Patrik Vankrunkelsven

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Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in Europe, but its incidence and mortality are rapidly changing across Europe. The early termination of the women’s health initiative (WHI) trial, after the detection of an increased breast cancer risk in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) users, was followed by strong declines of HRT use worldwide. We(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer incidence rate in Belgian women was as high as 152.7 for 100 000 in 2003 (adjusted on European population). We made an estimation of the contribution of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on breast cancer incidence from 1999 to 2005 in women aged 50-69 years in Flanders. METHODS Breast cancer data were extracted from the Belgium(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of disability worldwide. Knee OA care is often suboptimal. A first necessary step in quality improvement is to gain a clear insight into usual care. We developed a set of evidence-based quality indicators for multidisciplinary high-quality knee OA care. METHODS A Rand-modified Delphi method was used to(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Guidelines for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) are suboptimally implemented in clinical care. To improve guideline adherence, patients' perceived barriers and facilitators in current care were investigated. METHODS Eleven patients with knee OA were extensively interviewed using a semistructured script based on quality(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the costs and potential financial benefits of integrated care models for patients with chronic diseases, that is, type 2 diabetes mellitus, schizophrenia, and multiple sclerosis, respectively. METHODS A systematic search of the literature was performed using EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Web of Science. Studies that conducted a cost analysis,(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common musculoskeletal condition that often leads to pain, stiffness and disability. Physiotherapy plays an important role in the management of knee OA, however we hypothesize discordance between physiotherapists' practice and existing guideline recommendations. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to measure physiotherapists'(More)
BACKGROUND HFE-related hereditary haemochromatosis (HH) is a common autosomal recessive disorder with clinical manifestations ranging from asymptomatic disease to possible life-threatening complications. Cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, diabetes mellitus or osteoporosis can develop in HH patients not treated or monitored optimally. The purpose of this(More)
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