Rob M. A. de Bie

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BACKGROUND Patients with advanced Parkinson's disease often have rapid swings between mobility and immobility, and many respond unsatisfactorily to adjustments in pharmacological treatment. We assessed whether globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) gives greater functional improvement than does subthalamic nucleus (STN) DBS. (More)
CONTEXT Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are a major source of morbidity and mortality, and increase length of hospital stay and resource utilization. The prehospitalization period before CABG surgery may be used to improve a patient's pulmonary condition. The efficacy of preoperative inspiratory(More)
Most systematic reviews rely substantially on the assessment of the methodological quality of the individual trials. The aim of this study was to obtain consensus among experts about a set of generic core items for quality assessment of randomized clinical trials (RCTs). The invited participants were experts in the field of quality assessment of RCTs. The(More)
BACKGROUND Deep-brain stimulation through an electrode implanted in the thalamus was developed as an alternative to thalamotomy for the treatment of drug-resistant tremor. Stimulation is thought to be as effective as thalamotomy but to have fewer complications. We examined the effects of these two procedures on the functional abilities of patients with(More)
Gait characteristics and balance are altered in diabetic patients. Little is known about possible treatment strategies. This study evaluates the effect of a specific training programme on gait and balance of diabetic patients. This was a randomised controlled trial (n = 71) with an intervention (n = 35) and control group (n = 36). The intervention consisted(More)
BACKGROUND Inversion injuries, primarily sprains, of the ankle are one of the most commonly treated injuries. The three main treatment modalities for acute lateral ankle ligament injuries are immobilisation with plaster cast or splint, 'functional treatment' comprising early mobilisation and the use of an external support (e.g. ankle brace or taping), and(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous review examining conservative treatments for whiplash was published in 2001. Since then, new trials have been published.Whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) can be classified by the severity of signs and symptoms: WAD Grade 0 indicates no complaints or physical signs; Grade 1 indicates neck complaints but no physical signs; Grade 2(More)
The aim of this study was (1) to determine the concurrent validity of a trunk tri-axial accelerometer system (DynaPort) with the GAITRite system for spatio-temporal gait parameters at preferred, slow and fast self-selected walking speed that were recorded for averaged and individual step data in an older adult population and (2) to compare the levels of(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the results of the consensus process integrating evidence from preliminary studies to develop the first version of a Comprehensive ICF Core Set and a Brief ICF Core Set for low back pain. METHODS A formal decision-making and consensus process integrating evidence gathered from preliminary studies was followed. Preliminary studies(More)
QUESTION What are the effects of strength training alone, exercise therapy alone, and exercise with additional passive manual mobilisation on pain and function in people with knee osteoarthritis compared to control? What are the effects of these interventions relative to each other? DESIGN A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. PARTICIPANTS(More)