Jaqueline M. Dekker

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People with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder, have worse physical health and reduced life expectancy compared to the general population. The excess cardiovascular mortality associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is attributed in part to an increased risk of the modifiable coronary heart disease risk(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Cardiovascular risk factors play an important role in the development of cognitive impairment and dementia. We examined whether a previously designed dementia risk score based on midlife vascular risk profiles also predicts cognitive impairment 15 years later. METHODS 322 individuals without dementia from the population-based Hoorn study(More)
OBJECTIVE Arterial remodeling aims to maintain a constant circumferential wall stress (sigmac). A failing remodeling process is associated with stroke. Data on the relationship between chronic kidney disease and arterial remodeling are scarce. METHODS We investigated the association between a lower glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and microalbuminuria(More)
BACKGROUND For an individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis, multiple datasets must be transformed in a consistent format, e.g. using uniform variable names. When large numbers of datasets have to be processed, this can be a time-consuming and error-prone task. Automated or semi-automated identification of variables can help to reduce the workload and(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical use of carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) requires normal values, which may be subject to variation of geographical factors, ethnicity or measurement details. The influence of these factors has rarely been studied. The aim of this study was to determine whether normative cIMT values and their association with event risk are(More)
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