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

Dipstick tests and urine cultures were routinely performed in 30.2% and 44.6% of the facilities, respectively. In non-catheterised residents, voided or midstream urine sampling was most frequently applied. ...

RNA-based drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

format. In short, 200 µl of a positively flagged MGIT culture is spiked with a specific concentration of a drug, while a control sample is incubated in absence of the drug. Multiplex mRNA quantification is ...

Pertussis diagnosis in Belgium: results of the National Reference Centre for Bordetella anno 2015.

Young adult Abstract: In 2015, the Belgian National Reference Centre for Bordetella analyzed 4110 respiratory samples by qPCR and 4877 serum samples by serology. Whereas about 50% of respiratory samples ...

Mapping EQ-5D utilities to GBD 2010 and GBD 2013 disability weights: results of two pilot studies in Belgium.

presence of a study leader. However the results were unsatisfactory when utilities were derived from a sample of the general population, using a web-based questionnaire. We recommend to repeat the study in ...

Fat-soluble vitamin intake from the consumption of food, fortified food and supplements: design and methods of the Belgian VITADEK study.

according to a multi-stage stratified sampling design with a selection of clusters proportionate to the population size. Recruitment occurred in collaboration with Belgian child health consultation centres ...

Belgian Wildlife as Potential Zoonotic Reservoir of Hepatitis E Virus.

respectively, red and roe deer were sampled. An apparent seroprevalence of 34% (95% CI 29.71-39.46) was found in wild boars, of 1% (95% CI 0-2.4) in red deer and 3% (95% CI 0.8-4.2) in roe deer. To assess the ...

Prenatal diagnosis and prevention of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in Northern Vietnam: study protocol.

blood samples will be collected to determine the seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women. In case there is suspicion of a primary infection during pregnancy, the concerned women will be ...

Sample substitution can be an acceptable data-collection strategy: the case of the Belgian Health Interview Survey.

J Public Health (2017) Abstract: OBJECTIVES: Substitution of non-participating households is used in the Belgian Health Interview Survey (BHIS) as a method to obtain the predefined net sample size. Yet, ...

Nontuberculous mycobacteria among pulmonary tuberculosis patients: a retrospective Belgian multicenter study.

the frequency and clinical significance of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) grown from respiratory samples during the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). We determined the frequency and clinical ...

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