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See detailExtrême droite et fédéralisme
Matagne, Geoffroy ULg

in Fédéralisme - Régionalisme (2003), 2001-2002

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See detailDiagnostic et suivi de la gravidité chez le zébu par échographie
Pitala, W.; Boly, H.; Zongo, M. et al

in Revue d'Elévage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux (2003), 56(3-4), 171-176

Des diagnostics de gravidité ont été réalisés chez 64 femelles zébus de races Peuhl et Goudali (Bos indicus) aux 28è et 40è jours postinsémination à l'aide d'un échographe muni d'une sonde linéaire de 6 ... [more ▼]

Des diagnostics de gravidité ont été réalisés chez 64 femelles zébus de races Peuhl et Goudali (Bos indicus) aux 28è et 40è jours postinsémination à l'aide d'un échographe muni d'une sonde linéaire de 6 MHz. Au 28è jour, l'exactitude globale a été de 92,2 p. 100, avec une exactitude de 92,6 p. 100 et 91,9 p. 100 respectivement pour les diagnostics positif et négatif. Au 40è jour, l'exactitude globale a été de 98,4 p. 100, avec une exactitude de 100 p. 100 et 97,3 p. 100 respectivement pour les diagnostics positif et négatif. Les fiabilités ont varié de 89,2 p. 100 (fiabilité du diagnostic de gravidité positif au 28è jour) à 100 p. 100 (fiabilité du diagnostic de gravidité négatif au 40è jour). Par ailleurs, la croissance foetale a été suivie chez 16 femelles gravides du 45è au 120è jour postinsémination. Les principales mensurations foetales réalisées ont été les diamètres du crâne et du tronc. Au 45è jour de la gravidité, les diamètres du crâne et du tronc ont été respectivement de 1,8 ± 0,1 cm et 1,4 ± 0,3 cm. Au 120è jour, ces valeurs ont été de 6,5 ± 0,6 cm et 5,8 ± 0,5 cm. A partir du 120è jour, l'utérus a pris une position très profonde, ne permettant plus la visualisation du foetus en croissance. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation of cardiac contraction, relaxation and rate by the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS): lessons from genetically modified mice.
MASSION, Paul ULg; Balligand, J.-L.

in Journal of Physiology (2003), 546(Pt 1), 63-75

The modulatory role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) on heart contraction, relaxation and rate is examined in light of recent studies using genetic deletion or overexpression in mice under ... [more ▼]

The modulatory role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) on heart contraction, relaxation and rate is examined in light of recent studies using genetic deletion or overexpression in mice under specific conditions. Unstressed eNOS-/- hearts in basal conditions exhibit a normal inotropic and lusitropic function, with either decreased or unchanged heart rate. Under stimulation with catecholamines, eNOS-/- mice predominantly show a potentiation in their beta-adrenergic inotropic and lusitropic responsiveness. A similar phenotype is observed in beta 3-adrenoceptor deficient mice, pointing to a key role of this receptor subtype for eNOS coupling. The effect of eNOS on the muscarinic cholinergic modulation of cardiac function probably operates in conjunction with other NO-independent mechanisms, the persistence of which may explain the apparent dispensability of this isoform for the effect of acetylcholine in some eNOS-/- mouse strains. eNOS-/- hearts submitted to short term ischaemia-reperfusion exhibit variable alterations in systolic and diastolic function and infarct size, while those submitted to myocardial infarction present a worsened ventricular remodelling, increased 1 month mortality and loss of benefit from ACE inhibitor or angiotensin II type I receptor antagonist therapy. Although non-conditional eNOS gene deletion may engender phenotypic adaptations (e.g. ventricular hypertrophy resulting from chronic hypertension, or upregulation of the other NOS isoforms) potentially confounding the interpretation of comparative studies, the use of eNOS-/- mice has undoubtedly advanced (and will probably continue to improve) our understanding of the complex role of eNOS (in conjunction with the other NOSs) in the regulation of cardiac function. The challenge is now to confirm the emerging paradigms in human cardiac physiology and hopefully translate them into therapy. [less ▲]

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See detailLe petit cinéma de Georges Simenon
Tomasovic, Dick ULg

in Bajomée, Danielle (Ed.) Simenon, une légende du XXe siècle (2003)

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See detailDetuning effects in the one-photon mazer
Bastin, Thierry ULg; Martin, John ULg

in Physical Review. A (2003), 67

The quantum theory of the mazer in the nonresonant case (a detuning between the cavity mode and the atomic transition frequencies is present) is described. The generalization from the resonant case is far ... [more ▼]

The quantum theory of the mazer in the nonresonant case (a detuning between the cavity mode and the atomic transition frequencies is present) is described. The generalization from the resonant case is far from being direct. Interesting effects of the mazer physics are pointed out. In particular, it is shown that the cavity may slow down or speed up the atoms according to the sign of the detuning and that the induced emission process may be completely blocked by use of a positive detuning. It is also shown that the detuning adds a potential step effect not present at resonance and that the use of positive detunings defines a well-controlled cooling mechanism. In the special case of a mesa cavity mode function, generalized expressions for the reflection and transmission coefficients have been obtained. The general properties of the induced emission probability are finally discussed in the hot, intermediate, and cold atom regimes. Comparison with the resonant case is given. [less ▲]

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See detailCacophonie jurisprudentielle autour de la notion d’impôt
Rosoux, Géraldine ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (2003)

The article analyzes a decision of the Belgian judicial Supreme Court concerning the concept of "tax", and emphasizes the conflict between this decision and the case-law of the Belgian constitutional Court

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See detailOverexpression of the platelet P2X1 ion channel in transgenic mice generates a novel prothrombotic phenotype.
Oury, Cécile ULg; Kuijpers, Marijke; Toth-Zsamboki, Emese et al

in Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (2003)

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See detailUniformité du détecteur en tomoscintigraphie avec collimateur sténopé
Bleeser, Frédéric; Seret, Alain ULg

in Médecine Nucléaire : Imagerie Fonctionnelle et Métabolique (2003), 27(9), 460

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See detailEmissions of ammonia, nitrous oxide, methane, carbon dioxide and water vapor in the raising of weaned pigs on straw-based and sawdust-based deep litters
Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Laitat, Martine ULg; Vandenheede, Marc ULg et al

in Animal Research (2003), 52(3, MAY-JUN), 299-308

Five successive batches of 40 weaned pigs were raised on deep litter of sawdust or straw without changing the litter in between batches. The quantity of litter dry matter utilized in the two cases was 5 ... [more ▼]

Five successive batches of 40 weaned pigs were raised on deep litter of sawdust or straw without changing the litter in between batches. The quantity of litter dry matter utilized in the two cases was 5 kg per pig. The concentrations of gases were measured 8 times, at about one-month intervals, for 6 consecutive days and the ventilation flow was recorded continuously. Pig raising on saw-dust-based litter differed from that with straw by an emission of 2.6 times less ammonia (0.46 vs. 1.21 g per pig per day), 2.1 times less methane (0.77 vs. 1.58 g per pig per day), 3.9 times more N2O (1.39 vs. 0.36 g per pig per day), 4% more CO2 (481 vs. 463 g per pig per day) and 21% more H2O (1126 vs. 933 g per pig per day). All differences were significant. About 58% of the nitrogen excreted by the pigs was recovered in the gas form and for the two litters, about 79% in the form of N-2. [less ▲]

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See detailSurface Mapping of the he & SI Distribution of Four B Stars
Briquet, Maryline ULg; Luftinger, Teresa; Aerts, Conny et al

in Astrotomography, 25th meeting of the IAU, Joint Discussion 9, 17 July 2003, Sydney, Australia (2003)

In the framework of a long-term high-resolution spectroscopic monitoring campaign of slowly pulsating B stars we have discovered four spotted mid-B main-sequence stars exhibiting clear line-profile ... [more ▼]

In the framework of a long-term high-resolution spectroscopic monitoring campaign of slowly pulsating B stars we have discovered four spotted mid-B main-sequence stars exhibiting clear line-profile variability of selected He and Si lines. We derive the rotational period which is of the order of 1-2 days of these stars with a high precision. We perform surface mapping which allows us to derive the distribution of the helium and silicon on the stellar surface. We find evidence for the presence of large spots in all four stars. He overabundance is accompanied with Si underabundance or vice versa in the spots. Our data are usefull to test current diffusion theories which have been developed for spotted A-type stars. Our stars have effective temperatures around 17000K which makes them among the hottest known so far with such clear spotted patterns. It would be most valuable to have magnetic field measurements for the four stars in order to explain the surface element distribution. [less ▲]

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See detailEffets de la nicotine et du cannabis sur le systeme nerveux central.
Seutin, Vincent ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(1), 19-21

We describe the molecular mechanisms of action of nicotine and delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the most potent component of cannabis. Like other drugs of abuse, these compounds enhance dopamine release in a ... [more ▼]

We describe the molecular mechanisms of action of nicotine and delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the most potent component of cannabis. Like other drugs of abuse, these compounds enhance dopamine release in a precise area of the limbic system when administered acutely. It has recently been shown that the cannabinoid receptors on which delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol acts are also activated by endogenous ligands such as anandamide. This unconventional neurotransmitter appears to have important physiological effects in the central nervous system. Both preclinical and clinical evidence suggests that nicotine is more addictive than delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol. However, the intimate interactions that exist between cannabinoid and opioid systems within the brain suggest that cannabinoids should not be considered as harmless drugs of abuse. [less ▲]

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See detailNovel surgical technique for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: transobturator vaginal tape inside-out.
de Leval, Jean ULg

in European Urology (2003), 44(6), 724-30

OBJECTIVES: To describe a new, simple surgical technique for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and to evaluate its feasibility. METHODS: We have developed a novel surgical ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: To describe a new, simple surgical technique for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and to evaluate its feasibility. METHODS: We have developed a novel surgical treatment of SUI, the transobturator inside-out tension-free urethral suspension, which uses specifically designed surgical tools, and in which a synthetic tape is passed from underneath the urethra, through the obturator foramens, towards the thigh folds, without entering the pelvic region at any time during the procedure. The tape is positioned without tension under the junction between mid and distal urethra. RESULTS: The procedure was carried out in 107 consecutive patients (mean age: 62 years) using the same operative protocol in all case subjects, independently of the patient's size and weight. Mean operative time was 14 min (range: 7-20) in case of isolated SUI treatment. No bladder or urethral injuries and no vascular (hematoma or bleeding) or neurological complications were encountered. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study indicate that our novel transobturator inside-out surgical technique for treating SUI is feasible, accurate, and quick. This technique avoids damage to the urethra and bladder and, therefore, makes cystoscopy not necessary. Further prospective studies are currently ongoing to determine the efficacy of our new surgical approach for treating SUI. [less ▲]

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See detailBiostratigraphic correlation at the Late or/and Latest Famennian from Western, Central and Eastern European sections. State of the art.
Streel, Maurice ULg; Avkhimovitch, V.I.; Berkowski, B et al

in Newsletter. Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy (2003), 19

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See detailClinicopathological data in equids suffering from ante-hepatic, hepatic and post-hepatic diseases
Amory, Hélène ULg; Perron, MF; Sandersen, Charlotte ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 42th Annual Congress of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) (2003)

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See detailLogique et théorie de la connaissance. Recherche sur la distinction entre idéalité et réalité dans les premiers textes de Heidegger (1912-1919)
Dewalque, Arnaud ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2003)

Comment réconcilier la thèse "logique" de l'idéalité des significations (nécessaire pour combattre le psychologisme) et la thèse phénoménologique selon laquelle les significations sont appréhendées au ... [more ▼]

Comment réconcilier la thèse "logique" de l'idéalité des significations (nécessaire pour combattre le psychologisme) et la thèse phénoménologique selon laquelle les significations sont appréhendées au moyen d'actes psychiques "réels"? [less ▲]

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See detailA low rate of trisomy 21 in twin-pregnancies: A cytogenetics retrospective study of 278 cases
Jamar, Mauricette ULg; Lemarchal, C.; Koulischer, Lucien ULg et al

in Genetic Counseling (2003), 14(4), 395-400

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See detailInorganic and organic carbon biogeochemistry in the Gautami Godavari estuary (Andhra Pradesh, India) during pre-monsoon : the local impact of extensive mangrove forests
Bouillon, Steven; Frankignoulle, Michel; Dehairs, Frank et al

in Global Biogeochemical Cycles (2003), 17(4),

[1] The distribution and sources of organic and inorganic carbon were studied in the Gautami Godavari estuary (Andhra Pradesh, India) and in a mangrove ecosystem in its delta during pre-monsoon. In the ... [more ▼]

[1] The distribution and sources of organic and inorganic carbon were studied in the Gautami Godavari estuary (Andhra Pradesh, India) and in a mangrove ecosystem in its delta during pre-monsoon. In the oligohaline and mesohaline section (salinity 0–15) of the estuary, internal production of total alkalinity (TAlk) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) was recorded, and the d13CDIC profile suggests that carbonate dissolution may be an important process determining the DIC dynamics in this section of the Godavari. The partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) was fairly low along the entire salinity gradient, (293–500 ppm), but much higher and more variable (1375–6437 ppm) in the network of tidal mangrove creeks in the delta. Here, variations in the concentration and d13C of the DIC pool were shown to result largely from the mineralization of organic matter. The present study clearly identifies the mangrove creeks as an active site of mineralization and CO2 efflux to the atmosphere, but shows that these changes in the aquatic biogeochemistry are a localized feature, rapidly fading in the adjacent Kakinada Bay. Our data indicate that mineralization of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) of mangrove origin, and its subsequent efflux as CO2 to the atmosphere may represent an important fate for mangrove carbon. Although further quantification of this process in a variety of systems is required, we suggest that some of the current ideas on the role of mangroves in the carbon budget of the coastal zone may need to be reconsidered. [less ▲]

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