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INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS a terminology and standardized classification has yet to be developed for those complications arising directly from the insertion of synthetic (prostheses) and biological (grafts) materials in female pelvic floor surgery. METHODS this report on the above terminology and classification combines the input of members of the(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare fast dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with colpocystodefecography (CCD) in the evaluation of pelvic floor descent in women. Thirty-five women with clinical evidence of pelvic floor descent were studied. A fast single-shot MR sequence was performed in the supine position during pelvic floor relaxation and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of antenatally determined observed to expected fetal lung area to head circumference ratio (LHR) in the prediction of postnatal survival in isolated, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS Two groups of fetuses were examined. The first group included 650 normal fetuses at 12-32 weeks' gestation, and the data collected(More)
BACKGROUND Monochorionic twin pregnancies complicated by severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome at midgestation can be treated by either serial amnioreduction (removal of large volumes of amniotic fluid) or selective fetoscopic laser coagulation of the communicating vessels on the chorionic plate. We conducted a randomized trial to compare the efficacy(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential value of antenatally determined intrathoracic herniation of the liver and the ratio of fetal lung area to head circumference (LHR) in the prediction of postnatal survival in isolated, left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS In this multicenter study, we searched the antenatal-CDH-Registry for(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS A terminology and standardized classification has yet to be developed for those complications arising directly from the insertion of synthetic (prostheses) and biological (grafts) materials in female pelvic floor surgery. METHODS This report on the above terminology and classification combines the input of members of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to investigate the value of fetal lung area to head circumference ratio in the prediction of the postnatal outcome in left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia treated by fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion. STUDY DESIGN The lung area to head circumference ratio was measured before fetoscopic endoluminal(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess fetal cardiac function in monochorionic twins before and after therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and compare it with control subjects. STUDY DESIGN We conducted prospective longitudinal assessment of fetal cardiac function in cases undergoing curative fetal therapy for TTTS (n = 39) until 4 weeks(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the true incidence, prenatal detection rate and fetal outcome of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in a systematically registered population over an 18-year period and to determine any change in trends over time. METHODS This was a retrospective study of all cases of CDH registered in the Central-Eastern France Birth Defects(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the host response, architectural integration and tensile strength of polypropylene and porcine small intestine submucosa-derived implants in a rat model. DESIGN Experimental study. SETTING Center for Surgical Technologies, Faculty of Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. SAMPLE Forty-eight adult male Wistar rats(More)