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The impact of regular school closure on seasonal influenza epidemics: a data-driven spatial transmission model for Belgium.

community. The policy is still however highly debated because of controversial evidence. Moreover, the specific mechanisms leading to mitigation are not clearly identified. METHODS: We introduced a stochastic ...

UHPLC-MS/MS methods for the quantification of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in a wide range of food matrices and exposure assessment for the Belgian population

Munich- Germany (2018) Keywords: Belgium exposure food Method validation Pyrrolizidine alkaloids UHPLC-MS/MS Abstract: Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA s) and their N-oxides (PANO s) are natural toxins, ...

Determinants of persistent organic pollutant (POP) concentrations in human breast milk of a cross-sectional sample of primiparous mothers in Belgium

characteristics that determined POP concentrations in breast milk of primiparous mothers in Belgium. Methods: Breast milk samples were obtained from a cross-sectional sample of 206 primiparous mothers in 2014. POP ...

How to report central line-associated bloodstream infections in surveillance? A comparison of three classifications in Belgium.

CLABSI incidence and trends.   Materials/methods: To be considered as CLABSI in the Belgian bloodstream infection surveillance, a CLABSI must first meet the surveillance definition for hospital-associated ...

A novel approach to model 4 decades of marine chemical data

Within more than 40 years of pollution data, variability is much larger, and multiple issues should be tackled to intercalibrate the data: changes in sampling locations and analyses methods over time, ...

4DEMON: Centralization and valorization of 4 decades of biota contaminant data in the Belgian Part of the North Sea

variability in the dataset is large and various issues have to be addressed to intercalibrate the data: sampling locations and species changed over time, major method changes occurred and essential metadata ...

Awareness of hepatitis C infection among men who have sex with men in Flanders, Belgium.

assess awareness of transmission routes and prevention measures for HCV. METHODS: A 37 question online survey was conducted via two well known websites in Belgium for MSM. RESULTS: Out of 333 responders, ...

The ageing population: in-vivo study on the effect of age on cardiovascular physiology

a longitudinal parameter. Therefore, in this thesis, the effect of ageing was studied by comparing the data of two consecutive follow-up rounds within the Asklepios Study. Method: The carotid distension in round ...

Diagnostic hepatitis C testing of people in treatment for substance use disorders in Belgium between 2011 and 2014: a cross-sectional study.

are scarce, and particularly for people who inject drugs. The current study refines the existing HCV estimates by focussing on diagnostic HCV testing practices for this population at risk. METHODS: The ...

Transitions and trajectories in frailty states over time: a systematic review of the European Joint Action ADVANTAGE.

between different stages of frailty. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted, selecting studies reporting frailty trajectories or transition states for adults in any settings in European ADVANTAGE Joint ...

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