Publications by authors named "Sietze Reitsma"

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Direct and indirect costs of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis in the Netherlands.

Allergy 2020 11 3;75(11):2993-2996. Epub 2020 Jul 3.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Amsterdam UMC, Location Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/all.14457DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7689759PMC
November 2020

ARIA digital anamorphosis: Digital transformation of health and care in airway diseases from research to practice.

Authors:
Jean Bousquet Josep M Anto Claus Bachert Tari Haahtela Torsten Zuberbier Wienczyslawa Czarlewski Anna Bedbrook Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich G Walter Canonica Victoria Cardona Elisio Costa Alvaro A Cruz Marina Erhola Wytske J Fokkens Joao A Fonseca Maddalena Illario Juan-Carlos Ivancevich Marek Jutel Ludger Klimek Piotr Kuna Violeta Kvedariene Ltt Le Désirée E Larenas-Linnemann Daniel Laune Olga M Lourenço Erik Melén Joaquim Mullol Marek Niedoszytko Mikaëla Odemyr Yoshitaka Okamoto Nikos G Papadopoulos Vincenzo Patella Oliver Pfaar Nhân Pham-Thi Christine Rolland Boleslaw Samolinski Aziz Sheikh Mikhail Sofiev Charlotte Suppli Ulrik Ana Todo-Bom Peter-Valentin Tomazic Sanna Toppila-Salmi Ioanna Tsiligianni Arunas Valiulis Erkka Valovirta Maria-Teresa Ventura Samantha Walker Sian Williams Arzu Yorgancioglu Ioana Agache Cezmi A Akdis Rute Almeida Ignacio J Ansotegui Isabella Annesi-Maesano Sylvie Arnavielhe Xavier Basagaña Eric D Bateman Annabelle Bédard Martin Bedolla-Barajas Sven Becker Kazi S Bennoor Samuel Benveniste Karl C Bergmann Michael Bewick Slawomir Bialek Nils E Billo Carsten Bindslev-Jensen Leif Bjermer Hubert Blain Matteo Bonini Philippe Bonniaud Isabelle Bosse Jacques Bouchard Louis-Philippe Boulet Rodolphe Bourret Koen Boussery Fluvio Braido Vitalis Briedis Andrew Briggs Christopher E Brightling Jan Brozek Guy Brusselle Luisa Brussino Roland Buhl Roland Buonaiuto Moises A Calderon Paulo Camargos Thierry Camuzat Luis Caraballo Ana-Maria Carriazo Warner Carr Christine Cartier Thomas Casale Lorenzo Cecchi Alfonso M Cepeda Sarabia Niels H Chavannes Ekaterine Chkhartishvili Derek K Chu Cemal Cingi Jaime Correia de Sousa David J Costa Anne-Lise Courbis Adnan Custovic Biljana Cvetkosvki Gennaro D'Amato Jane da Silva Carina Dantas Dejan Dokic Yves Dauvilliers Giulia De Feo Govert De Vries Philippe Devillier Stefania Di Capua Gerard Dray Ruta Dubakiene Stephen R Durham Mark Dykewicz Motohiro Ebisawa Mina Gaga Yehia El-Gamal Enrico Heffler Regina Emuzyte John Farrell Jean-Luc Fauquert Alessandro Fiocchi Antje Fink-Wagner Jean-François Fontaine José M Fuentes Perez Bilun Gemicioğlu Amiran Gamkrelidze Judith Garcia-Aymerich Philippe Gevaert René Maximiliano Gomez Sandra González Diaz Maia Gotua Nick A Guldemond Maria-Antonieta Guzmán Jawad Hajjam Yunuen R Huerta Villalobos Marc Humbert Guido Iaccarino Despo Ierodiakonou Tomohisa Iinuma Ewa Jassem Guy Joos Ki-Suck Jung Igor Kaidashev Omer Kalayci Przemyslaw Kardas Thomas Keil Musa Khaitov Nikolai Khaltaev Jorg Kleine-Tebbe Rostislav Kouznetsov Marek L Kowalski Vicky Kritikos Inger Kull Stefania La Grutta Lisa Leonardini Henrik Ljungberg Philip Lieberman Brian Lipworth Karin C Lodrup Carlsen Catarina Lopes-Pereira Claudia C Loureiro Renaud Louis Alpana Mair Bassam Mahboub Michaël Makris Joao Malva Patrick Manning Gailen D Marshall Mohamed R Masjedi Jorge F Maspero Pedro Carreiro-Martins Mika Makela Eve Mathieu-Dupas Marcus Maurer Esteban De Manuel Keenoy Elisabete Melo-Gomes Eli O Meltzer Enrica Menditto Jacques Mercier Yann Micheli Neven Miculinic Florin Mihaltan Branislava Milenkovic Dimitirios I Mitsias Giuliana Moda Maria-Dolores Mogica-Martinez Yousser Mohammad Steve Montefort Ricardo Monti Mario Morais-Almeida Ralph Mösges Lars Münter Antonella Muraro Ruth Murray Robert Naclerio Luigi Napoli Leyla Namazova-Baranova Hugo Neffen Kristoff Nekam Angelo Neou Björn Nordlund Ettore Novellino Dieudonné Nyembue Robyn O'Hehir Ken Ohta Kimi Okubo Gabrielle L Onorato Valentina Orlando Solange Ouedraogo Julia Palamarchuk Isabella Pali-Schöll Peter Panzner Hae-Sim Park Gianni Passalacqua Jean-Louis Pépin Ema Paulino Ruby Pawankar Jim Phillips Robert Picard Hilary Pinnock Davor Plavec Todor A Popov Fabienne Portejoie David Price Emmanuel P Prokopakis Fotis Psarros Benoit Pugin Francesca Puggioni Pablo Quinones-Delgado Filip Raciborski Rojin Rajabian-Söderlund Frederico S Regateiro Sietze Reitsma Daniela Rivero-Yeverino Graham Roberts Nicolas Roche Erendira Rodriguez-Zagal Christine Rolland Regina E Roller-Wirnsberger Nelson Rosario Antonino Romano Menachem Rottem Dermot Ryan Johanna Salimäki Mario M Sanchez-Borges Joaquin Sastre Glenis K Scadding Sophie Scheire Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier Holger J Schünemann Faradiba Sarquis Serpa Mohamed Shamji Juan-Carlos Sisul Mikhail Sofiev Dirceu Solé David Somekh Talant Sooronbaev Milan Sova François Spertini Otto Spranger Cristiana Stellato Rafael Stelmach Michel Thibaudon Teresa To Mondher Toumi Omar Usmani Antonio A Valero Rudolph Valenta Marylin Valentin-Rostan Marilyn Urrutia Pereira Rianne van der Kleij Michiel Van Eerd Olivier Vandenplas Tuula Vasankari Antonio Vaz Carneiro Giorgio Vezzani Frédéric Viart Giovanni Viegi Dana Wallace Martin Wagenmann De Yun Wang Susan Waserman Magnus Wickman Dennis M Williams Gary Wong Piotr Wroczynski Panayiotis K Yiallouros Osman M Yusuf Heather J Zar Stéphane Zeng Mario E Zernotti Luo Zhang Nan Shan Zhong Mihaela Zidarn

Allergy 2021 01 23;76(1):168-190. Epub 2020 Oct 23.

University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases, Golnik, Slovenia.

Digital anamorphosis is used to define a distorted image of health and care that may be viewed correctly using digital tools and strategies. MASK digital anamorphosis represents the process used by MASK to develop the digital transformation of health and care in rhinitis. It strengthens the ARIA change management strategy in the prevention and management of airway disease. The MASK strategy is based on validated digital tools. Using the MASK digital tool and the CARAT online enhanced clinical framework, solutions for practical steps of digital enhancement of care are proposed.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/all.14422DOI Listing
January 2021

Next-generation ARIA care pathways for rhinitis and asthma: a model for multimorbid chronic diseases.

Authors:
J Jean Bousquet Holger J Schünemann Alkis Togias Marina Erhola Peter W Hellings Torsten Zuberbier Ioana Agache Ignacio J Ansotegui Josep M Anto Claus Bachert Sven Becker Martin Bedolla-Barajas Michael Bewick Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich Isabelle Bosse Louis P Boulet Jean Marc Bourrez Guy Brusselle Niels Chavannes Elisio Costa Alvaro A Cruz Wienczyslawa Czarlewski Wytske J Fokkens Joao A Fonseca Mina Gaga Tari Haahtela Maddalena Illario Ludger Klimek Piotr Kuna Violeta Kvedariene L T T Le Desiree Larenas-Linnemann Daniel Laune Olga M Lourenço Enrica Menditto Joaquin Mullol Yashitaka Okamoto Nikos Papadopoulos Nhân Pham-Thi Robert Picard Hilary Pinnock Nicolas Roche Regina E Roller-Wirnsberger Christine Rolland Boleslaw Samolinski Aziz Sheikh Sanna Toppila-Salmi Ioanna Tsiligianni Arunas Valiulis Erkka Valovirta Tuula Vasankari Maria-Teresa Ventura Samantha Walker Sian Williams Cezmi A Akdis Isabella Annesi-Maesano Sylvie Arnavielhe Xavier Basagana Eric Bateman Anna Bedbrook K S Bennoor Samuel Benveniste Karl C Bergmann Slawomir Bialek Nils Billo Carsten Bindslev-Jensen Leif Bjermer Hubert Blain Mateo Bonini Philippe Bonniaud Jacques Bouchard Vitalis Briedis Christofer E Brightling Jan Brozek Roland Buhl Roland Buonaiuto Giorgo W Canonica Victoria Cardona Ana M Carriazo Warner Carr Christine Cartier Thomas Casale Lorenzo Cecchi Alfonso M Cepeda Sarabia Eka Chkhartishvili Derek K Chu Cemal Cingi Elaine Colgan Jaime Correia de Sousa Anne Lise Courbis Adnan Custovic Biljana Cvetkosvki Gennaro D'Amato Jane da Silva Carina Dantas Dejand Dokic Yves Dauvilliers Antoni Dedeu Giulia De Feo Philippe Devillier Stefania Di Capua Marc Dykewickz Ruta Dubakiene Motohiro Ebisawa Yaya El-Gamal Esben Eller Regina Emuzyte John Farrell Antjie Fink-Wagner Alessandro Fiocchi Jean F Fontaine Bilun Gemicioğlu Peter Schmid-Grendelmeir Amiran Gamkrelidze Judith Garcia-Aymerich Maximiliano Gomez Sandra González Diaz Maia Gotua Nick A Guldemond Maria-Antonieta Guzmán Jawad Hajjam John O'B Hourihane Marc Humbert Guido Iaccarino Despo Ierodiakonou Maddalena Illario Juan C Ivancevich Guy Joos Ki-Suck Jung Marek Jutel Igor Kaidashev Omer Kalayci Przemyslaw Kardas Thomas Keil Mussa Khaitov Nikolai Khaltaev Jorg Kleine-Tebbe Marek L Kowalski Vicky Kritikos Inger Kull Lisa Leonardini Philip Lieberman Brian Lipworth Karin C Lodrup Carlsen Claudia C Loureiro Renaud Louis Alpana Mair Gert Marien Bassam Mahboub Joao Malva Patrick Manning Esteban De Manuel Keenoy Gailen D Marshall Mohamed R Masjedi Jorge F Maspero Eve Mathieu-Dupas Poalo M Matricardi Eric Melén Elisabete Melo-Gomes Eli O Meltzer Enrica Menditto Jacques Mercier Neven Miculinic Florin Mihaltan Branislava Milenkovic Giuliana Moda Maria-Dolores Mogica-Martinez Yousser Mohammad Steve Montefort Ricardo Monti Mario Morais-Almeida Ralf Mösges Lars Münter Antonella Muraro Ruth Murray Robert Naclerio Luigi Napoli Leila Namazova-Baranova Hugo Neffen Kristoff Nekam Angelo Neou Enrico Novellino Dieudonné Nyembue Robin O'Hehir Ken Ohta Kimi Okubo Gabrielle Onorato Solange Ouedraogo Isabella Pali-Schöll Susanna Palkonen Peter Panzner Hae-Sim Park Jean-Louis Pépin Ana-Maria Pereira Oliver Pfaar Ema Paulino Jim Phillips Robert Picard Davor Plavec Ted A Popov Fabienne Portejoie David Price Emmanuel P Prokopakis Benoit Pugin Filip Raciborski Rojin Rajabian-Söderlund Sietze Reitsma Xavier Rodo Antonino Romano Nelson Rosario Menahenm Rottem Dermot Ryan Johanna Salimäki Mario M Sanchez-Borges Juan-Carlos Sisul Dirceu Solé David Somekh Talant Sooronbaev Milan Sova Otto Spranger Cristina Stellato Rafael Stelmach Charlotte Suppli Ulrik Michel Thibaudon Teresa To Ana Todo-Bom Peter V Tomazic Antonio A Valero Rudolph Valenta Marylin Valentin-Rostan Rianne van der Kleij Olivier Vandenplas Giorgio Vezzani Frédéric Viart Giovanni Viegi Dana Wallace Martin Wagenmann De Y Wang Susan Waserman Magnus Wickman Dennis M Williams Gary Wong Piotr Wroczynski Panayiotis K Yiallouros Arzu Yorgancioglu Osman M Yusuf Heahter J Zar Stéphane Zeng Mario Zernotti Luo Zhang Nan S Zhong Mihaela Zidarn

Clin Transl Allergy 2019 9;9:44. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

260University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases, Golnik, Slovenia.

Background: In all societies, the burden and cost of allergic and chronic respiratory diseases are increasing rapidly. Most economies are struggling to deliver modern health care effectively. There is a need to support the transformation of the health care system into integrated care with organizational health literacy.

Main Body: As an example for chronic disease care, MASK (Mobile Airways Sentinel NetworK), a new project of the ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) initiative, and POLLAR (Impact of Air POLLution on Asthma and Rhinitis, EIT Health), in collaboration with professional and patient organizations in the field of allergy and airway diseases, are proposing real-life ICPs centred around the patient with rhinitis, and using mHealth to monitor environmental exposure. Three aspects of care pathways are being developed: (i) Patient participation, health literacy and self-care through technology-assisted "patient activation", (ii) Implementation of care pathways by pharmacists and (iii) Next-generation guidelines assessing the recommendations of GRADE guidelines in rhinitis and asthma using real-world evidence (RWE) obtained through mobile technology. The EU and global political agendas are of great importance in supporting the digital transformation of health and care, and MASK has been recognized by DG Santé as a Good Practice in the field of digitally-enabled, integrated, person-centred care.

Conclusion: In 20 years, ARIA has considerably evolved from the first multimorbidity guideline in respiratory diseases to the digital transformation of health and care with a strong political involvement.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13601-019-0279-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6734297PMC
September 2019

Reply.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019 07 7;144(1):350. Epub 2019 May 7.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2019.04.004DOI Listing
July 2019

Mobile technology offers novel insights into the control and treatment of allergic rhinitis: The MASK study.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019 07 3;144(1):135-143.e6. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

MACVIA-France, Fondation partenariale FMC VIA-LR, Montpellier, France; University Hospital, Montpellier, France; INSERM U 1168, VIMA: Ageing and chronic diseases Epidemiological and Public Health Approaches, Villejuif, Université Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Montigny le Bretonneux, and Euforea, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

Background: Mobile health can be used to generate innovative insights into optimizing treatment to improve allergic rhinitis (AR) control.

Objectives: A cross-sectional real-world observational study was undertaken in 22 countries to complement a pilot study and provide novel information on medication use, disease control, and work productivity in the everyday life of patients with AR.

Methods: A mobile phone app (Allergy Diary, which is freely available on Google Play and Apple stores) was used to collect the data of daily visual analogue scale (VAS) scores for (1) overall allergic symptoms; (2) nasal, ocular, and asthma symptoms; (3) work; and (4) medication use by using a treatment scroll list including all allergy medications (prescribed and over-the-counter) customized for 22 countries. The 4 most common intranasal medications containing intranasal corticosteroids and 8 oral H-antihistamines were studied.

Results: Nine thousand one hundred twenty-two users filled in 112,054 days of VASs in 2016 and 2017. Assessment of days was informative. Control of days with rhinitis differed between no (best control), single (good control for intranasal corticosteroid-treated days), or multiple (worst control) treatments. Users with the worst control increased the range of treatments being used. The same trend was found for asthma, eye symptoms, and work productivity. Differences between oral H-antihistamines were found.

Conclusions: This study confirms the usefulness of the Allergy Diary in accessing and assessing behavior in patients with AR. This observational study using a very simple assessment tool (VAS) on a mobile phone had the potential to answer questions previously thought infeasible.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2019.01.053DOI Listing
July 2019

Medical algorithms: Management of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Allergy 2019 07 3;74(7):1415-1416. Epub 2019 May 3.

Department of Otorhinolarynogology, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/all.13797DOI Listing
July 2019

Adherence to treatment in allergic rhinitis using mobile technology. The MASK Study.

Clin Exp Allergy 2019 04 12;49(4):442-460. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

MACVIA-France, Fondation partenariale FMC VIA-LR, Montpellier, France.

Background: Mobile technology may help to better understand the adherence to treatment. MASK-rhinitis (Mobile Airways Sentinel NetworK for allergic rhinitis) is a patient-centred ICT system. A mobile phone app (the Allergy Diary) central to MASK is available in 22 countries.

Objectives: To assess the adherence to treatment in allergic rhinitis patients using the Allergy Diary App.

Methods: An observational cross-sectional study was carried out on all users who filled in the Allergy Diary from 1 January 2016 to 1 August 2017. Secondary adherence was assessed by using the modified Medication Possession Ratio (MPR) and the Proportion of days covered (PDC) approach.

Results: A total of 12 143 users were registered. A total of 6 949 users reported at least one VAS data recording. Among them, 1 887 users reported ≥7 VAS data. About 1 195 subjects were included in the analysis of adherence. One hundred and thirty-six (11.28%) users were adherent (MPR ≥70% and PDC ≤1.25), 51 (4.23%) were partly adherent (MPR ≥70% and PDC = 1.50) and 176 (14.60%) were switchers. On the other hand, 832 (69.05%) users were non-adherent to medications (MPR <70%). Of those, the largest group was non-adherent to medications and the time interval was increased in 442 (36.68%) users.

Conclusion And Clinical Relevance: Adherence to treatment is low. The relative efficacy of continuous vs on-demand treatment for allergic rhinitis symptoms is still a matter of debate. This study shows an approach for measuring retrospective adherence based on a mobile app. This also represents a novel approach for analysing medication-taking behaviour in a real-world setting.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cea.13333DOI Listing
April 2019

Prevalence of chronic rhinosinusitis in the general population based on sinus radiology and symptomatology.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019 03 19;143(3):1207-1214. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: The prevalence of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) measured in epidemiologic studies is 5% to 12%. This might be an overestimation because of overlap with other diseases, such as allergic rhinitis.

Objective: We aimed to calculate the prevalence of CRS using a combination of epidemiologically based CRS according to the European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps (EPOS) together with sinonasal opacification on imaging.

Methods: Subjects who underwent a computed tomographic or magnetic resonance imaging scan of the head for any nonrhinologic indication were asked to fill in the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network survey containing EPOS symptom criteria. The scans were evaluated according to the Lund-Mackay (LM) scoring system. Epidemiologically based CRS is based on nasal symptoms according to EPOS; clinically based CRS also encompasses endoscopy and/or CT scanning.

Results: Eight hundred thirty-four subjects were included. One hundred seven (12.8%) had epidemiologically based CRS according to EPOS. Of these subjects, 50% had an LM score of 0, 26% had an LM score of 1 to 3, and 23% had an LM score of 4 or greater. Twenty-five (3.0%) subjects had clinically based CRS (based on LM score ≥4), and 53 (6.4%) subjects had clinically based CRS (based on LM score >0). Allergic rhinitis was reported by 167 (20%) subjects. In subjects who did not report upper airway symptoms, 57% had an LM score of 0, 30% had an LM score of 1 to 3, and 12% had an LM score of 4 or greater.

Conclusion: We found a prevalence of 3.0% to 6.4% of clinically based CRS (depending on an LM cutoff point; ie, LM ≥ 4 or LM > 0, respectively) in a relatively randomly selected group of subjects.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2018.12.986DOI Listing
March 2019

New delivery forms of nasal corticosteroids.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019 01 9;143(1):87-88. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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January 2019

Recent developments and highlights in rhinitis and allergen immunotherapy.

Allergy 2018 12;73(12):2306-2313

Department of Otolaryngology, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.

This review paper aims to provide an overview of recent developments in the field of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, as well as allergen immunotherapy. Recent advances in phenotyping and endotyping various forms of rhinitis have brought us one step closer towards tailoring treatment more appropriately for a given patient. Updates on local allergic rhinitis are also covered. Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is an area of significant interest, with multiple original papers and recent position papers and guidelines published. Evidence related to the application of AIT in seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (AR), local allergic rhinitis and novel and expanded applications is discussed in the publication.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/all.13617DOI Listing
December 2018

Eye for an eye: near-fatal outcome of fungal infection in a young, diabetic girl.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Apr 17;2018. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Department of Otolaryngology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

In this report, we describe the case of a young, diabetic girl with ketoacidosis who suffered sudden loss of vision of the right eye. The loss of vision was caused by an invasive rhino-orbital-cerebral fungal infection (mucormycosis) with extensive periorbital thrombosis. Despite maximal antifungal and surgical treatment (including exenteration of the right orbit), the clinical situation deteriorated. It was only after overcoming the difficulties of managing her hyperglycaemia that the patient's condition stabilised and her life was saved. Another factor contributing to this girls' survival was the swift diagnosis of mucormycosis, which was made soon after the onset of symptoms. Because of this, treatment could be started almost immediately.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5905810PMC
April 2018

Pediatric Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Presenting With Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2015 Dec 16;124(12):996-1001. Epub 2015 Jun 16.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center+, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Objective: To present the rare case of a young boy with idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss developing over several months. This was accompanied by headaches, otalgia, tinnitus, and vertigo. Furthermore, we aim to provide a concise review on this matter, as this report represents the second case in literature of pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting with hearing loss.

Methods: Workup of a 9-year-old boy with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, including (among others) physical examination, audiometry, diagnostic imaging, and lumbar puncture.

Results: Physical examination including fundoscopy as well as imaging showed no abnormalities. At presentation, pure tone audiometry revealed bone conduction thresholds of about 30 dB HL in both ears. Two months later, this declined to about 35 dB HL in both ears. Lumbar puncture revealed an increased intracranial pressure. The boy was thus diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. After the lumbar puncture, the otological complaints gradually resolved, and the hearing normalized (bone conduction thresholds of 0-5 dB HL).

Conclusion: Although rare, sensorineural hearing loss in the pediatric population together with otalgia, tinnitus, and vertigo can be due to idiopathic intracranial hypertension and as such can be reversible.
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December 2015

Endothelial glycocalyx structure in the intact carotid artery: a two-photon laser scanning microscopy study.

J Vasc Res 2011 27;48(4):297-306. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Background: The endothelial glycocalyx (EG) is the carbohydrate-rich luminal lining of endothelial cells that mediates permeability and blood cell-vessel wall interactions. To establish an atheroprotective role of the EG, adequate imaging and quantification of its properties in intact, viable, atherogenesis-prone arteries is needed.

Methods: Carotid arteries of C57Bl6/J mice (n=22) were isolated including the bifurcation, mounted in a perfusion chamber, and perfused with fluorescent lectin wheat germ agglutinin-fluorescein isothiocyanate. The EG was visualized through the vessel wall using two-photon laser scanning microscopy. An image quantification protocol was developed to assess EG thickness, which was sensitive to hyaluronidase-induced changes.

Results: In the lesion-protected common carotid artery, EG thickness was found to be 2.3 ± 0.1 μm (mean ± SEM), while the surface area devoid of (wheat germ agglutinin-sensitive) EG was 8.9 ± 4.2%. Data from the external carotid artery were similar (2.5 ± 0.1 μm; 9.1 ± 5.0%). In the atherogenesis-prone internal carotid artery the EG-devoid surface area was significantly higher (27.4 ± 5.5%, p<0.05); thickness at the remaining areas was 2.5 ± 0.1 μm.

Conclusion: The EG can be adequately imaged and quantified using two-photon laser scanning microscopy in intact, viable mounted carotid arteries. Spatial EG differences could underlie atherogenesis.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000322176DOI Listing
August 2011

In vivo high-resolution structural imaging of large arteries in small rodents using two-photon laser scanning microscopy.

J Biomed Opt 2010 Jan-Feb;15(1):011108

Maastricht University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

In vivo (molecular) imaging of the vessel wall of large arteries at subcellular resolution is crucial for unraveling vascular pathophysiology. We previously showed the applicability of two-photon laser scanning microscopy (TPLSM) in mounted arteries ex vivo. However, in vivo TPLSM has thus far suffered from in-frame and between-frame motion artifacts due to arterial movement with cardiac and respiratory activity. Now, motion artifacts are suppressed by accelerated image acquisition triggered on cardiac and respiratory activity. In vivo TPLSM is performed on rat renal and mouse carotid arteries, both surgically exposed and labeled fluorescently (cell nuclei, elastin, and collagen). The use of short acquisition times consistently limit in-frame motion artifacts. Additionally, triggered imaging reduces between-frame artifacts. Indeed, structures in the vessel wall (cell nuclei, elastic laminae) can be imaged at subcellular resolution. In mechanically damaged carotid arteries, even the subendothelial collagen sheet (approximately 1 microm) is visualized using collagen-targeted quantum dots. We demonstrate stable in vivo imaging of large arteries at subcellular resolution using TPLSM triggered on cardiac and respiratory cycles. This creates great opportunities for studying (diseased) arteries in vivo or immediate validation of in vivo molecular imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and positron emission tomography (PET).
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3281672DOI Listing
June 2010

Both ADP and thrombin regulate arteriolar thrombus stabilization and embolization, but are not involved in initial hemostasis as induced by micropuncture.

Microcirculation 2007 Apr-May;14(3):193-205

Department of Physiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Objective: Thrombosis and embolization are main causes of morbidity and mortality. Up to now, the relative importance of mediators involved is only partly known. It was the aim of this study to investigate the involvement of ADP and thrombin in subsequent phases of arteriolar hemostasis and thromboembolism in vivo.

Methods: Rabbit mesenteric arterioles were punctured, which induced bleeding, hemostasis, and subsequent thromboembolism. This reaction as well as the activation state of platelets involved ([Ca(2+)](i)), was monitored in real time by intravital (fluorescence) microscopy.

Results: Neither inhibition of thrombin formation or thrombin activity nor blockade of platelet ADP receptors P2Y(1) and P2Y(12) influenced the initial hemostatic reaction: in all experiments initial bleeding was stopped by a primary thrombus within 2-3 s. On the other hand, both thrombin inhibition and P2Y(1) blockade increased rebleeding frequency, which indicates reduced thrombus stability in the long term. Finally, inhibition of either thrombin or ADP (via both receptors) reduced aggregate formation during the embolization phase by at least 90%. While most participating platelets exhibited a transient increase in [Ca(2+)](i) during embolization, an increased percentage of platelets showed no calcium response at all during P2Y(1) blockade, which was accompanied by reduced platelet-platelet interaction strength.

Conclusions: Whereas thrombin and ADP are not involved in the initial hemostatic reaction, both substances appear to be essential to prevent rebleedings in the long term. During subsequent embolization, ADP (via both receptors) and small amounts of thrombin are involved in platelet activation.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10739680601139294DOI Listing
May 2007

Two-photon lifetime imaging of fluorescent probes in intact blood vessels: a window to sub-cellular structural information and binding status.

Microsc Res Tech 2007 May;70(5):467-75

Department of Biophysics, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), University of Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) provides a complementary contrast mechanism to fluorescence intensity and ratio imaging in intact tissue. With FLIM the time-resolved decay in fluorescence intensity of (interacting) fluorophores can be quantified by means of time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC). Here we focus on fluorescence lifetime imaging in intact blood vessels. Requisites for imaging in intact tissue are good penetration depth and limited tissue damage. Therefore, in this pilot-study, we performed TCSPC-FLIM using two-photon laser scanning microscopy to determine, with sub-cellular resolution, the fluorescence lifetime of two fluorescent probes. First, we focused on the nucleic acid dye SYTO41 in the various compartments of cells in vitro and in situ in the wall of intact mouse carotid arteries. Second, it was assessed whether the interaction of the lectin WGA-FITC with the endothelial glycocalyx affects its fluorescence lifetime. Results showed comparable mono-exponential fluorescence lifetimes of SYTO41 in the nuclei of cells in vitro and in situ. The slightly shorter fluorescence lifetime observed in the cytoplasm allowed discrimination of the nuclei. SYTO41 displayed strong mitochondrial staining, as was verified by the mitochondrion-specific probe CMXRos. In addition, mitochondrial staining by SYTO41 was accompanied by a green shift in emission. In the mitochondrial region, SYTO41 showed a highly bi-exponential and relatively fast decay, with two distinct lifetime components. It is hypothesized that the fitted bi-exponential decay can either be contributed to (1) the mathematical approximation of the fluorescence intensity decay or (2) the presence of free and DNA-bound SYTO41 in the mitochondrial compartment, leading to two lifetime components. The fluorescence lifetime of WGA-FITC decreased by approximately 25% upon binding to the endothelial glycocalyx. From this study, we conclude that FLIM offers an additional contrast mechanism in imaging intact tissue and provides information on binding status between a probe and its ligand.
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May 2007

The endothelial glycocalyx: composition, functions, and visualization.

Pflugers Arch 2007 Jun 26;454(3):345-59. Epub 2007 Jan 26.

Department of Biophysics, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

This review aims at presenting state-of-the-art knowledge on the composition and functions of the endothelial glycocalyx. The endothelial glycocalyx is a network of membrane-bound proteoglycans and glycoproteins, covering the endothelium luminally. Both endothelium- and plasma-derived soluble molecules integrate into this mesh. Over the past decade, insight has been gained into the role of the glycocalyx in vascular physiology and pathology, including mechanotransduction, hemostasis, signaling, and blood cell-vessel wall interactions. The contribution of the glycocalyx to diabetes, ischemia/reperfusion, and atherosclerosis is also reviewed. Experimental data from the micro- and macrocirculation alludes at a vasculoprotective role for the glycocalyx. Assessing this possible role of the endothelial glycocalyx requires reliable visualization of this delicate layer, which is a great challenge. An overview is given of the various ways in which the endothelial glycocalyx has been visualized up to now, including first data from two-photon microscopic imaging.
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June 2007