Thierry Christiaens

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Qualitative insights into general practitioners views on polypharmacy
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute and Centre for Primary Care, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 11:65. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Guidelines, evidence, and cultural factors
    Thierry Christiaens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:141-5. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Cystitis: symptomatology in women with suspected uncomplicated urinary tract infection
    Stefan Heytens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1117-21. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Effects of an evidence report and policies lifting reimbursement restrictions for acid suppressants: analysis of the Belgian national database
    Mieke L Van Driel
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:1113-22. 2008
  5. pmc Are sore throat patients who hope for antibiotics actually asking for pain relief?
    Mieke L Van Driel
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, UZ 1K3, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Ann Fam Med 4:494-9. 2006
  6. pmc Predicting prognosis and effect of antibiotic treatment in rhinosinusitis
    An De Sutter
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, 1K3, De Pintelaan, 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Ann Fam Med 4:486-93. 2006
  7. pmc First benzodiazepine prescriptions: qualitative study of patients' perspectives
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Can Fam Physician 53:1200-1. 2007
  8. pmc The lesser evil? Initiating a benzodiazepine prescription in general practice: a qualitative study on GPs' perspectives
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Scand J Prim Health Care 25:214-9. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Perceptions of nurses in nursing homes on the usage of benzodiazepines
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 18:3098-106. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Medical evidence and health policy: a marriage of convenience? The case of proton pump inhibitors
    Mieke L Van Driel
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:674-80. 2007

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc Qualitative insights into general practitioners views on polypharmacy
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute and Centre for Primary Care, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 11:65. 2010
    ..The awareness of these often established beliefs is key for understanding behaviour and promoting change which can guide action towards more rational prescribing...
  2. ncbi request reprint Guidelines, evidence, and cultural factors
    Thierry Christiaens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:141-5. 2004
    ..To compare four recent guidelines on uncomplicated cystitis and to examine how cultural factors may have affected recommendations...
  3. doi request reprint Cystitis: symptomatology in women with suspected uncomplicated urinary tract infection
    Stefan Heytens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1117-21. 2011
    ..Although cystitis in women is very common in general practice, its evolution in symptoms has not been clearly studied. Qualitative research has pointed to other than the classic symptomatology...
  4. doi request reprint Effects of an evidence report and policies lifting reimbursement restrictions for acid suppressants: analysis of the Belgian national database
    Mieke L Van Driel
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Belgium
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:1113-22. 2008
    ..To explore the effect on prescribing of policies that lift reimbursement restrictions on selected H2-antihistamines and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and of practice recommendations...
  5. pmc Are sore throat patients who hope for antibiotics actually asking for pain relief?
    Mieke L Van Driel
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, UZ 1K3, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Ann Fam Med 4:494-9. 2006
    ..We studied patients' concerns when visiting their family physician for acute sore throat, more specifically the importance they attach to antibiotic treatment and pain relief...
  6. pmc Predicting prognosis and effect of antibiotic treatment in rhinosinusitis
    An De Sutter
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, 1K3, De Pintelaan, 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Ann Fam Med 4:486-93. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine whether clinical signs and symptoms or radiographic findings can predict the duration of the illness, the effect of antibiotic treatment, or both...
  7. pmc First benzodiazepine prescriptions: qualitative study of patients' perspectives
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Can Fam Physician 53:1200-1. 2007
    ..To explore patients' views and expectations regarding their first prescription for benzodiazepines (BZDs)...
  8. pmc The lesser evil? Initiating a benzodiazepine prescription in general practice: a qualitative study on GPs' perspectives
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Scand J Prim Health Care 25:214-9. 2007
    ..There is consensus concerning the importance of initiating BZD as a crucial moment. Nevertheless specific research in this field is lacking. This paper addresses the views of GPs on why they start prescribing BZDs to first-time users...
  9. doi request reprint Perceptions of nurses in nursing homes on the usage of benzodiazepines
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 18:3098-106. 2009
    ..This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study on how nurses perceive their own role in the use of benzodiazepines in nursing homes and to identify the factors that have an impact on the nurses' role in the use of benzodiazepines...
  10. ncbi request reprint Medical evidence and health policy: a marriage of convenience? The case of proton pump inhibitors
    Mieke L Van Driel
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:674-80. 2007
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  11. doi request reprint Withdrawal versus continuation of chronic antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and psychological symptoms in older people with dementia
    Tom Declercq
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD007726. 2013
    ..Strategies to reduce antipsychotic use have been proposed, but a systematic review of interventions aimed at withdrawal of antipsychotic agents in older people with dementia has not yet been performed...
  12. doi request reprint Evolution of bacterial susceptibility pattern of Escherichia coli in uncomplicated urinary tract infections in a country with high antibiotic consumption: a comparison of two surveys with a 10 year interval
    David De Backer
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Antimicrob Chemother 62:364-8. 2008
    ..To offer adequate recommendations, the distribution and susceptibility pattern of uropathogens in uncomplicated UTIs in women were compared with those obtained 10 years ago in our uropathogen surveillance in a primary healthcare setting...
  13. ncbi request reprint Barriers to academic detailers: a qualitative study in general practice
    Isabelle Janssens
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Gen Pract 11:59-63. 2005
    ..In the North-East Flanders region of Belgium, a quantitative study of the feasibility and acceptability of academic detailing in general practice has demonstrated that academic detailers are appreciated by physicians...
  14. doi request reprint Home medication cabinets and self-medication: a source of potential health threats?
    Leen De Bolle
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Ann Pharmacother 42:572-9. 2008
    ..Data regarding the contents of home medication cabinets (HMCs), the management of leftover medications, and the inclination of patients toward self-initiated treatment using nonprescription drugs are scarce...
  15. doi request reprint Searching for unpublished trials in Cochrane reviews may not be worth the effort
    Mieke L Van Driel
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:838-844.e3. 2009
    ..To assess the value of searching for unpublished data by exploring the extent to which Cochrane reviews include unpublished data and by evaluating the quality of unpublished trials...
  16. ncbi request reprint Three-day vs longer duration of antibiotic treatment for cystitis in women: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Eugene A Katchman
    Department of Medicine E, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Am J Med 118:1196-207. 2005
    ..We performed a meta-analysis to ascertain the efficacy and safety of the currently practiced 3-day antibiotic therapy for cystitis versus prolonged therapy (5 days or longer) to relieve symptoms and to achieve bacteriological cure...
  17. pmc Cardiovascular risk tables
    Thierry Christiaens
    BMJ 336:1445-6. 2008