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See detailEinsatz der quantitativen Ultrasonometrie in der Knochendiagnostik beim Pferd
Carstanjen, B; Lepage, OM; Detilleux, Johann ULg et al

Poster (2002)

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See detailCombining problem structure and basis reduction to solve a class of hard integer programs
Louveaux, Quentin ULg; Wolsey, Laurence A.

in Mathematics of Operations Research (2002), 27(3), 470-484

We consider a hard integer programming problem that is difficult for the standard branch-and-bound approach even for small instances. A reformulation based on lattice basis reduction is known to be more ... [more ▼]

We consider a hard integer programming problem that is difficult for the standard branch-and-bound approach even for small instances. A reformulation based on lattice basis reduction is known to be more effective. However the step to compute the reduced basis, even if it is found in polynomial time, becomes a bottleneck for small to medium instances. By using the structure of the problem, we show that we can decompose the problem and obtain the basis by taking the kronecker product of two smaller bases easier to compute. Furthermore, if the two small bases are reduced, the kronecker product is also reduced up to a reordering of the vectors. Computational results show the gain from such an approach. [less ▲]

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See detailA pro-inflammatory role for the cyclopentenone prostaglandins at low concentrations: oxidative stress-induced ERK activation without NFKB inhibition
Bureau, Fabrice ULg; Desmet, Christophe ULg; Melotte, D. et al

in Proceedings : Congress "Cell signaling, transcription and translation as therapeutics targets" (2002)

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See detailFeasibility of a Walloon test-day model and study of its potential as tool for selection and management
Auvray, B.; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Interbull Bulletin (2002), 29

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See detailLes compétences à l'épreuve : l'évaluation en lecture
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in Enjeux : Revue de Formation Continuée et de Didactique du Français (2002), 55

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See detailNudging acne by topical beta-lipohydroxy acid (LHA), a new comedolytic agent.
Pierard, Gérald ULg; Rougier, A.

in European Journal of Dermatology (2002), 12(4), -

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See detailPseudomonas aeruginosa displays an epidemic population structure.
Pirnay, Jean-Paul; De Vos, Daniel; Cochez, Christel et al

in Environmental microbiology (2002), 4(12), 898-911

Bacteria can have population structures ranging from the fully sexual to the highly clonal. Despite numerous studies, the population structure of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is still somewhat contentious. We ... [more ▼]

Bacteria can have population structures ranging from the fully sexual to the highly clonal. Despite numerous studies, the population structure of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is still somewhat contentious. We used a polyphasic approach in order to shed new light on this issue. A data set consisting of three outer membrane (lipo)protein gene sequences (oprI, oprL and oprD), a DNA-based fingerprint (amplified fragment length polymorphism), serotype and pyoverdine type of 73 P. aeruginosa clinical and environmental isolates, collected across the world, was analysed using biological data analysis software. We observed a clear mosaicism in the results, non-congruence between results of different typing methods and a microscale mosaic structure in the oprD gene. Hence, in this network, we also observed some clonal complexes characterized by an almost identical data set. The most recent clones exhibited serotypes O1, 6, 11 and 12. No obvious correlation was observed between these dominant clones and habitat or, with the exception of some recent clones, geographical origin. Our results are consistent with, and even clarify, some seemingly contradictory results in earlier epidemiological studies. Therefore, we suggest an epidemic population structure for P. aeruginosa, comparable with that of Neisseria meningitidis, a superficially clonal structure with frequent recombinations, in which occasionally highly successful epidemic clones arise. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of aminosalicylates in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Van Assche, Gert; Baert, Filip; De Reuck, Marc et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2002), 65(4), 196-9

Aminosalicylates (5-ASA, sulfasalazine and mesalazine) play a central role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). For acute treatment of mild to moderate flares and in maintenance treatment, their ... [more ▼]

Aminosalicylates (5-ASA, sulfasalazine and mesalazine) play a central role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). For acute treatment of mild to moderate flares and in maintenance treatment, their efficacy has been established. Since ulcerative colitis is limited to the distal colon in two thirds of the patients, topical therapy also plays an important role. In mild/moderate active disease 5-ASA 4 g/d is as effective as oral corticosteroids. Ulcerative proctitis is treated with 2 x 500 mg or 1 x 1 g suppositories and proctosigmoiditis with 1 to 4 g enemas. Oral 5-ASA is also safe in maintenance treatment and is generally well tolerated. The risk of colorectal tumours is increased in patients with longstanding ulcerative colitis and epidemiological evidence indicates that chronic 5-ASA treatment reduces this risk. However, at present there is insufficient evidence to maintain patients on life-long 5-ASA maintenance treatment for this indication. [less ▲]

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See detailThe north-eastern Black Sea redox zone hydrochemical structure: observed concentrations and estimated fluxes
Yakushev, E.V.; Chasovnikov, V.K.; Debolskaya, E.I. et al

in Proceedings of the Second International conference. Oceanography of the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. Similarities and differences of two interconnected basins, Zappeion international conference Centre (2002)

The fine structure of the hydrophysical and hydrochemical parameters observed in the northeastern Black Sea during the 1999-2002 RV ”Akvanavt” cruises is discussed. The observed increase of organic ... [more ▼]

The fine structure of the hydrophysical and hydrochemical parameters observed in the northeastern Black Sea during the 1999-2002 RV ”Akvanavt” cruises is discussed. The observed increase of organic phosphorus and urea at the boundary of oxic and anoxic waters testify that the hydrochmical structure is significantly influenced by chemosynthesis. The calculated nitrogen compound fluxes support the idea that organic nitrogen can be the significant part of total nitrogen in the oxic/anoxic interface. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst-principles computation of material properties: the ABINIT software project
Gonze, X.; Beuken, J. M.; Caracas, R. et al

in Computational Materials Science (2002), 25(3), 478-492

The density functional theory (DFT) computation of electronic structure, total energy and other properties of materials, is a field in constant progress. In order to stay at the forefront of knowledge, a ... [more ▼]

The density functional theory (DFT) computation of electronic structure, total energy and other properties of materials, is a field in constant progress. In order to stay at the forefront of knowledge, a DFT software project can benefit enormously from widespread collaboration, if handled properly. Also, modern software engineering concepts can considerably ease its development. The ABINIT project relies upon these ideas: freedom of sources, reliability, portability, and self-documentation are emphasised, in the development of a sophisticated plane-wave pseudopotential code. We describe ABINITv3.0, distributed under the GNU General Public License. The list of ABINITv3.0 capabilities is presented, as well as the different software techniques that have been used until now: PERL scripts and CPP directives treat a unique set of FORTRAN90 source files to generate sequential (or parallel) object code for many different platforms; more than 200 automated tests secure existing capabilities; strict coding rules are followed; the documentation is extensive, including online help files, tutorials, and HTML-formatted sources. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailDéveloppement durable et production de la ville
Halleux, Jean-Marie ULg

in Développement durable dans les quartiers urbains. Colloque du 20 mars 2001 de l'Institut Supérieur d'Architecture Saint-Luc de wallonie (2002)

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See detailMicelles CSC étudiées par microscopie à force atomique
Willet, Nicolas ULg; Gohy, Jean-François; Jérôme, Robert ULg

Conference (2002)

Les assemblages supramoléculaires suscitent un grand intérêt parmi la communauté scientifique de nos jours. Un nouveau type de micelles formées dans l’eau est ici rapporté. En effet, dans l’eau, le ... [more ▼]

Les assemblages supramoléculaires suscitent un grand intérêt parmi la communauté scientifique de nos jours. Un nouveau type de micelles formées dans l’eau est ici rapporté. En effet, dans l’eau, le copolymère triséquencé poly(styrène)-b-poly(2-vinylpyridine)-b-poly(oxyde d’éthylène) (PS-b-P2VP-b-POE) forme spontanément des micelles sphériques monodisperses, dont la structure interne a été étudiée par microscopie à force atomique. Dans la plupart des cas d’études supramoléculaires, des copolymères biséquencés amphiphiles sont dissouts dans un solvant sélectif d’un des constituants, ce qui mène à la formation de micelles sphériques consistant en un cœur formé par les blocs insolubles entouré d’une couche des blocs solvatés. On sait que les copolymères triséquencés ABC s’organisent spontanément en une grande variété de structures supramoléculaires à l’état solide, mais leur association dans des solvants sélectifs a été peu rapportée jusqu’ici. Nous rapportons ici la formation de micelles aqueuses constituées de trois couches à partir du copolymère triséquencé PS-b-P2VP-b-POE. Elles ont été baptisées micelles CSC (de l’anglais core-shell-corona). Les masses moléculaires des différents blocs sont 20 000 pour le PS, 14 000 pour la P2VP, et 26 000 pour le POE. Nous nous attendons donc à la formation de micelles CSC consistant en un cœur de PS, une couche intermédiaire de P2VP, et une couronne de POE. De par la dépendance de la solubilité dans l’eau du bloc central de P2VP vis-à-vis du degré d’ionisation, les micelles CSC devraient être sensibles au pH. La structure des micelles CSC à l’état sec a été étudiée par microscopie à force atomique (AFM) en mode tapping. Ces observations complètent une étude par microscopie électronique à transmission (TEM). A pH>5, des micelles sphériques, hautement régulières et de faible polydispersité sont observées, en accord avec les études de diffusion de lumière dynamique (DLS) et de TEM. Le diamètre des micelles CSC à l’état sec a été mesuré (DCSC  60 nm). Cette valeur est logiquement inférieure au diamètre hydrodynamique (Dh  75 nm, par DLS), car la couronne de POE est désolvatée. A pH<5, l’image AFM des micelles CSC montre qu’elles ont des dimensions caractéristiques (DCore  30 nm et DCore+Shell  40 nm) qui sont en accord qualitatif avec celles estimées via les images TEM. Les nanoparticules métalliques et semi-conductrices sont les nouveaux candidats idéaux pour l’électronique, les nanosystèmes optiques, etc. De telles nanoparticules peuvent être synthétisées dans des réacteurs confinés tels que les cœurs micellaires de copolymères séquencés amphiphiles, avec l’inconvénient que la taille de la nanoparticule, qui est fixée par les dimensions du cœur micellaire, ne peut varier que dans une gamme limitée à quelques nanomètres. Bien au contraire, les blocs P2VP des micelles CSC peuvent être utilisés comme un moule pour la production de nanocouches métalliques, dont l’épaisseur peut être ajustée par la masse moléculaire du bloc de P2VP. La couche de P2VP a été sélectivement chargée d’ions AuCl4–, grâce à l’interaction sélective entre les ions et les unités 2VP protonnées. L’excès d’ions AuCl4– n’interagissant pas a été éliminé par dialyse, suivie par la réduction des centres Au3+ en Au0, par irradiation électronique ou par NaBH4. Les micelles chargées d’or ont une structure uniforme. Cependant, des expériences d’absorption UV-visible mettent en évidence la persistance de particules d’or individuelles au sein de la couche de P2VP. Il ne se forme donc pas de mur d’or continu. Il reste à optimiser les conditions de chargement en HAuCl4 des micelles CSC et de réduction. En complémentarité avec d’autres techniques, l’AFM nous a donc permis d’observer que le copolymère triséquencé PS(20 000)-b-P2VP(14 000)-b-POE(26 000) forme des micelles bien définies. La couche de P2VP peut servir de réacteur pour la synthèse de nanoparticules d’or. Enfin, la couche de P2VP, sensible au pH, rend ce système utile pour l’encapsulation et/ou le relargage de principes actifs. [less ▲]

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See detailJuvenile acanthosis nigricans and insulin resistance.
Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; Hermanns, Jean-François ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Pediatric Dermatology (2002), 19(1), 12-4

Acanthosis nigricans in obese adolescents is frequently associated with hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance. We report three cases of this condition. In the early stage the skin lesions appeared to be ... [more ▼]

Acanthosis nigricans in obese adolescents is frequently associated with hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance. We report three cases of this condition. In the early stage the skin lesions appeared to be erythematous and pruritic, mimicking an inflammatory dermatitis. Dietary control and oral metformin hydrochloride markedly improved the lesions. Topical calcipotriol may also help to control the skin condition. [less ▲]

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See detailL'hyperglycemie post-prandiale. I. Physiopathologie, consequences cliniques et approaches dietetiques.
Scheen, André ULg; Paquot, Nicolas ULg; Jandrain, Bernard ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2002), 57(3), 138-41

Postprandial hyperglycaemia depends on the amount and type of ingested carbohydrates and/or the degree of inhibition of hepatic glucose output following a meal. The kinetics of carbohydrate absorption is ... [more ▼]

Postprandial hyperglycaemia depends on the amount and type of ingested carbohydrates and/or the degree of inhibition of hepatic glucose output following a meal. The kinetics of carbohydrate absorption is directly influenced by the type of food (carbohydrates with variable glycaemic indices, fibre content of the meal) and by the speed of gastric emptying. Hepatic glucose output is remarkably inhibited by insulin and strongly stimulated by glucagon. It remains abnormally high after a meal in diabetic patients because of insufficient portal insulin concentrations, hepatic insulin resistance and/or hyperglucagonaemia. In diabetic patients, postprandial hyperglycaemia contributes to the aggravation of chronic hyperglycaemia, and thus to the increase of glycated haemoglobin levels. Furthermore, it has been recently demonstrated that postprandial hyperglycaemia increases the cardiovascular risk, even in nondiabetic subjects, probably by inducing endothelial dysfunction. Appropriate dietary counselling plays a key-role in the control of postprandial hyperglycaemia. Generally speaking, it includes a selection of carbohydrates with low glycaemic index and a higher fibre intake. Pharmacological interventions may also be considered when necessary. [less ▲]

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See detailBMD and fracture effects of monofluorophosphate (MFP) combined with raloxifene (RLX) as compared to MFP alone in postmenopausal women with low bone mass
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Felsenberg, D.; Gluer, C. C. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2002), 13(S1), 18-19

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See detailL'orientation du jeune : Quels constats ? Quels cadres ? Quelles interventions
Donnay, Jean; Biémar, Sandrine; Boucenna, S. et al

Learning material (2002)

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See detailApplication of the Fast Multipole Method to Hybrid Finite Element--Boundary Element Models
V Sabariego, Ruth ULg; Gyselinck, J.; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on advanced computational methods in engineering, ACOMEN 2002 (2002)

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See detailEffect of omp10 or omp19 deletion on Brucella abortus outer membrane properties and virulence in mice.
Tibor, Anne; Wansard, Valerie; Bielartz, Valery et al

in Infection and Immunity (2002), 70(10), 5540-6

The distinctive properties of Brucella outer membrane have been considered to be critical for Brucella sp. virulence. Among the outer membrane molecules possibly related to these properties, Omp10 and ... [more ▼]

The distinctive properties of Brucella outer membrane have been considered to be critical for Brucella sp. virulence. Among the outer membrane molecules possibly related to these properties, Omp10 and Omp19 are immunoreactive outer membrane lipoproteins. Moreover, these proteins of Brucella could constitute a new family of outer membrane proteins specifically encountered in the family RHIZOBIACEAE: We evaluated the impact of omp10 or omp19 deletion on Brucella abortus outer membrane properties and virulence in mice. The omp10 mutant was dramatically attenuated for survival in mice and was defective for growth in minimal medium but was not impaired in intracellular growth in vitro, nor does it display clear modification of the outer membrane properties. Significantly fewer brucellae were recovered from the spleens of mice infected with the omp19 mutant than from those of mice infected with the parent strain at 4 and 8 weeks postinfection. The omp19 mutant exhibited an increase in sensitivity to the polycation polymyxin B and to sodium deoxycholate. These results indicate that inactivation of the omp19 gene alters the outer membrane properties of B. abortus. [less ▲]

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See detailL'etude clinique du mois. Essais de preservation des cellules B a la phase initiale du diabete de type 1: resultats negatifs avec l'insuline retard, mais prometteurs avec un anticorps monoclonal anti-CD3.
Philips, Jean-Christophe ULg; Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2002), 57(6), 413-7

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease leading to a progressive exhaustion of the insulin secretion and a destruction of the B-cells. Attempts of preservation of insulin-producing B-cells can be ... [more ▼]

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease leading to a progressive exhaustion of the insulin secretion and a destruction of the B-cells. Attempts of preservation of insulin-producing B-cells can be performed at an early, most often silent, stage of the disease in well-selected at high risk subjects or during the period immediately following the clinical diagnosis based upon classical signs of hyperglycaemia. In the "Diabetes Prevention Trial-Type 1", the prophylactic subcutaneous administration of low-dose ultralente insulin was not able to prevent the development of type 1 diabetes nor to preserve residual insulin secretion in young relatives at very high-risk of diabetes, selected upon genetic, immunological and metabolic criteria. In contrast, a pilot randomized trial shows that a treatment with a nonactivating humanized monoclonal antibody against CD3 mitigates the deterioration in insulin production and improves metabolic control, with lower dose of exogenous insulin, during the first year of type 1 diabetes mellitus in 9 out of 12 treated patients. Besides a better understanding of the natural history of the disease, these clinical trials open new perspectives for prevention of type 1 diabetes mellitus, currently assessed by the Belgian Diabetes Registry. [less ▲]

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