Margriet R. Timmer

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Barrett's esophagus (BE) is the strongest risk factor for the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma. However, the risk of cancer progression is difficult to ascertain in individuals, as a significant number of patients with BE do not necessarily progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma. There are several issues with the current strategy of using dysplasia(More)
The sound velocity and the impedance of animal eyes and human eyes are measured by high frequency RF echograms (10 MHz) using a digital computer. The results are compared to literature data from 1955 to 1965, which were obtained with completely different techniques. The pig's eye appears to be a good animal model for the human eye in ultrasonic experiments.(More)
OBJECTIVE The risk of developing adenocarcinoma in non-dysplastic Barrett's oesophagus is low and difficult to predict. Accurate tools for risk stratification are needed to increase the efficiency of surveillance. We aimed to develop a prediction model for progression using clinical variables and genetic markers. METHODS In a prospective cohort of(More)
Barrett's esophagus (BE) goes through a sequence of low grade dysplasia (LGD) and high grade dysplasia (HGD) to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). The current gold standard for BE outcome prediction, histopathological staging, can be unreliable. TP53 abnormalities may serve as prognostic biomarkers. TP53 protein accumulation detected by immunohistochemistry(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic therapy for the treatment of high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and intramucosal cancer (IMC) in Barrett's esophagus (BE) may not always result in complete remission of dysplasia (CRD). OBJECTIVE To determine whether genetic alterations in the Barrett's mucosa can predict response to endoscopic therapy. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study.(More)
Surveillance of Barrett's oesophagus allows us to study the evolutionary dynamics of a human neoplasm over time. Here we use multicolour fluorescence in situ hybridization on brush cytology specimens, from two time points with a median interval of 37 months in 195 non-dysplastic Barrett's patients, and a third time point in a subset of 90 patients at a(More)
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a cholestatic liver disease of unknown etiology, characterized by chronic inflammation of the biliary tree with subsequent fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver. Patients with PSC are at increased risk for the development of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a highly malignant epithelial tumor arising from the intrahepatic and(More)
Background. Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic inflammatory liver disease and is strongly associated with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). The lack of efficient diagnostic methods for CCA is a major problem. Testing for genetic abnormalities may increase the diagnostic value of cytology. Methods. We assessed genetic abnormalities for CDKN2A, TP53,(More)
Dermatological complications of long-term immunosuppressive therapy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are rarely reported. We present the case of a 29-year-old man with worsening of plantar warts while on azathioprine therapy for Crohn's disease. This case underlines the need to perform thorough skin examination of IBD patients before and during(More)
Barrett's esophagus (BE) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) defines a group of individuals at high risk of progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA). Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) has been shown to be useful for the detection of dysplasia and EA in endoscopic brushing specimens from BE patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether(More)