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Virtanen, S.M. (author), van 't Veer, P. (author), Kok, F. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), Aro, A. (author), EURAMIC Study Group (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objective: To evaluate the levels of adipose tissue alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, and toenail selenium and their determinants. Design: Control subjects from multicentre case-control study on antioxidants, myocardial infarction and cancer of the breast. Subjects and setting: 686 male and 339 female middle-aged and elderly subjects from...
article 1996
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Jansen, N.W.D. (author), Roosendaal, G. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. Joint bleeding, or hemarthrosis, leads in time to severe joint damage. This study was carried out to test the in vitro thresholds of exposure time and concentration that lead to irreversible joint damage, to add to the discussion on the usefulness of aspiration of the joint after a hemorrhage. Methods. Explants of healthy human...
article 2007
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Fabriek, B.O. (author), Møller, H.J. (author), Vloet, R.P.M. (author), van Winsen, L.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Teunissen, C.E. (author), Uitdehaag, B.M.J. (author), van den Berg, T.K. (author), Dijkstra, C.D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The scavenger receptor CD163 is selectively expressed on tissue macrophages and human monocytes. CD163 has been implicated to play a role in the clearance of hemoglobin and in the regulation of cytokine production by macrophages. Membrane CD163 can be cleaved by matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) resulting in soluble CD163 (sCD163). In the present...
article 2007
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Visser, J. (author), Blauw, B. (author), Hinloopen, B. (author), Brommer, E. (author), Ronald De Kloet, E. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
A disturbed hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal gland axis and alterations at the immune system level have been observed in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Glucocorticoids are known to modulate T cell responses; therefore, purified CD4 T cells from CFS patients were studied to determine whether they have an altered sensitivity to...
article 1998
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van Noort, J.M. (author), Bsibsi, M. (author), Gerritsen, W.H. (author), van der Valk, P. (author), Bajramovic, J.J. (author), Steinman, L. (author), Amor, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
We present the first comparative analysis of serum immunoglobulinG reactivity profiles against the full spectrum of human myelin-associated proteins in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy control subjects. In both groups, serum antibodies display a consistent and prominent reaction to αB-crystallin (CRYAB) versus other myelin proteins. As an...
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Visser, J. (author), Lentjes, E. (author), Haspels, I. (author), Graffelman, W. (author), Blauw, B. (author), de Kloet, R. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background: In this study we tested the hypothesis that the increased sensitivity to glucocorticoids in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)-patients can be attributed to an altered functioning of their glucocorticoid receptors (GR). Methods: For this purpose, affinity and distribution of the GR were studied in purified, peripheral blood mononuclear...
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Schuurman, A.G. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Dorant, E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
In the Netherlands Cohort Study, the authors investigated whether anthropometry is associated with prostate cancer risk. At baseline in 1986, 58,279 men aged 55-69 years completed a self- administered questionnaire on diet, anthropometry, and other risk factors for cancer. After 6.3 years of follow-up, 681 cases were available with complete data...
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Hopman-Rock, M. (author), de Bock, G.H. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), Springer, M.P. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Kraaimaat, F.W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the pattern of health care utilization of people aged 55-74 years with arthritic pain in the knee or hip. Design: People with current pain were identified in a population- based study. A filter model was used to describe the pattern of health care utilization of people who presented as patients at...
article 1997
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Proper, K.I. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Background: Physical inactivity and obesity are major public health problems. Our objective was to investigate the effectiveness of an individual counseling intervention at the workplace on physical activity fitness and health. Counseling content derived from the Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise and Nutrition (PACE)...
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Rosendal, H. (author), Vondeling, H. (author), de Witte, L.P. (author), Hutubessy, R.C.W. (author), van Beekum, W.T. (author), Heine, R.J. (author)
Objective. Assessing whether the initiation of insulin therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 can be delivered as effectively in a structured transmural care model as in the more usual outpatients structure. Design. Retrospective comparative cohort study. Method. In 1997 data were collected from 52 patients with diabetes mellitus type...
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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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Zito, F. (author), di Castelnuovo, A. (author), Amore, C. (author), D'Orazio, A. (author), Donati, M.B. (author), Iacoviello, L. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the Bcl I β-chain fibrinogen polymorphism with the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and its relationship with fibrinogen levels in the Italian population. We studied 102 AMI patients, selected within the framework of the GISSI-2 trial, who had a familial history of arterial...
article 1997
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Crone, M.R. (author), Verlaan, M. (author), Willemsen, M.C. (author), van Soelen, P. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Sing, R.A.H. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study assessed the antecedents of continued use of an education program to prevent passive smoking in infants. It consists of a booklet for parents and a manual for health professionals describing a five-step procedure for discussing passive smoking. Aquestionnairewas sent to 67 managers, 670 nurses, and 335 physiciansworking in well-baby...
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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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van den Heuvel, E.G.H.M. (author), Wils, D. (author), Pasman, W.J. (author), Saniez, M.H. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: It is well documented that fermentation of carbohydrates that escape digestion exert several effects supposed to be beneficial for (colonic) health, including an increase in stool volume, a shorter intestinal transit time, production of short chain fatty acids and a decrease of colonic pH (Kritchevsky 1988). NUTRIOSE®FB is a dextrin...
article 2005
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Ruwaard, D. (author), Gijsen, R. (author), Bartelds, A.I.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Verkleij, H. (author), Kromhout, D. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
OBJECTIVE - To assess possible changes in the incidence of diabetes in all age-groups in The Netherlands during a 10-year period (1980-1983/1990-1992). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Since 1970, a network of sentinel stations (the Dutch Sentinel Practice Network) consisting of ∼1% of the Dutch population has been in operation to gain insight into...
article 1996
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Haan, J. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Leebeek, F.W.G. (author), de Bart, A.C.W. (author), Buruma, O.J. (author), Roos, R.A.C. (author)
In view of reported associations between increased bleeding tendency and systemically decreased alpha 2-antiplasmin in patients with systemic amyloid deposition we studied alpha 2-antiplasmin, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein and blood levels of locally produced endothelial hemostasis factors in the acute and quiescent phase in 16 patients with...
article 1992
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Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Voeding Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Although obesity is an established risk factor for endometrial cancer, evidence linking risk to height, weight change since age 20, and physical activity is limited. In this case-cohort study, 62 573 women from The Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer were followed up from 1986 to 1995, and 226 endometrial cancer case patients were...
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Omboni, S. (author), Parati, G. (author), Castiglioni, P. (author), di Rienzo, M. (author), Imholz, B.P.M. (author), Langewouters, G.J. (author), Wesseling, K.H. (author), Mancia, G. (author), TNO Biomedical Instrumentation (author)
Portapres is a noninvasive, beat-to-beat finger blood pressure (BP) monitor that has been shown to accurately estimate 24-hour intra-arterial BP at normal and high BPs. However, no information is available on the ability of this device to accurately track ambulatory BP variability. In 20 ambulatory normotensive and hypertensive subjects, we...
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Pronk, A. (author), Preller, L. (author), Doekes, G. (author), Wouters, I.M. (author), Rooijackers, J. (author), Lammers, J.-W. (author), Heederik, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Associations have been observed between exposure to isocyanates, consisting mainly of oligomers, and respiratory symptoms and isocyanate specific sensitisation in spray painters. The aim of the present study was to assess associations between isocyanate exposure and more objective respiratory effect measures such as bronchial hyperresponsiveness...
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