Francois I Luks

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Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Use of white blood cell count and negative appendectomy rate
    Maria F Bates
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, 2 Dudley St, Suite 190, Providence, RI 02905
    Pediatrics 133:e39-44. 2014
  2. doi request reprint New and/or improved aspects of fetal surgery
    Francois I Luks
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Prenat Diagn 31:252-8. 2011
  3. doi request reprint The pediatric surgeons' contribution to in utero treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Francois I Luks
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Surg 250:456-62. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Blast injuries--and the pivotal role of trauma surgeons
    F I Luks
    Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Acta Chir Belg 110:517-20. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Limited prognostic value of a staging system for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Francois I Luks
    Fetal Treatment Program, Women and Infants Hospital and Hasbro Children s Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    Fetal Diagn Ther 19:301-4. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of laparoscopy in children
    F I Luks
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:965-8. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Requirements for fetal surgery: the diaphragmatic hernia model
    F I Luks
    Division of Pediatric Surgery and Program in Fetal Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, 02905, USA
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 92:115-8. 2000
  8. doi request reprint Reflectance spectrometry for real-time hemoglobin determination of placental vessels during endoscopic laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Sean Curran
    Division of Pediatric Surgery and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Program in Fetal Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:59-64. 2010
  9. pmc The Fas system confers protection against alveolar disruption in hyperoxia-exposed newborn mice
    Quanfu Mao
    Department of Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 39:717-29. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Isolated computed tomography diagnosis of pulmonary contusion does not correlate with increased morbidity
    Albert Kwon
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:78-82; discussion 78-82. 2006

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  1. doi request reprint Use of white blood cell count and negative appendectomy rate
    Maria F Bates
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, 2 Dudley St, Suite 190, Providence, RI 02905
    Pediatrics 133:e39-44. 2014
    ..We reviewed the clinical data of patients undergoing appendectomy to further reduce our NA rate...
  2. doi request reprint New and/or improved aspects of fetal surgery
    Francois I Luks
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Prenat Diagn 31:252-8. 2011
    ..It is no longer acceptable to express results in terms of survival at birth. Survival at discharge and long-term morbidity must be considered as well...
  3. doi request reprint The pediatric surgeons' contribution to in utero treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Francois I Luks
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Surg 250:456-62. 2009
    ..To evaluate the outcome of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) treated using a combination of endoscopic fetal surgery-specific techniques and surgical restraint...
  4. ncbi request reprint Blast injuries--and the pivotal role of trauma surgeons
    F I Luks
    Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Acta Chir Belg 110:517-20. 2010
    ..Individual management of the blast injury victim requires a multidisciplinary team; terrorist or wartime bombings also require expertise in disaster management and triage...
  5. ncbi request reprint Limited prognostic value of a staging system for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Francois I Luks
    Fetal Treatment Program, Women and Infants Hospital and Hasbro Children s Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    Fetal Diagn Ther 19:301-4. 2004
    ..However, this progression has not been validated in longitudinal studies. Herein, we report on the natural progression of severe TTTS in a cohort of patients from a regional Fetal Treatment Program...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of laparoscopy in children
    F I Luks
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:965-8. 1999
    ..Laparoscopy may offer fast recovery and improved cosmesis, but its cost has been perceived as excessive...
  7. ncbi request reprint Requirements for fetal surgery: the diaphragmatic hernia model
    F I Luks
    Division of Pediatric Surgery and Program in Fetal Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, 02905, USA
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 92:115-8. 2000
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Reflectance spectrometry for real-time hemoglobin determination of placental vessels during endoscopic laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Sean Curran
    Division of Pediatric Surgery and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Program in Fetal Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:59-64. 2010
    ....
  9. pmc The Fas system confers protection against alveolar disruption in hyperoxia-exposed newborn mice
    Quanfu Mao
    Department of Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 39:717-29. 2008
    ..The capacity of the Fas/FasL signaling pathway to mediate protective rather than destructive functions in hyperoxic newborn lungs highlights the versatility of this complex pathway...
  10. ncbi request reprint Isolated computed tomography diagnosis of pulmonary contusion does not correlate with increased morbidity
    Albert Kwon
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:78-82; discussion 78-82. 2006
    ..This study examines the clinical course of patients with CT-only diagnosis of pulmonary contusion and compares it with that of patients with CXR-proven pulmonary contusion...
  11. doi request reprint Long-term morbidity after fetal endoscopic surgery for severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Benjamin Kowitt
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children s Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 47:51-6. 2012
    ..There is limited long-term follow-up of surviving TTTS patients. The aim of this study was to analyze gestational age-stratified, long-term morbidity in these patients...
  12. doi request reprint Laser ablation of placental vessels in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: a paradigm for endoscopic fetal surgery
    Michele L Lombardo
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:869-72. 2011
    ..Insertion and removal of tracheal occlusion balloons for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia are currently being performed at our institution...
  13. ncbi request reprint What--and why--the pediatric surgeon should know about twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Francois I Luks
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:1063-9. 2005
    ..Pediatric surgeons, with their knowledge of fetal and congenital pathology, and their technical expertise with minimally invasive surgery, can be of great benefit to the patient and the medical team...
  14. ncbi request reprint Port insertion and removal techniques to minimize premature rupture of the membranes in endoscopic fetal surgery
    Justine Chang
    Program in Fetal Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:905-9. 2006
    ..Rates of 40% to 100% have been reported after both open and endoscopic fetal surgery. We describe a technique of endoscopic port insertion and removal that minimizes trauma to the membranes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pediatric trauma patients with isolated airway compromise or Glasgow Coma Scale less than 8: does immediate attending surgeon's presence upon arrival make a difference?
    Felix Lui
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown Medical School and Hasbro Children s Hospital, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:103-6. 2005
    ..This report analyzes the outcome of children who met these isolated criteria and were treated before the change in guidelines was made...
  16. ncbi request reprint Intratwin arteriovenous fistula of the placenta in a case of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Michael Poch
    Department of Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Am J Perinatol 22:3-6. 2005
    ..We speculate that the hemodynamic effects of the fistula may have contributed to the refractoriness of the TTTS to serial amniodrainages and laser ablation of communicating intertwin vessels...
  17. doi request reprint Survival after laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: when are they out of the woods?
    Christopher S Muratore
    Fetal Treatment Program, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:66-9; discussion 70. 2009
    ..Endoscopic laser ablation of placental vessels (ELA) is associated with 75% to 80% survival of at least one twin. The actuarial risk of fetal demise after ELA has not yet been described...
  18. ncbi request reprint In-line image projection accelerates task performance in laparoscopic appendectomy
    Kamil Erfanian
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children s Hospital, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 38:1059-62. 2003
    ..Position of the endoscopic image at hand level has been shown in a laboratory model to facilitate task performance. The authors tested the hypothesis that in-line image projection reduced operating time for a standardized procedure...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary embolism: which pediatric trauma patients are at risk?
    Anne K Truitt
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown Medical School and Hasbro Children s Hospital, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:124-7. 2005
    ..Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE) are rare in pediatric trauma patients, and guidelines for prophylaxis are scarce. The authors sought to identify subgroups of patients who may be at higher risk of developing DVT/PE...
  20. ncbi request reprint Placental findings after laser ablation of communicating vessels in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Monique E De Paepe
    Department of Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Pediatr Dev Pathol 7:159-65. 2004
    ..Detailed analysis of laser-treated placentas and clinicopathological correlation may lead to a better understanding of the pathophysiology of TTTS and continued refinement of therapeutic approaches for this often lethal condition...
  21. doi request reprint Effect of delay in presentation on rate of perforation in children with appendicitis
    Chaitan K Narsule
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children s Hospital and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 29:890-3. 2011
    ..A recent adult study suggests that the perforation risk is minimal in the first 36 hours and remains at 5% thereafter. We studied a pediatric population to assess symptom duration as a risk factor for perforation...
  22. ncbi request reprint High incidence of postoperative bowel obstruction in newborns and infants
    Janet Y Young
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:962-5; discussion 965. 2007
    ..Postoperative bowel obstruction (PBO) plagues patients of all ages after intraabdominal surgery. We examined the incidence, risk factors, and the need for operative intervention of PBO...
  23. doi request reprint Influence of experience, case load, and stage distribution on outcome of endoscopic laser surgery for TTTS--a review
    Shair Ahmed
    Program in Fetal Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Prenat Diagn 30:314-9. 2010
    ..However, most studies are noncontrolled and retrospective, and have included a limited number of patients. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of outcomes after laser surgery in patients with TTTS...
  24. ncbi request reprint Perinatal management of congenital cystic lung lesions in the age of minimally invasive surgery
    Anne K Truitt
    Program in Fetal Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:893-6. 2006
    ..We examined our recent experience and the role of minimally invasive surgery...
  25. ncbi request reprint Maternal and fetal safety of fluid-restrictive general anesthesia for endoscopic fetal surgery in monochorionic twin gestations
    Vincent D Duron
    Fetal Treatment Program of New England, Providence, RI 02903, USA Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children s Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Clin Anesth 26:184-90. 2014
    ..To review our experience with general anesthesia in endoscopic fetal surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), and to compare fetomaternal outcome before and after protocol implementation...
  26. doi request reprint Feto-fetal transfusion syndrome in monochorionic quadruplets
    Barbara M O'Brien
    Fetal Treatment Program, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:470-2. 2010
    ..Endoscopic laser ablation of placental vessels is now the preferred treatment for severe feto-fetal transfusion syndrome in twin gestations, and has been well-documented in triplet gestations as well...
  27. ncbi request reprint Expression of apoptosis-related genes after fetal tracheal occlusion in rabbits
    Monique E De Paepe
    Department of Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:1616-25. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effect of fetal TO on the spatiotemporal expression of key apoptosis-related signaling molecules...
  28. ncbi request reprint Renal tubular apoptosis in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Monique E De Paepe
    Department of Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Pediatr Dev Pathol 6:215-25. 2003
    ..We speculate that the risk for development of tubular apoptosis in TTTS depends on the severity and timing of the hemodynamic imbalance, whereby early mid-trimester fetuses may be more vulnerable...
  29. doi request reprint Thoracoscopic resection of a giant thymolipoma in a 4-year-old girl
    Tze Woei Tan
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children s Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:903-5. 2008
    ..Thymolipoma is a very rare, benign mediastinal tumor. In this paper, we report on the thoracoscopic resection of such a lesion in a 4-year-old girl...
  30. doi request reprint Surgical performance with head-mounted displays in laparoscopic surgery
    Christopher J Prendergast
    Department of Surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:S237-40. 2009
    ..Modern HMDs offer greatly improved image quality and reduced bulk and weight. We compared two types of HMDs with conventional overhead image display...
  31. doi request reprint Dual localization technique for thoracoscopic resection of lung lesions in children
    Abigail E Martin
    Hasbro Children s Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School, BrownUniversity, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:S161-4. 2009
    ..Deeper lesions can be marked by preoperative computed tomography (CT)-guided techniques, but neither needle localization nor dye injection alone is foolproof. In this paper, we present our experience with a dual localization technique...
  32. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin alters early fetal lung morphogenesis
    Christopher S Muratore
    Department of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children s Hospital, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02095, USA
    J Surg Res 155:225-30. 2009
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Preoperative planning with magnetic resonance imaging and computerized volume rendering in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    F I Luks
    Program in Fetal Medicine, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown Medical School, 2 Dudley St, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 185:216-9. 2001
    ..In this manner an entire virtual endoscopic fetal operation can be performed and fine-tuned before the actual procedure is to take place...
  34. ncbi request reprint Lung growth response after tracheal occlusion in fetal rabbits is gestational age-dependent
    M E De Paepe
    Department of Pathology and Division of Pediatric Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 21:65-76. 1999
    ..The fetal rabbit provides an invaluable model to study the mechanics and age dependency of TO-induced lung growth...
  35. ncbi request reprint Fas ligand expression coincides with alveolar cell apoptosis in late-gestation fetal lung development
    M E De Paepe
    Department of Pathology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 279:L967-76. 2000
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Individualized image display improves performance in laparoscopic surgery
    Rajan K Thakkar
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 22:1010-3. 2012
    ..The current study examines whether the concept of individualized image display improves performance during laparoscopic surgery...
  37. pmc Fas-ligand-induced apoptosis of respiratory epithelial cells causes disruption of postcanalicular alveolar development
    Monique E De Paepe
    Women and Infants Hospital, Dept of Pathology, 101 Dudley St, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Am J Pathol 173:42-56. 2008
    ....
  38. doi request reprint The use of intraabdominal tissue expanders as a primary strategy for closure of giant omphaloceles
    Abigail E Martin
    Department of Surgery, Hasbro Children s Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:178-82. 2009
    ..However, these reports have focused on use of tissue expanders as a second-line treatment after other options, such as silastic silos or attempted primary closure, have failed...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effect of lung fluid composition on type II cellular activity after tracheal occlusion in the fetal lamb
    F I Luks
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 36:196-201. 2001
    ..After isobaric saline exchange of lung fluid, type II cell function is severely inhibited, confirming the role of tracheal fluid composition in type II stimulating type II cell function...
  40. doi request reprint What-and why-the pathologist should know about twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
    Monique E De Paepe
    Department of Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    Pediatr Dev Pathol 16:237-51. 2013
    ..It is our expectation that overviews such as this may serve as a template to generate consensus guidelines for standardized and evidence-based pathologic evaluation of monochorionic twin placentas...
  41. doi request reprint Eliminating the effects of paradoxic imaging during laparoscopic surgery
    Adam A Abodeely
    Department of Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 20:31-4. 2010
    ..The availability of high-quality, lightweight, head-mounted displays (HMDs) now allows individualization of the laparoscopic image. We studied the effect of manipulation of the paradoxic image on task performance...
  42. ncbi request reprint Fas/FasL-mediated apoptosis in perinatal murine lungs
    Monique E De Paepe
    Program of Fetal Medicine, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 287:L730-42. 2004
    ..The developmental time dependence of apoptosis-related events in the murine model should facilitate investigations of the regulation of perinatal pulmonary apoptotic gene expression...
  43. doi request reprint Head-motion-controlled video goggles: preliminary concept for an interactive laparoscopic image display (i-LID)
    Jeremy T Aidlen
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Division of Engineering, Brown University, 2 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02965, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:595-8. 2009
    ..Theoretic disadvantages include reliance for all on the same image capture and anticues (i.e., reality disconnect) when the projected image remains static, despite changes in head position. This can lead to discomfort and even nausea...
  44. ncbi request reprint Core excision of the foramen cecum for recurrent thyroglossal duct cyst after Sistrunk operation
    Abida K Sattar
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children s Hospital and Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:e3-5. 2004
    ..If thyroglossal duct cysts recur despite an adequate Sistrunk operation, an intralingual remnant should be suspected. Transoral excision of tongue tissue around the foramen cecum may offer a cure...
  45. ncbi request reprint Open and laparoscopic appendectomy are equally safe and acceptable in children
    T Oka
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children s Hospital and Brown Medical School, 2 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:242-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively whether laparoscopic (LA) and open appendectomy (OA) are equally safe and feasible in the treatment of pediatric appendicitis...
  46. ncbi request reprint Demonstration of placental vascular anatomy in monochorionic twin gestations
    Monique E De Paepe
    Department of Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Pediatr Dev Pathol 5:37-44. 2002
    ..Correlating the anastomotic patterns and location of the laser coagulation scars with post-ablation outcome will aid in the design of rational therapeutic methods for this often lethal condition...
  47. ncbi request reprint Is there a role for routine preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for suspected choledocholithiasis in children?
    Dionisios V Vrochides
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children s Hospital, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Arch Surg 140:359-61. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that the natural history of choledocholithiasis in children is spontaneous passage of stones through the papilla and that these children can be managed without routine preoperative ERCP...
  48. ncbi request reprint Pediatric splenic injuries with a contrast blush: successful nonoperative management without angiography and embolization
    David R Cloutier
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:969-71. 2004
    ..Arterial embolization is believed to reduce this failure rate. The significance of a blush in pediatric trauma is unknown. The authors evaluated the outcome of children with blunt splenic trauma and contrast extravasation...
  49. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic gastrostomy in infants and children
    J T Tomicic
    Divisions of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Hasbro Children s Hospital and Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 12:107-10. 2002
    ..Conclusions. Laparoscopy allows a quick and simple technique of gastrostomy placement under direct vision in even the smallest newborn and infant. It carries minimal operative risks and allows initiation of feedings within 24 hours...
  50. doi request reprint Placental characteristics of selective birth weight discordance in diamniotic-monochorionic twin gestations
    M E De Paepe
    Department of Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Placenta 31:380-6. 2010
    ..Elucidation of the mechanisms whereby velamentous cord insertion affects fetal growth may lead to more focused and effective therapeutic strategies for twin and singleton pregnancies complicated by dysregulated fetal growth...
  51. ncbi request reprint Experience with a multidisciplinary antenatal diagnosis and management model in fetal medicine
    F I Luks
    Program in Fetal Medicine, Department of Surgery, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 14:333-7. 2003
    ..Fetal medicine is a new and evolving specialty. Complex fetal conditions may require the multidisciplinary input of clinicians from many different specialties...
  52. doi request reprint Placental markers of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in diamniotic-monochorionic twins: A morphometric analysis of deep artery-to-vein anastomoses
    M E De Paepe
    Department of Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Placenta 31:269-76. 2010
    ..Elucidation of the role of the various placental determinants in diamniotic-monochorionic twin gestations may lead to further refinement of therapeutic strategies...