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Boesveld, I.C. (author), Bruijnzeels, M.A. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), Hermus, M.A.A. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), van den Akker-van Marle, M.E. (author), Steegers, E.A.P. (author), Franx, A. (author), de Vries, R.G. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author)
Background: The goal of integrated care is to offer a continuum of care that crosses the boundaries of public health, primary, secondary, and tertiary care. Integrated care is increasingly promoted for people with complex needs and has also recently been promoted in maternity care systems to improve the quality of care. Especially when located...
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Wang, W. (author), van Lint, C.L. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Rövekamp, T.J.M. (author), van Dijk, S. (author), van der Boog, P.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Background: Self-management support systems (SMSS) have been proposed for renal transplant patients to increase their autonomy and reduce the number of hospital visits. For the design and implementation of such systems, it is important to understand factors influencing patients’ acceptance of a SMSS. This paper aims to identify these key factors...
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Sewdas, R. (author), de Wind, A. (author), van der Zwaan, L.G.L. (author), van der Borg, W.E. (author), Steenbeek, R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author)
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Wopereis, S. (author), Stroeve, J.H.M. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Bakker, G.C.M. (author), Burggraaf, J. (author), van Erk, M.J. (author), Pellis, L. (author), Boessen, R. (author), Kardinaal, A.A.F. (author), van Ommen, B. (author)
Background: A key feature of metabolic health is the ability to adapt upon dietary perturbations. Recently, it was shown that metabolic challenge tests in combination with the new generation biomarkers allow the simultaneous quantification of major metabolic health processes. Currently, applied challenge tests are largely non-standardized. A...
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Pedersen, M. (author), Gehring, U. (author), Beelen, R. (author), Wang, M. (author), Giorgis-Allemand, L. (author), Andersen, A.M.N. (author), Basagaña, X. (author), Bernard, C. (author), Cirach, M. (author), Forastiere, F. (author), de Hoogh, K. (author), Gražuleviĉvienė, R. (author), Gruzieva, O. (author), Hoek, G. (author), Jedynska, A. (author), Klümper, C. (author), Kooter, I.M. (author), Krämer, U. (author), Kukkonen, J. (author), Porta, D. (author), Postma, D.S. (author), Raaschou-Nielsen, O. (author), van Rossem, L. (author), Sunyer, J. (author), Sørensen, M. (author), Tsai, M.Y. (author), Vrijkotte, T.G.M. (author), Wilhelm, M. (author), Nieuwenhuijsen, M.J. (author), Pershagen, G. (author), Brunekreef, B. (author), Kogevinas, M. (author), Slama, R. (author)
Background: The health effects of suspended particulate matter (PM) may depend on its chemical composition. Associations between maternal exposure to chemical constituents of PM and newborn’s size have been little examined. Objective: We aimed to investigate the associations of exposure to elemental constituents of PM with term low birth weight ...
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van Ombergen, A. (author), Lubeck, A.J. (author), van Rompaey, V. (author), Maes, L.K. (author), Stins, J.F. (author), van de Heyning, P.H. (author), Wuyts, F.L. (author), Bos, J.E. (author)
Background: Vestibular patients occasionally report aggravation or triggering of their symptoms by visual stimuli, which is called visual vestibular mismatch (VVM). These patients therefore experience discomfort, disorientation, dizziness and postural unsteadiness. Objective: Firstly, we aimed to get a better insight in the underlying mechanism...
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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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van Lint, C.L. (author), van der Boog, P.J.M. (author), Wang, W. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Rövekamp, T.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Rabelink, T.J. (author), van Dijk, S. (author)
Background: After a kidney transplantation, patients have to visit the hospital often to monitor for early signs of graft rejection. Self-monitoring of creatinine in addition to blood pressure at home could alleviate the burden of frequent outpatient visits, but only if patients are willing to self-monitor and if they adhere to the self...
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Busnadiego, O. (author), Gorbenko del Blanco, D. (author), González-Santamaría, J. (author), Habashi, J.P. (author), Calderon, J.F. (author), Sandoval, P. (author), Bedja, D. (author), Guinea-Viniegra, J. (author), Lopez-Cabrera, M. (author), Rosell-Garcia, T. (author), Snabel, J.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Forteza, A. (author), Dietz, H.C. (author), Egea, G. (author), Rodriguez-Pascual, F. (author)
Patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) are at high risk of life-threatening aortic dissections. The condition is caused by mutations in the gene encoding fibrillin-1, an essential component in the formation of elastic fibers. While experimental findings in animal models of the disease have shown the involvement of transforming growth factor-β (TGF...
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Minguillón, M.C. (author), Cirach, M. (author), Hoek, G. (author), Brunekreef, B. (author), Tsai, M. (author), de Hoogh, K. (author), Jedynska, A. (author), Kooter, I.M. (author), Nieuwenhuijsen, M. (author), Querol, X. (author)
Trace and major elements concentrations in PM10 and PM2.5 were measured at 20 sites spread in the Barcelona metropolitan area (1 rural background, 6 urban background, 13 road traffic sites) and at 1 reference site. Three 2-week samples per site and size fraction were collected during 2009 using low volume samplers, adding a total of 120 samples....
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Prins, R.G. (author), Pierik, F. (author), Etman, A. (author), Sterkenburg, R.P. (author), Kamphuis, C.B.M. (author), van Lenthe, F.J. (author)
In choosing appropriate buffer sizes to study environmental influences on physical activity, studies are hampered by insufficient insight into the distance elderly travel actively. This study aims at getting insight into the number of trips walked and cycled within various buffer sizes using GPS measures. Data were obtained from the Elderly And...
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de Lange-Brokaar, B.J.E. (author), Ioan-Facsinay, A. (author), Yusuf, E. (author), Visser, A.W. (author), Kroon, H.M. (author), Andersen, S.N. (author), Herb-van Toorn, L. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author), Stojanovic-Susulic, V. (author), Bloem, J.L. (author), Nelissen, R.G.H.H. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Kloppenburg, M. (author)
Objective: To evaluate the association between synovitis on contrast enhanced (CE) MRI with microscopic and macroscopic features of synovial tissue inflammation. Method: Forty-one patients (mean age 60 years, 61% women) with symptomatic radiographic knee OA were studied: twenty underwent arthroscopy (macroscopic features were scored (0-4),...
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Eeftens, M. (author), Hoek, G. (author), Gruzieva, O. (author), Mölter, A. (author), Agius, R. (author), Beelen, R. (author), Brunekreef, B. (author), Custovic, A. (author), Cyrys, J. (author), Fuertes, E. (author), Heinrich, J. (author), Hoffmann, B. (author), De Hoogh, K. (author), Jedynska, A. (author), Keuken, M. (author), Klümper, C. (author), Kooter, I. (author), Krämer, U. (author), Korek, M. (author), Koppelman, G.H. (author), Kuhlbusch, T.A.J. (author), Simpson, A. (author), Smit, H.A. (author), Tsai, M.Y. (author), Wang, M. (author), Wolf, K. (author), Pershagen, G. (author), Gehring, U. (author)
BACKGROUND: Negative effects of long-term exposure to particulate matter (PM) on lung function have been shown repeatedly. Spatial differences in the composition and toxicity of PM may explain differences in observed effect sizes between studies. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter study in 5 European birth cohorts - BAMSE (Sweden), GINIplus and...
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de Jong-Lenters, M. (author), Duijster, D. (author), Bruist, M.A. (author), Thijssen, J. (author), de Ruiter, C. (author)
The aim of this case-control study was to explore the relationship between parenting practices, parent-child interaction and childhood dental caries, using a sample of 5-8-year old children from the Netherlands. Cases were defined as children with four or more decayed, missing or filled teeth and controls were caries free. Cases (n=28) and...
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Koster, S. (author), Rennen, M. (author), Leeman, W. (author), Houben, G. (author), Muilwijk, B. (author), van Acker, F. (author), Krul, L. (author)
One of the main challenges in food contact materials research is to prove that the presence of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) is not a safety issue. Migration extracts may contain many unknown substances present at low concentrations. It is difficult and time-consuming to identify all these potential NIAS and concurrently to assess...
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Risto, M. (author), Martens, M.H. (author)
With specific headway instructions drivers are not able to attain the exact headways as instructed. In this study, the effects of discrete headway feedback (and the direction of headway adjustment) on headway accuracy for drivers carrying out time headway instructions were assessed experimentally. Two groups of each 10 participants (one...
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Mooij, M.G. (author), van Duijn, E. (author), Knibbe, C.A.J. (author), Windhorst, A.D. (author), Hendrikse, N.H. (author), Vaes, W.H.J. (author), Spaans, E. (author), Fabriek, B.O. (author), Sandman, H. (author), Grossouw, D. (author), Hanff, L.M. (author), Janssen, P.J.J.M. (author), Koch, B.C.P. (author), Tibboel, D. (author), de Wildt, S.N. (author)
Results: Ten infants (aged 0.1–83.1 months) were included; one was excluded as he vomited shortly after administration. In nine patients, [14C]AAP and metabolites in blood samples were detectable at expected concentrations: median (range) maximum concentration (Cmax) [14C]AAP 1.68 (0.75–4.76) ng/L, [14C]AAP-Glu 0.88 (0.34–1.55) ng/L, and [14C...
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Fountoukis, C. (author), Butler, T. (author), Lawrence, M.G. (author), Denier van der Gon, H.A.C. (author), Visschedijk, A.J.H. (author), Charalampidis, P. (author), Pilinis, C. (author), Pandis, S.N. (author)
We use a 3-D regional chemical transport model, with the latest advancements in the organic aerosol (OA) treatment, and an updated emission inventory for wood combustion to study the organic aerosol change in response to the replacement of current residential wood combustion technologies with pellet stoves. Simulations show a large decrease of...
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Vis, D.J. (author), Westerhuis, J.A. (author), Hoefsloot, H.C.J. (author), Roelfsema, F. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), Hendriks, M.M.W.B. (author), Smilde, A.K. (author)
Relations among hormone serum concentrations are complex and depend on various factors, including gender, age, body mass index, diurnal rhythms and secretion stochastics. Therefore, endocrine deviations from healthy homeostasis are not easily detected or understood. A generic method is presented for detecting regulatory relations between...
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Liang, W. (author), Menke, A.L. (author), Driessen, A. (author), Koek, G.H. (author), Lindeman, J.H. (author), Stoop, R. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Kleemann., R. (author), van den Hoek, A.M. (author)
Results: The criteria macrovesicular steatosis, microvesicular steatosis, hepatocellular hypertrophy, inflammation and fibrosis were generally applicable to rodent NAFLD. The inter-observer reproducibility (evaluated using the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient) between the ten observers was high for the analysis of macrovesicular steatosis and...
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