Dirk Devroey

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Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Follow-up of a cardiovascular prevention campaign
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Brussels VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    Cent Eur J Public Health 19:190-6. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint The perception of patients' rights among Belgian population
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Cent Eur J Public Health 21:109-17. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Uncontrolled hypertension among black Africans in the city of Brussels: a case-control study
    M DeCoste
    Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:886-94. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Comparison of knowledge and attitudes about vaccination between Belgian and immigrant adolescents
    Dirk Devroey
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Department of Family Medicine, Belgium
    J Infect Public Health 6:1-9. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Methylphenidate as a treatment for stuttering: a case report
    D Devroey
    Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:66-9. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Correlations between lipid levels and age, gender, glycemia, obesity, diabetes, and smoking
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    Endocr Res 30:83-93. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint A review of the treatment guidelines on the management of low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Cardiology 102:61-6. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint The results of dietary advice on lipoprotein levels among patients attending for lipid-lowering drugs
    D Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels, Belgium
    Cent Eur J Public Health 12:131-3. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The benefit of fibrates in the treatment of 'bad HDL-C responders to statins'
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels VUB, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 101:231-5. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint The "Five Risks algorithm": an easy tool for cardiovascular risk estimation
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of General Practice, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Cent Eur J Public Health 17:133-8. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Follow-up of a cardiovascular prevention campaign
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Brussels VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    Cent Eur J Public Health 19:190-6. 2011
    ..Most of the changes are probably attributable to age. It is clear that the long-term effect of a brief intervention only followed by usual care is not sufficient to attain optimal level of cardiovascular prevention...
  2. ncbi request reprint The perception of patients' rights among Belgian population
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Cent Eur J Public Health 21:109-17. 2013
    ..The most important problems experienced so far were related to care offered in the patients' own language (12%), affordable health care (11%) and access to their medical file (7%)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Uncontrolled hypertension among black Africans in the city of Brussels: a case-control study
    M DeCoste
    Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:886-94. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to identify determinants that are associated with uncontrolled hypertension among black Africans in the city of Brussels...
  4. doi request reprint Comparison of knowledge and attitudes about vaccination between Belgian and immigrant adolescents
    Dirk Devroey
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Department of Family Medicine, Belgium
    J Infect Public Health 6:1-9. 2013
    ..002). The physician, the school and the parents played key roles in the vaccination of both immigrants and Belgian adolescents...
  5. ncbi request reprint Methylphenidate as a treatment for stuttering: a case report
    D Devroey
    Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:66-9. 2012
    ..without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD). Subjects repeatedly performed tests of the immediate and delayed memory and vigilance tasks after administration of placebo or 20 mg MPH...
  6. ncbi request reprint Correlations between lipid levels and age, gender, glycemia, obesity, diabetes, and smoking
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    Endocr Res 30:83-93. 2004
    ..For these patients, the target glycemia should be around 90 mg/dl and BMI around 25 kg/m2. Physical activity and diet are also important in the achievement of these target levels...
  7. ncbi request reprint A review of the treatment guidelines on the management of low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Cardiology 102:61-6. 2004
    ..Instead of using total cholesterol (TC) or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) we consider the use of the ratios of TC to HDL-C or LDL-C to HDL-C as a threshold as well as a target for treatment...
  8. ncbi request reprint The results of dietary advice on lipoprotein levels among patients attending for lipid-lowering drugs
    D Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels, Belgium
    Cent Eur J Public Health 12:131-3. 2004
    ..Half of the patients receiving lipid-lowering drugs in Belgium were not able to decrease their TC with dietary advice before the initiation of the treatment...
  9. ncbi request reprint The benefit of fibrates in the treatment of 'bad HDL-C responders to statins'
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels VUB, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 101:231-5. 2005
    ..These patients were first described in 2002 as 'bad HDL-C responders to statins'. The aim of this study was to describe the benefit of fibrates in monotherapy for these patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint The "Five Risks algorithm": an easy tool for cardiovascular risk estimation
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of General Practice, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Cent Eur J Public Health 17:133-8. 2009
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  11. doi request reprint The incidence and first-year mortality of heart failure in Belgium: a 2-year nationwide prospective registration
    D Devroey
    Unit of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Clin Pract 64:330-5. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to determine the incidence and mortality of heart failure (HF) in Belgium...
  12. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and clinical signs associated with hospital admission and mortality for heart failure
    Dirk Devroey
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology, Brussels, Belgium
    Cent Eur J Public Health 18:209-14. 2010
    ..001). Peripheral oedema appeared more among the survivors (p = 0.035). Peripheral oedema, nocturnal dyspnoea and pleural effusion are highly associated with hospitalisation within the first month after diagnosis...
  13. doi request reprint Online monitoring of flu in Belgium
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of Family Practice, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 5:351-6. 2011
    ..The diagnosis and treatment of patients with the A(H1N1) pandemic flu caused some serious burden for general practitioners (GPs) in the summer and autumn of 2009...
  14. pmc Signs for early diagnosis of heart failure in primary health care
    Dirk Devroey
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology, Brussels, Belgium
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 7:591-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to describe the symptoms, clinical signs, and diagnostic procedures confirming the diagnosis of HF in primary health care...
  15. ncbi request reprint Primary prevention of coronary heart disease in general practice: a cross sectional population study
    D Devroey
    Department of General Practice, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Clin Pract 58:130-8. 2004
    ..For persons at low cardiovascular risk, therapeutic lifestyle changes are often not advised, and isolated risk factors often remain untreated...
  16. ncbi request reprint An analysis of first authorizations for lipid-lowering drugs in Belgium
    D Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Acta Clin Belg 58:152-8. 2003
    ..Additionally, the parameters influencing the physicians' choice to prescribe a statin or a fibrate were analysed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Do general practitioners use what's in their doctor's bag?
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels, Belgium
    Scand J Prim Health Care 20:242-3. 2002
    ..To find out what general practitioners (GPs) take with them on house calls and how frequently they use it?..
  18. ncbi request reprint A "bad responder" to statins
    Dirk Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 103, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Cardiology 97:230-2. 2002
    ..After 3 years, pravastatin was replaced by fenofibrate. The result was spectacular. The HDL-C increased to at least twice the level obtained during pravastatin...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prevention and follow-up of cardiovascular disease among patients without a personal GP
    D Devroey
    Department of General Practice, Free University of Brussels VUB, Laarbeeklaan 103, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Fam Pract 20:420-4. 2003
    ..This paper describes the characteristics of Belgian people who declare that they have a personal GP (PGP) compared with those who do not. Furthermore, patterns of cardiovascular prevention and care are described for these two groups...
  20. ncbi request reprint Serum lipid comparison in patients treated by statins or fibrates: existence of bad HDL-C responders to statins
    Dirk Devroey
    Dept of General Practice, University of Brussels VUB, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 58:179-84. 2003
    ..Furthermore, a subgroup with low HDL-C levels during statin treatment was investigated and suggestions are made for a better management of these patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint An 8 year nationwide prospective registration of non-consented HIV testing in Belgium
    Viviane Van Casteren
    Unit of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    J Public Health (Oxf) 26:72-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to find out about the number of HIV tests for which the specific consent of the patient was not obtained and to describe the circumstances in which these tests were carried out...
  22. ncbi request reprint Registration of stroke through the Belgian sentinel network and factors influencing stroke mortality
    Dirk Devroey
    Scientific Institute Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    Cerebrovasc Dis 16:272-9. 2003
    ..Stroke is one of the leading causes of death. Belgian stroke mortality rates are only available from the death certificates notification...
  23. ncbi request reprint Early detection of COPD: a case finding study in general practice
    Jan Vandevoorde
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Respir Med 101:525-30. 2007
    ..A further aim was to evaluate the presence of respiratory symptoms as a predictor for the diagnosis of COPD...
  24. doi request reprint Belgian global implementation of cardiovascular and stroke risk assessment study: methods and baseline data of the BELGICA-STROKE STUDY
    Patricia Van Der Niepen
    Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 18:635-41. 2011
    ..Methods and baseline characteristics are described here...
  25. ncbi request reprint Results from a cardiovascular prevention campaign in persons aged 45-64 years
    D Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Clin Pract 57:430-4. 2003
    ..Target levels for SBP and DBP were attained in 40% and 75% respectively of those treated. Fasting glucose < 120 mg/dl was found in 33% of the diabetic participants...
  26. pmc Effectiveness of a quality improvement intervention targeting cardiovascular risk factors: are patients responsive to information and encouragement by mail or post?
    Ellie Senesael
    Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 9:13-20. 2013
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint The added value of the registration of home accidents in general practice
    Dirk Devroey
    Unit of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    Scand J Prim Health Care 20:113-7. 2002
    ..To determine the number, the nature and the circumstances of home accidents managed in general practices, and to compare the results with the European Home and Leisure Accidents Surveillance System (EHLASS) data...
  28. ncbi request reprint The GAy MEn Sex StudieS: design of an online registration of sexual behaviour of men having sex with men and preliminary results (GAMESSS-study)
    Johan Vansintejan
    Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussels VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    Cent Eur J Public Health 21:48-53. 2013
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the methodology of the online GAy MEn Sex StudieS (GAMESSS) on the sexual behaviour and sexual dysfunctions of Belgian men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  29. pmc Patient health information materials in waiting rooms of family physicians: do patients care?
    Tania Moerenhout
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Family Practice, Brussels, Belgium
    Patient Prefer Adherence 7:489-97. 2013
    ..This facilitates improved health-related knowledge and self-management by patients...
  30. pmc Preliminary results, methodological considerations and recruitment difficulties of a randomised clinical trial comparing two treatment regimens for patients with headache and neck pain
    Willem De Hertogh
    Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:115. 2009
    ..Due to insufficient enrolment the study was terminated prematurely. We aim to report not only our preliminary clinical findings but also to discuss the encountered difficulties and to formulate recommendations for future research...
  31. pmc The incidence of stroke and transient ischaemic attacks is falling: a report from the Belgian sentinel stations
    Frank Buntinx
    Department of General Practice, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 52:813-7. 2002
    ..Increasing as well as decreasing trends in stroke incidence have been described...
  32. ncbi request reprint Forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in six seconds as predictors of reduced total lung capacity
    J Vandevoorde
    Dept of General Practice, Academic Hospital, University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur Respir J 31:391-5. 2008
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Do randomized clinical trials with inadequate blinding report enhanced placebo effects for intervention groups and nocebo effects for placebo groups?
    Frederik Feys
    Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, Brussel B 1090, Belgium
    Syst Rev 3:14. 2014
    ..For these effects, a secondary objective was to explore potential moderating factors...
  34. doi request reprint Notification about influenza vaccination in Belgium: a descriptive study of how people want to be informed
    Inès Van Rossem
    Department of Family Practice, Dutch speaking University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Prim Care Respir J 21:308-12. 2012
    ..Patient reminder/recall systems are effective in improving vaccination rates in primary care, but little is known about patients' preferences on notification of influenza vaccination...
  35. pmc The Gay Men Sex Studies: prevalence of sexual dysfunctions in Belgian HIV(+) gay men
    Johan Vansintejan
    Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    HIV AIDS (Auckl) 5:89-96. 2013
    ..The only independent predictor for anodyspareunia was having an active sex role...
  36. ncbi request reprint How are patients informed about their HIV test results?
    Dirk Devroey
    Unit of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, J Wytsmanstraat 14, 1050 Brussels and Department of General Practice, University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Fam Pract 19:125-7. 2002
    ..AIDS and HIV are hot topics in public health nowadays, but little information is available about the way in which HIV test results are communicated to patients...
  37. pmc Management of headache disorders: design of a randomised clinical trial screening for prognostic patient characteristics
    Willem J De Hertogh
    Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:38. 2007
    ..In such cases a physical treatment can be a valuable option that should be considered. The aim of this study is to identify prognostic therapeutic patient characteristics and to increase the number of correct physiotherapy referrals...
  38. doi request reprint Informative privacy and confidentiality for adolescents: the attitude of the Flemish paediatrician anno 2010
    Michel Deneyer
    Universitair Kinderziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Pediatr 170:1159-63. 2011
    ....
  39. pmc Do randomized clinical trials with inadequate blinding report enhanced placebo effects for intervention groups and nocebo effects for placebo groups? A protocol for a meta-epidemiological study of PDE-5 inhibitors
    Frederik Feys
    Huisartsgeneeskunde, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
    Syst Rev 1:54. 2012
    ..We hypothesize that randomized controlled trials with inadequate blinding will report enhanced placebo effects for intervention groups and nocebo effects for placebo groups, compared with adequately blinded studies...
  40. ncbi request reprint Higher attack rates for left motor deficit among men with cerebrovascular events
    D Devroey
    Department of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    Neurology 59:1794-6. 2002
    ..011). This difference was not observed among women nor in the entire sample population. The authors suggest that handedness should be systematically recorded and compared to both sex and the side of the event...
  41. ncbi request reprint The incidence of home accidents is going down in Belgium
    D Devroey
    Department of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute Public Health, Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 13:200-2. 2006
    ..001). In the French community the decrease was not significant. The incidence of home accidents observed in general practice decreased in Belgium, especially in the Flemish Community...
  42. ncbi request reprint Placements in psychiatric institutions, nursing homes, and homes for the elderly by Belgian general practitioners
    D Devroey
    Department of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    Aging Ment Health 6:286-92. 2002
    ..Few placements (16%) were made with the consultation of home care services. Finally, in about two thirds of the cases, patients were cared for by their general practitioner while they were institutionalized...
  43. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of pharmaceutical treatment of dyslipidaemia among patients without diagnosed atherosclerotic disease in Belgium
    D Devroey
    Department of General Practice, University of Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Clin Pract 57:720-5. 2003
    ..0 mmol/l or less was reached by 45% of the patients. Of the patients receiving a statin, 61% were not treated with the optimal doses. The treatment was adjusted in 15% of the patients who did not reach the combined endpoint...
  44. ncbi request reprint Revealing regional differences in the institutionalization of adult patients in homes for the elderly and nursing homes: results of the Belgian network of sentinel GPs
    D Devroey
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, J Wytsmanstraat 14 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Fam Pract 18:39-41. 2001
    ..In the southern region, waiting lists were shorter and home care services consulted more often. Some placements could be avoided or delayed by a better organization and promotion of the possibilities of professional home care services...
  45. ncbi request reprint ASCOT-LLA: questions about the benefits of atorvastatin
    Dirk Devroey
    Lancet 361:1985-6; author reply 1986-7. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint Non-consented HIV testing by Belgian general practitioners
    Dirk Devroey
    AIDS 17:641-2. 2003
  47. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal cancer and the long-term use of pravastatin in the elderly
    Dirk Devroey
    Acta Oncol 42:347-8. 2003