Accuracy and patient-centered outcome variables in guided implant surgery. An RCT comparing immediate with delayed loading KU Leuven
Tissue oxygen saturation as an early indicator of delayed lactate clearance after cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study KU Leuven
Analysis of the effects of a delay of surgery in patients with hip fractures: outcome and causes Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Summary: This study analyzed characteristics of hip fracture patients who did not undergo surgery within 24 hours after hospitalization, as recommended by the Belgian quality standards. Reasons for delay were analyzed. Delay in surgery for hip fracture was related to the medical condition of the patients. Introduction: To compare patients with optimal timing to patients with a delay in hip surgery, with respect to outcome (complications ...
Standardized algorithms for management of anastomotic leaks and related abdominal and pelvic abscesses after colorectal surgery KU Leuven
Finite Mixture Models Based on Pain Intensity, Functional Disability and Psychological Distress Composite Assessment Allow Identification of Two Distinct Classes of Persistent Spinal Pain Syndrome after Surgery Patients Related to Their Quality of Life Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Persistent Spinal Pain Syndrome Type 2 (PSPS-T2), (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome), dramatically impacts on patient quality of life, as evidenced by Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) assessment tools. However, the importance of functioning, pain perception and psychological status in HRQoL can substantially vary between subjects. Our goal was to extract patient profiles based on HRQoL dimensions in a sample of PSPS-T2 patients and to ...
Fear of Movement Is Related to Low Back Disability During a Two-Year Period in Patients Who Have Undergone Elective Lumbar Spine Surgery Vrije Universiteit Brussel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate change in fear of movement and the relationship of fear of movement and pain intensity to low back disability and general health-related quality of life over a 2-year period.
METHODS: Consecutive patients scheduled for lumbar spine surgery were included. In addition to clinical background variables, back pain intensity, fear of movement, low back disability, and general health-related quality of life were assessed ...