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BACKGROUND The European consortium on anorectal malformations (ARM-NET) was established to improve the health care of patients and to identify genetic and environmental risk factors. The aim of the present study was to present the first results on clinical data of a large European cohort of ARM patients based on our registry. METHODS In 2010, the registry(More)
INTRODUCTION Urological anomalies are frequently seen in patients with anorectal malformations (ARM) and can result in upper urinary tract deterioration. Whether the current method of screening is valid, adequate and needed for all patients is not clear. We, therefore, evaluated the urological screening methods in our ARM patients for changes in urological(More)
PURPOSE The recently established International Consortium on Anorectal Malformations aims to identify genetic and environmental risk factors in the etiology of syndromic and nonsyndromic anorectal malformations (ARM) by promoting collaboration through data sharing and combined research activities. METHODS The consortium attempts to recruit at least 1,000(More)
Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular tumor in children. Especially, in association with the Kasabach-Merritt Phenomenon it can be life threatening. The management of these patients is very difficult and an aggressive treatment regime is required. Several multimodality and chemotherapeutic regimens have been described but with variable success(More)
The combination of a presacral mass, a sacral bone deformity, and an anorectal malformation are also known as the Currarino triad or Currarino syndrome. The syndrome is associated with a very high rate of severe and intractable constipation and urinary incontinence. However, it can also result in less common complaints and symptoms. Although the syndrome is(More)
Congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) account for approximately half of children with chronic kidney disease and they are the most frequent cause of end-stage renal disease in children in the US. However, its genetic etiology remains mostly elusive. VACTERL association is a rare disorder that involves congenital abnormalities in(More)
Glutamine serves as a shuttle of useful nontoxic nitrogen, supplying nitrogen from glutamine-producing (eg, muscle) to glutamine-consuming tissues. True production rates of glutamine are difficult to measure, but probably are less than 60 to 100 g/d for a 70-kg man. During catabolic stress increased amounts of glutamine are released from muscle, consisting(More)
BACKGROUND Anorectal malformations (ARM) are major congenital malformations that usually require a multitude of surgical procedures at a very early age and have a large impact on the lives of patients and their parents. The causes of ARM are still largely unknown, but they are assumed to have a multifactorial etiology. A few studies focused on environmental(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of genetic disorders in anorectal malformation (ARM) patients with upper limb anomalies to that in ARM patients with other associated anomalies. A retrospective case study was performed in two pediatric surgery centers. All patients born between 1990 and 2012 were included. VACTERL (vertebral defects(More)
PURPOSE Treatment of blunt injury of the pancreas in children remains controversial. Some prefer nonoperative treatment, whereas others prefer operative management in selected cases. This report reviews the treatment of patients with blunt pancreatic trauma admitted to a level I pediatric trauma center in The Netherlands. METHODS Medical records of all(More)