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Auteurs: Vasiliki Andreou, Sanne Peters, Jan Eggermont en Birgitte Schoenmakers
8 November 2022 | DISSERTATION
Diagnosing Urinary Tract Infections in children. Value of signs, symptoms, and point-of-care tests in primary care.
Introduction Urinary tract Infections (UTIs) occur in 1 of 20 children presenting to general practice. Diagnosis is challenging because the signs and symptoms of UTI in children are non-specific. Ruling out UTI requires urine culture, however thes...
Auteurs: Hanne Boon
8 November 2022 | ARTICLE
Laser versus Sham for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: a Randomised Controlled Trial.
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether CO2- laser treatment is more effective than sham application in relieving the Most Bothersome Symptom (MBS) in women with Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM). DESIGN: Single center, sham controlled, double-blind,...
Auteurs: Ann-Sophie Page, Jan Y Verbakel, Johan Verhaeghe, Yani P Latul, Susanne Housmans en Jan Deprest
4 November 2022 | ARTICLE
Point-of-care C-reactive protein test results in acute infections in children in primary care: an observational study
Abstract Background Acute infections are a common reason for children to consult primary care. Serious infections are rare but differentiating them from self-limiting illnesses remains challenging. This can lead to inappropriate antibiotic prescri...
Auteurs: Liselore De Rop, Tine De Burghgraeve, An De Sutter, Frank Buntinx en Jan Verbakel
3 November 2022 | ARTICLE
Diagnostic accuracy of blood tests of inflammation in paediatric appendicitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
OBJECTIVE: Possible childhood appendicitis is a common emergency presentation. The exact value of blood tests is debated. This study sought to determine the diagnostic accuracy of four blood tests (white cell count (WCC), neutrophil(count or perce...
Auteurs: David Fawkner-Corbett, Gail Hayward, Mohammed Alkhmees, Ann Van Den Bruel, Jose M Ordóñez-Mena en Gea A Holtman
2 November 2022 | ARTICLE
Trends in prevalence and incidence of registered dementia and trends in multimorbidity among patients with dementia in general practice in Flanders, Belgium, 2000-2021: a registry-based, retrospective, longitudinal cohort study.
OBJECTIVES: With the ageing of our population, it seems plausible that the prevalence of both dementia and multimorbidity will increase in the following decades. The aim of this study is to examine the trends in prevalence and incidence of registe...
Auteurs: Simon Gabriël Beerten, Antje Helsen, Jan De Lepeleire, Frans Boch Waldorff en Bert Vaes
27 October 2022 | DISSERTATION
Recognition Of Serious Infections in the Elderly (ROSIE)
This research project focuses on the accuracy and added value of new diagnostic tools for ambulatory care, in particular for diagnosing rare but serious infections in elderly (≥65 years). Early recognition and consequent management can improve the...
Auteurs: Thomas Struyf
26 October 2022 | ARTICLE
Declining Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies among Vaccinated Nursing Home Residents and Staff Six Months after the Primary BNT162b2 Vaccination Campaign in Belgium: A Prospective Cohort Study.
In the SCOPE study, we monitored SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a national sample of residents and staff from Belgian nursing homes. Here, we report the seroprevalence among infected and infection-naive residents and staff after the primary COVID-19 vac...
Auteurs: Eline Meyers, Ellen Deschepper, Els Duysburgh, Liselore De Rop, Tine De Burghgraeve, Pauline Van Ngoc, Marina Digregorio, Simon Delogne, Anja Coen, Nele De Clercq, Laëtitia Buret, Samuel Coenen, An De Sutter, Beatrice Scholtes, Jan Y Verbakel, Piet Cools en Stefan Heytens
Auteurs: Ruben Burvenich, Hannelore Dillen en Jan Verbakel
22 October 2022 | OTHER
POINT-OF-CARE C-Reactive protein test results in acute infections in children in primary care: a post-hoc analysis
Presentation during the Parallel Session K: Freestanding papers: Diagnostic tools
Auteurs: Liselore De Rop, Jan Verbakel, Tine De Burghgraeve, An De Sutter en Frank Buntinx
Auteurs: Michaël Christiaan John Van der Elst, Birgitte Schoenmakers, Jos Schols, Ruud Kempen en Jan De Lepeleire
5 October 2022 | ARTICLE
Evaluating the impact of COVID-19 countermeasures on alcohol consumption through wastewater-based epidemiology: A case study in Belgium
Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is a complementary approach to monitor alcohol consumption in the general population. This method measures concentrations of xenobiotic biomarkers (e.g., ethyl sulphate) in influent wastewater (IWW) and converts...
Auteurs: Bert Aertgeerts en tim boogaerts
1 October 2022 | ARTICLE
Trends in oral anticoagulant prescription in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in Flanders and the impact of switching patients from vitamin K antagonists to DOACS in terms of the burden caused by complications of the disease: a registry-based study
CONTEXT: Since the introduction of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the treatment of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (Afib), oral anticoagulants (OACs) prescription has evolved. AIM: We aim first to explore the OACs prescription behaviour in...
Auteurs: Elvire Nakhoul, Bert Vaes, Pavlos Mamouris en Jean-Marie Degryse
1 October 2022 | ARTICLE
Do doctors and other healthcare professionals know overdiagnosis in screening and how are they dealing with it? A protocol for a mixed methods systematic review
INTRODUCTION: Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of a disease that would never have caused any symptom or problem. It is a harmful side effect of screening and may lead to unnecessary treatment, costs and emotional drawbacks. Doctors and other healthc...
Auteurs: Veerle Piessens, Stefan Heytens, Ann Van Den Bruel, Ann Van Hecke en An De Sutter
30 September 2022 | ARTICLE
Replacing sitting with light-intensity physical activity throughout the day versus 1 bout of vigorous-intensity exercise: similar cardiometabolic health effects in multiple sclerosis. A randomised cross-over study
PURPOSE: Persons with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS) are physically inactive and spend more time in sedentary behaviours than healthy persons, which increases the risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases. In this randomised crossover study, the card...
Auteurs: Ine Nieste, Wouter MA Franssen, Bernard MFM Duvivier, Jan Spaas, Hans HCM Savelberg en Bert O Eijnde
Auteurs: Hannelore Dillen, Geertruida Bekkering, Sofie Gijsbers, Yannick Vande Weygaerde, Sarah Haesevoets, Maarten Van Herck, David Bos, Ann Li, Henricus Gosselink, Thierry Troosters en Jan Verbakel
23 September 2022 | ARTICLE
Evolution of benzodiazepine receptor agonist prescriptions in general practice: A registry-based study
Background: Contrary to most European guidelines, benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRA) are often used continuously at a low dosage, being the most common form of long-term use. In Belgium, BZRA use is monitored by analyzing self-report data abo...
Auteurs: Kristien Coteur, Pavlos Mamouris, Bert Vaes, Marc Van Nuland, Catharina Mathei en Birgitte Schoenmakers
Auteurs: Lotte Timmermans, Dagje Boeykens, Mustafa Muhammed Sirimsi, Peter Decat, Veerle Foulon, Ann Van Hecke, Mieke Vermandere en Birgitte Schoenmakers
Auteurs: Simon Beerten, Jan Vandamme, jonas Crèvecoeur, steve Van den Bulck, bert Aertgeerts, nicolas Delvaux, gijs Van Pottelbergh, mieke Vermandere, laura Tops, thomas Neyens en bert Vaes
Auteurs: Laura Tops, Kristien Coteur en Mieke Vermandere
Auteurs: Michaël Christiaan John Van der Elst, Birgitte Schoenmakers, Eva Dierckx, Liesbeth De Donder, Ellen De Roeck, Daan Duppen, Bram Fret, Jos MGA Schols, Gertrudis IJM Kempen en Jan De Lepeleire
Auteurs: Lotte Timmermans, Dagje Boeykens, Mustafa Muhammed Sirimsi, Peter Decat, Veerle Foulon, Ann Van Hecke, Mieke Vermandere en Birgitte Schoenmakers
Auteurs: Laure Sillis, Veerle Foulon, Karel Allegaert, Annick Bogaerts, Maarten De Vos, Titia Hompes, Anne Smits, Kristel Van Calsteren, Jan Verbakel en Michael Ceulemans
3 September 2022 | ARTICLE
Autoimmune diseases and cardiovascular risk: a population-based study on 19 autoimmune diseases and 12 cardiovascular diseases in 22 million individuals in the UK
BACKGROUND: Some autoimmune diseases are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We aimed to determine whether or not this is true, and to what extent, for a broad range of autoimmune conditions. METHODS: In this population-ba...
Auteurs: Nathalie Conrad, Geert Verbeke, Geert Molenberghs, Jan Verbakel, Laura Goetschalckx, Thomas Callender, Geraldine Cambridge, Justin C Mason, Kazem Rahimi en John JV McMurray
2 September 2022 | ARTICLE
Patients' experiences and expectations of the General Practitioner's role during bereavement care after losing a loved one: A qualitative study
General practitioners (GPs) are well positioned to support patients during their grieving process. This study investigated patients' experiences and expectations of their GP's role during bereavement care after losing a loved one. Semi-structured ...
Auteurs: Julie Van Goethem, Marie Verschaeve, Sanne Peters en Miek Smeets
Auteurs: Ben Van Calster, Stefan Timmerman, Axel Geysels, Jan Y Verbakel en Wouter Froyman
1 September 2022 | ARTICLE
Children and adolescents are not small adults: toward a better understanding of multimorbidity in younger populations.
Multimorbidity is of an increasing importance for the health of both children and adults but research has hitherto focused on adult multimorbidity. Hence, public awareness, practice, and policy lack vital information about multimorbidity in childh...
Auteurs: Marjan van den Akker, Mirjam Dieckelmann, Mohammad Akhtar Hussain, Daniela Bond-Smith, Christiane Muth, Sanghamitra Pati, Sonia Saxena, Desiree Silva, Rachel Skoss, Leon Straker, Sandra C Thompson en Judith M Katzenellenbogen
1 September 2022 | ARTICLE
Prevalence, incidence and longevity of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 among primary healthcare providers in Belgium: a prospective cohort study with 12 months of follow-up
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence, incidence and longevity of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 among primary healthcare providers (PHCPs). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with 12 months of follow-up. SETTING: Primary care in Belgium. PARTICIPAN...
Auteurs: Niels Adriaenssens, Beatrice Scholtes, Robin Bruyndonckx, Pauline Van Ngoc, Jan Y Verbakel, An De Sutter, Stefan Heytens, Ann Van den Bruel, Isabelle Desombere, Pierre Van Damme, Herman Goossens, Laetitia Buret, Els Duysburgh en Samuel Coenen