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See detailAdaptation transculturelle et validation des questionnaires VISA-P et VISA-A en français
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Delvaux, François ULg; Oppong-Kyei, Julian et al

in Science & Sports (2016), 31(2), 65-72

Objectives Patellar and calcaneal tendinopathies remain very common musculoskeletal disorders in athletes. The Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment – Patellar and – Achilles (VISA-P and VISA-A ... [more ▼]

Objectives Patellar and calcaneal tendinopathies remain very common musculoskeletal disorders in athletes. The Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment – Patellar and – Achilles (VISA-P and VISA-A), English questionnaires developed respectively to assess the severity of patellar and calcaneal tendinopathies. The purpose of our study was to validate a French version of these questionnaires. Materials and methods The French translation and intercultural adaptation of the VISA-P and the VISA-A are made according to international recommendations. For these adaptations, 92 (VISA-P) and 116 (VISA-A) subjects were recruited and divided into 3 groups (pathological, asymptotic and sporting risk), in order to test these psychometric properties. All these subjects also had to answer to the MOS SF-36 for the validity of construct. Results The mean VISA-PF scores were 99 for the healthy people, 53 for patients with patellar tendinopathy and 86 for the athletes. The VISA-PF shows excellent reliability with an inter-class correlation coefficient of 0.99. The internal consistency was 0.9 (Cronbach's alpha). The VISA-PF shows low correlations with the divergent sub-scales of the SF-36 and moderate correlations with the convergent sub-scales of the SF-36. The mean VISA-AF scores were 99 in the healthy group, 59 in the pathological group, and 94 in the group of athletes. The VISA-AF shows excellent reliability with an inter-class correlation coefficient of 0.99. The internal consistency was 0.92 (Cronbach's alpha). The VISA-AF shows low correlations with the divergent sub-scales of the SF-36 and moderate correlations with the convergent sub-scales of the SF-36. No floor and ceiling effects were detected during the evaluation of the two questionnaires. Conclusion The French versions of the VISA-P and VISA-A questionnaires are therefore French comprehensible adaptation, reliable and adapted to French-speaking patients suffering from patellar or calcaneal tendinopathies. [less ▲]

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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 detailIsokinetic assessment of complete proximal hamstring tendon rupture: Case reports
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Bartsch, Valérie ULg; Burnel, M. et al

in Isokinetics & Exercise Science (2005, March), 13(1), 14-15

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See detailCerebral processing in the minimally conscious state
Laureys, Steven ULg; Perrin, Fabien; Faymonville, Marie ULg et al

in Neurology (2004), 63(5), 916-918

We studied a patient in a minimally conscious state using PET and cognitive evoked potentials. Cerebral metabolism was below half of normal values. Auditory stimuli with emotional valence ( infant cries ... [more ▼]

We studied a patient in a minimally conscious state using PET and cognitive evoked potentials. Cerebral metabolism was below half of normal values. Auditory stimuli with emotional valence ( infant cries and the patient's own name) induced a much more widespread activation than did meaningless noise; the activation pattern was comparable with that previously obtained in controls. Cognitive potentials showed preserved P300 responses to the patient's own name. [less ▲]

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See detailAtteintes neuromusculaires aiguës de réanimation (ANMAR) : étude électrophysiologique prospective de 56 cas
BARTSCH, Valérie ULg; TOMASELLA, Marco ULg; Zeevaert, Bernard et al

in Neurophysiologie Clinique = Clinical Neurophysiology (2002)

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See detailPathologie tendineuse du sujet sportif veteran
Bartsch, Valérie ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2001), 56(5), 375-81

Tendonitis and tendons ruptures are mainly seen above 40 years of age, especially in sport practice. We discuss the physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment.

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See detailAcute Biochemical Variations Induced by Four Different Calcium Salts in Healthy Male Volunteers
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Denis, D.; Bartsch, Valérie ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International : A Journal Established as Result of Cooperation Between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis & the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA (1993), 3

Calcium (Ca) supplements have positive effects in growing children, reduce bone loss in late-postmenopausal women with a low calcium diet and, in association with vitamin D3 supplements, may reduce non ... [more ▼]

Calcium (Ca) supplements have positive effects in growing children, reduce bone loss in late-postmenopausal women with a low calcium diet and, in association with vitamin D3 supplements, may reduce non-vertebral fracture rates in elderly women. However, for many formulated pharmaceutical products their relative beneficial effects have not been conclusively established. We have compared the acute (6 h) metabolic responses following oral administration of two preparations of calcium gluconolactate and carbonate (CG and CG'), tricalcium phosphate (TCP) and calcium citrate (CC), given on separate occasions in each of 10 healthy young male volunteers. The subjects fasted overnight for 12 h and continued to fast during the experimental procedure. A 1000 mg dose of each Ca salt was ingested at weekly intervals. Blood was drawn after 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, 240, 300 and 360 min for measurement of serum Ca, phosphorus (P), parathyroid hormone (PTH) and whole plasma calcitonin (iCT). All Ca supplements induced significant (+6.4% to +8.1%; p < 0.01) increases in Ca and significant suppression of PTH (-37.4% to -57.4%; p < 0.01). Comparison of response curves revealed significantly (p < 0.01) more marked Ca increase and PTH suppression with CC than with the other three Ca salts. CG' and CC induced marginal decreases in serum P and the overall curve of P variations was different for TCP compared with CG, CG' and CC. No significant variation of iCT was recorded during the test.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of acute biochemical variations induced by ingestion of different calcium salts in healthy volunteers
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Denis, D; Bartsch, Valérie ULg et al

in Revue du Rhumatisme et des Maladies Osteo-Articulaires (1992), 59

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