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Diagnosis, prevention and control of urinary tract infections: a survey of routine practices in Belgian nursing homes

Keywords: Aged long-term care prevention and control urinary catheterisation Urinary Tract Infections urine specimen collection Abstract: Background: Urinary tract infections (UTI s) are one of the most ...

A genoserotyping system for a fast and objective identification of Salmonella serotypes commonly isolated from poultry and pork food sectors in Belgium.

subjected to an official control in the Belgian food sector. In this study, 3 additional assays using the same technology were developed for the rapid and cost-effective detection of 13 dangerous highly ...

Use of Whole Genome Sequencing Data for a First in Silico Specificity Evaluation of the RT-qPCR Assays Used for SARS-CoV-2 Detection.

for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), which exhibits three primer mismatches present in 358 SARS-CoV-2 genomes sequenced mainly in Europe from February 2020 onwards. The best results were obtained ...

Point prevalence survey of antimicrobial use and healthcare-associated infections in Belgian acute care hospitals: results of the Global-PPS and ECDC-PPS 2017.

Infect Control, Volume 9 (2020) Keywords: point prevalence survey; healthcare-associated infections; antimicrobial use; acute care hospitals; Belgium Abstract: Background: The point prevalence survey of ...

Modelling for Taenia solium control strategies beyond 2020

for neglected tropical diseases called for the development of a validated strategy for control of T. solium; however, such a strategy is not yet available. In 2019, WHO launched a global consultation ...

Impact of the revised European Tobacco Product Directive on the quality of e-cigarette refill liquids in Belgium

of the revised TPD. However, the results also show that periodic quality control might be required to ensure further compliance to the TPD. Implications This study clearly demonstrates that the ...

Detection strategy targeting a chloramphenicol resistance gene from genetically modified bacteria in food and feed products

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Marie-Alice Fraiture *; Marie Deckers; Nina Papazova; Nancy Roosens * Source: Food Control, Volume 108 (2020) Keywords: Chloramphenicol ...

Increased surface area of halloysite nanotubes due to surface modification predicts lung inflammation and acute phase response after pulmonary exposure in mice

were 6, 18 or 54 μg of HNT s, compared to vehicle controls and the Carbon black NP (Printex 90) of 162 μg/mouse. The cellular composition of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid was determined as a measure ...

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