Stefanie van den Berg

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BACKGROUND Ultrasound therapy is used frequently to reduce pain and related disability, mainly by physiotherapists. The objective of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasound therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS Published reports of randomized clinical trials investigating the effects of ultrasound therapy on(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess interobserver reliability of two expert headache neurologists when examining the cervical spine of patients with headache. BACKGROUND The diagnosis of cervicogenic headache involves the physical examination of the cervical spine. METHODS Twenty-four patients diagnosed as having migraine, tension-type headache, or cervicogenic(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound is used in the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of ultrasound therapy in the treatment of acute ankle sprains. SEARCH STRATEGY MEDLINE and EMBASE up to December 1998 and databases of the Cochrane Rehabilitation and Related Therapies Field and Musculoskeletal Injuries Group(More)
Children with craniofacial syndromes, especially those with midfacial hypoplasia, micrognathia, or deformation of the cranial base, are frequently suffering from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). It is important to recognize this condition. Diagnostic methods and therapeutic developments are discussed. Experience with 31 patients in the Sophia(More)
To assess the interobserver reliability in distinguishing cervicogenic headache (CEH) from migraine without aura and tension-type headache we conducted a study keeping as closely as possible to daily clinical practice. In contrast to other reliability studies, which use data from clinical patient records or semi-structured interviews recorded on videotape(More)
PURPOSE To apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a tool for quantifying muscle volume of forearm muscles feasibility and reliability of volume estimation of the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) and the extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forearms of 10 subjects were scanned twice. Muscle volumes were calculated from manual outlines on axial(More)
OBJECTIVE to assess the mode of childbirth and adverse neonatal outcomes in women with a breech presentation with or without an external cephalic version attempt, and to compare the mode of childbirth among women with successful ECV to women with a spontaneous cephalic presentation. DESIGN prospective matched cohort study. SETTING 25 clusters (hospitals(More)
OBJECTIVE Emergency department (ED) patients hospitalised with a suspected infection have an increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). This study aims to identify independent predictors of MACE after hospital admission which could be used for identification of high-risk patients who may benefit from preventive strategies. SETTING(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective double-blind randomized trial in 28 patients. OBJECTIVES To assess the clinical effect of percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation for reducing pain, functional disability, and physical impairment in patients with chronic discogenic low back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Chronic discogenic low back pain is(More)
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