E W Steyerberg

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Affiliation: Erasmus University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi Prognostic modelling with logistic regression analysis: a comparison of selection and estimation methods in small data sets
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 19:1059-79. 2000
  2. ncbi Prediction models for the histology of residual masses after chemotherapy for metastatic testicular cancer. ReHiT Study Group
    E W Steyerberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 83:856-9. 1999
  3. ncbi Prognostic modeling with logistic regression analysis: in search of a sensible strategy in small data sets
    E W Steyerberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 21:45-56. 2001
  4. ncbi Internal validation of predictive models: efficiency of some procedures for logistic regression analysis
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Ee 2091, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:774-81. 2001
  5. ncbi Retroperitoneal metastases in testicular cancer: role of CT measurements of residual masses in decision making for resection after chemotherapy
    E W Steyerberg
    Dept of Public Health, Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Ee 2091, Erasmus University, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Radiology 215:437-44. 2000
  6. ncbi Residual mass histology in testicular cancer: development and validation of a clinical prediction rule
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 20:3847-59. 2001
  7. ncbi Clinical trials in acute myocardial infarction: should we adjust for baseline characteristics?
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 139:745-51. 2000
  8. ncbi Prognostic models based on literature and individual patient data in logistic regression analysis
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 19:141-60. 2000
  9. ncbi Decision analyses for prophylactic replacement of the Björk-Shiley convexo-concave heart valve: an evaluation of assumptions and estimates
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 20:20-32. 2000
  10. doi A prognostic model for amputation in critical lower limb ischemia
    H M Klomp
    Department of Public Health, Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Erasmus MC
    Vasc Med 14:109-15. 2009

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. ncbi Prognostic modelling with logistic regression analysis: a comparison of selection and estimation methods in small data sets
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 19:1059-79. 2000
    ..We therefore recommend shrinkage methods in full models including prespecified predictors and incorporation of external information, when prognostic models are constructed in small data sets...
  2. ncbi Prediction models for the histology of residual masses after chemotherapy for metastatic testicular cancer. ReHiT Study Group
    E W Steyerberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 83:856-9. 1999
    ..The probability-based policies could refine the selection without such an increase in the number of resections. Prediction models for the residual histology therefore merit wider application in clinical practice...
  3. ncbi Prognostic modeling with logistic regression analysis: in search of a sensible strategy in small data sets
    E W Steyerberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 21:45-56. 2001
    ..In conclusion, a sensible strategy in small data sets is to apply shrinkage methods in full models that include well-coded predictors that are selected based on external information...
  4. ncbi Internal validation of predictive models: efficiency of some procedures for logistic regression analysis
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Ee 2091, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:774-81. 2001
    ..We conclude that split-sample validation is inefficient, and recommend bootstrapping for estimation of internal validity of a predictive logistic regression model...
  5. ncbi Retroperitoneal metastases in testicular cancer: role of CT measurements of residual masses in decision making for resection after chemotherapy
    E W Steyerberg
    Dept of Public Health, Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Ee 2091, Erasmus University, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Radiology 215:437-44. 2000
    ..To determine the relative importance of computed tomographic (CT) measurements for the prediction of histologic findings in residual masses in patients with nonseminomatous testicular cancer...
  6. ncbi Residual mass histology in testicular cancer: development and validation of a clinical prediction rule
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 20:3847-59. 2001
    ..83 and 0.82). This study illustrates that a careful modelling strategy may result in an adequate predictive model. Further study of model validity may stimulate application in clinical practice...
  7. ncbi Clinical trials in acute myocardial infarction: should we adjust for baseline characteristics?
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 139:745-51. 2000
    ..Moreover, adjustment results in a stratified estimate of the effect of treatment...
  8. ncbi Prognostic models based on literature and individual patient data in logistic regression analysis
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 19:141-60. 2000
    ..We conclude that prognostic models may benefit substantially from explicit incorporation of literature data...
  9. ncbi Decision analyses for prophylactic replacement of the Björk-Shiley convexo-concave heart valve: an evaluation of assumptions and estimates
    E W Steyerberg
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 20:20-32. 2000
    ..The variation in essential assumptions of previous decision analyses directly affected the indication for prophylactic replacement. This study shows how detailed statistical analyses may guide modeling choices in a decision analysis...
  10. doi A prognostic model for amputation in critical lower limb ischemia
    H M Klomp
    Department of Public Health, Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Erasmus MC
    Vasc Med 14:109-15. 2009
    ..In conclusion, in patients with critical lower limb ischemia, the presence of ischemic skin lesions and the described radiological arterial disease score can be used to estimate amputation risk...
  11. doi Cost comparison of gastrojejunostomy versus duodenal stent placement for malignant gastric outlet obstruction
    S M Jeurnink
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, s Gravendijkwal 230, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gastroenterol 45:537-43. 2010
    ..As health economic aspects have only been studied in general terms, we estimated the cost of GJJ and that of stent placement in such patients...
  12. pmc Predictors of complications after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a prognostic model for early discharge
    S M Jeurnink
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Surg Endosc 25:2892-900. 2011
    ....
  13. ncbi Prognosis after aortic valve replacement with a bioprosthesis: predictions based on meta-analysis and microsimulation
    J P Puvimanasinghe
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 103:1535-41. 2001
    ..This information will be useful for patient counseling and clinical decision making. It also could serve as a baseline for the evaluation of newer valve types...
  14. pmc Detection of distant metastases in patients with oesophageal or gastric cardia cancer: a diagnostic decision analysis
    E P M van Vliet
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 97:868-76. 2007
    ..It remains to be determined whether the application of positron emission tomography will further increase sensitivities and specificities of metastases detection without jeopardising costs and QALYs...
  15. ncbi Estimated event-free life expectancy after autograft aortic root replacement in adults
    J J Takkenberg
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:S344-8. 2001
    ..Unfortunately, most series are small with a limited follow-up. Meta-analysis and microsimulation modeling were used to predict long-term outcome based on currently available midterm data...
  16. pmc Resection of residual retroperitoneal masses in testicular cancer: evaluation and improvement of selection criteria. The ReHiT study group. Re-analysis of histology in testicular cancer
    E W Steyerberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 74:1492-8. 1996
    ..We conclude that a simple statistical model, based on a limited number of patient characteristics, provides better guidelines for patient selection than those currently used in clinical practice...
  17. doi Impact of age and co-morbidity on surgical resection rate and survival in patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer
    L B Koppert
    Department of Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 99:1693-700. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between patient characteristics, resection rates and survival among patients with oesophageal or gastric cancer...
  18. doi Undertriage in the Manchester triage system: an assessment of severity and options for improvement
    N Seiger
    Department of Paediatrics, Erasmus MC Sophia Children s Hospital, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Dis Child 96:653-7. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the clinical severity of undertriaged patients in the MTS and to define the determinants of undertriage...
  19. pmc Nurse-led follow-up of patients after oesophageal or gastric cardia cancer surgery: a randomised trial
    E M L Verschuur
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 100:70-6. 2009
    ..This type of care is very likely to be more cost effective than physician-led follow-up...
  20. ncbi A clinical prediction rule for renal artery stenosis
    P Krijnen
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences and University Hospital Dijkzigt, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Intern Med 129:705-11. 1998
    ..Renal artery stenosis is a rare cause of hypertension. The gold standard for diagnosing renal artery stenosis, renal angiography, is invasive and costly...
  21. doi Cost-effectiveness and quality-of-life analysis of physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical services
    A N Ringburg
    Department of Surgery Traumatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 96:1365-70. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the cost-effectiveness of HEMS assistance compared with emergency medical services (EMS)...
  22. ncbi Environmental risk factors in the development of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus or gastric cardia: a cross-sectional study in a Dutch cohort
    P J F DE Jonge
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 26:31-9. 2007
    ..Risk factors for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus (OAC) and gastric cardia (GCA) are not yet established...
  23. pmc Survival of patients with nonseminomatous germ cell cancer: a review of the IGCC classification by Cox regression and recursive partitioning
    M R van Dijk
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 90:1176-83. 2004
    ..Cox regression was the most promising tool to define a more refined classification. British Journal of Cancer (2004) 90, 1176-1183. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6601665 www.bjcancer.com Published online 24 February 2004..
  24. pmc External validity of a prediction rule for residual mass histology in testicular cancer: an evaluation for good prognosis patients
    Y Vergouwe
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 88:843-7. 2003
    ..On the other hand, the rule might support selection of patients for RPLND, who currently are under surveillance...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi Identifying subgroups among poor prognosis patients with nonseminomatous germ cell cancer by tree modelling: a validation study
    M R van Dijk
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 15:1400-5. 2004
    ..These patients might profit most from more intensive treatment strategies. For this purpose, a regression tree was previously developed on 332 patients. We aimed to evaluate the performance and structure of this tree...
  27. pmc Antibiotic prophylaxis for haematogenous bacterial arthritis in patients with joint disease: a cost effectiveness analysis
    P Krijnen
    Center for Clinical Decision Sciences, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 60:359-66. 2001
    ..To assess the cost effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis for haematogenous bacterial arthritis in patients with joint disease...
  28. doi Statin treatment after a recent TIA or stroke: is effectiveness shown in randomized clinical trials also observed in everyday clinical practice?
    H F Lingsma
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Neurol Scand 122:15-20. 2010
    ....
  29. doi Radiologist experience and CT examination quality determine metastasis detection in patients with esophageal or gastric cardia cancer
    E P M van Vliet
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 18:2475-84. 2008
    ..Therefore, we suggest that staging procedures for esophageal and gastric cardia cancer should preferably be performed in centers with technically advanced equipment and experienced radiologists...
  30. doi Surgical gastrojejunostomy or endoscopic stent placement for the palliation of malignant gastric outlet obstruction (SUSTENT study): a multicenter randomized trial
    Suzanne M Jeurnink
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 71:490-9. 2010
    ..Both gastrojejunostomy (GJJ) and stent placement are commonly used palliative treatments of obstructive symptoms caused by malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)...
  31. pmc Patients' and urologists' preferences for prostate cancer treatment: a discrete choice experiment
    E W de Bekker-Grob
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 109:633-40. 2013
    ..Patients' preferences are important for shared decision making. Therefore, we investigated patients' and urologists' preferences for treatment alternatives for early prostate cancer (PC)...
  32. pmc Comparing and ranking hospitals based on outcome: results from The Netherlands Stroke Survey
    H F Lingsma
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    QJM 103:99-108. 2010
    ..Measuring quality of care and ranking hospitals with outcome measures poses two major methodological challenges: case-mix adjustment and variation that exists by chance...
  33. ncbi Self-expanding metal stents for complicated and recurrent esophagogastric cancer
    P D Siersema
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Rotterdam-Dijkzigt, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 54:579-86. 2001
    ..Placement should be considered at an early stage in these conditions...
  34. doi Predictors for neoplastic progression in patients with Barrett's Esophagus: a prospective cohort study
    M Sikkema
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:1231-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to identify such predictors of progression to high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and EAC in patients with BE after 4 years of surveillance and to develop a prediction model based on these factors...
  35. ncbi Predicting presence of intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia in columnar-lined esophagus: a multivariate analysis
    M Kerkhof
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 39:772-8. 2007
    ..In patients with presumed Barrett esophagus we evaluated clinical risk factors that could predict the presence of intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia in biopsies of columnar-lined esophagus (CLE), independently of histological results...
  36. ncbi Predictors of outcome in patients with acute coronary syndromes without persistent ST-segment elevation. Results from an international trial of 9461 patients. The PURSUIT Investigators
    E Boersma
    University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 101:2557-67. 2000
    ..Appropriate treatment policies should include an accurate estimate of a patient's baseline risk. Risk modeling to date has been underutilized in patients with acute coronary syndromes without persistent ST-segment elevation...
  37. doi What is the evidence on efficacy of spinal cord stimulation in (subgroups of) patients with critical limb ischemia?
    H M Klomp
    Department of General Surgery, Vascular Unit, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Vasc Surg 23:355-63. 2009
    ..Although some factors provide prognostic information as to the risk of amputation in patients with CLI, there are no data supporting a more favorable treatment effect in any group...
  38. pmc Men's preferences for prostate cancer screening: a discrete choice experiment
    E W de Bekker-Grob
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 108:533-41. 2013
    ..Screening for prostate cancer (PC) may save lives, but overdiagnosis and overtreatment are serious drawbacks. We aimed to determine men's preferences for PC screening, and to elicit the trade-offs they make...
  39. doi Displaying random variation in comparing hospital performance
    A M van Dishoeck
    Department of Public Health, Center for Medical Decision Making, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:651-7. 2011
    ..The purpose of this article is to compare displays for the influence of random variation on the apparent differences in the quality of care between the Dutch hospitals...
  40. doi Evaluation of testicular biopsies for carcinoma in situ: immunohistochemistry is mandatory
    N J van Casteren
    Department of Pathology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Josephine Nefkens Institute, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Androl 32:666-74. 2009
    ..Application of this protocol will allow early diagnosis, and therefore prevent any adverse anti-cancer treatment sequelae including gonadectomy, and requiring life long androgen supplementation in some patients...
  41. doi The effects of guideline implementation for proton pump inhibitor prescription on two pulmonary medicine wards
    E P M van Vliet
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 29:213-21. 2009
    ..It has been demonstrated that 40% of patients admitted to pulmonary medicine wards use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) without a registered indication...
  42. pmc Prediction of 60 day case-fatality after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: results from the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT)
    R Risselada
    Department of Medical Informatics, Erasmus MC, room Ee 2159, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:261-6. 2010
    ....
  43. pmc Understanding older patients' self-management abilities: functional loss, self-management, and well-being
    J M Cramm
    Institute of Health Policy and Management iBMG, Erasmus University, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 22:85-92. 2013
    ..This study aimed to increase our understanding of self-management abilities and identify better self-managers among older individuals...
  44. ncbi Human tissue valves in aortic position: determinants of reoperation and valve regurgitation
    T P Willems
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 103:1515-21. 2001
    ..In both techniques, progression of aortic regurgitation over time is small but accelerated in young adults...
  45. ncbi High cancer risk in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: a systematic review and surveillance recommendations
    M G F van Lier
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:1258-64; author reply 1265. 2010
    ..We therefore performed a systematic review to assess cancer risks in PJS patients and used these data to develop a surveillance recommendation...
  46. ncbi Grading of dysplasia in Barrett's oesophagus: substantial interobserver variation between general and gastrointestinal pathologists
    M Kerkhof
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Histopathology 50:920-7. 2007
    ..To determine interobserver variation in grading of dysplasia in Barrett's oesophagus (BO) between non-expert general pathologists and expert gastrointestinal pathologists on the one hand and between expert pathologists on the other hand...
  47. doi Variation between hospitals in patient outcome after stroke is only partly explained by differences in quality of care: results from the Netherlands Stroke Survey
    H F Lingsma
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 79:888-94. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate whether there is a straightforward relationship between quality of care and outcome, and whether outcome measures could be used to assess quality of care after stroke...
  48. ncbi Intraperitoneal polypropylene mesh hernia repair complicates subsequent abdominal surgery
    J A Halm
    Department of Surgery, 10M, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015, GD, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    World J Surg 31:423-9; discussion 430. 2007
    ..Serious complications have been associated with the use of prosthetic material. Complications of subsequent surgical interventions after prior PIHR in relation to its anatomical position were the objectives of this study...
  49. doi Use of surgical-site infection rates to rank hospital performance across several types of surgery
    A M van Dishoeck
    Centre of Medical Decision Making, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 100:628-36; discussion 637. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to explore whether surgical-site infection (SSI) rates are suitable for comparing hospitals, taking into account case-mix differences and random variation...
  50. ncbi Right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction with an allograft conduit
    C G Gerestein
    Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:911-7; discussion 917-8. 2001
    ..Aortic allografts should preferably not be used for reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract...
  51. doi Risk of colorectal carcinoma in post-liver transplant patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    J Sint Nicolaas
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Transplant 10:868-76. 2010
    ..However, in contrast to PSC, non-PSC transplants do not need an intensified screening strategy compared to the general population until a prospective study further defines recommendations...
  52. pmc Predictors for outcome of failure of balloon dilatation in patients with achalasia
    J Alderliesten
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gut 60:10-6. 2011
    ..Pneumatic balloon dilatation (PD) is a regular treatment modality for achalasia. The reported success rates of PD vary. Recurrent symptoms often require repeated PD or surgery...
  53. ncbi Seizures associated with fever: clinical data as predictors for normal biochemical blood levels
    M van Stuijvenberg
    Department of Paediatrics, Sophia Children s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pediatr 157:592-8. 1998
    ..66 (both normal). The score chart we constructed is an additional tool to a carefully performed patient history and physical examination and it may help to decide if a biochemical test is indicated for the individual patient...
  54. doi Does aortic stiffness improve the prediction of coronary heart disease in elderly? The Rotterdam Study
    G C Verwoert
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 26:28-34. 2012
    ..Therefore, aortic stiffness is associated with the risk of CHD in elderly, but provides no additional value in cardiovascular risk stratification...
  55. pmc Patients' preferences for osteoporosis drug treatment: a discrete choice experiment
    E W de Bekker-Grob
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 19:1029-37. 2008
    ..We investigated the relative weight that women place on various aspects of preventive drugs in a discrete choice experiment. Our patients said they were prepared to take preventive drugs even if side effects were expected...
  56. ncbi Beneficial effect of helicopter emergency medical services on survival of severely injured patients
    S P G Frankema
    Trauma Centre of the South West Netherlands, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 91:1520-6. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the influence of the HMT on the chance of survival of severely injured trauma victims...
  57. ncbi Spinal cord stimulation is not cost-effective for non-surgical management of critical limb ischaemia
    H M Klomp
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 31:500-8. 2006
    ..To quantify the costs of treatment in critical limb ischaemia (CLI) and to compare costs and effectiveness of two treatment strategies: spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and best medical treatment...
  58. ncbi Open or endoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair? A systematic review
    E Kuhry
    Department of Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Surg Endosc 21:161-6. 2007
    ....
  59. ncbi Which patients with hypertension and atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis benefit from immediate intervention?
    P Krijnen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 18:91-6. 2004
    ..Other hypertensive patients with atherosclerotic renal artery disease could initially well be treated by aggressive multidrug therapy alone unless hypertension persists or renal function deteriorates...
  60. doi Preoperative chemoradiotherapy for esophageal or junctional cancer
    P van Hagen
    Department of Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 366:2074-84. 2012
    ..We compared chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery with surgery alone in this patient population...
  61. pmc Validity of the Manchester Triage System in paediatric emergency care
    J Roukema
    Sophia Children s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Emerg Med J 23:906-10. 2006
    ..To assess the validity of the Manchester Triage System (MTS) in paediatric emergency care, using information on vital signs, resource utilisation and hospitalisation...
  62. ncbi The use of genetic testing in hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes: genetic testing in HNPCC, (A)FAP and MAP
    D Ramsoekh
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Genet 72:562-7. 2007
    ..Moreover, time trend analysis showed a decline in test rate in HNPCC families. Studies evaluating the reasons for not testing are needed. Furthermore, a better implementation of genetic testing in clinical practice is desirable...
  63. ncbi Publication bias does not play a role in the reporting of the results of endoscopic ultrasound staging of upper gastrointestinal cancers
    E P M van Vliet
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 39:325-32. 2007
    ..In this study, we assessed whether publication bias was also present in the reporting of EUS staging results in upper gastrointestinal cancer...