Julien J Stirnemann

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The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) is a scientific organization that encourages safe clinical practice and high-quality teaching and research related to diagnostic imaging in women’s healthcare. The ISUOG Clinical Standards Committee (CSC) has a remit to develop Practice Guidelines and Consensus Statements that(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess long-term neurodevelopment of children who were treated prenatally as part of the Eurofoetus randomized controlled trial. STUDY DESIGN The study population was composed of 128 cases of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) included and followed up in France. Survivors were evaluated by standardized neurological examination(More)
STUDY QUESTION When, within the female cycle, does conception occur in spontaneously fertile cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER This study provides reference values of day-specific probabilities of date of conception in ongoing pregnancies. The maximum probability of being within a 5-day fertile window was reached on Day 12 following the last menstrual period (LMP).(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this research was to evaluate the outcome and prognostic value of fetal serum β2-microglobulin in case of prenatal diagnosis of severe bilateral renal hypoplasia. METHODS Cases of hypoplastic kidneys were detected on ultrasound and referred to our laboratory for determination of fetal blood β2-microglobulin, over a 12-year period.(More)
Monochorionic twins are subjected to specific complications which originate in either imbalance or abnormality of the single placenta serving two twins. This unequal placental sharing can cause complications including twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS), selective intrauterine growth restriction or twin reversed(More)
Monochorionic twins are subjected to specific complications which originate in either imbalance or abnormality of the single placenta serving two twins including twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. The diagnosis is well established in overt clinical forms with the association of polyuric polyhydramnios and oliguric oligohydramnios. The best treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital cytomegalovirus infection occurs in 0.7% of live births with 15-20% of infected children developing long-term disability including hearing loss and cognitive deficit. Fetal cytomegalovirus infection is established by viral DNA amplification by polymerase chain reaction in amniotic fluid obtained by amniocentesis following maternal(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiomyopathy in the recipient twin is a marker of severity in twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), making it a potentially valuable tool for staging the disease. This study aimed to provide a quantitative description of cardiac function in the recipient twin. METHODS Consecutive monochorionic pregnancies complicated with TTTS and treated by(More)
In general, the precise date of onset of pregnancy is unknown and may only be estimated from ultrasound biometric measurements of the embryo. We want to estimate the density of the random variables corresponding to the interval between last menstrual period and true onset of pregnancy. The observations correspond to the variables of interest up to an(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital infection with human cytomegalovirus is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. A randomized controlled trial showed that high-dosage valacyclovir prevents cytomegalovirus disease in transplant recipients. Fetuses showing ultrasound features of infection are at high risk of being symptomatic at or before birth. In a pilot study, oral(More)