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See detailEcology of Salmonella in slaughter pigs digestive tract and study of the contamination of carcasses
Boudry, Christelle ULg; Korsak Koulagenko, Nicolas ULg; Jacob, Benoit et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2002), 146(6, DEC-JAN), 353-360

This article presents a study on the Salmonella asymptomatic carriage of finishing pigs and its consequences on the contamination of carcasses. Twenty finishing pigs were followed to determine the faecal ... [more ▼]

This article presents a study on the Salmonella asymptomatic carriage of finishing pigs and its consequences on the contamination of carcasses. Twenty finishing pigs were followed to determine the faecal shedding of Salmonella. No sample was positive but at the slaughterhouse, the analysis of tonsils and certain parts of the digestive tract (mesenterial lymph nodes, ileum and large intestine content) revealed that 70% of the pigs were positive. The strains isolated from the faecal samples of the large intestine and from tonsils were identical, which might indicate that there has been an oral contamination from pig to pig due to the shedding of Salmonella or a carriage of different strains in different organs. The mesenterial lymph nodes (40 % positive) were contaminated by strains which were different from those from the faecal samples and tonsils. Salmonella strains were only found on the swabs of one carcass. A complementary assay has shown the negative role played by the scalding step. This latter may contaminate the oral and rectal cavities of slaughtered animals. This entire study reveals the difficulty to predict the contamination risk at the slaughterhouse from the analysis of finishing pigs faecal samples. Therefore, a better knowledge of the carriage and the shedding of Salmonella during the finishing period and during the slaughter is necessary to minimise meat contamination. [less ▲]

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See detailEvidence for a persistent and extensive greening trend in Eurasia inferred from satellite vegetation index data.
Bogaert, Jan ULg; Zhou, L; Tucker, C J et al

in Journal of Geophysical Research (2002), 107(D11),

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See detailUse of Anesthesia Simulator
Pendeville, Philippe; Mayne, Alain; LARBUISSON, Robert ULg et al

in Benelux quaterly journal on automatic control (2002), 43(2), 17-19

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See detailMaladies et croissance des veaux Blanc-Bleu Blege en fermes commerciales
de Behr, V.; Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg et al

in 9èmes Rencontres autour des Recherches sur les Ruminants (2002)

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See detailPreemptive cellular immunotherapy after T-cell-depleted allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Baron, Frédéric ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg

in Biology of Blood & Marrow Transplantation (2002), 8(7), 351-9

GVHD is a life-threatening complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). GVHD is due to donor lymphocytes that are cotransplanted with donor stem cells. These donor ... [more ▼]

GVHD is a life-threatening complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). GVHD is due to donor lymphocytes that are cotransplanted with donor stem cells. These donor lymphocytes are primed by histocompatibility differences between donors and recipients and activated by a cytokine storm caused by the conditioning regimen. The most efficient method for prevention of GVHD consists of T-cell depletion (TCD) of the graft. However, TCD usually leads to an increased risk of leukemia relapse because of the loss of the graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effect. Several groups have studied the feasibility of preemptive donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) to lessen the impact of TCD on leukemia relapse. Preemptive DLI is given several weeks to months after the transplantation, ie, after the cytokine storm and after the patient has recovered from conditioning-regimen-related toxicities. After briefly discussing various techniques of TCD of the graft and the efficacy of DLI, this article reviews the first clinical studies evaluating a strategy of TCD of the graft followed by preemptive DLI. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Marginal Arts
Delville, Michel ULg

in Foster, Ed (Ed.) The World in Time and Space: Towards a History of Innovative American Poetry in Our Time (2002)

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See detailRestorative Justice: Activities and expectations at European LEvel
Lauwaert, Katrien ULg; Aertsen, Ivo

in Era Forum : Scripta Iuris Europaei (2002)

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See detailA Methodology for Updating Large Scale Ortho-Photomaps by Means of VHR Satellite imagery
Donnay, Jean-Paul ULg; Seba, Gautier; de Béthune, Stanislas et al

in Maktav, Derya; Jürgens, Carsten; Erber Sunar, Filiz (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 3d International Symposium of Remote Sensing of Urban Areas (2002)

Some authorities (DGPL) of the Walloon Region (Belgium) are involved in the realization of a complete regional coverage (16,844 km²) of natural colour ortho-photomap to be used at large scales (up to 1 ... [more ▼]

Some authorities (DGPL) of the Walloon Region (Belgium) are involved in the realization of a complete regional coverage (16,844 km²) of natural colour ortho-photomap to be used at large scales (up to 1:4000). These are made of very high-resolution digital ortho-rectified aerial photos presented as raster files. Those rasters are grouped by corresponding administrative boundaries and distributed to the local authorities in order to be used for various land and urban planning purposes. One goal of the DGPL is to provide the local administrations with up to date image data, within the limits of some obvious financial constraints. Because significant changes in the landscape appear at different rates over the time and space, it was suggested to devise a methodology to find out these changes would require a rapid update of the imagery. In regard to this situation, a pilot project has been set up in the year 2000 aiming at detecting the location, the extent and the nature of landscape changes in contrasted areas - urban, suburban, rural - from adequately processed very high resolution (VHR) satellite images - typically Ikonos multi-spectral (4m) and panchromatic (1m) images. Hence, this project had to cope with various issues related to multi-source analysis, geometric and radiometric aspects of the processing VHR data, diachronic analysis, in order to provide the administration with the basic knowledge and the appropriate tools to carry out the proposed task. This communication presents the proposed operational methodology for change detection including all processing steps from the digital image processing (image fusion technique, ortho-rectification analysis, change detection schemes). Along the way it also introduces an assessment of the possible complementarities and convergence of VHR satellite imagery and aerial photography. [less ▲]

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See detailDirect effect of ice sheets on terrestrial bicarbonate, sulphate and base cation fluxes during the last glacial cycle: minimal impact on atmospheric CO2 concentrations
Tranter, Martyn; Huybrechts, Philippe; Munhoven, Guy ULg et al

in Chemical Geology (2002), 190(1-4), 33-44

Chemical erosion in glacial environments is normally a consequence of chemical weathering reactions dominated by sulphide oxidation linked to carbonate dissolution and the carbonation of carbonates and ... [more ▼]

Chemical erosion in glacial environments is normally a consequence of chemical weathering reactions dominated by sulphide oxidation linked to carbonate dissolution and the carbonation of carbonates and silicates. Solute fluxes from small valley glaciers are usually a linear function of discharge. Representative glacial solute concentrations can be derived from the linear association of solute flux with discharge. These representative glacial concentrations of the major ions are similar to 25% of those in global river water. A 3-D thermomechanically coupled model of the growth and decay of the Northern Hemisphere ice sheets was used to simulate glacial runoff at 100-year time steps during the last glacial cycle (130 ka to the present). The glacially derived fluxes of major cations, anions and Si over the glaciation were estimated from the product of the glacial runoff and the representative glacial concentration. A second estimate was obtained from the product of the glacial runoff and a realistic upper limit for glacial solute concentrations derived from theoretical considerations. The fluxes over the last glacial cycle are usually less than a few percent of current riverine solute fluxes to the oceans. The glacial fluxes were used to provide input to an oceanic carbon cycling model that also calculates changes in atmospheric CO2. The potential change in atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the last glacial cycle that arise from perturbations in glacial solute fluxes are insignificant, being < 1 ppm. [less ▲]

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See detailUnusual traits of the pyoverdin-mediated iron acquisition system in Pseudomonas putida strain BTP1.
Ongena, MARC ULg; Jacques, Philippe ULg; Delfosse, Philippe et al

in Biometals (2002), 15(1), 1-13

Fluorescent Pseudomonas species are characterized by the production of pyoverdin-type siderophores for Fe3+ acquisition in iron-limited environments. Since it produces a structurally specific pyoverdin ... [more ▼]

Fluorescent Pseudomonas species are characterized by the production of pyoverdin-type siderophores for Fe3+ acquisition in iron-limited environments. Since it produces a structurally specific pyoverdin, Pseudomonas putida strain BTP1 could represent a valuable tool in an attempt to correlate the structural features of these compounds with some specificity in their two main properties i.e. affinity for iron and recognition rate by other Pseudomonas strains. An uncommonly high affinity for iron of the pyoverdin synthetized by P. putida BTP1 was observed by comparing both the apparent stability constant and the decomplexation kinetic of its ferric complex with those of ferripyoverdins from other strains. On another hand, results from growth stimulation experiments and labeled ferripyoverdin uptake assays highlighted the very low recognition rate of BTP1 isopyoverdins by membrane receptors of foreign strains. By contrast, P. putida BTP1 was able to utilize a broad spectrum of structurally unrelated exogenous pyoverdins by means of multiple receptors that are likely constitutively expressed in its outer membrane. The unusual traits of its pyoverdin-mediated iron acquisition system should contribute to enlarge the ecological competence of Pseudomonas putida BTP1 in terms of colonization and persistence in the rhizosphere. [less ▲]

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See detailSyndrome cérébelleux paradoxal provoqué par un méningiome chez une vache
Danlois, F.; Poncelet, Luc; Rollin, Frédéric ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2002), 146

A paradoxical vestibular syndrome caused by a fibroblastic meningioma is described in a 20 month-old Holstein heifer. Clinical signs included head tilt, jerking movements of the head and neck, circling to ... [more ▼]

A paradoxical vestibular syndrome caused by a fibroblastic meningioma is described in a 20 month-old Holstein heifer. Clinical signs included head tilt, jerking movements of the head and neck, circling to the left, and also abducted and hypermetric right limbs. The animal was culled and the forebrain therefore was unavailable for histopathological study. The tumour was found on the right side, adherent to the dura mater at the level of the pontomedullary junction. The paradoxical vestibular signs were explained by the presence of the mass causing a loss of cerebellar inhibition over homolateral vestibular nuclei resulting in hyperactivity on the same side as the tumour and simulating a contralateral functional loss. The jerking head and neck movements might be caused by the same lesion although a concurrent forebrain lesion could not be excluded. [less ▲]

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See detailPulmonary surfactant from healthy Belgian white and blue and Holstein Friesian calves: Biochemical and biophysical comparison
Danlois, F.; Zaltash, S.; Johansson, J. et al

in Veterinary Journal (2002), 163

The biochemical composition and biophysical behaviour of pulmonary surfactant samples isolated from healthy Belgian White and Blue (BWB) and Holstein Friesian (HF) calves have been investigated and ... [more ▼]

The biochemical composition and biophysical behaviour of pulmonary surfactant samples isolated from healthy Belgian White and Blue (BWB) and Holstein Friesian (HF) calves have been investigated and compared. Interesting differences in composition have been demonstrated. In particular, a higher level of total hydrophobic surfactant-associated proteins (SP) (due to higher levels of SP-B and SP-C) is reported in HF calves compared to BWB calves. Higher levels of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and especially the disaturated form of PC were also found in HF as compared to BWB calves. No immediate effect on the surface tension properties evaluated by the pulsating bubble surfactometer was found between the surfactant samples of the two breeds under physiological conditions. However, since a high content of disaturated PC and the presence of the SP-B and SP-C are thought to be essential for the surface activity, we propose that the reported modifications could contribute to the apparently lower resistance of the BWB calves to respiratory troubles in comparison with HF calves. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailMaterialität und Hermeneutik der Schrift in Emine Sevgi Özdamars Romanen 'Das Leben ist eine Karawanserei' und 'Die Brücke vom Goldenen Horn'
Viehöver, Vera ULg

in Borsò, Vittoria; Cepl-Kaufmann, Gertrude; Reinlein, Tanja (Eds.) et al Schriftgedächtnis - Schriftkulturen (2002)

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See detailLa reconnaissance et le financement de la laïcité (II)
Husson, Jean-François ULg; Sägesser, Caroline

in Courrier Hebdomadaire du CRISP (2002), (1760), 3-52

This paper details the administrative organisation and financial support for the various organisations and services from the Belgian free thinkers, after an official recognition on a footing quite similar ... [more ▼]

This paper details the administrative organisation and financial support for the various organisations and services from the Belgian free thinkers, after an official recognition on a footing quite similar to the one of religious denominations. [less ▲]

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See detailNitrogen budget on the shelf and slope area of the Back Sabasin as inferred from modeling experiments
Grégoire, Marilaure ULg; Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg; Friederich, J. et al

in Second International Conference on "Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea: Similarities and Differences of Two Interconnected Basins" (2002)

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See detailLe détecteur de mensonges à la rescousse de la défense ?
Monville, Pierre ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (2002)

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See detailClassification and patterns of development of children and teenagers with Down’s Syndrome
Frenkel, Stéphanie ULg; Bourdin, Béatrice; Vandromme, Luc

Poster (2002)

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