André P van Beek

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BACKGROUND The clustering of metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors is known as metabolic syndrome (MetS). The risk of having MetS is strongly associated with increased adiposity and can be further modified by smoking behavior. Apolipoproteins (apo) associated with low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol(More)
Promedas is a medical patient-specific clinical diagnostic decision support systems based on graphical probabilis-tic models. Promedas aims to improve the quality and efficiency of the diagnostic process, while reducing its costs at the same time. Modern-day medical diagnosis is a very complex process, requiring accurate patient data, a profound(More)
Most bridges in the highways of the Netherlands are designed to last 80 years. In those 80 years only minor damage should be repaired. To determine the repair strategy of these minor damages the so-called Lifetime Extending Maintenance model can be used. This model is a condition model, which has been used for many materials like paint on steel [1]. In this(More)
The Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) is responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of a large number of infrastructures. The inventory mainly consists of bridges, tunnels, storm-surge barriers, sluices and highway-signal systems. Rijkswaterstaat spends € 40 to € 50 Million per year on(More)
The diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide (D(L,CO)) and its value normalized to alveolar volume (D(L,CO)/V(A)) are usually estimated with the single breath method at total lung capacity (TLC). Severely ill patients and small children are not able to deliver a satisfactory vital capacity (VC) or hold their breath for 10 s at TLC. The aim of this study was to(More)
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