P M Bossuyt

Summary

Affiliation: Academic Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Therapeutic delay and survival after surgery for cancer of the pancreatic head with or without preoperative biliary drainage
    Wietse J Eshuis
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg 252:840-9. 2010
  2. pmc Guidelines for guideline developers: a systematic review of grading systems for medical tests
    Gowri Gopalakrishna
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 8:78. 2013
  3. pmc Improving the implementation of tailored expectant management in subfertile couples: protocol for a cluster randomized trial
    Noortje M van den Boogaard
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22660, Amsterdam DD 1100, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 8:53. 2013
  4. pmc Developing and Evaluating Communication Strategies to Support Informed Decisions and Practice Based on Evidence (DECIDE): protocol and preliminary results
    Shaun Treweek
    Population Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee, UK
    Implement Sci 8:6. 2013
  5. pmc Surgical versus expectant management in women with an incomplete evacuation of the uterus after treatment with misoprostol for miscarriage: the MisoREST trial
    Marianne A C Verschoor
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:102. 2013
  6. pmc Costs and effects of screening and treating low risk women with a singleton pregnancy for asymptomatic bacteriuria, the ASB study
    Brenda M Kazemier
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:52. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint [Is there such a thing as 'fitting evidence'?]
    Patrick M M Bossuyt
    Academisch Medisch Centrum, afd Klinische Epidemiologie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A6027. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Beyond diagnostic accuracy: the clinical utility of diagnostic tests
    Patrick M M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Chem 58:1636-43. 2012
  9. pmc Effectiveness of a web-based health risk assessment with individually-tailored feedback on lifestyle behaviour: study protocol
    Eva K Laan
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:200. 2012
  10. pmc Laparoscopy to predict the result of primary cytoreductive surgery in advanced ovarian cancer patients (LapOvCa-trial): a multicentre randomized controlled study
    Marianne J Rutten
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cancer 12:31. 2012

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Publications160 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Therapeutic delay and survival after surgery for cancer of the pancreatic head with or without preoperative biliary drainage
    Wietse J Eshuis
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg 252:840-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate the relation between delay in surgery because of preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) and survival in patients scheduled for surgery for pancreatic head cancer...
  2. pmc Guidelines for guideline developers: a systematic review of grading systems for medical tests
    Gowri Gopalakrishna
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 8:78. 2013
    ..We compared grading systems for medical tests on how they use evidence in guideline development...
  3. pmc Improving the implementation of tailored expectant management in subfertile couples: protocol for a cluster randomized trial
    Noortje M van den Boogaard
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22660, Amsterdam DD 1100, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 8:53. 2013
    ..The goal of this study is to assess the effects of this implementation strategy on the guideline adherence on TEM...
  4. pmc Developing and Evaluating Communication Strategies to Support Informed Decisions and Practice Based on Evidence (DECIDE): protocol and preliminary results
    Shaun Treweek
    Population Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee, UK
    Implement Sci 8:6. 2013
    ..Healthcare decision makers face challenges when using guidelines, including understanding the quality of the evidence or the values and preferences upon which recommendations are made, which are often not clear...
  5. pmc Surgical versus expectant management in women with an incomplete evacuation of the uterus after treatment with misoprostol for miscarriage: the MisoREST trial
    Marianne A C Verschoor
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:102. 2013
    ..A comparison of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of surgical management versus expectant management is lacking in women with incomplete miscarriage after misoprostol...
  6. pmc Costs and effects of screening and treating low risk women with a singleton pregnancy for asymptomatic bacteriuria, the ASB study
    Brenda M Kazemier
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:52. 2012
    ..Antibiotic treatment is reported to decrease these adverse outcomes although the existing evidence is of poor quality...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Is there such a thing as 'fitting evidence'?]
    Patrick M M Bossuyt
    Academisch Medisch Centrum, afd Klinische Epidemiologie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A6027. 2013
    ..It is unclear yet how these evaluations can and should be combined in the appraisal of the strength of the existing evidence...
  8. ncbi request reprint Beyond diagnostic accuracy: the clinical utility of diagnostic tests
    Patrick M M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Chem 58:1636-43. 2012
    ..We show how diagnostic accuracy can be linked to clinical utility through an appropriate definition of the target condition in diagnostic-accuracy studies...
  9. pmc Effectiveness of a web-based health risk assessment with individually-tailored feedback on lifestyle behaviour: study protocol
    Eva K Laan
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:200. 2012
    ..This study evaluates the effectiveness of a web-based health risk assessment with individually-tailored feedback on lifestyle behaviour, conducted in a worksite setting...
  10. pmc Laparoscopy to predict the result of primary cytoreductive surgery in advanced ovarian cancer patients (LapOvCa-trial): a multicentre randomized controlled study
    Marianne J Rutten
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cancer 12:31. 2012
    ..In this study we aim to assess whether adding laparoscopy to the diagnostic work-up of patients suspected of advanced ovarian carcinoma may prevent unsuccessful primary debulking surgery for ovarian cancer...
  11. pmc Protocol for translabial 3D-ultrasonography for diagnosing levator defects (TRUDIL): a multicentre cohort study for estimating the diagnostic accuracy of translabial 3D-ultrasonography of the pelvic floor as compared to MR imaging
    Kim J B Notten
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    BMC Womens Health 11:23. 2011
    ..In addition, the cost-effectiveness of adding translabial ultrasonography to the diagnostic work-up in patients with POP will be estimated in a decision analytic model...
  12. pmc The anal fistula plug versus the mucosal advancement flap for the treatment of anorectal fistula (PLUG trial)
    Paul J van Koperen
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Surg 8:11. 2008
    ..The anal fistula plug trial is designed to compare the anal fistula plug with the mucosal flap advancement in the treatment of high perianal fistula in terms of success rate, continence, postoperative pain, and quality of life...
  13. pmc Preoperative biliary drainage for periampullary tumors causing obstructive jaundice; DRainage vs. (direct) OPeration (DROP-trial)
    Niels A van der Gaag
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Surg 7:3. 2007
    ....
  14. pmc Perioperative strategy in colonic surgery; LAparoscopy and/or FAst track multimodal management versus standard care (LAFA trial)
    Jan Wind
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Surg 6:16. 2006
    ....
  15. pmc Preventing preterm birth with progesterone: costs and effects of screening low risk women with a singleton pregnancy for short cervical length, the Triple P study
    Melanie A van Os
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:77. 2011
    ..However, it is unknown whether screening for a short cervix and subsequent treatment in mid trimester pregnancy is effective in low risk women...
  16. pmc Individual patient data meta-analysis of diagnostic and prognostic studies in obstetrics, gynaecology and reproductive medicine
    Kimiko A Broeze
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:22. 2009
    ..In this study we will examine these potential benefits in four clinical diagnostic problems in the field of gynaecology, obstetrics and reproductive medicine...
  17. pmc Evaluation of QUADAS, a tool for the quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies
    Penny F Whiting
    MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:9. 2006
    ..Although QUADAS has been used in several systematic reviews, it has not been formally validated. The objective was to evaluate the validity and usefulness of QUADAS...
  18. pmc The development of QUADAS: a tool for the quality assessment of studies of diagnostic accuracy included in systematic reviews
    Penny Whiting
    Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, England, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 3:25. 2003
    ..The aim of this project was to combine empirical evidence and expert opinion in a formal consensus method to develop a tool to be used in systematic reviews to assess the quality of primary studies of diagnostic accuracy...
  19. pmc Reproducibility of the STARD checklist: an instrument to assess the quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies
    Nynke Smidt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:12. 2006
    ..We designed a study to investigate the inter-assessment reproducibility, and intra- and inter-observer reproducibility of the items in the STARD statement...
  20. pmc Where is the supporting evidence for treating mild to moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations with antibiotics? A systematic review
    Milo A Puhan
    Horten Centre for patient oriented research and knowledge transfer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Med 6:28. 2008
    ..Our aim was to study the evolvement of evidence from placebo-controlled and head-to-head trials on the effects of antibiotics for the treatment of mild to moderate exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  21. pmc An evaluation of a Shockroom located CT scanner: a randomized study of early assessment by CT scanning in trauma patients in the bi-located trauma center North-West Netherlands (REACT trial)
    Teun P Saltzherr
    Trauma Unit Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Emerg Med 8:10. 2008
    ..As a consequence, early shockroom CT scanning provides an all-inclusive multifocal diagnostic modality that can detect (potentially life-threatening) injuries in an earlier stage, so that therapy can be directed based on these findings...
  22. pmc Optimizing imaging in suspected appendicitis (OPTIMAP-study): a multicenter diagnostic accuracy study of MRI in patients with suspected acute appendicitis. Study Protocol
    Marjolein M N Leeuwenburgh
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Emerg Med 10:19. 2010
    ..The multicenter OPTIMAP study was designed to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of MRI in patients with suspected acute appendicitis in the general population...
  23. ncbi request reprint Screening families for intracranial aneurysms: anxiety, perceived risk, and informed choice
    Patrick M M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Room J201, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 41:795-9. 2005
    ..Family screening programs for intracranial aneurysms have been considered but there are concerns about raised anxiety and depression, inadequate risk perception, and the principle of informed choice...
  24. ncbi request reprint D-dimer testing and venous thromboembolism: four view points
    P M M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Room J1b 212, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam The Netherlands
    J Thromb Haemost 3:379-80. 2005
  25. pmc Comparative accuracy: assessing new tests against existing diagnostic pathways
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam 1100 DE, Netherlands
    BMJ 332:1089-92. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint [Population screening for breast cancer: between euphoria and scepticism]
    P M M Bossuyt
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, Afd Klinische Epidemiologie en Biostatistiek, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:1020-3. 2002
    ..These complex health care matters require complex answers, which have to be found before any population screening for cancer of prostate, colon or lung can be implemented...
  27. ncbi request reprint The STARD statement for reporting studies of diagnostic accuracy: explanation and elaboration
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Chem 49:7-18. 2003
    ..Complete and informative reporting can only lead to better decisions in healthcare...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Evaluating new tests for liver damage: still a long way to go]
    P M M Bossuyt
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, divisie Klinische Methoden and Public Health, afd Klinische Epidemiologie, Biostatistiek and Bio informatica, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:1500-1. 2007
    ..The way in which new medical tests are evaluated can be improved, as well as the level of independence from conflicting interests...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Guidelines and scientific research: the basis should be both evidence and a variety of considerations]
    P M M Bossuyt
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Klinische Epidemiologie, Kamer J1b 212, Postbus 22 700, 1100 DE Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:1276-7. 2007
    ..Guidelines for clinical practice should reflect the results of clinical research, as well as the priorities that have been set and the trade-offs that have been made...
  30. ncbi request reprint The STARD statement for reporting studies of diagnostic accuracy: explanation and elaboration. The Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Group
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Croat Med J 44:639-50. 2003
    ..Complete and informative reporting can only lead to better decisions in health care...
  31. doi request reprint Additional patient outcomes and pathways in evaluations of testing
    Patrick M M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 29:E30-8. 2009
    ..The authors provide examples from test evaluations in the literature to illustrate how these additional effects can be important in the evaluation of testing or indeed any health intervention...
  32. ncbi request reprint Clinical validity: defining biomarker performance
    Patrick M M Bossuyt
    Dept Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest Suppl 242:46-52. 2010
    ..We discuss the relativity of the claim that likelihood ratios are a superior way of expressing the accuracy of biomarkers, and defend the use of the sometimes downgraded statistics sensitivity and specificity...
  33. ncbi request reprint The STARD statement for reporting studies of diagnostic accuracy: explanation and elaboration
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Intern Med 138:W1-12. 2003
    ..Complete and informative reporting can only lead to better decisions in health care...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Balancing between hope and hype in biomarker research]
    Patrick M M Bossuyt
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Klinische Epidemiologie, Biostatistiek en Bioinformatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 155:A3859. 2011
    ..Many biomarker studies have major methodological shortcomings, in particular in the selection of appropriate study groups. Strong associations cannot always be replicated in later research...
  35. ncbi request reprint Does low-molecular-weight heparin reduce the costs of venous thromboembolism treatment?
    P M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Haemostasis 30:136-40; discussion 128-9. 2000
    ..Nevertheless, attention should be paid to the parties that will bear the healthcare costs generated by the replacement of inpatient care by outpatient care...
  36. doi request reprint Interpreting diagnostic test accuracy studies
    Patrick M M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Semin Hematol 45:189-95. 2008
    ..We discuss the relativity of the claim that likelihood ratios are a superior way of expressing diagnostic accuracy, and defend the use of the sometimes downgraded sensitivity and specificity...
  37. ncbi request reprint Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative
    P M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Radiol 58:575-80. 2003
    ..To improve the accuracy and completeness of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy in order to allow readers to assess the potential for bias in a study and to evaluate the general isability of its results...
  38. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer
    B W Mol
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 68:1027-32. 1997
    ..We evaluated the discriminative capacity of transvaginal sonography in combination with hCG measurement in the diagnosis of EP after IVF-ET...
  39. ncbi request reprint Serum human chorionic gonadotropin measurement in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy when transvaginal sonography is inconclusive
    B W Mol
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, and Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 70:972-81. 1998
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Randomised trial of systemic methotrexate versus laparoscopic salpingostomy in tubal pregnancy
    P J Hajenius
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 350:774-9. 1997
    ..We compared systemic methotrexate and laparoscopic salpingostomy in the treatment of tubal pregnancy. Outcome measures were treatment success, tubal preservation, and homolateral tubal patency...
  41. doi request reprint Patient burden of colonoscopy after positive fecal immunochemical testing for colorectal cancer screening
    M J Denters
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 45:342-9. 2013
    ..This procedure is generally perceived as burdensome.We aimed to explore the burden of the colonoscopy in fecal immunochemical test (FIT)-positive screenees. Trial Registration Number: NTR1327...
  42. ncbi request reprint Systemic methotrexate therapy versus laparoscopic salpingostomy in tubal pregnancy. Part II. Patient preferences for systemic methotrexate
    P T Nieuwkerk
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 70:518-22. 1998
    ..To investigate patient preferences for systemic methotrexate therapy relative to laparoscopic salpingostomy in the treatment of tubal pregnancy...
  43. ncbi request reprint [A questionnaire for patients with chronic urticaria; a diagnostic approach based on structured anamnesis]
    J R Mekkes
    afd Dermatologie, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 143:1748-9. 1999
    ..The percentage of patients in whom a cause could be found increased from 29% to 53%. No severe underlying illnesses were missed by using this approach...
  44. ncbi request reprint Should patients who are suspected of having an ectopic pregnancy undergo physical examination?
    B W Mol
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 71:155-7. 1999
    ..To determine whether physical examination is useful for patients with suspected ectopic pregnancy (EP) for whom transvaginal sonography is performed and serum hCG levels are measured...
  45. ncbi request reprint Can noninvasive diagnostic tools predict tubal rupture or active bleeding in patients with tubal pregnancy?
    B W Mol
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 71:167-73. 1999
    ..To evaluate the ability of noninvasive diagnostic tools to predict tubal rupture and active bleeding in patients with tubal pregnancy...
  46. ncbi request reprint Are gestational age and endometrial thickness alternatives for serum human chorionic gonadotropin as criteria for the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy?
    B W Mol
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 72:643-5. 1999
    ..To compare gestational age and endometrial stripe thickness measurement with serum hCG measurement as criteria for the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy (EP)...
  47. ncbi request reprint An economic evaluation of laparoscopy and open surgery in the treatment of tubal pregnancy
    B W Mol
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 76:596-600. 1997
    ..Laparoscopy has generally replaced open surgery in the treatment of ectopic pregnancy. This study assesses the impact of the introduction of laparoscopy in the surgical treatment of tubal pregnancy on costs...
  48. doi request reprint Preoperative biliary drainage for cancer of the head of the pancreas
    Niels A van der Gaag
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 362:129-37. 2010
    ..The benefits of preoperative biliary drainage, which was introduced to improve the postoperative outcome in patients with obstructive jaundice caused by a tumor of the pancreatic head, are unclear...
  49. ncbi request reprint Observer variation in the evaluation of lumbar herniated discs and root compression: spiral CT compared with MRI
    J C van Rijn
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, AZ, Amsterdam
    Br J Radiol 79:372-7. 2006
    ..5%) and in 3 nerve roots (0.7%). For radiological evaluation of lumbar herniated discs, we found no evidence that spiral CT is inferior to MRI. For evaluating lumbar nerve root compression, spiral CT is less reliable than MRI...
  50. doi request reprint FIT false-positives in colorectal cancer screening experience psychological distress up to 6 weeks after colonoscopy
    M J Denters
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 21:2809-15. 2013
    ..Screening programs for colorectal cancer aim at reducing cancer mortality. We assessed psychological effects of being invited to an immunochemical fecal test (FIT)-based screening program...
  51. ncbi request reprint Is hysterosalpingography an important tool in predicting fertility outcome?
    B W Mol
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 67:663-9. 1997
    ..To determine the prognostic significance of hysterosalpingography (HSG) for fertility outcome...
  52. pmc Effectiveness of discontinuing antibiotic treatment after three days versus eight days in mild to moderate-severe community acquired pneumonia: randomised, double blind study
    Rachida el Moussaoui
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and AIDS, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 332:1355. 2006
    ....
  53. pmc Laparoscopic staging and subsequent palliation in patients with peripancreatic carcinoma
    Els J M Nieveen van Dijkum
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg 237:66-73. 2003
    ..To test the hypothesis that laparoscopic staging improves outcome in patients with peripancreatic carcinoma compared to standard radiology staging...
  54. ncbi request reprint Empirical evidence of design-related bias in studies of diagnostic tests
    J G Lijmer
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 282:1061-6. 1999
    ..The literature contains a large number of potential biases in the evaluation of diagnostic tests. Strict application of appropriate methodological criteria would invalidate the clinical application of most study results...
  55. ncbi request reprint Systemic methotrexate therapy versus laparoscopic salpingostomy in patients with tubal pregnancy. Part I. Impact on patients' health-related quality of life
    P T Nieuwkerk
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 70:511-7. 1998
    ..To compare patients' health-related quality of life after systemic methotrexate therapy versus laparoscopic salpingostomy for tubal pregnancy...
  56. ncbi request reprint The quality of diagnostic accuracy studies since the STARD statement: has it improved?
    N Smidt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurology 67:792-7. 2006
    ..To assess whether the quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies has improved since the publication of the Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy studies (STARD statement)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of good diagnostic studies
    Ben W Mol
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Semin Reprod Med 21:17-25. 2003
    ..Furthermore, trial efficiency can be improved by moving the point of randomization from the decision point, whether or not to test, to the point where a decision has to be made regarding what to do with the positive test results...
  58. pmc Selective chromosome analysis in couples with two or more miscarriages: case-control study
    Maureen T M Franssen
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 331:137-41. 2005
    ..To identify additional factors, such as maternal age or factors related to previous reproductive outcome or family history, and the corresponding probability of carrying a chromosome abnormality in couples with two or more miscarriages...
  59. ncbi request reprint Contraception and the risk of ectopic pregnancy: a meta-analysis
    B W Mol
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Contraception 52:337-41. 1995
    ..Women becoming pregnant after sterilization or while currently using an IUCD are at an increased risk. The IUCD is the only contraceptive method associated with an increased risk after discontinuation of its use...
  60. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of autologous transplantation methods in vitiligo
    M D Njoo
    Netherlands Institute for Pigmentary Disorders, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Dermatol 134:1543-9. 1998
    ..A systematic review of the effectiveness, safety, and applicability of autologous transplantation methods in vitiligo...
  61. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of serum chlamydial antibodies in the diagnosis of tubal pathology: a meta-analysis
    B W Mol
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 67:1031-7. 1997
    ..To assess the discriminative capacity of Chlamydia antibody titers in the diagnosis of tubed pathology in subfertile patients...
  62. ncbi request reprint Clinical presentation of fecal incontinence and anorectal function: what is the relationship?
    Marije Deutekom
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Zaans Medical Center, Zaandam, The Netherlands
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:351-61. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the associations between the frequency of clinical symptoms and anatomic and functional characteristics of the anorectum of patients with severe fecal incontinence...
  63. pmc Reproductive outcome after chromosome analysis in couples with two or more miscarriages: index [corrected]-control study
    Maureen T M Franssen
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, 1100 DD Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 332:759-63. 2006
    ..To compare reproductive outcomes in couples carrying a structural chromosome abnormality and non-carrier couples referred for chromosome analysis after two or more miscarriages...
  64. doi request reprint Involvement of previous non-participants cannot fully compensate for lower participation in a second round of FIT-screening
    M J Denters
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:330-5. 2013
    ..We compared overall participation in a second round to that in a first round, and evaluated differences in participation rates based on previous response...
  65. ncbi request reprint [Reporting studies of diagnostic accuracy according to a standard method; the Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD)]
    P M Bossuyt
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, Afd Klinische Epidemiologie en Biostatistiek, Postbus 22 700, 1100 DE Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 147:336-40. 2003
    ..Use of the checklist and flow diagram will improve the quality of reports produced, to the advantage of clinicians, researchers, reviewers, journal editors and other interested parties...
  66. ncbi request reprint Nonsurgical repigmentation therapies in vitiligo. Meta-analysis of the literature
    M D Njoo
    Netherlands Institute for Pigmentary Disorders, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Dermatol 134:1532-40. 1998
    ..To assess the effectiveness and safety of nonsurgical repigmentation therapies in localized and generalized vitiligo by means of a meta-analysis...
  67. doi request reprint Tailored expectant management: risk factors for non-adherence
    N M van den Boogaard
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 26:1784-9. 2011
    ..In this study, we assess risk factors for non-adherence to tailored expectant management...
  68. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome initially randomized to receive laparoscopic electrocautery of the ovaries or ovulation induction with gonadotrophins
    M J Nahuis
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 26:1899-904. 2011
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint The development of practice guidelines for the treatment of severe plaque form psoriasis
    P I Spuls
    Department of Dermatology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Dermatol 134:1591-6. 1998
    ..To develop and introduce evidence-based guidelines for the selection of 5 commonly used treatment modalities--UV-B, photochemotherapy, methotrexate, acitretin, and cyclosporine--for adult patients with severe plaque form psoriasis...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Diagnostics and treatment of distal bile duct or pancreatic carcinoma; guidelines of the Amsterdam and Twente Comprehensive Cancer Centers]
    D J Gouma
    afd Chirurgie, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Postbus 22 660, 1100 DD Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 145:1362-4. 2001
    ..It consisted of (a) describing the diagnostic work-up in the area, (b) developing the guidelines, (c) spreading the recommendations. The implementation and application of the guidelines are currently being evaluated...
  71. ncbi request reprint When to initiate dialysis: effect of proposed US guidelines on survival
    J C Korevaar
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 358:1046-50. 2001
    ..Their implementation would have a substantial effect on patients' daily lives and would increase costs. The guidelines are largely opinion-based, because evidence is still lacking...
  72. ncbi request reprint Treatment of ruptures of the lateral ankle ligaments: a meta-analysis
    A C Pijnenburg
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 82:761-73. 2000
    ..The aim of the current study was to perform a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials of existing treatment strategies for acute ruptures of the lateral ankle ligaments...
  73. ncbi request reprint Multivariate random-effects approach: for meta-analysis of cancer staging studies
    Shandra Bipat
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acad Radiol 14:974-84. 2007
    ..In this process, staging information is lost and under- and overstaging can not be adequately expressed...
  74. ncbi request reprint The additional value of ovarian hyperstimulation in intrauterine insemination for couples with an abnormal postcoital test and a poor prognosis: a randomized clinical trial
    Pieternel Steures
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 88:1618-24. 2007
    ..To assess the effectiveness of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) in intrauterine insemination (IUI) for subfertile couples with an abnormal postcoital test and a poor prognosis...
  75. pmc Feasibility study of computed tomography colonography using limited bowel preparation at normal and low-dose levels study
    Jasper Florie
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, G1 230, P O Box 22660, 1100 DD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 17:3112-22. 2007
    ..001). CT colonography without cleansing is preferred to colonoscopy and shows sufficient image quality and moderate sensitivity, without impaired diagnostic value at dose-levels as low as 0.7 mSv...
  76. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of intrauterine insemination in subfertile couples with an isolated cervical factor: a randomized clinical trial
    Pieternel Steures
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 88:1692-6. 2007
    ..6; 95% confidence interval, 0.91 to 2.8). There was one multiple pregnancy in the group that was allocated to intrauterine insemination. This trial suggests a beneficial effect of IUI in couples with an isolated cervical factor...
  77. ncbi request reprint A failed model-based attempt to implement an evidence-based nursing guideline for fall prevention
    Astrid Semin-Goossens
    Center for Clinical Practice Guidelines, Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nurs Care Qual 18:217-25. 2003
    ..Implementation had failed though. Between 1999 and 2001 the guideline was updated. A multifaceted intervention was chosen based on a model for implementing change...
  78. ncbi request reprint Preimplantation genetic screening as an alternative to prenatal testing for Down syndrome: preferences of women undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection treatment
    Moniek Twisk
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 88:804-10. 2007
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint MR colonography with limited bowel preparation compared with optical colonoscopy in patients at increased risk for colorectal cancer
    Jasper Florie
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Radiology 243:122-31. 2007
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Performance of radiographers in the evaluation of CT colonographic images
    Sebastiaan Jensch
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, Noord Holland, The Netherlands
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:W249-55. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of radiographers with that of radiologists in the interpretation of CT colonographic images...
  81. ncbi request reprint Effects of selective decontamination of digestive tract on mortality and acquisition of resistant bacteria in intensive care: a randomised controlled trial
    Evert de Jonge
    Department of Intensive Care, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:1011-6. 2003
    ..We assessed the effects of SDD on intensive-care-unit (ICU) and hospital mortality, and on the acquisition of resistant bacteria in adult patients admitted to intensive care...
  82. ncbi request reprint MR colonography with limited bowel preparation: patient acceptance compared with that of full-preparation colonoscopy
    Jasper Florie
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Radiology 245:150-9. 2007
    ..To prospectively evaluate participants' experience and preference of magnetic resonance (MR) colonography with limited bowel preparation compared with full-preparation colonoscopy in participants at increased risk for colorectal cancer...
  83. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of pregnancy history in subfertile couples: results from a nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands
    Jan W van der Steeg
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 90:521-7. 2008
    ..To assess whether pregnancy history can predict the occurrence of a spontaneous ongoing pregnancy in subfertile couples...
  84. doi request reprint Perceptions and use of passive intervertebral motion assessment of the spine: a survey among physiotherapists specializing in manual therapy
    Emiel van Trijffel
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Man Ther 14:243-51. 2009
    ..Reported use and interpretation of PIVM assessment and related perceptions could only partly be substantiated by evidence. Results from this survey will help researchers design studies better reflecting daily practice in MT...
  85. ncbi request reprint Does ovarian hyperstimulation in intrauterine insemination for cervical factor subfertility improve pregnancy rates?
    Pieternel Steures
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 19:2263-6. 2004
    ..Studies in which the additional benefit of COH on IUI for cervical factor subfertility is assessed are lacking. We assessed whether COH in IUI improved pregnancy rates in cervical factor subfertility...
  86. doi request reprint A clinical decision rule to establish the diagnosis of acute diverticulitis at the emergency department
    Wytze Laméris
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dis Colon Rectum 53:896-904. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to identify patients in whom the clinical diagnosis of diverticulitis can be made with a high certainty, distinguishing them from patients requiring imaging...
  87. doi request reprint Diagnosing vasovagal syncope based on quantitative history-taking: validation of the Calgary Syncope Symptom Score
    Jacobus J C M Romme
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 30:2888-96. 2009
    ..The Calgary Syncope Symptom Score (Calgary Score) is a tool developed for this purpose. We studied its performance in a series of patients presenting with T-LOC...
  88. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the psychological effects of genetic testing in symptomatic patients: a systematic review
    Fleur Vansenne
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 13:555-63. 2009
    ..Conclusions from earlier research on presymptomatic genetic testing cannot be generalized to patients, and more standardized research is needed...
  89. doi request reprint Prediction models in reproductive medicine: a critical appraisal
    Esther Leushuis
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod Update 15:537-52. 2009
    ..Prediction models have been developed in reproductive medicine to help assess the chances of a treatment-(in)dependent pregnancy. Careful evaluation is needed before these models can be implemented in clinical practice...
  90. ncbi request reprint Low uptake of prenatal diagnosis after established carrier status of a balanced structural chromosome abnormality in couples with recurrent miscarriage
    Fleur Vansenne
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 94:296-300.e1-3. 2010
    ..To evaluate to what extent couples carrying a balanced structural chromosome abnormality follow up the advice to opt for invasive prenatal diagnosis (PND) in subsequent pregnancies...
  91. pmc CT colonography polyp matching: differences between experienced readers
    Marjolein H Liedenbaum
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105, AZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 19:1723-30. 2009
    ..Experienced CTC readers agree to a considerable extent when matching polyps between CTC and subsequent OC, but non-negligible disagreement exists...
  92. ncbi request reprint CT colonography at different radiation dose levels: feasibility of dose reduction
    Rogier E van Gelder
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Radiology 224:25-33. 2002
    ..To investigate the sensitivity and specificity of polyp detection and the image quality of computed tomographic (CT) colonography at different radiation dose levels and to study effective doses reported in literature on CT colonography...
  93. ncbi request reprint Exploring sources of heterogeneity in systematic reviews of diagnostic tests
    Jeroen G Lijmer
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 21:1525-37. 2002
    ..Results of such analyses will help understand problems with the transferability of diagnostic tests and to point out flaws in primary studies. As such, they can guide the design of future studies...
  94. doi request reprint Graded compression ultrasonography and computed tomography in acute colonic diverticulitis: meta-analysis of test accuracy
    Wytze Laméris
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 18:2498-511. 2008
    ..Therefore, both US and CT can be used as initial diagnostic tool until new evidence is brought forward. However, CT is more likely to identify alternative diseases...
  95. doi request reprint Diagnostic test accuracy may vary with prevalence: implications for evidence-based diagnosis
    Mariska M G Leeflang
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:5-12. 2009
    ..Several studies and systematic reviews have reported results that indicate that sensitivity and specificity may vary with prevalence...
  96. ncbi request reprint The diagnostic odds ratio: a single indicator of test performance
    Afina S Glas
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, Post Office Box 22700, 100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:1129-35. 2003
    ..A disadvantage is the impossibility of weighing the true positive and false positive rate separately. In this article the application of the diagnostic odds ratio in test evaluation is illustrated...
  97. ncbi request reprint Which factors play a role in clinical decision-making in subfertility?
    Jan W van der Steeg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Reprod Biomed Online 12:473-80. 2006
    ..Gynaecologists overestimate the importance of FSH concentration, but underestimate that of a previous pregnancy, as compared with their importance reported in prediction models and guidelines...
  98. ncbi request reprint Human menopausal gonadotropin and recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in assisted reproductive cycles
    Madelon van Wely
    Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 80:1121-2. 2003
  99. ncbi request reprint Case-control and two-gate designs in diagnostic accuracy studies
    Anne W S Rutjes
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Chem 51:1335-41. 2005
    ..Such case-control designs are intuitively appealing, but they have also been criticized for leading to inflated estimates of accuracy...
  100. ncbi request reprint CT colonography: feasibility of substantial dose reduction--comparison of medium to very low doses in identical patients
    Rogier E van Gelder
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Radiology 232:611-20. 2004
    ..Initial observations indicate that it is feasible to reduce the radiation dose required for CT colonography. Further studies are needed, however, to investigate the clinical value of very low-dose CT colonography...
  101. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis and determining resectability of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a meta-analysis
    Shandra Bipat
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 29:438-45. 2005
    ..To compare ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis and determination of resectability of pancreatic adenocarcinoma...