Rudolf W Poolman

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Trans-Atlantic hospital agreement in reading first day radiographs of clinically suspected scaphoid fractures
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Orthopaedic Research Center Amsterdam, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, G4 Noord, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 122:373-8. 2002
  2. pmc Outcome instruments: rationale for their use
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Postbus 95500, 1090 HM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:41-9. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptions and competence in evidence-based medicine: Are surgeons getting better? A questionnaire survey of members of the Dutch Orthopaedic Association
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, 7 North, Room 727, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:206-15. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Reporting of outcomes in orthopaedic randomized trials: does blinding of outcome assessors matter?
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Orthopaedic Research Unit, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, 7 North, Suite 727, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:550-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Misconceptions about practicing evidence-based orthopedic surgery
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 78:2-11. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Don't be misled by the orthopedic literature : tips for critical appraisal
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 78:162-71. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Hamstring tendon autograft better than bone patellar-tendon bone autograft in ACL reconstruction: a cumulative meta-analysis and clinically relevant sensitivity analysis applied to a previously published analysis
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, NL 1090 HM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 78:350-4. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Overlapping systematic reviews of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction comparing hamstring autograft with bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft: why are they different?
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Research Unit, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1542-52. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Learning curve analysis of the Collum Femoris Preserving total hip surgical technique
    Jakob van Oldenrijk
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hip Int 23:154-61. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint How to interpret a meta-analysis and judge its value as a guide for clinical practice
    Michael Zlowodzki
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 78:598-609. 2007

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Trans-Atlantic hospital agreement in reading first day radiographs of clinically suspected scaphoid fractures
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Orthopaedic Research Center Amsterdam, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, G4 Noord, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 122:373-8. 2002
    ..The use of more sensitive techniques should be restricted to patients with negative or equivocal radiographs in clinically suspected scaphoid fractures...
  2. pmc Outcome instruments: rationale for their use
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Postbus 95500, 1090 HM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:41-9. 2009
    ..We also review the steps for future use of outcome instruments, including the standardization of their use in orthopaedic research...
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptions and competence in evidence-based medicine: Are surgeons getting better? A questionnaire survey of members of the Dutch Orthopaedic Association
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, 7 North, Room 727, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:206-15. 2007
    ..Therefore, we examined perceptions and competence in evidence-based medicine among Dutch orthopaedic surgeons...
  4. ncbi request reprint Reporting of outcomes in orthopaedic randomized trials: does blinding of outcome assessors matter?
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Orthopaedic Research Unit, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, 7 North, Suite 727, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:550-8. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Misconceptions about practicing evidence-based orthopedic surgery
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 78:2-11. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Don't be misled by the orthopedic literature : tips for critical appraisal
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 78:162-71. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Hamstring tendon autograft better than bone patellar-tendon bone autograft in ACL reconstruction: a cumulative meta-analysis and clinically relevant sensitivity analysis applied to a previously published analysis
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, NL 1090 HM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 78:350-4. 2007
    ..Furthermore, we hypothesized a priori that modern state-of-the-art hamstring graft fixation technique would give similar results regarding stability as bone-patellar tendon-bone autografts...
  8. ncbi request reprint Overlapping systematic reviews of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction comparing hamstring autograft with bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft: why are they different?
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Research Unit, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1542-52. 2007
    ..We aimed to evaluate reasons for differences among the overlapping systematic reviews and to assess the quality of reporting and internal validity...
  9. doi request reprint Learning curve analysis of the Collum Femoris Preserving total hip surgical technique
    Jakob van Oldenrijk
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hip Int 23:154-61. 2013
    ..Radiologic analysis demonstrated a tendency for varus position and increased leg length throughout the series, even after the surgeons demonstrated technical proficiency...
  10. ncbi request reprint How to interpret a meta-analysis and judge its value as a guide for clinical practice
    Michael Zlowodzki
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 78:598-609. 2007
  11. pmc Does a "Level I Evidence" rating imply high quality of reporting in orthopaedic randomised controlled trials?
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, 7 North, Room 727, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:44. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the reporting quality of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) published in the most frequently cited general orthopaedic journals...
  12. ncbi request reprint Reviewer agreement in scoring 419 abstracts for scientific orthopedics meetings
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Orthopaedic Research Unit, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Acta Orthop 78:278-84. 2007
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  13. doi request reprint Development and validation of the computer-administered animated activity questionnaire to measure physical functioning of patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis
    Caroline B Terwee
    C B Terwee, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Phys Ther 94:251-61. 2014
    ..Physical functioning of patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis is measured by self-report questionnaires and performance-based tests. However, performance-based tests often are not feasible...
  14. doi request reprint Patient opinions of screening for intimate partner violence in a fracture clinic setting: P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E.: a multicenter study
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:e91. 2013
    ..The aim of the current study was to determine patients' perceptions on screening for intimate partner violence during visits to a surgical fracture clinic...
  15. pmc The Harris hip score: Do ceiling effects limit its usefulness in orthopedics?
    Kim E Wamper
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 81:703-7. 2010
    ..A questionnaire is suitable only when all 5 psychometric properties are of sufficient quality. We questioned the usefulness of the HHS by investigating its content validity...
  16. doi request reprint Nonoperative treatment for acute scaphoid fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Job N Doornberg
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 71:1073-81. 2011
    ..We reviewed data from randomized controlled trials comparing nonoperative treatment methods for acute scaphoid fractures to determine the best available evidence...
  17. doi request reprint Twenty years of meta-analyses in orthopaedic surgery: has quality kept up with quantity?
    Bernadette G Dijkman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:48-57. 2010
    ..The objectives of this review were to assess the scientific quality and number of published meta-analyses on orthopaedics-related topics over time...
  18. doi request reprint Short-term functional outcome after hip resurfacing surgery
    Thomas H Nijman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 23:197-202. 2013
    ..When assessing the results of medical interventions, a good PRO instrument can give reliable and valuable information from the patients perspective...
  19. doi request reprint Do authors report surgical expertise in open spine surgery related randomized controlled trials? A systematic review on quality of reporting
    Jakob van Oldenrijk
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Research Center Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:857-64. 2013
    ..A systematic review of published trials in orthopedic spine literature...
  20. doi request reprint Emerging designs in orthopaedics: expertise-based randomized controlled trials
    Vanessa A Scholtes
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Research, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, PO Box 95500, 1090 HM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:24-8. 2012
    ..Expertise-based trials can overcome these limitations if potential pitfalls are taken into account...
  21. pmc Time-action analysis (TAA) of the surgical technique implanting the collum femoris preserving (CFP) hip arthroplasty. TAASTIC trial identifying pitfalls during the learning curve of surgeons participating in a subsequent randomized controlled trial (an ob
    Jakob van Oldenrijk
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:93. 2008
    ..Time-action analysis (TAA) is a tool to objectively determine the level of efficiency of individual steps of a surgical procedure...
  22. pmc PRevalence of Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence Surgical Evaluation (P.R.A.I.S.E.): rationale and design of a multi-center cross-sectional study
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:77. 2010
    ..The current study seeks to address the issue of possible underreporting of IPV in orthopaedic fracture clinics by establishing prevalence rates of IPV among women seeking treatment for musculoskeletal injuries...
  23. ncbi request reprint Design considerations in implant-related randomized trials
    Jakob van Oldenrijk
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 17:153-63. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Is statistical significance clinically important?--A guide to judge the clinical relevance of study findings
    Inger N Sierevelt
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 17:173-9. 2007
    ..However, not only the treatment effect, but multiple factors such as the choice of the study population, follow-up duration, outcome measures, and the design of a study will eventually determine the clinical importance of the results...
  25. pmc From evidence to action: Understanding clinical practice guidelines
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 80:113-8. 2009
    ..Thus, we show that good guidelines are a summary of the best available evidence and that they provide a graded recommendation to help surgeons in evidence-based practice...
  26. pmc Reliability of maximal isometric knee strength testing with modified hand-held dynamometry in patients awaiting total knee arthroplasty: useful in research and individual patient settings? A reliability study
    Ian F H Koblbauer
    University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam School of Health Professions, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:249. 2011
    ..For these assessments, reliable measurements should be used. This study aimed to determine the inter- and intrarater reliability of hand-held dynamometry (HHD) in measuring isometric knee strength in patients awaiting TKA...
  27. ncbi request reprint Infected nonunion of the long bones
    Peter A A Struijs
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Centre Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Orthop Trauma 21:507-11. 2007
    ..To give direction to the optimal strategy, this systematic review was performed...
  28. pmc Resolving controversies in hip fracture care: the need for large collaborative trials in hip fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 23:479-84. 2009
    ..This manuscript will describe the need, the information, the organization, and the accomplishments to date of the International Hip Fracture Research Collaborative...
  29. ncbi request reprint Revision rate after short-stem total hip arthroplasty
    Jakob van Oldenrijk
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Research Center Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center
    Acta Orthop 85:250-8. 2014
    ..Clinical evidence from "collum stem" studies was limited to a small number of studies with a medium-term follow-up period. These studies did not show a satisfactory overall survival rate. ..
  30. doi request reprint Single-bundle versus double-bundle reconstruction for anterior cruciate ligament rupture: a meta-analysis--does anatomy matter?
    Carola F van Eck
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arthroscopy 28:405-24. 2012
    ..To determine whether double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction leads to better restoration of anterior and rotational laxity and range of motion than single-bundle reconstruction...
  31. ncbi request reprint Pediatric femoral fractures: a systematic review of 2422 cases
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 20:648-54. 2006
    ..The effect of operative versus nonoperative treatment has been the focus of several comparative studies...
  32. doi request reprint What makes a measurement instrument valid and reliable?
    Vanessa A Scholtes
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Research, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Injury 42:236-40. 2011
    ..This paper presents a helpful tool for readers who want to evaluate or assess the quality of a measurement instrument on reliability and validity...
  33. ncbi request reprint Surgical compared with conservative treatment for acute nondisplaced or minimally displaced scaphoid fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Geert A Buijze
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:1534-44. 2010
    ..In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we pool data from trials comparing surgical and conservative treatment for acute nondisplaced and minimally displaced scaphoid fractures, thus aiming to summarize the best available evidence...
  34. pmc Limit allogeneic blood use with routine re-use of patient's own blood: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial in total hip surgery
    Bregje J W Thomassen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Center Haaglanden, The Hague, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e44503. 2012
    ..This study was designed to investigate the efficacy of the system and to add data to previously reported safety results...
  35. doi request reprint External fixation versus internal fixation for unstable distal radius fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative clinical trials
    David H Wei
    Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Trauma Training Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:386-94. 2012
    ..In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we pool data from trials comparing external fixation and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for this injury...
  36. pmc Plate fixation or intramedullary fixation of humeral shaft fractures
    David J Heineman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 81:216-23. 2010
    ..We conducted a meta-analysis of available trials comparing treatment of humeral shaft fractures...
  37. doi request reprint Money matters: what to look for in an economic analysis
    Lea M Dijksman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 79:1-11. 2008
  38. pmc Citation analysis of orthopaedic literature; 18 major orthopaedic journals compared for Impact Factor and SCImago
    Michiel Siebelt
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Reinier de Graaf Groep, Box 5501, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:4. 2010
    ..The SJR excludes self-citations in its calculation and therefore enhances the underestimation in ranking of specialized journals...
  39. doi request reprint Arthroscopic surgery in athletes with osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow
    Frank de Graaff
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthroscopy 27:986-93. 2011
    ..The purpose of this review is to evaluate the results of arthroscopic surgery, including debridement, fragment fixation, micro-fracturing, and osteochondral autografting, in athletes with OCD of the elbow...
  40. doi request reprint How to use a systematic literature review and meta-analysis
    Timothy Y Tseng
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Urol 180:1249-56. 2008
    ..This article introduces practicing urologists to the critical appraisal of systematic reviews and meta-analyses to guide their evidence-based clinical practice...