Liesbeth van Leeuwen

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Perceiving the affordance of a tool requires the integration of several complementary relationships among actor, tool, and target. Highers order affordance structures are introduced to deal with these forms of complex action from an ecological-realist point of view. The complexity of the higher order affordance structure was used to predict the difficulty(More)
Sufentanil is widely used for cardiac surgery in initial doses up to 15 micrograms/kg. It was expected that for general surgery much smaller doses would be appropriate. The aim of the study, therefore, was to find a dosage scheme for sufentanil that could be used in general surgery for operations lasting 1 h. METHODS. In 62 patients (Table 1), anesthesia(More)
Six recovery tests, choice reaction time (CRT), CRT doubletask, finger tapping test (FTT), critical flicker fusion frequency (CFF), Maddox wing, and p-deletion test, which cover basic cognitive, motor and perceptive functions as well as concentration, were analysed and compared with each other. Correlation between these tests after recovery from(More)
The proposed procedure offers a method of evaluation that is feasible, but still a very precise method, for the evaluation of electronic differential leukocyte counters. Following this abbreviated method, the classification of the leukocytes, from 5 x 20 unselected blood specimens, with a flow-cytometric analysis by the Sequoia Turner Cell-Dyn 3000, was(More)
BACKGROUND After high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem-cell support long hospital stays in the aplastic phase are expensive, lead to increased risk of hospital infections and to increasing pressure on available hospital beds. We developed a home care regimen that allows patients to be at home for most of the aplastic period, without daily hospital(More)
Propofol by continuous intravenous infusion has been compared with isoflurane as the main anaesthetic agent for outpatient arthroscopy of the knee. In 40 unpremedicated patients, anaesthesia was induced with propofol 2 mg/kg and vecuronium bromide 0.1 mg/kg and maintained after tracheal intubation with nitrous oxide 66% in oxygen. One group received 3%(More)
Atracurium 0.5 and vecuronium 0.1 were compared as neuromuscular relaxants for outpatient arthroscopy of the knee under general anaesthesia. In 40 unpremedicated patients divided at random into two groups, anaesthesia was induced with methohexitone, atracurium (Group A) or vecuronium (Group B), three per cent isoflurane prior to intubation(More)
Long-term complete remission in IgD multiple myeloma (MM) is rare. This case report describes a patient with a stage IIIB IgD-MM, who was treated with conventional melphalan and prednisone chemotherapy. The monoclonal protein disappeared after four cycles and therapy was discontinued after 14 cycles. Re-evaluation after a follow up of more than 8 years(More)
One hundred patients (14-82 years) were given either domperidone 10 mg I.V. or a placebo after they had vomited postoperatively. The patients were then observed for six hours. A supplementary injection of domperidone 10 mg I.V. from an open supply was given if required. In the placebo group 47.9% of patients needed another injection but only 25% of patients(More)
Forty-six women admitted for gynecologic surgery, were given alfentanil 1 mg, droperidol 2.5 mg and etomidate 0.3 mg/kg body weight intravenously for induction. Anesthesia was maintained using etomidate infused at a rate of 0.1 mg/kg/min for 5 minutes and at 0.01 mg/kg/min afterwards. Analgesia was achieved with a bolus injection of alfentanil prior to(More)