Harry van Goor

Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), Nymegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

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  • Hypertension 03/2014; 63(6). DOI:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.03240 · 7.63 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A hallmark of aging-related organ deterioration is a dysregulated immune response characterized by pathologic leukocyte infiltration of affected tissues. Mechanisms and genes involved are as yet unknown. To identify genes associated with aging-related renal infiltration, we analyzed kidneys from aged mice (≥20 strains) for infiltrating leukocytes followed by Haplotype Association Mapping (HAM) analysis. Immunohistochemistry revealed CD45+ cell clusters (predominantly T and B cells) in perivascular areas coinciding with PNAd+ high endothelial venules and podoplanin+ lymph vessels indicative of tertiary lymphoid organs. Cumulative cluster size increased with age (analyzed at 6, 12 and 20 months). Based on the presence or absence of clusters in male and female mice at 20 months, HAM analysis revealed significant associations with loci on Chr1, Chr2, Chr8 and Chr14 in male mice, and with loci on Chr4, Chr7, Chr13 and Chr14 in female mice. Wisp2 (Chr2) showed the strongest association (P = 5.00×10-137) in male mice; Ctnnbip1 (P = 6.42×10-267) and Tnfrsf8 (P = 5.42×10-245) (both on Chr4) showed the strongest association in female mice. Both Wisp2 and Ctnnbip1 are part of the Wnt-signaling pathway and the encoded proteins were expressed within the tertiary lymphoid organs. In conclusion, this study revealed differential lymphocytic infiltration and tertiary lymphoid organ formation in aged mouse kidneys across different inbred mouse strains. HAM analysis identified candidate genes involved in the Wnt-signaling pathway that may be causally linked to tertiary lymphoid organ formation.
    PLoS ONE 03/2014; 9(3):e91850. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0091850 · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background Diagnosing infected necrotizing pancreatitis (INP) may be challenging. The aim of this study was to determine the added value of routine fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in addition to clinical and imaging signs of infection in patients who underwent intervention for suspected INP. Methods We conducted a post hoc analysis of 208 consecutive patients from a prospective, multicenter database who underwent intervention because of suspected INP. In retrospect, 3 groups were constructed based on the patients preoperative characteristics: Clinical, imaging, and FNA. Patients in the clinical group had clinical signs of infection but no gas on preoperative computed tomography (CT) and no FNA performed before intervention. Patients in the imaging group had gas bubbles on the preoperative CT but no was FNA performed, whereas patients in the FNA group had a positive FNA before intervention. The reference standard for infection was the culture taken during the first intervention (either catheter drainage or necrosectomy). Results The initial intervention for INP was performed a median of 27 days (interquartile range, 20–39) after admission without difference between the 3 groups (P = .15). Infection was confirmed in 80% of 92 patients of the clinical group, in 94% of 88 patients of the imaging group, and in 86% of 28 patients of the FNA group (P = .07). Mortality was 19% and was not different between groups (P = .39). Conclusion INP can generally be diagnosed based on clinical or imaging signs of infection. FNA may be useful in patients with unclear clinical signs and no imaging signs of INP.
    Surgery 03/2014; 155(3):442–448. DOI:10.1016/j.surg.2013.10.001 · 3.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) has formulated criteria for the selection of donors for intestinal transplantation. To date, however, no study has correlated histologic findings of intestinal injury with the OPTN criteria. We aimed to describe histopathologic and molecular features of allograft injury in relation to donor conditions defined by the OPTN criteria. Graft histology (Park Score), Claudin-3 staining, systemic inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein/lipopolysaccharide-binding protein) and expression of heat shock protein 70, heme oxygenase 1, and interleukin 6 were evaluated in multiorgan deceased donors (donation after brain death [DBD] and donation after cardiac death [DCD]). Ninety-seven samples (52 jejunum/45 ileum) were recovered from 59 donors (46 DBD/13 DCD). The OPTN criterion cold ischemia time correlated with histologic injury (Park score) to which the jejunum appeared more susceptible than the ileum. Claudin-3 staining was higher, and heat shock protein 70 expression lower in donors meeting the OPTN criteria compared with donors not meeting the criteria and in DBD versus DCD. In DBD donors, interleukin 6 expression was higher compared with DCD donors and inversely related to C-reactive protein. Our multiparameter analysis suggests that the OPTN criteria can be discriminative concerning intestinal graft quality. Our data suggest that DCD intestinal allografts are qualitatively inferior and that the jejunum is more sensitive to ischemia than the ileum.
    Journal of Surgical Research 02/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.jss.2014.02.008 · 2.12 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In post-transplant conditions, sulfur may be protective by intermediate conversion to hydrogen sulfide and thiosulfate. However, sulfate, the end product of sulfur-containing amino acids (SAAs), contributes to metabolic acid load and may adversely influence acid-base homeostasis. We investigated the association of urinary sulfur metabolites with cardiometabolic parameters in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) and analyzed their predictive capacity for mortality. We studied urinary sulfate and thiosulfate excretion in 24-hour urine samples from 707 RTRs at a median 5.4 years (interquartile range, 1.9 to 12.2) after transplantation as well as from 110 controls. Diet was assessed for SAA content and various risk factors were measured. Urinary sulfate was similar, whereas thiosulfate was higher in RTRs versus controls. SAA intake was lower in RTRs compared with controls and correlated with sulfate but not thiosulfate excretion. Sulfate beneficially associated with eGFR, net acid excretion, systolic BP, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide, and proteinuria (all P≤0.01). Thiosulfate beneficially associated with eGFR, serum acidity, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (all P≤0.001). During a median 27 months (interquartile range, 22-36) of follow-up, 47 RTRs died. After adjustment for age, sex, and eGFR, hazard ratios for mortality were 0.87 (95% confidence interval, 0.82 to 0.92; P<0.001) for urinary sulfate and 0.60 (95% confidence interval, 0.41 to 0.59; P=0.01) for thiosulfate. Thus, despite the association of urinary sulfate with metabolic acid load, urinary sulfate and thiosulfate beneficially associated with survival in RTRs, possibly by influencing cardiovascular parameters. Intervention studies with exogenous sulfur are warranted to elucidate mechanisms underlying these promising associations in RTRs.
    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 02/2014; 25(6). DOI:10.1681/ASN.2013050497 · 9.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Renal aging is characterized by functional and structural changes like decreased glomerular filtration rate, and glomerular, tubular and interstitial damage. To gain insight in pathways involved in renal aging, we studied aged mouse strains and used genetic analysis to identify genes associated with aging phenotypes.
    PLoS ONE 01/2014; 9(10):e111308. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0111308 · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Acute pancreatitis is a severe condition that requires early identification of patients at risk of developing potentially lethal complications. Current clinical scoring systems and biochemical parameters are insufficient. In this study, we aimed to assess whether early plasma Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) is associated with adverse outcomes in patients with predicted severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). This analysis is a substudy of the PROPATRIA trial (probiotics vs placebo in patients with predicted SAP). The Ang-2 levels were measured prospectively in plasma in the first 5 days after admission in 115 patients. Early Ang-2 levels were higher in patients who developed SAP: 6.4 vs 3.1 μg/L (p < 0.001) and also were higher in patients who developed multiorgan failure in the first week (p = 0.001) and after the first week (p = 0.049). Furthermore, high Ang-2 levels were associated with infectious complications in the first week (p < 0.001) and after the first week (p < 0.001). Finally, plasma Ang-2 was significantly higher in patients who died (p < 0.001) and in patients who developed bowel ischemia (p < 0.001). As a predictor of adverse outcomes, plasma Ang-2 was superior to a number of current scores, such as the APACHE II score, the Imrie score, C-reactive protein, lipopolysaccharide binding protein, and procalcitonin. In the setting of this randomized controlled trial, early plasma Ang-2 was found to be an accurate predictor of SAP, multiorgan failure, and infectious complications. As a biomarker, it did outperform all of the investigated conventional predictors that are currently used in clinical practice.
    Journal of the American College of Surgeons 01/2014; 218(1):26-32. DOI:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.09.021 · 4.45 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) has formulated criteria for the selection of donors for intestinal transplantation. To date, however, no study has correlated histologic findings of intestinal injury with the OPTN criteria. We aimed to describe histopathologic and molecular features of allograft injury in relation to donor conditions defined by the OPTN criteria. Materials and methods Graft histology (Park Score), Claudin-3 staining, systemic inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein/lipopolysaccharide-binding protein) and expression of heat shock protein 70, heme oxygenase 1, and interleukin 6 were evaluated in multiorgan deceased donors (donation after brain death [DBD] and donation after cardiac death [DCD]). Results Ninety-seven samples (52 jejunum/45 ileum) were recovered from 59 donors (46 DBD/13 DCD). The OPTN criterion cold ischemia time correlated with histologic injury (Park score) to which the jejunum appeared more susceptible than the ileum. Claudin-3 staining was higher, and heat shock protein 70 expression lower in donors meeting the OPTN criteria compared with donors not meeting the criteria and in DBD versus DCD. In DBD donors, interleukin 6 expression was higher compared with DCD donors and inversely related to C-reactive protein. Conclusions Our multiparameter analysis suggests that the OPTN criteria can be discriminative concerning intestinal graft quality. Our data suggest that DCD intestinal allografts are qualitatively inferior and that the jejunum is more sensitive to ischemia than the ileum.
    Journal of Surgical Research 01/2014; 189(1):143–151. · 2.12 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background Recurrence rates after Component Separation Technique (CST) are low in the literature, but may be underestimated due to inadequate follow-up methods. Methods Prospective patient follow-up was performed of consecutive patients that underwent repair of large and complex ventral hernias using CST without mesh utilization. Primary outcome was recurrent hernia determined by clinical examination at least one year after surgery in all living patients. Current literature underwent meta-analysis regarding outcomes and mode of follow-up. Results Seventy-five patients were included with a mean age of 52.2 years and a mean defect size of 214.9 cm2, respectively. Twenty-nine patients (38.7%) had a recurrent hernia after a mean of 40.9 months follow-up and this was significantly higher than in the literature (14.0%, P<0.01). Sixty-four percent of studies in the literature were unclear about the method of determining recurrent hernia or included telephone follow-up and questionnaires. Conclusions CST coincides with a high recurrence rate when clinical follow-up is longer than a year. Reported recurrence rates are probably underestimated because the method and duration of follow-up are inadequate.
    The American Journal of Surgery 01/2014; 209(1). DOI:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.02.013 · 2.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a lethal complication of acute pancreatitis. We performed a systematic review to assess the treatment and outcome of these patients.A systematic literature search for cohorts of patients with acute pancreatitis and ACS was performed. The main outcomes were number of patients with ACS, radiologic and surgical interventions, morbidity, mortality, and methodological quality.After screening 169 articles, 7 studies were included. Three studies were prospective and 4 studies were retrospective. The overall methodological quality of the studies was moderate to low. The pooled data consisted of 271 patients, of whom 103 (38%) developed ACS. Percutaneous drainage of intraabdominal fluid was reported as first intervention in 11 (11%) patients. Additional decompressive laparotomy was performed in 8 patients. Decompressive laparotomy was performed in a total of 76 (74%) patients. The median decrease in intraabdominal pressure was 15 mm Hg (range, 33-18 mm Hg). Mortality in acute pancreatitis patients with ACS was 49% versus 11% without ACS. Morbidity ranged from 17% to 90%.Abdominal compartment syndrome during acute pancreatitis is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Studies are relatively small and have methodological shortcomings. The optimal timing and method of invasive interventions, as well as their effect on clinical outcomes, should be further evaluated.
    Pancreas 01/2014; 43(5):665-74. DOI:10.1097/MPA.0000000000000108 · 3.01 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Lymphatic vessels (LVs) are involved in a number of physiological and pathophysiological processes such as fluid homoeostasis, immune surveillance, and resolution of inflammation and wound healing. Lymphangiogenesis, the outgrowth of existing LVs and the formation of new ones, has received increasing attention over the past decade on account of its prominence in organ physiology and pathology, which has been enabled by the development of specific tools to study lymph vessel functions. Several studies have been devoted to renal lymphatic vasculature and lymphangiogenesis in kidney diseases, such as chronic renal transplant dysfunction, primary renal fibrotic disorders, proteinuria, diabetic nephropathy and renal inflammation. This review describes the most recent findings on lymphangiogenesis, with a specific focus on renal lymphangiogenesis and its impact on renal diseases. We suggest renal lymphatics as a possible target for therapeutic interventions in renal medicine to dampen tubulointerstitial tissue remodelling and improve renal functioning.
    Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine 01/2014; 16:e15. DOI:10.1017/erm.2014.18 · 5.91 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective Virtual reality simulators are increasingly used in laparoscopy training. Such simulators allow objective assessment of performance. However, both low-level variables and overall scores generated by the simulator can be hard to interpret. We present a method to generate intermediate performance variables and show how the resulting variables can be used to investigate the development of laparoscopic skills. Design A beginner group (n = 16) and a group with intermediate laparoscopic experience (n = 9) participated in a 5-session, basic skills training course hosted by the Department of Technical Medicine at the University of Twente. Multiple simulator-generated variables were aggregated into 4 performance variables: duration, left-hand motion, right-hand motion, and damage. Differences in performance were analyzed in relation to proficiency values. Results Damage performance differentiated the most between groups and proficiency values; motion performance variables differentiated the least. The more experienced group outperformed the beginner group at damage by the end of the course. Conclusions Differentiating between duration, left-hand motion, right-hand motion, and damage is a useful way to investigate laparoscopic performance development. Different performance variables follow different trajectories toward expertise. Valid and reliable clinical damage parameters are needed to investigate the relation of real-world damage to simulator damage.
    Journal of Surgical Education 01/2014; · 1.39 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction Preeclampsia is characterized by deficient trophoblast invasion and spiral artery remodeling, a process governed by inflammatory cells. High levels of the danger signal extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) have been found in women with preeclampsia and infusion of ATP in pregnant rats induced preeclampsia-like symptoms such as albuminuria and placental ischemia. We hypothesized that ATP inhibits trophoblast invasion and spiral artery remodeling and affects macrophages and natural killer (NK) cells present in the rat mesometrial triangle. Methods Pregnant rats were infused with ATP or saline (control) on day 14 of pregnancy. Rats were sacrificed on day 15, 17 or 20 of pregnancy and placentas with mesometrial triangle were collected. Sections were stained for trophoblast cells, α-smooth muscle actin (spiral artery remodeling), NK cells and various macrophage populations. Expression of various cytokines in the mesometrial triangle was analyzed using real-time RT-PCR. Results ATP infusion decreased interstitial trophoblast invasion on day 17 and spiral artery remodeling on day 17 and 20, increased activated tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP)-positive macrophages on day 15, decreased NK cells on day 17 and 20, and decreased inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS)-positive and CD206-positive macrophages and TNF-α and IL-33 expression at the end of pregnancy (day 20). Discussion Interstitial trophoblast invasion and spiral artery remodeling in the rat mesometrial triangle were decreased by infusion of ATP. These ATP-induced modifications were preceded by an increase in activated TRAP-positive macrophages and coincided with NK cell numbers, suggesting that they are involved. Conclusion Trophoblast invasion and spiral artery remodeling may be inhibited by ATP-induced activated macrophages and decreased NK cells in the mesometrial triangle in rat pregnancy.
    Placenta 01/2014; · 3.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Sepsis-induced multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) still has a high mortality. Improvements await a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms. The angiopoietin (Ang)1/2 and Tie2 (tyrosine kinase with immunoglobulin and epidermal growth factor homology domains 2) ligand/receptor system is an important regulator of endothelial cell responses to severe insults. Plasma Ang2 levels are prognostic in sepsis, but data on Ang/Tie responses in organs in humans are lacking.. We hypothesized that, in kidneys of patients who died of sepsis with acute kidney injury (AKI), the Ang/Tie signaling system is changed in such a way that microvessels become destabilized.
    Critical care (London, England) 01/2014; 18(2):423. DOI:10.1186/cc13806
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    ABSTRACT: High Frequency electrical Stimulation (HFS) of the skin induces enhanced brain responsiveness expressed as enhanced Event-Related Potential (ERP) N1 amplitude to stimuli applied to the surrounding unconditioned skin in healthy volunteers. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether this enhanced ERP N1 amplitude could be a potential marker for altered cortical sensory processing in patients with persistent pain after surgery. Nineteen male patients; 9 with and 10 without persistent pain after inguinal hernia repair received HFS. Before, directly after and thirty minutes after HFS evoked potentials and the subjective pain intensity were measured in response to electric pain stimuli applied to the surrounding unconditioned skin. The results show that, thirty minutes after HFS, the ERP N1 amplitude observed at the conditioned arm was statistically significantly larger than the amplitude at the control arm across all patients. No statistically significant differences were observed regarding ERP N1 amplitude between patients with and without persistent pain. However, thirty minutes after HFS we did observe statistically significant differences of P2 amplitude at the conditioned arm between the two groups. The P2 amplitude decreased in comparison to baseline in the group of patients with pain. The ERP N1 effect, induced after HFS, was not different between patients with vs. without persistent pain. The decreasing P2 amplitude was not observed in the patients without pain and also not in the previous healthy volunteer study and thus might be a marker for altered cortical sensory processing in patients with persistent pain after surgery.
    PLoS ONE 12/2013; 8(12):e82701. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0082701 · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt1), a circulating antiangiogenic protein, is elevated in kidney diseases and contributes to the development of preeclampsia. Hydrogen sulfide is a vasorelaxant and proangiogenic gas with therapeutic potential in several diseases. Therefore, we evaluated the potential therapeutic effect and mechanisms of action of hydrogen sulfide in an animal model of sFlt1-induced hypertension, proteinuria, and glomerular endotheliosis created by adenovirus-mediated overexpression of sFlt1 in Sprague-Dawley rats. We injected sFlt1-overexpressing animals intraperitoneally with the hydrogen sulfide-donor sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) (50 µmol/kg, twice daily) or vehicle (n=7 per group). Treatment with NaHS for 8 days significantly reduced sFlt1-induced hypertension, proteinuria, and glomerular endotheliosis. Measurement of plasma protein concentrations with ELISA revealed a reduction of free plasma sFlt1 and an increase of free plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) after treatment with NaHS. Renal VEGF-A mRNA expression increased significantly with NaHS treatment. In vitro, NaHS was proangiogenic in an endothelial tube assay and attenuated the antiangiogenic effects of sFlt1. Stimulation of podocytes with NaHS resulted in both short-term VEGF release (120 minutes) and upregulation of VEGF-A mRNA levels (24 hours). Furthermore, pretreatment of mesenteric vessels with a VEGF receptor 2-neutralizing antibody significantly attenuated NaHS-induced vasodilation. These results suggest that hydrogen sulfide ameliorates sFlt1-induced hypertension, proteinuria, and glomerular endotheliosis in rats by increasing VEGF expression. Further studies are warranted to evaluate the role of hydrogen sulfide as a novel therapeutic agent for vascular disorders such as preeclampsia.
    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 12/2013; 25(4). DOI:10.1681/ASN.2013030291 · 9.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Chronic abdominal pain is common in chronic pancreatitis (CP) and may involve altered central pain processing. This study evaluated the relationship between pain processing and pain outcome after pancreatic duct decompression and/or pancreatic resection in patients with CP. Patients with CP underwent quantitative sensory testing. Pain processing was measured via electrical pain detection (ePDT) and electrical pain tolerance (ePTT) thresholds in dermatomes C5 and L4. Inhibitory descending pain control mechanisms were assessed using the conditioned pain modulation (CPM) paradigm. Healthy controls and patients with CP were compared, and patients with CP and a poor pain outcome (visual analogue scale (VAS) score greater than 30) were compared with those with a good pain outcome (VAS score 30 or less). Forty-eight patients with CP had lower ePDT, ePTT and CPM responses compared with values in 15 healthy controls (P < 0·030). The sum of ePDT values was lower in patients with a poor pain outcome than in those with a good outcome (median 7·1 versus 11·2 mA; P = 0·008). There was a correlation with the VAS score and the sum of ePDT values (rs = -0·45, P = 0·016) and ePTT values (rs = -0·46, P = 0·011), and CPM response (rs = -0·43, P = 0·006) in patients with CP. After pain-relieving pancreatic surgery, patients with CP exhibit altered central pain processing compared with that in healthy controls. Poor pain outcomes are associated with more central sensitization and more pronociceptive descending pain modulation, and this should be considered when managing persistent pain after pain-relieving surgery for CP. Presented in part to the 7th Alpine Liver and Pancreatic Surgery Meeting, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, January 2012, and the American Pancreatic Association/International Association of Pancreatology Joint Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, USA, October-November 2012; published in abstract form as Pancreas 2012; 41: 1350.
    British Journal of Surgery 12/2013; 100(13):1797-804. DOI:10.1002/bjs.9322 · 5.21 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Once patients with kidney disease progress to end-stage renal failure, transplantation is the preferred option of treatment resulting in improved quality of life and reduced mortality compared to dialysis. Although 1-year survival has improved considerably, graft and patient survival in the long term have not been concurrent, and therefore new tools to improve long-term graft and patient survival are warranted. Over the past decades, the gasotransmitters nitric oxide (NO), carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) have emerged as potent cytoprotective mediators in various diseases. All three gasotransmitters are endogenously produced messenger molecules that possess vasodilatory, anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties by influencing an array of intracellular signaling processes. Although many regulatory functions of gasotransmitters have overlapping actions, differences have also been reported. In addition, crosstalk between NO, CO and H2 S results in synergistic regulatory effects. Endogenous and exogenous manipulation of gasotransmitter levels modulates several processes involved in renal transplantation. This review focuses on mechanisms of gas-mediated cytoprotection and complex interactions between gasotransmitters in renal transplantation.
    American Journal of Transplantation 12/2013; 13(12):3067-3075. DOI:10.1111/ajt.12483 · 6.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Infected necrotising pancreatitis is a potentially lethal disease that nearly always requires intervention. Traditionally, primary open necrosectomy has been the treatment of choice. In recent years, the surgical step-up approach, consisting of percutaneous catheter drainage followed, if necessary, by (minimally invasive) surgical necrosectomy has become the standard of care. A promising minimally invasive alternative is the endoscopic transluminal step-up approach. This approach consists of endoscopic transluminal drainage followed, if necessary, by endoscopic transluminal necrosectomy. We hypothesise that the less invasive endoscopic step-up approach is superior to the surgical step-up approach in terms of clinical and economic outcomes.Methods/design: The TENSION trial is a randomised controlled, parallel-group superiority multicenter trial. Patients with (suspected) infected necrotising pancreatitis with an indication for intervention and in whom both treatment modalities are deemed possible, will be randomised to either an endoscopic transluminal or a surgical step-up approach. During a 4 year study period, 98 patients will be enrolled from 24 hospitals of the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group. The primary endpoint is a composite of death and major complications within 6 months following randomisation. Secondary endpoints include complications such as pancreaticocutaneous fistula, exocrine or endocrine pancreatic insufficiency, need for additional radiological, endoscopic or surgical intervention, the need for necrosectomy after drainage, the number of (re-)interventions, quality of life, and total direct and indirect costs. The TENSION trial will answer the question whether an endoscopic step-up approach reduces the combined primary endpoint of death and major complications, as well as hospital stay and related costs compared with a surgical step-up approach in patients with infected necrotising pancreatitis.
    BMC Gastroenterology 11/2013; 13(1):161. DOI:10.1186/1471-230X-13-161 · 2.11 Impact Factor
  • Annals of surgery 11/2013; DOI:10.1097/SLA.0000000000000341 · 7.19 Impact Factor

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Institutions

  • 1998–2015
    • Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc)
      • Department of Human Genetics
      Nymegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
    • Philadelphia ZOO
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 1987–2015
    • Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen
      • • Department of Pathology and Medical Biology
      • • Department of Internal Medicine
      • • Department of Pediatrics
      • • Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
      • • Department of Surgery
      Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1985–2015
    • University of Groningen
      • • Department of Pathology and Medical Biology
      • • Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
      • • Department of Surgery
      • • Department of Pediatrics
      • • Department of Internal Medicine
      Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • 2014
    • Meiji Pharmaceutical University
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 2000–2014
    • Radboud University Nijmegen
      • Department of Surgery
      Nymegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
    • VU University Amsterdam
      • Department of Surgery
      Amsterdamo, North Holland, Netherlands
    • University of California, Davis
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Davis, CA, United States
  • 2013
    • The Jackson Laboratory
      Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
  • 2011
    • Aalborg University
      • Department of Health Science and Technology
      Ålborg, North Denmark, Denmark
  • 2008
    • University Medical Center Utrecht
      • Department of Surgery
      Utrecht, Provincie Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 2006
    • Leiden University
      Leyden, South Holland, Netherlands
  • 2003
    • Johns Hopkins Medicine
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • 1999
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
      • Department of Criminology
      Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 1997
    • Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine
      • Department of Medicine
      Hershey, PA, United States