- Estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in Europe in 2008
International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France
Eur J Cancer 46:765-81. 2010
..country population estimates for 2008 to obtain an estimate of the numbers of cancer cases and deaths in Europe in 2008. There were an estimated 3.2 million new cases of cancer and 1.7 million deaths from cancer in 2008...
- Estimation of ten-year risk of fatal cardiovascular disease in Europe: the SCORE project
R M Conroy
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Eur Heart J 24:987-1003. 2003
..The SCORE project was initiated to develop a risk scoring system for use in the clinical management of cardiovascular risk in European clinical practice...
- The structure of haplotype blocks in the human genome
Stacey B Gabriel
Whitehead MIT Center for Genome Research, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Science 296:2225-9. 2002
..haplotype patterns across 51 autosomal regions (spanning 13 megabases of the human genome) in samples from Africa, Europe, and Asia...
- Genes mirror geography within Europe
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Interdepartmental Program in Bioinformatics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
Nature 456:98-101. 2008
..Europeans, we find a close correspondence between genetic and geographic distances; indeed, a geographical map of Europe arises naturally as an efficient two-dimensional summary of genetic variation in Europeans...
- Development of a common outcome data set for fall injury prevention trials: the Prevention of Falls Network Europe consensus
Sarah E Lamb
Warwick Emergency Care and Rehabilitation, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1618-22. 2005
..Prevention of Falls Network Europe (ProFaNE) is a collaborative project to reduce the burden of fall injury in older people through excellence in ..
- Outpatient antibiotic use in Europe and association with resistance: a cross-national database study
ESAC Management Team, Department of Microbiology, University of Antwerp, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
Lancet 365:579-87. 2005
..Our aim was to assess outpatient use of antibiotics and the association with resistance...
- Survey of chronic pain in Europe: prevalence, impact on daily life, and treatment
University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty Division Rikshospitalet, Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Norway
Eur J Pain 10:287-333. 2006
..Forty percent had inadequate management of their pain. Interesting differences between countries were observed, possibly reflecting differences in cultural background and local traditions in managing chronic pain...
- General and abdominal adiposity and risk of death in Europe
Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam Rehbruecke, Germany
N Engl J Med 359:2105-20. 2008
- Incidence trends for childhood type 1 diabetes in Europe during 1989-2003 and predicted new cases 2005-20: a multicentre prospective registration study
Christopher C Patterson
Epidemiology Research Group, Centre for Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
Lancet 373:2027-33. 2009
..We aimed to establish 15-year incidence trends for childhood type 1 diabetes in European centres, and thereby predict the future burden of childhood diabetes in Europe.
- Geographic distribution of Staphylococcus aureus causing invasive infections in Europe: a molecular-epidemiological analysis
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
PLoS Med 7:e1000215. 2010
..We aimed to map the geographic distribution of the dominant clones that cause invasive infections in Europe.
- Climate change and infectious diseases in Europe
Jan C Semenza
Section Future Threats and Determinants, Unit of Scientific Advice, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Lancet Infect Dis 9:365-75. 2009
..acquired through various routes (arthropod vector, rodent, water, food, and air) in view of a changing climate in Europe. Based on an extensive review of published work and expert workshops, we present an assessment of the infectious ..
- Comparative phylogeography and postglacial colonization routes in Europe
Laboratoire de Biologie des populations d Altitude, CNRS UMR 5553, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
Mol Ecol 7:453-64. 1998
The Quaternary cold periods in Europe are thought to have heavily influenced the amount and distribution of intraspecific genetic variation in both animals and plants...
- West Nile fever--a reemerging mosquito-borne viral disease in Europe
Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
Emerg Infect Dis 5:643-50. 1999
West Nile virus causes sporadic cases and outbreaks of human and equine disease in Europe (western Mediterranean and southern Russia in 1962-64, Belarus and Ukraine in the 1970s and 1980s, Romania in 1996-97, Czechland in 1997, and Italy ..
- Climate change threats to plant diversity in Europe
Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Unité Mixte de Recherche 5175, 1919 Route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:8245-50. 2005
..turnover per pixel proved to be highly variable across scenarios (27-42% and 45-63% respectively, averaged over Europe) and across regions (2.5-86% and 17-86%, averaged over scenarios)...
- The public health effect of economic crises and alternative policy responses in Europe: an empirical analysis
Department of Sociology, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Lancet 374:315-23. 2009
..We investigated how economic changes have affected mortality rates over the past three decades and identified how governments might reduce adverse effects...
- Estimates of the cancer incidence and mortality in Europe in 2006
International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France
Ann Oncol 18:581-92. 2007
Monitoring the evolution of the cancer burden in Europe is of great value. Estimates of the cancer burden in Europe have been published for 2004 and estimates are now being presented for cancer incidence and mortality in Europe for 2006.
- European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC): study populations and data collection
Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC WHO, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France
Public Health Nutr 5:1113-24. 2002
..The present paper provides a description of the EPIC study, with the aim of simplifying reference to it in future papers reporting substantive or methodological studies carried out in the EPIC cohort...
- A historical review of managed honey bee populations in Europe and the United States and the factors that may affect them
Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, 501 ASI Bldg, University Park, PA 16802, USA
J Invertebr Pathol 103:S80-95. 2010
..honey bee populations have not been increasing in all parts of the world, and have declined in many nations in Europe and in North America...
- West Nile virus: an overview of its spread in Europe and the Mediterranean basin in contrast to its spread in the Americas
H G Zeller
Institut Pasteur, National Reference Center for Arboviruses, 21 Avenue Tony Garnier, 69365 Lyon Cedex 07, France
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:147-56. 2004
..It is widely distributed in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and southern Europe and was recently introduced to North America. Birds are involved in the cycle of transmission as amplifying hosts...
- Recent cancer survival in Europe: a 2000-02 period analysis of EUROCARE-4 data
National Centre for Epidemiology, Health Surveillance and Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
Lancet Oncol 8:784-96. 2007
..cancer registries to estimate recent survival by country and cancer site, and to assess survival changes in Europe. We also compared our findings with data on cancer survival in the USA from the US SEER (Surveillance, ..
- Transmission of drug-resistant HIV-1 is stabilizing in Europe
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
J Infect Dis 200:1503-8. 2009
..04) and in NNRTI resistance after an initial increase (P = .02). We found that TDR appears to be stabilizing in Europe, consistent with recent reports of decreasing drug resistance and improved viral suppression in patients treated ..
- Socioeconomic inequalities in health in 22 European countries
Johan P Mackenbach
Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
N Engl J Med 358:2468-81. 2008
Comparisons among countries can help to identify opportunities for the reduction of inequalities in health. We compared the magnitude of inequalities in mortality and self-assessed health among 22 countries in all parts of Europe.
- Survey of infections due to Staphylococcus species: frequency of occurrence and antimicrobial susceptibility of isolates collected in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Western Pacific region for the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillanc
D J Diekema
Medical Microbiology Division, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
Clin Infect Dis 32:S114-32. 2001
..species (CoNS) were referred by SENTRY-participating hospitals in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Western Pacific region. S...
- Genetic structure of human populations
Noah A Rosenberg
Molecular and Computational Biology, 1042 West 36th Place DRB 289, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Science 298:2381-5. 2002
..General agreement of genetic and predefined populations suggests that self-reported ancestry can facilitate assessments of epidemiological risks but does not obviate the need to use genetic information in genetic association studies...
- Complete genome sequences and phylogenetic analysis of West Nile virus strains isolated from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East
Robert S Lanciotti
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
Virology 298:96-105. 2002
..Lineage 1 WN viruses have been isolated from the northeastern United States, Europe, Israel, Africa, India, Russia, and Australia...
- Genetic discontinuity between local hunter-gatherers and central Europe's first farmers
Institute for Anthropology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Science 326:137-40. 2009
..the domestication of animals and crops in the Near East some 11,000 years ago, farming had reached much of central Europe by 7500 years before the present...
- Size and burden of mental disorders in Europe--a critical review and appraisal of 27 studies
Hans Ulrich Wittchen
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 15:357-76. 2005
..These needs are most pronounced for the new EU member states as well as more generally for adolescent and older populations...
- Culicoides and the emergence of bluetongue virus in northern Europe
Vector Borne Diseases Programme, Institute for Animal Health, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0BN, UK
Trends Microbiol 17:172-8. 2009
In June 2006, bluetongue virus, an arboviral pathogen of ruminants, appeared in northern Europe for the first time, successfully overwintered and subsequently caused substantial losses to the farming sector in 2007 and 2008...
- Prevalence of overweight among children in Europe
International Obesity Task Force, London, UK
Obes Rev 4:195-200. 2003
..The present paper reports the prevalence data from 21 surveys in Europe using a single, internationally accepted definition of overweight in childhood, allowing direct comparisons to be ..
- Emerging arthropod-borne diseases of companion animals in Europe
Meria Animal Health, 69007, Lyon, France
Vet Parasitol 163:298-305. 2009
..The frequency of some vector-borne diseases of pets is increasing in Europe, i.e...
- Europe-wide reduction in primary productivity caused by the heat and drought in 2003
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l Environnement, LSCE, F 91191, Gif sur Yvette, France
Nature 437:529-33. 2005
..We estimate a 30 per cent reduction in gross primary productivity over Europe, which resulted in a strong anomalous net source of carbon dioxide (0...
- Characterization of a novel influenza A virus hemagglutinin subtype (H16) obtained from black-headed gulls
Ron A M Fouchier
Dept of Virology, Erasmus Medical Center, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
J Virol 79:2814-22. 2005
..We propose that sequence analyses of HA and NA genes of influenza A viruses be used for the rapid identification of existing and novel HA and NA subtypes...
- PDBe: Protein Data Bank in Europe
Protein Databank in Europe, EMBL EBI, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK
Nucleic Acids Res 38:D308-17. 2010
The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) (http://www.ebi.ac...
- Changing patterns of mortality across Europe in patients infected with HIV-1. EuroSIDA Study Group
Royal Free Centre for HIV Medicine and Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, UK
Lancet 352:1725-30. 1998
..We examined the change in these mortality rates of HIV-1-infected patients across Europe during 1994-98, and assessed the extent to which changes can be explained by the use of new therapeutic regimens.
- A systematic review of brain injury epidemiology in Europe
WHO Neurotrauma Collaborating Centre, M Bufalini Hospital, Cesena, Italy
Acta Neurochir (Wien) 148:255-68; discussion 268. 2006
..Thus, we describe epidemiological factors from European studies largely published in the last 20 years...
- Allergenic pollen and pollen allergy in Europe
Division of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases, Department of Chest Diseases, High Speciality Hospital A Cardarelli Napoli, Italy
Allergy 62:976-90. 2007
..Aerobiological and allergological studies show that the pollen map of Europe is changing also as a result of cultural factors (for example, importation of plants such as birch and cypress for ..
- Contemporary causes of skin and soft tissue infections in North America, Latin America, and Europe: report from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program (1998-2004)
Gary J Moet
JMI Laboratories, North Liberty, IA 52317, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:7-13. 2007
..9%) compared with Latin America (29.4%) and Europe (22.8%). Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. increased in Europe (4.1%) and North America (6...
- Characterization of a novel flavivirus from mosquitoes in northern europe that is related to mosquito-borne flaviviruses of the tropics
Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
J Virol 83:9532-40. 2009
..flavivirus was isolated from mosquitoes in Finland, representing the first mosquito-borne flavivirus from Northern Europe. The isolate, designated Lammi virus (LAMV), was antigenically cross-reactive with other flaviviruses and ..
- Hantavirus infections in Europe
Division of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki and HUCH Laboratory Diagnostics, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
Lancet Infect Dis 3:653-61. 2003
..In Europe. Puumala causes a generally mild disease, nephropathia epidemica, which presents most commonly with fever, ..
- Sequence typing reveals extensive strain diversity of the Lyme borreliosis agents Borrelia burgdorferi in North America and Borrelia afzelii in Europe
Department of Microbiology, B240 Medical Sciences I, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 4025, USA
Microbiology 150:1741-55. 2004
..diversity previously reported from larger areas of the north-eastern United States and central and northern Europe. Although ospC alleles of both species had higher nucleotide diversity than other loci, the ospC locus showed ..
- Association of Borrelia afzelii with rodents in Europe
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
Parasitology 126:11-20. 2003
..afzelii is specifically maintained by European rodents, validating the concept of host-association of B. burgdorferi s.l...
- Risk factors for multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Europe: a systematic review
Department of Epidemiology, RME, 00198 Rome, Italy
Thorax 61:158-63. 2006
..The aim of this report is to determine risk factors for MDR-TB in Europe.
- Excess winter mortality in Europe: a cross country analysis identifying key risk factors
J D Healy
Department of Environmental Studies, University College Dublin, Richview Campus, Dublin 14, Ireland
J Epidemiol Community Health 57:784-9. 2003
..Comparatively less research exists on excess winter deaths in southern Europe. Multiple time series data on a variety of risk factors are analysed against seasonal-mortality patterns in 14 ..
- Cost of depression in Europe
Medical Management Centre, Department of Learning Informatics Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
J Ment Health Policy Econ 9:87-98. 2006
..WHO data suggests that depression causes 6% of the burden of all diseases in Europe in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs)...
- Walking, cycling, and obesity rates in Europe, North America, and Australia
David R Bassett
University of Tennessee Obesity Research Center, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
J Phys Act Health 5:795-814. 2008
..This study was designed to examine the relationship between active transportation (defined as the percentage of trips taken by walking, bicycling, and public transit) and obesity rates (BMI > or = 30 kg . m-2) in different countries...
- Stroke incidence and prevalence in Europe: a review of available data
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Eur J Neurol 13:581-98. 2006
..A standardized protocol for stroke surveillance is recommended...
- eHealth trends in Europe 2005-2007: a population-based survey
Per Egil Kummervold
Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway, PO Box 35, N 9038 Tromsø, Norway
J Med Internet Res 10:e42. 2008
..People are using the Internet for various health-related purposes. It is important to monitor such use as it may have an impact on the individual's health and behavior, patient-practitioner roles, and on general health care provision...
- European bat Lyssavirus transmission among cats, Europe
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Emerg Infect Dis 15:280-4. 2009
..We identified 2 cases of European bat lyssavirus subtype 1 transmission to domestic carnivores (cats) in France. Bat-to-cat transmission is suspected. Low amounts of virus antigen in cat brain made diagnosis difficult...
- Molecular epidemiology of community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Europe
Jonathan A Otter
Department of Infection, King s College London and St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
Lancet Infect Dis 10:227-39. 2010
..Although data are limited, the prevalence of community-associated MRSA in Europe seems to be low but is increasing...
- The prevention of dementia with antihypertensive treatment: new evidence from the Systolic Hypertension in Europe (Syst-Eur) study
Department of Geriatrics, Hopital Broca, CHU Cochin, University of Paris V, 54 56 Rue Pascal, 75013 Paris, France
Arch Intern Med 162:2046-52. 2002
After the double-blind, placebo-controlled Systolic Hypertension in Europe (Syst-Eur) trial ended in February 1997, randomized patients were offered active study medication for a further period of observation.
- Incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Europe
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Piazza Giulio Cesare, Policlinico, 70121 Bari, Italy
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81:385-90. 2010
..To address these issues, the authors undertook a pooled analysis of European population based ALS registries...
- Health impacts of long-term exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water in Europe: HIWATE
Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen
Centre for research in Environmental, Epidemiology CREAL, Parc de Recerca Biomédical de Barcelona PRBB, Barcelona, Spain
J Water Health 7:185-207. 2009
..The outcome will be improved risk assessment and better information for risk management. The work is divided into different topics (exposure assessment, epidemiology, risk assessment and management) and studies...
- Epidemiology of candidaemia in Europe: results of 28-month European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM) hospital-based surveillance study
A M Tortorano
Istituto di Igiene e Medicina Preventiva, Universita degli Studi, IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore, Via F Sforza 35, 20122 Milan, Italy
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:317-22. 2004
In order to update the epidemiological and mycological profile of candidaemia in Europe, the European Confederation of Medical Mycology conducted a prospective, sequential, hospital population-based study from September 1997 to December ..
- Ancient DNA, pig domestication, and the spread of the Neolithic into Europe
Department of Zoology, Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:15276-81. 2007
The Neolithic Revolution began 11,000 years ago in the Near East and preceded a westward migration into Europe of distinctive cultural groups and their agricultural economies, including domesticated animals and plants...
- Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Europe. The number of VTE events and associated morbidity and mortality
Alexander T Cohen
Vascular Medicine, Department of Surgery, King s College Hospital, London, SE5 9RS, UK
Thromb Haemost 98:756-64. 2007
..Given the availability of effective VTE prophylaxis, many of these events and deaths could have been prevented. These results have important implications for the allocation of healthcare resources...
- Confounding and effect modification in the short-term effects of ambient particles on total mortality: results from 29 European cities within the APHEA2 project
Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, 75 Mikras Asias Street, 115 27 Athens, Greece
Epidemiology 12:521-31. 2001
..Furthermore, they show that the heterogeneity found in the effect parameters among cities reflects real effect modification, which is explained by specific city characteristics...
- Ecology of yeasts in plant-bumblebee mutualism in Central Europe
Department of Biology, Philipps University Marburg, 35043 Marburg, Germany
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 50:87-100. 2004
- Reemergence of the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in North America, Western Europe, and Australia, 1996-2005
Patrick S Sullivan
Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Ann Epidemiol 19:423-31. 2009
- Health-economic burden of obesity in Europe
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
Eur J Epidemiol 23:499-509. 2008
..There remains a great need for prospective and standardised studies to provide more accurate estimates of costs for all European countries...
- Welfare state regimes and differences in self-perceived health in Europe: a multilevel analysis
Terje Andreas Eikemo
Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Soc Sci Med 66:2281-95. 2008
..People in countries with Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon welfare regimes were observed to have better self-perceived general health in comparison to Southern and East European welfare regimes...
- Cost of disorders of the brain in Europe
Stockholm Health Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Eur J Neurol 12:1-27. 2005
- The 2006 outbreak of bluetongue in northern Europe--the entomological perspective
Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen UR, P O Box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
Prev Vet Med 87:55-63. 2008
After bluetongue (BT) appeared in northern Europe in August 2006 entomological studies were implemented in all five affected Member States (MSs) to establish which species of Culicoides had acted as vectors...
- Stage at diagnosis is a key explanation of differences in breast cancer survival across Europe
Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Via Venezian 1, I 20133 Milan, Italy
Int J Cancer 106:416-22. 2003
..There was considerable variation across Europe in relative survival within each disease stage, but this was least marked for early node-negative tumours...
- Characteristics of binge drinkers in Europe
Research Department, Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems, PO Box 870, Lausanne 1001, Switzerland
Soc Sci Med 59:113-27. 2004
..the predominant adult and adolescent drinking culture with more binge drinking in the northern and middle parts of Europe compared to the southern parts...
- Bluetongue in Europe: past, present and future
Anthony J Wilson
Institute for Animal Health Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey GU24 0NF, UK
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:2669-81. 2009
The recent arrival in Northern and Western (NW) Europe of bluetongue virus (BTV), which causes the ruminant disease 'bluetongue', has raised the profile of this vector-borne ruminant disease and sparked discussions on the reasons for its ..
- A European study on the relationship between antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
Stef L A M Bronzwaer
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Postbak 75, PO Box 1, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Emerg Infect Dis 8:278-82. 2002
In Europe, antimicrobial resistance has been monitored since 1998 by the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS)...
- The EuroHeart Failure survey programme-- a survey on the quality of care among patients with heart failure in Europe. Part 1: patient characteristics and diagnosis
J G F Cleland
Department of Cardiology, University of Hull, Castle Hill Hospital, Castle Road, Kingston upon Hull HU16 5JQ UK
Eur Heart J 24:442-63. 2003
..Accordingly, the EuroHeart Failure survey was conducted to ascertain if appropriate tests were being performed with which to confirm or refute a diagnosis of heart failure and how this influenced subsequent management...
- Potentially inappropriate medication use among elderly home care patients in Europe
Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
JAMA 293:1348-58. 2005
..In contrast, in Europe little information is available about potentially inappropriate medication use and is based on small studies with ..
- Epidemiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and General Medicine, Level 7, North Wing, North Terrace, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Gut 54:710-7. 2005
..The small number of studies eligible for inclusion in this review highlights the need for global consensus on a symptom based definition of GORD...
- The prevalence of retinal vein occlusion: pooled data from population studies from the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia
Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Vic, Australia
Ophthalmology 117:313-9.e1. 2010
To summarize the prevalence of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) from studies in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
- Does informal care from children to their elderly parents substitute for formal care in Europe?
CREPP, HEC ULg Management School, Bd du Rectorat B31, 7, 4000 Liege, Belgium
J Health Econ 28:143-54. 2009
This paper analyzes the impact of informal care by adult children on the use of long-term care among the elderly in Europe and the effect of the level of the parent's disability on this relationship...
- High prevalence of ischaemia, infection and serious comorbidity in patients with diabetic foot disease in Europe. Baseline results from the Eurodiale study
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Maastricht, P Debeyelaan 25, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Diabetologia 50:18-25. 2007
..The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of diabetic patients with a foot ulcer in 14 European hospitals in ten countries...
- Incidence of DNA repair deficiency disorders in western Europe: Xeroderma pigmentosum, Cockayne syndrome and trichothiodystrophy
Wim J Kleijer
Department of Clinical Genetics, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
DNA Repair (Amst) 7:744-50. 2008
Laboratory diagnosis for DNA repair diseases has been performed in western Europe from the early seventies for xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) and from the mid-eighties for Cockayne syndrome (CS) and trichothiodystrophy (TTD)...
- Association of comorbid conditions and mortality in hemodialysis patients in Europe, Japan, and the United States: the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
David A Goodkin
Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
J Am Soc Nephrol 14:3270-7. 2003
..The crude 1-yr mortality rates were 6.6% in Japan, 15.6% in Europe, and 21.7% in the US...
- Practice guidelines of the European Society of Hypertension for clinic, ambulatory and self blood pressure measurement
Beaumont Hospital and Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Royal College of Surgeons, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland
J Hypertens 23:697-701. 2005
- Influenza activity in Europe during eight seasons (1999-2007): an evaluation of the indicators used to measure activity and an assessment of the timing, length and course of peak activity (spread) across Europe
Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, PO Box 1568, 3500BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
BMC Infect Dis 7:141. 2007
..The EISS dataset was used to characterise important epidemiological features of influenza activity in Europe during eight winters (1999-2007)...
- Impact of COPD in North America and Europe in 2000: subjects' perspective of Confronting COPD International Survey
University of Nebraska, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Section, Omaha 68198 5125, USA
Eur Respir J 20:799-805. 2002
..The mean age of the subjects was 63.3 yrs and 44.2% were female. Subjects with COPD in North America and Europe appear to underestimate their morbidity, as shown by the high proportion of subjects with limitations to their ..
- Effectiveness of school-based interventions in Europe to promote healthy nutrition in children and adolescents: systematic review of published and 'grey' literature
Eveline Van Cauwenberghe
Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Br J Nutr 103:781-97. 2010
..Evidence for effectiveness on anthropometrical obesity-related measures is lacking...
- A brief overview of photodynamic therapy in Europe
Department of Surgery, K Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF, United Kingdom
Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther 5:103-11. 2008
..We briefly review and highlight some of the landmarks of the development of clinical PDT in Europe.
- Depression as a predictor of mortality and hospitalization among hemodialysis patients in the United States and Europe
Antonio Alberto Lopes
Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Kidney Int 62:199-207. 2002
..We investigated whether risk of mortality and rate of hospitalization may be predicted from physician-diagnosed depression and patients' self-reports of depressive symptoms...
- Requirements for DXA for the management of osteoporosis in Europe
J A Kanis
WHO Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield Medical School, Beech Hill Road, Sheffield, S10 2RX, UK
Osteoporos Int 16:229-38. 2005
..The principal aim of this study was to estimate the requirements for DXA in Europe for the assessment and treatment of osteoporosis. Three assessment scenarios were chosen...
- Suicide methods in Europe: a gender-specific analysis of countries participating in the "European Alliance Against Depression"
Estonian Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute, Estonian Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Oie 39, Tallinn 11615, Estonia
J Epidemiol Community Health 62:545-51. 2008
To identify the most frequent gender-specific suicide methods in Europe.
- Glacial refugia: hotspots but not melting pots of genetic diversity
Remy J Petit
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, UMR Biodiversité, Génes et Ecosystémes, F 33612 Cestas, France
Science 300:1563-5. 2003
..However, the genetically most diverse populations were not located in the south but at intermediate latitudes, a likely consequence of the admixture of divergent lineages colonizing the continent from separate refugia...
- Antimicrobial drug use and resistance in Europe
Nienke van de Sande-Bruinsma
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Emerg Infect Dis 14:1722-30. 2008
..Ecologic studies based on routine surveillance data indicate a relation between use and resistance and support interventions designed to reduce antimicrobial drug consumption at a national level in Europe.
- Prevalence and spread of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe
Servicio de Microbiologia, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
Clin Microbiol Infect 14:144-53. 2008
..The first types described were derivatives of the TEM-1, TEM-2 and SHV-1 enzymes during the 1980s in Europe, mainly in Klebsiella pneumoniae associated with nosocomial outbreaks...
- EUROCARE-4. Survival of cancer patients diagnosed in 1995-1999. Results and commentary
Department of Preventive and Predictive Medicine, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
Eur J Cancer 45:931-91. 2009
..For all cancers, 5-year survival conditional to surviving 1-year was higher and varied less with region, than the overall relative survival...
- Long-term survival expectations of cancer patients in Europe in 2000-2002
Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Eur J Cancer 45:1028-41. 2009
..For most cancer sites, survival in countries from Northern Europe, Central Europe and Southern Europe was substantially higher than in the United Kingdom and Ireland and in ..
- Distribution and determinants of house dust mite allergens in Europe: the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II
Jan Paul Zock
Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:682-90. 2006
- Antimicrobial susceptibility among organisms from the Asia/Pacific Rim, Europe and Latin and North America collected as part of TEST and the in vitro activity of tigecycline
Ralf Rene Reinert
Institute for Medical Microbiology, National Reference Centre for Streptococci, Aachen, Germany
J Antimicrob Chemother 60:1018-29. 2007
To describe antimicrobial susceptibility among bacterial isolates associated with hospital infections collected from 266 centres in Asia/Pacific Rim (n = 1,947), North America (n = 24,283), Latin America (n = 1,957) and Europe (n = 8,796).
- Correlation between genetic and geographic structure in Europe
Department of Forensic Molecular Biology, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Curr Biol 18:1241-8. 2008
..Previous population genetic analyses with autosomal markers in Europe either had a wide geographic but narrow genomic coverage [1, 2], or vice versa [3-6]...
- Population level of unmet need for mental healthcare in Europe
Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, 88 E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Br J Psychiatry 190:299-306. 2007
..The high prevalence of mental disorders has fuelled controversy about the need for mental health services...
- Assisted reproductive technology in Europe, 2004: results generated from European registers by ESHRE
A Nyboe Andersen
ESHRE Central Office, Meerstraat 60, B 1852 Grimbergen, Belgium
Hum Reprod 23:756-71. 2008
..European results of assisted reproductive techniques from treatments initiated during 2004 are presented in this eighth report...
- Impact of osteoporosis treatment adherence on fracture rates in North America and Europe
Ethel S Siris
Toni Stabile Osteoporosis Center, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York 10032, USA
Am J Med 122:S3-13. 2009
- Spread of vector-borne diseases and neglect of Leishmaniasis, Europe
Jean Claude Dujardin
Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde, Antwerp, Belgium
Emerg Infect Dis 14:1013-8. 2008
The risk for reintroduction of some exotic vector-borne diseases in Europe has become a hot topic, while the reality of others is neglected at the public health policy level...
- Physical activity levels and patterns of 9- and 15-yr-old European children
Chris J Riddoch
Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:86-92. 2004
..Very limited physical activity data exist that have been collected from representative samples of children and even fewer data collected where physical activity has been measured using objective methods...
- Standardization and quality control studies of 'real-time' quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction of fusion gene transcripts for residual disease detection in leukemia - a Europe Against Cancer program
Department of Hematology Biology, Institut Paoli Calmettes, France
Leukemia 17:2318-57. 2003
..for TaqMan-based real-time quantitative PCR (RQ-PCR) analysis of the main leukemia-associated FGs within the Europe Against Cancer (EAC) program...
- Candidaemia in Europe: epidemiology and resistance
Anna Maria Tortorano
Istituto di Igiene e Medicina Preventiva, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Pascal 36, 20133 Milan, Italy
Int J Antimicrob Agents 27:359-66. 2006
..From an analysis of multi-institutional surveys of Candida BSIs performed in Europe, including the large prospective survey by the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (2089 episodes from ..
- The prevalence of abnormal glucose regulation in patients with coronary artery disease across Europe. The Euro Heart Survey on diabetes and the heart
Department of Cardiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
Eur Heart J 25:1880-90. 2004
..The objective behind the Euro Heart Survey on diabetes and the heart was to study the prevalence of abnormal glucose regulation in adult patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
- Biodiversity differences between managed and unmanaged forests: meta-analysis of species richness in Europe
Cemagref, UR EFNO, Domaine des Barres, F 45290 Nogent sur Vernisson, France
Conserv Biol 24:101-12. 2010
..present pressures on forest resources have led to a drastic decrease in the surface area of unmanaged forests in Europe. Changes in forest structure, composition, and dynamics inevitably lead to changes in the biodiversity of forest-..
- Biodiversity of pig breeds from China and Europe estimated from pooled DNA samples: differences in microsatellite variation between two areas of domestication
Hendrik Jan Megens
Wageningen University, Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, PO Box 338, 6700AH, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Genet Sel Evol 40:103-28. 2008
..Comparing correlations between genetic distance and heterozygosity revealed that China and Europe represent different domestication or breed formation processes...
- The introduction history of invasive garden ants in Europe: integrating genetic, chemical and behavioural approaches
Line V Ugelvig
Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
BMC Biol 6:11. 2008
..In this study, we aim to reconstruct the invasion history of this ant in Europe analysing 14 populations with three complementary approaches: genetic microsatellite analysis, chemical analysis ..