Gerda van Wezel-Meijler

Summary

Affiliation: Leiden University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi Dietary supplementation of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in preterm infants: effects on cerebral maturation
    G Van Wezel-Meijler
    Department of Paediatrics, Free University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr 91:942-50. 2002
  2. pmc Is sequential cranial ultrasound reliable for detection of white matter injury in very preterm infants?
    Lara M Leijser
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, J6 S, Leiden University Medical Center, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuroradiology 52:397-406. 2010
  3. doi Cranial ultrasonography in neonates: role and limitations
    Gerda van Wezel-Meijler
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Semin Perinatol 34:28-38. 2010
  4. ncbi [Diagnostic imaging of brain maturation in premature infants]
    G Van Wezel-Meijler
    Academisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit, afd Kindergeneeskunde, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 145:410-7. 2001
  5. doi Diffuse hyperechogenicity of basal ganglia and thalami in preterm neonates: a physiologic finding?
    Gerda van Wezel-Meijler
    Department of Pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, PO Box 9600, J6 S, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Radiology 258:944-50. 2011
  6. doi Ultrasound detection of white matter injury in very preterm neonates: practical implications
    Gerda van Wezel-Meijler
    Department of Paediatrics, Subdivision of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 53:29-34. 2011
  7. doi Tractography of white-matter tracts in very preterm infants: a 2-year follow-up study
    Francisca T de Bruine
    Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 55:427-33. 2013
  8. ncbi Small cerebellar hemorrhage in preterm infants: perinatal and postnatal factors and outcome
    Sylke J Steggerda
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Cerebellum 12:794-801. 2013
  9. doi Brain imaging findings in very preterm infants throughout the neonatal period: part II. Relation with perinatal clinical data
    Lara M Leijser
    Department of Paediatrics, Division of Neonatology, J6 S, Leiden University Medical Center, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 85:111-5. 2009
  10. doi Comparing brain white matter on sequential cranial ultrasound and MRI in very preterm infants
    Lara M Leijser
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuroradiology 50:799-811. 2008

Collaborators

  • Frans J Walther
  • Monique Rijken
  • Hein J Odendaal
  • Vivianne E H J Smits-Wintjens
  • Arjan B Te Pas
  • Johanna M Middeldorp
  • Lara M Leijser
  • Sylke J Steggerda
  • Francisca T de Bruine
  • Jeroen van der Grond
  • Annette A van den Berg-Huysmans
  • Lishya Liauw
  • Mark A van Buchem
  • Fleur M Rosier-van Dunné
  • Johanna I de Vries
  • Enrico Lopriore
  • Nikki Vos
  • Andrea van Steenis
  • Laila de Groot
  • Maaike P Bakker
  • Francisca T Wiggers-de Bruïne
  • Laura Laan
  • Saskia le Cessie
  • Inge P De Boer
  • Inge H Palm-Meinders
  • Herman P van Geijn
  • Valerie Slooff
  • Mark Van Buchem
  • Sylvia Veen
  • Francisca Wiggers-de Bruine
  • Marieke Sueters
  • Frank P Vandenbussche

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi Dietary supplementation of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in preterm infants: effects on cerebral maturation
    G Van Wezel-Meijler
    Department of Paediatrics, Free University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr 91:942-50. 2002
    ..Other studies have suggested that dietary supplementation of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in preterm infants may enhance their visual development. The influence on structural brain development has never been evaluated...
  2. pmc Is sequential cranial ultrasound reliable for detection of white matter injury in very preterm infants?
    Lara M Leijser
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, J6 S, Leiden University Medical Center, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuroradiology 52:397-406. 2010
    ..Our aim was to assess in very preterm infants the reliability of a classification system for WM injury on sequential cUS throughout the neonatal period, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as reference standard...
  3. doi Cranial ultrasonography in neonates: role and limitations
    Gerda van Wezel-Meijler
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Semin Perinatol 34:28-38. 2010
    ..We will pay attention to the standard cUS procedure and expand on optimizing the possibilities of cUS by using supplemental acoustic windows and changing transducers and focus points. For illustration numerous cUS images are provided...
  4. ncbi [Diagnostic imaging of brain maturation in premature infants]
    G Van Wezel-Meijler
    Academisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit, afd Kindergeneeskunde, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 145:410-7. 2001
    ..Zones with more outspoken signal intensity change compared with the rest of the cerebral white matter were, however, not physiological and represent mild ischaemic change of the periventricular white matter...
  5. doi Diffuse hyperechogenicity of basal ganglia and thalami in preterm neonates: a physiologic finding?
    Gerda van Wezel-Meijler
    Department of Pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, PO Box 9600, J6 S, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Radiology 258:944-50. 2011
    ..To elucidate whether echogenicity (EG) of the basal ganglia and thalami (BGT) represents a physiologic phenomenon in preterm neonates (<32 weeks gestation)...
  6. doi Ultrasound detection of white matter injury in very preterm neonates: practical implications
    Gerda van Wezel-Meijler
    Department of Paediatrics, Subdivision of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 53:29-34. 2011
    ....
  7. doi Tractography of white-matter tracts in very preterm infants: a 2-year follow-up study
    Francisca T de Bruine
    Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 55:427-33. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether tractography of white-matter tracts can independently predict neurodevelopmental outcome in very preterm infants...
  8. ncbi Small cerebellar hemorrhage in preterm infants: perinatal and postnatal factors and outcome
    Sylke J Steggerda
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Cerebellum 12:794-801. 2013
    ..Small CBH is a frequent finding in preterm infants. These hemorrhages are independently associated with HFO ventilation and severe supratentorial hemorrhage and seem to have a favorable short-term prognosis. ..
  9. doi Brain imaging findings in very preterm infants throughout the neonatal period: part II. Relation with perinatal clinical data
    Lara M Leijser
    Department of Paediatrics, Division of Neonatology, J6 S, Leiden University Medical Center, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 85:111-5. 2009
    ....
  10. doi Comparing brain white matter on sequential cranial ultrasound and MRI in very preterm infants
    Lara M Leijser
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuroradiology 50:799-811. 2008
    ....
  11. doi Brain imaging findings in very preterm infants throughout the neonatal period: part I. Incidences and evolution of lesions, comparison between ultrasound and MRI
    Lara M Leijser
    Department of Paediatrics, Division of Neonatology, J6 S, Leiden University Medical Center, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 85:101-9. 2009
    ..cUS detected most abnormalities that have been associated with abnormal neurodevelopmental outcome...
  12. ncbi Prognostic value of gradient echo T2* sequences for brain MR imaging in preterm infants
    Francisca T de Bruine
    Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Radiol 44:305-12. 2014
    ..Gradient echo T2*-W sequences are more sensitive than T2-W spin-echo sequences for detecting hemorrhages in the brain...
  13. doi Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in newborn infants: practical aspects
    Gerda van Wezel-Meijler
    Department of Paediatrics, Subdivision of Neonatology, J6 S, Leiden University Medical Centre, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 85:85-92. 2009
    ..These issues are addressed in this paper and indications for performing neonatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging are presented...
  14. ncbi Cerebellar injury in preterm infants: incidence and findings on US and MR images
    Sylke J Steggerda
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, J6 S, 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Radiology 252:190-9. 2009
    ....
  15. doi General movements in the perinatal period and its relation to echogenicity changes in the brain
    Fleur M Rosier-van Dunné
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Research Institute MOVE, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 86:83-6. 2010
    ..In preterm born infants abnormal general movements (GMs) generally normalize before three months post term, but may persist when perinatal brain injury is present...
  16. doi Clinical implications of MR imaging findings in the white matter in very preterm infants: a 2-year follow-up study
    Francisca T de Bruine
    Department of Radiology and Pediatrics, Subdivision of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Radiology 261:899-906. 2011
    ....
  17. pmc Tractography of developing white matter of the internal capsule and corpus callosum in very preterm infants
    Francisca T de Bruine
    Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 21:538-47. 2011
    ..To investigate in preterm infants associations between Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) parameters of the posterior limb of the internal capsule (PLIC) and corpus callosum (CC) and age, white matter (WM) injury and clinical factors...
  18. doi Ultrasound detection of posterior fossa abnormalities in full-term neonates
    Sylke J Steggerda
    Department of Pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 88:233-9. 2012
    ..Cranial ultrasound through the mastoid fontanelle plays a pivotal role in the early detection of posterior fossa pathology and selection of neonates with an indication for MRI...
  19. doi Brain ultrasound findings in neonates treated with intrauterine transfusion for fetal anaemia
    Lara M Leijser
    Leiden University Medical Centre, Department of Paediatrics, Division of Neonatology, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 88:717-24. 2012
    ..Treatment consists of intrauterine transfusion (IUT). Neuro-imaging studies in surviving neonates treated with IUT are scarce...
  20. ncbi Incidence, origin, and character of cerebral injury in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome treated with fetoscopic laser surgery
    Enrico Lopriore
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1215-20. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the incidence, origin, and character of cerebral lesions in monochorionic twins with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome treated with fetoscopic laser surgery...
  21. ncbi Preoperative cranial ultrasound findings in infants with major congenital heart disease
    Arjan B Te Pas
    Division of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr 94:1597-603. 2005
    ..Advances in diagnostic testing and surgical techniques have resulted in reduced mortality in neonates with congenital heart disease (CHD) and a major concern for neurological morbidity in the presence of preoperative neurological injury...
  22. doi Neonatal cranial ultrasonography: how to optimize its performance
    Sylke J Steggerda
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 85:93-9. 2009
    ..This review will focus on techniques to be applied for optimizing the performance of CUS in the newborn infant...
  23. doi Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: diagnostic value of conventional MR imaging pulse sequences in term-born neonates
    Lishya Liauw
    Departments of Radiology and Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Radiology 247:204-12. 2008
    ..To retrospectively compare different magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques and pulse sequences for the depiction of brain injury in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy...
  24. doi Fetal brain sonography and fetal heart rate patterns in the preterm fetus
    Fleur M Rosier-van Dunné
    VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:296.e1-6. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to study whether peri- and intraventricular echodensities in the brain of fetuses at risk for preterm birth are associated with changes in fetal heart rate (FHR) parameters...
  25. ncbi Differentiation between peritrigonal terminal zones and hypoxic-ischemic white matter injury on MRI
    Lishya Liauw
    Department of Radiology, C3Q, Leiden University Medical Center, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur J Radiol 65:395-401. 2008
    ..Very high signal intensity of the peritrigonal areas on FLAIR (Odds Ratio 25) and presence of local atrophy (Odds Ratio 14.3) were best predictors to discriminate between the two groups...