Robert S. Reneman

Arnold PG Hoeks2
Francesco US Mattace-Raso1
Ben JA Janssen1
Daniëlle MJ Curfs1
2Arnold PG Hoeks
1Francesco US Mattace-Raso
1Ben JA Janssen
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Based upon theory, wall shear stress (WSS), an important determinant of endothelial function and gene expression, has been assumed to be constant along the arterial tree and the same in a particular artery across species. In vivo measurements of WSS, however, have shown that these assumptions are far from valid. In this survey we will discuss the assessment(More)
In the past decades, non-invasive vascular ultrasound has substantially improved our insights into artery wall dynamics under normal circumstances and in disease. Although we have learned a lot, the methods in use are subject to improvement. In this review, we discuss the most important achievements in non-invasive assessment of dynamic artery wall(More)
Arterial stiffness normally increases with age and has been established as a precursor of cardiovascular disease. Interleukin-6 is a pleiotropic inflammatory cytokine with an important role in the inflammatory cascade, such as up-regulation of C-reactive protein (CRP). The interleukin-6-174-G/C promoter polymorphism appears to influence levels of(More)
In this study, we evaluated the accuracy of intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement in rats by insertion of a miniature ICP probe in the parenchyma of the cerebellum. A comparison was made between the ICP values measured simultaneously in the parenchyma of the cerebral cortex and the cerebellum. In order to obtain a wide range of ICP, animals were subjected(More)
  • Liselotte M Kornmann, Alma Zernecke, Daniëlle MJ Curfs, Ben JA Janssen, Christian Weber, Menno PJ de Winther +3 others
  • 2015
BACKGROUND Macrophages may concentrate ultrasound contrast agents and exhibit selective adhesion to activated endothelium. The present study investigates in mice the potential of perfluorohexane (PFH) loaded macrophages to act as ultrasound contrast agent with high reflectivity and specifically targeted at (atherosclerotic) vascular lesions. METHODS Lung(More)
Despite the importance of oxidation of blood-borne long-chain fatty acids (Fa) in the cardiomyocytes for contractile energy of the heart, the mechanisms underlying the transfer of Fa from the coronary plasma to the cardiomyocyte is still incompletely understood. To obtain detailed insight into this transfer process, we designed a novel model of Fa transfer(More)
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