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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
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
1 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
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
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
Auteurs: Laure Sillis, Veerle Foulon, Karel Allegaert, Annick Bogaerts, Maarten De Vos, Titia Hompes, Anne Smits, Kristel Van Calsteren, Jan Verbakel en Michael Ceulemans
Auteurs: Chantal Van Audenhove
Auteurs: Chantal Van Audenhove
15 June 2022 | ARTICLE
IgG Anti-Spike Antibodies and Surrogate Neutralizing Antibody Levels Decline Faster 3 to 10 Months After BNT162b2 Vaccination Than After SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Healthcare Workers
Background: IgG anti-spike (S) antibodies arise after SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as vaccination. Levels of IgG anti-S are linked to neutralizing antibody titers and protection against (re)infection. Methods: We measured IgG anti-S and surrogate ...
Auteurs: Bram Decru, Jan Van Elslande, Sophie Steels, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Lode Godderis, Bram Van Holm, Xavier Bossuyt, Johan Van Weyenbergh, Piet Maes en Pieter Vermeersch
13 June 2022 | ARTICLE
Chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis in children: a multicentre Belgian cohort of 30 children
BACKGROUND: To evaluate clinical characteristics, imaging findings, therapeutic approach and outcome of paediatric patients with Chronic Non-Bacterial Osteomyelitis (CNO). METHODS: Retrospective review of 30 children diagnosed with CNO at two tert...
Auteurs: Sara Kaut, Ine Van den Wyngaert, Davy Christiaens, Carine Wouters, Nathalie Noppe, Nele Herregods, Joke Dehoorne en Lien De Somer
7 June 2022 | ARTICLE
The guided use of an e-health tool to strengthen health literacy. A pilot study in a multicultural diabetes population in a primary care clinic in Brussels
Objectives: We aimed to investigate whether the use of an e-health tool, guided by a healthcare provider, can improve health literacy (HL) in primary care. Methods: We set up a longitudinal prospective cohort study in a primary care clinic in Brus...
Auteurs: Lien Mertens en Bert (Supervision) Aertgeerts
1 June 2022 | ARTICLE
Clinical prediction rules for childhood urinary tract infections: a cross-sectional study in ambulatory care.
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing childhood urinary tract infections (UTIs) is challenging. Clinical prediction rules may help to identify children that require urine sampling. However, there is a lack of research to determine the accuracy of the scores in g...
Auteurs: Hanne Ann Boon, Jan Y Verbakel, Tine De Burghgraeve en Ann Van den Bruel
1 June 2022 | ARTICLE
New clinical prediction model for early recognition of sepsis in adult primary care patients: a prospective diagnostic cohort study of development and external validation.
BACKGROUND: Recognising patients who need immediate hospital treatment for sepsis while simultaneously limiting unnecessary referrals is challenging for GPs. AIM: To develop and validate a sepsis prediction model for adult patients in primary care...
Auteurs: Feike J Loots, Marleen Smits, Rogier M Hopstaken, Kevin Jenniskens, Fleur H Schroeten, Ann van den Bruel, Alma C van de Pol, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert, Hjalmar Bouma, Paul Little, Michael Moore, Sanne van Delft, Douwe Rijpsma, Joris Holkenborg, Bas Ct van Bussel, Ralph Laven, Dennis Cjj Bergmans, Jacobien J Hoogerwerf, Gideon Hp Latten, Eefje Gpm de Bont, Paul Giesen, Annemarie den Harder, Ron Kusters, Arthur Rh van Zanten en Theo Jm Verheij
1 June 2022 | ARTICLE
Use of an Electronic Medication Management Support System in Patients with Polypharmacy in General Practice: A Quantitative Process Evaluation of the AdAM Trial
Polypharmacy is associated with a risk of negative health outcomes. Potentially inappropriate medications, interactions resulting from contradicting medical guidelines, and inappropriate monitoring, all increase the risk. This process evaluation (...
Auteurs: Robin Bruenn, Dorothea Lemke, Jale Basten, Petra Kellermann-Muehlhoff, Juliane Koeberlein-Neu, Christiane Muth en Marjan van den Akker
1 June 2022 | ARTICLE
Co-creation with research participants to inform the design of electronic informed consent
Objective: This study aimed to provide recommendations for a personalized electronic informed consent interface that is adapted to research participants' needs and could enable a longitudinal interaction between the participants and the research t...
Auteurs: Evelien De Sutter, David Geerts, Pascal Borry, Kristien Coteur, Dorien Bamps, Heleen Marynissen, Els Ampe, Els Geenens, Marleen Depre en Isabelle Huys
1 June 2022 | ARTICLE
Psychosocial Well-Being of Older Spouses During End-of-Life Caregiving for Their Partners With Cancer: A Phenomenological Study
Specific burdens of older spousal caregivers often remain invisible, and spousal caregivers rarely receive the support they need to perform their role. To provide suitable support for spousal caregivers, it is crucial to develop a comprehensive un...
Auteurs: Sanne Peters, Elien Van Hout, Leontien Jansen en Marjan van den Akker
26 May 2022 | BOOK CHAPTER
An Empowering Dementia Environment
Auteurs: Jos Tournoy, John Keady, Mythily Subramaniam, Aline Sevenants, Chantal Van Audenhove, Iris Van Steenwinkel, Ann Heylighen en Maarten Van Den Bossche