Carola Kaandorp

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OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence and sources of bacterial arthritis in the Amsterdam health district and the maximum percentage of cases that theoretically would be preventable. METHODS Patients with bacterial arthritis diagnosed between 1 October 1990 and 1 October 1993 were prospectively reported to the study centre by all 12 hospitals serving the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the outcome and adverse prognostic factors of bacterial arthritis (BA). METHODS In a prospective community survey of BA, data were collected at the time of diagnosis and at a mean of 2 years later. A poor patient outcome was defined as death due to BA or severe overall functional deterioration. A poor joint outcome was defined as(More)
A national, evidence-based guideline on the staging and treatment of patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) has been compiled by the various disciplines involved. The initial diagnostic measures in patients with suspected lung cancer include history taking, physical examination and chest x-ray. Additional examinations include CT scan of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the cost effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis for haematogenous bacterial arthritis in patients with joint disease. METHODS In a decision analysis, data from a prospective study on bacterial arthritis in 4907 patients with joint disease were combined with literature data to assess risks and benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis.(More)
The purpose of follow-up after polypectomy of one or more colorectal adenomatous polyps, is the timely removal of new adenomas and thereby the prevention of colorectal cancer. The first check-up following index-polypectomy can be carried out after six years if one or two adenomas were encountered during the index polypectomy, and after three years if three(More)
The treatment of children and young adults with cancer increasingly results in cure, but for a number of female patients this is at the expense of infertility. For women and girls with cancer and the wish to have children in the future, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue may be a solution in the absence of alternatives for the conservation of fertility.(More)
Objective—To assess the cost eVectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis for haematogenous bacterial arthritis in patients with joint disease. Methods—In a decision analysis, data from a prospective study on bacterial arthritis in 4907 patients with joint disease were combined with literature data to assess risks and benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis.(More)
Lymphedema is a symptom of tissue fluid accumulation which arises as a consequence of impaired lymphatic drainage. This reduced drainage can be either congenital or acquired, for example after breast cancer treatment. Early diagnosis of a swollen limb and adequate treatment are important in order to prevent irreversible tissue changes. The medical history(More)
Objective—To assess the cost eVectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis for haematogenous bacterial arthritis in patients with joint disease. Methods—In a decision analysis, data from a prospective study on bacterial arthritis in 4907 patients with joint disease were combined with literature data to assess risks and benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis.(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify potential risk factors for septic arthritis, in order to identify a basis for prevention. METHODS The occurrence of potential risk factors for septic arthritis in patients with joint diseases attending a rheumatic disease clinic was prospectively monitored at 3-month intervals over a period of 3 years. Potential risk factors(More)