Catharina M. Korse

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BACKGROUND Chromogranin A (CgA) is the most important tumour marker for well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumours (NET) and neuron specific enolase (NSE) for poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC). This study investigated whether the markers progastrin-releasing peptide (proGRP) and cytokeratin fragments (CKfr) CK8, CK18 and CK19 (MonoTotal)(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary 5-HIAA excretion is a well-known marker in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), but it has a low sensitivity and the 24-hour collection is inconvenient for patients. Chromogranin A (CgA) is a promising marker, but a thorough evaluation during follow-up is still lacking. METHODS 39 patients with metastatic gastrointestinal NETs were monitored(More)
OBJECTIVE Elevation of S100B has been shown after various neurologic diseases with cognitive dysfunction. The aim of this study was to compare the serum level of S100B of patients with and without delirium and investigate the possible associations with different subtypes of delirium. METHODS Acutely admitted medical patients aged 65 years or more were(More)
BACKGROUND S100B protein and Neuron Specific Enolase (NSE) can increase due to brain cell damage and/or increased permeability of the blood-brain-barrier. Elevation of these proteins has been shown after various neurological diseases with cognitive dysfunction. Delirium is characterized by temporal cognitive deficits and is an important risk factor for(More)
BACKGROUND Serum concentrations of CEA and Cyfra were compared in patients with mesothelioma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum levels of patients were analysed for prognosis of survival and follow up of disease. RESULTS Cyfra 21-1 and TPA have significant prognostic value for survival. CONCLUSION Assays measuring CK19 fragments seem to be good markers in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether lymph node metastases or prognosis can be predicted by initial serum Cyfra 21-1, tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA), and squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag) levels in squamous cell cervical cancer. METHODS Pretreatment serum levels of 92 patients were correlated with clinicopathologic parameters(More)
PURPOSE Epidemiological studies on neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) generally show a major increase in incidence. To investigate this increase, epidemiological data from the Netherlands were evaluated according to histological grade. METHODS All 47,800 patients with NET (diagnosed 1990-2010) from the population-based Netherlands Cancer Registry were(More)
Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) occurs in 20-70% of the patients with metastatic well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumours (NET). We evaluated whether natriuretic peptides (ANP or NT-proBNP) are useful in early detection of CHD. Blood samples from 32 patients with NET were compared with cardiac ultrasound follow-up. CHD was defined as thickening of the(More)
BACKGROUND S-100B determination has been shown to be clinically useful in the management of melanoma patients. After the development of a test for determination of the isoforms S100-A1B and S100-BB in serum (S-100B), several sensitive assays for the detection of serum S-100B have become available. We compared four S-100B assays, two automated (LIAISON(More)
In this study we measured S-100B using a recently developed luminometric immunoassay with a detection limit of 0.02 microg l(-1). By measuring serum S-100B concentrations in 58 apparently healthy individuals a reference value of 0.16 microg l(-1) was found. To assess the sensitivity of the assay we measured levels of S-100B protein in the serum of 251(More)