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The researchers aim to test the hypothesis that children who were exposed to cytotoxic drugs in utero, develop normally. Furthermore, they aim to test the pharmacokinetics of these drugs. Children who were exposed to radiotherapy during pregnancy will also be included.
In a prospective trial we invite children that were exposed to cytotoxic drugs or radiotherapy in utero for a standardized neurological and cardiological examination. The examinations will be done by qualified psychologists, neurological and cardiological pediatricians.
For the pharmacological part we will sample maternal blood after infusion of cytotoxic drugs. Samples will be analysed at the department of Clinical Pharmacology and results will be compared with the non-pregnant state.
Observational Model: Cohort
UZ Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:44:26-0400
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