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  1. ncbi Emotional and behavioural problems in migrant adolescents in Belgium
    Ilse Derluyn
    Department of Orthopedagogics, Ghent University, H Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 17:54-62. 2008
  2. ncbi Introduction and establishment of the exotic mosquito species Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium
    V Versteirt
    Department of Parasitology, Entomology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Med Entomol 46:1464-7. 2009
  3. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in swine farm personnel, Belgium
    Olivier Denis
    Universite Libre de Bruxelles Hopital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1098-101. 2009
  4. ncbi Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among residents of nursing homes in Belgium
    Olivier Denis
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Department of Microbiology, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    J Antimicrob Chemother 64:1299-306. 2009
  5. ncbi Prevalence and demography of transsexualism in Belgium
    G De Cuypere
    Department of Sexology and Gender Problems, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Eur Psychiatry 22:137-41. 2007
  6. ncbi Post-mortem findings and causes of death of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded from 1990 to 2000 along the coastlines of Belgium and Northern France
    T Jauniaux
    Department of Pathology, Veterinary College, Liege, B43, 4000, Belgium
    J Comp Pathol 126:243-53. 2002
  7. ncbi Gastrointestinal protozoa in non-human primates of four zoological gardens in Belgium
    Bruno Levecke
    Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 148:236-46. 2007
  8. ncbi Molecular epidemiology with subtype analysis of Cryptosporidium in calves in Belgium
    T Geurden
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Parasitology 134:1981-7. 2007
  9. pmc Subgroup prevalence and genotype circulation patterns of human respiratory syncytial virus in Belgium during ten successive epidemic seasons
    Kalina T Zlateva
    Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, University of Leuven, Minderbroedersstraat 10, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3022-30. 2007
  10. pmc Mining social mixing patterns for infectious disease models based on a two-day population survey in Belgium
    Niel Hens
    Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics I BioStat, Hasselt University and Catholic University of Leuven, Agoralaan 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 9:5. 2009

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  1. ncbi Emotional and behavioural problems in migrant adolescents in Belgium
    Ilse Derluyn
    Department of Orthopedagogics, Ghent University, H Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 17:54-62. 2008
    ..at investigating the prevalence of emotional and behavioural problems in recently arrived migrant adolescents in Belgium, compared to Belgian peers...
  2. ncbi Introduction and establishment of the exotic mosquito species Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium
    V Versteirt
    Department of Parasitology, Entomology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Med Entomol 46:1464-7. 2009
    ..of the potential vector species Aedes (Finlaya) japonicusjaponicus (Theobald) (Diptera: Culicidae) in southern Belgium is reported. The species was most likely introduced through the international trade in used tires...
  3. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in swine farm personnel, Belgium
    Olivier Denis
    Universite Libre de Bruxelles Hopital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1098-101. 2009
    We assessed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in persons on 49 swine farms in Belgium. Surveys showed that 48 (37.8%) persons carried MRSA ST398 and 1 (0.8%) had concurrent skin infection...
  4. ncbi Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among residents of nursing homes in Belgium
    Olivier Denis
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Department of Microbiology, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    J Antimicrob Chemother 64:1299-306. 2009
    A national survey was conducted to determine the prevalence, risk factors and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage among nursing home (NH) residents in Belgium.
  5. ncbi Prevalence and demography of transsexualism in Belgium
    G De Cuypere
    Department of Sexology and Gender Problems, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Eur Psychiatry 22:137-41. 2007
    ..This prevalence and demographic study analyses data on all Belgian individuals who have undergone SRS since that year...
  6. ncbi Post-mortem findings and causes of death of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded from 1990 to 2000 along the coastlines of Belgium and Northern France
    T Jauniaux
    Department of Pathology, Veterinary College, Liege, B43, 4000, Belgium
    J Comp Pathol 126:243-53. 2002
    ..The cause of the increased numbers of carcasses in 1999 was unclear but did not include viral epizootics or net entanglement. A temporary increase in the porpoise population in the southern North Sea may have been responsible...
  7. ncbi Gastrointestinal protozoa in non-human primates of four zoological gardens in Belgium
    Bruno Levecke
    Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 148:236-46. 2007
    ..was conducted to estimate the occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in NHP of four zoological gardens in Belgium. Between August 2004 and April 2006, 910 faecal samples were collected from 222 animals housed in 39 groups...
  8. ncbi Molecular epidemiology with subtype analysis of Cryptosporidium in calves in Belgium
    T Geurden
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Parasitology 134:1981-7. 2007
    ..in a cross-sectional epidemiological study on 100 dairy (n=499) and 50 beef (n=333) farms in East Flanders (Belgium), using a previously evaluated immunofluorescence assay (Merifluor)...
  9. pmc Subgroup prevalence and genotype circulation patterns of human respiratory syncytial virus in Belgium during ten successive epidemic seasons
    Kalina T Zlateva
    Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, University of Leuven, Minderbroedersstraat 10, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3022-30. 2007
    ..The subgroup prevalence and genotype distribution patterns of HRSV strains were investigated in a community in Belgium during 10 successive epidemic seasons (1996 to 2006)...
  10. pmc Mining social mixing patterns for infectious disease models based on a two-day population survey in Belgium
    Niel Hens
    Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics I BioStat, Hasselt University and Catholic University of Leuven, Agoralaan 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 9:5. 2009
    ..In order to better inform such estimates, a population based contact survey has been carried out in Belgium over the period March-May 2006...
  11. ncbi References for growth and pubertal development from birth to 21 years in Flanders, Belgium
    M Roelants
    Laboratory of Anthropogenetics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Belgium
    Ann Hum Biol 36:680-94. 2009
    ..Reference charts that were until recently used in Belgium are based on samples collected more than 30 years ago, and references for body mass index (BMI) and pubertal ..
  12. ncbi Characterization of indoor air quality in primary schools in Antwerp, Belgium
    M Stranger
    Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Indoor Air 18:454-63. 2008
    The indoor air quality of 27 primary schools located in the city centre and suburbs of Antwerp, Belgium, was assessed. The primary aim was to obtain correlations between the various pollutant levels...
  13. pmc Development of palliative care and legalisation of euthanasia: antagonism or synergy?
    Jan L Bernheim
    End of Life Care Research Group, Department of Medical Sociology and Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    BMJ 336:864-7. 2008
  14. ncbi First record of Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus in Belgium
    Francis Schaffner
    Adege, EID Méditerranée, 165 avenue Paul Rimbaud, 34184 Montpellier Cedex 4, France
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20:201-3. 2004
    The 1st record of Aedes albopictus in Belgium was made in a village in Oost-Vlaanderen Province...
  15. pmc Clonal population structure and antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter jejuni in chicken meat from Belgium
    Ihab Habib
    Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:4264-72. 2009
    ..jejuni isolates from 135 chicken meat preparations sampled across Belgium. Isolates were further typed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and their susceptibilities to six ..
  16. ncbi Trend of cervical cancer mortality in Belgium (1954-1994): tentative solution for the certification problem of unspecified uterine cancer
    Marc Arbyn
    Department of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Cancer 102:649-54. 2002
    We investigated the evolution of mortality from cervical cancer in Belgium between 1954 and 1994 in terms of absolute number of deaths, and standardised and age-specific mortality rates...
  17. ncbi Incidence of hantavirus infections in Belgium
    P Heyman
    Research Laboratory for Vector Borne Diseases, Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Virus Res 77:71-80. 2001
    ..This paper summarises the available data on hantavirus cases in Belgium. These data enable the demonstration of the existence of a 3-year epidemic cycle in Belgium, which is apparently ..
  18. ncbi Bluetongue virus detection by real-time RT-PCR in Culicoides captured during the 2006 epizootic in Belgium and development of an internal control
    T Vanbinst
    Department of Virology, Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, Brussels, Belgium
    Transbound Emerg Dis 56:170-7. 2009
    After the emergence of bluetongue (BT) in Belgium in 2006, two types of entomological surveys were initiated, the one to identify the local vector species, and the other to study their population dynamics...
  19. ncbi An economic evaluation of cetuximab combined with radiotherapy for patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer in Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom
    Ben Brown
    IMS Health, London, UK
    Value Health 11:791-9. 2008
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  20. ncbi Multilocus genotyping of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in non-outbreak related cases of diarrhoea in human patients in Belgium
    T Geurden
    Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Parasitology 136:1161-8. 2009
    ..Furthermore, using a novel species-specific PCR based on the TPI gene, mixed infections with both assemblage A and B were detected in a large number (32.4%) of human patients, which might have important epidemiological implications...
  21. ncbi Prevalence and distribution of mastitis pathogens in subclinically infected dairy cows in Flanders, Belgium
    Sofie Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Res 74:478-83. 2007
    The main objective was to determine the prevalence of intramammary infections (IMI) in dairy cows in Flanders, Belgium. Data were obtained from quarter milk samples of dairy herds subjected to a mandatory yearly screening of all ..
  22. pmc Determinants of the geographic distribution of Puumala virus and Lyme borreliosis infections in Belgium
    Catherine Linard
    Department of Geography, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 6:15. 2007
    ..this study was to combine environmental and socio-economic factors to explain the spatial distribution of two emerging human diseases in Belgium, Puumala virus (PUUV) and Lyme borreliosis. Municipalities were taken as units of analysis.
  23. pmc Immunologic biomarkers in relation to exposure markers of PCBs and dioxins in Flemish adolescents (Belgium)
    Rosette L Van Den Heuvel
    Department of Toxicology, Vito Flemish Institute of Technological Research, Mol, Belgium
    Environ Health Perspect 110:595-600. 2002
    ..serum levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxin-like compounds after lifetime exposure in Flanders (Belgium)...
  24. ncbi Deliberate self-harm in young people: differences in prevalence and risk factors between the Netherlands and Belgium
    Gwendolyn Portzky
    Unit for Suicide Research, Dept of Psychiatry, University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, Gent 9000, Belgium
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 17:179-86. 2008
    ..This study aimed to examine prevalence and risk factors of deliberate self-harm in Dutch and Dutch-speaking Belgian adolescents...
  25. ncbi Establishing a reference interval for bone turnover markers in 637 healthy, young, premenopausal women from the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and the United States
    Sarah J Glover
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Bone Miner Res 24:389-97. 2009
    ..637 eligible women from four countries that participated in the Horizon-PFT study (United Kingdom, France, Belgium, United States). The women were 30-39 yr of age (mean, 34.6 yr), with regular cyclic menses...
  26. ncbi Sexual precocity after immigration from developing countries to Belgium: evidence of previous exposure to organochlorine pesticides
    M Krstevska-Konstantinova
    Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Laboratory of Toxicology, , C.H.U. Sart Tilman, , Belgium
    Hum Reprod 16:1020-6. 2001
    In a retrospective auxological study of 145 patients seen in Belgium during a 9-year period for treatment of precocious puberty, 28% appeared to be foreign children (39 girls, one boy) who immigrated 4 to 5 years earlier from 22 ..
  27. ncbi Prevalence, classification and perception of allergic and nonallergic rhinitis in Belgium
    C Bachert
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Allergy 61:693-8. 2006
    ..Allergic rhinitis (AR) and noninfectious, nonallergic rhinitis (NINA) are common disorders, which may prompt patients to seek medical help...
  28. ncbi Spatial and temporal dynamics of Puumala hantavirus infection in red bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) populations in Belgium
    S Escutenaire
    Department of Immunology Vaccinology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Bât B 43 bis, Boulevard de Colonster, 20, 4000, Liege, Belgium
    Virus Res 67:91-107. 2000
    ..of hantavirus infection and population densities in rodents were investigated from 1996 to 1999 in southern Belgium. Evidence of Puumala infection was restricted to Clethrionomys glareolus...
  29. ncbi Epidemiology of hepatitis C in Belgium: present and future
    Pierre Van Damme
    Epidemiologie en Sociale Geneeskunde, Centrum voor de Evaluatie van Vaccinaties, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen
    Acta Gastroenterol Belg 65:78-9. 2002
    Based on currently available epidemiological data, Belgium appears to belong to the low endemicity countries for hepatitis C, with an estimated annual incidence of 3/100,000 clinical cases; a survey among the Flemish population showed an ..
  30. ncbi Prevalence and molecular characterisation of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in lambs and goat kids in Belgium
    Thomas Geurden
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 155:142-5. 2008
    ..and Giardia was studied on 10 intensively reared sheep and goat farms in the province of East Flanders, Belgium. Random faecal samples were collected and examined using the Merifluor((R)) immunofluorescence assay...
  31. pmc Drastic decrease of Salmonella Enteritidis isolated from humans in Belgium in 2005, shift in phage types and influence on foodborne outbreaks
    J M Collard
    National Reference Center for Salmonella and Shigella, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    Epidemiol Infect 136:771-81. 2008
    In Belgium, non-typhoidal salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis are the two most frequently reported foodborne illnesses...
  32. ncbi Fasciola hepatica: an assessment on the vectorial capacity of Radix labiata and R. balthica commonly found in Belgium
    Y Caron
    Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, B 4000 Liege, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 149:95-103. 2007
    A previous study conducted in Belgium revealed that genetic material of Fasciola sp. was present in snail species belonging to the genus Radix...
  33. ncbi Echinococcus multilocularis and Toxocara canis in urban red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Brussels, Belgium
    B Brochier
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, Department of Microbiology, Division of Virology, Rue Juliette Wytsman 14, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Prev Vet Med 80:65-73. 2007
    ..87% (median value of 0%) and 12.7 to 26% (median value of 18.7%), respectively. For T. canis, a significantly higher risk to be a carrier occurs in cubs and a significantly lower risk in adults...
  34. ncbi Serological and genetic evidence for the presence of Seoul hantavirus in Rattus norvegicus in Flanders, Belgium
    Paul Heyman
    Research Laboratory for Vector Borne Diseases, Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Bruynstraat, Brussels, Belgium
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:51-6. 2009
    ..We here report genetic and serological evidence for the presence of SEOV virus in brown rat populations in Belgium. We also serologically screened an at-risk group that was in contact with R...
  35. ncbi The Coca-Cola incident in Belgium, June 1999
    B Nemery
    Department of Pneumology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Food Chem Toxicol 40:1657-67. 2002
    The present paper describes the outbreak of health complaints that occurred in Belgium, in June 1999, among schoolchildren and members of the general public in relation to the consumption of Coca-Cola and other soft drinks...
  36. ncbi Exposure of the elderly to potential nephrotoxic drug combinations in Belgium
    Hilde L E Smets
    Department of Nephrology Hypertension, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:1014-9. 2008
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  37. ncbi Giardia and other intestinal parasites in different dog populations in Northern Belgium
    E Claerebout
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 161:41-6. 2009
    ..this study were to obtain data on the prevalence of intestinal parasites in different dog populations in northern Belgium, to estimate the zoonotic risk associated with these infections and to identify potential risk factors...
  38. ncbi Quantification and evaluation of antimicrobial drug use in group treatments for fattening pigs in Belgium
    Tom Timmerman
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Veterinary Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Prev Vet Med 74:251-63. 2006
    ..Because consumption data are not available in Belgium, a study was conducted between March and October 2003 to investigate the antimicrobial drug consumption in pigs, ..
  39. ncbi Neonatal haemoglobinopathy screening in Belgium
    B Gulbis
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Pathol 62:49-52. 2009
    ..A neonatal haemoglobinopathy screening programme was implemented in Brussels more than a decade ago and in Liège 5 years ago; the programme was adapted to the local situation...
  40. ncbi Male sex workers in Antwerp, Belgium: a descriptive study
    E Leuridan
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J STD AIDS 16:744-8. 2005
    ..STI), sociodemographic and behavioural characteristics in a population of male sex workers (MSW) in Antwerp, Belgium. Between September 1999 and March 2004, 129 MSW were reached by Gh@pro, an outreach programme providing ..
  41. ncbi Trends in preterm births in Flanders, Belgium, from 1991 to 2002
    Marc J N C Keirse
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:522-32. 2009
    ..This indicates that changes in the frequency of these known predictors are insufficient to explain the steady increase in preterm, very preterm and severely preterm births over more than a decade...
  42. ncbi Prevalence of hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and humeral head osteochondrosis in dog breeds in Belgium
    F Coopman
    Department of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Rec 163:654-8. 2008
    ..estimate the prevalence of hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and humeral head osteochondrosis in the dog breeds in Belgium, and these have been compared with reported prevalence data from other countries...
  43. ncbi Trends in social inequalities in obesity: Belgium, 1997 to 2004
    Rana Charafeddine
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    Prev Med 48:54-8. 2009
    Studies examining the time trend in social inequalities in obesity have yielded diverse results. The aim of this study is to investigate whether social inequalities in obesity have increased overtime in Belgium.
  44. ncbi Obstacles to the implementation of evidence-based physiotherapy in practice: a focus group-based study in Belgium (Flanders)
    Hannes Karin
    Andragogical and Medical Social Sciences, Research Fellow Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Physiother Theory Pract 25:476-88. 2009
    ..Direct access to physiotherapy has not yet been considered in Belgium. However, it could have major advantages for physiotherapists who are in favour of a more autonomous, ..
  45. ncbi Assessment of human exposure to Bisphenol-A, Triclosan and Tetrabromobisphenol-A through indoor dust intake in Belgium
    Tinne Geens
    Toxicological Center, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp Wilrijk, Belgium
    Chemosphere 76:755-60. 2009
    ..the concentrations of BPA, TCS and TBBPA in indoor dust samples from 18 houses and 2 offices in Flanders, Belgium. The analysis was performed using solid-liquid extraction, clean-up and measurement by liquid chromatography-..
  46. ncbi Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis in Belgium: an underestimated cause of disease
    P Heyman
    Research Laboratory for Vector Borne Diseases, Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Bruynstraat 1, Brussels B 1120, Belgium
    J Infect 47:129-32. 2003
    ..The available serology results indicate that HGE should be included in the screening panel when a tick-borne disease is suspected...
  47. ncbi The economic impact of dementia in Belgium: results of the National Dementia Economic Study (NADES)
    J Scuvee-Moreau
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Liege, Belgium
    Acta Neurol Belg 102:104-13. 2002
    ..To estimate costs associated with dementia and its severity and to identify main cost determinants...
  48. ncbi Direct costs of hip fractures in patients over 60 years of age in Belgium
    J Y Reginster
    WHO Collaborating Center for Public Health Aspects of Osteoarticular Disorders, Liege, Belgium
    Pharmacoeconomics 15:507-14. 1999
    ..However, in Belgium, very few data on the financial burden of hip fractures are available and no updated estimates have been made...
  49. pmc Nurses' views on their involvement in euthanasia: a qualitative study in Flanders (Belgium)
    B Dierckx de Casterle
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Med Ethics 32:187-92. 2006
    ..Although nurses worldwide are confronted with euthanasia requests from patients, the views of palliative care nurses on their involvement in euthanasia remain unclear...
  50. ncbi Health risk assessment of dioxin emissions from municipal waste incinerators: the Neerlandquarter (Wilrijk, Belgium)
    J Nouwen
    Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO, Mol, Belgium
    Chemosphere 43:909-23. 2001
    ..There was no evidence for enhanced exposure to genotoxicants based on a comparison of chromosomal damage to blood cells of children from the study area to those from a control group...
  51. ncbi The future of intercultural mediation in Belgium
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 46:253-9. 2002
    ..The need for intercultural mediation in Belgium Health Care was measured by asking intercultural mediators to complete a questionnaire about situations in which ..
  52. ncbi Socio-economic inequalities in health expectancy in Belgium
    N Bossuyt
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology, J Wytsmanstraat 14, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Public Health 118:3-10. 2004
    ..Interview Survey 1997 has enabled assessment of the association between the level of education and health in Belgium using the composite indicator 'health expectancy'...
  53. ncbi Serum antibodies against circulating influenza strains among vaccinated and unvaccinated general practitioners during two consecutive years (2002-2003)
    Barbara Michiels
    Centre for General Practice, University of Antwerp Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk Antwerpen, Belgium
    Vaccine 24:3145-52. 2006
    ..Besides vaccination, the (high) basic antibody titre before vaccination and working in a child and family preventive medicine unit were predicting a protective antibody level in GPs...
  54. ncbi Involvement of nurses in caring for patients requesting euthanasia in Flanders (Belgium): a qualitative study
    Nele De Bal
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:589-99. 2006
    ..Although nurses worldwide are confronted with euthanasia requests, how nurses experience their involvement in euthanasia remains unclear...
  55. ncbi Larger than usual increase in cases of hantavirus infections in Belgium, France and Germany, June 2005
    Alexandra Mailles
    Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France
    Euro Surveill 10:E050721.4. 2005
  56. pmc Clonal emergence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (CTX-M-2)-producing Salmonella enterica serovar Virchow isolates with reduced susceptibilities to ciprofloxacin among poultry and humans in Belgium and France (2000 to 2003)
    Sophie Bertrand
    National Reference Centre for Salmonella and Shigella, Bacteriology Division, Scientific Institute of Public Health, 14 Wytsman Street, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2897-903. 2006
    ..CTX-M-2-producing Salmonella with a reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones constitutes a major concern, since such strains could disseminate on a large scale and jeopardize classical antibiotic therapy in immunocompromised patients...
  57. ncbi A seven-year survey of Campylobacter contamination in meat at different production stages in Belgium
    Y Ghafir
    Belgian National Reference Laboratory in Food Microbiology for the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, University of Liege, Department of Food Sciences, Microbiology, Bat B43b, Sart Tilman, 4000 Liege, Belgium
    Int J Food Microbiol 116:111-20. 2007
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  58. ncbi Silent iodine prophylaxis in Western Europe only partly corrects iodine deficiency; the case of Belgium
    F Delange
    International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders ICCIDD, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Endocrinol 143:189-96. 2000
    b>Belgium is one of the Western European countries in which no program of iodine-deficiency correction using iodized salt has been implemented, in spite of well-documented mild iodine deficiency...
  59. pmc Bacitracin-resistant clone of Streptococcus pyogenes isolated from pharyngitis patients in Belgium
    Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, University of Antwerp UIA, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 41:5282-4. 2003
    We report 16 bacitracin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes isolates recovered from pharyngitis patients in Belgium, 14 of which belonged to a particular emm type (emm28)...
  60. ncbi Echinococcus multilocularis in Belgium: prevalence in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and in different species of potential intermediate hosts
    R Hanosset
    Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Boulevard de Colonster 20, B 43, B4000 Liege, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 151:212-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide data on the prevalences in Wallonia (Southern part of Belgium) both in the red fox and in different potential intermediate hosts...
  61. ncbi Service use in family caregivers of persons with dementia in Belgium: psychological and social factors
    Marc Roelands
    Department of Psychology, Aging Studies Research Group, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Health Soc Care Community 16:42-53. 2008
    ..characteristics of family caregivers of persons with dementia are related to community-based service use in Belgium. Two aspects were distinguished in service utilisation: volume (number of contacts) and diversity (number of ..
  62. ncbi Genetic variation in the endangered wild apple (Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill.) in Belgium as revealed by amplified fragment length polymorphism and microsatellite markers
    Els Coart
    Department of Plant Genetics and Breeding, Agricultural Research Centre, Caritasstraat 21, 9090 Melle, Belgium
    Mol Ecol 12:845-57. 2003
    ..AFLP) and microsatellite markers to develop a conservation genetics programme for the endangered wild apple in Belgium. In total, 76 putative wild apples (originating from Belgium and Germany), six presumed hybrids and 39 cultivars ..
  63. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C among drug users in Flanders, Belgium: association of genotype with clinical parameters and with sex- and drug-related risk behaviours
    C Mathei
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33 Blok J, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:514-22. 2005
    ..Finally, the results suggest that tattooing practices play a role in the spread of HCV among drug users...
  64. ncbi Prevalence and impact of generalized anxiety disorder and major depression in primary care in Belgium and Luxemburg: the GADIS study
    Marc Ansseau
    Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, CHU du Sart Tilman B35, University of Liege, 4000 Liege, Belgium
    Eur Psychiatry 20:229-35. 2005
    GADIS aims at determining the prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depression (MD) in primary care and their impact on the patient's functioning in Belgium and Luxemburg.
  65. ncbi A Bayesian modelling framework to estimate Campylobacter prevalence and culture methods sensitivity: application to a chicken meat survey in Belgium
    I Habib
    Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Appl Microbiol 105:2002-8. 2008
    ..To estimate the true prevalence of Campylobacter and the diagnostic sensitivity of routine detection methods by applying a Bayesian modelling approach...
  66. ncbi Radon risk mapping in southern Belgium: an application of geostatistical and GIS techniques
    H C Zh
    Faculte Polytechnique de Mons, Service de Geologie, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 272:203-10. 2001
    A data set of long-term radon measurements in approximately 2200 houses in southern Belgium has been collected in an on-going national radon survey. The spatial variation of indoor Rn concentrations is modelled by variograms...
  67. ncbi Congenital heart disease in 111 225 births in Belgium: birth prevalence, treatment and survival in the 21st century
    Philip Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Paediatr 98:472-7. 2009
    ..To investigate the birth prevalence, treatment modalities and short-term survival of children with congenital heart disease who were born in 2002...
  68. ncbi Dying at home or in an institution using death certificates to explore the factors associated with place of death
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Health Policy 78:319-29. 2006
    ..The knowledge of determinants of place of death is important for public health policy aimed at improving the quality of end-of-life care...
  69. ncbi Prevaccination distribution of human papillomavirus types in women attending at cervical cancer screening in Belgium
    Marc Arbyn
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, J Wytsmanstreet 14, BE 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:321-30. 2009
    ....
  70. ncbi Costs induced by hip fractures: a prospective controlled study in Belgium. Belgian Hip Fracture Study Group
    P Autier
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Osteoporos Int 11:373-80. 2000
    ..In conclusion, both acute hospital stays and subsequent medical care contribute significantly to medical costs induced by hip fractures...
  71. pmc Surveillance of antibiotic susceptibility patterns among Shigella sonnei strains isolated in Belgium during the 18-year period 1990 to 2007
    M Vrints
    Section of Bacteriology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1379-85. 2009
    ..and pattern of antimicrobial susceptibility of Shigella sonnei, the predominant species causing shigellosis in Belgium. Between 1990 and 2007, a total of 7,307 strains, mainly (98...
  72. ncbi Paleoparasitological remains revealed by seven historic contexts from "Place d'Armes", Namur, Belgium
    Gino Chaves da Rocha
    Escola Nacional de Saude Publica Sergio Arouca Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:43-52. 2006
    Human occupation for several centuries was recorded in the archaeological layers of "Place d'Armes", Namur, Belgium. Preventive archaeological excavations were carried out between 1996/1997 and seven historical strata were observed, from ..
  73. ncbi Culicoides trapping with Rothamsted suction traps before and during the bluetongue epidemic of 2006 in Belgium
    C Fassotte
    Department of Biological Control and Plant Genetic Resources, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre CRA W, Chemin de Liroux 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Prev Vet Med 87:74-83. 2008
    The collection of biting midges was taking place some months before the first bluetongue outbreak in Belgium in August 2006...
  74. ncbi Bluetongue in Belgium: episode II
    E Meroc
    Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, Co ordination Centre for Veterinary Diagnostics, Brussels, Belgium
    Transbound Emerg Dis 56:39-48. 2009
    ..The first BTV-8-case of the year 2007 in Belgium was notified in July. This case was the starting point of a second wave of BT outbreaks...
  75. ncbi Disclosure and health-seeking behaviour following intimate partner violence before and during pregnancy in Flanders, Belgium: a survey surveillance study
    Kristien Roelens
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 137:37-42. 2008
    ....
  76. ncbi Place of death in metropolitan regions: metropolitan versus non-metropolitan variation in place of death in Belgium, The Netherlands and England
    Dirk Houttekier
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Health Place 16:132-9. 2010
    ..examined metropolitan/non-metropolitan variation in place of death of patients with life-limiting conditions in Belgium, The Netherlands and England...
  77. ncbi The EPIBEL study: outcomes to discharge from hospital for extremely preterm infants in Belgium
    Piet Vanhaesebrouck
    Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185 B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pediatrics 114:663-75. 2004
    ..To determine mortality and morbidity at discharge from the hospital of a large population-based cohort of infants who were born at <or=26 weeks' gestation...
  78. ncbi Reliability and validity of the Flemish Physical Activity Computerized Questionnaire in adults
    Lynn Matton
    Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:293-306. 2007
    ..From this study, it can be concluded that the FPACQ is a reliable and reasonably valid questionnaire for assessing different dimensions of physical activity and sedentary behavior...
  79. ncbi Birth outcomes of immigrant women in the United States, France, and Belgium
    S Guendelman
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Matern Child Health J 3:177-87. 1999
    To compare maternal characteristics and birth outcomes of Mexico-born and native-born mothers in the United States and those of North African mothers living in France and Belgium to French and Belgian nationals.
  80. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination: exploring caregiver(s) and "no medical care'' disease impact in Belgium
    Joke Bilcke
    Centre for Health Economics and Modelling Infectious Diseases, Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Med Decis Making 29:33-50. 2009
    To estimate the cost-effectiveness of universal childhood rotavirus vaccination in Belgium, taking into account the impact of caregiver burden and the burden of sick children for whom no medical care is sought ("no medical care'' ).
  81. ncbi Environmental exposure to cadmium and risk of cancer: a prospective population-based study
    Tim Nawrot
    Study Coordinating Centre, Hypertension and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Lancet Oncol 7:119-26. 2006
    ..We aimed to assess the association between environmental exposure to cadmium and cancer...
  82. ncbi The denominator in general practice, a new approach from the Intego database
    Stefaan Bartholomeeusen
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Fam Pract 22:442-7. 2005
    ..To determine the denominator or the 'population at risk' is a problem which has long been encountered in general practice-based epidemiological research. It is important for calculating epidemiological figures...
  83. ncbi School food policy at primary and secondary schools in Belgium-Flanders: does it influence young people's food habits?
    C A Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:271-7. 2005
    To describe the availability of food items at primary and secondary schools in Belgium-Flanders and to examine the influence of school food policy (availability of food items, school food rules, nutrition education programmes) and ..
  84. ncbi Antimicrobial resistance in nosocomial bloodstream infection associated with pneumonia and the value of systematic surveillance cultures in an adult intensive care unit
    Pieter O Depuydt
    Department of Intensive Care, Ghent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium
    Crit Care Med 34:653-9. 2006
    ..To study the occurrence of multiple-drug-resistant pathogens in nosocomial bloodstream infection associated with pneumonia. To evaluate prediction of multiple drug resistance by systematic surveillance cultures...
  85. ncbi Seroprotection against tetanus in patients attending an emergency department in Belgium and evaluation of a bedside immunotest
    Muriel Stubbe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 14:14-24. 2007
    ..In most emergency departments, tetanus prophylaxis currently relies on vaccination history. Bedside evaluation of tetanus immunity may improve this process...
  86. ncbi Distribution of hepatitis C virus genotypes among injecting drug users in contact with treatment centers in Belgium, 2004-2005
    M I Micalessi
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, Virology Section, Department of Microbiology, Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14, Brussels, Belgium
    J Med Virol 80:640-5. 2008
    ..determine the current prevalence of HCV genotypes in injecting drug users recruited at treatment centers all over Belgium, and to analyze if the distribution of genotypes was correlated with demographic characteristics, at-risk ..
  87. ncbi Molecular typing and epidemiology of enteroviruses identified from an outbreak of aseptic meningitis in Belgium during the summer of 2000
    Inge Thoelen
    Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, University of Leuven, Belgium
    J Med Virol 70:420-9. 2003
    ..From May to September 2000, a major outbreak of aseptic meningitis occurred in Belgium. Cerebrospinal fluid samples (CSF) of 122 patients were found to contain enterovirus RNA using diagnostic RT-PCR ..
  88. ncbi Analysis of two imported cases of yellow fever infection from Ivory Coast and The Gambia to Germany and Belgium
    Hi Gung Bae
    Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Virol 33:274-80. 2005
    ..Non-vaccinated travelers take a high risk without the effective protection of YFV 17D vaccination...
  89. ncbi European consensus on the medical management of acute radiation syndrome and analysis of the radiation accidents in Belgium and Senegal
    Patrick Gourmelon
    Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire, Laboratoire de radiopathologie et de thérapie expérimentale, BP 17, 92262 Fontenay aux Roses, France
    Health Phys 98:825-32. 2010
    ..Thus, a European standard for the evaluation and treatment of ARS victims is now available. This standard may be suitable for application around the world...
  90. ncbi Depression and generalised anxiety in the general population in Belgium: a comparison between native and immigrant groups
    Katia Levecque
    University of Antwerp, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences Research Unit on Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City OASeS, Belgium
    J Affect Disord 97:229-39. 2007
    Knowledge of the mental health status of the general population in Belgium is limited. Only recently have prevalence rates and risk factors for depression and generalised anxiety been identified...
  91. ncbi Population, environmental, and community effects on local bank vole (Myodes glareolus) Puumala virus infection in an area with low human incidence
    K Tersago
    Department of Biology, Research Group of Evolutionary Ecology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:235-44. 2008
    ..populations in an area with low human PUUV infection (nephropathia epidemica [NE]) incidence in northern Belgium was monitored for 2 consecutive years. Bank voles were trapped in preferred habitat and tested for anti-PUUV IgG...
  92. ncbi Prevalence of genotypic resistance among antiretroviral drug-naive HIV-1-infected patients in Belgium
    K Van Vaerenbergh
    Rega Institute for Medical Research, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Antivir Ther 6:63-70. 2001
    ..1995-1998) of genotypic resistance to antiviral drugs in antiretroviral drug-naive HIV-1-infected patients in Belgium. DESIGN: Belgian Aids Reference Laboratories provided retrospective samples and clinical data from antiretroviral ..
  93. ncbi Antimicrobial susceptibility of anaerobic bacteria in Belgium as determined by E-test methodology
    Y Glupczynski
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Cliniques Universitaires de Mont Godinne, 5530 Yvoir, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:261-7. 2009
    The objective was to collect recent data on the antibiotic susceptibility of clinically significant anaerobes in Belgium. A total of 333 anaerobic clinical isolates from various body sites were prospectively collected between 2005 and ..
  94. ncbi Nematode parasitism in adult dairy cows in Belgium
    J Agneessens
    Department of Parasitology, University of Gent, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 90:83-92. 2000
    ..period of 1 year, from November 1997 to October 1998, the abomasa, blood and faecal samples of 121 dairy cows in Belgium were collected and examined for nematode infections. Nematodes were present in the abomasa of 110 animals...
  95. ncbi Spatial and temporal variations in the occurrence of cocaine and benzoylecgonine in waste- and surface water from Belgium and removal during wastewater treatment
    Alexander L N van Nuijs
    Toxicological Centre, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp UA, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Water Res 43:1341-9. 2009
    ..BE), in water samples was applied to 10 river sites and 30 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Belgium. Each river site was sampled twice, during the summer of 2007 and the winter of 2007-2008, while each WWTP was ..
  96. ncbi High prevalence of pituitary adenomas: a cross-sectional study in the province of Liege, Belgium
    Adrian F Daly
    Department of Endocrinology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liege, Domaine Universitaire du Sart Tilman, 4000 Liege, Belgium
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:4769-75. 2006
    ..Prevalence data are important for assessing the burden of disease on the health care system; data on pituitary adenoma prevalence are very scarce...
  97. ncbi Prevalence and demographic features of childhood growth hormone deficiency in Belgium during the period 1986-2001
    M Thomas
    Belgian Study Group for Paediatric Endocrinology, Belgium
    Eur J Endocrinol 151:67-72. 2004
    ..of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) all children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) living in Belgium are offered rhGH treatment after approval by a peer-review board...
  98. ncbi Prevalence and correlates of erectile dysfunction in a population-based study in Belgium
    Rudolf Mak
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur Urol 41:132-8. 2002
    This study aims to estimate the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in the male population of Belgium, and to study its correlation with education, the international prostate symptom scale (IPSS), sexual activity, depression, body ..
  99. ncbi Epidemiology of suicide and suicide attempts in Belgium: results from the sentinel network of general practitioners
    Nathalie Bossuyt
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 52:153-7. 2007
    To estimate the evolution of incidence of (attempted) suicide between 1993 and 2001 in Belgium and to examine trends in methods, first caretaker and aspects of seasonality.
  100. ncbi Preeclampsia and birthweight by gestational age in singleton pregnancies in Flanders, Belgium: a prospective study
    Y Jacquemyn
    Department of Obstetrics, Antwerp University Hospital UZA, Brussels
    Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 33:96-8. 2006
    ..We aimed to analyse the influence of chronic hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational hypertension and superimposed preeclampsia on birth weight in singleton pregnancies at different gestational ages...
  101. ncbi Vaccination coverage estimates by EPI cluster sampling survey of children (18-24 months) in Flanders, Belgium
    A Vellinga
    Free University of Brussels, Community Medicine, Belgium
    Acta Paediatr 91:599-603. 2002
    A random cluster sample according to the EPI cluster sampling technique was conducted in 1999 in Flanders (North Belgium) to ascertain the vaccination coverage of 18 to 24-mo-old children. Polio is the only mandatory vaccine...

Research Grants62

  1. AMINO ACIDS IN URINE, DIET & BP: INT'L POPULATION STUDY
    Martha Daviglus; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..by high performance automatic amino acid analyzers in the INTERMAP Central Laboratory in Leuven, Belgium. Regression coefficients for AA-BP relationships are to be computed without and with correction for reliability (..
  2. Developmental Genetic Epidemiology of Smoking
    Hermine H Maes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Data are from the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Australia and Sweden...
  3. XV International Conference on Human Retrovirology: HTLV and Related Viruses
    Edward L Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The 2011 meeting planned for Belgium will be the first European meeting since 2001...
  4. Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein translation regulator function: interactions
    MIHAELA R MIHAILESCU; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..There is recent evidence that the fragile X syndrome is caused in a patient in Belgium by a G insertion in the RGG box coding region of the FMR1 gene, which leads to a C-terminus frame shifted FMRP...
  5. Sterilization Patterns In the United States
    Mieke C W Eeckhaut; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..gathered data on contraceptive use as part of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP);Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Germany, Romania, and Russia...
  6. MAM'Out project: evaluation of innovative approaches to prevent acute malnutritio
    Patrick Kolsteren; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and supported through a multi-annual formalized collaboration by two research institutions: Gent University (Belgium) and AgroParisTech University (France). The total length of the project is 3...
  7. 2012 Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Gordon Research Conference
    Rohit V Pappu; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Rohit Pappu from Washington University in St. Louis, USA and Dr. Peter Tompa from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. The long-held view has been that proteins have to form ordered three-dimensional structures in order to achieve ..
  8. Transmission dynamics and spillover of avian influenza under changing agricultura
    Xiangming Xiao; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The project will further strengthen the international collaboration amongst the USA, China, Thailand, UK and Belgium in the area of disease ecology and public health, which will make a significant contribution to the mission of ..
  9. Alcoholism and Stress: A Framework for Future Treatment Strategies
    Marisa Roberto; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..from all over the world, including, but not limited to the following countries: Russia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and ..
  10. A Comparative History of Twentieth-Century Catholic Hospitals
    Barbra Mann Wall; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..in the Pacific Northwest, a French-Canadian congregation;the Alexian Brothers in Chicago, who originated in Belgium and Germany as medieval lay mendicants;the Daughters of Charity in Texas, founded by the American-born Elizabeth ..
  11. ENGINEERING APPROACHES TO LOW VISION REHABILITATION
    Eli Peli; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Higgins, Lighthouse NY (driving simulator studies);Mark Tant, Belgian Road Safety Institute (on-road studies in Belgium with clinical help from the U. of Antwerp and Gent). Cynthia Owsley's team, U...
  12. Strengthening Bioethics Capacity and Justice in Health
    Stuart Rennie; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..University of North Carolina (UNC), Centre Interdisciplinaire Droit Ethique et Science de la Sante (CIDES, Belgium) and KSPH will strengthen the foundation of CIBAF's ongoing research, educational, consultation and network-..
  13. International Epi Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IEDEA) in central Africa (Region 9)
    Godfrey Woelk; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Additional international collaborators are: (1) Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium;(2) Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques Research Unites Mortalite Sante Epidemiologie et Population ..
  14. COMMUNITY BASED STUDY ON OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA, ECRHS-OA
    Manolis Kogevinas; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..is currently updated (ECRHS-II) following-up approximately 17,000 young adults from 12 countries (Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA)...
  15. IPEN: International Study of Built Environment, Physical Activity, and Obesity
    James F Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Physical activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) is led by investigators in the US, Australia and Belgium who have demonstrated common methods can be employed across countries...
  16. Bioinorganic Workshops in 2012 and 2014 and Bioinorganic Symposium in 2014
    Carsten Krebs; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..area of bioinorganic chemistry, workshops were offered from 1985 to 2003 at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and from 1990 to 2000 at the University of Georgia (UGA)...
  17. Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Vascular Anomalies
    Bjorn Reino Olsen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..continued funding for collaborative efforts of three research groups, two in Boston, and one in Brussels, Belgium to elucidate pathogenetic mechanisms of human vascular anomalies, to generate mouse models and identify ..
  18. FULLY THREE-DIMENSIONAL TOMOGRAPHY MEETING
    GRANT GULLBERG; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Meeting on Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology was held in Corsendonk, Belgium in July of 1991...
  19. Statistical Methods for Complex Dependent Dental Data
    David Todem; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..to dental caries, which could help answer some of these questions, is the Signal Tandmobiel project in Flanders (Belgium)...
  20. NUCLEOSIDES AS ANTI-ORTHOPOXVIRUS AGENTS
    JOHN SECRIST; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Ronald T. Borchardt of the University of Kansas, and Dr. Erik De Clercq of the Rega Institute in Belgium will be evaluating our compounds for their antipoxvirus activities and their SAH hydrolase inhibition. Dr...
  21. Population-based Surveillance for Zoonotic Influenza A
    Gregory Gray; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and North Carolina, and avian influenza has caused unusual human disease or deaths in Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Belgium, and likely the Eastern United States...
  22. Impact of HIV-1 Fitness on Disease Progression
    Eric Arts; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..been obtained from the Karolinska Insititute in Sweden and at the :Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. In SPECIFIC AIM 1, we will compete each patient isolate with our control HIV-1 strains to determine a relative ..
  23. 6th Biennial International Eosinophil Symposium - "Eosinophils 2009"
    Steven Ackerman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..International Eosinophil Symposium - "Eosinophils 2009", July 7-11, 2009 at the Hotel Crowne Plaza in Bruges, Belgium. These biennial symposia are held under the auspices of the International Eosinophil Society (IES)...
  24. Psychiatric Disorders/HIV Interface in Women in Congo
    Robert Ryder; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and the African Studies Center, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Catholic University (CU), Leuven, Belgium propose to strengthen the psychiatric disorders (PD) research capacity of the Center for Teaching and Research in ..
  25. FAT NUCLEOSIDES AND NUCLEOTIDES
    RAMACHANDRA HOSMANE; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..The ongoing collaborative arrangements with Professor E. De Clercq of Katholieke University, Leuven, Belgium will enable testing of the above compounds for antiviral activity in a broad range of viral assay systems...
  26. Cancer Prevention: Translation of Molecular Revolution
    Dean Brenner; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Dean Brenner (USA), Gad Rennert (Israel), Lawrence Freedman (Israel) and Jaak Janssens (Belgium). The objectives of this conference are: 1...
  27. International Symposium on Motor Control Using TMS
    Tibor Hortobagyi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Manto (Belgium) as co-chair will moderate the discussions...
  28. KIN, SAVING, AND HOUSEHOLDS OF THE ELDERLY
    George Alter; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Samples of the elderly will be drawn from population registers in the city of Verviers, Belgium for the years 1833 and 1866...
  29. XXV INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PSYCHOLOGY SCIENTIFIC MTG
    LEWIS LIPSITT; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..participating in the scientific program of the XXV International Congress of Psychology to be held in Brussels, Belgium July 19-24, 1992...
  30. Comprehensive NF1 Mutational Analysis in Leukemia Cells
    Ludwine Messiaen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Dr. Messiaen is a new recruit to UAB from Belgium where she developed more comprehensive methodologies for NF1 mutation analysis beyond the above-described assays...
  31. THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ANTIVIRAL RESEARCH
    Richard Whitley; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..in order to allow them to attend the Third International Conference on Antiviral Research to be held at Brussels, Belgium, from April 22-27, 1990...
  32. Domoic Acid and Neonatal Microglia Activation
    Alejandro Mayer; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..activated microglia cells and their mediators play in DOM-induced excitotoxic neuronal injury and thus contribute to potential novel approaches for the therapy of the neuropathology associated with Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning in humans ..
  33. Cerebral Microvascular Amyloid: Neuroinflammation and Cognitive Deficits
    William E Van Nostrand; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  34. Amyloid Beta Protein Precursor Influences Cerebral Thrombosis
    William E Van Nostrand; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This may lead to new avenues for developing strategies to regulate cerebral thrombosis and limit damage to the brain as a consequence of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. ..
  35. Ultrasound Polymeric Drug Delivery
    Robert Langer; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..4. Mathematical modeling of transdermal transport during LFS: Specifically, develop mathematical models to quantitatively predict the effect of ultrasound on transdermal transport and skin barrier recovery after sonophoresis. ..
  36. Type II secretion system of P. aeruginosa in acute lung infection
    Reuben Ramphal; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We wish to examine which of the many known toxins are involved in death and to explore new methods to block secretion of the toxins that may eventually be useful for therapy. ..
  37. Regulated expression of B. burgdorferi virulence genes
    FELIPE CARDENAS CABELLO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..burgdorferi. These tools will be used to identify genes that are potentially responsible for this organism's virulence and which could be targets for new vaccines and antibiotics against Lyme disease. ..
  38. Stress and Marijuana Cue-Elicited Craving and Reactivity
    Aimee McRae; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  39. Impact of Psychoactive Drugs on Delirium in ICU Patients
    Margaret Pisani; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Ultimately, we hope this work will lead to the development of specific interventions in ICU drug therapy vital to the care of more than four million critically ill patients in the United States. ..
  40. Vascularization of engineered cardiac tissue
    Robert Langer; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The vascularized constructs will be implanted and examined for integration with the host vasculature. We hypothesize that the vessel network created in vitro will promote the vascularization of the tissue in vivo. ..
  41. Economic Analysis of Pulmonary Artery Catheter Use
    Derek Angus; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  42. Genetic And Inflammatory Markers Of Sepsis
    Derek Angus; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  43. MICROCHIP DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM
    Robert Langer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  44. NEW SYNTHESIS OF BIOCHEMICALS WITH HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSTS
    Iwao Ojima; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In this project, we plan to develop new synthetic routes to a variety of enantiopure heterocyclic and carbocyclic compounds of medicinal interest featuring diastereoselective or enantioselective catalytic processes as the key steps. ..
  45. Early-life conditions, Social Mobility and Longevity
    George Alter; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This project brings together appropriate longitudinal data for four European countries in a comparative analysis of these issues. ..
  46. NON-PROTEIN AMINO ACIDS AND TAXOID ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Iwao Ojima; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Drug resistance in cancer chemotherapy is a serious problem. In order to solve this problem, the PI will continue his successful approach to the development of MDR reversal agents based on the strategic modification of baccatins. ..
  47. Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy(FNAB) Needle Device
    Vinod Shidham; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Apart from the worldwide market, the potential market in United States alone should exceed $1,500,000 per year. ..
  48. BETA AND ITS PRECURSOR INFLUENCE HEMOSTATIC ENZYMES
    William Van Nostrand; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  49. FLAGELLIN GLYCOSYLATION AND VIRULENCE OF P. AEROGINOSA
    Reuben Ramphal; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The existence of a central gene product involved in these could prove to be of great significance in controlling virulence. ..
  50. NATURAL HISTORY AND TREATMENT OUTCOME IN BRAIN AVM
    JP MOHR; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results are improving the prediction for short- and long-term outcome for embolization and surgery. ..
  51. AbetaPP and Cerebral Vasculopathy
    William Van Nostrand; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  52. CONTROLLED RELEASE OF MACROMOLECULES
    Robert Langer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our best performing polymer-DNA formulations, identified in aims one and two, wilt be assayed in vivo in mice for 1) delivery efficiency, 2) specificity and biodistribution, and 3) complement activation and initial safety profile. ..
  53. Decisionmaking in Pediatric Palliative Care
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  54. Stringent response and bmp expression in B. burgdorferi
    Felipe Cabello; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..burgdorferi from a descriptive paradigm to a paradigm framed by mechanistic and causal interpretations. ..
  55. Long-Term Outcomes of NO for Ventilated Premature Babies
    Derek Angus; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, our data will allow assessment of the robustness of early proxies for subsequent outcomes, key for future study design in this area. ..
  56. Intrabody Therapy in Drosophila for Huntington's Disease
    WILLIAM WOLFGANG; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If successful this will provide validation of intrabodies as disease therapeutics and impetus to proceed to preclinical testing in vertebrate models of HD. ..
  57. Atomoxetine Treatment for ADHD and Marijuana Dependence
    Aimee McRae Clark; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The project is designed to increase our knowledge of treatment options for patients with marijuana dependence, an area which has been under investigated. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  58. Career Training in Marijuana Dependence
    Aimee McRae; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The primary outcome measure will be marijuana use as assessed by self-report and weekly urine drug screens. The results of this study will help guide future directions for research in the area of marijuana dependence. ..
  59. Transgenic Model for Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
    William Van Nostrand; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  60. CONTROLLED RELEASE OF MACROMOLECULES
    Robert Langer; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The long-term objectives of this research are to develop robust DNA stabilization methods to meet the pharmaceutical requirements for controlled release gene delivery systems. ..