Marieke P J van den Broek

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The aim was to compare cytochrome P450 2A6 (CYP2A6) genotype and enzyme activity between Swedes and Koreans, and to investigate the influence of genotype, sex, age, cigarette smoking and oral contraceptive (OC) use on enzyme activity. The study involved 190 Swedes and 144 Koreans. Genotyping for CYP2A6*1B, *1×2, *4, *5, *7, *8, *9, *10, *18 and *19 alleles(More)
The efficacy of cyclosporin (Sandimmun) given in a daily dose of 5 mg/kg for 6 weeks in severe atopic dermatitis was confirmed in this double-blind, placebo-controlled, short-term study. Of the 46 patients included in the study, 23 were randomized to receive cyclosporin and 23 to receive placebo. Four of the 23 patients (17%) on cyclosporin, and 14 of the(More)
To evaluate the influence of fibrin cuffs on the transcutaneous oxygen tension in patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) we performed a prospective comparative study in an out-patient dermatological department of a district hospital in the Netherlands. 16 patients with CVI grade II or III, 6 patients with porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) without any(More)
As overall conclusions from this study, and the two preceding comparable trials in which TcPO2 was measured in patients with (8) and without (7) stockings, we propose that: All patients with symptoms and oedema of CVI should be advised to wear suitable compressive stockings (this study); if they do wear stockings, then additional benefit may be derived from(More)
A case of food poisoning possibly caused by the ingestion of canned meat is reported. Large numbers of micro-organisms (approximately 10(7)/gram), mainly Enterobacteriaceae and streptococci, were isolated from the contents of three cans. The contents of another can contained approximately 10(5) Bacillus spp. per gram. The meat preserves had been prepared in(More)
The results of meat inspection in 599 slaughtered pigs with endocarditis were studied. Of the pigs examined, 65 per cent were condemned. Condemnation was based on a positive bacteriological examination (Article 2 of the Meat Inspection Regulations) in almost every case. When bacteriological examination was negative, the animal was passed unqualified in(More)
A number of random tinned foods marketed as dog or cat food in the Netherlands were studied histologically. The histological compositions of each food studied was described in terms of primary and secondary constituents. In almost every case, vegetable material was found to be the primary constituent. In addition, legal regulations regarding animal foods in(More)
Lipodermatosclerosis is a sign of severe chronic venous insufficiency. In this stage of CVI one can find capillary leakage of water and plasmaproteins which results in a higher capillary filtration rate. In skin biopsies the result of this process can be seen as a pericapillary halo. The group of Burnand recently described fibrinogen deposits in this area.(More)