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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
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
Auteurs: Michaël Christiaan John Van der Elst, Birgitte Schoenmakers, Jos Schols, Ruud Kempen en Jan De Lepeleire
19 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 Yvan Jos Verbakel, An De Sutter, Stefan Heytens, Ann Van Den Bruel, Isabelle Desombere, Pierre Van Damme, Herman Goossens, Laetitia Buret, Els Duysburgh en Samuel Coenen
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: 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: 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
Auteurs: Vasiliki Andreou, Sanne Peters, Jan Eggermont en Birgitte Schoenmakers
30 August 2022 | ARTICLE
Co-design to increase implementation of insomnia guidelines in primary care.
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders, including insomnia, are widespread problems, which have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines for the treatment of insomnia prioritize non-pharmacological interventions. Nevertheless, primary care professi...
Auteurs: Kristien Coteur, Catharina Matheï, Birgitte Schoenmakers en Marc Van Nuland
Auteurs: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
12 August 2022 | ARTICLE
Relationship between leisure time physical activity, weight, and the onset and persistence of non-specific neck pain: A systematic review.
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationships between weight, leisure time physical activity (PA), and the onset and persistence of neck pain in adults with non-specific neck pain (NSNP). DESIGN: Etiology and prognosis systematic review. LITERATURE SEARCH...
Auteurs: Alexandre Luc, François Antoine, Geertruida Bekkering, Christine Detrembleur en Laurent Pitance
10 August 2022 | ARTICLE
Antibiotic use in ambulatory care for acutely ill children in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Objective To determine the rate and appropriateness of antibiotic prescribing for acutely ill children in ambulatory care in high-income countries. Design On 10 February 2021, we systematically searched articles published since 2000 in MEDLINE, Em...
Auteurs: Ruben (Methodology Burvenich, Hannelore (Methodology Dillen, Nhung TH (Investigation Trinh, Joseph (Investigation Freer, Laure (Writing – Review Editing) Wynants, Stefan (Writing – Review Editing) Heytens, An (Writing – Review Editing) De Sutter en Jan Y (Conceptualization Verbakel
4 August 2022 | ARTICLE
Are psychosocial variables, sleep characteristics or central pain processing prognostic factors for outcome following rotator cuff repair? A protocol for a prospective longitudinal cohort study.
INTRODUCTION: Prognosis following surgical rotator cuff repair (RCR) is often established through the assessment of non-modifiable biomedical factors such as tear size. This understates the complex nature of recovery following RCR. There is a need...
Auteurs: Ariane Schwank, Thomas Struyf, Filip Struyf, Paul Blazey, Michel Mertens, David Gisi, Markus Pisan en Mira Meeus
1 August 2022 | ARTICLE
Differences in opioid prescription rates between patients with musculoskeletal disorders enrolled in coordinated ambulatory healthcare and patients receiving usual care: a retrospective observational cohort study
OBJECTIVES: To compare opioid prescription rates between patients enrolled in coordinated ambulatory care and patients receiving usual care. DESIGN: In this retrospective cohort study, we analysed claims data for insured patients with non-specific...
Auteurs: Angelina Mueller, Olga Anastasia Amberger, Anastasiya Glushan, Renate Klaassen-Mielke, Claudia Witte, Marjan van den Akker, Robin Bruenn, Ferdinand M Gerlach, Martin Beyer en Kateryna Karimova
29 July 2022 | ARTICLE
Tendentious Paper-Titles and Wrong Conclusions Lead to Fear in the Population and Medical Overconsumption. Comment on Luchian et al. Subclinical Myocardial Dysfunction in Patients with Persistent Dyspnea One Year after COVID-19. Diagnostics 2022, 12, 57.
This week I read a press release from the University Hospital of Brussels with the title "30% of hospitalised COVID-19 patients have a heart defect one year after acute illness" [...].
Auteurs: Patrik Vankrunkelsven
22 July 2022 | ARTICLE
Supporting employees with mental illness and reducing mental illness-related stigma in the workplace: an expert survey
An expert survey was designed to support the development of a workplace-based multi-country intervention tackling depression, anxiety, and mental illness-related stigma in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Academic experts and representa...
Auteurs: Bridget Hogg, Ana Moreno-Alcazar, Monika Ditta Toth, Ilinca Serbanescu, Birgit Aust, Caleb Leduc, Charlotte Paterson, Fotini Tsantilla, Kahar Abdulla, Arlinda Cerga-Pashoja, Johanna Cresswell-Smith, Naim Fanaj, Andia Meksi, Doireann Ni Dhalaigh, Hanna Reich, Victoria Ross, Sarita Sanches, Katherine Thomson, Chantal Van Audenhove, Victor Perez, Ella Arensman, Gyorgy Purebl en Benedikt L Amann
20 July 2022 | ARTICLE
Incidence rates and trends of childhood urinary tract infections and antibiotic prescribing: registry-based study in general practices (2000 to 2020)
BACKGROUND: To improve the management of childhood urinary tract infections, it is essential to understand the incidence rates, testing and treatment strategy. METHODS: A retrospective study using data from 45 to 104 general practices (2000 to 202...
Auteurs: Hanne A Boon, Thomas Struyf, Jonas Crevecoeur, Nicolas Delvaux, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Bert Vaes, Ann Van den Bruel en Jan Y Verbakel
9 July 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
4 July 2022 | ARTICLE
Integration of Chronic Care in a Fragmented Health Care System; Comment on "Integration or Fragmentation of Health Care? Examining Policies and Politics in a Belgian Case Study"
The authors of "Integration or Fragmentation of Health Care? Examining Policies and Politics in a Belgian Case Study" present a fresh perspective on the inertia of integrated care (IC) implementation. They conclude that the decisive power in Belgi...
Auteurs: Miek Smeets, Karolien Baldewijns, Bert Vaes en Hilde Vandenhoudt
Auteurs: K Baldewijns, H Vandenhoudt, P Nijst, J Vercammen, M Van Laethem, L Haumont, I Vandepoel, I Moldenaers, HP Brunner La-Rocca en M Smeets
1 July 2022 | ARTICLE
Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial on the use of intraoperative ultrasound-guided laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy (UGLOC) as a method of fertility preservation in the management of benign ovarian cysts
INTRODUCTION: The lifetime risk of women undergoing surgery for the presence of benign ovarian pathology in the UK is 5%-10%. Despite minimally invasive surgical techniques, evidence suggests a number of healthy ovarian follicles and tissues are r...
Auteurs: Lorraine S Kasaven, Benjamin P Jones, Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami, Jan Yvan Jos Verbakel, Mona El-Bahrawy, Srdjan Saso en Joseph Yazbek
1 July 2022 | ARTICLE
Stakeholder Perspectives on the Development and Implementation of a Polypharmacy Management Program in Germany: Results of a Qualitative Study
Structured management programs have been developed for single diseases but rarely for patients with multiple medications. We conducted a qualitative study to investigate the views of stakeholders on the development and implementation of a polyphar...
Auteurs: Truc Sophia Dinh, Maria-Sophie Brueckle, Ana Isabel Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Julian Witte, Marjan van den Akker, Ferdinand M Gerlach en Christiane Muth
1 July 2022 | ARTICLE
Effect of COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Belgian Nursing Homes on COVID-19 Cases, Hospital Admissions, and Deaths among Residents
In view of the grave situation during the first two waves of SARS-CoV-2 virus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2), nursing homes (NHs) were prioritised for vaccination once vaccines became available in Belgium. The aim of this study ...
Auteurs: Sara Dequeker, Milena Callies, Catharina Vernemmen, Katrien Latour, Laura Int Panis, Romain Mahieu, Lennert Noppe, Muhammet Savsin en Els Duysburgh
28 June 2022 | ARTICLE
Trends in the epidemiology of depression and comorbidities from 2000 to 2019 in Belgium
BACKGROUND: Depression is a common mental disorder in family practice with an impact on global health. The aim of this study is to provide insight in the trends of epidemiological measures as well as pharmacological treatments and comorbidities of...
Auteurs: Roosje Walrave, Simon Gabriel Beerten, Pavlos Mamouris, Kristien Coteur, Marc Van Nuland, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Lidia Casas en Bert Vaes