Monique Albersen

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BACKGROUND Phenylketonuria (PKU) causes irreversible central nervous system damage unless a phenylalanine (PHE) restricted diet with amino acid supplementation is maintained. To prevent growth retardation, a protein/amino acid intake beyond the recommended dietary protein allowance is mandatory. However, data regarding disease and/or diet related changes in(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin B6 is present in various forms (vitamers) in the diet that need to be metabolized to pyridoxal phosphate (PLP), the active cofactor form of vitamin B6. In literature, the liver has been reported to be the major site for this conversion, whereas the exact role of the intestine remains to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE To gain insight into the(More)
Objective. The aim of this study was to determine whether pregnancy increases the recurrence risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) in women with a history of stage I CMM. Methods. The electronic medical databases of Medline and Embase were explored. All 1084 obtained articles were screened on title and abstract using predetermined inclusion and(More)
BACKGROUND Over the past years, the essential role of vitamin B6 in brain development and functioning has been recognized and genetic metabolic disorders resulting in functional vitamin B6 deficiency have been identified. However, data on B6 vitamers in children are scarce. MATERIALS AND METHODS B6 vitamer concentrations in simultaneously sampled plasma(More)
In response to " Prenatal screening of sialic acid storage disease and confirmation in cultured fibroblasts by LC-MS/MS " by van den Bosch et al. With great interest we have read the recent paper by Van den Bosch et al. (2011) who reported reference values of free sialic acid (FSA) in amniotic fluid supernatant (AFS). Reference values in AFS were lower(More)
Objective. The aim of this study was to determine whether pregnancy increases the recurrence risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) in women with a history of stage I CMM. Methods. The electronic medical databases of Medline and Embase were explored. All 1084 obtained articles were screened on title and abstract using predetermined inclusion and(More)
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