Henk J. T. Ruven

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Context High on-treatment platelet reactivity is associated with atherothrombotic events following coronary stent implantation. Objective To evaluate the capability of multiple platelet function tests to predict clinical outcome. Design, Setting, and Patients Prospective, observational, single-center cohort study of 1069 consecutive patients taking(More)
RATIONALE Familial clustering of adult idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIP) suggests that genetic factors might play an important role in disease development. Mutations in the gene encoding surfactant protein C (SFTPC) have been found in children and families with idiopathic pneumonias, whereas cocarriage of a mutation in ATP-binding cassette subfamily(More)
INTRODUCTION The prodrug, clopidogrel, plays an important role in the prevention of thrombotic events in patients undergoing coronary stenting. However, a substantial number of atherothrombotic events still occur, which can partially be explained by heightened residual platelet reactivity. Several studies report that the genetic variation in CYP2C19 (*2) is(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence exists that exposure to high levels of microbial agents such as endotoxin in the farm environment decreases the risk of atopic sensitization. Genetic variation in innate immunity genes may modulate the response to microbial agents and thus influence susceptibility to asthma and atopy. OBJECTIVE To study potential associations between(More)
BACKGROUND Mannan-binding lectin (MBL) can bind to microorganisms, initiating the lectin pathway of complement activation. Aberrant MBL serum levels, caused by MBL2 gene polymorphisms, are a possible risk factor for recurrent infections. Within the 7 common MBL haplotypes, still considerable variation in MBL serum levels exists. OBJECTIVE To investigate(More)
BACKGROUND The value of elevated serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) activity in the diagnosis and follow-up in sarcoidosis is a matter of ongoing debate. This may be at least related to the insertion (I)/deletion (D) polymorphism in the ACE gene (ACE I/D). ACE activity is influenced by the ACE I/D polymorphism. As a consequence, the use of one(More)
Sarcoidosis is a heterogeneous disorder, both phenotypically and genetically. Two independent studies have recently shown that a functional polymorphism within butyrophilin-like 2 (BTNL2) gene predisposes to sarcoidosis independently of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1 alleles. However, in both studies, data analysis was not stratified by Löfgren's(More)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) are serological markers, widely used for determining sarcoidosis activity. 18F-FDG PET has proven to be a sensitive technique in the imaging of sarcoidosis. The aim of this study was to determine sensitivity of 18F-FDG PET, genotype-corrected ACE and sIL-2R in active sarcoidosis(More)
Krebs von den Lungen (KL)-6 offers a new perspective as a disease marker in pulmonary diseases. The aim of this study was to analyze whether serum KL-6 levels are dependent on the functional adenosine to guanine mucin-1 (MUC1) gene polymorphism at nucleotide position 568 in a well-characterized white population. Polymorphisms were determined in 327 healthy,(More)
Sarcoidosis is thought to result from the interaction between an unknown environmental antigenic trigger and the host's genetic susceptibility. We hypothesized that sarcoidosis, or one of the disease subsets, could be associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms of C-C chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) gene. Eight single-nucleotide polymorphisms in CCR2 were(More)