Gerrit Tjalling Rijkers

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BACKGROUND A reliable asthma diagnosis is challenging in preschool wheezing children. As inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are more effective in asthmatics than in children with transient wheeze, an ICS response might be helpful in early asthma diagnosis. METHODS 175 children (aged two-four years) with recurrent wheeze received 200 μg Beclomethasone(More)
Median survival of patients with leptomeningeal metastases (LM) is 4 to 6 months, with a few long-term survivors. Current prognostic factors for survival have limited value. The authors measured the CSF levels of nine inflammatory proteins in 57 patients with LM and determined their prognostic value. High interleukin (IL)-8 CSF levels predicted short-term(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and clinical usability of a Dutch translation of the Test Your Memory (TYM) test in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia as compared to the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), within the setting of the memory clinic of a general hospital. For this, forty-two participants(More)
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