Laura Mirjam Blok

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The RNA and protein synthesis was studied in the DNA-directed cell-free system with extracts and ribosomes of intact and ultraviolet (UV) irradiated E. coli B. The UV-doses used did not kill the cells, but produced noticeable morphological changes. DNA of bacteriophage T2 was used as a template for the RNA synthesis. All the UV-doses used cause an(More)
INTRODUCTION An evaluation of our first 111 consecutive cases of non-syndromic endoscopically assisted craniosynostosis surgery (EACS) followed by helmet therapy. METHODS Retrospective analysis of a prospective registration database was performed. Age, duration of surgery, length of hospital stay, blood loss, transfusion rate, cephalic index and duration(More)
The results obtained by percutaneous cervical cordotomy (PCC) were analysed in 43 terminally ill cancer patients treated in our institution from 1998 to 2001. We wished to determine whether there is still a place for PCC in the actual clinical situation with its wide choice of pain therapies. All patients had severe unilateral pain due to cancer, resistant(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pontine hyperintense lesions (PHL) on T2-weighted MRI have been recognized recently. Histopathological findings resemble periventricular leukoaraiosis, and a vascular etiology has been suggested. We studied the frequency and the associated factors of PHL in patients with symptomatic atherosclerosis. METHODS Two independent observers(More)
OBJECTIVE Minimal literature exists on the intraoperative complication rate of pediatric neurosurgical procedures with respect to both surgical and anesthesiological complications. The aim of this study, therefore, was to establish intraoperative complication rates to provide patients and parents with information on which to base their informed consent and(More)
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