Hester Vermeulen

Summary

Affiliation: Academic Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Intravenous fluid restriction after major abdominal surgery: a randomized blinded clinical trial
    Hester Vermeulen
    Department of Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 10:50. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of dressings and topical agents for surgical wounds healing by secondary intention
    H Vermeulen
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 92:665-72. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Inter- and intra-observer (dis)agreement among nurses and doctors to classify colour and exudation of open surgical wounds according to the Red-Yellow-Black scheme
    Hester Vermeulen
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 16:1270-7. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Nasogastric intubation after abdominal surgery: a meta-analysis of recent literature
    Hester Vermeulen
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Surg 141:307-14. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Preferences of patients, doctors, and nurses regarding wound dressing characteristics: a conjoint analysis
    Hester Vermeulen
    Departments of Surgery, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Wound Repair Regen 15:302-7. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Occlusive vs gauze dressings for local wound care in surgical patients: a randomized clinical trial
    Dirk T Ubbink
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics, Room J1B 215, Academic Medical Center, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Surg 143:950-5. 2008
  7. doi request reprint The number of smokers needed to screen and treat in a smoking cessation programme
    Marja N Storm-Versloot
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:669-76. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of a minimal intervention strategy in addition to nicotine replacement therapy to support smoking cessation in cardiovascular outpatients: a randomized clinical trial
    Louise C W Wiggers
    Department of Medical Psychology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:931-7. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Fundamentals of randomized clinical trials in wound care: reporting standards
    Fleur E Brölmann
    Department of Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Wound Repair Regen 21:641-7. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Values of patients and caregivers for donor site scars: an inter-observer analysis between patients and caregivers and prediction of cosmetic satisfaction
    Anne M Eskes
    Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Burns 38:796-801. 2012

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Publications38

  1. pmc Intravenous fluid restriction after major abdominal surgery: a randomized blinded clinical trial
    Hester Vermeulen
    Department of Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 10:50. 2009
    ..We investigated the effects of postoperative fluid restriction in surgical patients undergoing major abdominal surgery...
  2. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of dressings and topical agents for surgical wounds healing by secondary intention
    H Vermeulen
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 92:665-72. 2005
    ..The best dressing for postoperative wounds healing by secondary intention is unknown...
  3. ncbi request reprint Inter- and intra-observer (dis)agreement among nurses and doctors to classify colour and exudation of open surgical wounds according to the Red-Yellow-Black scheme
    Hester Vermeulen
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 16:1270-7. 2007
    ..Secondary: to check their agreement with an international expert panel on whether their classification was correct...
  4. ncbi request reprint Nasogastric intubation after abdominal surgery: a meta-analysis of recent literature
    Hester Vermeulen
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Surg 141:307-14. 2006
    ..Data Source We identified randomized trials from the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials published between January 1990 and January 2005...
  5. ncbi request reprint Preferences of patients, doctors, and nurses regarding wound dressing characteristics: a conjoint analysis
    Hester Vermeulen
    Departments of Surgery, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Wound Repair Regen 15:302-7. 2007
    ..These should also be the focus for manufacturers and researchers to obtain more evidence on which materials best match these attributes...
  6. doi request reprint Occlusive vs gauze dressings for local wound care in surgical patients: a randomized clinical trial
    Dirk T Ubbink
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics, Room J1B 215, Academic Medical Center, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Surg 143:950-5. 2008
    ..To compare effectiveness and costs of gauze-based vs occlusive, moist-environment dressing principles...
  7. doi request reprint The number of smokers needed to screen and treat in a smoking cessation programme
    Marja N Storm-Versloot
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:669-76. 2009
    ..We studied the efficiency of the Minimal Intervention Strategy (C-MIS) in addition to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation in cardiovascular outpatients in relation to the outcome of mortality...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of a minimal intervention strategy in addition to nicotine replacement therapy to support smoking cessation in cardiovascular outpatients: a randomized clinical trial
    Louise C W Wiggers
    Department of Medical Psychology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:931-7. 2006
    ..It is hypothesized that in cardiovascular outpatients the combination of C-MIS and NRT significantly increases the number of quitters compared to NRT alone...
  9. doi request reprint Fundamentals of randomized clinical trials in wound care: reporting standards
    Fleur E Brölmann
    Department of Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Wound Repair Regen 21:641-7. 2013
    ..The ultimate goal is to help wound care professionals make better decisions for their patients in clinical practice. ..
  10. doi request reprint Values of patients and caregivers for donor site scars: an inter-observer analysis between patients and caregivers and prediction of cosmetic satisfaction
    Anne M Eskes
    Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Burns 38:796-801. 2012
    ..Furthermore, it is unknown which POSAS-items are mostly associated with overall cosmetic satisfaction with the scar...
  11. doi request reprint Long-term adherence to a local guideline on postoperative body temperature measurement: mixed methods analysis
    Marja N Storm-Versloot
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:841-7. 2012
    ..To find out whether a successful multifaceted implementation approach of a local evidence-based guideline on postoperative body temperature measurements (BTM) was persistent over time, and which factors influenced long-term adherence...
  12. doi request reprint Is the red-yellow-black scheme suitable to classify donor site wounds? An inter-observer analysis
    Anne M Eskes
    Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Burns 37:823-7. 2011
    ..We investigated whether this RYB-scheme is also useful to classify donor site wounds uniformly (DSW)...
  13. doi request reprint Do stakeholders in wound care prefer evidence-based wound care products? A survey in the Netherlands
    Anne M Eskes
    Department of Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Wound J 9:624-32. 2012
    ..Two thirds of the manufacturers were unaware of, or never used, the Cochrane Library. Available compelling evidence in wound care is not equally internalised by stakeholders, which is required to ensure evidence-based decision making...
  14. pmc Attitudes, awareness, and barriers regarding evidence-based surgery among surgeons and surgical nurses
    Anouk M Knops
    Department of Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    World J Surg 33:1348-55. 2009
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint [Guideline 'Wound Care': recommendations for 5 challenging areas]
    Fleur E Brölmann
    Academisch Medisch Centrum, Afd Kwaliteit en Procesinnovatie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A6086. 2013
    ..The guideline also advises about wound registration, documentation and hand-over of wound care, and recommends making clear agreements about referrals and responsibilities...
  16. doi request reprint Fundamentals of randomized clinical trials in wound care: design and conduct
    Anne M Eskes
    Department of Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Wound Repair Regen 20:449-55. 2012
    ..This article proposes strategies for improving the evidence base for wound care decision making...
  17. pmc Which dressing do donor site wounds need?: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Anne M Eskes
    Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 12:229. 2011
    ..This protocol describes a trial in which we investigate the effectiveness of various treatment options for these donor site wounds...
  18. pmc Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: solution for difficult to heal acute wounds? Systematic review
    Anne M Eskes
    Department of Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Room A3 503, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, PO Box 22700, Amsterdam 1100 DE, The Netherlands
    World J Surg 35:535-42. 2011
    ..Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used to treat various wound types. However, the possible beneficial and harmful effects of HBOT for acute wounds are unclear...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Antiseptics to prevent or treat wound infections; myths and evidence]
    Dirk Th Ubbink
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, Afd Kwaliteit en Procesinnovatie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 153:B328. 2009
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint [Negative pressure therapy for surgical wounds]
    Dirk T Ubbink
    Academisch Medisch Centrum, Afd Kwaliteit and Procesinnovatie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 153:A365. 2009
    ..The effect of NPWT on wound healing, infection, mortality, and costs remains unclear. To obtain convincing evidence, we call for greater NPWT application in a research context...
  21. doi request reprint Clinical relevance of routinely measured vital signs in hospitalized patients: a systematic review
    Marja N Storm-Versloot
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nurs Scholarsh 46:39-49. 2014
    ..Conflicting evidence exists on the effectiveness of routinely measured vital signs on the early detection of increased probability of adverse events...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of lactulose syrup after cardiac surgery
    Marike van der Schaaf
    Department of Rehabilitation, A01 423 Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 226600, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Appl Nurs Res 17:48-54. 2004
    ..Based on these findings, it is safe to abolish the routine management of postoperative laxatives on a cardiac surgery ward...
  23. ncbi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials assessing spinal cord stimulation for inoperable critical leg ischaemia
    D T Ubbink
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 91:948-55. 2004
    ..Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may have a place in the treatment of patients with inoperable chronic critical leg ischaemia...
  24. doi request reprint Spinal cord stimulation for non-reconstructable chronic critical leg ischaemia
    Dirk T Ubbink
    Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, and Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD004001. 2013
    ..Patients suffering from inoperable chronic critical leg ischaemia (NR-CCLI) face amputation of the leg. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been proposed as a helpful treatment in addition to standard conservative treatment...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Knowing better--does pride lead to persisting with superfluous procedures?]
    Hester Vermeulen
    Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 154:A2896. 2010
    ..A return to economically viable and worthwhile healthcare can be brought about by thinking in terms of surplus value for the patient and by recognising, admitting and combating Hubris...
  26. ncbi request reprint Topical silver for preventing wound infection
    Marja N Storm Versloot
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1105 AZ
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD006478. 2010
    ..AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: There is insufficient evidence to establish whether silver-containing dressings or topical agents promote wound healing or prevent wound infection; some poor quality evidence for SSD suggests the opposite...
  27. doi request reprint Comparison of homecare costs of local wound care in surgical patients randomized between occlusive and gauze dressings
    Dirk Th Ubbink
    Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 17:593-601. 2008
    ..To study the material and nursing costs and outcome of wound care at home comparing two dressing groups (occlusive vs. gauze-based) in surgical patients after hospital dismissal...
  28. ncbi request reprint Adherence to nicotine replacement patch therapy in cardiovascular patients
    Louise C W Wiggers
    Department of Medical Psychology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Med 13:79-88. 2006
    ..In conclusion, despite considerable attention to appliance instructions, access to free patches and additional behavioral support, adherence to NRT in these patients is rather low...
  29. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of routine postoperative body temperature measurements
    Hester Vermeulen
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1404-10. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to compare temperature measurements (the test) with the confirmed absence or presence of a postoperative infection (the reference standard)...
  30. doi request reprint Influence of the Manchester triage system on waiting time, treatment time, length of stay and patient satisfaction; a before and after study
    Marja N Storm-Versloot
    Departments of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Emerg Med J 31:13-8. 2014
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treating acute surgical and traumatic wounds
    Anne Eskes
    Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam School of Health Professions, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1105AZ
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD008059. 2013
    ..Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used as a treatment for acute wounds (such as those arising from surgery and trauma). However, the effects of HBOT on wound healing are unclear. ..
  32. doi request reprint Evidence-based practice: a survey among pediatric nurses and pediatricians
    Jolanda M Maaskant
    Emma Children s Hospital, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr Nurs 28:150-7. 2013
    ..Time constraints and lack of knowledge were considered as major barriers. Recommendations include multilevel training and continuous exchange of information...
  33. doi request reprint Tools to assess evidence-based practice behaviour among healthcare professionals
    Katrien Oude Rengerink
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Evid Based Med 18:129-38. 2013
    ..To identify and compare tools to assess Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) behaviour among healthcare professionals...
  34. pmc Explaining the amount of care needed by hospitalised surgical patients: a prospective time and motion study
    Catharina J van Oostveen
    Department of Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Centre, Room A3 503, P, O box 22700, Amsterdam, DE, 1100, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:42. 2013
    ..Given the recent developments such as ageing, multi-morbidity and budgetary restraints, a practical explanatory model would avail healthcare professionals and managers in determining the demand and costs for clinical care...
  35. pmc Effects of clinical decision-support systems on practitioner performance and patient outcomes: a synthesis of high-quality systematic review findings
    Monique W M Jaspers
    Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:327-34. 2011
    ..To synthesize the literature on clinical decision-support systems' (CDSS) impact on healthcare practitioner performance and patient outcomes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord stimulation for critical leg ischemia: a review of effectiveness and optimal patient selection
    Dirk Th Ubbink
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:S30-5. 2006
    ..Hence, SCS should be considered as a possible treatment option in patients with CLI, particularly if their foot TcpO(2) is between 10 and 30 mmHg...
  37. ncbi request reprint The effect of suprapubic catheterization versus transurethral catheterization after abdominal surgery on urinary tract infection: a randomized controlled trial
    A H Baan
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dig Surg 20:290-5. 2003
    ....
  38. doi request reprint A systematic review of topical negative pressure therapy for acute and chronic wounds
    D T Ubbink
    Department of Quality Assurance and Process Innovation, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 95:685-92. 2008
    ..Topical negative pressure (TNP) therapy is becoming increasingly popular for all kinds of wounds. Its clinical and cost effectiveness is unclear...