Moniek van der Zanden

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Endometriosis is the most common benign gynaecological disorder. The general practitioner (GP) plays an important role in identifying women at early stages of the disease. This study was conducted to acquire information about awareness and knowledge of endometriosis among Dutch GPs, and clinical strategies taken. A total of 101 GPs completed a questionnaire(More)
OBJECTIVE Hormone therapy (HT) is the most effective treatment of postmenopausal (PMP) flushing; however, its use is often contraindicated. As an alternative option, we explored the efficacy of the luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) receptor antagonist cetrorelix in women with severe PMP flushing. METHODS We conducted an open-label treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE Women with a history of vascular complicated pregnancy are at risk for developing remote cardiovascular disease. It is associated with underlying cardiovascular risk factors both jeopardizing trophoblast and vascular function. Subclinical hypothyroidism may relate to both conditions. METHODS In 372 women with a history of vascular complicated(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Endometriosis has a long diagnostic delay that is influenced by varying socio-economic and healthcare factors. In the Dutch situation, these factors are not yet identified. The aim of this study is to determine the length of the diagnostic delay of endometriosis in the Netherlands and to identify which variables affect this delay. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Hot flushes are a very common symptom of menopause for which many women seek medical help. Accurate assessment of clinical severity and of the impact of treatment is limited by a lack of methods for objective hot flush recording. The aim of the current study is to test the diagnostic value of a miniature hygrometric hot flush recorder (HFR). (More)
OBJECTIVE Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for postmenopausal flushing. Unfortunately, its use is often contraindicated. A limited amount of uncontrolled data suggests that stellate-ganglion block (SGB) may be useful for the treatment of hot flushes. In the present study, we examined whether previously reported results could be(More)
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