Influence of bed elevation discordance on flow patterns and head losses in an open-channel confluence Ghent University
Measures for concordance and discordance with applications in disease control and prevention Hasselt University University of Antwerp KU Leuven
High genotypic discordance of concurrent Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from sputum and blood of HIV-infected individuals Institute of Tropical Medicine
BACKGROUND: Among HIV-infected individuals with CD4 less than 200 cells/mm3, tuberculosis often has an atypical presentation, is more likely to be disseminated and is diagnostically challenging. We sought to understand the genotypic discordance of concurrent sputum and blood M. tuberculosis (MTB) isolates from HIV-infected individuals.
METHODS: From a prospective diagnostic accuracy study with 182 HIV-infected culture-positive TB ...
Mito-nuclear discordance in the degree of population differentiation in a marine goby KU Leuven Ghent University
Efficacy of anti-HER2 therapy in metastatic breast cancer by discordance of HER2 expression between primary and metastatic breast cancer KU Leuven
How should discordance between molecular and growth-based assays for rifampicin resistance be investigated? Institute of Tropical Medicine
Molecular tests to detect the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and genetic polymorphisms in the rpoB gene conferring resistance to rifampicin (RMP) have become integral parts of tuberculosis diagnostics worldwide. These assays are often performed sequentially or in parallel to phenotypic drug susceptibility testing. Discordances between molecular and phenotypic tests invariably occur. Root causes range from pre-, post- and analytic ...
Spousal discordance on fertility preference and its effect on contraceptive practice among married couples in Jimma zone, Ethiopia Vrije Universiteit Brussel
To assess spousal agreement levels regarding fertility preference and spousal communication, and to look at how it affects contraceptive use by couples.
We conducted a cross-sectional study to collect quantitative data from March to May 2010 in Jimma zone, Ethiopia, using a multistage sampling design covering six districts. In each of the 811 couples included in the survey, both spouses were ...
Discordance for retinitis pigmentosa in two monozygotic twin pairs Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of genetically heterogeneous diseases with progressive degeneration of the retina. The condition can be inherited as an autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and X-linked trait.
We report on two female twin pairs. One twin of each pair is affected with RP, the other twin is unaffected, both clinically and functionally.Molecular analysis in both twins included zygosity ...
Ultrasound prediction of intertwin birth weight discordance in monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies Vrije Universiteit Brussel KU Leuven
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the accuracy of ultrasound to predict birth weight (BW) and BW discordance in monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies.
METHODS: A prospective series of MCDA twin pregnancies was subjected to ultrasound fetal weight estimations (EFW) at 16, 20, and 26 weeks of gestation and within 2 weeks of birth. Intertwin weight discordance (DeltaEFW and DeltaBW) was calculated. The correlation between DeltaEFW, ...