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Lidwien A.M. Smit
Utrecht University
104Publications
22H-index
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Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Pulmonary Medicine2.18
Christos Baliatsas7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Lidwien A.M. Smit22
Estimated H-index: 22
(UU: Utrecht University)
+ 3 AuthorsC. Joris Yzermans16
Estimated H-index: 16
Background Epidemiological research on health effects of livestock exposure in population subgroups with compromised respiratory health is still limited. The present study explored the association between livestock exposure and comorbid/concurrent conditions in patients with overlapping diagnoses of asthma and COPD.
Published on 2019in Environment International7.94
Myrna M. T. de Rooij3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UU: Utrecht University),
Lidwien A.M. Smit22
Estimated H-index: 22
(UU: Utrecht University)
+ 6 AuthorsInge M. Wouters33
Estimated H-index: 33
(UU: Utrecht University)
Abstract Background Living in livestock-dense areas has been associated with health effects, suggesting airborne exposures to livestock farm emissions to be relevant for public health. Livestock farm emissions involve complex mixtures of various gases and particles. Endotoxin, a pro-inflammatory agent of microbial origin, is a constituent of livestock farm emitted particulate matter (PM) that is potentially related to the observed health effects. Quantification of livestock associated endotoxin ...
Published on Jun 14, 2019in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy5.11
Roosmarijn E C Luiken2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UU: Utrecht University),
Liese Van Gompel2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UU: Utrecht University)
+ 33 AuthorsJaap A. Wagenaar52
Estimated H-index: 52
(UU: Utrecht University)
Published on Apr 1, 2019
Floor Borlée9
Estimated H-index: 9
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C. Joris Yzermans16
Estimated H-index: 16
+ 3 AuthorsLidwien A.M. Smit22
Estimated H-index: 22
Background: Attitudes toward environmental risks may be a source of bias in environmental health studies because concerns about environmental hazards may influence self-reported outcomes. Objective: The main aim was to assess whether earlier observed associations between proximity to goat farms and self-reported pneumonia were biased by participants’ attitude toward farming. Methods: We developed an attitude-score for 2,457 participants of the Dutch Livestock Farming and Neighbouring Residents’ ...
Published on Apr 1, 2019in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy5.11
Liese Van Gompel2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UU: Utrecht University),
Roosmarijn E C Luiken2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UU: Utrecht University)
+ 12 AuthorsJaap A. Wagenaar52
Estimated H-index: 52
(UU: Utrecht University)
Objectives: Previous studies in food-producing animals have shown associations between antimicrobial use (AMU) and resistance (AMR) in specifically isolated bacterial species. Multi-country data are scarce and only describe between-country differences. Here we investigate associations between the pig faecal mobile resistome and characteristics at the farm-level across Europe. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 176 conventional pig farms from nine European countries. Twenty-five...
Published on Dec 1, 2018in Environmental Health4.43
Azadèh Farokhi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UU: Utrecht University),
Dick Heederik72
Estimated H-index: 72
(UU: Utrecht University),
Lidwien A.M. Smit22
Estimated H-index: 22
(UU: Utrecht University)
Background Elevated endotoxin levels have been measured in ambient air around livestock farms, which is a cause of concern for neighbouring residents. There is clear evidence that occupational exposure to high concentrations of airborne endotoxin causes respiratory inflammation, respiratory symptoms and lung function decline. However, health effects of exposure to low levels of endotoxin are less well described. The aim of this systematic review is to summarize published associations between exp...
Published on Oct 1, 2018in Nature microbiology14.30
Patrick Munk4
Estimated H-index: 4
(DTU: Technical University of Denmark),
Berith Elkær Knudsen5
Estimated H-index: 5
(DTU: Technical University of Denmark)
+ 37 AuthorsRasmus Borup Hansen1
Estimated H-index: 1
In the version of this Article originally published, the surname of author Oksana Lukjancenko was spelt incorrectly as ‘Lukjacenko’. This has now been corrected.
Published on Sep 1, 2018in Journal of Immunological Methods1.91
E.A.J. Spierenburg2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UU: Utrecht University),
Lützen Portengen23
Estimated H-index: 23
(UU: Utrecht University)
+ 5 AuthorsInge M. Wouters33
Estimated H-index: 33
(UU: Utrecht University)
Abstract Objective In epidemiological and clinical studies, whole blood assay (WBA) has been used as a measure to characterize inter-individual differences in the cytokine response of individuals exposed to inflammatory agents, such as endotoxins. Several short-time repeatability studies have shown stable cytokine levels in individuals over periods of days, weeks or months, but little is known about the long-term stability of cytokine reactivity. Methods We studied cytokine response levels in LP...
Published on Aug 1, 2018in Nature microbiology14.30
Patrick Munk4
Estimated H-index: 4
(DTU: Technical University of Denmark),
Berith Elkær Knudsen5
Estimated H-index: 5
(DTU: Technical University of Denmark)
+ 37 AuthorsAlejandro Dorado Garcia1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UU: Utrecht University)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria and associated human morbidity and mortality is increasing. The use of antimicrobials in livestock selects for AMR that can subsequently be transferred to humans. This flow of AMR between reservoirs demands surveillance in livestock and in humans. We quantified and characterized the acquired resistance gene pools (resistomes) of 181 pig and 178 poultry farms from nine European countries, sequencing more than 5,000 Gb of DNA using shotgun metagenomics. W...
Published on Jul 17, 2018in PLOS ONE2.78
Dominika A Kalkowska1
Estimated H-index: 1
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G.J. Boender17
Estimated H-index: 17
+ 4 AuthorsT.H.J. Hagenaars12
Estimated H-index: 12
In a recent study of electronic health records (EHR) of general practitioners in a livestock-dense area in The Netherlands in 2009, associations were found between residential distance to poultry farms and the occurrence of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). In addition, in a recent cross-sectional study in 2494 adults in 2014/2015 an association between CAP and proximity to goat farms was observed. Here, we extended the 2009 EHR analyses across a wider period of time (2009-2013), a wider set o...
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