Paul Lewi

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OBJECTIVES To predict neonatal survival and pulmonary hypertension by measurement of fetal pulmonary artery reactivity to maternal hyperoxygenation in fetuses with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia treated by fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO). METHODS Thirty-eight fetuses underwent FETO at around 28 weeks' gestation and the balloon was(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate neonatal morbidity in fetuses with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) treated with fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO) and compare it with historical controls with less severe forms of CDH that were managed expectantly. METHODS This was a prospective, multicenter study on neonatal outcomes and prenatal(More)
We report on the use of spectral map analysis of the inter- and intraclade neutralization data of 14 sera of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected individuals and 16 primary isolates, representing genetic clades A to H in group M and group O. This multivariate analysis has been used previously to study the interaction between drugs and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of the assessment of peritoneal fluid volumes of up to 1 L by transvaginal ultrasonography and to re-evaluate the formula used to calculate total volume from the dimensions of the largest pocket. METHODS Patients (n = 13) enrolled for a minor laparoscopic procedure were prospectively recruited. At the end of the procedure,(More)
The growth of 811 clinical yeast isolates in the presence of single concentrations of antifungal agents was measured spectrophotometrically and expressed as a percentage of growth in inhibitor-free control cultures. Two-dimensional scatterplots of the relative growth data allowed for the simple visual determination of some susceptibility trends, including(More)
Here we report on the use of spectral map analysis of time-paired sequential neutralization data of 11 serum samples of a chimpanzee naturally infected with a simian immunodeficiency virus (SIVcpz-ant) and 8 primary consecutive SIVcpz-ant isolates, taken at about 4-month intervals. The analysis reveals the existence of three SIVcpz-ant isolate and serum(More)
In the present study, several techniques for calculating cardiac output were evaluated in order to find an accurate technique suitable for on-line digital computation. The thermodilution method was evaluated by different calculation techniques and by comparing these techniques with electromagnetic flowmeter values. Comparison of thermal dilution curves,(More)
We consider two fundamental properties in the analysis of two-way tables of positive data: the principle of distributional equivalence, one of the cornerstones of correspondence analysis of contingency tables, and the principle of subcompositional coherence, which forms the basis of compositional data analysis. For an analysis to be subcompositionally(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether in a larger data base call for sudden cardiac death exhibits a specific circadian rhythm similar to that recently demonstrated by Levine et al. DESIGN AND SETTING The time of the day of calls received for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OOHCA) prospectively registered between 1983 and '90 by 7 major Belgian pre-hospital(More)