J Adriaan Mazel

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From 1982 to 1989, 705 infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers entered the Dutch neonatal hepatitis B vaccination program and received passive-active hepatitis B immunization in three randomized controlled trials testing variations in time of starting active vaccination, dose and type of vaccine, and number of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIg) injections. A(More)
BACKGROUND It is a widely held view that congenital heart block (CHB) is caused by the transplacental transfer of maternal autoantibodies (anti-SSA/Ro and/or anti-SSB/La) into the fetal circulation. To test this hypothesis and to reproduce human CHB, an experimental mouse model (BALB/c) was developed by passive transfer of human autoantibodies into pregnant(More)
Cardiac device infections (CDIs) represent a serious complication after the implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators. In addition to antimicrobials, complete hardware removal, mostly with percutaneous lead extraction (PLE), is necessary to limit recurrences. However, CDI diagnosis is often difficult and is sometimes delayed, and scarce data exist on(More)
BACKGROUND The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Volume (The Journal) recently initiated a section called "Evidence-Based Orthopaedics." Furthermore, a level-of-evidence rating is now used in The Journal to help readers in clinical decision-making. Little is known about whether this recent emphasis has influenced surgeons' perceptions about and(More)
A 49-year-old man consulted his general practitioner because of left shoulder pain. Analgesics brought no relief. He had a numb feeling in the left axilla. Cervical MRI revealed a herniated disc Cv-Cvi, for which the patient was treated surgically. However, the pain persisted. In retrospect, the axillary numbness could not have been caused by a Cv-Cvi(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of late active immunization against hepatitis B concomitant with diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio vaccine in high-risk infants receiving hepatitis B immune globulin at birth. DESIGN Randomized study of infants born to mothers positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis Be antigen (HBeAg). (More)
The Health Council of the Netherlands published a medical fitness-to-drive recommendation in December 2002 for people suffering from diabetes mellitus. This applies to all types of driver's licenses. General restrictions for people suffering from diabetes mellitus cannot be applied. For diabetes patients receiving treatment with drugs that can cause(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a low cost, high compliance screening programme for identification of carriers of hepatitis B surface antigen in the obstetric population of the Netherlands. DESIGN A seven year open, descriptive study of screening for hepatitis B surface antigen as part of routine prenatal laboratory testing at 14 weeks of gestation. Compliance with(More)
The Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (CBO) guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of aspecific, acute and chronic, low back complaints corresponds in general to the Dutch College of General Practitioners' guideline with regard to the following topics: time-contingent treatment, restricted use of X-ray examination, and the options for(More)