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van Lint, C.L. (author), van der Boog, P.J.M. (author), Romijn, F.P.H.T.M. (author), Schenk, P.W. (author), van Dijk, S. (author), Rövekamp, T.J.M. (author), Kessler, A. (author), Siekmann, L. (author), Rabelink, T.J. (author), Cobbaert, C.M. (author)
Background: The StatSensor® Xpress-i™, a point-of-care system for blood creatinine measurement, offers patients the possibility of self-monitoring creatinine. In this study, the analytical performance of the StatSensor® for both detecting current renal function and monitoring renal (dys)function in kidney transplant patients was examined....
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Jolani, S. (author), Debray, T.P.A. (author), Koffijberg, H. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Moons, K.G.M. (author)
Individual participant data meta-analyses (IPD-MA) are increasingly used for developing and validating multivariable (diagnostic or prognostic) risk prediction models. Unfortunately, some predictors or even outcomes may not have been measured in each study and are thus systematically missing in some individual studies of the IPD-MA. As a...
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Lanting, C.I. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author)
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van Lint, C.L. (author), van der Boog, P.J.M. (author), Wang, W. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Rövekamp, T.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Rabelink, T.J. (author), van Dijk, S. (author)
Background: After a kidney transplantation, patients have to visit the hospital often to monitor for early signs of graft rejection. Self-monitoring of creatinine in addition to blood pressure at home could alleviate the burden of frequent outpatient visits, but only if patients are willing to self-monitor and if they adhere to the self...
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van der Veen, Y.J.J. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), de Zwart, O. (author), Visser, H. (author), Mackenbach, J.P. (author), Richardus, J.H. (author)
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Bessems, K.M.H.H. (author), van Assema, P. (author), de Vries, N.K. (author), Paulussen, T.W.G.M. (author)
Strategies to promote implementation of school-based health promotion (HP) programmes should be designed to suit determinants of implementation and continuation. This study explored determinants of completeness of teachers' implementation of a healthy diet promotion programme and of their intention to continue the programme. Strategies for...
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van Beijsterveldt, A.M. (author), Steffen, K. (author), Stubbe, J.H. (author), Frederiks, J.E. (author), van de Port, I.G.L. (author), Backx, F.J.G. (author)
OBJECTIVE:: To describe characteristics of outdoor soccer injury and recovery among Dutch soccer players. DESIGN:: Prospective cohort study. SETTING:: The 2009-2010 competitive season (33 weeks). PARTICIPANTS:: Four hundred fifty-six Dutch male soccer players of 23 amateur teams. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:: Coaches recorded individual exposure to...
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Hoogeboom, T.J. (author), Dronkers, J.J. (author), Hulzebos, E.H.J. (author), van Meeteren, N.L.U. (author)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Advances in medical care have led to an increasing elderly population. Elderly individuals should be able to participate in society as long as possible. However, with an increasing age their adaptive capacity gradually decreases, specially before and after major life events (like hospitalization and surgery) making them...
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Offerhaus, P.M. (author), de Jonge, A. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), Hukkelhoven, C.W.P.M. (author), Scheepers, P.L.H. (author), Lgero-Jansen, A.L.M. (author)
OBJECTIVE: to study whether an increase in intrapartum referrals in primary midwife-led care births in the Netherlands is accompanied by an increase in caesarean sections. DESIGN: nationwide descriptive study. SETTING: the Netherlands Perinatal Registry. PARTICIPANTS: 789,795 births of nine year cohorts of women with low risk pregnancies in...
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Offermans, N.S.M. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Keszei, A.P. (author), Peters, S. (author), Kauppinen, T. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
The evidence for an association between occupational asbestos exposure and esophageal, gastric and colorectal cancer is limited. We studied this association specifically addressing risk differences between relatively low and high exposure, risk associated with cancer subtypes, the influence of potential confounders and the interaction between...
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Ezendam, N.P.M. (author), Burg, J. (author), Borsboom, G. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Oenema, A. (author)
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether the effects on dietary behaviours of a computer-tailored intervention aimed to prevent excessive weight gain among adolescents, FATaintPHAT, were moderated by sociodemographic, cognitive and home environmental factors. DESIGN: A two-group cluster randomized trial. Potential moderation of the outcome measures ...
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Vernooij-van Langen, A.M.M. (author), van der Pal, S.M. (author), Reijntjens, A.J.T. (author), Loeber, J.G. (author), Dompeling, E. (author), Dankert-Roelse, J.E. (author)
Background: False-positive screening results in newborn screening for cystic fibrosis may lead to parental stress, family relationship problems and a changed perception of the child's health. Aim of the study: To evaluate whether parental anxiety induced by a false positive screening result disappears after six months and to assess whether a...
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Stubbe, J.H. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), Frank, L.E. (author), de Hon, O. (author), van der Heijden, P.G.M. (author)
Studies on the use of performance enhancing drugs (PED) in fitness centres rely predominately on conventional survey methods using direct questioning. However, research indicates that direct questioning of sensitive information is characterized by under-reporting. The aim of the present study was to contrast direct questioning of different types...
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Offermans, N.S.M. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Keszei, A.P. (author), Peters, S. (author), Kauppinen, T. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
Objectives The evidence for an association between occupational asbestos exposure and pharyngeal cancer (PhC) is limited, while for oral cavity cancer (OCC) the literature is even sparser. We studied OCC and PhC risk both separately and combined (OCPC) in relation to occupational asbestos exposure, specifically addressing the influence of...
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Hegger, I. (author), Janssen, S.W.J. (author), Keijsers, J.F.E.M. (author), Schuit, A.J. (author), van Oers, H.A.M. (author)
Background: It often remains unclear to investigators how their research contributes to the work of the commissioner. We initiated the 'Risk Model' case study to gain insight into how a Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) project and its knowledge products contribute to the commissioner's work, the commissioner...
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van Buuren, S. (author)
This article reviews and compares two types of growth charts for tracking human development over age. Both charts assume the existence of a continuous latent variable, but relate to the observed data in different ways. The D-score diagram summarizes developmental indicators into a single aggregate score measuring global development. The...
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Broekhuizen, K. (author), Scholten, A.M. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author)
The (pre)school environment is an important setting to improve children's health. Especially, the (pre)school playground provides a major opportunity to intervene. This review presents an overview of the existing evidence on the value of both school and preschool playgrounds on children's health in terms of physical activity, cognitive and...
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van der Veen, V.J.J. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Looman, C.W.N. (author), Richardus, J.H. (author)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is an important health problem in the Turkish Dutch. Screening is necessary for detection and prevention of HBV. We aimed to identify social-cognitive and socio-cultural determinants of HBV-screening intention among Turkish Dutch. A cross-sectional survey was carried out amongst 335 Turkish Dutch, aged 16-40 years....
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de Jong-Lenters, M. (author), Duijster, D. (author), Bruist, M.A. (author), Thijssen, J. (author), de Ruiter, C. (author)
The aim of this case-control study was to explore the relationship between parenting practices, parent-child interaction and childhood dental caries, using a sample of 5-8-year old children from the Netherlands. Cases were defined as children with four or more decayed, missing or filled teeth and controls were caries free. Cases (n=28) and...
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MacDorman, M.F. (author), Mathews, T.J. (author), Mohangoo, A.D. (author), Zeitlin, J. (author)
OBJECTIVES: This report investigates the reasons for the United States' high infant mortality rate when compared with European countries. Specifically, the report measures the impact on infant mortality differences of two major factors: the percentage of preterm births and gestational age-specific infant mortality rates. METHODS: Infant...
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