Pieter Jan Carpentier

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BACKGROUND Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most common psychiatric disorders of childhood that persists into adulthood in the majority of cases. The evidence on persistence poses several difficulties for adult psychiatry considering the lack of expertise for diagnostic assessment, limited treatment options and patient facilities(More)
OBJECTIVES This phase II study was designed to assess the response rate, side effects and long-term efficacy of BCG in the treatment of carcinoma in situ (Cis) of the urinary bladder. METHODS 103 eligible patients with Cis were treated with 6 consecutive weekly intravesical instillations of 120 mg BCG-Connaught. In case of no response, a second 6-week(More)
Despite the efficacy of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT), opioid dependence still involves severe impairment of functioning and low quality of life. This study examines the influence of the psychiatric comorbidity of MMT patients on their quality of life. A total of 193 middle-aged patients in long-term MMT were assessed for current and lifetime Axis I(More)
The shared genetic basis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorders (SUDs) was explored by investigating the association of candidate risk factors in neurotransmitter genes with both disorders. One hundred seven methadone maintenance treatment patients, 36 having an ADHD diagnosis, 176 adult patients with ADHD without(More)
The results of 100 consecutive ureteric reimplantations using the Politano-Leadbetter technique were compared with those of 100 cases operated on by the Cohen technique. This retrospective study was concerned only with the effect of the operation on the ureterovesical junction. Cure of reflux was achieved in 88 Politano-Leadbetter reimplantations and in 97(More)
The olfactory neuroblastoma or esthesioneuroblastoma is a rare neuroectodermal tumor originating from the olfactory neuroepithelium, which can metastasis via cerebrospinal fluid pathways. In the present case of an extensive nasal malignancy with cervical lymph node metastases in a 75-year old woman, its difficult histology alternatively led to a diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often present with a lifelong pattern of core symptoms that is associated with impairments of functioning in daily life. This has a substantial personal and economic impact. In clinical practice there is a high need for additional or alternative interventions for existing treatments,(More)
Prostatic volume was determined by transrectal ultrasonography before and after castration in 13 patients, and after radiotherapy in 24. Measurements were done after 1, 2 and 3 months, and subsequently at 3-month intervals. Significant volume reductions occurred in the castration and radiation groups within 3 months. The decrease in prostatic volume was(More)