Fetal Membrane Healing
Experimental Models & Preventive Strategies

By Roland Devlieger
November 2003
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 90-5867-320-0
169 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$65.00 Paper Original

Contents in this Ph.D. dissertation include: The fetal membranes, the Achilles heel of invasive intrauterine procedures, Fetal membrane healing, Cultures of confluent amnion cells, An organ culture of human amniochorion, Studies in the Rabbit, MMP-2 and -9 and TIMPs in spontaneous fetal membrane repair, Studies in Sheep, Tissue remodeling following sealing of the fetal membranes in a sheep model for fetoscopic surgery, Factors influencing the flow rate through a created defect in human fetal membranes, Incidence of amniotic fluid leakage following routine midtrimester amniocentesis, General Discussion and Future Perspectives.

Acta Biomedica Lovaniensia No. 293

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