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Prevalence of human erythrovirus B19 DNA in healthy Belgian blood donors and correlation with specific antibodies against structural and non-structural viral proteins.

serological status of donors as regards antibodies against different viral proteins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pools of different sizes were tested for B19, using a sensitive nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ...

How are patients informed about their HIV test results?

they experience. METHOD: Since 1996, a representative network of sentinel GP s has recorded data about requests for HIV tests, risk factors and the way in which and the delay with which patients are informed about ...

Surveillance van nosocomiale septicemieën in Belgische ziekenhuizen, Data 1992-2001

pathogen-specific incidence rates in the national, hospitalwide surveillance of nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI) in Belgian hospitals from 1992 to 2001. Methods: Since October 1992 the Scientific Institute of ...

The impact of hearing disability on well-being and health.

social well-being. METHODS: The data come from the participants of the 1997 national health survey in Belgium, who were 15 years and older (n = 8,560). The presence and severity of the hearing disability was estimated ...

PCR detects HCV RNA in a plasma pool contaminated by a single preseroconversion donation of genotype 5a.

Specificity Serologic Tests Viral Load Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of HCV- RNA-positive plasma pools in Belgium, to validate our PCR method and to increase the safety of the ...

Trends in gonorrhoea in nine western European countries, 1991-6. European Study Group.

western Europe between 1991 and 1996. METHODS: A European Union concerted action was initiated in 1990 to monitor the prevalence of HIV among patients with a sexually transmitted infection in sentinel ...

Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of a tuberculosis DNA vaccine.

Calmette-Guérin (BCG). These results indicate that immunization with DNA encoding a mycobacterial antigen provides an efficient and simple method for generating protective immunity and that this technique may be ...

[Methods in surgical antibacterial prophylaxis in Belgium, 1992-1995].

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Ronveaux, O; Mertens, R; Jans, B; Dupont, Y Source: Acta Clin Belg, Volume 51, Issue 6, p.386-94 (1996) Keywords: Adult Aged Anti-Bacterial Agents Belgium Drug Administration Schedule Drug Prescr ...

A computerized nationwide network for nosocomial infection surveillance in Belgium.

hospitals. SWI postdischarge surveillance was most successful when based on information collected by the surgeons at the surgical outpatient clinic; by this method, postdischarge information was obtained on ...

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