Amanda de Bruyn

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This case-control study of nasal and paranasal sinus tumors, in males diagnosed between 1978 and 1981 in the Netherlands, was designed to identify environmental risk factors. Special attention was given to assessing any association between nasal cancer and an occupational history of possible formaldehyde exposure while taking into account histologic type of(More)
Linkage of bipolar (BP) illness with chromosome 18 markers located at 18p11 was recently reported. A possible role for chromosome 18 in the etiology of BP illness was implicated previously by the finding in three unrelated patients of a ring chromosome with breakpoints and deleted segments at 18pter-p11 and 18q23-qter. To test the potential importance of a(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous linkage and allelic association studies using DNA polymorphisms, cosegregation of cytogenetic abnormalities with psychiatric illness, and assignment of genes involved in neutotransmitter metabolism suggested that chromosome 11 may harbor a gene predisposing to bipolar illness. The authors examined linkage in the families of 14 probands(More)
Genetic factors are of major aetiological importance in Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD type I and II). The exact mode of inheritance of BPAD is unknown, but the recent demonstration of anticipation suggests that dynamic mutations could be involved in the clinical expression of the disease. We have used the repeat expansion detection (RED) method to test(More)
The currently assumed aetiology for delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD) is a delay of the circadian system. Clinicians have sought to use bright light therapy, exogenous melatonin or chronotherapy to correct the disorder. However, these treatments have achieved unreliable outcomes for DSPD patients and, as such, one suggestion has been that the disorder may(More)
A case-control study was conducted to examine the relations between type of woodworking and the extent of wood dust exposure to the risks for specific histologic types of sinonasal cancer. In cooperation with the major treatment centers in the Netherlands, 116 male patients newly diagnosed between 1978 and 1981 with primary malignancies of epithelial origin(More)
Clinical anticipation has been reported in bipolar affective disorder (BPAD). The hypothesis that expanded trinucleotide repeats are related to anticipation and transmission pattern in families with bipolar affective disorder is tested in this study. Eighty-seven two-generation pairs of patients recruited from 29 bipolar families were analyzed. The repeat(More)
Neurobiological studies indicate a dysregulation of the dopaminergic and GABAergic neurotransmission in bipolar disorder. We examined two large families segregating bipolar disorder, for linkage with the genes encoding dopamine beta-hydroxylase, the dopamine transporter DAT1, the dopamine D2, D3 and D5 receptors, and the alpha-1, alpha-5 and beta-1 subunits(More)
We treated 94 patients by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for renal artery stenosis (RAS). Prior to PTA, a renogram during angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition with captopril was performed, but the result did not influence the decision to treat. The parenchymal time activity curves were judged by visual interpretation. Of the 94(More)