Johan Alkemade

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Advances in medical image analysis have increased the need to integrate and deploy image analysis software in daily clinical routine and in epidemiological studies. We developed a Distributed Workflow Management System (DWMS) that supports a wide portfolio of image analyses in different CT and MRI application domains. The DWMS supports software components(More)
Skin-derived antileukoproteinase (SKALP), otherwise known as elafin, is a recently discovered epidermal proteinase inhibitor with specificity for polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN)-derived elastase and proteinase-3; in addition to the proteinase-inhibiting domain, SKALP contains several transglutaminase substrate motifs. SKALP is virtually absent in normal(More)
Healthy volunteers were treated on test areas with UVB irradiation or topical PUVA therapy. The trauma-induced and leukotriene B4 (LTB4)-induced intra-epidermal accumulation of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) was quantified after these treatments, using elastase as a marker enzyme. Both UVB and PUVA treatment caused a profound inhibition of trauma- and(More)
The development of Medical Image Analysis (MIA) applications that can successfully be applied in clinical practice is difficult for several reasons, one of them being the large amount and variety of resources involved (people, data, methods, computing). The application goes through several phases (development, parameter optimization, evaluation and clinical(More)
Erythematous nodular and ulcerating skin lesions occurred in a 56-year-old woman treated with chemotherapy and glucocorticosteroids for metastatic breast cancer. Subsequent culture yielded Mycobacterium abscessus, a facultative pathogen which exists as a saprophyte in the environment and rarely produces clinical disease in humans. This organism is usually(More)
The classical presentations of necrolytic migratory erythema associated with alpha cell pancreatic tumour have been well documented. In addition, the occurrence of extracutaneous hallmarks of this disease such as weight loss, diabetes, anaemia, stomatitis and diarrhoea have been described in various reports. Here we report three cases with glucagonoma(More)
Application of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) on the skin of healthy volunteers was used as a model for acute chemical injury. The time course of the response with respect to cell proliferation was studied using ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity. Erythema, polymorphonuclear leucocyte (PMN) infiltration, and the induction of epidermal antiproteinase(More)
Recently we have reported the purification and biochemical characterization of a new, inducible elastase inhibitor [skin-derived antileukoproteinase (SKALP)], which could be extracted in high amounts from psoriatic skin but not from normal human skin. Here we demonstrate the immunohistochemical localization of SKALP in psoriatic epidermis. SKALP was found(More)
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