Prof. dr O.M. Dekkers (Olaf)




Olaf Dekkers is postdoctoral researcher at the departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Endocrinology. He is adjunct professor at the department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University (Denmark). He studied medicine philosophy and graduated (MA) on the ‘truth definition according to Frege’. He was trained in epidemiology (MSc) at the London Scholl of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Research topics are epidemiology of endocrine diseases, meta-analysis and methodology of research. He works in close collaboration with the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine in Bern (Switzerland) on and with the department of Clinical Epidemiology in Aarhus (Denmark).  He is methodological chair of the guideline committee of the European Society of Endocrinology.    


Key Publicaties

  • Stegeman BH, de Bastos M, Rosendaal FR, van Hylckama Vlieg A, Helmerhorst FM, Stijnen T, Dekkers OM. Network meta-analysis of different combined oral contraceptives and the risk of venous thrombosis. BMJ 2013, Sep 12;347.
  • Dekkers OM, Horváth-Puhó E, Jørgensen JO, Cannegieter SC, Ehrenstein V, Vandenbroucke JP, Pereira AM, Sørensen HT. Multisystem morbidity and mortality in Cushing's syndrome: a cohort study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Jun;98(6):2277-84.
  • von Bartheld MB, Dekkers OM, Szlubowski A, Eberhardt R, Herth FJ, in 't Veen JC, de Jong YP, van der Heijden EH, Tournoy KG, Claussen M, van den Blink B, Shah PL, Zoumot Z, Clementsen P, Porsbjerg C, Mauad T, Bernardi FD, van Zwet EW, Rabe  KF, Annema JT. Endosonography vs conventional bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis: the GRANULOMA randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013 Jun 19;309(23):2457-64.
  • Johannesdottir SA, Horváth-Puhó E, Dekkers OM, Cannegieter SC, Jørgensen JO, Ehrenstein V, Vandenbroucke JP, Pedersen L, Sørensen HT. Use of glucocorticoids and risk of venous thromboembolism: a nationwide population-based case-control study. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 13;173(9):743-52.
  • Dekkers OM, Egger M, Altman DG, Vandenbroucke JP. Distinguishing case series from cohort studies. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jan 3;156:37-40.
  • Gast KB, Tjeerdema N, StijnenT, SmitJWA, Dekkers OM, Insulin resistance and risk of incident cardiovascular events in non-diabetic adults: meta-analysis, Plos One 2012;7(12):e52036.
  • Burgers AM, Biermasz NR, Schoones JW, Pereira AM, Renehan AG, Zwahlen M, Egger M, Dekkers OM. Meta-analysis and dose-response metaregression: circulating insulin-like growth factor I (igf-I) and mortality. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Sep;96(9):2912-20.
  • Soonawala D, Middelburg RA, Egger M, Vandenbroucke JP and Dekkers OM. Efficacy of experimental treatments compared with standard treatments in non-inferiority trials: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Int J Epidemiol. 2010 Dec;39(6):1567-81.
  • Dekkers OM, Biermasz NR, Pereira AM, Roelfsema F, van Aken MO, Voormolen JH and Romijn JA. Mortality in patients treated for Cushing's disease is increased, compared with patients treated for nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenoma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Mar;92(3):976-81.


Publicaties op PubMed van O.M. Dekkers


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