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Sierksma, A. (author), Lebrun, C.E.I. (author), van der Schouw, Y.T. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Lamberts, S.W.J. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Objective-Moderate alcohol consumption has been postulated to be cardioprotective. Such an effect might be reflected in large-artery properties, such as arterial stiffness and wave reflections. Methods and Results-Three hundred seventy-one healthy postmenopausal women aged 50 to 74 years were sampled from a population-based study. Alcohol intake...
article 2004
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van der Meer, I.M. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Breteler, M.M.B. (author), Meijer, J. (author), Kiliaan, A.J. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Witteman, J.C.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Inflammatory mediators and soluble cell adhesion molecules predict cardiovascular events. It is not clear whether they reflect the severity of underlying atherosclerotic disease. Within the Rotterdam Study, we investigated the associations of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, and soluble...
article 2002
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van de Vijver, L.P.L. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), van Duyvenvoorde, W. (author), Kruijssen, D.A.C.M. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), van Poppel, G. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Evidence has accumulated for oxidative modification of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) to play an important role in the atherogenic process. Therefore, we investigated the relation between susceptibility of LDL to oxidation and risk of peripheral atherosclerosis among 249 men between 45 and 80 years of age. The ankle-arm index was calculated for...
article 1999
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Slooter, A.J.C. (author), van Duijn, C.M. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Ott, A. (author), Breteler, M.B. (author), de Voecht, J. (author), Wehnert, A. (author), de Knijff, P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), van Broeckhoven, C. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The apolipoprotein E4 allele (APOEε4) and atherosclerosis are risk factors for cognitive decline. We investigated whether the effects of APOEε4 and atherosclerosis on cognitive decline are independent. A population-based follow-up study was performed on 838 subjects who were non-demented at baseline. The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
article 1998
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Gizdulich, P. (author), Prentza, A. (author), Wesseling, K.H. (author), TNO Biomedical Instrumentation (author)
Objective: To model the pulse wave distortion and pressure decrement occurring between brachial and finger arteries. Distortion reversion and decrement correction were also our aims. Methods: Brachial artery pressure was recorded intra-arterially and finger pressure was recorded non-invasively by the Finapres technique in 53 adult human subjects...
article 1997
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TNO Biomedical Instrumentation (author), Wesseling, K.H. (author), Jansen, J.R.C. (author), Settels, J.J. (author), Schreuder, J.J. (author)
We computed aortic flow pulsations from arterial pressure by simulating a nonlinear, time-varying three-element model of aortic input impedance. The model elements represent aortic characteristic impedance, arterial compliance, and systemic vascular resistance. Parameter values for the first two elements were computed from a published, age...
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