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Consensus on stress instruction for glucocorticoid suppletion

Prof. dr. A.R.M.M. Hermus

Interview by Dr. Marten Dooper Last year, BijnierNET (AdrenalNET) published the draft version of a national consensus for administering extra hydrocortisone as a way of preventing an Addison crisis in patients with adrenal insufficiency. This ‘stress instruction’ forms part of the Quality of Care Standard for adrenal gland disorders, the first draft of which is … Continue reading Consensus on stress instruction for glucocorticoid suppletion

Blog: From patient to person – Jan Smit

Jan Smit – 24 november  2016 The materialistic approach to health and illness has brought medicine some spectacular revolutions, but it has also led to ‘solutions’ that bring people no benefit. A rediscovery of the meaning of health and illness could lead to more meaningful care for both patients and healthcare providers. Right through to … Continue reading Blog: From patient to person – Jan Smit

Blog: Diagnostic delay: the first results trickle through – Rutger Nugteren

Rutger Nugteren

Rutger Nugteren – 14 November 2016 Background For both parents and healthcare professionals, unfamiliarity with rare diseases means that the correct diagnosis is often only arrived at after a lengthy search process which can stretch into years. There is little or no precise knowledge about the extent, the impact and the causes of this diagnostic … Continue reading Blog: Diagnostic delay: the first results trickle through – Rutger Nugteren