Jeroen Nauta

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We performed a multi-centre randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to that of cyclosporine A (CsA) in treating children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome and biopsy-proven minimal change disease. Of the 31 randomized initially selected patients, seven were excluded. The remaining 24 children received(More)
This prospective follow-up study of 422 19-yr-old subjects born very preterm in The Netherlands was performed to determine whether intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) predisposes to abnormal GFR and microalbuminuria in adolescents. GFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2) was estimated using the Cockcroft-Gault equation, and albumin-creatinine ratio (mg/mmol) was(More)
The relation between changes in potential and kinetic energy in a seven-segment model of the human body and the work of m. triceps surae was investigated in four subjects walking on a treadmill at speeds between 0.5 and 2.0 m/s. Segment energy levels were determined by means of tachometers attached with strings to various points on the subject's body.(More)
Various aberrations of cell biology have been reported in polycystic kidney diseases and in cystic renal dysplasias. A common theme in these disorders is failure of maturation of renal cells which superficially resemble embryonic tissue. Apoptosis is a feature of normal murine nephrogenesis, where it has been implicated in morphogenesis, and fulminant(More)
BACKGROUND Premature birth and intrauterine growth restriction may increase the risk of developing renal disease at adult age. Renal function may already be impaired at young adult age. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Very premature individuals (gestational age < 32 weeks) recruited from Project on Premature and Small for(More)
BACKGROUND Membranous glomerulonephritis is an immune-mediated disease. In a recent case of antenatal membranous glomerulonephritis, we identified neutral endopeptidase (NEP) as the podocyte target antigen of circulating antibodies produced by the mother who failed to express NEP on granulocytes. We aimed to investigate whether the disease could affect(More)
The cardiac response to a rapid volume infusion was studied in 18 patients with septic shock accompanied by pulmonary hypertension. Right and left ventricular ejection fractions were measured, and right and left ventricular volume indices were calculated from ejection fractions and stroke volumes before and 30 minutes after the start of the infusion.(More)
Intrauterine growth retardation is presumed to be associated with decreased renal size and impaired renal function as a result of stunted kidney development and nephron deficit. To study whether very preterm birth also affects renal size at young adulthood, we sonographically measured bipolar kidney length and volume in 51 very premature individuals (<32(More)
Children born very prematurely who show intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) are suggested to be at risk of developing high blood pressure as adults. Renal function may already be impaired by young adult age. To study whether very preterm birth affects blood pressure in young adults, we measured 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (Spacelabs™ 90207 device) and(More)
Since an active isoform of plasma hemopexin (Hx) has been proposed to be a potential effector molecule in minimal change disease (MCD), we tested plasma and urine samples from subjects with MCD in relapse (n =18) or in remission (n =23) (after treatment with prednisolone) for presence or activity of Hx. For comparison, plasma or urine from proteinuric(More)