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This study was an investigation of a possible correlation between either the gestational age (GA) and type of brain injury or between the gestational age and type, distribution and severity of cerebral palsy (CP). Four hundred sixty-one children with a birthweight > or = 1250 g and GA > or = 30 weeks with a complicated neonatal period and/or brain injury on(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the diagnostic value of prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in addition to prenatal ultrasound in a case of fetal varicella syndrome. METHODS Comparison of prenatal ultrasound and MRI features obtained at 26 and 32 weeks, respectively, with neonatal imaging (ultrasound, MRI and CT) and macroscopic and microscopic pathology(More)
Sphingomonas paucimobilis was isolated from tracheal secretions of a total of 85 mechanically ventilated babies in a neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) during a two-year-period. None of the neonates developed pneumonia or sepsis. After each increase in the fluctuating number of S. paucimobilis isolates, extra attention was paid to hand hygiene and to the(More)
N-terminal propeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP) concentration was measured in cord serum, amniotic fluid, and maternal serum from high-risk pregnancies. The fetal PIIINP variability was shown to be independent of the maternal serum PIIINP values. Although a highly significant negative correlation was found between the fetal propeptide level and(More)
Procollagen propeptide serum levels reflect the rate of collagen production. Because the prenatal period is unrivaled in terms of relative amounts of collagen synthesized per unit of time, this life episode must be the most sensitive period for the study of these biochemical markers of growth variability. N-terminal propeptide of type III procollagen(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine mortality and morbidity at discharge from the hospital of a large population-based cohort of infants who were born at <or=26 weeks' gestation. METHODS Perinatal data were collected on extremely preterm infants who were alive at the onset of labor and born between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2000, in all 19 Belgian perinatal(More)
The aim of this review is to determine the relationship between gestational age (GA) and prevalence, type, distribution, and severity of cerebral palsy (CP). Epidemiological studies with cohorts expressed by GA were assessed. A comprehensive meta-analysis and meta-regression was performed on four fetal age categories. Studies of children with CP as a target(More)
A term female firstborn infant had unexplained nonimmune fetal hydrops and recurrent left chylothorax at 4 weeks of age. A few months before conception, her mother had had acute dystrophic nail changes and is being treated for recurrent sinusitis, bronchiectasis, and a deficiency of serum IgG2. We suggest that they both suffer from a dominantly inherited(More)