Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde. Amsterdam
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[Groin pain in athletes].
Groin pain in young athletes is a common problem, accounting for significant downtime in sports participation. It can be difficult to make the correct diagnosis as groin pain has a wide differential diagnosis, which encompasses acute as well as chronic causative factors. In this article this is illu...
[A man with a pulsating mass on the dorsal side of his foot].
A 41-year-old healthy male was referred with a progressive swelling on the dorsal side of his right foot. Analysis of this swelling revealed an aneurysm of the A. dorsalis pedis. Resection and primary vascular reconstruction was performed without any complications.
[Infections following recreational activities in lakes, rivers and canals: present and future risks of transmission in the Netherlands].
- Poor microbiological quality of surface water such as lakes, rivers and canals used for recreational purposes by large groups of people may lead to many cases of disease.- Microbiological contamination can originate from various sources, including both human and animal faeces, but can also result...
[Rare disease: centre of expertise or care guideline?].
In the Netherlands, recommendations for managing rare diseases are developed by multidisciplinary teams working together in centres of expertise who form the core of the health care system for these patients. This is an excellent option, in which also transition from care for children to care for ad...
[Dutch newspaper coverage of neuroscience].
We went on to assess if a news wave - i.e. a period of heightened media attention - had an effect on the criticality and accurateness of articles on neuroscience. Similarly, we also examined the effects of the type of newspaper and the topic concerned. Most newspaper articles concerning neuroscience...
[Women with chronic constipation: clinical examination is more important than anorectal function testing].
- Chronic constipation is a common disorder, particularly in women and the elderly.- Physical examination of patients with constipation should include rectal examination and in women also vaginal examination.- The patient is asked to relax, contract and bear down on the pelvic floor during inspection...
[No end to selective publication yet].
Selective publication of complete studies or outcomes within studies hampers unbiased medical decision making. If the available body of evidence does not offer a fair representation of all existing evidence, the true effect of an intervention cannot be judged, possible harmful effect...
[Fertility after high-dose sex steroid treatment to reduce final height].
We compared 239 tall women and 60 tall men treated with high-dose sex steroids during puberty with respectively 174 untreated tall women and 56 untreated tall men. Reproductive history was assessed by interview in addition to ultrasound imaging of the testes or ovaries, endocrine parameters and seme...
[Effect of treatment with growth hormone on mortality in adults with severe growth hormone deficiency].
WE CONCLUDE THAT THE SEX AND THE HETEROGENEOUS NATURE OF THE GROUP OF PATIENTS WITH GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY ARE IMPORTANT FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECT OF GROWTH HORMONE ON MORTALITY. : Conflict of interest: A.A.M. Franken received reimbursement for his activities for the Medicines Evaluation B...
[Determinants for reintegration and sick leave duration in employees with symptoms of a psychological nature].
To examine the associations between sociodemographic, medical, work-related and organisational factors and the moment of first return to work by employees as well as the total duration of sick leave resulting from common mental disorders. Cross-sectional study....