CARIM Theses 2012

Eckstein J -
The Three-dimensional Substrate of Atrial Fibrillation in the Goat.
Promotores: prof.dr. M. Allessie, prof.dr. U. Schotten
Maastricht University, January 18, 2012

Costanzo S -
Alcohol Consumption in Relation to Cardiovascular Risk and Mortality.
Promotores: Em. Prof. dr. HC. Hemker; Prof. dr. G. de Gaetano, Campobasso, Italy, Prof. dr. H. ten Cate
Maastricht University, January 26, 2012

Dirkx E -
Protein kinase D: At the crossroad of cardiac function and metabolism.
Promotor: prof.dr. J.F.C. Glatz.Co-promotores: Dr. J.F.P. Luiken, dr. G.J.J.M. van Eijs
Maastricht University, February 3, 2012

Mingels A -
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays; Laboratory and clinical aspects.
Promotor: prof.dr. M.P. van Dieijen-Visser. Co-promotor: dr. W.K.W.H. Wodzig.
Maastricht University, February 3, 2012

Jacobs L -
The release of cardiac troponin: when, where and how.
Promotor: prof.dr. M.P. van Dieijen-Visser. Co-promotor: dr. W.K.W.H. Wodzig.
Maastricht University, February 3, 2012 

Goossens P -
A fatal attraction: Macrophage recruitment to the atherosclerotic plaque.
Promotor: prof.dr. J.F.C. Glatz. Co-promotor:  dr. M.P.J. De Winther.
Maastricht University, February 15, 2012

Borissoff J -
The coagulation-inflammation Axis in Atherosclerosis.
Promotor: prof.dr. H. ten Cate. Co-promotor: dr. H.M.H. Spronk.
Maastricht University, February 29, 2012 CUM LAUDE

Huberts W -
Personalized computational modeling of vascular access creation.
Promotores: F.N. van den Vosse, prof.dr. T. Delhaas. Co-promotores: E.M.H. Bosboom, dr. J.H.M. Tordoir.
Maastricht University, March 1, 2012 

Rouhl R -
Celebral Small Vessel Disease: Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Markers of Vascular Inflammation.
Promotores: prof.dr. J. Lodder, prof.dr. J.W. Cohen Tervaert, prof.dr. R.J. van Oostenbrugge.
Maastricht University, March 2, 2012 

Knottnerus I -
Vascular endothelial function and genetic epidemiology in lacunar stroke subtypes.
Promotores: prof.dr. R.J. van Oostenbrugge, prof.dr. H. ten Cate, prof.dr. J. Lodder.
Maastricht University, March 2, 2012 

Manusama R -
The value of catheter-based cryoablation for the management of cardiac arrhytmias.
Promotor: prof.dr. H. Crijns. Co-promotor: dr. C.C.M.M. Timmermans.
Maastricht University, March 16, 2012

Bouman H -
Towards personalized antiplatelet therapy.
Promotor: prof.dr. H. ten Cate. Co-promotores: dr. C.M. Hackeng, dr. J.W. van Werkum.
Maastricht University, March 22, 2012 

Pisters R -
Antithrombotic management of patients with atrial fibrillation.
Promotor: prof.dr. H.J.G.M. Crijns.
Maastricht University, March 23, 2012 

Cnossen T -
New Developments in Peritoneal Dialysis.
Promotor: prof.dr. K.M.L. Leunissen. Co-promotores: dr. J.P. Kooman, dr. C.J.A.M. Konings.
Maastricht University, March 29, 2012 

Daissormont I -
Peri- and extravascular inflammation: impact on Atherosclerosis.
Promotor: prof.dr. E.A. Biessen.
Maastricht University, April 13, 2012

Bolderman R -
Epicardial amiodarone therapy for atrial fibrillation.
Promotor: prof.dr. J.G. Maessen  Co-promotor: dr. J.J.R. Hermans.
Maastricht University, April 20, 2012

Heijman J -

Computational analysis of β-adrenergic stimulation and its effects on cardiac ventricular electrophysiology.

Promotores:prof.dr. H.J.G.M. Crijns; R.L.M. Peeters. Co-promotores: dr. P.G.A. Volders; dr. R.L. Westra.

Maastricht University, April 27, 2012


Croes S -

Staphylococcus aureus biofilm.

Promotores: prof.dr. C.A. Bruggeman; prof.dr. C. Neef. Co-promotor: dr. E.E. Stobberingh.

Maastricht University, April 27, 2012


van Almen G -

Pleiotropic effects of non-structural matrix proteins in the stressed heart. ECM remodeling in cardiotoxicity, aging and cardiac allograft rejection

Promotor: prof.dr. S. Heymans

Co-promotor: dr. B.L.M. Schroen

Maastricht University, May 16, 2012


Voets A -

New pathophysiological concepts and potential therapeutic targets for oxidative phosforylation disorders

Promotor: prof.dr. H.J.M. Smeets

Co-promotor: dr. I.F.M. de Coo

Maastricht University, May 24, 2012


Pijpers E -

Morbidity and mortality risk of aging diabetic and psychogeriatric patients

Promotores: prof.dr. A.C. Nieuwenhuijzen Kruseman, prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer

Co-promotor: Dr. I. Ferreira

Maastricht University, May 25 2012


Bode A -

Tailoring Hemodialysis Vascular Acces. Preoperative imaging techniques and computational modeling

Promotor: prof.dr. P.J.E.H.M. Kitslaar

Co-promotores: dr. J.H.M. Tordoir, dr. T. Leiner

Maastricht Unversity, June 1, 2012


Reitsma S -

The endothelial glycocalyx in early atherogenesis. Role in platelet adhesion?

Promotores: prof.dr. D.W. Slaaf, prof.dr. M.A. v. Zandvoort, prof.dr. M.G.A. oude Egbrink

Maastricht University, June 7, 2012


Nin J -

Advanced glycation and type 1 diabetes

Promotores: prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer, prof.dr. C.G. Schalkwijk

Co-promotor: dr. I. Ferreira

Maastricht University, June 7, 2012


van Onzenoort H -

Treatment adherence in hypertension. Methodological aspects and new strategies

Promotores: prof.dr. P.W. de Leeuw, prof.dr. C. Neef

Co-promotores: Dr. P.H.M. van der Kuy, dr. W.J. Verberk

Maastricht University, June 27, 2012


Ruiter M -

Reactivity, recruitment and remodeling of collateral arteries in diabetes

Promotores: prof.dr. N.C. Schaper; prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer

Co-promotores: dr. M.S.P. Huijberts; dr. J.M.C.G. van Golde

Maastricht University, September 6, 2012


Rooijens P -

Primary vascular access for hemodialysis treatment

Promotor: prof.d. P.J.E.H.M. Kitslaar

Co-promotores: dr. J.H.M. Tordoir; dr. T.I. Yo, Rotterdam

Maastricht University, September 13, 2012


Corsten M -

MicroRNAs in the heart: micromanagers and sentinels of cardiac disease

Promotor: prof.dr. S. Heymans

Co-promotor: dr. B. Schroen

Maastricht University, September 14, 2012


Weijs B -

Clinical implications of idiopathic atrial fibrillation

Promotor: prof.dr. H.J.G.M. Crijns

Co-promotor: dr. R. Pisters

Maastricht University, September 21, 2012


Vermeulen Windsant I -

Connecting hemosysis and visceral injury during cardiovascular surgery; studies on the causes, effects, and treatment of hemolysis-induced organ injury

Promotores: prof.dr. W.A. Bhoursman; prof.dr. M.J.H.M. Jacobs

Maastricht University, September 28, 2012


Pulinx B -

Protein biomarkers in chronic disease. Proteomics-driven discovery

Promotores: prof.dr. M.P. van Dieijen-Visser, prof.dr. G.W.H. Schurink

Co-promotor: dr. W. Wodzig

Maastricht University, October 3, 2012


Engel D -

Caveolin-1 and CD40L-CD40-TRAF interactions in vascular and metabolic disease

Promotores: prof.dr. E. Lutgens, prof.dr. E.A.L. Biessen

Maastricht University, October 12, 2012


Engelen L -

The glycation pathway in type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Promotores: prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer, prof.dr. C.G. Schalkwijk

Co-promotor: dr. I. Ferreira

Maastricht University, October 12, 2012


Grottke O -

Effects of Haemostatic Agents on Trauma Induced Bleeding

Promotores: prof.dr. H. ten Cate; prof.dr. R. Rossaint, Aachen; dr. H.M.H. Spronk

Maastricht University, November 1, 2012


Gilio K -

All roads to thrombus formation; demystifying platelet signaling pathways

Promotor: prof.dr. J.W.M. Heemskerk

Co-promotor: Dr. J.M.E.M. Cosemans

Maastricht University, November 12, 2012 CUM LAUDE


van Geldorp I -

Improving ventricular pacing in adults and children; to treat or to avoid dyssynchrony-induced cardiac failure

Promotores: prof.dr. T. Delhaas; prof.dr. F.W. Prinzen; Prof.dr. J. Janousek, Praag

Maastricht University, November 16, 2012


Salic K -

MicroRNAs: small directors with crucial powers in heart failure

Promotor: prof.dr. L. de Windt

Co-promotor: dr. P.A. da Costa Martens

Maastricht University, November 21, 2012


Hellenthal F -

Prediction of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm progression

Promotor: prof.dr. G.W.H. Schurink

Co-promotores: Dr. W.K.W.H. Wodzig; dr. S. Heeneman

Maastricht University, November 28, 2012


Panova-Noeva M -

Platelet-associated hypercoagulability in patients with Essential Thrombocythemia and Polycythemia Vera

Promotor: prof.dr. H. ten Cate

Co-promotores: Dr. A. Falanga, dr. M. Marchetti

Maastricht University, November 29, 2012


Gaajetaan G -

Limiting viral infections with immunomodulating agents

Promotor: prof.dr. C.A. Bruggeman

Co-promotor: dr. F.R.M. Stassen

Maastricht University, November 29, 2012


La Meir M -

Hybrid thoracoscopic epicardial and transvenous endocardial catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Promotor: prof.dr. J.G. Maessen

Co-promotores: Prof.dr. F. Wellens, UZ Brussel; dr. S. Gelsomino, Florence

Maastricht University, November 30, 2012


Hazewindus M -

Tomatoes as functional food

Promotores: prof.dr. A. Bast, prof.dr. G. Haenen

Maastricht University, December 6, 2012


Sigala F -

The role of neovascularization and oxidative stress in human carotid atherosclerotic lesions

Promotor: prof.dr. M. Jacobs

Co-promotores: Prof. V. Gorgoulis, prof. A. Kotsinas, Athens, Greece

Maastricht University, December 10, 2012


Gerards M -

Unraveling genetic defects and pathophysiological mechanisms in OXPHOS disease

Promotor: prof.dr. H.J.M. Smeets

Co-promotor: dr. I. de Coo, Erasmus MC Rotterdam

Maastricht University, December 12, 2012


Zhu F -

Application of Bioimpedance to study body composition in dialysis patients

Promotores: prof.dr. K. Leunissen, prof.dr. N. Levin, Prof. P. Kotanko, Renal Research Institute, New York

Maastricht University, December 13, 2012


Hermsen I -

Adrenocortical carcinoma

Promotores: prof.dr. C. Stehouwer, prof.dr. J. Romijn, UvA

Co-promotor: Dr. H. Haak, MMC Eindhoven

Maastricht University, December 13, 2012