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See detailHistometric assessment of psoriatic plaques treated by vitamin D3 derivatives.
Uhoda, Isabelle; Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg et al

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (2003), 206(4), 366-9

BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an immunogenetic disorder. Factor XIIIa+ dermal dendrocytes (DD) are part of the pathobiological changes in the plaque type of the disease. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed at ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an immunogenetic disorder. Factor XIIIa+ dermal dendrocytes (DD) are part of the pathobiological changes in the plaque type of the disease. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed at comparing the effect of 3 vitamin D(3) derivatives on the epidermis, microvasculature and DD in psoriasis. METHOD: Twenty men suffering from chronic plaques of psoriasis on the trunk were enrolled in this study. They applied twice a day for 3 weeks calcipotriol, tacalcitol and calcitriol, each to one plaque. Another similar lesion received petrolatum as a placebo treatment. Skin biopsies were taken at entry and at completion of the 3-week treatment phase. Immunohistochemistry was performed using the lectin of Ulex europaeus and an antibody to factor XIIIa. Computerized image analysis served to measure the stratum Malpighii area, the microvasculature area and the DD numerical density in the papillary dermis. RESULTS: At entry in the study, the 4 test sites were indistinguishable with regard to the stratum Malpighii area, the papillary microvasculature area and the papillary DD density. The 3 histometric parameters appeared correlated with each other. At completion of the 3-week treatment phase, the 3 vitamin D derivatives had decreased the size of the stratum Malpighii. In addition, calcitriol had also reduced the DD density in the papillary dermis. No other significant changes were yielded. CONCLUSION: As assessed by histometry, the psoriatic epidermis responded to a short treatment using the 3 vitamin D derivatives. The better result compared to the control site was achieved by calcitriol. DD appeared to be most controlled by the same drug. The microvasculature did not appear to be decreased at the 3-week time point in treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailHigh-Efficiency Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation Using Internals
Chatterjee, M; Franken, H; Hülswitt, N et al

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See detailDuane anomaly, congenital myopathy and severe scoliosis in sibs: new AR syndrome?
Verloes, Alain; Misson, Jean-Paul ULg; Gillet, Philippe ULg et al

in Annales de Génétique (2003), 46(4), 449-52

We report on two sisters who show a similar pattern of anomalies consisting of bilateral Stilling-Turk-Duane retraction syndrome (type 3), non-progressive hypotonia with delayed motor milestones but ... [more ▼]

We report on two sisters who show a similar pattern of anomalies consisting of bilateral Stilling-Turk-Duane retraction syndrome (type 3), non-progressive hypotonia with delayed motor milestones but normal intelligence, severe, early onset scoliosis, and short stature. Muscular biopsy revealed numerous regenerating fibers, but no specific abnormalities among the non-regenerating fibers. This combination of anomalies has not been previously reported, and could represent a new autosomal recessive syndrome. The only differential diagnosis is Crisfield-Dretakis-Sharpe syndrome, a combination of lateral gaze palsy, ptosis, and scoliosis without hypotonia, recessively inherited. [less ▲]

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See detailTrace elements concentrations in by-caught Norwegian harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena): sources of variation and insights in their feeding ecology through stable carbon and nitrogen measurements
Fontaine, Michaël; Siebert, Ursula; Tolley, K. et al

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Great concern raised from the populations decline observed for the harbour porpoises in the North Atlantic but Norwegian populations remain poorly characterized. Trace elements concentrations (Zn, Cu, Cd ... [more ▼]

Great concern raised from the populations decline observed for the harbour porpoises in the North Atlantic but Norwegian populations remain poorly characterized. Trace elements concentrations (Zn, Cu, Cd, Se, total Hg) have been determined in liver, kidney and muscle of 23 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) caught in fishing nets along the Norwegian coast. Sources of variation have been examined with a special interest on geographic location and diet modifications analysed through stable isotopes of carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N). This study further intend to complete previous feeding ecology knowledge with a combined approach of stable isotopes ratios and metals concentrations as dietary tracers. Norwegian porpoises display mean hepatic concentrations of Zn, Cu and total Hg (96 ± 18; 25 ± 6 ; 15 ± 10 µg.g-1dw respectively) among the lowest in the North-Atlantic. These results suggest that porpoises from this region are less exposed to these metals than others sites such as the North Sea. The low burdens of certain metals (Zn, Cu, Hg) observed make the Norwegian populations suitable to be used as reference level for future ecotoxicological studies on this species. However, renal Cd concentrations (6.7 ± 4.1µg.g-1dw) are twice higher than those from the Southern North Sea. They probably reflect dietary modifications of the porpoises through their range. The low isotopic composition (mean muscle values: d13C=-18.5 ± 0.6 0/00 and δ15N=13.5 ± 1.2 0/00) suggests that Norwegian porpoises feed on more oceanic preys as confirmed by variations of hepatic Hg and renal Cd concentrations. Given that teutophagous marine mammals present higher concentrations of Cd than piscivorous ones. The results obtained lead to the conclusion that the Norwegian porpoises rely on more oceanic squids than those from the North Sea. [less ▲]

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See detailRENO, a European Postmarket Surveillance Registry, confirms effectiveness of coronary brachytheraypy in routine clinical practice.
Coen, V; Serruys, P; Sauerwein, W et al

in International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, Physics (2003), 55(4), 1019-1026

Purpose: To assess, by a European registry trial, the clinical event rate in patients with discrete stenotic lesions of coronary arteries (de novo or restenotic) in single or multiple vessels (native or ... [more ▼]

Purpose: To assess, by a European registry trial, the clinical event rate in patients with discrete stenotic lesions of coronary arteries (de novo or restenotic) in single or multiple vessels (native or bypass grafts) treated with -radiation. Methods and Materials: Between April 1999 and September 2000, 1098 consecutive patients treated in 46 centers in Europe and the Middle East with the Novoste Beta-Cath System were included in Registry Novoste (RENO). Results: Six-month follow-up data were obtained for 1085 patients. Of 1174 target lesions, 94.1% were located in native vessels and 5.9% in a bypass graft; 17.7% were de novo lesions, 4.1% were restenotic, and 77.7% were in-stent restenotic lesions. Intravascular brachytherapy was technically successful in 95.9% of lesions. Multisegmental irradiation, using a manual pullback stepping maneuver to treat longer lesions, was used in 16.3% of the procedures. The in-hospital rate of major adverse cardiac events was 1.8%. At 6 months, the rate was 18.7%. Angiographic follow-up was available for 70.4% of the patients. Nonocclusive restenosis was seen in 18.8% and total occlusion in 5.7% of patients. A combined end point for late (30–180 days) definitive or suspected target vessel closure was reached in 5.4%, but with only 2% of clinical events. Multivariate analysis was performed for major adverse cardiac events and late thrombosis. Conclusion: Data obtained from the multicenter RENO registry study, derived from a large cohort of unselected consecutive patients, suggest that the good results of recent randomized controlled clinical trials can be replicated in routine clinical practice. © 2003 Elsevier Science Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailHoe de Romeinen van een klein boerendorpje een wereldrijk maakten
Gerkens, Jean-François ULg

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See detailPostnatal NG2 proteoglycan-expressing progenitor cells are intrinsically multipotent and generate functional neurons.
Belachew, Shibeshih ULg; Chittajallu, Ramesh; Aguirre, Adan A. et al

in Journal of Cell Biology (2003), 161(1), 169-86

Neurogenesis is known to persist in the adult mammalian central nervous system (CNS). The identity of the cells that generate new neurons in the postnatal CNS has become a crucial but elusive issue. Using ... [more ▼]

Neurogenesis is known to persist in the adult mammalian central nervous system (CNS). The identity of the cells that generate new neurons in the postnatal CNS has become a crucial but elusive issue. Using a transgenic mouse, we show that NG2 proteoglycan-positive progenitor cells that express the 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase gene display a multipotent phenotype in vitro and generate electrically excitable neurons, as well as astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. The fast kinetics and the high rate of multipotent fate of these NG2+ progenitors in vitro reflect an intrinsic property, rather than reprogramming. We demonstrate in the hippocampus in vivo that a sizeable fraction of postnatal NG2+ progenitor cells are proliferative precursors whose progeny appears to differentiate into GABAergic neurons capable of propagating action potentials and displaying functional synaptic inputs. These data show that at least a subpopulation of postnatal NG2-expressing cells are CNS multipotent precursors that may underlie adult hippocampal neurogenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailANGULAR DEPENDENT VORTEX DYNAMICS IN SUPERCONDUCTORS WITH COLUMNAR DEFECTS
Civale, L.; Silhanek, Alejandro ULg; Pasquini, G.

in Narlikar, Anant (Ed.) Irradiation effects and cationinc disorder in HTS (2003)

This book chapter described the vortex pinning properties of type II superconductors with columnar defects by means of magnetization and ac-susceptibility measurements.

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Seron, Denis ULg

in Motte, André; Rutten, Christian (Eds.) Philosophie de la forme: Eidos, idea, morphé dans la philosophie grecque des origines à Aristote (2003)

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See detailStable isotopes and fatty acids used as biomarkers to distinguish among Antarctic amphipods trophic guilds
Nyssen, Fabienne ULg; Graeve, Martin

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Peracarid crustaceans and amphipods in particular are an important group in the Southern Ocean and one of the most diverse in the macrozoobenthos (Jazdzewski et al., 1991). As a part of a ... [more ▼]

Peracarid crustaceans and amphipods in particular are an important group in the Southern Ocean and one of the most diverse in the macrozoobenthos (Jazdzewski et al., 1991). As a part of a multidisciplinary study of the amphipods ecological roles in Antarctic benthic systems (De Broyer et al., 2001, Nyssen et al., 2002), about 150 specimens belonging to 25 species of 10 of the most common amphipod families occurring in the Southern Ocean have been involved in this study of amphipod trophic patterns. Beside “classical” stomach content analysis or field observations, the use of naturally occurring stable isotopes of carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) has recently provided new insights into food web ecology (Hobson & Welch, 1992, Lepoint et al., 2000). This method is based on the direct relationship established between the isotopic signature of an organism and that of its preys (DeNiro & Epstein, 1978, 1981, Peterson & Fry, 1987). Nitrogen-15 typically shows a step-wise increase with trophic level within a food chain (Cabana & Rasmussen, 1994). Closer to the value of the diet, carbon-13 is preferentially used to assess the relative proportion of potential primary sources in a trophic web (ex.: pelagic vs benthic contribution to food intake) (Dauby et al., 1998, Hobson et al., 1995). Furthermore, for several species, the lipid signature – which has already been used successfully to help understand marine trophodynamics (Graeve et al., 2001, Nelson et al., 2001, Phleger et al. 1998) – and more particularly the fatty acid composition has been investigated as trophic biomarkers to reveal more precisely to which trophic guild they belong to. [less ▲]

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See detailDe "l'incapacité littéraire des Belges". Complexe national et contrefaçon
Droixhe, Daniel ULg; Ledain, O.

in Bertrand, Jean-Pierre; Biron, M.; Denis, Benoît (Eds.) et al Histoire de la littérature belge (1830-2000) (2003)

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See detailVom Monolog zum Dialog - Normfindung im Gespräch
Münzberg, Franziska ULg

Conference (2003)

Die Referentin, selbst Sprachberaterin, versteht die individuelle Beratung bei der Textrezeption und -produktion als eine Chance zum lebendigen Austausch zwischen Linguisten und Nichtlinguisten ... [more ▼]

Die Referentin, selbst Sprachberaterin, versteht die individuelle Beratung bei der Textrezeption und -produktion als eine Chance zum lebendigen Austausch zwischen Linguisten und Nichtlinguisten. Individuelle Sprachberatung ist mehr als eine Übersetzung linguistischer Erkenntnisse für Laien. Die Bereitschaft der sprachberatenden Linguisten zur Beeinflussung der Textproduktion setzt voraus, dass eine „reine“ Deskription sprachlicher Phänomene als Utopie bzw. als ein genuin monologisches Verfahren der Grammatikographie erkannt wird. Ob das Gespräch den Sprachberatungskunden letztlich dazu anregt, „wegen des Wetters“ zu schreiben oder „wegen dem Wetter“ – in jedem Falle haben Berater und Kunde auf der Grundlage empirisch gewonnener und deskriptiv ausgewerteter Daten gemeinsam eine Norm formuliert. Sprachberatung kann aber auch nachgerade in der Werbung für die Utopie einer reinen Deskription bestehen, selbst wenn der ursprüngliche Anlass des Gesprächs die Suche nach einer möglichst strengen Norm gewesen ist. Nicht nur wie sprachliche Zweifelsfälle und mögliche Lösungsansätze dargestellt werden, sondern auch welche Fakten präsentiert werden, hängt von einer Reihe spontan – das heißt: in Sekundenschnelle – getroffener Entscheidungen beider Gesprächspartner ab. Bereits beim ersten Kontakt (Begrüßung; Formulierung der Frage) ordnet die Sprachberaterin ihren Gesprächspartner einer Gruppe von Sprachteilnehmern zu und macht sich ein Bild von der Situation, in der dieser Zweifelsfall aufgekommen ist. Von der Bewertung dieser Gesprächssituation hängt es ab, ob die Antwort in einer schnellen impliziten Handlungsanweisung besteht („Der Satz ist korrekt“) oder ob Grundfragen der Linguistik wie die Definition des „Standards“ im Varietätenspektrum, quantitative und qualitative Methoden in der Korpusauswertung, vielleicht sogar sprachphilosophische Fragen thematisiert werden. Im Vortrag sollen am Beispiel einiger Zweifelsfälle aus dem Bereich der Syntax (Moduswahl, Substantivvalenz, Monoflexion) situationsgerechte Gesprächsziele und -strategien herausgearbeitet und zur Diskussion gestellt werden. Neben dem Erkenntnisinteresse und den Gesprächszielen der Anrufer wird das Erkenntnisinteresse der Linguisten zu bedenken sein. Paradebeispiel hierfür ist die Frage, inwiefern die gängigen mehr oder weniger verbzentrierten Grammatikmodelle der Produktion konzeptionell schriftlicher Texte angemessen sind. [less ▲]

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See detailPET and PET/CT of lymphoma
Jerusalem, Guy ULg; Rigo, Pierre ULg; Israel, Ora

in von Schulthess, Gustav K (Ed.) Clinical Molecular Anatomic Imaging (2003)

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See detailArterial embolization as a treatment of chronic edema following free cutaneous flap transfer to the lower limbs.
Tchuisse, Charlemagne Noukoua; Barah, Ali; NCHIMI LONGANG, Alain ULg et al

in Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology (2003), 26(3), 316-8

Persisting chronic edema following postoperative free flap transfer is a common complication. We report 3 cases of successful treatment by selective arterial embolization of the feeding arterial branches ... [more ▼]

Persisting chronic edema following postoperative free flap transfer is a common complication. We report 3 cases of successful treatment by selective arterial embolization of the feeding arterial branches without side effect. One session embolization is advocated as a first line treatment of this condition. [less ▲]

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See detailFaillite de l'imaginaire, la dermatite atopique ?
Dracoulis, H.; Gauthier, Jean-Marie ULg

in Revue Française de Psychiatrie et de Psychologie Médicale (2003), 7(66), 51-56

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See detailVers une politique de qualité, à quel prix ?
Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Cordier, L.; Duquesne, Brigitte ULg et al

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Description de l'utilisation d'une base de données relative aux achats de produits alimentaires effectués par des ménages.

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See detailLibri miniere e sbriciolamenti : Per un 'minatore' dannunziano d'eccezione
Curreri, Luciano ULg

in Dolfi, Anna (Ed.) L'eclettico Jacobbi : Percorsi multipli tra letteratura e teatro (2003)

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See detailOstie : la reprise des fouilles sur le site de la Schola du Trajan.
Morard, Thomas ULg

in Mélanges de l'Ecole Française de Rome. Italie et Méditérranée (2003), 115(1), 433-443

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See detailHistopatholgy and physiopathology of cellulitis
QUATRESOOZ, Pascale ULg

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See detailEthique de la promesse. L’agir responsable
Nachi, Mohamed ULg

Book published by Presses Universitaires de France (2003)

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