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Tielman, M.L. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), van Meggelen, M. (author), Franken, I. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: With the rise of autonomous e-mental health applications, virtual agents can play a major role in improving trustworthiness, therapy outcome and adherence. In these applications, it is important that patients adhere in the sense that they perform the tasks, but also that they adhere to the specific recommendations on...
article 2017
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Treurniet, H.F. (author), Davidse, W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
In 1983 werd door de Geneeskundige Hoofdinspectie (GHI) een landelijke registratie van seksueel overdraagbare aandoeningen (SOA's) ingevoerd, naast het registratiesysteem van wettelijk aangifteplichtige ziekten. De gegevens voor de registratie worden door sociaal-verpleegkundigen, werkzaam bij GGD'en en geslachtsziekten-poliklinieken, verzameld....
article 1993
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Haverkate, F. (author), Samama, M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Approximately 250 cases of dysfibrinogenemia have been reported; 55% were asymptomatic (detected by chance), 25% had a tendency to bleeding, and 20% were reported to have a tendency to thrombosis. To establish a possible association between familial dysfibrinogenemia and thrombophilia, data on cases with both affections were collected in a study...
article 1995
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Kerstholt, J.H. (author), Passenier, P.O. (author)
Automation has changed the role of human operators from direct manual control to supervision. Their main task is to monitor whether system performance remains within pre-specified ranges and intervention is only required in unusual situations. One of the consequences is a loss of situation awareness, which significantly affects performance in...
article 2000
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de Lange, M. (author), de Geus, E.J.C. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Meijer, P. (author), van Doornen, L.J.P. (author), Boomsma, D.I. (author), Snieder, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Differences in genetic influence on death from CHD between males and females have been reported. Haemostatic factors have consistently been associated with risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), but sex differences in genetic architecture have not been studied. This study in middle-aged twins investigates whether there are sex differences in...
article 2006
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Botterweck, A.A.M. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The association between vegetable and fruit consumption and stomach cancer risk was investigated in the Netherlands Cohort Study among 120,852 men and women aged 55-69 years at the start in September 1986. Analyses were based on 282 incident stomach cancer cases after 6.3 years of follow-up. Age- and sex-adjusted rate ratios of stomach cancer in...
article 1998
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Braakhuis, B.J.M. (author), Welters, M.J.P. (author), Cloos, J. (author), Pankras, J.E. (author), Smeets, S.J. (author), Fichtinger-Schepman, A.-M.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The aim of the present study was to investigate how normal head and neck epithelial cells (NHNEC) respond to cisplatin compared to their neoplastic counterparts with respect to intracellular platinum (Pt) levels and growth inhibition. A colorimetric assay was used to assess growth inhibition after exposure to cisplatin for 72 h. Growth...
article 1999
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Boesveld, I.C. (author), Hermus, M.A.A. (author), van der Velden-Bollemaat, E.C. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), de Graaf, H.J. (author), Franx, A. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author)
Objective: to determine the usability of a recently developed set of 30 structure and process birth centre quality indicators. Design: an explorative study using mixed-methods including literature, a survey, interviews and observations. The study is part of the Dutch Birth Centre Study. We first determined the measurability of birth centre...
article 2018
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Emmen, H.H. (author), Hoogendijk, E.M.G. (author), Klöpping-Ketelaars, W.A.A. (author), Muijser, H. (author), Duistermaat, E. (author), Ravensberg, J.C. (author), Alexander, D.J. (author), Borkhataria, D. (author), Rusch, G.M. (author), Schmit, B. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
HFC 134a (1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane) and HFC 227 (1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane) are used to replace chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in refrigerant and aerosol applications, including medical use in metered-dose inhalers. Production and consumption of CFCs are being phased out under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer....
article 2000
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de Maat, M.P.M. (author), de Knijff, P. (author), Green, F.R. (author), Thomas, A.E. (author), Jespersen, J. (author), Kluft, C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Elevated plasma fibrinogen levels represent an increased risk for cardiovascular diseased, but the mechanism explaining this association is still not clear. Genetic differences may play a role, because it has been shown that individuals who carry the rare alleles of polymorphisms in the genes for the Bβ-chain (Bcl I and G/A 455) and the Aα-chain...
article 1995
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Havenith, G. (author), van de Linde, E.J.G. (author), Heus, R. (author)
Hand cooling and resulting comfort and pain were studied in 12 subjects, while touching six different materials (polyurethane foam, wood, nylon, rustproof steel, aluminium, and temperature-controlled metal) which were initially at ambient temperature. This was done for three ambient temperatures (-10°, 0° and 10°C), after pre-exposure exercise...
article 1992
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Nijhoff, W.A. (author), Mulder, T.P.J. (author), Verhagen, H. (author), van Poppel, G. (author), Peters, W.H.M. (author)
The effects of consumption of glucosinolate-containing Brussels sprouts on plasma and urinary glutathione S-transferase (GST) class-α and -π were investigated. Five male and five female non-smoking volunteers were randomly assigned to two groups in a crossover design. Five persons started on a glucosinolate-free diet (control period), while the...
article 1995
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Beltman, J.J. (author), Segaar, M. (author), Ory, F.G. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
article 2000
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Remoundou, K. (author), Brennan, M. (author), Sacchettini, G. (author), Panzone, L. (author), Butler-Ellis, M.C. (author), Capri, E. (author), Charistou, A. (author), Chaideftou, E. (author), Gerritsen-Ebben, M.G. (author), Machera, K. (author), Spanoghe, P. (author), Glass, R. (author), Marchis, A. (author), Doanngoc, K. (author), Hart, A. (author), Frewer, L.J. (author)
The EU Directive on the sustainable use of pesticides (EU128/2009/EC) requires European Member States to develop training activities targeting occupational exposure to pesticides, and communication material aimed at residents and bystanders. Risk perceptions, knowledge and attitudes associated with passive and occupational exposure to pesticide...
article 2015
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Boer, J.M.A. (author), Ehnholm, C. (author), Menzel, H.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rosseneu, M. (author), O'Reilly, D.S.J. (author), Tiret, L. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
To elucidate how the apolipoprotein (apo)E polymorphism and modifiable factors interact in explaining plasma lipid and apolipoprotein levels, we studied 1448 young adults (18 to 26 years old), participating in the European Atherosclerosis Research Study (EARS). Venous blood was collected after an overnight fast. Modifiable factors, eg, body mass...
article 1997
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Remington, B.C. (author), Baumert, J.L. (author), Blom, W.M. (author), Houben, G.F. (author), Taylor, S.L. (author), Kruizinga, A.G. (author)
Background Allergens in food may pose a risk to allergic consumers. While there is EU regulation for allergens present as an ingredient, this is not the case for unintended allergen presence (UAP). Food companies use precautionary allergen labels to inform allergic individuals of a potential risk from UAPs. This study investigates the risk of an...
article 2015
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Nohynek, G.J. (author), Skare, J.A. (author), Meuling, W.J.A. (author), Wehmeyer, K.R. (author), de Bie, A.T.H.J. (author), Vaes, W.H.J. (author), Dufour, E.K. (author), Fautz, R. (author), Steiling, W. (author), Bramante, M. (author), Toutain, H. (author)
Systemic exposure was measured in humans after hair dyeing with oxidative hair dyes containing 2.0% (A) or 1.0% (B) [14C]-p-phenylenediamine (PPD). Hair was dyed, rinsed, dried, clipped and shaved; blood and urine samples were collected for 48 hours after application. [14C] was measured in all materials, rinsing water, hair, plasma, urine and...
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van den Dries, M.A. (author), Lamballais, S. (author), El Marroun, H. (author), Pronk, A. (author), Spaan, S. (author), Ferguson, K.K. (author), Longnecker, M.P. (author), Tiemeier, H. (author), Guxens, M. (author)
Background: Prenatal exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides associate with impaired neurodevelopment in humans and animal models. However, much uncertainty exists about the brain structural alterations underlying these associations. The objective of this study was to determine whether maternal OP pesticide metabolite concentrations in urine...
article 2020
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Jacobs, J.H. (author), Meijster, T. (author), Meijer, E. (author), Suarthana, E. (author), Heederik, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Occupational airway diseases are common among bakers. The present study describes the association between exposure to wheat allergen levels and sensitization to wheat allergens, work-related upper and lower respiratory symptoms and asthma in bakery workers. Methods: As part of a Health Surveillance System for early detection of ...
article 2008
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Su, L.C.J. (author), Bui, M. (author), Kardinaal, A. (author), Gomez-Aracena, J. (author), Martin-Moreno, J. (author), Martin, B. (author), Thamm, M. (author), Simonsen, N. (author), van 't Veer, P. (author), Kok, F. (author), Strain, S. (author), Kohlmeier, L. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Biomarkers of dietary exposure or nutritional status are sought actively to overcome limitations of traditional dietary methodology. We compared plasma and adipose tissue biomarkers for carotenoids and tocopherols. The data consisted of samples from 91 men and 122 women, ages 45-70 years, from the control group of the European Community...
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