Stephan Schatt

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Early prenatal diagnosis and in utero therapy of certain fetal diseases have the potential to reduce fetal morbidity and mortality. The intrauterine transplantation of stem cells provides in some instances a therapeutic option before definitive organ failure occurs. Clinical experiences show that certain diseases, such as immune deficiencies or inborn(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether umbilical cord blood collection during cesarean delivery can be improved by collecting cord blood before delivery of the placenta. STUDY DESIGN Patients undergoing cesarean delivery were randomly assigned to cord blood collection before or after placental delivery. Closed sterile collection systems were used for(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the kinetics of engraftment after in utero transplantation of murine fetal liver and human cord blood stem cells in the nonobese diabetic/severe combined immunodeficient (NOD/SCID) mouse model. NOD/SCID fetuses were injected with murine fetal liver or human cord blood CD34+ cells at day 13.5 of gestation. Frequencies of(More)
Currently prenatal diagnosis relies on invasive procedures such as chorion villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis (AC). Many parents are reluctant to expose themselves and their child to the small, but significant risk posed by these procedures to mother and child. There is, hence, a great need for a risk-free non-invasive alternative. To achieve this goal(More)
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