P Lips

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in patients with vertebral fractures: validation of the Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (QUALEFFO). Working Party for Quality of Life of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis
    P Lips
    Department of Endocrinology, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 10:150-60. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Positron emission tomography for the detection of metastases of differentiated thyroid carcinoma
    P Lips
    Department of Endocrinology, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 57:150-6. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint A global study of vitamin D status and parathyroid function in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: baseline data from the multiple outcomes of raloxifene evaluation clinical trial
    P Lips
    Department of Endocrinology, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, 1007 M B Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:1212-21. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Positive effect of alendronate on bone mineral density and markers of bone turnover in patients with rheumatoid arthritis on chronic treatment with low-dose prednisone: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    W F Lems
    VU University Medical Centre, Department of Rheumatology, 4A 42, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB, and Slotervaart Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 17:716-23. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength in relation to lower-extremity performance in older men and women
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 48:381-6. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of the selective estrogen receptor modulator, raloxifene, on the somatotropic axis and insulin-glucose homeostasis
    A M Oleksik
    Department of Endocrinology, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:2763-8. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Determinants of bone mineral density in older men and women: body composition as mediator
    S M Pluijm
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO-lnstitute, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Miner Res 16:2142-51. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of the selective oestrogen receptor modulator-raloxifene-on calcium and PTH secretory dynamics in women with osteoporosis
    A Oleksik
    Department of Endocrinology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 54:575-82. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the follow-up of papillary or follicular thyroid cancer
    L Hooft
    Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Department of Nuclear Medicine, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:3779-86. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Development of the Qualeffo-31, an osteoporosis-specific quality-of-life questionnaire
    N M van Schoor
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 17:543-51. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in patients with vertebral fractures: validation of the Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (QUALEFFO). Working Party for Quality of Life of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis
    P Lips
    Department of Endocrinology, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 10:150-60. 1999
    ..In conclusion, QUALEFFO is repeatable, coherent and discriminates well between patients with vertebral fractures and control subjects. The results of this study confirm the decreased quality of life in patients with vertebral fractures...
  2. ncbi request reprint Positron emission tomography for the detection of metastases of differentiated thyroid carcinoma
    P Lips
    Department of Endocrinology, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 57:150-6. 2000
    ..To show the value of positron emission tomography (PET) with 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18-FDG) for the detection of metastases of differentiated thyroid carcinoma in selected patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint A global study of vitamin D status and parathyroid function in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: baseline data from the multiple outcomes of raloxifene evaluation clinical trial
    P Lips
    Department of Endocrinology, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, 1007 M B Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:1212-21. 2001
    ..Treatment with vitamin D(3) and calcium increased serum 25OHD and decreased serum PTH significantly; the effect was greater for lower baseline serum 25OHD...
  4. ncbi request reprint Positive effect of alendronate on bone mineral density and markers of bone turnover in patients with rheumatoid arthritis on chronic treatment with low-dose prednisone: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    W F Lems
    VU University Medical Centre, Department of Rheumatology, 4A 42, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB, and Slotervaart Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 17:716-23. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength in relation to lower-extremity performance in older men and women
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 48:381-6. 2000
    ..We tested the hypothesis that persons with lower muscle mass or muscle strength have poorer lower-extremity performance (LEP)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of the selective estrogen receptor modulator, raloxifene, on the somatotropic axis and insulin-glucose homeostasis
    A M Oleksik
    Department of Endocrinology, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:2763-8. 2001
    ..The results of this small cross-sectional study need confirmation by longitudinal studies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Determinants of bone mineral density in older men and women: body composition as mediator
    S M Pluijm
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO-lnstitute, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Miner Res 16:2142-51. 2001
    ..It can be concluded that (1) FM and MM are strong independent determinants of total hip BMD and that (2) FM possibly plays a mediating role in the association of weight change, walking activity, and SHBG with total hip BMD in women...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of the selective oestrogen receptor modulator-raloxifene-on calcium and PTH secretory dynamics in women with osteoporosis
    A Oleksik
    Department of Endocrinology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 54:575-82. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Raloxifene did not have any detectable effect on the PTH set-point. An effect on non-suppressible PTH secretion cannot be excluded...
  9. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the follow-up of papillary or follicular thyroid cancer
    L Hooft
    Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Department of Nuclear Medicine, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:3779-86. 2001
    ..However, implementation of positron emission tomography in a routine diagnostic algorithm requires additional evidence...
  10. ncbi request reprint Development of the Qualeffo-31, an osteoporosis-specific quality-of-life questionnaire
    N M van Schoor
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 17:543-51. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were: (1) to develop a shorter version of the Qualeffo-41 by removing redundant questions; and (2) to investigate the scale characteristics, reliability, and validity of this shorter version...
  11. doi request reprint Vitamin D status is associated with physical performance: the results of three independent cohorts
    E Sohl
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 24:187-96. 2013
    ..However, vitamin D status does not predict a decline in physical performance in individuals aged 55-65 years...
  12. doi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal association between homocysteine, vitamin B12 and physical performance in older persons
    N M van Schoor
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:174-81. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to examine whether high plasma homocysteine and low serum vitamin B12 are independent risk factors for lower physical performance, both cross-sectionally and longitudinally...
  13. ncbi request reprint Serum fasting cortisol in relation to bone, and the role of genetic variations in the glucocorticoid receptor
    N M van Schoor
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 67:871-8. 2007
    ..To examine the relationship between endogenous cortisol and bone, and the role of genetic variations in the glucocorticoid receptor (GR)...
  14. pmc Is there a U-shaped association between physical activity and falling in older persons?
    G M E E Peeters
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 21:1189-95. 2010
    ..Among 1,337 community-dwelling older persons, no evidence for a nonlinear association was found. If all older persons increase their physical activity level with 100 units, 4% may be prevented to become recurrent fallers...
  15. pmc Sunlight exposure or vitamin D supplementation for vitamin D-deficient non-western immigrants: a randomized clinical trial
    I S Wicherts
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 22:873-82. 2011
    ..Vitamin D supplementation was more effective than advised sunlight exposure in improving vitamin D status and lowering parathyroid hormone levels...
  16. doi request reprint The relationship between cortisol, muscle mass and muscle strength in older persons and the role of genetic variations in the glucocorticoid receptor
    G M E E Peeters
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 69:673-82. 2008
    ..This study examines the relationship between cortisol, muscle mass and muscle strength in community-dwelling older persons and the role of genetic variations in the glucocorticoid receptor (GR)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Additional weight bearing during exercise and estrogen in the rat: the effect on bone mass, turnover, and structure
    A M Tromp
    Department of Endocrinology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Calcif Tissue Int 79:404-15. 2006
    ..The effects of mechanical loading on the trabecular bone of the femoral head were not significant. This study suggests that the effect of mechanical loading in the rat-with-backpack model mainly occurs at cortical bone sites...
  18. ncbi request reprint Different responsiveness to mechanical stress of bone cells from osteoporotic versus osteoarthritic donors
    A D Bakker
    Department of Oral Cell Biology, ACTA VU UvA, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 17:827-33. 2006
    ..An imperfect response of bone cells to mechanical stimuli might thus relate to imperfect bone remodeling, which could eventually lead to a lack bone mass and strength, such as in OP patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy amongst women with osteoporosis: an international epidemiological investigation
    P Lips
    Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Nottingham City Hospital, David Evans Medical Research Centre, UK
    J Intern Med 260:245-54. 2006
    ..A high prevalence of inadequacy has been reported in many studies but the prevalence of inadequacy amongst women with osteoporosis in different regions of the world has not been well characterized...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of prevalent and incident vertebral fractures on utility: results from a patient-based and a population-based sample
    N M van Schoor
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 17:159-67. 2008
    ..030). In conclusion, utility is lower among persons with prevalent and incident VFX, especially in a patient-based sample. Utility loss was not significantly different between women without and with incident VFX...
  21. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for osteoporotic fractures
    N M van Schoor
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Bone 42:260-6. 2008
    ..The relatively low cut point of serum 25(OH)D in our population is possibly caused by high calcium intake in the Netherlands...
  22. ncbi request reprint A risk profile for identifying community-dwelling elderly with a high risk of recurrent falling: results of a 3-year prospective study
    S M F Pluijm
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 17:417-25. 2006
    ..The aim of the prospective study reported here was to develop a risk profile that can be used to identify community-dwelling elderly at a high risk of recurrent falling...
  23. ncbi request reprint A fifteen-year longitudinal study in young adults on the relation of physical activity and fitness with the development of the bone mass: The Amsterdam Growth And Health Longitudinal Study
    H C Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Bone 27:847-53. 2000
    ..Only neuromotor fitness and not cardiopulmonary fitness during adolescence and young adulthood is related to the BMD of males and females at age 28 years...
  24. doi request reprint Homocysteine and the risk of nursing home admission and mortality in older persons
    K M A Swart
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:188-95. 2012
    ..This study aimed to investigate whether higher homocysteine and lower vitamin B12 concentrations increase the risk of future nursing home (NH) admission and all-cause mortality in independently living older persons...
  25. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D status and parathyroid hormone levels in relation to blood pressure: a population-based study in older men and women
    M B Snijder
    Institute of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Intern Med 261:558-65. 2007
    ..Effects of poor vitamin D status on blood pressure may be mediated by elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels...
  26. pmc In vivo mechanical loading modulates insulin-like growth factor binding protein-2 gene expression in rat osteocytes
    C M A Reijnders
    Department of Endocrinology, Vrye Universiteit University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Calcif Tissue Int 80:137-43. 2007
    ..Mechanical stimulation modulates IGFBP-2 mRNA expression in endocortical osteocytes. We suggest that IGFBP-2 plays a role in the lamellar bone formation process...
  27. pmc Validation of the IOF quality of life questionnaire for patients with wrist fracture
    P Lips
    Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 21:61-70. 2010
    ..This questionnaire, including 12 questions, was validated in a multicentre study and compared with an osteoporosis-specific questionnaire (Qualeffo-41) and a generic questionnaire (EQ-5D)...
  28. doi request reprint Relationships between cortisol level, mortality and chronic diseases in older persons
    R M M Schoorlemmer
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 71:779-86. 2009
    ..High cortisol level is known to be associated with osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus (DM), susceptibility to infections and depression and may protect against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  29. ncbi request reprint Impact of vertebral deformities, osteoarthritis, and other chronic diseases on quality of life: a population-based study
    N M van Schoor
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 16:749-56. 2005
    ..After adjustment for age, sex, and other chronic diseases, severe osteoporosis of the vertebrae, cardiac disease, peripheral arterial disease, and diabetes mellitus significantly reduced quality of life in the general population...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of gender and age on the association of apolipoprotein E epsilon4 with bone mineral density, bone turnover and the risk of fractures in older people
    S M F Pluijm
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 13:701-9. 2002
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint The effect of exercise on systemic and bone concentrations of growth factors in rats
    N Bravenboer
    Department of Endocrinology, Research Institute for Endocrinology, Reproduction and Metabolism, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Orthop Res 19:945-9. 2001
    ..The effects in bone caused by mechanical stimulation cannot be explained by changes in serum IGF-I and IGF-I produced in the liver. The concentrations of IGF-I and TGFbeta in bone appeared to be modulated by running exercise...
  32. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of a randomized trial on adjuvant radio-iodine therapy in differentiated thyroid cancer
    C Dragoiescu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 58:451-5. 2003
    ..Randomized trials on the latter application are considered impossible due to anticipated formidable sample sizes required in a disease with an overall excellent prognosis like DTC...
  33. ncbi request reprint Fall-risk screening test: a prospective study on predictors for falls in community-dwelling elderly
    A M Tromp
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:837-44. 2001
    ..0-5.4%) to 46.8% (95% CI: 43.0-50.6%). Our study provides a fall-risk screening test based on four easily measurable predictors that can be used for fall-risk stratification in community-dwelling elderly...
  34. pmc Collagen type I alpha1 Sp1 polymorphism, osteoporosis, and intervertebral disc degeneration in older men and women
    S M F Pluijm
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:71-7. 2004
    ..To examine whether collagen type I alpha1 (COLIA1) Sp1 polymorphism is associated with osteoporosis and/or intervertebral disc degeneration in older people...
  35. doi request reprint Worldwide status of vitamin D nutrition
    P Lips
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Section Endocrinology, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 121:297-300. 2010
    ..In conclusion, vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are globally still very common especially in risk groups such as young children, pregnant women, elderly and immigrants...
  36. doi request reprint Cross-geographic region differences in quality of life in women with and without vertebral fracture
    N M van Schoor
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 20:1759-66. 2009
    ..QoL differed between continents, countries, and ethnicities. The observed differences in QoL mostly appeared larger than the difference in QoL between women with or without mild to moderate VFX...
  37. pmc Multifactorial evaluation and treatment of persons with a high risk of recurrent falling was not cost-effective
    G M E E Peeters
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 22:2187-96. 2011
    ..The intervention and usual care groups did not differ in fall risk or costs. The multifactorial approach was not cost-effective compared to usual care in this group...
  38. doi request reprint Homocysteine and the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C-->T polymorphism in relation to muscle mass and strength, physical performance and postural sway
    K M A Swart
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:743-8. 2013
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Self-reported loss of consciousness after head trauma does not predispose to hypopituitarism in an older population
    N M Rabelink
    Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 26:90-7. 2011
    ..This population study examines the prevalence of hypopituitarism and low bone mineral density (BMD) in older persons reporting loss of consciousness after head trauma (HT)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Relationship between cortisol and physical performance in older persons
    G M E E Peeters
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 67:398-406. 2007
    ..Hypercortisolism is associated with muscle weakness. This study examines the relationship between cortisol and physical performance in older persons...
  41. pmc Reproducibility of bone mineral density measurement in daily practice
    M C Lodder
    Department of Rheumatology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:285-9. 2004
    ..Bone mineral density (BMD) measurements are frequently performed repeatedly for each patient. Subsequent BMD measurements allow reproducibility to be assessed...
  42. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D physiology
    P Lips
    Department of Endocrinology, VU University Medical Center, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Prog Biophys Mol Biol 92:4-8. 2006
    ..Bone mineralization mainly depends on ambient calcium concentration. Vitamin D metabolites may play a role in the prevention of auto-immune disease and cancer...
  43. doi request reprint Higher levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are associated with a lower incidence of multiple sclerosis only in women
    Jj Kragt
    Department of Neurology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mult Scler 15:9-15. 2009
    ..The geographical distribution of MS is striking with a prevalence that increases with latitude. For this reason, vitamin D deficiency is considered a possible pathogenic co-factor in MS...
  44. doi request reprint Does frailty predict increased risk of falls and fractures? A prospective population-based study
    O J de Vries
    Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 24:2397-403. 2013
    ..The predictive ability of frailty is not superior to falls history...
  45. doi request reprint Elevated homocysteine levels are associated with low muscle strength and functional limitations in older persons
    K M A Swart
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Health Aging 17:578-84. 2013
    ..The current study aimed to examine homocysteine in relation to different aspects of physical functioning...
  46. ncbi request reprint What does quality of life mean to older frail and non-frail community-dwelling adults in the Netherlands?
    M T E Puts
    LASA, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:263-77. 2007
    ..Moreover, the health of the frail limited the amount and scope of activities that they performed. This led to a lower quality of life perceived by the frail compared to the non-frail...
  47. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism in the elderly: consequences for bone loss and fractures and therapeutic implications
    P Lips
    Department of Endocrinology, Institute for Endocrinology, Reproduction and Metabolism, EVM Institute, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endocr Rev 22:477-501. 2001
    ..Vitamin D3 is recommended in housebound elderly, and it may be cost-effective in hip fracture prevention in selected risk groups...
  48. ncbi request reprint Functional limitations and poor physical performance as independent risk factors for self-reported fractures in older persons
    V S Stel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 15:742-50. 2004
    ..This study examined whether three aspects of functioning (i.e., functional limitations, physical performance, and physical activity) were associated with fractures in older men and women...
  49. doi request reprint Cross-sectional study on different characteristics of physical activity as determinants of vitamin D status; inadequate in half of the population
    E G H M van den Heuvel
    FrieslandCampina, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:360-5. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study is to assess the contribution of different characteristics of PA (duration, intensity as estimated by energy expenditure, location) to vitamin D status...
  50. doi request reprint The impact of medication on vitamin D status in older individuals
    E Sohl
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Room A517, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Endocrinol 166:477-85. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to (better) define the associations between the use of specific medicines and serum 25(OH)D...
  51. ncbi request reprint The effect of cross-gender hormonal treatment on bone metabolism in male-to-female transsexuals
    P Lips
    Department of Endocrinology, Academisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Miner Res 4:657-62. 1989
    ..The results indicate that antiandrogen and estrogen treatment in male-to-female transsexuals may suppress bone turnover and is not associated with bone loss...
  52. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetics of 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 in humans
    M Jongen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Academisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Horm Metab Res 21:577-80. 1989
    ..Bioavailability as estimated from this plateau level was approximately 70%...
  53. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D status and nutrition in Europe and Asia
    P Lips
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Endocrinology, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 103:620-5. 2007
    ..Risk groups are young children, the elderly, pregnant women and non-western immigrants in Europe. Important determinants are skin type, sex, clothing, nutrition, food fortification, supplement use, BMI and degree of urbanization...
  54. ncbi request reprint Donor age and mechanosensitivity of human bone cells
    J Klein-Nulend
    Department of Oral Cell Biology, Academic Centre for Dentistry, Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 13:137-46. 2002
    ..This study found no evidence for loss of mechanosensitivity with donor age. The reduced growth capacity might, however, be a factor in age-related bone loss...
  55. ncbi request reprint Clonally related but phenotypically divergent human cancer cell lines derived from a single follicular thyroid cancer recurrence (TT2609)
    A A Geldof
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit and Medical School Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Thyroid 11:909-17. 2001
    ....
  56. pmc Be careful... She has a pituitary gland in her nose
    N M Rabelink
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section Endocrinology, VU Medical Centre, Postbox 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pituitary 15:S46-8. 2012
    ..Our patient was warned against manipulation in de nose, because this could damage the meningo-encephalocele. An MRI will be preformed every 2 years to monitor changes in de mass...
  57. ncbi request reprint Circulating V(alpha24+) Vbeta11+ NKT cell numbers are decreased in a wide variety of diseases that are characterized by autoreactive tissue damage
    H J van der Vliet
    Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, 1081 HV, The Netherlands
    Clin Immunol 100:144-8. 2001
    ..The present data support the idea that therapies aiming at the in vivo expansion of regulatory NKT cells might help to control immune-mediated damage in autoimmune disease...
  58. ncbi request reprint Alendronate in the prevention of bone loss after a fracture of the lower leg
    E van der Poest Clement
    Department of Endocrinology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Miner Res 17:2247-55. 2002
    ..01). In the alendronate group, no significant difference between the two sides was observed. In conclusion, BMD of the proximal femur was still decreased 1 year after a fracture of the lower leg. Alendronate prevented this bone loss...
  59. ncbi request reprint Statins and bone turnover
    P Lips
    Department of Endocrinology, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Invest 32:543-4. 2002
  60. ncbi request reprint Multiple sclerosis and vitamin D: an update
    B M VanAmerongen
    Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 58:1095-109. 2004
    ....
  61. pmc Sentinel node detection in patients with thyroid carcinoma: a meta-analysis
    P G H M Raijmakers
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    World J Surg 32:1961-7. 2008
    ....