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Pollutant exposure and myocardial injury: Protocol and progress report for a toxicological systematic mapping review.

pollutants (16%), pesticides (27%), and other chemicals (28%). The internal validity of included studies is being assessed with HAT and SYRCLE Risk of Bias tools. Tabular templates are being used to extract ...

Strain-level characterization without culture enrichment? Easing and accelerating outbreak investigation using shotgun metagenomics facilitated with nanopore adaptive sampling

samples during an outbreak investigation requires the samples to be enriched in order to reach detectable levels. However, a bias can occur during the enrichment of the food due to competition between the ...

A comparison of COVID-19 incidence rates across six European countries in 2021.

of the disease, benchmark disease impact, shape public health measures and inform potential travel restrictions and border control measures. However, these comparisons may be biased by differences in ...

Certainty of the Global Burden of Disease 2019 modelled prevalence estimates for musculoskeletal conditions: A meta-epidemiological study

prevalence Abstract: To describe and assess the risk of bias of the primary input studies that underpinned the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2019 modelled prevalence estimates of low back pain (LBP), ...

Using random-forest multiple imputation to address bias of self-reported anthropometric measures, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia in the Belgian health interview survey

proves to be the method of choice to correct the bias related to self-reported data in the BHIS. This method is particularly useful to enable improved secondary analysis of self-reported data by using ...

Non-response bias in the analysis of the association between mental health and the urban environment: a cross-sectional study in Brussels, Belgium

the association between urban environment and mental health in Brussels. The potential threats of the partial non-response are biases in survey estimates and statistics. The effect of non-response on ...

Comparing the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 across age groups considering sampling biases- use of testing data of autumn 2021 in BelgiumAbstractBackgroundMethodsResultsConclusion

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Lajot, Adrien; Cornelissen, Laura; Van Cauteren, Dieter; Meurisse, Marjan; Brondeel, Ruben; Dupont-Gillain, Christine Source: Archives of Public Health, Volume 81, Issue 1 (2023) Service:  Épidém ...

Evaluating methodological approaches to assess the severity of infection with SARS-CoV-2 variants: scoping review and applications on Belgian COVID-19 data.

and biases that researchers are confronted with and evaluate different methodological approaches to study the severity of infection with SARS-CoV-2 variants. METHODS: We reviewed the literature to ...

Quality control and correction method for air temperature data from a citizen science weather station network in Leuven, Belgium

intra-station (station-specific) temperature biases by means of a random forest approach. The QC method is evaluated using data from four WH2600 stations installed next to official weather stations belonging to ...

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