Jacob Kuiper

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The asteroid impact near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on 15 February 2013 was the largest airburst on Earth since the 1908 Tunguska event, causing a natural disaster in an area with a population exceeding one million. Because it occurred in an era with modern consumer electronics, field sensors, and laboratory techniques, unprecedented measurements were(More)
We developed a technique to monitor left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) by model-based analysis of the aortic pressure waveform. First, the aortic pressure waveform is represented with a lumped parameter circulatory model. Then, the model is fitted to each beat of the waveform to estimate its lumped parameters to within a constant scale factor equal to(More)
Left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) is perhaps the most clinically significant index of global ventricular function. EF is measured in clinical practice using imaging methods such as non-invasive echocardiography. However, imaging methods generally require a skilled operator and expensive equipment. Thus, EF is not sufficiently monitored. To this end,(More)
Patients with lipoedema of the typus rusticanus Moncorps show a skin elasticity deficit of the skin of the calf. This is partly due to the derma oedema in the skin of these patients and seems partly to be due to an intrinsic connective tissue defect in the skin of such patients. The auteurs put forward the hypothesis that also present calf muscle pump(More)
Using a mercury plethysmograph, the venous resistance (a novel venous parameter) is determined separately for the veins of the thigh and lower leg, using the Brakkee and Kuiper (1982) method. In a retrospective study of acute and subacute thrombosis, the authors detected sensitivity of 91 and 36% respectively in proximal and distal thromboses. Specificity(More)
Knowledge of the physiology of wound healing, in particular the recovery of the dermal and epidermal compartments and the co-ordination of these processes by the cytokine network, is of great importance to rational wound management. The individual components of the wound healing process have been studied using various in vitro and in vivo models, comparing(More)