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Versluis, A. (author), van Os-Medendorp, H. (author), Blom, W.M. (author), Michelsen-Huisman, A.D. (author), Castenmiller, J.J.M. (author), Noteborn, H.P.J.M. (author), Houben, G.F. (author), Knulst, A.C. (author)
Background: Cofactors, such as physical exercise and alcohol intake, might be associated with the severity or occurrence of food allergic reactions. Objective: To gain insight into the frequency of presence of potential cofactors in accidental food allergic reactions in adults and to what extent these factors influence the severity and...
article 2019
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Tans, R. (author), van Diepen, J.A. (author), Bijlsma, S. (author), Verschuren, L. (author), Suppers, A. (author), Stienstra, R. (author), Wevers, R.A. (author), Tack, C.J. (author), Gloerich, J. (author), van Gool, A.J. (author)
Background: Overweight and obesity can lead to adipose tissue inflammation, which causes insulin resistance and on the long-term type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). The inflammatory changes of obese-adipose tissue are characterized by macrophage infiltration and activation, but validated circulating biomarkers for adipose tissue inflammation for...
article 2019
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Rowen, D. (author), Mulhem, B. (author), Stevens, K. (author), Vermaire, J.H. (author)
Objective This article presents the development of the Dutch value set for the Child Health Utility 9D, a pediatric preference-based measure of quality of life that can be used to generate quality-adjusted life-years. Methods A large online survey was conducted using a discrete choice experiment including a duration attribute with adult members...
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Botschuijver, S. (author), Roeselers, G. (author), Levin, E. (author), Jonkers, D.M. (author), Welting, O. (author), Heinsbroek, S.E.M. (author), de Weerd, H.H. (author), Boekhout, T. (author), Fornai, M. (author), Masclee, A.A. (author), Schuren, F.H.J. (author), de Jonge, W.J. (author), Seppen, J. (author), van den Wijngaard, R.M. (author)
Background & Aims Visceral hypersensitivity is one feature of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Bacterial dysbiosis might be involved in the activation of nociceptive sensory pathways, but there have been few studies of the role of the mycobiome (the fungal microbiome) in the development of IBS. We analyzed intestinal mycobiomes of patients with...
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Fiamoncini, J. (author), Yiorkas, A.M. (author), Gedrich, K. (author), Rundle, M. (author), Alsters, S.I. (author), Roeselers, G. (author), van den Broek, T.J. (author), Clavel, T. (author), Lagkouvardos, I. (author), Wopereis, S. (author), Frost, G. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Blakemore, A.I. (author), Daniel, H. (author)
Bile acids (BA) are signaling molecules with a wide range of biological effects, also identified among the most responsive plasma metabolites in the postprandial state. We here describe this response to different dietary challenges and report on key determinants linked to its interindividual variability. Healthy men and women (n = 72, 62 ± 8 yr,...
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de Wind, A. (author), Burr, H. (author), Pohrt, A. (author), Hasselhorn, H.M.S. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Rugulies, R. (author)
Objectives: The aims of this article are to (1) determine whether and to what extent general perceived health and quality of supervision predict voluntary early retirement pension (VERP) and (2) assess whether quality of supervision modifies the association between general perceived health and VERP. Methods: Employees aged 49–64 years who...
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Andersen, L.L. (author), Fishwick, D. (author), Robinson, E. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Mockałło, Z. (author), Grosjean, V. (author)
Aim: Workers who are satisfied with their job are the cornerstones of healthy and productive companies. This study investigated factors associated with job satisfaction in the general working population. Methods: From the 2010 round of the Danish Work Environment Cohort Study, currently employed wage earners (N=10,427) replied to questions about...
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van Vilsteren, M. (author), Boot, C. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Schaardenburg, D. (author), Steenbeek, R. (author), Voskuyl, A.E. (author), Anema, J.R. (author)
Purpose: In this manuscript, we evaluated the effectiveness of an intervention programme consisting of integrated care and a participatory workplace intervention on supervisor support, work instability and at-work productivity after 6 months of follow-up among workers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled...
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Bernaards, C. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Hendriksen, I.J. (author)
Background. Evidence shows that prolonged sitting is associated with an increased risk of mortality, independent of physical activity (PA). The aim of the study was to identify correlates of sedentary time (ST) in different age groups and day types (i.e. school-/work day versus non-school-/non-work day). Methods. The study sample consisted of...
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van Loon, K. (author), Breteler, M.J.M. (author), van Wolfwinkel, L. (author), Rheineck Leyssius, A.T. (author), Kossen, A.S. (author), Kalkman, C.J. (author), van Zaane, B. (author), Peelen, L.M. (author)
Altered respiratory rate is one of the first symptoms of medical conditions that require timely intervention, e.g., sepsis or opioid-induced respiratory depression. To facilitate continuous respiratory rate monitoring on general hospital wards a contactless, non-invasive, prototype monitor was developed using frequency modulated continuous wave...
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Schrieks, I.C. (author), Heil, A.L. (author), Hendriks, H.F. (author), Mukamal, K.J. (author), Beulens, J.W. (author)
OBJECTIVE: Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. This reduced risk might be explained by improved insulin sensitivity or improved glycemic status, but results of intervention studies on this relation are inconsistent. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of...
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Scholtes-Timmerman, M.J. (author), Bijlsma, S. (author), Fokkert, M.J. (author), Slingerland, R. (author), van Veen, S.J.F. (author)
Self-monitoring of glucose is important for managing diabetes. Noninvasive glucose monitors are not yet available, but patients would benefit highly from such a device. We present results that may lead to a novel, point-of-care noninvasive system to measure blood glucose based on Raman spectroscopy. A hospitalized cohort of 111 subjects was...
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de Kock, K.A. (author), Steenbeek, R. (author), Buijs, P.C. (author), Lucassen, P.L. (author), Knottnerus, J.A. (author), Lagro-Janssen, A.L. (author)
Background. Work and being able to work are important prerequisites for health and well being. Health problems can have a negative influence on the ability to work and not being able to work can be detrimental for patients’ psychosocial well being. Although GPs are aware of this importance they do not always structurally pay attention to...
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Koeman, T. (author), Slottje, P. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author)
Objectives Although a study among utility workers found an increased risk for acute myocardial infarction and arrhythmia-related deaths associated with occupational extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) exposure, later studies largely failed to replicate these findings. This study investigated the association between occupational ELF...
article 2013
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Geybels, M.S. (author), Verhage, B.A.J. (author), van Schooten, F.J. (author), Goldbohm, A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
BACKGROUND: Selenium may prevent advanced prostate cancer (PCa), but most studies on this topic were conducted in populations with moderate to high selenium status. We investigated the association of toenail selenium, reflecting long-term selenium exposure, and advanced PCa risk in a population from the Netherlands where low selenium status is...
article 2013
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Steevens, J. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
Prospective epidemiologic data on vegetables and fruits consumption and risk of subtypes of esophageal and gastric cancer are sparse. We studied the association between vegetables and fruits consumption and risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) and gastric...
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Bakker, G.C.M. (author), van Erk, M.J. (author), Pellis, L. (author), Wopereis, S. (author), Rubingh, C.M. (author), Cnubben, N.H.P. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Low-grade chronic inflammation in overweight subjects is thought to play an important role in disease development. Objective: It was hypothesized that specific dietary components are able to reduce low-grade inflammation as well as metabolic and oxidative stress. Design: Dietary products [resveratrol, green tea extract, α-tocopherol,...
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Mulder, S.D. (author), van der Flier, W.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Mulder, C. (author), Scheltens, P. (author), Blankenstein, M.A. (author), Hack, C.E. (author), Veerhuis, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Several studies have shown that reduced amyloid-β 1-42 (Aβ {42}) and increased tau levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) reflect increased Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology in the brain. β-site APP cleaving enzyme (BACE1) is thought to be the major β-secretase involved in Aβ production in the brain, and therefore we investigated the relation...
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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...
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Pronk, A. (author), Preller, L. (author), Doekes, G. (author), Wouters, I.M. (author), Rooijackers, J. (author), Lammers, J.-W. (author), Heederik, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Associations have been observed between exposure to isocyanates, consisting mainly of oligomers, and respiratory symptoms and isocyanate specific sensitisation in spray painters. The aim of the present study was to assess associations between isocyanate exposure and more objective respiratory effect measures such as bronchial hyperresponsiveness...
article 2009
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