Bert Bravenboer

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OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of and risk factors for asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in women with and without diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 636 nonpregnant women with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) who were 18-75 years of age and had no abnormalities of the urinary tract, and 153 women without diabetes who were visiting the eye and(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder associated with chronic complications such as nephropathy, angiopathy, retinopathy and peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes is not often considered to have deleterious effects on the brain. However, long-term diabetes results in a variety of subtle cerebral disorders, which occur more frequently than is commonly(More)
By combining genome-wide association data from 8,130 individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and 38,987 controls of European descent and following up previously unidentified meta-analysis signals in a further 34,412 cases and 59,925 controls, we identified 12 new T2D association signals with combined P<5x10(-8). These include a second independent signal at(More)
We describe a series of twelve patients with a psoas abscess seen in a three-year period in a university hospital and a large teaching hospital in the Netherlands. In our series, five of the 12 patients had a primary psoas abscess. The predisposing conditions were intravenous drug use, diabetes mellitus, prostate carcinoma and haematoma in the psoas muscle(More)
OBJECTIVE The association between obesity and cardiovascular disease and venous thromboembolism might, at least partially, be explained by a hypercoagulable state. The extent to which body fat mass and its distribution contribute to a hypercoagulable state is unknown. In this study, we investigated the association between body composition and thrombin(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Blood glucose concentration has been shown to be an important factor in gastric motility. However, the effect of hyperglycemia on gastric myoelectrical activity has not yet been studied in patients with diabetes. METHODS Surface electrogastrography was performed in eight patients with type I diabetes mellitus under normoglycemic and(More)
In patients with diabetes mellitus and gastroparesis, dysrhythmias of gastric myoelectrical activity, especially tachygastrias, are thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of dyspeptic symptoms. Using surface electrogastrography we studied the prevalence of these abnormalities, and their relationships to dyspeptic symptoms and the extent of cardiac(More)
A major side effect of cisplatin treatment is peripheral neuropathy. In the past few years we have provided evidence that the ACTH4–9 analogue ORG 2766 provides protection against this neuropathy in rats and man. In this study we investigated the development of a cisplatin-induced neuropathy and the protective and therapeutic actions of ORG 2766 in mature(More)
n engl j med 368;26 june 27, 2013 2532 of a meta-analysis of studies of the effect of reduced dietary salt on the incidence of cardiovascular events and death.1 The authors of the Cochrane report wrote that there was “no strong evidence of benefit.” In a summary statement, we wrote that this particular Cochrane analysis concluded that reducing(More)
Oxidative stress supposedly plays a role in the pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy. We have studied whether a variation in the streptozotocin (STZ) dose or diabetes duration affects the outcome of measurements of oxidative damage in relation to nerve conduction. In experiment 1, we induced diabetes in rats using 40 or 60 mg/kg STZ intravenously and(More)