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- Professor of Public Health & Research/Dir. Research at St Martinus University (2011- ..) Professof of Public Health St Martinus University (2007-2010) Lecturer Statistics UNA (University of The Netherlands Antilles
July 1991 - October 1995
Field of study
- Epidemiology + Methodology
January 1988 - June 1991
NIPG-TNO + RIVM
Field of study
- Social Medicine/Epidemiology
A retrospective study on burns patients admitted to the Sint Elisabeth's Hospital on Curacao was conducted during the 11-year period from the years 1992 to 2002. This is the first such study performed in Curacao. Curacao does not have an established burn center, therefore severe burns cases are treated in a general hospital. Only the very severe ca...
The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) and to evaluate the efficacy of surfactant treatment at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the St Elisabeth Hospital, Curaçao, Netherlands, Antilles. This was a retrospective cohort study of 86 infants, with moderate to severe RDS, out of 877 newborn...
Surfactant replacement therapy for Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature neonates has been established as an effective treatment, although significant mortality and morbidity remain. In Curaçao, surfactant became available as a therapeutic option in 1994. A retrospective cohort study was performed to describe the results of surfactant tr...
The red blood cell Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines serves as a sink for the clearance of chemokines such as interleukin-8 (IL-8) from the circulation. We analyzed the impact of the Duffy phenotype on sickle cell disease (SCD) severity and serum IL-8 levels in 15 Duffy-positive and 36 Duffy-negative sickle cell patients. There was no differenc...
To determine the seroprevalence of human T-cell leukaemia virus (HTLV) type I and predictive variables in Curaçao. Descriptive. St. Elisabeth Hospital, Curaçao. A total of 2531 sera were randomly collected from a total population of approximately 145,000 over a period of three months (of seven the sex was not known). An initial ELISA test was perfo...
Background: Epidemiological studies suggested that consumption of fruit and vegetables may protect against stroke. The hypothesis that dietary antioxidant vitamins and flavonoids account for this observation is investigated in a prospective study. Methods: A cohort of 552 men aged 50 to 69 years was examined in 1970 and followed up for 15 years. Me...
Epidemiological studies suggested that consumption of fruit and vegetables may protect against stroke. The hypothesis that dietary antioxidant vitamins and flavonoids account for this observation is investigated in a prospective study. A cohort of 552 men aged 50 to 69 years was examined in 1970 and followed up for 15 years. Mean nutrient and food...
This thesis evaluates the recent trends in stroke mortality in the Netherlands Antilles, and the role of long-term blood pressure, alcohol and diet as risk factors for stroke incidence. The official mortality statistics and population data from the Netherlands Antilles over the period 1981-1992 were used to study trends in stroke mortality. The ass...
A low-to-moderate average daily fish consumption has been reported to convey protection against coronary heart disease incidence and mortality. Currently there is no information about its effect on stroke risk. In 1960, 1965, and 1970 cross-check dietary histories were obtained in 552 men aged 50 to 69 years in 1970 in the town of Zutphen, The Neth...
The strength of the association between blood pressure and stroke incidence is dependent on the number of blood pressure measurements. Different summary variables of repeated blood pressure measurements taken during 10 years were evaluated in relation to the long-term risk of stroke in the Zutphen Study. During the period 1960-1970 repeated blood p...