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Hellebrekers, B.W.J. (author), Trimbos-Kemper, T.C.M. (author), Boesten, L. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author), Kolkman, W. (author), Trimbos, J.B. (author), Press, R.R. (author), van Poelgeest, M.I.E. (author), Emeis, S.J. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To identify predictors of postsurgical adhesion formation in peritoneal fluid and plasma, and assess efficacy and safety of reteplase (recombinant plasminogen activator [r-PA]). Design: Prospective randomized study. Setting: University Medical Center. Patient(s): Twenty-six abdominal myomectomy patients with early second-look...
article 2009
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van den Heuvel, E.G.H.M. (author), Muijs, T. (author), Brouns, F. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Consumption of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) has been shown to improve mineral absorption in the short term, but no long-term effects were studied in girls with a low calcium intake. Therefore, we hypothesized that short- and long-term consumption of short-chain FOS (sc-FOS) improves calcium and magnesium absorption in girls with a low habitual...
article 2009
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Kluft, C. (author), Meijer, P. (author), LaGuardia, K.D. (author), Fisher, A.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare effects of the transdermal contraceptive patch, a desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol (EE)-containing, monophasic combination oral contraceptive (COC) and a levonorgestrel/EE-containing, triphasic COC on hemostasis variables. Study Design: This was a randomized, open-label study of 104 young women who...
article 2008
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van Uffelen, J.G.Z. (author), Chinapaw, M.J.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To examine the effects of aerobic exercise or vitamin B supplementation on cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Design: Randomised placebo-controlled trial. Setting: General community. Participants: Community-dwelling adults aged 70-80 with MCI. Interventions : The 152 participants were randomly...
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van Vliet, T. (author), Jacobs, R.G.J.M. (author), de Deckere, E. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), de Bree, A. (author), van der Put, N.M.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To determine the effect of folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12 fortified spreads on the blood concentrations of these vitamins and homocysteine. Design and setting: A 6-week randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, parallel trial carried out in a clinical research center. Subjects: One hundred and fifty healthy volunteers (50% males...
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Kennedy, S. (author), Jin, X. (author), Yu, H. (author), Zhong, S. (author), Magill, P. (author), van Vliet, T. (author), Kistemaker, C. (author), Voors, C. (author), Pasman, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A proof-of-concept study to assess the safety and efficacy of a traditional Chinese medicine formula as treatment for primary dysmenorrhea showed no statistically significant benefit over placebo. However, some efficacy parameters suggested possible superiority of the active treatment and so a larger study needs to be performed to determine...
article 2006
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Genkinger, J.M. (author), Hunter, D.J. (author), Spiegelman, D. (author), Anderson, K.E. (author), Arslan, A. (author), Beeson, W.L. (author), Buring, J.E. (author), Fraser, G.E. (author), Freudenheim, J.L. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Hankinson, S.E. (author), Jacobs Jr., D.R. (author), Koushik, A. (author), Lacey Jr., J.V. (author), Larsson, S.C. (author), Leitzmann, M. (author), McCullough, M.L. (author), Miller, A.B. (author), Rodriguez, C. (author), Rohan, T.E. (author), Scheuten, L.J. (author), Shore, R. (author), Smit, E. (author), Wolk, A. (author), Zhang, S.M. (author), Smith-Warner, S.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Dairy foods and their constituents (lactose and calcium) have been hypothesized to promote ovarian carcinogenesis. Although case-control studies have reported conflicting results for dairy foods and lactose, several cohort studies have shown positive associations between skim milk, lactose, and ovarian cancer. Methods: A pooled...
article 2006
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), Stolk, R.P. (author), van der Schouw, Y.T. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - This study aimed to investigate the relation between alcohol consumption and type 2 diabetes among older women. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Between 1993 and 1997, 16,330 women aged 49-70 years and free from diabetes were enrolled in one of the Dutch Prospect-EPIC (European Prospective Study Into Cancer and Nutrition) cohorts and...
article 2005
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Boshuizen, H.C. (author), Stemmerik, L. (author), Westhoff, M.H. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Elderly participants experiencing difficulty in chair rising and with a maximum knee-extensor torque below 87.5 N ยท m were randomized to different versions of a strength-training program for the knee-extensors: to a high-guidance group (HG; two group sessions supervised by a physical therapist and one unsupervised home session per week, n = 17),...
article 2005
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), Sierksma, A. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Struys, E.A. (author), Jakobs, C. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Because plasma homocysteine (tHcy) is considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and associated with alcohol consumption, the authors investigated the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on kinetics of plasma tHcy...
article 2005
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Freudenheim, J.L. (author), Ritz, J. (author), Smith-Warner, S.A. (author), Albanes, D. (author), Bandera, E.V. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Colditz, G. (author), Feskanich, D. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Harnack, L. (author), Miller, A.B. (author), Rimm, E. (author), Rohan, T.E. (author), Sellers, T.A. (author), Virtamo, J. (author), Willett, W.C. (author), Hunter, D.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Although smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer, much is unknown about lung cancer etiology, including risk determinants for nonsmokers and modifying factors for smokers. Objective: We hypothesized that alcohol consumption contributes to lung cancer risk. Design: We conducted a pooled analysis using standardized exposure and...
article 2005
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Sierksma, A. (author), Sarkola, T. (author), Eriksson, C.J.P. (author), van der Gaag, M.S. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Background: Moderate alcohol consumption is inversely associated with cardiovascular diseases. Changes in hormone levels might in part help explain the positive health effect. This study was performed to examine the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on plasma dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), testosterone, and estradiol levels....
article 2004
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Sierksma, A. (author), Vermunt, S.H.F. (author), Lankhuizen, I.M. (author), van der Gaag, M.S. (author), Scheek, L.M. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), van Tol, A. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Background: Alcohol consumption is associated with increased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. One of the main antiatherogenic functions of HDL is reverse cholesterol transport. Three early steps of reverse cholesterol transport are (1) cellular cholesterol efflux, (2) plasma cholesterol esterification (EST), and (3) cholesteryl...
article 2004
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Steenge, G.R. (author), Verhoef, P. (author), Katan, M.B. (author)
Elevated levels of plasma total homocysteine are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Betaine and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate can remethylate homocysteine into methionine via independent reactions. We determined the effect of daily betaine supplementation, compared with both folic acid and placebo, on plasma concentrations of...
article 2003
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van der Laan, W. (author), Molenaar, E. (author), Ronday, K. (author), Verheijen, J. (author), Breedveld, F. (author), Greenwald, R. (author), Dijkmans, B. (author), Tekoppele, J. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Objective. To investigate the effects of doxycycline on disease activity and joint destruction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. A 36 week double blind, placebo controlled crossover trial was conducted. Patients (n = 66) received 50 mg doxycycline or placebo twice a day during 12, 24, or 36 weeks. Patient assessments were...
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Nijhuis, E. (author), Hinloopen, B. (author), van Duijn, C. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Rozing, J. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), Section of Immunology, Inst. of Aging and Vascular Research, TNO, Leiden, Netherlands TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Cortisol levels in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are relatively unaffected by a challenge with dexamethasone (DEX) in vivo. The present study demonstrates that DEX is less inhibitory for phytohemagglutinin (PHA)-induced T cell proliferation in AD patients as compared to age-matched controls. Since no significant differences were found...
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