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Mpofu, A. (author), Linnemann, A.R. (author), Sybesma, W. (author), Kort, R. (author), Nout, M.J.R. (author), Smid, E.J. (author)
A probiotic dairy product was developed on the basis of a traditional dish called mutandabota to enable resource-poor populations in southern Africa to benefit from a functional food. Mutandabota is widely consumed in rural southern Africa, making it an ideal food matrix to carry probiotics. First, a process to produce probiotic mutandabota was...
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Keulen, L. (author), van der Ham, L.V. (author), Kuipers, N.J.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, J.H. (author), Vlugt, T.J.H. (author), Kjelstrup, S. (author)
Membrane distillation is an attractive technology for production of fresh water from seawater. The MemPower® concept, studied in this work, uses available heat (86 °C) to produce pressurized water (2.2 bar and 46 °C) by membrane distillation, which again can be used to power a turbine for co-production of electricity. We develop a non...
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Vermeulen, H. (author), Visser, R. (author), ter Horst, H. (author), Slager, S. (author)
Het opzetten, onderhouden en verbeteren van arbozorg in een bedrijf gaat niet vanzelf, dat zal een preventiemedewerker snel merken. Terwijl iedereen het ermee eens zal zijn dat je niet ziek van je werk mag worden, is het in de praktijk vaak erg lastig om arbomaatregelen uit te voeren en om de arbozorg naar een meer structureel niveau te tillen...
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Nowack, B. (author), David, R.M. (author), Fissan, H. (author), Morris, H. (author), Shatkin, J.A. (author), Stintz, M. (author), Zepp, R. (author), Brouwer, D. (author)
The expected widespread use of carbon nanotube (CNT)-composites in consumer products calls for an assessment of the possible release and exposure to workers, consumers and the environment. Release of CNTs may occur at all steps in the life cycle of products, but to date only limited information is available about release of CNTs from actual...
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Shandilya, N. (author), Morgeneyer, M. (author), Le Bihan, O. (author)
In this work, the particle aerosols emissions during the abrasion of three products – brick, wood and stainless steel – are measured. Owing to different material removal mechanisms in these three products during their abrasions, different quantities and generation rates of aerosols are observed with the brick producing the highest number at a...
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de Groot, I.B. (author), Otten, W. (author), Dijs-Elsinga, J. (author), Smeets, H.J. (author), Kievit, J. (author), Marang-Van De Mheen, P.J. (author)
Objective. Publicly available information on hospital performance is increasing, with the aim to support consumers when choosing a hospital. Besides general hospital information and information on outcomes of care, there is increasing availability of systematically collected information on experiences of other patients. The aim of this study was...
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van Kann, D.H.H. (author), Kremers, S.P.J. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), de Vries, N.K. (author), Jansen, M.W.J. (author)
Successful implementation of interventions to stimulate active school transportation (AST) requires better understanding of this behavior. This study explored the associations between Parental Active Transportation Routines (PATRns) and children’s AST use, as well as the role of PATRns as a moderator of the association between the neighborhood...
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Steenbeek, R. (author)
The working population is ageing, which will increase the number of workers with chronic health complaints, and, as a consequence, the number of workers seeking health care. It is very important to understand factors that influence medical care-seeking in order to control the costs. I will investigate which work characteristics independently...
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Ramirez, T. (author), Daneshian, M. (author), Kamp, H. (author), Bois, F.Y. (author), Clench, M.R. (author), Coen, M. (author), Donley, B. (author), Fischer, S.M. (author), Ekman, D.R. (author), Fabian, E. (author), Guillou, C. (author), Heuer, J. (author), Hogberg, H.T. (author), Jungnickel, H. (author), Keun, H.C. (author), Krennrich, G. (author), Krupp, E. (author), Luch, A. (author), Noor, F. (author), Peter, E. (author), Riefke, B. (author), Seymour, M. (author), Skinner, N. (author), Smirnova, L. (author), Verheij, E. (author), Wagner, S. (author), Hartung, T. (author), van Ravenzwaay, B. (author), Leist, M. (author)
Metabolomics, the comprehensive analysis of metabolites in a biological system, provides detailed information about the biochemical/physiological status of a biological system, and about the changes caused by chemicals. Metabolomics analysis is used in many fields, ranging from the analysis of the physiological status of genetically modified...
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Hitzert, M. (author), Hermus, M.A. (author), Scheerhagen, M. (author), Boesveld, L.C. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author), Akker-van Marle, M.E. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), de Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), de Graaf, J.P. (author)
Objective to assess the experiences with maternity care of women who planned birth in a birth centre and to compare them to alternative planned places of birth, by using the responsiveness concept of the World Health Organization. Design this study is a cross-sectional study using the ReproQ questionnaire filled out eight to ten weeks after...
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Rehman, A. (author), Heinsen, F.A. (author), Koenen, M.E. (author), Venema, K. (author), Knecht, H. (author), Hellmig, S. (author), Schreiber, S. (author), de Ott, S.J. (author)
Background: Antibiotic associated diarrhea and Clostridium difficile infection are frequent complications of broad spectrum antibiotic therapy. Probiotic bacteria are used as therapeutic and preventive agents in these disorders, but the exact functional mechanisms and the mode of action are poorly understood. The effects of clindamycin and the...
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de Vries, A.W. (author), Murphy, M. (author), Könemann, R. (author), Kingma, I. (author), de Looze, M. (author)
Occupational Applications. Our study quantified the extent of support provided by a passive arm-support exoskeleton throughout a range of postures. Mechanical support generated by the arm-support exoskeleton (SkelEx, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) that we tested clearly reaches its maximum at elevation angles ranging from 60° to 120°, where the...
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de Veld, D. (author)
Vrouwen in Nederland krijgen relatief vaak borstkanker, zo blijkt uit de statiestieken. In veel Aziatische en Afrikaanse landen komt de ziekte bijvoorbeeld stukken minder vaak voor dan in Westerse landen. Wat kan daarbij meespelen? Caren Lanting van TNO onderzocht in opdracht van KWF welk percentage van de kankergevallen in Nederland te wijten...
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Mentzel, T.Q. (author), Mentzel, C.L. (author), Mentzel, S.V. (author), Lieverse, R. (author), Daanen, H.A.M. (author), van Harten, P.N. (author)
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Geerling, J.J. (author), Boon, M.R. (author), van der Zon, G.C. (author), van den Berg, S.A.A. (author), van den Hoek, A.M. (author), Lombès, M. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Guigas, B. (author)
Metformin is the first-line drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Besides its well-characterized antihyperglycemic properties, metformin also lowers plasma VLDL triglyceride (TG). In this study, we investigated the underlying mechanisms in APOE*3-Leiden.CETP mice, a well-established model for human-like lipoprotein metabolism. We found that...
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de Vries, J.D. (author), Claessens, B.J.C. (author), van Hooff, M.L.M. (author), Geurts, S.A.E. (author), van den Bossche, S.N.J. (author), Kompier, A.J. (author)
Purpose This longitudinal study examined ‘normal’, ‘reversed’, and ‘reciprocal’ relationships between (1) physical activity and work-related fatigue; and (2) physical activity and task demands. Furthermore, the effects of across-time change in meaningful physical activity groups on levels of employees’ work-related fatigue and task demands were...
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Hiemstra-Van Mastright, S. (author), Meyenborg, I. (author), Hoogenhout, M. (author)
BACKGROUND: Discomfort increases when duration of sitting is longer. Aircraft passengers are subjected to prolonged sitting in restricted postures, which can cause discomfort. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between duration of sitting and development of discomfort, as well as the influence of different passenger activities. METHODS:...
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Blanson Henkemans, O.A. (author), Otten, W. (author), van Boxel, J. (author), Hilgersom, M. (author), Rovekamp, T. (author), Alpay, L. (author)
Zelfmanagement wordt vaak in één adem genoemd met ondersteunende technologie, zoals telemonitoring of eHealth. Dit artikel biedt inzicht in de nieuwste ontwikkelingen op technologisch gebied. Deze ontwikkelingen gaan zeer snel. Voor het borgen van kwaliteit dient daarom aandacht uit te gaan naar hoe technologieën ondersteuning bieden aan het...
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Erwick, J.J. (author), L' Hoir, M. (author)
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Offermans, N.S.M. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Peters, S. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Koeman, T. (author), van Tongeren, M. (author), Kauppinen, T. (author), Kant, I. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
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