Hans P. van Egmond

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Pyrrolizidine alakloids (PAs) are known to cause hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD). Outbreaks have occurred in Western Afghanistan since 1974, the latest in February 2008. We conducted an outbreak investigation using a case-control design. Sixty-seven cases of VOD were compared with 199 community controls. Consumption of bread was strongly associated(More)
A reliable and cost-effective electrochemical method for the detection of deoxynivalenol (DON) in cereals and cereal-based food samples based on the use of a novel anti-DON Fab fragment is presented. The analytical system employed, Enzyme-Linked-Immunomagnetic-Electrochemical (ELIME) assay, is based on the use of immunomagnetic beads (IMBs) coupled with(More)
A 15-year-old boy was under anti-epileptic medication (diphenylhydantoine, phenobarbital and Na valproate) for more than five years. He was admitted in cerebral coma and died after 24 hours. The histological findings suggest a valproate induced liver toxicity. This long interval between start of treatment and a possibly related hepatic failure has not been(More)
ii The World Health Organization was established in 1948 as a specialized agency of the United Nations serving as the directing and coordinating authority for international health matters and public health. One of WHO's constitutional functions is to provide objective and reliable information and advice in the field of human health, a responsibility that it(More)
A method of ultrasonically guiding ventricular taps in children is described. The needle is introduced through a needle guide in the ultrasound field of a sectorscanner. The direction of the needle is accurately determined and the needle itself is clearly visualized on the television monitor during its introduction into the brain. The results of seven(More)
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