Elisabeth M. H. Mathus-Vliegen

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The prevalence of obesity is rising progressively, even among older age groups. By the year 2030-2035 over 20% of the adult US population and over 25% of the Europeans will be aged 65 years and older. The predicted prevalence of obesity in Americans, 60 years and older was 37% in 2010. The predicted prevalence of obesity in Europe in 2015 varies between 20(More)
Duodenal cancer originating from duodenal adenomas is an important cause of death in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Small intestinal adenomas also occur distal to the duodenum, and literature suggests that they mainly occur in the proximal jejunum in patients with severe duodenal polyp burden. We recently reported on 3 FAP-patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the daily feeding practice of enterally fed patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) and to study the impact of preset factors in reaching predefined optimal nutritional goals. METHODS The feeding practice of all ICU patients receiving enteral nutrition for at least 48 hours was recorded during a 1-year(More)
Introduction. In patients with acute pancreatitis (AP), nutritional support is required if normal food cannot be tolerated within several days. Enteral nutrition is preferred over parenteral nutrition. We reviewed the literature about enteral nutrition in AP. Methods. A MEDLINE search of the English language literature between 1999-2009. Results.(More)
Advanced duodenal adenomatosis in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is associated with a significant risk of duodenal carcinoma. Duodenectomy is sometimes indicated to prevent malignant transformation or to resect established carcinomas. Advanced recurrent adenomatosis and cancer formation in the neo-duodenum after duodenectomy in FAP have(More)
BACKGROUND Due to prophylactic colectomy, mortality in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) has changed, with duodenal cancer currently being the main cause of death. Although celecoxib reduces duodenal polyp density in patients with FAP, its long-term use may increase the risk of cardiovascular events and alternatives need to be explored.(More)
Familial adenomatous polyposis patients are at risk of duodenal cancer. Surveillance is indicated and the extent of duodenal polyposis is quantified by the Spigelman staging system. We noticed an impressive increase in high Spigelman stages over the years and therefore decided to investigate whether this increase might be due to the time-lapse since the(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroparesis is common in surgical patients and frequently leads to the need for enteral tube feeding. Nasoenteral feeding tubes are usually placed endoscopically by gastroenterologists, but this procedure is relatively cumbersome for patients and labor-intensive for hospital staff. Electromagnetic (EM) guided bedside placement of nasoenteral(More)
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