Maarten W.G.A. Bronkhorst

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Rectal injuries in the pediatric population are most often attributed to accidental falls on offending objects, sexual abuse, or blunt trauma. Anorectal impalement is a rare injury, and as a result, specific knowledge or experience on the treatment of this type of injury in children is sparse. The extent of injury is often difficult to assess. Mostly,(More)
Peritoneal benign cystic mesothelioma is a rare tumour of unknown aetiology. It usually presents with mild abdominal pain and a solid tumour on physical examination. The differential diagnosis with solid abdominal tumours is difficult. Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging as well as aspiration cytology are useful in suggesting the pre-operative(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis and subsequent multiple-organ failure are the predominant causes of late mortality in trauma patients. Susceptibility and response to infection is, in part, heritable. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Toll-like receptor (TLR) and cluster of differentiation 14 (CD14) genes of innate immunity may play a key role. The aim of this(More)
In this study, the short-term outcome of renal transplants from non-heart-beating donors (NHBD) preserved by machine perfusion (MP) is evaluated and compared to preservation by cold storage (CS). Twenty-two NHBD kidneys were procured during 1993 and 1994 after in situ perfusion with histidine-tryptophan ketoglutarate and preserved by continuous perfusion(More)
The material to be used for closing the root canal when carrying out a retrograde surgical apical endodontic treatment continues to be a subject of discussion. The aim of the present study was to inventory which materials are being used for this purpose at this moment by Dutch O&MF surgeons. All practicing Dutch OM&F surgeons (n = 195) were sent a(More)
In the western world osteomyelitis of the jaws is not frequently encountered these days. In order to establish the actual incidence a survey was conducted, based on the number of patients treated for osteomyelitis of the jaw at a Dutch university medical centre between 1996 and 2001. 44 patients were identified. Their symptoms, afflicted areas and specific(More)
Mandibular fractures are among the most common facial bone injuries. Approximately 50% of the fractures occur in teeth bearing areas. Consequently, the likelihood that a tooth will be in the fracture line is substantial. A review of the literature reveals that there is not a clear guideline for preserving or removing a tooth in a mandibular fracture line.(More)