Stijn L Verhulst

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Affiliation: University of Antwerp
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc First night effect for polysomnographic data in children and adolescents with suspected sleep disordered breathing
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Antwerp, Belgium
    Arch Dis Child 91:233-7. 2006
  2. doi request reprint The effect of weight loss on sleep-disordered breathing in obese teenagers
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1178-83. 2009
  3. pmc Intrauterine exposure to environmental pollutants and body mass index during the first 3 years of life
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Health Perspect 117:122-6. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing: a new risk factor of suspected fatty liver disease in overweight children and adolescents?
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Sleep Breath 13:207-10. 2009
  5. doi request reprint A longitudinal analysis on the association between antibiotic use, intestinal microflora, and wheezing during the first year of life
    Stijn L Verhulst
    University of Antwerp, Department of Pediatrics, Wilrijk, Belgium
    J Asthma 45:828-32. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Is sleep-disordered breathing an additional risk factor for the metabolic syndrome in obese children and adolescents?
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:8-13. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing and proteinuria in overweight and obese children and adolescents
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
    Horm Res 70:224-9. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing, obesity, and airway inflammation in children and adolescents
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Chest 134:1169-75. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing and systemic inflammation in overweight children and adolescents
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:234-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing and uric acid in overweight and obese children and adolescents
    Stijn L Verhulst
    University of Antwerp, Department of Pediatrics, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium
    Chest 132:76-80. 2007

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Publications30

  1. pmc First night effect for polysomnographic data in children and adolescents with suspected sleep disordered breathing
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Antwerp, Belgium
    Arch Dis Child 91:233-7. 2006
    ..To assess the presence of a first night effect (FNE) in children and adolescents and to examine if a single night polysomnography (PSG) is sufficient for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)...
  2. doi request reprint The effect of weight loss on sleep-disordered breathing in obese teenagers
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1178-83. 2009
    ..These findings are in favor of considering weight loss as a first-line treatment for SDB in obese children and adolescents...
  3. pmc Intrauterine exposure to environmental pollutants and body mass index during the first 3 years of life
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Health Perspect 117:122-6. 2009
    ..We investigated the association between body mass index (BMI) standard deviation score (SDS) and prenatal exposure to hexachlorobenzene, dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), dioxin-like compounds, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)...
  4. doi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing: a new risk factor of suspected fatty liver disease in overweight children and adolescents?
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Sleep Breath 13:207-10. 2009
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate if sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) was an independent predictor of suspected fatty liver disease in a clinical sample of overweight children and adolescents...
  5. doi request reprint A longitudinal analysis on the association between antibiotic use, intestinal microflora, and wheezing during the first year of life
    Stijn L Verhulst
    University of Antwerp, Department of Pediatrics, Wilrijk, Belgium
    J Asthma 45:828-32. 2008
    ..To examine the association between the intestinal flora at the age of three weeks and wheezing during the first year of life in a prospective birth cohort study...
  6. doi request reprint Is sleep-disordered breathing an additional risk factor for the metabolic syndrome in obese children and adolescents?
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:8-13. 2009
    ..Longitudinal studies and randomized control trials are therefore warranted to investigate a possible causal link between sleep-disordered breathing and insulin resistance...
  7. doi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing and proteinuria in overweight and obese children and adolescents
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
    Horm Res 70:224-9. 2008
    ..To assess whether sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in overweight children and adolescents has an additional effect on the spectrum of urinary albumin to protein loss, as markers of early kidney dysfunction...
  8. doi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing, obesity, and airway inflammation in children and adolescents
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Chest 134:1169-75. 2008
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  9. doi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing and systemic inflammation in overweight children and adolescents
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:234-9. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing and uric acid in overweight and obese children and adolescents
    Stijn L Verhulst
    University of Antwerp, Department of Pediatrics, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium
    Chest 132:76-80. 2007
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Reference values for sleep-related respiratory variables in asymptomatic European children and adolescents
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:159-67. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to expand the knowledge on normative data in children...
  12. ncbi request reprint Is wheezing associated with decreased sleep quality in Sri Lankan children? A questionnaire study
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:579-83. 2007
    ..To investigate the association between wheezing and impaired sleep in Sri Lankan children, aged 6-12 years; and, to report the prevalence of asthma-related symptoms in these subjects...
  13. pmc Sleep-disordered breathing in overweight and obese children and adolescents: prevalence, characteristics and the role of fat distribution
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Arch Dis Child 92:205-8. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in a clinical sample of overweight and obese children and adolescents, and to examine the contribution of fat distribution...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing and the metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese children and adolescents
    S L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, Antwerp University Hospital, Wilrijk, Belgium
    J Pediatr 150:608-12. 2007
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Weight loss and sleep-disordered breathing in childhood obesity: effects on inflammation and uric acid
    Kim Van Hoorenbeeck
    Laboratory of Experimental Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:172-7. 2012
    ..At baseline, a link exists between inflammation and SDB. Oxidative stress is reflected by UA at baseline and the concentration decreases after treatment according to improvements in SDB...
  16. doi request reprint Identification and functional characterization of novel mutations in the melanocortin-4 receptor
    Sigri Beckers
    Department of Medical Genetics, University of Antwerp and Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
    Obes Facts 3:304-11. 2010
    ..Melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) deficiency is the most common cause of monogenic obesity. In the present study, we screened the MC4R gene for mutations in a population of overweight and obese children and adolescents...
  17. doi request reprint Mutation analysis of WNT10B in obese children, adolescents and adults
    Jasmijn K Van Camp
    Department of Medical Genetics, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610, Antwerp, Belgium
    Endocrine 44:107-13. 2013
    ..3 %) and familial co-segregation of the most promising variant in patients could not be demonstrated. Therefore, we conclude that variations in WNT10B do not contribute to human monogenic obesity in our population...
  18. doi request reprint Identification and functional characterization of a missense mutation in resistin in two patients with severe obesity and insulin resistance
    Sigri Beckers
    Department of Medical Genetics, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Eur J Endocrinol 164:927-36. 2011
    ..In this study, we hypothesized that mutations in the resistin encoding gene, RETN, may cause a monogenic form of obesity...
  19. doi request reprint No important role for genetic variation in the Chibby gene in monogenic and complex obesity
    Jasmijn K Van Camp
    Department of Medical Genetics, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610, Antwerp, Belgium
    Mol Biol Rep 40:4491-8. 2013
    ..Several novel variations were found, but no definite role in the pathogenesis of obesity could be confirmed. Results from the association analysis suggest that common variation in CBY is not a cause for obesity in the Belgian population...
  20. doi request reprint The prevalence, anatomical correlates and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in obese children and adolescents
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Sleep Med Rev 12:339-46. 2008
    ..On the other hand, there are limited data on the effects of weight loss and of treatment with continuous positive airway pressure on the severity of sleep apnea in obese children and adolescents...
  21. pmc Early intestinal Bacteroides fragilis colonisation and development of asthma
    Carl Vael
    Department of Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Pulm Med 8:19. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the association between early intestinal colonisation and the development of asthma in the first 3 years of life...
  22. pmc Intestinal microflora and body mass index during the first three years of life: an observational study
    Carl Vael
    Department of Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Gut Pathog 3:8. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  23. doi request reprint Identification of three novel genetic variants in the melanocortin-3 receptor of obese children
    Doreen Zegers
    Department of Medical Genetics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:152-9. 2011
    ..Second, they show that caution is called for the interpretation of newly discovered mutations in MC3R...
  24. doi request reprint Novel imaging techniques using computer methods for the evaluation of the upper airway in patients with sleep-disordered breathing: a comprehensive review
    Jan W De Backer
    Department of Physics, Antwerp University, Belgium
    Sleep Med Rev 12:437-47. 2008
    ..Finally we summarise the studies that do indicate that the use of functional imaging of the UA in SRBD patients may significantly help to predict the clinical outcome after UA interventions...
  25. doi request reprint Correlation between the severity of sleep apnea and upper airway morphology in pediatric and adult patients
    Wim G Vos
    Department of Pulmonology, University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 10:26-33. 2010
    ..These advances are able to provide new insights into obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) evaluation and treatment...
  26. ncbi request reprint Computational fluid dynamics can detect changes in airway resistance in asthmatics after acute bronchodilation
    J W De Backer
    Department of Pulmonology, University Hospital Antwerp, Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650 Edegem, Belgium
    J Biomech 41:106-13. 2008
    ..All changes in the CFD-based calculated R(aw) significantly correlate with the observed changes in spirometric values therefore validating the CFD method for the studied application...
  27. ncbi request reprint Functional imaging using computational fluid dynamics to predict treatment success of mandibular advancement devices in sleep-disordered breathing
    J W De Backer
    Department of Physics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Biomech 40:3708-14. 2007
    ..The results of this pilot study suggest that the outcome of MAD treatment can be predicted using the described UA model...
  28. doi request reprint Early cardiac abnormalities in obese children: importance of obesity per se versus associated cardiovascular risk factors
    Nienke van Putte-Katier
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium
    Pediatr Res 64:205-9. 2008
    ..Obesity per se and not the parameters of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism predicted the early cardiac abnormalities...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sleep duration and insulin resistance in obese children: when variables are sleeping too close together
    Stijn L Verhulst
    J Pediatr 151:e14; author reply e14-5. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint Adenotonsillectomy as first-line treatment for sleep-disordered breathing in obese children
    Stijn L Verhulst
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:1399. 2008