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Lifecycle:1 Jan 1970 →  Today
Organisation profile:

The department URVO houses the research units gynaecology, obstetrics and urology, which have as main research topics the following: 1. Gynaecology (J.J. Amy, Ph. De Sutter): - Chromosomal deviations in ovarial tumours; - Imaging of the cervix in the screening and prevention of cervical (pre-)cancer (e.g. cervicography); - Development of laparoscopy in gynaecological oncologic surgery; - Clinical trials on hormonal replacement therapy in menopause; - Clinical trials in hormonal contraception; - Co-operation in multi-centre clinical trials on surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy for gynaecological cancers (e.g. EORTC). 2. Unit Obstetrics (Foulon W.): - Prevention of congenital Toxoplasmosis; - Pathophysiology of Preterm Labour: Role of ascending infection in preterm birth; - Incidence and sequelae of congenital CMV-infection. Possibilities of prevention; - Invasive procedures and prenatal diagnosis in twin pregnancies; - Chorionic villous sampling; - Early detection of foetal malformations. 3. Unit Urology (Keuppens F.); - Physiopathology of the erection micturation: clinical trials; - Clinical trials in bladder cancer and prostate cancer; - Development of endolaminale echography.

Keywords:Prevention, Preterm Labor, Congenital Toxoplasmosis
Disciplines:Endocrinology and metabolic diseases, Morphological sciences