Robin E. A. Tjon Pian Gi

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OBJECTIVE Analysis of the method of tonsillectomy in use in the Netherlands and the incidence of postoperative haemorrhage in an academic tertiary pediatric referral hospital. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING (A) An explorative study of the Sluder tonsillectomy method in the Netherlands and (B) a retrospective case file review at the Sophia Children's Hospital in(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is mainly associated with human papillomavirus (HPV)6 or HPV11. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcome, aggressiveness, and treatment response between HPV6- and HPV11-associated RRP. METHODS A retrospective cohort of 55 patients with RRP (1974-2012) was used. Surgical interventions(More)
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is caused by a human papilloma virus (HPV). It is a rare, sometimes debilitating disease compromising voice and airway. RRP is characterized by a variable course of disease, potentially leading to frequent annual surgical procedures, the number of which may exceed a hundred during the life time. The therapy focuses(More)
OBJECTIVE Distribution of age of onset of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is generally described to be bimodal, with peaks at approximately 5 years and 30 years. This assumption has never been scientifically confirmed, and authors tend to refer to an article that does not describe distribution. Knowledge of the distribution of age of onset is(More)
Aim of this study was to explore influence of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine (Gardasil®) on the immune status of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) patients. In retrospective observational study, six RRP patients who received the quadrivalent HPV vaccine and whose HPV seroreactivity was measured were included. Multiplex HPV Serology was used to(More)
Objective There is no specific clinical tool for physicians to detect psychosocial and physical distress or health care need in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP). The main aim of this study is to validate the RRP-adapted Distress Thermometer and Problem List (DT&PL). Study Design Prospective cross-sectional questionnaire research.(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a disease with a high disease burden. Few studies have assessed quality of life (QoL) of RRP patients. This study compares QoL of these patients with controls. Associations between QoL and sociodemographic and illness-related factors are examined, as is uptake of psychosocial care and(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a rare, benign, wart-like disease for which no curative treatment exists. The goal of treatment is total surgical removal of the epithelial lesions to keep the airway open and the voice sufficient. Therefore, it is essential to visualize all papillomatous lesions. The present study aims to(More)
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