J. M. Lauweryns

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In 179 consecutive laparoscopies for infertility (n = 105), pain (n = 60), or both problems (n = 14), endometriosis was diagnosed in 77%, 82%, and 86%, respectively. Eighty implants with positive histology and with careful assessment of depth were sampled by CO2 laser excision from 53 patients. Deep (greater than or equal to 5 mm), intermediate (2 to 4 mm),(More)
BACKGROUND Experiments were carried out using the new Na(+)-H+ exchange inhibitor (3-methylsulfonyl-4-piperidinobenzoyl)guanidine methanesulfonate (HOE 694) to assess the role of Na(+)-H+ exchange in myocardial ischemic and reperfusion injury. METHODS AND RESULTS Three groups of rabbit hearts (n = 5 in each) were perfused with blood and were subjected to(More)
Senile lungs are characterized by a homogeneous enlargement of the alveolar airspaces, without fibrosis or destruction of their walls. Study of the functional characteristics of excisea senile lungs showed an increase in minimal air and a shift to the left of the elastic recoil pressure-volume curves, less pronounced than in emphysematous lungs. Maximal(More)
The pulmonary neuroendocrine system consists of specialized airway endocrine epithelial cells, associated with nerve fibres. The epithelial cells, the pulmonary neuroendocrine cells (PNEC), can be solitary or clustered to form neuroepithelial bodies (NEB). During the last thirty years, the pulmonary neuroendocrine system has been intensively investigated(More)
OBJECTIVE The Sampson hypothesis of retrograde menstruation as a cause of endometriosis was tested by determining the effect of intrapelvic injection of menstrual versus luteal endometrium on the incidence, peritoneal involvement, and stage of endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN Seventeen baboons were injected retroperitoneally with luteal (n = 6) or menstrual (n(More)
BACKGROUND It is not known whether stress affects the prevalence of endometriosis in women. Baboons with spontaneous endometriosis may be interesting models to study the human disease. For baboons, living in captivity is a period of chronic stress without continuous exposure to pregnancy. This study was done to compare the prevalence of endometriosis(More)
Five diamond polishers with interstitial lung disease attributed to cobalt not alloyed to carbides of hard metals are described. The exposure originated from high-speed grinding tools with a polishing surface of microdiamonds cemented in very fine cobalt. Mineralogic analysis of lung tissue, lavage fluid, filtered air, and exhaust dust in the work(More)
Transient synovitis of the hip remains a common diagnostic problem for the clinician. The physical signs are not pathognomonic of the condition, and the classic technical examinations are of little help. Therefore, the authors retrospectively studied the value of hip arthrosonography in 46 children with clinical symptoms suggesting pathologic hip(More)