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Short and long-term effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in interstitial lung diseases: a randomised controlled trial.

Perez-Bogerd S, Wuyts W, Barbier V, Demeyer H, Van Muylem A, Janssens W, Troosters T.

Respir Res. 2018 Sep 20;19(1):182. doi: 10.1186/s12931-018-0884-y.


Long-term antibody persistence against hepatitis B in adolescents 14-15-years of age vaccinated with 4 doses of hexavalent DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib vaccine in infancy.

Schwarz TF, Behre U, Adelt T, Donner M, Suryakiran PV, Janssens W, Mesaros N, Panzer F.

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2018 Aug 17:1-7. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2018.1509658. [Epub ahead of print]


Launching Global Lung Function Initiative reference values in Belgium: tips and tricks.

Derom E, Liistro G, Oostveen E, Marchand E, Bedert L, Peché R, Janssens W; Pulmonary Function Working Group of the Belgian Thoracic Society.

Eur Respir J. 2018 Aug 2;52(2). pii: 1800922. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00922-2018. Print 2018 Aug. No abstract available.


Cigarette Smoke-Induced Emphysema Exhausts Early Cytotoxic CD8+ T Cell Responses against Nascent Lung Cancer Cells.

Kerdidani D, Magkouta S, Chouvardas P, Karavana V, Glynos K, Roumelioti F, Zakynthinos S, Wauters E, Janssens W, Lambrechts D, Kollias G, Tsoumakidou M.

J Immunol. 2018 Sep 1;201(5):1558-1569. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1700700. Epub 2018 Jul 23.


RNA-sequencing in non-small cell lung cancer shows gene downregulation of therapeutic targets in tumor tissue compared to non-malignant lung tissue.

Reynders K, Wauters E, Moisse M, Decaluwé H, De Leyn P, Peeters S, Lambrecht M, Nackaerts K, Dooms C, Janssens W, Vansteenkiste J, Lambrechts D, De Ruysscher D.

Radiat Oncol. 2018 Jul 17;13(1):131. doi: 10.1186/s13014-018-1075-1.


Overuse of inhaled corticosteroids in COPD: five questions for withdrawal in daily practice.

Cataldo D, Derom E, Liistro G, Marchand E, Ninane V, Peché R, Slabbynck H, Vincken W, Janssens W.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018 Jul 5;13:2089-2099. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S164259. eCollection 2018. Review.


Significance of prolonged QTc in acute exacerbations of COPD requiring hospitalization.

Van Oekelen O, Vermeersch K, Everaerts S, Vandenberk B, Willems R, Janssens W.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018 Jun 14;13:1937-1947. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S157630. eCollection 2018.


Hexavalent vaccines: increasing options for policy-makers and providers. A review of the data supporting interchangeability (substitution with vaccines containing fewer antigens) and mixed schedules from the same manufacturer.

Dolhain J, Janssens W, Mesaros N, Hanssens L, Fierens F.

Expert Rev Vaccines. 2018 Jun;17(6):513-524. doi: 10.1080/14760584.2018.1419070. Epub 2018 Jun 19.


The aging lung: tissue telomere shortening in health and disease.

Everaerts S, Lammertyn EJ, Martens DS, De Sadeleer LJ, Maes K, van Batenburg AA, Goldschmeding R, van Moorsel CHM, Dupont LJ, Wuyts WA, Vos R, Gayan-Ramirez G, Kaminski N, Hogg JC, Janssens W, Verleden GM, Nawrot TS, Verleden SE, McDonough JE, Vanaudenaerde BM.

Respir Res. 2018 May 11;19(1):95. doi: 10.1186/s12931-018-0794-z.


Effect of Bronchodilation and Exercise Training with Behavior Modification on Exercise Tolerance and Downstream Effects on Symptoms and Physical Activity in COPD.

Troosters T, Maltais F, Leidy N, Lavoie KL, Sedeno M, Janssens W, Garcia-Aymerich J, Erzen D, De Sousa D, Korducki L, Hamilton A, Bourbeau J.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Apr 17. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201706-1288OC. [Epub ahead of print]


How resources determine pulmonary rehabilitation programs: A survey among Belgian chest physicians.

Janssens W, Corhay JL, Bogaerts P, Derom E, Frusch N, Dang DN, Kibanda J, Ruttens D, Thyrion L, Troosters T, Marchand E.

Chron Respir Dis. 2018 Jan 1:1479972318767732. doi: 10.1177/1479972318767732. [Epub ahead of print]


Do-not-resuscitate orders as part of advance care planning in patients with COPD.

Raskin J, Vermeersch K, Everaerts S, Van Bleyenbergh P, Janssens W.

ERJ Open Res. 2018 Feb 16;4(1). pii: 00116-2017. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00116-2017. eCollection 2018 Jan.


Aspergillus fumigatus Detection and Risk Factors in Patients with COPD-Bronchiectasis Overlap.

Everaerts S, Lagrou K, Vermeersch K, Dupont LJ, Vanaudenaerde BM, Janssens W.

Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Feb 9;19(2). pii: E523. doi: 10.3390/ijms19020523.


Perceptions of healthcare quality in Ghana: Does health insurance status matter?

Duku SKO, Nketiah-Amponsah E, Janssens W, Pradhan M.

PLoS One. 2018 Jan 16;13(1):e0190911. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190911. eCollection 2018.


Artificial intelligence in diagnosis of obstructive lung disease: current status and future potential.

Das N, Topalovic M, Janssens W.

Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2018 Mar;24(2):117-123. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000459.


Vitamin K deficiency: the linking pin between COPD and cardiovascular diseases?

Piscaer I, Wouters EFM, Vermeer C, Janssens W, Franssen FME, Janssen R.

Respir Res. 2017 Nov 13;18(1):189. doi: 10.1186/s12931-017-0673-z. Review.


Vitamin D supplementation in respiratory diseases: evidence from randomized controlled trials.

Mathyssen C, Gayan-Ramirez G, Bouillon R, Janssens W.

Pol Arch Intern Med. 2017 Nov 30;127(11):775-784. doi: 10.20452/pamw.4134. Epub 2017 Nov 2.


A simple algorithm for the identification of clinical COPD phenotypes.

Burgel PR, Paillasseur JL, Janssens W, Piquet J, Ter Riet G, Garcia-Aymerich J, Cosio B, Bakke P, Puhan MA, Langhammer A, Alfageme I, Almagro P, Ancochea J, Celli BR, Casanova C, de-Torres JP, Decramer M, Echazarreta A, Esteban C, Gomez Punter RM, Han MK, Johannessen A, Kaiser B, Lamprecht B, Lange P, Leivseth L, Marin JM, Martin F, Martinez-Camblor P, Miravitlles M, Oga T, Sofia Ramírez A, Sin DD, Sobradillo P, Soler-Cataluña JJ, Turner AM, Verdu Rivera FJ, Soriano JB, Roche N; Initiatives BPCO, EABPCO, Leuven and 3CIA study groups.

Eur Respir J. 2017 Nov 2;50(5). pii: 1701034. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01034-2017. Print 2017 Nov.


DPP4, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Receptor, is Upregulated in Lungs of Smokers and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients.

Seys LJM, Widagdo W, Verhamme FM, Kleinjan A, Janssens W, Joos GF, Bracke KR, Haagmans BL, Brusselle GG.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 6;66(1):45-53. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix741.


Sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus as a risk factor for bronchiectasis in COPD.

Everaerts S, Lagrou K, Dubbeldam A, Lorent N, Vermeersch K, Van Hoeyveld E, Bossuyt X, Dupont LJ, Vanaudenaerde BM, Janssens W.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017 Aug 31;12:2629-2638. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S141695. eCollection 2017.


Validity and reliability of strain gauge measurement of volitional quadriceps force in patients with COPD.

Machado Rodrigues F, Demeyer H, Hornikx M, Camillo CA, Calik-Kutukcu E, Burtin C, Janssens W, Troosters T, Osadnik C.

Chron Respir Dis. 2017 Aug;14(3):289-297. doi: 10.1177/1479972316687210. Epub 2017 Feb 24.


Do COPD subtypes really exist? COPD heterogeneity and clustering in 10 independent cohorts.

Castaldi PJ, Benet M, Petersen H, Rafaels N, Finigan J, Paoletti M, Marike Boezen H, Vonk JM, Bowler R, Pistolesi M, Puhan MA, Anto J, Wauters E, Lambrechts D, Janssens W, Bigazzi F, Camiciottoli G, Cho MH, Hersh CP, Barnes K, Rennard S, Boorgula MP, Dy J, Hansel NN, Crapo JD, Tesfaigzi Y, Agusti A, Silverman EK, Garcia-Aymerich J.

Thorax. 2017 Nov;72(11):998-1006. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209846. Epub 2017 Jun 21.


Endoscopic advanced imaging of the respiratory tract: exploring probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy in emphysema.

Yserbyt J, Dooms C, Janssens W, Verleden GM.

Thorax. 2018 Feb;73(2):188-190. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209746. Epub 2017 Apr 14.


Immunogenicity and safety of primary and booster vaccination with 2 investigational formulations of diphtheria, tetanus and Haemophilus influenzae type b antigens in a hexavalent DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib combination vaccine in comparison with the licensed Infanrix hexa.

Vesikari T, Rivera L, Korhonen T, Ahonen A, Cheuvart B, Hezareh M, Janssens W, Mesaros N.

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2017 Jul 3;13(7):1505-1515. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2017.1294294. Epub 2017 Mar 24.


Inhaled treatment of COPD: a Delphi consensus statement.

Ninane V, Corhay JL, Germonpré P, Janssens W, Joos GF, Liistro G, Vincken W, Gurdain S, Vanvlasselaer E, Lehouck A.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017 Mar 6;12:793-801. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S125564. eCollection 2017.


A Belgian survey on the diagnosis of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome.

Cataldo D, Corhay JL, Derom E, Louis R, Marchand E, Michils A, Ninane V, Peché R, Pilette C, Vincken W, Janssens W.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017 Feb 13;12:601-613. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S124459. eCollection 2017.


Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data.

Martineau AR, Jolliffe DA, Hooper RL, Greenberg L, Aloia JF, Bergman P, Dubnov-Raz G, Esposito S, Ganmaa D, Ginde AA, Goodall EC, Grant CC, Griffiths CJ, Janssens W, Laaksi I, Manaseki-Holland S, Mauger D, Murdoch DR, Neale R, Rees JR, Simpson S Jr, Stelmach I, Kumar GT, Urashima M, Camargo CA Jr.

BMJ. 2017 Feb 15;356:i6583. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i6583. Review.


Elevated GDF-15 contributes to pulmonary inflammation upon cigarette smoke exposure.

Verhamme FM, Seys LJM, De Smet EG, Provoost S, Janssens W, Elewaut D, Joos GF, Brusselle GG, Bracke KR.

Mucosal Immunol. 2017 Nov;10(6):1400-1411. doi: 10.1038/mi.2017.3. Epub 2017 Feb 1.


Automated Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests in Adults with Respiratory Complaints.

Topalovic M, Laval S, Aerts JM, Troosters T, Decramer M, Janssens W; Belgian Pulmonary Function Study investigators.

Respiration. 2017;93(3):170-178. doi: 10.1159/000454956. Epub 2017 Jan 12.


Non-linear parameters of specific resistance loops to characterise obstructive airways diseases.

Topalovic M, Exadaktylos V, Troosters T, Celis G, Aerts JM, Janssens W.

Respir Res. 2017 Jan 9;18(1):9. doi: 10.1186/s12931-016-0484-7.


The Financial Burden of Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases in Rural Nigeria: Wealth and Gender Heterogeneity in Health Care Utilization and Health Expenditures.

Janssens W, Goedecke J, de Bree GJ, Aderibigbe SA, Akande TM, Mesnard A.

PLoS One. 2016 Nov 10;11(11):e0166121. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166121. eCollection 2016.


Survival after pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD: impact of functional exercise capacity and its changes.

Camillo CA, Langer D, Osadnik CR, Pancini L, Demeyer H, Burtin C, Gosselink R, Decramer M, Janssens W, Troosters T.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2016 Oct 26;11:2671-2679. eCollection 2016.


Effect of "add-on" interventions on exercise training in individuals with COPD: a systematic review.

Camillo CA, Osadnik CR, van Remoortel H, Burtin C, Janssens W, Troosters T.

ERJ Open Res. 2016 Mar 29;2(1). pii: 00078-2015. eCollection 2016 Jan. Review.


1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Modulates Antibacterial and Inflammatory Response in Human Cigarette Smoke-Exposed Macrophages.

Heulens N, Korf H, Mathyssen C, Everaerts S, De Smidt E, Dooms C, Yserbyt J, Gysemans C, Gayan-Ramirez G, Mathieu C, Janssens W.

PLoS One. 2016 Aug 11;11(8):e0160482. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160482. eCollection 2016.


Unexpected improvements of lung function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Topalovic M, Helsen T, Troosters T, Janssens W.

Respir Med Case Rep. 2016 May 12;18:81-4. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2016.05.004. eCollection 2016.


The Minimal Important Difference in Physical Activity in Patients with COPD.

Demeyer H, Burtin C, Hornikx M, Camillo CA, Van Remoortel H, Langer D, Janssens W, Troosters T.

PLoS One. 2016 Apr 28;11(4):e0154587. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154587. eCollection 2016.


The Belgian trial with azithromycin for acute COPD exacerbations requiring hospitalization: an investigator-initiated study protocol for a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Vermeersch K, Gabrovska M, Deslypere G, Demedts IK, Slabbynck H, Aumann J, Ninane V, Verleden GM, Troosters T, Bogaerts K, Brusselle GG, Janssens W.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2016 Mar 31;11:687-96. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S95501. eCollection 2016.


The effects of smoking on whisker movements: A quantitative measure of exploratory behaviour in rodents.

Grant RA, Cielen N, Maes K, Heulens N, Galli GL, Janssens W, Gayan-Ramirez G, Degens H.

Behav Processes. 2016 Jul;128:17-23. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2016.03.021. Epub 2016 Apr 1.


Physical Activity Characteristics across GOLD Quadrants Depend on the Questionnaire Used.

Demeyer H, Gimeno-Santos E, Rabinovich RA, Hornikx M, Louvaris Z, de Boer WI, Karlsson N, de Jong C, Van der Molen T, Vogiatzis I, Janssens W, Garcia-Aymerich J, Troosters T, Polkey MI; PROactive consortium.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 14;11(3):e0151255. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151255. eCollection 2016.


Can health status questionnaires be used as a measure of physical activity in COPD patients?

Demeyer H, Dueñas-Espín I, De Jong C, Louvaris Z, Hornikx M, Gimeno-Santos E, Loeckx M, Vogiatzis I, Janssens W, Hopkinson NS, Rabinovich RA, Karlsson N, Garcia-Aymerich J, Troosters T; PROactive consortium.

Eur Respir J. 2016 May;47(5):1565-8. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01815-2015. Epub 2016 Feb 25. No abstract available. Erratum in: Eur Respir J. 2017 Feb 23;49(2):.


Vitamin D deficiency impairs skeletal muscle function in a smoking mouse model.

Cielen N, Heulens N, Maes K, Carmeliet G, Mathieu C, Janssens W, Gayan-Ramirez G.

J Endocrinol. 2016 May;229(2):97-108. doi: 10.1530/JOE-15-0491. Epub 2016 Feb 23.


Correction: Physical Activity Counselling during Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD: A Randomised Controlled Trial.

Burtin C, Langer D, van Remoortel H, Demeyer H, Gosselink R, Decramer M, Dobbels F, Janssens W, Troosters T.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 1;11(2):e0148705. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148705. eCollection 2016. No abstract available.


Thrombosis of an Arteria Lusoria with Secondary Subclavian Steal Syndrome and Swallowing Difficulties.

Vlummens P, Houthoofd B, Janssens W.

J Belg Soc Radiol. 2015 Dec 30;99(2):80-84. doi: 10.5334/jbr-btr.821.


Physical Activity Counselling during Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD: A Randomised Controlled Trial.

Burtin C, Langer D, van Remoortel H, Demeyer H, Gosselink R, Decramer M, Dobbels F, Janssens W, Troosters T.

PLoS One. 2015 Dec 23;10(12):e0144989. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144989. eCollection 2015. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2016;11(2):e0148705.


Quantifying the shape of the maximal expiratory flow-volume curve to address flow limitation.

Topalovic M, Janssens W.

Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2016 Jun 15;227:69. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2015.12.002. Epub 2015 Dec 11. No abstract available.


Empowering Women or Pleasing Men? Analyzing Male Views on Female Condom Use in Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cameroon.

Koster W, Bruinderink MG, Janssens W.

Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2015 Sep;41(3):126-35. doi: 10.1363/4112615.


The effects of a physical activity counseling program after an exacerbation in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: a randomized controlled pilot study.

Hornikx M, Demeyer H, Camillo CA, Janssens W, Troosters T.

BMC Pulm Med. 2015 Nov 4;15:136. doi: 10.1186/s12890-015-0126-8.


Comparison of Perceived and Technical Healthcare Quality in Primary Health Facilities: Implications for a Sustainable National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana.

Alhassan RK, Duku SO, Janssens W, Nketiah-Amponsah E, Spieker N, van Ostenberg P, Arhinful DK, Pradhan M, Rinke de Wit TF.

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 14;10(10):e0140109. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140109. eCollection 2015.


Interaction between Physical Activity and Smoking on Lung, Muscle, and Bone in Mice.

Cielen N, Maes K, Heulens N, Troosters T, Carmeliet G, Janssens W, Gayan-Ramirez GN.

Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016 May;54(5):674-82. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2015-0181OC.


Vitamin D deficiency exacerbates COPD-like characteristics in the lungs of cigarette smoke-exposed mice.

Heulens N, Korf H, Cielen N, De Smidt E, Maes K, Gysemans C, Verbeken E, Gayan-Ramirez G, Mathieu C, Janssens W.

Respir Res. 2015 Sep 16;16:110. doi: 10.1186/s12931-015-0271-x.

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