Current research

Survey: Unmet needs of rare and complex diseases related to pregnancy and family planning for patients and caregivers

25 May 2022

An ERN ReCONNECT working group* focused on pregnancy and family planning, launched a survey to capture patients’ and caregivers’ unmet needs related to pregnancy and family planning. The survey is directed to patients with rare and complex diseases (and their caregivers) […] LEARN MORE

Survey: emotional well-being and support groups

04 May 2022

All parents/patients affected by esophageal atresia may participate in this survey. Data collected will be used as part of a PhD study link to Stellenbosch University, South Africa.  The study has been approved by the Health Research Ethics Committee of Stellenbosch […] LEARN MORE

STEPS-EA trial: an ERNICA multi-center controlled trial

24 April 2021

The STEPS-EA trial is an ERNICA multi-centre randomised controlled trial looking at intralesional steroid injections to prevent refractory strictures in patients with esophageal atresia. The trial involves 1:1 randomization to injection with 10 mg/ml TAC (Kenacort-A 10) prior to balloon dilatation […] LEARN MORE

An international survey on anastomotic stricture management after esophageal atresia repair: considerations and advisory statements

20 December 2020

Surgical endoscopy, 2020 Aug Chantal A. ten Kate1 · Renato Tambucci2 · John Vlot1 · Manon C. W. Spaander3 · Frederic Gottrand4 · Rene M. H. Wijnen1 · Luigi Dall’Oglio2Received: 8 April 2020 / Accepted: 24 July 2020 © The […] LEARN MORE

Professor Cattan talk about Tissue Engineering

10 July 2019

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Circumferential esophageal replacement using a tube-shaped tissue-engineered substitute: An experimental study in minipigs

22 September 2015

Esophageal replacement by the colon or the stomach for malignant and nonmalignant esophageal diseases exposes to significant morbidity and mortality. In this setting, tissue engineering seems to be a seductive alternative. Methods. In a porcine model, we performed a 5-cm-long […] LEARN MORE