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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)
DNA synthesis and mitotic activity in coronary collateral arterioles was assessed in dogs at different time intervals after gradual ameroid constriction of the left circumflex coronary artery. Labeling of nuclei and the mitotic index were highest at 3 weeks after implantation of the constrictor and. gradually declined thereafter. Labeling persisted for at(More)
In 61 consecutive patients undergoing aortocoronary bypass grafting, angiographic and electrocardiographic (ECG) changes were studied. Histologic delineation of myocardium was obtained by analysis of transmural biopsy specimens acquired at the time of surgery. The use of principal-component analysis revealed three definite groups of patients. Group I(More)
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)
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. 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 prehospital EMS-MICU services. Chrono-biologic(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)
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)
OBJECTIVES To establish gestational age-specific reference ranges for amniotic fluid measurements in monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies, to compare them with previously reported singleton and twin reference ranges and to examine the rationale for using a gestational age-dependent cut-off to define polyhydramnios in twin-twin transfusion syndrome, as(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)