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Potential predatory journals are colonizing the ICMJE recommendations list of followers.

Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):92-96

Health Research Institute-Fundación Jiménez Díaz University Hospital, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Avda Reyes Católicos 2, E-28040 Madrid, Spain.

Background: The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has expressed its concerns about predatory journals using the list of ICMJE Recommendations (ICMJE-R) followers to "gain the appearance of legitimacy." We assessed the presence of potential predatory journals on the ICMJE-R list and their adherence to ICMJE recommendations.

Methods: A random sample of 350 journals from the estimated 3,100-3,200 biomedical journals listed as ICMJE-R followers was chosen. Read More

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February 2019

Answer to Photo Quiz: Cutaneous lesions on the body.

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Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):91

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February 2019

Cutaneous lesions on the body.

Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):90

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain.

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February 2019

Answer to Photo Quiz: Neutrophil hypersegmentation ironed out.

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Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):89

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February 2019

Neutrophil hypersegmentation ironed out.

Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):88

Department of Internal Medicine, Amsterdam UMC, location VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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February 2019

Answer to Photo Quiz: Yellow nail syndrome with complete triad.

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Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):87

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February 2019

Yellow nail syndrome with complete triad.

Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):86

Division of Allergology and Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Showa University School of Medicine, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

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February 2019

Macroscopic hematuria as presenting symptom of celiac disease.

Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):84-85

Department of Internal Medicine, Spaarne Gasthuis Hospital, Haarlem/Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.

A 47-year old man was admitted for macroscopic hematuria and spontaneous hematomas. Laboratory results showed a prolonged partial thromboplastin time (PTT), a prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and a severe vitamin K deficiency. The underlying cause proved to be vitamin K malabsorption due to previously undiagnosed celiac disease, possibly provoked by oral antibiotic administration. Read More

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February 2019
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Post-transfusion purpura in a woman with acute myeloid leukemia.

Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):81-83

Departments of 1nternal Medicine, Amphia Hospital, Breda, the Netherlands.

Post-transfusion purpura (PTP) is a rare, but severe transfusion reaction in which both donor and autologous platelets are sequestered due to immunization against HPA-1a antigens in HPA-1a negative recipients (HPA: human platelet antigens). We describe a patient who developed PTP during induction therapy for acute myeloid leukaemia. The pitfalls, delays in diagnosing and therapy options of this serious transfusion reaction are discussed. Read More

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February 2019
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Friend or foe: how intestinal microbiome contribute to health and disease states.

Authors:
H L Leavis

Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):40-41

Department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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February 2019

Role of the microbiota in hematologic malignancies.

Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):67-80

Division of Hematology, Department of Human Pathology in Adulthood and Childhood "Gaetano Barresi", University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria, 90100 - Messina, Italy.

Human beings are inhabited by innumerable microorganisms that interrelate with the host in a reciprocal way, establishing a combined and efficient ecosystem - the microbiota - that can affect healthiness as well as disease. There is evidence that the conformation of the microbiota may influence, and is controlled by, the human immune system. Microbes existing in human tissues offer a multiplicity of advantages that participate in functional actions in the host through the adjustment of essential processes such as immunity, signal transduction, and metabolism. Read More

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February 2019

The association between allergic diseases and cancer: a systematic review of the literature.

Neth J Med 2019 Feb;77(2):42-66

Department of Internal Medicine, Section Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Introduction: Atopic syndrome (allergic rhinitis, asthma and eczema) and food allergies are frequently reported, especially in developed countries. Studies have previously suggested an inverse association between allergic diseases and cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between allergic diseases and different types of cancers by performing a systematic review of the literature. Read More

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February 2019
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Exercise-induce anaphylaxis, food-dependent exercise-induce anaphylaxis, cholinergic urticaria and Kounis syndrome.

Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):38-39

Department of Cardiology, University of Patras Medical School, Rion, Patras, Achaia, Greece.

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January 2019
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Answer to Photo Quiz: Progressive dyspnea.

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Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):37

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January 2019

Progressive dyspnea.

Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):36

Department of Internal Medicine, , Alrijne Hospital, Leiderdorp, the Netherlands.

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January 2019

Answer to Photo Quiz: Garland triad identified with HRCT.

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Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):35

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January 2019

Garland triad identified with HRCT.

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J Thomas

Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):34

Aster Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India.

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January 2019

Answer to Photo Quiz: All good things come in threes.

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Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):33

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January 2019

All good things come in threes.

Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):32

Departments of Intensive Care, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.

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January 2019

Radiation-induced morphea: autoimmunity as a risk factor.

Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):29-31

Department of Dermatology, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco.

Radiation-induced morphea (RIM) is a rare complication of radiotherapy of unknown etiology. We report the case of a woman with a history of vitiligo and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, who developed RIM following radiotherapy for breast carcinoma. We suggest that a history of autoimmune disease is a possible risk factor for the development of RIM. Read More

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January 2019

Bizarre behavior and decreased level of consciousness in an adult patient.

Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):25-28

Red Cross Hospital, Beverwijk, the Netherlands.

This case report presents an adult patient with decreased levels of consciousness and bizarre behavior. A silent delirium was first suspected however, symptoms did not improve and further examination revealed elevated ammonia levels. A hepatic cause and portosystemic shunting were excluded and eventually a diagnosis of ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency was made. Read More

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January 2019
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Introduction of routine hepatitis B screening for all patients receiving cancer treatment.

Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):19-24

Department of Internal Medicine, , Medical Centre Slotervaart, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: Patients with a chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection or patients who have recovered from an HBV infection are at risk for HBV reactivation (HBVr), especially if they need treatment with chemotherapy. International guidelines recommend routine HBV screening for all patients starting with chemotherapy. This study evaluates the implementation of a routine HBV screening protocol. Read More

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January 2019
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C3 glomerulopathy, a new but still evolving entity.

Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):1-2

Department of Nephrology and Clinical Immunology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

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January 2019

Diagnosis and treatment of C3 glomerulopathy in a center of expertise.

Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):10-18

Section of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.

C3 glomerulopathy is a rare renal disease that has been distinguished as a renal disease for about 10 years. It is caused by an excessive activation of the alternative complement pathway in the circulation, which leads to deposition of complement factor C3 in glomeruli. It is diagnosed based on clinical presentation, histological patterns in a kidney biopsy and tests of the complement pathways. Read More

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January 2019

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS): a common but unfamiliar syndrome.

Neth J Med 2019 Jan;77(1):3-9

Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition in which a change from a supine to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate which may be accompanied by a variety of physical complaints. We report two cases illustrating the heterogeneity of this syndrome. We give an update on the etiology of POTS, which is still poorly understood, and its overlap with other syndromes such as chronic fatigue syndrome. Read More

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January 2019
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The "nodding head": a prognostic factor?

Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):455-456

Department of Internal Medicine, Zaans Medisch Centrum Zaandam, the Netherlands.

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December 2018

Moderate increase of serum levels of procalcitonin in diabetic ketoacidosis.

Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):454

Unita Operativa Medicina d Urgenza e Pronto Soccorso, AOUP, Pisa, Italy.

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December 2018

Answer to Photo Quiz: Progressive visual decline in a Rotterdam harbor crane operator.

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Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):453

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December 2018

Progressive visual decline in a Rotterdam harbor crane operator.

Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):452

Department of Internal Medicine, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.

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December 2018

Crusted cutaneous lesions requiring early diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):450

Unité de Dermatologie, Hôpital René Dubos, Pontoise, France.

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December 2018

Central diabetes insipidus: beware of Langerhans cell histiocytosis!

Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):445-449

Department of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, the Netherlands.

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disorder, characterised by a monoclonal proliferation of aberrant histiocytes that accumulate in and infiltrate into different organs. When the hypothalamic-pituitary axis is involved, central diabetes insipidus (CDI) can be its first manifestation. Three cases of LCH with central diabetes insipidus were retrospectively analyzed: Case 1 is a 41-year old female presenting with polyuria and polydipsia. Read More

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December 2018
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Macrophage activation syndrome with lung involvement complicating adult-onset Still's disease.

Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):442-444

Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan.

Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) can progress into macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), which may be fatal. We report on a 19-year-old Han Chinese female, who presented with MAS-related pulmonary parenchymal involvement complicating AOSD, and further associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation and generalized tonic-clonic seizure. She was managed by high-dose corticosteroids and pulse cyclophosphamide therapy with a complete recovery of disease activity. Read More

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December 2018
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Hypereosinophilia: a diagnostic challenge.

Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):431-436

Harbour Hospital and Institute for Tropical Diseases, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (currently working at Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Rotterdam).

Hypereosinophilia encompasses a broad differential diagnosis of atopy/allergic reactions, drug reactions, parasitic infections and paraneoplastic syndromes. Although mostly of limited clinical significance, hypereosinophilia can also be related to hematological malignancies. One has to be aware of the potential for secondary organ damage for example, in the case of hypereosinophilic syndrome. Read More

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December 2018
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Trends in direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use: health benefits and patient preference.

Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):426-430

Unit of PharmacoTherapy, PharmcoEpidemiology and PharmcoEconomics, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

In 2012, the Dutch Health Council published a report addressing barriers for an early and broad introduction of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). The report raised concerns about the lack of an antidote, adherence, lack of monitoring in the case of overdose and the increased budget impact at DOAC introduction. In the past decade, international studies have shown that DOACs can provide healthcare benefits for a large number of patients. Read More

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December 2018

Efficacy and safety of a phosphate replacement strategy for severe hypophosphatemia in the ICU.

Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):437-441

Department of Internal Medicine, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Background: Experience with individualized phosphate replacement is limited in patients with severe hypophosphatemia. This study compares the efficacy and safety of an individualized regimen of serum phosphate < 0.4 mmol/l treatment in ICU patients to patients with moderate hypophosphatemia (0. Read More

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December 2018
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Adult-onset Still's disease: autoinflammation beyond fever.

Authors:
P L A van Daele

Neth J Med 2018 Dec;76(10):425

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December 2018

Assessment of physicians' cognitive biases.

Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):422-424

Department of Internal Medicine, OLVG, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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November 2018

Answer to Photo Quiz: A woman with a purplish-red skin lesion on the neck.

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Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):421

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November 2018
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A woman with a purplish-red skin lesion on the neck.

Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):420

Department of Dermatology, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.

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November 2018
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Answer to Photo Quiz: Out of pace: An uncommon cause of atrioventricular block.

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Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):419

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November 2018
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Out of pace: An uncommon cause of atrioventricular block.

Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):418

Department of Internal Medicine, Ikazia Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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November 2018
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Itching dermatitis on the leg of a 46-year-old HIV-positive man from Jamaica.

Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):415-416

Departments of Integrated Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

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November 2018
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Allergic acute coronary syndrome in exercise-induced anaphylaxis.

Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):411-414

Departments of Acute Care, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In this case report we present a 49-year-old male who was seen in the emergency department after collapsing due to anaphylactic shock, with ECG findings suggesting myocardial ischaemia. We linked both diagnoses to Kounis syndrome, which describes an acute coronary syndrome due to an allergic event. His circulatory collapse was explained by exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Read More

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November 2018
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Progressive kidney failure in chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia: don't forget lysozyme damage.

Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):407-410

Department of Internal Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Kidney failure is common in haematologic malignancies. However, the nephrotoxic effect of lysozyme is seldom recognized. We present a 78-year-old male with chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia who developed progressive kidney failure due to increased production of lysozyme. Read More

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November 2018
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Taking care of the multimorbid patient, a primary task of the internist.

Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):388

Department of Internal Medicine, Section Geriatric Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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November 2018
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Secondary care experiences of patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):397-406

Departments of Geriatrics, Gelre Hospitals, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

Background: This study aimed to investigate patients' experiences, beliefs and understandings of the current secondary care of patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) in the Netherlands.

Methods: A qualitative, interpretative description design was used. We conducted semi-structured, in-depth interviews with patients with MCC, who visited at least two physicians in Gelre Hospitals for at least two appointments in the previous year. Read More

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November 2018

Relevance of healthcare-associated pneumonia for empirical antibiotic therapy in the Netherlands.

Neth J Med 2018 Nov;76(9):389-396

Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Background: There is no consensus whether patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) should be considered as a patient with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics, or as a patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and treated with narrow-spectrum antibiotics. HCAP research has focused mostly on the predictive value for non-susceptibility to broad-spectrum antibiotics and multi-drug resistant pathogens, in settings with moderate to high levels of antibiotic resistance. We investigated whether HCAP criteria predicts non-susceptibility to different empirical strategies, including narrow-spectrum antibiotics in the Dutch setting. Read More

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November 2018
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Hyponatraemia related to hypopituitarism.

Authors:
G Decaux

Neth J Med 2018 Oct;76(8):387

Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.

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October 2018
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