Joop A J Faber

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We present a clinical study of 43 macrocephalic children with a normal rate of headgrowth. The aims of the study were an evaluation of the usual criteria of macrocephaly and the drafting of a differentiated approach to the investigation of macrocephalics. Firstly, the value of head measurement in evaluating intracranial volume was assessed. As a golden(More)
A prospective cross-sectional study was performed on hydrocephalic infants and children. MRI was used to assess the state of myelination and to quantify the intracranial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume repeatedly in all children. At the same time, neurodevelopmental testing was performed. A positive correlation was found between the progress of myelination(More)
The effect of raised intracranial pressure (ICP), due to infantile hydrocephalus, on the process of myelination has been suggested in the literature. In this study 19 hydrocephalic infants were followed-up with anterior fontanelle pressure (AFP) measurement (assessment of ICP), MRI (assessment of the myelination process and the CSF volume), and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this research is to compute a prediction of the future intelligence of every neonate with a meningomyelocele (MMC) on the day of birth to inform the parents. Earlier research revealed that the variables ventricle size, open arch above vertebra lumbar 3, a very small or a very large head can be attended by an IQ below 85 points: the(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to evaluate the long-term results of a flow-regulating shunt (Orbis Sigma Valve [OSV] II Smart Valve System; Integra NeuroSciences, Sophia Antipolis, France) in the treatment of hydrocephalus, whether it was a first insertion procedure or surgical revision of another type of shunt, in everyday clinical practice in a(More)
Cerebral hemodynamic changes in infants with progressive hydrocephalus have been studied with the transcranial Doppler (TCD) technique. Several authors have referred to the correlation between the hemodynamic changes and increased intracranial pressure (ICP). Despite conflicting conclusions on the value of pulsatility index (PI) and resistance index (RI)(More)
The generation of new myocytes is an essential process of in utero heart growth. Most, or all, cardiac myocytes lose their capacity for proliferation during the perinatal period through the process of terminal differentiation. An increasing number of studies focus on how experimental interventions affect cardiac myocyte growth in the fetal sheep.(More)
CT scanning was done to calculate the volume of intracranial spaces in children with the purpose of developing a reliable method of differentiating the various causes of macrocephaly. The technique has been applied to the CT scans of 60 apparently normal children, and the resulting graphs show the normal relationship between intracranial volumes and age(More)
In children with hydrocephalus, accurate and reproducible estimation of the presence, severity, and course of the condition is of paramount importance for both clinical and scientific purposes. In this study, 30 hydrocephalic patients were assessed with a number of commonly used methods, such as occipitofrontal skull circumference (SC) measurements, Evans(More)
Swallowing of amniotic fluid and lung fluid inflow were eliminated in 10 chronically instrumented fetuses. The urachus was ligated, and fetal was urine drained to the outside. At the beginning and the end of 21 experiments of 66 +/- 5 (SE) h duration, all amniotic fluid was temporarily drained to the outside for volume measurement and sampling. Amniotic(More)