Andries J Smit

Summary

Affiliation: University Medical Center Groningen
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Skin autofluorescence is a strong predictor of cardiac mortality in diabetes
    Robbert Meerwaldt
    Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 30:107-12. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Skin autofluorescence as a measure of advanced glycation endproduct deposition: a novel risk marker in chronic kidney disease
    Andries J Smit
    Division of Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 19:527-33. 2010
  3. pmc Advanced glycation end products and the absence of premature atherosclerosis in glycogen storage disease Ia
    N C den Hollander
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30 001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Inherit Metab Dis 30:916-23. 2007
  4. pmc The clinical relevance of assessing advanced glycation endproducts accumulation in diabetes
    Robbert Meerwaldt
    Department of Surgery, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 7:29. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Advanced glycation endproducts in chronic heart failure
    Andries J Smit
    Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1126:225-30. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Skin-autofluorescence, a measure of tissue advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), is related to diastolic function in dialysis patients
    Jasper W L Hartog
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Card Fail 14:596-602. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Skin autofluorescence as a measure of advanced glycation end products deposition is elevated in peripheral artery disease
    Lisanne C de Vos
    University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, HPC AA41, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, PO Box 30 001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 33:131-8. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for chronic transplant dysfunction and cardiovascular disease are related to accumulation of advanced glycation end-products in renal transplant recipients
    Jasper W L Hartog
    University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, PO Box 30 001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:2263-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Skin autofluorescence, a marker of advanced glycation end products and oxidative stress, is increased in recently preeclamptic women
    Judith Blaauw
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:717-22. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Skin autofluorescence, a measure of cumulative metabolic stress and advanced glycation end products, predicts mortality in hemodialysis patients
    Robbert Meerwaldt
    Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:3687-93. 2005

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Publications88

  1. ncbi request reprint Skin autofluorescence is a strong predictor of cardiac mortality in diabetes
    Robbert Meerwaldt
    Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 30:107-12. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between skin autofluorescence and metabolic burden (hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia) and its relationship with CHD and mortality...
  2. doi request reprint Skin autofluorescence as a measure of advanced glycation endproduct deposition: a novel risk marker in chronic kidney disease
    Andries J Smit
    Division of Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 19:527-33. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc Advanced glycation end products and the absence of premature atherosclerosis in glycogen storage disease Ia
    N C den Hollander
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30 001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Inherit Metab Dis 30:916-23. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that this paradox might be related to a decreased formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) resulting from lifetime low plasma glucose levels and decreased oxidative stress...
  4. pmc The clinical relevance of assessing advanced glycation endproducts accumulation in diabetes
    Robbert Meerwaldt
    Department of Surgery, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 7:29. 2008
    ..This review article will focus on the clinical relevance of measuring AGE accumulation in diabetic patients by focusing on AGE formation, AGEs as predictors of long-term complications, and interventions against AGEs...
  5. doi request reprint Advanced glycation endproducts in chronic heart failure
    Andries J Smit
    Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1126:225-30. 2008
    ..Ongoing clinical intervention trials to reduce AGE accumulation in patients with CHF may elucidate the causal role of AGEs in the development and course of CHF...
  6. doi request reprint Skin-autofluorescence, a measure of tissue advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), is related to diastolic function in dialysis patients
    Jasper W L Hartog
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Card Fail 14:596-602. 2008
    ..The aim of our study was to assess whether AGE accumulation in dialysis patients is related to the presence of diastolic dysfunction...
  7. doi request reprint Skin autofluorescence as a measure of advanced glycation end products deposition is elevated in peripheral artery disease
    Lisanne C de Vos
    University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, HPC AA41, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, PO Box 30 001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 33:131-8. 2013
    ..Skin autofluorescence (SAF) is a validated noninvasive measure of tissue AGEs. We hypothesized that SAF is elevated in peripheral artery disease (PAD)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for chronic transplant dysfunction and cardiovascular disease are related to accumulation of advanced glycation end-products in renal transplant recipients
    Jasper W L Hartog
    University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, PO Box 30 001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:2263-9. 2006
    ..We aimed to investigate which factors are associated with tissue AGE accumulation in renal transplant recipients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Skin autofluorescence, a marker of advanced glycation end products and oxidative stress, is increased in recently preeclamptic women
    Judith Blaauw
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:717-22. 2006
    ..We investigated skin autofluorescence, which reflected advanced glycation end-product accumulation, in recently preeclamptic women and its relationship with intima-media thickness, which is a marker of atherosclerosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Skin autofluorescence, a measure of cumulative metabolic stress and advanced glycation end products, predicts mortality in hemodialysis patients
    Robbert Meerwaldt
    Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:3687-93. 2005
    ..45, P < 0.01). Skin AF is a strong and independent predictor of mortality in ESRD. This supports a role for AGE as a contributor to mortality and CVD and warrants interventions specifically aimed at AGE accumulation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patients with Wegener's granulomatosis: a long-term follow-up study
    Karina de Leeuw
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:18-23. 2010
    ..Atherosclerosis is accelerated in Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) patients. This study was aimed to assess which factors can predict progression of atherosclerosis in WG...
  12. doi request reprint Skin-autofluorescence is an independent predictor of graft loss in renal transplant recipients
    Jasper W L Hartog
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Transplantation 87:1069-77. 2009
    ..AGEs are nephrotoxic and potential effectors of cardiovascular mortality. We investigated whether skin-AF predicted graft loss after kidney transplantation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of pravastatin and fosinopril on peripheral endothelial function in albuminuric subjects
    Folkert W Asselbergs
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 196:349-55. 2008
    ..01). In conclusion, after 4 years of follow-up, pravastatin treatment tended to increase FMD and this effect was predominantly present in men. Fosinopril treatment did not modify FMD during long-term follow-up...
  14. doi request reprint Advanced glycation end-products, anti-hypertensive treatment and diastolic function in patients with hypertension and diastolic dysfunction
    Jasper W L Hartog
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:397-403. 2010
    ..To investigate the relationship between advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) and diastolic function and the response to blood pressure treatment in patients with hypertension and diastolic dysfunction...
  15. pmc Advanced glycation endproducts are increased in rheumatoid arthritis patients with controlled disease
    Lodewijk de Groot
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Centre, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R205. 2011
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Changes in lifestyle habits after counselling by nurse practitioners: 1-year results of the Groningen Overweight and Lifestyle study
    Nancy C W ter Bogt
    Department of General Practice, University Medical Center Groningen, PO Box 196, 9700 AD Groningen, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 14:995-1000. 2011
    ..We examined the 1-year effects of lifestyle counselling by NP on PA and diet, compared with usual care from the general practitioner (GP-UC)...
  17. pmc The effect of aggressive versus conventional lipid-lowering therapy on markers of inflammatory and oxidative stress
    Douwe J Mulder
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, PO Box 30 001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 21:91-7. 2007
    ..We aimed to determine whether aggressive compared with conventional statin therapy is more effective in reducing systemic markers of inflammation and oxidative stress...
  18. doi request reprint Skin autofluorescence is inversely related to HDL anti-oxidative capacity in type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Douwe J Mulder
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 218:102-6. 2011
    ..We tested whether in T2DM the HDL anti-oxidative capacity is related to the accumulation of AGEs in the skin...
  19. doi request reprint Does hepatitis C increase the accumulation of advanced glycation end products in haemodialysis patients?
    Stefan Arsov
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:885-91. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the influence of hepatitis C on AGE accumulation in haemodialysis patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Skin autofluorescence is elevated in patients with stable coronary artery disease and is associated with serum levels of neopterin and the soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products
    Douwe J Mulder
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, P O Box 30 001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 197:217-23. 2008
    ....
  21. pmc No effects of bosentan on microvasculature in patients with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis
    Martha E Hettema
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Rheumatol 28:825-33. 2009
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Skin autofluorescence as marker of tissue advanced glycation end-products accumulation in formerly preeclamptic women
    Sophie M Coffeng
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hypertens Pregnancy 30:231-42. 2011
    ..In women with a history of preeclampsia skin autofluorescence as marker of tissue AGEs accumulation is increased, supporting a common causal metabolic or vascular link between preeclampsia and cardiovascular diseases...
  23. doi request reprint Longitudinal study on premature atherosclerosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Karina de Leeuw
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 206:546-50. 2009
    ..To determine risk factors of accelerated atherosclerosis and progression of intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of nifedipine on carotid and femoral arterial wall thickness in previously untreated hypertensive patients
    Willem F Terpstra
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Blood Press 12:22-9. 2003
    ..Whether these effects exist after intermediate-term treatment in hypertensive patients is mainly unknown...
  25. doi request reprint Skin autofluorescence is associated with 5-year mortality and cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease
    Lisanne C de Vos
    From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine L C d V, D J M, A J S, P W K, J D L, Division of Endocrinology R P F D, and Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Medicine C J Z, The Diabetes Centre, Isala, Zwolle N K, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands and Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands W M L
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 34:933-8. 2014
    ..The aim of the present study was to establish whether SAF is associated with all-cause mortality and with fatal or nonfatal major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with peripheral artery disease...
  26. pmc Which patient and treatment factors are related to successful cardiovascular risk score reduction in general practice? Results from a randomized controlled trial
    Ans H Tiessen
    University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department General Practice, Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 14:123. 2013
    ..This study investigates which patient and treatment factors are related to changes in cardiovascular risk estimation, expressed as the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) 10 year risk of cardiovascular mortality...
  27. pmc Skin autofluorescence is increased in patients with carotid artery stenosis and peripheral artery disease
    Marjon J Noordzij
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:431-8. 2012
    ..The univariate and multivariate associations of SAF with age, smoking, diabetes, renal insufficiency and PAOD suggest that increased SAF can be seen as an indicator of widespread atherosclerosis...
  28. doi request reprint Carotid artery intima media thickness associates with skin autofluoresence in non-diabetic subjects without clinically manifest cardiovascular disease
    Helen L Lutgers
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University Medical Centre Groningen and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Invest 40:812-7. 2010
    ..We determined the association of carotid artery intima media thickness (IMT), a marker of subclinical cardiovascular disease, with skin AF in subjects without diabetes or clinically manifest cardiovascular disease...
  29. ncbi request reprint Enhanced endothelium-dependent microvascular responses in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis
    Hans L A Nienhuis
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 34:1875-81. 2007
    ..To assess endothelial cell (EC) function of the cutaneous microcirculation in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) and to relate EC function to EC activation and presence of atherosclerosis...
  30. doi request reprint Decreased arterial elasticity in formerly early-onset preeclamptic women
    Esteban T D Souwer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 90:797-801. 2011
    ..We investigated whether previously preeclamptic women have lower arterial elasticity indices in comparison with controls...
  31. ncbi request reprint Acute chemotherapy-induced cardiovascular changes in patients with testicular cancer
    Janine Nuver
    Department of Medical Oncology, University of Groningen and University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Oncol 23:9130-7. 2005
    ..It is largely unknown whether standard tests can be used to assess chemotherapy-induced cardiovascular changes...
  32. ncbi request reprint Skin autofluorescence as a noninvasive marker of vascular damage in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Helen L Lutgers
    Department of Medicine U3 129, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB Groningen, Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 29:2654-9. 2006
    ..In this study, we investigated the relation between skin autofluorescence and clinical variables including micro- and macrovascular complications in a type 2 diabetes primary care population...
  33. pmc Small artery elasticity is decreased in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus without increased intima media thickness
    Hans L A Nienhuis
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, 9713 GZ, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R181. 2010
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) and heart failure: pathophysiology and clinical implications
    Jasper W L Hartog
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:1146-55. 2007
    ..In this review, the role of AGEs in the development of heart failure and the role of AGE intervention as a possible treatment for heart failure are discussed...
  35. ncbi request reprint Diffusion model for iontophoresis measured by laser-Doppler perfusion flowmetry, applied to normal and preeclamptic pregnancies
    Frits F M de Mul
    University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Anthonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Biomed Opt 12:014032. 2007
    ..From the fits to the measurements, we conclude that the model provides a useful physical description of the iontophoresis process...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effects of amlodipine and lisinopril on intima-media thickness in previously untreated, elderly hypertensive patients (the ELVERA trial)
    Willem F Terpstra
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen and Groningen Hypertension Service, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 22:1309-16. 2004
    ..To compare the effects of the calcium channel blocker amlodipine and the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor lisinopril on intima-media thickness (IMT) in elderly, previously untreated hypertensive individuals...
  37. pmc Cost-effectiveness of cardiovascular risk management by practice nurses in primary care
    Ans H Tiessen
    University Medical Center Groningen, Department General Practice, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:148. 2013
    ..For considering future approaches of cardiovascular risk reduction, cost effectiveness analyses of regular care and additional self-monitoring are performed from a societal perspective on data from the SPRING-RCT...
  38. doi request reprint Skin color independent assessment of aging using skin autofluorescence
    M Koetsier
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Opt Express 18:14416-29. 2010
    ..Validation of the new algorithm, based on these findings, in a separate dataset (N = 141) showed that results of skin AF can now be obtained to assess skin AGEs independently of skin color...
  39. ncbi request reprint Clinical and prognostic value of advanced glycation end-products in chronic heart failure
    Jasper W L Hartog
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 28:2879-85. 2007
    ..We aimed to determine whether plasma levels of N(epsilon)-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML) and N(epsilon)-(carboxyethyl)lysine (CEL), two well-known AGEs, are related to the severity and prognosis of CHF...
  40. doi request reprint Preventing weight gain by lifestyle intervention in a general practice setting: three-year results of a randomized controlled trial
    Nancy C W ter Bogt
    Department of General Practice, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 171:306-13. 2011
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Increased intima-media thickness after early-onset preeclampsia
    Judith Blaauw
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1345-51. 2006
    ..We aimed to investigate whether women who recently had preeclampsia show increased intima-media thickness (IMT), as marker of early atherosclerosis, compared with women with normal pregnancies or nulliparous women...
  42. pmc Randomized controlled trial on cardiovascular risk management by practice nurses supported by self-monitoring in primary care
    Ans H Tiessen
    Department General Practice, University Medical Centre, Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 13:90. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to compare standard treatment supported by self-monitoring with standard treatment without self-monitoring, both conducted by practice nurses, on cardiovascular risk and separate risk factors...
  43. pmc Life expectancy in a large cohort of type 2 diabetes patients treated in primary care (ZODIAC-10)
    Helen L Lutgers
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 4:e6817. 2009
    ..In our study, we aimed to assess present-day life expectancy of type 2 diabetes patients in an ongoing cohort study...
  44. pmc Early atherosclerosis in systemic sclerosis and its relation to disease or traditional risk factors
    Martha E Hettema
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30, 001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Res Ther 10:R49. 2008
    ..We compared patients with SSc to healthy controls for signs of early atherosclerosis by measuring intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery in relation to traditional risk factors and markers of endothelial activation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Skin autofluorescence, a novel marker for glycemic and oxidative stress-derived advanced glycation endproducts: an overview of current clinical studies, evidence, and limitations
    Douwe J Mulder
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Technol Ther 8:523-35. 2006
    ..Advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) predict long-term complications in agerelated diseases. However, there are no clinically applicable markers for measuring AGEs in vivo...
  46. ncbi request reprint Accumulation of advanced glycation end products, measured as skin autofluorescence, in renal disease
    Jasper W L Hartog
    Department of Medicine, Groningen University Medical Center, P O Box 30 001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1043:299-307. 2005
    ..The availability of a simple, noninvasive method (AGE-Reader) to measure AGE accumulation may be used to monitor AGE accumulation in a clinical setting as well as in a study setting...
  47. pmc Skin advanced glycation end product accumulation is poorly reflected by glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients (ZODIAC-9)
    Esther G Gerrits
    Department of Internal Medicine, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 2:572-7. 2008
    ..Our aim was to investigate whether HbA1c assessments can predict the change in skin AGEs during time in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
  48. doi request reprint Follow up of intima-media thickness after severe early-onset preeclampsia
    Judith Blaauw
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Groningen and University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 93:1309-16. 2014
    ..The current study measured (progression of) IMT, cardiovascular disease risk factors and markers of endothelial cell dysfunction 4-5 years postpartum in the same women...
  49. pmc Cardiovascular screening in general practice in a low SES area
    Ans H Tiessen
    University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Dept, General Practice, Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 13:117. 2012
    ..This approach, supported by a regional GP laboratory, was investigated on feasibility, attendance rate and proportion of persons identified with an elevated risk...
  50. doi request reprint Dermal factors influencing measurement of skin autofluorescence
    Margaretha J Noordzij
    Division of Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Technol Ther 13:165-70. 2011
    ..We assessed the influence of potential common confounders in SAF measurement, by determining the effects of endogenous and exogenous local dermal changes by body creams, hyperemia, vasoconstriction, and hydration...
  51. ncbi request reprint AGE and their receptor RAGE in systemic autoimmune diseases: an inflammation propagating factor contributing to accelerated atherosclerosis
    Hans L A Nienhuis
    Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Autoimmunity 42:302-4. 2009
    ..The AGE-RAGE interaction might act as a pro-inflammatory loop in these patients, contributing to chronic low grade inflammation rendering these individuals susceptible for development of accelerated atherosclerosis...
  52. ncbi request reprint Normalization of vasomotion in laser Doppler perfusion monitoring
    Reindert Graaff
    University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2007:4076-9. 2007
    ..The difference between instruments is small after normalization. Some influence of probe location remains after normalization. Development of a standard method for normalization of the variations in laser Doppler signals is recommended...
  53. ncbi request reprint Effects of fosinopril and pravastatin on carotid intima-media thickness in subjects with increased albuminuria
    Folkert W Asselbergs
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Stroke 36:649-53. 2005
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Does reduction of disease activity improve early markers of cardiovascular disease in newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis patients?
    Lodewijk de Groot
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Vascular Disease, University Medical Centre, University of Groningen and Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Martini Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 54:1257-61. 2015
    ..The incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increased in RA. This study was designed to evaluate whether a reduction in disease activity influences early markers of CVD...
  55. doi request reprint Endothelial damage in long-term survivors of childhood cancer
    Cornelia A J Brouwer
    Cornelia A J Brouwer, Aleida Postma, H Louise H Hooimeijer, Andries J Smit, Judith M Vonk, Arie M van Roon, Maarten P van den Berg, Wil V Dolsma, Joop D Lefrandt, Margreet T E Bink Boelkens, Nynke Zwart, Wim J E Tissing, Elisabeth G E de Vries, and Jourik A Gietema, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Oncol 31:3906-13. 2013
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Is small artery elasticity decreased prior to intima-media thickening in patients with longstanding rheumatoid arthritis?
    Helmy J Hinkema
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 38:2133-40. 2011
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Effects of nifedipine on carotid and femoral arterial wall thickness in previously untreated hypertensive patients
    Willem F Terpstra
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Blood Press Suppl 1:22-9. 2003
    ..Whether these effects exist after intermediate-term treatment in hypertensive patients is mainly unknown...
  58. ncbi request reprint Abnormal endothelium-dependent microvascular reactivity in recently preeclamptic women
    Judith Blaauw
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Groningen University Medical Centre, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Obstet Gynecol 105:626-32. 2005
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint How to assess post-occlusive reactive hyperaemia by means of laser Doppler perfusion monitoring: application of a standardised protocol to patients with peripheral arterial obstructive disease
    Fernando Morales
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University Medical Center Groningen, A Deusinglaan 1, 9713AV Groningen, The Netherlands
    Microvasc Res 69:17-23. 2005
    ..5% of the cases. Hence, we concluded that obtaining t(RF) with the presented procedures provides an optimal model to quantify the patient's microvascular condition from the PORH response...
  60. doi request reprint Preventing weight gain: one-year results of a randomized lifestyle intervention
    Nancy C W ter Bogt
    Department of General Practice, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Prev Med 37:270-7. 2009
    ..Lifestyle interventions targeting prevention of weight gain may have better long-term success than when aimed at weight loss. Limited evidence exists about such an approach in the primary care setting...
  61. doi request reprint Advanced glycation end products: An emerging biomarker for adverse outcome in patients with peripheral artery disease
    Lisanne C de Vos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 254:291-299. 2016
    ..Several studies have been performed with AGEs in PAD. In this review, we evaluate the emerging evidence of AGEs as a clinical biomarker for patients with PAD...
  62. doi request reprint Skin autofluorescence as a measure of advanced glycation end products deposition predicts 5-year amputation in patients with peripheral artery disease
    Lisanne C de Vos
    From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine L C d V, J B, D J M, A J S, J D L and Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery C J Z, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 35:1532-7. 2015
    ..We hypothesized that accumulation of tissue advanced glycation end products, measured by skin autofluorescence (SAF), predicts amputation in patients with peripheral artery disease...
  63. pmc Skin autofluorescence, a non-invasive marker for AGE accumulation, is associated with the degree of atherosclerosis
    Martijn A M den Dekker
    Center for Medical Imaging North East Netherlands, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands Department of Radiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e83084. 2013
    ..Skin autofluorescence (AF) is a non-invasive marker for AGEs. We examined whether skin AF is increased in (subclinical) atherosclerosis and associated with the degree of atherosclerosis independent of diabetes and renal function...
  64. pmc Skin autofluorescence: a pronounced marker of mortality in hemodialysis patients
    Esther G Gerrits
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen
    Nephron Extra 2:184-91. 2012
    ..Skin autofluorescence (AF), a noninvasive measurement method, reflects tissue accumulation of AGEs. The aim of our study was to determine the predictive value of skin AF on overall and cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint Change in saturated fat intake is associated with progression of carotid and femoral intima-media thickness, and with levels of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1
    Wanda J E Bemelmans
    Department of General Practice, University of Groningen, Anton Deusinglaan 4, 9713 AW, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 163:113-20. 2002
    ..A high saturated fat (SFA) intake may stimulate progression of atherosclerosis, and may be positively associated with expression of adhesion molecules...
  66. doi request reprint Spectroscopy to improve identification of vulnerable plaques in cardiovascular disease
    Janneke L M Bruggink
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 26:111-9. 2010
    ..This review summarizes the current evidence for spectroscopy as a measure of plaque vulnerability and discusses the potential role of intravascular spectroscopic imaging techniques...
  67. ncbi request reprint Is glycogen storage disease 1a associated with atherosclerosis?
    Froukje L Ubels
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Groningen, PO Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pediatr 161:S62-4. 2002
    ..IMT segments were comparable in both groups, with even thinner segments in the patient group. In different multivariate models, GSD 1a remained an independent predictor for a thinner IMT (R(2)=0.90; beta=-0.69; P=0.018)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Advanced glycation end products in kidney transplant patients: a putative role in the development of chronic renal transplant dysfunction
    Jasper W L Hartog
    Department of Medicine, Groningen University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Kidney Dis 43:966-75. 2004
    ....
  69. pmc Skin autofluorescence based decision tree in detection of impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes
    Andries J Smit
    Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e65592. 2013
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome and disturbances in hormone levels in long-term survivors of disseminated testicular cancer
    Janine Nuver
    Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30 001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Oncol 23:3718-25. 2005
    ..The metabolic syndrome may be an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease in long-term survivors of testicular cancer (TC). We investigated the associations between hormone levels and the metabolic syndrome in these men...
  71. ncbi request reprint The influence of probe fiber distance on laser Doppler perfusion monitoring measurements
    Fernando Morales
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Microcirculation 10:433-41. 2003
    ..Use of the flux ratio with a multiseparation probe deserves attention as it is a possible marker for discriminating normal tissue perfusion from pathological skin tissue perfusion, independently from tissue temperature...
  72. ncbi request reprint Effect of lower body negative pressure in patients with mild congestive heart failure
    Maarten P van den Berg
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 91:759-62. 2003
  73. ncbi request reprint Measurement of arterial wall thickness as a surrogate marker for atherosclerosis
    Eric de Groot
    Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 109:III33-8. 2004
    ..Results are presented from a study that estimated atherosclerosis progression from childhood into old age by measuring intima-media thickness in subjects with familial hypercholesterolemia compared with healthy controls...
  74. ncbi request reprint Association between increased arterial-wall thickness and impairment in ABCA1-driven cholesterol efflux: an observational study
    Marjel J van Dam
    Departments of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lancet 359:37-42. 2002
    ..We aimed to assess the relation between cholesterol efflux, HDL concentrations, and arterial-wall changes in individuals with impaired ABCA1 function...
  75. ncbi request reprint Skin autofluorescence: a tool to identify type 2 diabetic patients at risk for developing microvascular complications
    Esther G Gerrits
    Diabetes Centre, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, P O Box 10400, 8000 GK Zwolle, Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 31:517-21. 2008
    ..Our aim was to investigate the predictive value of skin autofluorescence for the development of microvascular complications in type 2 diabetes...
  76. ncbi request reprint Urinary albumin excretion is related to cardiovascular risk indicators, not to flow-mediated vasodilation, in apparently healthy subjects
    Gilles F H Diercks
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Groningen, A Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 163:121-6. 2002
    ..These data suggest that the presence of atherogenic risk factors precedes the development of endothelial dysfunction in microalbuminuric, but otherwise healthy subjects...
  77. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome in long-term cancer survivors, an important target for secondary preventive measures
    Janine Nuver
    Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital Groningen, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cancer Treat Rev 28:195-214. 2002
    ..This review discusses data on the associations between the metabolic syndrome and treatment-related complications in cancer survivors and possibilities for preventive measures...
  78. ncbi request reprint A model for post-occlusive reactive hyperemia as measured with laser-Doppler perfusion monitoring
    Frits F M de Mul
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Groningen, Faculty of Medicine, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 52:184-90. 2005
    ..For this reason, we also developed a computer program to perform the fit of the model to measured data...
  79. ncbi request reprint Correlates of endothelial function and their relationship with inflammation in patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia
    Paul L van Haelst
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Sci (Lond) 104:627-32. 2003
    ..Moreover, aggressive lipid-lowering therapy with simvastatin does not result in improved endothelial function or in a reduction of markers of inflammation in these patients...
  80. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and persistence of masked hypertension in treated hypertensive patients
    Willem J Verberk
    Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Hypertens 20:1258-65. 2007
    ..We investigated the prevalence and persistence of MH and MHE in patients who were being treated for high BP and who had been followed for a period of 1 year...
  81. ncbi request reprint Effect of an increased intake of alpha-linolenic acid and group nutritional education on cardiovascular risk factors: the Mediterranean Alpha-linolenic Enriched Groningen Dietary Intervention (MARGARIN) study
    Wanda J E Bemelmans
    Department of General Practice, University of Groningen, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:221-7. 2002
    ..The effect of long-term increased intakes of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA; 18:3n-3) on cardiovascular risk factors is unknown...
  82. ncbi request reprint Endothelial dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease: a comparison of three frequently reported tests
    Stefan H J Monnink
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Investig Med 50:19-24. 2002
    ..This study aimed to compare the three most frequently reported endothelial function tests...
  83. ncbi request reprint Back to basics in diagnosing diabetic polyneuropathy with the tuning fork!
    Jan Willem G Meijer
    Rehabilitation Centre Tolbrug Jeroen Bosch Hospital, Den Bosch, Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 28:2201-5. 2005
    ..The variety in these scores and the lack of data on validity and predictive value has led to a comparison and validation of the scores with clinical standards for PNP to determine the most powerful measurement for screening...
  84. ncbi request reprint The optimal scheme of self blood pressure measurement as determined from ambulatory blood pressure recordings
    Willem J Verberk
    Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 24:1541-8. 2006
    ..To determine how many self-measurements of blood pressure (BP) should be taken at home in order to obtain a reliable estimate of a patient's BP...
  85. ncbi request reprint Difference in the relation between urinary albumin excretion and carotid intima-media thickness in nondiabetic and type 2 diabetic subjects
    Gilles F H Diercks
    Diabetes Care 25:936-7. 2002
  86. ncbi request reprint Self-measurement of blood pressure at home reduces the need for antihypertensive drugs: a randomized, controlled trial
    Willem J Verberk
    Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Hypertension 50:1019-25. 2007
    ..Ambulatory values, however, remain slightly elevated for the self-pressure group...
  87. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the white-coat effect at multiple visits before and during treatment
    Willem J Verberk
    Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht CARIM, Maastricht University and Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Maastricht, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 24:2357-63. 2006
    ..To investigate the prevalence and persistence of the white-coat effect (WCE) and white-coat hypertension (WCH) on multiple blood pressure measurement occasions in hypertensive patients with and without treatment...
  88. ncbi request reprint Changes in endothelial function precede the clinical disease in women in whom preeclampsia develops
    Judith Blaauw
    Hypertension 47:e14; author reply e14-5. 2006