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Predictors of nursing-home entry for elders in Belgium

2013 aged 65 years and over were individually linked with longitudinal data from the Belgian compulsory health insurance data (BCHI) over a 5-year period (2012- 2017). Institutionalized BHIS participants ...

Listeria surveillance in Belgium

period 2000-2018, they comprise 47.1% and 36.2% of the cases, respectively. Notably, the incidence of serotype 4b remains rather stable, while the increase of serotype ½a is in relation with the increase ...

Impact of the revised European Tobacco Product Directive on the quality of e-cigarette refill liquids in Belgium

decreased over time. Before the revised TPD came into force, almost half of the samples was not conform in contrast to less than 15% non-conformities observed in the period 2017-2018. Moreover, also the ...

Declining offloading rates in Belgian Recognized Diabetic Foot Clinics (RDFC): results from an audit-feedback quality improvement initiative.

2 audits (2011 and 2013/14). Audits characteristics are described in table 1. In each audit, RDFC registered the first 52 diabetic patients over a 1-year period with a “new” foot problem: DFU of Wagner grade ...

Measurement equivalence of the Belgian health interview auto-questionnaire: paper-based versus web-based mode.

paper-and-pencil and the web-based questionnaire were evaluated. A two-period cross-over study was organized with a sample of 149 employees of two Belgian research institutes (age range 22-62 years, 72% female). ...

Human absorption of silver ENM: through particles or ions?

NM-300K, consisting of silver nanoparticles with a mean diameter <20 nm, or to AgNO3. The rats were treated either by oral gavage or by IV injection. During a 24-hour period, urine and feces were ...

Evolution of the implementation of a quality management system in the Belgian laboratories for anatomic pathology

computerized systems  as stated in the articles 22, 24, 26, 27, 28 and 29 of the RD, respectively, should be fulfilled within a time period of three months counting from the entry into force of the license. ...

Low prevalence of previous lower limb revascularisation in patients with diabetes and acute Charcot foot: results from a case-control study.

ulcers (DFU) (Charcot group, N=50) were retrospectively identified in a database used for quality of care monitoring in 36 Belgian specialized diabetic foot clinics in the period 2005-2011. [1] Patients ...

Negative determinants of diabetic foot ulcer healing: 6-month follow-up of a large multicentre cohort

periodical audits and feedback (anonymous benchmarking). [1] Methods: In 2011, 32 Belgian DFC s followed 1528 patients with a DFU of Wagner grade 2 or more for six months or until healing, major amputation or ...

Analysis of the short-term effect of pollen and spore exposure on allergy medication sales

pollutant concentrations, climate factors, flu, seasonal component and day of the week. Analysis focused on the 2005-2011 period. Results: For most age groups, the relative risk of buying allergy medications ...

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