Laurens J. Ceulemans

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Proximal row carpectomy (PRC) and scaphoid excision with four-corner fusion (4CF) are common motion-preserving, salvage procedures for the treatment of wrists with scaphoid nonunion (SNAC) or scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC). A systematic review was undertaken to clarify controversies regarding which of these procedures has the better outcome. We(More)
BACKGROUND m.14487T>C, a missense mutation (p.M63V) affecting the ND6 subunit of complex I of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, has been reported in isolated childhood cases with Leigh syndrome (LS) and progressive dystonia. Adult-onset phenotypes have not been reported. OBJECTIVES To determine the clinical-neurological spectrum and associated mutation(More)
Isolated lung transplantation (LuTx) and liver transplantation are established treatments for irreversible lung and liver failure. Combined liver and lung transplantation (cLiLuTx) is a less common, but approved therapy of combined organ failure, mostly applied in patients suffering from progressive cystic fibrosis and advanced liver disease. We report a(More)
Intestinal transplantation (ITx) is often associated with decreased abdominal domain, rendering abdominal closure difficult. Pre-transplant placement of tissue expanders (TE) can overcome this challenge; however it can be associated with life-threatening complications. This review aimed to comprehensively summarize all available literature on TE in ITx(More)
A case of brainstem encephalitis complicated by torsade de pointes is described. The possible occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias may contribute to the mortality in this condition. We recommend the admission of patients with brainstem encephalitis to an intensivve care unit, for a period of electrocardiographic monitoring.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Ischemia-reperfusion injury is inevitable during intestinal transplantation and can negatively affect the transplant outcome. Here, an overview is provided of the recent advances in the pathophysiological mechanisms of intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury and how this may impact graft survival. RECENT FINDINGS The intestine hosts a(More)
Intestinal transplantation (ITx) has evolved from an experimental procedure toward a clinical reality but remains a challenging procedure. The aim of this survey was to analyze the multicenter Belgian ITx experience. From 1999 to 2014, 24 ITx in 23 patients were performed in Belgium, divided over five centers. Median recipient age was 38 years (8 months-57(More)
Quality of life (QoL) gains importance in intestinal transplantation (ITx). This systematic review aimed to summarize all evidence on self-reported QoL in adult ITx. PubMed, EMBASE, CCTR, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched until October 2014. Structured data abstraction was performed and methodological quality was assessed using a standardized checklist.(More)
Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease whereas indications for intestinal transplantation are currently restricted to patients with irreversible small bowel failure and severe complications of total parenteral nutrition (mostly shortage and infection of venous accesses, major electrolyte disturbances and liver(More)