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BACKGROUND In 2002, an increased risk of hypospadias was reported for sons of women exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero, suggesting transgenerational effects of DES. The aim of this study was to further assess the association between parental DES exposure and hypospadias in a case-referent study. METHODS Cases with hypospadias were retrieved from(More)
BACKGROUND Hypospadias is a common congenital malformation of the male external genitalia. Most cases have an unknown aetiology, which is probably a mix of monogenic and multifactorial forms, implicating both genes and environmental factors. This review summarizes current knowledge about the aetiology of hypospadias. METHODS Pubmed was used to identify(More)
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM) approaches may provide alternatives for gastrointestinal tissue in urinary diversion. To continue to clinically translatable studies, TERM alternatives need to be evaluated in (large) controlled and standardized animal studies. Here, we investigated all evidence for the efficacy of tissue engineered(More)
The combination of a presacral mass, a sacral bone deformity, and an anorectal malformation are also known as the Currarino triad or Currarino syndrome. The syndrome is associated with a very high rate of severe and intractable constipation and urinary incontinence. However, it can also result in less common complaints and symptoms. Although the syndrome is(More)
The Wnts can be considered as candidates for the Congenital Anomaly of Kidney and Urinary Tract, CAKUT diseases since they take part in the control of kidney organogenesis. Of them Wnt5a is expressed in ureteric bud (UB) and its deficiency leads to duplex collecting system (13/90) uni- or bilateral kidney agenesis (10/90), hypoplasia with altered pattern of(More)
BACKGROUND There are many opinions but little firm knowledge about the optimal treatment of neurogenic stress urinary incontinence (NSUI). OBJECTIVE To scrutinize the quality and surgical outcomes of the available treatment modalities in the published literature. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION A systematic review of the published literature from Pub Med and Web(More)
Previously genome-wide association methods in patients with classic bladder exstrophy (CBE) found association with ISL1, a master control gene expressed in pericloacal mesenchyme. This study sought to further explore the genetics in a larger set of patients following-up on the most promising genomic regions previously reported. Genotypes of 12 markers(More)
Objectives. To determine the difference in response of NIRS of the bladder during voiding between men with and without BOO.LUTS. Methods. A prospective, case series, study included 36 men with LUTS. Patients completed the IPSS questionnaire; prostate volumes were measured sonographically. Patients underwent pressure flow study (PFS) with simultaneous NIRS(More)
OBJECTIVE This is a study concerning ureteroceles associated with a single collecting system of the involved kidney. METHODS Over an eight-year period 9 children (5 boys, 4 girls) had a ureterocele subtending a single collecting system, whereas 63 children had duplex ureteroceles. Malformations of other organ systems were present in only 1 patient. (More)
Ethical aspects of soft tissue engineering For reasons of consistency within this thesis, some terms have been standardized throughout the text. As a consequence the text may differ in this respect from the articles that have been published. Ethical aspects of soft tissue engineering Proefschrift ter verkrijging van de graad van doctor aan de Radboud(More)