Veerle Raes

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An overview of the state of the art of research on the treatment services of the therapeutic community for drug addicts in Europe is presented. This research tradition has largely been fragmented and local in its implementation. There has been a scientific gap concerning evaluation research and the treatment services offered by the therapeutic community.(More)
The sensitivity of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on the DNA coding for the species-specific fragment of 16S rRNA of Mycobacterium leprae studied on mouse foot pad harvests and human skin biopsies varies widely between 1 and 3 x 10(4) organisms. This is probably the result of variations in the proportions of organisms with sufficiently intact DNA(More)
Nose swabs from 4 paucibacillary (PB) and 8 multibacillary (MB) leprosy patients and their contacts were tested for the presence of Mycobacterium leprae by two polymerase chain reactions (PCR); 30% of the samples contained inhibitors for the PCR, 1 of 52 (1.9%) swabs and 13 of 164 (7.9%) swabs were positive for M. leprae among contacts of PB and MB(More)
BACKGROUND Drop-out is an important problem in the treatment of substance use disorder. The focus of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of within treatment assessment with feedback directly to patients with multiple substance use disorder on outpatient individual treatment adherence. Feedback consisted of personal resources' and readiness to(More)
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