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Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: an international online survey.

a potentially preventable ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Our objective was to survey attitudes and practices of ICU s doctors in the field of VAP  prevention. METHODS: A questionnaire was made available ...

Gender differences in healthy life years within the EU: an exploration of the "health-survival" paradox.

mortality advantage versus women’s disability disadvantage. METHODS: Disability prevalence was measured from the 2006 Survey on Income and Living Conditions in 25 European countries. Disability prevalence was ...

Incidence, patient characteristics and treatment initiated for GP-diagnosed depression in general practice: results of a 1-year nationwide surveillance study.

Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition guidelines and the newly developed practice guideline of the Society of Flemish GP s (2008) and (iv) GP s’ initiated treatments compared to the Flemish Guideline. METHODS ...

Short-term follow-up of patients diagnosed by their GP with mild depression or first-time moderate depression. Results of a 1-year nationwide surveillance study.

with ongoing depression. METHODS: General practice-based data were collected on all patients aged ≥18 years who were diagnosed by their GP with a new episode of depression in Belgian sentinel general ...

Systematic analysis of pyrazinamide-resistant spontaneous mutants and clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

PZA was determined to be 10(-5) bacilli in vitro. Selection at a lower concentration of PZA yielded a significantly larger number of spontaneous mutants. The methodical approach employed allowed for ...

Adverse obstetrical outcomes after treatment of precancerous cervical lesions: a Belgian multicentre study.

a CIN treatment history) and 194 nonexposed pregnant women (without a history of CIN  treatment). METHODS: A questionnaire and check of obstetrical files included socio-demographic characteristics, risk ...

Indications for antimicrobial prescribing in European nursing homes: results from a point prevalence survey.

across Europe. The aim of this paper was to investigate the indications for antimicrobial use and hence identify targets for quality improvement. METHODS: Data were obtained from a point prevalence survey ...

Contribution of mortality and disability to the secular trend in health inequality at the turn of century in Belgium.

contribution of mortality and disability prevalence to the secular trend is investigated. METHODS: We used disability data from the 1997 and 2004 Belgian Health Interviews Surveys and mortality data from the ...

Review on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius.

with a focus on occurrence, methods used for identification, risk factors for colonization and infection, zoonotic potential and control options. Potential areas for future research are also discussed. ...

The importance of sample size in the determination of a flock-level antimicrobial resistance profile for Escherichia coli in broilers.

level of the animal and the bacterial population of concern make it impossible to use conventional sample size determination methods. In this article, the use of bootstrapping techniques for sample size ...

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