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BACKGROUND Several studies have reported increased incidence rates of psychotic disorders among immigrant groups. Surprisingly, the cross-cultural validity of the diagnostic instruments that were used was never tested. AIMS To examine whether the incidence rates of psychotic disorders including schizophrenia among Moroccan immigrants to the Netherlands(More)
For almost a decade Philips Consumer Electronics has been performing environmental benchmarking as a way of evaluating and improving the environmental performance of its products. This benchmarking is performed on product-only level and aims at five focal areas; energy, weight, packaging & transportation, potentially hazardous substances, and(More)
OBJECTIVE We examine the procedural validity of a standardized instrument for the diagnosis of psychotic disorders in Morocco. METHOD Twenty-nine patients from Casablanca, Morocco, with a psychotic or mood disorder were examined using the Comprehensive Assessment of Symptoms and History (CASH) an adapted version using cultural formulation to make the(More)
The molecular form of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase involved in the catalysis of 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine (AZT)-5'-O-glucuronide was characterized in human liver microsomes. The specific activity (1.3 nmol/min per mg protein) in transplantable liver was more than 2-times higher than in post-mortem fragments. Liver microsomes from patients suffering(More)
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