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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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Belgian health-related data in three international databases.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Health Data 2009 and EUROSTAT. METHODS: For the indicators present in the three databases, the availability of Belgian data and the source of these data ...

Parenteral versus oral administration of systemic antimicrobials in European nursing homes: a point-prevalence survey.

participating European nursing homes (NH s) and to analyse the resident characteristics and determinants associated with route of antimicrobial administration. METHODS: Data on resident characteristics and ...

Detection of a geographical and endemic cluster of hyper-invasive meningococcal strains.

This study showed that the combination of molecular tools with classical methods enabled reliable outbreak detection as well as a cluster identification. Health Topics:  Health and disease monitoring ...

Mortality associated with in-hospital bacteraemia caused by Staphylococcus aureus: a multistate analysis with follow-up beyond hospital discharge.

bacteraemia caused by Staphylococcus aureus on mortality within 90 days after admission. We compared methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) with methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA). PATIENTS AND METHODS ...

Trends in production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases among Enterobacteriaceae of clinical interest: results of a nationwide survey in Belgian hospitals.

Enterobacteriaceae isolates in Belgium. METHODS: during 2006 and 2008, non-duplicate clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae resistant to ceftazidime and/or cefotaxime were collected in 100 Belgian hospitals. ESBL ...

Clinical outcomes of health-care-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance in patients admitted to European intensive-care units: a cohort study.

bloodstream infections and pneumonia. METHODS: We analysed data collected prospectively from intensive-care units that reported according to the European standard protocol for surveillance of ...

Multiple risk behaviour: increasing socio-economic gap over time?

behaviours, has been analysed with the purpose to assess socio-economic changes in multiple risk behaviour over time. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the Belgian Health Interview Surveys 1997, 2001 and 2004 ...

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