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1 May 2023 | OTHER
Miniature nr. 3
Composition for solo piano.
Auteurs: Simon Beerten
1 May 2023 | OTHER
Miniature nr. 2
Composition for solo piano.
Auteurs: Simon Beerten
1 May 2023 | ARTICLE
"At the time I only wanted to relieve stress": Exploring motivation for behaviour change in long-term hypnotic users
BACKGROUND: Motivating patients to discontinue long-term benzodiazepine receptor agonist (BZRA) use for insomnia remains an important challenge in primary care because of the medication's unfavourable risk-benefit profile. Previous studies have sh...
Auteurs: Kristien Coteur, Marc Van Nuland, Birgitte Schoenmakers, Kris Van den Broeck en Sibyl Anthierens
1 May 2023 | ARTICLE
Vaccinatie tegen invasieve meningokokkenziekte: waarom een herziening van de huidige vaccinatiestrategie nodig is.
Wat is bekend? Invasieve meningokokkenziekte is een zeldzame, maar ernstige en mogelijk dodelijke aandoening. De incidentie piekt bij zuigelingen en adolescenten. Wat is nieuw? De Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie wil invasieve meningokokkenziekte uitr...
Auteurs: Marc Raes, David Tuerlinckx, Marek Wojciechowski, Wesley Mattheus, Laurence Derycker, Kathleen Billaert, Jean-Michel Heine en Jan Verbakel
21 April 2023 | ARTICLE
The health and economic burden of musculoskeletal disorders in Belgium from 2013 to 2018
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain (LBP), neck pain (NKP), osteoarthritis (OST) and rheumatoid arthritis (RHE) are among the musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders causing the greatest disability in terms of Years Lived with Disability. The current study aims t...
Auteurs: Vanessa Gorasso, Johan van der Heyden, Robby De Pauw, Ingrid Pelgrims, Eva M De Clercq, Karin De Ridder, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Stijn Vansteelandt, Bert Vaes, Delphine De Smedt en Brecht Devleesschauwer
18 April 2023 | ARTICLE
Clinical prediction models for serious infections in children: external validation in ambulatory care
Background Early distinction between mild and serious infections (SI) is challenging in children in ambulatory care. Clinical prediction models (CPMs), developed to aid physicians in clinical decision-making, require broad external validation befo...
Auteurs: David Bos, Tine De Burghgraeve, An De Sutter, Frank Buntinx en Jan Verbakel
12 April 2023 | ARTICLE
Blended care to discontinue benzodiazepine receptor agonists use in patients with chronic insomnia disorder: a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care
STUDY OBJECTIVES: International guidelines recommend using benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRA) for maximally four weeks. Nevertheless, long-term use for chronic insomnia disorder remains a common practice. This study aimed to test the effectiv...
Auteurs: Kristien Coteur, Gilles Henrard, Birgitte Schoenmakers, Annouschka Laenen, Kris van den Broeck, An De Sutter, Sibyl Anthierens, Dirk Devroey, Nadine Kacenelenbogen, Anne-Marie Offermans en Marc Van Nuland
11 April 2023 | ARTICLE
Impact of a postpartum care rehabilitation program to prevent postpartum depression at a secondary municipal hospital in Qingdao China: a cross-sectional study
BACKGROUND: The emerging postpartum rehabilitation (PPR) program in Chinese hospitals characterized by applying ongoing medical care through traditional cultural practices shows a protective effect in early puerperium in China. This study explores...
Auteurs: Xiaoqian Zhang, Xiaoli Zuo, Catharina Mathei, Bert Aertgeerts, Masoud Afnan, Tang Li, Frank Buntinx en Mieke Vermandere
3 April 2023 | ARTICLE
Cost-effectiveness of point-of-care interventions to tackle inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics in high- and middle-income countries: A Systematic Review
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is propagated by widespread inappropriate use of antibiotics. In response, point-of-care interventions (POCIs) have been developed in primary care to preserve antibiotic effectiveness. Many of these POCIs...
Auteurs: Erinn D'hulster, Tine De Burghgraeve, Jeroen Luyten en jan Verbakel
3 April 2023 | ARTICLE
Culture-based prescribing to improve mental health: a scoping review protocol
Objective: The objective of this review is to investigate what is known about culture-based prescribing to improve mental health and well-being. Introduction: Culture-based prescribing, where a person is referred by a clinical professional to an a...
Auteurs: Geertruida (Investigation) Bekkering, Marleen (Formal Analysis) Corremans, Marco (Data Curation) Gemignani, Nancy (Data Curation Gerber, Lode (Conceptualization) Goderis, Sumuttana (Data Curation) Kaewma, Adchara (Data Curation) Khammathi, Jonas (Data Curation) Steel en Karin (Writing – Review Editing) Hannes
1 April 2023 | ARTICLE
Mixed-methods evaluation of a multifaceted heart failure intervention in general practice: the OSCAR-HF pilot study.
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) is an important health problem for which multidisciplinary care is recommended, yet few studies involve primary care practitioners in the multidisciplinary management of HF. We set up a multifaceted prospective observation...
Auteurs: Miek Smeets, Willem Raat, Bert Aertgeerts, Joris Penders, Jan Vercammen, Walter Droogne, Wilfried Mullens, Stefan Janssens en Bert Vaes
1 April 2023 | ARTICLE
Fitness-for-purpose of the CanMEDS competencies for workplace-based assessment in General Practitioner’s Training: a Delphi study
BACKGROUND: In view of the exponential use of the CanMEDS framework along with the lack of rigorous evidence about its applicability in workplace-based medical trainings, further exploring is necessary before accepting the framework as accurate an...
Auteurs: Vasiliki Andreou, Sanne Peters, Jan Eggermont, Mieke Embo, Nele R Michels en Birgitte Schoenmakers
1 April 2023 | ARTICLE
How do German General Practitioners Manage Long-/Post-COVID? A Qualitative Study in Primary Care
BACKGROUND: Many patients with ongoing complaints after a SARS-CoV-2 infection are treated in primary care. Existing medical guidelines on how to diagnose and treat Long-/Post-COVID are far from being comprehensive. This study aims to describe how...
Auteurs: Beatrice E Bachmeier, Salome Hoelzle, Mohamed Gasser en Marjan van den Akker
24 March 2023 | ARTICLE
The feasibility of teleconsultations in unplanned primary care: an intervention study in Belgium, 2021
INTRODUCTION: Since 2000, an increasing misuse of emergency services in Belgium was noticed. In 2015, a multidisciplinary task-force designed a triage system. Trained operators and integrated triage protocols were installed in a call center for li...
Auteurs: Sarah Hertens, Chris Van der Mullen en Birgitte Schoenmakers
21 March 2023 | ARTICLE
Implementing Four Transitional Care Interventions for Older Adults: A Retrospective Collective Case Study
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Four interventions to improve care transitions between hospital and home or community settings for older adults were implemented in Leuven, Belgium over the past 4 years. These complex interventions consist of multiple c...
Auteurs: Amal Fakha, Merel Leithaus, Bram de Boer, Theo van Achterberg, Jan P Hamers en Hilde Verbeek
14 March 2023 | OTHER
What is the best way to treat post COVID-19 condition (long COVID)? Researchers in Belgium are trying to develop the answer
Across the WHO European Region, an estimated 17 million people were thought to be living with the long-term effects of COVID-19 in 2020/2021. Even now, while the worst of the pandemic may be over, the risk of developing long COVID symptoms from a ...
Auteurs: Nicholas Fry, Hannelore Dillen en Jan Verbakel
6 March 2023 | ARTICLE
The predictive value of weight evolution in screening for malnutrition in community-dwelling older persons (70+) in Antwerp
BACKGROUND: Experience and research show that screening for malnutrition in primary care mainly takes place by monitoring the weight parameter and that validated screening instruments are hardly used. In this study we examined the effectiveness an...
Auteurs: Evelien van Offenwert en Birgitte Schoenmakers
1 March 2023 | ARTICLE
Does it make sense to use written instruments to assess communication skills? Systematic review on the concurrent and predictive value of written assessment for performance
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate possible associations between learners' results in written and performance-based assessments of communication skills (CS), either in concurrent or predictive study designs. METHODS: Search included four databases for peer-r...
Auteurs: Claudia Kiessling, Noelle Junod Perron, Marc van Nuland, Maria Magdalena Bujnowska-Fedak, Geurt Essers, Ragnar M Joakimsen, Peter Pype en Zoi Tsimtsiou
23 February 2023 | DISSERTATION
Addressing alcohol use in general practice - a community-oriented approach
Background Even though often socially accepted, alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for poor health and death in the world. Therefore, the world health organization (WHO) promotes the integration of alcohol-related early identification and ...
Auteurs: Bram Pussig
23 February 2023 | ARTICLE
IMpleMenting Effective infection prevention and control in ReSidential aged carE (IMMERSE): protocol for a multi-level mixed methods implementation study
BACKGROUND: Older people living in residential aged care facilities are at high risk of acquiring infections such as influenza, gastroenteritis, and more recently COVID-19. These infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among this c...
Auteurs: Joanne Tropea, Sanne Peters, Jill J Francis, Noleen Bennett, Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Kirsty Buising, Lyn-li Lim, Caroline Marshall, Madelaine Flynn, Michael Murray, Paul Yates, Craig Aboltins, Douglas Johnson, Jason Kwong, Karrie Long, Judy McCahon en Wen K Lim
23 February 2023 | OTHER
Metaforum-werkgroep denkt na over de gezondheidszorg en zorgberoepen van de toekomst
Patient empowerment, een medisch technoloog en een interprofessioneel basecamp: interview met prof. dr. Jan Verbakel over de visietekst van de Metaforum-werkgroep rond de gezondheidszorg en zorgberoepen van de toekomst.
Auteurs: eva Winnen
20 February 2023 | DISSERTATION
Turning the tide on hypnotic use in primary care
Auteurs: Kristien Coteur
17 February 2023 | ARTICLE
Resilience in advanced cancer caregiving promoted by an intimate partner’s support network: Insights through the lens of complexity science. A framework analysis
Background: The tremendous physical and mental burden that comes with caregiving puts the intimate partners of patients diagnosed with advanced cancer at risk for mental disorders. However, most partners seem to be protected by resilience. Such a ...
Auteurs: Sophie Opsomer, Sofie Joossens, Emelien Lauwerier, Jan De Lepeleire en Peter Pype
15 February 2023 | ARTICLE
Study characteristical and regional influences on postpartum depression before vs. during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis
BACKGROUND: While the public is under serious pressure from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the final impact and possible contributing factors to postpartum depression symptoms (PPDS) remain unknown. Therefore, a meta-analysis to investig...
Auteurs: Xiaoqian Zhang, Chun Wang, Xiaoli Zuo, Bert Aertgeerts, Frank Buntinx, Tang Li en Mieke Vermandere
Auteurs: Laure Sillis, Veerle Foulon, Karel Allegaert, Annick Bogaerts, Maarten De Vos, Titia Hompes, Anne Smits, Kristel Van Calsteren, Jan Verbakel en Michael Ceulemans
7 February 2023 | OTHER
Start-up wil dokters helpen sneller longziekten op te sporen via AI
Onderzoekers van Academisch Centrum voor Huisartsengeneeskunde van de KU Leuven en de start-up ArtiQ onderzoeken of artificiële intelligentie huisartsen kan helpen om sneller longziekten op te sporen.
Auteurs: Jan Verbakel en Julie Maes
Auteurs: Jan Verbakel en Julie Maes
1 February 2023 | ARTICLE
How do people living with chronic conditions and their informal caregivers experience primary care? A phenomenological-hermeneutical study
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Gaining insight in how people living with chronic conditions experience primary healthcare within their informal network. BACKGROUND: The primary healthcare system is challenged by the increasing number of people living with c...
Auteurs: Dagje Boeykens, Mustafa Sirimsi, Lotte Timmermans, Maja Lopez Hartmann, Sibyl Anthierens, Hans De Loof, Kristel De Vliegher, veerle Foulon, Ine Huybrechts, Lies Lahousse, Peter Pype, Birgitte Schoenmakers, Peter Van Bogaert, Kris Van de Broeck, Ann Van Hecke, Nick Verhaeghe, Mieke Vermandere, Emily Verté, Dominique Van de Velde en Patricia De Vriendt