Rogier M Hopstaken

Summary

Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Is roxithromycin better than amoxicillin in the treatment of acute lower respiratory tract infections in primary care? A double-blind randomized controlled trial
    R M Hopstaken
    R M Hopstaken, Maastricht University, Dept of General Practice, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Fam Pract 51:329-36. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Accuracy of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) and fibrinogen compared to C-reactive protein (CRP) in differentiating pneumonia from acute bronchitis in primary care
    Rogier M Hopstaken
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University Medical Centre, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, The Netherlands
    Prim Care Respir J 18:227-30. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors and clinical outcome in acute lower respiratory tract infections: a prospective study in general practice
    R M Hopstaken
    Institution of Health Centres Eindhoven Eindhoven, GC Meerhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 23:512-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Do clinical findings in lower respiratory tract infection help general practitioners prescribe antibiotics appropriately? An observational cohort study in general practice
    Rogier M Hopstaken
    Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 23:180-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Treating patients not diagnoses: challenging assumptions underlying the investigation and management of LRTI in general practice
    Rogier M Hopstaken
    Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:941-3. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical items not helpful in differentiating viral from bacterial lower respiratory tract infections in general practice
    R M Hopstaken
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, PO Box 616, Maastricht 6200 MD, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:175-83. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Inter-observer variation in the interpretation of chest radiographs for pneumonia in community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections
    R M Hopstaken
    Department of General Practice, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Maastricht University and University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin Radiol 59:743-52. 2004
  8. pmc Contributions of symptoms, signs, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein to a diagnosis of pneumonia in acute lower respiratory tract infection
    R M Hopstaken
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 53:358-64. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint [The practice guideline 'Influenza and influenza vaccination' (first revision) from the Dutch College of General Practitioners; a response from the perspective of general practice]
    R M Hopstaken
    Universiteit Maastricht, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, vakgroep Huisartsgeneeskunde, Maastricht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:2108-10. 2008
  10. pmc Predictors of patient-initiated reconsultation for lower respiratory tract infections in general practice
    Jochen W L Cals
    Department of General Practice, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 59:761-4. 2009

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Is roxithromycin better than amoxicillin in the treatment of acute lower respiratory tract infections in primary care? A double-blind randomized controlled trial
    R M Hopstaken
    R M Hopstaken, Maastricht University, Dept of General Practice, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Fam Pract 51:329-36. 2002
    ..To assess the efficacy of roxithromycin relative to amoxicillin...
  2. doi request reprint Accuracy of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) and fibrinogen compared to C-reactive protein (CRP) in differentiating pneumonia from acute bronchitis in primary care
    Rogier M Hopstaken
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University Medical Centre, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, The Netherlands
    Prim Care Respir J 18:227-30. 2009
    ..To assess the diagnostic value of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) and fibrinogen compared to C-reactive protein (CRP) for pneumonia in primary care patients with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors and clinical outcome in acute lower respiratory tract infections: a prospective study in general practice
    R M Hopstaken
    Institution of Health Centres Eindhoven Eindhoven, GC Meerhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 23:512-9. 2006
    ..An evidence-based account of clinical outcomes in patients with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) may help avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions and reconsultations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Do clinical findings in lower respiratory tract infection help general practitioners prescribe antibiotics appropriately? An observational cohort study in general practice
    Rogier M Hopstaken
    Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 23:180-7. 2006
    ..A clearer understanding is crucial to achieving evidence-based prescribing...
  5. ncbi request reprint Treating patients not diagnoses: challenging assumptions underlying the investigation and management of LRTI in general practice
    Rogier M Hopstaken
    Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:941-3. 2005
    ..The necessity of antibiotic treatment is largely unknown and rarely challenged...
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical items not helpful in differentiating viral from bacterial lower respiratory tract infections in general practice
    R M Hopstaken
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, PO Box 616, Maastricht 6200 MD, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:175-83. 2005
    ..Whether this is possible is often doubted but has rarely been studied in general practice...
  7. ncbi request reprint Inter-observer variation in the interpretation of chest radiographs for pneumonia in community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections
    R M Hopstaken
    Department of General Practice, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Maastricht University and University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin Radiol 59:743-52. 2004
    ..To assess inter-observer variation in the interpretation of chest radiographs of individuals with pneumonia versus those without pneumonia...
  8. pmc Contributions of symptoms, signs, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein to a diagnosis of pneumonia in acute lower respiratory tract infection
    R M Hopstaken
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 53:358-64. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint [The practice guideline 'Influenza and influenza vaccination' (first revision) from the Dutch College of General Practitioners; a response from the perspective of general practice]
    R M Hopstaken
    Universiteit Maastricht, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, vakgroep Huisartsgeneeskunde, Maastricht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:2108-10. 2008
    ..Pneumonia should always be present in the differential diagnosis of influenza...
  10. pmc Predictors of patient-initiated reconsultation for lower respiratory tract infections in general practice
    Jochen W L Cals
    Department of General Practice, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 59:761-4. 2009
    ..Patient-reported dyspnoea and concerns that persisted after the initial consultation independently predicted patient-initiated reconsultation...
  11. pmc Effect of point of care testing for C reactive protein and training in communication skills on antibiotic use in lower respiratory tract infections: cluster randomised trial
    Jochen W L Cals
    Department of General Practice, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands
    BMJ 338:b1374. 2009
    ..To assess the effect of general practitioner testing for C reactive protein (disease approach) and receiving training in enhanced communication skills (illness approach) on antibiotic prescribing for lower respiratory tract infection...
  12. ncbi request reprint Evidence based management of acute bronchitis; sustained competence of enhanced communication skills acquisition in general practice
    Jochen W L Cals
    Department of General Practice, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 68:270-8. 2007
    ....
  13. pmc Enhanced communication skills and C-reactive protein point-of-care testing for respiratory tract infection: 3.5-year follow-up of a cluster randomized trial
    Jochen W L Cals
    Department of General Practice, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Ann Fam Med 11:157-64. 2013
    ....
  14. doi request reprint C-reactive protein point-of-care testing for lower respiratory tract infections: a qualitative evaluation of experiences by GPs
    Jochen W L Cals
    Department of General Practice, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University Medical Centre, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 27:212-8. 2010
    ..To explore GPs' attitudes to and experiences of introducing C-reactive protein (CRP) point-of-care testing (POCT) for lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in primary care...
  15. pmc Public beliefs on antibiotics and respiratory tract infections: an internet-based questionnaire study
    Jochen W L Cals
    School of Primary Care and Public Health CAPHRI, Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 57:942-7. 2007
    ..Although public knowledge, beliefs, and experiences of antibiotics contribute to these expectations, little is known about these public views...
  16. pmc Point-of-care C-reactive protein testing and antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections: a randomized controlled trial
    Jochen W L Cals
    Department of General Practice, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Ann Fam Med 8:124-33. 2010
    ..We evaluated the effect of CRP assistance in antibiotic prescribing strategies-including delayed prescribing-in the management of LRTI and rhinosinusitis...
  17. doi request reprint Dose timing and patient compliance with two antibiotic treatment regimens for lower respiratory tract infections in primary care
    Jochen W L Cals
    Department of General Practice, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 31:531-6. 2008
    ..These findings require consideration when exploring ways to improve future compliance in short-term antibiotic treatment for respiratory tract infections...
  18. doi request reprint C-reactive protein point of care testing and physician communication skills training for lower respiratory tract infections in general practice: economic evaluation of a cluster randomized trial
    Jochen W L Cals
    Department of General Practice, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:1059-69. 2011
    ....
  19. pmc Improving management of patients with acute cough by C-reactive protein point of care testing and communication training (IMPAC3T): study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Jochen W L Cals
    Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 8:15. 2007
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the design and methods of a study to assess two interventions for improving LRTI management in general practice...
  20. pmc Staphylococcus aureus carriage among GPs in The Netherlands
    Michelle Ia Rijnders
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 60:902-6. 2010
    ..The extent to which GPs serve as a reservoir for antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is unknown and not well studied...