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See detailThe treatment of sporadic versus MEN1-related pituitary adenomas.
Beckers, Albert ULg; Betea, Daniela ULg; Valdes Socin, Hernan Gonzalo ULg et al

in Journal of Internal Medicine (2003), 253(6), 599-605

The treatment of pituitary tumours strongly depends on their clinical presentation. In general, the treatment aims are reducing tumour volume and/or decreasing hormone hypersecretion. It relies on single ... [more ▼]

The treatment of pituitary tumours strongly depends on their clinical presentation. In general, the treatment aims are reducing tumour volume and/or decreasing hormone hypersecretion. It relies on single or a combination of three different methods: surgery, medication and radiotherapy. The rationale for deciding the treatment are many but include the aggressiveness of the tumour. The aetiologies of sporadic pituitary adenomas are not fully understood. However, several causes have been identified resulting in specific familial phenotypes like multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN1). MEN1 is related to mutations in the MEN1 gene, a tumour suppressor gene localized on chromosome 11q13 and which encodes menin, a 610 amino acid protein. During the last years, an evidence progressively emerged that MEN1-related adenomas were more aggressive and less responsive to therapy than their sporadic counterparts. In this article, we review the differences between sporadic and MEN1-related adenomas and suggest specific ways of treatment and follow-up for MEN1-related tumours. [less ▲]

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See detailNombres et jeux enfantins
Lempereur, Françoise ULg

in Enquêtes du Musée de la Vie Wallonne (2003), XX

Children learn to count at school and also by singing and playing traditional games. This paper goes through the traditional Walloon repertory and shows how it fits the childish rhythmics defined by ... [more ▼]

Children learn to count at school and also by singing and playing traditional games. This paper goes through the traditional Walloon repertory and shows how it fits the childish rhythmics defined by ethnomusicologist Constantin Brailoiu [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation of habitat quality based on plant community, and effects of isolation in a network of butterfly habitat patches
Sawchik, J.; Dufrêne, Marc ULg; Lebrun, Philippe

in Acta Oecologica (2003), 24(1), 25-33

Minimum viable site networks are crucial for many threatened species but their design is always a difficult procedure. The present study investigated methods to estimate habitat quality of patches, in an ... [more ▼]

Minimum viable site networks are crucial for many threatened species but their design is always a difficult procedure. The present study investigated methods to estimate habitat quality of patches, in an ecological network for five butterfly species (Brenthis ino, Clossiana selene, Lycaena helle, Lycaena hippothoe, Proclossiana eunomia) inhabiting wet meadows. Abundance predictions were performed on the basis of botanical relevés with a multiple-species approach combining canonical correspondence analysis and multiple regression. Models are defined on a reference site set and are evaluated on a test site set. All the fitted models predicted the abundance of the butterfly species considerably well (from 61 to 86% of the variation). We evaluated the potential consequences of isolation on local populations, by comparing predicted and observed abundance. It was expected that greater differences would be observed when sites were more isolated. On the test set, differences between predicted and observed abundance were largely correlated to site isolation for L. helle and P. eunomia. The most isolated sites had greater chances to be empty, even if they had high-quality habitat. Reciprocally, when the sites were less isolated, the abundance observed was always greater than predicted, seeming to confirm the role of rescue effects. © 2003 Éditions scientifiques et médicales Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailA probabilistic approach to power system network planning under uncertainties
Vassena, Stefano; Mack, Philippe; Druet, Christophe et al

in Proceedings of the IEEE Bologna Power Tech Conference (2003)

This work proposes a methodology and a practical tool for the study of long-term network planning under uncertainties. In this approach the major external uncertainties during the planning horizon are ... [more ▼]

This work proposes a methodology and a practical tool for the study of long-term network planning under uncertainties. In this approach the major external uncertainties during the planning horizon are modeled as macroscenarios at different future time instants. On the other hand, the random nature of actual operating conditions is taken into account by using a probabilistic model of microscenarios based on past statistics. Massive Monte-Carlo simulations are used to generate and simulate a large number of scenarios and store the detailed results in a relational database. Data mining techniques are then applied to extract information from the database so as to rank scenarios and network reinforcements according to different criteria. [less ▲]

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See detailMise en place d’une Sélection Assistée par Marqueurs dans les trois principales races bovines laitières françaises
Fritz, S.; Colleau, J. J.; Druet, Tom ULg et al

in Renc. Rech. Ruminants, 2003, 10 (2003)

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See detailUltrastructural Changes Associated With Cryopreservation Of Banana (Musa Spp.) Highly Proliferating Meristems
Helliot, B.; Swennen, R.; Poumay, Y. et al

in Plant Cell Reports (2003), 21(7), 690-698

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See detailEtude comparative des caractéristiques physiques et mécaniques du bois des mélèzes d'Europe (Larix decidua Mill.), du Japon (Larix kaempferi (Lambert) Carr.) et de leur hybride (Larix x eurolepis Henry).
Charron, Stéphane; Jourez, Benoît ULg; Marchal, Michèle et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2003), 7(1), 5-16

This present research aims to compare physical and mechanical characteristics between two larch species and their hybrid (Larix decidua Mill., Larix kaempferi (Lambert) Carr. et Larix x eurolepis Henry ... [more ▼]

This present research aims to compare physical and mechanical characteristics between two larch species and their hybrid (Larix decidua Mill., Larix kaempferi (Lambert) Carr. et Larix x eurolepis Henry). From each species, normalised samples have been sawn from five trees, and <br />submitted to normalised tests according to the norms NBN 225, NF B 51-016 and DIN 52189. The Japanese (Larix kaempferi (Lambert) Carr.) and hybrid (Larix x eurolepis Henry) larches present similar physical and mechanical properties, always lower than those observed for the European one. This is partly explained by a higher mean wood density for this species. <br />Whatever the species, juvenile wood presents lower physical and mechanical properties than mature wood. The larch wood produced in the Walloon Region presents a large technological potential that it is interesting to promote, without forgetting to adapt the classification procedures. Consequently, larch appears to be a versatile species, which can be used for numerous purposes, inside as well as outside. [less ▲]

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See detailDifference in risk factors for postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Stadler, Michaela; Bardiau, Françoise ULg; Seidel, Laurence ULg et al

in Anesthesiology (2003), 98(1), 46-52

BACKGROUND: It is commonly stated that risk factors for postoperative nausea are the same as for vomiting. The authors designed a prospective study to identify and differentiate the risk factors for ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: It is commonly stated that risk factors for postoperative nausea are the same as for vomiting. The authors designed a prospective study to identify and differentiate the risk factors for postoperative nausea and vomiting in various surgical populations in a clinical audit setting. METHODS: The study included 671 consecutive surgical inpatients, aged 15 yr or more, undergoing various procedures. The study focused on postoperative nausea visual analog scale scores every 4 h and vomiting episodes within 72 h. Both vomiting and retching were considered as emetic events. Patient-, anesthesia-, and surgery-related variables that were considered to have a possible effect on the proportion of patients experiencing postoperative nausea and/or vomiting were examined. The bivariate Dale model for binary correlated outcomes was used to identify selectively the potential risk factors of postoperative nausea and vomiting. RESULTS: Among the 671 patients in the study, 126 (19%) reported one or more episodes of nausea, and 66 patients (10%) suffered one or more emetic episodes during the studied period. There was a highly significant association between the two outcomes. Some risk factors were predictive of both nausea and vomiting (female gender, nonsmoking status, and general anesthesia). History of migraine and type of surgery were mainly responsible for nausea but not for vomiting. The predictive effect of risk factors was controlled for postoperative pain and analgesic drugs. CONCLUSION: This study shows that differences exist in risk factors of postoperative nausea and vomiting. These could be explained by differences in the physiopathology of the two symptoms. [less ▲]

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See detailExtase en ontnuchtering. Guido Gezelle en Herman de Coninck beyond discourse
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Gezelliana (2003), (1), 45-71

A comparison of the literary views of the 19th-century romantic poet Guido Gezelle and his 20th-century counterpart Guido Gezelle reveal a series of striking resemblances, which are discussed in this ... [more ▼]

A comparison of the literary views of the 19th-century romantic poet Guido Gezelle and his 20th-century counterpart Guido Gezelle reveal a series of striking resemblances, which are discussed in this article. [less ▲]

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See detailToward a better control of internal structure and external morphology of mesoporous silicas synthesized using a nonionic surfactant
Léonard, Alexandre ULg; Blin, J. L.; Robert, M. et al

in Langmuir (2003), 19(13), 5484-5490

Mesoporous silicas with controlled morphologies have been synthesized using decaoxyethylene cetyl ether [C 16(EO) 10] as a surfactant (10 wt % in aqueous solution). A large series of characterization ... [more ▼]

Mesoporous silicas with controlled morphologies have been synthesized using decaoxyethylene cetyl ether [C 16(EO) 10] as a surfactant (10 wt % in aqueous solution). A large series of characterization results (SEM, TEM, XRD, and nitrogen adsorption-desorption analysis) have demonstrated how the surfactant/silica molar ratio as well as hydrothermal treatment conditions can drastically influence not only the regular organization of the compounds on the nanometer scale but also the morphogenesis of the particles at the micrometer level. High loadings of a silica precursor yield highly structured mesoporous compounds with a morphology of ropes, gyroids and toroids whereas an increase of the surfactant/silica molar ratio results in spherical materials with a disordered channel array. A phase transition from hexagonal to disordered structure and then again to a regular hexagonal array with increasing gel heating temperature from 40 to 80°C has been evidenced. [less ▲]

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See detailGéographie des services et des commerces
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

Book published by PUR (Presses universitaires de Rennes) (2003)

Nouvelle édition d'un manuel édité chez Nathan (Paris) en 1996 sous le titre "La localisation des services" et qui sera réédité en 2008 par les Presses universitaires de Rennes

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See detailRapport de l'atelier sur le thème 'Les technologies de l'information et de la communication dans l'enseignement : pour quoi faire ?'
Leclercq, Dieudonné ULg

in L'école, dans quel(s) sens ? Actes du 2e congrès des chercheurs en éducation, Louvain-la-Neuve, 12-13 mars 2002 (2003)

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See detailKarsts en roches cristallines silicatées non carbonatées. Cas dans des gneiss : la grotte de Mfoula, Sud Cameroun
Willems, Luc ULg; Pouclet, André; Vicat, Jean-Paul

in Actes des Journées Européennes de l'AFK 2003 (2003)

Since the Seventies, a séries of phenomena developed in non carbonated silicated rocks question the traditional vision of karst. The term of karst is used in the meaning of "any feature of the classical ... [more ▼]

Since the Seventies, a séries of phenomena developed in non carbonated silicated rocks question the traditional vision of karst. The term of karst is used in the meaning of "any feature of the classical karst morphology (caves, sink-holes, lapiaz...) where dissolution plays the main genetic action and this in any kind of rocks". The cave of Guéssédoundou illustrâtes a karst in métagabbros. It opens at the top of a small hill, in a dépression twenty meters long and three to four meters deep. The walls of this dépression are subvertical and the bottom is partially occupied by angular pluridecimetric blocks. The cave is opened on several meters in the southern side of the dépression and is prolonged in the form of too narrow conduits to be explore. The bedrock is a metagabbro with fine grains, slightly weathered, crossed by decimetric quartzose veins. Gabbroïc texture is preserved, as well as part of magmatic plagioclases. The remainder is transformed into a mixture of white feldspar and clinozoisite. Pyroxene are pseudomorphosed in actinote and chlorite. The site dépression was created along a N 10° shear zone where rocks suffered important fracturation and fluid transfers, as shown by its silification and ferruginisation.. Moreover, a East-West schistosity, former to shearing, structures the gabbro. The présence of angular blocks of variable size and the absence of human activity trace on the site show that the dépression was formed naturally by collapse of the roof of a more vast cavity whose current cave would be the visible residual prolongation. The absence of flow traces and mechanical abrasion means that this cavity is due only to chemical érosion . At the cave entry and on the subvertical walls of the dépression were formed by alveoli a few centimètres to a few décimètres in diameter. Thèse alveoli of wall are known in other lithologies, in particular in limestones. The absence of salts within the rock draws aside a formation by sait weathering. The smooth aspect and non fractured walls of the cells cannot resuit from a corrosion to a fracturing node. The closed aspect of the dépression and the absence of flow trace eliminate the assumptions from formation by water swirls or eolisation. The genesis of the cave must be earlier to the installation of a weathering cover since the rock is little deteriorated and the alveoli are not developed on a quite particular level which would correspond to a précise pedogenic horizon. Only a generalized dissolution of the métagabbros, in relation to a slow solution circulation, being carried out with the favour of the fracturing plans of the shearing zone makes it possible to explain the formation of the alveoli. The inversion of relief results from a weaker érosion of the rocks made more résistant to this place by the quartz seam mainstay and by the ferruginisation along the shearing zone. In the other hand, the crushed rocks, become porous, drained the infiltrations of meteoric water, facilitating the dissolution processes. The study of the site of Guéssédoundou shows that karstic phenomena can also exist in silico-aluminous formations of crystalline rocks [less ▲]

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See detailChromomycose autochtone chez une patiente immunodéprimée.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Dethier, F.; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Dermatologie Actualité (2003), 74

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See detailLe pimecrolimus topique (Elidel).
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Fumal, I.; Pierard, Claudine ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(3), 168-71

Pimecrolimus inhibits some specific steps of the Th1 and Th2 immune reactions. It belongs to the class of ascomycin macrolactams. The topical drug formulation targets cutaneous inflammation, more ... [more ▼]

Pimecrolimus inhibits some specific steps of the Th1 and Th2 immune reactions. It belongs to the class of ascomycin macrolactams. The topical drug formulation targets cutaneous inflammation, more particularly lymphocytes and mast cells without impairing systemic immunosurveillance. Topical applications are indicated for treating atopic dermatitis. In this indication, it represents an alternative or an adjuvant drug to topical corticosteroids. The treatment of other dermatoses could also benefit from pimecrolimus. [less ▲]

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See detailOld Cairo Development Project
Attia, Shady ULg; Zakareya, Mona

Diverse speeche and writing (2003)

Article about the development of Old Cairo, the historic centre in Cairo, Egypt. (arabic).

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See detailPlacental proteins secreted in maternal circulation: useful indicators for both pregnancy diagnosis and embryonic mortality in bovine species
Moreira da Silva, F.; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Figueiredo, J. R. et al

in Revista Portuguesa de Zootecnia (2003), 10(1), 99-121

During the last decades, several research groups developed investigations in order to characterize proteins or glycoproteins synthesized by ruminant placenta. As result of these investigations, a large ... [more ▼]

During the last decades, several research groups developed investigations in order to characterize proteins or glycoproteins synthesized by ruminant placenta. As result of these investigations, a large family of pregnancy-associated glycoproteins was identified in bovine ovine and caprine placenta. By using molecular biology techniques, it was demonstrated that they are members of the aspartic proteinase superfamily, in which they co-exist with pepsinogens, renin, cathepsin D and E, etc. Due to their secretion in large amounts by the trophoblastic binucleated cells, bovine PAGs are detectable in maternal circulation soon after implantation. In the present work, in addition to the physiological and biochemical characterization of bovine PAGs, it will be showed how the measurement of PAG concentrations in maternal blood is useful for both pregnancy confirmation and follow-up of the fetus-placental well-being. Available information related to other placental proteins will be also discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Merlin and its Suite
Combes, Annie ULg

in Dover, Carol (Ed.) A Companion to the Lancelot-Grail-Cycle (2003)

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See detailL'enseignement en Communauté française : un haut degré d'iniquité
Baye, Ariane ULg; Nicaise, Julien; Straeten, Marie-Hélène et al

in Espace de Libertés : Magazine du Centre d'Action Laïque (2003), (316), 16-17

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See detailSynthèse de ligands ditopiques en tant qu’agents de contraste pour l’imagerie de résonance magnétique.
Thonon, David ULg; Paris, Jérôme; Humblet, Jacques et al

Poster (2003)

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