Marianne De Maeseneer

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BACKGROUND Muscle wasting partly explains exercise intolerance in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. Skeletal muscle loss may result from apoptosis, and exercise training has been suggested to halt this process. The terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase end-labeling (TUNEL) technique is frequently used to show apoptosis, but lacks specificity. METHODS(More)
Pelvic congestion syndrome is an important cause of chronic pelvic pain that develops due to pelvic, but particularly ovarian, vein incompetence. Pelvic pain is one of the frequent reasons for outpatient gynecologic visits. Unfortunately, large and reliable studies on the prevalence of pelvic congestion syndrome do not yet exist; therefore, only indirect(More)
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