J B Reitsma

Summary

Affiliation: Academic Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc A decision rule to aid selection of patients with abdominal sepsis requiring a relaparotomy
    Jordy J S Kiewiet
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands
    BMC Surg 13:28. 2013
  2. pmc The clinical effect of a new infant formula in term infants with constipation: a double-blind, randomized cross-over trial
    Marloes E J Bongers
    Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Emma Children s Hospital, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nutr J 6:8. 2007
  3. pmc Single-drug therapy or selective decontamination of the digestive tract as antifungal prophylaxis in critically ill patients: a systematic review
    Jw Olivier van Till
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Crit Care 11:R126. 2007
  4. pmc Transanal endoscopic microsurgery versus endoscopic mucosal resection for large rectal adenomas (TREND-study)
    Frank J C van den Broek
    Dept of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Surg 9:4. 2009
  5. pmc A multicenter randomized clinical trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of treatment strategies with or without antibiotics for uncomplicated acute diverticulitis (DIABOLO trial)
    Cagdas Unlu
    Department of Surgery, Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Surg 10:23. 2010
  6. pmc Age- and gender-specific risk of death after first hospitalization for heart failure
    I Vaartjes
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:637. 2010
  7. pmc Regional perinatal mortality differences in the Netherlands; care is the question
    Miranda Tromp
    Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:102. 2009
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications119 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc A decision rule to aid selection of patients with abdominal sepsis requiring a relaparotomy
    Jordy J S Kiewiet
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands
    BMC Surg 13:28. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to develop a prediction model to aid the decision-making process in whom to perform a relaparotomy...
  2. pmc The clinical effect of a new infant formula in term infants with constipation: a double-blind, randomized cross-over trial
    Marloes E J Bongers
    Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Emma Children s Hospital, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nutr J 6:8. 2007
    ..It is hypothesized that NF positively affects stool characteristics in constipated infants...
  3. pmc Single-drug therapy or selective decontamination of the digestive tract as antifungal prophylaxis in critically ill patients: a systematic review
    Jw Olivier van Till
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Crit Care 11:R126. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine and compare the effectiveness of different prophylactic antifungal therapies in critically ill patients on the incidence of yeast colonisation, infection, candidemia, and hospital mortality...
  4. pmc Transanal endoscopic microsurgery versus endoscopic mucosal resection for large rectal adenomas (TREND-study)
    Frank J C van den Broek
    Dept of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Surg 9:4. 2009
    ..Furthermore, EMR appears to be associated with fewer complications.The aim of this study is to compare the cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of TEM and EMR for the resection of large rectal adenomas...
  5. pmc A multicenter randomized clinical trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of treatment strategies with or without antibiotics for uncomplicated acute diverticulitis (DIABOLO trial)
    Cagdas Unlu
    Department of Surgery, Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Surg 10:23. 2010
    ..This advice lacks evidence and is merely based on experts' opinion. Adverse effects of the use of antibiotics are well known, including allergic reactions, development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and other side-effects...
  6. pmc Age- and gender-specific risk of death after first hospitalization for heart failure
    I Vaartjes
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:637. 2010
    ..Age and gender are important predictors of mortality in hospitalized HF patients. However, studies assessing short- and long-term risk of death stratified by age and gender are scarce...
  7. pmc Regional perinatal mortality differences in the Netherlands; care is the question
    Miranda Tromp
    Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:102. 2009
    ..Our objective was to study regional variation in perinatal mortality within the Netherlands and to identify possible explanatory factors for the found differences...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Attenuated cerebrospinal fluid leukocyte count and sepsis in adults with pneumococcal meningitis: a prospective cohort study
    Martijn Weisfelt
    Department of Neurology, Centre of Infection and Immunity Amsterdam CINIMA, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 6:149. 2006
    ..Whereas a low CSF WBC indicates the presence of sepsis with early meningitis in patients with meningococcal infections, the relation between CSF WBC and outcome in patients with pneumococcal meningitis is not understood...
  12. pmc Hyperglycemia in bacterial meningitis: a prospective cohort study
    Ewout S Schut
    Department of Neurology, Center of Infection and Immunity Amsterdam CINIMA, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 9:57. 2009
    ..Hyperglycemia has been associated with unfavorable outcome in several disorders, but few data are available in bacterial meningitis. We assessed the incidence and significance of hyperglycemia in adults with bacterial meningitis...
  13. pmc Long-term survival after initial hospital admission for peripheral arterial disease in the lower extremities
    I Vaartjes
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:43. 2009
    ..Insights in absolute mortality risks following admission for PAD in the lower extremities can be useful to improve awareness as they are easy to interpret...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint A review of solutions for diagnostic accuracy studies with an imperfect or missing reference standard
    Johannes B Reitsma
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:797-806. 2009
    ..In diagnostic accuracy studies, the reference standard may be imperfect or not available in all patients. We systematically reviewed the proposed solutions for these situations and generated methodological guidance...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Possibilities for anonymous follow-up studies of patients in Dutch national medical registrations using the Municipal Population Register: a pilot study]
    J B Reitsma
    Academisch Medisch Centrum, Afd Klinische Epidemiologie en Biostatistiek, Postbus 22 660, 1100 DD Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 147:2286-90. 2003
    ..To examine the feasibility of using information from the Dutch Municipal Population Register (Dutch acronym: GBA) to anonymously track groups of patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of stroke in The Netherlands from 1972 to 1994: the end of the decline in stroke mortality
    J B Reitsma
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neuroepidemiology 17:121-31. 1998
    ..The use of diagnostic subgroups in national mortality data was of limited value, illustrated by the fact that 70% of all stroke deaths in 1994 belonged to the ill-defined type of stroke...
  18. ncbi request reprint Bivariate analysis of sensitivity and specificity produces informative summary measures in diagnostic reviews
    Johannes B Reitsma
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:982-90. 2005
    ..Studies of diagnostic accuracy most often report pairs of sensitivity and specificity. We demonstrate the advantage of using bivariate meta-regression models to analyze such data...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Evaluation of POSSUM for patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy
    S M M de Castro
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    World J Surg 33:1481-7. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint Missed injuries during the initial assessment in a cohort of 1124 level-1 trauma patients
    G F Giannakopoulos
    Department of Trauma Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Injury 43:1517-21. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the missed injuries in a large cohort of trauma patients originating from two European Level-1 trauma centres...
  22. doi request reprint Decision making for relaparotomy in secondary peritonitis
    O van Ruler
    Department of Surgery, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dig Surg 25:339-46. 2008
    ..To provide a qualitative ranking of clinical variables by surgeons that influence their decision for reoperation and to evaluate whether these variables are related to positive findings at relaparotomy...
  23. 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...
  24. 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)...
  25. pmc Ethnic differences in stillbirth and early neonatal mortality in The Netherlands
    A C J Ravelli
    Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:696-701. 2011
    ..This study aimed to explore the contribution of demographic, socioeconomic, health behavioural and pre-existent medical risk factors among different ethnic groups on fetal and early neonatal mortality...
  26. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of trauma CT in the trauma room versus the radiology department: the REACT trial
    T P Saltzherr
    Trauma Unit Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 23:148-55. 2013
    ..To determine the cost-effectiveness of trauma room CT compared with CT performed at the radiology department...
  27. doi request reprint Randomized clinical trial comparing the effect of computed tomography in the trauma room versus the radiology department on injury outcomes
    T P Saltzherr
    Trauma Unit, Department of Surgery, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 99:105-13. 2012
    ..It was hypothesized that CT in the trauma room would improve patient outcome and workflow...
  28. doi request reprint Increasing maternal age at first pregnancy planning: health outcomes and associated costs
    M Tromp
    Department Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:1083-90. 2011
    ..To describe the consequences in terms of health outcomes, care and associated healthcare costs for three hypothetical cohorts of women planning their first pregnancy at a fixed, different age...
  29. doi request reprint Pilot study on the assessment of the setpoint of the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis in healthy volunteers
    N Benhadi
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Endocrinol 162:323-9. 2010
    ..To determine the log-linear relationship between TSH and free thyroxine in healthy subjects, and the variation in baseline TSH/free thyroxine (FT(4)) combination in each individual...
  30. pmc Endoscopic tri-modal imaging for surveillance in ulcerative colitis: randomised comparison of high-resolution endoscopy and autofluorescence imaging for neoplasia detection; and evaluation of narrow-band imaging for classification of lesions
    F J C van den Broek
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gut 57:1083-9. 2008
    ..Endoscopic tri-modal imaging (ETMI) incorporates white light endoscopy (WLE), autofluorescence imaging (AFI) and narrow-band imaging (NBI)...
  31. ncbi request reprint An efficient validation method of probabilistic record linkage including readmissions and twins
    M Tromp
    Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Methods Inf Med 47:356-63. 2008
    ..To describe an efficient, generalizable approach to validate probabilistic record linkage results, in particular by a model-guided detection of linking errors, and to apply this approach to validate linkage of admissions of newborns...
  32. doi request reprint Systematic review of endoscopic mucosal resection versus transanal endoscopic microsurgery for large rectal adenomas
    R M Barendse
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 43:941-9. 2011
    ..The potential lower morbidity of EMR may become irrelevant if EMR is less effective. The aim of this study was to compare the safety and effectiveness of EMR and TEM for large rectal adenomas...
  33. doi request reprint Systematic review of trocar-site hernia
    H A Swank
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 99:315-23. 2012
    ..Trocar-site hernia (TSH) is an uncommon, but potentially serious, complication that occasionally requires emergency surgery. This systematic review was conducted to establish the prevalence and risk factors for TSH...
  34. doi request reprint Increased colorectal cancer risk in first-degree relatives of patients with hyperplastic polyposis syndrome
    K S Boparai
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, 1105 AZ, The Netherlands
    Gut 59:1222-5. 2010
    ..Reliable evidence concerning the magnitude of a possible excess risk is necessary to determine whether preventive measures, like screening colonoscopies, in FDRs are justified...
  35. pmc Factors associated with posttraumatic stress symptoms in a prospective cohort of patients after abdominal sepsis: a nomogram
    Kimberly R Boer
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1100 DE, PO Box 22700, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Intensive Care Med 34:664-74. 2008
    ..To determine to what extent patients who have survived abdominal sepsis suffer from symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, and to identify potential risk factors for PTSD symptoms...
  36. ncbi request reprint Acute upper GI bleeding: did anything change? Time trend analysis of incidence and outcome of acute upper GI bleeding between 1993/1994 and 2000
    M E van Leerdam
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:1494-9. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to examine recent time trends in incidence and outcome of upper GI bleeding...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of dose, sex, and long-term abstention from use on toxic effects of MDMA (ecstasy) on brain serotonin neurons
    L Reneman
    Departments of Nuclear Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 358:1864-9. 2001
    ..We investigated the effects of moderate and heavy MDMA use, sex differences, and long-term effects of MDMA use on serotonin neurons in different brain regions...
  38. doi request reprint Nationwide implementation of adjunctive dexamethasone therapy for pneumococcal meningitis
    M C Brouwer
    Department of Neurology, Center of Infection and Immunity Amsterdam CINIMA, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurology 75:1533-9. 2010
    ..In this nationwide prospective cohort study, we evaluated the implementation of adjunctive dexamethasone therapy in Dutch adults with pneumococcal meningitis...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of diagnostic tests when there is no gold standard. A review of methods
    A W S Rutjes
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academical Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Technol Assess 11:iii, ix-51. 2007
    ..To generate a classification of methods to evaluate medical tests when there is no gold standard...
  40. doi request reprint Validation of a cholangiographic prognostic model in primary sclerosing cholangitis
    C Y Ponsioen
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 42:742-7. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to validate the performance of this model in an external cohort...
  41. doi request reprint Duration of meconium passage in preterm and term infants
    N Bekkali
    Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Emma Children s Hospital, Academic Medical Centre, AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 93:F376-9. 2008
    ..Hypothesis: Preterm infants have prolonged duration of passage of meconium (PoM) compared to term infants...
  42. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic tests in Hirschsprung disease: a systematic review
    F de Lorijn
    Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Emma Children s Hospital Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 42:496-505. 2006
    ..We conducted a systematic review to determine and compare the diagnostic accuracy of contrast enema (CE), anorectal manometry (ARM) and rectal suction biopsy (RSB) in infants suspected of Hirschsprung disease...
  43. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in TSH but not in free T4 concentrations or TPO antibodies during pregnancy
    N Benhadi
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:765-70. 2007
    ..To describe the TSH, free T4 and thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPO-Ab) concentrations during pregnancy among four ethnic groups and to determine reference values for these parameters during normal pregnancy...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Dose-escalation of SSRIS in major depressive disorder. Should not be recommended in current guidelines]
    H G Ruhé
    Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 52:615-25. 2010
    ..A systematic review of the literature revealed uncertainty about the efficacy of dose escalation and pointed to methodological weaknesses in earlier research...
  45. pmc Prognosis of constipation: clinical factors and colonic transit time
    F de Lorijn
    Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Emma Children s Hospital Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Arch Dis Child 89:723-7. 2004
    ..Measurement of colonic transit time (CTT) is sometimes used in the evaluation of patients with chronic constipation...
  46. doi request reprint Glucose challenge test for detecting gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review
    M van Leeuwen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BJOG 119:393-401. 2012
    ..The best strategy to identify women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is unclear...
  47. ncbi request reprint Symptomatic and asymptomatic abnormalities in patients with lumbosacral radicular syndrome: Clinical examination compared with MRI
    Jeroen C van Rijn
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, Room J1B 210, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 108:553-7. 2006
    ..To determine the frequency of symptomatic and asymptomatic herniated discs and root compression in patients with lumbosacral radicular syndrome (LRS) and to correlate clinical localization with MRI findings...
  48. ncbi request reprint Impact of stroke type on survival and functional health
    A van Straten
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cerebrovasc Dis 12:27-33. 2001
    ..Long-term functional health outcomes were associated with stroke type. We conclude that the impact of stroke type on mortality is limited to the first 6 months, whereas the type of stroke influences the long-term functional health...
  49. ncbi request reprint Brain natriuretic peptide in hemodynamically stable acute pulmonary embolism
    M Sohne
    Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Thromb Haemost 4:552-6. 2006
    ..Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is excreted from the cardiac ventricles in response to cardiomyocyte stretch and can be measured with an easy-to-perform blood test...
  50. doi request reprint Risk of death after first admission for cardiovascular diseases by country of birth in The Netherlands: a nationwide record-linked retrospective cohort study
    C Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands
    Heart 95:747-53. 2009
    ..To examine differences in short- (28 days) and long-term (5 years) risk of death in patients hospitalised for the first time for various cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by country of birth and/or parental country of birth...
  51. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of immediate total-body computed tomography compared with selective radiological imaging of injured patients
    J C Sierink
    Trauma Unit, Department of Surgery, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 99:52-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this review was to assess the value of immediate total-body computed tomography (CT) during the primary survey of injured patients compared with conventional radiographic imaging supplemented with selective CT...
  52. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of history taking in reflex syncope
    N Colman
    Dept of Internal Medicine, Room F4 221, Academic Medical Centre, P O Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Auton Res 14:37-44. 2004
    ..However, a prospective study of the value of the medical history for the diagnosis of syncope with long-term follow-up has not been performed...
  53. ncbi request reprint Nebulized bacitracin/colimycin: a treatment option in recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis with Staphylococcus aureus? A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over pilot study
    W J M Videler
    Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Rhinology 46:92-8. 2008
    ..We have performed a pilot study in order to determine whether nebulized topical antibiotic therapy improves sinusitis symptoms more than saline-based placebo in patients with recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis...
  54. doi request reprint First clinical experience with polysol solution: pilot study in living kidney transplantation
    M C J M Schreinemachers
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Transplant Proc 45:38-45. 2013
    ..As a consequence the study was terminated prematurely...
  55. doi request reprint Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by esophagectomy does not increase morbidity in patients over 70
    R L G M Blom
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dis Esophagus 26:510-6. 2013
    ..Therefore, we consider NT followed by esophagectomy in elderly patients a safe treatment modality in our center. ..
  56. doi request reprint Higher maternal TSH levels in pregnancy are associated with increased risk for miscarriage, fetal or neonatal death
    N Benhadi
    Departments of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Social Science, Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Endocrinol 160:985-91. 2009
    ..To examine the relationship between maternal TSH and free thyroxine (FT(4)) concentrations in early pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage, fetal or neonatal death...
  57. ncbi request reprint Narrow-band imaging compared with conventional colonoscopy for the detection of dysplasia in patients with longstanding ulcerative colitis
    E Dekker
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 39:216-21. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of narrow-band imaging (NBI), a new imaging technique, with standard colonoscopy for the detection of neoplasia in patients with longstanding ulcerative colitis...
  58. ncbi request reprint Prognostic nomogram for patients undergoing oesophagectomy for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus or gastro-oesophageal junction
    S M Lagarde
    Department of Surgery, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 94:1361-8. 2007
    ..Tumour node metastasis (TNM) staging predicts survival on the basis of the pathological extent of a tumour. The aim of this study was to develop a prognostic model with improved survival prediction after oesophagectomy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of relaparotomy for secondary peritonitis
    B Lamme
    Departments of Surgery and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 89:1516-24. 2002
    ..Planned relaparotomy and relaparotomy on demand are two frequently employed surgical treatment strategies for patients with abdominal sepsis...
  60. ncbi request reprint Use of methodological search filters to identify diagnostic accuracy studies can lead to the omission of relevant studies
    M M G Leeflang
    Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:234-40. 2006
    ..To determine the usefulness of methodological filters in search strategies for diagnostic studies in systematic reviews...
  61. doi request reprint Seizures in adults with bacterial meningitis
    E Zoons
    Department of Neurology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurology 70:2109-15. 2008
    ..To evaluate the occurrence and prognostic relevance of seizures in adults with community-acquired bacterial meningitis...
  62. pmc Natural history of primary sclerosing cholangitis and prognostic value of cholangiography in a Dutch population
    C Y Ponsioen
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gut 51:562-6. 2002
    ..Median survival of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) has been estimated to be 12 years. Cholangiography is the gold standard for diagnosis but is rarely used in estimating prognosis...
  63. pmc PATCH: platelet transfusion in cerebral haemorrhage: study protocol for a multicentre, randomised, controlled trial
    Koen de Gans
    Department of Neurology, Academic Medical Centre, H2 222, PO Box 22660 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Neurol 10:19. 2010
    ..Because intracerebral haemorrhage patients who are on antiplatelet therapy have been shown to be particularly at risk of early haematoma growth, platelet transfusion may have a beneficial effect...
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint Functional constipation in infants: a follow-up study
    M M van den Berg
    Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Emma Children s Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr 147:700-4. 2005
    ..We conclude that most infants with severe constipation evaluated at a tertiary center are recovered after 6 months. Early therapeutic intervention may beneficially contribute to the resolution of constipation...
  66. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of history taking and physical examination in diagnosing arrhythmias in general practice
    Emmy Hoefman
    Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 24:636-41. 2007
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Cortisol and post-traumatic stress disorder in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Marie Louise Meewisse
    Center for Psychological Trauma, Academic Medical Center de Meren, Department of Psychiatry, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 191:387-92. 2007
    ..Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has inconsistently been associated with lower levels of cortisol...
  68. ncbi request reprint Extended transthoracic resection compared with limited transhiatal resection for adenocarcinoma of the mid/distal esophagus: five-year survival of a randomized clinical trial
    Jikke M T Omloo
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg 246:992-1000; discussion 1000-1. 2007
    ..To determine whether extended transthoracic esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma of the mid/distal esophagus improves long-term survival...
  69. doi request reprint Long-term functional outcome and risk factors for recurrence after surgical treatment for low and high perianal fistulas of cryptoglandular origin
    Paul J van Koperen
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:1475-81. 2008
    ..This study assessed long-term functional outcome and explored risk factors for fistula recurrence in patients surgically treated for cryptoglandular fistulas...
  70. doi request reprint Influence of age and gender on the occurrence and presentation of reflex syncope
    Jacobus J C M Romme
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology Biostatistics and Bioinformatics J1b 207 1, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Auton Res 18:127-33. 2008
    ..Knowledge of the variation in incidence and clinical features of reflex syncope by age and gender provides important background information to acquire an accurate diagnosis...
  71. doi request reprint Preoperative prediction of the occurrence and severity of complications after esophagectomy for cancer with use of a nomogram
    Sjoerd M Lagarde
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1938-45. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to develop a nomogram based on preoperative risk factors to predict the severity of complications in patients who undergo esophagectomy for cancer...
  72. ncbi request reprint Toward complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy. The STARD initiative
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Dept of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Clin Pathol 119:18-22. 2003
    ..If medical journals adopt the checklist and the flow diagram, the quality of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy should improve, to the advantage of clinicians, researchers, reviewers, journals, and the public...
  73. ncbi request reprint High diagnostic yield and accuracy of history, physical examination, and ECG in patients with transient loss of consciousness in FAST: the Fainting Assessment study
    Nynke van Dijk
    Departments of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam AMC UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:48-55. 2008
    ..Transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) is a common clinical problem...
  74. ncbi request reprint Continuous event recorders did not affect anxiety or quality of life in patients with palpitations
    Emmy Hoefman
    Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1060-6. 2007
    ..The aim is to determine anxiety and health-related (HR)-QoL and evaluate the burden of carrying a CER in general practice populations...
  75. ncbi request reprint Use of amphetamine by recreational users of ecstasy (MDMA) is associated with reduced striatal dopamine transporter densities: a [123I]beta-CIT SPECT study--preliminary report
    Liesbeth Reneman
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 159:335-40. 2002
    ..However, little is known about the effects of ecstasy use or the combination of ecstasy and amphetamine use on dopamine (DA) neurones in the human brain...
  76. ncbi request reprint Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 181:51-5. 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 generalisability of its results...
  77. ncbi request reprint Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Clin Biochem 40:357-63. 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 generalizability of its results...
  78. ncbi request reprint Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative. 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 44:635-8. 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 generalizability of its results...
  79. 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...
  80. ncbi request reprint Mood disorders and serotonin transporter density in ecstasy users--the influence of long-term abstention, dose, and gender
    Maartje M L de Win
    Department of Radiology G1 229, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 173:376-82. 2004
    ..Neurotoxic effects of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, "ecstasy") on the serotonin (5-HT) system have been described in animals and humans, but little is known about long-term effects of ecstasy use on mood...
  81. ncbi request reprint Sources of variation and bias in studies of diagnostic accuracy: a systematic review
    Penny Whiting
    University of York, York, United Kingdom
    Ann Intern Med 140:189-202. 2004
    ..Studies of diagnostic accuracy are subject to different sources of bias and variation than studies that evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention. Little is known about the effects of these sources of bias and variation...
  82. ncbi request reprint Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 21:4-10. 2004
    ..Our aim was 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 generalizability of its results...
  83. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and prognostic factors in adults with bacterial meningitis
    Diederik van de Beek
    Department of Neurology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 351:1849-59. 2004
    ..We conducted a nationwide study in the Netherlands to determine clinical features and prognostic factors in adults with community-acquired acute bacterial meningitis...
  84. ncbi request reprint A systematic review finds that diagnostic reviews fail to incorporate quality despite available tools
    Penny Whiting
    Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, United Kingdom
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:1-12. 2005
    ..To review existing quality assessment tools for diagnostic accuracy studies and to examine to what extent quality was assessed and incorporated in diagnostic systematic reviews...
  85. ncbi request reprint Toward complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acad Radiol 10:664-9. 2003
    ..The authors sought to develop guidelines for improving the accuracy and completeness of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy in order to allow readers better to assess the validity and generalizability of study results...
  86. ncbi request reprint Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Academic Medical Center, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Chem Lab Med 41:68-73. 2003
    ..To improve the accuracy and completeness of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy, to allow readers to assess the potential for bias in the study and to evaluate its generalisability...
  87. ncbi request reprint Expectant management versus surgical evacuation in first trimester miscarriage: health-related quality of life in randomized and non-randomized patients
    Margreet Wieringa-de Waard
    Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Department of General Practice Family Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 17:1638-42. 2002
    ..We assessed health-related quality of life (HRQL) differences over time between expectant and surgical management in women with a miscarriage...
  88. ncbi request reprint Prognostic significance of elevated cyclooxygenase 2 expression in patients with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
    Christianne J Buskens
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastroenterology 122:1800-7. 2002
    ..We examined COX-2 expression in esophageal adenocarcinomas and its relation to clinicopathologic parameters...
  89. ncbi request reprint Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative. Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Chem 49:1-6. 2003
    ..To comprehend the results of diagnostic accuracy studies, readers must understand the design, conduct, analysis, and results of such studies. That goal can be achieved only through complete transparency from authors...
  90. 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...
  91. pmc Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 326:41-4. 2003
    ..To improve the accuracy and completeness of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy, to allow readers to assess the potential for bias in a study, and to evaluate a study's generalisability...
  92. ncbi request reprint Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: The STARD Initiative
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Radiology 226:24-8. 2003
    ..To improve the accuracy and completeness of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy, to allow readers to assess the potential for bias in the study and to evaluate its generalisability...
  93. ncbi request reprint Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: The STARD Initiative
    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 138:40-4. 2003
    ..To comprehend the results of diagnostic accuracy studies, readers must understand the design, conduct, analysis, and results of such studies. That goal can be achieved only through complete transparency from authors...
  94. 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: the STARD initiative
    Patrick M Bossuyt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Biochem 36:2-7. 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 the study and to evaluate its generalisability...
  96. ncbi request reprint 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
    Radiology 235:347-53. 2005
    ..To evaluate quality of reporting in diagnostic accuracy articles published in 2000 in journals with impact factor of at least 4 by using items of Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD) statement published later in 2003...
  97. ncbi request reprint Management of asymptomatic anthracycline-induced cardiac damage after treatment for childhood cancer: a postal survey among Dutch adult and pediatric cardiologists
    Elvira C van Dalen
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Emma Children s Hospital Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 27:319-22. 2005
    ..Until then, the authors recommend centralizing the treatment of childhood cancer survivors with asymptomatic A-CD in a specialized center to cluster the available knowledge and experience...
  98. 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...
  99. ncbi request reprint Effective radiation doses in CT colonography: results of an inventory among research institutions
    Sebastiaan Jensch
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 16:981-7. 2006
    ..2 mSv. Despite the increasing use of multislice scanners, which are slightly less dose-efficient, the median effective dose remained approximately constant between 1996 and 2004. This is mainly caused by the use of lower mAs settings...
  100. ncbi request reprint Lifetime cumulative incidence of syncope in the general population: a study of 549 Dutch subjects aged 35-60 years
    Karin S Ganzeboom
    Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Medcial Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:1172-6. 2006
    ..There are limited and conflicting data on the lifetime cumulative incidence of syncope in the general population. The aim of our study was to determine the lifetime cumulative incidence and triggers of syncope in the general population...
  101. ncbi request reprint A comparison of primary two- and three-dimensional methods to review CT colonography
    Rogier E van Gelder
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 17:1181-92. 2007
    ..3/17; p-values > or = 0.45), number of false positives: 33.3 and 15.6, and perceptive errors : 4 and 6 (p = 0.53). No significant differences were found in the detection of large and medium-sized polyps between primary 3D and 2D review...