Ann Van den Bruel

Summary

Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. ncbi 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi The evaluation of diagnostic tests: evidence on technical and diagnostic accuracy, impact on patient outcome and cost-effectiveness is needed
    A Van Den Bruel
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1116-22. 2007
  6. doi 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
  7. doi 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
  8. ncbi 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. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi The evaluation of diagnostic tests: evidence on technical and diagnostic accuracy, impact on patient outcome and cost-effectiveness is needed
    A Van Den Bruel
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1116-22. 2007
    ..Diagnostic accuracy studies only are not sufficient; the test's impact on patient outcome ought to be assessed as well. To do this, we propose a stepwise evaluation of diagnostic tests...
  6. doi 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...
  7. doi 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...
  8. ncbi 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. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Does tiotropium lower exacerbation and hospitalization frequency in COPD patients: results of a meta-analysis
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre KCE, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Pulm Med 10:50. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to estimate the effect of tiotropium, a long-acting anticholinergic inhalant, on exacerbation and hospitalisation frequency...
  12. pmc Dealing with low-incidence serious diseases in general practice
    Frank Buntinx
    Department of General Practice, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 61:43-6. 2011
    ..However, this construction of an evidence base requires very large-scale studies, and the global primary care research community remains small. The challenge therefore needs to be met by urgent and effective international collaboration...
  13. doi Methodology for calculating a country's need for positron emission tomography scanners
    Irina Cleemput
    Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre KCE, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 24:20-4. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a methodology for calculating the need for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners in a country and illustrate this methodology for Belgium...
  14. pmc Tiotropium's cost-effectiveness for the treatment of COPD: a cost-utility analysis under real-world conditions
    Mattias Neyt
    Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre KCE, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Pulm Med 10:47. 2010
    ..Questions however remain on this product's value for money. The purpose of this study is to calculate tiotropium's cost-effectiveness under real-world conditions...