Jitske M. Smit

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BACKGROUND A phase III study was started to compare oxaliplatin/5FU/LV in the first-line with bolus FU/LV in metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS 302 patients were randomised and received bolus 5-FU 425 mg/m(2) day 1-5, FA 20 mg/m(2) day 1-5, q 4 wk or oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2), 2 h-infusion, FA 200 mg/m(2), 1-h infusion. 5-FU 2600 mg/m(2),(More)
To assess the impact of atmospheric aerosols on health, climate, and air traffic, aerosol properties must be measured with fine spatial and temporal sampling. This can be achieved by actively involving citizens and the technology they own to form an atmospheric measurement network. We establish this new measurement strategy by developing and deploying(More)
The effect of combination chemotherapy (bleomycin, actinomycin D, vindesine and DTIC) on taste sensation in patients with malignant melanoma was evaluated. Five concentrations of 4 basic tastes (sweet, bitter, sour and salt) were tested. Lowest concentrations of all tastes were subjectively rated more intense after chemotherapy than before. This change was(More)
AIM Diabetes (DM) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) detection are conventionally based on glycemic criteria. Skin autofluorescence (SAF) is a noninvasive proxy of tissue accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGE) which are considered to be a carrier of glycometabolic memory. We compared SAF and a SAF-based decision tree (SAF-DM) with fasting(More)
Advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas has a very poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and tolerability of a combination of the chemotherapeutic agents gemcitabine and raltitrexed. Chemonaive patients with advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas were treated with a combination of raltitrexed (3.5 mg m(-2) on day 1 of a 21-day(More)
A method was developed for the quantitation of six eumelanin-related indolic compounds in urine. The procedure employs methane ionization of the hexafluoroisopropyl and/or pentafluoropropionyl derivatives of 5,6-dihydroxyindole, 5-hydroxy-6-methoxyindole, 6-hydroxy-5-methoxyindole, 5-hydroxy-6-methoxyindolyl-2-carboxylic acid,(More)
Two-dimensional maximum entropy closure and various standard one-dimensional closures in flux-limited neutrino diffusion and two-moment transport are compared against direct numerical solutions of the neutrino Boltzmann equation. The approximate transport based on particular closures of the moment equations is rated by testing so-called weak equivalence of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine in patients with previously untreated advanced colorectal cancer the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and safety profile of irinotecan in combination with capecitabine, to identify a recommended dose and to determine the response rate and time to disease progression. In addition, we aimed to explore the(More)
There are two suitable methods for estimating the ventilatory response to CO2: the steady state or the Read method. The latter is usually applied because of its shorter duration and its stimulus, near to tissue PCO2. From recent studies on a physiological model but also on the dynamics of the ventilatory CO2 response (G liters min-1 kPa-1), it can be shown,(More)
In a prospective study the effect of continuous enteral tube feeding was evaluated on various nutritional parameters in patients with disseminated malignant melanoma during 13 chemotherapy courses employing bleomycin, DTIC, vindesine and actinomycin D. The patients received a quantity of calories according to their pretreatment intake, but complete(More)