Anne Jellema

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BACKGROUND In obese subjects, chronic low-grade inflammation contributes to an increased risk of metabolic abnormalities, which are reversed by weight loss. Sustained weight loss, however, is difficult to achieve and more insight into dietary approaches on anti-inflammatory responses in obese subjects is needed. In this respect, fish oil deserves attention.(More)
Postburn dermal scars can be aesthetically disfiguring and severely disabling. Existing medical and surgical strategies to prevent or to treat scars are all too often disappointing. More effective strategies are needed. It has been postulated that cell membrane calcium channel blockers could potentially trigger extracellular matrix degradation in dermal(More)
Delayed hypersensitivity skin testing, a prognosticator of sepsis in severely injured patients, has been reported to have varied usefulness following thermal trauma. Skin tests were immediately and sequentially performed with six recall skin-test antigens on 69 patients with burns on greater than 25% of their total body surface area (TBSA). Skin tests were(More)
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