Lidwien A.M. Smit
Utrecht University
LivestockAsthmaPopulationMedicineEnvironmental health
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#1Adekunle G. Fakunle (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)
#2Babatunde Adebiyi Olusola (UI: University of Ibadan)H-Index: 3
Last. Rajen N. Naidoo (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)H-Index: 16
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The association between household air pollution and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) among children under five years of age has been well documented; however, the extent to which the microbiome within the indoor environment contributes to this association is uncertain. The home assessment of indoor microbiome (HAIM) study seeks to assess the abundance of indoor microbiota (IM) in the homes of under-five children (U-5Cs) with and without LRTI. HAIM is a hospital- and community-based stud...
#1Warner van Kersen (UU: Utrecht University)
#2Marieke Oldenwening (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 23
Last. Lidwien A.M. Smit (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
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Abstract Living close to livestock farms has been associated with increased symptoms in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The causes of these effects are still poorly understood. This panel study attempts to assess the acute effects of livestock-related air pollution in patients with COPD living in an area with intensive livestock farming in the Netherlands. Between February 2015 and July 2016, 82 participants took spirometry measurements twice daily (morning and evenin...
There is continuing debate and public health concern regarding the previously confirmed association between high livestock density and human health. The primary aim of the current study is to assess the prevalence of respiratory and other health problems in a livestock dense area in the Netherlands, based on recent longitudinal health data and a large sample. Analyses are expanded with the investigation of different subgroups of patients with respiratory health problems and the inclusion of vari...
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#1Liese Van Gompel (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 3
#2Wietske Dohmen (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 7
Last. Lidwien A.M. Smit (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
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OBJECTIVES: Slaughterhouse staff is occupationally exposed to antimicrobial resistant bacteria. Studies reported high antimicrobial resistance gene (ARG) abundances in slaughter pigs. This cross-sectional study investigated occupational exposure to tetracycline (tetW) and macrolide (ermB) resistance genes and assessed determinants for faecal tetW and ermB carriage among pig slaughterhouse workers. METHODS: During 2015-2016, 483 faecal samples and personal questionnaires were collected from worke...
A nationwide study on the occurrence of ESBL/AmpC in non-hospitalized horses in the Netherlands was performed. Molecular characterization was done and questionnaires were analyzed to identify factors associated with carriage.In total, 796 horse owners were approached, of which 281 submitted a fecal sample of their horse(s), resulting in 362 samples. All samples were cultured qualitatively in LB broth and subsequently on MacConkey agar, both supplemented with 1 mg/L cefotaxime (LB+ and MC+). Posi...
#1Myrna M. T. de Rooij (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 4
#2Lidwien A.M. Smit (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
Last. Inge M. Wouters (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 35
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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 ...
#1Lidwien A.M. Smit (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
#2Anke Huss (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 23
Last. Dick Heederik (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 74
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#1Pim M. Post (UU: Utrecht University)
#2Lenny HogerwerfH-Index: 12
Last. Lidwien A.M. Smit (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
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In the Netherlands, an association was found between the prevalence of pneumonia and living near goat and poultry farms in 2007–2013. This association then led to regulatory decisions to restrict the building of new goat farms and to reduce emissions of poultry farms. Confirmation of these results, however, is required because the period of previous analyses overlapped a Q-fever epidemic in 2007–2010. To confirm the association, we performed a population-based study during 2014–2016 based on gen...
#2Danny HouthuijsH-Index: 31
Last. Lenny HogerwerfH-Index: 12
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#2Marieke OldenweningH-Index: 23
Last. Lidwien A.M. SmitH-Index: 24
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