Mieke L. van Driel

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Little is known about consumer information needs regarding antipsychotic medicines. Medicines call centre (MCC)-derived data are underutilised; and could provide insight into issues of importance to consumers. This study aimed to explore consumers’ information needs about antipsychotic medication sought from a national MCC in Australia. Questions received(More)
To investigate the feasibility and acceptability of academic detailing in general practice in the North-East-Flanders region of Belgium. All local quality groups in the study region were randomly allocated to either (1) two academic detailing visits to the individual members or (2) two academic detailing visits during the meetings of the local quality(More)
Immune dysfunction is a hallmark of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). The purpose of this pilot study was to identify the effects of influenza vaccination on immune function in patients with CFS/ME. We included 7 patients meeting the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention criteria (CDC 1994) for ME/CFS and 8 control subjects.(More)
Background Increasing use of opioid analgesics (OA) has been reported worldwide. Objective To compare the use of OA in two countries in order to better understand these trends. Setting Outpatient settings in Australia and The Netherlands. Method We analysed publicly available government data on outpatient OA dispensing over 15 years (2000–2014). We compared(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of Australian general practitioners (GPs) with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) about their choice to abandon or pursue an academic career. METHODS A qualitative study of 18 GPs (PhD obtained between 2006 and 2016) was conducted. Semi-structured telephone interviews were transcribed and analysed(More)
Vaccines have been shown to cause differential expression of genes and increase antibody titers against antigens. Influenza vaccines may have an effect on unexplained disorders such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). Immunological changes have been identified following immunization with trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV). The(More)
Although the 2001 Revision of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting of Trials (CONSORT) statement requires that reports of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) provide baseline demographic and clinical characteristics to allow comparison of intervention and control groups and to aid assessment of generalizability of findings, these characteristics are not(More)
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