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Residential green space and medication sales for childhood asthma: A longitudinal ecological study in Belgium

the census tract of the residence on OAD medication sales. Models were adjusted for air pollution (PM 10), housing quality and administrative region. Results: Consistent associations between OAD ...

Residential green space, air pollution, socioeconomic deprivation and cardiovascular medication sales in Belgium: A nationwide ecological study

association tended towards the null. In all regions, the associations between CV medication sales and s ocioeconomic deprivation were direct and more prominent. Our results suggest that there may be an inverse ...

An evaluation of species distribution models to estimate tree diversity at genus level in a heterogeneous urban-rural landscape

application of macro-ecological constraints resulted in an underestimation of generic tree diversity (probability stacking, True Positive Rate of 0.533). We conclude that summing presences derived from species ...

An evaluation of species distribution models to estimate tree diversity at genus level in a heterogeneous urban-rural landscape

distribution models were simply added up (binary stacking, True Positive Rate of 0.903). The application of macro-ecological constraints resulted in an underestimation of generic tree diversity (probability ...

Superficial mycoses in Belgium: Burden, costs and antifungal drugs consumption

disability‐adjusted life years (DALY). Moreover, trends in systemic and topical antifungal consumption in ambulatory care were examined for the period 2010‐2017, together with their associated costs. Results Due to ...

Selection of a Noninvasive Source of Human DNA Envisaging Genotyping Assays in Epidemiological Studies: Urine or Saliva?

genetic variation within the population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics and genotyping results of DNA extracted from 2 human DNA sources, selected for their rapid and noninvasive ...

Potential impact of reduced tobacco use on life and health expectancies in Belgium

the impacts of risk factor changes and to compare the “business-as-usual” with alternative scenarios. Results The “business-as-usual” scenario estimated that in 2028 the 15-year-old men/women would live ...

A new multiplex RT-qPCR method for the simultaneous detection and discrimination of Zika and chikungunya viruses

and combined in a four-plex assay that was thoroughly validated in-house. The SCREENED tool was used to evaluate the sequence coverage of the method. Results The full validation approach showed that the ...

Residential green space and seasonal distress in a cohort of tree pollen allergy patients

Results were adjusted for patients’ background data (gender, age, BMI, smoking status, physical activity, commuting distance, education level, allergy medication use and chronic respiratory problems) and ...

Residential green space and seasonal distress in a cohort of tree pollen allergy patients

Results were adjusted for patients’ background data (gender, age, BMI, smoking status, physical activity, commuting distance, education level, allergy medication use and chronic respiratory problems) and ...

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