Tessa Dieltjens

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Vlachojannis et al reported a systematic review on the medicinal use of potato-derived products. The authors identified five trials for inclusion in the review, including one study on the treatment of burns. Based on this RCT the review authors concluded that potato peel is not recommended for burns. As the authors of a rapid review on the use of potato(More)
BACKGROUND Providing psychological first aid (PFA) is generally considered to be an important element in preliminary care of disaster victims. Using the best available scientific basis for courses and educational materials, the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders wants to ensure that its volunteers are trained in the best way possible. OBJECTIVE To identify(More)
Hemochromatosis is a disorder of the iron metabolism, characterized by high body iron content, necessitating frequent phlebotomies to remove excess iron. In some countries, this blood is discarded and not used for blood transfusion because of the non-voluntary character of this donation, and because a potential risk of microbial contamination of the donor(More)
BACKGROUND Recent literature suggests that more restrictive red blood cell (RBC) transfusion practices are equivalent or better than more liberal transfusion practices. The methodologic quality of guidelines recommending more restrictive transfusion thresholds and their underlying scientific evidence is unclear. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the quality(More)
BACKGROUND Although increased prevalence of transfusion transmissible infections (TTI) among "men who have sex with men" (MSM) has been well documented, the exclusion of MSM as blood donors is contested. The aim of this systematic review is to find studies that describe the risk of TTI in MSM blood donors. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, Embase, The Cochrane(More)
AIM As part of its strategy Belgian Red Cross-Flanders underpins all its activities with evidence-based guidelines and systematic reviews. The aim of this publication is to describe in detail the methodology used to achieve this goal within an action-oriented organisation, in a timely and cost-effective way. METHODS To demonstrate transparency in our(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to identify the most relevant literature on skills, attitude and behaviour of children and young people towards the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and then develop recommendations according to the principles of evidence-based practice. These recommendations were to serve as a basis for educational(More)
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