Guy De Backer

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Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The SCORE model in the POWER study: an attempt to focus the limited resources for prevention on patients with greatest need
    Guy De Backer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:S19-24. 2007
  2. pmc Dietary sources of energy and macronutrient intakes among Flemish preschoolers
    Willem De Keyzer
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University College Ghent, Gent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 69:5. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Design and methodology of POWER, an open-label observation of the effect of primary care interventions on total cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension
    Guy De Backer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 27:210-5. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Do novel biomarkers add to existing scores of total cardiovascular risk?
    Guy De Backer
    Department of Public Health, University Hospital, DePintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:14-7. 2012
  5. pmc Excess risk attributable to traditional cardiovascular risk factors in clinical practice settings across Europe - The EURIKA Study
    Eliseo Guallar
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:704. 2011
  6. pmc Rationale and methods of the European Study on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention and Management in Daily Practice (EURIKA)
    Fernando Rodriguez-Artalejo
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health, Madrid 28029, Spain
    BMC Public Health 10:382. 2010
  7. pmc Do inter-hospital comparisons of in-hospital, acute myocardial infarction case-fatality rates serve the purpose of fostering quality improvement? An evaluative study
    Willem Aelvoet
    Federal Service of Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:334. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. Third Joint Task Force of European and other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted by representatives of eight societies and by invit
    Guy De Backer
    Atherosclerosis 173:381-91. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint [Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice]
    G De Backer
    Belgian Society of Cardiology
    Rev Med Liege 60:163-72. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. Third Joint Task Force Of European and other societies on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (constituted by representatives of eight societies and by invit
    Guy De Backer
    University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 97:1019-30. 2004

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Publications89

  1. doi request reprint The SCORE model in the POWER study: an attempt to focus the limited resources for prevention on patients with greatest need
    Guy De Backer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:S19-24. 2007
    ..This study, with an estimated sample size of 60,000 patients, will determine if SCORE can act as a suitable tool to aid the lowering of CV risk...
  2. pmc Dietary sources of energy and macronutrient intakes among Flemish preschoolers
    Willem De Keyzer
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University College Ghent, Gent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 69:5. 2011
    ..fruit juices) should be discouraged, while consumption of fruits, vegetables, water, bread and margarine on bread should be encouraged...
  3. doi request reprint Design and methodology of POWER, an open-label observation of the effect of primary care interventions on total cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension
    Guy De Backer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 27:210-5. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Do novel biomarkers add to existing scores of total cardiovascular risk?
    Guy De Backer
    Department of Public Health, University Hospital, DePintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:14-7. 2012
    ..However, there addition to conventional risk estimation may be useful in correctly reclassifying individuals at intermediate risk as above or below a chosen intervention threshold...
  5. pmc Excess risk attributable to traditional cardiovascular risk factors in clinical practice settings across Europe - The EURIKA Study
    Eliseo Guallar
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:704. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the excess risk attributable, firstly, to the presence of CVD risk factors and, secondly, to the lack of control of these risk factors in primary prevention care across Europe...
  6. pmc Rationale and methods of the European Study on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention and Management in Daily Practice (EURIKA)
    Fernando Rodriguez-Artalejo
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health, Madrid 28029, Spain
    BMC Public Health 10:382. 2010
    ..It will also assess physicians' knowledge and attitudes about CVD prevention as well as the barriers impeding effective risk factor management in clinical practice...
  7. pmc Do inter-hospital comparisons of in-hospital, acute myocardial infarction case-fatality rates serve the purpose of fostering quality improvement? An evaluative study
    Willem Aelvoet
    Federal Service of Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:334. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. Third Joint Task Force of European and other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted by representatives of eight societies and by invit
    Guy De Backer
    Atherosclerosis 173:381-91. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint [Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice]
    G De Backer
    Belgian Society of Cardiology
    Rev Med Liege 60:163-72. 2005
    ..The model used to assess the overall risk was adapted for Belgium. Otherwise, very few things were changed from the Exectutive Summary of the European Guidelines...
  10. ncbi request reprint European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. Third Joint Task Force Of European and other societies on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (constituted by representatives of eight societies and by invit
    Guy De Backer
    University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 97:1019-30. 2004
  11. ncbi request reprint [European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the Clinical Practice. Third work group of the european societies and other societies on cardiovascular disease prevention in the clinical practice]
    G De Backer
    Neurologia 19:440-50. 2004
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: third joint task force of European and other societies on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (constituted by representatives of eight societies and by invit
    Guy De Backer
    European Society of Cardiology
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 10:S1-S10. 2003
    ..The Committee is also responsible for the endorsement of these guidelines or statements...
  14. ncbi request reprint European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. Third Joint Task Force of European and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice
    Guy De Backer
    University Hospital, DePintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 24:1601-10. 2003
  15. doi request reprint New European guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice
    Guy De Backer
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Clin Chem Lab Med 47:138-42. 2009
    ..For those who would like to read more on this, please refer to the full document (112 pages including 1105 references)...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Spanish adaptation of the European guidelines on cardiovascular prevention (and II)]
    G De Backer
    University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Aten Primaria 34:484-92. 2004
  17. pmc Dietary sources of animal and plant protein intake among Flemish preschool children and the association with socio-economic and lifestyle-related factors
    Yi Lin
    Unit Nutrition and Food Safety, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Nutr J 10:97. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to assess the intake of animal, plant and food group-specific protein, and to investigate their associations with socio-economic and lifestyle-related factors in Flemish preschoolers...
  18. doi request reprint Fibre intake among the Belgian population by sex-age and sex-education groups and its association with BMI and waist circumference
    Yi Lin
    Unit Nutrition and Food Safety, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 105:1692-703. 2011
    ..In summary, total fibre intake was inversely associated with WC, whereas fruit-derived fibre intake was positively associated with WC in the Belgian population...
  19. 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)...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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)...
  24. 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...
  25. doi request reprint Food sources and correlates of sodium and potassium intakes in Flemish pre-school children
    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
    Public Health Nutr 15:1039-46. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate dietary sources of Na and K intakes among Flemish pre-school children using multiple linear regression analyses...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi 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...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Recurrent changes in the work environment, job resources and distress among nurses: a comparative cross-sectional survey
    Rik Verhaeghe
    Department of Management Information, Operations Management and Technology Policy, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 45:382-92. 2008
    ..e. 'threat') of these changes. The interaction between 'threat' and job resources (i.e. timing control, method control and supervisor support) and its relation to distress among Registered Nurses was examined...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. pmc Food intakes by preschool children in Flanders compared with dietary guidelines
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Gent, Belgium
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 5:243-57. 2008
    ....
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. doi request reprint Plant and animal protein intake and its association with overweight and obesity among the Belgian population
    Yi Lin
    Unit of Nutrition and Food Safety, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 105:1106-16. 2011
    ..Associations with anthropometric data indicated that plant proteins could offer a protective effect in the prevention of overweight and OB in the Belgian population...
  38. 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...
  39. 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)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Use of benzodiazepine drugs and perceived job stress in a cohort of working men and women in Belgium. Results from the BELSTRESS-study
    Edwin Pelfrene
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital UZG Block A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 59:433-42. 2004
    ..62, 99% CI=0.4-1.1). The association with low social support is less clear; an independent association between use of benzodiazepines and iso-strain was observed particularly in men...
  41. 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...
  42. pmc Dietary Sources of Fiber Intake and Its Association with Socio-Economic Factors among Flemish Preschool Children
    Yi Lin
    Unit Nutrition and Food Safety, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium E Mails Y L G D B S D H
    Int J Mol Sci 12:1836-53. 2011
    ..Hence, dietary fiber should be promoted among parents of preschoolers and low socio-economic status families should be addressed in particular...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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)...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Impact of recurrent changes in the work environment on nurses' psychological well-being and sickness absence
    Rik Verhaeghe
    Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Management Information, Operations Management and Technology Policy, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 56:646-56. 2006
    ..e. job satisfaction, eustress and distress) and absence through illness...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. ncbi request reprint VE/VCO2 slope and oxygen uptake efficiency slope in patients with coronary artery disease and intermediate peakVO2
    Nico R Van de Veire
    Department of Cardiology, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:916-23. 2006
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Dietary intakes and food sources of fatty acids for Belgian women, focused on n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
    Isabelle A Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Lipids 41:415-22. 2006
    ..The main sources of long-chain PUFA were fish and seafood, and meat, poultry, and eggs. From a public health perspective, it seems desirable to tackle the problem of low n-3 PUFA intake...
  56. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy outcome in primiparae of advanced maternal age
    Ilse Delbaere
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 135:41-6. 2007
    ..To investigate the impact of maternal age on singleton pregnancy outcome, taking into account intermediate and confounding factors...
  57. ncbi request reprint Day-to-day variability of global left ventricular functional and perfusional measurements by quantitative gated SPECT using Tc-99m tetrofosmin in patients with heart failure due to coronary artery disease
    Olivier De Winter
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
    J Nucl Cardiol 11:47-52. 2004
    ....
  58. doi 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...
  59. 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint Dietary exposure to dioxin-like compounds in three age groups: results from the Flemish environment and health study
    Maaike Bilau
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 70:584-92. 2008
    ..The main contributors of dioxin-like substances are fish and seafood (25-43% of the total intake), added fats (22-25% of the total intake) and dairy products (17-20% of the total intake)...
  61. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of erectile dysfunction in a population-based study in Belgium
    Rudolf Mak
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur Urol 41:132-8. 2002
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Incremental prognostic value of combined perfusion and function assessment during myocardial gated SPECT in patients aged 75 years or older
    Olivier De Winter
    Nuclear Medicine Division, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    J Nucl Cardiol 12:662-70. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether perfusion and functional cardiac gated SPECT data have prognostic value in patients aged 75 years or older...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for primary ventricular fibrillation during acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Peter J Gheeraert
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 27:2499-510. 2006
    ..To evaluate potential risk factors for primary ventricular fibrillation (PVF) during acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by a systematic review and meta-analyses...
  66. doi 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...
  67. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based goals versus achievement in clinical practice in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease: findings in EUROASPIRE II
    Guy De Backer
    Department of Public Health, University Hospital, University of Ghent, De Pintelaan, 185 Block A, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Atheroscler Suppl 2:13-6; discussion 16-7. 2002
    ..0 mmol/l. It is clear that there are still considerable opportunities in Europe to reduce risk of recurrent CHD through lifestyle changes, rigorous control of other risk factors, and more effective use of proven drug therapies...
  68. ncbi request reprint European guidelines on cardiovascular disease and prevention in clinical practice
    Guy De Backer
    Atherosclerosis 171:145-55. 2003
  69. ncbi request reprint [European practice guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular diseases: executive summary]
    Ian Graham
    European Society of Cardiology
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 9:11-59. 2008
  70. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of the oxygen uptake efficiency slope as a submaximal predictor of peak oxygen uptake in aged patients with ischemic heart disease
    Christophe Van Laethem
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gent, Belgium
    Am Heart J 152:297.e9-15. 2006
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Increased absenteeism from work among aware and treated hypertensive and hypercholesterolaemic patients
    Francoise Leynen
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Brussels Free University ULB, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:261-7. 2006
    ..In the Belstress I study this hypothesis was analysed in the same way for the possible influence on sick leave of labelling persons with elevated cholesterol as hypercholesterolaemic...
  72. ncbi request reprint Healthy food and nutrient index and all cause mortality
    Christine Bazelmans
    Dept of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 808 Route de Lennik, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:145-52. 2006
    ..To develop a Healthy Food and Nutrient Index (HFNI) and to relate this index to the all cause mortality observed in two Belgian communities...
  73. 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint Haptoglobin and body mass index
    Youri E C Taes
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:594; author reply 594-5. 2005
  75. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure is insufficiently controlled in European patients with established coronary heart disease
    Eric Boersma
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 21:1831-40. 2003
    ..Adequate blood pressure control is therefore of utmost importance. We report on two successive European surveys that evaluated whether the goals given in recommendations on secondary prevention are achieved...
  76. ncbi request reprint Management of grown up congenital heart disease
    John Deanfield
    GUCH Unit, The Heart Hospital, London
    Eur Heart J 24:1035-84. 2003
  77. ncbi request reprint The importance of plasma apolipoprotein E concentration in addition to its common polymorphism on inter-individual variation in lipid levels: results from Apo Europe
    Nadia Haddy
    INSERM U 525 Equipe 4, 30 rue Lionnois, 54000 Nancy, France
    Eur J Hum Genet 10:841-50. 2002
    ..Total cholesterol and TG concentrations were significantly dependent on apoE genotype in both sexes. These differences in lipids between genotypes were more pronounced when plasma apoE concentrations were taken into account...
  78. ncbi request reprint A total cardiovascular risk estimate should not be used dichotomously
    Guy De Backer
    J Hypertens 24:1697-8. 2006
  79. ncbi request reprint The role of whole blood viscosity in premature coronary artery disease in women
    Tine L M De Backer
    Cardiovascular Center, Onze Lieve Vrouw Hospital, Moorselbaan 164, 9300, Aalst, Belgium
    Atherosclerosis 165:367-73. 2002
    ..In women with premature coronary artery disease (CAD), the underlying risk factors are a matter of debate and the role of whole blood viscosity in its pathogenesis has not been documented...
  80. ncbi request reprint European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: full text. Fourth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and other societies on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (constituted by represent
    Ian Graham
    Department of Cardiology, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:S1-113. 2007
  81. ncbi request reprint European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: executive summary. Fourth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and other societies on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (constituted by r
    Ian Graham
    Department of Cardiology, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Doublin, Ireland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:E1-40. 2007
  82. ncbi request reprint European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: executive summary: Fourth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (Constituted by r
    Ian Graham
    Department of Cardiology, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Eur Heart J 28:2375-414. 2007
  83. ncbi request reprint 2007 Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension: The Task Force for the Management of Arterial Hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
    Giuseppe Mancia
    Clinica Medica, Ospedale San Gerardo, Universita Milano Bicocca, Via Pergolesi, 33 20052 MONZA Milano, Italy
    J Hypertens 25:1105-87. 2007
  84. ncbi request reprint Averting a pandemic health crisis in Europe by 2020: what physicians need to know regarding cholesterol management
    Alberico L Catapano
    Centre for the Study of Atherosclerosis, Marie Curie Training Centre for Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:340-5. 2007
    ..According to a recent report by the Stockholm Network (an independent European 'think tank'), major political, economic, social, and medical changes are urgently needed with respect to cholesterol management to help prevent CVD...
  85. ncbi request reprint Response of the oxygen uptake efficiency slope to exercise training in patients with chronic heart failure
    Christophe Van Laethem
    Department of Physiotherapy, Artevelde Institute of Higher Education Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:625-9. 2007
    ..The oxygen uptake efficiency slope (OUES) is a new exercise parameter that provides prognostic power in patients with CHF. Little is known about the effects of exercise training (ET) on OUES...
  86. ncbi request reprint Guidelines on the management of stable angina pectoris: executive summary: The Task Force on the Management of Stable Angina Pectoris of the European Society of Cardiology
    Kim Fox
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
    Eur Heart J 27:1341-81. 2006
  87. ncbi request reprint 2007 ESH-ESC Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension: the task force for the management of arterial hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
    Giuseppe Mansia
    Clinica Medica, Ospedale San Gerardo, Universita Milano Bicocca, Via Pergolesi, 33 20052 MONZA Milano, Italy
    Blood Press 16:135-232. 2007
  88. ncbi request reprint [ESH/ESC 2007 Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension]
    Giuseppe Mancia
    Clinica Medica, Ospedale San Gerardo, Universita Milano Bicocca, Monza, Milano, Italia
    Rev Esp Cardiol 60:968.e1-94. 2007
  89. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection: further evidence for the role of feco-oral transmission
    Antoon De Schryver
    IDEWE Occupational Health Services, Leuven, Belgium
    Helicobacter 11:523-8. 2006
    ..We studied the transmission in employees taking care of institutionalized persons with mental disabilities with a documented high prevalence of H. pylori...