Niels J. Brouwer

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In flipped-class pedagogy, students prepare themselves at home before lectures, often by watching short video clips of the course contents. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of flipped classes on motivation and learning strategies in higher education using a controlled, pre- and posttest approach. The same students were followed in a(More)
PURPOSE Currently, a multi-contrast protocol, including a combination of five MR-sequences is used as reference standard for morphologic imaging and quantitative measurements of the carotid artery vessel wall. The purpose of this study is to investigate the scan-rescan reproducibility together with intra- and inter-observer reproducibility of each of the(More)
OBJECTIVES Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the vessel wall enables determination of luminal area, vessel wall thickness, and atherosclerotic plaque characteristics. For clinical application, high spatial resolution, derived from optimal signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR), is paramount. Vessel wall MRI is expected to benefit(More)
AIMS Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is potentially life-threatening and requires close follow-up to prevent aortic dissection. Aortic stiffness and size are considered to be coupled. Regional aortic stiffness in patients with TAA is unknown. We aimed to evaluate coupling between regional pulse wave velocity (PWV), a marker of vascular stiffness, and aortic(More)
Background Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is life-threatening and requires close follow-up to prevent aortic dissection and/or rupture. Aortic wall stiffness and luminal size are considered to be coupled. Regional aortic wall stiffness in patients with TAA is unknown. Evaluation of regional stiffness may supplement monitoring for prediction of progressive(More)
Conjunctival melanoma (CM) is an infrequent but potentially lethal malignancy, with limited therapeutic options for metastases. Recent inhibitors of the interaction of programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and its ligand PD-L1 are associated with good clinical responses in many malignancies. To investigate the therapeutic potential of targeting the(More)
PURPOSE This paper reports a case of pigmented conjunctival lesions after intravitreal injections in a patient who received brachytherapy for uveal melanoma. METHODS Clinical and histopathological examination of the pigmented conjunctival lesions was performed. RESULTS A 57-year-old male who was treated with brachytherapy for uveal melanoma developed(More)
Teacher socialization research is that field of scholarship which seeks to understand the process whereby the individual becomes a participating member of the society of teachers (Danziger, 1971). This paper reviews that research, but rather than simply describing in a chronological, cumulative or even thematic way, studies which have been conducted since(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the occurrence of questions that foster shared decision making, in particular cancer patients' understanding of treatment decisions and oncologists' understanding of patients' priorities, during consultations in which preference-sensitive decisions are discussed. Specifically, (a) regarding patient understanding, do oncologists ask(More)
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