About our research group/lab
Erasmus MC is the perfect environment to study this, as many cases of congenital anomalies are prenatally detected in this university hospital. Furthermore, appropriate equipment is available, like 3D-ultrasonography, I-space and several different laboratory facilities.
To establish whether there is a relation between abnormal vertebral and/or rib number and structural congenital malformations, fetal aneuploidy or other genetic abnormalities and premature delivery.
What type of research do you focus on in this group?
Prospective and retrospective cohort studies.
- An abnormal vertebral pattern and fetal prognosis (Dutch acronym: WREP)
Adverse Fetal and Neonatal Outcome and an Abnormal Vertebral Pattern: A Systematic Review.
Schut PC, Cohen-Overbeek TE, Galis F, Ten Broek CM, Steegers EA, Eggink AJ. (2016). Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2016 Dec;71(12):741-750.
Collaboration outside of Erasmus MC
- Neonatal intensive care
- Clinical genetics
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Frietson Galis - Senior researcher - Endless forms
- Vascular surgery UMC Utrecht
- Principal investigator: A.J. (Alex) Eggink, MD PhD, gynecologist-perinatologist
- Coordinating investigator: P.C. (Paulien) Schut, MSC, PhD candidate Prenatal Medicine