J Dik F Habbema

Summary

Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Malaria in pregnant women in an area with sustained high coverage of insecticide-treated bed nets
    Abdunoor M Kabanywanyi
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Tanzania
    Malar J 7:133. 2008
  2. pmc Association of SARS susceptibility with single nucleic acid polymorphisms of OAS1 and MxA genes: a case-control study
    Jing He
    Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing, China
    BMC Infect Dis 6:106. 2006
  3. doi request reprint The effect of in vitro fertilization on birth rates in western countries
    J Dik F Habbema
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 24:1414-9. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Towards less confusing terminology in reproductive medicine: a proposal
    J D F Habbema
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 19:1497-501. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Towards less confusing terminology in reproductive medicine: a proposal
    J Dik F Habbema
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 82:36-40. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Individualized cost-effective conventional ovulation induction treatment in normogonadotrophic anovulatory infertility (WHO group 2)
    Marinus J C Eijkemans
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 20:2830-7. 2005
  7. pmc Effect of rising chemotherapy costs on the cost savings of colorectal cancer screening
    Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1412-22. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Prognosis after aortic valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial valve: use of microsimulation
    John P A Puvimanasinghe
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:825-31. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint HIV dynamics and behaviour change as determinants of the impact of sexually transmitted disease treatment on HIV transmission in the context of the Rakai trial
    Eline L Korenromp
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, The Netherlands
    AIDS 16:2209-18. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Model-based analysis of trial data: microfilaria and worm-productivity loss after diethylcarbamazine-albendazole or ivermectin-albendazole combination therapy against Wuchereria bancrofti
    Marlieke E A de Kraker
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 11:718-28. 2006

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Publications142 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Malaria in pregnant women in an area with sustained high coverage of insecticide-treated bed nets
    Abdunoor M Kabanywanyi
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Tanzania
    Malar J 7:133. 2008
    ..This study assessed the prevalence of placental malaria at delivery in women during 1st or 2nd pregnancy, who did not receive intermittent preventive treatment for malaria (IPTp) in a malaria-endemic area with high bed net coverage...
  2. pmc Association of SARS susceptibility with single nucleic acid polymorphisms of OAS1 and MxA genes: a case-control study
    Jing He
    Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing, China
    BMC Infect Dis 6:106. 2006
    ....
  3. doi request reprint The effect of in vitro fertilization on birth rates in western countries
    J Dik F Habbema
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 24:1414-9. 2009
    ..We will assess to what extent in vitro fertilization (IVF) is effective in increasing the number of births overall and whether earlier application of IVF will increase this number...
  4. ncbi request reprint Towards less confusing terminology in reproductive medicine: a proposal
    J D F Habbema
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 19:1497-501. 2004
    ..The use of the terms infertility, subfertility and fecundity is not necessary, and it is recommended to avoid them...
  5. ncbi request reprint Towards less confusing terminology in reproductive medicine: a proposal
    J Dik F Habbema
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 82:36-40. 2004
    ..The use of the terms 'infertility', 'subfertility', and 'fecundity' is not necessary, and it is recommended to avoid them...
  6. ncbi request reprint Individualized cost-effective conventional ovulation induction treatment in normogonadotrophic anovulatory infertility (WHO group 2)
    Marinus J C Eijkemans
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 20:2830-7. 2005
    ..We aimed to devise a patient-tailored, cost-effective treatment algorithm involving the above-mentioned treatment modalities, based on individual patient characteristics...
  7. pmc Effect of rising chemotherapy costs on the cost savings of colorectal cancer screening
    Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1412-22. 2009
    ..We examined whether colorectal cancer screening would become cost saving with the widespread use of the newer, more expensive chemotherapies...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prognosis after aortic valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial valve: use of microsimulation
    John P A Puvimanasinghe
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:825-31. 2005
    ..We used microsimulation to calculate the long-term outcome of any given patient after aortic valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial valve...
  9. ncbi request reprint HIV dynamics and behaviour change as determinants of the impact of sexually transmitted disease treatment on HIV transmission in the context of the Rakai trial
    Eline L Korenromp
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, The Netherlands
    AIDS 16:2209-18. 2002
    ..To assess how the impact of sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatment on HIV incidence varies between stages of the HIV epidemic...
  10. ncbi request reprint Model-based analysis of trial data: microfilaria and worm-productivity loss after diethylcarbamazine-albendazole or ivermectin-albendazole combination therapy against Wuchereria bancrofti
    Marlieke E A de Kraker
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 11:718-28. 2006
    ..To determine the efficacies of combinations of ivermectin or diethylcarbamazine and albendazole, which are recommended for use in mass treatment programmes against lymphatic filariasis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Adjustment for strong predictors of outcome in traumatic brain injury trials: 25% reduction in sample size requirements in the IMPACT study
    Adrian V Hernandez
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurotrauma 23:1295-303. 2006
    ..A major reduction in sample size can be obtained with covariate adjustment in TBI trials. Covariate adjustment for strong predictors should be incorporated in the analysis of future TBI trials...
  12. pmc Individualizing colonoscopy screening by sex and race
    Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:96-108, 108.e1-24. 2009
    ..There is increasing discussion whether colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines should be individualized by sex and race...
  13. ncbi request reprint Obesity affects spontaneous pregnancy chances in subfertile, ovulatory women
    Jan Willem van der Steeg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 23:324-8. 2008
    ..Obesity is increasing rapidly among women all over the world. Obesity is a known risk factor for subfertility due to anovulation, but it is unknown whether obesity also affects spontaneous pregnancy chances in subfertile, ovulatory women...
  14. doi request reprint Fecal occult blood testing when colonoscopy capacity is limited
    Janneke A Wilschut
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 103:1741-51. 2011
    ..Which of these options is most clinically effective and cost-effective has yet to be established...
  15. ncbi request reprint Some prognostic models for traumatic brain injury were not valid
    Chantal W P M Hukkelhoven
    Center for Medical Decision Making Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1739, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:132-43. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the validity of six models that used baseline clinical and computed tomographic characteristics to predict mortality or unfavorable outcome at 6 months or later after severe or moderate TBI...
  16. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus triage of women with persistent borderline or mildly dyskaryotic smears: Comparison of costs and side effects of three alternative strategies
    Matejka Rebolj
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 121:1529-35. 2007
    ..Therefore, we advocate including HPV testing before referring to colposcopy. Among the 3 HPV strategies, analysis of additional aspects favors implementation of immediate HPV testing...
  17. ncbi request reprint High singleton live birth rate following classical ovulation induction in normogonadotrophic anovulatory infertility (WHO 2)
    Marinus J C Eijkemans
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 18:2357-62. 2003
    ....
  18. pmc The impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on HIV epidemics in Africa and India: a simulation study
    Debby C J Vissers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 3:e2077. 2008
    ..An urgent demand for implementation of PrEP is expected at the moment efficacy has been demonstrated in clinical trials. We explored the long-term impact of PrEP on HIV transmission in different HIV epidemics...
  19. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of post-traumatic stress after preeclampsia
    Meeke Hoedjes
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 32:126-34. 2011
    ..There was a relatively high prevalence of postpartum symptoms of PTSD among women after preeclampsia. The prevalence was highest among younger women who experienced more adverse pregnancy outcomes...
  20. pmc Cost-effectiveness of one versus two sample faecal immunochemical testing for colorectal cancer screening
    S Lucas Goede
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam 3000 CA, The Netherlands
    Gut 62:727-34. 2013
    ..This study aimed to evaluate if two-sample FIT screening is cost-effective compared with one-sample FIT...
  21. ncbi request reprint Admission of patients with severe and moderate traumatic brain injury to specialized ICU facilities: a search for triage criteria
    Chantal W P M Hukkelhoven
    Department of Public Health, Center for Clinical Decision Science, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Intensive Care Med 31:799-806. 2005
    ..To investigate whether triage for direct admission of patients with traumatic brain injury to a trauma center is facilitated by predicting the risk of potentially removable lesions or raised intracranial pressure (ICP)...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury: development and validation of a prognostic score based on admission characteristics
    Chantal W P M Hukkelhoven
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurotrauma 22:1025-39. 2005
    ..The high discriminative ability indicates the potential of this model for classifying patients according to prognostic risk...
  24. ncbi request reprint Patient age and outcome following severe traumatic brain injury: an analysis of 5600 patients
    Chantal W P M Hukkelhoven
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosurg 99:666-73. 2003
    ..The authors studied the shape and strength of the relationship between age and outcome, that is, the 6-month mortality rate and unfavorable outcome based on the Glasgow Outcome Scale...
  25. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of a quantitative immunochemical test for colorectal cancer screening
    Janneke A Wilschut
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastroenterology 141:1648-55.e1. 2011
    ..We aimed to identify the most cost-effective FIT cutoff level for referral to colonoscopy based on data from these trials and allowing for differences in screening ages...
  26. pmc How much colonoscopy screening should be recommended to individuals with various degrees of family history of colorectal cancer?
    Janneke A Wilschut
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer 117:4166-74. 2011
    ..The authors investigated optimal screening strategies for individuals with various degrees of family history of CRC based on a cost-effectiveness analysis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prediction of Chlamydia trachomatis infection: application of a scoring rule to other populations
    Hannelore M Götz
    Rotterdam Public Health Service, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 33:374-80. 2006
    ..We previously proposed the use of a prediction rule for CT infection for selective screening of high-risk individuals in a population. To support such an application, the prediction rule needs to be validated in other populations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Labeled versus unlabeled discrete choice experiments in health economics: an application to colorectal cancer screening
    Esther W de Bekker-Grob
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Value Health 13:315-23. 2010
    ..We empirically compared the feasibility, respondents' trading behavior, and convergent validity between a labeled and an unlabeled DCE for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs in The Netherlands...
  29. pmc The future incidence of leprosy: a scenario analysis
    Abraham Meima
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Bull World Health Organ 82:373-80. 2004
    ..To investigate the impact of the current strategy for the elimination of leprosy on its incidence and to assess the consequences of failure to sustain this strategy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Comparison of Carpentier-Edwards pericardial and supraannular bioprostheses in aortic valve replacement
    John P A Puvimanasinghe
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:374-9. 2006
    ..This study aimed at calculating and comparing the long-term outcomes of patients after aortic valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards bovine pericardial and porcine supraannular bioprostheses using microsimulation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effects of ivermectin and diethylcarbamazine on microfilariae and overall microfilaria production in bancroftian filariasis
    Wilma A Stolk
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:881-7. 2005
    ..The strong reduction in overall Mf production is good news for control of lymphatic filariasis, but the prospects of elimination will be diminished if part of the population systematically responds poorly to treatment...
  32. doi request reprint How distressing is referral to colposcopy in cervical cancer screening?: a prospective quality of life study
    Ida J Korfage
    Dept of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Gynecol Oncol 132:142-8. 2014
    ..Referral for colposcopy because of abnormal Pap test results is likely to be distressing, but the extent and duration of these effects are unknown. We aimed to fill this gap...
  33. pmc Strong association between in-migration and HIV prevalence in urban sub-Saharan Africa
    Helene A C M Voeten
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 37:240-3. 2010
    ..In this ecological analysis, we explore how much variation in HIV prevalence in urban sub-Saharan Africa is explained by in-migration...
  34. ncbi request reprint Side-effects of treatment for localized prostate cancer: are they valued differently by patients and healthy controls?
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BJU Int 99:801-6. 2007
    ....
  35. pmc Predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury: development and international validation of prognostic scores based on admission characteristics
    Ewout W Steyerberg
    Center for Medical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Med 5:e165; discussion e165. 2008
    ..A reliable prediction of outcome on admission is of great clinical relevance. We aimed to develop prognostic models with readily available traditional and novel predictors...
  36. pmc Effect of micronutrient and probiotic fortified yogurt on immune-function of anti-retroviral therapy naive HIV patients
    Ruben Hummelen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Nutrients 3:897-909. 2011
    ..Studies have suggested that probiotics could potentially complement micronutrients in preserving the immune-function of HIV patients...
  37. doi request reprint LYMFASIM, a simulation model for predicting the impact of lymphatic filariasis control: quantification for African villages
    Wilma A Stolk
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Parasitology 135:1583-98. 2008
    ..It can be a valuable tool for decision making in the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis...
  38. ncbi request reprint Quantification of clinical morbidity associated with schistosome infection in sub-Saharan Africa
    Marieke J van der Werf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Trop 86:125-39. 2003
    ..mansoni) at 150000 and 130000 per year. Given the overall high number of cases with schistosomiasis-related disease and associated death, we conclude that schistosomiasis remains an important public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa...
  39. ncbi request reprint Subgroup analysis and covariate adjustment in randomized clinical trials of traumatic brain injury: a systematic review
    Adrian V Hernandez
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurosurgery 57:1244-53; discussion 1244-53. 2005
    ..We critically reviewed the use of two types of secondary analyses, covariate adjustment and subgroup analysis, which are common in TBI trials...
  40. ncbi request reprint Subgroup analyses in therapeutic cardiovascular clinical trials: are most of them misleading?
    Adrian V Hernandez
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 151:257-64. 2006
    ..Treatment decisions in clinical cardiology are directed by results from randomized clinical trials (RCTs). We studied the appropriateness of the use and interpretation of subgroup analysis in current therapeutic cardiovascular RCTs...
  41. ncbi request reprint Sexual behavior is more risky in rural than in urban areas among young women in Nyanza province, Kenya
    Helene A C M Voeten
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 31:481-7. 2004
    ..HIV/sexually transmitted disease interventions in sub-Saharan Africa have largely been focused on urban areas, where sexual behavior is supposed to be more risky than in rural areas...
  42. pmc A novel hypothesis on the sensitivity of the fecal occult blood test: Results of a joint analysis of 3 randomized controlled trials
    Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer 115:2410-9. 2009
    ..In addition to 2 usual hypotheses on the sensitivity of FOBT, we tested a novel hypothesis where sensitivity is linked to the stage of clinical diagnosis in the situation without screening...
  43. ncbi request reprint Predicting retroperitoneal histology in postchemotherapy testicular germ cell cancer: a model update and multicentre validation with more than 1000 patients
    Yvonne Vergouwe
    Center for Medical Decision Making, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Urol 51:424-32. 2007
    ..The present study used an updated model with new patient data and studied the validity of the updated model across various settings...
  44. ncbi request reprint Choice of a mechanical valve or a bioprosthesis for AVR: does CABG matter?
    John P A Puvimanasinghe
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:688-95; discussion 695. 2003
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Substantial effective sample sizes were required for external validation studies of predictive logistic regression models
    Yvonne Vergouwe
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:475-83. 2005
    ..We aimed to determine at which effective sample sizes (i.e., number of events) relevant differences in model performance can be detected with adequate power...
  46. doi request reprint Postpartum depression after mild and severe preeclampsia
    Meeke Hoedjes
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1535-42. 2011
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Absence from work and emotional stress in women undergoing IVF or ICSI: an analysis of IVF-related absence from work in women and the contribution of general and emotional factors
    Clazien A M Bouwmans
    Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 87:1169-75. 2008
    ..Additionally, the influence of general and psychological variables on IVF-related absence from work was analyzed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prospective validation of two models predicting pregnancy leading to live birth among untreated subfertile couples
    Claudine C Hunault
    Department of Public Health, Division of Reproductive Medicine, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 20:1636-41. 2005
    ..This study aimed to validate two models for the prediction of the chance of treatment-independent pregnancy leading to live birth among subfertile couples...
  49. pmc Health seeking behaviour and utilization of health facilities for schistosomiasis-related symptoms in ghana
    Anthony Danso-Appiah
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e867. 2010
    ..Morbidity control through integration within existing health care delivery systems is considered a potentially sustainable and cost-effective approach, but there is paucity of information about health-seeking behaviour...
  50. ncbi request reprint A case study of the applicability of a prediction model for the selection of patients undergoing in vitro fertilization for single embryo transfer in another center
    Claudine C Hunault
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University, Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 87:1314-21. 2007
    ..To evaluate the application in a different fertility clinic of a prediction model for selecting IVF patients for elective single embryo transfer...
  51. pmc Clarifying differences in natural history between models of screening: the case of colorectal cancer
    Marjolein van Ballegooijen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 31:540-9. 2011
    ..The authors demonstrate this problem and explore a solution for natural history using 3 independently developed colorectal cancer screening models...
  52. doi request reprint Increased risk of adenomas in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer: results of a meta-analysis
    Janneke A Wilschut
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 21:2287-93. 2010
    ..Our aim is to estimate the relative difference in adenoma prevalence and its age-pattern in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer compared to those without...
  53. pmc The long-term effect of current and new interventions on the new case detection of leprosy: a modeling study
    Egil A J Fischer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1330. 2011
    ..Future options may include chemoprophylaxis and early diagnosis of subclinical infections. This study compared the predicted trends in leprosy case detection of future intervention strategies...
  54. ncbi request reprint How much can current interventions reduce colorectal cancer mortality in the U.S.? Mortality projections for scenarios of risk-factor modification, screening, and treatment
    Iris Vogelaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer 107:1624-33. 2006
    ..This study assessed the potential reduction in CRC mortality that may be achieved through further dissemination of current interventions for risk-factor modification, screening, and treatment...
  55. ncbi request reprint A nomogram to predict the probability of live birth after clomiphene citrate induction of ovulation in normogonadotropic oligoamenorrheic infertility
    Babak Imani
    Division of Reproductive Medicine, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 77:91-7. 2002
    ..To establish whether initial screening characteristics of normogonadotropic anovulatory infertile women can aid in predicting live birth after induction of ovulation with clomiphene citrate (CC)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Prognosis after aortic root replacement with cryopreserved allografts in adults
    Johanna J M Takkenberg
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1482-9. 2003
    ..Meta-analysis and microsimulation were used to calculate age-specific long-term prognosis after allograft aortic root replacement based on current evidence...
  57. doi request reprint Informed choice on Pap smear still limited by lack of knowledge on the meaning of false-positive or false-negative test results
    Ida J Korfage
    Dept of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 85:214-8. 2011
    ..Screening for cervical cancer may have favourable or unfavourable effects at the individual level. This study assesses whether invitees in The Netherlands made an informed choice about screen uptake...
  58. pmc A decision-analytic approach to define poor prognosis patients: a case study for non-seminomatous germ cell cancer patients
    Merel R van Dijk
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:1. 2008
    ....
  59. doi request reprint No increased risk for cervical cancer after a broader definition of a negative Pap smear
    Matejka Rebolj
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 123:2632-5. 2008
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint The impact of leprosy control on the transmission of M. leprae: is elimination being attained?
    Jan Hendrik Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 78:330-7. 2007
    ..leprae and practical diagnostic tools to detect levels of infection that can lead to transmission. This requires extensive research in the areas of epidemiology and microbiology...
  61. ncbi request reprint Applicability of clinical prediction models in acute myocardial infarction: a comparison of traditional and empirical Bayes adjustment methods
    Ewout W Steyerberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 150:920. 2005
    ..Updating to local circumstances may be required to make such models better applicable. We aimed to compare traditional and empirical Bayes (EB) methods to perform such updating...
  62. ncbi request reprint Survival of non-seminomatous germ cell cancer patients according to the IGCC classification: An update based on meta-analysis
    Merel R van Dijk
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 42:820-6. 2006
    ..This increase is most likely due to both more effective treatment strategies and more experience in treating NSGCT patients...
  63. ncbi request reprint Value of the HLA-DRB1 shared epitope for predicting radiographic damage in rheumatoid arthritis depends on the individual patient risk profile
    A Cecile J W Janssens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 33:2383-9. 2006
    ..To investigate the influence of individual patient risk profiles on the value of the HLA-DRB1 shared epitope (SE) as a predictor of severe erosive damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  64. pmc At what costs will screening with CT colonography be competitive? A cost-effectiveness approach
    Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 124:1161-8. 2009
    ..Our estimate of 43% is considerably lower than previous estimates in literature, because previous studies only compared CTC screening to 10-yearly colonoscopy, where we compared to different intervals of colonoscopy screening...
  65. ncbi request reprint Trends in leprosy case detection worldwide since 1985
    Abraham Meima
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 75:19-33. 2004
    ..The target to eliminate leprosy as a public health problem, defined as a prevalence of less than 1 per 10,000, is therefore also an inadequate yardstick for decision making on leprosy control...
  66. ncbi request reprint Validation and updating of predictive logistic regression models: a study on sample size and shrinkage
    Ewout W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 23:2567-86. 2004
    ..Parsimonious updating methods were found preferable to more extensive model revisions, which should only be attempted with relatively large validation samples in combination with shrinkage...
  67. ncbi request reprint Physicians' management of filarial lymphoedema and hydrocele in Pondicherry, India
    Suzanne M Schellekens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 99:75-7. 2005
    ..We conclude that limb hygiene instruction for home care should be more strongly emphasised to optimize management of lymphoedema patients in Pondicherry...
  68. ncbi request reprint A new logistic regression approach for the evaluation of diagnostic test results
    A Cecile J W Janssens
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 25:168-77. 2005
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Clients of female sex workers in Nyanza province, Kenya: a core group in STD/HIV transmission
    Helene A C M Voeten
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 29:444-52. 2002
    ..Commercial sex plays an important role in the spread of HIV and AIDS in Africa, especially in beginning epidemics...
  70. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in health care-seeking behavior for sexually transmitted diseases: a population-based study in Nairobi, Kenya
    Helene A C M Voeten
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 31:265-72. 2004
    ..Health care-seeking behavior for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is important in STD/HIV control...
  71. ncbi request reprint Anti-Wolbachia treatment for lymphatic filariasis
    Wilma A Stolk
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 365:2067-8. 2005
  72. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus testing for triage of women referred because of abnormal smears. a decision analysis considering outcomes and costs
    Willem Jan Meerding
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:1025-32. 2002
    ..For women with severe dyskaryosis, direct treatment should be seriously considered...
  73. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer screening: comparison of screening policies
    M Elske van den Akker-van Marle
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:193-204. 2002
    ..e., Pap smears). We compared the efficiency of cervical cancer-screening programs by performing a cost-effectiveness analysis of cervical cancer-screening policies from high-income countries...
  74. ncbi request reprint Prospects for elimination of bancroftian filariasis by mass drug treatment in Pondicherry, India: a simulation study
    Wilma A Stolk
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 188:1371-81. 2003
    ..In conclusion, the prospects for elimination of bancroftian filariasis by mass treatment in Pondicherry seem good, provided that the level of population coverage is sufficiently high...
  75. ncbi request reprint A detailed cost analysis of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection treatment
    Clazien A M Bouwmans
    Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 89:331-41. 2008
    ..To provide detailed information about costs of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment stages and to estimate the cost per IVF and ICSI treatment cycle and ongoing pregnancy...
  76. pmc High incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis persists a decade after immigration, The Netherlands
    Annelies M Vos
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:736-9. 2004
    ..Possible explanations are reactivation of old infections and infection transmitted after immigration. Control policies should be determined on the basis of the as-yet unknown main causes of the persistent high incidence...
  77. doi request reprint Effect of postpartum lifestyle interventions on weight loss, smoking cessation, and prevention of smoking relapse: a systematic review
    Meeke Hoedjes
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 65:631-52. 2010
    ..While awaiting their development, it seems reasonable to utilize existing lifestyle interventions shown to be effective in unselected postpartum women...
  78. doi request reprint Separation of spouses due to travel and living apart raises HIV risk in Tanzanian couples
    Debby C J Vissers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 35:714-20. 2008
    ..g., family visits or funerals) or to living apart (e.g., work-related or in polygamous marriages). We investigated to what extent partner absence leads to more risky sexual behavior in Tanzanian couples...
  79. ncbi request reprint Quantitative evaluation of integrated schistosomiasis control: the example of passive case finding in Ghana
    Sake J de Vlas
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 9:A16-21. 2004
    ..We therefore conclude that additional control activities, especially for high-risk groups, will remain necessary...
  80. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and understanding of disease process, risk factors and treatment modalities in patients with a recent TIA or minor ischemic stroke
    Lisette Maasland
    Department of Neurology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cerebrovasc Dis 23:435-40. 2007
    ..Lack of knowledge may lead to inappropriate secondary prevention behavior. We investigated the knowledge of patients with a TIA or minor stroke about specific aspects of their disease 3 months after the event...
  81. ncbi request reprint National Polyp Study data: evidence for regression of adenomas
    Franka Loeve
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 111:633-9. 2004
    ..This lowers the expectations for the effects of colorectal cancer screening strategies that focus on adenoma detection...
  82. ncbi request reprint Covariate adjustment in randomized controlled trials with dichotomous outcomes increases statistical power and reduces sample size requirements
    Adrian V Hernandez
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, P O Box 1738, Rotterdam 3000 DR, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:454-60. 2004
    ..We studied type I error, power, and potential reduction in sample size with several covariate adjustment strategies...
  83. ncbi request reprint Five-year follow-up of health-related quality of life after primary treatment of localized prostate cancer
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 116:291-6. 2005
    ..Scores of both patient groups remained above those of norm populations. Innovative graphs describing disease-specific and generic functions after treatment can help patients and physicians in their treatment choices...
  84. ncbi request reprint Predictors of occult metastasis in clinical stage I nonseminoma: a systematic review
    Yvonne Vergouwe
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Oncol 21:4092-9. 2003
    ..We aimed to quantify the importance of predictors for occult metastasis by performing a systematic review of the relevant literature. In addition, we reviewed published multivariable models and risk-adapted treatment policies...
  85. ncbi request reprint Survival estimates of a prognostic classification depended more on year of treatment than on imputation of missing values
    Merel R van Dijk
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Ee 20 87, Dr Molewaterplein 50, 3015 GE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:246-53. 2006
    ..We looked for effects of this exclusion on survival estimates in the three IGCC prognosis groups...
  86. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of human papillomavirus vaccination in the Netherlands
    Inge M C M de Kok
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1083-92. 2009
    ..We examined the effect on cervical cancer incidence and mortality of adding HPV vaccination to the current Dutch cervical cancer screening situation and calculated the cost-effectiveness...
  87. ncbi request reprint Regional differences in patient characteristics, case management, and outcomes in traumatic brain injury: experience from the tirilazad trials
    Chantal W P M Hukkelhoven
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosurg 97:549-57. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to examine what regional differences in patient characteristics, case management, and outcomes exist between continents and among countries within a patient population included in a randomized clinical trial...
  88. ncbi request reprint Risk-based selection from the general population in a screening trial: selection criteria, recruitment and power for the Dutch-Belgian randomised lung cancer multi-slice CT screening trial (NELSON)
    Carola A Van Iersel
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 120:868-74. 2007
    ..When pooling with Danish trial data (n = +/-4,000) NELSON is the only trial without screening in controls that is expected to have 80% power to show a lung cancer mortality reduction of at least 25% 10 years after randomisation...
  89. ncbi request reprint Validation of a model predicting spontaneous pregnancy among subfertile untreated couples
    Claudine C Hunault
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 78:500-6. 2002
    ..To provide external validation of the Eimers model, which predicts spontaneous pregnancy among subfertile couples within the first year after the definitive establishment of the diagnostic category...
  90. pmc The impact of healthcare costs in the last year of life and in all life years gained on the cost-effectiveness of cancer screening
    I M C M de Kok
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 100:1240-4. 2009
    ..The CERs of cancer screening programmes will clearly increase, with approximately 4000 euro. However, because of the favourable CER's, including unrelated healthcare costs will in general have limited policy implications...
  91. doi request reprint What determines individuals' preferences for colorectal cancer screening programmes? A discrete choice experiment
    L van Dam
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Room Ba 393, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 46:150-9. 2010
    ..In many countries uptake of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening remains low...
  92. pmc Screening for colorectal cancer: random comparison of guaiac and immunochemical faecal occult blood testing at different cut-off levels
    L Hol
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 100:1103-10. 2009
    ..From our experience, a cut-off value of 75 ng ml(-1) provided an adequate positivity rate and an acceptable trade-off between detection rate and NNscope...
  93. doi request reprint Pregnancy chances on an IVF/ICSI waiting list: a national prospective cohort study
    M J C Eijkemans
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Dr Molewaterplein 40, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 23:1627-32. 2008
    ..We aimed to estimate the chance of pregnancy without treatment for IVF patients, using data on the waiting period before the start of IVF...
  94. ncbi request reprint [Insufficient basis for the inclusion of Human papillomavirus vaccination in the National Immunisation Programme in The Netherlands]
    I M C M de Kok
    Erasmus MC, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:2001-4. 2008
    ..In conclusion, HPV vaccination does not seem to be urgent in the Netherlands. Therefore we advise studying the safety in 12-year-old girls first while at the same time waiting for the longer follow-up results of ongoing trials...
  95. pmc Preferences for colorectal cancer screening strategies: a discrete choice experiment
    L Hol
    Departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, s Gravendijkwal 230, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 102:972-80. 2010
    ..We conducted a study to determine the preferences of individuals and to predict uptake for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programmes using various screening tests...
  96. doi request reprint Screening for colorectal cancer: comparison of perceived test burden of guaiac-based faecal occult blood test, faecal immunochemical test and flexible sigmoidoscopy
    L Hol
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 46:2059-66. 2010
    ....
  97. doi request reprint Screening for colorectal cancer: randomised trial comparing guaiac-based and immunochemical faecal occult blood testing and flexible sigmoidoscopy
    L Hol
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, s Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gut 59:62-8. 2010
    ..We conducted a randomised trial comparing participation and detection rates (DR) per screenee of guaiac-based faecal occult blood test (gFOBT), immunochemical FOBT (FIT), and flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) for CRC screening...
  98. doi request reprint MUSIDH, multiple use of simulated demographic histories, a novel method to reduce computation time in microsimulation models of infectious diseases
    E A J Fischer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 91:185-90. 2008
    ..The largest reductions are obtained for rare infections with complex demographic histories...
  99. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a mild compared with a standard strategy for IVF: a randomized comparison using cumulative term live birth as the primary endpoint
    S Polinder
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Dr Molewaterplein 50, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 23:316-23. 2008
    ..It is unlikely, over a wide range of society's willingness-to-pay, that the standard treatment strategy is cost-effective, compared with the mild strategy...
  100. ncbi request reprint Comparison of different treatment strategies in IVF with cumulative live birth over a given period of time as the primary end-point: methodological considerations on a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial
    M J C Eijkemans
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 21:344-51. 2006
    ..We discuss methodological considerations related to a study in IVF, which compares the effectiveness, health economics and patient discomfort of two treatment strategies that differ in both ovarian stimulation and embryo transfer policies...
  101. ncbi request reprint Equally valid models gave divergent predictions for mortality in acute myocardial infarction patients in a comparison of logistic [corrected] regression models
    Ewout W Steyerberg
    Department of Public Health, Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Ee2093, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:383-90. 2005
    ..Models that predict mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) contain different predictors and are based on different populations. We studied the agreement and validity of predictions for individual patients...