A P Verhagen

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Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi Clinical practice guideline for the physiotherapy of patients with whiplash-associated disorders
    Gwendolijne G M Scholten-Peeters
    Center for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Center, Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:412-22. 2002
  2. doi A meta-regression analysis shows no impact of design characteristics on outcome in trials on tension-type headaches
    A P Verhagen
    Department General Practice, ErasmusMC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, Room Ff318, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:813-8. 2008
  3. pmc Current management and prognostic factors in physiotherapy practice for patients with shoulder pain: design of a prospective cohort study
    Yasmaine H J M Karel
    Faculty of Health, Research Group Diagnostics, AVANS University of Applied Sciences, PO Box 90, 1164800, RA, Breda, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:62. 2013
  4. pmc Cost-effectiveness of minimal interventional procedures for chronic mechanical low back pain: design of four randomised controlled trials with an economic evaluation
    Esther T Maas
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:260. 2012
  5. pmc Overview of data-synthesis in systematic reviews of studies on outcome prediction models
    Tobias van den Berg
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:42. 2013
  6. doi Aquatic exercise & balneotherapy in musculoskeletal conditions
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Dept General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre University, Rotterdam, CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 26:335-43. 2012
  7. pmc Computed tomography for the diagnosis of lumbar spinal pathology in adult patients with low back pain or sciatica: a diagnostic systematic review
    Rogier M van Rijn
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 21:228-39. 2012
  8. pmc A population-based nested case control study on recurrent pneumonias in children with severe generalized cerebral palsy: ethical considerations of the design and representativeness of the study sample
    Rebekka Veugelers
    Intellectual Disability Medicine, Department of General Practice Erasmus MC, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pediatr 5:25. 2005
  9. pmc Conservative treatment in patients with an acute lumbosacral radicular syndrome: design of a randomised clinical trial [ISRCTN68857256]
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    General Practice, University Medical Center Rotterdam Erasmus MC, PO Box 1736, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:39. 2004
  10. pmc Effectiveness of behavioural graded activity compared with physiotherapy treatment in chronic neck pain: design of a randomised clinical trial [ISRCTN88733332]
    Frieke Vonk
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:34. 2004

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  1. ncbi Clinical practice guideline for the physiotherapy of patients with whiplash-associated disorders
    Gwendolijne G M Scholten-Peeters
    Center for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Center, Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:412-22. 2002
    ..A clinical practice guideline...
  2. doi A meta-regression analysis shows no impact of design characteristics on outcome in trials on tension-type headaches
    A P Verhagen
    Department General Practice, ErasmusMC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, Room Ff318, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:813-8. 2008
    ..We studied the influence of the methodological study characteristics of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) on the outcome in a systematic review on conservative treatments in patients with tension-type headache (TTH)...
  3. pmc Current management and prognostic factors in physiotherapy practice for patients with shoulder pain: design of a prospective cohort study
    Yasmaine H J M Karel
    Faculty of Health, Research Group Diagnostics, AVANS University of Applied Sciences, PO Box 90, 1164800, RA, Breda, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:62. 2013
    ..Also, to assess the usual physiotherapy care for shoulder pain and examine the inter-rater reliability of musculoskeletal ultrasound between radiologists and physiotherapists for patients with shoulder pain...
  4. pmc Cost-effectiveness of minimal interventional procedures for chronic mechanical low back pain: design of four randomised controlled trials with an economic evaluation
    Esther T Maas
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:260. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Overview of data-synthesis in systematic reviews of studies on outcome prediction models
    Tobias van den Berg
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:42. 2013
    ..Therefore we set out to investigate how authors of reviews synthesize and report the results of primary outcome prediction studies...
  6. doi Aquatic exercise & balneotherapy in musculoskeletal conditions
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Dept General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre University, Rotterdam, CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 26:335-43. 2012
    ..High-quality trials are needed on balneotherapy and aquatic exercises research especially in specific patient categories that might benefit most...
  7. pmc Computed tomography for the diagnosis of lumbar spinal pathology in adult patients with low back pain or sciatica: a diagnostic systematic review
    Rogier M van Rijn
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 21:228-39. 2012
    ..In low back pain if serious pathology is suspected diagnostic imaging could be performed. One of the imaging techniques available for this purpose is computed tomography (CT), however, insight in the diagnostic performance of CT is unclear...
  8. pmc A population-based nested case control study on recurrent pneumonias in children with severe generalized cerebral palsy: ethical considerations of the design and representativeness of the study sample
    Rebekka Veugelers
    Intellectual Disability Medicine, Department of General Practice Erasmus MC, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pediatr 5:25. 2005
    ..This paper describes the initiation of a study in 194 children with severe generalized cerebral palsy, on the prevalence and on the impact of these hypothesized risk factors of recurrent pneumonias...
  9. pmc Conservative treatment in patients with an acute lumbosacral radicular syndrome: design of a randomised clinical trial [ISRCTN68857256]
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    General Practice, University Medical Center Rotterdam Erasmus MC, PO Box 1736, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:39. 2004
    ....
  10. pmc Effectiveness of behavioural graded activity compared with physiotherapy treatment in chronic neck pain: design of a randomised clinical trial [ISRCTN88733332]
    Frieke Vonk
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:34. 2004
    ....
  11. pmc Measurement properties of translated versions of neck-specific questionnaires: a systematic review
    Jasper M Schellingerhout
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:87. 2011
    ..The objective of this study is to critically appraise the quality of the translation process, cross-cultural validation and the measurement properties of translated versions of neck-specific questionnaires...
  12. pmc Age, gender and disability predict future disability in older people: the Rotterdam Study
    Umit Tas
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 11:22. 2011
    ..To develop a prediction model that predicts disability in community-dwelling older people. Insight in the predictors of disability is needed to target preventive strategies for people at increased risk...
  13. pmc The effect of Tai Chi Chuan in reducing falls among elderly people: design of a randomized clinical trial in the Netherlands [ISRCTN98840266]
    Petra E M Zeeuwe
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 6:6. 2006
    ..In this article the design of a randomized clinical trial is presented. The trial evaluates the effect of Tai Chi Chuan on fall prevention and physical and psychological function in older adults...
  14. ncbi Is any one analgesic superior for episodic tension-type headache?
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Fam Pract 55:1064-72. 2006
    ..Though all non-narcotic analgesics have equivalent efficacy against tension-type headache, ibuprofen's generally favorable side-effect profile makes it a reasonable first choice...
  15. ncbi Exercise proves effective in a systematic review of work-related complaints of the arm, neck, or shoulder
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:110-7. 2007
    ..We evaluated whether conservative interventions have a significant impact on outcomes for work-related CANS...
  16. ncbi Ergonomic and physiotherapeutic interventions for treating work-related complaints of the arm, neck or shoulder in adults. A Cochrane systematic review
    A P Verhagen
    Erasmus MC, University Mediacal Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Eura Medicophys 43:391-405. 2007
    ..We pooled data or, in the event of clinical heterogeneity or lack of data, we used a rating system to assess levels of evidence. Main..
  17. ncbi Conservative treatments of children with episodic tension-type headache. A systematic review
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Center, 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurol 252:1147-54. 2005
    ..We aimed to assess the effectiveness of conservative treatments in children with tension-type headaches (TTH)...
  18. ncbi Behavioral treatments of chronic tension-type headache in adults: are they beneficial?
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    CNS Neurosci Ther 15:183-205. 2009
    ..On the basis of the available literature, we found no indications that relaxation, EMG biofeedback, or cognitive behavioral treatment is better than no treatment, waiting list, or placebo controls...
  19. doi Lack of benefit for prophylactic drugs of tension-type headache in adults: a systematic review
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 27:151-65. 2010
    ..To assess the efficacy and tolerability of prophylactic drugs for chronic tension-type headache (TTH) in adults...
  20. doi Pain severity and catastrophising modify treatment success in neck pain patients in primary care
    A P Verhagen
    Dept of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre University, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Man Ther 15:267-72. 2010
    ..Increased pain severity or catastrophising at baseline increased the chance of treatment success after manual therapy compared to physiotherapy...
  21. ncbi [Treatment of tension type headache: paracetamol and NSAIDs work: a systematic review]
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Erasmus MC, afd Huisartsgeneeskunde, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 154:A1924. 2010
    ..Tension-type headache (TTH), also known as tension headache or muscle contraction headache is the most commonly experienced type of headache. Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in patients with TTH...
  22. ncbi The efficacy of Tai Chi Chuan in older adults: a systematic review
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 21:107-13. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) on fall prevention, balance and cardiorespiratory functions in the elderly...
  23. doi Do whiplash patients differ from other patients with non-specific neck pain regarding pain, function or prognosis?
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Erasmus MC, Department General Practice, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Man Ther 16:456-62. 2011
    ..The findings suggest that whiplash patients with mild to moderate pain should not be considered a specific subgroup of patients with non-specific neck pain...
  24. ncbi Balneotherapy for osteoarthritis. A cochrane review
    Arianne Verhagen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 35:1118-23. 2008
    ..Balneotherapy (or spa therapy, mineral baths) for patients with arthritis is one of the oldest forms of therapy. We assessed effectiveness of balneotherapy for patients with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  25. ncbi Social and psychological factors influenced the course of arm, neck and shoulder complaints
    C H Karels
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:839-48. 2007
    ..To investigate the clinical course and prognostic factors of complaints of arm, neck, and shoulder...
  26. pmc Multidisciplinary consensus on the terminology and classification of complaints of the arm, neck and/or shoulder
    B M A Huisstede
    Department of General Practice, Netherlands Expert Center for Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 64:313-9. 2007
    ..There is no universally accepted way of labelling or defining upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders. A variety of names are used and many different classification systems have been introduced...
  27. ncbi Prophylactic treatment of migraine in children. Part 2. A systematic review of pharmacological trials
    L Damen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cephalalgia 26:497-505. 2006
    ..Flunarizine may be effective as prophylactic treatment for migraine in children. Because of the small number of studies and the methodological shortcomings, conclusions regarding effectiveness have to be drawn with caution...
  28. ncbi Prognostic indicators for non-recovery of non-traumatic complaints at arm, neck and shoulder in general practice--6 months follow-up
    A Feleus
    Department of General Practice, Room Ff 320, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:169-76. 2007
    ..To identify predictors of non-recovery in non-traumatic complaints at the arm, neck and shoulder in general practice 6 months after the first consultation...
  29. pmc Influence of hip dysplasia on the development of osteoarthritis of the hip
    A M Lievense
    Erasmus MC, Department of General Practice, Room WK 131, Post Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:621-6. 2004
    ..It has been suggested that in some patients with primary hip osteoarthritis (OA), the disease occurs as a consequence of acetabular dysplasia or hip dysplasia (HD)...
  30. ncbi Influence of sporting activities on the development of osteoarthritis of the hip: a systematic review
    A M Lievense
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 49:228-36. 2003
  31. ncbi Prophylactic treatment of migraine in children. Part 1. A systematic review of non-pharmacological trials
    L Damen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cephalalgia 26:373-83. 2006
    ..Because of the small number of studies and the methodological shortcomings, conclusions on effectiveness have to be drawn with caution...
  32. ncbi Prognostic factors of progress of hip osteoarthritis: a systematic review
    A M Lievense
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 47:556-62. 2002
  33. doi Symptomatic and chondroprotective treatment with collagen derivatives in osteoarthritis: a systematic review
    J P J Van Vijven
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 20:809-21. 2012
    ..This review summarizes the evidence for the effectiveness of symptomatic and chondroprotective treatment with collagen derivatives in patients with OA...
  34. ncbi Prevalence and incidence of shoulder pain in the general population; a systematic review
    J J Luime
    The Netherlands Expert Centre for Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorder, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Rheumatol 33:73-81. 2004
    ..To investigate the incidence and prevalence of shoulder complaints in the general population...
  35. ncbi [Aspecific shoulder complaints: literature review to assess the efficacy of current interventions]
    J M Schellingerhout
    Erasmus MC, afd Huisartsgeneeskunde, Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:2892-7. 2007
    ..To assess the efficacy of current interventions for shoulder complaints in adults...
  36. doi Psychometric properties of the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale for Physiotherapists: a systematic review
    J H A M Mutsaers
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Man Ther 17:213-8. 2012
    ..Attitudes and beliefs of care providers can be measured with the Pain Attitude and Beliefs Scale for Physiotherapists (PABS-PT). This study evaluates the measurement properties of the PABS-PT...
  37. doi Tragedy of conducting a clinical trial; generic alert system needed
    I Montfoort
    Department of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:415-8. 2008
    ..Several motives can be proposed that would have prevented this obliged halting from happening. Other studies also report impracticability of the planned number of whiplash injury patients...
  38. pmc Validity, reliability, and applicability of seven definitions of hip osteoarthritis used in epidemiological studies: a systematic appraisal
    M Reijman
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:226-32. 2004
    ....
  39. ncbi [High level of satisfaction among patients despite persistent symptoms in the mid-long-term following surgery for lumbosacral radicular syndrome]
    P A J Luijsterburg
    afd Huisartsgeneeskunde, Erasmus MC, Postbus 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:1516-20. 2005
    ..To determine the mid-long-term outcomes after surgery in patients with lumbosacral radicular syndrome (LRS) and to identify prognostic factors for persisting LRS symptoms...
  40. doi Systematic review of prognostic factors predicting outcome in non-surgically treated patients with sciatica
    A J H Verwoerd
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 17:1126-37. 2013
    ..g., age, body mass index, smoking and sensory disturbance, showed no association with outcome. The only positive association with strong evidence was found for leg pain intensity at baseline as prognostic factor for subsequent surgery. ..
  41. ncbi Do neurosurgeons subscribe to the guideline lumbosacral radicular syndrome?
    P A J Luijsterburg
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 106:313-7. 2004
    ..The guideline was issued in 1996 by the Netherlands Institute of Quality Health Care and this is the first attempt to evaluate the implementation of this guideline...
  42. ncbi Influence of obesity on the development of osteoarthritis of the hip: a systematic review
    A M Lievense
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 41:1155-62. 2002
    ..To evaluate the evidence for the influence of obesity as a risk factor for the occurrence of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip...
  43. doi Clinical course and prognostic factors in acute neck pain: an inception cohort study in general practice
    Cees J Vos
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Center, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain Med 9:572-80. 2008
    ..To describe the natural course of patients with acute neck pain presenting in general practice and to identify prognostic factors for recovery and sick leave...
  44. ncbi Treatment of arm, neck, and/or shoulder complaints in physical therapy practice
    Celinde H Karels
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:E584-9. 2006
    ..This is a prospective cohort study with a follow-up period of 6 months...
  45. pmc Neurosurgeons' management of lumbosacral radicular syndrome evaluated against a clinical guideline
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 13:719-23. 2004
    ..Based on their current management of LRS patients, the neurosurgeons largely adhere with the LRS guideline...
  46. ncbi General practitioners' management of lumbosacral radicular syndrome compared with a clinical guideline
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of General Practice, Room Ff319, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gen Pract 11:113-8. 2005
    ..To investigate the current treatment policy of general practitioners (GPs) in patients with a lumbosacral radicular syndrome (LRS) compared with their clinical guideline...
  47. ncbi Reliability and responsiveness of the Dutch version of the Neck Disability Index in patients with acute neck pain in general practice
    Cees J Vos
    Dept of General Practice, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 15:1729-36. 2006
    ..82. The standard error of measurement (SEM) was 0.60 what resulted in a minimal detectable change (MDC) of 1.66. The NDI has shown to be a reliable and responsive instrument in patients with acute neck pain in general practice...
  48. ncbi Does this patient have an instability of the shoulder or a labrum lesion?
    Jolanda J Luime
    The Netherlands Expert Centre for Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Erasmus, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 292:1989-99. 2004
    ..History taking and clinical tests are commonly used to diagnose shoulder pain. Unclear is whether tests and history accurately diagnose instability or intra-articular pathology (IAP)...
  49. ncbi Symptomatic treatment of migraine in children: a systematic review of medication trials
    Léonie Damen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatrics 116:e295-302. 2005
    ..The objective of this review is to describe and assess the evidence from randomized and clinical controlled trials concerning the efficacy and tolerability of symptomatic treatment of migraine in children...
  50. ncbi Randomized clinical trial of conservative treatment for patients with whiplash-associated disorders: considerations for the design and dynamic treatment protocol
    Gwendolijne G M Scholten-Peeters
    Dutch National Institute of Allied Health Professions, PO Box 1161, 3800 BD Amersfoort, The Netherlands
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 26:412-20. 2003
    ..In order to evaluate whether a general practitioner or a physiotherapist should provide these active interventions, we have designed a randomized clinical trial...
  51. ncbi Incidence and risk factors of disability in the elderly: the Rotterdam Study
    Umit Tas
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 44:272-8. 2007
    ..This study analyzed the incidence of disability and its risk factors in multiple dimensions in community-dwelling women and men of older age, between 1990 and 1999, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands...
  52. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of physical therapy and general practitioner care for sciatica
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1942-8. 2007
    ..A total of 135 patients were randomly allocated to physical therapy added to general practitioners' care (n = 67) or to general practitioners' care alone (n = 68)...
  53. ncbi Survey among 78 studies showed that Lasagna's law holds in Dutch primary care research
    Johannes C van der Wouden
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:819-24. 2007
    ..Lasagna's Law states that medical investigators overestimate the number of patients available for a research study. We aimed to assess factors related to success or failure of recruitment in general practice research...
  54. ncbi The effectiveness of physiotherapy and manipulation in patients with tension-type headache: a systematic review
    Marie Louise B Lenssinck
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 112:381-8. 2004
    ..Therefore, we conclude that there is insufficient evidence to either support or refute the effectiveness of physiotherapy and (spinal) manipulation in patients with TTH...
  55. ncbi Prognostic factors of long-term functioning and productivity after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review of prospective cohort studies
    Agnes H P Willemse-van Son
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Rehabil 21:1024-37. 2007
    ..To systematically review prospective cohort studies that investigated prognostic factors associated with long-term activity limitations or participation restrictions and productivity after a traumatic brain injury...
  56. pmc Spinal mechanical load: a predictor of persistent low back pain? A prospective cohort study
    Eric W P Bakker
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 16:933-41. 2007
    ..Spinal mechanical load, quantified with the 24HS, is not a prognostic factor for persistent LBP. Modification of spinal mechanical load in terms of 24HS scores could be beneficial for secondary prevention in patients with acute LBP...
  57. pmc Physical therapy plus general practitioners' care versus general practitioners' care alone for sciatica: a randomised clinical trial with a 12-month follow-up
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 17:509-17. 2008
    ..There are indications that PT is especially effective regarding GPE in patients reporting severe disability at presentation...
  58. ncbi Prognostic factors for poor recovery in acute whiplash patients
    Erik J M Hendriks
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 114:408-16. 2005
    ..Our findings also indicate that care providers can easily identify patients at risk for poor recovery with a visual analogue scale for initial pain intensity and work-related activities...
  59. pmc Prognostic factors of disability in older people: a systematic review
    Umit Tas
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 57:319-23. 2007
    ..To systematically review the evidence on the influence of sociodemographic, lifestyle, and (bio)medical variables on the course of prevalent disability and transition rates to different outcome categories in community-dwelling older people...
  60. pmc Effectiveness of conservative treatments for the lumbosacral radicular syndrome: a systematic review
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    Erasmus MC, General Practice, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 16:881-99. 2007
    ..At present there is no evidence that one type of treatment is clearly superior to others, including no treatment, for patients with a lumbosacral radicular syndrome...
  61. ncbi The influence of methodologic quality on the conclusion of a landmark meta-analysis on thrombolytic therapy
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Maastricht University
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 18:11-23. 2002
    ....
  62. ncbi Pelvic pain during pregnancy: a descriptive study of signs and symptoms of 870 patients in primary care
    Cecile C M Röst
    Practice for Physiotherapy, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2567-72. 2004
    ..The authors conducted a cross-sectional analysis...
  63. pmc Daily spinal mechanical loading as a risk factor for acute non-specific low back pain: a case-control study using the 24-Hour Schedule
    Eric W P Bakker
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 16:107-13. 2007
    ..High 24HS scores, indicating longer and more intensive spinal loading in flexed position, are strongly associated with acute LBP...
  64. ncbi Prognostic factors of whiplash-associated disorders: a systematic review of prospective cohort studies
    Gwendolijne G M Scholten-Peeters
    Dutch National Institute of Allied Health Professions, P O Box 1161, 3800 BD Amersfoort, The Netherlands
    Pain 104:303-22. 2003
    ..Scientific information about prognostic factors can guide physicians or other care providers to direct treatment and to probably prevent chronicity...
  65. ncbi Prognosis of women with pelvic pain during pregnancy: a long-term follow-up study
    Cecile C M Röst
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 85:771-7. 2006
    ..A follow-up study of women with pelvic pain during pregnancy...
  66. doi Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain: intertester reliability of 3 tests to determine asymmetric mobility of the sacroiliac joints
    Anneke M van Kessel-Cobelens
    Nieuw Vennep, The Netherlands
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 31:130-6. 2008
    ..Several tests have been developed to determine the extent of sacroiliac asymmetry during pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP). This blinded control study investigated the intertester reliability of 3 such tests used in PGP...
  67. ncbi Education by general practitioners or education and exercises by physiotherapists for patients with whiplash-associated disorders? A randomized clinical trial
    Gwendolijne G M Scholten-Peeters
    Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:723-31. 2006
    ..Randomized clinical trial...
  68. doi The influence of drug use on fall incidents among nursing home residents: a systematic review
    Carolyn S Sterke
    De StromenOpmaatGroep, Nursing Home Smeetsland, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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