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See detailThe current environmental levels of endocrine disruptors (mercury, cadmium, organochlorine pesticides and PCBs) in a Belgian adult population and their predictors of exposure
PIRARD, Catherine ULiege; Compere, Stéphanie; Firquet, Cathy et al

in International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health (2018), 221

A human biomonitoring study was carried out measuring the levels of endocrine disruptors in 252 participants (18-76 years old) recruited between February and May 2015 from the general population of Liege ... [more ▼]

A human biomonitoring study was carried out measuring the levels of endocrine disruptors in 252 participants (18-76 years old) recruited between February and May 2015 from the general population of Liege Province (Belgium). In this study, we reported the recent levels of cadmium and mercury in urine, some organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in serum, and their relations to demographic characteristics, lifestyle behaviors and dietary habits. The median urinary levels of mercury and cadmium were 0.81 µg/l and <0.5µg/l respectively. The mercury levels were higher in participants having at least 3 dental amalgams, and consuming sea fish more than once a week. Although our mercury levels in most participants were lower than some health-based guidelines, they were higher than in our neighboring countries where ban or restrictions on the dental amalgams use were implemented. Urinary cadmium levels in current smokers were significantly higher than former or never smokers, as well as non-smokers for passively exposed vs non-exposed ones. Median PCB-153 and -180 serum levels were 53.8 and 41.1 ng/g lipid respectively, but PCB-138 was below the limit of quantification of 0.15 µg/l in 49% of the samples. Among the organochlorine pesticides, 4,4’-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (4,4’-DDE), beta-hexachlorohexane and hexachlorobenzene were positively detected respectively in 48%, 49% and 37% of the serum samples. Eventhough, a dramatic decrease in organochlorines levels was observed, at least 1 pesticide or PCB was detected in 96% of our population, and more than 50% of our samples were contaminated by 4 or more organochlorines. Age, body mass index, and breastfeeding duration were the most predictive determinants of pesticide or PCB serum concentrations, but not dietary habits. [less ▲]

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See detailPerception, knowledge, and use by general practitioners of Belgium of a new WHO tool (FRAX ) to assess the 10-year probability of fracture
Bruyère, Olivier ULiege; Nicolet, Delphine ULiege; Compère, Stéphanie et al

in Rheumatology International (2013), 33(4), 979-83

The FRAX tool that calculates the 10-year probability of having a fracture has recently been validated for Belgium. Little is known about the perception and knowledge that GPs have about this tool in ... [more ▼]

The FRAX tool that calculates the 10-year probability of having a fracture has recently been validated for Belgium. Little is known about the perception and knowledge that GPs have about this tool in their daily practice. A survey has been conducted as part of a screening campaign for various diseases. The primary objective of the present study was to assess the perception and the knowledge of the FRAX tool by GPs. The secondary objective was to assess the impact of an information brochure about the FRAX tool on these outcomes. The survey was sent to a sample of 700 GPs after only half of them had received the information brochure. The survey results show that, out of the 193 doctors who responded to the survey, one-third know the FRAX tool but less than 20 % use it in their daily clinical practice. Among those who use it, the FRAX tool is largely seen as a complementary but not as an essential tool in the diagnosis or in the management of osteoporosis. It appears that the brochure could improve the knowledge of the FRAX tool but it would not be more efficient on its use in daily practice than the other sources of information. At present, the use of the FRAX tool in Belgium is limited but an information brochure could have a positive impact on the knowledge of the FRAX tool. [less ▲]

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See detailPerception, knowledge and use by general practitioners of Belgium of the FRAX tool
Bruyère, Olivier ULiege; Nicolet, Delphine ULiege; Compère, Stéphanie et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2012, June), 71(Suppl.3), 716

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See detailPerception, knowledge and use by general practitioners of Belgium of the FRAX tool
Bruyère, Olivier ULiege; Nicolet, Delphine ULiege; Compère, Stéphanie et al

in Osteoporosis International (2012, March), 23(Suppl. 2), 363-364

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See detailFive-year follow-up of patients from a previous 3-year randomised, controlled trial of glucosamine sulfate in knee osteoarthritis
Bruyère, Olivier ULiege; Compere, Stephanie; Rovati, Lucio C et al

in Arthritis and Rheumatism (2003, September), 48(number 9 (suppl.)), 80

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