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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...
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van der Hoorn, J.W. (author), Bekkers, M.E. (author), Princen, H.M. (author), Corda, S. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Steendijk, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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Emeis, J.J. (author), Jirouskova, M. (author), Muchitsch, E.-M. (author), Shet, A.S. (author), Smyth, S.S. (author), Johnson, G.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Murine blood coagulation factors and function are quite similar to those of humans. Because of this similarity and the adaptability of mice to genetic manipulation, murine coagulation factors and inhibitors have been extensively studied. These studies have provided significant insights into human hemostasis. They have also provided useful...
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Spijkerman, A.M.W. (author), Gall, M.A. (author), Tarnow, L. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), Lauritzen, E. (author), Lund-Andersen, H. (author), Emeis, J. (author), Parving, H.H. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: To study whether microalbuminuria, endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation are associated with the presence and progression of diabetic retinopathy. Methods: Patients with Type 2 diabetes (n = 328) attending a diabetes clinic were followed for 10 years and examined annually during the last 7 years. Retinopathy was assessed after...
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Zacharowski, K. (author), Zacharowski, P.A. (author), Friedl, P. (author), Mastan, P. (author), Koch, A. (author), Boehm, O. (author), Rother, R.P. (author), Reingruber, S. (author), Henning, R. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Petzelbauer, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Many compounds have been shown to prevent reperfusion injury in various animal models, although to date, translation into clinic has revealed several obstacles. Therefore, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute convened a working group to discuss reasons for such failure. As a result, the concept of adequately powered, blinded, randomized...
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Nieuwenhuizen, W.F. (author), Duivenvoorden, I. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), van Duyvenvoorde, W. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The prevalence of dyslipidemia and obesity resulting from excess energy intake and physical inactivity is increasing. The liver plays a pivotal role in the systemic lipid homeostasis. Effective, natural dietary interventions that lower plasma lipids and promote liver health are needed. APOE*3Leiden mice were fed a Western-type diet, supplemented...
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Zadelaar, A.S.M. (author), Boesten, L.S.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Lundholm, E. (author), Camejo, G. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
OBJECTIVE - We investigated whether the dual PPARα/γ agonist tesaglitazar has anti-atherogenic effects in ApoE*3Leiden mice with reduced insulin sensitivity. METHODS AND RESULTS - ApoE*3Leiden transgenic mice were fed a high-fat (HF) insulin-resistance-inducing diet. One group received a high-cholesterol (HC) supplement (1% wt/wt; HC group). A...
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Duivenvoorden, I. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), van Duyvenvoorde, W. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Nieuwenhuizen, W.F. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The prevalence of dyslipidemia and obesity resulting from excess energy intake and physical inactivity is increasing. The liver plays a pivotal role in systemic lipid homeostasis. Effective, natural dietary interventions that lower plasma lipids and promote liver health are needed. Objective: Our goal was to determine the effect of...
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Vogelvang, T.E. (author), Mijatovic, V. (author), Kenemans, P. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Heijst, J.A. (author), van der Mooren, M.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To investigate the short-term effects of HMR 3339, a novel selective estrogen receptor modulator, on markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis. Study design: In a multicenter, 14-week, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, dose-ranging study, healthy postmenopausal women received daily placebo (n = 22), HMR 3339 2.5 mg (n = 25),...
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Trion, A. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van der Laarse, A. (author), Maas, M.C. (author), Offerman, E.H. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Szalai, A.J. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective - C-reactive protein (CRP) has been associated with risk of cardiovascular disease. It is not clear whether CRP is causally involved in the development of atherosclerosis. Mouse CRP is not expressed at high levels under normal conditions and increases in concentration only several-fold during an acute phase response. Because the...
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Verschuren, L. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Offerman, E.H. (author), Szalai, A.J. (author), Emeis, S.J. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective - To evaluate whether low-dose atorvastatin suppresses atherosclerotic lesion progression and inflammation in apolipoprotein E*3 (apoE*3)-Leiden mice beyond its cholesterol-lowering effect. Methods and Results - ApoE*3-Leiden mice were fed a high-cholesterol (HC) diet until mild atherosclerotic lesions had formed. Subsequently, HC diet...
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Delsing, D.J.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van de Wiel, M.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), van der Laarse, A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
This study was designed to investigate the potential antiatherosclerotic effects of the calcium antagonist amlodipine as compared with the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor atorvastatin and the combination of both in ApoE*3-Leiden transgenic mice. Four groups of 15 ApoE*3-Leiden mice were put on a high-cholesterol diet. One group received 0.002% (wt...
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Kleemann, R. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Fontijn, R.D. (author), Horrevoets, A.J.G. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author)
Background - Statins can exert anti-inflammatory antiatherosclerotic effects through an anti-inflammatory action, independent of lowering cholesterol. We addressed the question whether the anti-inflammatory activities of statins can reduce atherosclerosis beyond the reduction achieved by cholesterol lowering per se. Methods and Results - Two...
article 2003
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Sakharov, D.V. (author), Jie, A.F.H. (author), Bekkers, M.E.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Rijken, D.C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
We present the first steps in the elaboration of an approach of extracellular matrix-targeted local drug delivery (ECM-LDD), designed to provide a high concentration, ubiquitous distribution, and long-term retention of a drug within the vessel wall after local intravascular delivery. The approach is based on the concept of a bifunctional drug...
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Giltay, E.J. (author), Gooren, L.J.G. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Oral estrogen administration decreases plasma levels of tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA), which may be explained by a decrease in endothelial tPA synthesis, an increase in its hepatic clearance, or both. In the present study, we determined (1) differences between oral (ie, via the liver) ethinyl estradiol and transdermal (ie, systemic)...
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van Nieuw Amerongen, G.P. (author), Vermeer, M.A. (author), Negre-Aminou, P. (author), Lankelma, J. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Background - Recent clinical trials have established that inhibitors of the enzyme 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (statins) reduce the risk of acute coronary events. These effects of statins cannot be fully explained by their lipid-lowering potential. Improved endothelial function may contribute to the positive effects of statin...
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Yudkin, J.S. (author), Panahloo, A. (author), Stehouwer, C. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Bulmer, K. (author), Mohamed-Ali, V. (author), Denver, A.E. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Aims/hypothesis. Improved glycaemic control might reduce both microvascular and macrovascular complications of Type II diabetes (non-insulin-dependent) mellitus. To explore such possible mechanisms, we investigated the effects of intensive treatment on markers of endothelial dysfunction and of acute phase activation, using both sulphonylureas...
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Lansink, M. (author), Jong, M. (author), Bijsterbosch, M. (author), Bekkers, M. (author), Toet, K. (author), Havekes, L. (author), Emeis, J. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Several clinical studies have demonstrated an inverse relationship between circulating levels of estrogen and tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA). The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that estrogen lower plasma levels of t-PA by increasing its clearance from the bloodstream. 17α-Ethinyl estradiol (EE) treatment resulted in...
article 1999
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Gijbels, M.J.J. (author), van der Cammen, M. (author), van der Laan, L.J.W. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Hofker, M.H. (author), Kraal, G. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Apolipoprotein E3-Leiden (APOE3-Leiden) transgenic mice develop hyperlipidemia and are highly susceptible to diet-induced atherosclerosis. We have studied the progression and regression of atherosclerosis using immunohistochemistry. Female transgenic mice were fed a moderate fat diet to study atherosclerosis over a longer time period. Fatty...
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Schalkwijk, C.G. (author), Poland, D.C.W. (author), van Dijk, W. (author), Kok, A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Dräger, A.M. (author), Doni, A. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Moderately increased plasma concentrations of C-reactive protein are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, C-reactive protein, its relation to a low degree of inflammatory activation and its association with activation of the endothelium have not been systematically investigated in Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes...
article 1999
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