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Maturation of Esophageal Motility and Esophagogastric Junction in Preterm Infants

infants and to describe maturational changes. Methods: Four consecutive high-resolution manometry studies with impedance studies were performed weekly to investigate esophageal motility and EGJ function. ...

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 ...

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

Salmonella can lead to economic loss in the food sector. Previously, a genoserotyping method using the MOL- PCR and Luminex technology was developed for the identification of the 6 Salmonella serotypes, and ...

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

December 2019. COVID-19 cases are confirmed by the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in biological samples by RT-qPCR. However, limited numbers of SARS-CoV-2 genomes were available when the first RT-qPCR methods ...

Estimation of vaccination coverage from electronic healthcare records; methods performance evaluation – A contribution of the ADVANCE-project

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Braeye, Toon; Bauchau, Vincent; Sturkenboom, Miriam; Emborg, Hanne-Dorthe; ía, Ana Llorente; Huerta, Consuelo; Merino, Elisa Martin; Bollaerts, Kaatje Source: PLOS ONE, Volume 14, Issue 9 (2019) ...

End-of-life communication in advanced cancer: international trends (2009-2014).

Lieve; Deliens, Luc Source: BMJ Support Palliat Care (2020) Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To examine trends in end-of-life communication with people with cancer in general practice. METHODS: Mortality follow-back ...

Physicochemical Characterization of the Pristine E171 Food Additive by Standardized and Validated Methods.

By combining optimized sample preparation with method validation, a significant variation in the particle size and shape distributions, the crystallographic structure (rutile versus anatase), and the ...

ADVANCE database characterisation and fit for purpose assessment for multi-country studies on the coverage, benefits and risks of pertussis vaccinations.

risks of vaccines. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if European healthcare databases can be used to estimate vaccine coverage, benefit and/or risk using pertussis-containing vaccines as an example. METHODS ...

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 ...

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