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Heinen, M.M. (author), Verhage, B.A.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Lumey, L.H. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
Background: Because of their influence on insulin concentrations, we hypothesized that both physical activity and energy restriction may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. Objective: We examined the associations between physical activity, proxies for energy restriction, and pancreatic cancer risk. Design: The Netherlands Cohort Study...
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Tarnacki, K.M. (author), Melin, T. (author), Jansen, A.E. (author), van Medevoort, J. (author)
In this study two desalination technologies have been compared by means of LCA with the focus on energy supply with a variety of scenarios based on different assumptions. The studied technologies are reverse osmosis and the newly developed technology Memstill where electrical energy demand is reduced by using external thermal energy source and...
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Höfer, T. (author), James, D. (author), Syversen, T. (author), Bowmer, T. (author)
Data on acute lethal inhalation toxicity from animal studies are commonly required for assessing the hazards to human health of volatile, gaseous and dusty chemicals or their mixtures. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) made the provision of acute inhalation toxicity data a mandatory requirement for the carriage of bulk liquid...
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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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Mikhnenko, O.V. (author), Blom, P.W.M. (author), Loi, M.A. (author)
We developed a sensitive spectroscopic method to probe triplet concentration in thin films of polyfluorene (PF) at room temperature. The energy of photoexcited triplet excitons is transferred to the guest metal-organic complex, meso-tetratolylporphyrin-Pd (PdTPP), and detected as phosphorescent emission. The phosphorescence intensity of PdTPP-PF...
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Haas, F.J.L.M. (author), Schutgens, R.E.G. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Biesma, D.H. (author)
Introduction. The exclusion of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) by pre-test probability (PTP) and D-dimer in the elderly is safe, but has a low specificity. There is increasing interest in the diagnostic role of thrombin generation in patients with thrombosis. We evaluated the value of thrombin generation in the exclusion of DVT, especially in...
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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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Joosen, M.J.A. (author), van der Schans, M.J. (author), van Dijk, C.G.M. (author), Kuijpers, W.C. (author), Wortelboer, H.M. (author), van Helden, H.P.M. (author)
One of the shortcomings of current treatment of nerve agent poisoning is that oximes hardly penetrate the blood-brain barrier (BBB), whereas nerve agents easily do. Increasing the concentration of oximes in the brain, would therefore provide an attractive approach to improve medical countermeasures. An explanation for limited penetration might...
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Verschuren, L. (author), Wielinga, P.Y. (author), van Duyvenvoorde, W. (author), Tijani, S. (author), Toet, K. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Kleemann, R. (author)
Chronic inflammation and proatherogenic lipids are important risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Specific dietary constituents such as polyphenols and fish oils may improve cardiovascular risk factors and may have a beneficial effect on disease outcomes. We hypothesized that the intake of an antiinflammatory dietary mixture (AIDM)...
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Wijte, D. (author), van Baar, B.L.M. (author), Heck, A.J.R. (author), Altelaar, A.F.M. (author)
To enhance target production from biocatalysts, it is necessary to thoroughly understand the molecular mechanisms involved in production, degradation, and, importantly, adaptation to the required environment. One such bacterium with high potential for biocatalysis is the solvent-tolerant bacteria Pseudomonas putida S12, which, among others, is...
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de Koning, M.C. (author), van Grol, M. (author), Noort, D. (author)
Commonly employed pyridinium-oxime (charged) reactivators of nerve agent inhibited acetylcholinesterase (AChE) do not readily pass the blood brain barrier (BBB) because of the presence of charge(s). Conversely, non-ionic oxime reactivators often suffer from a lack of reactivating potency due to a low affinity for the active site of AChE. It was...
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Abhyankar, W. (author), Beek, A.T. (author), Dekker, H. (author), Kort, R. (author), Brul, S. (author), de Koster, C.G. (author)
Species from the genus Bacillus have the ability to form endospores, dormant cellular forms that are able to survive heat and acid preservation techniques commonly used in the food industry. Resistance characteristics of spores towards various environmental stresses are in part attributed to their coat proteins. Previously, 70 proteins have been...
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Oosterman, J.M. (author), de Goede, M. (author), Wester, A.J. (author), van Zandvoort, M.J.E. (author), Kessels, R.P.C. (author)
Objective: The ability to make inferences about knowledge, thoughts and feelings of others, i.e. perspective taking, is a key element of social cognition. Clinical observations indicate that Korsakoff patients may have impairments in social cognition, but studies are scarce. Also, executive dysfunction is present in Korsakoff patients, which may...
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Jans, M.P. (author), Slootweg, V.C. (author), Boot, C.R. (author), de Morton, N.A. (author), van der Sluis, G. (author), van Meeteren, N.L. (author)
Objective: To examine the reproducibility, construct validity, and unidimensionality of the Dutch translation of the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI), a performance-based measure of mobility for older patients. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Rehabilitation center (reproducibility study) and hospital (validity study). Participants:...
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Kleemann, R. (author), Verschuren, L. (author), Morrison, M. (author), Zadelaar, A.S.M. (author), van Erk, M.J. (author), Wielinga, P.Y. (author), Kooistra, T. (author)
Objective: Polyphenols such as quercetin may exert several beneficial effects, including those resulting from anti-inflammatory activities, but their impact on cardiovascular health is debated. We investigated the effect of quercetin on cardiovascular risk markers including human C-reactive protein (CRP) and on atherosclerosis using transgenic...
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van Diepen, J.A. (author), Vroegrijk, I.O.C.M. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Shoelson, S.E. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author)
Systemic inflammation is strongly involved in the pathophysiology of the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of metabolic risk factors that includes hypertriglyceridemia. Aspirin treatment lowers inflammation via inhibition of NF-?B activity but also reduces hypertriglyceridemia in humans. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism by...
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Coomans, C.P. (author), Biermasz, N.R. (author), Geerling, J.J. (author), Guigas, B. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author)
OBJECTIVE - Insulin inhibits endogenous glucose production (EGP) and stimulates glucose uptake in peripheral tissues. Hypothalamic insulin signaling is required for the inhibitory effects of insulin on EGP. We examined the contribution of central insulin signaling on circulating insulin-stimulated tissue-specific glucose uptake. RESEARCH DESIGN...
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Teune, M.J. (author), van Wassenaer, A.G. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Mol, B.W.J. (author), Opmeer, B.C. (author)
Objective: Many obstetric interventions are performed to improve long-term neonatal outcome. However, long-term neonatal outcome is usually not a primary outcome because it is time-consuming and expensive. The aim of this project was to identify different perinatal risk indicators and to develop prediction models for neurologic morbidity at 2...
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Molhoek, E.M. (author), van Dijk, A. (author), Veldhuizen, E.J.A. (author), Haagsman, H.P. (author), Bikker, F.J. (author)
A truncated version of host defense peptide chicken cathelicidin-2, C1-15, possesses potent, broad spectrum antibacterial activity. A variant of this peptide, F2,5,12W, which contains 3 phenylalanine to tryptophan substitutions, possesses improved antibacterial activity and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) neutralizing activity compared to C1-15. In...
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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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