Luc R. C. W. van Lonkhuijzen

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BACKGROUND A Maternity Waiting Home (MWH) is a facility, within easy reach of a hospital or health centre which provides Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC). Women may stay in the MWH at the end of their pregnancy and await labour. Once labour starts, women move to the health facility so that labour and giving birth may be assisted by a skilled birth attendant.(More)
This study was conducted to assess the results from the use of a maternity waiting home, a health facility to which women with high risk pregnancies are referred during the last weeks of pregnancy in rural Zambia. It compared the risk status and pregnancy outcome in women staying as waiters with those women who give birth in hospital after direct admission(More)
Diet plays an important role in the etiology of certain cancers, but there is limited evidence with regard to the association between diet and risk of endometrial cancer. Few prospective studies have investigated meat intake as a potential determinant of endometrial cancer risk. The objective of this study was to examine the association between endometrial(More)
OBJECTIVE This systematic review assessed the effectiveness of hormone therapy (HT) in patients with a granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the ovary. METHODS Medline (OVID), EMBASE (OVID), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), prospective trial registers and PubMed (as supplied by publisher-subset) were searched up to January 13, 2014.(More)
Cervical surgery is associated with preterm birth (PTB) and neonatal morbidity. However, it is unknown whether this increased risk is due to the surgery itself or to the cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) underlying the surgery. Our objective was to assess the risk for PTB in women with treated and untreated CIN. We performed an electronic literature(More)
PURPOSE Worldwide, particularly in developing countries, many women present with advanced stage cervical cancer for which palliative radiotherapy is the treatment of choice or may be the only available treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine from the literature the optimal palliative radiation scheme for the treatment of advanced cervical(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify substandard care factors in the management of obstetric hemorrhage at district hospital level in rural Malawi. DESIGN Retrospective hospital-based cohort study. SETTING Thyolo District Hospital. POPULATION Women who delivered at this facility in 2005. METHODS All cases of obstetric hemorrhage were included according to the(More)
Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) around the age of 40 is currently recommended to BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. This procedure decreases the elevated ovarian cancer risk by 80–96 % but it initiates premature menopause as well. The latter is associated with short-term and long-term morbidity, potentially affecting quality of life (QoL). Based on(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare long-term morbidity and quality of life after primary surgery or primary radiotherapy for stage IB/II cervical cancer. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed. Patients treated for stage IB/II cervical cancer between 2000 and 2010 were approached to participate. Primary treatment consisted of radical hysterectomy with pelvic(More)
INTRODUCTION Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of cancer death for Kenyan women. Most women are diagnosed with an advanced stage of disease. The current North American standard of care includes surgery followed by carboplatin and paclitaxel. Neither drug is available for Kenyan women. We performed a literature search investigating chemotherapy in low(More)