Eric W P Bakker

Eric W P Bakker
Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam | AMC · Epidemiology and public health

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Background Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is used commonly to treat pain and function in Achilles tendinopathy (AT). The aim of this study was to synthesize the evidence from (non-) randomized controlled trials, to determine the clinical effectiveness of ESWT for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (mid-AT) and insertional Achilles tendinopa...
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Purpose. Ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC) is used to visualize and quantify the Achilles tendon structure. We investigated the intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of UTC for quantifying the midportion tendon structure and the area of maximum degeneration (AoMD) in military personnel with midportion Achilles tendinopathy. Method. UTC sca...
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The aim of this study was to compare commercially available manometers and needles used for intracompartmental pressure measurements for accuracy. An experimental compartment simulation model was developed in order to compare four different terminal devices (Compass manometer, Stryker device, Meritrans transducer, and arterial line) and 22 types of...
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Objective: To explore the relationship between a single the intracompartmental pressure value in the anterior compartment of the leg one minute after provocative exercise and the outcome of a conservative treatment program in a cohort of military service members with chronic exercise-related leg pain. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: De...
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Aim The aim of this systematic review was to comprehensively and critically summarize and synthesize the risk of losing teeth among with DM compared to those without DM, as established in observational studies. Material and methods MEDLINE‐PubMed and Cochrane databases were searched through a period from their inception through October 2020 to ide...
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ABSTRACT Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is one of the recalcitrant overuse injuries of the legs. CECS is traditionally diagnosed with an intracompartmental pressure measurement (ICPM). The primary objective of this article was to report the relationship between exertional compartment pain and intracompartmental pressure in young ser...
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by progressive loss of pulmonary function and exercise capacity, leading to loss of quality of life and often social isolation. A new walking aid, the walk-bike, showed an improvement in exercise performance in COPD patients. Aims of this pilot study were to evaluate feasibility of a homebased wa...
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Multiple studies found hamstring tendon (HT) autograft diameter to be a risk factor for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction failure. This study aimed to determine which preoperative measurements are associated with HT autograft diameter in ACL reconstruction by directly comparing patient characteristics and cross-sectional area (CSA) me...
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Purpose Three out of ten patients do not return to work after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patient expectations are suggested to play a key role. What are patients’ expectations regarding the ability to perform work-related knee-demanding activities 6 months after TKA compared to their preoperative status? Methods A multi-center cross-sectional s...
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Background: Previous studies in our department demonstrated that gait retraining as part of a conservative treatment program for service members with exercise-related leg pain can lead to persistent changes in vertical ground reaction forces while running in shoes and boots. It is not known which gait retraining cue has the largest effect and whet...
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Aim To investigate whether chlorhexidine‐mouthwash(CHX‐MW), with an anti‐discoloration system(ADS) is effective in preventing extrinsic tooth surface discoloration. Additionally, this paper seeks to evaluate whether CHX combined with an ADS maintains its efficacy with respect to reducing plaque and gingivitis‐scores. Material and methods MEDLINE‐P...
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Objectives To assess the outcome of conservative treatment for chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) as it relates to the reduction in surgical fasciotomy and return to active duty in a military population. Methods Historic cohort. From 2015 to 2018, 75 surgically eligible patients with pressure-positive anterior CECS (Group 1), or with p...
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Gait retraining can lead to persistent changes in vertical ground reaction forces while running in shoes. No studies describe gait retraining in military boots. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate the difference between running in sports shoes and boots, before and after gait retraining, for selected biomechanical parameters, i...
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Background and objective: Patients with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) have a clear exercise intolerance. The 4-meter-gait-speed (4MGS) test and the 5-repetitions-sit-to-stand (5STS) test are easy, inexpensive and reliable measures of functional performance. Both tests have been validated in healthy adults and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary d...
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Background Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome is considered present when a combination of clinical symptoms, signs and morphological features of the hip co-exist. Imaging is increasingly popular in primary health care settings with physical therapists performing ultrasound (US). Objective The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accur...
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Background: The frequent and intensive training and performance of pre-professional ballet dancers and sportspersons is offered at a time when young ballet dancers and young athletes may be vulnerable to injury due to the progress through adolescence and growth spurts. Hypothesis: There are changes in range of motion during the progress through ado...
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Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effect of a whitening dentifrice (WDF) relative to a regular dentifrice (RDF) on the reduction of natural extrinsic tooth surface discoloration (ETD). Materials and methods: The MEDLINE-PubMed, Cochrane-CENTRAL and EBSCO-Dentistry and Oral Sciences databases were searched, up to Apri...
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Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to establish the effectiveness of brushing with a triple-headed manual toothbrush compared to a single-headed manual toothbrush on plaque removal. Materials and methods: The MEDLINE-PubMed and Cochrane-CENTRAL databases were searched. The inclusion criteria were clinical trials conducted with huma...
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Background: Dentofacial deformities frequently require orthodontic treatment. Understanding of preventable risk factors is essential for reducing treatment need. Upper airway obstruction (for example due to hypertrophic adenoids and/or tonsils) has been hypothesized to be a risk factor. Objectives: This systematic review aimed to reflect the con...
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ABSTRACT Background The majority of sporting injuries are clinically diagnosed using history and physical examination as the cornerstone. There are no studies supporting the reliability of making a clinical diagnosis of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Aim Our aim was to assess if MTSS can be diagnosed reliably, using history and physical exam...
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No disease-specific instruments exist in Dutch, French, Italian, and Swedish to measure health status in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). The King's Brief Interstitial Lung Disease (K-BILD) is a 15-item validated questionnaire assessing health status in patients with ILD. The aim of this study was to...
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Objectives: To examine whether converting from conventional Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) to High Density (HD) SCS reduces neuropathic pain over a period of 12 months in patients with failed SCS therapy. Methods: Retrospective, open label, single center, consecutive case series of 30 neuropathic pain patients (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome [FBSS]...
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Background: There is no valid and reliable instrument that evaluates injury severity and treatment effects for medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) patients. Objective: The aim was to generate items for the MTSS score, a new patient-reported outcome measure for patients with MTSS. Methods: The authors consulted experts in the field of MTSS to gener...
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Aims: The aim of this systematic review was to establish the efficacy of brushing with and without a dentifrice for dental plaque removal. Materials and methods: MEDLINE-PubMed, Cochrane-CENTRAL, EMBASE and other electronic databases were searched. The inclusion criteria were randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials and subjec...
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Objectives Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is one of the most common sporting injuries. As of yet, the development of effective therapeutic interventions to treat MTSS is hindered by the fact that its pathology is unknown. Our aim was to explore the pathology of MTSS, by assessing whether the presence of MTSS is related to periosteal, bony or...
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Anterolateral rotatory instability (ALRI) occurs after injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the anterolateral structures of the knee. We present a technique for anterolateral extra-articular soft-tissue (ALES) reconstruction of the knee that can be used in revision ACL reconstruction cases, cases of persistent ALRI after adequate ACL...
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Background At present, there is no validated patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for patients with medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Aim Our aim was to select and validate previously generated items and create a valid, reliable and responsive PROM for patients with MTSS: the MTSS score. Methods A prospective cohort study was performed in...
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To assess the effects of water on the parameters of 'morning bad breath' (MBB) and to evaluate whether there is a difference between rinsing with water and drinking a glass of water. A total of 50 participants were recruited and were randomly divided into two equal groups. One group rinsed with 15 ml of water for 30 s, and another group drank 200 m...
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What is the effectiveness of a chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash used in combination with a sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) dentifrice on the parameters of plaque and gingivitis? MEDLINE-PubMed, Cochrane-CENTRAL, EMBASE and other electronic databases were searched up to July 2014. The inclusion criteria were (randomized) controlled clinical trials, subjec...
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Le questionnaire K-BILD (King's Brief Interstitial Lung Disease), 15 items, evalue l’etat de sante respiratoire au cours des pneumopathies interstitielles diffuses (PID) [1] . L’objectif de ce travail etait de traduire et valider le K-BILD en francais, italien, suedois, et neerlandais. Le questionnaire a ete traduit et adapte en plusieurs etapes, e...
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The effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for osteoarthritis (OA) is still controversial. We investigated the effect of PRP injections in patients with knee OA based on decreasing pain, improving function, global assessment and changes regarding joint imaging. We performed a comprehensive, systematic literature search in computeris...
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Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common exercise-induced leg injury among athletes and military personnel. Several treatment options have been described in the literature, but it remains unclear which treatment is most effective. The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of any intervention in the treatment of...
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The aim of this systematic review was to determine which patient determinants and injury factors, before anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction by arthroscopic single-bundle techniques, affect postoperative rehabilitation. A search of PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Database of Clinical Trials was performed up to February 2013. After applicatio...
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Background. Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is the most common lower-leg injury in athletes, and is thought to be caused by bony overload. To prevent MTSS, both pathophysiological and aetiological factors specific to MTSS need to be identified. The intrinsic risk factors that contribute to the development of MTSS are still uncertain.Objective....
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Background. Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is the most common lower-leg injury in athletes, and is thought to be caused by bony overload. To prevent MTSS, both pathophysiological and aetiological factors specific to MTSS need to be identified. The intrinsic risk factors that contribute to the development of MTSS are still uncertain. Objective...
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Study design: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Objectives: To review and critically appraise the literature for factors that increase the risk for meniscal tears. Background: Meniscal tears are an important cause of disability and time lost from work, and are associated with a 4-fold increase in the long-term risk of knee osteoarthritis....
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To cite this article: Int J Dent Hygiene10, 2012; 198-208 DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2012.00555.x van Maanen-Schakel NWD, Slot DE, Bakker EWP, Van der Weijden GA. The effect of an oxygenating agent on chlorhexidine-induced extrinsic tooth staining: a systematic review. ABSTRACT: Background:  Although chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX) is currently the m...
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The only three randomized trials on the treatment of MTSS were all performed in military populations. The treatment options investigated in this study were not previously examined in athletes. This study investigated if functional outcome of three common treatment options for medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) in athletes in a non-military settin...
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The objective of the study was to examine the risk factors and prognostic indicators for medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). In total, 35 subjects were included in the study. For the risk factor analysis, the following parameters were investigated: hip internal and external ranges of motion, knee flexion and extension, dorsal and plantar ankle fl...
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to compare the maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and heart rate at anaerobic threshold (HR AT) between a soccer specific field test and a treadmill test. Materials and methods: in randomized order design, 9 soccer players underwent a soccer specific field test and a treadmill test. Stationary and mobile ergospir...
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Introductie: Het doel van dit onderzoek was het vergelijken van de maximale zuurstofopname (VO 2max) en de hartslag bij het omslagpunt (HFomslag) bij een voetbalspecifieke veldtest en een loopbandtest. Materiaal en methode: 9 voetbalspelers ondergingen, in gerandomiseerde volgorde, de voetbalspecifieke veldtest en een loopbandtest. Er werd gebru...
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To study the additional effect of a pneumatic leg brace with standard rehabilitation for the treatment of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) in recruits. In a single blinded randomized study, 15 recruits (age 17-22) followed a rehabilitation programme consisting of leg exercises and a graded running programme. Recruits performed daily exercises a...
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Core stability is a complex concept within sports medicine and is thought to play a role in sports injuries. There is a lack of reliable and valid clinical tests for core stability. The inter- and intraobserver reliability of 6 tests commonly used to assess core stability was determined. A video of the tests was shown to 6 observers. A second obser...
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Systematic review. To review and critically evaluate the past literature for spinal mechanical load as risk factor for low back pain (LBP). LBP is a costly health problem worldwide, and treatments are often unsuccessful. Therefore, prevention might be more beneficial in the management of LBP. With respect to prevention, the knowledge of risk factor...
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The objective was to retrospectively examine whether a manual therapy technique is effective in the treatment of chronic adductor-related groin pain in athletes. Thirty-three athletes with chronic adductor-related groin pain were approached. Thirty patients gave their consent to participate in the study. Patient satisfaction, return to activity and...
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In 1938 Gilcreest wrote: ‘There is no condition which produces more disability and economic loss and, therefore, is so costly to industry as low back pain’ [1]. Seventy years after this statement, a large number of systematic reviews are published concerning the effectiveness of treatments for low back pain [2,3,4,5,6,7,8]. Despite this large amou...
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The medical costs associated with low back pain (LBP) potentially pose an enormous economic burden to society. Prevention (secondary) might be beneficial when there is no definitive conclusion on the most appropriate intervention. For this purpose, individual advice focusing on modification of spinal mechanical load obtained with the 24 Hour Schedu...
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Prospective inception cohort. To assess the prognostic value of spinal mechanical load, assessed with the 24-hour schedule (24HS), in subjects with acute non-specific low back pain (ALBP) and to examine the influence of spinal mechanical load on the course of ALBP. In view of the characteristics of the natural course of ALBP, this should be viewed...
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A case-control study was conducted to assess the daily loading of the spine as a risk factor for acute non-specific low back pain (acute LBP). Acute LBP is a benign, self-limiting disease, with a recovery rate of 80-90% within 6 weeks irrespective of the treatment type. Unfortunately, recurrence rates are high. Therefore, prevention of acute LBP co...
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Lateral epicondylitis ("tennis elbow") is a common entity. Several nonoperative interventions, with varying success rates, have been described. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 2 protocols for the management of lateral epicondylitis: (1) manipulation of the wrist and (2) ultrasound, friction massage, and muscle stretching a...
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Background and Purpose. Lateral epicondylitis ("tennis elbow") is a common entity. Several nonoperative interventions, with varying success rates, have been described. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 2 protocols for the management of lateral epicondylitis: (1) manipulation of the wrist and (2) ultrasound, friction massage,...
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Low back pain is a major health problem in western industrialized countries. The 24-Hour Schedule (24HS) is an instrument which intends to obtain insight in the use (ie, posture and applied load) of the back. It consists of a questionnaire, a series of photos, and a registration form. To assess the interexaminer reliability of the 24-Hour Schedule...

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