Frank Buntinx

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Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi Diagnosing depression: what's in a name?
    Frank Buntinx
    Department of Gneral Practice, University of Leuven, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Gen Pract 10:162-5, 168. 2004
  2. pmc Signs and symptoms in children with a serious infection: a qualitative study
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 6:36. 2005
  3. ncbi The Belgian Improvement Study on Oral Anticoagulation Therapy: a randomized clinical trial
    Neree Claes
    Department of General Practice, Catholic University Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer, 33 Blok J, B 3000 Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 26:2159-65. 2005
  4. doi Identifying an accurate pre-screening tool in geriatric oncology
    Eliane Kellen
    Leuven Centre of Cancer Prevention, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 75:243-8. 2010
  5. pmc Is herpes zoster a marker for occult or subsequent malignancy?
    Frank Buntinx
    Department of General Practice, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 55:102-7. 2005
  6. ncbi Scoring clock tests for dementia screening: a comparison of two scoring methods
    Marjoke van der Burg
    Qualidem, Department of General Practice, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:685-9. 2004
  7. ncbi Examining the co-occurrence of bladder and prostate cancer: a worthwhile investigation?
    Eliane Kellen
    Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven LUCK, Kapucijnenvoer 33, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Future Oncol 3:515-9. 2007
  8. ncbi The relation between alcohol abuse or dependence and academic performance in first-year college students
    Bert Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    J Adolesc Health 31:223-5. 2002
  9. ncbi Does occupational exposure to PAHs, diesel and aromatic amines interact with smoking and metabolic genetic polymorphisms to increase the risk on bladder cancer?; The Belgian case control study on bladder cancer risk
    Eliane Kellen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Comprehensive Cancer Institute Limburg, Belgium
    Cancer Lett 245:51-60. 2007
  10. pmc The incidence of stroke and transient ischaemic attacks is falling: a report from the Belgian sentinel stations
    Frank Buntinx
    Department of General Practice, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 52:813-7. 2002

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  1. ncbi Diagnosing depression: what's in a name?
    Frank Buntinx
    Department of Gneral Practice, University of Leuven, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Gen Pract 10:162-5, 168. 2004
    ..We tried to identify possible explanations for these differences...
  2. pmc Signs and symptoms in children with a serious infection: a qualitative study
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 6:36. 2005
    ..Little is known which signs and symptoms are important in general practice. With this qualitative study, we aimed to identify possible new important diagnostic variables...
  3. ncbi The Belgian Improvement Study on Oral Anticoagulation Therapy: a randomized clinical trial
    Neree Claes
    Department of General Practice, Catholic University Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer, 33 Blok J, B 3000 Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 26:2159-65. 2005
    ..To improve the quality of oral anticoagulation management by GPs and to compare different models and interventions, a randomized clinical trial was performed...
  4. doi Identifying an accurate pre-screening tool in geriatric oncology
    Eliane Kellen
    Leuven Centre of Cancer Prevention, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 75:243-8. 2010
    ..14% had two or more impairments of the CGA or were cognitively impaired. The physical and disability questions are useful, but all other screening instruments miss too many cases...
  5. pmc Is herpes zoster a marker for occult or subsequent malignancy?
    Frank Buntinx
    Department of General Practice, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 55:102-7. 2005
    ..It has been suggested that herpes zoster may be a marker for occult malignancy...
  6. ncbi Scoring clock tests for dementia screening: a comparison of two scoring methods
    Marjoke van der Burg
    Qualidem, Department of General Practice, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:685-9. 2004
    ..To compare the dementia screening performance of two scoring systems of the clock drawing test...
  7. ncbi Examining the co-occurrence of bladder and prostate cancer: a worthwhile investigation?
    Eliane Kellen
    Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven LUCK, Kapucijnenvoer 33, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Future Oncol 3:515-9. 2007
    ..The prognosis after a diagnosis of both bladder and prostate cancer seems to depend mainly on the prognosis of the bladder tumor...
  8. ncbi The relation between alcohol abuse or dependence and academic performance in first-year college students
    Bert Aertgeerts
    Department of General Practice, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    J Adolesc Health 31:223-5. 2002
    ..6%) were alcohol-dependent. Of the students who met criteria of alcohol dependence, 62.5% failed in their first year, compared to 50% among students who did not report these drinking problems...
  9. ncbi Does occupational exposure to PAHs, diesel and aromatic amines interact with smoking and metabolic genetic polymorphisms to increase the risk on bladder cancer?; The Belgian case control study on bladder cancer risk
    Eliane Kellen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Comprehensive Cancer Institute Limburg, Belgium
    Cancer Lett 245:51-60. 2007
    ..We confirm that occupational exposure to aromatic amines is associated with an increase in bladder cancer risk...
  10. pmc The incidence of stroke and transient ischaemic attacks is falling: a report from the Belgian sentinel stations
    Frank Buntinx
    Department of General Practice, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 52:813-7. 2002
    ..Increasing as well as decreasing trends in stroke incidence have been described...
  11. ncbi Cardiovascular risk in white-coat and sustained hypertensive patients
    Hilde Celis
    Study Coordinating Centre, Hypertension and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Molecular and Cardiovascular Research, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Blood Press 11:352-6. 2002
    ..Although white-coat hypertension was less frequently associated with antihypertensive drug treatment during follow-up, it carried a significantly better prognosis than sustained hypertension...
  12. ncbi Frequency of the CCR5-Delta32 mutant allele is not increased in Belgian hepatitis C virus-infected patients
    Inge Thoelen
    Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, University of Leuven, Minderbroedersstraat 10, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Viral Immunol 18:232-5. 2005
    ..Moreover, genotype distributions in both populations were in agreement with Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. Our results do not support the hypothesis that the CCR5-Delta32 mutant allele is a risk factor for hepatitis C virus infection...
  13. ncbi The denominator in general practice, a new approach from the Intego database
    Stefaan Bartholomeeusen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Fam Pract 22:442-7. 2005
    ..To determine the denominator or the 'population at risk' is a problem which has long been encountered in general practice-based epidemiological research. It is important for calculating epidemiological figures...
  14. ncbi Epidemiology and comorbidity of erysipelas in primary care
    Stefaan Bartholomeeusen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Dermatology 215:118-22. 2007
    ..Most studies on the epidemiology of erysipelas are done in hospitals, resulting in patient selection. The aim of this study is to determine epidemiological characteristics and comorbidity of erysipelas based on primary care data...
  15. ncbi Blood cadmium may be associated with bladder carcinogenesis: the Belgian case-control study on bladder cancer
    Eliane Kellen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Comprehensive Cancer Institute Limburg, Belgium
    Cancer Detect Prev 31:77-82. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between exposure to cadmium and bladder cancer risk...
  16. ncbi Pooled analysis and meta-analysis of the glutathione S-transferase P1 Ile 105Val polymorphism and bladder cancer: a HuGE-GSEC review
    Eliane Kellen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Comprehensive Cancer Institute Limburg, Limburg, Belgium
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1221-30. 2007
    ..Case-only analyses did not detect an interaction between the GSTP1 genotype and smoking status (never/ever). GSTP1 Ile 105Val appears to be associated with a modest increase in the risk of bladder cancer...
  17. pmc Trends in total cholesterol screening and in prescribing lipid-lowering drugs in general practice in the period 1994-2003
    Stefaan Bartholomeeusen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 9:39. 2008
    ..Guidelines for treatment have been adopted. We investigated the consequences on the practice of GPs screening cholesterol levels and on the timing of starting statin prescription...
  18. ncbi Bladder cancer and occupation: a report from the Belgian case-control study on bladder cancer risk
    Raoul C Reulen
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Ind Med 50:449-54. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to add to the data on associations between occupation and bladder cancer thereby strengthening the case for focused research on specific occupational categories...
  19. ncbi Occurrence of both bladder and prostate cancer in five cancer registries in Belgium, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom
    Eliane Kellen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Comprehensive Cancer Institute Limburg, Belgium
    Eur J Cancer 43:1694-700. 2007
    ..To assess the occurrence of both bladder and prostate tumours in five well defined cancer registries...
  20. ncbi Industrial air pollution and children's respiratory health: a natural experiment in Călăraşi
    Alexandra Carmen Cara
    Department of General Practice, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gen Pract 13:135-43. 2007
    ..In 1993-1997, we described a high incidence of wheezing in children living near the iron, steel, and coke factory of Călăraşi (Romania). In 1998, the factory was closed...
  21. pmc Signs and symptoms for diagnosis of serious infections in children: a prospective study in primary care
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit and CEBAM, Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 57:538-46. 2007
    ..In children with an acute illness, the primary care physician uses signs and symptoms to assess the probability of a serious infection and decide on further management...
  22. doi A quasi-randomized trial on the effectiveness of an invitation letter to improve participation in a setting of opportunistic screening for cervical cancer
    Eric De Jonge
    Limburgs Cancer Registar, Limburgse Kanker Stichting, Stadsomvaart 9, B 3500 Hassett, Belgium
    Eur J Cancer Prev 17:238-42. 2008
    ....
  23. pmc Early prediction of major depression in chronic hepatitis C patients during peg-interferon alpha-2b treatment by assessment of vegetative-depressive symptoms after four weeks
    Geert Robaeys
    Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Schiepse Bos 6, B 3600 Genk, Belgium
    World J Gastroenterol 13:5736-40. 2007
    ..To study the predictive value of the vegetative-depressive symptoms of the Zung Depression Rating Scale for the occurrence of depression during treatment with peg-interferon alpha-2b of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients...
  24. pmc Serious infections in children: an incidence study in family practice
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Academisch Centrum voor Huisartsgeneeskunde, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 7:23. 2006
    ..We therefore estimated the incidence of serious infections in general practice in Belgium...
  25. ncbi Registration of stroke through the Belgian sentinel network and factors influencing stroke mortality
    Dirk Devroey
    Scientific Institute Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    Cerebrovasc Dis 16:272-9. 2003
    ..Stroke is one of the leading causes of death. Belgian stroke mortality rates are only available from the death certificates notification...
  26. ncbi The association between smoking, beverage consumption, diet and bladder cancer: a systematic literature review
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    World J Urol 21:392-401. 2004
    ..Folate is possibly not associated with bladder cancer. There probably is a moderate inverse association between selenium intake and bladder cancer risk...
  27. ncbi Quality assessment of oral anticoagulation in Belgium, as practiced by a group of general practitioners
    Neree Claes
    Department of General Practice, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 60:247-52. 2005
    ..This study aims to evaluate the quality of management of oral anticoagulation by Belgian GPs and to verify the relation between time in range and a set of potentially influencing co-variables...
  28. ncbi Fruit consumption reduces the effect of smoking on bladder cancer risk. The Belgian case control study on bladder cancer
    Eliane Kellen
    Department of General Practice, Comprehensive Cancer Institute Limburg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Cancer 118:2572-8. 2006
    ..Antioxidants, found in fruit, may protect against the damage caused by free radicals found in cigarette smoke. Metabolic polymorphisms appear not to modify this relation...
  29. pmc Implementing evidence-based medicine in general practice: a focus group based study
    Karin Hannes
    Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Belgian Branch of the Cochrane Collaboration, Kapucijnenvoer 33 Blok J, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 6:37. 2005
    ..This study aims to explore the barriers of Flemish GPs (General Practitioners) to the implementation of EBM in routine clinical work and to identify possible strategies for integrating EBM in daily work...
  30. ncbi Infections in residents of nursing homes
    Catharina Matheï
    Department of General Practice, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33 Blok J, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 21:761-72, ix. 2007
    ..Infection control measures should be based upon the particularities of the specific setting of a nursing home and its residents...
  31. ncbi Gastrointestinal cancer and the long-term use of pravastatin in the elderly
    Dirk Devroey
    Acta Oncol 42:347-8. 2003
  32. pmc The diagnostic value of macroscopic haematuria for the diagnosis of urological cancer in general practice
    Rudi Bruyninckx
    Department of General Practice, ACHG Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33 Blok J, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 53:31-5. 2003
    ..The diagnostic value and the impact of some signs and symptoms in most diseases in primary care have only been studied incompletely...
  33. ncbi Are men with low selenium levels at increased risk of prostate cancer?
    Maree Brinkman
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Blok J, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cancer 42:2463-71. 2006
    ..Differences in selenium levels between populations, a possible threshold effect and the relationship between selenium and the different stages of prostate cancer require further investigation...
  34. pmc Signs and symptoms in diagnosing acute myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome: a diagnostic meta-analysis
    Rudi Bruyninckx
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 58:105-11. 2008
    ..Prompt diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction or acute coronary syndrome is very important...
  35. doi Rate of accidental falls in institutionalised older people with and without cognitive impairment halved as a result of a staff-oriented intervention
    Anne Bouwen
    Department of Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Age Ageing 37:306-10. 2008
    ..to evaluate the impact of a staff-oriented intervention on the number of accidental falls in residents with and without cognitive impairment...
  36. ncbi Is there an increased risk of dying after depression?
    Kim T J L Ensinck
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 156:1043-8. 2002
    ..39 (95% confidence interval: 1.16, 1.65). A significant interaction was observed between the age at diagnosis of depression and sex. A moderate positive association between depression and subsequent mortality was identified...
  37. doi Family physicians need easy instruments for frailty
    Jan De Lepeleire
    Age Ageing 37:484; author reply 484-5. 2008
  38. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nursing homes: a cross-sectional study
    Annette Hoefnagels-Schuermans
    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, The University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:546-9. 2002
    ..9%. The three clones identified by genetic analysis were identical to those in the acute care facilities; only their relative prevalence differed. Clone 2 took epidemic proportions in five of these nursing homes...
  39. ncbi Results of diagnostic accuracy studies are not always validated
    Ann Van den Bruel
    Department of General Practice ACHG, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Blok J, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:559-66. 2006
    ..Here we describe whether diagnostic research is validated, which technique is used, and to what extent the validation study results differ from the original...
  40. ncbi Virologic versus cytologic triage of women with equivocal Pap smears: a meta-analysis of the accuracy to detect high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia
    Marc Arbyn
    European Network for Cervical Cancer Screening and Unit for Evaluation of Cancer Screening Programmes, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:280-93. 2004
    ..We performed a meta-analysis to assess the accuracy of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing as an alternative to repeat cytology in women who had equivocal results on a previous Pap smear...
  41. ncbi Insufficient lighting in nursing homes
    Jan De Lepeleire
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department General Practice, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:314-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to measure the level of lighting in nursing homes in a variety of areas to determine its adequacy in meeting the visual needs of elderly residents...
  42. ncbi Similar compliance and effect of treatment in chronic hepatitis C resulting from intravenous drug use in comparison with other infection causes
    Geert Robaeys
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Genk, Belgium
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:159-66. 2006
    ..We intended to evaluate the compliance and response to antiviral treatment for CHC in IVDUs compared with non-IVDUs...
  43. ncbi Selenium is inversely associated with bladder cancer risk: a report from the Belgian case-control study on bladder cancer
    Eliane Kellen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Comprehensive Cancer Institute Limburg, Belgium
    Int J Urol 13:1180-4. 2006
    ..Selenium is an essential trace element with suspected anticarcinogenic properties in humans. To date, eight epidemiological studies have examined the association between serum selenium concentration and bladder cancer risk...
  44. ncbi Comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of the Cognitive Performance Scale (Minimum Data Set) and the Mini-Mental State Exam for the detection of cognitive impairment in nursing home residents
    Louis Paquay
    Department of General Practice, KULeuven, Belgium
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:286-93. 2007
    ..The Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly--Revised (CAMDEX-R) was used as the reference standard...
  45. ncbi Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization is associated with higher mortality in nursing home residents with impaired cognitive status
    Carl Suetens
    Department of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1854-60. 2006
    ..To assess the effect of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization on morbidity and mortality of nursing home residents...
  46. ncbi Determinants of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage in nursing homes
    Carl Suetens
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Brussels, Belgium
    Age Ageing 36:327-30. 2007
  47. ncbi Tasks performance by registered nurses and care assistants in nursing homes: a quantitative comparison of survey data
    Louis Paquay
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:1459-67. 2007
    ....
  48. ncbi Increased mortality in partners of female myocardial infarction patients
    Tanja M C Skrotzki
    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 22:583-4. 2005
    ..Many studies have been performed on the impact of Alzheimer's disease, stroke and cancer on carers. Information on the influence of a myocardial infarction in a patient on the health of the partner is still scarce...
  49. ncbi Quality of life in dementia: a 2-year follow-up study
    Pierre Missotten
    University of Liege, Clinical Psychology of Ageing Qualidem Research Project, Belgium
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:1201-7. 2007
    ..To examine the evolution of quality of life (QOL) in demented subjects at base-line, one and 2 years later and to determine clinical variables associated with QOL...
  50. pmc Time trends in the incidence of peptic ulcers and oesophagitis between 1994 and 2003
    Stefaan Bartholomeeusen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 57:497-9. 2007
    ..In 10 years the proportion of patients taking proton-pump inhibitors rose sixfold while the proportion taking H(2) antagonists remained stable...
  51. doi Adherence to pressure ulcer prevention guidelines in home care: a survey of current practice
    Louis Paquay
    Wit Gele Kruis van Vlaanderen, Brussels and Department of General Practice, KU Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 17:627-36. 2008
    ..To investigate the pressure ulcer prevalence in home nursing patients and to evaluate guideline adherence of measures for the prevention of pressure ulcers and the participation of informal carers in pressure ulcer prevention...