Moy-Fong Chen

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OBJECTIVE To compare the rates and aetiologies of stillbirth over the past 50 years. STUDY DESIGN We reviewed all autopsy reports for stillbirths occurring between 1989 and 2009 at the McGill University Health Centre to determine the pathological aetiology of stillbirths. We also reviewed maternal characteristics. We compared our results with a previous(More)
Pulmonary hypoplasia has been found in the human neonatal autopsy population and has been attributed to an alteration in epithelial-mesenchymal interactions during development of the lung. Pulmonary acinar aplasia is a very rare and severe form of pulmonary hypoplasia. The transforming growth factor-betas (TGF-β) are multifunctional regulatory peptides that(More)
It was previously shown that tracheal obstruction accelerated fetal lung growth and eventually reversed the pulmonary hypoplasia in experimental diaphragmatic hernia. We have successfully developed a reversible tracheal obstruction technique in fetal sheep using balloon occlusion and showed that 3 wk of obstruction induced significant lung growth of the(More)
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