Publicaties

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Internationally peer-reviewed

van Beijsterveld CA, Bongers BC, den Dulk M, Dejong CH, van Meeteren NL. Personalized community-based prehabilitation in a high-risk surgical patient opting for pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy: a case report. Physiother Theory Pract. In press.

Werkman MS, Bongers BC, Blatter T, Takken T, Wittink H. Extended steep ramp test normative values for 19- to 24-year-old healthy active young adults. Eur J Appl Physiol. In press.

van Beijsterveld CA, Bongers BC, den Dulk M, van Kuijk SMJ, Dejong CH, van Meeteren NL. Exploring the relation between preoperative physical functioning and the impact of major complications in patients following pancreatic resection. HPB (Oxford). In press.

van Beijsterveld CA, Heldens AF, Bongers BC, van Meeteren NL. A survey of current clinical practice in Dutch hospitals: reported pre- and postoperative physical therapy management for patients opting for elective major abdominal surgery. Phys Ther. 2019;99:1291-1303.

Thomas G, Tahir MR, Bongers BC, Kallen VL, Slooter GD, van Meeteren NL. A systematic review of randomised controlled trials investigating prehabilitation before major intra-abdominal cancer surgery: an analysis of prehabilitation content and outcome measures. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2019;36:933-45.

Takken T, Mylius CF, Paap D, Broeders W, Hulzebos HJ, van Brussel M, Bongers BC. Reference values for cardiopulmonary exercise testing in healthy subjects – an updated systematic review. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2019;17:413-26.

Bongers BC, Punt IM, van Meeteren NL. On “Prehabilitation: The emperor’s new clothes or a new arena for physical therapists?” Lundberg M, Archer KR, Larsson C, Rydwik E. Phys Ther. 2018;12:127-130. Phys Ther. 2019;99:953-54.

van Beijsterveld CA, Bongers BC, den Dulk M, van Kuijk SM, Dejong CH, van Meeteren NL. The association between preoperative physical functioning and short-term postoperative outcomes: a cohort study of patients undergoing elective hepatic resection. HPB (Oxford). 2019;21:1363-70.

van Brussel M, Bongers BC, Hulzebos EHJ, Burghard M, Takken T. A systematic approach to interpreting the cardiopulmonary exercise test in pediatrics. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2019;31:194-203.

Berkel AEM, Klaase JM, de Graaff F, Brusse-Keizer MGJ, Bongers BC, van Meeteren NLU. Patient’s skeletal muscle radiation attenuation and sarcopenic obesity are associated with postoperative morbidity after neoadjuvant chemoradiation and resection for rectal cancer. Dig Surg. 2019;36:376-83.

Berkel AEM, Bongers BC, van Kamp MS, Kotte H, Weltevreden P, de Jongh FHC, Eijsvogel MMM, Wymenga ANM, Bigirwamungu-Bargeman M, van der Palen J, van Det MJ, van Meeteren NLU, Klaase JM. The effects of prehabilitation versus usual care to reduce postoperative complications in high-risk patients with colorectal cancer or dysplasia scheduled for elective colorectal resection: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Gastroenterol. 2018;18:29.

Hulzebos HJ, Takken T, Reijneveld EA, Mulder MMG, Bongers BC. Reference values for respiratory muscle strength in children and adolescents. Respiration. 2018;95:235-243.

Heldens AF, Bongers BC, Lenssen AF, Stassen LP, Buhre WF, van Meeteren NL. The association between performance parameters of physical fitness and postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing colorectal surgery: An evaluation of care data. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2017;43:2084-92.

Bongers BC, Berkel AE, Klaase JM, van Meeteren NL. An evaluation of the validity of the pre-operative oxygen uptake efficiency slope as an indicator of cardiorespiratory fitness in elderly patients scheduled for major colorectal surgery. Anaesthesia. 2017;72:1206-16.

Takken T, Bongers BC, van Brussel M, Haapala EA, Hulzebos HJ. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in pediatrics. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2017;14:S123–S128.

Driessen EJ, Peeters ME, Bongers BC, Maas HA, Bootsma GP, van Meeteren NL, Janssen-Heijnen ML. Effects of prehabilitation and rehabilitation including a home-based component on physical fitness, adherence, treatment tolerance, and recovery in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2017;114:63-76.

Punt IM, van der Most R, Bongers BC, Didden A, Hulzebos EH, Dronkers JJ, van Meeteren NL. [Improving pre- and preoperative hospital care: major elective surgery]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2017;60:410-8.

Heldens AFJM, Bongers BC, de Vos-Geelen JMPGM, van Meeteren NLU, Lenssen AF. Reply to: Exercising patient-centredness in prehabilitation programs. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2017;43:511-2.

Erdmann PG, Teunissen LL, van den Berg LH, Notermans NC, Schröder C, Bongers BC, van Meeteren NLU. Validity of the shuttle walk test as a functional assessment for walking ability in patients with polyneuropathy. Disabil Rehabil. 2017;39:2112-2118.

Kotte EMW, de Groot JF, Bongers BC, Winkler AMF, Takken T. Fitkids Treadmill Test: age- and sex-related normative values in Dutch children and adolescents. Phys Ther. 2016;96:1764-72.

Heldens AF, Bongers BC, de Vos-Geelen J, van Meeteren NL, Lenssen AF. Feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a physical exercise training program during neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in individual patients with rectal cancer prior to major elective surgery. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2016;42:1322-30.

Bongers BC, Rijks EBG, Harsevoort GJ, Takken T, van Brussel M. The 10-m shuttle ride test in youth with osteogenesis imperfecta who use wheelchairs: feasibility, reproducibility, and physiological responses. Phys Ther. 2016;96:679-86.

Bongers BC, Hulzebos HJ, Helbing WA, ten Harkel ADJ, van Brussel M, Takken T. Response profiles of oxygen uptake efficiency during exercise in healthy children. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2016;23:865-73.

Kotte EMW, de Groot JF, Bongers BC, Winkler AMF, Takken T. Validity and reproducibility of a new practical treadmill protocol for children and adolescents: the Fitkids Treadmill Test. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015;47:2241-7.

Rijks EB, Bongers BC, Vlemmix MJ, Boot AM, van Dijk AT, Sakkers RJ, van Brussel M. Efficacy and safety of bisphosphonate therapy in children with osteogenesis imperfecta: a systematic review. Horm Res Paediatr. 2015;84:26-42.

Bongers BC, Werkman MS, Blokland D, Eijsermans MJ, van der Torre P, Bartels B, Verschuren O, Takken T. Validity of the pediatric running-based anaerobic sprint test to determine anaerobic performance in healthy children. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2015;27:268-76.

Bongers BC, Werkman MS, Arets HGM, Takken T, Hulzebos HJ. A possible alternative exercise test for youths with cystic fibrosis: the steep ramp test. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015;47:485-92.

Bongers BC, Werkman MS, Takken T, Hulzebos HJ. Ventilatory response to exercise in adolescents with cystic fibrosis and mild-to-moderate airway obstruction. SpringerPlus. 2014;3:696.

Bongers BC, Takken T. The paediatric version of the steep ramp test. J Physiother 2014;60:113.

Bongers BC, van Brussel M, Hulzebos HJ, Takken T. Paediatric exercise testing in clinics and classrooms: A comparative review of different assessments. OA Epidemiology 2013;1:14.

Bongers BC, de Vries SI, Obeid J, van Buuren S, Helders PJM, Takken T. The Steep Ramp Test in Dutch white children and adolescents: age- and sex-related normative values. Phys Ther. 2013;93:1530-9.

Verschuren O, Bongers BC, Obeid J, Ruyten T, Takken T. Validity of the muscle power sprint test in ambulatory youth with cerebral palsy. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2013;25:25-8.

Bongers BC, de Vries SI, Helders PJM, Takken T. The steep ramp test in healthy children and adolescents: reliability and validity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013;45:366-71.

Bongers BC, Takken T. Physiological demands of therapeutic horseback riding in children with moderate to severe motor impairments: an exploratory study. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2012;24:252-7.

Bongers BC, Hulzebos HJ, Arets HGM, Takken T. Validity of the oxygen uptake efficiency slope in children with cystic fibrosis and mild-to-moderate airflow obstruction. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2012;24:129-41.

Bongers BC, Hulzebos HJ, Blank AC, van Brussel M, Takken T. The oxygen uptake efficiency slope in children with congenital heart disease: construct and group validity. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2011;18:384-92.

Akkerman M, van Brussel M, Bongers BC, Hulzebos HJ, Helders PJM, Takken T. Oxygen uptake efficiency slope in healthy children. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2010;22:431-41.

Popular scientific articles

Kotte EMW, de Groot JF, Bongers BC, Winkler AMF, Takken T. Fitkids Treadmill Test: age- and sex-related normative values in Dutch children and adolescents [Dutch]. FysioPraxis november 2016:39.

Bongers BC, Dronkers JJ, Hulzebos HJ, Hoogeboom TJ, Buhre WF, van Meeteren NL. Optimizing perioperative physical therapy care in major elective surgery to improve surgical outcome in high-risk patients: the Better in, Better out™ concept. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Anesthesiologie. 2016;29:134-9.

Bongers BC, Hoogeboom TJ, Keus SH, Oosting E, van Meeteren NLU. Better in, Better out [German, French]. Physioactive 2015;6:15-21.

van Brussel M, Takken T, Bongers BC, Hulzebos HJ. De rol van de klinische inspanningsfysiologie binnen de kindergeneeskunde [Dutch]. Kinderarts & Wetenschap 2013;8:36-42.

Bongers BC, van Brussel M, Hulzebos HJ, Takken T. De steep ramp test bij kinderen [Dutch]. FysioPraxis september 2013: 20-3. 

M.Sc. thesis

Bongers BC. Pediatric cardiopulmonary exercise testing: the oxygen uptake efficiency slope in health and in cystic fibrosis. Oisterwijk, the Netherlands: Uitgeverij BOX-press, 2009. ISBN: 978-90-8891-117-0.

Ph.D. thesis

Bongers BC. Pediatric exercise testing: in health and disease. Maastricht, the Netherlands: Universitaire Pers Maastricht, 2013. ISBN: 978-90-5291-111-3.

Books

Bongers BC, van Brussel M, Hulzebos HJ, Takken T. Pediatric norms for cardiopulmonary exercise testing: in relation to sex and age (second edition). ‘s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands: Uitgeverij BOXpress, 2014. ISBN: 978-90-8891-998-5.

Bongers BC, Hulzebos HJ, van Brussel M, Takken T. Pediatric norms for cardiopulmonary exercise testing: in relation to gender and age. ‘s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands: Uitgeverij BOXpress, 2012. ISBN: 978-90-8891-510-9.

Book chapters

den Dulk M, Smit-Fun VM, Bongers BC. Perioperatieve zorg. In: Heineman E, hoofdredacteur. Leerboek chirurgie. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, 2020.

Punt IM, Bongers BC, van Beijsterveld CA, Hulzebos HJ, Dronkers JJ, van Meeteren NL. Surgery: moving people, improving outcomes. In: Geriatrics. Hyderabad, India: Avid Science. 2016.

Hulzebos HJ, Werkman MS, Bongers BC, Takken T. Cystic fibrosis. In: Moore GE, Durstine JL, Painter PL, editors. ACSM’s exercise management for persons with chronic diseases and disabilities (fourth edition). Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2016. p. 189-93. ISBN: 978-1-4504-3414-0.

Hulzebos HJ, Werkman MS, Bongers BC, Arets HGM, Takken T. Mechanisms of exercise limitation in cystic fibrosis: a literature update of involved mechanisms. In: Watson RR, editor. Diet and exercise in cystic fibrosis. Waltham: Academic Press, 2014. p. 291-7.

Bongers BC, Hulzebos HJ, Arets HGM, Takken T. Validity of the oxygen uptake efficiency slope in children with cystic fibrosis. In: Williams CA, Armstrong N. Children and exercise XXVII: the proceedings of the XXVIIth international conference of the European group of pediatric work physiology. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2011. p. 253-7. ISBN: 978-0-415-57859-2.