Antonius J Rabelink

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In contrast to microalbuminuric type 2 diabetic patients, the factors correlated with urinary albumin excretion are less well known in normoalbuminuric patients. This may be important because even within the normoalbuminuric range, higher rates of albuminuria are known to be associated with higher renal and cardiovascular risk. At the time of screening for(More)
Diabetic nephropathy has developed into a worldwide epidemic and is responsible for the majority of end-stage renal disease in most countries. Antihypertensive treatment slows the progression of the disease. In addition, blockade of the renin-angiotensin system reduces the degree of albuminuria and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) have been shown to(More)
OBJECTIVE The presence of kinase-insert domain-containing receptor (KDR) on circulating CD34+ cells is assumed to be indicative for the potential of these cells to support vascular maintenance and repair. However, in bone marrow and in granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)-mobilized peripheral blood, less than 0.5% of CD34+ cells co-express KDR.(More)
The efficacy, safety, and tolerability of simvastatin (20 mg twice a day) in the treatment of hyperlipidaemia due to unremitting nephrotic syndrome was compared with that of cholestyramine (8 g twice a day) in a crossover trial in ten patients. Two patients were taken off the protocol, one because he could not tolerate cholestyramine and one because of(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with a generalised loss of bone mass. One of the factors that have been implicated in the pathogenesis of this bone loss is the chronic use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs are known to increase gastrointestinal permeability and may thus influence the absorption of calcium; they may also(More)
In six patients with nephrotic syndrome of various aetiology, the increase in absolute and fractional sodium excretion (FENa) after a bolus injection of 100 micrograms alpha-human atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) was not different from the effect in normal healthy subjects at comparable sodium levels. Glomerular filtration rate rose in normals as well as in(More)
BACKGROUND Renal size and function reflect the health of the kidney. These parameters are associated with age, gender and body weight. The kidneys are also influenced by micro- and macrovascular diseases. Atherosclerotic markers and risk factors may influence the age-related changes of renal size and function. METHODS Data of 1056 patients who entered the(More)
We report the inter- and intra-individual variability in fractional lithium clearance (CLi), an alleged quantitative index of Na and water delivery from the proximal tubules, in humans (N = 91). The inter-individual variability was large, the variation coefficients at various Na excretion rates ranging between 11% and 19%. The intra-individual variability(More)