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Mental Distress and Its Contributing Factors Among Young People During the First Wave of COVID-19: A Belgian Survey Study

the first wave of COVID-19 in March, and 16–25-year-olds were selected as a subsample. Mental distress was assessed using the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), and a threshold of ≥4 was ...

Predicting the severity of the grass pollen season and the effect of climate change in Northwest Europe

chamber studies. These models can be used as forecasting tools for advising individuals with hay fever and health care professionals how to prepare for the grass pollen season. Health Topics:  Rhinite ...

Phylogeography of Human and Animal Coxiella burnetii Strains: Genetic Fingerprinting of Q Fever in Belgium

Variable-number Tandem Repeat Analysis (MLVA) (n=146), Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) (n=92) and Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) (n=4) methods were used to characterize samples/strains during 2009-2019. Three ...

Phylogeography of Human and Animal Coxiella burnetii Strains: Genetic Fingerprinting of Q Fever in Belgium

Variable-number Tandem Repeat Analysis (MLVA) (n=146), Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) (n=92) and Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) (n=4) methods were used to characterize samples/strains during 2009-2019. Three ...

Measuring mental health burden in humanitarian settings: a critical review of assessment tools

health assessment tools and their use in populations affected by disasters and conflicts. Method: Tools that assess posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, substance use disorder, and general mental ...

Use of general health care by people with substance use disorders in Belgium (2008-2017)

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: L Van Baelen; Brecht Devleesschauwer; Karin De Ridder; E Plettinckx; L. Gremeaux Source: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 30, Issue Supplement_5 (2020) Manuscript versions:  DOI:  https: ...

Clinical and analytical evaluation of the Alinity m HR HPV assay within the VALGENT-3 framework

clinically validated human papillomavirus (HPV) tests should be used in cervical cancer screening. VALGENT provides a framework to validate new HPV tests. In the VALGENT-3 study, the clinical accuracy of the ...

Maturation of Esophageal Motility and Esophagogastric Junction in Preterm Infants

Esophageal pressure topography and pressure impedance metrics were derived. Mixed models with repeated measures were used for statistical analysis. Results: We analyzed 137 nutritive swallows from 36 motility ...

Long-Term Pollen Monitoring in the Benelux: Evaluation of Allergenic Pollen Levels and Temporal Variations of Pollen Seasons

analysis of long-term temporal trends at supranational scale may provide more comprehensive insight into these phenomena. To this end, the Spearman correlation was used to statistically compare the temporal ...

A molecular assay for rapidly distinguishing the AviPro SALMONELLA VAC T vaccine strain from wild-type field isolates

resistance testing, but this sometime leads to ambiguous results with major economic implications. In this study, we used whole-genome sequencing to identify conserved and specific mutations in resistance and virulence ...

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