William Reitsma

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BACKGROUND Recent studies suggested an improved overall survival (OS) for BRCA2- versus BRCA1-associated epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), whereas the impact of chemotherapy is not yet clear. In a nationwide cohort, we examined the results of primary treatment, progression-free survival (PFS), treatment-free interval (TFI), and OS of BRCA1 versus BRCA2 EOC(More)
BACKGROUND Kidney paired donation (KPD) is increasing the number of living donor transplants. Two major obstacles prevent moving KPD forward in the United States: (1) achieving a critical mass of pairs to efficiently find matches and (2) efficiently coordinating KPD transplants between multiple transplant centers. Two large regional programs, The New(More)
Many people die owing to the shortage of donor organs. Medical examiners and coroners (MEs/Cs) play a vital role in making organs available for potential recipients. Medical examiners'/coroners' case data were collected using a structured confirmatory-recorded methodology for calendar years 2000-01 and were linked and analyzed with donor and transplant data(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The influence of deceased-donor AKI on post-transplant outcomes is poorly understood. The few published studies about deceased-donor preimplant biopsy have reported conflicting results regarding associations between AKI and recipient outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS This multicenter study aimed to evaluate(More)
R. J. A. WANDERS 1, C. W. T. VAN ROERMUND 1, S. JURRIAANS 1, R. B. H. SCHUTGENS 1, J. M. TAGER 2, H. VAN DEN BOSCH 3, E. D. WOLFF 4, H. PRZYREMBEL 4, R. BERGER s, F. G. SCHAAPHOK s, W. REITSMA 5 and W. H. J. VAN LUYK 5 XDepartment of Pediatrics, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2Laboratory of Biochemistry,(More)
Growth after pediatric liver transplantation is an important factor in determining the quality of life. We collected data on height, skeletal age, and liver function of 45 consecutive pediatric transplant recipients and assessed the influence of primary diagnosis, liver function, and immunosuppressive regimen on their growth. Height and skeletal age were(More)
Dietary treatment cannot prevent a lethal outcome in many patients with hereditary tyrosinaemia type I (van Spronsen et al 1994). Therefore, until the discovery of 2-(2nitro-4-trifluoromethylbenzoyl)-l,3-cyclohexanedione (NTBC) as a potential drug (Lindstedt et al 1992), orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) was the only definitive treatment in patients(More)
Increased use of expanded donors requires optimal organ perfusion to prevent graft damage. In this regard, pulmonary artery catheters have been advocated to monitor hemodynamic status. Cost, catheter placement, and inconsistent management preclude broad use of pulmonary artery catheters. Esophageal Doppler monitoring also monitors hemodynamic status and can(More)