Jan J. A. M. Van den Dungen

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Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I) is a chronic pain syndrome with no clinical evidence of nerve injury; however, recently, changes in muscle tissue have been found in case of CRPS-I. Our aim was to search for histological changes in peripheral nerves of amputated limbs from patients with therapy-resistant CRPS-I that could justify muscle tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated limb perfusion (ILP) with tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and melphalan, followed by delayed surgical resection and adjuvant external-beam radiotherapy is a limb salvage treatment strategy for locally advanced soft tissue sarcomas. The long-term vascular side effects of this combined procedure were evaluated. METHODS Thirty-two(More)
INTRODUCTION Mortality from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAA) remains high. Severe systemic inflammation, leading to multi-organ failure, often occurs in these patients. In this study we describe the level of HLA-DR expression in a consecutive group of patients following surgery for RAAA and compare results between survivors and non-survivors. A(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine preoperative ventricular function in vascular amputees by measuring N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and to analyse the relationship between NT-proBNP levels and 30-day postoperative mortality. DESIGN Prospective pilot study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In 19 patients planned for a lower limb amputation for(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge of the variability of a measurement method is essential for its clinical application. We investigated the variability of shunt flow measurements, since this is a relatively neglected area in the literature. In particular, no direct comparison of between-session and within-session variability was available until now. METHODS During two(More)
BACKGROUND Literature on complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I) discussing the decision to amputate or not, the level of amputation, or the timing of the amputation is scarce. We evaluated informed decision-making regarding amputation for CRPS-I. METHODS We describe our findings in a retrospective study of the decision-making process of thirty-six(More)
The early postoperative phase after transtibial amputation is characterized by rapid residual limb volume reduction. Accurate measurement of residual limb volume is important for the timing of fitting a prosthesis. The aim of this study is to analyze the reduction of residual limb volume in people with transtibial amputation and to correlate residual limb(More)
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