Adrianus J. de Vries

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The effect of consumption of Brussels sprouts on the excretion of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) into human urine was investigated. Ten non-smoking volunteers (five males and five females) were randomly assigned to two groups. Five volunteers started on a diet of 300 g of glucosinolate-free vegetables whereas the other five consumed 300 g of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of immediate postoperative extubation and postoperative ventilation after minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) surgery and to assess the role of epidural anesthesia. DESIGN Randomized prospective study. SETTING University hospital, single institution. PARTICIPANTS Patients (n = 90) scheduled for(More)
The objectives of the present study were to compare the bioavailability of vitamin A from liver paste and from a vitamin A supplement at three nutritionally relevant levels of intake, and to estimate levels of "safe" intake based on concentrations of retinoic acid and its metabolites in plasma after a single dose of vitamin A from liver paste. Women (n =(More)
BACKGROUND In cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and unfractionated heparin have negative effects on blood platelet function. In acute normovolemic haemodilution autologous unfractionated heparinised blood is stored ex-vivo and retransfused at the end of the procedure to reduce (allogeneic) transfusion requirements. In this observational study we(More)
Leukocyte depletion during cardiopulmonary bypass has been demonstrated in animal experiments to improve pulmonary function. Conflicting results have been reported, however, with clinical depletion by arterial line filter of leukocytes at the beginning of cardiopulmonary bypass. In this study, we examined whether leukocyte depletion from the residual(More)
A case of fatal upper gastrointestinal bleeding from a Mallory-Weiss tear after transoesophageal echocardiography during cardiac surgery is reported. After the echo-cardiographic examination, which is considered a safe procedure, a nasogastric tube was inserted which immediately revealed bright red blood. Eventually the patient lost 9 litres of blood. The(More)
The results of leucocyte filtration during cardiac surgery are conflicting. This may be due to timing and duration of the filtration procedure, and to flow and pressure conditions in the filter. Therefore, we prospectively compared three major leucocyte filtration strategies in cardiac surgical patients. Forty patients were randomly divided into four(More)
BACKGROUND Bedside thromboelastography is increasingly used, but an assessment of the clinical interchangeability of the 2 major systems, TEG (Hemoscope) and RoTEM (Pentapharm), has not been performed. METHODS We measured blood samples from 46 cardiac surgical patients after induction of anesthesia with kaolin TEG(R) (kaoTEG), native TEG(R) (natTEG),(More)
Cardiopulmonary bypass surgery induces an inflammatory reaction among others by activation of granulocytes. Leukocyte filtration has been shown to reduce the postoperative morbidity mediated by activated granulocytes. However, little is known about the mechanism of filter-leukocyte interaction. This study examines whether a leukocyte filter removes(More)
BACKGROUND Leukocyte depletion recently has been introduced for cardiac surgical patients to attenuate leukocyte-mediated inflammation and organ reperfusion injury. We evaluated the feasibility of a new leukocyte depletion method in which systemic leukocyte depletion is achieved through the venous side of the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit under low blood(More)