References

Curriculum vitae Merel (Jelméra) Ritskes-Hoitinga

November 2017

REFERENCES

 

List of publications in peer-reviewed journals

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J & Beynen AC: Atherosclerosis in the rat. Artery (1988) 16: 25-50.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Lemmens AG, Danse LHJC & Beynen AC: Phosphorus-induced nephrocalcinosis and kidney function in female rats. Journal of Nutrition (1989) 119: 1423-1431.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Lemmens AG & Beynen AC: Nutrition and kidney calcification in rats. Laboratory Animals (1989) 23: 313-318.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J & Beynen AC: Nierverkalking bij de rat. Biotechniek (1989) 28: 89-90.

 

Adams C, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Lemmens AG & Beynen AC: Dietary restriction of phosphorus and nephrocalcinosis in two inbred strains of rats. Nutrition Reports International (1989) 40: 923-929.

 

Schoenmakers ACM, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Lemmens AG & Beynen AC: The influence of dietary phosphorus restriction on calcium and phosphorus metabolism in rats. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research (1989) 59: 200-206.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Mathot JNJJ & Beynen AC: Commerciële voeders en nierverkalking bij de rat. Biotechniek (1990) 29: 87-89.

 

Van Camp I, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Lemmens AG & Beynen AC: Diet-induced nephrocalcinosis and urinary excretion of albumin in female rats. Laboratory Animals (1990) 24: 137-141.

 

Henskens YMC, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Mathot JNJJ, Van Camp I & Beynen AC: The influence of dietary lactose on phosphorus-induced nephrocalcinosis in female rats. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research (1991) 61: 77-86.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Mathot JNJJ, Danse LHJC & Beynen AC: Commercial rodent diets and nephrocalcinosis in weanling female rats. Laboratory Animals (1991) 25: 126-132.

 

Soeterboek SJAJ, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Lemmens AG & Beynen AC: Phosphorus-induced nephrocalcinosis in female rats: a study on regression and clinical abnormalities. Laboratory Animals (1991) 25: 258-262.

 

Grooten HNA, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Mathot JNJJ, Lemmens AG & Beynen AC: Dietary fluoride prevents phosphorus-induced nephrocalcinosis in female rats. Biological Trace Element Research (1991) 29: 147-155.

 

Kootstra Y, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Lemmens AG & Beynen AC: Diet-induced calciuria and nephrocalcinosis in female rats. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research (1991) 61: 100-101.

 

Van Lith HA, Haller M, Ritskes-Hoitinga J & Beynen AC: Decreased plasma esterase-1 activity in rats fed a high-phosphorus diet. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research (1991) 61: 98-99.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J & Beynen AC: Nephrocalcinosis in the rat: a literature review. Progress in Food and Nutrition Science (1992) 16: 85-124.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Mathot JNJJ, Van Zutphen LFM & Beynen AC: Inbred strains of rats have differential sensitivity to dietary phosphorus-induced nephrocalcinosis. Journal of Nutrition (1992) 122: 1682-1692.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga Merel, Bosland Maarten C, De Greeve Paul & Van Zutphen Bert FM: Legislation and animal experimentation in the Netherlands and the US: is there a difference in approach? Lab Animal (1992) 21: 28-37.

 

Sterck JGH, Ritskes-Hoitinga J & Beynen AC: Inhibitory effect of high protein intake on nephrocalcinogenesis in female rats. British Journal of Nutrition (1992) 67: 223-233.

 

Beynen AC & Ritskes-Hoitinga J: Fatty acid composition of commercial rodent diets Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science (1992) 19: 93-94.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Mathot JNJJ, Lemmens AG, Danse LHJC, Meijer GW, Van Tintelen G & Beynen AC: Long-term phosphorus restriction prevents corticomedullary nephrocalcinosis and sustains reproductive performance but delays bone mineralization in rats. Journal of Nutrition (1993) 123: 754-763.

 

Deckere EAM, de Fouw NJ, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, van Nielen WGL & Blonk CG: Effect of atherosclerotic diet on lipoprotein cholesterol profile in the F1B hybrid hamster. Atherosclerosis (1993) 103: 291-294.

 

Kloots WJ, van Amelsvoort JMM, Brink EJ, Ritskes J & Remie R: Technique for creating a permanent cecal fistula in the rat. Laboratory Animal Science (1995) 45(5): 588-591.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Meijers M, Timmer WG, Wiersma A, Meijer GW & Weststrate JA: Effects of two dietary fat levels and four dietary linoleic acid levels on mammary tumor development in Balb/c-MMTV mice under ad libitum feeding conditions. Nutrition and Cancer (1996) 25: 161-172.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Meijers M, Meijer GW & Weststrate JA: The influence of dietary linoleic acid on mammary tumour development in various animal models. Scand. J. LAS (1996) 23: 463-469.

 

Van Ruiven R, Meijer GW, van Zutphen LFM & Ritskes-Hoitinga J: Adaptation period of laboratory animals after transport: a review. Scandinavian Journal for Laboratory Animal Science (1996) 23: 185-190.

 

Van Ruiven R, Meijer GW, Wiersma A, Baumans V, van Zutphen LFM & Ritskes-Hoitinga J: The influence of transportation stress on selected nutrititional parameters to establish the necessary minimum period for adaptation in rat feeding studies. Laboratory Animals (1998) 32: 446-456.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Verschuren PM, Meijer GW, Wiersma A, van de Kooij A, Timmer WG, Blonk CG & Weststrate JA: The association of increasing dietary concentrations of fish oil with hepatotoxic effects and a higher degree of aorta atherosclerosis in the ad lib-fed rabbit. Food and Chemical Toxicology (1998), 36, 663-672.

 

Bollen PJA, Madsen LW, Mortensen JT, Ritskes-Hoitinga J & Hansen AK: Investigation of the involvement of Candida albicans in hyperkeratosis of the Göttingen minipig. Scandinavian Journal for Laboratory Animal Science (1998), 25(3), 150-153.

 

Van den Broek, FAR, Bakker R, den Bieman M, Fielmich-Bouman AXM, Lemmens AG, van Lith HA, Nissen I, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, van Tintelen G & van Zutphen LFM: Genetic analysis of dystrophic cardiac calcification in DBA/2 mice. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 1998;253: 204-208.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Meijers M & van Herck H: Bacteriological quality and intake of acidified drinking water in Wistar rats is pH-dependent. Scandinavian Journal for Laboratory Animal Science (1998), 25(3), 124-128.

 

Krohn TC, Ritskes-Hoitinga J & Svendsen P: The effects of feeding and housing on the behaviour of the laboratory rabbit. Laboratory Animals (1999), 33, 101-107.

 

Kobæk-Larsen M, Thorup I, Diederichsen A, Fenger C & Ritskes-Hoitinga J: Review of colorectal cancer and its metastases in rodent models – comparative aspects with those in humans. Comparative Medicine 2000; 50(1): 16-27.

 

Rasmussen C, Ritskes-Hoitinga J. An alternative method for rat fixation when giving subcutaneous, intramuscular and intraperitoneal injections (Camilla’s method). Scandinavian Journal for Laboratory Animal Science 1999;26(3): 156-159.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Bräutigam J, Kaliste-Korhonen E, Smith A. Evaluation of quality systems for animal units: report of the Scand-LAS working group. Scandinavian Journal for Laboratory Animal Science 1999;26(3): 117-120

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Schledermann C. A pilot study into the effects of various dietary restriction schedules in rabbits. Scandinavian Journal for Laboratory Animal Science 1999;26(2): 66-74.

 

Kobæk-Larsen M, Fenger C, Hansen K, Nissen I, Diederichsen A, Thorup I, den Bieman M, Vach W, Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Comparative studies of the histopathology of azoxymethane-induced colonic tumors in three inbred rat strains. Comparative Medicine 2002 52(1) 50-57.

 

Van den Broek F.A.R., Ritskes-Hoitinga J. and Beynen A.C. Influence of excessive fluoride consumption on the severity of dystrophic cardiac calcification in DBA/2 mice. Biological Trace Element Research 2000, 78, 191-203.

 

Stub C, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Thon R, Hansen CK, Hansen AK. Fluctuating asymmetry in mice and rats: evaluation of the method. Laboratory Animals 2002, 36, 193-199.

 

Thon R, Lassen J, Hansen AK, Jegstrup IM, Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Welfare evaluation of genetically modified mice in Denmark. An inventory study of the reports from 1998 to the Animal Experiments Inspectorate. Scandinavian Journal for Laboratory Animal Science 2002, 29(1) 45-55.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J. The need for defined diets and refined feeding methods. Scandinavian Journal for Laboratory Animal Science 2001, 28(1), 51-54.

 

Stub C, Bratbo Soerensen D, Jegstrup IM, Ritskes-Hoitinga M & Kornerup Hansen A. Fluctuating asymmetry of teeth is not a reliable indicator for assessing stress in rats. Scandinavian Journal for Laboratory Animal Science 2002, 29, 149-153.

 

Jegstrup I, Thon R, Hansen AK & Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Characterization of transgenic mice – a comparison of protocols for welfare evaluation and phenotype characterization of mice with a suggestion on a future certificate of instruction. Laboratory Animals 2003, 37, 1-9.

 

Ritskes R, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Stødkilde-Jørgensen H, Baerentsen K & Hartman T. MRI scanning during Zen meditation: the picture of enlightenment? Journal of Constructivism 2003, 8, 85-89.

 

Zhou J, Moeller J, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Larsen ML, Austin RC, Falk E. Effects of vitamin supplementation and hyperhomocysteinemia on atherosclerosis in apoE-deficient mice.

Atherosclerosis 2003, 168, 255-262.

 

Moeller Soerensen N, Kobaek-Larsen M, Bonné A, van Zutphen B, Fenger C, Kristiansen K, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Analysis of beta-catenin, Ki-ras, and microsatellite stability in azoxymethane-induced colon tumors of BDIX/Orl Ico rats. Comparative Medicine 2003, 53(6), 633-638.

 

Zhou J, Werstuck GH, Lhotak S, de Koning AB, Sood SK, Hossain GS, Moeller J, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Falk E, Dayal S, Lentz SR, Austin RC. Association of multiple cellular stress pathways with accelerated atherosclerosis in hyperhomocysteinemic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. Circulation 2004, 110(2), 207-213.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Grooten HN, Wienk KJ, Peters M, Lemmens AG, Beynen AC. Lowering dietary phosphorus concentrations reduces kidney calcification, but does not adversely affect growth, mineral metabolism, and bone development in growing rabbits. Brit. J. Nutr. 2004, 91(3), 367-376.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Skott O, Uhrenholt TR, Nissen I, Lemmens I, Beynen AC: Nephrocalcinosis in rabbits – a case study. Scandinavian J. for Laboratory Animal Science 2004, 31, 143-148.

 

Kobaek-Larsen M, Rud L, Oestergaard-Soerensen F, Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Laparoscopy of rats with experimental liver metastases: a method to assess new humane endpoints. Laboratory Animals 2004, 38, 162-168.

 

Kobaek-Larsen M. Diederichsen A, Agger R, Nissen I, Hokland M, Zeuthen J, Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Immunohistochemical characterization of the immune response towards azoxymethane-induced colon tumours in the BDIX inbred rat strain. APMIS 2004, 112, 698-707.

 

Kobaek-Larsen M, Fenger C, Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Secondary effects induced by the colon carcinogen azoxymethane in BDIX rats. APMIS 2004, 112, 319-29.

 

Howard B, van Herck H, Guillen J, Bacon B, Joffe R, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Report of the FELASA working group on evaluation of quality systems for animal units. Laboratory Animals 2004, 38, 103-118.

 

Stub C, Thon R, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Hansen AK. Renal epithelial proliferation and its clinical expression in Brown Norway (BN) rats. Laboratory Animals 2004, 38, 85-91.

 

Stub C, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Olsen A K, Krohn T C, Kornerup Hansen A. Fluctuating asymmetry in relation to single housing versus group housing in three inbred mouse strains. Scand J LAS 2004, 31(4), 245-249.

 

Voipio H-M, Kaliste E,j Hirsjärvi P, Nevalainen T, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Nordic-European workshop on ethical evaluation of animal experiments. Scand J LAS 2004, 31(4), 251-267.

 

Bollen PJA, Madsen LW, Meyer O, Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Growth differences of male and female Göttingen minipigs during ad libitum feeding – a pilot study. Laboratory Animals: 2005, 39, 80-93.

 

Jegstrup IM, Vestergaard R, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Nest building behaviour in male rats in three inbred strains: BDIX/Orl Ico, BN/HsdCpb and Lewis/Mol. Animal Welfare 2005, 14, 149-156.

 

Kobæk-Larsen M, Christensen L P, Vach W, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Brandt K. Inhibitory effects of feeding with carrots or (-)-falcarinol on development of Azoxymethane-induced preneoplastic lesions in the rat colon. J of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2005, 53(5), 1823-1827.

 

Soerensen DB, Stub C, Jegstrup IM, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Hansen AK. Fluctuating asymmetry in relation to stress and social status in inbred male Lewis rats. Scand J LAS 2005, 32(2), 117-123.

 

Bollen PJA, Remie R, Kloots W, Barfred L, Salomon S, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Post-graduate teaching in microsurgery using a combination of alternative non-animal and in vivo methods. Scand J LAS 2005, 32(3), 183-187.

 

Bollen PJA, Lemmens AG, Beynen AC, Meyer O, Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Bone composition in male and female Göttingen minipigs fed variously restrictedly and near ad libitum. Scand J LAS (2006), 33(3), 1-10.

 

Nygaard Jensen M, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. How isoflavone levels in common rodent diets can interfere with the value of animal models and with experimental results. Laboratory animals (2007) 41 (1), 1-18.

 

Sorensen DB, Stub C, Jensen HE, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Hjorth P, Ottesen JL, Hansen AK. The impact of tail tip amputation and ink tattoo on C57BL/6JBomTac mice. Laboratory Animals (2007) 41(1), 19-29.

 

Sommers MG, Nguyen NK, Veening JG, Vissers KC, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, van Egmond J. Suppression of noxious-induced c-fos expression in the rat lumbar spinal cord by isoflurane alone or combined with fentanyl. Anesthesia and Analgesia (2008) 106(4), 1303-1308.

 

Leenaars M, Savenije B, Nachtegaal A, van der Vaart L, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Assessing the search for and implementation of the three Rs: a survey among scientists. ATLA (2009) 37(3), 297-305.

 

Thon R, Vondeling H, Lassen J, Hansen AK, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. An interview study of phenotypic characterization of genetically-modified mice. Laboratory Animals (2009) 43, 278-283,

 

Hooijmans CR, Leenaars M, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. A gold standard publication checklist for improving quality of animal studies, fully integrate the 3Rs and to make systematic reviews feasible. ATLA (2010, 38, 167-182). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20507187

 

Hooijmans CR, Blom HJ, Oppenraaij-Emmerzaal D, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Kiliaan AJ. S-adenosylmethionine and S-adenosylhomocysteine levels in the aging brain of APP/PS1 Alzheimer mice. Neurol Sci. 2009 30(5), 439-45.

 

Sommers, M.G.J., van Egmond, J, Veening, J.G., Vissers, K.C.P. & Ritskes-Hoitinga, J. (2009). Alternatives for Analgesiometric Tests in Animals: The Feasibility to Reduce Discomfort by Anaesthesia. Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science, 36(3), 1-11.

 

Carlijn R Hooijmans, Alice Tillema, Marlies Leenaars, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga. Enhancing search efficiency by means of a search filter for finding all studies on animal experimentation in PubMed. Laboratory Animals (2010, open access https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3104815/)

 

Hooijmans et al. Improving planning, design, reporting and scientific quality of animal experiments by using the GSPC in addition to the ARRIVE guidelines. Commentary Brit. J. Pharmacology 2011, 162, 1259-1260.

 

Hooijmans et al. The GSPC for improved design, reporting and scientific quality of animal studies. GSPC versus ARRIVE guidelines. Letter to the editor Laboratory Animals 2011, 45, 61.

 

Hooijmans et al. Enhancing search efficiency by means of a search filter for finding all studies on animal experimentation in PubMed. Laboratory Animals 2010, 44(3), 170-175 (open access). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20551243

 

De Vries et al. A search filter for increasing the retrieval of animal studies in Embase. Laboratory Animals 2011, 45(4), 268-70.

 

Leenaars et al. A step-by-step guide to systematically identify all relevant animal studies. Laboratory Animals 2011, 46(1), 24-31.

 

Van Luijk J, Cuijpers Y, van der Vaart L, Leenaars M, Ritskes-Hoitinga M et al. A survey on the 3Rs among scientists in the Netherlands – current practice and directions for improvement. ATLA 2011, 39(5), 429-47.

 

Van Luijk J, Leenaars M, van Dongen AM, van der Vaart L, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Outcomes of a Dutch workshop on improvements for the 3Rs in daily practice. ALTEX, 2012;29(4):440-3.

 

Hooijmans Carlijn R, Pieternel C.M. Pasker - de Jong, Rob B.M. de Vries, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga. The effects of long-term omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cognition and Alzheimer’s pathology in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J. Alzheimer disease 2012, 28(1):191-209.

 

Hooijmans CR, de Vries RB, Rovers MM, Gooszen HG, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. The effects of probiotic supplementation on experimental acute pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e48811. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048811. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23152810

 

Hooijmans CR, Rovers M, de Vries RB, Leenaars M, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. An initiative to facilitate well-informed decision-making in laboratory animal

research: report of the First International Symposium on Systematic Reviews in

Laboratory Animal Science. Lab Anim. 2012 Oct;46(4):356-7. doi: 10.1258/la.2012.012052.

 

Moraal M, Leenaars PP, Arnts H, Smeets K, Savenije BS, Curfs JH, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. The influence of food restriction versus ad libitum feeding of chow and purified diets on variation in body weight, growth and physiology of female Wistar rats. Lab Anim. 2012 Apr;46(2):101-7. doi: 10.1258/la.2011.011011

 

De Vries RB, Buma P, Leenaars M, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Gordijn B. Reducing the number of laboratory animals used in tissue engineering research by restricting the variety of animal models. Articular cartilage engineering as a case study. Tissue Engineering Part B Rev June 25, 2012: 18(6), 427-435.

 

De Vries RBM, Leenaars M, Tra J, Huijbregtse R, Bongers E, Jansen JA, Gordijn B, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. The potential of tissue engineering for developing alternatives to animal experiments. A systematic review. J. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. 2013. DOI: 10.1002/term.1703. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23554402

 

Hooijmans CR, Ritskes-Hoitinga M (2013) Progress in Using Systematic Reviews of Animal Studies to Improve Translational Research. PLoS Med 10(7): e1001482. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001482.

 

Van Luijk J, Cuijpers Y, van der Vaart L, de Roo TC, Leenaars M, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Assessing the application of the 3Rs: a survey among animal welfare officers in The Netherlands. Lab Anim. 2013 Jul;47(3):210-9.

 

Wever KE, Menting TP, Rovers M, van der Vliet JA, Rongen GA, et al. (2012) Ischemic Preconditioning in the Animal Kidney, a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 7(2): e32296. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032296

 

Judith van Luijk, Marlies Leenaars, Carlijn Hooijmans, Kim Wever, Rob de Vries, and Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga. Towards evidence-based translational research: The pros and cons of conducting systematic reviews of animal studies. ALTEX 2013, 30(2), 256 – 257

 

De Vries RB, Hooijmans CR, Tillema A, Leenaars M, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Letter to the editor, Updated version of the Embase search filter for animal studies. Laboratory Animals 2014;48(1):88.

 

Van den Brink I, van de Pol F, Vaneker M, Kox M, Schellekens WJ, Ritskes-Hoitinga,M, Scheffer GJ Mechanical ventilation of mice under general anesthesia during experimental procedures. Lab Anim (NY). 2013 Jul;42(7):253-7. doi: 10.1038/laban.252.

 

Griffin G, Clark JM, Zurlo J, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Scientific uses of animals: harm-benefit analysis and complementary approaches to implementing the three Rs. Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics). 2014;33(1):265-72.

 

Hooijmans CR, IntHout J, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Rovers MM. Meta-analyses of animal studies: an introduction of a valuable instrument to further improve healthcare. ILAR J. 2014;55(3):418-26.

 

Hooijmans CR, Rovers MM, de Vries RB, Leenaars M, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Langendam MW. SYRCLE's risk of bias tool for animal studies. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2014;14:43.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Leenaars M, Avey M, Rovers M, Scholten R. Systematic reviews of preclinical animal studies can make significant contributions to health care and more transparent translational medicine. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014;3:ED000078.

 

Sloff M, de Vries R, Geutjes P, In't Hout J, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Oosterwijk E, et al. Tissue engineering in animal models for urinary diversion: a systematic review. PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e98734.

 

Van Luijk J, Bakker B, Rovers MM, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, de Vries RB, Leenaars M. Systematic reviews of animal studies; missing link in translational research? PLoS One 2014;9(3):e89981.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga Merel and Susan Green 2014. Rapid response in BMJ:

http://www.bmj.com/%5Bfield_highwire_a_cpath-raw%5D-15/rr/703339

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Towards the future. Lab Anim. 2014 Jun 17;48(3):270. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24939968.

 

Wever KE, Hooijmans CR, Riksen NP, Sterenborg TB, Sena ES, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Warlé MC. Determinants of the Efficacy of Cardiac Ischemic Preconditioning: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Animal Studies. PLoS One. 2015 Nov 18;10(11):e0142021.

 

Kleikers PW, Hooijmans C, Göb E, Langhauser F, Rewell SS, Radermacher K, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Howells DW, Kleinschnitz C, Schmidt HH. A combined pre-clinical meta-analysis and randomized confirmatory trial approach to improve data validity for therapeutic target validation. Sci Rep. 2015 Aug 27;5:13428.

 

Hooijmans CR, Geessink FJ, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Scheffer GJ. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the ability of analgesic drugs to reduce metastasis in experimental cancer models. Pain. 2015 Oct;156(10):1835-44.

 

Yauw ST, Wever KE, Hoesseini A, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, van Goor H. Systematic review of experimental studies on intestinal anastomosis. Br J Surg. 2015 Jun;102(7):726-34.

 

Jonker SJ, Menting TP, Warlé MC, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Wever KE. Preclinical Evidence for the Efficacy of Ischemic Postconditioning against Renal

Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury, a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 2016 Mar 10;11(3):e0150863. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150863.

 

Hooijmans CR, Geessink FJ, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Scheffer GJ. A Systematic Review of the Modifying Effect of Anaesthetic Drugs on Metastasis in Animal Models for Cancer. PLoS One. 2016 May 26;11(5):e0156152. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156152.

 

Belgers M, Leenaars M, Homberg JR, Ritskes-Hoitinga M,Schellekens AF, Hooijmans CR. Ibogaine and addiction in the animal model, a systematic review and

meta-analysis. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 May 31;6(5):e826. doi: 10.1038/tp.2016.71.

 

Hooijmans CR, Wever KE, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Scheffer GJ. The usefulness of systematic reviews of animal studies: shooting the messenger. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Aug;26(8):852-3. doi: 10.1111/pan.12938.

 

Wever KE, Geessink FJ, Brouwer M, Tillema A, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. A systematic review of discomfort to toe or ear clipping in laboratory rodents. Lab Anim. 2017 Jan 1:23677217705912. doi: 10.1177/0023677217705912.

 

Hesen NA, Riksen NP, Aalders B, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, El Messaoudi S, Wever KE. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the protective effects of metformin in experimental myocardial infarction. PLoS One 2017, 23: 12(8): e0183664.

 

Osborne NJ, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Ahluwahlia A et al. Letter to the editor – round table unites to tackle culture change in an effort to improve animal research reporting. BMC Veterinary Research 2017, 13: 314

 

 

Book chapters and other publications

 

Havenaar R, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Meijer JC & Zwart P: Biologie en Zoötechniek. Proefdieren en Dierproeven. Van Zutphen LFM, Baumans V & Beynen AC (reds.). Wetenschappelijke Uitgeverij Bunge. Utrecht (1991) pp. 20-74.

 

Havenaar R, Meijer JC, Morton DB, Ritskes-Hoitinga J & Zwart P: Biology and Husbandry of laboratory Animals. In: Principles of Laboratory Animal Science. Editors: van Zutphen LFM, Baumans V & Beynen AC. Elsevier Science Publishers BV 1993. Amsterdam, London, pp. 17-74.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Diet and Nephrocalcinosis in the laboratory rat. Thesis. University of Utrecht. January 1992.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Jilge B. Felasa quick reference guide on laboratory animal nutrition. 2001

 

Havenaar R, Meijer JC, Morton DB, Ritskes-Hoitinga J & Zwart P: Biology and Husbandry of laboratory Animals. In: Principles of Laboratory Animal Science. Editors: van Zutphen LFM, Baumans V & Beynen AC. Elsevier Science Publishers BV 2001, 2nd. Revised edition. Amsterdam, London, pp. 19-77.

 

Havenaar R, Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Meijer JC & Zwart P: Biologie en Zoötechniek. Proefdieren en Dierproeven. Van Zutphen LFM, Baumans V & Beynen AC (eds.). Elsevier Gezondheidszorg, Maarssen 2001 pp. 37-92. 3rd. Revised edition.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Chwalibog A. Nutrient Requirements, experimental design and feeding schedules in animal experimentation. In: Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, CRC Press (2nd. Edition). Editors: Jann Hau and Gerald van Hoosier. (2003), pp. 281-310

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Nutrition in laboratory mice. In: The Handbook of Experimental Animals, The laboratory mouse. Chapter 28. Editor H. Hedrich. Academic Press. 2004.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Strubbe J. Nutrition and animal welfare in: The welfare of laboratory animals. Editor Eila Kaliste. Kluwer Academic publishers. 2004, pp. 51-80.

 

Bollen PJA; Ritskes-Hoitinga J. The welfare of pigs and minipigs. In: The welfare of laboratory animals. Editor Eila Kaliste. Kluwer Academic publishers. 2004, pp. 275-289.

 

Kornerup Hansen A, Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Ottesen JL, Sandøe P, Hjorth P. Lider genmodificerede laboratoriedyr? Rapport fra center for bioetik og risikovurdering 2003, 59-65.

 

Thon R, Jegstrup IM, Dahl K, Stub C, Bratbo Sørensen D, Krohn ThC, Kornerup Hansen A, Ritskes-Hoitinga M. Vurdering af sundhed og velfærd hos genmodificerede forsøgsdyr. Rapport fra Center for Bioetik og Risikovurdering 2003, 67-74.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Pastoor F. Voeding van proefdieren. Handboek Proefdierkunde voor Biotechnici. 2009.

 

Refinement benefits animal welfare and quality of science, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Line Bjoerndal Gravesen, Inger Marie Jegstrup.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga M, Savenije B, Jilge B. Actual topics on the feeding and nutrition of laboratory rodents and rabbits. In: Veterinary nutrition and dietetics (2008). Ed. Sandor Gy. Fekete.

 

J. Ritskes-Hoitinga, R. Havenaar , J.C. Meijer en P. Zwart. Biologie en zoötechniek. Handboek Proefdierkunde, editors LFM van Zutphen, V Baumans, F Ohl. 5e druk. 2009. Reed Business.

 

B. Savenije, A.C. Beynen, J.C. Meijer, M. Ritskes-Hoitinga. Proefdiervoeding gerelateerd aan onderzoek en dierwelzijn. Handboek Proefdierkunde, editors LFM van Zutphen, V Baumans, F Ohl. 5e druk. 2009. Reed Business.

 

Lisbeth E. Knudsen, Marlies Leenaars, Bart Savenije, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga.

Alternatives: Refinement, reduction and replacement of animal uses in the life sciences. In: Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science (2011), 3rd. edition. CRC Press. Editors Jann Hau and Steven J. Shapiro. Chapter 22.

 

Jo Curfs, André Chwalibog, Bart Savenije, and Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga. Nutrient Requirements, Experimental Design, and Feeding Schedules in Animal Experimentation. In: Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science (2011), 3rd. edition. CRC Press. Editors Jann Hau and Steven J. Shapiro. Chapter 12.

 

Rikke Westh Thon, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Hilary Gates, Jan-Bas Prins. Phenotyping of genetically modified mice. In: The UFAW handbook of the care and management of laboratory and other research animals (2010). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. Editors R Hubrecht and J Kirkwood. Chapter 5 (61-75).

 

Bart Savenije, Jan Strubbe, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga. Nutrition, feeding and animal welfare. In: The UFAW handbook of the care and management of laboratory and other research animals (2010). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. Editors R Hubrecht and J Kirkwood. 8th edition, Chapter 14 (183-93).

 

Code openheid VSNU-NFU-KNAW http://ritskes-hoitinga.eu/code-openheid-dierproeven.pdf

 

COST action B24 Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare: The COST Manual of Laboratory Animal Care and Use – Refinement, Reduction, and Research. 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2492-4. CRC Press. Editors: B. Howard, T. Nevalainen and G. Perretta. Chapter: Impact of Handling, Radiotelemetry, and Food Restriction, Timo Nevalainen, Marlies Leenaars, Vladiana Crljen; Lars Friis Mikkelsen, Ismene Dontas, Bart Savenije, Carlijn Hooijmans, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga.

 

Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Graham Tobin, Tanja Lyholm Jensen, Lars Friis Mikkelsen. Nutrition of the laboratory mouse. In: The laboratory mouse, 2nd edition. 2012. Chapter 4.3 (pp. 567-599. Editor H. Hedrich. Elsevier Ltd.

 

Ritskes-Hoitinga M, de Bont O, Lagro-Janssen. 2016. Medicijnonderzoek blind voor vrouwen. Medisch Contact, 18 February 2016, 34-35.

 

Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Harald Schmidt. Betere kwaliteit en vertaalbaarheid van pre-klinisch wetenschappelijk onderzoek noodzakelijk. Een pleidooi voor een expliciete wereldwijde doelstelling. Podium voor Bio-ethiek 2016, 23(3), 14-17.

 

Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga. Publieke verantwoordingsrede Proefdierkunde. Biotechniek 2016, 55(4), 9-13

 

Nicole Bakker, Henk Arnts, Carlijn Hooijmans, Joanna in’t Hout, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga. Voorkomen van koudestress in metabole kooien door verwarmde kooiverrijking. Biotechniek 2016, 55(5), 31-39.

 

Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga & Rob de Vries. 2017. Zijn dierproeven nog nodig? In: Biocahier Proeven met mensen. Stichting Biowetenschappen en Maatschappij. http://www.biomaatschappij.nl/product/proeven-met-mensen/

 

29 September 2017. Interview in Science Magazine, 357 (6358), 1337-1338. Sloppy reporting on animal studies proves hard to change http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6358/1337.full

 

 

Presentations/abstracts/posters/proceedings

 

Recent presentations/highlights

 

A systematic review of the welfare impact of carbon dioxide for euthanasia of laboratory mice and rats. P Turner, D Hickman, T Kurosawa, T Agui, V Baumans, W-S Choi, Y Choi, P Flecknell, P Goya, BH Lee, K Pritchett-Corning and M Ritskes-Hoitinga. ALTEX Proceedings 2017, 6(1), 230 (VIII-693). Abstracts 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal use, Seattle.

 

A systematic review of the evidence for discomfort due to toe clipping and ear clipping in laboratory rodents. M Leenaars, K Wever, F Geesink, M Brouwer, A Tillema, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. ALTEX Proceedings 2017, 6(1), 214 (VII-4-418). Abstracts 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal use, Seattle.

 

Next steps towards responsible animal-based research. M Leenaars, J van Luijk, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. ALTEX Proceedings 2017, 6(1), 207 (VII-751). Abstracts 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal use, Seattle.

 

Toward a better translation of animal experimentatal data into clinical use: Outlines of translational strategies. F Stafleu, F Meijboom, M Ritskes-Hoitinga, C Leenaars, T Coenen de Roo. ALTEX Proceedings 2017, 6(1), 195 (VII-5-766). Abstracts 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal use, Seattle.

 

5 October 2017. Systematic Reviews, meta-analysis and reproducibility. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga (invited speaker). ILAR (Institute for Laboratory Animal Research) roundtable workshop on advancing disease modelling in animal-based research in support of precision medicine. Washington.

 

29 September 2017. 3R and SR. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga. Novo Nordisk 3R award ceremony. Denmark.

 

25 September 2017. Improving reproducibility of animal studies. Yes, we can. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga (invited speaker). LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM conference. Reproducibility of animal studies. Edinburgh.

 

26 September 2017. Systematic Reviews: education and coaching. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga (invited speaker). LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM conference. Reproducibility of animal studies. Edinburgh.

 

16 June 2017. Poster (abstract). From animal model to translational strategy: A systematic literature review of animal models for cystic fibrosis. CHC Leenaars, RBM de Vries, FR Stafleu, C Punt, W Beumer, FLB Meijboom & M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FEDERA symposium, Too valuable to waste: Experiments on humans and animals. The Hague, the Netherlands.

 

16 June 2017. Poster (abstract). From animal model to translational strategy: A systematic review of experimental design in the preclinical and clinical studies of methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis. CHC Leenaars, FR Stafleu, FLB Meijboom, RBM de Vries & M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FEDERA symposium, Too Valuable to waste: Experiments on humans and animals. The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

1 June 2017. Invited speaker: SYRCLE: teaching, coaching, research and collaboration on systematic reviews of animal studies. ScandLAS conference, Copenhagen.

 

8 May 2017. Invited speaker: SYRCLE, the Dutch centre for education and coaching in systematic reviews of animal studies. Fachtagung Planung von Tierversuchen. Neuere Methoden zur Reduktion und Qualitätssteigerung. Stuttgart, Baden Württemberg.

 

6 April 2017. Keynote speaker: Preclinical systematic reviews – heritage and avenues ahead. Symposium in systematic reviews and meta-analysis. August symposium, Aarhus University, Denmark.

 

25 March 2017. Invited speaker on SYRCLE. Reumazorg Nederland, Soest.

 

15 February 2017. Presentation: Are mice good models for humans? Studium Generale, Utrecht University.

 

1 November 2016. Keynote speaker at Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Conference, Edinburgh: Systematic reviews of animal studies.

 

14 October 2016. Pre-conference workshop on systematic reviews of animal studies, Bangalore, LASA India.

 

25 September 2016. Presenting the work of SYRCLE at the inaugural meeting of the Evidence Synthesis International Network, London.

 

26 August 2016. Invited speaker: Systematic Reviews of animal studies equal the implementation of the 3Rs. Linz. EUSAAT 2016 conference.

 

Poster: From animal model to translational strategy: a systematic literature review of animal models for cystic fibrosis. CHC Leenaars, RBM de Vries, FR Stafleu, C Punt, W Beumer, FLB Meijboom, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June 2016.

 

Poster: Systematic review of discomfort due to toe or ear clipping in laboratory rodents. KE Wever, FJ Geessink, M Brouwer, A Tillema, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June 2016.

 

Poster: Improving animal-based research using a new science driven approach. J van Luijk, M Leenaars, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June 2016.

 

Poster: A systematic review of experimental design in the preclinical and clinical studies of drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis. CHC Leenaars, DH de Jong, CJJ Coenen de Roo, JB Prins, FLB Meijboom, FR Stafleu, RBM de Vries, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June 2016.

 

Poster: Unique e-learning on systematic reviews of animal studies. M. Leenaars, J van Luijk, C Hooijmans, M Ritskes-Hoitinga, RBM de Vries, K Wever. FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June 2016.

 

6 June 2016. The value of systematic reviews of in vivo research. Workshop Animal models for human diseases: best practices for in vivo research. St. Anned’s University Hospital, International Clinical Research Center, Brno, Czech Republic.

 

15 September 2015. Systematic reviews and severity assessment. GV-Solas. Hannover.

 

19 May 2015. In transition towards more translational transparency. ZonMW. KNAW, Amsterdam.

 

20 November 2014. From the three Rs to Systematic Reviews, recorded presentation at National Conference CPCSEA, New Delhi, India.

 

18 November 2014. St. Petersburg. RusLASA-ICLAS conference. Title: From the 3Rs to systematic reviews and meta-analysis of animal studies.

 

12 March 2014. 21. Essener Informationstreffen für Tierschutzbeauftragte, Tierexperimentatoren und mit Tierversuchen befasste Behördenvertreter. Systematic Reviews and meta-analysis of animal studies.

 

8 November 2013. Utrecht. Honours program pharmacy students. Title: About 3Rs and SRs.

 

7 November 2013. Giessen. Replacement, Reduction, Refinement – aktueller den je? Veranstaltung Regierungspräsidium Giessen. Title: From the 3Rs to Systematic Reviews.

 

17 September 2013. Cambridge. LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM Conference. Title: SRs of animal studies: implementing the 3Rs and more.

 

11 June 2013. FELASA-SECAL congress, Barcelona. Title: What is the value of systematic reviews of animal studies?

 

12 December 2012. Friesland Campina symposium Alternatives for animal testing, Deventer (NL). Title: Systematic Reviews and meta-analysis: also for animal studies.

 

29 November 2012. Brussels. Expert Working Group “Information on alternative methods and the 3R strategies” meeting for the implementation of the new EU Directive 2010/63/EU. Title: Systematic Reviews and implementation of the 3Rs.

 

14 November 2012. IFM workshop, Paris. Title: How to make the selection of an animal model more evidence-based.

 

2 October 2012. Figon medicines days, Lunteren (NL). Title: Systematic Reviews and meta-analysis of animal studies: Moving beyond the 3Rs.

 

October 2012. RU honours program, Nijmegen (NL). Title: Meditation leads to good science.

 

September 2012, GV-Solas Meeting Aachen. Title: Systematic Reviews in laboratory animal science.

 

30 August 2012. Flemish Training Network Life Sciences. Hasselt (Belgium). Title: Ethics of animal research.

 

July 2012, FRAME course in experimental design held in cooperation with SYRCLE, Nijmegen (NL). Title: Towards more evidence-based translational research. Systematic Reviews in Laboratory Animal Science.

 

March 2012. Symposium Vrouwen in de spotlight, Nijmegen (NL). Title: Dierproeven: meer dan een modern offerritueel?

 

23 January 2012. Meeting gezamelijke gezondheidsfondsen, Utrecht (NL). Title: Van 3V alternatieven naar Systematic Reviews.

 

23 November 2011. SGV meeting Basel. Title: Systematic Reviews of animal studies and Gold Standard Publication Checklist.

 

Many presentations at conferences (as invited speaker and other presentations), abstracts, posters and papers for proceedings have been produced. Detailed information is not provided here.

 

 

Internal Unilever reports

 

During the working period at the Unilever company 50 internal (GLP) reports have been produced.

 

 

Popular literature

 

Ritskes R, Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Endorfiner – Sådan producerer kroppen sine egne lykkehormoner. Bogan forlag, 2001/2006.

 

Ritskes R, Ritskes-Hoitinga J. Zen en geluk. Driehoek, 2003/2007/2011.

 

Heeft een rat Boeddhanatuur, in: Het dier in Zen. Zen europees tijdschrift voor theorie en praktijk. ISSN 0921.5174. 2009, jaargang 30, nr. NL-90A, 27-35.