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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 ...
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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...
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Ellegast, R.P. (author), Kraft, K. (author), Groenesteijn, L. (author), Krause, F. (author), Berger, H. (author), Vink, P. (author)
Prolonged and static sitting postures provoke physical inactivity at VDU workplaces and are therefore discussed as risk factors for the musculoskeletal system. Manufacturers have designed specific dynamic office chairs featuring structural elements which promote dynamic sitting and therefore physical activity. The aim of the present study was to...
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Stomp-van den Berg, G.M. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), Bruinvels, D.J. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), van Poppel, M.N.M. (author)
The objective of this study was to examine which factors during pregnancy and postpartum predict pelvic girdle pain (PGP) at 12 weeks postpartum among working women. A total of 548 Dutch pregnant employees were recruited in 15 companies, mainly health care, child care, and supermarkets. The definition of PGP was any pain felt in the pelvic...
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Vos, P.A.J.M. (author), Degroot, J. (author), Barten-Van Rijbroek, A.D. (author), Zuurmond, A.-M. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), Mastbergen, S.C. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author)
Osteoarthritis is a highly prevalent disease, age being the main risk factor. The age-related accumulation of advanced-glycation-endproducts (AGEs) adversely affects the mechanical and biochemical properties of cartilage. The hypothesis that accumulation of cartilage AGEs in combination with surgically induced damage predisposes to the...
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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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Zenk, R. (author), Franz, M. (author), Bubb, H. (author), Vink, P. (author)
For car manufacturers, seat comfort is becoming more important in distinguishing themselves from their competitors. Therefore, many studies on participative seat comfort are carried out. In this paper, an objective assessment approach is reported which evaluates the concept of "optimal load distribution", based on the identification of a close...
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Geuskens, G.A. (author), Hengel, K.M.O. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author)
OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of the willingness and ability of older workers to continue working until the age of 65. METHODS: In this longitudinal study, 4937 employees aged 45 to 63 years included in the Netherlands Working Conditions Cohort Study were studied. Logistic regression analyses were applied. RESULTS: Employees who experienced...
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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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Stein, N.E. (author), Hamelers, H.V.M. (author), van Straten, G. (author), Keesman, K.J. (author)
Polarization curves are of paramount importance for the detection of toxic components in microbial fuel cell (MFC) based biosensors. In this study, polarization curves were made under non-toxic conditions and under toxic conditions after the addition of various concentrations of nickel, bentazon, sodiumdodecyl sulfate and potassium ferricyanide....
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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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Läppchen, T. (author), Vlaming, M.L.H. (author), Custers, E. (author), Lub, J. (author), Sio, C.F. (author), DeGroot, J. (author), Steinbach, O.C. (author)
In recent years, [ 18F]gefitinib PET has successfully been employed for a number of applications ranging from oncology to in vivo studies of drug transporter proteins. We here report a reliable, automated procedure for routine synthesis of this radiotracer on an Eckert and Ziegler modular system. The 3-step radiosynthesis followed by preparative...
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Biesbroek, G. (author), Sanders, E.A.M. (author), Roeselers, G. (author), Wang, X. (author), Caspers, M.P.M. (author), Trzciński, K. (author), Bogaert, D. (author), Keijser, B.J.F. (author)
Introduction: Accurate analyses of microbiota composition of low-density communities (103-104 bacteria/sample) can be challenging. Background DNA from chemicals and consumables, extraction biases as well as differences in PCR efficiency can significantly interfere with microbiota assessment. This study was aiming to establish protocols for...
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Liebrechts-Akkerman, G. (author), Lao, O. (author), Liu, F. (author), van Sleuwen, B.E. (author), Engelberts, A.C. (author), L'Hoir, M.P. (author), Tiemeier, H.W. (author), Kayser, M. (author)
Background: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexpected death of an infant that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation of the circumstances, family history, paediatric investigation and complete autopsy. In Western society, it is the leading cause of post-neonatal death below 1 year of age. In the Netherlands, the SIDS...
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Oudenhoven, J.F.M. (author), Labohm, F. (author), Mulder, M. (author), Niessen, R.A.H. (author), Mulder, F.M. (author), Notten, P.H.L. (author)
In situ neutron depth profiling (NDP) offers the possibility to observe lithium transport inside micro-batteries during battery operation. It is demonstrated that NDP results are consistent with the results of electrochemical measurements, and that the use of an enriched6LiCoO2 cathode offers more insight in transport processes occurring inside...
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van Duuren, J.B.J.H. (author), Wijte, D. (author), Leprince, A. (author), Karge, B. (author), Puchalka, J. (author), Wery, J. (author), Dos Santos, V.A.P.M. (author), Eggink, G. (author), Mars, A.E. (author)
Pseudomonas putida KT2440-JD1 was derived from P. putida KT2440 after N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (NTG)-mutagenesis and exposure to 3-fluorobenzoate (3-FB). The mutant was no longer able to grow using benzoate as a sole carbon source, but co-metabolized benzoate to cis, cis-muconate during growth on glucose, which accumulated in the...
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Lu, Y. (author), Boekschoten, M.V. (author), Wopereis, S. (author), Müller, M. (author), Kersten, S. (author)
Comparative transcriptomic and metabolomic analysis of fenofibrate and fish oil treatments in mice. Physiol Genomics 43: 1307-1318, 2011. First published September 27, 2011; doi:10.1152/physiolgenomics.00100.2011. Elevated circulating triglycerides, which are considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, can be targeted by treatment with...
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Berg, N. (author), de Wever, B. (author), Fuchs, H.W. (author), Gaca, M. (author), Krul, C.A.M. (author), Roggen, E.L. (author)
In November 2009 the In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform (IVTIP) organized a meeting entitled '. Toxicology in the 21st century - working our way towards a visionary reality'. Participating delegates included scientists, key opinion leaders, developers and users of 3Rs-related tests and testing strategies. This paper summarizes the discussions...
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