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Factors influencing SARS-CoV-2 infection rate in Belgian nursing homes’ residents during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Infection (2022) Keywords: COVID-19 long-term care facilities Abstract: In April 2020, Belgium experienced high numbers of fatal COVID-19 cases among nursing home (NH) residents. In response, a mass testing ...

Residential green space in association with the methylation status in a CpG site within the promoter region of the placental serotonin receptor HTR2A

HTR2A-methylation when comparing residences with and without the presence of nature in a 50 m and 100 m buffer, respectively. The methylation status of  HTR2A  in placental tissue is positively associated with ...

Validity of air pollution annoyance to assess long-term exposure to air pollution in Belgium

level. To avoid the risk of exposure misclassification, one possibility is to interpolate air pollution measures at the residence through a Geographical Information Systems. However, this might imply ...

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Belgian nursing homes: results of a surveillance conducted between April and December 2020.

Boudewijn; Dequeker, Sara Source: Arch Public Health, Volume 80, Issue 1 (2022) Abstract: BACKGROUND: In Belgium, the first COVID-19 death was reported on 10 March 2020. Nursing home (NH) residents are ...

Nursing home residents with suspected urinary tract infections: a diagnostic accuracy study

urine dipstick testing in identifying UTI s in NH residents and to explore whether C-reactive protein (CRP) measured by point-of-care testing (POCT) can help in the diagnosis. Methods: During a three ...

Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in Belgian nursing homes: results of three point prevalence surveys between 2010 and 2016

institutional, ward and resident level. A detailed questionnaire had to be completed for all eligible (i.e. living full time in the facility since at least 24 h, present at 8:00 am and willing to participate) ...

Variation in smoking attributable all-cause mortality across municipalities in Belgium, 2018: application of a Bayesian approach for small area estimations

educational level and municipality of residence were obtained from the BHIS 2018. A Bayesian hierarchical Besag-York-Mollie (BYM) model was used to model the logit transformation of the design-based ...

Air pollution in association with mental and self-rated health and the mediating effect of physical activity

at the participants’ residence by a high resolution spatiotemporal model. Multivariate logistic regressions were carried out taking into account a priori selected covariates. Results Long-term exposure ...

Higher buccal mtDNA content is associated with residential surrounding green in a panel study of primary school children

and total (sum of low and high) green space within different radii (100m–1000m) from the residence and distance to the nearest large green space (>0.5ha) were estimated using a remote sensing derived ...

Effect of COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Belgian Nursing Homes on COVID-19 Cases, Hospital Admissions, and Deaths among Residents

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Dequeker, Sara; Callies, Milena; Vernemmen, Catharina; Latour, Katrien; Int Panis, Laura; Mahieu, Romain; Noppe, Lennert; Savsin, Muhammet; Duysburgh, Elza Source: Viruses, Volume 14, Issue 7 (20 ...

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