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Healthcare utilisation prior to the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel diseases and the influence of livestock exposure: A longitudinal case-control study

NIVEL for useful feedback on the drafts of this paper. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Baukje J. van der Star, Christel E. van Dijk, Jan-Paul Zock, Lidwien A. M. Smit, Christos Baliatsas, C ... . Joris Yzermans. Data curation: Baukje J. van der Star, Christel E. van Dijk, Lidwien A. M. Smit, Christos Baliatsas, Dick J. J. Heederik, C. Joris Yzermans. 12 / 15 Formal analysis: Baukje J. van der

Occupational endotoxin exposure in association with atopic sensitization and respiratory health in adults: Results of a 5-year follow-up

Conceptualization: Elisabeth A. J. Spierenburg, Lidwien A. M. Smit, Dick Heederik, Inge M. Wouters. Formal analysis: Elisabeth A. J. Spierenburg. Funding acquisition: Dick Heederik, Machteld N. Hylkema, Inge M ... . Wouters. Investigation: Elisabeth A. J. Spierenburg, Lidwien A. M. Smit. 11 / 13 Supervision: Dick Heederik, Inge M. Wouters. Writing ± original draft: Elisabeth A. J. Spierenburg. Writing ± review

Mobility assessment of a rural population in the Netherlands using GPS measurements

The home address is a common spatial proxy for exposure assessment in epidemiological studies but mobility may introduce exposure misclassification. Mobility can be assessed using self-reports or objectively measured using GPS logging but self-reports may not assess the same information as measured mobility. We aimed to assess mobility patterns of a rural population in the...

Livestock-associated risk factors for pneumonia in an area of intensive animal farming in the Netherlands

Previous research conducted in 2009 found a significant positive association between pneumonia in humans and living close to goat and poultry farms. However, as this result might have been affected by a large goat-related Q fever epidemic, the aim of the current study was to re-evaluate this association, now that the Q-fever epidemic had ended. In 2014/15, 2,494 adults (aged 20...

Spirometry, questionnaire and electronic medical record based COPD in a population survey: Comparing prevalence, level of agreement and associations with potential risk factors

. M. Smit 0 1 0 Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, IRAS, Utrecht University , Utrecht , The Netherlands , 2 Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, NIVEL , Utrecht , The Netherlands

Increased risk of pneumonia in residents living near poultry farms: does the upper respiratory tract microbiota play a role?

Background Air pollution has been shown to increase the susceptibility to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Previously, we observed an increased incidence of CAP in adults living within 1 km from poultry farms, potentially related to particulate matter and endotoxin emissions. We aim to confirm the increased risk of CAP near poultry farms by refined spatial analyses, and we...

Detection of Coxiella burnetii in Ambient Air after a Large Q Fever Outbreak

One of the largest Q fever outbreaks ever occurred in the Netherlands from 2007–2010, with 25 fatalities among 4,026 notified cases. Airborne dispersion of Coxiella burnetii was suspected but not studied extensively at the time. We investigated temporal and spatial variation of Coxiella burnetii in ambient air at residential locations in the most affected area in the Netherlands...

Validation of a Questionnaire on Hand Hygiene in the Construction Industry

Introduction: Construction workers are at risk of developing occupational contact dermatitis. Gloves, when used properly, may protect against chemicals and coarse materials. We investigated the prevalence and determinants of contact dermatitis in a population of Dutch construction workers and aimed at validating questionnaire items on hand hygiene.

Q Fever and Pneumonia in an Area with a High Livestock Density: A Large Population-Based Study

Concerns about public health risks of intensive animal production in the Netherlands continue to rise, in particular related to outbreaks of infectious diseases. The aim was to investigate associations between the presence of farm animals around the home address and Q fever and pneumonia. Electronic medical record data for the year 2009 of all patients of 27 general practitioners...