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See detailMétastase septique dorsale secondaire d’un abcès rétropharyngé responsable d’une tétraparésie
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; LENELLE, Jacques ULg; FRIPPIAT, Frédéric ULg et al

in Revue Neurologique (2011), 167(8-9), 638-640

Introduction: Peri-tonsillar abscess remains one of the most frequent serous complications of oropharyngeal or dental infections. It can evolve to parapharyngeal and/or retropharyngeal spaces. It can be ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Peri-tonsillar abscess remains one of the most frequent serous complications of oropharyngeal or dental infections. It can evolve to parapharyngeal and/or retropharyngeal spaces. It can be life-threatning and, more rarely, neurological complications are described. Observations: We report the case of a 56 year old woman who developed within few days a progressive tetraparesia due to cervical medullary compression. This compression was consecutive to an epidurite which was a complication of a retropharyngeal abscess. The only surgical act was a cervicotomy to drain the abscess and identify the pathological germ. A targeted antibiotherapy was quickly begun. The recovery was obtained rather quickly and the neurological evolution was good. After one year, the cervical spine presents a post-infectious deformation without sign of root or spinal-cord compression. Conclusion: A cervical tetraparesia induced by spondylodiscitis and epiduritis following a retropharyngeal abscess with Staphylococcus aureus is a rare complication. Adequate diagnosis, as fast as possible, is mandatory in order to carry out an adapted antibiotherapy in the hopes of a complete recovery. The place of surgery on the spine remains to be specified. [less ▲]

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See detailCurrent opinions on tendinopathy
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; LE GOFF, Caroline ULg et al

in Journal of Sports Science & Medicine (2011), 10(2), 238-253

Tendinopathy is characterized by pain in the tendon and impaired performance sometimes associated with swelling of the tendon. Its diagnosis is usually clinical but ultrasonography and magnetic resonance ... [more ▼]

Tendinopathy is characterized by pain in the tendon and impaired performance sometimes associated with swelling of the tendon. Its diagnosis is usually clinical but ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging can refine the diagnosis. Tendinopathy is highly prevalent and is one of the most frequently self reported musculoskeletal diseases in physical workers and sports people. Nevertheless, it is very difficult to carry out general epidemiologic studies on tendinopathy because of the varying sports cultures and sports habits in different countries. The aetiology of tendinopathy seems to be multi-factorial, involving intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The role of inflammation is still debated but the absence of inflammatory cells does not mean that inflammatory mediators are not implicated. Different theories have been advanced to explain pain and chronicity mechanisms, but these mechanisms remain largely unknown. “Conventional” treatments are generally employed empirically to fight pain and inflammation but they do not modify the histological structure of the tendon. However, these treatments are not completely satisfactory and the recurrence of symptoms is common. Currently, eccentric training remains the treatment of choice for tendinopathy, even though some studies are contradictory. Moreover, many interesting new treatments are now being developed to treat tendinopathy, but there is little evidence to support their use in clinical practice. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude comparative de 5 techniques de préparation plaquettaire (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Le Goff, Caroline ULg; Seidel, Laurence ULg et al

in Pathologie Biologie (2011), 59

Aim of the study: Injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) constitute a new therapeutic for treating chronic tendinopathies. The injection being carried out in the tendon, the volume of PRP should thus be ... [more ▼]

Aim of the study: Injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) constitute a new therapeutic for treating chronic tendinopathies. The injection being carried out in the tendon, the volume of PRP should thus be minimal (to decrease the intra-tendinous pressure and to minimize pain). This PRP should also have a raised platelet count. The quantity of released growth factors could be related to the system of preparation employed. We thus carried out a comparative study of 5 techniques of preparation of PRP described in the literature. Patients and methods: Samples of venous blood were taken among 5 patients in order to compare 5 techniques of preparation of PRP: University Hospital of Liège technique, Curasan® PRP Kit, Plateltex®, GPS® and RegenLab®. Results: The various techniques make it possible to obtain more important platelet concentration than in blood, with variable volumes (0,3 mL to 6 mL). The number of platelets/microlitre appears higher with Plateltex® and obtains smallest volume of PRP. The other techniques also give small volumes excepted for the GPS® II. The number of collected platelets with this technique appears thus higher. The best collect efficiency is obtained with RegenLab®. Conclusion: The technique Plateltex® makes it possible to collect the highest concentration of platelets in the smallest volume available. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of the use of VEGF111 for the treatment of tendon lesions.
Janssen, Lauriane ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg et al

Poster (2011, May 20)

Alterations of tendons are common pathologies resulting from repetitive or abnormal mechanical sollicitations. Very frequently lesions become chronic and may even lead to rupture. As there is no current ... [more ▼]

Alterations of tendons are common pathologies resulting from repetitive or abnormal mechanical sollicitations. Very frequently lesions become chronic and may even lead to rupture. As there is no current efficient treatment for curing this type of diseases, new therapeutic approaches are being tested and developed. Injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) seems to be a promising treatment by local release of growth factors. Among these factors, VEGF-A is known to induce positive effects on vascular functions and angiogenesis, and could be implicated in the healing process of tendons. Several isoforms of VEGF-A have been described in literature, including VEGF165 and 121. VEGF111 is encoded by exons 1-4 and 8a. The lack of exon 5 enables VEGF111 to resist to proteolytic degradation and the absence of exons 6 and 7 reduces its affinity for several macromolecules present on the cell surface and in the extracellular matrix. In vivo, it has been shown to be highly proangiogenic and diffusible. A 5mm defect was surgically performed in the Achilles tendon of 60 rats. Two hours after closure of the fascia and the skin, an injection within the wound was performed with PBS alone (n=30) or with PBS containing 100 ng of VEGF111 (n=30). 10 rats of each group were sacrificed at days 5, 15 and 30. The operated tendon was then carefully removed and collected for either immunohistochemical analyses or mechanical testing. At each time point, the section and the overall appearance of the repairing tendons were similar for PBS and VEGF111-injected tendon. As compared to controls, injection of VEGF111 seemed to promote a faster angiogenesis, although the number of samples was at this stage too low for performing reliable statistical analysis. Mechanical resistance to rupture of the repairing tendons was also measured. No difference between the two groups was observed after 5 or 15 days. By contrast, increased tensile strength was clearly evidenced in the VEGF-treated group after 30 days. These preliminary data seem to indicate a positive effect of a single VEGF111 injection for restoring the mechanical properties of tendons after their section. Additional experiments are planned for confirmation purposes and for further characterizing the model. It includes a “dose- response” analysis, the use of VEGF165 as an additional control and a study evaluating the effect of several injections. [less ▲]

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See detailMetastase unique cervicale d'un cancer du sein
Courtois, Anne-Catherine ULg; COLLIGNON, Joëlle ULg; Bruyère, Pierre-Julien et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2011), 66(5-6), 285-287

We report a rare case of single cervical metas- tasis of breast cancer. Bone metastases are the most frequent in breast cancer. early diagnosis combined with the new the- rapeutic advances have ... [more ▼]

We report a rare case of single cervical metas- tasis of breast cancer. Bone metastases are the most frequent in breast cancer. early diagnosis combined with the new the- rapeutic advances have considerably improved the quality of life and increased the survival. imaging plays a great role in the diagnosis, particularly scintigraphy and radiography, but sometimes also ct and Mri. the treatment is currently not standardized and it combines hormone therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and / or surgery. [less ▲]

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See detailElevation of cardiac and oxidative stress biomarkers after a running activity in sedentary subjects
LE GOFF, Caroline ULg; Bury, Thierry ULg; Rodriguez de la Cruz, Carlos ULg et al

in Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (2011, May), 49(Special Suppl), 313

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See detailFatty acids and cardiovascular risk
LE GOFF, Caroline ULg; Leroy, Ludovic; Kaux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (2011, May), 49(Special Suppl), 313

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See detailPlatelet-rich plasma and tendons healing: rat model
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg; Colige, Alain ULg et al

in Biomedica Life Science Summit (2011, April 07)

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See detailFatty acids determinations: an cardiovascular risk? Preliminary results
LE GOFF, Caroline ULg; Leroy, Ludovic; Pincemail, Joël ULg et al

in Biomedica - Life Science Summit (2011, April 07)

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See detailOndes de choc et pathologies abarticulaires
Kaux, Jean-François ULg

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See detailPrévention des lésions tendineuses : mythe ou réalité ?
Delvaux, François ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Julia, M.; Hirt, D.; Croisier, Jean-Louis (Eds.) et al Tendon et jonction tendino-musculaire - De la biomécanique aux applications thérapeutiques (2011)

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See detailDonnées scientifiques actuelles concernant le traitement par injection de concentré plaquettaire
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; LE GOFF, Caroline ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg et al

in Julia, Marc; Hirt, Daniel; Croisier, Jean-Louis (Eds.) et al Tendon et jonction tendino-musculaire (2011)

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See detailFacteurs plaquettaires et traitement des lésions tendino-musculaires
Sanchez, Mikel; Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Anitua, Ernesto et al

in Julia, Marc; Hirt, Daniel; Croisier, Jean-Louis (Eds.) et al Tendon et jonction tendinomusculaire (2011)

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See detailAnalyse critique des traitements conservateurs des tendinopathies
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; LE GOFF, Caroline ULg et al

in Julia, Marc; Hirt, Daniel; Croisier, Jean-Louis (Eds.) et al Tendon et jonction tendino-musculaire (2011)

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See detailProgramme excentrique et tendinopathie : quels outils, quel programme ?
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; KAUX, Jean-François ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Julia, M.; Hirt, D.; Croisier, Jean-Louis (Eds.) et al Tendon et jonction tendino-musculaire - De la biomécanique aux applications thérapeutiques (2011)

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See detailQuels critères de retour au sport après tendinopathie ?
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Delvaux, François ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Julia, M.; Hirt, D.; Croisier, Jean-Louis (Eds.) et al Tendon et jonction tendino-musculaire - De la biomécanique aux applications thérapeutiques (2011)

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See detailInfluence sur le tissu tendino(-musculaire) du mode de contraction en entraînement : modèle animal
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Julia, Marc; Hirt, Daniel; Croisier, Jean-Louis (Eds.) et al Tendon et jonction tendino-musculaire - De la biomécanique aux applications thérapeutiques (2011)

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See detailLa bonne prescription de kinésithérapie
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; BAUVIR, Philippe ULg

Conference (2011, February 17)

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See detailPlatelet-rich plasma (PRP) and tendon healing: animal model
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg; Renouf, Julien et al

in British Journal of Sports Medicine (2011, February), 45(2), 1

Introduction: The tendon is a tissue which does not heal easily. Recently, several studies have demonstrated the positive effects of platelets on the healing process of tendons. A local injection of ... [more ▼]

Introduction: The tendon is a tissue which does not heal easily. Recently, several studies have demonstrated the positive effects of platelets on the healing process of tendons. A local injection of platelet–rich plasma (PRP), which releases in situ many growth factors, has the potentiality to enhance the tendon healing process. The aim of our experiment was to ascertain by an original mechanical measure whether the use of PRP was of interest for accelerating the healing process of rats’ Achilles tendons after surgical induced lesion. Methods: A 5mm defect was surgically induced in 90 rats’ Achilles tendon. Rats were divided into 2 groups of 45: (A) control (no treatment) and (B) PRP treatment. Rats of group B received a PRP injection in situ after the surgery. Afterwards, rats of both groups were placed in their cages without immobilization. After 5, 15 and 30 days, 10 traumatized Achilles tendons of each group were dissected and removed. Immediately after sampling, tendons were submitted to a biomechanical tensile test up to rupture, using a “Cryo-jaw”. After that, transcriptomic analyses were made on the tendon samples, to study the expression of type III collagen, matrix metalloproteases and tenomodulin. A hydroxyproline dosage was done to quantify the collagen in the tendon during its healing process. Tendons of the 15 remaining rats of each group were subjected to a histological study, respectively at day 5, 15 and 30 (5 rats for each time). Results: We demonstrated that the force necessary to induce tendon rupture during biomechanical tensile test study was greater for tendons which had been submitted to an injection of PRP compared to the control group: +19% (day 5), +30% (day 15) and +43% (day 30). Histological study showed that PRP could enhance cells proliferation, angiogenesis and collagen organisation. Our biochemical analyses did not explain beneficial effects of PRP. Indeed, there was no significant difference neither between the expression of different studied genes, nor in the quantity of hydroxyproline between both groups. Conclusion: This experimentation has shown that a PRP injection could accelerate the tendons healing process and improve its quality. [less ▲]

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