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Quantification of clinical morbidity associated with schistosome infection in sub-Saharan Africa.
Health policy making in developing countries requires estimates of the (global) burden of disease. At present, most of the available data on schistosomiasis is limited to numbers of individualsExpand
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Outdoor air temperature and mortality in The Netherlands: a time-series analysis.
Death rates become progressively higher when outdoor air temperature rises above or falls below 20-25 degrees C. This study addresses the question of whether this relation is largely attributable toExpand
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Environmental Factors Contributing to the Spread of H5N1 Avian Influenza in Mainland China
BACKGROUND Since late 2003, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks caused by infection with H5N1 virus has led to the deaths of millions of poultry and more than 10 thousands of wildExpand
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Weighted averaging, logistic regression and the Gaussian response model
The indicator value and ecological amplitude of a species with respect to a quantitative environmental variable can be estimated from data on species occurrence and environment. A simple weightedExpand
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Gastric cancer risk in patients with premalignant gastric lesions: a nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands.
BACKGROUND & AIMS A cascade of precursor lesions (eg, atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, and dysplasia) precedes most gastric adenocarcinomas. Quantification of gastric cancer risk inExpand
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Serum antimullerian hormone levels best reflect the reproductive decline with age in normal women with proven fertility: a longitudinal study.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess which of the basal ovarian reserve markers provides the best reflection of the changes occurring in ovarian function over time (i.e., reproductiveExpand
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Euthanasia and other medical decisions concerning the end of life
This article presents the first results of the Dutch nationwide study on euthanasia and other medical decisions concerning the end of life (MDEL). The study was done at the request of the DutchExpand
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Antral follicle counts by transvaginal ultrasonography are related to age in women with proven natural fertility.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relation between reproductive age and ultrasound (US)-based follicle counts and the reproducibility of follicle counts in regularly cycling women with proven fertility.Expand
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Anti-Müllerian hormone levels in the spontaneous menstrual cycle do not show substantial fluctuation.
CONTEXT Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), a quantitative marker for ovarian reserve, has been suggested to be independent of the classical endocrine fluctuations of the menstrual cycle. OBJECTIVE TheExpand
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Aging, retirement, and changes in physical activity: prospective cohort findings from the GLOBE study.
There is increased recognition that determinants of health should be investigated in a life-course perspective. Retirement is a major transition in the life course and offers opportunities forExpand
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