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See detailLes marchés publics par l'analyse de cas : n°1 à 10
Durviaux, Ann-Lawrence ULg; Simar, Renaud ULg

Learning material (2009)

support écrit des travaux pratiques sous forme de casus et de propositions de résolution

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See detailGuideline for resuscitation in cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery.
Dunning, Joel; Fabbri, Alessandro; Kolh, Philippe ULg et al

in European Journal of Cardio - Thoracic Surgery (2009), 36(1), 3-28

The Clinical Guidelines Committee of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery provides this professional view on resuscitation in cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery. This document was ... [more ▼]

The Clinical Guidelines Committee of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery provides this professional view on resuscitation in cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery. This document was created using a multimodal methodology for evidence generation including the extrapolation of existing guidelines from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation where possible, our own structured literature reviews on issues particular to cardiac surgery, an international survey on resuscitation hosted by CTSNet and manikin simulations of potential protocols. This protocol differs from existing generic guidelines in a number of areas, the most import of which are the following: successful treatment of cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery is a multi-practitioner activity with six key roles that should be allocated and rehearsed on a regular basis; in ventricular fibrillation, three sequential attempts at defibrillation (where immediately available) should precede external cardiac massage; in asystole or extreme bradycardia, pacing (where immediately available) should precede external cardiac massage; where the above measures fail, and in pulseless electrical activity, early resternotomy is advocated; adrenaline should not be routinely given; protocols for excluding reversible airway and breathing complications and for safe emergency resternotomy are given. This guideline is subject to continuous informal review, and when new evidence becomes available. [less ▲]

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See detailEx vivo expansion of hematopoietic progenitor cells is associated with downregulation of alpha4 integrin- and CXCR4-mediated engraftment in NOD/SCID beta2-microglobulin-null mice
Foguenne, Jacques ULg; Di Stefano; Giet, Olivier ULg et al

in Haematologica (2009), 94

Several studies indicate that ex vivo cytokine-supported expansion induces defective hematopoietic stem cell engraftment. We investigated the role of alpha4 integrin, alpha5 integrin and CXCR4 in ... [more ▼]

Several studies indicate that ex vivo cytokine-supported expansion induces defective hematopoietic stem cell engraftment. We investigated the role of alpha4 integrin, alpha5 integrin and CXCR4 in engraftment of unmanipulated and cytokine-treated human cord blood CD34+ cells. [less ▲]

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See detailFeline rabies. ABCD guidelines on prevention and management
Frymus, T.; Addie, D.; Belak, B. et al

in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (2009), 11

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See detailL'hypnose dans la prise en charge des douleurs chroniques
Zelinka, V.; Faymonville, Marie-Elisabeth ULg; Pitchot, William ULg et al

in Acta Psychiatrica Belgica (2009), 109(3), 21-28

OUR REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE SUGGESTSTHAT HYPNOSIS IS AN USEFUL OPTION lN THE MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN.THE EXPLANATIONS FOR ITS EFFECTIVENESS RELIE MAINLY ON THE FINDINGS OF FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING ... [more ▼]

OUR REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE SUGGESTSTHAT HYPNOSIS IS AN USEFUL OPTION lN THE MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN.THE EXPLANATIONS FOR ITS EFFECTIVENESS RELIE MAINLY ON THE FINDINGS OF FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING, CLINICAL STUDIES AND EMPIRICAL OBSERVATIONS. THESE DATA SHOWTHAT THROUGH THE DIVERSITY OF ITS EFFECTS, HYPNOSIS CAN MODULATE THE BIO-PSYCHO-SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF CHRONIC PAIN. THE CHOICE OF THIS THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUE SHOULD BE GUIDED BY THE ESTIMATE OF ITS USEFULNESS. THE EFFICACY IS ASSESSED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF HYPNOSIS FOR EACH PATIENT. [less ▲]

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See detailProspects for Near-infrared Characterisation of Hot Jupiters with the VLTI Spectro-imager (VSI)
Renard, Stéphanie; Absil, Olivier ULg; Berger, Jean-Philippe et al

in Moorwood, A. (Ed.) Science with the VLT in the ELT Era (2009)

Since the discovery of the first exoplanet around 51 Pegasi, the study of planetary systems receives an increasing attention, with the development and test of more and more detection techniques. Among the ... [more ▼]

Since the discovery of the first exoplanet around 51 Pegasi, the study of planetary systems receives an increasing attention, with the development and test of more and more detection techniques. Among the direct detection techniques, interferometry is one of the most promising for the near future. It already provides the required angular resolution, but the dynamic range needs to be improved. The detection and characterisation of extrasolar planets is one of the main science cases of the 2nd generation VLTI Spectro-Imager instrument (VSI). The goal of this work is to study the feasibility of obtaining near-infrared spectra of bright extrasolar giant planets (EGP) with VSI. [less ▲]

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See detailAssociation between asthma control and bronchial hyperresponsiveness and airways inflammation: a cross-sectional study in daily practice.
Quaedvlieg, Valérie ULg; Sele, Jocelyne ULg; Henket, Monique ULg et al

in Clinical & Experimental Allergy : Journal of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (2009), 39

Summary Background The primary end-point in the management of asthma is to obtain optimal control. The aim of this study was to assess the relationships between the markers of airway inflammation (sputum ... [more ▼]

Summary Background The primary end-point in the management of asthma is to obtain optimal control. The aim of this study was to assess the relationships between the markers of airway inflammation (sputum eosinophilia and exhaled nitric oxide), bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) and asthma control. Methods One hundred and thirty-four patients were recruited from our asthma clinic between January 2004 and September 2005 [mean age: 42 years, mean forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)): 86% predicted]. Eighty-six of them were treated by inhaled corticosteroids, 99 were atopic and 23 were current smokers. They all underwent detailed investigations including fractional-exhaled nitric oxide (FE(NO)) measurement, sputum induction and methacholine challenge when FEV(1) was >70% predicted, and filled in a validated asthma control questionnaire (ACQ6 Juniper). Results When dividing patients into the three groups according to their level of asthma control determined by ACQ [well-controlled asthma (ACQ score </=0.75), borderline (0.75<ACQ score <1.5) and uncontrolled asthma (ACQ score >/=1.5)], it appeared that uncontrolled asthmatics had a greater BHR to methacholine and sputum eosinophilia than controlled asthma (P<0.05, P<0.001, respectively). By contrast, we failed to show significant differences in the FE(NO) levels between the groups. With receiver-operating characteristic curves for differentiating uncontrolled (ACQ>/=1.5) from controlled and borderline (ACQ<1.5) asthma, sputum eosinophilia and methacholine responsiveness were found to be more accurate than FE(NO) (area under the curve: 0.72, 0.72 and 0.59, respectively). Conclusion In a broad spectrum of asthmatics encountered in clinical practice, sputum eosinophilia and methacholine bronchial hyperresponsiveness, but not FE(NO), are associated with uncontrolled asthma. [less ▲]

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See detailLes quartiers durables : processus de production et reproductibilité
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg

Master's dissertation (2009)

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See detailBordetella bronchiseptica infection in cats. ABCD guidelines on prevention and management
Egberink, H.; Addie, D.; Belak, B. et al

in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (2009), 11

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See detailThe Europlanet national nodes network
Fouchet, T.; Heward, A.; Chatzchristou, E. T. et al

Poster (2009)

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See detailCombining proteomics and metabolite analyses to unravel cadmium stress-response in poplar leaves
Kieffer, Pol ULg; Planchon, Sébastien; Oufir, Mouhssin et al

in Journal of Proteome Research (2009), 8

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See detailLes allergies aux plantes d'intérieur
Wauters, Odile ULg; Dezfoulian, Bita ULg; Failla, Valérie ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009)

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See detailAllergie au venin d'hyménoptère et tests de laboratoires : de nouvelles approches pour la prise en charge des patients à haut risque de réaction sévère
Gadisseur, Romy ULg; Cataldo, Didier ULg; Collard, Laurence ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(11), 570-5

The consequences of Hymenoptera venom anaphylaxis are very severe but it is not obvious to predict which reactions will occur in one single patient when he is stung for the second time. For a couple of ... [more ▼]

The consequences of Hymenoptera venom anaphylaxis are very severe but it is not obvious to predict which reactions will occur in one single patient when he is stung for the second time. For a couple of years, many new laboratory tests have been experimented and many studies published. CAST, BAT, WB, tryptase, sIgE and sIgG4 are the new valuable additional diagnostic tools that can help the decision to perform an immunotherapy or to discontinue this therapy after 3 years. The aim of our study was to determine which could be the profile of a desensitized patient and to screen for good candidates for venom immunotherapy. [less ▲]

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See detailLivres et architecture : les bibliothèques de l'Université de Liège
Micha, Edith ULg; Oger, Cécile ULg

in Art&Fact (2009), 28

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See detailPerspectives : Compromis tragiques ou défense stérile des identités politiques
Verjans, Pierre ULg

in Fournier, Bernard; Reuchamps, Min (Eds.) Le fédéralisme en Belgique et au Canada (2009)

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See detailPredatory boreholes in Tournaisian (Lower Carboniferous) spiriferid brachiopods
Mottequin, Bernard ULg; Sevastopulo, George

in Lethaia (2009), 42

A brachiopod fauna from the uppermost part of the Tournaisian Tournai Formation (Belgium) contains an undetermined species of Crurithyris (Spiriferida, Ambocoeliidae), which displays numerous bored shells ... [more ▼]

A brachiopod fauna from the uppermost part of the Tournaisian Tournai Formation (Belgium) contains an undetermined species of Crurithyris (Spiriferida, Ambocoeliidae), which displays numerous bored shells. About 8% of the 432 specimens with conjoined valves display single, small (≤ 1 mm) boreholes, which are smooth-sided, cylindrical or weakly conical, circular to slightly elliptical in plan view, perpendicular to the shell surface and generally complete. Of the 35 bored articulated specimens, 27 were drilled on the ventral valve. Most of the boreholes are located in the posterior half of the shell, and no case of edge-drilling has been observed. The boreholes were drilled by a predator, or possibly a parasite, which selected individuals greater than 2.5 mm long. Crurithyris sp. may have represented an attractive (in terms of energy cost) and easy target for a small-sized predator because of its thin shell and ornament of minute spines. [less ▲]

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See detailFrom Root Zone Modelling To Regional Forecasting Of Nitrate Concentration In Recharge Flows - The Case Of The Walloon Region (Belgium)
Sohier, Catherine ULg; Degre, Aurore ULg; Dautrebande, Sylvia

in Journal of Hydrology (2009), 369(3-4), 350-359

In order to model the nitrate concentration of the recharge water in a spatially distributed way for the agricultural areas of the Walloon Region of Belgium, the EPIC model was first adapted to the ... [more ▼]

In order to model the nitrate concentration of the recharge water in a spatially distributed way for the agricultural areas of the Walloon Region of Belgium, the EPIC model was first adapted to the specific soil description by modifying the reservoir sizes. It was also adapted to the regional crop production by modifying classcrop files in relation with observed data (both aerial and underground crop growth, yield) in wheat, sugar beet, and potato fields. As the vadose zone presents a depth between 1.5 and 104 m in this region, new reservoirs were added according to the geological descriptions available. Deep nitrate transfer was validated in a specific site where cropping history was known. Nitrate nitrogen after harvest in the root zone was validated for wheat within different crop rotations using the first results of a nitrate-monitoring program planned by the authorities to test the effectiveness of the mitigation measures in agriculture. This extended model was also linked to a GIS (geographical information system) using 1 km2-cells. All the required data were rasterised to allow HRU (hydrological response unit) identification within the cells. The cell’s daily water flows are weighted flows of each HRU depending on their relative area within the cell. Water balances at catchment scale allow us to validate the calculation. Taking into account the evolution of distributed land use and observed climatic data, we have built maps of fast indicators and long-term indicators. The first map represents nitrate concentration in the water leaving the root zone and the second one represents the time transfer for nitrate from 1.5 m depth to the groundwater table and nitrate concentration in recharge water. These maps constitute major tools for nitrogen management at a regional level. [less ▲]

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See detailPrésentation de "Philosophie et histoire des religions" de Béatrice Dessain
Steinmetz, Rudy ULg

Diverse speeche and writing (2009)

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