Bert Aertgeerts

Summary

Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence according to DSM-IV criteria in first year university students]
    B Aertgeerts
    afd Huisartsgeneeskunde, Katholieke Universiteit, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Leuven
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 143:2621-4. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint The value of CAGE, CUGE, and AUDIT in screening for alcohol abuse and dependence among college freshmen
    B Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 24:53-7. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Is there a difference between CAGE interviews and written CAGE questionnaires?
    B Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 24:733-6. 2000
  4. pmc Screening properties of questionnaires and laboratory tests for the detection of alcohol abuse or dependence in a general practice population
    B Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 51:206-17. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint The relation between alcohol abuse or dependence and academic performance in first-year college students
    Bert Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    J Adolesc Health 31:223-5. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Questionnaires are better than laboratory tests to screen for current alcohol abuse or dependence in a male inpatient population
    B Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Acta Clin Belg 57:241-9. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint The value of the CAGE in screening for alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in general clinical populations: a diagnostic meta-analysis
    B Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Katholicke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Blok J, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:30-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Why does the general practitioner refer patients with chest pain not-urgently to the specialist or urgently to the emergency department? Influence of the certainty of the initial diagnosis
    Rudi Bruyninckx
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 64:259-65. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Half of the patients with chest pain that are urgently referred are transported in unsafe conditions
    Rudi Bruyninckx
    Department of General Practice, ACHG KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 15:330-3. 2008
  10. pmc Signs and symptoms for diagnosis of serious infections in children: a prospective study in primary care
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit and CEBAM, Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 57:538-46. 2007

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Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence according to DSM-IV criteria in first year university students]
    B Aertgeerts
    afd Huisartsgeneeskunde, Katholieke Universiteit, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Leuven
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 143:2621-4. 1999
    ..To determine the prevalence of alcohol problems in first-year college students...
  2. ncbi request reprint The value of CAGE, CUGE, and AUDIT in screening for alcohol abuse and dependence among college freshmen
    B Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 24:53-7. 2000
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Is there a difference between CAGE interviews and written CAGE questionnaires?
    B Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 24:733-6. 2000
    ....
  4. pmc Screening properties of questionnaires and laboratory tests for the detection of alcohol abuse or dependence in a general practice population
    B Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 51:206-17. 2001
    ..Early identification of alcohol abuse or dependence is important in general practice because many diseases are influenced by alcohol. General practitioners, however, fail to recognise most patients with alcohol problems...
  5. ncbi request reprint The relation between alcohol abuse or dependence and academic performance in first-year college students
    Bert Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    J Adolesc Health 31:223-5. 2002
    ..6%) were alcohol-dependent. Of the students who met criteria of alcohol dependence, 62.5% failed in their first year, compared to 50% among students who did not report these drinking problems...
  6. ncbi request reprint Questionnaires are better than laboratory tests to screen for current alcohol abuse or dependence in a male inpatient population
    B Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Acta Clin Belg 57:241-9. 2002
    ..To assess the diagnostic performance of the CAGE and AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test) and its derivatives, and laboratory tests for screening alcohol abuse or dependence in a male medical hospital population...
  7. ncbi request reprint The value of the CAGE in screening for alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in general clinical populations: a diagnostic meta-analysis
    B Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Katholicke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Blok J, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:30-9. 2004
    ..To perform a meta-analysis to assess diagnostic characteristics of the CAGE in screening for alcohol abuse or dependence in a general clinical population and to test a new method for pooling of ROC curves...
  8. ncbi request reprint Why does the general practitioner refer patients with chest pain not-urgently to the specialist or urgently to the emergency department? Influence of the certainty of the initial diagnosis
    Rudi Bruyninckx
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 64:259-65. 2009
    ..Chest pain is an initial symptom for several minor diseases but acute myocardial infarction (AMI) should not be missed...
  9. doi request reprint Half of the patients with chest pain that are urgently referred are transported in unsafe conditions
    Rudi Bruyninckx
    Department of General Practice, ACHG KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 15:330-3. 2008
    ..Owing to the risks of ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia, urgent transport should be organized under safe conditions, that is, with a defibrillator at hand...
  10. pmc Signs and symptoms for diagnosis of serious infections in children: a prospective study in primary care
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit and CEBAM, Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 57:538-46. 2007
    ..In children with an acute illness, the primary care physician uses signs and symptoms to assess the probability of a serious infection and decide on further management...
  11. pmc How well do clinical prediction rules perform in identifying serious infections in acutely ill children across an international network of ambulatory care datasets?
    Jan Y Verbakel
    Department of General Practice, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33 Blok J, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Med 11:10. 2013
    ..We aimed to examine the diagnostic accuracy of these rules in multiple ambulatory care populations in Europe...
  12. pmc Computerized general practice based networks yield comparable performance with sentinel data in monitoring epidemiological time-course of influenza-like illness and acute respiratory illness
    Carla Truyers
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 11:24. 2010
    ..Computerized morbidity registration networks might serve as early warning systems in a time where natural epidemics such as the H1N1 flu can easily spread from one region to another...
  13. doi request reprint The attitude of Flemish occupational health physicians toward evidence-based occupational health and clinical practice guidelines
    Annemie Heselmans
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Louvain, Belgium
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:201-8. 2010
    ....
  14. pmc Human computation as a new method for evidence-based knowledge transfer in Web-based guideline development groups: proof of concept randomized controlled trial
    Annemie Heselmans
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Med Internet Res 15:e8. 2013
    ..Systems that aggregate knowledge while participants play a game are one class of human computation applications. Researchers have already proven that these games with a purpose are effective in building common sense knowledge databases...
  15. pmc Excess of mortality in patients with chest pain peaks in the first 3 days period after the incident and normalizes after 1 month
    Rudi Bruyninckx
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Fam Pract 27:604-8. 2010
    ..These patients are at risk of mortality and should be recognized and referred to secondary care. Aim. To determine the relationship between referral type and mortality in patients with chest pain...
  16. doi request reprint Diagnostic value of clinical features at presentation to identify serious infection in children in developed countries: a systematic review
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Lancet 375:834-45. 2010
    ..Our aim was to identify which clinical features have value in confirming or excluding the possibility of serious infection in children presenting to ambulatory care settings in developed countries...
  17. pmc GPs' reasons for referral of patients with chest pain: a qualitative study
    Rudi Bruyninckx
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 10:55. 2009
    ..The aim of our study was to identify GPs' reasons for referring or not referring patients presenting with chest pain...
  18. doi request reprint Outcome measures of spiritual care in palliative home care: a qualitative study
    Mieke Vermandere
    Department of General Practice, KU Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 30:437-44. 2013
    ..Further research is needed to implement and evaluate these new outcome measures. ..
  19. doi request reprint Family physicians' perceptions and use of electronic clinical decision support during the first year of implementation
    Annemie Heselmans
    Department of Public Health, Leuven, Belgium
    J Med Syst 36:3677-84. 2012
    ..There is a need to reach a larger population of physicians (including physicians who never used the system or stopped using the system) to validate the results of this survey...
  20. pmc Incident somatic comorbidity after psychosis: results from a retrospective cohort study based on Flemish general practice data
    Carla Truyers
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 12:132. 2011
    ..Many studies are performed in specialized settings with a strong focus on schizophrenia. Somatic comorbidity after psychosis is studied, using a general practice comorbidity registration network...
  21. pmc The attitude of Belgian social insurance physicians towards evidence-based practice and clinical practice guidelines
    Annemie Heselmans
    School of Public Health, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 10:64. 2009
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Exploring barriers to the implementation of evidence-based practice in psychiatry to inform health policy: a focus group based study
    Karin Hannes
    Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Belgian Branch of the Cochrane Collaboration, Kapucijnenvoer 33 Blok J, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Community Ment Health J 46:423-32. 2010
    ..Although context-specific, the problem tree can assist policy makers working in health care systems with similar characteristics in formulating objectives and developing strategies that facilitate EBP in the field of psychiatric care...
  23. pmc Serious infections in children: an incidence study in family practice
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Academisch Centrum voor Huisartsgeneeskunde, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 7:23. 2006
    ..We therefore estimated the incidence of serious infections in general practice in Belgium...
  24. doi request reprint Spirituality in palliative home care: a framework for the clinician
    Mieke Vermandere
    Department of General Practice, Kapucijnenvoer 33 blok J bus 7001, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Support Care Cancer 21:1061-9. 2013
    ..The purpose of this paper was to develop a consensus-based framework of the main elements of spiritual care in palliative home care...
  25. doi request reprint Can training improve laypersons helping behaviour in first aid? A randomised controlled deception trial
    Stijn Van de Velde
    Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Leuven, Belgium
    Emerg Med J 30:292-7. 2013
    ..This study investigated the effect of conventional first aid training versus conventional training plus supplementary training aimed at decreasing barriers to helping...
  26. pmc Signs and symptoms in children with a serious infection: a qualitative study
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 6:36. 2005
    ..Little is known which signs and symptoms are important in general practice. With this qualitative study, we aimed to identify possible new important diagnostic variables...
  27. pmc Effectiveness of electronic guideline-based implementation systems in ambulatory care settings - a systematic review
    Annemie Heselmans
    School of Public Health, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 blok d, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Implement Sci 4:82. 2009
    ..This conclusion implies a considerable risk towards inappropriate investments in ineffective implementation interventions and in suboptimal care...
  28. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of appraisal tools for clinical practice guidelines: multiple similarities and one common deficit
    Joan Vlayen
    Belgian Federal Health Care Knowledge Centre, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:235-42. 2005
    ..To identify a critical appraisal tool for clinical practice guidelines that could serve as a basis for the development of an appraisal tool for clinical pathways...
  29. ncbi request reprint Can the heartscan be used for diagnosis and monitoring of emergencies in general practice?
    Walter Renier
    Dept of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 67:525-31. 2012
    ..We presumed the heartscan, a handheld wireless device, to be of value to a GP in emergency situations. We therefore studied inter- and intra-observer variability and the accuracy of the screen readings...
  30. doi request reprint The use of human tissue in epidemiological research; ethical and legal considerations in two biobanks in Belgium
    Carla Truyers
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Blok J, Bus 7001, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Med Health Care Philos 13:169-75. 2010
    ..We will address the principle of consent (broad versus specific) and the type of data recorded (anonymous, encoded and identifiable) for both biobanks...
  31. ncbi request reprint Results of diagnostic accuracy studies are not always validated
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Department of General Practice ACHG, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Blok J, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:559-66. 2006
    ..Here we describe whether diagnostic research is validated, which technique is used, and to what extent the validation study results differ from the original...
  32. pmc Signs and symptoms in diagnosing acute myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome: a diagnostic meta-analysis
    Rudi Bruyninckx
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 58:105-11. 2008
    ..Prompt diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction or acute coronary syndrome is very important...
  33. doi request reprint Nurse-led telecoaching of people with type 2 diabetes in primary care: rationale, design and baseline data of a randomized controlled trial
    Irina Odnoletkova
    University of Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Leuven B 3000, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 15:24. 2014
    ..It proved to be effective in patients with coronary heart disease after hospitalization. Clinical and cost-effectiveness of The COACH Program in people with type 2 diabetes in Belgium needs to be assessed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Barriers to evidence-based nursing: a focus group study
    Karin Hannes
    Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Belgian Branch of the Cochrane Collaboration, Leuven, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 60:162-71. 2007
    ..This paper reports a study to explore the barriers to evidence-based nursing among Flemish (Belgian) nurses...
  35. pmc The diagnostic value of macroscopic haematuria for the diagnosis of urological cancer in general practice
    Rudi Bruyninckx
    Department of General Practice, ACHG Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33 Blok J, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 53:31-5. 2003
    ..The diagnostic value and the impact of some signs and symptoms in most diseases in primary care have only been studied incompletely...
  36. pmc GPs' views concerning spirituality and the use of the FICA tool in palliative care in Flanders: a qualitative study
    Mieke Vermandere
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of General Practice, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e718-25. 2012
    ..Previous findings suggest that the FICA tool is feasible for the clinical assessment of spirituality. However, little is known about the views of GPs on the use of this tool...
  37. doi request reprint Evaluation of the quality of life after individualized homeopathic treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis. A prospective, open, non-comparative study
    Maria Goossens
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, ACHG KULeuven, Kapucijnenvoer, Leuven, Belgium
    Homeopathy 98:11-6. 2009
    ..Quality of life (QoL) is an important outcome measure in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), a condition for which homeopathy is frequently used...
  38. pmc Interdisciplinary diabetes care teams operating on the interface between primary and specialty care are associated with improved outcomes of care: findings from the Leuven Diabetes Project
    Liesbeth Borgermans
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:179. 2009
    ..A third hypothesis was that patients who used the IDCT in an Advanced quality Improvement Program (AQIP) would have significantly better outcomes compared to users of a Usual Quality Improvement Program (UQIP)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Online on-the-spot searching increases use of evidence during consultations in family practice
    Dirk Van Duppen
    Group Practice Doctors for the People, Deurne, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 68:61-5. 2007
    ..The project aimed to search for online evidence in a structured way in consultation with the patient, to investigate whether the evidence discovered changed decisions...
  40. ncbi request reprint Obstacles to implementing evidence-based dentistry: a focus group-based study
    Karin Hannes
    Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Belgian Branch of the Cochrane Collaboration, Belgium
    J Dent Educ 72:736-44. 2008
    ..The obstacles identified are considered useful to support future quantitative research that can be generalized to a broader group...
  41. pmc Implementing evidence-based medicine in general practice: a focus group based study
    Karin Hannes
    Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Belgian Branch of the Cochrane Collaboration, Kapucijnenvoer 33 Blok J, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 6:37. 2005
    ..This study aims to explore the barriers of Flemish GPs (General Practitioners) to the implementation of EBM in routine clinical work and to identify possible strategies for integrating EBM in daily work...
  42. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing dementia in primary care
    Jan De Lepeleire
    Age Ageing 33:321. 2004