H. G. W. Pouwels

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This study aimed at identifying cognitive and emotional representations relevant for improving health care communication and quality of life (QoL) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). One-hundred-seventy-one COPD outpatients completed questionnaires on illness perceptions and QoL. After controlling for the effects of age, pulmonary(More)
Information gathered in the Zutphen Study, the Dutch contribution to the Seven Countries Study that started in the 1960s, was used in this study. Of the 1266 men invited to take part in the 1985 survey, 939 (74%) participated. All participants were interviewed according to the BMRC chronic non-specific lung disease (CNSLD) questionnaire and medically(More)
Equine influenza is a contagious disease caused by equine influenza virus which belongs to the orthomyxovirus family. Outbreaks of equine influenza cause severe economic loses to the horse industry and consequently horses in competition are required to be regularly vaccinated against equine influenza. Unlike the existing inactivated vaccines, Equilis(More)
Equine influenza is a contagious diseases caused by equine influenza viruses which belong to the orthomyxovirus family. Outbreaks of equine influenza cause severe economic loses to the horse industry and consequently competition horses are required to be regularly vaccinated against equine influenza. Currently available inactivated vaccines are only able to(More)
It has been recommended that modern equine influenza vaccines should contain an A/equi-1 strain and A/equi-2 strains of the American and European-like subtype. We describe here the efficacy of a modern updated inactivated equine influenza-herpesvirus combination vaccine against challenge with a recent American-like isolate of equine influenza(More)
Subunit vaccines prepared against feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection were evaluated in two trials. First, cats were immunized with bacterial expression products of an envelope fragment that contained the V3 neutralization domain of the FIV surface protein fused to either galactokinase (K-SU3) or glutathione-S-transferase (G-SU3). Quantitative and(More)
So far, most apparently successful immunodeficiency virus vaccines have only been tested against challenge with cell culture-adapted virus. However, even live priming of cats with feline herpesvirus (FHV) vectors expressing the FIV gag and env gene followed by inactivated booster vaccination with fixed FIX infected cell vaccine proved non-protective against(More)
Assessing the ability of current equine influenza vaccines to provide cross-protection against emerging strains is important. Horses not vaccinated previously and seronegative for equine influenza based on haemagglutination inhibition (HI) assay were assigned at random to vaccinated (n=7) or non-vaccinated (control, n=5) groups. Vaccination was performed(More)
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