Michel Bossens

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The efficacy of vaginal tablets (Gynoflor) containing 50 mg of a lyophilisate of viable, H2O2-producing Lactobacillus acidophilus (at least 10(7) colony forming units/tablet) and 0.03 mg estriol (CAS 50-27-1) for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) was tested in a multicentric, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial with parallel-group design.(More)
Cervix intraepithelial neoplasia grade III (CIN III) is an intraepithelial proliferative process with different levels of severity depending on both the extension of the proliferation in the epithelium and the presence of cellular atypia. Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been clearly associated with such lesions. The results of a preliminary study are(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an epitheliotropic virus typically infecting keratinocytes but also possibly epithelial trophoblastic placental cells. In the present study, we set out to investigate whether HPV can be recovered from transabdominally obtained placental cells to avoid any confounding contamination by HPV-infected cervical cells. Thirty-five(More)
Immunoglobulins, mostly of the IgG class, were detected in eluates of the placenta of 75% of 50 healthy women in their first or second pregnancy, 92% of 30 women with more than two pregnancies, and 87% of 23 pre-eclamptic patients. The immunoglobulins were assayed for complement-dependent cytotoxicity on human and monkey cell-lines, as well as on the same(More)
Antisera to Mason-Pfizer or Baboon Endogenous Virus possessed complement-dependent cytotoxicity for cell lines chronically infected with these viruses, with some degree of cross-reaction. When appropriately absorbed with virus-free cells, the antisera were not cytotoxic for lymphocytes of adult males but lysed lymphocytes of neonates in about half of the 30(More)
Public health and financial aspects of cholecystectomy related bile duct injury (BDI) are highlighted in a National Cholecystectomy Survey carried out through 'datamining' the Federal State Medical Records Summaries and Financial Summaries of all Belgian hospitals in 1997. All cancer diagnoses, children < or = 10 years, cholecystectomies performed as an(More)
In this report we document the first observation of highly elevated alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels in the amniotic fluid of a 23-week gestation male fetus with cystic adenomatoid lung malformation (CCAML) Type III and caudal regression. The increase of AFP levels may be related to the presence of tumor-like lung masses of embryonic origin.