Douwe Ekke Atsma

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BACKGROUND A more accurate means of prognostication in breast cancer will improve the selection of patients for adjuvant systemic therapy. METHODS Using microarray analysis to evaluate our previously established 70-gene prognosis profile, we classified a series of 295 consecutive patients with primary breast carcinomas as having a gene-expression(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to perform a head-to-head comparison between multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in patients with an intermediate likelihood of coronary artery disease (CAD) and to compare non-invasive findings to invasive coronary angiography. BACKGROUND Multi-slice computed tomography(More)
BACKGROUND A microarray-based 70-gene prognosis signature might improve the selection of patients with node-negative breast cancer for adjuvant systemic treatment. The main aims of this MicroarRAy PrognoSTics in Breast CancER (RASTER) study were to assess prospectively the feasibility of implementation of the 70-gene prognosis signature in community-based(More)
BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is an autosomal dominant inherited disease with incomplete penetrance and variable expression. Causative mutations in genes encoding 5 desmosomal proteins are found in ≈50% of ARVD/C index patients. Previous genotype-phenotype relation studies involved mainly overt ARVD/C index(More)
In 21 patients, the authors compared results with quantitative gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to results with magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), end-systolic volume (LVESV), and ejection fraction (LVEF). Between the two methods, correlations were good for LVEF (r =(More)
CONTEXT Previous studies have suggested that bone marrow cell injection may improve myocardial perfusion and left ventricular (LV) function in patients with chronic myocardial ischemia. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of intramyocardial bone marrow cell injection on myocardial perfusion and LV function in patients with chronic myocardial ischemia. (More)
Stem cell therapy has emerged as a potential therapeutic option for cell death-related heart diseases. Preclinical and a number of early phase human studies suggested that cell therapy may augment perfusion and increase myocardial contractility. The rapid translation into clinical trials has left many issues unresolved, and emphasizes the need for specific(More)
Bone marrow cell transplantation has been proposed as a novel therapeutic option for patients with coronary artery disease. This study investigated whether autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell injection into the ischemic myocardium of patients with severe angina pectoris could safely reduce anginal symptoms, improve myocardial perfusion, and(More)
BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is a progressive cardiomyopathy. We aimed to define long-term outcome in a transatlantic cohort of 1001 individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS Clinical and genetic characteristics and follow-up data of ARVD/C index-patients (n=439, fulfilling of 2010 criteria in all) and family(More)
Calcium-activated neutral protease (CANP), also known as calpain, has been implicated in the development of cell death in ischemic hearts. CANP is thought to be activated by the calcium overload that develops during ischemia. We studied the involvement of CANP in cell death in cultured neonatal rat cardiomyocytes during metabolic inhibition (5 mmol/L NaCN +(More)