Lily Heijnen

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We designed a double-blind trial to study the effect of an "activated" prothrombin-complex concentrate (FEIBA) on joint and muscle bleeding in hemophiliacs with antibodies to factor VIII. Fifteen patients received either FEIBA or the control preparation (a nonactivated prothrombin-complex concentrate) for a total of 150 bleeding episodes (four mucocutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Clotting factor products have been safe for HIV since 1985, and for hepatitis C since 1992. Few studies have reported on mortality in the total population of hemophilia patients after the period of risk of viral infection transmission. OBJECTIVES We studied the mortality, causes of death, and life expectancy of hemophilia patients between 1992(More)
Since the introduction of replacement therapy in the early 1960s by the infusion of plasma-derived factor VIII and IX preparations, important changes have occurred for hemophilia patients. We studied the medical and social developments over 30 years of hemophilia treatment. Since 1972, 5 cross-sectional national postal surveys among all hemophilia patients(More)
Synovium is an essential component of the joint and plays a critical role in maintaining a balance between physiological processes and pathological changes in the joint. Recurrent intra-articular bleeding as occur in haemophilia induce pathological synovial changes in the joint. From a certain point on, synovitis inevitably plays a major role in joint(More)
The role of the physiatrist, as a member of the multidisciplinary haemophilia comprehensive care team, is to prevent and treat activity limitations and restriction of participation on the part of the patient. . This role is threefold: (i) provide education to the patients, families and healthcare providers to detect disabling injuries and take adequate(More)
Most health care professionals involved in the management of people with haemophilia (PWH) believe that exercise is beneficial and its practice is widely encouraged. This article aims to demonstrate that appropriate exercise (adapted to the special needs of the individual PWH) may be beneficial for all PWH through improved physical, psychosocial and medical(More)
Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) frequently report lower urinary tract symptoms at the outpatient rehabilitation clinic. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in the Dutch male DMD population and their effect on quality of life. A postal questionnaire was sent to members of Dutch DMD patient(More)
OBJECTIVE Hemophilic arthropathy, with characteristics of inflammatory (rheumatoid arthritis) and degenerative (osteoarthritis) joint damage, occurs at an early age, is associated with minor comorbidity, and is restricted to 3 pairs of large joints. The aim of this study was to determine whether commonly used serum and/or urinary biomarkers of cartilage and(More)
Recently, the Haemophilia Activities List (HAL), a haemophilia-specific self-assessment questionnaire to assess a patient's self-perceived functional ability, was introduced and a limited pilot study warranted its further development. The present study finalizes the HAL and assesses the convergent and construct validity, as well as the internal consistency(More)
The introduction of replacement therapy in the 1960s has improved medical and social circumstances gradually. The availability of prophylactic treatment has further increased the possibilities of a "normal" life for patients with hemophilia. We examined whether social participation and health-related quality of life (HRQol) of today's hemophilia patients(More)