Dirk De Bacquer

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Residual risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with coronary heart disease: the EUROASPIRE risk categories
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:910-4. 2013
  2. pmc Comparison of alternative versions of the job demand-control scales in 17 European cohort studies: the IPD-Work consortium
    Eleonor I Fransson
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:62. 2012
  3. pmc RIFLE criteria for acute kidney injury are associated with hospital mortality in critically ill patients: a cohort analysis
    Eric A J Hoste
    The Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness CRISMA Laboratory, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Crit Care 10:R73. 2006
  4. pmc The effect of using assessment instruments on substance-abuse outpatients' adherence to treatment: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial
    Veerle Raes
    De Sleutel, Dept, of Research and Quality Assurance, Jozef Guislainstraat 43a, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:123. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological evidence for an association between habitual tea consumption and markers of chronic inflammation
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Atherosclerosis 189:428-35. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term prognostic value of p-wave characteristics for the development of atrial fibrillation in subjects aged 55 to 74 years at baseline
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 100:850-4. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of classical risk factors and their control in coronary patients: a follow-up of the EUROASPIRE I cohort
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 10:289-95. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Management of overweight and obese patients with coronary heart disease across Europe
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 Block A 2nd floor, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:447-54. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Perceived job stress and incidence of coronary events: 3-year follow-up of the Belgian Job Stress Project cohort
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Epidemiol 161:434-41. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Overweight and obesity in patients with established coronary heart disease: are we meeting the challenge?
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 25:121-8. 2004

Detail Information

Publications112 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Residual risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with coronary heart disease: the EUROASPIRE risk categories
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:910-4. 2013
    ..We also present a novel simple risk classification system (ERC) that can be used in the management of patients with existing CHD...
  2. pmc Comparison of alternative versions of the job demand-control scales in 17 European cohort studies: the IPD-Work consortium
    Eleonor I Fransson
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:62. 2012
    ..As part of the 'IPD-Work' (Individual-participant-data meta-analysis in working populations) consortium, we compared different versions of the demands and control scales available in 17 European cohort studies...
  3. pmc RIFLE criteria for acute kidney injury are associated with hospital mortality in critically ill patients: a cohort analysis
    Eric A J Hoste
    The Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness CRISMA Laboratory, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Crit Care 10:R73. 2006
    ..RIFLE, a newly developed international consensus classification for acute kidney injury, defines three grades of severity--risk (class R), injury (class I) and failure (class F)--but has not yet been evaluated in a clinical series...
  4. pmc The effect of using assessment instruments on substance-abuse outpatients' adherence to treatment: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial
    Veerle Raes
    De Sleutel, Dept, of Research and Quality Assurance, Jozef Guislainstraat 43a, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:123. 2011
    ..Feedback consisted of personal resources' and readiness to change status and progress that facilitate or hinder change, thereby using graphical representation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological evidence for an association between habitual tea consumption and markers of chronic inflammation
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Atherosclerosis 189:428-35. 2006
    ..In vitro and animal model studies suggest an anti-oxidative and/or anti-inflammatory role. We aimed at investigating the association between tea drinking and indicators of low-grade inflammation in humans...
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term prognostic value of p-wave characteristics for the development of atrial fibrillation in subjects aged 55 to 74 years at baseline
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 100:850-4. 2007
    ..3 to 46.6). In conclusion, enhanced clinical appreciation of P-wave items on the standard electrocardiogram at rest, preferably evaluated in all 12 leads, may help identify a group at high risk of the development of AF at an early stage...
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of classical risk factors and their control in coronary patients: a follow-up of the EUROASPIRE I cohort
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 10:289-95. 2003
    ..We report here on the mortality follow-up of the EUROASPIRE I cohort over a median period of 4.4 years...
  8. doi request reprint Management of overweight and obese patients with coronary heart disease across Europe
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 Block A 2nd floor, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:447-54. 2010
    ..Using data from the EUROASPIRE III survey, we investigated as to what extent the obesity epidemic affects the high priority group of coronary heart disease patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Perceived job stress and incidence of coronary events: 3-year follow-up of the Belgian Job Stress Project cohort
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Epidemiol 161:434-41. 2005
    ..However, our study underscores the importance of a supportive social work environment in the prevention of coronary heart disease...
  10. ncbi request reprint Overweight and obesity in patients with established coronary heart disease: are we meeting the challenge?
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 25:121-8. 2004
    ..We studied the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the high priority group of patients with established coronary heart disease (CHD) and the therapeutic control of manageable coronary risk factors in relation to body mass index...
  11. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of concomitant hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia in the general population
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 110:217-23. 2006
    ..To study the joint prevalence of elevated blood pressure and raised total cholesterol in adult individuals and to estimate the multifactorial cardiovascular risk associated with this clustering...
  12. doi request reprint Rotating shift work and the metabolic syndrome: a prospective study
    D De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Epidemiol 38:848-54. 2009
    ..In order to further explore this relation, we aimed at assessing the association between rotating shift work and the incidence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
  13. doi request reprint Predictive ability of the SCORE Belgium risk chart for cardiovascular mortality
    Dirk De Bacquer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 143:385-90. 2010
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  14. ncbi request reprint Telomere length and cardiovascular risk factors in a middle-aged population free of overt cardiovascular disease
    Sofie Bekaert
    Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Aging Cell 6:639-47. 2007
    ..This further clarifies the added value of TL as a biomarker for biological aging and might improve our understanding of how TL is associated with CVD...
  15. doi request reprint The association between leisure time physical activity and coronary heart disease among men with different physical work demands: a prospective cohort study
    Els Clays
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, 2 block A, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:241-7. 2013
    ..67; 95% CI 0.63-4.48). These findings suggest that recommendations regarding LTPA should be tailored according to the level of occupational physical activity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Age and gender related patterns in carotid-femoral PWV and carotid and femoral stiffness in a large healthy, middle-aged population
    Sebastian J Vermeersch
    Cardiovascular Mechanics and Biofluid Dynamics, IBITECH, Gent, Belgium
    J Hypertens 26:1411-9. 2008
    ..The relationship between aortic (carotid-femoral) pulse wave velocity and stiffness measures based on local diameter and pressure readings is not yet fully understood...
  17. pmc Health promotion in individuals with mental disorders: a cluster preference randomized controlled trial
    Nick Verhaeghe
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:657. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the effectiveness of a 10-week health promotion intervention, followed by a 6-month follow-up period in individuals with mental disorders living in sheltered housing in the Flanders region (Belgium)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Health related quality of life in coronary patients and its association with their cardiovascular risk profile: results from the EUROASPIRE III survey
    Delphine De Smedt
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:898-903. 2013
    ..The main objective of this study was to assess the distribution of HRQoL scores in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients across 22 European countries and to identify factors associated with the variation between patients...
  19. doi request reprint Reciprocity and depressive symptoms in Belgian workers: a cross-sectional multilevel analysis
    Bart De Clercq
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Occup Environ Med 55:824-31. 2013
    ..This study examines the multidimensional association between reciprocity at work and depressive symptoms...
  20. pmc Health promotion intervention in mental health care: design and baseline findings of a cluster preference randomized controlled trial
    Nick Verhaeghe
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:431. 2012
    ..In this paper, the design of the study and baseline findings are described...
  21. doi request reprint No shorter telomeres in subjects with a family history of cardiovascular disease in the Asklepios study
    Tim De Meyer
    Department of Mathematical Modelling, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 32:3076-81. 2012
    ..Therefore, we aimed at further validating the latter results in the large, population-representative Asklepios Study...
  22. ncbi request reprint The impact of psychosocial factors on low back pain: longitudinal results from the Belstress study
    Els Clays
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:262-8. 2007
    ..An epidemiological cohort study...
  23. doi request reprint Lower red blood cell counts in middle-aged subjects with shorter peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length
    Tim De Meyer
    Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, Ghent, Belgium
    Aging Cell 7:700-5. 2008
    ..While negligible in a middle-aged population, the clinical consequences might be important in the elderly (e.g. in anemia of chronic disease). Further studies are required to confirm the impact of our results...
  24. doi request reprint Reproducibility and validity of a diet quality index for children assessed using a FFQ
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital 2BlokA, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 104:135-44. 2010
    ..The FFQ-based DQI approach compared well with the 3 d record approach, and it can be used to determine diet quality among preschoolers...
  25. ncbi request reprint The relation between presenteeism and different types of future sickness absence
    Heidi Janssens
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University
    J Occup Health 55:132-41. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relation between sickness presenteeism and different types of future sickness absence in 2,983 Belgian middle-aged workers...
  26. ncbi request reprint Family history of cardiovascular disease and offspring echocardiographic left ventricular structure and function: the Asklepios Study
    Caroline M Van Daele
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium Electronic address
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:1290-1297.e2. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to explore whether this would be mirrored in an independent association between LV structure and function and a family history (FH) of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a large population of middle-aged adults...
  27. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of optimizing prevention in patients with coronary heart disease: the EUROASPIRE III health economics project
    Delphine De Smedt
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 33:2865-72. 2012
    ..Also, the single impact of intensified cholesterol control seems less cost-effective, possibly because their initial 2-year risk was already fairly low, hence the room for improvement is rather limited...
  28. ncbi request reprint Is the communicative behavior of GPs during the consultation related to the diagnosis? A cross-sectional study in six European countries
    Myriam Deveugele
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, UZ 1K3 De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 54:283-9. 2004
    ..Within instrumental behavior (the other categories), the directions and the information the doctor gives are adapted to the problems presented...
  29. ncbi request reprint Oxidized low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is associated with decreases in cardiac function independent of vascular alterations
    Ernst R Rietzschel
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Hypertension 52:535-41. 2008
    ..Our data suggest that ox-LDL is a risk marker for early ventricular remodelling. However, the effect size in the general population is small...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalent fractures are related to cortical bone geometry in young healthy men at age of peak bone mass
    Youri Taes
    Department of Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    J Bone Miner Res 25:1433-40. 2010
    ..Moreover, the data suggest different mechanisms of childhood fractures and fractures during adult life...
  31. ncbi request reprint Adolescents' education and their diet recorded by 7-day food records
    Christophe Matthys
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Soz Praventivmed 51:80-90. 2006
    ..To investigate associations between dietary habits and socio-economic status in adolescents (Ghent, Belgium)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Rationale, design, methods and baseline characteristics of the Asklepios Study
    Ernst R Rietzschel
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:179-91. 2007
    ..Within these broader goals, a constant will be to strive towards more fundamental mechanistic-haemodynamic insights into cardiovascular disease processes...
  33. pmc Addition of a novel, protective family history category allows better profiling of cardiovascular risk and atherosclerotic burden in the general population. The Asklepios Study
    Caroline M Van Daele
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e63185. 2013
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Paternal age at birth is an important determinant of offspring telomere length
    Tim De Meyer
    Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Hum Mol Genet 16:3097-102. 2007
    ..In conclusion, paternal age is an important determinant for TL, with substantial consequences for future studies...
  35. pmc Validity of parent-reported weight and height of preschool children measured at home or estimated without home measurement: a validation study
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Pediatr 11:63. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to compare the validity of parent-reported height, weight and BMI values of preschool children (3-7 y-old), when measured at home or estimated by parents without actual measurement...
  36. ncbi request reprint Assessment of pressure wave reflection: getting the timing right!
    Patrick Segers
    Cardiovascular Mechanics and Biofluid Dynamics, IBITECH, Ghent University, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Physiol Meas 28:1045-56. 2007
    ..Analysis of pressure wave reflection is optimally based on measurement of pressure and flow, rather than on waveform analysis alone...
  37. ncbi request reprint Job stress and depression symptoms in middle-aged workers--prospective results from the Belstress study
    Els Clays
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital 2 Block A, De Pintelaan, 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:252-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the prospective relation between job stress and symptoms of depression within a cohort study...
  38. doi request reprint Determinants of ferritin and soluble transferrin receptors as iron status parameters in young adult women
    Ilse Pynaert
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 12:1775-82. 2009
    ..To investigate associations between nutritional and non-nutritional variables and Fe status parameters, i.e. serum ferritin and soluble transferrin receptors (sTfR)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Long-term changes in the perception of job characteristics: results from the Belstress II--study
    Els Clays
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, De Pintelaan, Ghent, Belgium
    J Occup Health 48:339-46. 2006
    ..6 yr, a substantial increase was noted in job insecurity and the impact of WMC. These dimensions are becoming increasingly important within the context of economic globalization and labor market flexibility...
  40. ncbi request reprint Amplification of the pressure pulse in the upper limb in healthy, middle-aged men and women
    Patrick Segers
    Ghent University, Institute Biomedical Technology, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Hypertension 54:414-20. 2009
    ..Amplification is higher in men than in women, decreases with age, and is primarily associated with the carotid augmentation index...
  41. doi request reprint The association between body mass index class, sickness absence, and presenteeism
    Heidi Janssens
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Occup Environ Med 54:604-9. 2012
    ..To examine the relationship between body mass index class, presenteeism, and prospective registered sickness absence...
  42. doi request reprint High dietary supplement intakes among Flemish preschoolers
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital 2BlokA, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Appetite 54:340-5. 2010
    ..Future studies should investigate potential harms and benefits of dietary supplementation use among preschoolers...
  43. pmc Arterial load and ventricular-arterial coupling: physiologic relations with body size and effect of obesity
    Julio A Chirinos
    IBITECH, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium
    Hypertension 54:558-66. 2009
    ..Obesity exerts adverse effects on arterial load and ventricular stiffening that go beyond the normal relationship with body size. Allometric normalization should allow more accurate quantification of arterial load in future studies...
  44. doi request reprint Systemic telomere length and preclinical atherosclerosis: the Asklepios Study
    Tim De Meyer
    Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 30:3074-81. 2009
    ..We aimed at providing an explanation for this association by the evaluation of the biomarker value of PBL-TL in preclinical atherosclerosis...
  45. doi request reprint Variation in energy and nutrient intakes among pre-school children: implications for study design
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 18:509-16. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to describe dietary variations in Flemish pre-schoolers and to estimate the number of record days required for studying diet-disease associations among pre-school-aged children...
  46. ncbi request reprint High job strain and ambulatory blood pressure in middle-aged men and women from the Belgian job stress study
    Els Clays
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    J Occup Environ Med 49:360-7. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess whether job strain is associated with 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurements within a subsample of the Belgian Job Stress Project (BELSTRESS) population...
  47. pmc Relative validity and reproducibility of a food-frequency questionnaire for estimating food intakes among Flemish preschoolers
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital 2BlokA, Gent, Belgium
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:382-99. 2009
    ..The results indicate that our newly developed FFQ gives reproducible estimates of food group intake. Overall, moderate levels of relative validity were observed for estimates of food group intake...
  48. doi request reprint EQ-5D versus SF-12 in coronary patients: are they interchangeable?
    Delphine De Smedt
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium Electronic address
    Value Health 17:84-9. 2014
    ..Special attention was given to country-specific results...
  49. doi request reprint Validity and reliability of three commonly used quality of life measures in a large European population of coronary heart disease patients
    Delphine De Smedt
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 167:2294-9. 2013
    ..To investigate the validity and reliability of the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D), the 12-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12v2), and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in a stable coronary population...
  50. ncbi request reprint Associations between dimensions of job stress and biomarkers of inflammation and infection
    Els Clays
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Belgium
    J Occup Environ Med 47:878-83. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine associations between dimensions of job stress and indicators of chronic inflammation and infection...
  51. doi request reprint The perception of work stressors is related to reduced parasympathetic activity
    Els Clays
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Block A, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 84:185-91. 2011
    ..The aim was to examine the perception of work stressors in relation to ambulatory measures of heart rate variability (HRV)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus in middle-aged people is associated with increased sick leave: the BELSTRESS study
    Guy De Backer
    Vakgroep Maatschappelijke Gezondheidkunde, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Occup Environ Health 12:28-34. 2006
    ..Significant associations were found between diabetes and duration of sick leave and repetitive absences in men. In women a similar trend was observed for duration, and a significant association was found for repetitive absences...
  53. pmc Occupational and leisure time physical activity in contrasting relation to ambulatory blood pressure
    Els Clays
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, 2 block A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:1002. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relation of objective and self-report measures of occupational and leisure time physical activity with 24-h ambulatory systolic blood pressure (BP)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Relationship of perceived job stress to total coronary risk in a cohort of working men and women in Belgium
    Edwin Pelfrene
    Vakgroep Maatschappelijke Gezondheidkunde, Universiteit Gent, University Hospital, De Pintelaan, Gent, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 10:345-54. 2003
    ..To examine the relationships of job strain and iso-strain psychosocial work environment exposures to 'total coronary risk' (TCR) in a cohort of male and female workers in Belgium...
  55. ncbi request reprint Validity of parentally reported weight and height for preschool-aged children in Belgium and its impact on classification into body mass index categories
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pediatrics 118:2109-18. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of parentally reported weight and height values for preschool-aged children (3-7 years of age) in Belgium and the accuracy of BMI classifications using those data...
  56. ncbi request reprint The relation between psychosocial risk factors and cause-specific long-term sickness absence
    Heidi Janssens
    1 Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital Block A 2, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 24:428-33. 2014
    ..The aim was to study the impact of psychosocial risk factors on long-term sickness absence due to mental health problems (LSA-MH) or musculoskeletal disorders (LSA-MSD) in 2983 Belgian middle-aged workers...
  57. doi request reprint Gender, TIMI risk score and in-hospital mortality in STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI: results from the Belgian STEMI registry
    Sofie A Gevaert
    Department of Cardiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    EuroIntervention 9:1095-101. 2014
    ..Here, we compared in-hospital mortality and predictive performance of the TIMI risk score between Belgian women and men undergoing pPCI...
  58. pmc Smoking trends among adolescents from 1990 to 2002 in ten European countries and Canada
    Anne Hublet
    Ghent University, Department of Public Health, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 6:280. 2006
    ..Daily smoking adolescents are a public health problem as they are more likely to become adult smokers and to develop smoking-related health problems later on in their lives...
  59. ncbi request reprint The identification of older nursing home residents vulnerable for deterioration of grade 1 pressure ulcers
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 18:3050-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to identify prognostic factors associated with the development of pressure ulcer lesions (grade 2-4) in nursing home patients with non-blanchable erythema...
  60. doi request reprint Evaluation of commercially available ELISA assays as a tool for monitoring and managing pemphigus patients: a prospective study
    Stefanie Bracke
    Department of Dermatology, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Eur J Dermatol 23:33-9. 2013
    ..Pemphigus is a potentially life-threatening auto-immune blistering disease and consequently it is important to monitor disease activity...
  61. ncbi request reprint Endogenous oestradiol and cardiovascular disease in healthy men: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies
    Guy Vandenplas
    Heart Center, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Heart 98:1478-82. 2012
    ..The literature provides no clear answer as to whether total oestradiol (E2) concentrations increase the risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) in healthy men...
  62. ncbi request reprint Measuring the impact of multidrug resistance in nosocomial infection
    Stijn Blot
    Intensive Care Department, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 20:391-6. 2007
    ..Methodological techniques dealing with the problem of confounding are discussed and current findings in how multidrug resistance affects outcome in patients with nosocomial infection are highlighted...
  63. doi request reprint Serum estradiol is associated with volumetric BMD and modulates the impact of physical activity on bone size at the age of peak bone mass: a study in healthy male siblings
    Bruno M Lapauw
    Department of Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    J Bone Miner Res 24:1075-85. 2009
    ..E(2), but not T, levels are positively associated with vBMD and modulate the impact of physical activity on bone size at the tibia...
  64. ncbi request reprint Risk factor awareness in a coronary population and the association with health-related quality of life outcomes
    Delphine De Smedt
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, Blok A 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 59:475-83. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factor level awareness in coronary patients and to assess its associations with health-related quality of life (HRQoL)/psychological distress...
  65. pmc Renal dysfunction in STEMI-patients undergoing primary angioplasty: higher prevalence but equal prognostic impact in female patients; an observational cohort study from the Belgian STEMI registry
    Sofie A Gevaert
    Department of Cardiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Nephrol 14:62. 2013
    ..We examined gender differences in the prevalence and prognostic performance of renal dysfunction at admission in this setting...
  66. ncbi request reprint The effect of various combinations of turning and pressure reducing devices on the incidence of pressure ulcers
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Science, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 42:37-46. 2005
    ..Turning is considered to be an effective way of preventing pressure ulcers, however almost no research has been undertaken on this method...
  67. ncbi request reprint How to improve screening in first-degree relatives of patients with premature coronary heart disease
    Lieve Debruyne
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:711-7. 2006
    ..This demonstration project examined how to improve screening of close relatives of patients with premature CHD in daily practice...
  68. ncbi request reprint The reliability of two observation methods of nonblanchable erythema, Grade 1 pressure ulcer
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Nursing Science, Ghent University, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Appl Nurs Res 19:156-62. 2006
    ..Educational level and years of nursing experience did not seem to influence interrater reliability...
  69. ncbi request reprint The influence of parental occupation and the pupils' educational level on lifestyle behaviors among adolescents in Belgium
    Carine A Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Adolesc Health 34:330-8. 2004
    ..To analyze the associations of lifestyle behaviors with educational level and social background based on parental occupation in adolescence...
  70. doi request reprint Noninvasive assessment of central and peripheral arterial pressure (waveforms): implications of calibration methods
    Dries Mahieu
    Department of Pharmacology, Belgium
    J Hypertens 28:300-5. 2010
    ..We investigated the impact of radial artery waveform calibration on central BP assessment and calculated pressure amplification, with focus on the one-third rule used to estimate mean arterial BP (MAP)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Early smoking is associated with peak bone mass and prevalent fractures in young, healthy men
    Youri Taes
    Department of Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
    J Bone Miner Res 25:379-87. 2010
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint The glomerular filtration rate in an apparently healthy population and its relation with cardiovascular mortality during 10 years
    Wim Van Biesen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Renal Division, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 28:478-83. 2007
    ..Also, the cut-off level of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) from which cardiovascular risk increases has not exactly been established. This study wants to address these questions...
  73. ncbi request reprint Comparative assessment in young and elderly men of the gonadotropin response to aromatase inhibition
    Guy G T'Sjoen
    Department of Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5717-22. 2005
    ..Aging in men is associated with a decline in serum testosterone (T) levels...
  74. ncbi request reprint Creatine supplementation does not decrease total plasma homocysteine in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Youri E C Taes
    Laboratory Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium
    Kidney Int 66:2422-8. 2004
    ..The present study investigates the effects of creatine supplementation on tHcy in a vitamin-repleted chronic hemodialysis population...
  75. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D binding protein, bone status and body composition in community-dwelling elderly men
    Youri E C Taes
    Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology 2P8, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Bone 38:701-7. 2006
    ..In conclusion, serum 1,25(OH)(2)-vitamin D concentrations are codetermined by DBP-phenotypes and DBP-concentrations. No major effect of DBP-polymorphism was demonstrated on BMD, bone turnover markers or body composition...
  76. ncbi request reprint Plasma N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide concentration predicts coronary events in men at work: a report from the BELSTRESS study
    Johan De Sutter
    Department of Cardiology 8K12 IE, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 26:2644-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to study the predictive value of NT-pro-BNP for coronary events in a middle-aged population of men at work...
  77. ncbi request reprint Are serum leptin and the Gln223Arg polymorphism of the leptin receptor determinants of bone homeostasis in elderly men?
    Patricia Crabbe
    Unit for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
    Eur J Endocrinol 154:707-14. 2006
    ..This study assesses the contribution in elderly men of leptin and the Gln223Arg leptin receptor gene (LEPR) polymorphism to the variation in bone homeostasis, in relation to body composition and free estradiol as major confounders...
  78. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the decline in endothelial cell density after corneal allograft rejection
    Ilse Claerhout
    Department of Ophthalmology, Ghent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 44:4747-52. 2003
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Should we adjust for gestational age when analysing birth weights? The use of z-scores revisited
    Ilse Delbaere
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 22:2080-3. 2007
    ..g. single-embryo transfer (SET) versus double-embryo transfer (DET)] to birth weight, may induce bias, regardless of whether the adjustment happens via stratification, regression or through the use of z-scores...
  80. doi request reprint The role of VEGF-C staining in predicting regional metastasis in melanoma
    Barbara Boone
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Virchows Arch 453:257-65. 2008
    ..Our results confirm that VEGF-C expression in primary cutaneous melanoma plays a role in the lymphatic spread of the tumour...
  81. ncbi request reprint The importance of standardization of creatinine in the implementation of guidelines and recommendations for CKD: implications for CKD management programmes
    Wim Van Biesen
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:77-83. 2006
    ....
  82. ncbi request reprint Perinatal outcome of twin pregnancies in women of advanced age
    Ilse Delbaere
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 23:2145-50. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of twin pregnancies in women of advanced age (>or=35 years) compared with women aged 25-29 years old...
  83. doi request reprint A Dutch version of the modified reasons for smoking scale: factorial structure, reliability and validity
    Hedwig Boudrez
    Stop Smoking Clinic, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:799-806. 2012
    ..This study examined the factorial structure, reliability and validity of the scale in a sample of smokers, who are characterized by a high level of dependence and an explicit motivation to stop smoking...
  84. ncbi request reprint Validity and reproducibility of a semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire for estimating calcium intake in Belgian preschool children
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 95:802-16. 2006
    ..This FFQ tended to underestimate preschool children's Ca intake when administered by a proxy. However, it demonstrated good repeatability and fairly good ability to classify subjects into extremes of Ca intake...
  85. ncbi request reprint Influence of matching for exposure time on estimates of attributable mortality caused by nosocomial bacteremia in critically ill patients
    Stijn Blot
    Intensive Care Department, Ghent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:352-6. 2005
    ..To evaluate the influence of matching on exposure time on estimates of attributable mortality of nosocomial bacteremia as assessed by matched cohort studies...
  86. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of poor sleep quality and daytime sleepiness in Belgian truck drivers
    Lutgart Braeckman
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Chronobiol Int 28:126-34. 2011
    ....
  87. doi request reprint Endogenous testosterone and cardiovascular disease in healthy men: a meta-analysis
    Johannes B Ruige
    Department of Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Heart 97:870-5. 2011
    ..The literature provides no clear answer as to whether low endogenous testosterone increases risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in healthy men...
  88. ncbi request reprint Cytomegalovirus infection: an occupational hazard to kindergarten teachers working with children aged 2.5-6 years
    Philippe Kiss
    Progecov, Occupational Health Service, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:79-86. 2002
    ..The results indicated an increased risk of CMV infection in kindergarten teachers and an insufficiency of hygienic measures to prevent seropositivity...
  89. doi request reprint How evidence-based is venous leg ulcer care? A survey in community settings
    Ann Van Hecke
    Department of Public Health Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 65:337-47. 2009
    ..This paper is a report of a study to describe venous leg ulcer care regarding compression, pain management and lifestyle advice in community settings and to identify factors that predict the provision of lifestyle advice by nurses...
  90. doi request reprint Polymorphisms of the SHBG gene contribute to the interindividual variation of sex steroid hormone blood levels in young, middle-aged and elderly men
    Griet Vanbillemont
    Department of Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 70:303-10. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the influence of a missense mutation in exon 8 (Asp327Asn) and a (TAAAA)(n)-repeat in the promoter region of the SHBG gene, on SHBG and sex steroid serum concentrations in a population of healthy men...
  91. ncbi request reprint Consultation in general practice: a standard operating procedure?
    Myriam Deveugele
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, UZ 1K3 De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 54:227-33. 2004
    ..In a long consultation doctors take more time for a social talk, they give more attention to the relation or contact with the patient, they listen more extensively, especially to psychosocial problems, and they give more information...
  92. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive (input) impedance, pulse wave velocity, and wave reflection in healthy middle-aged men and women
    Patrick Segers
    Cardiovascular Mechanics and Biofluid Dynamics, IBITECH, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Hypertension 49:1248-55. 2007
    ..Wave reflection increases with age and is not higher in women than in men...
  93. doi request reprint Donor haptoglobin phenotype determines outcome following liver transplantation
    Reinhart Speeckaert
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 85, Gent, Belgium
    Transpl Int 24:619-26. 2011
    ..Liver transplant patients with Hp 1-1 and Hp 2-1 grafts had a better outcome probability than recipients of an Hp 2-2 graft, which may be explained by differences in iron metabolism induced by the Hp genotype of the graft...
  94. doi request reprint Open Preperitoneal Techniques versus Lichtenstein Repair for elective Inguinal Hernias
    Wouter Willaert
    General and Hepatobiliary Surgery, University Hospital and Medical School Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 7:CD008034. 2012
    ..As a result, placing the mesh in the preperitoneal space is a valuable option...
  95. ncbi request reprint Effect of nosocomial bloodstream infection on the outcome of critically ill patients with acute renal failure treated with renal replacement therapy
    Eric A J Hoste
    Intensive Care Unit, Department of Public Health, Ghent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:454-62. 2004
    ..Nevertheless, the outcome was not influenced by the presence of bloodstream infection. The high mortality observed in ARF patients could therefore not be attributed to the higher incidence of bloodstream infection...
  96. doi request reprint Neuropsychological functioning 3-5 years after coronary artery bypass grafting: does the pump make a difference?
    Nathalie Stroobant
    Centre for Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:396-401. 2008
    ..Neurocognitive sequelae after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are frequently reported. The present study investigated the possible difference between on- and off-pump CABG patients in a long-term perspective...
  97. doi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the Dutch Resilience Scale RS-nl on 3265 healthy participants: a confirmation of the association between age and resilience found with the Swedish version
    Michael Portzky
    Department of Adult Psychiatry, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    Scand J Caring Sci 24:86-92. 2010
    ..The RS-nl seems to be a valid and useful screening instrument to detect persons at risk, who could benefit from closer and prolonged psychological help...
  98. doi request reprint Pressure ulcers and incontinence-associated dermatitis: effectiveness of the Pressure Ulcer Classification education tool on classification by nurses
    Dimitri Beeckman
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e3. 2010
    ..Incorrect classification and differentiation result in incorrect prevention and treatment. Education is important to spread evidence-based insights about this topic and to improve classification skills...
  99. ncbi request reprint Haptoglobin and body mass index
    Youri E C Taes
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:594; author reply 594-5. 2005
  100. ncbi request reprint Discriminative value of serum amyloid A and other acute-phase proteins for coronary heart disease
    Joris R Delanghe
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Atherosclerosis 160:471-6. 2002
    ..In conclusion, although SAA has a discriminative value for CHD, serum CRP is to be preferred as a first-class acute-phase reactant for detection of the disease...
  101. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial bacteremia caused by antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacteria in critically ill patients: clinical outcome and length of hospitalization
    Stijn Blot
    Department of Intensive Care, Ghent University Hospital, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Clin Infect Dis 34:1600-6. 2002
    ..032) were independently associated with in-hospital mortality (P<.05). Antibiotic resistance in nosocomial bacteremia caused by gram-negative bacteria does not adversely affect the outcome for critically ill patients...