L M Bouter

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi [Insufficient scientific evidence for efficacy of widely used electrotherapy, laser therapy, and ultrasound treatment in physiotherapy]
    L M Bouter
    Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Faculteit der Geneeskunde Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 144:502-5. 2000
  2. pmc Splinting or surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome? Design of a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN18853827]
    A A Gerritsen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Neurol 1:8. 2001
  3. pmc Determinants of the clinical course of musculoskeletal complaints in general practice: design of a cohort study
    Johanna M van der Waal
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 4:3. 2003
  4. pmc Conducting systematic reviews of diagnostic studies: didactic guidelines
    Walter L Deville
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 2:9. 2002
  5. ncbi Methodologic issues in low back pain research in primary care
    L M Bouter
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:2014-20. 1998
  6. ncbi [Evaluation of social relevance of applied health research: a rough indicator may be the significance of publishing in national professional journals]
    L M Bouter
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Geneeskunde, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 144:1178-83. 2000
  7. ncbi Prevalence and determinants of glucose intolerance in a Dutch caucasian population. The Hoorn Study
    J M Mooy
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 18:1270-3. 1995
  8. ncbi Cardiovascular autonomic function is associated with (micro-)albuminuria in elderly Caucasian sujects with impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study
    Y M Smulders
    Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 23:1369-74. 2000
  9. ncbi Leptin and variables of body adiposity, energy balance, and insulin resistance in a population-based study. The Hoorn Study
    J B Ruige
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 22:1097-104. 1999
  10. ncbi Hyperhomocysteinaemia is not related to risk of distal somatic polyneuropathy: the Hoorn Study
    E K Hoogeveen
    Institute for Resaerch in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Intern Med 246:561-6. 1999

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Publications109 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi [Insufficient scientific evidence for efficacy of widely used electrotherapy, laser therapy, and ultrasound treatment in physiotherapy]
    L M Bouter
    Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Faculteit der Geneeskunde Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 144:502-5. 2000
    ..It is strongly recommended that the current widespread use of electrotherapy, laser therapy and ultrasound treatment should be reduced, preferably by self-regulation within the profession itself...
  2. pmc Splinting or surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome? Design of a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN18853827]
    A A Gerritsen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Neurol 1:8. 2001
    ..An attempt is also made to avoid the (methodological) limitations encountered in earlier trials on the efficacy of various treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome...
  3. pmc Determinants of the clinical course of musculoskeletal complaints in general practice: design of a cohort study
    Johanna M van der Waal
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 4:3. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to provide information about the prognosis of musculoskeletal complaints other than low back pain by studying the course of these complaints in general practice and to identify determinants of this course...
  4. pmc Conducting systematic reviews of diagnostic studies: didactic guidelines
    Walter L Deville
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 2:9. 2002
    ..Although guidelines for critical appraisal of diagnostic research and meta-analyses have already been published, these may be difficult to understand for clinical researchers or do not provide enough detailed information...
  5. ncbi Methodologic issues in low back pain research in primary care
    L M Bouter
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:2014-20. 1998
    ..Narrative review and discussion of the selected literature...
  6. ncbi [Evaluation of social relevance of applied health research: a rough indicator may be the significance of publishing in national professional journals]
    L M Bouter
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Geneeskunde, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 144:1178-83. 2000
    ..As an initial rough approximation, counting publications in national professional journals may provide a suitable indicator of the social relevance of the research output...
  7. ncbi Prevalence and determinants of glucose intolerance in a Dutch caucasian population. The Hoorn Study
    J M Mooy
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 18:1270-3. 1995
    ..To study the prevalence and determinants of glucose intolerance in a general Caucasian population...
  8. ncbi Cardiovascular autonomic function is associated with (micro-)albuminuria in elderly Caucasian sujects with impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study
    Y M Smulders
    Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 23:1369-74. 2000
    ....
  9. ncbi Leptin and variables of body adiposity, energy balance, and insulin resistance in a population-based study. The Hoorn Study
    J B Ruige
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 22:1097-104. 1999
    ..We therefore explored, in a large population-based study of 2,484 Caucasian subjects aged 50-74 years, the relationship between leptin and variables of body adiposity, energy balance, and insulin resistance...
  10. ncbi Hyperhomocysteinaemia is not related to risk of distal somatic polyneuropathy: the Hoorn Study
    E K Hoogeveen
    Institute for Resaerch in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Intern Med 246:561-6. 1999
    ..Both metabolic and vascular abnormalities may contribute to the development of impaired nerve function. We therefore assessed the association between hyperhomocysteinaemia, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and polyneuropathy...
  11. ncbi APOE-epsilon4 is associated with memory decline in cognitively impaired elderly
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, and the Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
    Neurology 54:1492-7. 2000
    ..To investigate whether the association between APOE-epsilon4 and memory decline is modified by baseline cognition and age in a population-based elderly sample...
  12. ncbi Skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength in relation to lower-extremity performance in older men and women
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 48:381-6. 2000
    ..We tested the hypothesis that persons with lower muscle mass or muscle strength have poorer lower-extremity performance (LEP)...
  13. ncbi The 1997 American Diabetes Association criteria versus the 1985 World Health Organization criteria for the diagnosis of abnormal glucose tolerance: poor agreement in the Hoorn Study
    F de Vegt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 21:1686-90. 1998
    ..We compared the 1997 ADA criteria with the 1985 World Health Organization (WHO) criteria with respect to the prevalence of diabetes and the cardiovascular risk profile in the population of the Hoorn Study..
  14. ncbi Serum homocysteine level and protein intake are related to risk of microalbuminuria: the Hoorn Study
    E K Hoogeveen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Kidney Int 54:203-9. 1998
    ..It is not known whether hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with MA, and thus could be a possible cause of microalbuminuria...
  15. ncbi Serum homocysteine levels are associated with the development of (micro)albuminuria: the Hoorn study
    A Jager
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 21:74-81. 2001
    ..These data suggest that homocysteine may play a pathophysiological role in the development of (micro)albuminuria...
  16. ncbi Elevated C-reactive protein levels in overweight and obese adults
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 282:2131-5. 1999
    ..Human adipose tissue expresses and releases the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 6, potentially inducing low-grade systemic inflammation in persons with excess body fat...
  17. ncbi Performance of an NIDDM screening questionnaire based on symptoms and risk factors
    J B Ruige
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 20:491-6. 1997
    ..To investigate to what extent a short questionnaire on symptoms and risk factors can be used to identify people at increased risk for undiagnosed NIDDM...
  18. ncbi Deteriorating glucose tolerance status is associated with left ventricular dysfunction--the Hoorn Study
    R M A Henry
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 66:110-7. 2008
    ..We investigated, in a population-based cohort (n=746), the association between glucose tolerance status and SDF and DDF ...
  19. ncbi Hyperhomocysteinemia increases risk of death, especially in type 2 diabetes : 5-year follow-up of the Hoorn Study
    E K Hoogeveen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 101:1506-11. 2000
    ..We therefore prospectively investigated the combined effect of hyperhomocysteinemia and type 2 diabetes on mortality...
  20. ncbi Association between memory complaints and incident Alzheimer's disease in elderly people with normal baseline cognition
    M I Geerlings
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Psychiatry 156:531-7. 1999
    ..Therefore, the authors hypothesized that memory complaints would predict incident Alzheimer's disease in elderly subjects with no signs of cognitive impairment...
  21. ncbi Prognostic implications of retinopathy and a high plasma von Willebrand factor concentration in type 2 diabetic subjects with microalbuminuria
    A Jager
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 16:529-36. 2001
    ....
  22. ncbi Hyperhomocysteinaemia is not associated with isolated crural arterial occlusive disease: The Hoorn Study
    E K Hoogeveen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Intern Med 247:442-8. 2000
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate whether the strength of the association between hyperhomocysteinaemia and peripheral arterial disease differs according to the localization of the anatomical obstruction...
  23. ncbi Physical load during work and leisure time as risk factors for back pain
    W E Hoogendoorn
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 25:387-403. 1999
    ..The evidence was moderate for patient handling and heavy physical work, and no evidence was found for standing or walking, sitting, sports, and total leisure-time physical activity...
  24. ncbi Hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: a population-based study
    E K Hoogeveen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 18:133-8. 1998
    ..High serum tHcy may be a stronger (1.6-fold) risk factor for cardiovascular disease in subjects with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus than in nondiabetic subjects...
  25. ncbi Inflammation and endothelial dysfunction are associated with retinopathy: the Hoorn Study
    M V Van Hecke
    Department of Ophthalmology, VU University Medical Centre, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetologia 48:1300-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction with prevalent retinopathy in individuals with and without type 2 diabetes...
  26. ncbi Relation of impaired fasting and postload glucose with incident type 2 diabetes in a Dutch population: The Hoorn Study
    F de Vegt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 285:2109-13. 2001
    ..002). CONCLUSION: In this study, the cumulative incidence of diabetes was strongly related to both IFG and IGT at baseline and, in particular, to the combined presence of IFG and IGT...
  27. ncbi Brachial artery pulse pressure and common carotid artery diameter: mutually independent associations with mortality in subjects with a recent history of impaired glucose tolerance
    R A van Dijk
    Institute for Cardiovascular Research Vrije Universiteit and Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Invest 31:756-63. 2001
    ....
  28. ncbi Low prevalence of antibodies to GAD65 in a 50- to 74-year-old general Dutch population. The Hoorn Study
    J B Ruige
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 20:1108-10. 1997
    ..To assess the prevalence of antibodies to GAD65 (GAD65-A) in relation to glucose tolerance disturbances and to blood glucose-lowering therapy in a general Dutch population...
  29. ncbi Neuropeptide Y polymorphism significantly magnifies diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk in obesity: the Hoorn Study
    U Jaakkola
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:150-2. 2009
    ..58; 95% CI 2.87-20.03, P<0.001) in the obese but not in the nonobese subjects. The results indicate that obesity may be a pivotal factor in multiplying the disease risk associated with the Leu7Pro polymorphism in preproNPY...
  30. ncbi Hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with the presence of retinopathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Hoorn study
    E K Hoogeveen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 160:2984-90. 2000
    ..Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Hyperhomocysteinemia is a recently recognized risk factor for cardiovascular disease, independent of established risk factors...
  31. ncbi Dissimilar association of conventional immuno-reactive versus specific insulin with cardiovascular risk factors: a consequence of proinsulinaemia?
    P A Grootenhuis
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 40:81-90. 1998
    ..The use of non-specific insulin assays may explain the inconsistencies in the findings of previous epidemiological studies...
  32. ncbi Ultrasound therapy for musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review
    D A van der Windt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 81:257-71. 1999
    ..Ultrasound therapy is used frequently to reduce pain and related disability, mainly by physiotherapists. The objective of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasound therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders...
  33. ncbi Education and incident Alzheimer's disease: a biased association due to selective attrition and use of a two-step diagnostic procedure?
    M I Geerlings
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Int J Epidemiol 28:492-7. 1999
    ..Both phenomena may lead to misclassification, resulting in a biased association between level of education and AD. This study investigated to what extent these selection mechanisms may influence this association...
  34. ncbi Elevated cholesteryl ester transfer protein concentration is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease in women, but not in men, with Type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study
    M Alssema
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 24:117-23. 2007
    ....
  35. ncbi Forced use of the upper extremity in chronic stroke patients: results from a single-blind randomized clinical trial
    J H van der Lee
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Stroke 30:2369-75. 1999
    ..Although forced use therapy appears to improve arm function in chronic stroke patients, there is no conclusive evidence. This study evaluates the effectiveness of forced use therapy...
  36. ncbi The prognosis of low back pain in general practice
    H J van den Hoogen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22:1515-21. 1997
    ..In particular, the duration preceding the initial visit and, unexpectedly, receiving physical therapy were both associated with a longer duration of low back pain...
  37. ncbi Baroreflex sensitivity in the elderly: influence of age, breathing and spectral methods
    J Gerritsen
    Department of Clinical Physics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Sci (Lond) 99:371-81. 2000
    ..In conclusion, this study shows age, breathing mode, frequency and coherence threshold to affect measures of BRS. Therefore these factors should be considered in clinical studies; appropriate reference values are given...
  38. ncbi Dietary polyunsaturated fat intake is associated with low-density lipoprotein size, but not with susceptibility to oxidation in subjects with impaired glucose metabolism and type II diabetes: the Hoorn study
    G Bos
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:205-11. 2007
    ..However, PUFA may increase the susceptibility of LDL to undergo oxidative modifications. The aim of this study was to analyze the association of habitual dietary fat intake with LDL size and oxidizability...
  39. ncbi Homocysteine levels are not associated with cardiovascular autonomic function in elderly Caucasian subjects without or with type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Hoorn Study
    A M E Spoelstra-De Man
    Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Intern Med 258:536-43. 2005
    ..The objective of our study was to determine whether hyperhomocysteinaemia is associated with impaired cardiovascular autonomic function in an age-, sex-, and glucose tolerance-stratified sample of an elderly Caucasian population...
  40. ncbi Risk factors for back pain incidence in industry: a prospective study
    M N van Poppel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 77:81-6. 1998
    ..Although it needs to be confirmed by future intervention studies, the results indicate that increasing job satisfaction may be a successful (co-)intervention for the prevention of back pain at the workplace...
  41. ncbi Major stressful life events in relation to prevalence of undetected type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study
    J M Mooy
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 23:197-201. 2000
    ..chronic psychological stress is positively associated 1) with the prevalence of type 2 diabetes; 2) with visceral adiposity; and to test whether 3) the relationship between stress and diabetes is mainly mediated by visceral adiposity..
  42. ncbi Change of serum albumin and risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    B W M Schalk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 164:969-77. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that older persons with a decrease in serum albumin concentration, even within the normal range, might be at increased risk of incident CVD. Change in serum albumin may be used as an early marker for CVD risk...
  43. ncbi Lumbar supports and education for the prevention of low back pain in industry: a randomized controlled trial
    M N van Poppel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 279:1789-94. 1998
    ..Low back pain is a frequent and costly health problem. Prevention of low back pain is important both for the individual patient and from an economic perspective...
  44. ncbi [The practice of systematic reviews. V. Heterogeneity between studies and subgroup analysis]
    R J Scholten
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Geneeskunde, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 143:843-8. 1999
    ..In case of heterogeneity between studies, sources of heterogeneity should be explored by means of subgroup analysis according to strict, present criteria. Subgroup analysis should address subgroups of patients within studies...
  45. ncbi Does metformin increase the serum total homocysteine level in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus?
    E K Hoogeveen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Intern Med 242:389-94. 1997
    ..An elevated serum total homocysteine level is a risk factor for atherosclerosis. Metformin decreases serum vitamin B12, and may thereby indirectly increase the serum total homocysteine level...
  46. ncbi [The practice of systematic reviews. II. Searching and selection of studies]
    W J Assendelft
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Geneeskunde, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 143:656-61. 1999
    ....
  47. ncbi The usefulness of evaluative outcome measures in patients with multiple sclerosis
    V de Groot
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Brain 129:2648-59. 2006
    ..In sum, in the early stages of multiple sclerosis the most useful evaluative outcome measures for research are the SF36pf (physical functioning) and the RAPocc (social functioning)...
  48. ncbi S-adenosylmethionine and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate are associated with endothelial function after controlling for confounding by homocysteine: the Hoorn Study
    A M W Spijkerman
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 25:778-84. 2005
    ....
  49. ncbi Alanine aminotransferase and the 6-year risk of the metabolic syndrome in Caucasian men and women: the Hoorn Study
    R K Schindhelm
    Department of Endocrinology Diabetes Centre, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 24:430-5. 2007
    ..To study the association between alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and the 6-year risk of the metabolic syndrome in a population-based study in Caucasian men and women...
  50. ncbi Stroke and apolipoprotein E epsilon4 are independent risk factors for cognitive decline: A population-based study
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Stroke 31:2431-6. 2000
    ..In a population-based sample, using well-defined sensitive cognitive measures, this study investigates whether cognitive decline following stroke is worse for patients who carry the ApoE epsilon4 allele...
  51. ncbi Insulin and risk of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis
    J B Ruige
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Endocrinology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 97:996-1001. 1998
    ..Our purposes were to estimate the strength of the longitudinal relationship between hyperinsulinemia and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) from the available literature and to identify study characteristics that modify this relationship...
  52. pmc Practical aspects of conducting a pragmatic randomised trial in primary care: patient recruitment and outcome assessment
    D A van der Windt
    Department of General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 50:371-4. 2000
    ..Conducting a pragmatic randomised trial in primary care is often accompanied by practical problems. Such problems are seldom reported and may constitute useful lessons for researchers planning future trials...
  53. ncbi Low-grade systemic inflammation in overweight children
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatrics 107:E13. 2001
    ..These findings suggest a state of low-grade systemic inflammation in overweight children. inflammation, obesity, children...
  54. ncbi The intra- and interrater reliability of the action research arm test: a practical test of upper extremity function in patients with stroke
    J H van der Lee
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:14-9. 2001
    ..To determine the intra- and interrater reliability of the Action Research Arm (ARA) test, to assess its ability to detect a minimal clinically important difference (MCID) of 5.7 points, and to identify less reliable test items...
  55. ncbi [Chronic low back pain: exercise therapy, multidisciplinary programs, NSAID's, back schools and behavioral therapy effective; traction not effective; results of systematic reviews]
    M W van Tulder
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, BT Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 144:1489-94. 2000
    ..To inventory the current state of the art regarding the effectiveness of conservative treatment of chronic low back pain...
  56. ncbi Cost-of-illness of neck pain in The Netherlands in 1996
    J A Borghouts
    Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 80:629-36. 1999
    ..In order to deal with the lack of specific disease information, more detailed information of medical consumption, sick leave and disability is required for future cost analysis...
  57. ncbi Treatment of hemiplegic shoulder pain in the Netherlands: results of a national survey
    I A Snels
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital, Vrije Universiteit, and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Rehabil 14:20-7. 2000
    ....
  58. ncbi Coffee consumption and incidence of impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, and type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study
    R M van Dam
    Department of Nutrition and Health, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetologia 47:2152-9. 2004
    ..Coffee contains several substances that may affect glucose metabolism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between habitual coffee consumption and the incidence of IFG, IGT and type 2 diabetes...
  59. ncbi Mechanisms of action of lumbar supports: a systematic review
    M N van Poppel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Human Movement Sciences Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:2103-13. 2000
    ..A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the putative mechanisms of action of lumbar supports in lifting activities...
  60. ncbi [The practice of systematic reviews. III. Evaluation of methodological quality of research studies]
    W J Assendelft
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Geneeskunde, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 143:714-9. 1999
    ..Well-designed comparative studies are needed to provide clearer guidelines for methodological assessment in the future...
  61. ncbi Depression and risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Results of two prospective community-based studies in The Netherlands
    M I Geerlings
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 176:568-75. 2000
    ..Depression may be associated with cognitive decline in elderly people with impaired cognition...
  62. pmc Effectiveness of corticosteroid injections versus physiotherapy for treatment of painful stiff shoulder in primary care: randomised trial
    D A van der Windt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 317:1292-6. 1998
    ..To compare the effectiveness of corticosteroid injections with physiotherapy for the treatment of painful stiff shoulder...
  63. pmc A systematic review of controlled clinical trials on the prevention of back pain in industry
    M N van Poppel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 54:841-7. 1997
    ..To assess the effectiveness of lumbar supports, education, and exercise in the prevention of back pain in industry...
  64. ncbi Impaired autonomic function is associated with increased mortality, especially in subjects with diabetes, hypertension, or a history of cardiovascular disease: the Hoorn Study
    J Gerritsen
    Department of Clinical Physics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 24:1793-8. 2001
    ..Moreover, the results of the present study suggest that cardiac autonomic dysfunction in patients already at risk (diabetes, hypertension, or history of cardiovascular disease) may be especially hazardous...
  65. ncbi [Acute low back pain: activity, NSAID's and muscle relaxants effective; bedrest and targeted exercise not effective; results of systematic reviews]
    M W van Tulder
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, BT Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 144:1484-9. 2000
    ..To inventory the current state of the art regarding the effectiveness of conservative treatment of acute low back pain...
  66. ncbi Prevalences of hyperhomocysteinemia, unfavorable cholesterol profile and hypertension in European populations
    A de Bree
    Unilever Health Institute, Unilever Research and Development Vlaardingen, Olivier van Noortlaan 120, 3133 AT Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:480-8. 2005
    ..Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHCY) is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). HHCY may interact with hypertension (HTEN) and an unfavorable cholesterol profile (UNFAVCHOL) to alter the risk of CVD...
  67. ncbi [Old and new scoring systems for assessing cardiovascular risks: problems with the validity, the precision and the homogenicity of the risk categories]
    Y M Smulders
    afd Inwendige Geneeskunde, VU Medisch Centrum, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 148:2480-4. 2004
    ..To prevent large scale undertreatment of patients at high cardiovascular risk, the commonly used risk threshold for initiating primary preventative treatment should be lowered...
  68. pmc Incidence and prevalence of complaints of the neck and upper extremity in general practice
    S D M Bot
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 64:118-23. 2005
    ..To study the incidence and prevalence of neck and upper extremity musculoskeletal complaints in Dutch general practice...
  69. pmc The incidences of and consultation rate for lower extremity complaints in general practice
    J M van der Waal
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:809-15. 2006
    ..To estimate the incidence and consultation rate of lower extremity complaints in general practice...
  70. pmc Cost effectiveness of brace, physiotherapy, or both for treatment of tennis elbow
    P A A Struijs
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Sports Med 40:637-43; discussion 643. 2006
    ..The annual incidence of tennis elbow in the general population is high (1-3%). Tennis elbow often leads to limitation of activities of daily living and work absenteeism. Physiotherapy and braces are the most common treatments...
  71. ncbi What predicts change in pulmonary function and quality of life in asthma or COPD?
    A E Hesselink
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Asthma 43:513-9. 2006
    ..Our results show that FEV1 and HRQoL appear to represent different disease aspects influenced by different predictors...
  72. ncbi Memory complaints and APOE-epsilon4 accelerate cognitive decline in cognitively normal elderly
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, Academic Hospital, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurology 57:2217-22. 2001
    ..To investigate to what extent subjective memory complaints and APOE-epsilon4 allele carriage predict future cognitive decline in cognitively intact elderly persons, by evaluating both their separate and combined effects...
  73. doi Morbidity severity classifying routine consultations from English and Dutch general practice indicated physical health status
    U T Kadam
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, England ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:386-393. 2008
    ..To investigate the construct validity of morbidity severity scales based on routine consultation data by studying their associations with sociodemographic factors and physical health...
  74. doi Absence of an acute insulin response predicts onset of type 2 diabetes in a Caucasian population with impaired glucose tolerance
    G Nijpels
    Department of General Practice, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:2633-8. 2008
    ..However, few studies have used criterion standard measures to asses the predictive value of impaired insulin secretion and insulin resistance for the conversion to T2DM in a Caucasian IGT population...
  75. doi Symptoms of depression in people with impaired glucose metabolism or Type 2 diabetes mellitus: The Hoorn Study
    M C Adriaanse
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 25:843-9. 2008
    ..To study the prevalence and risk factors of depressive symptoms, comparing subjects with normal glucose metabolism (NGM), impaired glucose metabolism (IGM) or Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2)...
  76. pmc Internal consistency and validity of a new physical workload questionnaire
    S D M Bot
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 61:980-6. 2004
    ..To examine the dimensionality, internal consistency, and construct validity of a new physical workload questionnaire in employees with musculoskeletal complaints...
  77. pmc Ankle brachial index combined with Framingham Risk Score to predict cardiovascular events and mortality: a meta-analysis
    F G R Fowkes
    JAMA 300:197-208. 2008
    ..Prediction models to identify healthy individuals at high risk of cardiovascular disease have limited accuracy. A low ankle brachial index (ABI) is an indicator of atherosclerosis and has the potential to improve prediction...
  78. pmc High physical work load and low job satisfaction increase the risk of sickness absence due to low back pain: results of a prospective cohort study
    W E Hoogendoorn
    TNO Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 59:323-8. 2002
    ..To determine whether physical and psychosocial load at work influence sickness absence due to low back pain...
  79. ncbi Measuring sick leave: a comparison of self-reported data on sick leave and data from company records
    M N M Van Poppel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Med (Lond) 52:485-90. 2002
    ..Based on these results and considering the risk of missing questionnaires, data on sick leave gathered from company records are clearly preferable as an outcome measure in research...
  80. ncbi A combination of high concentrations of serum triglyceride and non-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in subjects with abnormal glucose metabolism--The Hoorn Study
    G Bos
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetologia 46:910-6. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association of triglyceride and non-HDL-cholesterol concentrations with cardiovascular disease in subjects with normal and abnormal glucose metabolism...
  81. ncbi Improvement of glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes: favourable changes in blood pressure, total cholesterol and triglycerides, but not in HDL cholesterol, fibrinogen, Von Willebrand factor and (pro)insulin
    A Becker
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Free University Medical Centre, De Boelelaan 1117, 1008 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 61:129-36. 2003
    ....
  82. ncbi [Estimate of the number of new patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Netherlands: at least 65,000 per year in the age group of 50 years and above]
    J M Dekker
    VU Medisch Centrum, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 147:1419-23. 2003
    ..To estimate the incidence of type-2 diabetes mellitus in the Netherlands, using figures which were observed in a population-based cohort study of diabetes, the Hoorn Study...
  83. pmc Splinting for carpal tunnel syndrome: prognostic indicators of success
    A A M Gerritsen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:1342-4. 2003
    ..To identify (combinations of) prognostic indicators for the long term success of splinting in patients with electrophysiologically confirmed idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)...
  84. ncbi Impact of diabetes duration and cardiovascular risk factors on mortality in type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study
    A M W Spijkerman
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Invest 32:924-30. 2002
    ..We studied mortality in relation to diabetes duration, and the contribution of other cardiovascular risk factors to the elevated risk...
  85. pmc A one season prospective cohort study of volleyball injuries
    E A L M Verhagen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and TNO Vumc, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Br J Sports Med 38:477-81. 2004
    ..To estimate the overall incidence of acute and overuse volleyball injuries, and to describe factors associated with ankle sprains...
  86. ncbi Comment on: Schmidt MI, Duncan BB, Vigo A et al (2006) Leptin and incident type 2 diabetes: risk or protection? Diabetologia 49:2086-2096
    M B Snijder
    Diabetologia 50:234-6; author reply 237-8; discussion 239-40. 2007
  87. pmc Comparison of two different approaches for the analysis of data from a prospective cohort study: an application to work related risk factors for low back pain
    W E Hoogendoorn
    TNO Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 59:459-65. 2002
    ..To compare the results of a traditional approach using standard regression for the analysis of data from a prospective cohort study with the results of generalised estimating equations (GEE) analysis...
  88. ncbi Fall-risk screening test: a prospective study on predictors for falls in community-dwelling elderly
    A M Tromp
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:837-44. 2001
    ..0-5.4%) to 46.8% (95% CI: 43.0-50.6%). Our study provides a fall-risk screening test based on four easily measurable predictors that can be used for fall-risk stratification in community-dwelling elderly...
  89. ncbi Why is soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 related to cardiovascular mortality?
    A Becker
    Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Invest 32:1-8. 2002
    ..Classical cardiovascular risk factors (sub)clinical atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction and inflammation do not explain this excess risk...
  90. doi Does the constellation of risk factors with and without abdominal adiposity associate with different cardiovascular mortality risk?
    W Gao
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, 6th Floor, KTTL, 6krs, PL 41, Helsinki FIN 00014, Finland
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:757-62. 2008
    ....
  91. ncbi Prevalence of macrovascular disease amongst type 2 diabetic patients detected by targeted screening and patients newly diagnosed in general practice: the Hoorn Screening Study
    A M W Spijkerman
    Institutes for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Intern Med 256:429-36. 2004
    ..The aim was to investigate whether diabetic patients identified by a targeted screening procedure differ from newly diagnosed diabetic patients in general practice with regard to the prevalence of macrovascular complications...
  92. ncbi Reproducibility and responsiveness of evaluative outcome measures. Theoretical considerations illustrated by an empirical example
    H C de Vet
    Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 17:479-87. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: We presented the use of SRDs and ROC curves for quantifying reproducibility and responsiveness. We started with the basic notions and arrived at methods that are both understandable and useful...
  93. ncbi An intervention programme using the ASE-model aimed at enhancing adherence in adolescents with asthma
    S M van Es
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 44:193-203. 2001
    ..At T2, self-reported adherence appeared to be statistically significantly higher in the experimental group. In conclusion, there seems to have been no substantial effect of the intervention programme...
  94. ncbi A method for research programming in the field of evidence-based medicine
    H C de Vet
    Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre and Maastricht University
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 17:433-41. 2001
    ..This method of priority setting is by no means restricted to treatments for chronic pain; it is also a useful approach for programming research to enable evidence-based medicine in other fields of interest...
  95. ncbi [From the Cochrane Library and Diabetes Care: self-monitoring of blood glucose probably an effective way to improve glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes not taking insulin]
    L M C Welschen
    VU Medisch Centrum, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek EMGO, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 150:1826-9. 2006
    ..There was scant data on patient-related outcomes, such as quality of life, well being and satisfaction. Therefore, more large long-term studies of high quality are needed...
  96. ncbi S-adenosylhomocysteine and the ratio of S-adenosylmethionine to S-adenosylhomocysteine are not related to folate, cobalamin and vitamin B6 concentrations
    A Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Invest 33:17-25. 2003
    ..Therefore, it is relevant to know how these moieties are interrelated, and whether, as is the case for homocysteine, they are influenced by blood levels of folate, cobalamin or vitamin B6...
  97. ncbi [Systematic reviews in practice. X. Searching, selecting and the methodological assessment of diagnostic evaluation research]
    W L J M Devillé
    Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, VU Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:2281-4. 2002
    ....
  98. pmc Satisfactory cross cultural equivalence of the Dutch WOMAC in patients with hip osteoarthritis waiting for arthroplasty
    L D Roorda
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:36-42. 2004
    ..Cross cultural validity is of vital importance for international comparisons...
  99. pmc Effect on the process of care of an active strategy to implement clinical guidelines on physiotherapy for low back pain: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    G E Bekkering
    Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:107-12. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effect on the process of care of an active strategy to implement clinical guidelines on physiotherapy for low back pain...
  100. ncbi Measures of cardiovascular autonomic nervous function: agreement, reproducibility, and reference values in middle age and elderly subjects
    J Gerritsen
    Department of Clinical Physics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetologia 46:330-8. 2003
    ..Little is known about the agreement between these measures, and reference and reproducibility values for these measures have not been reported within the same group...
  101. ncbi Daily physical activity and the use of a walking aid in relation to falls in elderly people in a residential care setting
    W C Graafmans
    TNO Prevention and Health, P O Box 2215, 2301 CE Leiden, The Netherlands
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 36:23-8. 2003
    ..We conclude that a high activity level and the use of a walking aid may protect against falls...