Hilda de Jong

Dr. Hilda de Jong’s current research interests include pharmacoepidemiology in multiple sclerosis (MS), safety and tolerability of disease modifying therapies, commonly prescribed drugs in MS, epidemiological methods, and the use of linked administrative health databases for population-based research.

Dr. de Jong is also involved in a research project on prescribing proton pump inhibitors in patients receiving low-dose aspirin in general practice with the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), Utrecht, The Netherlands. Dr. de Jong’s PhD was in pharmacoepidemiology from Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands. She completed an MSc and BSc in human nutrition and epidemiology from Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.


Recent Publications

de Jong HJ, Korevaar JC, van Dijk L, Voogd E, van Dijk CE, van Oijen MG. Suboptimal prescribing of proton-pump inhibitors in low-dose aspirin users: a cohort study in primary care. BMJ Open. 2013 Jul 24;3(7). pii: e003044. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003044. Print 2013. (PubMed abstract)

de Jong HJ, Saldi SR, Klungel OH, Vandebriel RJ, Souverein PC, Meyboom RH, Passier JL, van Loveren H, Cohen Tervaert JW. Statin-associated polymyalgia rheumatica. An analysis using WHO global individual case safety database: a case/non-case approach. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41289. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041289. Epub 2012 Jul 23. (PubMed abstract)

de Jong HJ, Vandebriel RJ, Saldi SR, van Dijk L, van Loveren H, Cohen Tervaert JW, Klungel OH. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in antihypertensive drug users. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Aug;21(8):835-43. doi: 10.1002/pds.3291. Epub 2012 Jun 6. (PubMed abstract)

de Jong HJ, Klungel OH, van Dijk L, Vandebriel RJ, Leufkens HG, van der Laan JW, Cohen Tervaert JW, van Loveren H. Use of statins is associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2012 May;71(5):648-54. doi: 10.1136/ard.2011.155622. Epub 2011 Oct 6. (PubMed abstract)

de Jong HJ, Tervaert JW, Saldi SR, Vandebriel RJ, Souverein PC, Meyboom RH, van Loveren H, Klungel OH. Association between statin use and lupus-like syndrome using spontaneous reports. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Dec;41(3):373-81. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2011.06.002. Epub 2011 Aug 24. (PubMed abstract)