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This study evaluated whether the early use of high frequency ventilation (HFV) decreased the incidence of oxygen dependency at 36 weeks postconceptual age [chronic lung disease (CLD)] and improved developmental outcome. Neonates of less than 32 weeks gestational age needing ventilatory support for RDS who were admitted to a tertiary academic neonatal(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop an easy-to-use bedside scoring system, composed of clinical variables, hematologic variables, and risk factors of infection, to predict nosocomial sepsis in neonatal intensive care unit patients. SETTING A neonatal intensive care unit in a university hospital, Antwerp, Belgium. PATIENTS Over 2 yrs, we analyzed two groups of(More)
AIM We present three cases of neonatal cardiac tamponade due to umbilical venous catheterization, a rare, but potentially fatal complication. METHODS Timely diagnosis was made by echocardiography, and an urgent pericardiocentesis revealed TPN fluid. Perforation of the cardial wall was proven by contrast X-ray showing contrast diffusing into the(More)
AIM We have shown previously that the degree of prematurity affects cortical surface area growth. We now addressed the question whether cortical surface area growth after preterm birth is predicted by the severity of peri- and postnatal illness. METHODS Cortical surface area was measured in 269 images from 111 infants born between 23 and 29 weeks and(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic hypothermia was introduced in the Netherlands and Flanders, Belgium, in 2008. Since then, an increasing number of patients has been treated - up to 166 in 2010. Complications and outcome were registered in an online database. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to analyse complications and outcome after implementation. METHODS(More)
AIM To compare the prevalence of psychopathology in infants born preterm with matched full-term infants at the corrected age of 1 year. METHODS Between June 2003 and April 2005, a case-control longitudinal cohort study was conducted at the neonatal unit of the University Hospital of Antwerp, Belgium. We prospectively enrolled 123 live-born infants between(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess health and neurodevelopmental outcome at 3 years of age in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)-surviving children who were born at 26 or fewer weeks of gestation in a geographically defined region of Belgium from 1999 through 2000. METHODS The study included a clinical examination and a standardized neurologic and developmental(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the markers of autonomic nervous system activity, dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DBH), chromogranin A (CGA) and met-enkephalin (E), are different in cord blood from neonates born after conditions associated with chronic intrauterine stress (CIUS) as compared to neonates born after a normal pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN 61 newborns(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain data on the ontogeny of catecholamines and other chromaffin vesicle components, which could serve as a basis for the study of their role during fetal life in normal and pathologic conditions. DESIGN Epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine-beta-hydroxylase, and chromogranin A contents were measured in the porcine adrenal gland during(More)
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