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Research interests

Brain disorders and how they interfere with cognition and behaviour are my main research interests. Huntington's disease, Korsakoff syndrome, other dementias and chronic psychiatric disorders especially in the later stages of the disease have my special research interest. The patients are relatively underresearched and treatment and care for these patients lacks scientific evidence. 


As elderly care physician and scientist I try to gather research questions during practice. My main specialisation is Huntington's disease, which is a rare inherited neurodegenerative disease with about 1700 patients in the Netherlands. Phenotypes, cognitive and behavioural, and how to treat and care for patients and their families comprise my day-to-day job. Translating results from research to practice is my challenge. Evidence based medicine for patients with complex brain disorders like Huntington's is my goal    

Education/Academic qualification

VU Amsterdam

1 Sep 199830 Sep 2001

PhD, VU Amsterdam

1 Jan 199331 Dec 1996

Master, VU Amsterdam

External positions

MD, Atlant Zorggroep

1 Apr 201912 Dec 4000

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Research Output

Huntington's disease outpatient clinic for functional diagnosis and treatment: Coming to consensus: How long term care facility procedures complement specialist diagnosis and treatment

Veenhuizen, R., Nijsten, H., van Roosmalen, P., Lammertsen, K., Stor, T., de Jager, L., de Man, J., van der Doelen, R., Landa, K., Grond, V., Heffels, J., Groenewoud, R., Rovers, L., Bakker, C., Leiwakabessy, S., van der Wedden, D., van Blitterswijk, J. & van den Bosch, D., 2018, In : Journal of Huntington's Disease. 7, 2, p. 189-191

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

The Development of a Decision Tool for the Empiric Treatment of Suspected Urinary Tract Infection in Frail Older Adults: A Delphi Consensus Procedure

van Buul, L. W., Vreeken, H. L., Bradley, S. F., Crnich, C. J., Drinka, P. J., Geerlings, S. E., Jump, R. L. P., Mody, L., Mylotte, J. J., Loeb, M., Nace, D. A., Nicolle, L. E., Sloane, P. D., Stuart, R. L., Sundvall, P. R-D., Ulleryd, P., Veenhuizen, R. B. & Hertogh, C. M. P. M., 2018, In : Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 19, 9, p. 757-764

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Using point-of-care C-reactive protein to guide antibiotic prescribing for lower respiratory tract infections in elderly nursing home residents (UPCARE): study design of a cluster randomized controlled trial

Boere, T. M., van Buul, L. W., Hopstaken, R. M., Veenhuizen, R. B., van Tulder, M. W., Cals, J. W. L., Verheij, T. J. M. & Hertogh, C. M. P. M., 27 Feb 2020, In : BMC Health Services Research. 20, 1, 149.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access