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Staphylococcal enterotoxin gene cluster: prediction of enterotoxin (SEG and SEI) production and of the source of food poisoning based on Saβ typing.

animal) were investigated applying bioinformatics methods (phylogenetic analysis using the core genome and different alignments). SEG and SEI expression was tested using a sandwich ELISA method ...

Does arsenic pose a health concern after consumption of clay products?

Bioaccessibility of As, determined via the Unified Barge Method (extraction making use of digestive enzymes) varied between 8% and 51%. The As concentration determined via HPLC- ICP- MS after extraction with diluted ...

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 ...

Fluoroquinolone resistance in Escherichia coli isolates after exposure to non-fluoroquinolone antibiotics: a retrospective case–control study

Abstract: Objectives To investigate whether prior exposure to non-fluoroquinolone antibiotics increases the risk of fluoroquinolone resistance in Escherichia coli. Methods This was a secondary analysis of ...

Food cost and adherence to guidelines for healthy diets: evidence from Belgium.

/ METHODS: Data from the nationally representative food consumption survey (FCS) 2014-2015 (n = 3146; 3-64 years) were used. Dietary data were collected through two non-consecutive 24-h recalls (records for ...

Validity of self-reported mammography uptake in the Belgian health interview survey: selection and reporting bias.

Health Insurance organizations (BCHI). METHODS: Individual BHIS 2013 data (n = 1040) were linked to BCHI data 2010-13 (BHIS- BCHI sample). Being reimbursed for mammography within the last 2-years was used ...

Comparing health insurance data and health interview survey data for ascertaining chronic disease prevalence in Belgium.

(BHIS) data for asserting CD s. METHODS: Individual BHIS 2013 data were linked with BCHI data using the unique national register number. The study population included all participants of the BHIS 2013 aged ...

All-cause mortality supports the COVID-19 mortality in Belgium and comparison with major fatal events of the last century.

influenza pandemic. METHODS: Excess mortality predictions and COVID-19 mortality data were analysed for the period March 10th to June 21st 2020. The number of COVID-19 deaths and the COVID-19 mortality rate per million ...

The potential impact of an implemented income redistribution package on obesity prevalence in New Zealand.

Families Package) on adult obesity prevalence. METHODS: Logistic regressions were used to investigate associations between absolute individual income and adult obesity prevalence in NZ. Linear regressions ...

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