Prof. dr. Patrick Calders
STUDIES & DEGREES
Catholic University Leuven 1984-1988 Licentiate in Biology.
Specialisation: Animal Sciences
Graduated with distinction
Baccalaureus in Company Economics
1991-1997 PhD In Biology (Animal Sciences)
Title: “Influence of starvation and induced diabetes type 1 on the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis and the adrenal cortex in adult rat.” Profession:
Full professor: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Cytology – Histology, Human Physiology (Bach 1), Neurosciences (Bach 2), Rehabilitation in adults and children with metabolic disorders (Master 2) in Master of Science in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. Coordinator of Major Master in Rehabilitation of internal disorders (interuniversity Major)
2. Scientific expertise and track record
The research group of Prof. P. Calders focuses on the effects of physical activity and exercise in chronic populations such as diabetes mellitus, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and autonomic dysfunction. They have a large track record in evaluating physical function (e.g. by maximal cardiopulmonary exercise tests and isokinetic muscle testing) and have experience in guided exercise training. Evaluation of rehabilitation focuses on clinical measures (e.g. physical function and quality of life) as well as on fundamental outcome measures (e.g. biologicals including tissue and blood parameters and endothelial/vascular function). Prof P. Calders (PC) is (co)-author on 106 publications, has an H-index of 30, supervised 11 PhD projects, and is currently involved in 12 PhD projects. He was succesfull in several grant applications concerning his topic of research.
Five most relevant papers
1. Composite Uremic Load and Physical Performance in Hemodialysis Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study. Vanden Wyngaert K, Van Craenenbroeck AH, Holvoet E, Calders P, Van Biesen W, Eloot S. Toxins (Basel). 2020 Feb 22;12(2). pii: E135. 2. Associations between the measures of physical function, risk of falls and the quality of life in haemodialysis patients: a cross-sectional study. Vanden Wyngaert K, Van Craenenbroeck AH, Eloot S, Calders P, Celie B, Holvoet E, Van Biesen W. BMC Nephrol. 2020 Jan 6;21(1):7. 3. The Relationship between Glycaemic Variability and Cardiovascular Autonomic Dysfunction in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes: A Systematic Review. Helleputte, Simon, T De Backer, Bruno Lapauw, Samiah Shadid, B Celie, B Van Eetvelde, K Vanden Wyngaert, and Patrick Calders. 2020. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2020. Feb 19. doi: 10.1002/dmrr.3301. 4. The impact of sensory and/or sensorimotor neuropathy on lower limb muscle endurance, explosive and maximal muscle strength in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Van Eetvelde BLM, Lapauw B, Proot P, Vanden Wyngaert K, Celie B, Cambier D, Calders P. J Diabetes Complications. 2020 Feb 24:107562. 5. Acute Effects of Cocoa Flavanols on Blood Pressure and Peripheral Vascular Reactivity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Essential Hypertension: A Protocol for an Acute, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Cross-Over Trial. Tanghe A, Celie B, Shadid S, Rietzschel E, Op 't Roodt J, Reesink KD, Heyman E, Calders P.Front Cardiovasc Med. 2021 Mar 15;8:602086.
3. Outreach Chair of Doctoral Commission Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Director of Doctoral Schools of Medicine and Life Sciences Teamleader Research, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.