Suzanne W J Terheggen-Lagro

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BACKGROUND Formulae for infants with cow's milk protein allergy (CMA) should be based on extensively hydrolysed protein. 'Extensively' however is not strictly defined. Differences in molecular weight and peptide chain length may affect its clinical outcome. We studied the safety of a new extensively hydrolysed casein based formula (Frisolac Allergycare:(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, which accounts for the cAMP-modulated chloride conductance of airway epithelial cells. CFTR also regulates other membrane proteins like the negative regulation of the amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel (ENaC). Mutations in the CFTR gene lead to(More)
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a common primary immune deficiency, caused by undefined defects in lymphocyte function, and is treated routinely by immunoglobulin substitution. CVID complications include airway disease (AD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD). It was not known if AD and ILD in CVID have a common immunological aetiology and should(More)
In past decades, several chest radiograph scoring systems for cystic fibrosis were developed. This study was performed to compare interobserver variability of six different radiograph scores and to correlate them with clinical parameters. Thirty chest radiographs of 30 patients with cystic fibrosis were scored according to Shwachman-Kulczycki scoring,(More)
BACKGROUND Serological methods to monitor Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonisation in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are advocated but the diagnostic value of a commercially available P aeruginosa antibody test to detect early and chronic P aeruginosa colonisation in a non-research setting has not been assessed. METHODS Colonisation with P aeruginosa was(More)
Several factors influence levels of end-tidal carbon monoxide (ETCO). We studied determinants of ETCO corrected for inhaled CO (ETCOc) levels in healthy control subjects and compared ETCOc levels and determinants between healthy control subjects and patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Thirty healthy control subjects (mean +/- SD age, 23 +/- 6 years) and(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate airway disease progression assessed by chest radiology, expiratory interrupter resistance (Rint,exp) and spirometry in young children with cystic fibrosis (CF) over a 3-yr period. Two chest radiographs combined with two R(int,exp) measurements were performed with a 3-yr interval in 21 preschool children (age(More)
Anaerobic fitness is important for daily functioning of children with cystic fibrosis (CF). The aim of this study was to assess the determinants of anaerobic performance in CF. Anaerobic performance was measured in 39 children with CF (mean age, 13.2 +/- 1.8 (SD) years, forced expired volume in 1 sec (FEV(1)) 81.6 +/- 22.1% predicted), using a Wingate(More)
High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) may be useful to monitor lung disease in children with common variable immunodeficiency disorder (CVID). We evaluated interobserver agreement and correlation with pulmonary function tests (PFTs) for automated quantification and visual scoring of air trapping and airway wall thickening on HRCT in paediatric CVID(More)
OBJECTIVE To test observer agreement and two strategies for possible improvement (consensus meeting and reference images) for the modified Chrispin-Norman score for children with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS Before and after a consensus meeting and after developing reference images three observers scored sets of 25 chest radiographs from children with(More)