach of the DSM. METHOD The parent version of the NIMH Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC), version 2.3, was administered after completion of the CBCL for 231 children and adolescents(More)
Haemophilia is a rare disease. To improve knowledge, prospective studies of large numbers of subjects are needed. To establish a large well-documented birth cohort of patients with haemophilia enabling studies on early presentation, side effects and outcome of treatment. Twenty-one haemophilia treatment centres have been collecting data on all children with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the direct and indirect (via synovial inflammation) effects of intraarticular bleeding on cartilage in vivo. METHODS Right knees of 14 beagle dogs were injected with autologous blood on days 0 and 2. Cartilage matrix proteoglycan turnover, collagen damage, and synovial inflammation of these knees, including the(More)
Prophylactic treatment in severe hemophilia is very effective but is limited by cost issues. The implementation of 2 different prophylactic regimens in The Netherlands and Sweden since the 1970s may be considered a natural experiment. We compared the costs and outcomes of Dutch intermediate- and Swedish high-dose prophylactic regimens for patients with(More)
In patients with hemophilia A and inhibitory alloantibodies against factor VIII, various dosage schedules are used to obtain immune tolerance. In this study, we have evaluated the results of 13 years of low-dose immune tolerance induction and factors that are predictive of a positive result. The effect of immune tolerance induction in relation to age at(More)
The eradication of inhibitory antibodies in patients with haemophilia A can be accomplished by frequent administration of high or intermediate doses of factor VIII (FVIII), so-called immune tolerance induction (ITI). This study monitored the distribution of IgG subclasses of anti-FVIII antibodies during ITI. FVIII-specific antibodies of subclass IgG1 were(More)
This systematic review was designed to provide more precise effect estimates of inhibitor development for the various types of F8 gene mutations in patients with severe hemophilia A. The primary outcome was inhibitor development and the secondary outcome was high-titer-inhibitor development. A systematic literature search was performed to include cohort(More)
CONTEXT The development of inhibitory antibodies against infused factor (F) VIII is a major complication of treatment of patients with severe hemophilia A. OBJECTIVE This study was set up to examine the effects of treatment-related factors on inhibitor development among previously untreated patients with severe hemophilia A. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS(More)
In patients with haemophilia, the development of neutralizing allo-antibodies ('inhibitors') while receiving the deficient clotting factor is relatively common during the patients' initial treatment. Among treated patients with haemophilia who do not develop inhibitors early on, the later incidence is considerably lower. Therefore, the evaluation of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Patients with severe hemophilia A have considerably different factor VIII half-lives. Whether this is associated with their clinical characteristics has not been reported. The aim of this study was to describe the association of factor VIII half-lives with treatment and clinical characteristics of patients with severe hemophilia A,(More)