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Last. Jan-Willem R. Pott (University of Groningen)H-Index: 2
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#2Laura de Wit (VU: VU Amsterdam)
Last. Henricus G. RuhéH-Index: 37
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Esophageal atresia is a rare congenital anomaly. Due to increased survival rates, the population of adults born with this malformation is growing. These patients turn out to have an increased risk to develop Barrett's esophagus, esophageal carcinoma or lung abnormalities like bronchiectasis. This is illustrated by three cases: a 42-year-old man with an irresectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma; a 23-year-old man with a Barrett's esophagus without any reflux complaints; and a 51-year-old wo...
#1Eric C T Geijteman (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 7
#2Eline Elsten (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Last. Lia van ZuylenH-Index: 25
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More than 230 medical journals have called for worldwide action against global warming and for nature restoration. They call on health professionals to actively contribute to increasing support for the radical measures necessary to maintain the health and well-being of life on our planet. This call concerns not only making one's own living and working environment greener, but above all the use of medical knowledge, expertise and authority for measures that matter worldwide. This starts with conc...
#1Jochen W. L. Cals (Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 27
#2Jesse Jansen (Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 2
Due to the rapid technical development and increasing availability of diagnostic tests, the use of diagnostics by general practitioners and medical specialists is increasing. However, the excessive use of diagnostic tests is also explained by the behavior of the doctors as well as patients. In this Perspective we outline factors that perpetuate excessive use of diagnostic tests, further fuelling overdiagnosis. Solutions to achieve a sustainable culture of more sensible and cost effective diagnos...
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