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To combat schistosomiasis, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that infection levels are determined prior to designing and implementing control programmes, as the treatment regimens depend on the population infection prevalence. However, the sensitivity of the parasitological infection diagnostic method is less reliable when infection levels are(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence on the influence of comorbidity and comedication on clinical outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is scarce. AIM To ascertain the effect of five chronic diseases (joint disorder, respiratory disease, anaemia, malignancy, depression) and three chronically used drugs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs],(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have been conducted quantifying the impact of schistosome infections on health and development in school-aged children. In contrast, relatively little is known about morbidity levels in preschool-aged children (≤ 5 years) who have been neglected in terms of schistosome research and control. The aim of this study was to compare the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to measure differences in safety culture perceptions within Belgian acute hospitals and to examine variability based on language, work area, staff position, and work experience. METHODS The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture was distributed to hospitals participating in the national quality and safety program(More)
Schistosomiasis is a major public health problem in Africa. However, it is only recently that its burden has become recognised as a significant component impacting on the health and development of preschool-aged children. A longitudinal study was conducted in Zimbabwean children to determine the effect of single praziquantel treatment on Schistosoma(More)
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