Nick A. van Huizen

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BACKGROUND The hematocrit effect is a hurdle for successful introduction of the dried blood spot (DBS) in a regulated environment. Recently, attempts were taken to overcome the hematocrit effect by whole-cut DBS analysis. This paper presents the next-generation whole-cut DBS; dried matrix on paper disks (DMPD). RESULTS DMPD eliminated the hematocrit(More)
INTRODUCTION For both patients and the outpatient clinic the frequent follow-up visits after a resection of colorectal cancer (CRC) are time consuming and due to large patient numbers expensive. Therefore it is important to develop an effective non-invasive test for the detection of colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) which could be used outside the(More)
The neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) is currently the first-line therapy for patients with influenza virus infection. Common analysis of the prodrug and its active metabolite oseltamivircarboxylate is determined via extraction from plasma. Compared with these assays, dried blood spot (DBS) analysis provides several advantages, including a(More)
Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) is a common chromophoric ingredient in oxidative hair-dyes. In some African countries like Sudan, Egypt and Morocco but also in India this chemical is used alone or in combination with colouring extracts like Henna for dyeing of the hair or the skin. Excessive dermal exposure to PPD mainly leads to the N-mono- and(More)
Liver transplantation is the only effective treatment for end-stage liver disease, but absolute donor shortage remains a limiting factor. Recent advances in tissue engineering focus on generation of native extracellular matrix (ECM) by decellularized complete livers in animal models. Although proof of concept has been reported for human livers, this study(More)
Relative affinity measurements of monovalent metal ions (M = Li(+), Na(+), Cu(+)and Ag(+)) toward aliphatic nitriles have been performed using the kinetic method by dissociation of metal bound dimer ions of the type R1C≡N-M(+)-N≡CR(2). It is found, particularly for Cu(+) and Ag(+), that the affinity towards nitriles having long chains (>C(6)) is markedly(More)
The clinical efficacy of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as a marker of colorectal liver metastasis is limited, motivating a search for new biomarkers. Recently, urine proteomic analysis revealed AGPP(-OH)GEAGKP(-OH)GEQGVP(-OH)GDLGAP(-OH)GP (AGP), a promising peptide for this application. This study aimed to determine whether combining urine AGP testing with(More)
BACKGROUND Addition of internal standards to dried blood spot (DBS) specimens can be complicated. Therefore, we studied the feasibility of different internal standard addition procedures. Nevirapine and its stable-isotope analogue were used as model compounds and concentrations in DBS specimen were determined by matrix-assisted laser(More)
Relative affinity measurements of monovalent metal ions (= Li(+), Cu(+) and Ag(+)) towards aliphatic amines, alcohols and methyl alkanoates (P) have been performed using the kinetic method on the dissociation of metal bound dimer ions of the type P(1)-M(+)-P(2). It was found that the cations' affinity towards long chain (≥C(4) chain length) n- and(More)
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