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  • Patterns of metachronous metastases after curative treatment of colorectal cancer.Abstract

    BACKGROUND: This study aimed to provide information on timing, anatomical location, and predictors for metachronous metastases of colorectal cancer based on a large consecutive series of non-selected patients. METHODS: All patients operated on withcurative intent for colorectal cancer (TanyNanyM0) between 2003 and 2008 in the Dutch Eindhoven Cancer Registry were included (N=5671)

    van Gestel YR, de Hingh IH, van Herk-Sukel MP, van Erning FN, Beerepoot LV, Wijsman JH, Slooter GD, Rutten HJ, Creemers GJ, Lemmens VE. Cancer Epidemiol. 2014 Aug; 38 (4): 448-54.
  • Pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, and ischemic stroke in lung cancer patients: results from a longitudinal study.Abstract

    PURPOSE: In this cohort study, the rates of pulmonary embolism (PE), myocardial infarction (MI), and ischemic stroke (IS) before and after lung cancer (LC) diagnosis were compared to cancer-free controls. METHODS: Patients with LC during 2000-2007ere selected from PALGA, the Dutch Pathology Registry, and linked to the PHARMO medical record linkage system, including drug use and hospitalizations of 3 million inhabitants in the Netherlands

    van Herk-Sukel MP, Shantakumar S, Penning-van Beest FJ, Kamphuisen PW, Majoor CJ, Overbeek LI, Herings RM. Lung. 2013 Oct; 191 (5): 501-9.
  • First year of life medication use and hospital admission rates: premature compared with term infants.Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: To compare hospitalization and medication use during the first year of life in preterm-born and term-born infants. STUDY DESIGN: Data for this retrospective cohort study were obtained from the linked PHARMO-Netherlands Perinatal Registrycohort. From this linked birth cohort, preterm infants (<37 weeks) born between 2004 and 2007 were randomly matched to 4 full-term infants

    Houweling LM, Bezemer ID, Penning-van Beest FJ, Meijer WM, van Lingen RA, Herings RM. J Pediatr. 2013 Jul; 163 (1): 61-6 e1.
  • Increased use of antimicrobial agents and hospital admission for infections in patients with primary adrenal insufficiency: a cohort study.Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that infections are an important cause of death in patients with Addison’s disease, but epidemiological studies on the frequency of infections in this population are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To assess and compre the incidence risk of infections in patients with primary adrenal insufficiency with controls

    Smans LC, Souverein PC, Leufkens HG, Hoepelman AI, Zelissen PM. Eur J Endocrinol. 2013 Apr; 168 (4): 609-14.
  • Risk of myocardial infarction in Dutch patients following discharge for total hip/knee replacement and matched controls: a population-based cohort study.Abstract


    Klop C, DeVries F, Lalmohamed A, Leufkens HGM, Bijlsma JWJ, Welsing PMJ. OA Epidemiology. 2013 1 (1): 6.
  • Increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest in obstructive pulmonary disease: a case-control study.Abstract

    BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine whether (1) patients with obstructive pulmonary disease (OPD) have an increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) due to ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT/VF), and (2) the SCA risk is mediated by cardioascular risk-profile and/or respiratory drug use. METHODS: A community-based case-control study was performed, with 1310 cases of SCA of the ARREST study and 5793 age, sex and SCA-date matched non-SCA controls from the PHARMO database

    Warnier MJ, Blom MT, Bardai A, Berdowksi J, Souverein PC, Hoes AW, Rutten FH, de Boer A, Koster RW, DeBruin ML, Tan HL. PLoS One. 2013 8 (6): e65638.
  • Risk of fractures in patients with multiple sclerosis: a population-based cohort study.Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk of fracture in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with population-based controls. METHODS: A population-based cohort study was performed in the Dutch PHARMO Record Linkage System (1998-2008). Patients withMS (n = 2,415) were matched by year of birth, sex, and practice to up to 6 patients without MS (controls)

    Bazelier MT, van Staa TP, Uitde haag BM, Cooper C, Leufkens HG, Vestergaard P, Herings RM, de Vries F. Neurology. 2012 Jun 12; 78 (24): 1967-73.
  • Knee arthroplasty and risk of hip fracture: a population-based, case-control study.Abstract

    The majority of knee arthroplasties (KAs) are performed in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Although bone mass may be increased in these patients, subjects with knee OA may have an increased risk of hip fracture, possibly due to an increased seveity of falls. However, in patients with KAs, risk of hip fracture has not been studied extensively

    Lalmohamed A, Opdam F, Arden NK, Prieto-Alhambra D, van Staa T, Leufkens HG, deVries F. Calcif Tissue Int. 2012 Feb; 90 (2): 144-50.
  • Prevalence and incidence of acute and chronic comorbidity in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Limited data exist on the burden of comorbidity among patients with squamous cell head and neck cancer (SCCHN) before and during cancer treatment. METHODS: The precancer prevalence and incidence rates of 8 comorbid conditions were estimted among a population-based cohort of 1499 patients with SCCHN in the Netherlands

    Landis SH, El-Hariry IA, van Herk-Sukel MP, van den Haak P, Janssen-Heijnen ML, Penning-van Beest FJ, Herings RM. Head Neck. 2012 Feb; 34 (2): 238-44.
  • Occurrence of Comorbidities before and after Soft Tissue Sarcoma Diagnosis.Abstract

    Background. Data is limited on the burden of common comorbidities, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), respiratory disease and diabetes, or comorbidities related to cancer and its treatment, such as anemia and depression, in patients with soft tisue sarcoma (STS). Patients and Methods. From the Dutch Pathology Registry linked to the PHARMO database (including data on drug use and hospitalizations), 533 patients with STS were selected during 2000-2007 and matched 1 : 10 to cancer-free controls

    van Herk-Sukel MP, Shantakumar S, Overbeek LI, van Boven H, Penning-van Beest FJ, Herings RM. Sarcoma. 2012 2012 402109.