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Braeckman, L. (author), Venema, A. (author), Zoelen, S.A.V. (author), Hermans, L. (author), de Ridder, M. (author), Ergör, A. (author), Combining, O. (author), Diaeresis, A. (author), van der Laan, G. (author), van Dijk, F. (author)
OBJECTIVES: To increase knowledge and skills regarding occupational health surveillance and research in professionals. METHODS: Following the ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation), several training modules have been designed and implemented in the course of 2016. Evaluation forms were distributed to 42...
article 2019
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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...
article 2017
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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...
article 2015
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Zeegers, M.P. (author), Nekeman, D. (author), Khan, H.S. (author), van Dijk, B.A.C. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Schalken, J. (author), Shajahan, S. (author), Pearlman, A. (author), Oddoux, C. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Ostrer, H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background:Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Europe and the United States. Numerous studies have indicated genetics to have a major role in the aetiology of this disease; as much as 42% of the risk may be explained by heritable factors. Genome-wide association studies have detected an association between prostate...
article 2013
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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...
article 2011
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Bijland, S. (author), Pieterman, E.J. (author), Maas, A.C.E. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), van Erk, M.J. (author), van Klinken, J.B. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) activator fenofibrate efficiently decreases plasma triglycerides (TG), which is generally attributed to enhanced very low density lipoprotein (VLDL)-TG clearance and decreased VLDL-TG production. However, because data on the effect of fenofibrate on VLDL production are controversial,...
article 2010
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Smits, K.M. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Hudak, E. (author), Verhage, B. (author), van Dijk, B.A.C. (author), van de Hulsbergen - Kaa, C.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Oosterwijk, E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose: Body mass index (BMI) is an important risk factor for clear-cell renal cancer (cc-RCC). A common molecular alteration in cc-RCC is loss-of-function of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene. We evaluated the association between BMI and VHL mutations in cc-RCC by using data from the Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS), a prospective study, which...
article 2010
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van Dijk, C.E. (author), de Boer, M.R. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), Roos, J.C. (author), Lips, P. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Introduction: Studies on the association of vitamin D and bone mineral density (BMD) in adolescence and young adults have shown contrasting results. None of these studies have examined the course and baseline in vitamin D intake. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between baseline and the course of dietary vitamin D intake...
article 2009
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de Boer, W.E. (author), Wind, H. (author), van Dijk, F.J. (author), Willems, H.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Assessments for long-term incapacity for work are performed by Social Insurance Physicians (SIPs) who rely on interviews with claimants as an important part of the process. These interviews are susceptible to bias. In the Netherlands three protocols have been developed to conduct these interviews. These protocols are expert- and...
article 2009
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Smits, K.M. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), van Dijk, B.A.C. (author), van Houwelingen, K. (author), van de Hulsbergen-Kaa, C.A. (author), Kiemeney, L.A.L.M. (author), van Houwelingen, K. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Oosterwijk, E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Metabolic gene polymorphisms have previously been suggested as risk factors for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). These polymorphisms are involved in activation or detoxification of carcinogens in cigarette smoke which is another RCC risk factor. We evaluated gene-environment interactions between CYP1A1, GSTμ1 and smoking in a large population-based...
article 2008
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Hu, L. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Espirito Santo, S.M.S. (author), Out, R. (author), Kypreos, K.E. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
LPL activity plays an important role in preceding the VLDL remnant clearance via the three major apolipoprotein E (apoE)-recognizing receptors: the LDL receptor (LDLr), LDL receptor-related protein (LRP), and VLDL receptor (VLDLr). The aim of this study was to determine whether LPL activity is also important for VLDL remnant clearance...
article 2008
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Schouten, L.J. (author), van Dijk, B.A.C. (author), Oosterwijk, E. (author), van Engeland, M. (author), van de Hulsbergen-Kaa, C.A. (author), Kiemeney, L.A.L.M. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Kester, A. (author), de Vogel, S. (author), Schalken, J.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Alcohol consumption has been associated with a decreased risk for renal cell cancer in several studies. We investigated whether alcohol is associated with (epi)genetic changes of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene in renal cell cancer. The Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS) on Diet and Cancer started in 1986 (n = 120,852) and uses the case-cohort...
article 2008
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van Rhenen, W. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: The aim of this study is to examine the role of coping styles in sickness absence. In line with findings that contrast the reactive-passive focused strategies, problem-solving strategies are generally associated with positive results in terms of well-being and overall health outcomes; our hypothesis is that such strategies are...
article 2008
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van Dijk, B.A.C. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Oosterwijk, E. (author), Kaa, C.A. (author), Kiemeney, L.A.L.M. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Schalken, J.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: We investigated whether dietary carotenoid and vitamin intake and supplemental vitamin use were inversely associated with RCC risk and with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)-gene mutations in clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Methods: The Netherlands Cohort Study on diet and cancer (NLCS) includes 120,852 persons, who completed a self...
article 2008
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Gerritsen, G. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Schaap, F.G. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Kypreos, K.E. (author), Maeda, N. (author), Groen, A.K. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Apolipoprotein E2 (apoE2)-associated hyperlipidemia is characterized by a disturbed clearance of apoE2-enriched VLDL remnants. Because excess apoE2 inhibits LPL-mediated triglyceride (TG) hydrolysis in vitro, we in vestigated whether direct or indirect stimulation of LPL activity in vivo reduces the apoE2-associated hypertriglyc-eridemia. Here,...
article 2008
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Krom, Y.D. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Neointima formation is the underlying mechanism of (in-stent) restenosis. 17β-Estradiol (E2) is known to inhibit injury-induced neointima formation and post-angioplasty restenosis. Estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) has been demonstrated to mediate E2 anti-restenotic properties. However, the role of estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) is not...
article 2007
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van Ginneken, V. (author), Verhey, E. (author), Poelmann, R. (author), Ramakers, R. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Ham, L. (author), Voshol, P. (author), Havekes, L. (author), van Eck, M. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A metabolomic approach was applied to a mouse model of starvation-induced hepatic steatosis. After 24 h of fasting it appears that starvation reduced the phospholipids (PL), free cholesterol (FC), and cholesterol esters (CE) content of low-density lipoproteins (LDL). In liver lipid profiles major changes were observed using different techniques....
article 2007
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Henneman, P. (author), Schaap, F.G. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), van Tol, A. (author), Hattori, H. (author), Smelt, A.H.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: The recently discovered apoAV is hypothesized to affect triglyceride metabolism by stimulating the lipolysis of triglycerides in VLDL and chylomicrons. We set out to determine the association between increased serum TG levels, plasma apoAV levels, and polymorphism of the APOA5 gene, with specific emphasis on the APOA5 S19W variation....
article 2007
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van Rhenen, W. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two brief preventive stress reduction programs - a cognitive focused program and a combined intervention of physical exercise and relaxation - on sickness absence in stressed and non-stressed employees working in various jobs in a telecom company. Methods: The study was...
article 2007
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Buijs, P.C. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), Evers, M. (author), van de Klink, J.J.L. (author), Anema, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Increasingly, workers have psychological work-related complaints, endangering their work ability and causing considerable economic losses. Many employees consult their general practitioner (GP). He, however, often pays insufficient attention to work-relatedness or to coordination with occupational physicians (OPs). Appropriate guidelines are...
article 2007
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