Wim W van de Vrie

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This retrospective study describes patients with loco-regionally metastasized melanoma of the head and neck. All patients underwent a therapeutic lymph node dissection. The 3-year survival rate was 35%. Duration of disease-free interval, number of lymph nodes involved, and extent of neck dissection proved of no influence on survival rates. Locoregional(More)
Colon tumours are intrinsically resistant to chemotherapy and most of them express the multidrug transporter P glycoprotein (Pgp). Whether this Pgp expression determines their resistance to anticancer agents in patients is not known. We report here on the reversibility of intrinsic multidrug resistance in a syngeneic, solid tumour model. CC531 is a rat(More)
In this article we review the in vivo model systems that have been developed for studying P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance (MDR) in the preclinical setting. Rodents have two mdr genes, both of which confer the MDR phenotype: mdr 1a and mdr 1b. At gene level they show strong homology to the human MDR1 gene and the tissue distribution of their(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the outcome of liver transplantation in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) patients with and without inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and to analyse the influence of the transplantation on the course of IBD. METHODS Retrospective analysis of the data regarding PSC, IBD, and liver transplantation in all patients transplanted for(More)
BACKGROUND Photochemical and thermal methods are used for ablating Barrett's oesophagus (BO). The aim of this study was to compare 5-aminolevulinic acid induced photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) with argon plasma coagulation (APC) with respect to complete reversal of BO. METHODS Patients with BO (32 no dysplasia and eight low grade dysplasia) were randomised(More)
The immunosuppressive drug cyclosporin A has been evaluated recently in phase II trials in cancer therapy as a reverter of P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance. As an immunosuppressive agent, cyclosporin A potentially can enhance tumour growth. We investigated this potency of cyclosporin A in the weakly immunogenic CC531 colon adenocarcinoma model,(More)
Background. To assess a patient's cognitive functioning is an important issue because nurses tailor their nursing interventions to the patient's cognitive abilities. Although some observation scales exist concerning one or more cognitive domains, so far, no scale has been available which assesses cognitive functioning in a comprehensive way. Objectives. To(More)
A 19-year old male presented with melena and anemia. A duodenoscopy revealed no abnormalities, but a small bowel X-ray series demonstrated a large jejunal polyp. This 4 cm large polyp was visualised during peroperative small bowel endoscopy and was subsequently surgically removed. The polyp had the characteristic histologic appearance of a Peutz-Jeghers(More)
The feasibility of using chemosensitizers in the circumvention of P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance has been shown in many studies. We recently reported on the chemosensitizing effect of cyclosporin A (CsA) on doxorubicin in a rat solid tumour model. Using the same experimental design we investigated the side-effects of the combination treatment.(More)