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See detailPolymorphism in IgG Fc receptor gene FCGR3A and response to infliximab in Crohn's disease: a subanalysis of the ACCENT I study.
Louis, Edouard ULg; Watier, Herve E; Schreiber, Stefan et al

in Pharmacogenetics and Genomics (2006), 16(12), 911-4

Recently, it has been shown that FCGR3A-158 gene polymorphism is associated with biological and possibly clinical response to infliximab in Crohn's disease. We further assessed this association in a ... [more ▼]

Recently, it has been shown that FCGR3A-158 gene polymorphism is associated with biological and possibly clinical response to infliximab in Crohn's disease. We further assessed this association in a subset of 344 patients from the large and well-defined cohort of 573 patients with Crohn's disease from the ACCENT I study. No association could be observed between FCGR3A-158 gene polymorphism and the clinical response to infliximab, which was primarily defined as a decrease of >or=70 points in the Crohn's disease activity index or clinical remission (Crohn's disease activity index <150). We did, however, confirm a trend towards a greater decrease in C-reactive protein after infliximab in V/V homozygotes as compared with V/F heterozygotes and F/F homozygotes (-79.4, -76.5, and -64.3%, respectively, at week 6; P=0.085; one-tailed P=0.043). This finding has no immediate clinical impact but may enhance the understanding of the complex mechanisms of action of anti-tumor necrosis factor agents in Crohn's disease. [less ▲]

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See detailGilles of Binche and Processional Giants and Dragons in Belgium and France : Evolution and Social Impacts
Lempereur, Françoise ULg

in Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Daija Matsu (2006)

The Carnival of Binche and the Processional giants and dragons of Mons and Ath are the first Belgian elements recognized as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO ... [more ▼]

The Carnival of Binche and the Processional giants and dragons of Mons and Ath are the first Belgian elements recognized as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. This communication introduced them and thinks about the importance of this heritage and about the dangers that get to it. [less ▲]

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See detailSanté : ça vaut le cou.
Henrotin, Yves ULg

Article for general public (2006)

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See detailVariations in plasma matrix metalloproteinases and placental pregnancy-associated glycoproteins during gestation in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Othmani-Mecif, Khira; Benazzoug, Y.; Jacob, M. P. et al

in World Rabbit Science (2006), 14(1, JAN-MAR), 39-50

Adaptation to pregnancy involves major maternal anatomical, physiological and metabolic modifications to support the mother's metabolic needs and those of the growing foetus. Invasion of embryonic ... [more ▼]

Adaptation to pregnancy involves major maternal anatomical, physiological and metabolic modifications to support the mother's metabolic needs and those of the growing foetus. Invasion of embryonic territories and implantation in humans and other mammals is the result of an active biochemical process. The invasive faculty of cytotrophoblastic cells depends on their capacity to secrete proteolytic enzymes such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Many studies have addressed the variations in MMPs in placental tissues, but few have reported on their measurements in plasma. Furthermore, the Pregnancy-Associated Glycoproteins (PAGs), which are synthesized in the syncytiotrophoblast and used as early markers of pregnancy in domestic and wild animals, have not yet been studied in rabbits. In this study, we attempt to purify PAGs from rabbit placenta using a previously described methodology and to measure their concentrations as well as those of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in the plasma throughout pregnancy. In the course of the work, we noted certain modifications of the biochemical parameters in plasma during gestation, essentially in glycemia and lipemia. We detected proteins immunologically-related to PAGs in placental extracts between D-14 to D-21. Until now, it has been impossible to develop a homologous RIA in order to measure PAGs in rabbit plasma, as the recovery of PAGs during the purification procedure was very low and PAGs were undetectable in rabbit plasma using heterologous RIAs. Finally, we demonstrated a rise in MMP-2 and -9 at the middle and the end of the gestation. However, the small variations presented by these matrix metalloproteinases preclude the use of plasma levels of these enzymes as early markers of pregnancy progress in the rabbit. [less ▲]

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See detailObservations
Lecocq, Pascale ULg

in Journal des Juges de Paix = Tijdschrift van de Vrederecters (2006), (mars-avril),

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See detailEvolution of a dozen non-CO2 greenhouse gases above Central Europe since the mid-1980s.
Zander, Rodolphe ULg; Mahieu, Emmanuel ULg; Demoulin, Philippe ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases (2006)

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See detailSome comments on the Parametric Fire Model of Eurocode 1
Reitgrüber, Stefan; Pérez-Jimenez, Christian; Di Blasi, Colomba et al

Conference (2006)

In this paper, the modifications that have been recently introduced in the parametric fire model of Eurocode 1 are presented. The reasons behind these modifications are given. Some Problems that have been ... [more ▼]

In this paper, the modifications that have been recently introduced in the parametric fire model of Eurocode 1 are presented. The reasons behind these modifications are given. Some Problems that have been discovered in the present formulation are highlighted, namely the fact that the model is not continuous and the fact that the heat release of wood that has been used for the calibration of the model is not consistent anymore with the value that is now recommended in the Eurocode. A proposal is made that makes the model continuous. A new calibration of this modified model has been made on the base of the now recommended value of the heat release of wood with comparison to the results of some 50 full scale experimental fire tests. [less ▲]

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See detailJens HALFWASSEN, "Plotin und der Neuplatonismus"
Gavray, Marc-Antoine ULg

in Revue Philosophique de Louvain (2006), (1), 205-206

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See detailL'influence des séries télévisées sur la perception du travail policier et judiciaire
Vanhaeren, Stéphanie ULg

Master's dissertation (2006)

Les fictions télévisées, quand elles viennent à parler de police ou de justice, répondent à des codes, des règles, des schémas qui leur sont propres : si certains aspects de ces séries sont calqués assez ... [more ▼]

Les fictions télévisées, quand elles viennent à parler de police ou de justice, répondent à des codes, des règles, des schémas qui leur sont propres : si certains aspects de ces séries sont calqués assez fidèlement sur la réalité (par exemple, les personnages sont censés obéir à un corpus juridique), d'autres prennent plus de libertés, à divers degrés (de nombreuses conceptions relatives à la hiérarchie et à la déontologie ne sont appliquées que comme véhicules scénaristiques, ou sont simplement ignorés si l'histoire l'exige). Un élément que nous pourrions qualifier de plus accidentel est que beaucoup des séries favorites des téléspectateurs belges sont des programmes d'importation américaine. Même dans le cas où un scénariste américain aurait voulu coller de très près à la réalité et aux lois de son pays, il s'écartera en de nombreux points de notre système juridique, de par les fortes différences entre notre système (dit de droit civil) et le système anglo-saxon (dit de common law ou de case law). Les traductions et doublages français, parfois approximatifs – que les traductions soient mauvaises ou que certains termes ne disposent pas d'équivalents francophones parfaits – achèvent de créer la confusion. Partant de cette double constatation – la justice et la police romancées d'un côté et les problèmes de droit comparé et de traduction de l'autre –, j'en suis venue à me demander dans quelle mesure nos concitoyens transposaient ces situations au réel et les utilisaient comme « grille de compréhension » du fonctionnement de notre système judiciaire et policier. [less ▲]

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See detailLe partage de l'empirique et du transcendantal. Essai sur la normativité de la raison : Kant, Hegel, Husserl
Seba, Jean-Renaud ULg

Book published by Ousia (2006)

The present study attemps to account for the complexity of the issues tackled. It explores the nature and indeed the very foundation of reason, relating three major philosophers. The transcendantal ... [more ▼]

The present study attemps to account for the complexity of the issues tackled. It explores the nature and indeed the very foundation of reason, relating three major philosophers. The transcendantal foundation of empiricism is itself founded - ultimately - on an anthropological empirical foundation in a dialectical circle. [less ▲]

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See detailStandardisation and Validation of Micro-CT for the Morphological Characterisation of Porous Structures
Kerckhofs, Greet ULg; Schrooten, Jan; Wevers, Martine et al

in Proceedings book ECNDT 2006 (2006)

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See detailTime series of the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (2001 2004) and preliminary inorganic carbn budget in the Scheldt plume (Belgian coastal waters)
Schiettecatte, L.-S.; Gazeau, F.; van der Zee, C. et al

Poster (2006)

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See detailLong-term neurodevelopmental outcome and exercise capacity after corrective surgery for tetralogy of Fallot or ventricular septal defect in infancy.
Hovels-Gurich, Hedwig H; Konrad, Kerstin; Skorzenski, Daniela et al

in Annals of Thoracic Surgery (2006), 81(3), 958-66

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective study was to assess whether neurodevelopmental status and exercise capacity of children 5 to 10 years after corrective surgery for tetralogy of Fallot or ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective study was to assess whether neurodevelopmental status and exercise capacity of children 5 to 10 years after corrective surgery for tetralogy of Fallot or ventricular septal defect in infancy was different compared with normal children and influenced by the preoperative condition of hypoxemia or cardiac insufficiency. METHODS: Forty unselected children, 20 with tetralogy of Fallot and hypoxemia and 20 with ventricular septal defect and cardiac insufficiency, operated on with combined deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and low flow cardiopulmonary bypass at a mean age of 0.7 +/- 0.3 years (mean +/- SD), underwent, at mean age 7.4 +/- 1.6 years, standardized evaluation of neurologic status, gross motor function, intelligence, academic achievement, language, and exercise capacity. Results were compared between the groups and related to preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative status and management. RESULTS: Rate of mild neurologic dysfunction was increased compared with normal children, but not different between the groups. Exercise capacity and socioeconomic status were not different compared with normal children and between the groups. Compared with the normal population, motor function, formal intelligence, academic achievement, and expressive and receptive language were significantly reduced (p < 0.01 to p < 0.001) in the whole group and in the subgroups, except for normal intelligence in ventricular septal defect patients. Motor dysfunction was significantly higher in the Fallot group compared with the ventricular septal defect group (p < 0.01) and correlated with neurologic dysfunction, lower intelligence, and reduced expressive language (p < 0.05 each). Reduced New York Heart Association functional class was correlated with lower exercise capacity and longer duration of cardiopulmonary bypass (p < 0.05 each). Reduced socioeconomic status significantly influenced dysfunction in formal intelligence (p < 0.01) and academic achievement (p < 0.05). Preoperative risk factors such as prenatal hypoxia, perinatal asphyxia, and preterm birth, factors of perioperative management such as cardiac arrest, lowest nasopharyngeal temperature, and age at surgery, and postoperative risk factors as postoperative cardiocirculatory insufficiency and duration of mechanical ventilation were not different between the groups and had no influence on outcome. Degree of hypoxemia in Fallot patients and degree of cardiac insufficiency in ventricular septal defect patients did not influence the outcome within the subgroups. CONCLUSIONS: Children with preoperative hypoxemia in infancy are at higher risk for motor dysfunction than children with cardiac insufficiency. Corrective surgery in infancy for tetralogy of Fallot or ventricular septal defect with combined circulatory arrest and low flow bypass is associated with reduced neurodevelopmental outcome, but not with reduced exercise capacity in childhood. In our experience, the general risk of long-term neurodevelopmental impairment is related to unfavorable effects of the global perioperative management. Socioeconomic status influences cognitive capabilities. [less ▲]

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See detailPhillips, Caryl
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Palmer, Colin (Ed.) Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas (2006)

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See detaileCole - Projet d'apprentissage et de remédiation en ligne
Vreeswijk, Valérie ULg; Brundseaux, Marie-France ULg; Georges, François ULg et al

Report (2006)

Recherche-développement consacrée à la conception d'un dispositif en ligne susceptible de soutenir l'autonomisation des apprenants dans le déploiement des compétences "lire" et "écrire" en français.

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See detailConseils pour une meilleure prescription medicamenteuse.
Scheen, André ULg; Parada, Alberto; Giet, Didier ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(5-6), 488-93

The prescription of a pharmacological agent concludes most medical visits. The rational basis of drug prescription by the physician relies on numerous pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, pragmatic and ... [more ▼]

The prescription of a pharmacological agent concludes most medical visits. The rational basis of drug prescription by the physician relies on numerous pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, pragmatic and economic considerations. However, it is a pity to notice that one patient out of two does not strictly follow the pharmacological treatment as it was prescribed. This article analyses some problems of the patient-doctor relationship, which may reduce medication compliance, and provides practical advice for improving such a situation in order to enhance both efficacy and safety of drug prescribing. [less ▲]

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