Daniel Blockmans

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Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Relationship between fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in the large vessels and late aortic diameter in giant cell arteritis
    D Blockmans
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1179-84. 2008
  2. pmc Clinical and serological evaluation of a novel CENP-A peptide based ELISA
    Michael Mahler
    Dr Fooke Laboratorien, Mainstrasse 85, 41469 Neuss, Germany
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R99. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical value of [(18)F]fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography for patients with fever of unknown origin
    D Blockmans
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Infect Dis 32:191-6. 2001
  4. doi request reprint PET in vasculitis
    Daniel Blockmans
    General Internal Medicine Department, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1228:64-70. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Imaging for large-vessel vasculitis
    Daniel Blockmans
    General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 21:19-28. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Repetitive 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in isolated polymyalgia rheumatica: a prospective study in 35 patients
    D Blockmans
    MD, PhD, Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Leuven, Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:672-7. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Does methylphenidate reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?
    Daniel Blockmans
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Med 119:167.e23-30. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint The use of (18F)fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the assessment of large vessel vasculitis
    D Blockmans
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:S15-22. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Utility of imaging studies in assessment of vascular inflammation
    Daniel Blockmans
    University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Cleve Clin J Med 69:SII95-9. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint FDG-PET scan in the diagnosis of postmeningococcal pericarditis
    Daniel Blockmans
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Nucl Med 27:59. 2002

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  1. doi request reprint Relationship between fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in the large vessels and late aortic diameter in giant cell arteritis
    D Blockmans
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1179-84. 2008
    ..We wanted to investigate whether there is a correlation between the extent of vascular FDG uptake during the acute phase of GCA and the aortic diameter at late follow-up...
  2. pmc Clinical and serological evaluation of a novel CENP-A peptide based ELISA
    Michael Mahler
    Dr Fooke Laboratorien, Mainstrasse 85, 41469 Neuss, Germany
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R99. 2010
    ..Historically, ACA were detected by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) on HEp-2 cells and confirmed by immunoassays using recombinant CENP-B. The objective of this study was to evaluate a novel CENP-A peptide ELISA...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical value of [(18)F]fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography for patients with fever of unknown origin
    D Blockmans
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Infect Dis 32:191-6. 2001
    ..Because of the quick results (within hours instead of days), FDG-PET scan may replace gallium scintigraphy as a radiopharmaceutical for the evaluation of patients with FUO...
  4. doi request reprint PET in vasculitis
    Daniel Blockmans
    General Internal Medicine Department, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1228:64-70. 2011
    ..In patients with giant-cell arteritis, there is increased metabolic activity within the aortic wall on FDG PET scintigraphy, indicating inflammation of the aorta, which may be a predictor of a higher potential for aortic dilatation...
  5. doi request reprint Imaging for large-vessel vasculitis
    Daniel Blockmans
    General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 21:19-28. 2009
    ..Ultrasonography, MRI, and PET are increasingly studied in large-vessel vasculitis. They have broadened our knowledge on these disorders and have a place in the diagnostic approach of these patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Repetitive 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in isolated polymyalgia rheumatica: a prospective study in 35 patients
    D Blockmans
    MD, PhD, Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Leuven, Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:672-7. 2007
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  7. ncbi request reprint Does methylphenidate reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?
    Daniel Blockmans
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Med 119:167.e23-30. 2006
    ..Until now, no medical treatment has shown any efficacy. The objectives of this study were to investigate the short-term effects of methylphenidate, an amphetamine derivative, on fatigue, concentration disturbances, and quality of life...
  8. ncbi request reprint The use of (18F)fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the assessment of large vessel vasculitis
    D Blockmans
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:S15-22. 2003
    ..Its use in Takayasu arteritis, idiopathic periaortitis and multifocal fibrosclerosis--although more limited, due to the relative rarity of these conditions compared to GCA--is discussed as well...
  9. ncbi request reprint Utility of imaging studies in assessment of vascular inflammation
    Daniel Blockmans
    University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Cleve Clin J Med 69:SII95-9. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint FDG-PET scan in the diagnosis of postmeningococcal pericarditis
    Daniel Blockmans
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Nucl Med 27:59. 2002
  11. ncbi request reprint Positron emission tomography can reveal abdominal periaortitis
    Daniel Blockmans
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Nucl Med 27:211-2. 2002
  12. ncbi request reprint Repetitive 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in giant cell arteritis: a prospective study of 35 patients
    Daniel Blockmans
    University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Dienst Algemene Inwendige Geneeskunde, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Arthritis Rheum 55:131-7. 2006
    ..To study fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the different vascular beds and in the large joints of patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) at diagnosis, during steroid treatment, and at relapse...
  13. ncbi request reprint Combination therapy with hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone does not improve symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study
    Daniel Blockmans
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Med 114:736-41. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of combination therapy (5 mg/d of hydrocortisone and 50 microg/d of 9-alfa-fludrocortisone) on fatigue and well-being in chronic fatigue syndrome...
  14. doi request reprint Antinuclear antibody detection by automated multiplex immunoassay in untreated patients at the time of diagnosis
    Katrijn Op De Beéck
    Experimental Laboratory Immunology, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Autoimmun Rev 12:137-43. 2012
    ..7% of CFS and diseased controls, and none of the blood donors. In conclusion, test result specific likelihood ratios and the presence of multiple autoantibodies help with the interpretation of data generated by multiplex immunoassays...
  15. doi request reprint Heterogeneous nuclear RNPs as targets of autoantibodies in systemic rheumatic diseases
    Katrijn Op De Beéck
    Catholic University of Leuven, and Experimental Laboratory of Medicine, Immunology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Arthritis Rheum 64:213-21. 2012
    ..To investigate the abundance of autoantibodies to heterogeneous nuclear RNPs (hnRNPs) in systemic rheumatic diseases...
  16. doi request reprint Detection of antinuclear antibodies by automated indirect immunofluorescence analysis
    Xavier Bossuyt
    Experimental Laboratory Immunology, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Chim Acta 415:101-6. 2013
    ..Automated systems for image acquisition and interpretation of indirect immunofluorescence-based tests are increasingly used. The diagnostic performance of such automated approach in untreated patients has not been reported...
  17. ncbi request reprint From prolonged febrile illness to fever of unknown origin: the challenge continues
    Steven Vanderschueren
    Department of Internal Medicine, Unit of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Arch Intern Med 163:1033-41. 2003
    ..Epidemiological changes and the ongoing expansion of the diagnostic armamentarium warrant a regular update of the spectrum of diseases that present as prolonged febrile illnesses...
  18. ncbi request reprint Riedel's thyroiditis and retroperitoneal fibrosis in multifocal fibrosclerosis: positron emission tomographic findings
    Olivier Drieskens
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, UZ Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Nucl Med 27:413-5. 2002
    ..The authors describe F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographic (FDG PET) imaging features of Riedel's thyroiditis and retroperitoneal fibrosis in a patient with multifocal fibrosclerosis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Iatrogenic main renal artery injury: treatment by endovascular stent-graft placement
    Sam Heye
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 28:93-4. 2005
    ..Only a small number of cases of iatrogenic main renal artery perforations have been reported, none of them due to a percutaneous drainage attempt. Endovascular treatment by means of a coronary stent-graft was successful...
  20. ncbi request reprint Abdominal pain, hypertension, and thrombocytopenia
    Peter Vuylsteke
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Lancet 362:1720. 2003
  21. doi request reprint Diagnosis and extension of giant cell arteritis. Contribution of imaging techniques
    Daniel Blockmans
    University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, General Internal Medicine, Herestraat, 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Presse Med 41:948-54. 2012
    ..g. to the aorta with possible aortitis or to a partical artery...
  22. doi request reprint Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein h1, a novel nuclear autoantigen
    Karolien Van den Bergh
    Laboratory Medicine, Immunology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Chem 55:946-54. 2009
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Establishment of reference values for immunoglobulins in the cryoprecipitate
    Pieter Vermeersch
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Immunology, University Hospitals Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Immunol 129:360-4. 2008
    ..Complement C4 was decreased in 61% and 55% of the patients classified as type II and type III compared to 16% of the patients that were negative for cryoglobulins and 9% of the diseased controls...
  24. ncbi request reprint A 42-year-old woman with sudden onset of back pain and severe dyspnea
    An Vanacker
    Department of General Medicine, University Hospital, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Chest 131:1595-8. 2007