Lieveke Ameye

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OBJECTIVES To prospectively assess the diagnostic performance of simple ultrasound rules to predict benignity/malignancy in an adnexal mass and to test the performance of the risk of malignancy index, two logistic regression models, and subjective assessment of ultrasonic findings by an experienced ultrasound examiner in adnexal masses for which the simple(More)
A total of 2142 patients with febrile neutropenia resulting from cancer chemotherapy were registered in two observational studies and followed prospectively in different institutions. There were 499 (23%) patients with bacteraemia who are reviewed here. The relative frequencies of Gram-positive, Gram-negative and polymicrobial bacteraemias were 57%, 34% and(More)
PURPOSE To collect data for the development of a more universally useful logistic regression model to distinguish between a malignant and benign adnexal tumor before surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients had at least one persistent mass. More than 50 clinical and sonographic end points were defined and recorded for analysis. The outcome measure was the(More)
OBJECTIVE To derive simple and clinically useful ultrasound-based rules for discriminating between benign and malignant adnexal masses. METHODS In a multicenter study involving nine centers consecutive patients with persistent adnexal tumors underwent transvaginal gray-scale and Doppler ultrasound examination using a standardized examination technique and(More)
PURPOSE We questioned the impact of pregnancy on disease-free survival (DFS) in women with history of breast cancer (BC) according to estrogen receptor (ER) status. PATIENTS AND METHODS A multicenter, retrospective cohort study in which patients who became pregnant any time after BC were matched (1:3) to patients with BC with similar ER, nodal status,(More)
Several symptoms are described in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), including excessive daytime sleepiness, depressive mood and neurocognitive dysfunction. However, few studies examined the relationship between objective physical activity, quality of life and sleep parameters. The purpose of this study was to determine sleep parameters (evaluated by actigraphy(More)
Selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) using Yttrium-90 labeled resin microspheres is increasingly used for the radioembolization of unresectable liver metastases of colorectal cancer (CRC). The treatment can be simulated by scintigraphy with Tc(99m)-labeled macroaggregates of albumin (MAA). The aim of the study was to develop a predictive dosimetric model(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the current prevalence of HCV genotypes in injecting drug users recruited at treatment centers all over Belgium, and to analyze if the distribution of genotypes was correlated with demographic characteristics, at-risk behaviors, and co-infection with other viruses. Therefore 147 anti-HCV-positive serum samples were(More)
BACKGROUND Tamoxifen may induce uterine abnormalities of clinical concern. Our aim was to compare early uterine changes occurring in postmenopausal breast cancer patients treated in first-line with tamoxifen or third generation aromatase inhibitors. We also assessed the effect of aromatase inhibitors on tamoxifen-induced uterine changes. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The study purpose was to assess the predictive value of 2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/computerized tomography (CT) metabolic response after a single course of chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS FDG-PET/CT scans were carried out at baseline(More)