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van Loon, K. (author), Breteler, M.J.M. (author), van Wolfwinkel, L. (author), Rheineck Leyssius, A.T. (author), Kossen, A.S. (author), Kalkman, C.J. (author), van Zaane, B. (author), Peelen, L.M. (author)
Altered respiratory rate is one of the first symptoms of medical conditions that require timely intervention, e.g., sepsis or opioid-induced respiratory depression. To facilitate continuous respiratory rate monitoring on general hospital wards a contactless, non-invasive, prototype monitor was developed using frequency modulated continuous wave...
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de Winkel, K.N. (author), Clément, G. (author), Groen, E.L. (author), Werkhoven, P.J. (author)
Although the mechanisms of neural adaptation to weightlessness and re-adaptation to Earth-gravity have received a lot of attention since the first human space flight, there is as yet little knowledge about how spatial orientation is affected by partial gravity, such as lunar gravity of 0.16. g or Martian gravity of 0.38. g. Up to now twelve...
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Terhal, P.A. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Le Merrer, M. (author), Zankl, A. (author), Simon, M.E. (author), Smithson, S.F. (author), Marcelis, C. (author), Kerr, B. (author), Kinning, E. (author), Mansour, S. (author), Hennekam, R.C. (author), van der Hout, A.H. (author), Cormier-Daire, V. (author), Lund, A.M. (author), Goodwin, L. (author), Mégarbané, A. (author), Lees, M. (author), Betz, R.C. (author), Tobias, E.S. (author), Coucke, P. (author), Mortier, G.R. (author)
From data collected via a large international collaborative study, we have constructed a growth chart for patients with molecularly confirmed congenital spondylo-epiphyseal dysplasia (SEDC) and other COL2A1 related dysplasias. The growth chart is based on longitudinal height measurements of 79 patients with glycine substitutions in the triple...
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Janssens, A.C.J.W. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author), Khoury, M.J. (author), Steyerberg, E.W. (author), Eijkemans, M.J.C. (author), Mushkudiani, N. (author), Oostra, B.A. (author), van Duijn, C.M. (author), MacKenbach, J.P. (author)
Objective: We investigated the accuracy of self-reported family history for diabetes, hypertension, and overweight against two reference standards: family history based on physician-assessed health status of relatives and on self-reported personal health status of relatives. Study Design and Setting: Subjects were participants from the Erasmus...
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de Hollander, E.L. (author), Zwart, L. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Wendel-Vos, W. (author)
Objective: To examine whether the "Short QUestionnaire to ASsess Health-enhancing physical activity" (SQUASH) and the "Injuries and Physical Activity in the Netherlands" questionnaire ("Ongevallen en Bewegen in Nederland," OBiN) were valid in assessing adherence to physical activity (PA) guidelines. Study Design and Setting: Participants (N =...
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Thurlings, M.E. (author), Brouwer, A.M. (author), van Erp, J.B.F. (author), Blankertz, B. (author), Werkhoven, P.J. (author)
Event-related potential (ERP)-based brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) employ differences in brain responses to attended and ignored stimuli. Typically, visual stimuli are used. Tactile stimuli have recently been suggested as a gaze-independent alternative. Bimodal stimuli could evoke additional brain activity due to multisensory integration which...
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Engelen, V. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Koopman, H. (author), Maurice-Stam, H. (author), Caron, H. (author), Hoogerbrugge, P. (author), Egeler, R.M. (author), Kaspers, G. (author), Grootenhuis, M. (author)
Background: The aim of the current study is to investigate the effectiveness of an intervention that provides health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores of the patient (the QLIC-ON PROfile) to the pediatric oncologist. Procedure: Children with cancer participated in a sequential cohort intervention study: intervention N=94, control N=99....
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de Vogel, S. (author), Wouters, K.A.D. (author), Gottschalk, R.W.H. (author), van Schooten, F.J. (author), de Goeij, A.F.P.M. (author), de Bruïne, A.P. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), van Engeland, M. (author), Weijenberg, M.P. (author)
Dietary methyl donors might influence DNA methylation during carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). Among 609 CRC cases and 1,663 subcohort members of the Netherlands Cohort Study on diet and cancer (n = 120,852), we estimated CRC risk according to methyl donor intake across genotypes of folate metabolizing enzymes and methyltransferases....
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Driessen, M.T. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objectives: This study investigated the effectiveness of the Stay@Work participatory ergonomics programme to reduce workers9 exposure to psychosocial and physical risk factors. Methods: 37 departments (n=3047 workers) from four Dutch companies participated in this cluster randomised controlled trial; 19 (n=1472 workers) were randomised to an...
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Coenen, P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Faber, G.S. (author), Xu, X. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
This study aimed to develop, compare and validate two versions of a video analysis method for assessment of low back moments during occupational lifting tasks since for epidemiological studies and ergonomic practice relatively cheap and easily applicable methods to assess low back loads are needed. Ten healthy subjects participated in a protocol...
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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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Preller, L. (author), van den Bosch, L.M.C. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Kauppinen, T. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: The lung cancer carcinogenicity of crystalline silica dust remains the subject of discussion. Epidemiological evidence is based on occupational cohort studies and population-based case-control studies. The aim of this study was to assess associations between male lung cancer risk and silica exposure in a population-based cohort study...
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Mulder, S.D. (author), van der Flier, W.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Mulder, C. (author), Scheltens, P. (author), Blankenstein, M.A. (author), Hack, C.E. (author), Veerhuis, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Several studies have shown that reduced amyloid-β 1-42 (Aβ {42}) and increased tau levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) reflect increased Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology in the brain. β-site APP cleaving enzyme (BACE1) is thought to be the major β-secretase involved in Aβ production in the brain, and therefore we investigated the relation...
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Offersen, B.V. (author), Knap, M.M. (author), Horsman, M.R. (author), Verheijen, J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Overgaard, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Introduction. Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) is an endopeptidase involved in various cellular processes, such as tumour development and metastatic spread. In biological samples, MMP-9 can occur as pro-MMP-9 and active MMP-9, or these factors complexed with the inhibitor TIMP-1. An assay, which can measure active and total MMP-9 in biological...
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Vos, P.A.J.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Huisman, A.M. (author), Oostveen, J.C.M. (author), Marijnissen, A.C.A. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), van El, B. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: Age-related changes in articular cartilage are likely to play a role in the aetiology of osteoarthritis (OA). One of the major age-related changes in cartilage is the accumulation of advanced-glycation-endproducts (AGEs). Since, cartilage tissue is not readily available from patients for studying AGE levels, alternative approaches...
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Smits, K.M. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Hudak, E. (author), Verhage, B. (author), van Dijk, B.A.C. (author), van de Hulsbergen - Kaa, C.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Oosterwijk, E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose: Body mass index (BMI) is an important risk factor for clear-cell renal cancer (cc-RCC). A common molecular alteration in cc-RCC is loss-of-function of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene. We evaluated the association between BMI and VHL mutations in cc-RCC by using data from the Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS), a prospective study, which...
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Willemsen, G. (author), de Geus, E.J.C. (author), Bartels, M. (author), van Beijsterveldt, C.E.M.T. (author), Brooks, A.I. (author), Estourgie-van Burk, G.F. (author), Fugman, D.A. (author), Hoekstra, C. (author), Hottenga, J.-J. (author), Kluft, K. (author), Meijer, P. (author), Montgomery, G.W. (author), Rizzu, P. (author), Sondervan, D. (author), Smit, A.B. (author), Spijker, S. (author), Suchiman, H.E.D. (author), Tischfield, J.A. (author), Lehner, T. (author), Slagboom, P.E. (author), Boomsma, D.I. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In 2004 the Netherlands Twin Register (NTR) started a large scale biological sample collection in twin families to create a resource for genetic studies on health, lifestyle and personality. Between January 2004 and July 2008, adult participants from NTR research projects were invited into the study. During a home visit between 7:00 and 10:00 am...
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Hamer, H.M. (author), Jonkers, D.M.A.E. (author), Renes, I.B. (author), Vanhoutvin, S.A.L.W. (author), Kodde, A. (author), Troost, F.J. (author), Venema, K. (author), Brummer, R.-J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
INTRODUCTION: The colonic mucus layer plays an important role in the protection of the intestinal epithelium and mainly consists of mucin glycoproteins (primarily MUC2 in the colon) trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) and secretory IgA. Butyrate is a major end product of fermentation of dietary fibres and is associated with beneficial effects on colonic...
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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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van Deemter, M. (author), Ponsioen, T.L. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Snabel, J.M.M. (author), van der Worp, R.J. (author), Hooymans, J.M.M. (author), Los, L.I. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The human vitreous body undergoes structural changes with aging. This can be followed by a posterior vitreous detachment, which can result in ocular pathology. As in many collagenous tissues, age-related changes in the vitreous could be caused by the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The goal of this study was to find out...
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