Karen Eline van den Hondel

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Introduction: On November 21, 2013 an approximately ten-year-old mummified corpse of a 74-year-old female was found in the living room of her apartment located near the city-center of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Definition: A domestic-setting corpse is defined as a dead body found in an urban area with a minimum postmortem interval of 24 hours. Discussion:(More)
BACKGROUND Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Earlier studies have shown an impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL), but more extensive research including generic questionnaires has not been reported. OBJECTIVES To investigate, in a cross-sectional study, the HRQoL of a sample of Dutch women with LS; to compare the(More)
BACKGROUND Forensic physicians are responsible for first-line medical care of detainees (individuals held in custody) in the police station. The Dutch police law contains a 'duty of care', which gives the police responsibility for the apparent mentally ill and/or confused people they encounter during their work. The police can ask a forensic physician to do(More)
INTRODUCTION Annually about 28% of the 5800 death of unnatural cause in the Netherlands are a result of suicide. In 2012 and 2013 a movie and a book were published about a "dignified end of life" which also described the suicide using the exit bag to establish asphyxia using helium. The purpose of this study is to investigate if the suicide methods changed(More)
BACKGROUND Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with an increased risk of heart failure. NSAIDs inhibit the synthesis of renal prostaglandin, which results in a higher total blood volume, cardiac output and preload. The association between recent start of NSAIDs in elderly people and echocardiographic parameters was investigated. (More)
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