Piet Vanhaesebrouck

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An additional clinicohistopathological observation of neonatal pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis is described, confirming the findings in the original description by Canakis and coworkers [1]. The most striking finding is the presence of glycogen-laden cells within the interstitium of the lung. The outcome is favourable relative to other chronic(More)
Acute renal failure due to tubulo-interstitial nephritis developed in a 15-year-old girl. The disease was accompanied by uveitis and an inflammatory syndrome, consisting of a markedly increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate and high serum gamma globulin levels. The nephropathy as well as the inflammatory syndrome subsided spontaneously. A topical(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)
We report three siblings, two of whom had a neuropathological study, with a new subtype of congenital ponto-cerebellar atrophy (PCH). In addition to the brain stem and cerebellar anomalies common to all types of this heterogeneous condition, there were unique developmental defects in the telencephalon: absence of the claustrum, diffuse cortical changes(More)
Unilateral thalamic bleeding with associated intraventricular hemorrhage is reported in three full-term neonates. The first presented within 48 hours from birth with early onset streptococcal meningitis, persistent pulmonary hypertension, tonic seizures and a tense fontanelle. The second presented 6 days after birth with irritability, opisthotonus, a tense(More)
Three preterm infants exposed antenatally to indomethacin developed a characteristic syndrome consisting of edema and hydrops with a bleeding disorder at birth, oliguric renal failure during the first 3 postnatal days, and acute pneumoperitoneum resulting from localized ileal perforation(s) at the end of the first week of life. Despite the value of(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)
Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) for morbid obesity carries a serious risk of nutritional deficiencies that might impair embryogenesis. Consequently, attention should be given to the potential of risk to the fetus of BPD in women of childbearing age. We present the case of a pregnant woman who had undergone BPD 8 years previously, with documented vitamin A(More)
An original non-invasive method for easy and reproducible measurement of the subarachnoid space width in infants is described. Preliminary results of normal values during the neonatal period are presented as well as of the validity of the ultrasound method for abnormal values obtained by available computed tomography scanning.