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Biesbroek, G. (author), Bosch, A.A.T.M. (author), Wang, X. (author), Keijser, B.J.F. (author), Veenhoven, R.H. (author), Sanders, E.A.M. (author), Bogaert, D. (author)
Rationale: Breastfeeding elicits significant protection against respiratory tract infections in infancy. Modulation of respiratory microbiota might be part of the natural mechanisms of protection against respiratory diseases induced by breastfeeding. Objectives: To study the association between breastfeeding and nasopharyngeal microbial...
article 2014
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Mutlu, E. (author), Warren, S.H. (author), Matthews, P.P. (author), King, C. (author), Linak, W.P. (author), Kooter, I.M. (author), Schmid, J.E. (author), Ross, J.A. (author), Ian Gilmour, M. (author), DeMarini, D.M. (author)
Several types of diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) have been used for toxicology studies, including a highorganic automobile DEP (A-DEP) from Japan, and a low-organic forklift DEP developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (N-DEP). However, these DEPs were not characterized extensively for chemical composition or sub...
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van der Schaaf, P.S. (author), Dusseldorp, E. (author), Keuning, F.M. (author), Janssen, W.A. (author), Noorthoorn, E.O. (author)
BACKGROUND: The physical environment is presumed to have an effect on aggression and also on the use of seclusion on psychiatric wards. Multicentre studies that include a broad variety of design features found on psychiatric wards and that control for patient, staff and general ward characteristics are scarce.AIMS: To explore the effect of...
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van Keulen, H.M. (author), Otten, W. (author), Ruiter, R.A.C. (author), van Steenbergen, J. (author), Paulussen, T.W.G.M. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Paulussen, T.W.G.M. (author)
Onderzoeken welke factoren deelname aan de HPV-vaccinatie bepaalden in 2009 en 2010. Opzet Retrospectief dwarsdoorsnede-onderzoek. Methode Uit een telepanel werden aselecte steekproeven getrokken van Nederlandse meisjes die in 2009 en 2010 werden opgeroepen voor de HPV-vaccinatie, evenals hun moeders. Gegevens werden verzameld via een online...
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van den Bemt, P.M.L.A. (author), van der Schrieck-De Loos, E.M. (author), van der Linden, C. (author), Theeuwes, A.M.L.J. (author), Pol, A.G. (author)
Objectives To investigate the effect of pharmacy-based medication reconciliation on the frequency of unintentional medication discrepancies in acutely admitted individuals aged 65 and older. Design Multicenter intervention study with pre-post design. Setting Twelve Dutch hospitals. Participants One thousand five hundred forty-three individuals...
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Harb, H. (author), van Tol, E.A.F. (author), Heine, H. (author), Braaksma, M. (author), Gross, G. (author), Overkamp, K. (author), Hennen, M. (author), Alrifai, M. (author), Conrad, M.L. (author), Renz, H. (author), Garn, H. (author)
Background: Oral supplementation with probiotic bacteria can protect against the development of allergic and inflammatory diseases. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate potential immunomodulatory and allergy-protective effects of processed Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG)-derived supernatants early in life in neonatal mice....
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Dambacher, W.M. (author), de Kort, E.H.M. (author), Blom, W.M. (author), Houben, G.F. (author), de Vries, E. (author)
Background: Children with cow's milk allergy (CMA) need a cow's milk protein (CMP) free diet to prevent allergic reactions. For this, reliable allergy-information on the label of food products is essential to avoid products containing the allergen. On the other hand, both overzealous labeling and misdiagnosis that result in unnecessary...
article 2013
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Geraedts, A.S. (author), Kleiboer, A.M. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Cuijpers, P. (author)
Background: Depressive disorders are highly prevalent in the working population and are associated with excessive costs for both society and companies. Effective treatment for employees with depressive symptoms in occupational health care is limited. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an...
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Vink, P. (author), Bazley, C. (author), Kamp, I. (author), Blok, M. (author)
Comfort plays an increasingly important role in the interior design of airplanes. Although ample research has been conducted on airplane design technology, only a small amount of public scientific information is available addressing the passenger's opinion. In this study, more than 10,000 internet trip reports and 153 passenger interviews were...
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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...
article 2012
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Wagenaar, A.F. (author), Kompier, M.A.J. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), van den Bossche, S.N.J. (author), Taris, T.W. (author)
OBJECTIVE:: The healthy worker effect implies that healthy workers go "up" in employment status whereas less healthy workers go "down" into precarious temporary employment or unemployment. These hypotheses were tested during an economic recession, by predicting various upward and downward contract trajectories, based on workers' health status,...
article 2012
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van Blijderveen, M. (author), Bramer, E.A. (author), Brem, G. (author)
To gain insight in the startup of an incinerator, this article deals with piloted ignition. A newly developed model is described to predict the piloted ignition times of wood, PMMA and PVC. The model is based on the lower flammability limit and the adiabatic flame temperature at this limit. The incoming radiative heat flux, sample thickness and...
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Lindenburg, P.W. (author), Tempels, F.W.A. (author), Tjaden, U.R. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), Hankemeier, T. (author)
Electroextraction (EE) takes place in a two-phase liquid-liquid system, consisting of an aqueous and an organic phase, where an applied electric field causes ions to be extracted from one phase into the other, to be concentrated close after the liquid-liquid interface. The extraction takes place in a wide-bore capillary that is connected to a 2...
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Wopereis, S. (author), Radonjic, M. (author), Rubingh, C. (author), van Erk, M. (author), Smilde, A. (author), van Duyvenvoorde, W. (author), Cnubben, N. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Kleemann, R. (author)
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus Type 2 could be significantly reduced by early identification of subjects at risk, allowing for better prevention and earlier treatment. Glucose intolerance (GI) is a hallmark of the prediabetic stage. This study aims at identifying 1) prognostic biomarkers predicting the risk of developing GI later in life...
article 2012
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Rosmuller, N. (author), Trijssenaar, I. (author), Reinders, J. (author), Blokker, P. (author)
Accidents with hazardous materials may threaten the lives of people living in the direct environment of the transportation infrastructure. In many countries, fire brigades play a major role in advising the authorities when they are dealing with issues where hazardous materials are involved. Since emergency responders have to deal with injured...
article 2012
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Jacobs, J.H. (author), Fuertes, E. (author), Krop, E.J.M. (author), Spithoven, J. (author), Tromp, P. (author), Heederik, D.J.J. (author)
Objectives: To describe associations among swimming, respiratory health, allergen sensitisation and Clara cell protein 16 (CC16) levels in Dutch schoolchildren. Trichloramine levels in swimming pool air were determined to assess potential exposure levels. Methods: Respiratory health and pool attendance information was collected from 2359...
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Mariman, R. (author), Kremer, S.H.A. (author), van Erk, M. (author), Lagerweij, T. (author), Koning, F. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author)
Background: Host-microbiota interactions in the intestinal mucosa play a major role in intestinal immune homeostasis and control the threshold of local inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of probiotics in the recurrent trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis model and gain more insight into protective...
article 2012
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Banzhaf, S. (author), Schaap, M. (author), Kerschbaumer, A. (author), Reimer, E. (author), Stern, R. (author), van der Swaluw, E. (author), Builtjes, P. (author)
The Chemistry Transport Model REM-Calgrid (RCG) has been improved by implementing an enhanced description of aqueous-phase chemistry and wet deposition processes including droplet pH. A sensitivity study on cloud and rain droplet pH has been performed to investigate its impact on model sulphate production and gas wet scavenging. Air...
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Reus, A.A. (author), Usta, M. (author), Kenny, J.D. (author), Clements, P.J. (author), Pruimboom-Brees, I. (author), Aylott, M. (author), Lynch, A.M. (author), Krul, C.A.M. (author)
An in vivo photomicronucleus test (MNT) using rat skin, the target organ for photoirritancy and carcinogenicity, was recently described. The assay was evaluated using fluoroquinolone (FQ) antibiotics with varying degrees of phototoxic potency (i.e. sparflocacin [SPFX], lomefloxacin [LOFX], ciprofloxacin [CIFX], levofloxacin [LEFX], gemifloxacin ...
article 2012
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de Korte, E.M. (author), Huysmans, M.A. (author), de Jong, A.M. (author), van de Ven, J.G.M. (author), Ruijsendaal, M. (author)
This study investigated the effects of non-obtrusive feedback on continuous lifted hand/finger behaviour, task performance and comfort. In an experiment with 24 participants the effects of two visual and two tactile feedback signals were compared to a no-feedback condition in a computer task. Results from the objective measures showed that all...
article 2012
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