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Urban environment and mental health: the NAMED project, protocol for a mixed-method studyIntroductionMethods and analysisEthics and dissemination

the urban residential environment. Methods and analysis Following a mixed-method approach, this project combines quantitative and qualitative research. In the quantitative part, we analyse among the ...

Making the case for strong health information systems during a pandemic and beyond.

consortium representing HIS experts in key positions in national public health or similar institutes across Europe. METHODS: Data were collected in bi-weekly conference calls organized by the InfAct project ...

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

is, however, not enough to assure the quality. Therefore, extra criteria were also assessed based on TPD  requirements. Methods By using in-house validated methods, a total of 246 e-liquids purchased ...

Benchmarking as a Public Health Strategy for Creating Healthy Food Environments: An Evaluation of the INFORMAS Initiative (2012-2020).

aspect benchmarked. INFORMAS has resulted in the development and widespread application of standardized methods for assessing the characteristics of food environments. The activities of INFORMAS have ...

Staphylococcal enterotoxin gene cluster: prediction of enterotoxin (SEG and SEI) production and of the source of food poisoning based on Saβ typing.

animal) were investigated applying bioinformatics methods (phylogenetic analysis using the core genome and different alignments). SEG and SEI expression was tested using a sandwich ELISA method ...

Does arsenic pose a health concern after consumption of clay products?

Unified Barge Method (extraction making use of digestive enzymes) varied between 8% and 51%. The As concentration determined via HPLC- ICP- MS after extraction with diluted HNO + HO (as in the CEN method ...

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

control (IPC) and diagnostic practices for UTI s in Belgian NH s. Methods: Local staff members had to complete an institution-level questionnaire exploring the availability of IPC practices and resources ...

Fluoroquinolone resistance in Escherichia coli isolates after exposure to non-fluoroquinolone antibiotics: a retrospective case–control study

Abstract: Objectives To investigate whether prior exposure to non-fluoroquinolone antibiotics increases the risk of fluoroquinolone resistance in Escherichia coli. Methods This was a secondary analysis of ...

Food cost and adherence to guidelines for healthy diets: evidence from Belgium.

/ METHODS: Data from the nationally representative food consumption survey (FCS) 2014-2015 (n = 3146; 3-64 years) were used. Dietary data were collected through two non-consecutive 24-h recalls (records for ...

Validity of self-reported mammography uptake in the Belgian health interview survey: selection and reporting bias.

Health Insurance organizations (BCHI). METHODS: Individual BHIS 2013 data (n = 1040) were linked to BCHI data 2010-13 (BHIS- BCHI sample). Being reimbursed for mammography within the last 2-years was used ...

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