Marie de Saint-Hubert

Ageing & Frailty

Pr Marie de Saint-HubertProf. Marie de Saint-Hubert MD, PhD

CHU UCL Namur, Site Godinne, Department of Geriatric Medicine

Academic director at CHU UCL Namur

Member of Institute of Health and Society (IRSS), UCLouvain

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Expertise and research interests

Frailty - Risk assessment - Geriatric medicine - Deprescribing - Palliative care - Geriatric assessment

Research projects

  • ONGOING Deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists in hospitalized older patients: opportunities and challenges (DeBeHOP). Ongoing PhD thesis by Dr. François-Xavier Sibille, UCLouvain, IRSS. Under co-supervision by Prof. Marie de Saint-Hubert, CHU UCL Namur (promoter) and Prof. Anne Spinewine, UCLouvain, LDRI (co-promoter).
  • ONGOING Patients âgés à profil palliatif et admission en salle d’urgence : comment améliorer la prise en soins ? Ongoing PhD thesis by Delphine Bourmorck, UCLouvain, IRSS. Under co-supervision by Prof. Isabelle De Brauwer, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc (promoter) and Prof. Marie de Saint-Hubert, CHU UCL Namur (co-promoter).
  • ONGOING Geriatric Mobile Team for nursing home residents: impact of interprofessional care concept on quality of care. Ongoing PhD thesis by Julie Merche, UCLouvain, IRSSUnder co-supervision by Prof. Marie de Saint-Hubert, CHU UCL Namur (promoter) and Dr. Thérèse Van Durme, UCLouvain, IRSS (co-promoter).
  • SPICT study in geriatric patients admitted to the acute hospital : a prospective multicenter observational study in Belgium. Clinical research project by Prof. Ruth Piers, Hospital Ghent and Prof. Marie de Saint-Hubert, CHU UCL Namur.

   In collaboration with UNamur

  • Assessment of the health of older spousal caregivers. PhD thesis defended by Florence Potier on 09/01/2019, UCLouvain, IRSS. Under co-supervision by Prof. Marie de Saint-Hubert, CHU UCL Namur (promoter), Prof. Jean-Marie Degryse, UCLouvain (co-promoter) and Dr. Florence Chainiaux, UNamur (co-promoter).

  • CAREGIVER2, Caregiver's Health Assessment : Clinical and Biological Markers. Collaborative research between Prof. Marie de Saint-Hubert, CHU UCL Namur; Dr. Florence Chainiaux, UNamur and Dr. Henri Martens, ULiège, GIGA-I3.

Selected publications

Sibille FX, de Saint-Hubert M, Henrard S, Aubert CE, Goto NA, Jennings E, Dalleur O, Rodondi N, Knol W, O'Mahony D, Schwenkglenks M, Spinewine A. Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists Use and Cessation Among Multimorbid Older Adults with Polypharmacy: Secondary Analysis from the OPERAM Trial. Drugs Aging. 2023 May 23.

Sibille FX, Spinewine A, Zerah L, Maljean L, Schoevaerdts D, de Saint-Hubert M. Current practice in benzodiazepine receptor agonists deprescribing on acute geriatric wards: a cohort study. BMC Geriatr. 2022 Feb 1;22(1):88.

Comans AL, Sennesael AL, Bihin B, Regnier M, Mullier F, de Saint-Hubert M. Inappropriate low dosing of direct oral anticoagulants in older patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: Impact on plasma drug levels. Thromb Res. 2021 May;201:139-142.

Piers R, De Brauwer I, Baeyens H, Velghe A, Hens L, Deschepper E, Henrard S, De Pauw M, Van Den Noortgate N, De Saint-Hubert M. Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool prognostic value in older hospitalised patients: a prospective multicentre study. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 May 31:bmjspcare-2021-003042.

Potier F, Degryse JM, Bihin B, Debacq-Chainiaux F, Charlet-Renard C, Martens H, de Saint-Hubert M. Health and frailty among older spousal caregivers: an observational cohort study in Belgium. BMC Geriatr. 2018 Nov 26;18(1):291.

Potier F, Degryse JM, Aubouy G, Henrard S, Bihin B, Debacq-Chainiaux F, Martens H, de Saint-Hubert M. Spousal Caregiving Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Frailty: A Case-Control Study. J Frailty Aging. 2018;7(3):170-175.

Potier F, Degryse JM, de Saint-Hubert M. Impact of caregiving for older people and pro-inflammatory biomarkers among caregivers: a systematic review. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2018 Feb;30(2):119-132.

Potier F, Degryse JM, Henrard S, Aubouy G, de Saint-Hubert M. A high sense of coherence protects from the burden of caregiving in older spousal caregivers. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2018 Mar-Apr;75:76-82.